----- Stourbridge Town Calendar -----
This calendar boasts the towns most iconic and popular landmarks enjoyed and know to all that live or have lived locally. It's a homage to the town I've grown up in.
Mixed media drawings by Stacy Hammond.
----- DETAILS -----
A4 Wire-o-bound Hanging Calendar.
- Matte Laminated pages for easy smooth writing
- 200gsm heavyweight paper throughout
- Dated including the main holidays
- Printed using superior quality vegetable-based inks on sustainably sourced paper
- Pages can be reused by framing the illustrations next year
- Printed double sided to save paper waste
January - The Mitre Inn
February - The Red House Glass Cone
March - Stourbridge Junction
April - The Talbot Hotel
May - The Chequers Inn
June - The Ryemarket Windows
July - Mary Stevens Park
August - The Ryemarket
September - The Bonded Warehouse
October - The Old Quarter
November - St Thomas' Church
December - Leonard Road
(Please note colours may vary due to screen settings)
----- More about the Illustrations -----
My Illustration style consists of promarker pens, coloured pencil and ink giving each drawing depth and texture for a realistic story book feel.
----- Why I chose Stourbridge as my subject -----
Following the success of last year’s Stourbridge Calendar I knew I needed to bring it back, and my reasons for last year’s calendars are still as true as they were a year ago.
Stourbridge town has fascinated me since I did a project for college many years ago where I went around taking photographs of the streets and buildings. It was then that I started to look up and see clues from the past. Stourbridge is ever changing at eye level - new shops, new fittings. But the Stourbridge that exists above eye level remains nearly the same as it was over 100 years ago.
When recalling shops from the past, it’s fascinating to see how different generations describe the same buildings as different shops. For example, in a family discussions describing where the new and delicious Soffia Lounge is, to me and my Husband it’s where Co-op used to be, but to our parents it will always be Quick Save.
Similar to the expression by ‘the Fish’ - I wonder how many people from Stourbridge know that one!
Our childhood memories are shaped by where we live and the buildings and architecture around us, and it’s comforting to know these memories will outlast even ourselves and even more so in this calendar.
A town to many, a town that lives through
A town that’s seen so much
And means so much to you.
Hand drawn in The Black Country by Stacy Hammond.
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