22 February 2012

NEW PRINT & PATTERN BOOK - call for entries

im pleased to announce that i am now working on a new print & pattern book - this time with a paticular theme : childrens design. "print & pattern kids" will be a celebration of beautiful design created with little people in mind. this could include patterns, wall art, fabrics, wallpaper, greetings cards, wrapping paper, bedding, clothing and placement prints, illustrations, in fact anything aimed at the kids/baby market. (much of which of course also appeals to adults!). if you would like a chance to be included in the book then you can submit your entries between now and march 15th. all you need to do is send me between 5 and 10 low res jpegs of the designs that you'd like to enter and if possible a link to your website. just email your images and website link to : printandpatternbook@hotmail.co.uk and if you are successful i'll be in touch.


if you have any questions or queries leave a comment below and i'll do my best to answer.

72 comments:

Gabriella Buckingham said...

How exciting is this! I'll have a go:)

Elina said...

som many lovely prints & patterns in here!

Maria said...

Hi, sounds great! I have couple of questions: what do you think about photos of products, with the permission of the company who has bought the patterns? Or should all images be of unsold patterns that have not been seen yet in public? Also, when is the book due out? Thanks.

Leslie said...

Wonderful, I'll have a go too! Thanks so much for keeping us informed.

Leslie said...

Oh forgot to ask, do you have any specifications for submission (re: size, format, etc)? Thanks!

bowie style said...

hi leslie, for the initial selection stage low res jpegs are fine. then if the images are selected to go into the book we ask for either illustrator or photoshop files, 300dpi jepgs or 300dpi tiffs.
ideally the image needs to be 300dpi when at the size of the book page (approx 240 x 170mm).

bowie style said...

hi maria,
not sure of the release date just yet. it depends on how quickly things works out.

yes product photos are great if they are nicely styled or on white backgrounds. and its ok if the product/pattern has already been sold but you must have permission from the client you sold it to. all designers selected will need to sign a legal form saying they have the right to allow us to put their work in the book.

Lisa Martin said...

wow, such a great opportunity! Definitely think I'll have a go :)

Amanda said...

Oh I'd love to be featured, maybe third time lucky! How exciting, I can't wait to see the finished book! :-)

Lucy Joy said...

Hi Bowie! This sounds brilliant! Are we able to submit if other work has been published in a P&P book? Lucy x

bowie style said...

hi lucy,

yes submissions of newer work are welcome from those featured in the first two books : )

Molly said...

Can't wait to see the final product - I love both of your other books!

Ellen Giggenbach said...

I'll defiantly submit, what a great idea!

Shana Tehrani said...

can't wait to buy this!!!

Ashleigh @ Illusive Print said...

I just loved the first 2 books, will definately submit a few designs for this one :) Good luck! xXx

Mrs Booth said...

Great idea to a kids’ book. I would love to be included and will definitely be in touch!

Katarina said...

How wonderful!!!Regarding the fabric design, do you prefer having just a "tile" or the pattern in repeat? Thanks:)))

NIMÚ said...

I think this is a lovely idea, thank you for giving the new ones an oppertunity. GREAT! A question do you need at least 5 images or is 1 enough.

ellencrimitrent said...

haa perfect esp since I am having my art prints on Zulily this monday- which are mostly all kids prints!!

bowie style said...

hi katarina,

whichever suits you best.

for a fabric print we might like to see a repeat if we are covering a whole page. but for pages where there may be two or three images then just the tile is fine.

nimu,
sorry but we will need more than one image. each designer will have a least a double page spread to themeselves so one lone image will not suffice.

Alice said...

I do both textile design and lino printing, I was wondering if entries need to be focused on one type of surface design or can images of both be submitted?

Thanks!

bowie style said...

hi alice, as long as the design is for children or babies then it will be considered. the book will be arranged by designer rather than by subject so it doesnt matter if the designer uses different mediums.

Kat - Housewife Confidential said...

I am so freakin excited about this book. I have posted the call on our Facebook and Twitter (you know, in case there are any designers who don't read you avidly!)

