About Cotswold Poster Co
Original poster art of places around the Cotswolds
Cotswold Poster Co celebrates as many of the great places in and near the Cotswolds as possible – not just the few famous ones. The designs take inspiration from mid-20th Century railway posters, a style famous for promoting the places of the UK but that pretty much missed out the Cotswolds.
All of the posters are original designs that are drawn digitally – there are no filters or shortcuts used. You can read more about the design process here.
A local designer on a mission
Cotswold Poster Co was brought to life in 2019 by graphic designer Matt Isherwood, who grew up in Cirencester and now lives in Malmesbury. He studied graphic design in Falmouth and worked as a web designer in London for nearly a decade before returning to the area in 2017 with his young family.
He started by making a few greeting cards of Malmesbury because he couldn’t find a style he liked, and it grew from there. Now he’s aiming to create a poster for all the towns and villages in the area – nearly three years in and the to do list is still over 150 places long!
All of the unframed orders are still packed and posted by hand from his home studio.
Every sale benefits the environment
Cotswold Poster Co has been built on sustainable and eco-friendly values from day one. All unframed posters are printed on recycled paper and almost all of the packaging is recycled too. These prints are wrapped in biodegradable clear cellophane and single-use plastics are avoided.
Inspired by 1% For The Planet and in order to positively give something back, 2% of the all of the sales income goes to nature in the form of donations to the local wildlife trusts. Read more about the sustainable ethos here.
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You can learn more about Matt's background here.