Todays TWO is by the marvellous duo YUK FUN.

Yuk Fun is a collaboration between Lucy Cheung and Patrick Gildersleeves.

Lucy's Handmade paper collage TWO

They met up north in Leeds studying art & design and moved down south for the sun, sea and sand. They live in Portslade-by-Sea in East Sussex.

Patrick's illustrated TWO

I met Lucy and Patrick while they were selling their wares at a local Festival. The first thing that caught my eye was what Patrick was doodling in his sketch book, it was so captivating watching him effortlessly draw these amusing characters that I had to ask them more about what they did. 

A peep into Patricks sketchbook.

 

They started YUK FUN in 2014 with five T-shirt designs printed in the UK and have since expanded their clothing range to include dresses, cropped-T-shirts and kids T-shirts.

 

 

The design above features tropical birds and plants inspired by the wonders of the natural world. The colours on this T-shirt are especially vibrant – almost neon just one of the reasons why we love it!!.The perfect item of clothing for the bird loving all-night dancer.

 

 

All of their womens’ clothing is handmade by Lucy ( pictured above) in their home studio. They also make a selection of art prints, coin purses and a variety of bags. Their illustrated designs are unique, colourful and playful, perfect for people with a sense of fun!

 

We also fell in love with Lucy's Handmade collage prints and cards where she layers textured paper to create such weird and wonderful vibrant characters.

A Yuk Fun Alien.

  

                                               Say 'Hello' to Green Potato face.

 

To see more of YUK FUN's work go to their website www.yukfun.co.uk

Instagram - @helloyukfun

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.

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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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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