Two new Etsy prints

August 13th 2011

Two new prints have just been added to my Etsy shop! They’re both inspired by my growing collection of vintage ephemera, particularly Victorian newspaper advertising.

Printing poster
Printing poster
Printing poster

First, a poster featuring text that I came across while reading Just My Type, a fascinating book about the history of fonts. It was written as a manifesto by eminent typographer Beatrice Warde in 1932 and inspired me to have my own play with fonts and Victorian-style flourishes.

Cat poster
Cat poster
Cat poster

Secondly, a poster inspired by Victorian quack medicine advertising, extolling the numerous health benefits of cats – and featuring my own kitty as a model.

Cat poster

He couldn’t help jumping in on the photoshoot, too…

You can buy the posters from my Etsy shop, and they will soon also be available from Cabbages & Kings, a little boutique that’s just down the road from my home (and well worth a look anyway for their lovely range of prints, jewellery and homewares). Hope you like them!

Comments (19)

  • Michelle

    August 13th 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I love the Wonder Cat poster. Maybe I should show that one to my mean landlord. I need a cat!

    Also love that globe!

    1. Katie

      August 13th 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you! I think everyone should be entitled to a cat as legal right…

      It’s a moon globe, another Etsy find (everything on my mantelpiece is from Etsy, actually..)

  • SmurfPop

    August 13th 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Aha! I love it! :D

  • Kate

    August 13th 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hehe, I love Wonder Cat :)


  • siobhan Watts

    August 14th 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love that Wonder Cat medicine is produced in Catford! x

  • Kat

    August 14th 2011 at 10:03 am

    Aw, I love them both! You should offer the option of including the buyer’s own kitty in the Wonder-Cat print — that’d definitely be an extra £10 well-spent, I should think ;)

  • Sarah

    August 14th 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Aww, love the Wonder Cat one! I am also in desperate need of a kitty…

    Also, what’s the comment font Katie? So, so nice.

    1. Katie

      August 14th 2011 at 12:51 pm

      The fonts on my site? It’s Josefin Slab for headings and Quattrocento Sans for the body font, both from Google’s great webfont library.

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  • nat

    August 14th 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Hi, just wanted to let you know that I voted for you in the Cosmo blog awards in the “lifestyle” section. Your blog is a breath of fresh air and simply perfect reading.

  • Kit

    August 14th 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I had to laugh when I saw your printing office poster as I’ve been reading Just My Type as well and had just finished the chapter about Beatrice Ward- lovely version of her manifesto!

  • Melanie K

    August 14th 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I love Wonder Cat!

  • Anushka

    August 16th 2011 at 12:09 am

    Love the cat one – hilarious!

  • Jessica

    August 16th 2011 at 11:56 am

    Haha, love the cat one, very cute.

  • Gail

    August 17th 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Your cat makes a great model. Very dignified!

  • Han

    August 23rd 2011 at 9:18 am

    Wonderful work! I love the cat one especially!

  • Zoe {Conversation Pieces}

    September 5th 2011 at 10:35 pm

    The wonder cat print looks immense on your fireplace :)

  • Hazel

    September 6th 2011 at 11:02 am

    He is almost identical to my cat Socks

  • Emma

    February 7th 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I love you Wonder cat print! when will your etsy shop be open I want one

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