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1. KIDS DESIGN - boots mini club

I have some more children's designs to post today with a look at the latest summer prints at Boots. These patterns and placement prints are all from their Mini Club childrenswear collection and feature sunny holiday style designs such as bright fish, nautical boats, and colourful flowers. I especially loved the geometric fish (above & below) and for unique ideas I could not recall having seen a

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2. STORE SNAPS - george at asda

For today's Friday eye candy we turn to another UK supermarket and look at the latest arrivals in childrenswear by George at Asda. Highlights include tropical prints with pink flamingos, exotic elephants and doodled bows. Available in stores and online here. Also spotted in my local store were a few greetings cards from

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3. KIDS DESIGN - john lewis

I always find childrenswear one of the most colourful areas to find fun patterns and placement prints. So a recent visit to John Lewis proved very fruitful. Here are some of their latest spring summer 2015 designs on clothing featuring regular themes such as dinosaurs, birds, flowers, and animals presented in up to date prints.

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4. KIDS DESIGN - sainsbury's

With all the designers, studios and buyers all busy winding down from Surtex I thought I would post some fun designs for those of us left at home. So here are a selection of the latest childrenswear designs spotted in Sainsbury's under their TU label. Scroll down for fun patterns and placements prints from their Spring Summer 2016 range and see more or shop online here.

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5. SURTEX 2016 - bright art licensing

It is the final day for posting Surtex artists as the New York show enters it's final day. Here we showcase some of the designers and illustrators exhibiting with the Bright in booth 433. In the run up to Surtex Bright placed 15 ad’s in the Licensing Source Book showing the work of 15 Bright artists. They have also opened the Bright Emporium in Clapham, London which is a showroom, shop and

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6. NEW WORK - victoria johnson

These lovely images are just some of the new work by designer Victoria Johnson who will be exhibiting today in New York at Field Trip. As mentioned earlier this month Field Trip is a new pattern and illustration event taking place in a beautiful loft in New York's Garment District, on Monday, May 16th 2016 (the same time as Surtex, NSS and ICFF) and features the work of a small, curated group

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7. SURTEX 2015 - beth schneider

Beth Schneider will be making her debut at Surtex 2016 showcasing her sophisticated yet playful patterns. Beth is a surface pattern designer based in Chicago and is best known for designing stationery and home decor with major companies such as Minted, Guildery and Crane and Co. She is interested in collaborating with manufacturers in the housewares, fabric, home decor, gift, and stationery

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8. SURTEX 2016 - allison cole

Well today is the big day and Surtex will be up and running. So many flyers came in this week that I am taking the chance to post on the weekend. Today we have some fab new examples of work from designer Allison Cole. Allison will be exhibiting at Surtex for her sixth year, but this will be her first year exhibiting solo and self-represented. Find Allison and her colorful designs at booth 250,

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9. SURTEX 2016 - jennifer wambach

Jennifer L. Wambach is an illustrator from the Chicago area in the U.S. She has spent this year exploring hand-drawn and hand painted patterns and illustrations, focusing on watercolor sketchbook style artwork. She’s proud to be represented by Painted Planet Licensing and will be debuting many new collections at Surtex this year in booth 322.

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10. SURTEX 2016 - heather rosas

Heather Rosas is a designer based in California who mainly focuses on children's markets. She has licesened her art on fabric, home decor, greetings cards, stationery, party paper, and holiday decor. Heather can be found at Surtex in booth 417.

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11. SURTEX 2016 - tracey english

With Surtex opening tomorrow we have a few extra flyers to post before the doors open in New York tomorrow. The first artist to showcase today is Tracey English who will be represented by Creatif in booth 207. Tracey creates all her designs out of hand coloured  tissue paper collage and is excited to see what new avenues this years Surtex will open up. She has also just embarked on the 100 day

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12. SURTEX 2016 - trosko design

Solvejg Makaretz will be making a Surtex Debut tomorrow with her studio label Tröskö. In 2012 Solvejg started her own line of home decor and accessories and called it Tröskö after a tiny island in a lake in Sweden where she grew up. She is now ready to license designs and can be found in in booth 466 .

