DRAKE GENERAL STORE X TOUGH LUCK

Back at the beginning of 2016 I designed a bunch of patterns for The Drake General Store.  They picked their faves and made a whole line of canvas bags with them. They're all reasonably priced and available now in stores and on their website.

Here's my fave from the collection: the weekender duffle! Such a great shape. 

The Weekender Duffle can’t wait to get away with you! Its neat, square shape is roomy but compact, making it the perfect companion for your next adventure. Coordinate it with our matching zip pouches to keep your belongings and your style in top form. Available in Moon, Cactus, Brush, and Blob prints.
— Drake General Store

It's interesting to design surface patterns without knowing their application, but when you design with other people you trust their instincts, just as they trust yours. That's the beauty of collaboration.  Above is the blob print. Blob is a pleasing word to say. 

The Tough Luck Collection features prints designed exclusively for the Drake General Store by local artist and illustrator Sandi Falconer. Known for her humourous and irreverent designs, Sandi is the creator of Tough Luck, a line of screen printed stationary, prints, and apparel that are sure to make anyone smile.
— Drake General Store

I've worked with The Drake General Store from the very beginning. From Deadweight (my first maker label), to Falconwright (a 4 year leather bag partnership), to Tough Luck (my current line of stationery). It's nice to be supported by such a great Canadian company.