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Bramble & Wild revisited

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Dawn

 
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I was so pleased to discover the line art version of the logo I designed for Bramble & Wild being used in such lovely ways, that I thought I would share some snaps from their Instagram page.

Grace’s beautiful blooms and stunning arrangements look ace in these kraft bags, adorned with the gold foiled line art logo.

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I was also excited to see some of the shop’s beautiful stationery, with the logo peeping out…

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As well as beautiful flowers, you’ll find lots of little gifts to entice you in. If you’re local, and you’re not familiar with Bramble & Wild, I urge you to go! It is a wonderful florist situated on Frome’s historic Catherine Hill, which is peppered with amazing independent shops, and certainly not your average high street.

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Puffin Classics

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Dawn

 
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I recently had the pleasure and privilege of designing the cover for the new Puffin Classics edition of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, which was an absolute dream! I worked with the wonderful Anna Morrison, who tweeted the lovely picture above. You can see more from the stunning new series here.

I have also been avidly listening to Radio 4’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre, which I heartily recommend to any fans (or might-be-fans).
 

Happy new (reading) year!

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by Dawn

 
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Happy New Year!

2014 was a terrific year in many ways, and I can’t wait to get stuck in to 2015. One of my new year’s resolutions, as always, is to read more books, and I feel even more compelled to do so after working with the lovely people at Penguin Books on their Penguinspiration initiative.

If you haven’t stumbled across it, you can fill out a short survey here, where you’ll choose whether to read 12 books, 30 books, 50 books or a whopping 80 books in 2015, and you’ll get a few recommendations before signing up for the challenge. Penguin Books will be sending out periodic emails to point out some titles you might like, and share with you some tips to help you complete your goal.

I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun designing these graphics, and have pledged to read a meager 12 books this year (last year I managed one book…but in my defence, it was a busy year and a very big book).

Happy reading!
 

Now Showing: Over Land & Sea

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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Just over a week ago, Lucy Davey and I spent a gloriously sunny morning on The Grain Barge (calmly) wrestling with cable ties and propping up images for our exhibition, Over Land & Sea, a medley of mythical landscapes and things from the sea.

I am a big fan of Lucy’s work, in particular her bold and brightly coloured screenprints, so I was thrilled to be sharing some wallspace with her on one of my favourite Bristol vessels (their puddings come highly recommended).

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The exhibition is up until Sunday 30 March, so there’s plenty of time to take a look. I have prepared three new pieces for the show, including this quote from American philosopher, William James.

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For more details about the show, hop over to the Grain Barge’s website here.

Festive fayre

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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In my haste to hand-make gifts, and all the excitement of Christmas, I forgot to photograph the things I’d made, so I’ve mocked up some of the notebook covers onto some similar backgrounds.

These super motivational quotes were screen-printed onto recycled card, and lovingly bound with eye-catching end papers (recycled wrapping paper from nineteenseventythree).

I also screen-printed a bright red festive apron design (intended to look like the foliage is spilling out of the pocket). What do you think? I should probably have made one for myself, to contend with the amount of mess I made panic-baking these mini bakewell tarts on Christmas Eve. Yum!

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Surprise post

Posted on: January 1st, 2014 by Dawn

 
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The best post (second only to the hand-baked brioche I received some months ago), all the way from France.

It’s lovely when you’re sent work that you’ve done that you’re not expecting, especially when they’ve made it into a bag and packaged it up with Christmas paper and a heart-warming message.

Thanks Holly and Christophe!

Home and Garden 2014

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Dawn

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It’s been a long journey, and boy do we know it, but Katy Christianson and I have made a calendar!  Home & Garden 2014, celebrates   all things homely and wholesome, with twelve multi-layered, individually hand-pulled screenprints of original illustrations.

Perfect for house-cats, home lovers and green-fingered gardeners, we hope that you will welcome this mighty A3 calendar into your home to see in the new year!

I have illustrated a quote by Jane Austen, to reflect the homely sentiment of the calendar, along with a cat on a mat, some butterflies, some garden vegetables, a lonely girl and a house and a pile of enticing books.  Katy has illustrated all sorts of beautiful houses, intricate circles, birds and delicate line drawings.

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The calendar is available from my shop and Katy’s shop, or at Spittalfields Market in London in the run-up until Christmas if you’d like a closer look!

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Molly & Isla

Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Dawn

I have recently finished designing this logo and business card design for Molly & Isla, a clothes designer maker from my home town, Frome.

You can see some of Julie’s lovely women’s and children’s ranges by visiting Molly & Isla on Facebook. Website coming soon!

I get quite a buzz out of designing logos, and really enjoyed this project. If you’re looking for a unique, illustrative logo for your own business, or know someone who might, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, and we can chat about your requirements!

Lost in Austen

Posted on: September 1st, 2013 by Dawn

I’m going through something of a (fairly extensive) Jane Austen phase, and have just finished reading Emma. Another very clever bit of writing from Austen, and some wonderfully depicted characters. I was determined to dislike Emma when I stated reading the book, but was soon taken in by her charm, wit and elegance.

I liked the book so much, that I felt compelled to design this quick book cover rough. I think I’m going to develop it, and create some more depth and dimension by adding some nice floral details. What do you think?

Aux Deux Épis

Posted on: July 28th, 2013 by Dawn

I couldn’t have been happier when my good friend Izzy put me in touch with bakery and patisserie connoisseurs Holly and Christophe, who were in need of a new logo design. Aux Deux Épis (which translates as ‘The Two Wheat Ears’) is a beautiful looking Boulangerie Patisserie based in the Loire region in France. They produce a vast range of exquisite looking organic breads and pastries, which they sell from their shop, other local bakeries and a market stall in Saint Etienne, amongst others.

This project made me feel mouth-wateringly hungry, but (somehow), I was able to produce a new logo design for them and a promotional leaflet, which showcases their wonderful breads and lots of other important info.