The much loved children's book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
is approaching his thirtieth birthday in 2019, and to celebrate this, Andersen Press
have teamed up with creative event producers Wild in Art
to present Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019
. There will be Elmer trails in several UK towns and cities in the Summer of 2019, including Ipswich
Inspired by the world of fairytale and referencing a favourite saying of Albert Einstein, "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere"
, this design celebrates the power of imagination to transport us like a magic carpet wherever we wish to go. Andersen Press was named after Hans Christian Andersen, hence the emphasis on fairytale imagery. Lois included a hedgehog in memory of fellow Pigs Gone Wild
artist Valerie Osment (Hedgepig
). The silhouette style is adapted from Lois' work in the intricate papercut medium.