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Hi, and welcome.

Inspired by the design scene of the mid 20th Century and the world around us today, Printspace art is created to spark the imagination and make us smile. Hopefully we can make you smile.
Spreading the fun and the quirky across the globe in friendly stores and lovely spaces.

Art by Mara Girling and Nicholas Girling.

Mara Girling
A little bit about me:
I am an illustrator and graphic designer.
I love living in Melbourne Australia.
I love print, image, type, colour and texture.
Anything Danish makes me happy - furniture, graphics, textiles.
I am inspired by all things from the 50s especially the architecture and interiors of the fifties home…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 24
  • Joined May 4, 2008

Favorite materials

giclee print, pencil, gocco, collage, pattern, screenprint, pen, ink, coloured paper, fabric, computer illustration

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About

Hi, and welcome.

Inspired by the design scene of the mid 20th Century and the world around us today, Printspace art is created to spark the imagination and make us smile. Hopefully we can make you smile.
Spreading the fun and the quirky across the globe in friendly stores and lovely spaces.

Art by Mara Girling and Nicholas Girling.

Mara Girling
A little bit about me:
I am an illustrator and graphic designer.
I love living in Melbourne Australia.
I love print, image, type, colour and texture.
Anything Danish makes me happy - furniture, graphics, textiles.
I am inspired by all things from the 50s especially the architecture and interiors of the fifties home.
I think Paul Rand is a genius.
When I grow up I'd like to be a textile designer.
One day I'm going to own a modernist house.
I am married to Nick, he is my light.
We have two little boys. They are my inspiration.
Olive green is my favourite colour.
I am addicted to homeware magazines.
I want an Audi.
I like stationery shops.

Mara xx

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Nicholas Girling
While I have traveled, I've been living in the same city for my entire life and I still get lost nearly every time I get in my car.
I live in a place where it can be warm one minute and very cold the next, then quite nice a few moments later in Melbourne Australia.

I love to be around my oldest friends when we laugh about times we have laughed.
I'm happiest when painting something that I think looks great.
I laugh at it when I paint something that I think is terrible but try to learn something about the reason why it looks terrible.
I have lived in a share house with all of my closest friends and it was a great time in many still to unfold.
I have wrinkles where I laugh but none where I frown.
I have a family of people who make me laugh and my mum still goes for the bait my dad has been dishing out forever.
I wish I knew what the best size sketch pad was for me rather than having countless pieces of paper everywhere.
I love to do things together but strive to love to do things on my own.
I'm quite reserved when I meet someone new but loud and fun afterwards.
I love to use cut paper because it can be so very iconic and raw.
The one art tool that I could not be without is my scalpel blade.

I've been painting and drawing for ever and have been a graphic designer for ages.
I was self taught before I sought to be taught.
My mother was a kinder garden teacher. When she taught, she placed me happily in front of an easel with enough paint to last me more than two classes. Imagine how peaceful that was.
When the other kids were singing about mary and here little lambs, I was discovering that grey brown colour you get from mixing acrylic. And I always thought that the words to the song went - and the little boy who lived down the drain...
I design logos, brands and web sites for corporate businesses to support my family.
I really admire the work of Saul Bass and Paul Rand (RIP).
I look at words and typography as big shapes rather than words - I love blocky compressed fonts from the 50's

Im inspired by paint smudges on the road, old textured concrete, strange markings on lamp posts, songs that I've made up with friends, swiss design from the 50's and 60's.
I am competitive but wont rub your nose in it if I beat you.
I get very excited about being creative. I love to create things with other people for a greater purpose than just myself.
I have always wanted a mentor but have always found myself mentoring others.
I want to travel more with art and design
I get as excited about graphic design as I do about art because they are the same to me.
I love that words are the most inspirational thing for me when it comes to creating pictures.

Nicholas
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In the press
http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2008/11/monday-inspirat.html
http://bkids.typepad.com/shoppingguide/2008/10/gift-ideas-hand.html
http://craftblog.com.au/2008/07/24/olive-moon-prints/
http://ivydesigns.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post.html
http://jenniferstuartdesign.blogspot.com/2008/08/hoot.html
http://magnoliasquare.blogspot.com/2009/01/bird-stack.html
http://thejuzzard.blogspot.com/2009/02/some-nice-things-i-found-in-etsy.html
http://www.polyvore.com/etsy_printspace_bird_stack_giclee/thing?id=4969446

For more...
http://printspace.blogspot.com/
http://www.printspace.com.au

My other etsy store (printable stationery)
http://pineconeandlola.etsy.com

My old etsy store
http://olivemoonprints.etsy.com


I always ship items using the address you SHIP TO on Etsy, not Paypal. So please make sure you enter the correct Shipping Address on Etsy!

thanks for visiting. x

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