When an invite from the lovely Nancy over at Place in Print for the Artist’s Open House at Havelock Walk as part of the Dulwich Festival popped into my inbox, I was immediately super excited. I couldn’t wait to have a look around the workshops and explore some great talent!
I was so surprised at how beautiful the street was – bunting, food stalls, a giant red dog – it was a great atmosphere and so much more than I expected!
Place in Print is known mainly for their punny prints – I’m sure you’ve seen some of them around on instagram before! I was absolutely usless at working out what locations they were meant to be, though. I was also really intrigued by the work on display from Pen and Gravy and Nancy herself (Nancy Straughan) – both were new to me but both had such amazing designs. Nancy herself was so lovely, and it’s always great to meet the friendly face behind the brand! Nancy’s washbags caught my eye in particular – how gorgeous is that blue print, too?! Pen and Gravy’s art is a little weirder – check out the funky doodles over the pictures of cats! I was lucky enough to take home a little goodybag of prints and even a gorgeous printed tea towel – I can’t wait to use them as props for some blog and insta photos.
We then thought we’d explore the rest of the street and the other art on display!
I was lucky enough to win some store credit in a recent LYDC competition, and picked out the grey Blackhazel bag with white and gold detailing. I wanted to take my new bag out for a spin, so I stuck to greens and greys as opposed to my usual black attire. I topped off the look with my Specspost Petite Wayfarer Sunglasses* – they specialise in petite frames so are perfect if you have a smaller head, or just want a pair of sunglasses that don’t completely drown your face!
Overall, I had such a great day out and cannot thank the team down at Place in Print enough for letting me know about the festival! I would definitely recommend popping over to their website and perusing their prints – some of them really are hilarious!
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