Posts Tagged ‘James Brown’


May 30, 2012

James Brown’s ‘Jubilee’ print was featured in Bricks and Mortar in The Times Property section last Friday. Buy yours here while stocks last.

New Print by James Brown

May 9, 2012


James Brown ‘The Wick’ £50. Available here.

In his own words…

“Hackney Wick was referred to in a 1976 episode of Dr Who as “A mudpatch in the middle of nowhere.” Thirty six years later and the whole world is coming to town!

Well, they will be next-door at least, and like a snooty neighbour they seem to want to shield us from view.

Without contravening any Olympic regulations by putting the word ‘LONDON’ next to ‘2012’ I have created a print which celebrates the ‘unsightly industrial area’ that has more going for it than any tourist or sports fan will ever get to know about”.


February 7, 2012

I have been buying bags from Paul at Gardners since I opened the shop five years ago. There are plenty of places where I could shop for my sundries but not one of them would be able to provide the service I get from Paul.

When I first started buying from him my orders were small and I would visit his premises on Commercial Street. Being a bit of a neat freak I was always suprised that he knew where anything was in what seemed like chaos to me. Piles upon piles of bags leaving very limited space to stand.

As my business grew so did my need for bags and Paul very kindly offered to deliver at no extra cost. He now regularly delivers on a Friday, having only received a phone call a couple of hours previously.

I have come to enjoy our Friday chats about his boys, their love of stock car racing, music and karate amongst other things.

Paul is one of the nicest chaps you could wish to meet, he never seems hassled, always has a smile and is happy to help. That’s why I would never consider buying sundries anywhere else.

James Brown has designed Paul a flyer to help promote his business and a limited edition print (featured above) which is available here.

There is a fantastic article written about the history of Gardners on the blog Spitalfields Life. For further reading click here.


February 7, 2012

New print by the fantastic James Brown. Available online here.

Easy Street

June 9, 2011






Either James Brown has been extremely busy or I’ve been incredibly slow to keep you up to date with his recent print releases. All present and correct now though, and there are some fine examples indeed. I think my favourite has to be ‘Pointers’, you’ll find me taking a right….how about you? All delivered straight to your door with a simple click on the online store.

We are Stardust

November 9, 2010

James Brown turns out to be a fan of Crosby, Stills and Nash which is why he was inspired to illustrate these delightful lyrics. ‘Woodstock’ was originally penned by the magnificent Joni Mitchell whom I’m a fan of. I’m also a fan of this print which is now available in this new colourway here. I got a little distracted whilst thinking of Woodstock and found myself trawling through Google Images, this is one of my favourites.

Guardian Guide

November 9, 2010

James Brown has designed the cover for this weeks Guardian Guide as well as an illustration inside to accompany a rather interesting article on Chess Records.

15 Popular Headwear Styles for Gentlemen

July 21, 2010

‘Hats’, quite simply a rather dapper new print by the wonderful James Brown. This one’s good for the fellas and it’s available here.

Late Night Love Songs

February 10, 2010

New print just in time for Valentines, a collaboration between the artist James Brown and the poet Alison Gibb. Designed by James, written by Alison and printed by the duo, ‘Late Night Love Songs – Heart FM’ uses nostalgic love song lyrics to create a narrative poem that celebrates the emotional turmoil of ‘having the hots’ for someone. See if you can spot the songs….

Available to buy online at

‘Late Night Love songs’, James Brown and Alison Gibb £94

Cupids Bow

January 20, 2010

I thought I might draw your attention to a date for all you ‘LOVERS’ out there. Yes Valentines is just around the corner and the artists at Elphick’s are here to help with gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. First up is James Brown’s ‘With Love From Me to You’. Order it online and have it sent directly to your loved ones door by clicking here.