01 July 2015

DESIGNER - jessie ford : sugar snap studio

The Sugar Snap Studio was launched in the Spring of 2012, to house the growing collection of children's illustration work by Jessie Ford. Liking nothing better than creating these fun, colourful characters; to date her work has included everything from advertising campaigns for Fairy Liquid, packaging commissions for Tesco and Mothercare, children's books for Abrams Books, as well as numerous merchandise and branding projects. Her mural designs can also be found adorning the walls of various nurseries and bedroom's around London and the South East, and throughout various high street shops. Jessie has exhibited widely in New York, Milan, London and Japan. Her first children's books were published in 2011.

And we conclude the post with some of Jessie's more grown up pieces from her illustration portfolio.

TEXTILES - soda + stitch

Jemma Bell is a textile designer who has recently launched her own venture called Soda + Stitch specialising in selling hand block printed fabrics by the metre. Each fabric has been designed exclusively for Soda + Stitch and then carefully printed by the hands of block printing masters in Jaipur, India - a city Jemma now calls home. It is an incredible process that savours hand made textiles and all the nuances that come with them. They also offer the opportunity for customers to order customised designs or for existing prints to be sewn into products - cushions, tote bags etc etc! The list is endless. To find out more about the Soda + Stitch products and services go online here.

KIDS DESIGN - goosebumps

I came across the Goosebumps brand at online store Howkapow and wanted to find out a bit more. Founded in Australia in 2014 Goosebumps was created by Inga Rodd, a Melbourne based designer. Inga's prints are inspired by her own twin boys, childhood memories and quirky design. The Roar design with leopards, tigers and zebras caught my eye for its modern yet timeless feel. You can see more of Goosebumps designs online here.

30 June 2015

PAPERCHASE - latest snapshots

Today on Print & Pattern is all about Paperchase. I have picked out some new arrivals such as these fun lunch bags featuring wild animals, robots and rows of cute characters. Also look out for new dinosaur designs, cat burglars, a kitchen stationery print, plus a striking mid century style geometric on a pencil case and plenty of new notebooks.