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Posts Tagged ‘Wrap Magazine’

Top Drawer at Olympia, January 2015: Review

My pick of designers at Top Drawer this season, including Alfred & Wilde, Clara Francis and Ola Studio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Top Drawer grows ever bigger each year, and this time around there was a new dedicated fashion section, as well as the Spotted zone curated by Charlotte Abrahams, designed to promote up and coming designers.

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It was really great to catch up with jewellery designer Clara Francis, interviewed on this website last year. Clara specialises in the old fashioned art of beading, using the technique to create wonderful and unusual statement necklaces, tiaras and earrings.

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Astonishing occult illustrations and richly patterned surface designs: an interview with Llew Mejia

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Minneapolis based designer Llew Mejia. Think occult inspirations, unusual candy, collaborations aplenty and a day job as textile designer for Target.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Supr Natr zine cover. Minneapolis based illustrator and textile designer Llew Mejia creates richly wondrous images, full of exotic furled leaves and wide eyed beasts. Ever since discovering his daily […]

Best New Designs: Top Drawer and Craft London January 2014 Review

Great designs from the pre-eminent gift show, including wrapping paper, baby wear and jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It has been many years since I last attended the Top Drawer gift trade show at Earls Court, and the scope of what is now on offer is daunting to […]

Kingston University Illustration Degree Show – Build 2013: Review

Kingston students put on an imaginative exhibition at the White Rabbit studio space in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kingston University consistently produces some of the most exciting new illustrators in the UK and this year was no exception. Their show, Build 2013, was hosted at the White Rabbit […]

Arts University College of Bournemouth: Feral Show 2012 Illustration Review

A very belated look at my top finds from AUCB illustration graduates in 2012, including D&AD award winner Natasha Durley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Students from the Arts University College of Bournemouth habitually show in the last week or so of Free Range, with creative graduates from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration […]

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Ohh Deer Illustration Collective: an interview with Co-Founder Jamie Mitchell

Ohh Deer, a collective of young, talented illustrators, is proving that two (pencil) leads are better than one when it comes to setting up shop. We talk to co-founder Jamie Mitchell about how he came to head up this gaggle of illustrators

Written by Jessica Cook

Ohh Deer is more than just a site that sells cool graphic tees, it’s a collective of young creatives featuring some of the most talented emerging illustrators out there. Founded […]