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Get to Know: Bethany Robertson

This Tuesday, February 14th, 11AM-7PM (Valentine’s Day!) Bethany Robertson – the illustrator behind Loveless Designs – hosts a Valentine’s Day trunk show at Love STORY! Her work features florals, pattern, and hand-drawn typography – perfect for an elevated card that goes beyond the mass-produced standard. We caught up with the maker of pretty things to chat about her brand and some of her New York favorites.

Describe your brand in one sentence.
I am seeking to permeate illustrations into the world that are playful, positive, and inspiring.

What’s one fact about you we can’t learn by googling?
All of my illustrations start completely by hand, before being digitally colored.

Favorite place to shop?
I could spend hours perusing bookstores – Strand and McNally Jackson are always inspiring!


Favorite Instagram feed?
So many! Specifically, some of my fave artists and designers, especially the colorful feeds of @jessicavwalsh and @letasobierajski. Also, @yeswilliamsburg, since they are posting about places and events in my neighborhood. And all my friends!


Favorite place to eat?
Anywhere with ice cream.

Favorite place in NYC?
American Museum of Natural History! I go a few times a year and draw.


What album or song would you consider your personal soundtrack?
“Rap Music Makes Me Feel Invincible”- Unknown source.