Highlights from Top Drawer

We spent our Sunday having a mosey around Top Drawer and Home (two trade shows currently on at Earls Court) – keeping our eye’s peeled for exciting illustration-based products that our readers might enjoy hearing about…so here’s a look at a few things we…
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Working process: Petra Börner for Wrap

Swedish illustrator Petra Börner is one of the talented contributors to our current issue of Wrap – ‘Nordic Lights’. We have long admired her style, and are naturally drawn to the warm and affable feel to her work, but also how her strong graphic silhouettes ma…
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Folk-inspired drawings by Melody Seal

Taking most of her inspiration from her own imagination – developing characters and narratives in her head, Melody Seal’s drawing is always very spontaneous, and often a bit of an adventure! Mainly working in pen and ink, although sometimes with paint and print techni…
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Japanese artist Naoko Horiguchi

We recently discovered the charming work of Japanese artist Naoko Horiguchi through our friends at Darling Clementine, and were so impressed with the bright and cheerful pattern-based images, that we thought it would be good to share some of these with you here.     &…
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Snowy scenes by Bjørn Rune Lie

Inspired by memories from his childhood growing up in Norway, where “wild nature is never more than a ten minute walk away”, Bjørn Rune Lie creates nostalgic and romantic images of winter-time that you cannot help but be charmed by. We thought we’d share with…
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Wrap visits Marimekko House

Back in September Chris and I were lucky folk indeed, as we got to go to Helsinki in Finland to visit the headquarters of one of the worlds most iconic print brands Marimekko, in preparation for our feature on them in our current issue. My oh my were we in illustration heaven, as…
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Wrap’s feeling festive

We’ve been getting all festive in the Wrap studio – the tree is up, lights are on, and cards are being written…with a glass of mulled wine in hand! And keeping in the spirit of things, we thought we’d get going on our present wrapping too, so here are a few pi…
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