Bringing illustration into your home!
The Printed Peanut is an ever-expanding collection of illustrated items for you and your home, designed by Louise Lockhart. All products are manufactured in the UK and aim to use eco-friendly materials wherever possible. Based in the hills of Yorkshire, Louise works from home, in a converted cotton mill. She designs all of these products, packs them up and ships them out to you (all with a smile and help from the local post office!)
The story so far:
In 2012, Louise had graduated from Glasgow School of Art and had spent a few years travelling when she ended up working in a beautiful stationery shop in Vancouver, Canada. This inspired her to start her own line of illustrated products. She set up a basic screen ptrinting operation in the bathroom of her tiny apartment and began to print sheets of patterned paper and cards. Realising there was a gap on the market for quality party games, she began making her version of Pass the Parcel (fuelled on peanut butter) and so The Printed Peanut was born. The Printed Peanut is still a one-woman operation, but is now based in sunny Yorkshire, UK.
Louise lives and works from home where she spends her days creating designs from little paper cut outs and line drawings. Inspired by vintage textiles and print ephemera, her unique and colourful work has been applied to a varied selection of products including toys, games, clothes and pieces for your home. Louise is also a freelance illustrator, always working on children's books and making designs for clients such as Boden, Anthropologie, Liberty and Heal's.
Learn with Louise on her Domestika course here
See all of Louise's illustration at louiselockhart.co.uk
Photography by Joanne Crawford 2021.