Prism of Starlings is the design-led stationery products of ilustrator Kirsty Baynham. The brand was founded after I graduated from art school with a degree in illustration. My lifelong love of decorative stationery products, my obsession with pattern and symmetry, and my fondness of animals together manifested into a collection of brightly patterned paper goods and homewares.
My work is largely pattern-based, with an emphasis on the process of intricate patternmaking. I am inspired by tessellations, overlapping shapes observed in the natural world, and local, foreign and mythical wildlife. My illustrated products explore the personalities hidden in delicate, woodland creatures and the fascinating worlds created by their interwoven shapes and scenery.
I am constantly striving to create new and innovative designs, combining paper cuts, a variety of different papers and various print processes to keep my work fresh and perpetually evolving.
The collection is carefully illustrated and hand-made in my studio in the West coast of Scotland.