{hello} Nook & Cranny!

Hello all,

A little update for you today on my presence at the wonderful Nook & Cranny, right in the heart of lovely Liverpool. I've been working with the fabulous people of Nook & Cranny for a good few months now and I must say they are a rather lovely lot!

Nook & Cranny stock a huge variety of lovely products from a whole host of independent British artists. They sell cards, homeware, gifts, stationery, and lots and lots of lovely prints. I can in fact say that lots of my goodies are available from Nook & Cranny, here is a few little snaps of my products in action {photos taken by the wonderful Leigh}.

If you happen to be in Liverpool {the shop is part of the Bluecoat Gallery} you should totes pop in and say hi to the lovely ladies you will find and I challenge you to not be persuaded to part with some precious pennies!
This happy little chappy is one of my creations...I actually made him for myself but Leigh fell in love, so I made a little batch for her to sell - currently exclusively available at Nook & Cranny, but soon to be available from my own little Etsy shop!
Here we have, once again my cheerful chap amongst a lovely big display of all of my hand illustrated ceramics. 
This little dinosaur looks pretty interested in my little notes moleskine journal!
Above are my tiny deer and lion prints also available...all of the items you've seen are also available here should you wish to treat yourself - or a friend perhaps!

I hope you love this wonderful little shop as much as I do!

p.s. you can follow Nook & Cranny on Twitter @NookandCrannyL1

{and if you don't follow me on Twitter, you can do that too! @ohnorachio}

{love} typography

Hello all,

Those who know me know I'm a BIG lover of typography, honestly I love it so much - I especially love good handwritten typography. You might have guessed that from this little post I did..but incase you didn't I thought I'd share a little of my inner geek with you all.

Loads of things inspire me, food packaging, signage, people's absent minded scribbles, the internets....definitely the internets - but one thing I love is books, books on typography and print and illustration.

So, I thought in the spirit of spreading the typographic love and maybe inspiring a few of you to jump on this addictive band wagon, that I'd share some of my faves...

These four bad boys are my current favourite sources of inspiration for those days when I feel like my mind is a barren wasteland.

All of them are current editions and available on Amazon, I'll post links below - they really are fantastic!

{books}: top picture, left to right

Give them a try {my absolute fave is Handmade Type - if you were going to get one, get that one!}


p.s. Twix looks like she likes them too!