Paradise posters designs are inspired by beautiful locations around the world. If you have a Paradise location you would like to see as a Poster design please let us know and maybe we can create it.
From an early age Matt worked in the family firm which was established as a Sign Writing business in 1890.
In the mid eighties the business became one of the first Apple Computer dealers in the UK. Specialising in the installation of Apple Macintosh Graphics Systems into the industry in the North West of England.
Matt acquired his first Apple Mac in his teens and was soon proficient with Adobe Illustrator and other graphic illustration software.
After leaving school Matt started a course at Blackpool & Fylde Art College and studied a one year Art Foundation course.
Following this he went on to do a two year course in Graphic Illustration.
After finishing the course Matt went onto Mid Cheshire College where he studied 3D design.
Matt’s final years in formal education was at the University of Central Lancashire where he completed his BA Honours Degree as a designer.
Soon after University in 2001 Matt received a call from a friend who was the head designer for the clothing brand “Religion” who were designing and manufacturing in Indonesia. He invited Matt to come and visit him in Bali offering an opportunity to experience concept design and production in a live situation and to become a part of small but fast developing design team.
In 2004 Matt met his wife, who was also a fashion designer when she was visiting Bali on a business trip, 3 months later she moved to Bali and in 2005 they decided to open their first shop in central Kuta, selling their designs with interesting graphics and illustrations printed on a range of clothing and accessories.
Unfortunately in 2006 there was the second terrorist Bali Bomb attack very close to them in Kuta and as a result they had to close the shop and replan their future.
At the same time Matt & Michele were expecting their first child and Matt was offered a job to design a collection for the London based fashion Brand 'Elvis Jesus'.
Frequently travelling between London, Hong Kong and China, Matt worked with the brand for the next few years but was spending too much time away from his growing family. He decided to spend more time in Bali and started working with the fashion Brand “Motel Rocks”.
Matt went on to build his own design and screen print studio workshop.
The workshop included imported and self installed machinery to both process and produce the final self designed prints.
Ranges included T-Shirts, Dresses and Art Canvases. The “Project Print” studio became very popular and Matt was designing and producing for many of the fashion & surf brands in Bali including 'Motel Rocks’ 'Deus Ex Machina’ '69 Slam’ ‘Religion’ 'My Brothers keeper’ ‘Rip Curl' and many more.
The move online
In 2013 however Matt could see that the future of design/production/supply was to be ‘online' and not ‘Instore’ and his attentions turned to online branding and direct marketing. Immersing himself in the world of web design and development he built his first website ltdedition.com
The new project was to set up an online store selling Matt’s and other artists designs as posters, canvas prints and digitally printed garments, which he would produce, market and sell online.
In early 2016, Matt and his family decided to move to Mallorca to take a step back and open another Graphic Production related retail shop. Still using the Ltd Edition brand name, but combining Matt’s Poster prints with Homeware.
Matts wife Michele imported the home interior products from Bali and Matt started to design a collection of Scandi & Travel posters to sell in the shop.
Working in the shop and managing two businesses and a family was a difficult task and by the end of 2019 he decided to go 100% online with paradise-posters.com
Paradise-posters.com offers a unique and varied range of travel posters designed in Mallorca and fulfilled from the UK.
2021 Latest news.... Matt and a fellow Robotics Designer are now also working on a unique project which uses mechanical analog robotics to paint and create original limited Edition artwork.... watch this space!
Simon - Water Colour Artist
Simon started his artistic journey at 17 years old as a self taught portrait artist.
Whilst evenings and weekends were spent finishing a carpentry apprenticeship on weekdays he was attending Scarborough Westwood Art college.
He kept up his art work in between working on building sites throughout his 20’s.
He then worked as an Art teacher in an inner city senior school in London for 7 years.
When he moved to Mallorca he worked as an Art teacher for one of the Islands international schools.
Throughout his life he has also been a working musician. His Art and Music education and skills have served him well during his travels and time spent in South America and around the world.
See more of Simons art @islandart.1975 on Instagram.