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1. SHOWCASE - art & business of surface design

Today we have a really interesting showcase of patterns from the students on the Art & Business of Surface Design online E-Course run by designer Rachael Taylor. The ABSPD attracts a global audience with students taking part from all over the world and you can find emerging artists who all show great potential and have a passion for colour and pattern. Print & Pattern offers an annual

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2. DESIGNER - emma haines

Emma Haines is an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the Midlands and is the founder of Cut and Stick Design. Emma studied illustration at Loughborough University and now works at an art licensing company. Her designs are inspired by 1960's children's books and she really loves character design - she enjoys bringing a smile to someone by creating a cute character. In the future

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3. NEW COLLECTION - tiger dk

This is a sneak preview of a new collection coming soon to Tiger. Raindrops will be a fun range of brightly patterned goods arriving just in time for those April showers. Items include a cushion (above) zip pouch, storage boxes, blanket and umbrella. Tiger are a Danish company with stores throughout the UK,Scandinavia, Europe and Japan. The raindrops collection is not yet available online but

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4. NEW ARRIVALS - howkapow

There have been some gorgeous new arrivals at Howkapow this month. Star items include these beautiful new designs from Darling Clementine (above and below) on dishcloths, trays, and art prints. Also new in are these striking art prints from the brilliant Eloise Renouf. And finally this floral print caught my eye by Clare Owen. More new arrivals are due soon that look really

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5. WALLPAPER - mini moderns

P.L.U.T.O is the latest wallpaper design from Mini Moderns. Whilst designing their Hinterland collection - based on Dungeness and the surrounding Kent countryside - Mini Moderns were intrigued to learn about the area’s rich military history. The P.L.U.T.O. wallpaper is named after The Pipe Line Under The Ocean - a fuel line running under the English Channel to supply fuel to the allied D-Day

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6. DESIGNER - johanna fritz

Designer Johanna Fritz has recently licensed her Cosmic Party design collection to German producer Swafing. The main pattern was actually created for a Spoonflower contest last year, but now it has become part of full licensed range. The collection will be presented to the public audience at h+h Cologne and will then be available in stores from the beginning of April. Johanna is one of the

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7. KIDS DESIGN - jubel

Henriette Kleppan is a graphic designer from Norway with a background of seven years experience as a designer for Norwegian ELLE. Henriette recently launched her own brand called Jubel. (which means cheering/joy/applause in English) The name is based on her children's names: JU from her daughter Julie and EL from her son Mikkel. She designs colorful and fun posters, garlands and cards for kids

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8. TEXTILES - lemonni

Annie Chen is a graphic/surface designer based in Vancouver, Canada and the artist behind Lemonni. The brand wad established in 2013 to bring Annie's patterns and her love of paper and textile together. Her work uses simple shapes inspired by nature, animals and travelling. Her prints such as Acorns, Clouds, and Fish are available on bags, table runners, cushions, tea towels etc. See more from

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9. DESIGNER - laura martos

These colourful patterns are the work of Laura Martos a freelance graphic and surface designer. Based in Barcelona Spain Laura works under the studio label Treehouse. She has an online blog and her patterns can also be seen on Pinterest here. 

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10. NEW SEASON - corby tindersticks

There have been so fab new arrivals in the Corby Tindersticks collection of late. The new collection features excercise books, height charts, and fabric toys. Corby Tindersticks is an illustration led lifestyle brand based in London created by Carly Gledhill. All their clothing is manufactured in the UK, and toys and prints are handmade in their East London Studio. Carly also exhibits at hip

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11. TEXTILES - rose & clara designs

Jessica Hayman established Rose & Clara Designs in 2013. Previously working as a lawyer she decided to return to her first love : design. Jessica creates her cheerful patterns and illustrations, which are based on hand drawn images, from her studio in London.  Her prints are showcased on her range of British-made homewares, gifts and stationery, which are available from selected retail

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12. STORE SNAPS - wilko

Spotted last week in my local branch of Wilko was this new stationery range called 'Forget me not'. This floral collection in muted colours takes it's inspiration from vintage fabrics, haberdashery and the current trend for home sewing here in the UK. Products include notebooks, ring binders, mugs, storage, pegs, purses and gift wrap. Available in Wilko stores now and online.

