The Pickle Blog

We are influenced by a lot more than design around us, in our blog we will add photography, architecture, art and anything else that sparks our curiosity. All along with anything happening in the studio and our design classics.


Pickle Design Poster Calendar 2021

New Year, New Poster!

11th January 2021

2021 has fully arrived, feeling quite similar to 2020 if we are honest but already we have some great things happening at … [Read more]

William Morris Drawings

William Morris’ Drawings

11th November 2020

William Morris is an artist I am so familiar with, his intricate botanical patterns have been part of my life. The wallpaper … [Read more]

Abel Rodríguez captures the Amazon in his intricate pattern like paintings

Abel Rodríguez

7th October 2020

I only recently came across the stunning work of artist Abel Rodríguez. He creates really meticulous drawings of his home, the Colombian … [Read more]

Botanical drawings from a great collection including fruit, flowers and birds

The Biodiversity Heritage Library

4th February 2020

I love botanical drawings, giving the time I would spend all day happily drawing plants, flowers and trees. Now the Biodiversity Heritage … [Read more]

An Alphabet of Graphic Design poster

New Calendar for 2020!

8th January 2020

Hello and welcome to 2020. As I am sure you are well aware by now we love calendars. Pretty much every year … [Read more]

London based illustrator Joey You and her vibrant urban scenes

Joey Yu Captures Life in Full Colour

30th April 2019

I’m loving the work of London-based illustrator, animator and artist Joey Yu. There is a real sense of movement in her artworks, … [Read more]

Calendar Round-Up

4th December 2018

December is a month of contradictions. It feels both still and slow, frozen in time as winter passes by. At the same … [Read more]

Two art prints by Jorey Hurley of the swimming pool

Graphic Art by Corey Hurley

23rd October 2018

It must come as no surprise being a graphic designer at all that I love graphic art. The simplicity, all the fluff … [Read more]

Birger Kaipainen Finnish ceramics

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen

26th September 2017

The hero of Finnish ceramics, Birger Johannes Kaipiainen (1915-1988) loved his chosen profession. he graduated from the Central School of Arts and Crafts … [Read more]

Celebrating British Flowers Week with a Pickle Design illustration

British Flowers Week

19th June 2017

What lovely weather for British flowers week! Glorious sunshine and a pure blue sky are the perfect backdrop to celebrate our native … [Read more]

Green and blue palm leaf wallpaper

Wonderful Wallpaper

28th March 2017

Anyone who follows our Facebook page or Pinterest account must know my love for pattern! The branding we created for clients Wadebridge … [Read more]

Hand made globes

Making the World

28th February 2017

Peter Bellerby simply wanted to find a globe for his father, not finding one of the right quality (either too old and … [Read more]

Dahlov Ipcar's Illustration

Beautiful Illustrations by Dahlov Ipcar

17th February 2017

Here is a selection of the captivating work by Dahlov Ipcar who passed away at the beginning of February 2017, aged 99. … [Read more]

Pickle Design design classics the Lambretta scooter, Panassonic clock, and Converse trainer

Design Classic Round Up

23rd December 2016

As our final blog post of the year, we thought we would bring you our Design Classic round up! We just loved … [Read more]

stamps designed to celebrate Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie Stamps

29th November 2016

To mark 100 years since the great crime writer published her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Royal Mail have released some … [Read more]

Prince Buster logo illustration

Farewell To Another Prince

9th September 2016

Sad news on Thursday the 8th of September when Prince Buster passed away. A true legend, shaping a whole music scene, Jamaican … [Read more]

Cornwall Vintage travel poster

Vintage Travel Posters

16th August 2016

As you may well know (we don’t talk about it much) we have been inspired by vintage travel posters for this year’s … [Read more]

Beatrix Potter's fungi illustrations

The Science of Beatrix Potter

29th July 2016

Driving to work for me takes about half an hour, beautiful country lanes and slightly frustrating traffic! I pass the time by … [Read more]

Tropical print inspiration

Tropical Breeze

19th July 2016

It is hot hot hot here in the studio today. Fan on, windows open and doors wide. So we thought we’d bring … [Read more]

Pickle Design's illustration of British Flowers Week 2016

British Flowers Week

13th June 2016

Welcome to British Flowers Week! Something we in the studio love is nature. Having just had the hedgerows packed full of bluebells vying … [Read more]

Illustration of Paul Gascoigne for England in 1996

Gazza Making History

10th June 2016

Euro 2016 kicks off in under two hours in Paris, I’m a little excited! Had to do some thing to mark the … [Read more]

All for One illustration for The Stone Roses single

Made of Lemon

13th May 2016

We had to do something to mark the arrival of the first recording from The Stone Roses in 21 years! A little … [Read more]

What is inspiring us in the studio this week

Weekly Musings From Emma

22nd April 2016

So many things have caught my eye and attention this week. As always I am drawn to colour, pattern and personalities. Today … [Read more]

An inspiring trip to Prague

Travel: The Czech Republic

1st April 2016

I recently return from a trip to the Czech Republic, some great days spent in bustling Prague and an excursion to the … [Read more]

March inspiration

Weekly Musings

15th March 2016

This weeks inspiration is far off, moody and exotic! Sea green, scenic cabinets and far away fashion. .. Emma 1 Natalie Martin, designer inspired … [Read more]

Poster design, Palais de Glace, Champs-Élysées by Jules Chéret

Beautiful Poster Art by Jules Chéret

8th March 2016

Some of our favourite graphic design goes back to the origins of the medium, when there was a fine line between art, … [Read more]

8 bit Star Wars: A New Hope illustration by Gustavo Viselner

8 bit Star Wars by Gustavo Viselner

15th February 2016

Brilliant little movie frames illustrated by Tel Aviv-based artist Gustavo Viselner. Created as posters he has selected very recognisable scenes and quotes … [Read more]

Cover for International Textiles, 1964, by René Gruau

60s Illustration by René Gruau

20th August 2015

Illustration for the cover of International Textiles No. 377 from 1964, by the brilliant René Gruau. I love the confidence not to … [Read more]