Riso Happy

Colour Zoo is my new series of images - Red Fox, Black Bear, Green Tree Python, Pink Flamingo, Blue Whale and Yellowfin Tuna. Their single colours have meant they lend themselves well to being printed as Risograph prints. Each print is A3 and printed onto Munken Lynx smooth white paper at 240 gram. Each design is a limited edition of 30 and will cost £10. The series will be applied to greeting cards and screen prints soon.

The Risograph is an environmentally friendly and cost effective printing method which uses soy based inks to produce unique results. Each print has imperfections, but this is the appealing nature of a risograph print and it's basic method of printing.

Old Money Bags

Well, that's exactly what they are and colourful ephemera delights also. I popped in to Present & Correct and got a packet. The basic printing and papers used are worth viewing.

One, two, tree

For this Spring I have created three new Tree towels. New colours - gold, dark grey and black have been given to existing designs and added the image Raven's Seat to the range. Made in the UK, the towels are from high quality cotton and screen printed in one colour and are available now.

Cushion of colour

Geometric patterns seem to be in right now and I couldn't resist this little number from John Lewis. It's multi coloured magic certainly stood out amongst the barbours, occasional tables and made to measure curtains.

Bin there, done that

If you need any help on searching for a vintage bread bin, I'm your man. Found this beauty on ebay and now all my bread keeping fresh worries have been solved. This particular piece of kitchen enamelware is Polish.

What a Puffin Picture

A Book of Insects was just one of a fascinating, beautifully illustrated, colourful and educational series of books for children, first published at the start of the Second World War by Puffin. The series developed through the war years and beyond and is now collected avidly.

Toy Story

I found this old chap back in 1993 in an old corner shop in east London as they were clearing out old stock. It is from the Zoo collection made by toy manufacturer Britains during the 1970s. The packaging alone is enough to make you weep, but the elephant is even better, complete with wooden tusks and bendy ears.

Bird Box up

Paul Smith NYC has taken receipt of their first order of boxed foiled cards. The box was screen printed and constructed in the UK. I had to create labels that detailed the contents. Each box contains six cards and envelopes and there is a collection of bright and metallic designs to choose from.

Take Flight

Heal's have launched a new collection for this Spring. My Flight of Swallows print will be available on-line and instore as part of their successful art department that features many present day artists and illustrators.

Elk Decor

It may be off season and a poor play on words but thought you might like to see that Elle Decor were kind enough to feature one of my Animalphabet cards in their Christmas issue...I've only just discovered this myself.