made in britain
can be personalised
On the great bus ride of life what were your favourite stops? This stunning and unique canvas will remind you of all the wonderful moments.
We offer these amazing canvases in two sizes. The smaller size is 70x100cm and can hold up to 12 lines of text. The larger size is 80x140cm and can hold up to 18 lines of personalised text.
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.
An amazing and unique gift for the well travelled, parents, grandparents and big wedding anniversaries.
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 stretched and mounted on to a solid wooden frame. The print is then treated with fine art varnish to preserve the deep matt black colour. The reverse side is hand finished with framing tape.
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 1-2 days of accepting your order, so please keep a look out for it.
The smaller size is 70x100cm (I know - it's not really small at all!)
The larger size is 80x140cm
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