24 April 2019

DESIGNER - helena nilsson

Helena Nilsson is a freelance surface pattern designer from Sweden. Helena is one of the featured designers in the new Issue 41 of UPPERCASE magazine's Surface Pattern Design Guide. In connection with this feature Helena has updated her online portfolio with new patterns that are now available for licensing, and  has also launched a newsletter. For her work Helena draws inspiration from the nature  that surrounds her, mid century Scandinavian design, and old illustrated adventure novels, she creates patterns for a more beautiful everyday life. She works mainly with three tools: pen, paper, and Adobe Illustrator, bringing her hand-drawn motifs into vector-based repeat patterns and prints.

DESIGNER - antonio valenzuela

Antonio Valenzuela is a Spanish artist who has been working most recently as a textile designer for national and international brands. Based in Madrid his clients include Zara/Zara Kids, Primark and Mango. Antonio is available for collaborations and you can find him on Instagram here.

23 April 2019

NEW DESIGNS - happy go lucky

Do you ever check your star signs? Well one person that does is designer Ashley Le Quere of Happy Go Lucky. Ashley has just released a collection of Astrological cards to show her love for the Zodiac in stationery form! All the cards are designed in Bristol and printed in UK, onto recycled card, with a recycled envelope and packed in biodegradable cello bags! This is something Ashley is so passionate about! "Sending happy vibes to the world by snail mail but also sending happy vibes to the planet with our recycled papers". You can see the full collection for sale online at Happy Go Lucky.

Besides working on her own Happy Go Lucky label Ashley Le Quere is also a freelance designer and is available for licensing and commissions. Here are some examples of recent projects from her portfolio...

And I also wanted to mention that Ashley is responsible for a lot of the very good design we've seen coming out of Rex London/Dotcomgiftshop for the past few years. Here are some examples from past P&P posts...

And we finish with one of Rex London's latest collections Big Top Circus! And if you like what you've seen today don't forget Ashley is available for commissions and collabs.