Compendium of Me by Beci Orpin – Giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th January 2012

Beci Orpin‘s gorgeous new book – Compendium of Me, Published by ERM books.

Pages from Compendium of Me, by Beci Orpin

You might have noticed, today TDF is all about Beci Orpin!  Actually, we are hereby naming January 9th official BECI ORPIN DAY.  You can all celebrate by creating multicoloured paper collages and re-arranging your pinboards and eating tacos.  :)

In addition to kicking off our first guest blog of 2012, this week we’re giving away five of Beci’s super gorgeous brand new artists book, published by our fave local indie publishing house – Erm Books!

Beci’s sweet new book is entitled ‘Compendium of Me‘ and is such a fabulous little hardback publication which gives a unique window in Beci’s hypercolour world! Amongst the 28 vibrant pages you’ll see detailed illustrations of the beautiful books on Beci’s bookcase, quirky toys, fabrics, paper and other ephemera that forms part of Beci’s daily visual landscape at home and in the studio, which in turn informs her artwork and illustration.  It is truly a visual feast!!

Compendium of Me is the 4th book in ERM’s artist imprint series, and is ridiculously good value at just $20!  Outrageous.

You can purchase the book here.  However, if you’d like the opportunity to WIN one of five copies, you can simply leave a comment on Beci’s Guest Blog between now and 10.00pm this Thursday January 12th to be in the running! We’ll announce the lucky winners on Friday morning.

Big thanks to Beci and the clever bookish people at ERM for this gorgeous giveaway!


Pages from Compendium of Me, by Beci Orpin

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th January 2012


  • mish 5 years ago

    Love the cover!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    A must buy! I’m off to do just that now. But please put me in the draw too. Love beci!

  • Sam Best-Lawson 5 years ago

    Vibrant and smile inducing- what is not to love about that!

  • Franka 5 years ago

    I LOVE these colors!!!!

    Just wonderful!

    ♥ Franka

  • elle 5 years ago

    So gorgeous! Amazing colours! x

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    Coulour is my family! ~

  • laura 5 years ago

    Love love love all the colors!

  • Heidi 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Colours!!!!

  • Ed 5 years ago

    Beautiful fun shapes, textures, colours and spaces. Delightfull reading.

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    I can SO relate to Beci’s obsession with beautiful books; I would certainly love to add her gorgeous offering to my collection!

  • Anna Kellerman 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, love your style Beci!

  • Irene Grace 5 years ago

    Beautiful & inspirational <3 beci <3

  • robyn 5 years ago

    I Love Beci’s colourful work – she is my design and illustration hero. Would be great to have her book lighting up my coffee table and adding to my beci collection.

  • Dieu-Hanh 5 years ago

    What a way to brighten up my first day back at work!
    Beci has a wonderful eye for colour. I love your style Beci!
    Regardless of whether I win a copy, this will most definitely be my design book collection!


  • Rachael 5 years ago

    Would love a copy of Beci’s book — would match the Beci cushion and artwork that take pride of place in my apartment!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    This book looks amazing

  • Sarah Kelk 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! The perfect book to add to any collection

  • sylvia 5 years ago

    beci is colourful inspiration to me, its a must buy!

  • Jazmine Bradley 5 years ago

    An Absolute fan of Beci! I still remember the inspiring advice we received from her, when she came to talk to the RMIT Textile Design Students! I can’t wait to get a hold of this book and fill my studio with its colourful, inspiring pages! xx Jazmine.

  • Liza Zeni 5 years ago

    Beautiful happy inspiring colours, how can we not
    smile (O:

  • Angie 5 years ago

    Ohh looks amazing. I am a huge, huge fan of Beci’s work!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    Some inspiration for the new year please

  • Ri 5 years ago


  • Lori 5 years ago

    what a beautiful book!

  • Jing 5 years ago

    Such a bright and beautiful book, swoon!

  • wl 5 years ago

    aw-awesome illustrations ! fingers crossed. <3

  • shell 5 years ago

    Orpindous compendium! Pls count me in!

  • katelyn 5 years ago

    I feel like I say this all the time in these comments- but what a lovely and inspiring book.

  • Liz 5 years ago

    I love the use of your olour Beci, also your an inspiring super mum

  • kat cameron 5 years ago

    OOH i love Beci and i know i am going to buy the book regardless, but i have to enter, so if i do i can give it to my friend! Good choice on guest blogger too! xo

  • Ana Salas 5 years ago

    When I first started getting involved with the australian designers, Beci Orpin was on the list. Definitely, one of my favourites, her artwork is such a great inspiration:-))

    Rainbow ♥

  • Ellie 5 years ago

    New years resolution is to get the paints out and start creating again. Beci’s book would certainly help the first marks appear. I love the collage and colour.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    It’s a happy book. Delightful colours creating emotions. Love it.

  • Nani 5 years ago

    I adore her work. Beautiful and colourful artwork. Always…♥♥♥

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    So inspiring! LOVE it!

  • jacqueline 5 years ago

    triangles! bright and awesome triangles!

  • Jo @ Little Melbourne 5 years ago

    The cover alone looks inviting!

  • Suzy 5 years ago

    So pretty. I love that picture of the rug, especially.

  • abbey 5 years ago

    looks beautiful

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