Graphic Art

“Wish You Were Here”: Graphics display at North Berwick Coastal Communities museum

Summer 2020
What do you do when you visit the wonderfully varied coastline of East Lothian? You can visit castles, play golf, go paddling at the beach, pursue water sport, visit harbours or send postcards to friends with the message “Wish you were here”.

To illustrate these activities, local graphic artist Thomas Small has created six large graphic illustrations, which will complement the next exhibition at the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick all about the dynamic life of Scotland’s coasts.

Thomas explained, “I have illustrated these seaside activities with the backdrop of well known coastal features such as Tantallon Castle, Craigleith Island, the Bass Rock and of course Berwick Law itself. Whilst I experimented with various styles, it was fitting to draw them in the style of the classic railway poster of the 1930s – 1950s, when sending a postcard was seen as an essential part of any holiday”.

Here are the images which, full size, are over two metres high and will be back-lit by the windows in the café area of the museum when it finally re-opens. We look forward to seeing you there!

“Wish you were here” flyer

If you are interested in purchasing cards based on these designs, please do get in touch.