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An interview with illustrator, textile designer and author Jane Foster

We find out more about multi-tasking Devon based creative Jane Foster, currently involved in multiple projects, including creating handmade items to celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday!

Written by Greg McIndoe

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Jane Foster is an illustrator, textile designer and author based in Devon. She and her husband run a studio in which she designs, prints and sells a range of products in her distinctive style. On top of all this, she has recently found time to share her talent through a series of craft book and help classic children’s book character Miffy celebrate her 60th birthday. Jane’s success as an illustrator is down to the unique, joyful style of her work. A mix of clean shapes and lines, bold colours and playful, charming characters makes each of her creations something truly special which you can’t help but smile at! With this being such a busy and exciting time for Jane, I couldn’t wait to find out more about her inspiration, process and plans for the future.

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Can you tell us a bit about you and your work?
I’m a self taught illustrator who also screen prints, sews and collects fabric. My initial career was in music - I studied the violin at music college for 5 years, followed… read more

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

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Pick Me Up London 2014: graphic arts exhibition review

Pick Me Up is over for another year, but here's a reminder of the wealth of talent on show at the 2014 exhibition... be inspired.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I went along to the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House on a quiet weekday, giving me plenty of space to walk around the exhibits and chat […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, site raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained […]

Illustrator Johanna Basford talks about being #TwitterPicture girl and more

Johanna Basford talks about the ramifications of creating #TwitterPicture, working with the Edinburgh Fringe and gaining agency representation.

Written by Neil Ayres

JohannaBasfordProfilePic Johanna Basford specialises in finely detailed monochrome pen and ink illustrations, and and last year came to the media’s attention after she conceived #TwitterPicture, pills a crowd-sourcing exercise in […]