31 July 2014

LICENSING - it's a small world

Today's post features the wonderful work of Mary Blair and her 'It's a small world" creation. Her iconic designs are currently pleasing a new wave of fans through various different licences on products such as wall decals, teapots, and stationery. Mary created the designs for Walt Disney in 1964 and this year sees it celebrating 50 years with a talk of a full length movie being made. Licensees for the brand include Whitbread Wilkinson (W2) who have designed some wonderful 3D tableware, Zak designs who have plastic plates, cups, and cutlery, LeSportSac who have created bags and Basq who have produced a collection of toiletries. Here are some of my picks starting with snaps shots taken in the showroom window of W2 in London.

I spotted the creative letter writing set in the Royal Festival Hall shop and it is also on Amazon UK or Amazon USA.

below : various Disney pieces such as teapots, plates, and mugs.

And below toiletries with lovely packaging from Basq ......

Below : plastic tableware from Zak Designs.

Below : Bags from LeSportSac .....

 Wall decals from Whitbread Wilkinson and around the web.

And here are some of Mary Blair's original illustrations.

If you are inspired to study more of Mary's Blair's work you may want to get hold of this book 'Magic Color Flair - The world of Mary Blair which can be found on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

30 July 2014

DESIGNER - morag myerscough

This is wonderfully colourful work of Morag Myerscough. I discovered Morag through the current exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London where in front of the Royal Festival Hall the most unusual temple was being built from painted wood panels of colourful geometrics and bold typography.

Below are my snap shots taken at the Temple of Agape which was commissioned by The Southbank Centre for their Festival of Love and created together with Luke Morgan. When I visited it was still under construction with lots of building and painting taking place. You can see some professional shots of how the finished exhibition turned out and read more online here at Creative Review