We celebrate each new season with a commissioned artist to bookmark each new literary quarter. By honoring the printed page and partnering with an artist to help bring our seasonal literary collections to life, we hope to celebrate both art and literature and their abilities to transport us in our daily lives. Reading is a luxury and we hope our artist series captures the essence of each season with a visual snapshot to commemorate time well spent reading books.
I first became familiar with Caitlin McGauley's watercolors through her work with Kate Spade and Tory Burch a few years ago and adored them from afar -- their vibrancy and whimsy were captivating and, for me, these images reflected pure joy. I did not know who the artist was, yet when I saw Caitlin's work for Every Mother Counts last year, I immediately recognized the style! I have long admired Caitlin's work and so I reached out to her to ask if she would collaborate with us for our fall launch. As an avid reader, she happily said yes! For our fall boxes she has created her "ideal reading space" -- one in which we can all imagine curling up with a good book and a steaming cup of something sublime. And after speaking with Caitlin, it is clear that it is her joyful outlook on life that imbues her art, creating a style so uniquely and beautifully her own.