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Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

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Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

Last summer's heatwave found me in Anglesey in north Wales, which turned out to be just about the absolute best place to be. Daily trips to the island's many beaches, coves and coastal pathways with their gentle sea breezes provided not just relief from the relentless furnace heat, but also a very picturesque catalogue of photographs, many of which ended up on the Pennychoo Instagram page.     NOTE: To hear the bell on the Penmon Lighthouse, click the image. Other trips later that summer, to The Isle of Wight, Hastings, St Leonards, Bournemouth and Brighton, provided me with yet more photos and I started to think...

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Chooey Inspiration: Kenneth Townsend

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Chooey Inspiration: Kenneth Townsend

Pennychoo's recently launched set of 10 illustrated postcards, Capital Cards, drew inspiration from a few sources, one of which was the work of commercial artist Kenneth Townsend whose illustrations achieved popularity during the 1960s and 70s.  Based in Hastings, Townsend (1931-99) was a graphic designer and illustrator whose work became seen most widely on ceramics and glass. Below: Chance Glass Pin Dish - Chelsea Pensioner - 1972, for sale on Etsy He worked in a freelance capacity for Hornsea Pottery, Chance Brothers (glass), Cuckoobird Productions (textiles) Merit (games) and James Galt & Co. Ltd (toys). He was also the art director for Pickpocket Books from 1991-1998....

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