Announcement Hello and welcome to my humble portal of commerce. Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something you like. Most questions regarding shipping, tracking and that sort of thing are covered in my Shop Policies, so please give them a read, or feel free to get in touch if anything is unclear. Cheers!
Hello and welcome to my humble portal of commerce. Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something you like. Most questions regarding shipping, tracking and that sort of thing are covered in my Shop Policies, so please give them a read, or feel free to get in touch if anything is unclear. Cheers!
John Dyer on Feb 6, 2017
Excellent poster, excellent service, delivered very quickly with a nice note from the artist. THANK YOU.
Nathaniel Samson on Jan 24, 2017
Fabulous print, beautiful deep coloured inks really make it pop.
andyd543 on Jan 12, 2017
I'm really impressed with the service and quality. I ordered three prints before Christmas and all arrived sooner than expected. The prints all look superb. Thank you.
"I actually only have the one cat..."
Hi there, my name is Graham Pilling, and Army of Cats is the studio name for my creative output of graphic design, illustration and print making.
The majority of the work you will see here in my Etsy Emporium is screen printed - and what a beautiful medium it is!
In a world of soulless digital reproductions created with the click of a button, screen printed (or silkscreened) art truly stands out. It's almost like there's a little bit of magic in the ink - you can see it in the vibrant colours and feel it in the honest, hand crafted nature of the process.
My work often references my love of the outdoors and of hills, trees and landscapes. Sometimes I explore ideas which I find funny or thoughtful. Other times I will be working to create art which documents other people's talents - such as music and film posters.
My print and poster work has kept me busy travelling, and I've exhibited and sold work internationally: from London, to Hamburg, to Barcelona, and even as far as Austin, Texas.
I genuinely love creating original, printed artifacts and am delighted to share them with you - thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you like.
Owner, Designer, Head Honcho, Chief Coffee Drinker, Cat Wrangler
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you would prefer to pay by alternative means, such as Pound Sterling cheque, please drop me a line and we'll work something out.
While I always do my best to send out orders as quickly as I can, Sometimes an order might be sent the *following* week. Please bear in mind when ordering!
- Orders in the UK are sent out First Class Royal Mail (please double check your address at the time of payment).
- International Orders are sent using a standard Airmail service. Delivery is normally around 2 weeks from dispatch but can sometimes take longer - while I hope your order reaches you speedily, I also thank you for your patience in case it is delayed!
This standard airmail service does not offer tracking, so I cannot be held responsible for orders that are lost in transit. So far I've been fortunate that all my orders have arrived safely to their destinations, but if you would find reassurance in having a tracked shipment, let me know and we'll work something out.
TAXES/CUSTOMS FEES: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed.
* PACKAGING: posters are bagged in large eco-friendly plastic bags and rolled up inside sturdy cardboard tubes - this means if the tube gets damp during transit your order will remain safe and dry inside.
Multiple poster orders are sometimes shipped flat and reinforced with cardboard, and smaller items are shipped in plastic postal bags or smaller packets.
Wherever possible I try to recycle and reuse packaging materials.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
The 'hand made' nature of silkscreen printing means that every print is a unique piece of art, right down to its tiny imperfections. However, I never include mis-prints in an edition, nor do I ship any prints which I do not think are up to the standard of the rest of the run or which I would not be happy to display on my own wall.
All of my prints are printed on good-standard card or art paper, usually around 240/300gsm in weight. Some posters with heavy print coverage may have a slight 'warping' to the substrate where a lot of ink has absorbed in - this can be fixed by flattening (see below) and should not even be noticable once framed/hung.
Posters will sometimes stay rolled after they have been shipped. Never attempt to flatten out a poster by rolling it back on itself as this will result in damage and creasing. The best way to flatten a poster is simply to lay it out flat, arched side up, and use some heavy books to keep it in place. After a couple of days the poster should flatten out naturally and be ready to hang or frame.
Screenprinted art is not indestructable and requires your care! Prints can fade or be damaged if kept in moist environments or if exposed to too much direct sunlight. In order to enjoy your art for many years, I recommend posters be professionally framed to archival standards, or kept in an airtight plan-chest only to be opened and looked at on special occasions.
When framing a poster, it is always advisable to use a mount or mat -- which is the card border around the edge, between the print and the frame. This keeps the print away from the surface of the glass. Prints framed directly against the glass run the risk of sticking to it after prolonged periods of time.
The vast majority of people who purchase my work end up very happy with their new art purchases (which, in turn, sincerely makes me very happy) but every now and again someone is unhappy because they thought they were purchasing something other than what I describe my work to be.
I go out of my way to try and make clients and customers happy, but in an effort to avoid grievances before they happen, for the avoidance of any doubt: my work is printed by hand and is therefore flawed. Usually quite imperceptibly so, but flawed nonetheless.
If the idea of tiny ink spots, marks, or smudges which are part of a hand-made process bother you then purchase at your own risk or not at all!
I have a huge appreciation for the screenprinted medium and own countless prints by lots of amazing artists and designers, many of which are far from pristine but which are loved nonetheless. If you can get behind that, they you'll get on with screenprinted art just fine. That's the spirit!