Goodness we are exhausted from the huge influx of customer creations this week! It is so exciting to see each and every design you’re showing off so thank you so much for your efforts! As you can tell, festive fever has truly set in for the first Friday’s Favourites with plenty of wrapping paper and greeting cards to inspire even in the Grinch. Enjoy!
Cornwall-based, Beyonce loving, pizza eating designer Emma created her first wrapping paper with us and the result is super sweet! It’s a contemporary festive Christmas scene without the obvious red and gold colours, and don’t those gingerbread men look super happy!?
Look, we like pets here. And we especially like giant prints of cats scaling mountains. Fledgling Studio nutures big ideas and cats on the English coast, and is fuelled by tea, cake, love and amibition. The studio better be roaming with felines, otherwise we’ve been mis-sold.
Oh we always love whatever Rachel creates! Her icy bespoke wrapping paper is perfect for putting a personal touch on gifting giving. Based in Caterham, Surrey, Rachel creates wedding stationery and designs invites.
Children’s illustrator Jo Byatt has created Christmas cards of her favourite characters. We absolutely love Santa Paws! Jo has worked for more than 20 years in the children’s market, spanning not just illustration but also magazines, character concepts, toy development and creation, and jigsaw puzzles.
Staffordshire University students are collaborating together using colour, with their exciting exhibition taking place 12-14th December. Each student is either specialising in graphics, photography or art, and have certain colours or disciplines to focus on as part of the exhibition. Their rainbow bright and beautiful leaflets sure brighten up any cold, wintery day!
Staffordshire sure is showing off the creativity this week isn’t it!? Graphic design university student James sent us a sneaky peak of his greetings card he’s posting this year – spoiler alert if you’re expecting one. His cards are so unique, and totally different from a predictable Chrimbo card. Does anyone else think they remind them of Habbo hotel a bit?
Well you can’t go wrong in our eyes with a tubby bulldog dressed up as an angel. Megan is a freelance illustrator and designer who also runs a paper goods store stocking her own original illustrations. She also had the cutest dog Tess – honestly our hearts melt when we see pics of her.
Manchester-based Krys Butlers creates the most amazing artwork. If you’re cheeky, you’ll like his Wimbledon 2016 photography. His Christmas sketch of a robin has been transformed into a greeting card – we particularly like his meticulously detailed snowflakes too.
Designer and illustrator Sammy Murphy created a range of minimal and impactful Christmas cards which she’ll be selling at a winter fair in Cambridge this weekend, so we hope there’s plenty of sales! Sammy is normally found on the dancefloor, collecting records at Camden Market or reading. We don’t know how she fits graphic design in with those hobbies to be honest.
It seems Smudged Ink says what all the Christmas haters are really thinking. Now we love Christmas, but we also love mildly offensive, off-the-wall greeting cards. The London-based design studio has just set up shop, so if you’re more of a Scrooge than a Santa, Smudged Ink’s range of cards will be just up your street!
Lynsey Jackson tends to leave her Christmas cards until the last minute, but this year she designed her very own incorporating her company and logo colours, including a lovely fresh turquoise tone. The cards are merry and bright, perfect for Lynsey’s business which designs and makes bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.
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