20 January 2017

GRADUATES - portfolio builder

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' the online e-course run by surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor, (with whom Print and Pattern offer an annual scholarship for a free place) are so excited to bring us a showcase of work from the talented students who took their  The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course in Septhember 2016. The next round of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder will commence February 13, 2017. Above and below we have a gorgeous design by Robyn Holmyard.
Below :Rachel Knowles Website
Below : Mimi Hammill Website
Below : Ivana Matijevac Website
Below : Gail Myerscough Website
Below : Kelly Parker Smith Website
Below : Rachel Johnston Instagram
Below : Mary Tanana  Website
Below : Suzanne Naidoo Website
Below : Patricia Hooning Website
Below : Kirsten Lundsgaard Mikkelsen Website
Below : Clara Dahler  Website

TOP DRAWER - hotchpotch

This week at Top Drawer Hotchpotch were excited to share their new ‘Love from London’ branding. This recent relaunch reflects their focus on creating beautiful, trend-led greeting cards that are all printed and hand assembled in the UK. Top Drawer took place at London Olympia and Hotchpotch showcased fabulous new products including their new ‘Hello Neon’ greeting card, gift wrap and stationery range and our brand new greeting card collection with enamel pins. You can now find Hotchpotch on Instagram : @hotchpotchlondon and they've also launched a brand new website.









TOP DRAWER - PaperAwards 2017

Top Drawer also ran a competition this week - The PaperAwards 2017. Sponsored by GF Smith, the PaperAwards were to support and recognise the creativity and innovation of the talented exhibitors at the Spring Summer edition of Top Drawer. The finalists for the PaperAwards were nominated by a panel of stationery industry experts including Clare Sprigings, Stationery and Seasonal buyer for Selfridges, Lizzie Bachelor, Stationery and Seasonal Buyer for John Lewis, Rina Bhansali, Merchandise Manager for Harrods, and Kirsty White, Product & Design Manager at Heals. The winners were then selected by trade via an online vote. The winners were :
Emotive Design: Lagom Design
Engaging Print: Rhombus & Pineapple
Exciting Use of Colour: Roger La Borde


19 January 2017

DESIGNER - lucy tiffney

If you are in the UK chances are you will be watching the 'Great Interior Design Challenge' on BBC 2 this week. So it seemed a great chance to post about one of last year's finalists Lucy Tiffney. Lucy has now got an online shop up and running full of her own product designs and prints and is busy designing and decorating peoples homes. Here are some of Lucy's fabulous painted designs and some of her quirky tea towels, rugs, cushions, etc. See lots more online here at Lucy Tiffney.



















If you like Lucy's style you can also have a look around her own home here.