Claudia Varosio’s best known work are her illustrated film posters, but she also has a small collection of paper doll prints, including this Elvis Paper Doll Print.
The print features a cartoon Elvis in his pants and vest surrounded by a selection of his most famous costumes (including a white jumpsuit), all with little tabs on them like paper doll outfits. The print measures 18 by 12 inches and costs about £12. Other prints in the range include David Bowie, Edie Beale (from the classic documentary Grey Gardens) and Clint Eastwood.
Buy them online from Claudio Varosio’s Etsy store.
The story of Rock 'n' Roll has been told in many ways but this Ensemble print from Moxy Creative House uses twenty of music's most stylish dressers. Each musician is represented by one of their most distinctive outfits.
While there are some pretty uninspiring choices on there – Pete Doherty and Brandon Flowers for example – there are lots more that are likely to appeal, crossing musical genres: take your pick from Bob Dylan, Chet Baker, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Elvis, Kiss and Run DMC just for starters. The design is bound to amuse but also to prompt many discussions about its selection (no Bowie? no female stars? etc etc).
You can buy the print showing all twenty outfits together or, if you have a particular favourite, prints of each ensemble are available individually too.
Each print costs $30.
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The store Found, Bath, have collaborated with local illustrator Charlotte Farmer to produce a fantastic range of items under the title Rock 'n' Roll Christmas
You may remember Charlotte's work from the Family Favourites design she did for for New House Textiles. Here her illustrations have been applied across a fifty piece set of plates and jewellery boxes and have been inspired by classic Christmas songs as well as now redundant technology. For example, the Noddy Says plate set pictured above features the famous opening line to Merry Xmas Everyone, alongside a 70s tape recorder. Other designs feature Elvis, Elton John and John and Yoko (there's an image of that one over the page). There's even a shopping bag based around the lyrics to Imagine.
Individual plates are £18, while plate sets are £25. You can also get jewellery boxes for £18.
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We've already featured Mrs Murphy's fabulous pin-up girl tile stickers, and here's another of her designs with the same 50s rockabilly feel, her Sign Your Name wallpaper.
Inspired by traditional sailor tattoos, the wallpaper is covered with a mix of full and broken heart motifs. Each heart has a scroll for you to add your own name. Mrs Murphy has done some for you already – Elvis is on there for example – but after that it's up to you to personalize it as you want. The hearts are interspersed with images of roses, creating a striking work that's sure to be a conversation piece (or a source of many a broken heart maybe…).
A roll costs 2600 SEK which works out at roughly £240.
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This is possibly one of the silliest items I’ve seen in some time, but Christmas is coming and we are partial to a cup of tea, so I thought I would share these with you.
The Sex, Tea and Rock n Roll Tea Bags are part of the Tea Party series by German company Donkey Products. Quite simply, each tea bag has a cardboard image of a famous person instead of the the usual string and tab. In this case, the characters are icons from music; Elvis, Hendrix, Lennon, Jackson and Marley. There is also a classic film themed set consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin and I’m guessing Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, as well as other themes such as politics, peace, Christmas and royalty.
A set of five tea party bags costs €7.95 (around £7) from Donkey Products.