Valentines Day is getting closer and its great to see all the ranges available on the high street. Be sure to check out Tigerprint's designs in Marks and Spencer and don't forget you still have time to enter the Valentines Type Competition which closes Sunday 8th February.
We have decided to extend the Valentines Type Competition deadline until Sunday 8th February which gives you an extra couple of days. We have had some great entries so far which you can check out here. The next competition will be officially launched Monday 9th February and the theme will be Mother's Day so getting doing your market research now! Thanks to everyone who has entered so far and it would be great to get some feedback from you guys on the competition so far.
You can now find Tigerprint on twitter here or by following the link on the left hand side of the page. Tigerprinters will give you live feed on everything from the latest competitions, newly discovered blogs and designers and our thoughts on design and trends etc. Be sure to follow us and let us know what you think!
One of my colleagues at Tigerprint recently received an email from Johanna Basford who did a placement here a few years previous.
Johanna now runs her very own studio creating black and white patterns for a variety of surfaces, from wallpapers, to teapots, greetings cards to beer bottles. Johanna also designs black and white textiles as well as commissions and any other inky hand drawn projects she can get her hands on... (in the pipeline just now are some monochrome wedding invites, a collaboration with Fashion Designer Graeme Armour for London Fashion Week, the Album cover for Danish elctro-pop band TigerBaby and a black and white wonderland installation for Canary Warf!)
Johanna's site is full of lush and beautiful design which you must take a look at here as well as her blog too.
Kiss Prudence had a stall at one of the Leeds Artsmix events and one of the Tigerprint designers had the pleasure of buying an elephant similar to the one above as a gift.
Kiss Prudence has an etsy shop where you can buy lots of pretty things including elephants, cats, rabbits, birds and hearts all hand made in her studio and all original designs. Be sure to have a look as they make beautiful gifts.
It took a while and personally I think the judges were just having too much fun with this competition. We had some great entries and you all have a witty and topical sense of humour! There can only be one winner though and the judges selected Hannah's caption above as they loved it with its quite innocent but hugely funny tone. They also felt that Hannah's entry was well pitched for the Marks & Spencer customer - well done Hannah!
We really loved this and it made all the women giggle.
Well done everyone and a big thank you to all who entered. The judges provided feedback on a few other entries which will hopefully give guidance to everyone. Things to consider with captions are always the customer your aiming at and not to offend.
Sanna Annukka is an illustrator and printmaker who has a love of nature and folklore which inspires her work. Her wonderful illustrations and prints employ a terrific use of colour and theme.
"I graduated with a BA Hons in Illustration from the University of
Brighton in July 2005. My speciality during the final year of
university became silkscreen printing. During this time I created a
range of limited edition silkscreen prints of my ‘Maiden’ designs (now
every year two new ‘Maiden’ characters will get printed as an ongoing
I started selling prints at a design shop called Hygge
in Islington, London. From one lucky sale to a friend of British band
Keane led me to my very first commission which was to illustrate
Keane’s second album ‘Under the Iron Sea.’
I have since joined
creative agency Big Active and set up my own company printing limited
edition silkscreen prints of my artwork. Over the coming years I will
look to expand my product range from fine art prints to other printed
goods such as fabric wall hangings, other textiles (including
clothing), wallpaper and stationary. I’m also working on my first
I've seen various 'Best Album Covers of 2008' lists on the web but Art Vinyl seem to have the most 'official' as far as I can tell. As voted for by the public, their site shows the top 50. For some larger images of the top 10 click on Creative Review blog which is well worth a look.