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1. ILLUSTRATION - ben newman

Staying on the subject of cool graphic illustrators this is the work of Ben Newman. I discovered Ben through his latest book 'Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure' which I had snapped in Bologna back in September. Ben is based in London where he works as a freelance illustrator and lectures on illustration. His graphic geometric style has been described as 'Bauhaus fuzzy felt' and his clients

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2. KIDS DESIGN - aden + anais

I came across these lovely contemporary baby products by Aden + Anais when I saw that they were being used to swaddle Stenton David Jones - David Bowie's grandson. A little bit of research later and I was able to enjoy all their other fab designs on muslin baby blankets, swaddles, bibs, onesies etc. Luckily for a Bowie baby prints include lightning bolts and black stars, as well as new arrivals

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3. KIDS DESIGN - abi hall

Since last being featured on Print & Pattern in September 2012 designer Abi Hall has been working with the team at Pink Light Studio in Seattle, licensing artwork for a diverse range of products, and designing collections for Moda Fabrics. You can see examples of licensed patterns and illustrations, as well as works in progress and sketchbook entries on Abi's website here. For the past few

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4. DESIGNER - kat uno

Kat Uno is an illustrator based in Hawaii. After working for about 6 years as a graphic designer for a government agency Kat decided to strike out on her own in 2015. She is currently represented by the Astound Agency and has been illustrating books for going on 2 years. Although her agency work is her bread and butter, Kat also really loves designing cute characters and patterns. You can find

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5. DESIGNER - feena brooks

Feena Brooks is a London based surface pattern designer who originally trained in Fine Art and has 16 years experience as an artist/designer/illustrator. Over the last year Feena has been focusing on designing patterns and building her surface pattern design portfolio. She completed Module 1&2 of the ABSPD courses, and won a place on their Ultimate Portfolio builder course through their

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6. DESIGNER - jason ansell

Our second designer today is London based Jason Ansell who worked in Fashion for 15 years creating womenswear for the high end and high street. But for the last 2 years Jason has been busy redirecting himself towards his love of illustration. He has taken MATS (Make Art That Sells) classes and has been busy building up a portfolio. Here are some lovely examples that show Jason's style and he is

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7. CARDS & WRAP - really good/soul

UK card publishers Really Good, and sister company Soul have sent in some of their latest designs on cards, wrap, notebooks and gifts. Here are some of the new arrivals from their "Soul Studio" and "Always Fabulous" ranges.... Read the rest of this post

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8. WALL ART - lu west

Print & Pattern has a new sponsor this week in the shape of Lu West Fine Art Prints. Many of you will know Lu's work from her previous shop 'Mengsel'. Lu is now concentrating on limited edition silkscreen prints (plus continuing her freelance illustration work). Here are some examples of Lu's lovely prints. including her well known bigger boat design at the bottom of the post. Lu also has an

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9. GIFT WRAP - winter's moon

Vintage and Mid Century store Winter's Moon have introduced a new range of wrapping and craft papers. The FSC matte paper is the perfect weight for wrapping gifts and is printed in the UK. They are also of archiving quality and made use eco-friendly 100% vegetable based inks. The lovely pattern papers are available in two colour sets : either 'Pink & Orange' or 'Green, Mustard & Blue' and can

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10. DESIGNER - stephani stilwell

Stephani Stilwell is a US based designer who studied for a BFA in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Steph works as a freelancer and creates illustrations for editorial to narrative, hand-lettering and food illustration. But her true passion is for pattern design. She likes to inject jokes and humour into her work and previous clients have included American Greetings. 

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11. BOOK DESIGN - penguin

Today we have some snaps I took in my local branch of Waterstones. They had some lovely patterned book covers for Nancy Mitford novels laid out on a table. It turns out they were released by Penguin last year to celebrate 70 years since the first publication of her novel 'The Pursuit of Love'. The covers featured painted geometrics by New York based artist Lourdes Sanchez. The in-house design

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12. ILLUSTRATION - wide eyed

Also spotted whilst book shopping recently was this lovely children's book "What do grown Ups Do All Day?" published by Wide Eyed. Illustrated by Paris based artist Virgine Morgand this large picture book features over 100 professions to inspire and educate little ones. Virgine is well known for her illustrations of people and can be found online here for commissions, or you can find the book

