Sunday, December 4, 2011

Artist Interview: Erupt Prints


Hi! We are Helen and Craig of Erupt Prints. We began our mission of 'Relieving Boring Walls' in 2009 following the birth of our daughter the previous year. We wanted artwork that was vibrant and fresh yet affordable for her nursery but couldn't find anything that met our criteria so being graphic designers we decided to create our own. Since then we have evolved our designs for kiwi kids young and old, taking inspiration from Aotearoa's uniqueness!

What can people expect to see from you on the day? We will be showing off another 3 or so new print designs to compliment our graphic NZ inspired works. They will be backed up by our 'Rainbow Height chart' and 'Ma is White' designs which have blown us away with their popularity. Our kids print designs will also be present as always.

Do you have any future plans for your work, could you describe them? We are pretty young on the scene (only 2 years in December) so for us its just doing the basics like building our range and keeping our designs fresh and affordable! We are always keeping an eye on trends for printing on other materials such as tea towels, tee shirts etc, but for now we are pretty happy with good ol paper. We have been fortunate to have our designs selling in some amazing stores and galleries around the country, and our designs are also proving popular over in Oz with a couple of ex-pat business ventures.
Where are your favourite places on-line? Fancy // newzealanddesignblog.com, ffffound.com, MAIYA // myadventureisyouradvantage.com, ohdeedoh.com. . . and many others!

What do you enjoy doing when you aren't busy making your wares? We have two little girls (a 3 year old and a 4 month old) plus our own little slice of heaven in tropical Onehunga (well it will be eventually once renovations are sorted in years to come!!) so if we aren't out and about with the girls, slowly ticking off the house list is very rewarding, especially our backyard mission, in time for summer...ahhh happy days.

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