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13. ILLUSTRATION - the printed peanut

Louise Lockheart at The Printed Peanut has some lovely new illustrated products that have just gone on sale. Items include little pocket mirrors for handbags or travel and a choice of two A5 Notebook designs. All are designed and made in Yorkshire, England. Louise works as an illustrator and has a collaborated with other designers such as Donna Wilson, and in the future we can look forward to

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14. NEW SEASON - alice perry designs

A designer we featured last year here on P&P has now become a partner at online marketplace Not on the High Street. Alice Dart, a Devon based Surface Pattern Designer with a love for pattern, illustration and stationery, is selling a range of prints and cards under her studio name Alice Perry Designs. Here are a small selection of her products with more available online now at NOTHS,

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15. KIDS DESIGN - eef lillemor

Eef Lillemor is a Dutch creative illustrator and kids stylist who has created an original range of children's products. Eef offers a range of posters, postcards, gift tags, wrapping paper and invitations. Current designs include cute animals, smiling fruits, and new for summer ice creams. Eef has just gone onto maternity leave but her products will continue to be sold by dozens of stockists

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16. DESIGNER - amy reber

Amy Reber is a self taught surface designer who says she has definitely has found her passion in life : drawing, color, pattern and design. She is dedicated and passionate about making bold, colorful, beautiful designs for all kinds of surfaces. Amy is a full time stay-at-home Mum, and being married to a Marine lives an ever-changing military lifestyle. Her eyes are always peeled for beautiful

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17. FABRICS - sew caroline

Art Gallery fabrics have welcomed a new designer into their licensed artists team - Caroline Hulse. Known as Sew Caroline she was selected by Art Gallery Fabrics to be a part of their inaugural project AGF Limited Edition, where she designed a fabric collection called Gleeful (posted here), which was released in July 2014. Caroline will now have a new full collection of fabrics that will debut

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18. CARDS - black olive

I love these fresh new card designs from Black Olive. The first four are from their 'Sophia' range with its lovely pastel geometrics and florals. There are also new additions to their 'Annali' collection and a new age range with pretty floral decorated numbers called 'Eloise'.

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19. NEW COLLECTION - kitty mccall

UK interiors brand Kitty McCall have released their latest collection this month called 'Tropicalia' which is bang on trend for SS15. The range was designed by Catherine Nice a UK based artist and textile designer who named the company after her grandmother Kitty. Tropicalia includes a range of miniature cards, cushions, art prints and fabric letters. The launch also coincides with a redesign

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20. DESIGNER - rocket 68

Rocket 68 have created a brand new range of  A5 notebooks called 'Colour Multiply'. There are six designs in the series which were inspired by Swiss Modernism and designed by Rocket 68's illustrator Jill White. All the FSC books are printed in the UK on matt board. Also new from Rocket 68 is Ahoy! a seaside collection of six designs that are available as postcards and greetings cards and is

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21. STORE SNAPS - wh smith

WH Smith have introduced a new stationery collection called Melodie featuring colourful songbirds on the fresh spring colours of turquoise and lime green. The range is complimented by another collection called Amelie featuring butterflies in the more subtle palette of grey and pink. Below : Also catching my eye in WH Smith was this lovely pink

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22. DESIGNER - emily emerson

Emily Emerson is an illustrator and surface pattern designer working under the name White Fawn Studio who is just starting out in the design world. Emily has been busy building her portfolio and hopes to receive her first licensing commission. She is also taking part in Lilla Rogers e-course to learn more about designing artwork to sell. Emma says with her art, she aims to spark the imagination

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23. DESIGNER - kathryn cole

Kathryn Cole is a freelance designer and illustrator living in the United States. Her work is inspired by her background in floral design and metalsmithing. Her designs are a mix of watercolour florals and hand drawn and digitally coloured designs. Her work is fresh, vibrant, and uplifting. Kathryn’s studio has many ready to purchase designs and collections and also welcomes commissions. Visit

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24. DESIGNER - katja ollendorf

Katja Ollendorff is a designer and illustrator based in San Francisco and is currently available for freelance commissions or full-time design work. Katja graduated from the Institute for Textile Print Design in Berkeley, CA and is well known for her mood board compiling skills with nearly half a million followers on Pinterest. She also curates bespoke mood boards for clients such as J Crew.

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25. DESIGNER - waqas qureshi

Waqas Qureshi is the designer behind an upcoming textile print studio in Lahore. One of their recent collection created by the studio has been published in a Barcelona based publication Monsa for their new title "The Pattern Book". They are currently building a portfolio to bring to a trade fair in Istanbul and are posting some of their sketches and work in progress on Instagram here.

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