Julia Rothman: Miscellany

Julia Rothman is a kick-ass illustrator who is known not only for her surface design work but for her blog Book by Its Cover. She’s one third of the design firm ALSO, who are responsible for the look of design*sponge and other illustrious websites. In fact Julia’s post on design*sponge about how to make a repeating pattern was a light-bulb moment for me and started my own journey into learning fabric design. So of course I was excited when Cloud9 Fabrics announced last year that she would be one of the licensed artists in their Designer Series. In fact I was surprised no one snatched her up for a fabric collection before. But anyway, Miscellany is now arriving in stores, and it has rocketed to the top of my wish list.

And did you hear the news today about Cloud9′s latest collaboration? It just gets better and better!


  1. Natalie says:

    I am definitely seeking these designs out! I love Julia’s drawing style and muted colour palette.

  2. Catherine says:

    So beautiful!

  3. I am excited about Ed Emberley! I used to check his books out of the library on a continual basis. I used to draw from those books all the time. Hooray!