Bob & Blossom

Bob & Blossom have a straightforward, positive approach to development, production and promotion. Adapting designs for a range of their quality children’s t-shirts was effortless and enjoyable… I hope it shows.


Early Years

Releasing new products in a shrinking market is hardly sound business acumen, if I was ever in this for the money though, I’d be sorely disheartened by now. I’d wanted to produce childrens' birthday designs for a while, but couldn’t reconcile myself to the idea of hand-printing multiple variants. Glad I finally came round to it... the results (Birthday Bus and Bertha) are quite sweet.



Screen print still life of crocuses and boiled egg

• Bel Cowie, Easter Egg, screen print, 1979
I stumbled across this scrappy print in a tub of the usual discarded posters of footballers and dolphins. A stock study I’m sure I once would’ve hated, I now find myself drawn to its earthy domesticity. True, most of the seven colours are drab variations of 70s tobacco but the flat areas of pattern and the dubious dual perspective lend the print a quiet audacity. Maybe someday I'll even frame it.