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No Gas Required

An original limited-edition linoprint

No Gas Required

An original limited-edition linoprint

The inspiration for this print came from a trip to the remote village of Tärendö in northern Sweden.

The inspiration for this print came from a trip to the remote village of Tärendö in northern Sweden.

One day while husky sledding (mushing) through the snowy back country we passed by this Gulf gas station. I fell in love with this little building, painted in the blue and orange signature colours of the Gulf Oil Co. which made a delightfully unexpected contrast to the monochrome landscape. The cheerful blue and white striped blinds at the windows reminded me of the ‘Mom and Pop’ gas stations of America, small family run gas stations and grocery stores at the heart of their rural communities.

The inspiration for this print came from a trip to the remote village of Tärendö in northern Sweden.

One day while husky sledding (mushing) through the snowy back country we passed by this Gulf gas station. I fell in love with this little building, painted in the blue and orange signature colours of the Gulf Oil Co. which made a delightfully unexpected contrast to the monochrome landscape. The cheerful blue and white striped blinds at the windows reminded me of the ‘Mom and Pop’ gas stations of America, small family run gas stations and grocery stores at the heart of their rural communities.

The piece de resistance of this little building though is the retro style curved orange roof facade, reminiscent of the architectural style of the original box style gas stations which first appeared in 1930s America. Inspired by the Art Moderne movement they featured flat roofs, rounded corners and streamlined pared back exteriors.

I took a little creative licence when creating my print by adding a vintage style petrol pump out front but the rest is pretty much as I found it.

Driving a husky sled is both incredibly peaceful and enormously exciting. Whooshing across a remote frozen landscape in hypnotic silence punctuated only by the occasional howls of the working dogs is an experience not to be forgotten. As we passed the gas station I felt a curious pride that this timeless way of travelling doesn’t need fuel (at least not of the petroleum variety) and so I named this print “No Gas Required”.

One day while husky sledding (mushing) through the snowy back country we passed by this Gulf gas station. I fell in love with this little building, painted in the blue and orange signature colours of the Gulf Oil Co. which made a delightfully unexpected contrast to the monochrome landscape. The cheerful blue and white striped blinds at the windows reminded me of the ‘Mom and Pop’ gas stations of America, small family run gas stations and grocery stores at the heart of their rural communities.

The piece de resistance of this little building though is the retro style curved orange roof facade, reminiscent of the architectural style of the original box style gas stations which first appeared in 1930s America. Inspired by the Art Moderne movement they featured flat roofs, rounded corners and streamlined pared back exteriors.

I took a little creative licence when creating my print by adding a vintage style petrol pump out front but the rest is pretty much as I found it.

Driving a husky sled is both incredibly peaceful and enormously exciting. Whooshing across a remote frozen landscape in hypnotic silence punctuated only by the occasional howls of the working dogs is an experience not to be forgotten. As we passed the gas station I felt a curious pride that this timeless way of travelling doesn’t need fuel (at least not of the petroleum variety) and so I named this print “No Gas Required”.

The piece de resistance of this little building though is the retro style curved orange roof facade, reminiscent of the architectural style of the original box style gas stations which first appeared in 1930s America. Inspired by the Art Moderne movement they featured flat roofs, rounded corners and streamlined pared back exteriors.

I took a little creative licence when creating my print by adding a vintage style petrol pump out front but the rest is pretty much as I found it.

Driving a husky sled is both incredibly peaceful and enormously exciting. Whooshing across a remote frozen landscape in hypnotic silence punctuated only by the occasional howls of the working dogs is an experience not to be forgotten. As we passed the gas station I felt a curious pride that this timeless way of travelling doesn’t need fuel (at least not of the petroleum variety) and so I named this print “No Gas Required”.

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How this print was made

This print is a 28 colour reduction linoprint hand-printed on acid free Zerkall Extra Smooth 150gsm paper.

There are just 36 prints in the edition and each one is individually signed and numbered.

The reduction (or suicide) method of printmaking uses a single linoleum plate to make a multi-coloured print. Through a series of cuttings, inkings and printings, (usually 1 for each colour) the image slowly emerges, colour by colour, as the lino plate is gradually and irreversibly destroyed. A reduction print can therefore never be reprinted.

If you'd like to find out more about how this print was was designed and printed, you can read more on my blog.

Image size: 38 x 27.5 cm (15 x 10.8 inches)
Paper size: 46 x 36 cm (18 x 14 inches)

Choose your print

Unframed print:
Worldwide shipping

  • Image size: 38 x 27.5 cm
  • This print fits in a standard 40 x 50 cm frame with the matt/mount supplied (UK addresses only).
  • Shipping to UK addresses: Shipped with an off white acid free matt (mount) suitable for standard 40 x 50 cm frame
  • Shipping outside the UK: Rolled in sturdy tube and shipped via International Tracked & Signed mail.

No Gas Required: Unframed

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£249.00
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Framing Advice

This print will fit a standard 50 x 40 cm or 20 x 16 inch frame with a custom mount.

Prints shipped to UK addresses are mounted, ready to pop into a standard 50 x 40 cm frame.
Prints for delivery outside the UK are shipped rolled in a sturdy tube with framing advice and mount size information included for both size frames.


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