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Friday, March 30, 2012

Tea towel: teapot

Teapot tea towel © Peter Gander
This one of our 5 new Have a Gander tea towel designs for 2012 in a lovely shade of slate grey. All hand-drawn and featuring ink and brush hand-lettered pure tea varieties (we’ll do a favourite fruity infusions one day) in the shape of a traditional teapot with tea leaf pattern wallpaper. Illustrated in Kent and printed in Great Britain on 100% cotton.

Monday, March 19, 2012

School postcard painting

St Edmund’s Pre-Prep School postcard  © Peter Gander
A recent commisssion for local Canterbury school, St Edmund’s. The painting was used for a promotional postcard sent out to prospective parents. I put together a composition portraying different aspects of the school and despite my rather grey-looking reference pics taken on a dull autumn day, managed to infuse the postcard with plenty of sunshine! Watercolour on 300gsm Langton Grain Fin paper.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tea towel: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee design

Working on the layout
Inking out a 1st-stage visual in black and white
Drawing the corgis

Diamond Jubilee tea towel  © Peter Gander


To be launched at The Spirit of Summer Fair at Olympia, London this is one of a series of tea towel designs Fiona and I have devised to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Unapologetically patriotic and cheerful, it’s inspired by a playing card design and features a couple of flag-waving and crown-wearing corgis and is completely hand-drawn. Printed in Great Britain and available in Royal Blue on 100% cotton from 16th May 2012 at the fair and thereafter online.