The new Tigerprint competition, Christmas Pattern, 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 Christmas patterns and how they are apply to wrapping paper in a repeat. Think about different styles of surface pattern, consider new trends and different techinques.
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.
In her own words..."Hi! my name is Pauline Grayson, but everyone calls me Muffin.
I am two parts wife and mama, three cups graphic designer, two tablespoons cookie addict, one teaspoon lipstick fanatic, a pinch of sugar, and a dash of spice. I am a lover of life, my hunky husband, two gorgeous littles, living in Utah, finding joy in the moments, and making awesome art.
My passion for art took shape during my Sophomore year in high school. During a small presentation by a graphic designer, something sparked within me, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My art teacher, Mr. Collins (bless him) inspired me to do what I love, and I’ve been making the world a prettier place ever since.
In 2006, I graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. Since then, I’ve been creating growth charts, personalized tees and holiday cards for Petite Lemon. As well as gift bags, wrapping paper, and gift card packaging for companies like Target. I’m inspired by all things little and sweet and cute, and am passionate about creating designs, patterns, illustrations, book bindings, and textiles. I’m excited to cook up delicious designs for the hungry of art, and create new ways to brighten your day!".
This month our winning entry (see above) has been created by Pauline Grayson. The judges were all drawn to the skill involved in Pauline's image. The editorial is beautiful and would work well in a send to a loved one at Christmas. The layout of the words works really well with the image and she has created a lot of movement with her font and flourishes. The simple icons tie in the tree and stand off the page. Overall a very considered and skilled design.
Congratulations, Pauline and we look forward to working with your design.
The judges loved the originality of the Daniella's design. She has created a flowing font that mimics light painting, making the words light up on the page. The font and icons work really well with the image and Daniella has created a sense of movement throughout the forest.
Eslpeth has really considered her design and has create a clever bauble shape with the layout of her font. The editorial has a beautiful sentiment and would work across many different areas. The addition of simple icons brings the design together and finishes it off nicely.
Ohn Mar's design is a mixture of great placement, a striking font and emphasis on the right words. When we work with type it's really important to make the key words stand out - in this case comfort and joy is the message. Overall the design is really strong and a great contender.
The judges like the hand drawn fonts within Ilana's design. She's applied some interesting textures to the words and applied delicate icons that sit well with the image and overall design. We really liked the fun editorial too.
Congratulations to Pauline, Daniella, Elspeth, Ohn Mar and Ilana and a very big thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
The next competition will be open for submissions on Tuesday 14th October.