21 October 2019

GREETINGS CARDS - hello munki

Fab illustrator and designer Ian Worrall-Dutton, (Creative Director at Hello Munki) has just begun self publishing greeting cards! Having spent almost 20 years designing for clients such as Marks and Spencer, Hallmark, UK Greetings, Next and Moonpig to name a few, Ian has now launched Hellomunki.com - A 'chimply' amazing design studio and online store dedicated to making peoples lives that little bit brighter by sending fun little pieces of folded art! Since launching in September, they already have a number of stockists mainly in the North East where they're based. They now wish to expand their offering and are looking to supply to retailers and welcome enquiries from buyers, agents and independent retailers to help deliver their 'Chimply' brilliant cards! All Hello Munki cards are printed in the UK on 300gsm FSC certified board (produced from sustainable forests and/or recycled materials) come complete with a 100% recycled brown kraft envelope and can either be supplied in a fully biodegradable clear bag or 'naked!' You can see the full range online here and follow on Instagram @hello_munki. To contact direct email info@hellomunki.com.


Capitalising on the success of two greetings cards ranges, retro brand Pennychoo have now developed patterns from the ranges and launched matching notebooks and giftwrap. The Coast pattern is inspired by fond memories of childhood seaside holidays and features jaunty rows of midcentury modern ceramics jostling with beach-combed objects in sun-bleached, pastel tones. Honey, I’m Home!, meanwhile, is a celebration of American post-war optimism in domestic design. This pattern uses cactus motifs from the card range to create uplifting designs in cheerful primary colours. Distressed textures add the vintage feel that characterises Pennychoo’s distinctive style. There are two colourways per range, two sheets of vibrant wrap per pack and A5 notebooks containing plain paper. Illustrator and Pennychoo owner Sue Lee says “These two card ranges have been really popular with customers and both feature motifs that lend themselves brilliantly to patterns, so this seemed like the logical way to capitalise on their success.” And what next for Pennychoo? “More patterns!” says Sue. “I love doing them, so as well as rolling these out onto more products, I‘m exploring licensing opportunities too"

18 October 2019

AW2019 - stella mcartney kids pt.2

I had so many lovely Stella McCartney Kids designs to post this week that I've had to turn it into two separate posts. So by default this weeks Friday eye candy features more patterns and placement prints from Stella. There are bold colours, wobbly type, cosmic mushrooms, hedgehogs, Halloween pumpkins and even a bit of The Beatles. See all these designs and more online here at Stella McCartney Kids.