Thursday, January 28, 2010

Print & Pattern-Book Review

I'm a huge fan of the fab, inspirational blog Print & Pattern. The site has many followers & is extremely popular worldwide, if you don't follow the blog already then I'd advise you to check it out here!
Two great pattern books have been reviewed on the design blog recently & my work was featured with them, which was lovely to see. So thank you Print & Pattern!





Surface pattern designs by rachaeltaylordesigns: B&W designs
      above, purple sketchy floral (right hand side) scribble shells design
(right hand side) & lime green floral umbrellas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Here is a nice piece of giftwrap I bought from JOY, Leeds. Really love the colours & the circus style fonts used.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Marks & Spencer Personalised Cards

More designs have recently been added to the website, including a great range of Valentine's cards. Below is one of my designs for tigerprint that is available to buy now on the site.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lovely Card!

I went into Leeds recently do do a bit of research & spotted this gorgeous card in JOY. I thought it was really different & striking, I'm a big fan of dance so I really appreciate the beautiful imagery used.

(Designed by Ge Feng for cardmix)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine's Day!

Here are a couple of my designs that are available from the fab marks & spencer personalised website.
There is a great range on there, myself & the talented bunch at tigerprint have been working hard to bring you a fresh collection of Valentine's cards that you can personalise.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Moodboards and Inspiration!

Here is a little bit of inspiration for kids illustrations, greetings and art.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


rachaeltaylordesigns is having a January sale! click here to shop. The sale is on for a limited period only, so bag yourself a bargain while you can!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Patterns to make you happy!

Here is a selection of products from the rachaeltaylordesigns label available to buy online. The patterns are quirky & fun & will brighten up those wintery days! More exciting products are in the pipeline so watch this space



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ximena Escobar!

We would like to introduce you to designer Ximena Escobar!

Born and raised in Colombia, Ximena Escobar graduated with honours from a BA in graphic design. She then moved to London to get an MA in Textiles Futures at Central Saint Martins College. Since then, she has been working as a fulltime freelance designer and illustrator.  

Well known for her wallpapers, she combines her textile and graphic design background to create illustrations in people's homes. Her project Food and the Art of Happiness showcased fantastic work where food was the main character as base and ink in the printing process.  Colour is one of the most important parts of her designs. Her most recent work is inspired by enchanted landscapes and dreams.
We love Ximena's unique aesthetics.  You can see more of her work by visiting her website or her check out her photostream.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bit of Inspiration!

Here are two fab cards I recently purchased that I thought share on the blog today. I love the caption on the first card ( combined with the clever layering of pattern, photography and texture.

Love the sentiment on this card! the design
is fun, fresh & quirky.

Friday, January 8, 2010

MoMA Gallery

Below are a few bit & pieces from the MoMA gallery, New York. I love the typography pieces & the bright orange colour used along with the textures & layering in some of the other pieces. I just took a few quick snapshots whilst I was there & thought I'd share them with you. The MoMA really does have a great selection of contemporary Art.






Thursday, January 7, 2010

Designer Ian Dutton

Today we bring you work from the fab designer Ian Dutton!

Ian dutton designs is a design studio that specialises in character design and development, character design to license and surface pattern design. Formed in early 2009 the studio has already established a client base both here in the UK and the US.
Ian studied graphic arts at Leeds Metropolitan university, and after graduating in 1999 was offered a placement with Tigerprint (Hallmark) and then full time employment, he worked on gifting and children's toys and games. in 2005 he left to further his career as a designer with UK Greetings where he was able to establish various styles with other major clients namely Sainsbury's, WHSmiths and Clintons. He also continued to work on freelance projects during this time, working with agents to design children's apparel. Below is a selection on Ians' designs from his online portfolio

His characters are quirky, fun & cool it's no wonder a large selection his work has been published in a new design book called 'Patterns' by maomao publications. Here you can see a selection of his character work & striking graphic surface pattern designs. The book is available to buy now (ISBN:978-94-60650-00)


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Love Little

Today we are featuring the work of Love Little brought to you by the talented Manchester based designer Louise Owens. Louise studied Textile Design at Huddersfield University and spent some time in the Paul Smith print design studio before deciding to settle for a career as a Luggage Designer at Antler in Manchester. After 5 years, she became a freelance print designer and print maker; thus, the birth of Love Little. Here she stores her ideas, inspirations, designs and photographs. 

Louise currently sells her screen prints through the Greenman Gallery in Pickering Yorkshire as well as through Artwall and her own website. I love her framed prints & beautiful typography, a selection of her work is featured below. If you are interested in her designs it's well worth checking out her website online here



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jonathan Adler

I have recently been looking at Jonathan Adler website and I'm in love with his work! Jonathan creates "Happy chic decorative home acessories & designer pottery" his prints are beautiful with striking colour palettes. I would love to buy most of his fab products, check out his work at


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

We are back after a lovely Christmas break, we hope you had a lovely holiday & would like to wish you a Happy 2010! The blog will will be updated on a regular basis by either myself or Moni. If you would like us to plug your work or you have any interesting inspiration you would like to share, just drop us an email at

Here is a  holiday photo I couldn't resist posting, my lovely snow dog enjoying the cold weather!

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