Cool Illustrations: Tom Abbiss Smith

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Norwich-based contemporary designer Tom Abbiss Smith creates quirky illustrations as part of his homeware, clothing and art label Paper Plant Studio, as well as for an extensive list of private clients.

Tom uses a fusion of traditional and modern techniques, including digital collage, painting and printmaking. His bright and unusual illustrations work as stand-alone pieces of art but he also transfers his designs to homeware products, clothing, accessories, packaging and posters.

Inspired by nature, urban environments and music, Tom has developed an extensive list of clients including Lululemon, Pinterest, Voxi, Häagen-Dazs, Proper Corn, Bandcamp, Whip Appeal Of Sweden, Slowdown Studio, Creative Review, Wallpaper Magazine and Crack Magazine.

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