Posts Tagged ‘wooden art’

Kingdom Of Rust

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Intro­du­cing our latest typo­graphic art collection…

From Coulson Macleod’s Rust Collection

From Coulson Macleod’s Rust Collection

We had a lot of fun cre­at­ing this col­lec­tion. The steel sheets are nat­ur­ally weather-rusted. Basic­ally we left them out­side. And watched them turn a gor­geous rust brown. As said so beau­ti­fully by Doves “My god. It takes an ocean of trust. In the King­dom of Rust.”

The metal is then over-printed with relief-printed typo­graphy and then moun­ted into a hand­made reclaimed wood frame. Once again we use antique Vic­torian roof timbers.

By using reclaimed wood and rus­ted metal (the rust­ing on the steel is com­pletely unpre­dict­able) means each art­work is totally unique.

Now this looks like some­thing you’d find in a junk shop. And covet.

Elle Decoration Loves Typographic Art

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Once again Coulson Macleod’s typo­graphic art has been chosen by interi­ors style bible Elle Dec­or­a­tion to fea­ture in their fab­ulous magazine.

ELLE Dec­or­a­tion, Novem­ber 2010 issue.

ELLE Dec­or­a­tion, Novem­ber 2010 issue.

Elle Dec­or­a­tion chose ‘The Roar of Tree and Crack of Branches’ typo­graphic print from our Winter Trees collection.

We hand make the frame and pan­elled back­board from reclaimed wood. Actu­ally the wood used to be Vic­torian roof tim­bers. How cool is that? We paint the wood and print on top with dis­tressed image and typography.

Each art­work is totally unique. And totally unique to Coulson Macleod.

Related art­icles: Coulson Macleod is in Elle Decoration

Coulson Macleod’s £150 Giveaway

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

We want to give you £150. Yes. That’s right. A whole whop­ping £150 to spend on Coulson Macleod typo­graphic art from our website.

We can hear you all shout­ing “Ooh me please!”

So this is how you can enter our fun little com­pet­i­tion in the run-up to Christmas.

First of all you need to be a Coulson Macleod customer.

Then simply take a photo of your typo­graphic print hanging in your home. Aren’t we nosy?

We’ll post your pho­tos on our Face­book page, on this blog, and then when we have enough we’ll put all your pho­tos on a ded­ic­ated page on our web­site.

To get you star­ted here are some pho­tos of Penny McCormick’s apart­ment in Dubai. Penny is the editor of Emir­ates Home and her apart­ment also appeared in the 2010 issue of ‘Hot 100 Homes’ magazine (also based in the United Arab Emirates).

Now we don’t expect you to have a magazine worthy pad like Penny’s. We just want to see what our typo­graphic art looks like hanging in your home.

We’ll announce the win­ner on 10th Decem­ber. Just in time for you to pick some­thing out for Christ­mas. Ding dong mer­rily on high!

Hope this gets you into the fest­ive spirit.

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Tusen Takk Trondheim

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Thank you Trondheim. Yes, we have another Nor­we­gian stock­ist. Let me intro­duce you to…

the latest shop to stock Coulson Macleod typo­graphic art.

Trond­heim is right at the top of Nor­way. So we pretty much have the whole of Nor­way covered with our five stockists.

The shop is due to open on 15th Octo­ber and we’ll tell you more about it then. But this is the out­side, pre-makeover…

Chez Nous will also be stock­ing the most delight­ful sta­tion­ery from fel­low Nor­we­gian com­pany Darling Clem­entine

And cush­ions and wall­pa­per from Dan­ish com­pany Ferm Liv­ing

This is the second shop in Trond­heim for the own­ers of Chez Nous. Their first is Cor­ne­lias Hus. As ever, stocked with the most gor­geous products.

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Age Before Beauty

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Age before beauty is acutally the title of a great art­icle writ­ten by Susie Steiner, Editor of Space, the interi­ors sec­tion of Saturday’s Guard­ian Week­end magazine.

