In celebration of Father’s Day, we’ve put our usual Ladyloop on the back burner and instead, we’re bringing you our nominations for totally Rad Dads – men who’ve rocked our world, and their own kids’ cribs, in a totally impressive display of paternal multitasking…

Emma has a crush on arty rad dad Oliver Jeffers. You might know him from some of his children’s books, The Way Back Home, Stuck and Catch a Star, but he also paints amazing artworks then dips them in paint like some sort of badass. He has a new print for sale too, only released this morning. Check it out.

Oliver jeffers
Emma also wants to send a little shoutout to the original moustacheod Aussie rad dad, Ken Done. The godfather of colour in Australia. Every Aussie 80s kid owned a bedspread, mug, pencil-case, swimsuit, towel, hat, with his signature vibrant style. Check out his latest work, still bright, still fun…


Bella’s got a lotta love for perfumer slash muso slash snapper slash creative director slash all-round family man Rami Mekdachi whose new lifestyle brand, Lola James Harper, is a homage to his wife and kids. Cute, right? Buy the scents and candles at Selfridges now.


Celia has been convinced of Ryan Reynolds‘ rad dad status after she read his hilarious tweets about becoming a new dad to his baby daughter.
Selina salutes Singaporean rad dad Pann Lim, creative director of advertising and design agency Kinetic, and one quarter of the family art collective Along with his wife Claire, son Renn and daughter, Aira, they produce cult publication Rubbish Famzine, and he and Claire are obviously doing a pretty rad job of raising their kids: Renn and Aira are already exhibiting their own works!
All hail Mark Eley! Says Margherita. Seasoned rad dad, faceted thinker and one half of creative super-duo Eley Kishimoto – finally a real couple to be inspired by.

Mark ELEY and Wakako KISHIMOTO