Sometimes when something is simple the impact is that much stronger and striking. Leanne Shapton’s patterns are a great example of this. Leanne is a super talented illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City and co-founded J&L Books with photographer Jason Fulford. She published The Native Trees of Canada with Drawn & Quarterly in November 2010, a delightful rendering of deciduous and coniferous life with 84 illustrations in the replica sketchbook. Leanne has also contributed to a regular column in The New York Times Style Magazine’s blog – The Moment and has posted an illustrated series titled “A Month of….” to The New York Times opinion page website. Check out her website for an abundance of talent.