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Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers show 2013-Paul Roberts
As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs up. Should I go with themes and trends that I spotted across the show? Inevitably I'm more likely to be drawn to trends that I myself love so I can't for one moment profess to give a full view in this respect. Should I go with type of work? It's a tough one, because many of these designers produce designs that could cross over into many disciplines. For now I'm going to start with a review of the surface designers who were inspired by the 50s, of which there were many who caught my eye.

Surface design by Paul Roberts
At the Loughborough University stand I admired the crazy cool dog designs by mature student and former jockey Paul Roberts. I asked if he'd considered horses as a theme, but for now… read more

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An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 1

We caught up with menswear designer Joseph Turvey to chat about his A/W 2013 dalmatian-themed collection and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joseph Turvey A/W 2013 by Krister Selin While everybody else viewed next season’s collections at the A/W 2013 London Collections: Men shows in January, I spent the week on a […]

The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

Absolutely atrocious weather could not stop the first ever Canine Games getting off to a brilliant start. Featuring lots of dogs in fancy dress: perfect to illustrate!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Canine Games by Nanae Kawahara. Last Saturday east London hosted the very first Canine Games, a chaotic mishmash of dog parade, craft stalls and musical entertainment. Due to the […]

Vostok 5 at The Outside World Gallery: an interview with Darren Hayman

Discover how an obsession with outer space led to this collaborative exhibition which commemorates both man and beast in space. It's on now, so catch it whilst you can!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bobik (Big Bull) by Darren Hayman. Vostok 5 officially opens at The Outside World Gallery today. The exhibition pays respects to the animals and humans who have been into space, […]

Pet Portraits: Your Furry Friends Illustrated for Christmas

Why not commission a unique bespoke portrait of a loved one's favourite pet as the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? These illustrators would be happy to help out.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pet Portrait by Daria Hlazatova. I think it’s fair to say that pet portraits have a slightly naff reputation. A quick google reveals the existence of reams of *traditional* pet […]