Happeak – clothing collaboration

At the end of last year I was contacted by Lithuanian clothing brand Happeak. They had spotted my Coastal Cottages print on Pinterest, and wanted to use it on some garments for their SS14 collection. It’s always lovely to hear from new companies wishing to collaborate, and this was no exception. I’ve produced work for both mens and women’s clothing previously, so it’s great to be able to expand my portfolio in this area and see my patterns applied to kidswear too. 

 

Happeak generally produce functional and comfy items of clothing that use pattern free fabrics so we stuck to using the design in one colour in a dark grey printed on to a lighter grey fabric. A recently bumped in to a lady that I know in my village and she had purchased one, after the images I shared on Facebook receiving a great response. It’s great to be seeing buildings from the tiny place win which I live on products that are now being sold world wide. 

 

There is a selection of images below, but check out the HAPPEAK website to see more. 

 

Happeak clothing - print by Jessica Hogarth

 

Happeak clothing - print by Jessica Hogarth

Happeak clothing - print by Jessica Hogarth

Happeak clothing - print by Jessica Hogarth

 

Happeak clothing -  design by Jessica Hogarth

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Lisbon

After PG Live I had a mad 1.5 days in the studio to organise myself and finish a project before heading back down to London and fly out to Lisbon with a friend. It was a much needed break and Portugal’s capital didn’t disappoint. 

 

We booked in to the Destination Hostel which was in the Rossio train station. It was a really really nice hostel, and I’d recommend it to anyone visiting the city.

 

Whilst wandering up the steep windy streets to the castle we came across lots of black and white photos on the wall, which have been put up as a way of celebrating the elderly community that live in the gorgeous little houses. 

 

Lisbon- Portugal

 

This was the view from the top.

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

The tiles that covered many walls in the city were a treat for the eyes. I took a lot of photos of tiles, as well as visited the tile museum, but here a few favourites below.

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Lisbon - Portugal

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

We did do a bit of shopping whilst on our little trip. A Vida Portugesa is a must visit. It sells food, stationery, interiors, some clothing and also some beautifully illustrated books. 

 

Portugal - A vida Portugesa

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Lisbon Portugal

 

We also spent an afternoon at LX Factory which is a design and arts district, set a bit off the beaten track, in an old manufacturing district of the city. We had a lovely lunch, got a manicure and wandered a variety of shops that were nestled between model agencies, print companies and restaurants. Ler Devagar bookstore is a must visit. This area is just a short single bus ride from the centre of the city but really has a different vibe to the other shopping areas. 

 

Lisbon - Portugal

Lisbon - Portugal

Lisbon - Portugal

 

We had a fab time, and the sunny weather made it even better. I look forward to my next European adventure!  

 

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Lisbon - Portugal

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PG Live and New Greetings Card Launch

The past two months have absolutely flown by. It has been a blur of freelance design work, admin, promotion and designing as many new greetings cards as possible to launch at PG Live earlier this month.  PG Live is held at the business design centre in Islington, and is a show that is dedicated to greetings cards. I decided at the start of this year, that cards would be the focal point of my own wholesale range of products and was keen to get a show booked in to showcase my new ranges.

 

It was such a fun show to do, and I met some really great people including Pennie and Frank of Tache Crafts, Danny from Cardinky, and Cheryl of the TypeCast Gallery. My lovely friend Louise Tiler also launched her latest ranges, which were all brand new for the show! I was thrilled to get some new stockists as well as make some great contacts, which I will hopefully be able to share the exciting details of very soon. 

 

There are a couple of images of my stand below, where you can also see my licensed Christmas range which I have produced in collaboration with Deva Designs. This will be on sale across the UK from later this year.

 

jessica hogarth greetings cards

jessica hogarth PG Live

 

I’ve included some images from the latest card collections below, which will be available to buy direct from my online shop soon. If you’re a shop and are interested in stocking my range please get in touch! 

 

GRAPHIC

 

Greetings cards - Jessica Hogarth

GRAPHIC_FLORAL VASE

 

ZEALOUS

 

Greetings cards - Jessica Hogarth

JESSICA HOGARTH - GREETINGS CARDS

ZEALOUS_WEDDING DAY

 

JAZZ

GREETINGS CARDS - JESSICA HOGARTH

GREETINGS CARDS - JESSICA HOGARTH

GREETINGS CARDS - JESSICA HOGARTH DESIGNS

 

MINIATURE CELEBRATIONS

JESSICA HOGARTH - GREETINGS CARDS

 

JESSICA HOGARTH - GREETINGS CARDS

 

In addition to this, I have launched some prints, which can be personalised by my stockists location. This mini range is focused around my popular coastal designs, but I hope to develop some more options for the future. 

 

  Personalised prints - new range from Jessica Hogarth

I will be exhibiting at Harrogate Home & Gift from the 13th – 16th July, so I hope to see some of you there!  

