Happy New Year, with APANONA! (+GIVEAWAY!!!)
When illustrations have the ability to convey love for what has been drawn, it means that you are in front of a great artist. Most of you will already know the work of Apanona, and you will also know that we love it!
Apanona is Laia Arriols’ alter. She was born in Reus (Catalonia), and she studied pedagogy, but changed her professional career to devote herself fully to illustration and photography.
The origin of the name Apanona is already sweet by itself. Apanona is the word that the artist’s daughter, Joana, used to refer to “papallona” (butterfly, in Catalan).
“A few years ago I decided to change my life to redraw everything I love. I am passionate about the illustration and being able to express myself through it is extraordinary”
Simplicity, a characteristic color palette and positive messages are the main features of her illustrations.
Last but not least, and one of the reasons why we love her work, in many illustrations appear small winks to architecture. Like in the Little House, Little Village and Little Town series.
Apanona is also a good example of the importance of social networks in today’s work, especially free lance professionals. What started only with a blog now has its space in Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Behance, apart from the blog and the web.
And it can be said that this whole adventure began with an image. The owner of the French company L’Affiche Moderne discovered it and proposed to market it in France. Social networks also put her in contact for another project with Design Sponge and growing up until today.
¿Do you want an example? 99.700 followers on Pinterest!
And now, after reading this, what about a little push to reach the magical number of 100,000? It will be our little contribution! 😉
And by the way, what about starting the year with a great gift? The recent published Apanona’s calendar for 2017. Illustrations, architecture and neighbors.
- Giveaway is sponsored by APANONA & CUTEANDKIDS.
- Entries close Sunday January, 15, 2016 at 12.oo pm Central European Time.
- The giveaway is open worldwide.
- To WIN:
- You must follow @cuteandkids and @apanona in INSTAGRAM,
- Like the giveaway picture at either of the two IG accounts,
- Post a comment under the picture you have chosen & tag a friend
- For additional entries you can tag more friends, the more the merrier (optional).
- Repost the giveaway in your account mentioning @cuteandkids and @apanona (optional)
- The winner will be chosen by a random dray and will win a 2017 APANONA CALENDAR.
- The winner will be announced at both INSTAGRAM accounts @cuteandkids and @apanona January 16th, and will have 72 hours to respond and claim the prize sending us an email to email@example.com
- In case the winner will not contact us, a new winner will be chosen from the rest of the participants in the same way.
- APANONA will deliver the prize as soon as possible.