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13. NEW CARDS - paper salad

'Good as Gold' is the brand new children's range by UK card publishers 'Paper Salad'. The collection includes 32 designs that all come with a neon bespoke envelope. Paper Salad have created fun, bright hand-painted designs featuring cute characters for ages 1-9 in both boy and girl. They also launched some brand new notebooks at Autumn Fair 2016. There are 6 in total which are finished with

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14. ILLUSTRATION - hector dexet

I came across the work of French artist Hector Dexet again (after featuring a print back in 2013) whilst on holiday in Bologna last month. I saw his books in many of the city's bookshops and they looked fabulous with their simple graphic images. Hector is based in Paris and has been working in design and illustration since graduating 2009. He has produced lots of great children's books largely

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15. NEW WORK - emily emerson

Designer Emily Emerson specialises in whimsical design and illustration for children. Emily has created a new pattern collection for licensing on fabrics, stationery etc. called 'Dream Circus'. In lovely soft colours it features friendly animals that any young child or baby would love. Anyone interested in the designs can contact Emily via her website here.

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16. DESIGNER - striped pear studio

Kirsten Sevig is an artist /designer/ illustrator/ pattern painter based in Minneapolis, MN where she works in a stripey studio that she has dubbed the 'Striped Pear Studio'. Kirsten loves creating patterns and products and has recently designed and produced a couple of notecard sets for her new Striped Pear Studio brand. Featuring her lovely hand painted patterns they are now available in her

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17. CARDS - darling clementine for 1973

Norwegian design duo Ingrid Reithaug and Tonje Holand aka Darling Clementine have created an exclusive new card range for 1973. Called 'Canterbury' there are ten different designs in the collection with patterns inspired by mid century textile design, and each card is named after an iconic female poet.

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18. GIFT & HOME - howkapow

It is this time of year thoughts turn to Christmas gift shopping and many of the online stores are already stocked with goodies. One of those is Bristol based Howkapow where co-founder and creative director Cat How has a good eye for design. The post begins with this colourful wrapping paper that is a Howkapow in-house exclusive. Other arrivals in the new Christmas selection include cushions

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19. DESIGNER - louise lockhart sale

Super talented designer and illustrator Louise Lockhart has 10% off of everything in her shop throughout October so this gives me a lovely excuse  to showcase some her wonderful work. Louise produces her designs under the label The Printed Peanut all goods are proudly made n the UK. Products in her online shop include notebooks, cards, mugs, plates, books and bags. Use the coupon code '

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20. BOOK DESIGN - aino-maija metsola

This month sees the re-issue of six Virginia Woolf  books by Penguin Classics - all with stunning covers by artist Aino-Maija Metsola. Aino-Maija is best know for her work with Marimekko and for her bold use of colour and painterly patterns. Available from 6th October in good bookshops and see them online here at Amazon.

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21. WALL ART - marks & spencer

We finish the week as we began it, with a look at some of the latest arrivals at Marks & Spencer. Here we have a selection of prints from their wall art department starting with these striking prints : bright birdie bouquet and painted butterfly, sadly by an unnamed artist. Also shown are colourful abstracts plus some smart type and geomtrics from Marks & Spencer's collaboration with Conran.

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22. TABLEWARE - marks & spencer mugs

This particular print below caught my eye in Marks & Spencer. The dark flower pattern is called 'Loft Floral' and features on a mug in this stacking set as well as on cushions, curtains, trays, aprons, plates and towels - along with a family of three other complimentrary patterns

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23. GIFT WRAP - lisa jones

Lisa Jones has released a new range of gift wrap which includes this fun animal design. Lisa describes the new collection as 100% cheerful and 100% recycled. Sold in sheets of two they are locally printed Lisa's hometown of Lewes in East Sussex and use vegetable based inks. Scroll down to see more, including the clever 'Apartment' wrapping paper. along with some more of Lisa Jones' designs on

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24. WALLPAPER - missprint aw16

MissPrint were excited to announce the launch of two new wallpaper designs recently. The first (above & below) is 'Songbird' a whimsical design featuring detailed drawings of birds nestled amongst graphic leaves. The second is 'Five Feathers' a featuring hand drawn stylised feathers that were inspired by collections from MissPrint's travels. Each pattern comes in six colourways - all of which

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25. KIDS DESIGN - tesco AW16

These are just a few little snapshots I wanted to share from the new Autumn Winter arrivals in children's clothes at Tesco.

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