Museums, Galleries, religious venues and stately homes are increasingly reliant on the income provided by their shops. Therefore ensuring they offer a variety of high quality and original products is paramount. Capitalising on their best assets is one way of doing it especially if the museum or gallery is set within an iconic building.
Linescapes can help by creating unique collections that will allow visitors to be reminded of their experience by tapping into the emotional connection they feel with the venue. By offering collections featuring exquisite illustrations of their buildings, shops can ensure they offer the ideal products for their visitors, whether they are a couple that regularly visit cultural venues, a holiday maker choosing a memento of their trip, or a visitor passionate about the venue content or the building.
Our illustrations can be used to decorate a myriad of products including coasters, tea towels, magnets, cards, mugs, cushions, prints, and much more. Linescapes offers a personalised approach to client’s needs and budget. If you are looking to commission an artwork we’re here to help.
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collection’s signature pattern – but none so striking as our Knightsbridge home, built in 1905. Designed by Harrods with a detailed illustration created by Linescapes, this collection of bags is available to buy from Harrods’ gift shop and online”
SIR JOHN SOANE'S MUSEUM, LONDON
Bespoke architectural portrait of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, a house museum formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of Soane’s projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled. The museum is located in Holborn, London, adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Linescapes was contracted to create an illustration of the iconic facade that was then used to illustrate a selection of products for sale in the museum shop. The popular collection – called the Facade – has been on sale continuously since 2016 and every year more products are added.
The products included: Prints, cards, mugs, tea towels, canvas bags, coasters, cushions, aprons, travel wallets, etc.
Bespoke architectural portrait of Chatsworth House, a stately home in Derbyshire, England, in the Derbyshire Dales. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, it looks across to the low hills between the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. It contains major collections of paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been chosen as Britain’s favourite country house several times.
Linescapes was contracted to create an illustration of the elegant front facade in 2018 and the resulting products have been on sale in the shop since then and they include placemats, coasters, tea towels, bookmarks, magnet and notebooks.
Bespoke architectural portrait of Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. Founded in 597, the Cathedral was completely rebuilt in 1070 and 1077. The east end was enlarged at the beginning of the 12th century and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174 with significant eastward extensions. The Norman nave and transept survived until the late 14th Century when they were demolished to make way for the present structure.
Linescapes was contracted in 2018 to create an illustration of the main entrance facade to be used on a range of products for sale at their newly refurbished shop from 2020. A further illustration of the side elevation of the cathedral will be possibly commissioned in 2024.
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Bespoke architectural portrait
MANCHESTER ART GALLERY
Manchester Art Gallery, formerly Manchester City Art Gallery, is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre.
Linescapes was contracted to create two illustrations of the facades on both the original building and the adjacent Athenaeum. The list of gifts created by the Museum product developer with the drawing include trays, magnets, lens clothes, cards, tea towels, pill boxes, and mugs among other things. A colour variation of the original drawing was also used on the front of the museum guide.
WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON
The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford.First built in the 18th Century, it was refurbihsed and later re-named Manchester House.
Linescapes was contracted in 2016 to create an illustration of the elegant front facade and to supply a range of products to sell in the shop at trade prices. The collection included tea towels, mugs, cards, and Christmas cards.
78 DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
78 Derngate is a Grade II* listed Georgian house in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton, England, originally built in 1815. It is noted for its interior, which was extensively remodelled in 1916 and 1917 by noted architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for businessman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke as his first marital home.
Linescapes was contracted in 2016 to create a composite illustration of the front and back elevations and to supply a range of products to sell in the shop including tea towels, mugs cards and Christmas cards.
The products included: Prints, mugs, tea towels, greeting cards and Christmas cards.