We are really excited to bring out lots of new pieces we have been working on in the background of the busy winter period. We are also working with some really great clients we haven’t worked with before on some incredibly worth while projects.
In the meantime whilst we will show snippets of what we are working on and keep you up to date with what we are both up to. Pip is mostly sleeping or yapping.
Keep an eye out for new work announcing in Spring.
This time of year is busy for all and its easy to loose your head a little. To make life a little easier here are some key dates for last postage to different countries. This way you can have the best possible chance to get your orders in and let them arrive before Christmas day.
The last few months of 2016 were very busy for us on the lead up to Christmas. As our first festive season trading as Toucan Tango we made sure to book ourselves into lots of fairs and craft events to ensure we got our name out and promote our brand as much as possible, plus we managed to have a great time whilst doing just that!
We kicked off in November attending Unwrapped Print Fair at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation; located at Chorlton Mill, a superb example of industrial architecture. Unwrapped was also in it’s first year and showcased the work of artists and designers from the North of England focusing on traditional printmaking methods. It was great to see so much talent amongst the 20 stallholders with a diverse mix of products on sale, in fact there was so much we wanted to buy for ourselves! We really enjoyed this fair, especially being surrounded by like-minded people and the organisers did a fantastic job considering it was their first event, hats off to you guys at Unwrapped!
Nearly forgot to mention; our fun didn’t stop there as we were headed over to Manchester Albert Hall to drop off the gig posters we designed and printed for Dinosaur Jr for their show that night which was an absolutely incredible performance! Happy we got to see them play!
The next event we were part of was the Landbaby & Co Handmade Christmas Fair in the stunning village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral. A beautifully quaint setting for this lovely craft fair just in time for the run up to Christmas and we couldn’t help but get excited for the festivities too!
And with good reason as the following weekend was the biggest event in the Christmas calendar for us; the Winter Arts Market. Usually held in the very grand St George’s Hall, this last year marked the start of it’s new location – Liverpool Cathedral on St James’s Mount. And what an awe-inspiring location it is. We felt very privileged we were selected as one of the stall holders here and had the most enjoyable day wandering around admiring the other stalls and chatting to so many members of the public who had patiently queued outside in the cold to get in. No-one could believe just how busy it was all day and the atmosphere was wonderful with people enjoying the beautifully ornate surroundings with their family and friends; the perfect festive day out (for us too)!
We ended our festive run with the Independent Liverpool Christmas Festival held over four days in The Great Baltic Warehouse. We had the pleasure of representing The Print Social sharing a stall with lots of brilliant work by talented printmakers who make up some of the faces of the collective; http://www.theprintsocial.com/ A really fantastic event with so many great street food choices for our dinner each evening, not forgetting one of our favourites – ‘gin in a tin’ – can’t complain about having to work when you’ve got one of them in your hand! We really enjoyed being part of something a bit different and had many a good chat with some great people who took the time to check out our work and took an interest in what we’re doing which is what it’s all about!
One last thing before we let you go, we’re proud to mention that we managed to raise £310 over the Christmas period for The Whitechapel Centre which helps the homeless in Liverpool, a cause very close to our hearts. So if you’d like to check out the important work these guys do, visit http://www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk
Toucan Tango is here and open for business. We make printed goods from our home studio in the North West of the UK. All of our prints are printed on high quality recycled card and all our products we check to make sure they are sustainably sourced.Every sale on our site or pop up shop a percentage of sales will go to raise money for a charity.
So the gift your buying will keep on giving.