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.
I came across this company a while ago and bought some of their stunning wrapping paper. Paper High specialises in selling Fair Trade products made in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. They sell a variety of gift type products such as journals, bags, bowls, photo albums etc that you can find on their website. They even sell Elephant Dung greeting cards which sounds rather icky but are actually adorable! The design work on the products they sell are simple yet lovely, like the prints on the wrapping paper which remind me of childhood and the pretty images that are used in children books to tell a story. The wrapping papers are handmade from a native flower in Nepal and are dyed in vibrant colours. Their website photos don’t do them justice, this is what they look like without packaging in person.