I've made your most magical Christmas card to share with someone. Either print it yourself, or order some here :)
Why? I explain everything below...
We live in a tempest of an age. That’s why I’ve made something special for just a time as this and I’d love your help giving it to the people of your lovely country, city, town or hamlet.
What is it? You might think of it as the most thoughtful Christmas Card most people have shared :)
Why? There are a few simple things that lend it a magical quality (I’ve heard some of history’s most important inventions are sometimes the simplest - like pegs, screws or a miniaturised phone with touch-responsive glass :) ...
Who should you send it to?
Any recipient you'd like to sprinkle kindness on: someone you know (friend or family), want to know (a Prime Minister, Oscar or Nobel Prize winner), don’t know (a bus driver, parking inspector or barista). It could be someone liked or even better, someone disliked :)
What do I hope will happen?
Tis the season for generosity and unexpected kindness: like a Rube Goldberg Machine sending this Christmas card will spark a chain reaction where one person’s kind gesture will lift the mood of another, who in turn will lift another and so on until soon the city is enveloped by a beautiful, cheery countenance! (Oh, and maybe even a Nobel Prize for us :)
How can you get the card?
Print it yourself above (right-click, Save As, then print) OR order some here.
Are you a millionaire, influential mogul, sporting superstar or ordinary person with extraordinary dreams?
Contact me to discuss how we can spread magic en masse :)
Dear Emma & Tom’s, thank you for making lovely juice.
It prompted a thought I hope you can answer:
Because most fruit is small, do you think it's possible that by drinking it I could become a super tiny human being with super powers?
If so, maybe you could make such a juice (I'm thinking grapes, wollfia and strawberries?). It would make crime fighting easier and I promise to use the powers for good.
(Find Emma & Tom's juice at www.emmaandtom.com)
One day in little towns, small, fortunate things started happening to ordinary folk in everyday conundrums. Balls stuck in trees were dislodged, loose change appeared mysteriously for those just short of purchases prices and balloons that slipped from hands, somehow floated back from the sky.
What no one knew is it was the work of two mysterious sisters and their granny.
You see, the two sisters had acquired amazing powers after mistakenly drinking a mix of expired milk and eggs that triggered a rare chemical reaction giving them amazing inventing abilities.
They began to actually make the inventions that children normally only ever imagine.
One of the sisters invented glasses that made real life appear to move so slowly that she could anticipate events five second into the future. The other made a dress that was lighter than air so could fly, shoes that could walk up walls and a machine that made old things look new.
Their granny was the perfect foil to appear ordinary as they travelled in a remarkable little car. Their granny however was anything but ordinary because the sisters had infused her hair with a material that gave her heightened senses that were perfect for detecting small quandaries to solve.
Each time the sisters solved one they left a calling card encouraging the recipient to show the same kindness they had received.
Memory of the small acts far outlived larger events in the lives of those who were touched (because that’s how kindness works). The recipients faithfully passed on the same kindness and before long a town was changed. And then another. And before long half the world was kinder.
But then some people started to doubt the deeds had ever happened because they had never seen the sisters and their granny, until soon no one believed they were real and the kindness began to wear off until the world was back to what it had been.
But fortunately the sisters and their granny’s kindness hadn’t worn off and so they began their adventures again.
Once day a man and his wife discovered a beautiful machine on a bench that looked like a set of sunglasses. On its inside were engraved the words ‘Tell me what would you want’. The sunglasses responded to requests by displaying a time, precise location and word to say.
What they had discovered was a mysterious device that calculated the first cause to a chain-reaction of fantastically unlikely events.
Following the machine’s instructions, the couple spoke a request then make their way to a busy intersection and at the nominated time said the word.
Out of sight, a passerby heard the word, was cast back to a cherished memory, stumbled into an oncoming stranger who in trying to regain his balance caused pizza to propel from its owner’s hand onto the feet of the couple.
They were awestruck.
The next day they requested grander things. It set off a tapestry of delicately connected events. Within days they had a beautiful car. Then jewellery. Then a house. And through extraordinary luck (or so others believed) they won a fortune.
But soon riches grew unsatisfying and the couple’s appetite turned to long faded childhood dreams.
In a short time, the fantastically improbable became certain.
He gained fame as history’s unlikeliest sporting champion, renowned for audacious feats and an unsurpassable winning streak.
She made yodeling popular with young people everywhere.
Together they grew immensely wealthy and revered. But having unlocked the key to unlikely certainty and all they’d ever wished for, a stale mist settled on their lives.
The couple lamented their empty and certain success along with the machine that had given all they wanted. So, with a final request they told the machine to help them forget they had ever found it.
Now having no knowledge of the cause of their amazing triumphs, the couple basked in the glory of their remarkable achievements.
And out of sight, the glasses dropped, soon to be found by a young boy as they had been done to a thousand people before and a thousand to come.
These are the most common questions asked of Oscar.
● Why are your products so special?
Many products (including wall art and t-shirts) are made by combining stock art (you know, images you can buy on used on bad advertisements) to make pretty patterns that don't mean a lot.
Oscar’s works are original and interesting - all designed and crafted using his own hands onto real paper with his imagination, real pencils and ink. That’s what makes each piece like nothing else in the world.
● What are the prints made of? Why are they such quality?
Each piece is printed onto the finest museum grade paper. Oscar chooses the Hahnemuhle brand because it feels and looks superb (if you’re interested it’s acid free and calcium carbonate buffered) plus it can last longer than 100 years!
The inking process is called giclée printing and is a high-quality way of getting ink onto the best paper.
id="size" ● Which size is right for me? A few helpful things to consider:
A4 is small and good for a small desk, kitchen or small wall like a corner.
A3 is medium and good for a larger desk, larger kitchen or moderate sized wall.
A2 a larger and really nice on a wall, behind a bed or desk, adorning a hallway or thoroughfare.
A1 a very large and a wonderful way to make an impact in a room, office, reception, thoroughfare or atrium. Pow.
A4 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
A3 297 x 420 mm | 11.7 x 16.5 in
A2 420 x 594 mm | 16.5 x 23.4 in
A1 594 x 841 mm | 23.4 x 33.1 in
● Do you offer free worldwide shipping?
Oscar offers free shipping to anywhere in the world. The farthest flung so far is the Netherlands, United States and England but he’d love to go even further! (perhaps you’re from Nepal or Antarctica maybe?)
● How can Oscar offer free shipping?
Well, Oscar loves free shipping and it’s worth what it costs him for radically happy customers!
● Can I return and get a refund if I’m not 100% happy?
Yes! Of course. Oscar wants you to be radically happy and satisfied (that’s good business isn’t it? But also good humanness...). We’re convinced you will be! But if for whatever reason you’re not super happy please contact us and we’ll arrange a full refund as soon as humanly possible.
● Oscar is Award-Winning?
Yes. He’s entered and won art prizes including for a piece about a magical bus and its passengers and a 22 page piece Moleskin about a boy who woke up with a strange knowing one day. He was also featured in prominent publications for his work and journey to one of the world’s largest portrait prizes, The Archibald Prize.
But now he prefers to imagine and make to change the world.
● What is Oscar’s life Mission?
Oscar mission is to change the world with a pencil, pens and beautiful paper so that his imaginative tales and creations can be found in rooms, offices, buses and wall facades in town and cities large and small - so people awe at the ordinary.
A billion people on earth would be nice :) A beloved collection of children’s books too (that Roald Dahl would be proud of). Oh, and a film trilogy...
But I’d love to start (if you don’t mind) with you today!
● Have another questions? Contact Oscar here and he'd love to answer it!