Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all. This Christmas has been just a little bit more stressful for us than usual because of a terminal website crash just a week before the holiday, such fun, but we are taking the opportunity to start on a rebuild of the site and here it is.
Every year since 1988 the practice has produced three dimensional fold up cards for friends, colleagues and most importantly clients. A few of our clients have even stayed with us long enough to have the whole collection. To celebrate the relaunch of the website as well as to help you celebrate Christmas we thought we’d post pictures of a few here as well as the artwork for this year’s card. Past cards have included houses, churches, monuments and follies we have worked on, always buildings from our portfolio so it’s hard to plan ahead.
Pictured here from top right to bottom left, the Gothic Museum at Enville, Lock Cottage at Lowsonford, The American Fountain in Stratford-upon-Avon, All Saints Macclesfield, a listed house we remodelled and repaired in Warwickshire and another built from scratch in Shropshire.
This years’ card is based on Withcote Chapel which we inspect for the Churches Conservation Trust. It’s a perfectly charming little Tudor Chapel tucked well off the beaten track in Leicestershire, not quite a miniature copy of Kings College, but visiting on a misty day, and we have done that, you can quite imagine that King’s may even have been the inspiration…
The cards have been drawn and produced by Andy Warner in-house for the last 20 years, but an example of every one of our cards is represented in the Robert Freidus Paper Models Collection at the V&A.