Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sweet View: done market

We had a great time at that Crafty Fox market (see previous post). Well, that's if you call sitting inside a pub on a sunny day, feeling generally awkward and very slowly drinking a Guinness a great time. Which, of course, I do. Here's Charlotte trying to hide from customers:

It was featured in the Guardian and a fair few other places in the pre-hype, so was duly busy.

We made a little bit of money and one friend, so that's nice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sweet View: popping upmarket

Sweet View is going to be at the Crafty Fox Pop Up Market in the Brixton on Saturday. I'm looking forward to it because this time, unlike our last market stall on the frozen eleventh storey of a Brick Lane car park, we'll be in the Dogstar - a nice place with a warm atmosphere. And a bar. Plus there'll be three floors of great Crafty Fox stuff like DJs and tea rooms and, of course, a letter lounge (a lounge where you write letters).

The Dogstar is almost featured in our Lambeth print.

For more information on the market, click this flyer:

Do come along to see our prints LIVE and say hello (and then possibly write some letters).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sweet View: Greenwich

We've just released our seventh Sweet View print: Greenwich - the home of time.
I posted the line work a couple of weeks ago (see here). Now, here are the colours:

See both magically combined on the Sweet View website (and then maybe buy one!).
Here's a bit of detail. We hope you all like it!

Monday, April 04, 2011

A daffodil on a bicycle

A daffodil because that's mother's flower of choice and a bicycle because on Mothering Saturday I, along with a peloton of other devoted sons and daughters, cycled from London to Brighton to hand deliver my Mothering Sunday card. (With this picture on the front.)
We did underestimate the ride a little - it ended up taking us nine hours. I had printed out Google maps so small that you couldn't read any road names so we were left following homing instincts and using the sun for navigation. We ended up taking our silly London road bikes through a forest and made several fraught crossings of the M25. Not quite the Corinne Bailey Rae video I had envisioned, but close enough.

The route we were trying for is this one. And if you're ever inclined to do a similar journey then I'd definitely recommend a stop at The Bell in Outwood for burgers and pints. It pretty much saved our lives.