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About WYWH

Who is behind Wish You Were Here (WYWH)

WYWH is an exciting venture created by UK based husband and wife team, Fiona and Ben O'Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator). Ben is the illustrator extraordinaire and Fiona, with her background in Advertising and a penchant for ideas, design and interiors, conceptualises and manages their business and products. Together they create illustrations for commissioned advertising campaigns, editorial, interiors and of course their own art prints and products under the brand 'Wish You Were Here!'.

Where can I find out more about Ben and Fi?

Please take a browse through their websites to see what they get up to when they are not immersing themselves in the Wish You Were Here! range.

www.BenTheIllustrator.com
www.Speakerdog.com
Fi the Imaginator Blog
Ben and Fi on Twitter
Ben on Flickr
Fiona on Flickr

For more Ben the Illustrator and Speakerdog posters and products, please visit The Buy Ben The Illustrator Shop

What is "Wish You Were Here"?

Currently, Wish You Were Here is a wonderful collection of 25 eye-popping, optimistic and inspiring A3+ art prints. April 2009 saw the launch of the much anticipated super range of 100% cotton drill, 46cm x 46cm cushions in 3 patternscape designs! Alongside the cushions there is also a superb range of 3 high-colour, high-quality fabrics also derived from the Patternscapes. We are also excited to announce the launch of a range of wonderful high-colour, exclusive designer wallpaper through independent wallpaper studio, Studio Nommo.

If you would like to know more then please email Fiona at fiona@bentheillustrator.com.

Why "Wish You Were Here"?

The concept behind "Wish You Were Here" was to create a brand of illustrated functional items that the house proud, design conscious could enjoy in their home "We wanted a way for people to enjoy the optimism and vibrancy of Ben's illustrations in the comfort of their own home, and better still be able to use the items everyday!. Our aim is to produce beautifully conceived prints and products that retain our eco and humanitarian ethics, envelope them in Ben’s awe-inspiring, colourful illustrations creating the perfect combination of function and beauty".

Fiona and Ben have big ideas for the brand and will very soon be exploring some really exciting products such as kitchenwares, wallpaper, lampshades, bags, fashion and childrens homewares and toys, so incredibly exciting days ahead!

"We understand that times are a little more difficult out there at the moment so we wanted to create uplifting artwork that offered people affordable escapism from their everyday grind. In a time where expensive, luxury escapes are not as possible, the aim of WYWH is to bring those beautiful, far away, idyllic places directly to you, beautifying your home in the process!