We featured Aardvark’s print making course earlier in the month, but if your design skills aren’t up to scratch (and mine certainly aren’t) then buying one of their ready-made designs is always a good option. And their Orchard’s series seem appropriate as autumn sets in.
Like their previous work, the manifesto is a letterpress print, made using traditional wood and metal type and consists of various slogans for better living such “value the commonplace”, “reclaim childhood” and my particular favourite “stay wonky”. The print costs £25 unframed or £50 in a black frame.
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Remember Aardvark's Manifesto print? It urged you to do things like bake a cake, write a letter and play a kazoo. Well, Aardvark are back and have produced a new Pause and Wonder print along a similar vein, part of the V&A shop's new Cherry on the Cake collection.
For the Cherry on the Cake collection designers were commissioned to create work inspired by the museum and its principles. Here Aardvark have gone back to the principles of the museum's founder, Henry Cole, for inspiration and depicted them in their trademark style as a letterpress print – here we are urged to marvel, learn and imagine.
Works from eleven further designers make up the collection, including Retro To Go regulars like Lisa Jones, Angie Lewis and James Brown each producing interesting responses to the brief.
This print retails for £25.
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