For the Pun of It
A growing collection of playful illustrated gifts, established in 2013.
The range includes mugs, coasters, tea towels, cards and art prints featuring a collection of painted birds, animals, food and objects with funny double entendres. Ideal for animal lovers, word nerds, nature enthusiasts, bakers and mischief makers of all ages.
The best selling charts are the birds: Boobies, Shags, Tits, Hooters, Cocks and Peckers, plus new Honkers and Floaters designs.
The collection also includes popular animals, such as Growlers and Beavers, plus everyday household objects, Balls, Hoes and Stools. Some of the nation’s favourite foods, Melons and Tarts, also make an appearance. Each design features hand drawn titles and typography to bring the collections together.
Once I have the idea for the chart, I research and choose the species to include. I sketch out composition ideas, and then create the images individually. To start with I use a mixture of watercolour paint, pen and crayon before scanning and editing each illustration in Photoshop. The text comes next, and then I piece the chart together to achieve a clean, crisp design with plenty of character. Finally I choose the colour for the title. Depending on the product I may edit or re-format the design but work closely with my manufacturers to ensure that the colours remain consistent across the collection. Every item in the For the Pun of It range is made in the UK using high quality materials.
Below is the complete collection of pun charts, shown across a range of products from wall art to homewares, cards and accessories. Click on each picture to shop now!
“We love Sarah’s cards, they are the perfect combination of cheeky, funny and clever! Our customers at Somerset House Shop clearly love them too - they are one of our best-selling ranges.”
Jo Heap, Shop Manager, Somerset House
I always know when customers have spotted the shelf of Sarah's illustrations as a gentle giggle rattles around the shop! Beautifully made, smartly packaged and always delivered on time, Sarah’s tea towels, cards and prints have become a very popular line that customers return for time after time.
Claire Paisley, Paisley and Friends, St. Leonards-on-Sea
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