After studying Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art followed by an MA at Brighton University, Alison returned to Yorkshire and set up her studio at home and print studio nearby.
Alison Hardcastle cards, books, stationery and prints was founded in 2005 and born out of a love of illustration, beautiful books and stationery, handmade things, screen printing, colours, patterns, words, type, phrases, languages, structures and buildings, cities, the countryside, car boot sales and second hand shops, collections and finding ways of organising, recording and documenting all of these. (Oh and not forgetting tea and cake!!)
Integral to all Alison’s work is her passion for creativity and design. Everything in the range is designed by Alison herself and any screen printing is done in-house in her Yorkshire studio. Attention to detail is paid at every point in the process to achieve a high quality finish. The idea that her products and prints will be distributed with love, affection and friendship, that they will make the recipient smile and appreciate their own small piece of British design is central to Alison’s practice.