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Friends, family, customers & lovers!

I present to you the very first Planet Patrol blog post which according to the experts is something I need to become fully accomplished at If I wish to put food on the table and socks on my feet. 

So as I sit here desperately trying to cram in my ten keywords of choice in the vain hope that Google will latch onto my collection of bombastic words and propel me to pole position, I'm wondering what topics might be of interest to my lovely customers? Would you like to know how much award-winning chocolate I consume on a daily basis or my morning ritual of watching Trumps daily car-crash press briefings? Maybe you'd like to know about the process behind screen printing? This will all be revealed over the coming months as I delve deeper into the rabbit hole known as the blogosphere.

  

          Land Chocolate made in East London      Donald Trump      Thameside Print studio

 

Whatever my chosen topics might be I'll try my damndest to make it as engaging, fun, fact-packed and of course as pointless as possible. So first up and something that's not in the slightest bit pointless is the launch of my brand spanking new website. Maybe once you've finished binge-watching series 3 of Ozark and thrown in the towel on your fifth attempt at making sourdough you'd be kind enough to take a quick glance and if you have any suggestions on how I might be able to improve or enhance the Planet Patrol online experience please drop me an email. I'm all ears.

E. markdavidlay@gmail.com


   Sourdough anyone?

As some of you may already know I spend a great deal of my time in the studio which is located on the banks of the River Thames just down from the famous Thames Barrier which was built in 1982 at a cost of £534 million, "like I said, fact-packed". This is the place where I'm able to experiment with colours and think about new editions whether it's the next London map or the latest Tractor Club edition (coming soon). When being surrounded by ink, squeegees, palette knives, spatulas and paper I'm as happy as a pig in muck! Though when it actually comes to creating a new print from scratch there's a lot more to it than just pulling ink through a screen and hoping for the best so with that in mind, it makes sense that the next few posts should delve a little deeper into the process that goes into creating a screen print.

In the meantime here's a picture of our latest print Columbia Road which is known for its Sunday flower market and array of beautiful shops. If you've yet to experience it then I suggest once the market has reopened and people have stopped distancing themselves by 2 metres you go and treat yourself to some flowers and maybe a nice print from one of our lovely stockists East End Prints
  

Columbia Road Screen print by Planet Patrol

One last thing before I close the laptop and head off to Sainsbury's to purchase my weekly lockdown essentials of bread, choc and coffee. I just want to say a huge thank you to our incredible NHS and all the staff who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe and well. Please keep clapping and showing your appreciation for these incredibly selfless people! You're all amazing X