Last week was a busy one for me. I went down to Birmingham Tuesday and Wednesday to the Spring Fair to look around the exhibition and meet a couple of people. If you have never been to the Spring Fair before (I hadn’t) it’s a large exhibition featuring toys, gifts, kitchenware and cards. You wouldn’t believe the amount of greeting cards I saw. Its obviously a very worthwhile place to go if you are looking to license your own designs both for inspiration as to what is happening in the industry.

I was especially interested in the card exhibition halls to see what sort of designs are being used on children’s cards as this is one of the areas I would like to push my character designs into.

If you are interested in looking round an exhibition like this there are a couple more in the UK this year The Summer Fair in London and The Autumn Fair which is again in Birmingham.