Tuesday, 31 August 2010

So they are finally online.

our brand new Paul Thurlby card line is now available on our webshop.... get yours here


someone at 1973 HQ managed to spot this Catalina Estrada wrap of ours on Eastenders! Shame its bright colours and vibrant pattern couldn't cheer up Max. Oh well....

Friday, 27 August 2010

Thursday, 26 August 2010

1973 loves...

We are loving this Paul Thurlby Tee from the It's Nice That blog shop. It's a piece from their 'Nice' range. Paul was asked for his interpretation and this is what he produced. Get your own here

Image courtesy of It's Nice That blog

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


I know i have been a bit Pantone overload of late but I promise this is the last post. I just love love love these products and think they are so different from anything else we have done. As a design lead company we want to produce products that are diverse and fresh. We purposely choose ranges that are completely different from any we have done before. We would like to be known for having great ranges and designer collaborations rather than a 'style'. Last couple of photos.......I PROMISE...


Notecard Sets


.and on to the next.


Why isn't this guy in Big Brother?

Paul Thurlby...

So at long last our Paul Thurlby cards will be released! The samples are in the office and they look amazing. We love his muted colour pallet and drawing style. My photo doesn't show them to their fullest but you get a good idea. Exciting stuff.

Check out Pauls website here

Friday, 20 August 2010

Featured...Nest Goodies

Our Pantone range got a right up on Nest Goodies blog. to view the whole post click here

Screen shot taken from Nest goodies blog.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Featured!! Fred Butler Style....

So... As I think I have previously mentioned I used to intern for Fred Butler while I was a product design student in London. While working for her it became very apparent that she was a colour fanatic. I think I worked it out on the first day her being dressed head to toe in orange, but not just in one colour but the exact same shade, quite a feat! Anyway I knew she would like the Panonte range and I was only bloody right! Check her blog here she does some quite brilliant things, thanks Fred x

photo stolen without permission from Fred Butler... Soz x

Monday, 16 August 2010

Move on up...

As you may have noticed our website/shop has been changing over the last couple of weeks. As a company 1973 is not afraid of change and welcomes constructive comments. We have been listening to our customers and are actively trying to make positive changes to the way things here look and work.  Our title page has had an injection of zing with the help of more imagery.

We have also re-evaluated our online service in order to give our customers the best. One of these small but mighty changes is that we have changed how we charge for UK postage, it will now be calculated by weight. Little changes like this we hope will continually keep us evolving and improving.

And on top of that Emma gave me a Tunnocks Tea Cake!!! (other brands available) could today get any better? High fives all round.

Friday, 13 August 2010

This week.....

As we are getting ready for various exciting launches, releases and collaborations there is a real need to have the soundtrack to get you in the 'Rocky' frame of mind. So I thought I would share with you whats working for us.... 
Jamie Lidell - Multiply - 2005
Kelis - 4th of July (Fireworks) - 2010
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement - 2009
Arcade Fire - Funeral - 2004 
Delorean - Subiza - 2010
Golden Silvers - 2009 - True Romance
Jay-Z - Blue Print - 2001
Prince - Prince - 1979
Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita - 1983
Talking Heads - This must be the place (naive melody) - 1983
Terence Trent Darby - Sign your name - 1987
Wendy Rene - After the Laughter - 1964
Prince - Purple Rain - 1984
Michael Jackson - PYT - 1983
The Drums - Lets Go Surfing - 2010
Devo - Whip It - 1980
Gangstarr - Full Clip - 1999
Yacht - See Mystery Lights -2009

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The difference 3ft makes....

Jacqui likes things at right angles....

 I like organised chaos..... 

Which one are you? I can't be the only one? surely?

Featured!!! Bloesem blog...

Our Sanna Annukka cards were featured on Kuala Lumpar-based writer Irene's blog Bloesem. Voted one of the Times top 50 blogs its a fantastic design reference resource. Seems people are still loving the range which we love! To see the whole piece simply look here

Monday, 9 August 2010

Pantone...Available now....

So the Pantone range is finally available on our website. The cards and postcards are ready to purchase now, the wrap and other products will also be available later in the week. To have a look yourself simply click here and here


Friday, 6 August 2010

Dog sitting.

Some of you may know that I am a whippet fanatic/owner so I thought I would just share with you these photos of my pals. My dog Jet (left) and I are looking after Artemis (right) while his owners are away.. quite a sight aren't they... 

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Screen printing..

Emma has now got her screen printer set up in her studio. Yesterday was her first opportunity to have a go. Here Emma is practising with the tiger image from the 1973 range Wild Side.

If you remember we have some limited edition screen prints from Darling Clementine, Jon Burgerman and Belle & Boo on our website. These have been selling really well so we are very excited about the prospect of adding to this range with more designs!!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Sanna Annukka.. Featured.. British Vogue September issue..

Sanna Annukka has been featured in the September issue of British Vogue. The piece is about Fashion's Night Out which is an event that takes place on the 8th of September which is basically a shopping celebration that takes place all over the world. Last year it took place in thirteen different countries around the world including London, Paris, New York, Milan, Berlin, Tokyo and many more. It is basically an event championed by Vogue to encourage shoppers to visit stores, meet designers and buy loads of stuff (like we need help in this department?)

This years London event has been launched with a Tee and canvas bag adorned by a great graphic by our friend Sanna Annukka! The graphic features the London Skyline and includes some of the most iconic landmarks of our capital city. We think they look great and are very excited to get our mitts on both items. 

For full information on the event simply log on to www.fashions-night-out.vogue.co.uk

For Sanna's website simply visit www.sanna-annukka.com

Tendence Show, Frankfurt.

Our German distributors will be showing at the Tendence Lifestyle trade show in Frankfurt, Germany on the 28th August to the 31st August 2010. for further details check the website www.tendence.messefrankfurt.com

Stall details: Tendence Show, Frankfurt/Germany
27.08. – 31.08.2010
Hall 11.1, Stand D48

Monday, 2 August 2010

Featured!! Living ect magazine

We have been featured in the September 2010 issue of Living ect magazine. The little piece features one of Sanna's beautiful and extremely popular cards from her range. You can see the full set here lovely stuff.

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