Friday, 25 October 2013

Marker blanket for Margaret Howell

It has been a hectic few weeks, with all hands on deck packing boxes to ship all over the world. 

One of the orders which has gone off this week was for Margaret Howell. We have worked with them for many years, and we feel a strong affinity with their philosophy. The pieces which we make for them are exclusive to Margaret Howell - some are unique designs, and others are exclusive colour ways. I enjoy working with them, and really value their input into the design process. 

Each year or so we add another piece to the range, and this year we have adapted the Marker blanket for them. We have added a red accent line, and a white stitch detail. It is amazing how much a little tweak can change the feel of a design - and we think it looks very smart!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Victory Press

This year we have been working with Victory Press for our printed graphics. Near neighbours to us in Deptford; Victory Press is a small publisher, printer and design studio publishing limited edition artist books and print editions.

Elliott at Victory Press has designed us a pair of beautiful folded leaflets for the blankets and the upholstery range. The leaflets work with a set of different inserts for different currency price lists and so on. On the back of the inserts Elliott has designed and printed different patterns abstracted from our weave plans. It is so magical to see something as humdrum as a weave plan re-imagined as a beautiful repeat pattern.

The designs have been printed on a Risograph press, and the technique has a really lovely quality about it.

'Risograph printing is a vibrant and economical method of producing anything from books to artists prints. It sits in the realm somewhere between screen print and offset lithography but with a unique aesthetic. ' - Victory Press