illustration

Woven Walls by Wies Preijde

Dutch designer Wies Preijde has created these hand-woven 'walls' of thread to create spaces that look as if they've popped off the page.

The semi-transparent partitions come in an array of pale colours, and are designed to overlap and create new patterns and colours. The result produces an oddly holographic effect, says Preijde who hopes they'll one day be in your home or office.

Winter wallpaper download

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Wrap your screens up with a little festive cheer by downloading our
free wallpaper

Please click the links to download the version you require

Screen 1680 x 1050
Laptop 1024 x 768
iPad
iPhone

For Screen and Laptop, Ctrl or right click to use as Desktop
For iPad & iPhone add to Photostream and set as wallpaper

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Summer Wallpaper Download

The English Summer may have failed to arrive but I hope this image makes you think of

lying under a tree on a hot summers day.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size,

which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select

'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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May Wallpaper Download

Apologies for there being no April Wallpaper but I hope this image makes up for it. Anyone who knows me will know I love butterflies. Recently I saw an Orange Tip fluttering in the fresh green grass and this is the basis of this months image. Watch this space for more butterfly prints I am working on....

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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March Wallpaper Download

At the moment the fields of Suffolk are abundant with hare's, and I remebered the fabulous book The Butterfly ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, from 1973. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge and with verses by William Plomer. This months wallpaper image colour references Alan Aldridge's Harlequin Hare.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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January's Free Wallpaper download

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for January

Happy New Year!

After a long lovely Christmas holiday being back at work was a bit of a shock to the system. What inspiration will kick start the new year? Pantone's vibrant colour of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango, seemed a good place to start - even its name puts a smile on my face.

The color palette used this month is

Tangerine Tango Pantone 17-1463

Sodalite Blue Pantone 19-3953

Margarita Pantone 14-0116

Driftwood Pantone 18-1210

Cockatoo Pantone 14-5420

Starfish Pantone 16-1120 

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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December's Free Wallpaper of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for December

While creating a Christmas image for a client, the process created some beautiful abstract images evocative of snow and ice, which were just too good not to use. So here is the best one for you to download - for free this month.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

Just in case you are curious, below is the image we created for ColeySmith Consulting.



Studio Parris Wakefield on Søciety6

We have six designs availble on Society6 as prints, laptop and phone skins. Prices start at $22 and shipping is worldwide. We will be adding more designs over the next few months. If you like these products please like and share them with your friends.

You can buy this image as a canvas, phone case or laptop skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy this image as a canvas, phone case or laptop skin

Los Angeles stitched by Peter Crawley

We recently worked with Peter Crawley to design his new identity and instantly developed a mutual admiration of each others work. We were delighted when Peter Crawley expressed an interest in our Cityscape Series and agreed to interpret LA as a stitched piece. The results were way beyond our expectations. The piece is hand stitched on 420gsm white watercolour paper | Coloured cotton thread | 700 x 420mm

If you are interested in any of the images from the Cityscape Series as either a giclée  print or a stitched piece please contact Sarah Parris.

 

Parris Wakefield Royal download of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new wallpaper background to Celebrate the Royal Wedding.
 We have blended together the Coats of arms of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Congratulations Kate & Will.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

Parris Wakefield April download of the month

This month's wallpaper is for the colour brave. Inspired by Pantone 2011 colour of the year - Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle.

"Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it." Pantone

Honeysuckle is combined with Willow 16-0632, Tapenade 18-0840, Apricot Brandy 17-1540, grape 2573 and Chocolate 483  - mmmm sounds delicious!

Read more about Pantone 2011 colour of the year Here

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

Parris Wakefield March download of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new wallpaper background for March.
 We were inspired by our
3 1/2 yr old daughter's digital painting she created in Photoshop. Her bold use of colour was the perfect starting point for this months image.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com


 
Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

Taj Mahal by Parris Wakefield

We are delighted to have been sent this stunning photo of the print we created for a private residence in Toronto. This unique print of the Taj Mahal was created by Parris Wakefield using an original photograph from the client's travels. The print is 140cm x 110cm and creates a colourful and striking focal point to the room. Interior design by Nikka Design  

Client testimonial
It looks stunning - you really outdid yourself! Your work looks GREAT - its the first thing guests see in our house 

If you would like to commission Parris Wakefield to create a unique print from your travels please contact
Sarah Parris

The force of typography

We love these great posters by H-57 Creative Station. Although they appear on several blogs,
there isn't any information where to get them. If anyone has any luck, we would love to hear from you.

Each character is created purely from typefaces, e.g. Darth Vader is built from Helvetica, Bodoni, Times,
Rockwell and, appropriately, Bureau Empire :)

There is also a helpful legend showing exactly which typefaces were used to create each character.

 

 

 

Sourced from ibelieveinadv.com

The art of the Pop-up from Marion Bataille

I was thrilled to find out that Marion Bataille has recently released a new book '10'

Marion Bataille was born in 1963 and lives and works in France. She is a widely published
graphic artist and illustrator who also works for the Pompidou Centre. She is the creator of
the best-selling 'ABC3D', her first book published in the UK, establishing herself as one of
the world's greatest pop-up designers.

Her latest book '10' playfully explores the shapes of numbers and how they morph into
each other. Marion has cleverly paired the numbers up. If you count on one hand from 1-10
hand from thumb to little finger and back again, each finger has two numbers associated
with it 01 & 10, 2 & 9 etc. these number pairs morph when you turn the page.

Just like her previous book 'ABC3D', '10' is simple and intelligent something that delights
every time you see it