30 March 2017

DESIGNER - shannon mcnab

After some technical hitches today on P&P is all about new work. Starting with lovely new designs from Shannon McNab. Shannon is a graphic designer turned surface designer living in San Francisco, CA. As a lifelong scrapbooker and crafter, her fondness for anything handmade heavily influences her whimsical design aesthetic. Shannon welcomes new inquiries for licensing and commissions and is excited to be making her trade show debut at Surtex this year. You can see more of her work online here.

NEW WORK - louise cunningham

Our second designer to share new work is Louise Cunningham who has created some marvelous conversational print co-ordinates, like this cute rabbit design (below). Louise has been working as a freelancer for 12 years, creating images for the greeting card industry, editorial, packaging, and most recently repeat patterns. Repeat patterns are something Louise has developed more of a passion for recently. And good news Louise now represented by Cinnamon Joe Studio.

NEW WORK - katherine lenius

Katherine Lenius is an illustrator and surface pattern designer from Minneapolis. Katherine loves to create joyful art for the everyday and envisions warm, approachable designs that are also fresh and modern. She’s often inspired by what’s in her own backyard: nature, gardens, everyday objects, vintage textiles, children’s picture books, and her own children. Her work is a combination of traditional media (pencil, ink, & watercolor) and digital. She especially enjoys designing for fabric, stationery, wall art, and home decor. She’s available for commissions and welcomes opportunities to license her artwork. Her Etsy shop, which opened in 2014, has art prints, tea towels, stationery, and calendars available for purchase.


28 March 2017

KIDS DESIGN - marks and spencer

Today I am back on one my favourite subjects - children's prints. Marks and Spencer have some more Summer arrivals including pretty florals, ice lollies, dinosaurs, horses and fun sea creatures. Here I have put together a mix of snapshots from my local store and from the Marks and Spencer website to give an overview of their current patterns and placement prints.