24 October 2016

WALL ART - kate banazi

Today's P&P posts focus on strong graphics - starting with the work of Sydney based artist Kate Banazi. Originally from London Kate studied at the prestigious art school 'Central St. Martins'. She creates striking screen printed works and collages featuring geometric shapes and lines that give an optical illusion of depth. In 2016, Kate was one of twelve artists, designers and architects selected to represent the best of Australian creativity at Milan Design Week. Besides her artworks which are sold in galleries she also takes on commissions and has designed for Urban Outfitters, Vogue, Sony and Converse. You can find out more about Kate and her work online here.

ILLUSTRATION - paul farrell book

Illustrator, graphic designer and print-maker Paul Farrell's debut book 'Great Britain in Colour', was published on 22 September by Boxtree and Pan Macmillan. The 166 full page colour illustrations are one years' work and the book was completed almost two years from the start. It is a personal journey full of memories and travels from the last 45 years or so. There are hidden gems, familiar landmarks and favourite places all celebrated in vivid colour. Below are a selection of pages from the book which is now available to buy at Amazon and most online and high street book sellers.

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.