30 March 2012


here are a few of the images that have landed in my email inbox recently. above and below is the work of josephine gomersall who makes miniature metal artworks made from brass, copper and silver and framed mixed media wall art, recycled tin decorations, hand painted eggs, decorative glass splashbacks and silver jewellery. josephine also does botanical drawings and watercolours and can be found online here.below : these funky contemporary mugs are by bora gokalp at owl mugs. her minimal designs are inspired by the basic elements and shapes of graphic design. below : 'little birds' is a new card design by artist claire henley which has just been published by phoenix trading.
below : tanya palmer designs her own greetings cards which she publishes from her base in yorkshire. her newest range is 'fabric animals' which are all designed in fabric and stitched to 'draw' using free machine embroidery.

CARDS - louise cunningham

bristol based designer and illustrator louise cunningham has recently published six new painterly card designs with quire. you can see more of louise's recent projects, including christmas cards for 2012 online here.

GRADUATE - emma king

emma king is a graphic design graduate, who as part of her final year project at sheffield hallam university began to explore and develop a series of patterns created using letters of the alphabet. emma created 144 final typographic patterns from a series of 6 very different typefaces, using uppercase letters from A-Z. as well as the plain black and white vector patterns emma also started to add colour to the patterns, printed them on fabric and experimented with other ways of rendering them such as lasercutting and embossing.

29 March 2012

KIDS DESIGN - storesnaps

i have been particularly thinking about children's design recently and had good fun looking at all the little clothes featuring patterns and placement prints in the supermarket. here are a few of my fave designs spotted in retail giant tesco.and below : a selection of kids placement prints on summer t-shirts snapped in george at asda.below : cat t-shirt spotted in next, mouse bag at accessorize and owl & branch hooks by sass & belle.

KIDS DESIGN - love it love it love it

ruth lopardo wrote to tell me about all the fantastic childrens patterns she comes across in her online store love it love it love it. ruth stocks brands such as duns sweden who are a husband & wife team who only work with organic fabrics. christin kers designs all the prints herself in gothenburg. another brand shown in this post is liandlo who are named after a pair of swedish cartoon characters and specialise in very retro prints.

DESIGNER - sian elin

sian elin decided to leave her full-time job in publishing, where she worked as a book designer for both the oxford university press and penguin, to follow her love for pattern design. sian loves to hand draw her designs which she then colours digitally. because sian worked in the area children's books she feels a lot of her work is appropriate for the children's market, but they are also transferable to older age groups and she would warmly welcome any enquiries licensing or commissions.