Adrian ‘Ado’ Knott loves surfing and birds. Birds are his favourite creatures. The ones that reside in his tropical Sunshine Coast (AUS) backyard inspire him most. His pet budgies Ratty and Buddy roam the house as he works on his commercial art, surfboards and surf brand ‘Rake’. Ado has a distinctive graphic style that you may recognise from our DIY printable gift wrap. “It’s mostly a little naive and vintage inspired with a modern twist.” says Ado, “I like overlaying textures to create depth.” For his JOCO artist series design, Ado explored his interest in birds and nature to create a piece that would look familiar on retro Nordic ceramics. The art is clean and simple with overlaid patterns and well suited to the JOCO reusable cup. The JOCO artist series will be available in February 2014 from the JOCO online store.