Decomposition Books by Michael Roger

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Pear Bears

Leapin’ Lemurs

Octopie

Nautical Nonsense

Manatea

Vegging Out

When the good people at Michael Roger contact me to design covers and patterns for their Decomposition Books and associated products, I jump at the chance! They are some of my absolute favourite people to work with. Their notebooks and bags are produced with eco-smart practices and take special care to be as sustainable as possible. Since this aligns with my personal values, I’m always excited to start a new project with them. The illustrations often follow whimsical or rhyming themes such as ‘Pear Bears’, ‘Octopie’ and ‘Manatea’ for a few examples. I always try to create something accessible, amusing and eye-catching, but also something that the buyer can have fun making their own. After all, who doesn’t enjoy personalizing a new notebook, that’s the best part of buying one!
Product photos above furnished by the Decomposition Book instagram account.

In a match made in heaven, my ‘Manatea’ tote bag design was featured on the Netflix hit show ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’! This felt like the perfect fashion complement to such a quirky character. This type of product placement can really take a brand to the next level. And from an artist’s point of view, it’s always fun to see your work in film and television!

Screenshot of Netflix show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy is holding a tote bag with Manatees on it made by Decomposition Books and a children's book