As I sit typing this post, I look behind me into the half-light of the front garden watching a flutter of frosty flakes settling slowly onto the bonnet and windscreen of my W registration Skoda Octavia – the car of choice for us executive types. Two weeks ago (before British Summer time started), I remember being out in the woods with our pack of Poms and Chihuahuas, taking photographs of daffodils, whilst basking in a balmy 23°C. Now that April has arrived, I can look forward to digging the car out of the drive tomorrow morning in sub-zero temperatures. Such is the inconsistency or perhaps, on a more optimistic note, variety of the British weather. No wonder we Brits spend most of our time talking about it – it’s far more variable and interesting than most of the entertainment on offer from the BBC these days!
With this in mind, it is pleasing to know that some things remain consistent every year at this time. I refer, of course to the Wedding season. From March through ’til June every year, the print room in Mintlaw is buzzing with brightly coloured designs (usually in fluorescent pinks and yellows) being printed onto a variety of evermore interesting garments, some supplied by our customers, but most supplied by ourselves. Fortunately we appear, over the last couple of seasons, to have moved a long way from the ‘Saltire-on-the-front-and-MAGA-on-the-back’ style of design that we enjoyed (sic) producing from 2002 until about 2007, so much so that I am toying with the idea of creating a ‘Henny and Stagger’ design gallery on this blog.
The gallery could contain our ‘virtual designs’ that we send to our customers for approval prior to production, along with photos of the events with our designs out in the field, as it were.
If you have bought your Henny or Stagger t-shirts from us in the past and have some (decent) and quality photos of them being worn, I would like to hear from you. If you don’t have photos, I still have your designs on record, so we could use the design artwork instead. Nothing, however, will be posted on here that can remotely be considered ‘Bad Taste’, please remember that this is a company blog, and we are very proud of our reputation in the area.
The idea of the gallery once it is opened, in line with the ethos of this blog, will be to help other soon-to-be-weds by giving them a few ideas that have been used in the past. Therefore by submitting your designs for inclusion, we will assume that you would be happy for someone else to use your artwork.
If anyone reading this posting is interested in helping us with this project, please make yourselves known to us by commenting here.
The above clipart appears courtesy of openclipart.org and is CC0 (Public Domain).