Quirky, alternative, charming and beautiful hand drawn invitations and stationery
Who are we...
Hollyhock Lane is run by owner Julie Annis, who works on all the designs and stationery illustration, and is constantly scheming up new invitations and ideas. New to the team is Faye, who’s important role is getting all the behind the scenes admin jobs done!
Hollyhock Lane is a small stationery studio run by artist and designer Julie Annis based on the South coast in Lewes, East Sussex. She creates beautiful and unique, hand-drawn and handpainted designs that can be personalised for your wedding, but also offers a bespoke service, for couples who want something truly unique and hand crafted for their big day.
All the designs Julie creates start their lives on good old-fashioned paper first, and she uses pens, paints, inks and collages to illustrate the designs before translating them into digital formats for modern printing presses. The stationery is then printed by Julie's printers (who have very green credentials such as using vegetable based inks) onto lovely thick, recycled card.
Julie's vision is to design stationery that's creative and original and that is a bit different from the run of the mill wedding stationery that you're used to. For every wedding invite there is a matching suite of accompanying stationery.
Julie has over 10 years of professional experience in the graphic design and printing industry and originally studied fine art at Edinburgh college of art.
Hollyhock Lane actively chooses suppliers who’s business methods and practices strive to be eco-friendly and green. We are able to provide customers with a choice of paper stocks, giving them the option to print their wedding stationery on to either 100% recycled card or card which is FSC certified and only supplied by sustainable forests. And in the case of the 100% recycled card, this choice is combined with a quality printing system which uses eco friendly vegetable based inks.
At our own studio, we always recycle all waste paper either through our own packaging materials where possible or through the local recycling system.