Art: Maker of the month: Susan Taylor
You may recognise Susan Taylor’s designs. They’re printed on Bristol Pound notes. Her Bristol-based achievements don’t end there; she also designed one of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures for last year’s trail – her Alright Me Babber? stood outside Temple Meads.
Bristol24/7 have teamed up with Susan to bring some of her designs to you at very special prices.
Susan is a freelance graphic designer and has a small business making typographic gift products. Even if the Bristol Pound has passed you by, you’ll probably recognise her text prints, which can be found on everything from coasters to tea towels in shops and homes around the city.
Susan’s design portfolio is extensive. Before going freelance, she worked for advertising agencies in London, Brighton and Bristol. She has produced work for the likes of Microsoft, British Airways and Avon & Somerset police.
The Southville-based designer is inspired by architecture. She blames her mum for that, who’s an architect. For our Maker of the Month special offer, she’s created a timeline of recognisable buildings around Bristol and London. These have been set out in decorative patterns, and are available as tea towels or A3 prints.
Bristol and London bundles are available if you want it all- print, tea towel and mug for just £35. Visit some of her work on the gallery for more details.
The Bristol design features the Byzantine style of the Granary on Welsh Back, and the Greek Revival style of the Victoria Rooms, with joyful colour and simplicity.
10 per cent of every purchase goes to Susan’s charity of choice, The National Autistic Society.
Susan’s love of Bristol’s art scene can be seen in her work. “There’s such a can-do attitude here,” she says, “a sense that nothing is off-limits creatively.”
For more information, visit www.susantaylordesign.co.uk