20 July 2017

STATIONERY - sadler jones

Sadler Jones is a greeting card and stationery company founded by Cath Jones and based in Cardiff, Wales. After spending 9 years working for other stationery companies award winning designer Cath decided it was time to branch out independently. She has created a range of contemporary greetings cards, stationery, gift wrap and prints which were launched the PG Live show last month. All the collections are created in-house and using high quality FSC papers with beautiful foil stamping and are made in the UK. You can find out more and see the full range at the Sadler Jones website/online shop, and follow along on instagram.

DESIGNER - hanna inaiah

Hanna InaiĆ”h is a surface designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Hanna featured on Print & Pattern back in 2010 and wrote in to let me know how much her work has moved on since then. Hanna is now a post graduate in surface design and works as a freelance textile designer. She works with lots of  different techniques but at the moment is mostly working with watercolours and has created these beautiful painterly floral designs seen here. Hanna has an online portfolio here and will soon be seen on the Patternbank site.

HOME TEXTILES - clarissa hulse

British textile designer Clarissa Hulse will be launching two new collections this month. First we have Angeliki a collection inspired by Clarissa's native Greece, where she visits every year with her family. The linen cushion above and below features a striking blue 'Smokebush' design. The floral clusters that feature in the main Angeliki print, are upturned chandeliers belonging to the giant fennel, which grow in abundance on the hillside near Mystras in southern Greece. Clarissa photographed these majestic umbellifers, then worked on the images by hand to create the perfect motif, which was produced into a large-scale repeat.

The second new design is Dusk, a dramatic and romantic design, evolved from photographs Clarissa took in South Africa of the striking silhouettes over peach and coral skies. Clarissa skillfully recreated the colour and softness of the light by hand-painting large swathes of dyes onto watercolour paper. The greys and pinks bled into one another providing a smoky backdrop. The silhouette of Fynbos branches were then exposed onto a screen and hand-printed onto the paper, once in slate grey and a second layer in Clarissa's current favourite shade, plaster pink. Dusk and Angeliki will be available from Clarissa Hulse later this month.

19 July 2017

DESIGNER - louisa boyles

Louisa Boyles works as a freelancer in Essex, UK and has over 10 years of experience within the design and print industry, covering illustration, greeting, social stationery & paper goods and most recently in surface pattern design. Louisa’s style can be naive & loose and she enjoys incorporating a sense of texture to her work.Some of her designs are available for licensing or to buy outright and she is available for freelancing commissions. More of her work can be viewed via her portfolio site here.