This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
On a tip from Morgan Day, I stumbled upon the prints of Chay Hawes, a freelance illustrator from the UK, who “creates custom, retro, science and minimalism influenced designs, available as both prints and greetings cards. Chay is inspired by old music hall bills, mid-20th century travel posters, retro cartoons, scientific discoveries, music, cinema, picture books, comics, Lindy Hop, and the historic Roman city [Chester] he calls home.” Of particular interest to us are his Lindy Hop lyrics prints, which feature gems sung by the Andrews Sisters, Wynonie Harris, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, and others. Wouldn’t “Keep On Churnin’ ‘Til the Butter Comes” be clever in a kitchen? Subtle/not subtle.
Maybe you have a special lyric you’d like to frame and put on your wall? “Many of the designs can be customised with names, dates and locations to create a truly unique reminder of a special event, or as a personalised gift for a friends and family.” Do it to it!