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A tale from besides the Thames - our work for The Elder Press Cafe

A tale from besides the Thames - our work for The Elder Press Cafe

by Kate Fishenden August 18, 2022

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.

Well, yes!..

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Making a Sense of Place

Making a Sense of Place

by Kate Fishenden June 01, 2022

A tunnel of greenery stretching ahead up a steep hill. The high banks of the road verdant, dotted with bright red spikes and dappled with leafy sunshine. This is Water Lane in Golant, Cornwall...
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Dog Alphabet

Dog Alphabet

by Jonathan Mercer June 13, 2021

As an illustrator I have designed letters from time to time, sometimes decorated, sometimes plain. It is something most illustrators will eventually get round to - methodically creating an entire alphabet - but you usually need a theme, a reason to do it.

Simultaneously, I have lost count of the numbers of people...

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Work (not) in Progress

Work (not) in Progress

by Kate Fishenden April 23, 2020

I’m 11 colours in to a 12 colour print - just one more colour to go. Then the email comes through,‘Following the recent Government Guidelines, regretfully the school will be closed from 5pm Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice.’
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We are running a workshop in the summer 2019 at Chateau Dumas

We are running a workshop in the summer 2019 at Chateau Dumas

by Jonathan Mercer February 01, 2019

We have been kindly invited by Chateau Dumas to run a Workshop during the summer - something we are very excited about.

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Nature Study - An homage to educational wall charts...

Nature Study - An homage to educational wall charts...

by Kate Fishenden November 22, 2018

I’ve always loved the simplicity and graphic quality of a good educational poster - like lovely cut away flower anatomy - stigma, stamen, pistil.... The intriguing colours created by over-printed layers are so delightful and subtle. With these in mind I set out to use my watercolour sketches from nature to design a series of silkscreen prints to capture the essence of the seasons...

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The Atomic Collection

The Atomic Collection

by Jonathan Mercer November 12, 2018

I have always had a love of science, I enjoy watching science programmes and reading books on science. I love how it bends my mind out of place, and how many scientific concepts are simply too big and complex to understand. I love that some people can understand it, and if only I tried a bit harder maybe I could too.

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The Pattern of Life

The Pattern of Life

by Kate Fishenden October 22, 2018

Repeat pattern papers are the point at which our love for illustration, design and ornament combine.
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Bouncing again....

Bouncing again....

by Kate Fishenden October 01, 2018

September 23rd, 2018, saw us celebrating the wonder of Greenside School’s architecture and mural at Bouncing Off the Wall! This is the fifth Twentieth Century Graphic Arts Fair we have organised at the school, inviting the cream of contemporary printmakers, artists and illustrators and purveyors of Modern British fine prints, books, posters and ephemera.
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The Sitting Down Sports Collection

The Sitting Down Sports Collection

by Jonathan Mercer September 11, 2018

In 2012 I really wanted to do something that celebrated the Olympics coming to Britain. When I did them I had no idea what a fantastic event it would turn out to be, but I certainly wanted to create something that celebrated such a momentus event.
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The Myths & Legends Collection

The Myths & Legends Collection

by Jonathan Mercer August 05, 2018

In what seems like a previous life I was asked by a notable advertising agency to come up with some engravings for a range of natural remedies. They were going to appear in national newspapers, and the creative team at the agency wanted images that would tap into a darker, more arcane world than is typically evoked by mainstream natural remedies.

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Tide Song

Tide Song

by Ellen Mercer July 23, 2018

Our family holidays to the seaside inspired Jonathan to create a set of wood engravings; from the mystical beauty of the mermaid to the endless sunshine of family holidays, toes wriggling in the sand, buckets and spades in hand, discovering treasures in the rock pools, oyster catchers skittling through the shallows and fish and chips on the sea front.
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Artists at Home 2018

Artists at Home 2018

by Kate Fishenden June 25, 2018

We were delighted to open our doors 15th - 17th June for Artists at Home - the annual artists’ open studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. We opened on Friday evening with wine and nibbles as a celebratory kick-offto the weekend. During Saturday and Sunday we were open from 11am - 6pm.
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