We has been busily creating these fantastic new mood boards to showcase the new everyday trends for 2012. From Tropical Paradise to Edwardian Etching and Modern Craft to Design Classics there is something here to inspire all you creatives out there! We would love to see some great new greeting card designs and ideas for art licensing in response to these so keep sending us new work. Enjoy the mood boards and keep being creative!
Get the look - Bright and fun, with bold and clashing prints – even hints of neon! Tropical motifs – think parrots, palm trees and pineapples.
Featured artists - Hannah Wood // Eva Czapla // Grace Pullen // Jane Heyes
Nautical but nice
Get the look - Icons include anchors, sailor tattoos and nautical stripes (think washed out navy-blues, reds and off-white). Another twist on this trend is British seaside nostalgia – think sticks of rock, carousels, deck chairs and ice-cream.
Featured artists - Laura Coleman // Rossana Novella // Sophia Touliatou // Eva Czapla
Get the look – A blend of traditional hand-applied techniques – embroidery, knitting, cross-stitch etc – with modern, digital looks and subject matter. Colour palette is 1950s-inspired – ice-cream tones with natural grounds.
Featured artists – Suzanne Khushi // Valerie Greeley // Kim Anderson // Lara Skinner
Get the look - A blend of heritage illustration with a modern colour palette. Think muted teal, purples and lemon yellow. Inspiration includes botanical etchings, architectural engravings and Chinoiserie prints.
Featured artists - Jane Heyes // Diana Birkett // Valerie Greeley // Carol Robinson
Get the look - Inspiration comes from mid-20th century icons – typewriters, retro televisions, classic movie posters etc. This sophisticated and suave style would work well for male-oriented designs.
Featured artists – Paul Collis // Suzanne Khushi // Nicola Evans // Genie Espinosa