Todays Two is designed and handmade by the gorgeous Olivia Bullock aka YOKE.

Olivia Bullock is a Lewes based artist and illustrator. Her work draws inspiration from a broad spectrum of historical cultural references as well as contemporary influences from personal experience as a former fashion illustrator. 

Olivia's work is entirely hand painted, using a combination of gouache and watercolour on paper, which is then cut out and assembled to create a multi layered collage. 

We Love, love, love her special TWO she did for us, you can see how she layers her pieces with beautiful texture and colour.

Super Science 2015

Olivia often uses pop culture to add a real and humorous feel to her work. For example checkout the adidas tracksuit and Birkenstock sandals on the piece above.

Much of her inspiration is gathered from legends, stories, history and traditions. Her invented beasts, masked beings, dysfunctional and ridiculous characters occupy a captivating, and brilliant mythological world. 

Ceremonial from Super Science 2015

Her characters often have no emotional presence or identity and are often hidden from view, leaving your imagination to fill the gaps. 

Olivia did the artwork for Steve Masons latest Album pictured above called 'Meet the Humans' for Domino records. She also collaborated on the video 'Planet Sizes' which is well worth a watch ( link below ).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJUJTGUH0mc

Anhematonic from Musicology 2014

Olivia created the accessories label YOKE in 2015. We fell in love with YOKE the moment she showed us and I'm especially enjoying this seasons coloured and white ropes which have gone down a storm!

http://popsicleonline.com/collections/jewellery/products/yoke-single-necklace

 

http://popsicleonline.com/collections/jewellery/products/yoke-bracelet

If you would like to see more of Olivia's awesome work go to her website....

http://www.oliviabullock.co.uk

https://www.instagram.com/oliviajbullock/

https://www.facebook.com/OliviaBullockArtist/

You can shop her YOKE collection at www.popsicleonline.com

 

Todays TWO comes from the most awesome Marcus Walters Studio. 

It seems like the perfect day to bring out the ice cream!

Marcus is one of the UK's foremost illustrators and designers. His work spans a wide variety of styles and techniques including collage, drawing and screen printing. 

Marcus studied at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London before going on to work in the design industry. Marcus has exhibited his artwork in shows across the world and is a regular feature at the V&A Museum, London.

His commercial clients include Amnesty International, The Fairtrade Foundation, Honda, BBC, Sony, Orange, Honda, Coca-Cola and a number of magazines.

Marcus currently spends his time working from his studio and print workshop in Gloucestershire.

He has a passion for designing T-shirts, maybe its the process, maybe the size restriction ( not unlike the now defunct record cover). Whatever the reason it gives him a great thrill knowing that people are wearing his designs on the street, somewhere in the world.

http://popsicleonline.com/products/marcis-walters-wink-t-shirt

We love Marcus's clothing range at Popsicle, kids and adults cant get enough of them!

http://popsicleonline.com/products/marcus-walters-blink-t-shirt

 He works collaboratively with his wife Hayley who hand prints his work. When he hands his artwork to Hayley for printing she will also add her own interpretation, so its a team effort!

If you would like to view more of Marcus's extensive portfolio of work go to www.marcuswalters.com

Todays TWO design is by the amazing The Printed Peanut.

The Printed Peanut was created by Louise Lockhart who designs beautifully illustrated products for kids and grown-ups.

Louise's unique designs have been applied to a varied selection of products including toys, games, clothes, accessories and pieces for your home. Louise also works as a freelance illustrator and is currently working on her third children's book.

 

 We love her awesome and fun range of soaps, all are 100% natural and made in Yorkshire. The vegan soaps contain only natural ingredients and come packaged in 100% recycled paper printed in the UK, using water based eco-friendly inks.

http://popsicleonline.com/collections/christmas-gift-ideas/products/the-printed-peanut-handmade-shaving-soap

Louise has now published a few books but my favourite is her concertina book 'Up My Street'. This book is a reminder – and celebration – of the shops that are no longer (or soon to be) existing on the typical high street nowadays like launderettes, ironmongers, groceries etc.

