The Nonsense Maker is inspired by artist Emily May's adventuring alter ego, along with Melbourne’s many hidden secrets. Starting out in 2016 with her business partner Sidonie by her side, the pair set out to bring a little more Nonsense to the world one illustration at a time.
A peculiar fusion of silly and sad imagery where little is what it seems, designs are reminiscent of etching techniques used by old-time illustrators. All products are hand drawn with very fine point pen and digitally coloured before being printed in house on high quality bespoke papers. The line art and colour on each piece can take anywhere between 5 and 50 hours to create, and is designed and produced in a little studio in Brunswick, Melbourne.