05 February 2016

STATIONERY - the art file

For today's Friday eye candy we have some lovely new wrapping paper and stationery designs from The Art File. I loved this textured geometric design on gift wrap (above and below) and a smart new range on notebooks and stationery called Mirage. This sophisticated collection in pastels and metallics includes notebooks, address books, pencil cases and thank you card packs.









DESIGNER - emily emerson

Illustrator and surface designer Emily Emerson creates whimsical illustrations for children’s publishing, and lively patterns for fabric, apparel, stationery, home decor, etc. Emily wanted to share some of her latest work on P&P and would love to hear from anyone interested in her fun designs.






DESIGNER - alex broad

Alex Broad is a recent graduate from Loughborough University where she studied for a BA in illustration. Alex has worked on varied projects in illustration and branding but is passionate about greetings cards and surface pattern design. This is the field Alex would love to be part of and hopes to find some commissions soon.




04 February 2016

CARDS - velvet olive

There have been some great new arrivals at Velvet Olive since I last posted about their beautiful cards. This fab UK based publisher has new ranges including the stylish geometrics of Tessellate, Enter Mattern and Neon Nights, colourful animal illustrations from Lucie Sheridan, chic birthday ages in Mint & Gold, and dreamy watercolours in Aquarelle. More new designs are also being launched at the Spring Fair in Birmingham which opens on Sunday 7th Feb. You can see more designs and shop for cards online here at Velvet Olive.













NEW SEASON - by may

BY MAY is a Stockholm based design studio and brand founded by Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström. The duo are hugely inspired by graphic prints and playful geometrics and use them on stationery and homewares. One of their latest creations is a range of Polygon silicone placemats with co-ordinating tea towels. And also catching my eye prints for framing or for postcards called Fragments.




03 February 2016

DESIGNER - james brown

This week saw a new entry in the Designers for Hire Directory. James Christopher Brown runs a studio called BRWN based in Jan Juc, Australia where he produces illustration, textile prints, graphic design and animation. James completed a degree in illustration at the University of Plymouth, UK and has been an illustrator for over 15 years. The majority of James’s career has been spent doing illustration and design. Over the past two years moving into textile print design and animation.
James can work in multiple styles of illustration and is always open to new commission and freelance work. He has a passion for textile design which he gained during a three week internship/consult with Camilla Frances Prints Print Studio.His main aims for 2016 are to continue producing illustration and motion graphics, produce a new textile print collection and exhibit at Premiere Vision in Paris and get in to the Pictoplasma Masterclass course in Berlin. You can see more from James' portfolio online here.