Back home the nearest Paperchase is a 40min trip to Peterborough, so moving to the city (aww I’m such a country girl) and having one in Lincoln centre is a treat for me (but not so much for my purse!).
I love popping in there to look at the cards, sketchbooks and all the lovely patterns on the wrapping paper. They do a lot of grid-ish and triangular patterns which you might have picked up that I’m a big fan of and the one that they use as their main website and shop theme is no exception:
This season they have the ‘Grid Look’ collection which is right up my street:
Geometric shapes, patterns and brown paper = lovely!
Also a fan of the greyscale triangle version pattern with hints of fluoro orange (and they do green instore too)…
Might have to treat myself to the brown paper sketchbook, but I’m still having that problem with wanting sketchbooks to look perfect so I wouldn’t want to go wrong in it/ruin it!
If you like this collection from Paperchase, you’ll probably like some of the patterns on my Pinterest so check it out!
Paperchase are currently doing a demonstration week at their Flagship store in Tottenham Court Road, London and I’m quite gutted that I can’t go!
They are offering:
Permaset Screen Printing Demonstration
Uni Mit Posca Pen Demonstration
Staedtler Fimo Demonstration
Daler Rowney Paint Demonstration
Caran d’ache Drawing Demonstration
Sounds pretty cool to me… why is London so far away? But on the plus, I have my printmaking induction at Uni on Tuesday coming up so I will then be able to go and do some fun bits and bobs which I’ve really missed doing since college!
The ‘coin’ being design in this case!
This is a bit late, but anyway…. Last Thursday I dipped my toes into the world of Fashion at the University of Westminster’s Graduate Fashion show. “Westminster? A bit random” you say? Well I wasn’t just randomly hanging around in London! Jack‘s sister, Emma Kingham, was one of the lucky ones picked from her class to have her collection walk the catwalk.
I’ve never been to a fashion show before, but from being an avid fan of shows like MTV’s The Hills and The City (where the characters are trying to break into the fashion scene in LA and New York) I had an idea of what to expect… and it didn’t disappoint!
Now, as a girl, I like fashion… but these were not clothes you could pick up from the high street! You can watch the whole show below… (Emma is from 15.59 to 17.25)
Disorder magazine said:
“Emma Kingham’s collection was experimental too, but plays around with optical illusions by manipulating digital print. Her inspiration was drawn from 1920s lingerie and the Art Deco era.”
Now, with Emma being Jack’s big sis there is an assumption that I have to big her up to get in her good books…. but I actually did like her collection! I thought it was one of the most wearable and that the prints were actually quite Graphic Designy. We have been encouraged through out this past year at Uni to take inspirations from outside of Graphic Design… so this was an opportunity handed to me!
I liked the lines, the overlapping layers of floaty material and structural/architectural feel. The collection kind of reminds me of isometric paper in a way… ?
I found these pics at Catwalking, just incase you wondered
You can peep into Emma’s website here and portfolio here if you fancy… I quite like her illustrations too…
Simple but effective IMO. What do you think?