Posts In: greeting card design

Design Round Up – Nativity

Pure Illustration’s artists a constantly coming up with fantastic new designs for greetings card and gift products and Christmas is one of our biggest themes. Our publishing and manufacturing customers are already working on products which will be in retailers for Christmas 2018 and they ask us for new artwork and designs all year round. One of the most popular themes for charity greeting cards is the Nativity and we license hundreds of pieces of artwork to our greetings card publishers with this content every... Read more


Artist Interview – Helen Nevett

We’re proud to announce that we now represent Helen Nevett, an artist with years of experience creating artwork for greetings card and other gift products. As Licensing Agents for Helen’s portfolio of beautiful art we are available to help publishers and manufacturers find the art they need or commission Helen to create something completely new and bespoke. Here’s a short interview with Helen to give you some more information about her work and experience: 1. How did you find yourself working in the world of... Read more


Design Round Up -Valentines Day

It’s that time of year again. Wear your heart on your sleeve and tell that special person how you feel about them. The shops are full of Valentines product and imagery right now and Pure Illustration supply many publishers and manufacturers around the world with the artwork they need to attract the necessary attention. Here are some of Pure Illustration’s top pick for Valentines artwork – available to license for a wide range of product uses. Libby Bothway created this fun and exciting piece which... Read more


Artists Interview – Reginald Swinney

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, and we license their artwork to publishers and manufacturers all over the world. Sometimes, in the day to day of business, it is easy to loose sight of the fact that the artwork is the price and joy of a certain artist rather than a commercial product that will help a product sell. And so we like to take the time to introduce our artists and illustrators as individuals, so that our customers can connect with their... Read more


Tony Parsons was commissioned to create the Christmas cover of the BBC Countryfile magazine

As you may already know, Pure Illustration are working hard to find our artist’s new commissions and licenses that use their work in lots of different areas of design. We’ve been pushing hard for editorial work and Diane has been contacting lots of magazines and newspapers all over the world to get their work in publications that we’ve never worked with before. We’ve done quite a bit of editorial work before but this month we’ve completed our biggest and most exciting new project to date.... Read more


Jayne Ward – Artist Interview

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. We love working with creative and original artists and this is certainly the case with Jayne Ward. Jayne’s work is one of a kind, inspired by pattern as well as fabrics, interiors and travel. We’ve successfully licensed Jayne’s work for greetings cards and wall decor and are always looking for new licenses that would benefit from her beautiful artwork. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the... Read more


Artist Interview – Alison Vickery – Pure Illustration

Alison Vickery Pure Illustration art Licensing Illustration Editorial Agency Agent

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here’s a short interview with Alison Vickery: How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? After art college I worked full time as a packaging designer, design manager and then national... Read more


Design Roundup: Autumn

We’re feeling ready for Autumn now, so bring on the scarves, socks and change in weather we say! Here are some autumnal inspired works by Pure artists, as well as a bit of ‘Thanksgiving’ thrown in. We know it’s a touch early (for Thanksgiving) but we just love these colour palettes and subjects generally and feel the need for something new to consider now summer is on it’s way out. Firstly, artist Lisa Knutson creates a beautiful arrangement of sprigs, berries and autumnal leaves. Perfect... Read more


Artist Interview – Emily Stalley

It’s Autumn already but the sun is shining and the birds are still singing so we’re in a good mood here at Pure Illustration. We try celebrate the talent and originality of our artists as often and as proudly as possible here at Pure. So we post an artist’s interview once in a while to highlight someone who we feel reflects the spirit of creativity that inspires all of our team and our customers on a daily basis. There is so much good artwork available... Read more


Pure Illustration – Houses

Houses and the ‘Home’ provide an excellent subject for licensing. Houses are a personal favourite subject of mine and obviously make for great ‘New Home’ designs but also winter house scenes make for lovely Christmas designs too. I know a little out of season during this heatwave but it’s always nice to see what some of the Pure artists have to offer. Artists Justine Kimmer, Carol Jonas and Fiona Miles have some truly stunning winter house scenes to offer for Christmas. Camilla Charnock provides a true... Read more