Sunday, 25 July 2010

Vintage Images

I thought I'd develop the ideas taken from the 'New Vintage' look which seems to be in fashion at the moment and incorporate it with real vintage imagery from the time. Below are two examples which I will develop further at some point. It's a basic butterfly pattern.
I think the butterfly pattern works well on the pillow and could make a great material on a rough cotton... maybe one day I can shall get all crafty and screen print it.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


I have been invited to a wedding! Which really is a very special thing for me as I am not quite at that age where everyone is 'taking the plunge' so the thought of me going to one is very exciting indeed!

However the man (who despite his youthful looks is well into the age of friends mass marriages) simply isn't that excited. Time ticked on and despite constant wedding related questioning from me he forgot to reply to the bride, who I am told is a good friend... hmm... anyway, I was therefore entasked with the job of making an 'I'm sorry my boyfriend was so rubbish and forgot to reply to your wedding invite card', and here it is, lets hope she likes it.I think there might be something in this, I'd like to develop the typography idea a bit further but keep it commercial. 'I am sorry that I am your bestest friend but I didnt notice your birthday reminder pop up on Facebook' is a good one, now that's a card I could use!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

When I grow up I want to be...

I have a tendency to buy art when I am abroad, I have a Ponte Vecchio piece from Florence, some abstract but mesmerising squiggles from Madrid and a beautiful piece of glass from Kephalonia... but it is my Bath artists piece that has finally found itself a frame and has been put in pride of place on my wall.

I first found the great work of Nicky Snow during the Bath Christmas Market last year and I love her work. She describes her work as 'The New Vintage', perfect for the times and especially Bath. I recommend a look.