Tropical Inspirations – New Print

It is a trend and it will always be, tropical theme prints can be versatile with various elements. From the vivid leaves and monstera leaves to the wild birdlife, that was the main inspirations for the creation of this phone case unique print.

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We selected three elements: monstera leaf, lily buds and leaves. To add detail to the print, we added some painted dots.

For the colours we selected a pallet of summery colours: pinks, yellows, greens and blues.

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Harper & Blake Tropical Pattern Phone Case

Tropical prints have become very famous and some of the high street fashion brands are using it for their pieces of clothing and accessories such as Dolce & Gabbana and even Gucci. This print design trend has also grown in notoriety across interiors, prints, home decor and art.

We can find these prints and collections on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. As we may know these prints are here to stay.

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The Creation of our Nightfalls Instagram Campaign

This week we welcome our new print design intern Caitlin, a fashion illustration student from London College of Fashion, and with her arrival we have introduced a new creative campaign concept for Instagram. Monday consisted of a creative thinking and mind-mapping meeting with both our new talented illustrator and our fantastic photography intern, Rakshita, to share ideas about how we can communicate our new collection to the public. We took influence from top designer’s, classic painters and surrealism to establish the visual style that we intend to adapt to be in keeping with Harper & Blake’s own handwriting. The new collection is collectively titled: Nightfalls, and takes inspiration from many earthly and unearthly subject matters – hence the surrealism references.

Caitlin took no time at all to get stuck into further research for the social media artworks, compiling a suitable colour pallet to portray the main inspirations and mood behind Nightfalls. Pencil and paint then began covering pages in the most exciting manner… and this was just for the drafting of ideas! From this we selected the subjects for each of the posts. Harper & Blake will post images consisting of both handcrafted and digitalised media, with the first eight hinting at the collection through inspirational themes. The final four of our twelve Instagram campaign artworks will release to the public some of the products in the new collection through illustration. With the Nightfalls range consisting of four types of products: phone cases, MacBook cases, luxury silk scarves and leather pouches, we intend to showcase each of these separately.

Our first post will have a universal feel to it. Caitlin has used a loose abstract style to produce an interesting, mesmerising and colourful background in watercolour paints. This background has then been combined with paper craft and the use of digital media for the more detailed foreground. Multiple large blobs of white acrylic was used in the process, as it always seems to be with any form of an artistic painting process! With just the last little bits of digital refinement to make to the first piece, we intend to work hard in order to share our collection with the public very soon. We are very excited to finally show our beautiful work to the Harper & Blake community and cannot wait for the feedback. Impressed and intrigued by Caitlin’s illustrations so far we are interested to see her future creations and how she portrays Nightfalls throughout the campaign.

Design With Harper & Blake: Sweet Marble and Glitter Panther

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It’s time to announce the arrival of our first print of the week, ‘Glitter Panther’! Inspired by Blake, our latest design is an adventurous combination of bold panther print and deep red glitter. It oozes the cool rebel attitude of a woman who knows what she wants whilst also conveying her softer side with a sensual baby pink background tone.

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Our second print of the week, ‘Sweet Marble’ is a fresh new spin on the geometric block design that you guys loved! Here at Harper & Blake we decided to add rippling marble textures and cool, candy colours to give the design a funky edge. We hope you love it as much as we do!

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Design With Harper & Blake: Marble Square and Polka Leopard

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

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For our first design of the week, ‘Marble Square,’ we have a modern geometric take on the timeless marbling print—inspired by Harper. Both sophisticated and playful; we have combined minimalist pastel base tones with a bold, dynamic chevron design in extravagant gold lines.

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Our second print of the week; inspired by both Harper and Blake, is called ‘Polka Leopard’. A fabulously bright, bold and edgy design; this funky print will add a bit of excitement to even the most tiresome desktop. A unique combination of the classic blue and white polkadot inspired by Harper and a wacky leopard print in popping candy colours inspired by Blake. For both the classic and the adventurous side of you.

Both of these weeks prints are so pretty we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Design With Harper & Blake: Marble Block and Snaky Stripes

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

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Finally today, we’re incredibly excited to announce our first release of the week! As ever, we have taken much inspiration from Harper in designing the elegant, ‘Marbling Block’ iPhone case. A unique combination of warm copper base tones and a rippling marbled texture gives this stylish design a decidedly ethereal quality; mermaid like, yet sophisticated. A burst of bright turquoise, as part of the geometric block design alludes to the bold, edgy look most favoured by Blake.

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Our second print of the week, ‘Snaky Stripes’ is a hybrid between the classic stripe print and the lavish emerald snakeskin. Designed with both Harper and Blake in mind, the print embodies effortless chic and opulent elegance. A handbag staple for every unyielding, sophisticated woman. Made from the premium quality material, you can be sure to make a lasting impression with the ‘Snaky Stripes’ iPhone case. 

Both of these weeks prints are so pretty we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Design With Harper & Blake: Pastel Cube Grid and Tropical Glitter

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

tropical leaves iphone case

Our first print of the week has been created for Blake with a bright leaves design in fun colours that are designed to stand out. A case for all occasions but one to take away with you on a tropical holiday for sure! The glitter is young whilst still looking classy and the colour combinations of the pink and green mean it creates a contrasting print designed to stand out.

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The second print is a pastel print in cool blues, pretty pinks and lemon yellows. The print has a summery feel with a minimalist geometric print. The grid creates a modern feel to the print, perfect for the modern career woman. Inspired by Rubiks’ cubes the print also throws back to a fun retro vibe.

Both of these weeks prints are so pretty we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Design With Harper & Blake: Confetti Party and Camo Pearl

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

harper and blake confetti glitter stars iphone case

Our first print of the week has been specifically created for Harper; the perfect party accessory. ‘Confetti Party‘ is a print that sparkles whilst still looking sophisticated due to the gold and silver textures. Cassandre Desbonnets, Harper & Blakes print designer, added her usual stylish touches of textures, as the pieces look layered as if parts of stylish confetti!

Focusing on the location of the confetti dots mixed in with some stars and sparkles this pretty little case is one to be admired by all, even if you’ve got a little Blake inside you!

harper and blake camouflage iphone case

For the second print of the week, ‘Camo pearl’ is our take on a classic camouflage print! A print for the bold, the bright and the Blake’s.  The camouflage print has been modified for Blake’s tastes with bright pinks and strong silvers. The pearl textures mean the print is fluid, creating a fresh look that stands out, this case is for Blake!

Both of these weeks prints are so pretty we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website