Wee Find: Crispin Finn at Soma
Here’s a last-minute Christmas shopping heads-up for all my lovely UK readers.
Escape the madding shopping crowds and head online to Soma Gallery, who also have a proper bricks-and-mortar shop in Bristol. You’ll easily make delivery by Christmas, as long as you put in your order by 4pm Friday 19th December.
Soma boasts a brilliant line-up of British artist and designers, and you could easily tick off your Christmas shopping list in one go. Think fabulous Tatty Devine jewellery for the ladies, Hazel Nichols‘ sweet biscuit-themed pieces for the design-obsessed, Donna Wilson‘s softie creatures for the kids, and Crispin Finn prints for – well just about anyone.
If you haven’t heard of Crispin Finn before, one glimpse of their product page will give you a fairly good idea of what their inimitable work is about. Go on – click here.
Cool, huh? The London-based design duo comprising of Anna Fidalgo and Roger Kelly work exclusively in red, white and blue, producing a beautiful collection of pop-cultural screen prints, stationery and homewares.
This year they’ve created a set of really lovely Christmas cards (top) and a rather jolly cracker-themed Christmas wrap, which features all manner of classic cracker prizes. Naturally, given my particular soft spot for Christmas crackers, I love it.
Check out Crispin Finn’s series of cocktail-themed screenprints, which at £45 would make a rather lovely Christmas gift. They also come as individual or boxed Christmas cards.
I’m especially taken by Crispin Finn’s homage to their favourite cult films, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Annie Hall and The Big Lebowski. Each screenprint depicts a collection of key ephemera and objects that feature prominently in each cult classic, and it’s great fun to identify each piece.
Strictly for fans, each print comes with a wonderfully nerdy “order of appearance” sheet (pictured above), which acts as a guide to each object and the moment it appears in the film. At £75 each, a hand-pulled screenprint would make the perfect gift for a cult film enthusiast.
All products can be found at Soma Gallery.
Tell me: Has Crispin Finn portrayed one of your favourite films? Or maybe they’ve made a print of one your friend’s favourite films? (Awesome and Extremely Thoughtful Christmas Present alert!)