Saturday, April 28, 2007

Patterns for paper

Recently I've been so focussed on creating screen-print friendly patterns that I've totally ignored designing for other media. I suppose thats because I haven't had much motivation to do so - I'm yet to find an inexpensive means of colour printing onto paper (creating stationery, gift wrap etc would be so much fun) which doesn't involve large production runs.

That was until I got an email from the lovely people over at Moo. They liked the patterned notecards that I created, and want to hold some of my designs in a library of images which people can use for their own minicards or notecards. And I get a portion of the revenue. Mutual appreciation = yay, indeed!

Anyway, I've always liked the style of patterns that Cavallini & Co. create, always drooling over their stuff in the window of Zetta Florence on Brunswick St. So I thought I'd give this style a go with the help of a clipart library. I found it too easy though - it felt like cheating:





(this one updated with better colours).

I reckon they'd look cute as Moo notecards, though.

7 comments:

paolability said...

That's so great that MOO want to use your patterns in their picture library.

I recently discovered your work from the MOO Flickr group and I thought your notecards were gorgeous. Now I don't have to envy them and can order them!

Paola

Tan said...

I have so gotta order me some Moo :) I love Zetta Florence...a few years ago I bought some giant sheets of patterned paper and I was going to frame it but I still haven't gotten around to it...you just reminded me!

lindsey clare said...

i think they're lovely - the balloons in particular. i understand what you mean about cheating, but it just means your role would be more designer and less illustrator if that makes sense. all your other designs are 100% your own and i don't think a line of papers like these would detract from your uniqueness!

yay on the Moo deal by the way! that's fantastic.

Jhoanna said...

Brilliant Lara - would look great on paper or fabric.

Jessica said...

I love the hot air balloons! I love that imagery.your blog is quite lovely and it is definitely a daily read.

LauraB said...

I am pretty new to your blog. Just wanted to say hello. I put that hot air balloon image as my work computer desktop background today and it made my workday! So even if you didn't draw it yourself, I'll give you the credit :) Love your blog. I'm on my way to check out your Etsy shop...

Carolina Garofani said...

what a delightful blog, congrats on such great work!

(from a fellow designer from brazil)