How excited were we this week to take delivery of our first order of a wonderful book and to hear the uplifting story from its' creator about how she is 'living her dream'?
Nina Dogmetchi has lived in Archway for most of her life - It was an absolute pleasure to have her work at map gift shop briefly back in 2000. Since then her career has taken her on an exciting and colourful journey through textile designer in New York, Artist in Residence at Eton College to Graphic Designer at 2 major sportswear labels in Germany.
In 2013 Nina took the daring decision to quit her job at Adidas and set up her own company Imagination Illustrated. In January this year Nina made a Kickstarter pledge to help fund a small run of "The Lazy Leopard" a book she had both written and illustrated.
In March 2014 the project was fully funded and Nina's dream became reality with the first limited edition run of The Lazy Leopard in hardcover! This modern day fable is beautifully illustrated in Nina's distinctive style. Her prints, cards and other illustrations are for sale on her own online shop, read more about her inspiring story and see more of her work here! Her notebooks and hardcover copies of "The Lazy Leopard" are on sale instore and online at map gift shop here.
Nina is currently working on her next book 'The Bird who Swallowed the Moon' - we can't wait!