The Retreat Hotel, Abbotsford
This pub had a bit of a brush with fame in the 1970s when the very popular soap opera/ drama series ‘The Sullivans’ was filmed there when they needed front bar/ pub scenes. The beautiful 1940’s front bar/ interior was (and still is) almost entirely original and intact making it perfect for the drama series, set during World War 2. Sadly, pubs like this, with their restored/ retained original interiors are so few and far between in Melbourne these days, luckily this one survived.
Total House, Melbourne
The heritage-listed Total House in Melbourne, influenced by Japanese avante-garde brutalist architecture of the late 1950s/early 1960s. For this print we have gone for a mid 60’s Japanese matchbox/pop-art style illustration.
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Harper and Charlie’s print of The Forum Theatre Melbourne is an illuminated at night illustration of the 1929 Forum Theatre in Melbourne. The blue key line around the word Melbourne in the design was inspired by the theatres beautiful illuminated, ultramarine blue ceilings that mimic the night sky.
Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North
The Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, located in Melbourne’s inner north, is one of the most stunning places to go and visit almost any time of the year. Also home to the Brunswick Street Oval, the long-gone Fitzroy Football Club’s original home ground.
Terminus Hotel, Abbotsford
The streamline art deco Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford, is shown in this print with an original colour scheme, window/ door entries and exposed tapestry brick detail.
Melbourne W Class Tram
Melbourne Tram print showing a W Class tram traveling along Collins Street with the beautiful art deco T & G Insurance Building in the background. Fortunately, the building has survived. The W Class trams in their traditional green and gold livery, haven’t been as fortunate, they seem to be very few and far between these days.
St. Kilda Sea Baths
Print detail of our St. Kilda Sea Baths illustration. This was illustrated from several archival photos from the early 1930’s. Sadly, the Islamic featured fretwork and details no longer exist, as the entire building/ complex was refurbished in the early nineties and almost all of those elements were removed. Only the Moorish influenced, domed towers still stand today.