Starch Green is the studio of two artist designers - Kate Fishenden and Jonathan Mercer.
Individually they are artists producing their own unique works. Jonathan's prints are rooted in the craft of wood engraving, printed on his Albion press. Kate creates watercolours and screen prints that express her love of nature and flowers through layers of translucent colours.
Together they create design solutions for clients, usually independent businesses local to their West London studio. Their sharp, strategic minds get below the surface of a problem; their sensitive, crafted design delivers beautiful branding.
Their design is informed by their artist practice. The eye of the artist underlies their design intuition and composition. As graphic designers and printmakers they love solving problems and the joy of multiples.
We are both looking forward to meeting you at our studio - take a look at who else is showing and make a day of it!Artists at Home website
Kate has just finished this large and impressive print - 'Huge anemones bought at the Chiswick Flower Market from Flower and Farmer. This print was created from a watercolour to capture the rich, velvety texture of the flowers.'
It's an edition of 12 and the paper size is 760mm x 560mm, printed in 9 colours.
We worked with Lindsay Elder, found of The Elder Press, to develop the name and visual identity for the café in South Black Lion Lane. This year we created a map of the local area illustrating the rich artistic heritage surrounding the café. Why not drop into the café to get your copy?
We also publish a monthly newsletter for The Elder Press which features a quiz on the area (hint: the map will really help you with the answers!). Sign-up for the newsletter on The Elder Press website - there is a free coffee or pastry in it for the lucky winners!
Many of our prints and products are set within a theme of subject - we call these COLLECTIONS - we often revisit these themes or locations and add to them over time...
In the April of 2019 we received a short email entitled ‘Branding’ and enquiring if we would like to work on a new cafe project.