Tag Archives: British illustrators

Playful pattern by Jessica Hogarth

6 Aug

It’s always great when young designers are proactive enough to promote their work, so when Jessica Hogarth emailed me she immediately grabbed my attention. At just 24 she’s just exhibited at New Designers: One Year On and opened a NOTHS shop to boot. I really love her playful designs inspired by daily life in Paris and in Robin Hood’s Bay, where Jessica grew up.

{all Jessica Hogarth Designs}

Jessica was asked to design her bright textile collection Velocity for American quilting company P&B textiles… she doesn’t have a UK stockist for them yet but I expect it won’t be long before they’re are snapped up over here. I’m predicting a bright future for this bright young designer!

In the meantime, you can buy her Coastal Cottages wallpaper (£120/roll), screenprints and home accessories through Jessica Hogarth Designs at NOTHS and visit her website for more details.

Intricate illustrations by Claire Scully

18 Apr

I have a habit of leaving my computer logged into Decorator’s Notebook so I usually miss the thumbnail links on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page. Today though, my laptop took it upon itself to log me out of it’s own accord… fortuitously as it happened as I discovered these.

One click took me to The Flood, an interesting digital art magazine and from there to British illustrator, Claire Scully. There are a few different styles of work in her portfolio but it was her Bejewelled series that caught my eye.

Each illustration is an intricate web of geometric shapes – to me they look almost like lacework or crochet. You can tell that a huge amount of patience and concentration went into making them.

There’s a slightly folkloric edge to the way the animals and birds are drawn – I think it’s the blend of the graphic design and pretty detailing that appeals to me.

{all Claire Scully}

See more in Claire Scully’s portfolio… while you’re there click on the Nature Drawings category too. Her feather and tree root drawings are lovely.

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