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Fishink Textile designs

January 25, 2013

I loved the response I received to the Fishink blogs about Illustrator Roger Duvoisin here and here. It turns out that his granddaughter, Jeanne Blackmore has written and published her first children’s book, so it seems the talent still runs in the family. More on that story here  and some memories from Jeanne of knowing  such a talented grandfather.

I was inspired by Roger’s work and not only did I create a few images for fun from his illustrations, I was also encouraged to carry on a create a few more of my own. The first two designs are inspired by Roger’s work. I’m not claiming that they are my designs, just my ideas for a Duvoisin design.

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I can hear his chickens squawking as they dash around the farmyard.

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The rest of the designs are all my own work, illustrations and ideas. I do like the shifty-ness of these penguins and as it’s been snowing in the UK lately I’ve been inspired to think of little else. I thought they should have shuffley little snowy tracks.

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This one I dedicate to a friend Melanie, who spends her time skiing in Chamonix.

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I felt this was my version of Orwell’s ‘1984 ‘ for Penguins. They’re all lined up the same… but one doesn’t quite fit in !

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I liked drawing these scatty dogs and thought that they should sit on a linen type background.

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And then my friends all said ‘It’s not fair, where are the cat designs, when are they coming’. So by popular demand….

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What do you think ? Gift wrap ? Table Mats ? Fabric ? I’ll let you decide. Hope you like them.

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All designs are Fishink copyrighted and are not to be used without prior permission.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2013 11:47 am

    Fun, happy, balanced, beautiful colors …. precious. I like to shirt and tie

  2. January 25, 2013 1:12 pm

    I can imagine the dogs and cats on a tie!

    • January 25, 2013 3:39 pm

      Tie’s would be good for sure. You get ten points there Jane lol

  3. January 25, 2013 4:21 pm

    I can definitely see the chickens as a kitchen accent… the tie idea is great. The dogs as wallpaper in a child’s room. Wrapping paper would be a must, but I’d hate to throw it away! I’m ‘In Like’ with all of them. Great job.

  4. January 25, 2013 5:31 pm

    I’m liking your comment about being ‘in like ‘ with them all. Happy for that to be a new trend lol Perhaps if the wrapping paper was biodegradable it wouldn’t feel so bad to let go 🙂 Thanks for the feedback

  5. Melanie permalink
    January 26, 2013 9:14 am

    Yay…..thank you for the ski design dedication…..I think I am also the naughty penguin in your Orwell’s 1984 penguin design. Always one that is different eh. Hope you had a haggis last night, that’s another thing you could make a design of, lots of wee haggi, running around before Burns Night…..you know they have 2 legs shorter than the other 2, so they can grip the hillside better. Keep the designs coming Craig, I reckon wrapping paper and textiles (cushions, sofa-throws, etc). xxx

    • January 26, 2013 11:25 am

      Thanks Mel, strangely I didn’t know that about haggis’s or should that be haggi ? lol Glad you like the designs and re the skiing I won’t say break a leg. Happy slopes.

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