TheEnlightenedHound

Prints and cards for people who love dogs

High Wycombe, England
| 5,017 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Hello and welcome to The Enlightened Hound. I make prints and cards for people who love dogs. With best wishes to you and your pooches, Debbie

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Last updated on 06 Feb, 2022

Hello and welcome to The Enlightened Hound. I make prints and cards for people who love dogs. With best wishes to you and your pooches, Debbie

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About TheEnlightenedHound

Sales 5,017
On Etsy since 2011

Prints for the Love of Dogs

The unshakeable bond between humans and dogs is timeless and will always be the inspiration behind The Enlightened Hound. I was totally blindsided for the amazing bond that I would have with my dog, Figo, a Portuguese Water Dog. He is loyal, funny, uplifting, incredibly calming and very difficult to be anything but happy in his company.

People who buy my work often contact me to tell me how much my prints mean to them and I love to hear such feedback and find it enormously motivating. People love to talk about their dogs and their stories are endlessly funny, heart-breaking, surprising, wonderful and moving.

I am continually heartened, encouraged and honoured to produce work that dog lovers can identify with. I use hand-lettered words and illustration to interpret and narrate the unique connection people have with their dogs. My lettering is deliberately idiosyncratic and wonky and I often combine it with illustration and vintage decorative elements typical of 19th century ephemera.

I love the physicality of printmaking - the sticky, messy inks, the sharp gouges for linocutting, the hiss of the brayer as it rolls out the ink, the mechanical clanking of the press and the thrill of pulling the paper from the inked plate to reveal the image.

I am proud to be a designer-maker because hand-made items stand, not only for originality, but also value the expertise and tradition that crafts-people keep alive - the antithesis to today’s world of mass production.

Shop members

  • Debbie Kendall

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Dog lover. Illustrator. Printmaker. Hand Letterer. Wordsmith.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    United Kingdom

    The print shop produces the lithographic plates to print my illustrated poem on acid free paper. The lithographic inks are lightfast. These prints are very popular and I wouldn't be able to keep up with demand if I hand printed them myself.

  • Washi Tape Manufacturer

    China

    I create the illustrations for my dog design washi tape which is printed and manufactured by my production partner.

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