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1. DESIGNER - tyra von zweigbergk

Tyra von Zweigbergk is a designer and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. Tyra studied at Beckmans College of Design graduating in 1999. She is represented by the Swedish Woo Agency and divides her time between commissioned work such as editorial illustration, pattern design, product etc, and self initiated projects such as posters and original artworks. Tyra's clients have included H&M.

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2. MUGS - mmmg

It was through researching Tyra von Zweigbergk that I found out Korean company MMMG (millimeter milligram) had introduced the fifth version of their glass cups back in summer 2014. Tyra was one of the collaborators, with two designs (above and below) called 'Park' and 'Ghost'. There are fourteen cups in the new range with various designers creating two each. If you have been with P&P for many

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3. FABRICS - penguin & fish

Penguin & Fish, aka designer Alyssa Thomas, has a really great article on her blog called 'How to make a fabric collection'. In the post Alyssa explains how the process worked during the creation of her new fabric range for Clothworks called 'Sweet Tweets'. She covers inspiration, licensing, moodboards, sketching, deadlines and more. Read the full post here and if you like the look of Sweet

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4. DESIGNER - applemint designs

Jess Williams trained as a graphic designer and has worked in a variety of creative roles, most recently as a stationery designer. Feeling in need of a change, Jess enrolled on the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course and earlier this year she took the plunge and went freelance by setting up Applemint Designs. Jess has been building up her business ever since, including a shop at 

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5. LAMPSHADES - atomic doris

Atomic Doris creator Katie Ramsden has been researching, developing and perfecting the process of her unique silhouette lampshades for over two years in her Northampton based studio. Each shade is composed of cut vinyl designs hidden underneath FSC accredited lining paper. The lampshades are plain when off but patterned when on due to their unique design process. With a range of prints, colours

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6. FABRICS - vitamini

Casey Starks is a graphic designer and screen printer based in California who has recently released two new fabric prints: asterisk and jazzy. Both patterns feature bright, happy colors and animated shapes, inspired by mid-century advertising design - the sort of graphics you might see on ads for housewares or party snacks. They are available for purchase in the fabric section in Casey's online

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7. STORESNAPS - matalan

As Christmas time approaches the stores begin to fill with 'gift ranges' - collections of themed products like toiletries, sewing, baking, stationery etc all with extra special effort put into the packaging. The range I spotted this year were in Matalan where I took some snapshots of collections : Lilybell Bakery, The Sweetest Thing, and The Little Things.

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8. NEW WORK - linda solovic

Linda Solovic has created a new series of collages for her Etsy shop. They came about through her love of going to estate sales. Linda likes to buy vintage greeting cards, envelopes, or "anything that is old and made of paper". One day while admiring a recent purchase of envelopes she saw that when the envelopes are open and lie flat, they resembled of houses. Linda then decided to do a series

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9. TEXTILES - bon maison

I love the neon touches in these hand printed fabrics and home accessories from Bon Maison. The brand was formed in 2010 by Jody Myerscough-Walker after she graduated from The Winchester School Of Art in 2009, with a degree in Printed Textiles. Joy's inspirations come from walking on the beach, trips to France with its vineyards, markets, chateaus and field of sunflowers. The Bon Maison style

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10. CARDS - anna kövecses for 1973

I don't know how I missed this but the illustrator Anna Kövecses who was featured on Print & Pattern last week has created a range of cards for Nineteen Seventy Three.  All the illustrations in the collection are from Anna's educational book about the summer of a little girl on a Mediterranean Island. Read more details about Anna and her cards online here or go straight to the shop to view the

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11. MUGS - jane foster at UO

I was so pleased to see a designer we admire here on Print & Pattern achieving some lovely success recently with these Jane Foster mugs spotted for sale in Urban Outfitters. Jane has been designing and creating wonderful designs and vintage pieces from her Devon home for a number of years and it's great to see her illustrations moving into products.

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12. KIDS DESIGN - boots store snaps

Today's Print & Pattern is all about children's design as I made a visit to Boots recently. For those outside the UK Boots is a well known high street store (founded in 1849) known for their health and beauty products as well as baby merchandise. I spotted a really nice selection of placement prints and patterns on clothing in their Mini Club ranges for babies and toddlers. Here are some snaps

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13. KIDS DESIGN - boots mini club

Having found some beautiful designs in my local branch of Boots I decided to check out more of their Mini Club range online - and it didn't disappoint. I found lots more pattern and placement illustrations on clothing for girls, boys, and babies. Here are some of my highlights but there is much more to see online at Boots Mini Club.

