Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Saturday, 12 March 2011


Work by Kari Herer! When I saw this I held my breath for a brief second. It is just beautiful, the illustration of the antlers, the colour of the flowers, the soft tone... it all just sits so nicely

This is something I would display for everyone to see if I owned it!
You can buy the prints by Kari Herer at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/kariherer?ref=pr_shop

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Seesaw designs

http://www.seesawdesigns.com/printpackaging.html is a website I have only just seen. 
There designs have so much variety, not all of it to my taste, but surely that is the beauty... they have designed from one end to the other, there is a design for everyone! 

There is a bike t-shirt which I would love to buy as a present for a certain someone! And the hand sewn menu in the dark green and cream colour is something I would want to keep! If I was in a restaurant I would be itching to ask if I could take it home. 

Here is an example of their work:

Some bits and bobs that I've been up to

Sunday, 27 February 2011


Still in love with all things Sailor/Navy!! Having so much fun looking at all the designs that have stemmed from them!

There are so many different variations; there are the 'retro' styles ones that use the brown paper for background with washed out colours and then on the other end there are the bright coloured ones with the use of creative typography. Oddly for me I'm loving the bright blue one which has 'More with less is more.' I feel everything just works on it, the composition of type, the use of screen print onto newspaper, makes me think of a fish'n'chip shop.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Vintage Pin-up

For a recent brief titled 'Creative Arts Summer Show' the clients want to see four identity ideas from each designer. One of the routes I was led down after researching each word was sailors and the posters around them. That was after researching 'Summer' and the nautical themed bikinis that you can buy. Maybe I did jump a few steps ahead into something that might not fit the brief, but I just love the pin-up looks. It combines fun with elements of classiness. 

Paper stencils!

Instead of getting a design exposed onto a screen we did it using purely paper...

Inspired by one of the necklaces I often wear. The style is quite simple due to limited time in the print room. But saying that I like the simplicity, means the silhouette shines through more. For once I also worked with a bright pink! Gradually starting to work with bright colours and be a bit experimental. 

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I Heart Shoelaces and Napkins

I have already uploaded some of my screen prints but for some reason I am now a fanatic of them!

One of the screen prints that I did, the design was hand-rendered (previously I had used designs created on the computer). For this I painted straight onto acetate :

The paint versions of little sketches. 

As the designs are painted straight onto the acetate texture can be created by using different tools. For the shoelaces I thought I'd try some string and see what effect came from it.

What they look like once they have been screen-printed. 

Here you can see what they look like once put on a screen and printed through. The texture of the string didn't really show through , however, the 'messy' edges give it a lot of detail that you wouldn't be able to create on the computer. 

The teacup printed onto a napkin. 

After doing the print of all the sketches I though I'd have a play around with them separately. Above you can see the teacup printed onto a napkin. I love them. I know that sounds a tad arrogant but I think they are quite cute. They could be improved by the amount of paint I use, some go a bit patchy, but once again mistakes are sometimes what makes a piece of design. As one of my old tutors used to call them - "happy accidents."