Inspired by Animals at not just a shop
pieces by Jacquiline Colley

Today we’re taking a closer look at everything animal here at not just a shop!

Customise any outfit with these cute animal pins and iron on patches by illustrator Jacqueline Colley. Jacqueline studied BA Graphic Design for Communication at Chelsea College of Arts and now works as a freelance Illustrator and pattern designer. She takes a lot of inspiration from animals and her designs include leopards, tigers, toucans, birds and snakes!

Tucan pin

A pretty special animal product is our tape measure by Nose to Tail. The brand’s founder Veronika Danielsson graduated from BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. Nose to Tail creates educational products inspired by the Animal Kingdom. It started as an idea about teaching kids spatial awareness; the tape measure allows you to visualise the average lengths of 50 different animals, from the tiny Gold Frog to the mighty Komodo Dragon. Hand-packaged in Veronika’s London studio and stretching a full three-metres when unreeled, the tape’s standard metric markings are accompanied by illustrations of the assorted mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians that have been painstakingly researched, to mark each species’ average length.

Pieces by nose to tail

Another animal loving brand is Boske by Kat. Boske’s founder Katarzyna Typek graduated from MA Designer Maker (Visual Arts) at Camberwell College of Arts. Her beautiful jewellery means you can rock dogs, cats or foxes on a necklace or earrings in gold, rose gold or silver!

Silver fox earrings

If you’ve been inspired by animals why not join Magical Moving Dinosaurs with James Barker – a children’s workshop on Saturday 22nd September between 2-3pm.

Reimagine and create your own articulated dinosaur using illustrator James Barker’s colour pencil patterns!Cut out shapes and use collage methods to realise your own terrible lizard. Use James’ patterns – or create your own extra scary, scaly and terrifying ones – to bring your dinosaur to life.

This workshop is suitable for children over 5 years old. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

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James Barker dinosaur print

Interested in buying the products you’ve seen on this blog or just fancy a chat? Head to 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY. We’re open between 11am-3pm Mondays-Fridays with late night shopping on Thursdays until 7pm!