Xplore Marks the Spot

Dundee Delights, is an illustrated greeting cards collection launching on Tuesday 3rd April by designer Louise Kirby which features the V&A Dundee, The Wellgate Clock, Magdalen Green Bandstand and Dundee Marmalade.  

To launch the collection Louise will create a treasure hunt round the city on the morning of Tuesday 3rd April, Louise will place free greetings cards leaving clues on social media on where to find them and one on each XPLORE Dundee bus route.  Louise hopes that the finders will send them to friends and family locally and to the far corners of the globe.  Louise would love to hear of where they end up, it may be a relative now living in Australia with fond memories of the Wellgate clock as a child or to invite your friend for a cuppa and cake when the new V&A opens in September.  To share where they end up either email Louise Kirby on hello@louisekirby.com or #DundeeDelights on Facebook LouiseKirbyDesign, twitter kirbyrecipes or Instagram kirbyrecipes.

Louise Kirby Dundee Delights greetings cards celebrate some of the delicious delicacies and iconic places in and around Dundee.  Her designs have a fresh approach to the city whilst retaining the hand drawn qualities.  The new collection will include Dundee Marmalade, The Wellgate Clock, V&A Dundee from the Tay Bridge, Magdalen Green Bandstand and Sunny Dundee image.  Previous designs include Broughty Ferry Beach + Castle, The Dundee Penguins, Dundee cakes, Frank Gehry’s Maggies Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts and The McManus.  This collection is in the World Favourite Colour of Marrs Green and sunshine yellow to capture the positive direction the city is heading.  Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design. 

The Dundee Delights collection is available to buy from Louise’s’ online shop www.louisekirby.com and Pretty Fly in Broughty Ferry and some of the designs are available from the Dundee Contemporary Art shop, VisitScotland in City Square, The McManus Galleries shop and directly from Louise Kirby at the WASPS Designers + Artists Summer Sale on 27th May from 12noon to 5pm.

Managing Director of Xplore Dundee Elsie Turbyne said: “Dundee Delights is a great idea to raise the profile of what the city has to offer and to reach out to friends and family to remind them about some of the city’s most treasured attractions. 

“Looking for Louise’s artwork is just one of the many reasons to get on the bus this Easter – not only can you find a Dundee Delight on a card, you might also be able to travel to it too!”

Louise Kirby said “I love all the positive media Dundee is getting and want visitors and locals to share, spread the love and make others smile sending some of my cards! I love snail mail and getting something through the post, it can really make your day”

Pretty Fly said "We're so happy to have Louise's stock, it brightens up even the most rainy days.  Finding someone that's local & producing high quality work that incorporates Dundees most treasured landmarks is a win win." 

Published 29th March 2018

 
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