About That Fabled Shore

About That Fabled Shore

I created this gift collection and the archive they're drawn from, as a way to highlight and preserve both century-old images of coastal New England and the lost art of hand-tinted postcards. 

The collections are primarily centered around maritime and coastal themes such as lighthouses, shipwrecks, harbors and coast lines. Some are grouped according to the coastal town, city or region they feature.

The original cards include hand-tints, photo-stints and roto-graphs. They all represent a period in photography and its' processing when color hadn't quite caught up to its black and white counterpart. 

By the early 1930s, linen paper and the inks that it required had replaced the various tinting processes and, more importantly, the scenes these postcards hoped to capture had in many cases disappeared completely.

 

The people who enjoy the various products I create are usually folks familiar with the scenes depicted and who, in many cases, have strong memories associated with them. 

Over the past year, I've expanded the ways these images can be recreated into more functional or decorative home decor that leverage new technologies in the ways ink can be applied to fabric, tile, marble and glass.

The result is a much broader product line of pillows, art tiles, trivets, coasters, tempered glass cutting boards, flour-sack dish towels and now frosted glass beer mugs. 

Thanks for taking a look and please know that I hope to add many more image collections to apply these new product offerings to in the months to come. Night lights were only the beginning.