Japanese influences behind Asking For Trouble
Asking For Trouble was started by Marceline Smith, an illustrator, blogger, designer and zinemaker based in Glasgow. She gained a degree in printmaking from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and has been making things all her life.
Marceline starts by doodling in her sketchbook and then creates a collection of handmade and printed products using digital illustration, rubber stamps and her Japanese gocco printer. The current collection features cards, notepads, badge sets, charms, bookmarks, gift wrap and calendars. She has a range of digitally printed fabric and her designs feature on mugs, t-shirts and rain boots.
Her work is inspired heavily by Japan and her visits to the country. Marceline loves the mix of kawaii characters juxtaposed by the traditional patterns of kimono and chiyogami paper. The biggest aim though, is to make you smile. When asked what her favourite piece is from her collection, Marceline responded, “I have a new favourite every week, but currently I love my Bunny Squares Notebook. It was really fun to design and has lots of unexpected details, plus the bunny pattern is so cute and colourful.”
The collection is full of quirky little designs. Whether you’re looking for a smiley cupcake on a shopper, a bunny and panda wishing you a happy Christmas on a card or a bread slice brooch, one thing is for certain, these designs will make you smile.
Asking For Trouble is available from a number of stockists, including Hannah Zakari, All Things Original and Quirky Boutique. If you’re looking for something quirky for a birthday or a very early Christmas present, Asking For Trouble has some great ideas.
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