On the great bus ride of life - what were your favourite stops?These fabulous bespoke reproduction bus blind prints are totally unique to you. Tell the story of your life together through your own destinations. List your names, birthplaces, favourite holidays, places with special meaning, children's names, private jokes, where you fell in love, where you lived - anything is possible. A fantastic piece of statement art and an amazing conversation starter.
Want some pro tips on where to start - have a read of this blog post here.
We have given you the option of 16 destination lines to personalise as we think that looks great, but you can have as few as 8. It's all up to you and how you want your bus blind print to look.
A unique gift for loved ones, parents, grandparents and those big wedding anniversaries too!
How to get the most from your print:
All of these things will help us to get your personalised artwork right the first time and minimise any delays in the proofing and amendment stage.
Each destination print is individually designed, created and emailed as a proof to you for your approval before printing. A giclee print is then created on archival enhanced matte paper and posted to you unframed, wrapped in tissue paper in a protective cardboard tube. Or if you'd prefer, you can have it custom framed in a wooden frame, teamed with mount board, by our framers using FSC approved wood.
Unframed prints will be printed with a substantial white border around them. This allows for easier and cleaner handling when unwrapping and when framing, which we highly recommend to preserve the quality of your print. This border is not part of the print and is meant to be trimmed or hidden under a mount.
Dimensions: 29 x 54cm approx. as a framed print, or 21 x 47cm approx. as an unframed print.
AEC Limited, the company that made the iconic Routemaster buses, was born in Walthamstow - just like me! Before WWI, Frank Pick, the Chairman of London Underground, commissioned Edward Johnston to create a typeface that could be legibly read by all at some distance, to be used on the front of trains and throughout the underground. When London Transport was created, merging all buses, tubes and trains the Johnston font became synonymous with London.
So the original British designers of the bus blind were Pick and Johnston, nearly a century ago! The first folk to bring us personalised bus blinds were the utterly fabulous Print Dolls in Australia and we are proud (actually pleased as punch) to be the only ones to have their blessing to offer the same here in the UK. We hold true to their high standards.