holeinmypocket

Hole in my Pocket

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 667 Sales

holeinmypocket

Hole in my Pocket

Glasgow, United Kingdom 667 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(179)

Announcement   "Allistair Burt is an architect/ artist/ designer based in Glasgow who works on a range of different projects, from painting, film and sculpture to building Victorian Storytelling Machines.

To find out more about his work then please visit www.holeinmypocket.com, read his blog http://bit.ly/himpblog or follow him on www.twitter.com/himp."

Hello all, thanks for taking a wander around my shop, any questions please just give me a shout, I'll just be over here stacking the shelves. Happy browsing.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 28, 2016

"Allistair Burt is an architect/ artist/ designer based in Glasgow who works on a range of different projects, from painting, film and sculpture to building Victorian Storytelling Machines.

To find out more about his work then please visit www.holeinmypocket.com, read his blog http://bit.ly/himpblog or follow him on www.twitter.com/himp."

Hello all, thanks for taking a wander around my shop, any questions please just give me a shout, I'll just be over here stacking the shelves. Happy browsing.

Allistair Burt

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Allistair Burt

Jelly (Birthday card)
$3.32
Lucky Pine: Happy 3rd Birthday Card
$3.98
Til all the seas gang dry (Card)
$3.98
Clever Bear Card
$3.98
My Love is like a red red rose(Card)
$3.98
And Therefore He Made Mothers, Mother's Day Card
$3.98
Love Venn Diagram Valentine's Day Card
$3.98
You've Stolen My Heart (Card)
$3.98
Dyslexic Christians (card)
$3.98
Home Sweet Home (Card)
$3.98
Thank You - Lucky Pine (Card)
$3.98
You're My Best Mate (Card)
$3.98
I Loud You Text Fail Valentine's Day Card
$3.98
I Love You, I Know Valentine's Day Card
$3.98
Sweat Heart Text Fail Valentine's Day Card
$3.98
People who believe what I believe (card)
$3.98
Rainy Day (Card)
$3.98
Baby Diagram (card)
$3.98
Welcome to the world - baby girl (card)
$3.98
Reincarnation Loop (card)
$3.98
Pig in a Sweet Machine (card)
$3.98
Hippy Bathday (card)
$3.98
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(179)
Mella Tapang

Mella Tapang on Apr 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome mug! Arrived faster than I thought. This will be a great gift.

Julia Thompson

Julia Thompson on Feb 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little card 😀

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Updates

A happy baby seagull and it's proud mum.
New cards for mothers day which is super early this year on the 6th of March.

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I Love My Mum Seagull Card
$3.98
Ain't no party with out these.
Probably should add in donuts too. Mmmmm donuts.

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Birthday Diagram (card)
$3.98
A chivalrous knight ready to whisk his loved one off their feet.
#knight #valentines

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About

Living a double life

"Hole in my Pocket create work with a lopsided and utterly uncynical charm that makes delighted children out of the most serious of grown-ups." The List

Hole in my Pocket is the practice name of architect and artist Allistair J Burt. As Hole in my Pocket Allistair has worked on a vast range of projects from major exhibitions, illustration, short films, storytelling machines and travelling around Scotland with an air-hostess trolley. In the last couple of years he has started to develop products for retail featuring his illustrations and sense of humour.

"When I first graduated and started working as an Architect I discovered that while it was a fascinating and demanding profession it quite often lacked a proper creative input and the process could be so slow that it could be years for a design to make it from the page to the construction site.

I decided that I needed a creative outlet and formed 'Hole in my Pocket' with the intention of entering design competition. We were delighted to win the first one that we entered (judged by a bit of a hero of mine Cedric Price) and used the prize money to fund a series of art projects/ experiments. For example hiding money in library books, organising a city wide treasure hunt, creating the Small World Experiment and holding an art exhibition of my work."

From there I have been fortunate to always be getting involved in really interesting, unusual and unique art projects and commissions and to be invited to exhibit my work around in various art festivals/ shows.

It was during one of these art shows that I made a limited run of prints and cards, to accompany my commissioned exhibition on 'belief and belonging' to accompany the Glasgow International Festival. This quickly sold out and I started to have the idea that instead of converting my art work into cards etc I should actually designs which were made to be cards/ prints in the first place.

Thankfully people seem to really enjoy my sense of humour and I'm now in a lovely position of having my work stocked in some of my favourite wee stores around the country.

In the summer of 2016 I hung up my Architect's hat to work full time on drawing pictures to make people smile.

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Shop members

  • Allistair Burt

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Allistair Burt is an Architect practising in Glasgow who also works, under the title of Hole in my Pocket, in a variety of other creative mediums including film, illustration and sculpture.

Production partners

  • Badge maker

    England, United Kingdom

    A small badge manufacturer with an amazing eye for detail who are always up for a challege.

  • Screen printer

    England, United Kingdom

    A family run businees with experts in dual colour edge to edge print.

  • Digital press

    England, United Kingdom

    Digital printer who are experts in colour processing and paper stock. A really lovely team who go out of their way to help.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2016
Allistair Burt works under the practice name Hole in my Pocket and has worked in the realms of art and architecture since late 2002.

Allistair Burt is an architect/ artist/ designer based in Glasgow who works on a range of different projects, from painting, film and sculpture to building Victorian Storytelling Machines. To find out more about his work then please visit www.holeinmypocket.com

QUALITY
All prints are produced by print experts in Glasgow after working with the brilliant Glasgow Print Studio and are high quality artist prints using the best ink on high quality 225gsm paper. The paper is really nice and is the kind you will want to rub between your fingers and go oooh.

Small prints will be shipped flat in card backed envelopes. Large prints will be wrapped in tissue paper and shipped rolled in cardboard tubes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment by Paypal and must be completed at time of order.
Shipping
Shipping to UK and International. All orders shipped within 21 days.

*REMEMBER items are all being posted from the UK first class so take that into account when ordering to other countries. Recommended last posting days prior to Christmas for all countries can be found here. http://www.royalmail.com/greetings

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Refunds and Exchanges
Any problems with the items when they arrive just get in touch and I'll try and sort.
Additional policies and FAQs
It is possible to produce custom orders of some items, just send me a message with your idea and we can have a chat.

Some items are available wholesale, again please send me a message and we can work it out.

More information

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

We are happy to offer a wide selection of our products as wholesale. Drop us an email to wholesale@holeinmypocket.com with some information about your shop and we will send you a link to the wholesale site.