'Mothers Day - A snap shot' Exhibition

By Tanya Lock
on March 13, 2015

We were very excited when notonthehighstreet.com got in touch recently to ask us supply the canvases for a very special exhibition featuring images by renowned photographer Terry O'Neill, for their Mothers Day campaign. 

British photographer Terry O’Neill has been shooting fashion, film and music stars for more than 50 years. One of his most famous images is of his former wife Faye Dunaway sitting poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles in 1977, the morning after her Oscar win, surrounded by newspapers.

The notonthehighstreet.com exhibition will show a number of Terry's photographs taken of famous Mothers and their daughters from his vast archive, including Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli in 1964, Wendy Kidd and her daughters Jodie and Jemma and also Jo Wood and her daughter Leah Wood to name a few.

Terry has chosen 20 of his favourite images submitted by the public to exhibit alongside his own - including a rather lovely one of Drifting Bear co. David at the tender age of three, running with his Mum Lesley at a sports day back in 1982!

All images will be displayed on our Giant Polaroid Canvases. You can create your very own Giant Polaroid Canvas here: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thedriftingbear/product/personalised-polaroid-canvas-print

You can view the exhibition ‘Mum: A Snapshot’ at White Space, London WC2 (020 3301 4727), 14 & 15 March.


Lets share the love!

By Tanya Lock
on February 03, 2015

It's February - the most romantic month of the year. A time for spoiling your other half and telling them how much you love them. 

So, how will you show your love this Valentines Day? We have lots of sentimental, personalised prints that perfectly capture a special moment between you and your loved one. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Our Personalised Coordinates Print is the perfect reminder of a special place - where you met, had your first kiss, got engaged or even got married.

Share a special song that reminds you of a certain moment in your relationship? Our Personalised 'Our Song' print and Personalised Song Lyrics prints are a great way to make your loved ones heart sing!

If you used to love making a romantic mix tape of special songs, our Personalised 'Our Jukebox' print makes a great reminder of those favourite songs. You can add up to eight songs and even add the memory associated to each of them.

Our Personalised Cinema Marquee prints are a great way of celebrating your relationship. Personalise with your names and date for your very own 'When Harry met Sally' moment!


To help spread the love this month, we're having a very special giveaway! 

For your chance to WIN one of our brand new framed Personalised Valentines Love prints, simply like us on Facebook or Instagram and 'Share' the 'Share the Love' competition post.

Competition ends Sunday 8th February and the lucky winner will be notified on Monday 9th February.

T&C's >>  bit.ly/1uR1k5z

Small Business Saturday

By David Emery
on December 05, 2014

So, this year we're taking part in Small Business Saturday. This is your chance to show your support for small businesses across the country, of which we are one. It's also a great opportunity for us to say a huge thank you for all your custom and support over the past 3 years - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Thank you for following our journey on social media, thank you for your orders and thank you for your lovely comments and reviews.

To show our appreciation, we are offering 10% off all our products on Small Business Saturday (Saturday 6th December). Simply place your order and use code SBS10 at the checkout.

Again - Thank you!

A perfect @Example of our work...

By David Emery
on November 05, 2014
A few months ago we were contacted by the O2 Academy to produce some custom designed 'Cinema Marquee Prints' to be displayed in O2 Academy dressing rooms across the country, promoting their various Twitter handles to the world famous bands and artists that play there. 

Here is a photo that musician 'Example' uploaded to his instagram account (@example) - posing with one of the framed prints before their gig at the O2 Academy Bournemouth last week...

Example at the O2 Academy posing with our Personalised Cinema Marquee Print

Personalised Cinema Marquee Print O2 Academy Oxford

If you would like to create your own 'Personalised Cinema Marquee Print' you can do so by CLICKING HERE.



Dear Santa… please can we borrow some elves?

By David Emery
on October 27, 2014

We are on the look out for some very special elves to help us over the Christmas period. Have you got what it takes to be part of The Drifting Bear Co. team?


We are on the look out for an experienced designer / artworker to help us on a temporary basis during our busy Christmas period. 

