memohelen

Memo Illustration hand printed products

Kendal, United Kingdom · 945 Sales

memohelen

Memo Illustration hand printed products

Kendal, United Kingdom 945 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner Hi everyone! I've closed the shop for a short break
I'll reopen 1st June.

Follow me on Instagram for more updates in the meantime @memohelen

See you then!

Helen

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 24, 2017

Hi everyone! I've closed the shop for a short break
I'll reopen 1st June.

Follow me on Instagram for more updates in the meantime @memohelen

See you then!

Helen

Helen Entwisle

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Helen Entwisle

About

Hand printed colours for the midcentury enthusiast!

Memo Illustration is an indie brand of products designed and made by me, Helen, in my little studio at home. I'm a big collector of old things (homewares, clothing, Bakelite...) mostly from the 40s, 50s & early 60s. My designs are all inspired by these artefacts and created to the sounds of old hillbilly and rockabilly music on the record player in my workshop!

The Memo story began back in 2006 when I screen printed my first range of stationery products during my days as a student at Norwich art school. I made a small range of notebooks and writing sets inspired by old papers and 'memo' pads I'd been collecting for some time. Two independent shops in Norwich agreed to stock my work followed by a gallery in Edinburgh, the brand has steadily developed from there!

Stockists have included Urban Outfitters, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Millenium Gallery Sheffield and Snowden Flood London amongst many others. Products have been featured in publications including The Guardian, Flow Magazine, Uppercase, The Green Parent. Clients to date include Blacks Outdoor Clothing, Texas Joes, UK Greetings and Microcosm Publishing.

Earlier this year I finally made the leap into full time self employment having worked part time as a lecturer in Illustration for a few years. Memo is now my everyday, the product range is already feeling much more fresh and lively. Lots of new things to come, my ideas book is full of exciting stuff!

As the brand has grown I've taken it steadily down an eco-friendly route, now using only recycled card and paper stocks, non-toxic adhesives, organic cotton, recyclable hand printed packaging and (mostly) biodegradble clear sleeves. This aspect of my work is really important to me, whilst making colourful gift products I want to impact on the environment as little as possible.

I hope you enjoy my designs, use them to brighten up your home, frame them, post them... Thankyou for your support!

Helen :)

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Shop members

  • Helen Entwisle

    Owner, Designer, Maker, One Gal Band!

    Hi hallo! I'm Helen, creator of Memo Illustration and full time printmaker. I've usually got a squeegee in one hand and a coffee in the other. I LOVE colour and collecting 40s & 50s clothes & homewares. More loves: early country music, delta blues

  • Seb the greyhound

    Assistant

    Seb is my assistant, his main role is to snooze, he's really good at it! He is a rescue greyhound, enjoying a peaceful retirement after a less than pleasant start to life on a race track in Sheffield. He loves cheese and singing along with the phone

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Last updated on Nov 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

If you have a request for a custom design or a certain colour please do ask and I'll do my best to help.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Screen printing is my LIFE and because of this I hand print all of my packaging as well as the products themselves! All products (excluding cards) come wrapped in colourful paper as standard, so if you are sending an item as a gift just let me know and I can add an extra name sticker. All packaging used is biodegradable and very vibrant. Look out for something colourful arriving in the post!

Wholesale availability

Yes! The majority of my products are available for wholesale, the current catalogue is available to view over on my website:

http://www.hellomemo.com/Product-Catalogue

Please send me a convo or an email to get the price list.