Veteran and Band of Brother, Andrea Bartlett has joined us once more in creating another wonderful range of products. Andrea worked with us for our autumn/winter range last year, her beautiful artwork was transformed into bestselling designs featuring on both a Christmas t-shirt and a set of tea towels.
This year, we approached Andrea once more with a concept in mind and Andrea ran with it!
After months of hard work and Andrea's creative flair, we have the pleasure of introducing the new Motivational range. This fun set of t-shirts features well known motivational quotes, inspiring you to keep pushing forward!
We caught up with Andrea to find out what her inspiration was behind the brilliant illustrations and her thoughts on the new collection.
What was it like working on the artwork?
I love a new challenge, so I was incredibly excited and honoured to be asked by Help for Heroes, to design the motivational t-shirts.
Due to being a wildlife artist, I thought I'd start off sketching, what I knew best; animals! I decided to use endangered species, because I think they pretty much best represent a military veteran. There's far too many of us losing their lives needlessly every day. So, this project is definitely something I felt passionately about. The slogans really inspired me, knowing that they were thought of by service personnel, in the recovery centres. I'm hoping the motivational t-shirts will put a smile on your face and remind you all to keep going.
What was it like working on a new project for the Trading shop team?
I loved working with the Trading shop team. They were all so supportive and made me feel part of their team, despite being so far away. They're the best advocates for Help for Heroes and really care about what they do and who they're doing it for.
Which is your favourite design?
Surprisingly to me, I think my favourite design is the 'if it ain't raining..' design. I love how 3 seperate designs have been combined to make the final one. It's very effective and the Help for Heroes design team have done an amazing job on it.
I think you should buy these new t-shirt designs, because they're fun, quirky and will make you smile. They represent the whole military community, and hopefully, they'll be a reminder to some of you, of your past military service and help you to remember to keep pushing forward. You've got this!
To see more of Andrea's brilliant creations, make sure to check her Instagram - @bartandeddiedesign