Surtex and Blueprint are just under a month away with 24 days to go until Blueprint opens in New York. I'll be posting showcases in the lead up to the show and we begin with Esther Bley who was the very first designer to write in this year. Esther works almost exclusively in watercolor from her farm in rural Ohio, creating charming and bright placements and patterns with a nostalgic feel. She made her debut the Surtex show last year, and will be showing at Blueprint in 2017. Find out more online here.
25 April 2017
Artist Linda Briggs has been designing textiles for high street retailers for years, but after getting made redundant a year ago Linda decided to try and do more of what she loves. So along side freelancing for retailers Linda is also getting into illustration and is now represented by A Fresh Bunch in USA. She is currently building an illustration portfolio for her first Blueprint Show in May and can be found online here and on instagram as briggs_designs.
And besides illustration Linda also showcases some fabulous patterns on her website...
Tiffany Laurencio of Designastration Studio will be at exhibiting at Surtex for the first time this year. Although Tiffany has shown at Blueprint before, she has yet to exhibit at Surtex and is super excited! Please stop by booth to see Tiffany in booth 3325.
24 April 2017
Print & Pattern is back after the Spring break and Surtex flyers have been steadily arriving - so I will start to look through those today and begin posting this week. Send your flyers and showcases to email@example.com if you would like a Surtex or Blueprint shout out. To break back gently into work today I have some snapshots of new arrivals at Sainsbury's TU on their childrenswear ranges. I loved the bold colours on their 70's inspired collection for boys (above & below). Scroll down for more late spring arrivals...