27 March 2015

SHOWCASE - art & business of surface design

Today we have a really interesting showcase of patterns from the students on the Art & Business of Surface Design online E-Course run by designer Rachael Taylor. The ABSPD attracts a global audience with students taking part from all over the world and you can find emerging artists who all show great potential and have a passion for colour and pattern. Print & Pattern offers an annual scholarship for a free place on all modules of the course. The January Module 3 class finished recently and features in our first selection of designs starting with Ginette Guiver above and Micala Duvoux below. The next module 3 class runs from April 13 2015 for anyone interested in trying it out.
 Below : Cheena Kaul
 Below : Elise Chevry.
 Below : Sandrine Monier
 Below : Siobhan Watt.
 Below : Lara Georgine Nedeltscheff
 Below : Claire Wilson.
Below : Lesley Young Behance |Facebook
And below we have selection from the students on Round 8 Module 2 the next round of which also starts on April 13 2015. The first print below is by Cathy Nordstrรถm of Studio Lilla Form.
 Below : Elizabeth Kitching
 Below : Joanna Sieter.
 Below : Jane Kirkpatrick
 Below : Tamzen Brewster.
 Below : Christianne Possmayer. 
 Below : Madeline Ritchie
 Below : Kizzie Johnston
 Below : Tara Langlois,
 Below : Jennifer L. Wambach.
 Below : Lucy Essex.
 Below : Fizah Malik.
 Below : Pippa Shaw.
 Below : Jocelyn Proust.
Below : Stephanie Davies.

26 March 2015

DESIGNER - emma haines

Emma Haines is an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the Midlands and is the founder of Cut and Stick Design. Emma studied illustration at Loughborough University and now works at an art licensing company. Her designs are inspired by 1960's children's books and she really loves character design - she enjoys bringing a smile to someone by creating a cute character. In the future Emma would love to design greetings cards, stationery and childrenswear, and would love to see one of her designs in Paperchase. Part of Lufalo Illustration collective who were at The London Illustration Fair last year in partnership with The Big Draw. See more from Emma online at Cut and Stick.


This is a sneak preview of a new collection coming soon to Tiger. Raindrops will be a fun range of brightly patterned goods arriving just in time for those April showers. Items include a cushion (above) zip pouch, storage boxes, blanket and umbrella. Tiger are a Danish company with stores throughout the UK,Scandinavia, Europe and Japan. The raindrops collection is not yet available online but will be released very soon.

25 March 2015

NEW ARRIVALS - howkapow

There have been some gorgeous new arrivals at Howkapow this month. Star items include these beautiful new designs from Darling Clementine (above and below) on dishcloths, trays, and art prints.

Also new in are these striking art prints from the brilliant Eloise Renouf.

And finally this floral print caught my eye by Clare Owen. More new arrivals are due soon that look really interesting so I will you posted. All items shown are available online now at Howkapow.

WALLPAPER - mini moderns

P.L.U.T.O is the latest wallpaper design from Mini Moderns. Whilst designing their Hinterland collection - based on Dungeness and the surrounding Kent countryside - Mini Moderns were intrigued to learn about the area’s rich military history. The P.L.U.T.O. wallpaper is named after The Pipe Line Under The Ocean - a fuel line running under the English Channel to supply fuel to the allied D-Day invasion army during the Second World War. Mini Moderns founders Mark and Keith explain: “We expressed idea of the pipeline in the design as a continuous metallic line, running diagonally across a background inspired by the ‘dazzle’ camouflage featured on military vessels during the two world wars”. The design also features circular and curved motifs based on the three Dungeness ‘Sound Mirrors’, or ‘Listening Ears’. These concrete structures are still standing today, and add to the unusual beauty of the Dungeness area. P.L.U.T.O. wallpaper is available in 5 colourways: Washed Denim & Copper, Coach Emerald & Silver, Tangerine Dream & Silver, Mustard, and Lido & Copper.