Thursday, May 29, 2014

Surtex 2014 - A Sign Of The Times ?

A big thanks to our regular clients that came to the booth this year, the new artwork in the print collection was well received. We met one or two new clients, and a couple came across from the stationery fair, but the show was definitely a lot quieter this year and it looked like the attendance was way down. After all the work that goes into the booth, and the new artwork, it is disappointing that the visitors to the show are getting less and less.

Building the wall at the front of the booth was a challenge, the edges of the foamcore had to fit into a quarter inch metal slot, so cutting the board was a precision job ! We sealed the joins at the back with white duck tape. it was hard to spot the join once all the artwork was up. 

An Oasis of fun amid the construction ! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shiffley !

This is Shiffley, do you think she is missing us ...

Cute, or what :) ? 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Betty Boop is so iconic ! We drove down to Warm Springs in Georgia to visit Franklin D Roosevelt's Little White House and museum. In the town there is an area off the main street that is devoted to bikers, and in one area in particular Betty Boop adorned the walls :

Move over Lady Gaga ... there is only one Betty Boop ! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Surtex Booth 2014

This year we walled in the front of the booth, a first for Surtex ! It actually worked really well, in that it gave us an extra wall on which to put our artwork. Visitors accessed the booth via an open doorway, and it was very hard for them to resist looking in to see what was inside. Even the other vendors found that their curiosity got the better of them ! The booth stayed cool throughout the show and it offered privacy to the clients that sat down to view the prints. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wake Me Up When It's All Over !

This was one of the best songs from last year, Avicii's Wake Me Up When It's All Over. Having got into a hotel at 2.30 in the morning on Monday, and 1.30 in the morning on Tuesday, it just about sums up how I feel at the moment ! There is certainly nothing glamorous about flying these days...

I feel better already ! All together now ... 

Publishers !

Over the past two years Andrea has planned, produced and designed Oodles Of Doodles (along with some great contributions from several of our artists). The trend forecasting book was originally going to be a solely digital product, but knowing how designers LOVE to have a real book in their hands we had to take it to the next level. So now we have become publishers too !
Our printers - Media Design & Print in Belfast have been a big help, and thanks to them, we now have all three editions in hard back book form too ! It has been a lot of hard work for Andrea and Rebecca to research and put the book together, and we love the results now that it is finally out there as a physical book too...

Good Job :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Prints In Wal-Mart !

Jennifer was shopping in Wal-Mart yesterday, and spotted quite a few of our prints on American Greetings products in the store.

Here are a few shots, the artwork is all by Jennifer or Andrea :