Anorak Gift Guide

A small selection of the wonderfully creative and cute things we are putting on our list. Mostly selected from some of our amazing independent stockists

Beautiful Cosmo Kid and his pal. Available from Chandal Store. 

Beautiful Cosmo Kid and his pal. Available from Chandal Store

The most fun kit bag you will ever see: a colouring in one! Available to buy directly from the artist himself Marcus Walters.

The most fun kit bag you will ever see: a colouring in one! Available to buy directly from the artist himself Marcus Walters.

Books that turn into masks - we are in love! Available to buy from Annual Store. 

Books that turn into masks - we are in love! Available to buy from Annual Store

Delightful Confetti Cat by Julia Staite. Available to buy from here. 

Delightful Confetti Cat by Julia Staite. Available to buy from here

This is just a GREAT idea: Art cards for baby available to buy from Catching Doodles. 

This is just a GREAT idea: Art cards for baby available to buy from Catching Doodles

Alice Melvin's Bird Mobile Kit. Available to buy from Tate Shop. 

Alice Melvin's Bird Mobile Kit. Available to buy from Tate Shop. 

Little Dolls House by The Printed Peanut. Available to buy from Snowden Flood. 

Little Dolls House by The Printed Peanut. Available to buy from Snowden Flood. 

Uber cute retro bunny Oliver Mouse. Available to buy from Arcade Nashville. 

Uber cute retro bunny Oliver Mouse. Available to buy from Arcade Nashville

A new issue of DOT is on its way!

Something to brighten up this dreary Monday: a new issue of DOT is coming soon! DOT takes us on a trip to his farm, where we learn how bread is made, how fast Tatiana the turkey can run and what season is best for picking blackberries.  

Cover by Anna Dunn for Studio Anorak. 

Cover by Anna Dunn for Studio Anorak. 

You can pre-order it here. It will be sent out to everyone on November 25th. Thanking you for your support!

OLD Stuff: Birthday Bonanza!

As you will know by now, we are 10 years old this year. To put us in the right party mood, our Vintage Queen, Saskia Ericson, has uncovered the best birthday party scenes from classic TV shows. Enjoy!

Batfink and Karate. Unhappy Birthday, 1966. When Hugo A-Go-Go gave Batfink a birthday cake with a stick of dynamite instead of a candle. Watch it here.   

Batfink and Karate. Unhappy Birthday, 1966. When Hugo A-Go-Go gave Batfink a birthday cake with a stick of dynamite instead of a candle. Watch it here

 

The Flintstones. Pebbles Birthday Party, 1964. When Fred mixed up the party planning – the dancing girls ended up at Pebble’s party and the clown went to the Water Buffalo Lodge! Watch it here. 

The Flintstones. Pebbles Birthday Party, 1964When Fred mixed up the party planning – the dancing girls ended up at Pebble’s party and the clown went to the Water Buffalo Lodge! Watch it here

Cheburashka, 1971. When Gena the Crocodile sang the Russian Birthday Song and Cheburashka gave him a special present. Watch it here.   

Cheburashka, 1971When Gena the Crocodile sang the Russian Birthday Song and Cheburashka gave him a special present. Watch it here

 

Alf. For your eyes only, 1986. When Alf decorated a cake with toothpaste and put Play-doh in the pâté. Watch it here.   

Alf. For your eyes only, 1986. When Alf decorated a cake with toothpaste and put Play-doh in the pâté. Watch it here

 

Gumby. The lost Birthday present, 1988. When Pokey and Prickle gave Gumby a piano for his birthday and the Blockheads tried to steal it. Watch it here.   

Gumby. The lost Birthday present, 1988. When Pokey and Prickle gave Gumby a piano for his birthday and the Blockheads tried to steal it. Watch it here

 

Sesame Street. Bert’s Birthday, 2003. When Bert wanted peace and quiet on his birthday to read his book (The History of Oatmeal) and Ernie organised a noisy surprise party for him with a tap-dancing elephant. Watch it here.   

Sesame Street. Bert’s Birthday, 2003. When Bert wanted peace and quiet on his birthday to read his book (The History of Oatmeal) and Ernie organised a noisy surprise party for him with a tap-dancing elephant. Watch it here

 

Mr. Men and Little Miss. An Invitation for Mr. Messy, 1995. When Mr Messy was invited to Miss Scatterbrain’s party and made everything filthy. Watch it here

By Saskia Ericson.

Anorak goes to... HULL!

We are SUPER proud to announce the addition of a new magazine to our roster, HELLO HULL!

A quarterly magazine for kids commissioned by Hull, City of Culture 2017, it is  all about encouraging primary school kids to explore their creativity and embrace the rich history and culture of their city. 

Distributed in primary schools and printed on our trademark luscious matt paper, it is part activity book, part logbook, and is a place for children to record their cultural journey and keep as a memento of the City’s special year.

Beautifully illustrated by some of our favourite artists (including those from Studio Anorakit includes a fun poem about a Toad and a Girl, plenty of games, drawing missions and interesting facts about the City of Hull. The cover, celebrating all things 'Made in Hull', was wonderfully drawn by Louise Lockhart, aka The Printed Peanut

Issue One was sent out last week and it's been super well received by teachers and pupils alike. You can see below what they had to say about it. *BLUSHING*

There are talks of a PDF version being available to download soon, so we will let you know when that's live. 

This is a DREAM project for us and we are super thankful to Team Hull City of Culture for trusting us with such a fun and important project. Unto issue 2 - out in February!

For more info on the fabulous cultural programme Hull City of Culture has in store for 2017, click here. If you would like to commission Studio Anorak for any fun creative projects, email me here. Thank you!