Lydia. London ® – is a fun, quirky range of stationery and gifts, all proudly designed with love and printed in Britain by Graphic Artist Lydia Evans. Lydia combines her simple fluid brush and ink illustrations with a twist of eccentric surrealism inspired from the imaginary world of characters in her beloved childhood books such as Edward Lear’s ‘Book of Non-sense’, Maurice Sendak's ‘In The Night Kitchen’ and the humorous capers of Dr Seuss. Lydia creates fish with lipsticked-lips and ribbon-like legs finished off by a dainty shoe or two – Snorkelling cats or dancing top hat cats... all drawn to make you smile and bring magic into your home.
Lydia Evans, Founder and Creative Director behind Lydia. is an alumna of Central Saint Martin’s School of Art, University of Arts London. At UAL she successfully completed both post graduate studies in Illustration, and Photography ten years apart. Within a creative career spanning 30 years Lydia has worked as an award winning Illustrator, Magazine Art Editor, and Location Lifestyle Portrait Photographer receiving commissions for The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Guardian, Tatler magazine, Oxford University Press, Marie Claire magazine, V&A Books, Time Out, Thames & Hudson Style City Books and Conde Nast Traveller amongst others. Lydia’s photography commissions have taken her to faraway places quenching her endless thirst to travel. After adventures living and working in Australia, and Portugal, with frequent visits to Cuba, Lydia now works from her studio in Kensal Rise, West London.
In Autumn 2018 Lydia returned to her first love drawing, immersing herself in sketching quirky, playful, fluid characters and animals that become full of life, dancing across her contemporary stationery and homeware gifts, for her label Lydia. London. All of Lydia’s designs begin as ink brush drawings on paper which she then works up digitally into vibrant compositions for Greetings cards, Art prints, and Homeware gifts of excellent quality, all produced and printed in Britain to provide you with special additions to your home and unique gifts for family and friends.