A complicated, romantic thing involving paper scraps, stringed instruments and phases of the moon
Mary Frances Foster is a designer, illustrator and frequent film photographer with a mad affinity for ephemera and a penchant for paper goods. She collects all out-of-date print, postage and pocket watches and can be found strolling the neighborhood trading post with a never-ending coffee. Frances has plans of continuous growth and will keep on with documenting it all on her blog.
"There is a feeling in the work of Mary Frances Foster that is hard to pin down. It’s authentically rural, but doesn’t resort to tired Southern clichés. It’s elegant, but also unapologetically powerful. It’s subtly epic, but intensely personal at the same time. She chooses words with an upright honesty that communicates meaning far beyond their literal interpretation, and there are just enough unexpected elements in the layouts to keep you guessing. She has an aesthetic that feels all her own. In fact, the only thing I can accurately compare it to is listening to someone like Neko Case or Gillian Welch." – Brad Surcey via Design Work Life
"Foster’s work is fresh because she leaves questions to be answered and mysteries to be solved. Her work leans to the poetic, it’s beauty pulled from her intense love of photography and found objects. In the hands of Mary Frances, disparate objects find a way to work together not just in visual terms but in a deeper, storytelling way." – John Foster, Accidental Mysteries
Currently working as a freelance designer, she is available to assist you with your creative needs,
be it branding, print or interactive. Please email for a quote (or even just a note)