Since 2010, we have been handcrafting our designer gifts and our unique style is never more evident than with our original Personalised Destination Bus Blind Prints. We take great pride in the fact that each one of our Bus Blind Destinations has a designer's expertise at its heart.
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.
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:
Take a day or two to think about your list of "destinations" - sometimes when you're not actively thinking about it, one will pop into your head from nowhere!
Think about the order in which you want the destinations to appear. Some go for chronological order, some by order of importance. We will present the artwork in the order you give us.
The length of each line is important. A small word like ROME will look very spaced out, a lot of words like Welwyn Garden City College may look too busy.
If you like the variety of small and large text size, then it would be great to provide destinations that work in the format. Instead of just ROME, have ROME TI AMO (which means I Love You in Italian of course!) or CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK instead of just Central Park
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.
Please be aware, unfortunately, we are unable to send framed prints to the Highlands and Islands, non-Mainland UK and overseas.
Dimensions: 29 x 54cm approx. as a framed print, or 21 x 47cm approx. as an unframed print.
A quick history lesson!
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 originalBritish 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.