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Joby Carter fine art prints Make do and Mend

Make Do and Mend Art Print

This fine art print features hand painted lettering which was drawn and painted by Joby Carter in his White Waltham workshop using traditional signwriting techniques: There are no computers or shortcuts used in Joby’s signwriting workshop!

Once complete, the artwork was then professionally scanned and giclee printed on museum grade fine art paper (310 GSM) using lightfast inks, ready for you to display on your walls at home.

This print has not been digitally airbrushed and you may see minor imperfections from the paint brush or varnish which are part of the authentic charm of hand painted lettering.

The image is available in 11.7inches x 11.7inches. It might fit in some 12×12 inch frames but we recommend getting the print first before buying the frame or mount as it may need a custom mount.


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Make do & mend fine art print

Joby Carter says:

“Originating from a Ministry of Information campaign in 1943 which encouraged people to repair and reimagine their clothes during the Second World War, this statement still has so much relevance today. We need to live in a world where we stop buying fast fashion and jolly junk that we dont need. We should work harder at keeping things working instead. Growing up on the fair with vintage fairground rides and transport, I’ve spent my life keeping things going as long as I can as things were built so well. Why buy a new one when you can fix the old one?! Do you even need something new when you can go with something old that is sufficient?
This sign was completed during one of my five day signwriting courses to show the effects I can add to lettering to give it more life and how to play around with the rules of layout and lettering design. When students see me painting a sign from start to finish I can see that they understand so much more.
The lettering style is Tuscan Curveside which features in my book ‘All the fonts of the fair’. There are some embellishments typical of fairground art here too – the scrolls and lining are both traditional decorative effects that you would find on vintage fairground rides and living wagons and each are a hand painted skill that takes practice to perfect.”


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