About Me & The Print Shop
The Crayonfire Print Shop was set up by me, Neil Stevens, back in 2011 when I became a full-time freelance illustrator. After leaving behind a decade or so working within design agencies across London I began to work solely as an illustrator and with the extra time I set about creating a whole set of prints to sell online.
It all began with a simple tweet where I boldly claimed to create 'a poster a day' for the 2011 Tour de France. As the Tour progressed the interest in my social media posts grew and with the help of a couple of free print magazines within London, given out to commuters on the tube, the prints got a lot of recognition and so it grew form there. Cycling and illustration boomed that year and I was lucky enough to be on that wave and haven't looked back since.
Along with the cycling prints I added the flight tag travel posters. I came across a whole archive of vintage airline luggage labels and the iconic codes of NYC or LDN came across as very graphic so thought it would be a great idea to create my own interpretation of the tags and make them large enough for a wall print. As time goes by I keep adding to the destinations. The same can be said for the Cassette Prints too.
The print shop prides itself on unique, original illustrations that have a hint of nostalgia, a vintage yet modern feel and other than a few independent shops across the UK this online shop is the only place to purchase these prints from. The work has been exhibited in Paul Smith Globe shops and Artazart bookshop in Paris.
When not selling prints i'm creating commissions for a number of clients including Transport for London, British Airways, Macey's, Bentley, Wired Magazine, The Guardian, Skoda, Eurosport and Bloomsbury among others. It's a great balance and along with heading out on my bike (ideally downhill) it only adds to the fuel of further inspiration for new work and new prints.
Hope you find something you like in the shop!
All the best