21 Aug 2011

PAINT TUBES DESIGN

Paint Tubes Gift Wrap, Gift Tag & Greeting Card - © Rachel Goodchild 2007

I love it when one of my designs remains popular and stays on my top sellers list for years. Paint Tubes is one of these designs. In 2006 I took a series of photographs inside my father's studio and came up with the Artist Range, a series of 4 photography cards and one gift wrap with gift tag which was 'Paint Tubes.' I launched Paint Tubes in 2007 and it still remains today one of my top sellers. Due to the continued success of this design I have also recently designed a Paint tubes journal.
Paint Tubes Journal by Rachel Goodchild


The inspiration for the Paint Tubes gift wrap was the inside of my father's paint draws. I moved nothing before photographing.  Some of the draws were organised and some not. I particularly loved the grubbiness of the tubes as they showed paint tubes in use.


Paint Tubes in drawers
Paint Tubes in drawers
Paint Tubes Gift Wrap in the studio
Here are some photographs of my father's studio, where my father has worked for over 46 years - Peter Swan RWA. You can see some of his paintings on his blog by clicking HERE.

Peter Swan's Studio
Peter Swan's Studio


A few of the publications that Paint Tubes have featured in.


The Art Fund, London Catalogue
The Royal West Academy Magazine using my photographs
Art Cards - Progressive Greetings Magazine