The front side of the concertina book displays a busy high street housing 8 shops, each of which is based on a real-life shop. Once you are done gazing at the detailed and quirky shop fronts, flip the book over and have a look inside where you can meet colourful cast of characters which run them and read some playful poetry too!

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https://popsicleonline.com/collections/kid-s/products/the-printed-peanut-pass-the-parcel-game

Louise is passionate about getting kids to play games with their hands, rather than being glued to screens all the time.

Louise uses beautiful design and packaging to re-work some of the old school traditional games like 'Pass the Parcel' and 'Pin the Tail' in doing so she's helping to keep the classics alive with a creative and modern twist.

If you would like to see more of The Printed Peanut check out their website at www.theprintedpeanut.co.uk or find some of her fab things at www.popsicleonline.com

 

Todays artist is Kelly Hyatt designer, illustrator and creative director of Lagom Design, based in Hove, East Sussex.

Lagom is a swedish word which describes the feeling when something has the 'perfect balance' or is 'just right', which is the best description of Kelly's contemporary designs.

We are a big fan of the Cherished collection pictured below which has been selected as  a finalists for The Henries awards 2016, fingers crossed.

We have stocked Lagom since opening and love the fact they are ever evolving and always introducing new designs and artists to their awesome collection.

Obviously their use of colour and modern design ticks all our boxes,for example the gift wrap below is called 'Happiness" need I say more!

Kelly worked as a freelance illustrator before co-founding Beaumonde International in 1996.During this time Kelly secured contracts with Paperchase, Playboy and Habitat. In 2007 Kelly moved to France and it was while he was there he decided to create something really special – this something ‘just right’ would become Lagom.

 Lagom has now grown into an international business. They also attract some of the most talented illustrators and artists in the world and now have over 25 collections of cards, gifts and wrap.

After 22 years in the greeting cards industry Kelly is still passionate about keeping the spirit of print alive and we salute you!

Thank you Kelly for keeping our world ever colourful and stylish...you ROCK!!

To see more of their work go to www.lagomdesign.co.uk and www.popsicleonline.com.

Popsicle is very excited to be part of this years Artwave art trial.

We are looking forward to showing a wonderful collection of unique talented artists.

All of which share my love of colour and fun which is obvious in their work!

Come take a virtual walk around our awesome artists.

  

http://www.artwavefestival.org/

 First up.....

Ella Robinson is a talented young artist whose work celebrates vibrant colour, pattern and unexpected textile materials. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London.

Working with both found and purchased media, she creates one-off hand crafted pieces inspired by the colours of the urban environment and the charm of the coast.

Ella Robinson was born in Brighton (UK) in 1984. Her passion for art was first realised during experimental art lessons, where numerous found materials were used; ring pulls from drinks cans, large pieces of wood found in skips and scraps of materials and ribbon. She found it more exciting and inspiring to work three-dimensionally with materials, discovering their unique properties, rather than to paint or draw.

Since graduating Robinson has continued to combine found wood with traditional textile media and plastics by drilling, stitching and wrapping.

Whilst studying at the Royal College, Robinson came third in the Man Group Drawing Prize (2009) with examples of her embroidered driftwood pieces, was awarded The Worshipful Company of Dyers’ Travel Bursary (2008) (where she travelled to New York), and had her first solo show, Stripetastic, at The Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Ice and a Slice, 2012, found and melted bottle tops, 56.4 x 56.4 x 4.7cm. £650

 

Hugh, 2010, plastic tubing, steel pins and driftwood, 36 x 23 x 6cm. 

Blue, found beach plastics and found wood 49.5 x 49.5 x 4.7cm, £550.

Oh, 2009, viscose thread and driftwood, 20 x 15 x 3cm £300.