Hi-Store Takeover

Hi-store, Hastings

We’ve been meaning to do a blogpost about the weekend we took over Hi-Store for a while now, so here it is at last! Hi-Store is a great little shop in Hastings, East Sussex run by Ali and Nina of Hastings Illustration Festival; it is full of beautiful illustrated prints, books, cards and gifts. You can also buy a very fine cup of coffee inside, courtesy of Stooge.

On Friday we drove along the coast from our HQ in Portslade-by-Sea to Hastings. We spent the evening drawing all over the shop windows and decorating the shop with some cardboard characters we had made especially.

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YUK FUN Takeover pop-up shop at HI-Store

Saturday was the first day of our YUK FUN takeover and we launched our new illustrated T-shirt range! We had spent the previous couple of weeks preparing by doing shed loads of screen printing in the evenings.

We’re super chuffed with how these turned out and they’re now available in our little shop here: YUK FUNScreen printed t-shirts by illustration duo YUK FUN

Sunday was devoted to running the messiest tote bag printing workshop ever! We made stamps by cutting different shapes from polystyrene sheets and glueing them on to cardboard. We also screen printed some super special edition YUK FUN / Hi-Store tote bags for printing on.

Benjamin Phillips, Sarah Maycock and Nina Cosford all TOTEally in sync.  Yeti T-shirt Gallery getting stuck in.

Here’s a really great video of the weekend shot by Ali:

We had such an awesome time and it was great to hang out in Hastings for a proper weekend. Thank you to everyone who came and especially to Ali and Nina for letting us take over their super shop! We’ll be at Hi-Fest again this year on Sunday 3rd December which we already can’t wait for. See you soon Hastings!

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