If you're attending SURTEX next week, we hope you'll come by say hello and meet the artists. You can get a tiny sneak peek here, but when you visit us in person, we'll share our newest collections! If you'd like to arrange to sit down and chat about your needs, we're happy to set aside some time for you. Just call or text Shelley Brown at 416-505-6847, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With SURTEX about a week away, we are delighted to share the post Print and Pattern (ultra popular surface design blog) featured on Tracy Walker. If you would like to meet Tracy and see more of her work please visit us at booth #340 at the Javits Center in NYC from May 19-21. We'd love to show you more of her work in person!
The perfect Mother's Day gift (just weeks away)! Alanna Cavanagh's spring capsule collection for Lord and Taylor is now available in Hudson's Bay stores across Canada. On the heels of the overwhelmingly successful Spring and Holiday limited edition tea towels in 2012, we're delighted to announce this spring 2013 launch. Special thanks to the Bay's Creative Director Private Brand Home, Lucia Kinghorn, for bringing this project to life and to Arren Williams, Creative Director Home Fashions for his vision, dedication to Canadian designers and undying enthusiasm for Alanna Cavanagh's work!The collection includes a gardening themed tea towel, canary canapé plates, butterfly mugs, as well as floral patterned apron and oven mitts.
Psst...the yellow bird on the canapé plates is inspired by Alanna's pet canary, Lord Percy.
The product development team at the Bay, headed by Pinakin Mistry, did a fabulous job on the packaging of the collection!
At this time of year it's all about sharing the season's delicious treats with our friends and family. This lovely fresh image created by Alanna Cavanagh for her holiday surface design collection, was chosen by designer, Margaret Dyer (who has such good taste), of Austen Eliot Communications. It was sent out to her clients as part of a limited edition gift basket presentation. Printed on a beautiful matt stock, the colour just pops!
Wouldn't you just love to send this greeting card out next year? In 2013, i2i art will be exhibiting at SURTEX and one of our stationery clients is sure to snap this image up for their holiday line, so stay tuned.
Don't miss the annual Holiday Sale at Nook in Kensington Market, Toronto, this weekend--Saturday Dec 8th 1-8pm, and Sunday Dec 9th, 12-6pm. Tracy Walker and a handful of other top Toronto illustrators will sell their original art and crafts at NOOK in Kensington Market. Last year I did most of my Christmas shopping there and family and friends were delighted with their 'one-ish-of-a-kind' gifts! Tracy will have some lovely new tea towels, greeting cards, buttons, prints and shadowboxes for sale (for a sneak peep see samples below).
These are two of Tracy's latest surface designs--featured on beautiful linen tea towels.
This week The Bay launched a limited edition series of Canadian Designer Tea Towels. The beautiful quality linen towels are made by the UK's Ulster Weavers (who hold the Royal Warrant for supplying textiles to the Queen!). Arren Williams, Creative Director of Home Fashions at The Bay gave three designers, including our very own Alanna Cavanagh, the theme of ‘Spring’ and the creative freedom to run with it. They printed a limited edition of 1,000 of each design. We are thrilled The Bay is doing this, and word is, the next series is already in the works. Alanna's vibrant design is available online - check it out here. Due to popular demand they are temporarily out of stock, but check back on Monday, April 30th--there should be more available then.
Sarah Beetson has an exciting new surface design collection she has put together for the 2012 Somerset House Pick Me Up show. The exhibition is a contemporary graphic art fair, showcasing work from the best illustrators, graphic novelists and designers from the UK. The exhibition opens March 22nd and runs until April 1, 2012 at Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, Strand, London.
Sarah's new collection includes cushions, skirts, totes and handbags, some made-to-order dresses and screen printed t-shirts.
Art printed to fabric (from L to R: Mirror Repeat on Silk Viscose Velvet, Celluloid Repeat on needlecord and the quilt from cotton poplin.) These fabrics were also used in quilts and cushions
Below are some of the handbags and totes she has created:
For a peek into the creation of the t-shirts check out Sarah's blog here.