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14. KIDS DESIGN - mibo books

Mibo, the a UK based design studio of printmaker and illustrator Madeleine Rogers, have launched a new series of children's books. Five animals are explored in each book through rhyme, pictures and pull-out 2D figures to construct into 3D. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright

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15. PAPER GOODS - the printed peanut

Louise Lockhart is an illustrator who creates unusual handmade party games, stationery, apparel and more for her company The Printed Peanut. Louise prints all her products in the UK and has an ever-expanding collection of illustrated products for kids and grown-ups, keeping traditional toys and games alive with a creative and modern twist. Realising there was a gap on the market for quality

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16. GLOBAL TALENT SEARCH - winners

I was honoured to be a judge again this year in the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search and in case you have missed it the winners were announced online here last Thursday.

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17. DESIGNER - anita frager

Anita Frager works as a print and pattern designer in the United States and is relatively new to the field. Anita has a commercial art degree and creates  her patterns using Adobe Illustrator with hand drawn elements. Her work is designed for a variety of product categories and includes florals, conversationals, and geometrics.  Anita is represented by London Portfolio and can be found online

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18. DESIGNER ROUND UP

Today I am curating a designer round-up to highlight just a few of the talented P&P readers. First up is a selection of new work from Alice Perry, a freelance Surface Pattern Designer who works from a small studio in Devon. Alice has a love of hand sketching starting first with pencil then working on top with ink before adapting the designs digitally on the computer. Alice is currently seeking

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19. ILLUSTRATION - kazuaki yamauchi

Today's highlighted illustrator is Kazuaki Yamauchi an illustrator based in Tokyo. Born in Japan in 1971 Kazuaki has designed for magazines, newspapers, book publishers, etc and became freelance in 1999. I loved his playful images of children and his printed style that uses a 'slightly off register; effect. Recent clients include Habitat here in the UK and books for Suzuki Press. See more from

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20. FABRICS - maude asbury

Geofabulous is a beautiful collection by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics that came onto the market this summer. The print designs are described as 'a celebration of shapes and symmetry in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, grounded with touches of taupe and navy.  Bright, bold stained glass designs, fun chevrons and dimensional prism prints decorate a colorful canvas of pink, turquoise, green,

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21. E-COURSE - pattern camp

Designer Jessica Swift's Pattern Design e-course starts on Saturday and is a 2-day, intensive weekend-long virtual online pattern design workshop. (Although people can also choose to work through the course at their own pace instead of just during the 2 days.). The price is $189 and you can find out all the details online here at Pattern Camp.

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22. DESIGNER - just so regular

Just So Regular is a fun and innovative design studio created by Sophia B that provides original artwork, graphic designs, and surface patterns for licensing. Sophia is available for licensing and commissions in pattern, character designs, greetings etc. If you like her style you can fins out more online here at Just So Regular.

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23. TEXTILES - anna joyce

Anna Joyce is a textile and pattern designer based in Portland, Oregon. Anna's latest collection of patterns is called Hand Prints (below) and each pattern in the collection was inspired by the beauty of the unexpected and the mark of artist's hand. The designs were also inspired by works for Anna's hand printing and surface design book to be published by STC Craft in Autumn 2015. All of the

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24. ILLUSTRATION - michéle brummer everett

I have been featuring a different illustrator each day and today is the turn of  Michéle Brummer Everett. Michéle is originally from South Africa but is now based in the USA, you may recognise her style from her work with Cloud9 fabrics. One of  Michéle's recent commissions was from  Noodoll to design a set of learning cards,

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25. DESIGNERS - popup studio

DeeDee is a designer and the owner of a new design studio in Luxembourg called POPUP Studio. Dee founded her own company to be able to design something that has always fascinated her - patterns. Here are a few examples of POPUP Studio's new work but there is much more available to see online including baby clothes, home decoration items, illustrations, etc…  all hand-printed and crafted by Dee.

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