Wee bonny Scotland!

 

Feb
20
2014

A trip to Edinburgh

After a busy couple of weeks, producing work, for a PR company in London and a homepage visual for an illustrator, I was so excited to go on a break and spend a few days taking in the scenery, history, food and getting some inspiration in Edinburgh.

The weather wasn’t fantastic all the time, yet there was sunshine and it definitely felt cooler than Manchester.

I felt the vibe of the friendly atmosphere and loved walking round the centre of Edinburgh and cutting through a few of the many steep alleyways, however I had eaten lots – mainly to give me energy (from all the walking) but didn’t get to try any haggis. Next time perhaps!

I stayed in the old part of Edinburgh, comprising boutique fashion shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, and I came across an art shop called The Red Room Gallery, selling affordable art! So far, in my blog, I have focussed mainly on illustration and surface design pieces with a bit of graphical work. Here, however, I have added a couple of graphic posters which I bought from the shop.

The Red Door Gallery is one of Edinburgh€™s most distinctive and loved boutique art spaces. A melting pot of affordable artwork, indie prints, artists books, accessories, jewellery, homewares and artist cards. They also have an online shop.

The posters I bought:

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Graphical poster

 

Other poster examples sold in the shop:

Paris-Roubaix

 

Flanders

 

Some more artwork sold in the shop:

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HM_abc-animal-friends-framed-Copy

 

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CF-fly-me-to-the-moon-web

 

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sausages

 

FCSwaySQ

 

FCThreeCupsofT

 

 

 

 

Stationery design

 

Feb
13
2014

I came across a website that sells fun and quirky stationery. The selection they sell is eclectic and modern and I particularly like all the fun and colourful combinations. Some of the designs are feminine yet not too girly. Chirp & Cheers sell a mixture of text and text/pattern designs. Take a look below:

 

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Check them out – www.chirpandcheers.com

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