Anna Jung's - part of the 'Great Scouse Chippy Tour'

Earlier this year, I was made up to be asked to illustrate Anna Jung’s fish and chip shop from a photograph that was taken in 1986. The fish and chip shop is highly regarded in Liverpool and has been serving excellent Fish and Chips and Chinese meals to the people of Liverpool for an impressive thirty four years. It is featured in the Independent Liverpool’, ‘Great Scouse Chippy Tour’, and is recognised as having a hugely friendly, community feel.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project, and it has been a huge joy to be able to create a nostalgic image illustrating the shop and surroundings in years gone by.

https://independent-liverpool.co.uk/blog/the-great-scouse-chippy-tour/

Commissioned Illustration of Anna Jung’s based on a photograph that was taken in 1986.

Commissioned Illustration of Anna Jung’s based on a photograph that was taken in 1986.

Anna Jung’s. 64 Grosvenor Rd, Liverpool L15 0HB. Image from https://independent-liverpool.co.uk/blog/the-great-scouse-chippy-tour/

Anna Jung’s. 64 Grosvenor Rd, Liverpool L15 0HB. Image from https://independent-liverpool.co.uk/blog/the-great-scouse-chippy-tour/

Portmeirion - a fanciful, playful, light relief

Ever since I first visited Portmeirion as a child, I was taken aback by it’s quirky character, I loved the colourful, whimsical mismatch of eclectic architecture blending into the landscape.


 I was keen to try and design a print reflecting the bright, quirkiness of this fabulously eccentric village.


Portmeirion was designed by Sir Clough Williams - Ellis and was built between 1925 and 1975, it’s style is often considered to be influenced by that of an Italian Village and pays tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. The architecture is constructed from a bricolage of fragmented buildings, incorporating sections from demolished buildings. The overall effect being a deliberatley fanciful nostalgia, which has been noted as an influence on the development of postmodernism in architecture towards the end of the 20th century.


The architecture critic Lewis Mumford described the village as ‘artful’ and ‘playful’, describing it as ‘a fantastic collection of architectural relics and impish modern fantasies’. The village could be seen as welcome light relief from what Mumford describes as the ‘dull sterilities’ of much of the modern architecture built at the time. Through Portmeirion’s defiance to surrender to the cult of the machine, Mumford recognised the village as ‘reclaiming for architecture a freedom of invention’ and the ‘opportunity for pleasurable fantasy’. To sum it up, he referred to the village as ‘a happy relief’ from the “rigid irrationalities and calculated follies” of the modern world.

My print of Portmeirion is now available to buy from the store section of my website.

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