The open­ing para­graph reads, “Shiny and smooth is out. Gnarled and chipped is in. Get with the dis­tressed vibe…”

Well, obvi­ously I was excited at read­ing that. Just how ‘on trend’ are we at Coulson Macleod!

Other sni­pets from the art­icle, which was actu­ally about  dis­tress­ing your own fur­niture, include…

Our hun­ger for the dis­tressed look…”

Interior of Linnea’s Hage show­ing our ‘Winter Tree’ prints

…the dis­tressed interior makes a lot of sense: it’s easy to live with (no amount of hard liv­ing can dent its charms), it doesn’t jar against period archi­tec­ture, it can be fem­in­ine or util­it­arian, and, well, it’s cool”.  Yes, we’ll second that.

And as Susie Steiner says, “All hail the dis­tressed interior”. Quite frankly who are we to argue?

Bespoke Typographic Art

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I don’t often get to air my views as Macleod is always hog­ging the blog, but every now and again I man­age to pry myself away from, you know, work and stuff, to tell all you lovely people about what we’ve actu­ally been doing. So here I am to show­case some of the bespoke typo­graphic art pieces we’ve pro­duced recently.

If you’ve had a look at the bespoke typo­graphic art­work page on our web­site you will see that we can pro­duce unique prints based on most of our art col­lec­tions, but that’s just the tip of the ice­berg. We’re design­ers, and we can pretty much pro­duce any­thing you want, whether that’s a spe­cific shape or size, or art­work in a dif­fer­ent style entirely.

Here’s a good example. This cus­tomer wanted the art­work to fit a spe­cific spot in his hall­way so it had to meas­ure 120cm x 60cm, and to match the col­ours in his striped car­pet… not a problem.

Coulson Macleod bespoke typo­graphic art on reclaimed wood

Hand­made and hand painted bespoke typo­graphic art.

The cus­tomer had this to say…

“Septem­ber: checked the cal­en­dar and OMG it’s our wed­ding anniversary com­ing up fast, what can I get Emm? Had been look­ing at the Coulson Macleod web­site a few weeks earlier and it all fell into place. After a phone call and an email things moved fast. I had an idea of what I wanted. Bespoke typo­graphy. The first verse from our song. Coulson Macleod had a draft over in a few days. Reclaimed wooden frame made the fol­low­ing week. Delivered the week after. Thank you Coulson Macleod. It looks fant­astic. And I’m the best hubby on the block (for now!)”

Here are a few more recent pieces just to give you an idea of the kinds of things we can do.*

*Please note: It is the cus­tom­ers respons­ib­il­ity to ensure copy­right approval has been obtained where applicable.

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Thick Blows My Frosty Breath Abroad

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Hand­made. Hand painted. Reclaimed wood. Dis­tressed typo­graphy.

So very Coulson Macleod. Unique. By design.

Freeze, Freeze Thou Bitter Sky

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Hand­made. Hand painted. Reclaimed wood. Dis­tressed typo­graphy.

So very Coulson Macleod. Unique. By design.

The Roar Of Trees And Crack Of Branches

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Hand­made. Hand painted. Reclaimed wood. Dis­tressed typography.

So very Coulson Macleod. Unique. By design.

Ja, Vi Elsker Dette Landet

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Ja, vi elsker dette landet? It’s Nor­we­gian. It trans­lates as, Yes, we love this coun­try. This is the title of their national anthem. And this is how Coulson Macleod feels about Norway.

Why do we love Norway?

Actu­ally the ques­tion should be, why does Nor­way love Coulson Macleod?

We’ve just taken an order from our fourth stock­ist there. Coulson and I are think­ing a trip to Nor­way is in order. We can visit our gorgeous-looking stock­ists in Oslo, Ber­gen, Gjøvik, and Nit­te­dal (pictured)…


and this gor­geous look­ing country…

Related art­icles: Tusen Takk Trondheim


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