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Two new Etsy prints

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!



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

    Also love that globe!

    • Katie

      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..)

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

  3. Kat

    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 ;)

  4. 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.

    • Katie

      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.

  5. nat

    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.

  6. Kit

    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!

  7. Love the cat one – hilarious!

  8. Haha, love the cat one, very cute.

  9. Your cat makes a great model. Very dignified!

  10. Han

    Wonderful work! I love the cat one especially!

  11. The wonder cat print looks immense on your fireplace :)

  12. He is almost identical to my cat Socks

  13. Emma

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

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