The new Tigerprint competition brief is into its second week. Visit the competition website to read the full brief. 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 we are looking for beautiful florals that are formatted to a specific size card, 190mm x 240mm landscape. Please ensure you stick to these dimensions.
Think about how you create your florals, try different techniques, look at upcoming trends and how they can influence your design.
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.
We had a broad mix of entries, some really stood out commercially, whilst others caught our eye trying something new and different. Some of you played it safe too, we love your designs but keep in mind that our in-house designers create patterns on a daily basis, if it's something we can do we won't pick your design.
The judges like the composition and layout of Lauren's design. They liked the use of fresh, clean shapes and the way the repeating elements open out into placement pattern. The judges think the design could work well on a card or crop sections to create a wrap. Well done Lauren.
The judges felt Lizzie created a intricate and interesting pattern. The design draws your eye in and there is lots of detail to explore. We feel that this would look great on a bag or fabric print. Well done Lizzie.
By Rachel Bayliss.
Tigerprint enjoy working with fonts and we love to see patterns created from hand drawn type. Rachel Bayliss' design demonstrates how to play with type to create an interesting pattern. Well done Rachel.
Congratulations to Samantha, Ailsa, Lauren, Lizzie and Rachel and a very big thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
It's been a tough job selecting our shortlist this month. The competition team have selected the top 85 entries and the panel of judges will select their winner and runners up on Tuesday 8th April. The results will be posted soon after.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the previous competition, Black and White Pattern, we received just under 1400 entries. We have started judging the entries and the winner and runners up will be announced next week.