Wednesday 30 March 2011

Andrea Kett: 'For Collectors of Superior Smut!'

Under Werewolf

Diamond's Are a Ghouls Best Friend

Having been on Etsy as a buyer for a number years it was sometime ago that I discovered the wonderful work of Dublin born artist, Andrea Kett, her work makes me drool. It combines my favourite things spooky-ness, food and clothes! If you like pin-ups, cheeky puns and delightfully dressed dames then you are going to love Andrea's work. Here is her biography from her gorgeous website:

Andrea Kett has been creating her whimsical greetings cards and prints for a number of years depicting all manner of outrageous characters including posh pirates,pin-up girls,zombie showgirls,dodgy mermaids and devilish brutes.

Andrea studied animation at Dun Laoighaire College of Art & Design in Dublin before finishing her studies at Bristol university,
She has designed for a number of clients including Kurt Geiger,Lulu Guinness and Sera of London. 

Her inspiration comes from many different sources:1920s-1950s.the music of The Cramps,the Tigerlillies ,eighties glam rock,
vintage pin-up girls,Burlesque,John Waters films,Kenny Everett ,The Moomins,Cake decorating books,Horror films,fairy tales,afternoon tea,Fellini films,Jan Svankmajer,Beatrix Potter,P.G.Wodehouse,Mapp and Lucia,Seaside tat,Woody Allen
Naughty Victoriana,Agatha Christie and lashings of Enid Blyon.

Her Greetings cards & prints are available in several outlets throughout the UK,Ireland and the US.

Marple Cake

Hot Hair Balloon

Magenta Lovelace

How gorgeous are her drawings?! I spoke with Andrea on the wonderful medium of Facebook and asked her about her inspirations and hopes for the future.

On her inspirations: 'With regards to inspirational people, some of my many ones Tura Satana (faster pussycat kill kill),Poison Ivy (the Cramps), PJ Harvey and oddly enough Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge (I even collect those Victorian peg dolls as they look like her...shes so nasty ,I love her).I think taste does influence my work in the sense that I tend to draw what I like even regarding my greetings cards, I've never really designed stuff that I thought would be commercially popular (even despite customers complaining about characters smoking and the odd zombie)' 

Aunt Sally
Tura Santana
How she got started: 'I started about 10-11 years ago after studying animation at home in Dublin and then Bristol ,eventually moving to Manchester for a work placement in Cosgrove Hall,then a friend of mine took some of my cards into a shop in Altrincham and they just took off and then I started to do tradeshows etc and just built from there.'

Aspirations: 'Hopes for the future,I'd like to keep working (I'd especially like to do a bit more book illustration,maybe a bit of costume design)its a tough ol' business with so much competition,so for now I will just have to keep on keepin on as they say!'

Blue Rinse
Saucy But Civilised

To see more of Andrea's work go to her website and her Etsy Shop.


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