Typography meets hoop, needle & thread. Australian twin sisters Maricor and Maricar founded a niche business through their profound embroidery skills offering bespoke stitching services to clients, brands and customers. Instead of traditional hand embroidery the sisters like to create their own modern typography. Read more…
One of the leading artists and influencers of the Art Deco period, Romain de Tirtoff also known as Erte. He lived just under a 100 years producing a huge body of work in the 20th century, capturing the essence of the fashion and design world in print. Erte’s talents flourished across the visual arts, including fashion, jewellery, interiors, set design and opera.
I thought I would blog about a lovely little book I came across about flowers by Mandy Kirkby illustrated by Katie Tooke. Read more…
I came across this shop on Redbubble and thought the prints were so eye catching and vibrant that I had to share them! Tanor prints by an unnameable Russian artist, who works with oil paints, water colour, pen and ink to Illustrator and Photoshop. This graphic design artist is inspired by the macro world and nature, and looks at ornaments and antiques to visualize the colours and patterns in the way her designs take hold. You can really see this in her work (see below). For more check out her portfolio, only 350 prints to look through!!
I came across Rosemary Milner when I visited the Crafty Fox market, an arts and crafts market I mentioned in a previous post. Milner’s work is sparked by British nature, and historical narratives. Her designs feature British wildlife such as foxes, hares, birds and wildflowers in a range of products on her website. Her hand embroidery collection is lovely and quaint, not something that you often come across these days in professional crafting circles. I had the pleasure of meeting Rosemary herself and had a chat about the mediums she uses to produce her designs. Linocut printing being the core process she uses to create her work (a printing process that I would like to get into myself) gives her work a strong naturalistic/organic style.
Take a Look
There are quite a few design and trade markets happening these next autumn months in London where lots of creative individuals and designers will be showcasing their products. I will be going to the London Design Festival this weekend in Shoreditch where there will be over 80 unique designer-makers and artists showcasing, so excited! I have taken several peeks at who is going to be trading, thought I should feature this cool artist Hannah Rampley who’s work caught my eye straight away.
Hannah Rampley, textile designer and illustrator graduated from Leeds College of Art and since then has been commissioned by some big names in the fashion and food industry, since her drawings are food focused, specifically fruit. Her prints start off from detailed, botanical drawings of fruit that she screen prints into vibrant neon patterns.You can browse through Rampley’s portfolio on her website, I like her ‘Visionary Utopia’ collection which is of futuristic hybrid fruits she has designed and printed into inspiring patterns (see below). Can’t wait to see her work in person!
Gillian Blease is a freelance illustrator who gets commissioned by big publishing companies, supermarkets and other illustrators. I especially like her digital designs she did for Waitrose, as being a regular Waitrose food shopper I was happy to see such fun exciting designs in their magazine (see below).
Her illustrations commissioned by newspapers such as The Guardian, The Economist and The Financial Times are powerfully thought provoking, some of which are even controversial. What stands out in Blease’s digital images is how she puts two and two together whilst in-keeping a flat stylistic overall form. This website displays her portfolio of work.
This last image is a collection of flower designs that have been printed on coasters for Jenny Duff the designer.