11 December 2017

XMAS 2017 - paul farrell

If you like your Christmas cards flat and graphic then look no further than Paul Farrell. Paul has a new range of 15 Christmas cards are available featuring a mixture of seasonal designs including presents carried by different modes of transport, seasonal greetings from around the world, a woodcutter's tale and winter warming garments. All include an envelope and are blank inside for your own festive message. Paul is based in Bristol and is the author of 'Great Britain in Colour' and he is a superb at creating clever yet simple graphics.

Paul has also designed Mitten and Stocking cards for the Southbank Centre Shop in London as part of their Nordic themed Christmas.

DESIGNER - ohn mar win

These beautiful designs are samples of the most recent work on a winter theme and Christmas theme by Ohn Mar Win. Ohn Mar is a UK based artist with a background in illustration and greetings cards. She is best known for her daily watercolour practice, often combining her paintings with pen and line work to create beautiful effects Her unique work has appeared in cookery books and packaging as well as on greetings cards, giftware, home decor, and fashion products. She has been lucky enough to work with some fantastic clients and is looking forward to exploring more golden opportunities at Blueprint 2018 where she will be exhibiting for the first time. Further examples of her work can be found online here.

Ohn Mar Win is also posting Christmas Advent designs every day until Christmas on Instagram here.

ETSY SHOP - tracey english

These colourful Christmas cards are by Tracey English. Tracey is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who loves to create designs mainly out of collaged tissue paper. She has recently restocked her Etsy shop ,One Apple Designs, with Christmas cards, new tea towel designs and some posters which were developed from taking part in the online 100 day project earlier in the year. Tracey works from her studio in SW London, where she is either creating for commissions, licensed products or publishing work. She is always open to new ideas and collaborations. 

08 December 2017

XMAS 2017 - claire picard

With a background in fashion and textiles, Claire Picard's illustrations are inspired by a love for florals, for decoration and for femininity. Claire uses paper-cutting techniques and collage, with hand-drawn linework or watercolour. Having lived and worked in Paris for many years as a fashion designer and illustrator, and then as a print artist, she has worked internationally in the greetings card, stationary and home d├ęcor markets. Now based in the south of England, she works out of her Hampshire based studio, and has an exclusive greetings card collection with British card company Cinnamon Aitch, due to be launched in January. These Christmas designs are inspired by beautiful quintessentially English textile traditions, in a modern Christmas colour palette....

Claire Picard also has a totally gorgeous online portfolio of card designs, patterns, packaging etc. To see more or enquire about licensing or commissions please visit Claire online here.