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Cards by Jane Crowther
Originally from York (UK), Jane Crowther studied Illustration BA(Hons) at Kingston Polytechnic.
In the early 1990’s, whilst based in North London, Jane designed a small range of greeting cards to supplement her meagre income as an artist, initially selling them at craft fairs alongside her large multi-media paintings. The cards started to sell really well and Jane made the commercial decision to concentrate on her card designs. These first cards, called the Snout range, featured a cute little bug character with a plastic nose and wobbly eyes. The earliest Snout cards were a labour-intensive cottage industry – they were hand-painted and the noses and eyes were glued on by hand.
Today, every design has a tiny little bug hidden somewhere in the image. This was originally done as a way to link the art ranges to the original cartoon-style bugs of the Snout range.