07 April 2015

EASTER BREAK - back April 20th

Print & Pattern is on it's annual Easter Spring Break. But don't worry it will be back on the 20th April with lots more design posts and of course the build up to the big design show of the year 'Surtex'. Do send in your Surtex flyers and any showcase pieces you want to highlight. If you would like a 'shout out' on P&P just email them to bowiestyle@hotmail.co.uk. I am off to Berlin for the next few days to follow in the footsteps of David Bowie (who lived there for three years back in in the 1970's) and I also hope to see some good design whilst there (maybe something like this Bauhaus composition above?). See you back here on the 20th April.

02 April 2015

EASTER 2015 - round-up

It's the last day before the Easter holidays begin and I have a last minute selection of cards to showcase the work of some fab artists. The first is Jessica Hogarth who creates some really striking and contemporary greetings cards. Her Easter designs are no exception and can be found in her online store here or at Not on the High Street.

Below ; Several quirky Easter designs from La Familia Green on Etsy.

Below : Spotted at Not on the High Street pretty cards from Fay's Studio.

Below : These designs were found online at Paperless Post...

Below : Fiona Howard's Saffron yellow Hedgerow mug would make a great Easter gift.
Below : Embroidery hoop card and stripey eggs by Paper Rose.

Below : and finally a Caroline Gardner gift bag and card.

EASTER - store snaps

To round off four days of seasonal Easter design I have a few snap shots of cards spotted in stores. The first few are from publisher Paper Salad snapped in a local independent department store.

Also snapped colourful eggs (above) from Rachel Ellen and below three cards from Laura Darrington's 'Festive Folk' collection.

Below : Finally a small Easter selection spotted in Clinton cards.

01 April 2015

EATER 2015 - primark

Not long now until the Easter holidays and one of the key design motifs of the season is the cute rabbit. These Easter bunnies in lovely sugary colours were spotted on lounge/nightwear in Primark last week.

EASTER 2015 - paperchase

One of my key destinations whenever I need a greeting card is Paperchase. This Easter they have some fab painterly designs from Sooshichacha (above & below) as well as their own exclusive designs. Their main theme features 'Easter Tweets' with a selection of colourful birds, some wearing glasses, A complimentary print of multicoloured diagonal gingham is used for packaging, gift wrap etc.