Can't wait! Kat {Bambino Goodies}

Vanja Kragulj said...

I'm so happy I stumbled upon this. This is a fabulous idea! I will definitely be submitting some designs! Can't wait for this book to come out!

Vampirejaku said...

This sounds like fun! I bought two of your books so far..I would love to be featured in this one! :) I'll give a try!

ickle di x said...

I am so v v happy to have the chance to submit some of my work to this book & hope to have the final options over to you in the next few days ! I am finding it hard to decide which send through! eeeek, too excited for words x b in touch x di x

Georges & Rosalie said...

Hello from France!
We've sent an email to you with our creations, we hope you have received it!
Our brand name is Georges & Rosalie (www.georgesetrosalie.com)
We discovered your books that we find really pretty!
See you soon.

Rachael Clark said...

Hi!

This book sounds so exciting, I have your other two and love them to pieces. I am a final year textile design student at Leeds University and my final project is based around prints for children. Would you accept entries from students?

Hope to hear back from you soon
Rachael

bowie style said...

hi georges and rosalie,
yes i have your email - i jhave been off work for a few days and am swamped but will look carefully at all entires : )

rachael,
yes students are welcome to submit designs : )

Rosa Martinez-Dkker said...

Hello! I am sooo excited to submit my designs!!
Just a question on regard the deadline, is the 15th UK time?
Thanks and looking forward for this fantastic opportunity!

bowie style said...

hi rosa - yes i was thinking the 15th at GMT time. but if you submit and it arrives on the 16th due to overseas times then thats ok. i just need to have a cut off point to actually make the final selection.

Dufflecoat said...

Hello!
I just wanted to double check the cut off point please.

What is the actual time of the deadline - 2359 on 14th, or 2359 on 15th? Or end of working day 15th?

Thanks in advance x

bowie style said...

hi dufflecoat - i really havent been that strict about it as to do an exact actual cut off time. its just that i need to have a date on which to know that i now have all the entries in and can make the final selections. so i would say entries should be with me by the morning of march 16th (uk time) to stand the best chance. so to put an actual time on it - 10am(GMT) on the 16th march when i'll be checking through emails.

kayajoy said...

Hi,
Just want to make sure you've received my submission, due to email setup problems on my end. It would be from Kayajoy designs, sent yesterday afternoon. Thanks!

bowie style said...

hi kayajoy,

just checked and yes your emails have arrived safe and sound : )

Vampirejaku said...

Good morning!

Just wanted to know if you received my email! I sent it to you last night with 10 images and two links :)

bowie style said...

hi vampire,

it depends what name you sent it under - nothing under the name vampire jaku has come through.

Vampirejaku said...

Hello bowie style!

My email starts with my first and last name: "Jackie Moliner" and then @gmail.com

bowie style said...

hi jackie,
there were 25 entries in last night and i've just being going through them all and i found your submission !
so yes all recieved perfectly : )

littlemithi said...

Oh oh, almost out of time ... quick question, does it have to be only repeats/patterns, or can it be any kind of design for children, say posters for kid's rooms?

The Boer War said...

hello bowie style ~

another request to ask if you've received our entry email.

we sent from a popped gmail account we have yet to send an attachment from, hence our uncertainty.

if it's not too much trouble confirmation would be super appreciated.

thanks a bunch!

mathew and matthea of the boer war

bowie style said...

littlemithi,
no its not just repeats - placement prints and posters are most welcome.

mathew - yes all recieved ok : )

peggy * said...

The Great Day is finally here...

✿ Let's dream ✿

Good luck everybody ♣ ♣ ♣

Doramay said...

Hi bowie style!! I am so excited about this and would LOVE to submit my work. Am still finishing the last piece. Am I still in time? Can I get it to you by this evening please?
Thank you, Doramay

Justine Aldersey-Williams said...

Hi, the brief says 5-10 lo res jpegs of designs, could this be 5-10 design sheets featuring multiple designs or just 5-10 single designs? last minute jitters!

bowie style said...

doramay - tonight is fine. submissions offically close at 12midnight uk time.

justine,
multiple sheets are ok as long as they are still low res.

