“It all began with stamp collecting. As a boy, every Saturday morning after my paper round I’d hop on my bike and whizz round to the Numisery Stamp and Coin Shop, a tiny half basement shop in Reading. It’s long gone now, but back then the place was likea treasure trove of stuff and I loved hunting for stamps in there. Each one had a story and I was constantly on the lookout forstamps with errors, like the 1965 Post Office Tower Set with the tower missing; this became the Holy Grail for me. Of course, the world has changed since then and, if I could afford it, I could Google ‘Post Office Error Stamp’, pull out my credit card and have it delivered the next day. The world of Google has sucked away the excitement of discovery.
Surface View is all about that magic of searching and finding, and for me, hunting down new and unusual images is a thrill on
a par with those Saturday mornings of my youth. The Ephemera collection began at the wonderful Sanders of Oxford where I
spent many hours searching through their vintage prints. It was here that I discovered these exquisite etchings. It dawned on me that I could collect images like I used to collect stamps and use our state-of-the-art print technology to create unique interior
products based on these wonderful pictures. And so the Ephemera collection, in its humble way, came to be the very first Surface View collection”.
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Inspired by beautiful antique etchings, illustrations and period engravings, our Ephemera collection is the epitome of classical cool. Explore our subtle colourways or contact us to specify your own.