We love collaborating on prints and product design. Some our best work comes when we partner with other bright designer minds, often taking things in new and exciting directions.
For the Spring/Summer 16 collection we worked for the second time with children's illustrator and author, Sarah Dyer. Our first design partnership with Sarah - the 'Polka Moons' print - has proved so successful that we had to quickly get back together again before her busy writing schedule took over!
The new 'Nutty Bees' print draws on the signature TBC graphic print style for the honeycomb shapes and the bees wings, softened by Sarah's more illustrative style.
Alienor Falconer, The Bright Company's creative director, explained why she was so excited to work with Sarah: ‘We were delighted to team up with Sarah Dyer again for this new collection. We’re passionate about British design and her illustrative style works perfectly with our fun, unisex designs, appealing to parents and children alike.’
More about Sarah Dyer
Sarah graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration in 2001. Her first book 'Five Little Fiends' won the Bronze Smarties Prize and the UKRA (United Kingdom Reading Award) award. It has been an international success, translated into eight languages. Since then she has written and illustrated seven more picture books with publishers Bloomsbury and Frances Lincoln.
Sarah is currently working on her first non fiction series of books with Templar, the first two titles Book of Things and Book of Colours are already released with two more books in the series coming next year.
In-between writing and illustrating Sarah attends many Festivals and Schools to carry out events and workshops and is a visiting lecturer on the Foundation and Illustration BA Courses part-time at Kingston University. She lives in Hove with her husband and two sons.
Published Picture Books
Five Little Fiends, 2001, Bloomsbury
Clementine and Mungo, 2003, Bloomsbury
Princess for a Day, 2007, Bloomsbury
Mrs Muffly’s Monster, 2008, Frances Lincoln
The Girl with the Bird’s Nest Hair, 2009, Bloomsbury
Monster Day at Work, 2010 Frances Lincoln
Batty, 2011, Frances Lincoln
Bear’s Best Friend, 2013, Bloomsbury (author Lucy Coats)
Non Fiction Books
Book of Things, 2014, Templar
Book of Colour, 2015, Templar