made in britain
Most children get to an age when they’re intrigued by slightly macabre things. They watch Dr Who on a Saturday night – from behind the sofa. And they can’t help poking with a stick at that dead bird they found. It’s a bit scary, but it’s fascinating. It’s even fun.And they’re often intrigued by skeletons, too. Perhaps it’s a way of beginning to get to grips with the dark side of life, with mortality, in a safe way. Perhaps it’s just because skeletons have such fantastic shapes.Animal Magic explores this fascination in a light-hearted way by presenting a slightly sinister side of the traditional, benign family pet. We’ve printed the pet’s skeleton on top of its silhouette in a varnish of the same colour. This means it shouldn’t show at night – so it’s not too scary when the lights are out. But it catches the light during the day when all the spooks are gone. So the children’s interest in the dark and scary can be indulged in an intriguing way. And still be beautiful.
Hand screen printed - as this gives more solid blocks of colour and also a sharp definition to the edges of the skeletons - by Robert Hamlin-Wright at his small factory in Norfolk, England.
Design by Victoria Cramsie for PaperBoy.
We use 150gsm FSC Accredited Sustainable forest paper.
Approximately 53cm by 52cm sample.
Price is per sample.