Meg Mateo Ilasco calls herself a "jill-of-three-trades."
Mateo Ilasco is a designer-writer-illustrator based in Pinole. You may have seen one of her books blogged on AT:Chicago. Or read her article in the Chron's Home & Garden section a couple of weeks ago. But what really caught our eye was Mateo Ilasco's work as a home accessories designer.
At first glance, the images on her Literacy Line of pillows, dish towels, and cards appear to be abstract squiggles. Look closer, however -- oh, and rotate the image 90 degrees (or, while you're looking at your screen, tilt your head to the left) -- and a literal message appears.