Gabriella Buckingham said...

Hello
I've just seen the comments above and like many people ( I imagine!)) I didn't realise that multiple images on one low res page would be ok. I very much limited what I sent to you on the 13th and wonder if you would frown on any further submission!? Quite understand if that is the case as I am sure you have 1000s of things to look at. I do hope my submissions were low res enough. Please let me know if not. Thank you

bowie style said...

hi gabriela,

just to clarify - i dont really want multiple images. but justine complicated things and i didnt want to say no to her or to you. but to be honest i can tell from just 10 designs what an artists style is like. and if people include a web link then i can always look up more work if i need it.
artists will only have room for around 4 designs on their spread anyway.

Gabriella Buckingham said...

That's fine - thanks for letting me know. Will leave things as they are! :)Thank you.

Justine Aldersey-Williams said...

oops, sorry if I've thrown a spanner in the works, I didn't realise there would be after effects for others. I just needed to clarify what was acceptable as a design as I'm a total newcomer! Thanks Justine

ginger bred said...

Hi

Sorry to be a pain as I'm sure you have a tonne of emails to go through - I submitted some images last night but my web mail server has been going under maintenance so I'm not sure if it actually sent... I didn't want to re-send it and bombard you in case you did get it in the first place. If you could let me know if you got it and I'll re-send it if not.

Thanks so much!!
Sarah (a.k.a Gingerbred)

bowie style said...

dont worry justine its no trouble : )

gingerbred sarah- yes all images recieved.

ErrinaCantik said...

Hi Bowie,
Just submitted my work. Hope it's not too late. Could you please let me know if you received them?
Thanks a bunch! :)

Errina

bowie style said...

errina - yes all recieved and no its not too late
still a few hours left yet.

thelittleprints said...

I too wanted to make sure mine went thru last night? My email is oneplumspot...Thank you so much!

-Rachel Gresham

Dufflecoat said...

Hello again
Just wanted to check you received mine ok - duffy@hotmail.co.uk sent late last night.
Thanks x

bowie style said...

duffy and rachel - yes both emails recieved : )

Rosa Martinez-Dekker said...

Hi Bowie, I sent my designs it yesterday 15 around 15:20
From rosa.martinez@believe-cs.com
Just wanted to check if you have receive my message and the images ok.

Thanks!

bowie style said...

rosa - all images recieved : )

Sian Thomas said...

HI Bowie Style – I sent an email applying for this competition on the 14th - however, I just realised that you ask for jpegs, and I sent a pdf. Is a pdf okay, or are you only accepting pdf applications?

bowie style said...

hi sian, dont worry its ok. i will still check out your pdfs : ) i asked for jpegs as i dont really like PDFS. jpegs are easier for me to open and save when it comes to making the selections.

pati said...

Hi Bowie,
I sent an email on my name (patriciabomeny) with the prints of my collective - caju collective - to your kids book.
I just want to confirm if you received the email and the images ok.

Tks.

bowie style said...

hi pat - yes all successfully recieved : )

Doramay said...

Hello Bowie Style. Having read all the other enquiries was actually wondering if you received my submission (Doramay Collection) late last Thursday. I'd be very grateful for a confirmation.
Victoria

bowie style said...

hi victoria,

yes your submission came through with no problems : )

Anonymous said...

Hello, only just discovered this! Are you still taking submissions?

bowie style said...

no sorry submissions are now closed and im in the selection process right now.

marla said...

This is so exciting!! I must check my design archives and submit!

marla said...

I saw this post on Pinterest and just realized this posting was from early this year :( Please let me know if you need more material as I just created a folder of designs for this.

lene bomholt said...

I just saw it now to :)
pls let me know if you need more materials.
I am a freelance children designer :)
lene@bomholt.net

bowie style said...

hi lene,

im really sorry but the P+P kids book is in the production stage now - we're just about ready for final proofing next month.
but dont be disheartened as we may be doing more books afterwards.

lene bomholt said...

That sounds good :)
I will follow your blog and thanks for the reply.