At last my new guitar prints are photographed and up on Etsy and Not on the High Street. The new designs build on the most popular prints, keeping the bold, graphical layouts but introducing some new colours, including soft grey, a gorgeous mushroom colour, deep, muddy purple, and orangy red. Yum. They all feature guitar headstocks and are perfect for people like me: those of us who love our music and wish we could play the guitar! God we’d be so cool wouldn’t we?
Trend alert! It’s the beginning of a new season so it must mean there are lots of predictions for what’s what is going to be ‘hot’ this year. Now, I’m not the most trendy of people, but I do like to keep a look out for new ideas and styles that I can adapt to use in my home, or in my work. So here’s a little round-up, just for fun.
I’ve been meaning to go to The Museum of London for ages and I recently got round to going. Half way round I started notice lots of interesting type (not surprising that this was in the gallery called ‘Modern London 1670s-1850s: Expanding City’, with walls of bill posters, packaging and newspapers). Anyway I started snapping all these interesting letter forms as best I could with my camera phone in the museum light, and thought they would make a good blog post, I hope you enjoy them.
I couldn’t think of anything more autumny than leaves, and as it’s been pretty chilly and drizzly here it’s felt like were really into autumn now. I think the changing leaves look beautiful at this time of the year. I decided I’d also print this design on a card for my nan, she’s struggles with her sight so the strong contrast and simple shapes mean she will hopefully be able to make out the leaf pattern.
I’m a complete sucker for an exposed brick wall or a table made out of railway sleepers, or whatever very clever people make tables out of! So here I’ve compiled some inspiration and links to help you fall in love with raw materials. Enjoy, but don’t start mixing your concrete until you’ve seen everything…
Friday 13 September was Roald Dahl Day, so I put together some quote artwork for the Roald Dahl literary estate to use on their social media channels. It was created using a lino print alphabet which I turned into a bitmap font, you find out how I made the typeface on an earlier post.
I’ve been really into the whole tribal print trend recently, and it’s inspired a small range of my prints this year. At the weekend I took a long over-due shopping trip to a big proper shopping centre type thing and saw loads of tribal print tops and dresses with a handprinted aesthetic to them. I didn’t buy any – they were much too short/figure hugging/see-through for me but I’d love to try and make my own using some of my lastest designs.