Category Archives: Printmaking

Laura Spring

lauraspringAdmiring the bold prints and vibrant colors of Glasgow-based textile designer and maker, Laura Spring. A graduate of Glasgow School of Arts she creates these grpahic prints and transforms them into fashion accessories through screen and digital processes. In an article on Heal’s blog the artist says this about what inspires her:

“Inspiration varies from collection to collection but as I mentioned previously I have been inspired by motifs relating to the function of the object it adorns. More recently I have been inspired by the use of camouflage in nature, specifically how butterflies and zebras use mimicking or colouration techniques to hide from predators.”

“I think nature and all it’s wonder has been having a bigger influence on my work since I did a residency in rural Finland last summer where nature is considered hugely important and people seem much more connected to it.”

“I enjoy working with a process,
creating physical things and
seeing them come to life.”

You can follow the designer in her website, Facebook and Instagram. Her products can be purchased here on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Laura Spring.


Crispin Finn

CrispinFinnCrispin Finn is the design studio of London-based graphic designer, Anna Fidalgo and contemporary artist, Roger Kelly. Together they create illustrations and designs in their signature colors of red, white and blue. Their screen-printing studio in Margate is where they create from start to finish calendars, posters, greeting cards and assorted retail products. Their rise in popularity has enabled them to work on a variety of personal and commercial projects as well. The striking series of celebrated cocktails is what brought them to our attention.

You can follow them on their website, Facebook and Tumblr.

Images: Courtesy of Crispin Finn.

Miesje Chafer

MiesjeChaferMiesje Chafer is a textile designer, doodler, screen printer and maker based in Southsea, UK. She creates and prints bold and bright geometric designs to create her line of accessories which includes cushions, quilts, purses and bags. On the website, Sorting Office, she describes her creative process as such:

“I usually start my day with printing, as this takes up the most energy. I make a list of all the different colours and patterns I want for that day, then I cut out and iron all the fabric I need for that batch of printing. I then spend the afternoon sewing/emailing/taking photos/putting stuff online/posting things/eating/napping/ until I’m too tired to do anymore and I collapse on the sofa!”

You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Miesje Chafer.