Dylunio Cerddi | Illustrating Poems

(Cyfieithiad i ddod yn fuan)

Over the years I have enjoyed illustrating many poems - you can see some examples below.

I specialise in handwritten calligraphy and hand-painted florals. I have some border designs ready to choose from, or I also offer a bespoke service where we can work together to bring your idea to life though this option is a little more expensive.

I also have an old 1890s Letterpress printing press called Beti - a skill I'm currently mastering. Letterpress is a relief printing technique where you press the design into the paper for a beautiful premium look. If you're new to Letterpress, search for images on Google - you'll fall in love I'm sure. This is a bespoke option for something a little bit more special.

I design everything myself from start to finish and I will look after all the important details such as printing though I don't currently offer framing. I always recommend taking your print to be framed professionaly as it really does give that luxurious finish to compliment the poem. Otherwise I can guide you to buy a frame that will suit the size and style of your print.

I always hope to make it an easy and enjoyable experience for you. Because I design everything myself it means we can make changes until it's perfect - I often go back and forth sharing drafts until it's exactly as they imagined.

Here is an idea of my pricing which includes designing and printing up to three copies. This is for a floral design which I have previously used or you're happy for me to use again in the future. If you have something else in mind, get in touch and I can offer a price before we go ahead.

A5 print / 1-10 lines of text - £45

A4 print / 1-22 lines of text - £55

A4 print / 23-40 lines of text - £65

Email post@heleddowen.co.uk or get in touch via my Contact page.

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