The Bombus story: starts in 2003, when I découpaged vintage cowboys and Indian comic strips to a 1950s coffee table. I used it for a shop window display as a prop and it sold within hours. This technique was applied onto chairs and a range of home-ware products. Customers were keen to commission special pieces using their own choice of comics and vintage papers.
Light bulb: The light-bulb moment came when I stumbled across a box of old maps. The concept of applying maps to the products took my designs to a whole new world of eager customers. I now had a waiting list of people wanting their own choice of map location applied to the products.
Nine years later - We are now a team of eight and working out of our dedicated studio space in a converted stable block on a farm in Kent.
Our ‘off-the-peg'collection of framed map prints: Following the huge popularity of our signature product, the Bespoke Map Heart (you choose your own map location), we have learnt oodles about your favourite travel destinations across the world; destinations and locations that are requested time and time again. So, we decided to draw some maps in our very own vintage-inspired style. We researched heaps of maps or every different style and age and did lots of sketching and painting and we are now very excited to present our collection of 'Off-the-Peg' destination map hearts. Each one is a high-quality print from an original illustration by our in-house team using a combination of digital and traditional methods
To view our Bespoke Map Heart and lots of other lovely vintage map and other vintage paper products please visit our other notonthehighstreet shop: (copy and paste the URL): http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/bombus