Does your dog send you a birthday card?

I was intrigued to discover though my blog stats that people are discovering my Enlightened Hound cards through online searches for ‘card from dog to owner’.What a lovely idea!

Happy Birthday Mum!

If you are lucky enough to receive a birthday card from your dog I’d love to hear about it ~ tell me who organises it for you and how does your dog sign it!

Canine Wisdom Cards

If you are looking for a greeting card for a dog to give to its owner, take a look at my Enlightened Hound range of typographic Canine Wisdom cards. There are 8 designs, each featuring a piece of inspirational doggie wisdom for a happy life! Buy them online at The Enlightened Hound’s website

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Greeting Cards for Dog Lovers

The Enlightened Hound’s Canine Wisdom greeting cards are perfect for people who love dogs.

Canine Wisdom Cards

They are an original and thoughtful greeting card for any dog lover and can be used for a variety of occasions.

The cards have been recreated from my original linoprints using authentic fonts from original Wild West and US Civil War posters. The letters are softly distressed to enhance the vintage feel of the cards.

They are printed in the UK by The Almanac Gallery on a high quality 275gsm textured matt card, using vegetable based inks. Each card is individually sealed in its own cellophane bag with a sunny yellow envelope.

The cards are blank inside for your own personal message.

Each card measures 127x177mm.

I hope you enjoy sending them to your dog loving friends!

Dog Inspired Typographic Prints

My Portuguese Water Dog, Figo, has been a great source of inspiration to me. We have just had a book published – Buckinghamshire A Dog Walker’s Guide – (see earlier post) and I have also been busy working on a series of dog-inspired linocut typography prints titled “The Enlightened Hound”

My Portuguese Water Dog Figo

The Enlightened Hound linoprints celebrate the instinctive principles dogs follow for a simple and contented life. We humans can learn much from their canine wisdom!

Canine Wisdom typographic prints by Debbie Kendall

No 1: “Start Each Day…”

Canine Wisdom Typographic Prints by Debbie Kendall

No 2: “If What You Want Lies Buried…”

Canine wisdom typographic prints by Debbie Kendall

No 3: “Run to Greet…”

Canine wisdom typographic prints by Debbie Kendall

No 4: “Explore New Paths…”

The prints have been created using authentic fonts from original Wild West and US Civil War posters. The letters are hand carved onto lino printing plates, then each poster is individually hand-printed on acid free archival 170gsm printmaking paper with traditional linseed oil inks, using hand-mixed colours, inspired by the American Colonial era.

Lino Plate by Debbie Kendall

Carved Lino Plate

Each print uses 4 different lino plates and three colours to produce. Each plate/colour is printed separately by hand. Here are some photos showing the prints at at stage of the process.

Linocut printing process by Debbie KendallLinocut printing process by Debbie Kendall

Linocut printing process by Debbie KendallLinocut printing process by Debbie Kendall

The vintage style, slightly distressed lettering and the typographical style is reminiscent of old Wild West Wanted Posters and 19th century American Show Posters.

They work beautifully as a series or as a single print and will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. They make a great gift.
Prints are signed and editioned in sets of 250.

Paper size is 400 x 500 mm (fits a standard 40 x 50 cm frame)
Image size is 277 x 397 mm

If you like them, why not buy one to celebrate your own dog’s wisdom or treat a fellow dog owner.