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Aux Deux Épis

Posted on: July 28th, 2013 by Dawn

I couldn’t have been happier when my good friend Izzy put me in touch with bakery and patisserie connoisseurs Holly and Christophe, who were in need of a new logo design. Aux Deux Épis (which translates as ‘The Two Wheat Ears’) is a beautiful looking Boulangerie Patisserie based in the Loire region in France. They produce a vast range of exquisite looking organic breads and pastries, which they sell from their shop, other local bakeries and a market stall in Saint Etienne, amongst others.

This project made me feel mouth-wateringly hungry, but (somehow), I was able to produce a new logo design for them and a promotional leaflet, which showcases their wonderful breads and lots of other important info.

Ta da!

Posted on: July 28th, 2013 by Dawn

Me looking proud of my place mat (luckily, you can’t really make out the monstrosity that is my currently-very-messy desk). Take a look at The Print Shop’s Twitter feed for more photos of lovely people and print-made work. I start my first shift at the shop today! Nervous. I’ll let you know how I get on. We’re open from 10:30 until 4:30 today, if you fancy having a look round!

Setting up shop

Posted on: July 27th, 2013 by Dawn

I spent some time this week sprucing up my shop, and adding a few new lines – I hope you like it!

New stock coming soon!

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Dawn

I have spent most of my week in the Drawn in Bristol print studio, frantically making produce to sell at The Print Shop, which launches today. There have been ups and downs, but it is to my great relief, that I have managed to muster together a new range of screen printed products, including prints, handmade (and hand-sewn) screen-printed notebooks, cat postcards (or mini prints), handmade place mats and handmade gift tags.

Watch this space – these items will be appearing in my shop very soon!


Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Dawn

It’s here!! Swing by The Print Shop in Quakers Friars (the nice outdoor stretch which accompanies Cabot Circus) tonight from 5pm until 9pm for the launch of a very exciting collaboration between Drawn in Bristol printmakers and Spike Print Studio, and browse a sumptuous collection of exclusively hand-printed wares.

For more info, take a look at the Facebook event page, or have a look to see who will be taking part over at The Print Shop blog. I have done a small write-up about the event on the Drawn and Bristol blog over here.

Guest blogging

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Dawn

I am pleased to announce that I have recently become a contributing author to the Drawn in Bristol blog, which means I’ll be keeping you all up to date with Drawn in Bristol news, events and goings on around Bristol. Take a look at my first entry here, where I reveal my latest object of inspiration…

Autumnal tea party

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by Dawn

I recently designed this invite for the incredibly nice people at Dust PR for their first kid’s press event.

I’m planning on a bit of a portfolio update, so look out for this and a few other new things on my home page very soon!

Open for business

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by Dawn

…So here it is! The finished Lark Vintage sign, proudly sitting above the door at No. 20 Paul Street in Frome.

Something tells me that a certain someone tidied up my scruffy lettering with a steadier hand (thank you, mystery painter).

Also, the website, which I helped to project manage, is live! Check it out here. I had a little snoop around with my camera before the grand unveiling and tried to capture the unique essence of the shop, so I hope you will enjoy the photographs too. Here are a couple which didn’t make the final edit.

All signs point to Lark Vintage

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Dawn

Yesterday, I spent the day pretending to be a sign painter. I have never claimed to be good at painting (much the opposite), but I was available in a sign-making emergency, and Lark Vintage owner Hayley said she ‘had a lot of faith’ in me, so we skipped down to the local art shop and I got started on this lovingly hand-made, charmingly wonky shop sign. I definitely got the most pleasure from painting the little flower motifs (after the fluorescent-pink paint disaster had been abolished).

We’re hoping to put some vinyl stickers of the complete logo on the windows, which I think will be a nice touch. What do you think?

Shop launch, tomorrow night at 6pm, 20 Paul Street, Frome! Be there! Also, Frome’s excellent open-air Super Market, which covers the entirety of the town centre, will be taking placed from 2pm. It’ll be my first one (as a customer. I am hoping to be a trader soon!), so I’m very excited. See you there!