Thursday 25 June 2020

Colour Me Happy: Rainbow Optimism

We're all needing a bit of colour in our lives at the moment, and with the current situation dampening our spirits, we're turning to bold and intense colour to cheer us up. Rainbows colours are a unifying symbol of positivity and hope, with soothing blues adding a sense of reassurance.

Let us know what you think to this palette! Would you use it?

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Friday 5 June 2020

Incredibly Talented Black Illustrators We Admire

We understand that we will never understand. We want to learn more and do better,
so we are listening, watching, reading and sharing what we can.

Today we're using our platform to share the work of some incredibly talented black illustrators.
Black artists inspire us every day, and though it is a very small show of our support and something that should not be limited only to the current climate, it is one small way
to celebrate the amazing artistic talent coming out of the black community
with our large platform of followers.

If you are a black surface pattern designer or illustrator, comment at the bottom of with your instagram and we'll do our best to share as many on our stories as we can :)

#supportblackcreatives #blacklivesmatter

Oge Mora's beautifully painted illustrations capture people of all ages with warmth and colour in stories of community and coming together. 
You can find her work at or on instagram @oge_mora.

Vibrant and moving, Morgan's colourful expressive works combine beautiful colour palettes, intuitive mark making and uplifting words to create artistic affirmations to find strength in.
You can find and support her work @morganharpernichols on instagram
or at

Christian Robinson works with mixed media and collage to bring characters to life in a way that is both charming and highly emotive. His super endearing illustrations can be found in children's books, on textiles and as animations.  
Check out his work at or as @theartoffun on instagram.

Sean Qualls explores race and identity through his bold and impactful art, and in his extensive range of sensitive and informative kids books. You can support him at or on instagram @sean_qualls

Sabrena Khadija's technicoloured digital illustrations are full of life and showcase black style and culture at it's best - her sketchbooks works are equally gorgeous. Check her out on instagram @sabrenakhadija or buy her prints on Society6.

Kenesha's talent spans painted and digital illustrations, surface pattern prints, as well as beautiful ceramics. Her playful use of colour and mix of illustrative techniques are always so inspiring.
You can find her work @tactilematter on instagram or at

Instagram also has some amazing accounts sharing the work of
black artists. Check out:

Black Girls Who Paint
Black Artist Space
Support Black Art
Young Black Artists 

(all images copyright the individual artists)

Monday 18 May 2020

Colour Me Happy!

I think we're all needing an injection of colour at the moment,
so here's a nature inspired slice of colour inspo to make you say ahhhhh.

Shots of bright lilac are cheerfully popping up everywhere at the moment,
much like the pretty florals the colour takes its name from,
 and paired with tones of green and mint it makes a lovely
fresh palette that makes us think of summer meadows!

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Thursday 9 April 2020

Spotted!: Boots Mini Club

Hooray! We've spotted lots of lovely 
P&C prints at Boots Mini Club!

From the soft and cute, to the bold and contemporary,
Mini Club & P&C have got you covered if you need a treat for your little one,
all still available online.

Looking at all this yummy print design (modelled perfectly by these little cuties)
is certainly cheering us up today, so we hope it does the same for you!

(all images copyright Boots Mini Club)

Monday 23 March 2020

Open & Staying Positive!

Hello all,

We hope you and your families are all safe and well.

In light of recent events, we wanted to let you know what's happening
at Paper & Cloth and how we can continue to support you
during this time.

Whilst everything has changed as a society, the way
we work at P&C remains the same. 
Our team has over 10 years of remote working.
We are open and continue to be operating a full
studio service working on P&C's artwork collections
and fulfilling commissions.

As many of you know, Trade Shows and appointments
has been postponed until further notice, however we
can work with you to accommodate these new challenges.
We offer remote screen share previews 
and have the ability to facilitate team viewings
so you and your colleagues can view art together
from different locations.

We are here when you are ready.

Our thoughts are with you and your families.
We will embrace these new ways of working

Lots of love,
The P&C team

Saturday 14 March 2020

Colour Me Happy!

It's been a while since we've posted a bit of palette inspiration,
and with everything seeming a bit drab at the moment we think
we're in need of a little bit of colour.

This combo of peach and sage is cheering us right up,
especially with the addition of a soft blue-grey and a pop of poppy!

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Tuesday 4 February 2020

P&C for Anthropologie!

Woop woop! Anthropologie alert!

Bec's new collection has hit the shops and we
think you'll all agree how beautiful it is.
Her dreamland prints feature the prettiest menagerie of magical creatures and
add some P&C magic to kid's quilts, storage baskets, changing pads and an amazing Pouf!

Currently only available in the US,
you can get it here.



(All images copyright Anthropologie)