Who is The Nonsense Maker?

The Nonsense Maker is inspired by artist Emily May's imaginative adventuring alter ego, along with Melbourne’s many hidden secrets. Starting out in 2016 with her business partner Sidonie by her side, the pair set out to bring a little more Nonsense to the world one illustration at a time. Since then the brand has grown into a playful, fun, and whimsical collection of Australian made greeting cards, wall art prints, and stationery.

The Artist

Emily May

Like many great adventurers, Emily May, best known by her alter ego ‘The Nonsense Maker’, lives rogue in a world ruled by imagination. By day you can spot her caffeine fuelled, roaming the inner laneways of Melbourne, and by night she explores secret passageways winding to worlds only accessible in dreams. From these worlds she conjures her images to capture the nonsensical in its limitless bloom and draw from the moment of where dreaming meets reality.

Image: The Nonsense Maker & By Holly Rose Photography collaboration.

The Everything Else

Sidonie Moore

With a background in business Sidonie Moore is a cheerful corporate misfit. Too silly for the suits, she is likely found cycling the streets with the wind in her hair and a smile on her face. As luck would have it, one day she came across Emily May. Uniting over a shared love of coffee and everything magic, they decided to pair logic with the illogical and bring The Nonsense Maker to the world.

Our Values

All products are imagined and hand drawn by our very own Melbourne artist Emily May.

We use all Australian suppliers and the majority of products are printed in house by us.

We use bespoke papers and personally inspect each product to guarantee quality.