This year we have partnered with Aidan Saunders of Print Wagon to create some awesome new festival merchandise.
Since April 2014 Aidan has travelled around the UK and parts of Europe freshly pressing linocuts and exhibiting a wide range of hand-printed ephemera from the back of a hand-painted VW caddy dubbed ‘Print Wagon’. Dubbed the ‘Del-Boy’ of printmaking by Design Week Aidan offers a unique printmaking experience which aims to educate and inspire audiences about the magic of printmaking.
Aidan is a local lad and in the past has attended the festival as a trader, in 2016 he created a limited edition lino print to commemorate our 25th anniversary. When the opportunity came along to produce some new festival merchandise we thought it would be great to get him involved again!
We’ve worked with Aidan to create a commemorative tea towel to celebrate the festival. A bespoke hand drawn design screen printed in the UK on 100% cotton and packaged in a recycled brown card sleeve. This high quality item makes a perfect gift or great memento.
The festival has been recognised for years by its seagull logo, Aidan has helped us bring this to life in a high quality soft enamel pin badge. Pinned through a card backer and neatly packed into a neat little plastic pouch for extra protection.
Both items will be avaliable shortly for pre-sale from our online shop and at the festival from our merchandise stands.
You will be able to find the Print Wagon at this years festival, exhibiting and selling his freshly pressed lino prints in Leigh Library Gardens on Saturday 23 June and Old Leigh on Sunday 24 June.
Aidan is currently running a crowd funding campaign to help raise funds for Print Wagon 2. After 4 years of extensive travel the Wagon is getting on and is showing its age, with your help he can upgrade and make the Print Wagon bigger and better. To view his campaign and to donate visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/print-wagon-2 You have until the 21 May to help and you could get yourself some AWESOME prints in return!