Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blast off!



Happy New Year to you all. I am blasting off into 2009 with new art images for your children's walls, all will be unveiled on my websites- CarlaDaly.com and CarlaDaly.co.uk in the following months. I will keep you posted!

So, enjoy the first day of the New Year and I hope all your heads aren't too sore!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winter Sale


Just to let you know, we are having a sale on both sites - CarlaDaly.com and CarlaDaly.co.uk. Up to 25% off! A great way to decorate your kids room, with some fun, affordable art!


Both these prints are available at a 25% discount on both of my sites. We are trying to inject some fun into these recessionary times!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Have a good one!



I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! People have been encouraging me to start a blog for a long time, and I have to say I am delighted I have. It has been fun writing about my art and I am delighted to see so many people are enjoying it. A Merry Christmas to you all and I hope it is a good one!

It has been a busy year for me at CarlaDaly.com and CarlaDaly.co.uk.
I would like to thank all my customers for shopping on my site and I hope your little ones enjoy their Carla Daly Christmas gifts.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Max The Monster



I have illustrated a lot of children's books. My inspiration for my work was from many English and American children's book illustrators. I love Babette Cole, Quentine Blake, Richard Scarry, Ronald Searle, Maurice Sendak and many more children's artists. I remember in college looking at their work and thinking about my work being published one day. This was a dream!




Well, I was published and a little book I did with an American writer, Brad Herzog, was Max the monster, I still enjoy this book and loved illustrating it. It is about a little monster that meets an imaginary friend, a little boy, they play together on the beach. Of course, Max's family don't believe him that humans exist, but Max knows better!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ritzenhoff



I came across Ritzenhoff glasses when travelling in Europe, I thought they were amazing! A few years later I was asked to design a children's milk glass for Ritzenhoff. I was very excited to be designing for this massive company. The brief arrived and what a design brief it was! They really know their design and this brief was like nothing I had seen before, pure style! A sample glass arrived with little booklets of different products they produce, and a very detailed explanation of how the design should be layed out.



They want to encourage kids to drink milk, they like the milk in the glass to show through the design. I designed a group of hippos surfing and the milk can be seen through the surf in the sea and the clouds behind the hippos. My milk glass design was printed and looked great! They work on a royalty basis which was fine. My only complaint is, they ask lots of designers to submit ideas and most of them are rejected, they don't pay for this, and unlike Threadless they don't exhibit the submitted ideas. They are amazing products though!

Above is my milk design and click here to see my Ritzenhoff profile.