Matabooks® doesn’t just stand for sustainable and vegan books made from grass paper, but with their illustrated cover designs, all Matabooks are also eye-catching on any desk. That’s why we always work closely with a variety of creative minds. For the past two years, we’ve been using #drawtober on Instagram to give back, generate attention, and provide a platform for talented artists to showcase their art to an even wider audience. That’s why October 2022 was particularly artistic on our Instagram page.
Numerous illustrators and artists let their creativity run wild on our Samaya Easy M yearly planner, creating beautiful and unique designs. Now, they serve as inspiration for you to create your own planner. Whether for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones, the blank yearly planner offers you a canvas on which you can realize your individual ideas.
The Creative Minds behind Drawtober
These are the creative minds behind the Drawtober, who have designed it so uniquely beautiful:
Empowerment and Nature Love
This year, different themes were incorporated into the creation of the Easy Calendars. The range of styles and motifs was as colorful as the colors themselves. For example, Mareen from @mareens_zeilenwelt likes to approach her day positively. In addition to her love of books, which she shares on her book blog, she feels very connected to nature. She particularly likes the feeling of security between candlelight, cozy rainy days, and colorful leaves in the autumn. She also displays the beauty of autumn on her Matabook, where two mushrooms cuddle up to the sides of the cover, surrounded by sparkling details. Other motifs with flora and fauna were also seen, for example, with Kristina from @kristina_laukemper, Julia from @dyru.jk, and @fraeulein_kreativa. The book surfaces became the habitat of daisies, cotton sheep, frogs, and much more.
Lene combined her love of nature with elements that embody self-love and empowerment. With her drawings, she wants to give other people inspiration, strength, and a smile. The message of her design is intended to remind people that their environment should not be the measure of their own success. Everyone reaches their goals, wishes, and visions at their own pace. In addition to these themes, she also advocates for animal welfare and protection. You can find some statements on patches, art prints, stickers, and more in her Etsy shop.
Eli from @thefeministgoat shares similar interests and values. Her posts convey love and respect for animals as well as body positivity and feminism, which should encourage reflection and rethinking. She incorporated these aspects into her cover creation. The result was a feminine-looking person with plant embellishments who wears the inscription “My body is not your business” as a small daily reminder that other people do not have the right to judge our bodies.
A huge thank you to all the artists who participated in October and turned our Matabooks into special works of art. We greatly appreciate that you invested so much time and energy in this collaboration.
Do you also feel like creatively expressing yourself?
Just like these artists, you too can give color to your ideas and thoughts. Our Easy M (link) offers you enough space to bring your projects to life. You can design a calendar or notebook freely according to your wishes, which accompanies you throughout the year as a unique and distinctive item.