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13. SURTEX 2016 - natalie alex

Yorkshire designer and illustrator Natalie Alexander will be a Surtex in booth 570. Natalie had 12 years design industry experience before going freelance and her work is inspired by nature and travel.

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14. SURTEX 2016 - flyers

Here are some individual flyers which showcase the wonderful variety of design that will be on offer at Surtex this year. We start with Lemon Ribbon above in booth 719 and below Anne was here in booth 451. Below : Barb Chotiner, who recently had a pop up shop in West Elm, will be represented by Astound US in booth 232. Below : Jane Mosse Designs will be showing her latest designs in booth

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15. SURTEX 2016 - linda solovic

Designer Linda Solovic has been been busy working on new art for Surtex. Her agent, Sheila Meehan, of Meehan Design Group will be showing Linda's work in booth 422. Linda is super excited about the show and about her new work.

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16. SURTEX 2016 - esther bley

Bley Hack of Esther Bley will be showing her lovely new watercolours at Surtex in booth 450.

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17. SURTEX 2016 - rebecca stoner

Rebecca Stoner is now represented by the lovely team at MHS Licensing and Consulting and her work will be making it's debut at Surtex in booth 424. You can see a teaser of Rebecca's work on their website here  but they will be showing her full portfolio at Surtex which is brimming with lots of beautiful new work, including pretty patterns and fun illustrations.

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18. SURTEX 2016 - lemnonni

Annie Chen of Lemonni Art & Design will be showing brand new design collections at Surtex this year in booth 445. Annie is a graphic/surface designer based in Vancouver, Canada with a real love for pattern who founded Lemonni in 2013. She welcomes all inquiries about licensing or collaborations.

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19. SURTEX 2016 - anais lee

Anais Lee, the illustrator and surface designer behind "Anais Lee Creative" will be showing her designs at Surtex in booth 346. Anais was born in Taiwan and now lives and works from her studio in Queens, New York. She creates illustrations and designs for books, greetings, stationery, home and gift products in children's and women's market. Anais is always fascinated by the beauty of nature

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20. SURTEX 2016 - miriam bos

This year will Miriam Bos's third year exhibiting at Surtex, but it will be the first time that she is going solo. The last two years Miriam exhibited together with art collective Forest Foundry. But this year they have all decided to go on their own path. Some are exhibiting at Surtex with Australian agency Nerida Hansen, while others decided to go solo to Blueprint like Ine Beerten or Surtex

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21. SURTEX 2016 - studio kelkka

Studio Kelkka will be showing new designs at Surtex May 15-17, 2016.  Studio Kelkka is an internationally operating design studio who carry on the tradition and style of Finnish print design: bold, straightforward and modern and their motto is. Scandinavian design – beyond surface!

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22. BLUE PRINT - opens today!

Here we have a copule of last minute Blue Print Flyers. The show opens today and if you are lucky enough to be attending look out for designs by Tamara Csengeri (above) and Kaz Lammie (below) who are both represented by Cinnamon Joe. Below : Also at Blue print will be new designs from Holly Hatam who will be represented by Image Source in booth 14.

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23. SURTEX 2016 - emma mcgowan

Emma McGowan is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who's exhibiting for the first time at this year's Surtex, alongside three other artists from the newly formed Four Corners Art Collective. Emma was a semi-finalist in the last Global Talent Search and reached the final 8 of the Printsource Ultimate Portfolio Builder competition. Now she's travelling from her hometown of Brighton on

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24. SURTEX 2016 - ana davis

If you are looking for classically stylish designs you will find lovely fresh prints from Ana Davis in booth 536.

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25. SURTEX 2016 - albaquirky

Tanya Paget designs under the name Albaquirky and will be exhibiting at Surtex with Finch & Foxglove in booth 543. Tanya describes the Albaquirky style as "Unique, contemporary surface design for people who enjoy pattern and want something a little different in their lives. Pattern for stand up, stand out individuals

!". She has 20 years experience in the creative industries as an artist,

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