21 December 2009


im signing off today for the holidays, so its the end of term for print & pattern for this year. massive thanks to everyone for reading, commenting, contributing, and supporting print & pattern during 2009. i hope you will join me in 2010 for more designs, ideas, and trends. we'll look forward to the key spring seasons starting with valentines day, then onto mother's day, followed by easter. and in march we have the release of the print & pattern book - which many of you will be featured in. its been a long time coming - but hopefully will benefit our whole industry and raise the profile of surface design. the lovely images in this christmas post were provided by australian designer clare miller of victor fox, which although they are festive i thought they looked fresh enough to see us into the new year.
merry christmas everyone - see you on january 4th.

18 December 2009

XMAS DESIGN - crowded teeth

well its our final day of christmas design and i wanted to finish on a high with these fantastic cards by michelle romo of crowded teeth, published by UK company PQ2. in 2007 we followed los angeles based designer michelle on her 25 project where she created a design a day, and it was obvious then that her work would transfer well to cards. the full collection of nine designs are available from amazon online here.

XMAS DESIGN - rock scissor paper

until today much of the christmas design showcased this year has been from british shops and companies, but there are also many american companies and stores i admire. one of those is rock scissor paper without whom no review of chrismtas design would be complete. click here to see old favourites and new additions.

XMAS DESIGN - lesley grainger

if you are looking for someone to design your christmas items for next year then check out the awesome portfolio of lesley grainger.

XMAS CARDS - night owl paper goods

now heres another fabulous card company from the USA - night owl paper goods, who once again have expanded their gorgeous christmas holiday range. these include their hybrid cards which mix their trademark wood with letterpressed card. as seen here.

XMAS DESIGN - kate's paperie

when i've been to the US for my card and stationery fix i would head to kate's paperie. and this year i've had to do with a little online browsing and pulled out my christmas holiday faves. its also worth mentioning the kate's now stock a selection of caroline gardner designs in the US, seeing as how i have been mentioning them a lot this season. see the whole kate's online collection here.

17 December 2009

XMAS DESIGN - sainsbury's

all throughout december i've been posting store snaps from various uk shops and today is my final selection featuring christmas design from sainsbury's. i do feel as though this year it has been slightly harder to find good designs and in my own research have felt as though shops have definitely scaled back their ranges this year, which is hardly suprising. sainsbury's however didnt disapoint and still had a very decent selection of cards and wrap, my faves of which are featured in the next two posts.