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.
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 printing 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 is an avid people watcher and takes inspiration from the world around her. She takes inspiration from vintage textiles, folk art, children’s books and old print ephemera, of which she has a large collection surrounding her cluttered desk. She creates her work by cutting out shapes from paper with a big pair of brass scissors, aiming for a playful line and unintended wonkiness. Her unique and recognisable work is often infused with humour and joy, making her designs loved and collected by a wide range of people. Louise is a freelance illustrator, always working on children's books, such as multiple baby books for Nosy Crow and even the Harry Potter series for Bloomsbury. She also makes designs for clients such as Mini Boden, Anthropologie, Liberty and M&S. Read the full history of The Printed Peanut here.
Photography by Kathryn Taylor and Joanne Crawford 2023.