You will be working on a variety of our graphic and photographic prints, customising each design with the customers own information supplied. You will be working from your own home/office and required to use your own Mac and copy of Adobe Creative Suite. We will pay per design to an agreed price. This will be worked out by the average time it should take to create each design.

Skills required:

Previous graphic design experience
An exceptional eye for typographic detail
Able to work to tight deadlines and as part of a team
Organised and able to use your own initiative
Good English and Grammar skills
Mac & Adobe CS skills

Please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to orders@thedriftingbear.com 

Please also state the number of hours you will be available to work per week.



Working here at Drifting Bear HQ in Teignmouth, Devon, you will be part of our all important pack and wrap team. 

Duties will include preparing tubes and packaging, handling and wrapping fine art prints, reporting print errors, dispatching items on the online system. Pay: £6.50 per hour.

Skills required:
An exceptional eye for detail
Able to work well under pressure and as part of a team

Organised and able to use your own initiative

Good English and Grammar skills
Concientious worker with a tidy manner
Please email a covering letter, CV to orders@thedriftingbear.com 

Please also state the days and number of hours you will be available to work per week.




Adventure time...

By Tanya Lock
on June 11, 2014

Our latest prints have been inspired by those adventures shared with a loved one. It doesn't matter how big or small. From swimming with dolphins to making mud pies in the garden, these prints are all about remembering the good times and making everyday memorable.

With Father's Day in mind, first up is our Personalised 'Adventure' Print. With Dad as the main adventurer, this print rewards badges for each of Dad's adventures, either alone, or with a child. The title can be changed to suit anybody - couples, friends, or a lone adventurer!



Our new Personalised 'Our Adventures' Print takes on the same idea, but lists the adventures on a zig zag pattern that resembles a destination signpost. The proud adventurers names appear in a logo at the top. This print acts as great reminder that adventures do really happen here, there and everywhere!


I would run to you...

By Tanya Lock
on May 14, 2014

We all love a good love story and felt privileged when a customer chose to order one of our Personalised Coordinate Prints to commemorate a very unusual engagement. When we saw the text “ENGAGED, LONDON MARATHON 2014, MILE 17”, we couldn't help but get in touch to find out more - How exciting!

We get lots of orders for engagement and wedding gifts, but this proposal was a little different. The order was a gift for Laura and Craig who got engaged on Sunday 13th April 2014, during the London Marathon. To run the marathon in itself is a huge achievement, but imagine the adrenaline rushing around as Craig knew he was about to propose! 17 miles worth of anxiety… gosh.

We were able to use the exact coordinates where, down on one knee, Laura's answer to the all important question was of course “Yes!”.

We’re so happy we were able to create a print for such a momentous occasion and wish the couple a lifetime full of happiness.

CLICK HERE to view all our Personalised Coordinate Prints. 

New 'Personalised Song Lyrics Print'

By David Emery
on February 23, 2014

Our brand new 'Personalised Song Lyrics Print' is now available in our shop. A beautiful unique gift, this print is designed with the song lyrics of your choice, flowing out of an old gramophone, surrounded by fluttering butterflies. The perfect way to celebrate your favourite song, poem or any words of your choice. An unusual wedding or engagement present for a couple to commemorate a song special to them.

Available in 3 sizes, A4, A3 and A2, and you can also choose from several framing options so your personalised artwork will be delivered to your door ready to hang on your wall.

Click here to buy.


Personalised Song Lyrics Print

We're hiring!

By David Emery
on August 11, 2013
1 comment

We have an exciting opportunity for somebody to join our team. 

We are looking forward to an extremely busy Christmas period, and are looking for a Customer Service & Administrative Assistant to help us with the day to day running of the business during this time. This is a temporary position, with a minimum of 16 hours per week with the potential to become a more permanent role. 

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Now available at Fleming & Sell, Topsham, Devon.

By David Emery
on August 03, 2013
You can now find a selection of prints from The Drifting Bear Co. at Fleming & Sell in Topsham, Devon. This is a lovely little shop run by artist Charlotte Fleming - part studio, part gallery and part emporium of lovely things. Pop in and say hello at 32 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon.

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