Ham Screen Prints
HAM screen prints captures unexpected moments from the contented lives of a pig, a horse and a rabbit on a range of thoughtfully crafted and 100% British made wares. HAM is the brainchild of East London based designer Jo Robinson.
HAM’s design aesthetic is defined by a striking minimalism; bold silhouettes against a crisp white background. On taking a closer look, you will find that there is much more at play, the subject of the designs is really very curious indeed. London based designer Jo Robinson captures the unexpected moments of a pig, horse and rabbit as they enjoy the seemingly banal pursuits of humans. It’s hard not to be drawn in by their peculiar behavior and intriguing stories. This playful subject matter provides a delightful contrast to the sharp minimalist aesthetic.
It is easy to understand Jo’s preoccupation with her farmyard animals once you know her story. A farmer’s daughter, Jo Ham as she was back then (and yes they did have pigs), grew up in the Shropshire countryside surrounded by inspiration and adventure. She filled her sketchbook with illustrations of her rural life at Ham farm which included a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, cows, donkeys and sheep. She was also keen to document the everyday, depicting the people around her as they went about their regular rituals. All HAM screen prints are brought to life by talented makers within the UK. Take a look at Rabbit, Pig and Co’s latest adventures:
Celebrate the forthcoming Christmas season with Pig and Rabbit! For 2013, HAM has launched two new designs full of festive spirit, Button Lift Rabbit and Ski Jumping Rabbit. The designs show Rabbit attempting some of our favourite winter sports. These join an expanding range of Christmas designs which include Tree Trimming Pig and Shopping Pig. The winter themed designs are available as Christmas cards and screen prints. Sure to bring a smile come Christmas day.
Ham is launching a brand new range of A5 notebooks featuring some of their most popular Rabbit designs. Each 32 page book is lined and comes with a litho printed Fedrigoni kraft brown cover. An ideal gift, these notebooks would be a beautifully understated addition to any stationary drawer.
Established in 2011, HAMʼs minimal aesthetic seeks to add a serious edge to its playful subject matter. Childhood nostalgia and a fascination with the banal are key themes that continue to inform HAMʼs growing range of animal motifs, all of which have been created by London based designer Jo Robinson (nee Ham) and brought to life by talented makers within the British Isles.
A farmer’s daughter, Jo grew up in the Shires before training as a fine artist at The Ruskin School of Drawing. Jo spent the next five years working at a London design agency before launching HAM with a pop-up shop in Carnaby Street. Since then the range has been featured by a number of press titles and can be found on the shelves of prestigious design-led stores and galleries throughout the world.
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