31 May 2013

Arthur's Dreamboat by Long Nose Puppets

Arthur, Long Nose Puppets

Gilda and I went to the De La Warr in Bexhill to see a magical puppet performance based on Arthur's Dreamboat by Polly DunbarThe production was created by Brighton-based Long Nose Puppets and the wonderful songs were written by Gomez's Tom Gray. It was everything a puppet show should be, twinkly, enchanting and lots of hand painted papier-mâché.

More UK tour dates on the Long Nose Puppets blog 

30 May 2013

BIBU at Pulse 2013

BIBU at Pulse 2013

BIBU at Pulse 2013

I visited Pulse 2013 at Earls Court in May where I saw some fantastic products. I loved the mix of geometric pattern and animal characters used by Spanish brand Bibu. Bold, graphic animal cushions and a new line of character totes with a wipeable lining.

29 May 2013

Unicorn screen prints

unicorn screen print by rareBrede

This print I made especially for my smallest daughter Gilda, unicorns are her absolute favourite.

23 May 2013

I'm inspired by apples

Finally, the Spring blossom is out and our apple tree is covered in flowers, which reminded me how much I like apples. Here is a juicy selection of red ones for graphic inspiration, enjoy!

georges magazine
Lowly Worm's apple car by Richard Scarry
Acne Jr

La Mela screen print by Enzo Mari for Danese Milano 1963

One of my all time favourite images, this print is over a metre square. It's available from The Lollipop Shoppe.

21 May 2013

red headed girl screen print

I've started to develop some of my designs into screen prints. It's a skill I'm learning how to do again and I'm really loving it!
This one is based on my very own flame haired daughter, Poppy.

poppy polka dot screen print, tess hannam 2013
poppy polka dot, tess hannam 2013

She started as an all blue illustration but I couldn't resist making her a red head . . . .

blue flower girl in gingham, tess hannam 2013

pirate elephant

pirate elephant, tess hannam 2013
Thought I would add a touch of gingham to this little elephant