A Dog is the Best Medicine Print

Original gifts for dog lovers

This print combines collage with linoprinting. It is made from a collage of vintage, original medicine bottle labels. These are very collectable and have a wonderful array of old typefaces, both scripts and block letters. They are the lovely, aged, mellow colour of old parchment. It's not surprising that this print is often bought for dog loving vets and doctors!

I make a unique, individual collage of actual, original labels for each print, so every one is different.

There will only be 100 of these prints and each one is individually signed and numbered on the reverse.

The size of the paper (the labels go to the edge) is approx. 305 x 305 mm (11 3/4”) square.

Unframed print: £59 (+P&P worldwide shipping)
Framed prints: £99 (+P&P, UK addresses only)

Unframed Dog is the Best Medicine

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£59.00

Framed Dog is the Best Medicine

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£99.00
My dad loved the “Dog is the Best Medicine” print. Will have to make sure the next order is for me! Thanks so much
Ruth (UK)
You are a miracle...I was in the absolute most foul mood, and then the print arrived in amazing transatlantic speed! I love it, but, let me tell you why. I have been a nurse for the past 35 years, the medicine labels are perfect, and have had dogs in my life since I was 5. So you see your work is perfect for me. Thank you, The Enlightened Hound has lifted my mood!"
Joan (USA)

If you know dogs - you'll understand…

A play on the idiom "laughter is the best medicine", I created this print in honour of a dog’s gift to make us feel better, whatever our situation.

Ask any dog lover and they will tell you how good their dog makes them feel. Whether we are feeling sad, grumpy, irritable or under the weather, somehow dogs have the ability to make us feel better about life.

My dog, Figo, can immediately smooth over any family rift — at the first sign of raised voices he comes rushing over wagging his tail and never fails to get us all smiling again.

Framing

I make frames for these prints out of reclaimed wood, which echoes the vintage appeal of the labels. The frames are made from what ever wood I can source and each frame has its own pattern of knots, grain, dinks, scratches, nail heads, rusty staples, wonky edges and aged patina.

Currently available are reclaimed wood frames from old roofing boards rescued from Sandhurst Army base.

The size of the framed print is around 43 cms (17”) square. Framed prints come ready to hang and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic glass.