Posters & Prints

Keep Calm and Therese Sennerholt

Today I have been on the hunt for some interesting posters or artwork for a buzzing home office. Every time I visit the client I am conscious of what a hive of activity it is. It’s always GO, GO GO!

The brief: “Something to add a sense of calm, motivation and interest…”

Type in the words “Calm” and “Poster” and every search will come up with “Keep Calm and …”


"Keep Calm and Carry On" - the original 1939 propogranda poster...

“Keep Calm and Carry On” – the original 1939 propogranda poster…


I loved the original concept but now it seems the message has reached saturation. It is emblazoned across everything from coffee mugs to iPad covers. It’s time for something new. Continue reading

A French Lesson by Double Merrick

What captivates me with a beautiful design is more than just its initial beauty, it’s the story behind how it came to be and the emotions and memories they can bring back.


Take Merrick Angle of Double Merrick fame, he is part illustrator/designer and part visual story teller.

An Englishman based in rural France and working out of a picturesque studio.

Hopefully with a glass of vin perched precariously on the desk…


I feel immediately sentimental when I look at his work and can’t help but grin.

They capture the essence of those wonderful old charts that used to hang in schoolrooms.


Le Ciel (image by Double Merrick)

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The Purist – Typography to make you stop and think…

Deep in the English countryside, where the air hints of wild flowers and wood-smoke, lies a tiny studio between two woods, in which thoughts are captured, transformed into words, played with or asked politely to leave.”

And so begins your poetic introduction to The Purist.
A collaboration between the creative minds of  Jamie Harris and Andrew Morrison.


“the impossible just takes longer” (image from The Purist)

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Spineless Classics – a book with a twist

They say a picture paints a 1000 words.

Spineless Classics tell the whole story.



Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (image from Spineless Classics)

Sherlock Holmes – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (image from Spineless Classics)


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Art Prints by Ellis Benson – typography with a twist…

I wonder if there is a word for that wonderful feeling of surprise and joy that hits you when you realise that there is more to what you are looking at than you first thought. That is the feeling I got when I looked at “Pursuit of Happiness” by Ellis Benson.


Pursuit of Happiness in Teal by Ellis Benson (image from Ellis Benson)


To set the scene, I was trying to find something a little unusual for a client who is a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. The open plan living/dining room has quite a contemporary feel so I was looking at something that had a bold yet clean graphic, with a punch of colour. Continue reading