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Winston: a whippet-inspired design


The inspiration for Winston came back in 2019 when I illustrated a whippet dog. I did so after browsing through images from the 1920s era. Whippets and Afghan dogs were often used alongside beautiful ladies, out for a bracing walk. I began with a simple whippet image and then decided to see if I could create two very different patterns with the same image. First I designed Winston, that you see below. Winston is a male whippet and I wanted him to be proud and have a fresh, retro 1950s feel with bold colours.


Then I designed Willow (Winston's female partner). I wanted Willow to feel very feminine and demure, so for her I chose a more Edwardian feel with a busy botanical background with softer colours.


Winston Blue cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Peach napkin © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Peach napkin © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Green linen dress © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Green linen dress © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue pyjamas © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue pyjamas © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue blanket cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue blanket © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Red tote bag © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Red tote bag © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey plate © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey plate © Rachel Goodchild
Winston T Shirt © Rachel Goodchild
Winston T Shirt © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Green mug © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Green mug © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue art print © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Blue art print © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey floor cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Winston Grey floor cushion © Rachel Goodchild

 

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