 

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Yorkshire 2014 tea towel

I was really excited to launch my Yorkshire tea towel online this week! You may have read about my wallpaper of the same design that I launched through Graham & Brown last month here. There is a lot of attention on Yorkshire at the moment and a product that visitors from near and far could take away to remember their visit by.

 

The tea towel has been printed in a limited edition run, so once they are gone that’s it!  Graham & Brown did a fantastic photo shoot for the wallpaper, but I had a mini shoot myself with my fab photographer Yeshen Venema to get these shots for my own site. You can purchase the tea towel via Etsy and Not on the High Street or at selected stockists throughout Yorkshire. 

  Tour de Yorkshire tea towel - textiles

Tour de Yorkshire tea towel close up

Tour de Yorkshire tea towel

Tour de Yorkshire tea towel

Tour de Yorkshire tea towel

 

 

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NEW WAVE Wallpaper Collective

This NEW WAVE blog post is one that I have been excited about writing for a long time and I’m so excited to share one of my most exciting freelance collaborations to date. 

 

At the centre of this collaboration, entitled NEW WAVE, is Barbara Chandler, a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. Barbara has written for a long list of magazines and newspapers, including Homes & Gardens and the London Evening Standard. She can always be found photographing at London’s many trade shows and exhibitions, on a quest to spread the word about the emerging design talent that Britain has to offer. Almost a year ago, I received a phone call from Barbara, who was keen to curate a wallpaper collection that offers boutique designs at affordable mass market prices, from a selection of UK designers. The brand that would be working alongside Barbara manufacturing and selling these designs is one of the world’s leading wallpaper companies, Graham & Brown. This is a company with a strong brand history, with members of the original founding family still playing important roles in the running of the company. Graham & Brown are known for championing and nurturing British design talent, and this collaboration is testament to that. 

 

A few weeks later, 25 designers from a wide variety of artistic backgrounds gathered at the Graham & Brown headquarters in Blackburn, for an introduction to the project. This included  watching trend videos, learning more about the companies history, and we also had a very interesting tour of the factory. It was fascinating to see hundreds of metres of wallpaper being printed on rotary screen machines in a matter of minutes. There was also a rather tasty buffet that we tucked in to on arrival at the venue! 

 

The brief was simple: ‘describe what surface pattern means to you through a wallpaper design’. 

 

I drove home with my head spinning about all of the possible routes my wallpaper could take in terms of colour and theme. One important piece of advice we were given was that we had been chosen because both Barbara and Graham & Brown loved our work as it was, so I felt, whilst I wanted to explore a new theme or idea, I needed to remain true to my design style. As a proud Yorkshire lass, my work has often been inspired by the beautiful coastal surroundings in which I grew up, and also currently live. The rural countryside of Yorkshire also has a huge amount to offer, so I began thinking about how I could produce an exciting design that somehow celebrated the lush green rolling hills and market towns which can be found further inland. I hoped that by focusing on a different area of Yorkshire, I’d be able to move my work forwards and give it a new twist, whilst also building a story behind the design. 

The wallpaper was manufactured in December 2013, there’s an image below of it coming off the printing machine.

 

new wave collective - manufacture

 

We had a day of portraiture sessions in Blackburn in January, before all meeting up again on Tuesday this week for the press launch. This was held at the beautiful CitizenM boutique hotel in London. After months of secrecy, the wallpaper was unveiled to some of Britain’s best journalists. I can’t wait to see everyone’s designs pop up on blogs and in magazines over the coming months. The evening continued with a beautiful dinner at Soho House, followed by lots of laughter and cocktails back at the hotel. It was a wonderful evening, and I’m so incredibly happy to have been a part of this. You can see my design in-situ below – I love this photo!

 

NEWWAVE wallpaper collaboration

 

Of course there isn’t just me that has contributed to this project. There are 12 other incredibly talented designers and artists who too have had their work put into production for use on wallpapers, to be sold worldwide through Graham & Brown. One of my favourite photos is the one below, a lovely lifestyle shot, that showcases everyone’s work beautifully. 

 

NEWWAVE wallpaper collaboration  

 

The wallpapers goes on sale today! You can purchase them from here

 

I love this group shot of all of the designers together.

 

NEWWAVE Wallpaper Collaboration

 

There are a few more lifestyle shots of some of the papers below:

 

Nancy Straughan – Coffee Bean

NEWWAVE wallpaper collective

 

Louise Tiler – Urban Tree

NEWWAVE WALLPAPER COLLABORATION

 

Kate Usher – Fishes

New Wave wallpaper by Kate Usher

 

Helen Stevens – Feather

NEWWAVE Wallpaper Collaboration

 

Emma J Shipley – Paridisi I

New wave wallpaper collective, Paridisi I

 

I’d just like to say thank you to Barbara, the G&B team and CamronPR, it has been an amazing project to work on and a brilliant opportunity for my brand. 

 

 

 

 

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