Indy Prints will be out and about at the year's Edinburgh Festival. Come and visit us around the city centre – and Leith! – where you can check out our most popular items in person. You'll find a wide selection of our posters, cards and magnets – as well as our calendars and more. There might even be some on-the-day bargains!
- Food + Flea market – Thursday 3rd
- Leith Market – Saturday 5th
- Food + Flea market – Thursday 10th
- Impact Summer Festival – Thursday 17th
- Impact Summer Festival – Friday 18th
- Leith Market – Saturday 19th
- Impact Summer Festival – Thursday 24th
- Impact Summer Festival – Friday 25th
- Impact Summer Festival – Saturday 26th
For more information on the events – including locations – drop by our Facebook events page.
We're got three ways for you to mark the date!
Each August we launch our new calendars and this year is no exception. For 2018 however, we've got THREE calendars to choose from! In addition to our regular Early Days of a Better Nation calendar and new for 2017's Scots Sayings calendar, this year we are introducing our Tour of Scotland calendar.
The Early Days of a Better Nation this year features four existing illustrations – that have been extensively reworked – as well as eight new ones. It gives even more of the reassurance of vintage design to Scottish independence ideas than ever!
Scots Sayings is even more colourful than last year, with sayings that are just a little more salty in places! We also have new takes on 'Lang may yer lum reek' and 'Gie it laldy'.
New this year is our Tour of Scotland calendar. It features twelve of our most popular vintage-style posters brought together for an imaginary tour around the most scenic parts of Scotland.
We've got something new and something sort-of new for you today. First up is a commissioned illustration of Hugh MacDiarmid poem 'The Bonnie Broukit Bairn'. It's a fabulous celestial tale, rendered here in a fine art deco style.
Indy Prints will be out and about in Leith in June. Drop by one of your stalls and score an on the day bargain, or just say hello to Stewart! More details here.
At Indy Prints, we have spent much of the last year or so creating artwork that celebrates Scottish culture, language and scenery. However Indy Prints began in Scottish politics and with a frighteningly divisive general election looking, we have made a slight return to dark field. Read on to find out more…
We live in a country with a frighteningly monochromatic media. There is a vast spectrum of information and opinion available across the world, yet in the UK we are presented with a tiny sliver from one end of that spectrum and are made to believe this sliver is the whole.
I have rarely seen my opinions and ideas represented in the media. They’re from a different part of the spectrum, the part we see out of our windows and when chatting with friends: a reality not seen on the screens and pages of the corporate media.
When the indyref happened we found new ways like Bella Caledonia to talk to each other, bypassing partly the established means. I found my voice making graphics to share online, a practice I continue to this day. It is my way of trying to spread ideas and information that the corporate media won’t or can’t – yet it is limited to only those who see my social media feed.
Many of us will remember how well the Yes campaign won the online argument and how that in itself was not enough. Without real world equivalents, there is only so much that we can do.
Earlier this year, I marched in the streets with self-made signs and realised that – of course – social media graphics are the modern parallel of the political posters of the past. I wondered how my graphics could leak into the real world as actual posters.
The answer was simple: I put them online as free poster downloads.
With the council elections past and the general election looming like an unknown light deep in a long tunnel, I’ve stepped up a gear in the production of my graphics, creating messages I believe offer a counter narrative to that of the corporate media and the UK establishment.
I hope that everyone reading this will take the opportunity to grab a free political poster and – responsibly – post it in the real world. It’s going to take all of us working together to make our world better. My little part in that task right now is to make drawings. Perhaps yours could be sticking them to walls.
– Stewart Bremner
We're having a twenty-four hour, midday to midday, flash sale! All of our Scots Language greetings cards are half price – or with an even bigger reduction if you buy a pack of three. The offer ends at midday tomorrow, so don't delay.
As some of you might know, Indy Prints is based in Leith, the port area of Edinburgh – or, as some prefer, the People's Republic of Leith! Last week Leith and Leith Walk wards became the only parts of Edinburgh not to end up with a Tory councillor, which is a pretty amazing achievement under the single transferrable voting system.
To mark the occasion, we're doing a very limited run of t-shirts. They're on pre-order now, with a saving of £2.50. As soon 50 t-shirts are ordered – and not a moment before – we'll place our order and the saving will vanish. So get in quick!
The phrase 'Too wee, too poor, too stupid' is one that has dogged Scottish politics for years. While its origins and use are arguable, it nonetheless is a neat summation of the argument against Scottish independence. iScot magazine recently commissioned an illustration of their rebuttal of the phrase from Stewart Bremner. That illustration has now been worked into a new print, which is available in three colours.