21 October 2016

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 have included The Tate Gallery, NoBrow and the New York Times. You can see more from Ben online here.

20 October 2016

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 featuring lots of metallics. Aden + Anais was founded in New York by Australian Raegan Moya-Jones, who could not find the traditional muslin blankets in the USA when her daughter Anais was born. So in 2006 she brought out her first swaddle muslin - which can be used for all manner of baby purposes from stroller covers to burp cloths. I really liked the patterns Aden + Anais have put together, which also includes a collaboration with stylish kids label Zutano. You can see everything in their ranges here at the main website or head to their UK online store.



19 October 2016

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 months Abi has been busy creating kids wall art to stock her wonderful Etsy shop. Below are some examples of the fun, colourful, and educational prints from her shop. All are available now, and new pieces are be added. You can get in touch with Abi via her website, or connect with her on Instagram.