Lion by Poosac

Kim is the illustrator and maker behind all the wonderful Poosac creatures.

Kim has created a design for Mimi and Will based on her ‘Freckles the Lion‘ toy.

Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac

The design is taken from an original illustration by Kim, and is screenprinted on a yellow shirt.

Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac

Design Proofs

Mimi and Will September 2013 T Shirt Design Proofs
Mimi and Will September 2013 T Shirt Design Proofs

Here’s the seven t-shirts in our launch collection. We have had a few enquiries from shops about stocking our t-shirts. If you’re a shop and are interested, please do get in touch!

Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson is the designer- illustrator behind Showpony.  She produces screenprinted textiles and products ranging from printed chevron bags to her ‘hot dogs‘:  wheat warmers printed with images of dogs (and the occasional cat). Her work is stocked all over the world, in a number of small independent boutiques as well as larger stores like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Paperchase.

Emma also designs more complex, colourful patterns which are available through society6.

Emma’s designed ‘I Love Puddles’ for Mimi and Will.  It’s printed in shades of blue on grey marl.

I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson for Mimi and Will
I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
Puddles T Shirt for Mimi and Will by Emma Henderson
Puddles by Emma Henderson

T- Shirt Proofs: Jolly and Hodie and Lucy Farfort

Well hello again! We’re quite the ones for exciting updates, no?

We can now confirm that the sixth designer collaborating with us is Jodie Clay, of Jolly and Hodie.

Jolly and Hodie is a childrenswear range, designed and crafted by Jodie. The clothes are created using traditional crafting techniques such as patchworking, and the patterns are drafted by Jody from original 70s blocks. Find Jolly and Hodie on etsy and folksy.

This is a proof of Jodie’s design for Mimi and Will.

Treehouse by Jodie Clay for Mimi and Will
Treehouse by Jodie Clay for Mimi and Will

And talking of proofs, here’s the proof of Lucy Farfort‘s design, Jelly Loves Ice Cream.

Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will

Excited? Head on over to Mimi and Will’s Indiegogo page and place your orders!

Some updates

Good morning! Welcome to anyone who’s recently found us through Facebook or twitter. I hope everyone’s looking forward to the weekend. We’ve apparently got ‘approaching cold fronts’ here in Glasgow- you types down south better remember your sunscreen though!

A couple of updates from Mimi and Will HQ for you; firstly, we updated our campaign page on Indiegogo to make the t-shirt ordering process clearer. In a nutshell, you choose the number of t-shirts you’d like, and click the relevant reward (one, two, three or four t-shirts). You don’t have to give us your design preferences or size information yet. Towards the end of the campaign, we’ll contact you to get your sizes and choices. We’ll get all orders to the printer and you should receive your shirts at the end of November, in plenty of time for Christmas.

We’ve also added another reward to our Indiegogo page. We now have ten shirts available at £15. There are only ten though!

Finally, we should have another announcement later on today. We’ve confirmed another two designers will be contributing designs to Mimi and Will. Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime have a browse at our collection so far: featuring designs by Emma Henderson of Showpony, Neil Slorance, Laura Donald and Kim Gurney of Poosac

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

We’re going to be updating this blog with pictures of the final t-shirt designs and some more about the artists and designers who we’re working with. First up is Neil Slorance , who designed Supersaurus for us. It’s available in white and is screenprinted onto an organic cotton t-shirt. Like all our designs, it’s suitable for boys or girls. Find out a bit more about Neil after the pics:

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

Neil draws things and does comics. You can buy his acclaimed book (nominated for several Scottish Indie Comic Book Alliance awards, don’t you know) , The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal from his etsy shop or buy it on Kindle.

Here’s a pic I took of a painting of Neil’s that I have.

Painting by Neil Slorance
Painting by Neil Slorance

I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s been described as follows:
“The dragon guy is firing the robot and it has made him not very happy. I like it, it is orange”

You can see more of Neil’s art on his tumblr.

First T-Shirt Samples

Mimi and Will A/W 2013 T Shirt Samples
Three T-Shirts from the Mimi and Will A/W 2013 collection
T-Shirts by Laura Donald, Neil Slorance and Emma Henderson

Our first t-shirt samples have arrived from the printers. We’ll be reviewing them with our designers, and will shortly be in a position to begin our campaign launch. Exciting!

Lions t-Shirt for Mimi and Will by Poosac
Lions t-Shirt by Poosac
Supersaurus t-shirt for Mimi and Will by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Puddles T Shirt for Mimi and Will by Emma Henderson
Puddles by Emma Henderson
Winter of Our Discount Tents for Mimi and Will by Laura Donald
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald