The Barbican have an advent calendar where you can collect 2 for 1 tickets, a coffee at their cafe and more! They’ve also teamed up with WRAP and myself to offer a free desktop wallpaper that is also printable if you wish. It’s a pared down version of one of my wrapping paper designs for WRAP and you can download it or print it by going to December 6th on the calendar here: Barbican Advent Calendar.
Some of my 2015 calendars have gone off to some really nice shops in the UK and US and one of those is The Future Kept which is so well curated I need to stay off the site for fear of buying everything (for myself obvs. don’t be confused by the fact that it is Christmas time) It comes as no surprise that they have styled my calendar in a far classier fashion than I ever could have (I will blame furnished flats but also the fact that I am just not this classy). But seriously have a look at their website, I challenge you to covet nothing: www.thefuturekept.com. Photo by The Future Kept
I am super psyched to show off the wrapping paper and card designs I have been working on with the always excellent folk at WRAP magazine! Tiny ice-skaters? We have got you covered. Giant birds: check! Vibrant winter foliage: look no further. It was an absolute pleasure working with WRAP to create this range and it’s very exciting to see it in print. All WRAP papers are printed with vegetable inks on recycled paper which give them a really nice saturated matte finish. You can see all their seasonal wares in their online shop and if you are in Leeds this Friday the 12th we will be at Colours May Vary with all the goods and more and I think there is talk of mulled cider and gift wrapping. The two middle photos are product shots by WRAP.
I recently came across a photo campaign for Twinings Tea showcasing their new blends and was excited to see that the tea was being served in my Fable mugs. When I was working on the range I always had long haired wood nymphs with billowing dresses in mind so it was very gratifying to see this become a reality in the beautiful photos by Naomi Ncube whose website you can peruse here: www.naomincubephotography.com . The photos above are just a small sample from the collection on GloTIME. You can see more and even watch a behind the scenes video of how the photoshoot came together here: www.glotime.tv ! All photos by Naomi Ncube.
Etsy is hosting a pop up shop this weekend in central London and it’s a great place to do some Christmas shopping. I am not just saying that because you can buy my stuff there but I am excited that some of my cards, prints & calendars were selected to be part of the offering. It’s only on for one more day so if you are in the area get yourself down to Etsy House on Great Newport street, buy some handmade gifts and get them wrapped for free! More info and pictures here: Etsy House.
Yes! The Tattooed Lady is back for 2015 to adorn your walls in understated and useful ways. This copy of the calendar is new and improved as it is printed on archival quality paper using extra sharp ink. It was also printed by professionals, since my feeble arms sadly cannot guarantee even ink coverage on anything bigger than a postcard. It’s available for order now! Get yours here for just $18 in my Etsy Shop.
Earlier this year Art. Inc was published by Chronicle Books. Edited by Meg Mateo Ilasco and written by Lisa Congdon, I am so pleased that I got to illustrate it. There is also a trailer to go with the book featuring some of my illustrations which you can see on YouTube here: youtube.com. Lisa Congdon did a really nice interview with Grace Bonney from Design*Sponge about the book which can be listened to here: Design*Sponge.
You can never draw too many birds is a maxim most illustrators live by and I am no exception. This is part of a series of images I am working on for a project later in the year. Stay tuned!