It has been an delight to collaborate with Britta Teckentrup in bringing prints to life from her collection of touching and poignant picture books: Blue, The Memory Tree and Mole's Star.
Blue lives in the darkest depths of the forest and has long forgotten how to fly, sing and play. Other birds in the forest swoop and soar in the sky above him, the sun warming their feathers. But Blue never joins in. Until, one day, Yellow arrives. Step by step, Yellow reaches out to Blue. With patience and kindness. And little by little, everything changes...
Our collection of prints resonates beautifully with this thoughtful and uplifting story, perfect for helping children learn how to deal with and understand sadness, and how to be there for people in their lives struggling with depression.
Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning illustrator, author and fine artist. Born in Hamburg, Britta grew up in Germany before moving to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. Since 1993 Britta has written and illustrated over 120 picture books which have been translated into over 30 different languages. After 17 years in the UK, Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband and their son Vincent.
The print and frame
The art is printed on Hahnemaühle German Etching paper (310gsm), a conservation-grade high quality archival paper. This heavyweight etching paper has a fine surface texture and is one of the most popular media worldwide for higher quality artwork printing.
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 framed print is 61cm wide and 36cm high.
The print itself is 51cm wide and 26cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.