Category Archives: Inspiration

Interview feature with Just a Card

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If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes at Roxwell Press, head on over to the Just a Card blog. In an interview today, you can find out what a typical day looks like, and I share some thoughts on future plans.
You can check out the interview here on blog page, and while you’re there, have a look through the other features. There is a lovely creative community on the blog, and lots to feel inspired by.
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Support small business – buy just a card

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“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open”
When artist and designer Sarah Hamilton read this quote by shopkeepers who’d recently closed their gallery, she decided to take action. Along with support from The Design Trust and Mollie Makes, Sarah launched the highly successful ‘Just a Card‘ campaign, to encourage people to appreciate just how invaluable each purchase is, no matter how …

Roxwell Press at Pulse London trade show

In May, Roxwell Press made it’s trade show debut at Pulse London, a design-led event that showcases new talent. It’s one of the smaller shows in London, and felt like a good place to begin, particularly with my home/studio location being a 20 minutes cycle ride to the venue at Olympia! It also gave the added bonus of lovely friends and family who came to show support or help out for a few hours. Having someone to (wo)man the …

Ladybird by Design exhibition

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The first thing I noticed on entering the Ladybird by Design exhibition at the House of Illustration, is how times have changed. On the wall are some early paintings of travel book covers, each showing an image of a featured country with a commercial jet flying across the corner. Seeing a Boeing 707 rising above a scene of African village life seems, well, a bit wrong with our awareness of conservation in the environment and culture.
But by the 1970’s Ladybird books