More products celebrating London, though Cole of London's London mugs are a quirky take on the trend.
There are four mugs available, each featuring a different London landmark – pick from Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London or the Houses of Parliament. Each place is depicted in a sketchy style which contrasts to the official looking title and facts that are listed on the side of each mug. It's a style that's reminiscent of the work of Royston Cooper, who produced many travel advertisements in the 50s and 60s – and that's a very good thing indeed.
Made from bone china, the mugs cost £10 each.
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For a simple bag with retro charm, look no further than this City travel bag from EaK design. It's a canvas bag printed with a cheerful urban scene, similar in feel to Michelle Mason tumblers we featured a little while back, which themselves reminded us of Royston Cooper's classic 60s transport posters.
The design, from the studio of Eleanor Stevenson and Kate Phillips, is screen-printed onto the canvas. The bag's been given longer handles too, perfect for lugging all your stuff around a city.
The bag costs £15.
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Retro design can be found everywhere, including on the humble tissue. This London tissue pack is possibly too good to blow your nose on.
The tissues feature a design of a traditional red London bus in the style of Royston Cooper (also recently referenced in Takashi Furuya's Have a Nice Day Poster). See over the page for the individual tissue design, which features city types waiting at a bus stop, depicted in the same retro style. The illustrations are so charming, they surely deserve a better fate than being thrown away.
A pack of twelve costs 95p.
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