22 May 2017

SUMMER 2017 - debenhams

With Surtex now in full swing I can return to seeing what is happening out there on the UK high street. I thought I would start with these fresh new arrivals at Debenhams. The cactus collection by Ben de Lisi really caught my eye for its hand drawn cacti across bedding, oven gloves, tea towels and kitchen storage tins. I've also picked out cushions from Jasper Conran and John Rocha, and painterly dots from Ashley Thomas.


I also want to introduce two new designers into the P&P Designers for Hire Directory. The first is Nancy Leschnikoff of Nancy's Noodle Doodles. Nancy is a senior designer at Usborne books in London and also works as a freelancer undertaking commissions for lettering, book covers, packaging, and more.

The next new arrival is French designer and illustrator Charlotte of Carotte et Compagnie. Based in the South of France Charlotte specialises in greetings cards, children's illustration, and graphic design.

19 May 2017

SURTEX 2017 - sue dennen

Sue Dennen is a designer living in Massachusetts, who will be exhibiting at Surtex for the first time this year, in booth 2712. Sue's work features warm & friendly characters and cheerful patterns that are suitable for stationery & children’s markets. To see more of her work, you can find Sue online here and on Instagram @suedennen.

SURTEX 2017 - pattern state

Designer Sarah English of Pattern State will be taking her work to Surtex this year as a pop-up artist for Zoe Jo Print Studio. Pattern State designs will be available for licensing in booth 3326, alongside Zoe Jo founder Jen Gassiraro who will be showing collections by her artists for outright sales. Both Jen and Sara share a love of hand drawn lines, brushstrokes, and the beauty of imperfection.

SURTEX 2017 - ana davis

Ana Davis will be at Surtex in the Branded Licensing booth, 2748. Ana has great new art, a fantastic new agent, and so much to share. This year she will feature inspirational sentiments, hand-painted typography, icons, and beautiful new patterns. As always, her artwork is unique and feminine, modern yet playful, sophisticated but accessible- and classic with a twist!

SURTEX 2017 - paper & cloth

Paper & Cloth

18 May 2017

BLUEPRINT 2017 - cinnamon joe

Cinnamon Joe will be at Blueprint again for 2017 and here are flyers from many of their talented artists. Paul and Andrea Turk who run Cinnamon Joe are also the organisers for Blueprint.They are now about to do their 3rd Blueprint show and in this amazing short amount of time they have grown from 12 to 60 studios and have a very exciting mix of illustrators and pattern designers. In fact they have had to create 2 shows running back to back to accommodate all of the studios who wanted to participate this time. Scroll down to see the Cinnamon Joe artist flyers and posters designed by Luan Thomas who they represent and  Laurie Brochard at Epluche.