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