The new Tigerprint competition, Say It With Words, is into it's second week. Visit the competition website to read the full brief here.
Take some time to read the brief and fully understand what it is we're looking for. Think about the key words or phrases, the genre and who the customer is.
This month the focus is on sentiment and thinking about new words that can replace the classics. The second element of the brief is asking you to design a piece of typography using your chosen word(s). Think about different ways to create your design, think about the format of your finished piece and how the word relates to your choice of colours and style.
Visit Marks and Spencer online or one of their many stores to discover what's already in our range. Remember we are always on the look out for new styles so think about your handwriting and how it can be applied.
This month our winning entry (see above) has been created by Annie Larkins.
The judges loved Annie's Christmas pattern. The design itself has been really considered and Annie has created a Christmas community with her line work, it's a great move on for our winter village scene. The design is very commercial and works really well as a repeat, we can imagine wrapping our Christmas gifts with the print.
Congratulations Annie and we look forward to working with your design.
The judges liked Antoana's contemporary Christmas pattern. The design is very commercial and works really well as a repeat. We liked the details that Antoana has created in her different icons and the flow of the composition draws your eyes to different sections. A great graphic pattern.
The judges felt that Christina's design was very commercial. We all like the texture she has introduced and the variation in her line work and block icons. The limited colour palette works really well with the design and shows off the icons she's used. Overall a great repeat.
The judges liked Lucy's subject matter. People aren't often depicted in patterns and the ice-skaters look really fresh and original. The colour palette is great, it looks like winter without being cold. We all had a christmas feeling when we saw the design and it made us all want to ice skate. Lucy illustrative style is beautiful too.
The judges loved the nostalgic style of Pippa's design. Pippa has a beautiful illustrative style and her characters come to life in their different poses. The composition of the pattern creates movement and a great conversational piece.
Congratulations to Annie, Antoana, Christina, Lucy and Pippa and a very big thank you to everyone who entered the competition.