Get a First Look at the Lucy Monkman Collection.
Lucy Monkman is an Illustrator based in the North of England. Since beginning her career in fashion illustration, Lucy has broadened her range to include a wide range of editorial, publishing and product design. In 2010 Lucy launched her own publishing company. Specialising in unique greetings cards and social stationery with elegant illustration and inventive twists. For today’s blog post we’ve got a few examples from across the current collection to give you a glimpse into Lucy’s illustrated world.
Taking a first look at Lucy’s greetings cards I was initially drawn to the sweet, illustrative style. I love how Lucy has taken simple geometric shapes and transformed them into characters with real charm and warmth. Against the crisp white board, the bold lines and bright colour palette pop out from the page.
Looking beyond the illustrations, I enjoyed discovering the little details that Lucy has included throughout the collection. The ‘Coloured with Love’ range gives illustrations that can be coloured-in before sending. Similarly the ‘Made with Love’ designs contain a blank card and sticker sheet, enabling the sender to make their own unique collage. I love these small details that let the sender create a personalised card with a difference. I’m also very fond of the use of mini googly eyes on cards (as shown above), which reminds me of the Eighties for some reason! See what you think …
All Lucy Monkman greeting cards and social stationery are printed here in the UK. Designs use an FSC-approved board, meaning they’re environmentally friendly as well as being stylish. Featured cards retail at £2.10 – £2.20 and social stationery at £4.75 for a set of 8 cards. To stock or purchase from the range please visit the Lucy Monkman website.