We’re a versatile bunch here at Elum. Our extraordinary design team is assembled from all sorts of artistic backgrounds. We are graphic designers, illustrators, painters, photographers, fine artists, and textile designers. Even though we come from different formal training, two things are absolutely true about every member of this team:
#1- We love to try new things.
#2- We like to party.
A few weeks ago one of our favorite clients asked us to create a hand-painted collection for their next line of desk & stationery products. Even though it’s not something we’ve done in the past we jumped at the opportunity. First we had a team brainstorm to narrow down painting techniques we wanted to execute. Then, we organized a painting party complete with smocks, new paints , fresh brushes and our favorite 90’s pop music playlist.
The final result is truly a thing of beauty. Because of our different backgrounds each member contributed something unique to the collaboration. As a result, we achieved a perfect combination of artistic textured brush strokes, delicate watercolor washes and graphic stippling and stripes.
The collection continues to come together beautifully. Check back for more progress updates and info on when it will hit stores. If you can’t wait for the new collection you can buy our Reverie Desk & Stationery Collection right now at elumdesigns.com or head over to papyrusonline.com to check out the Bijou Collection, designed by Elum exclusively for Paper Destiny.