Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Styling with Geometric Wrapping Paper

We love wrapping gifts, we really do! And we also enjoy exploring online to find all those extra bits and pieces to add to your gift wrapping fun. Today we have used our Geometric Wrapping Paper and tag as a starting point.... and gone from there.

Geometric Wrapping Paper & Gift Tag

Circle Stickers in Yellow and Aqua
Bakers Twine in Aqua
L'Atelier#11 (on Etsy)

Washi Tape in Aqua Gingham 
Chic Chic Findings on Etsy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New York ll with a peachy sky

This is the second limited edition print of New York by Printspace. A fine art print limited to 100 per the 2 sizes.

I have gone for softer colours in this piece and a new focus on the Empire State Building. Looking south down Manhattan Island towards Freedom Tower.

The sky is a peachy colour and I have the lights turned on, on top of the tower. The people toil away in their offices as the lights flicker on for the evening.

The city has a rich history of many styles and probably most famous for Art Deco - which is why the typography solution is in this same style. The typography matches the blocky style of artwork. The blocks of colour are being used like large paint strokes to build an impressionistic feel combined with a mid century modernist approach. There are also influences of cubism even though the artwork is still quite figurative. 

Essentially, this piece is about the impressive scale of The Empire State Building and it's surrounds having more depth than the first new york print. While both prints (See Printspace™ website ) focus on buildings, this piece has more depth than the first. Nicholas wanted both pieces to be different to each other but still compliment. Hope you enjoy the colour interplay.

On a thick cotton rag paper. Unframed prints available in 2 sizes. 70 x 100 and 100 x 120cm.

Link to Printspace online shop

Art Print by Nicholas Girling.

Melbourne: Markit @ Fed Square this Sunday

Would like to see our range in person? Well now you can... visit us at Markit @ Fed Square, this Sunday from 10am! xx

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Mini Print: Fly Me to the Moon

I can't help but sing this in my head every time I see this little print. It's part of our growing mini print range. A range of prints with simple messages and quotes. Easy to pop into a frame (we use Ikea, but you don't have to!), or just pin onto a board, clip with a wooden peg, or tape to your wall.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Art Print Friday : Prost! Here's to a great weekend.

Every Friday we like to celebrate the week that was, the weekend to come and a favourite print.
This week we celebrate our boys receiving awards at their school assembly. They both got one - it was a complete coincidence, but extra brilliant as they both came home beaming with pride.

Our favourite print this week is PROST! With it's bold colours and pure happiness, this is a print bound to make you smile, and may even make you thirsty.

Enjoy your Friday night with a beer, something sparkling or maybe a hot chocolate!!  Either which way, enjoy your Friday and celebrate something - big or small! xx

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NEW! The Owl and the Pussycat Art Print

'The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note.' A lovely, and slightly kooky poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871.

When we released our first edition of this print back in 2008, it was a big hit. Not just with new parents, but also with newly weds. We found out that this poem is a very popular reading at weddings. And why not, there's nothing more romantic than being serenaded.

So now, after the first edition sold out about a year ago, we decided it was time to bring this little favourite back again. It has been given a new look, but the sentiment is still the same.

It's available in 3 sizes to suit a wall, big or small. The 8x10" and 12x16" is printed on a lovely textured art paper, and the 50x70cm is printed on beautiful 300gsm cotton rag acid free art paper, using quality archival inks.

We hope you love this new print as much as we loved creating it. xx

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Come along Open Studio! - Direct to public 10 - 50% off. 2 days

Are you in Melbourne?
Our first ever Open Studio. For 2 days, our doors are open for 10 to 50% off selected items. We will have our current range available as well as some oldies and some samples too. A great way to see the products in person. Hope to see you there. xx

Art prints / posters / greeting cards / wrapping paper / current season / sample / discontinued lines.

Melbourne: Friday 9th May 10am to 6pm
Melbourne: Saturday 10th May 12pm to 5pm
2 Stephenson Street Cremorne (Richmond)  - Enter via Dove Street Roller Door.
(Corner of Stephenson and Dove Streets)

See below for building and map details and suggested directions.

Map Link