31 July 2007
27 July 2007
'wrapping paper worldwide' is a brand new book that looks at the world of gift wrap design. its jam packed with pages and pages of pictures showing papers in different themes such as wedding,baby,birthdays etc. the style is commercial, we're not talking cutting edge - but it does provide a wealth of ideas on the types of motifs you can use for each occassion. theres also a cd included. the book is available now from the amazon print & pattern bookshop, click here for amazon UK/europe , or in the US you can use the ISBN number to order at your local store/web as unfortunately the book has yet to arrive at amazon USA.
after the new designers show at the beginning of the month i posted up a few of the graduates cards picked up at the show. one of which was by eleanor hodson. afterwards eleanor got in touch and sent me some more of her designs. inspired by an architectural theme, she loves using photos taken of angles and shapes within arcitecture then using these to create intresting patterns. she hopes to put across an urban feel in her work, but with a softness by the addition floral type motifs. eleanor says "i want to give a kitcsh feel to my designs and this is often given by a 60's influence. i find black and white helps to make my designs to stand out giving them a contemporary, clean fresh feel." like all the graduates we've been covering this month eleanor is now hoping to land a job, and is happy to consider any kind of design vacancy, or even a work experience placement. email eleanor here, or see more here on her website.
26 July 2007
there have been new things happening over at sukie since i last looked, including the lovely alphabet print (top of post), and not yet released, but available for pre-order on amazon uk or usa these new correspondence cards and label set.