A collection of pins, patches and accessories inspired by the pressures of the mind that most of us feel these days. Whilst this was an inspiration for the collection, I wanted the designs to be able to be embraced by all, whether you experience these feelings or not. I like to think of them as little badges of honour.
As a designer, I like to be constantly creating. In-between meetings. Whilst eating lunch. When I should be sleeping. Ideas are flowing. As an outlet for this extra creativity I decided to produce a collection of highly limited goods and screen prints. The Secret Societies collection will be online and at design fairs from Autumn '17.
Every so often it is nice for me to take a step away from the computer and get my hands dirty. Screen printing is the perfect outlet for this need. After designing the prints in the studio I make my way to John Howard Print Studio in Penryn and begin the process of exposing screens, mixing inks, choosing paper stocks and pulling prints. These prints are even more limited than the tees and will also only be produced in one run making way for the other ideas that I have running around my head.
I have always loved graphic tees so these were the logical step when I did my first collection back in 2015. I still have a handful of the old collection left so if you you are interested please don't hesitate to send me a message. Although not a focus of the new collection, new designs may pop up in super limited runs in the near future. They are designed by me in the studio and printed in Cornwall by Blackwater Studios onto premium quality cotton tees. Each tee is then lovingly hand labelled and packaged in tissue, ready for its new home.
I have worked on a number of projects with local book binder Tim Lawrence. His hand-bound notebooks and bespoke commissions are always incredibly beautiful. A truly skilled craftsman.
Run by the lovely Suzie Winsor up in the North East of England, The Good Natured are a triple threat. Floristry, Wedding Stationery and Design & Illustration.
John is the most patient and encouraging teacher I have had the pleasure to learn from. His highly-equipped studio in Penryn is a fantastic space to get creative with all methods of printing.
Great photography is one of the best ways to really add value to your brand, and great photography is what Victoria May Harrison provides. Minimal and dreamy styling for products and portraits.
The Collection would be nothing without the help of these guys. High quality goods, top-notch knowledge and nice guys and girls to boot. Excited for the next set of designs.
This specialist print house, based in Somerset, really pull out all the stops when it comes to printed goods. Great paper stocks, incredible print quality and impeccable customer service.