The very very very Loveable Labrador, was my third tea towel design, about 8 or 9 years ago. It has been one of most popular designs, as who doesn’t love a loveable Labrador?
But for the last 6 months or so, I have been thinking it has been time for a change. I do get bored with my designs, but I think that is often a creator’s problem rather than a general issue.
It’s not an easy decision to make a big change to a best-selling product, especially without my usual avenues of feedback during events and fairs. I drew a few Labradors to help me decide which way to go and decided on a very sweet sitting Labrador, patiently waiting a walk, food or attention. You decide!
The Labrador wasn’t the only design I wanted to change up. I felt the Working Cocker Spaniel and Beagle designs could benefit with an update.
I felt the Beagle could become a bit more dynamic, to represent its character. A sniffing Beagle seemed the perfect shape for the word brazen.
The Labrador and Beagle now have new dog drawings. I stuck with the stylish dark grey for the Labrador but changed the Beagle to a lovely shade of blue.
With the Working Cocker, I decided on a word change, as although I do think cockers are captivating, I also thing they are pretty crazy characters.
There will be some more design updates over the next few weeks!