27 May 2015

CARDS - noi publishing

One of my favourite card companies Noi Publishing have launched a new range of  small cards. These little blank cards will be suitable for any occasion with a mixture of quirky, cute and botanical designs. Look out for them in shops soon or if you are a retailer you can go online now to order.

ILLUSTRATION - erin blazer

Erin Balzer is an illustrator, printmaker and graphic designer living in Vancouver, B.C. Erin crafts her illustrations by hand using a woodcut technique. Erin has an education background in Graphic Design and Studio Art and recently participated in Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells course. Here are some examples of her work and style and Erin can be found online here.

DESIGNER - jocelyn proust

Jocelyn Proust is a designer who we last saw on P&P in 2009. After seeing her work featured on Print and Pattern Jocelyn was approached by Annabel Trends (a company manufacturing all sorts of products in Australia) who wanted one of her designs for lovely tea-towels and aprons. At the time Jocelyn wasn’t a pattern designer as such, and continued to work as a graphic designer and to hand paint tiles and ceramics. But now Jocelyn is doing more pattern design work and hoping to find similar companies to buy or license her designs. Here are some examples of her recent work which utilises watercolours, cut paper, oil pastels and collage to create the patterns. More work can be seen on Jocelyn's website here.

26 May 2015

PG LIVE - shirley copperwhite

A week today will see the opening of London's premier greetings card show - Progressive Greetings Live. One of the artists appearing will be Dublin based designer Shirley Copperwhite. Shirley will be unveiling 50 new card designs, a new range of tea towels all printed in the UK along with lots of artwork available to license. Shirley is also known for her silk scarf designs and has a Society6 shop for cushions, prints etc. Anyone attending the show will find Shirley in the Artists Quarter of PG Live from 2nd - 3rd June on stand 164.

PG LIVE - highlights

Here are a couple of other highlights that caught my eye from the PG Live preview. They include lovely bright notecards from Jane Ormes from ArtPress. Two designs feature in the pack - a small cat in jelly and a dog called Joseph who has a coat of many colours. This striking geometric coat design then features on the outer packaging.

Also looking good is this new range of cards from Black Olive called 'Ruby' featuring floral collages.

Paper Salad are celebrating ten years in business with their stand at PG Live this year so expect some fab new designs on cards, bags and wrap. Anyone attending PG Live in London next will find Paper Salad Black Olive and ArtPress at the show which is open on June 2nd 3rd.