My designs are inspired by my vintage paper collection. The "Lovely Words" collection, which includes Poppycock & Wotcha, among others, pays homage to brilliant British storytellers such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, and printed in neon glow colours, these age-old words have been reinvented in a contemporary manner. My Anchor is a nod to my beloved Tintin comics, and the colourful language of Captain Haddock. All of my designs pay homage to the paper of the past.
These posters combine the appearance of a linocut, with the clean lines and bright finish of a screenprint. Each linocut is handcut, then printed, enlarged and handpulled using traditional screen printing methods and water based inks by a local printing & design studio in Somerset, who were the first screen printers in the UK to use 100% solvent free, water-based inks. These inks do not contain PVC or phthalates and are much more environmentally friendly than the plastisol inks or discharge printing that most screen printers use.
Each A2 (42.0 x 59.4cm, or 16.53 x 23.39 inch) Jelly, Ampersand, Jam, Anchor and Cactus and Big Top is a signed, numbered print of a limited edition of 250.
The A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches) Kitchenalia is printed in a slate grey, also a limited edition of 250, each print signed and numbered.
The A4 (21cm x 29.7cm, or 8.2 x 11. inches) Poppycock, Wotcha, Sloshed, Howdy and Buffoon are printed in neon glow colours, and Poppycock, Howdy & Sloshed in the grey too, also signed, limited edition of 250.
They are all printed on 100% recycled 280gsm natural white woodland wove.
All A3 and A2 screen prints are sold as rolled, unframed prints, and are posted using sturdy postal tubes. The A4 prints are also sold unframed and posted using flat cardboard envelopes.