Made in Britain
can be personalised
On the great bus ride of life what were your favourite stops? This personalised destination canvas will remind you of all your wonderful moments.
These fabulous bespoke reproduction bus blinds are totally unique to you. Tell the story of your life through your own destinations.
List your names, favourite holidays, places with special meanings, children's names, private jokes, where you fell in love, where you have lived, anything is possible.
A fantastic piece of statement art and a real conversation starter.
We are now happy to be able to deliver this item internationally! The canvas will be delivered to you rolled in a tube, ready to be stretched and mounted by a local framer of your choosing. Sending in this way allows to us ship pretty much anywhere in the world!
The canvas has a maximum of 12 destinations.
An amazing and unique gift for the well travelled, parents, grandparents and big wedding anniversaries.
As a rough guide the canvas looks best with an average of 9 destinations, but you can do as few as 6. It's all up to you and how you want your bus blind to look. If you have specific requirements, just ask and we'll be happy to oblige. Please be aware that particularly long lines will either need to be split into two or abbreviated in some way. Very short lines will look equally odd so we may suggest you insert the word VIA or add a suffix.
A quick history lesson!
AEC Limited, the company that made the iconic Routemaster buses, was born in Walthamstow - just like me! Before WWI, Frank Pick, the Chairman of London Underground, commissioned Edward Johnston to create a typeface that could be legibly read by all at some distance, to be used on the front of trains and throughout the underground. When London Transport was created, merging all buses, tubes and trains the Johnston font became synonymous with London.
So the original British designers of the bus blind were Pick and Johnston, nearly a century ago! The first folk to bring us personalised bus blinds were the utterly fabulous Print Dolls in Australia and we are proud (actually pleased as punch) to be the only ones to have their blessing to offer the same here in the UK. We hold true to their high standards.
These custom digital prints are printed on heavy weight superior canvas and then treated with fine art varnish to preserve the deep matt black colour.
Please note that this item is handmade and hand-finished. Great care is given to each stage and there may occasionally be variations in the blacks or other makers marks. The canvas is a pure, natural cotton canvas and there may be imperfections in the material, this is inevitable. Please try not to hang this canvas in direct sunlight as it will impact on the longevity of the deep colours. The background colour is deep matt black and the text colour is just off white to add to the authentic look and feel.
You'll get the chance to approve your canvas at the proofing stage. We normally email the proof within 3-5 days of accepting your order, so please keep a look out for it.
Dimensions are approximate as each one varies, but for a guide the measurements for a finished and stretched canvas are 70x100cm . This information will be helpful to your local framer.
Courier dependent, we can ship our unframed canvases to most far flung corners of the world. If you're based in one of the countries listed as Rest of Europe or Rest of World, please contact us for a bespoke deliveyr quote before ordering.
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