IslandJai on Apr 25, 2016
Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.
IslandJai on Apr 25, 2016
Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.
I've been pleased with every item I've ordered from this shop and will continue to order more items ~ thank you!
The green is a lovely, soft, mossy colour and the print is great quality ~ thank you!
Arrived promptly, in good condition and it looks lovely in my reading room ~ thank you!
Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing in fine illustrated Shakespeare & Opera gifts, inspired by theatre.
What you'll find at Immortal Longings: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. We're passionate about offering best quality gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. And the Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.
Our unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, Totes, Pillows, Digital Wallpapers, and More.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, and we work with local artisans in the US and the UK to produce our gifts. We've worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.
"GIVE ME MY ROBE, PUT ON MY CROWN; I HAVE
IMMORTAL LONGINGS IN ME."
- SHAKESPEARE, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Starting with just ten original illustrations, the Shakespeare Series began in 2006 out of Elizabeth's bedroom, first launching at Shakespeare's Globe Shop. Since then, the illustrations have been working their way around the globe.
As a business run by artists, creative collaboration with skilled artisans, craft workers, and theatre designers is the cornerstone of what we produce, resulting in quality gifts made with attention to detail. Making sure that the papers we use are of the best texture, that the prints look vibrant and perfect, and that our fabrics are lovely to touch: these are things we're passionate about providing.
For our customers, we love making art that is affordable and very accessible, and inspired by the rich characters and ideas of the dramatic world. New challenges and projects are always welcome, and we love to tackle all sorts of subjects. As a vendor company, we offer retail venues wide flexibility in choice of design, bespoke illustration and small minimum orders that suit large and small shops.
About the Artwork
The Immortal Longings illustrations are all created by our award-winning designer, Elizabeth. The Classic Shakespeare and Opera drawings are produced in ink and watercolour. The original Shakespeare Series art was inspired by the posters of Alphonse Mucha. In all of the illustrations, Elizabeth uses her scenic design background to research costumes, patterns and decorative details appropriate for each play. Much of the detailed, fantastical flourishes that appear throughout the collections stem from her continual fascination with blending architecture with nature and organic linework.
For the Tudor Series, and newer work, Elizabeth has used her expressive, cross-hatch pen and ink style to bring a new life to contemporary portraits of the age. Digital graphics bring the colour to some of Shakespeare's words in our Quotes Collections.
Elizabeth E Schuch
Owner, Illustrator, Art Director
Elizabeth began her career in Chicago in scenic design and now lives in London. She works as a film, TV & theatre production designer and storyboard artist internationally.
California, United States
Society6 empowers artists by letting them use their artwork on top quality products, made in the USA, on demand. That means faster posting, gallery quality printing of my drawings, leaving me more time to create new artwork!
London, England, United Kingdom
David at Whitehide is a consummate craftsman, specializing in Leather Printing. In his Notting Hill studio, he binds books made from fine Italian Leather and Italian Drawing paper. He's been making my journals and bookmarks since 2006.
All products are created in a smoke-free enviroment. The London studio where journals ship from has a fluffy hypo-allergenic Siberian cat.
Και μιλάμε ελληνικά! (We speak Greek.)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout.
As a non-VAT UK company, we do not charge taxes.
Please cancel within 48 hours of purchase, to ensure that the order has not already shipped.
If you have any questions, please ask, we're here to help.
If you have any special delivery timings or requirements, please get in touch before purchase to ensure we can fufill your needs.
FOR JOURNAL ORDERS
Journals are a special gift item and each is custom handprinted and bound in London.
Please allow for 4-6 weeks processing time for journals before they ship, as our leather binder can get very busy!
All of our JOURNALS are shipped from London by Royal Mail 1st Class (unless otherwise stated in the listing.) This service is very economical and efficient, but does not provide a tracking number, or traceable service.
Typical Journal Shipping times once posted:
Please note: these are estimated typical dates for shipping and international shipping speeds may vary.
- US Shipping - takes 2-4 weeks, can be very quick but 3 weeks is the current average.
- UK- generally 1-2 business days after shipping.
- EU Shipping - takes 3-5 business days approximately.
- Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Worldwide- takes 2-6 weeks, can be very quick but 3 weeks is the current average.
FOR ART PRINTS, CARDS, TOTES, PILLOWS, HOUSEWARE ORDERS
All of our orders are shipped from the USA by USPS. These orders are traceable within the USA, but not for international orders.
We generally aim have your order ready to ship within 7 days of purchase.
Typical Shipping times once posted:
Please note: these are estimated typical dates for shipping and international shipping speeds may vary. Orders outside of the USA may be subject to local customs processing and fees.
- Within the US typically 5-8 days after shipping - weather permitting.
- Internationally - changes depending on country - but on average 2-4 weeks.
International Airmail times can be a little unpredictable, so we can offer the option to purchase Overnight or Tracked post services. Please get in touch via Convo or info[at]immortallongings.com.
Flat items are packaged with cardboard in a plastic mailer,
Large Art Prints and Giftwrap sheets are rolled, and all Art Prints
are protected with a cellophane sleeve for safe shipping.
We use plastic, water-resistant envelopes for most items,
and padding on fragile goods for good measure.
Paypal addresses can sometimes be out-of-date,
so we will always ship to the address you selected with Etsy during purchase.
A note with your personal message is complementary with any order,
just convo or email me your message.
Proper Gift Wrap is available for only 5.00 and includes
Shakespeare Gift Wrap (Hamlet or Merry design) and a notecard with your message.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should you encounter any problem with your purchase:
please notify me immediately by Convo or email info [!at] immortallongings.com
and we'll work with you to get it just right.
We strongly encourage our buyers to purchase tracking for their order:
If the buyer chooses not to purchase tracking, Immortal Longings cannot be held accountable for delays experienced due to weather, customs, or international incidents.
Should you experience a delay, please do get in touch and we will assist you in any way we can with information and advice.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of our products can be ordered wholesale,
in bulk or small quantities for retail outlets- please contact seller for more info.
Our fine retailers include:
Shakespeare's Globe Shop, London
The Seattle Opera, US
Guthrie Theater, US
The Metropolitan Opera, NYC
The Royal National Theatre, London
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, US
American Players Theatre, US
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Canada
WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE:
Email: art [!at] immortallongings.com
Saw it on the site, but not here? Need a different size? Just ask and I'll list it.
FAQ: Yup, It's all Shakespeare. And yup, I do the drawing myself. Yup, we ship anywhere.