12 November 2018

HOMEWARE - david weidman by magpie

Lovely vegan company Magpie have created a lovely homeware range in exclusive collaboration with inspirational mid-century artist, David Weidman. Tableware, tea towels, placemats, coasters and cushions. Magpie have translated his unique and whimsical screen print designs on to vegan fine china, on new shapes, designed by Magpie to complement the stunning prints. The textiles collection is all made in the UK. David Weidman sadly died in 2014 and his daughter Lenna Weidman looks after his legacy as the director of Weidman Arts. You can find the Magpie David Weidman for sale at Magpie and in lots of online stockists now. Retailers can stock the products via Cubic.

If this post has inspired you to find out more about David Weidman you can find the official website here. David worked as an animator for studios such as Hanna-Barbera, but turned to screen printing as a outlet to express his own ideas. In 2010 after many of David Weidman's artworks had been featured in TV show Madmen they caught the eye of Urban Oufitters (which was mentioned on P&P) and in 2008 a book to showcase his work was released which seems to be super rare now but is listed on Amazon UK or Amazon USA. Here is what Lenna Weidman said of her father's work when interviewed by Aria Shop...."I know he hoped that his art made people feel good, inspired and joyful. It meant everything to him when someone appreciated his work. He made art for everyone and the more people he could touch, the happier he was".

HOMEWARE - two new ranges magpie

Here we have another couple of homeware ranges from Magpie. New for AW18/19 comes a collection from Artist and Illustrator Matt Sewell. Matt is fanatical about birds and his delightful watercolours can now be found on mugs, clocks, coasters and more.

And also from Magpie come's a fabulous retro 1980's range called Era that includes coasters and a record storage box and bag!

08 November 2018

GREETINGS CARDS - happy go lucky

Ashley Le Quere is an illustrator, pattern designer and letterer living in Bristol. Ashley been designing in house and freelance for over 10 years but more recently has started her own stationery brand, Happy Go Lucky. It's her real passion project made out of the belief life should be filled with happiness, fun and most importantly lifting each other up! All Ashley's products are made in the U.K and her cards are completely eco-friendly with recycled card and envelope and a corn starch cello bag which is biodegradable. You find the full card and print range for sale online here.