I’ve moved

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings, World wide web by nicolarowlands on October 8, 2010

I have a new website and blog, over at www.nicolarowlands.co.uk.  You can also find me on facebook, twitter, flickr, society6, envelop and supermarket.  Thanks for visiting 🙂

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Postcard set for sale

Posted in gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on August 1, 2010

I have a new product for sale in my shop.  It is a pack of three postcards.  Three different designs packaged up in a cello bag.  Perfect for posting or framing as a set.  You can also purchase single cards in my etsy shop, if it’s just the one card you’re after… but make sure you let me know which design you would like to receive when placing your order.  Happy sailing 🙂

Bantam Belle Pillow Case

Posted in gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on July 30, 2010

For those of you who were fans of the bicycle print that appeared in the Things To See exhibition at Odd Bar in 2009, I give you the Bantam Belle Pillow Case! Available to buy in three varying sizes starting at €19.99. The case is printed on 100% 230gr/m² cotton and washable at 80°C without fading.  The front shows the bike illustration and the back is a delicious grey with a little yellow heart. Hope you love it as much as I do ♥

Foxy’s back

Posted in clothes, gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on July 25, 2010

Um, just wanted to let everyone know that foxy is now on a t shirt and can be bought in a number of colours over here.

Alternatively, if you are in the UK and want to buy one directly through me they are £20 including postage. (They are Fruit of the Loom 100% cotton just email me for size/colour info.)

Textiles

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, Places where my stuff is sold, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on July 21, 2010

So I have been designing a lot of goods in the textile department lately and thought I would do a little feature on them all in case anybody didn’t get a chance to see them.  You can purchase any of these products over on Envelop; all of the designs are printed on 100% 230gr/m² cotton and machine washable up to 80°C without fading.  The proceeds go to helping me pay my bills and ultimately being able to create more cool stuff for you to buy so it’s definitely a worthwhile spend ♥

★ Giving away great stuff to great (facebook) people ★

Posted in gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, shops, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on July 14, 2010

So it’s been a while since I’ve given away some cool stuff to my really nice followers so in celebration of my new facebook presence I have decided to hold a mini giveaway which will be for facebook people only (oh the wonders of social networking…)  To win a pack of five deliciously beautiful mini-cards, an original Nicola Rowlands Ms Spanner promo postcard and sticker, all you have to do is:

1. If you aren’t already familiar with the stuff I sell, take a quick look round my shop and decide what item of merchandise/design you love and want to see more of (I am bringing out some more products in the form of stickers, tea towels, pocket mirrors)

2.  Post the name of the product on my facebook page.  (You will have to join the facebook page first to make a comment.)

3. To double your chances of winning post a hyperlink to the item in the shop as your facebook status update, followed by @Nicola Rowlands illustration and design (tagging in status updates only seems to work if you are using google chrome as your browser so if you are using safari/firefox/opera just put the link in your status and msg me to let me know it’s there…)

I will pick a winner sometime next week.  Spread the word, great things to be won!!! Thanks guys ♥

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Leopards

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on July 9, 2010

I’ve got another tile on repeat-x repeat-y for use, go on over and get it.  Go on, get out of here!

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Fresh young blood

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, workshops by nicolarowlands on July 9, 2010

Earlier this week I ran an illustrative graphic design workshop at Ashton Sixth Form College.  Met some super-talented young people who were all so eager to learn and create and make cool stuff.  I gave them two briefs to choose from: one was to design something to submit to the RENMEN project.  Their other choice was to create a thank you card design.  Here are a few of the final illustrations:

Birdie design by Emily McCormick

Peacock card design by Jessica Patel

Mini moos

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration by nicolarowlands on July 7, 2010

I had some more mini moo cards printed before I went away.  They came in handy more than a few times; perfectly pocket-sized self-promotion.  (The fact that they are neat and small had no bearing on the size of my day bag; needless to say I am a Rowlands and we always go prepared for any eventuality..)  If you want a handful of promo goods including a few stickers, a little mini print and some of these bad boys just drop me an email.

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Going to the Chapel

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration by nicolarowlands on July 5, 2010

This little job was so enjoyable.  I designed wedding invites and rsvp postcards which match the light pink and navy colour scheme the bride-to-be has chosen for the Big Day.  The invites and rsvps are printed on 350gsm matt uncoated brilliant white.  The client was full of brilliant ideas, and even hand-wrote me a thank you letter after receiving the goods.  I hope her wedding is beautiful!