It’s been a hoot curating a collection of framed prints from ‘Oi Duck Billed Platypus!,’ the fifth title from the brilliant Oi series created by Kes Gray and Jim Field, which now totals seven books and has sold over one million copies. This brightly coloured series of prints can only be found at Ralph & James.
Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit? And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names… Over to you Frog!
Jim Field’s hilarious and boldly-coloured illustrations make for a striking collection of prints, perfect for nurseries or bedrooms.
Jim Field grew up in Farnborough. After time working in London he now lives in the French countryside with his wife and young daughter. In addition to being an award-winning illustrator, Jim is a character designer and animation director, working across a variety of projects including music videos and title sequences to advertising and picture books.
His first picture book, ‘Cats Ahoy’ written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Jim’s debut author-illustrator picture book ‘Monsieur Roscoe - On Holiday’ is a bilingual book that introduces first French words to young children and is now available in 12 countries.
Jim regularly collaborates with Rachel Bright (The Lion Inside), Julian Gough (Rabbit & Bear) and Kes Gray (Oi Frog!) and it is this latter collaboration we are delighted to present exclusively at Ralph & James.
Kes Gray began his career as an award-winning advertising copywriter before moving into literature, going on to become one of the UK's bestselling children's authors. Kes believes children's books should be a happy marriage between a great idea and a very talented illustrator: demonstrated perfectly by his partnership with Jim Field.
THE PRINT AND FRAME
The print is framed by hand in Cambridgeshire in the UK, using only European sourced PEFC™ and FSC approved woods. Frames are Fine Art Trade Guild accredited which means they meet strict conservation standards and are built to last for generations to come.
We use Clarity+ glazing which is a high-quality acrylic glass alternative, offering high UV resistance which doesn't yellow over time, is not easily scratched and is safe for use in children's bedrooms.
Your framed print will arrive with D-rings and cord already attached, ready to hang right out of the box.
Including the frame, with mount, the medium framed print is 45cm wide and 45cm high.
The medium print itself is 35cm wide and 35cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.