The Great Outdoors - A New Collection By Pete McKee

We are delighted to present our new 'The Great Outdoors' 2020 McKee collection available this Saturday the 24th of October from 10am both online and at the Sheffield-based McKee Gallery. Pete has designed this year’s collection around the great outdoors, celebrating the UK’s varied and natural beauty with limited edition prints, created with traditional hand pulled screen printing techniques, brand new tourist posters illustrating some of the UK’s gorgeous national parks, a mug and tote bag that sport a popular redesigned McKee image and the much anticipated McKee 2021 calendar. So pop on your walking boots, don your woolly hat, step out into the countryside and breathe in the fresh air.

The Seasons - Limited Edition Print Set

Pete has created this exquisite set of limited edition prints that celebrate the four seasons, inspired by his love of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints which first emerged in the 17th century. Ukiyo-e, meaning ‘pictures of a floating world’, often celebrated the beauty of nature in all its annual stages.

Limited to 100, each edition consists of four prints, all signed and numbered by the artist and packaged in a special presentation box. These seasonal images have been printed on 250gsm Context Recycled Paper by Harvey Lloyd Screen Print, a specialist printers based in East Sussex who have been using innovative printing techniques since 1976. A3 in size, The Seasons prints range from 6-10 colours per image. Priced at £245 per set.

National Park Posters

To celebrate some of the stunning national parks the UK has to offer, Pete has created six tourist posters featuring his favourites: the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Northumberland Coast, the Cairngorms and the South Downs. Measuring 60cm x 80cm and priced at £20 these posters are a beautiful way to bring the outdoors into your home.

Who Needs a Fancy Holiday - Tote Bag and Mug

For most of us, this year has been full of staycations, allowing many of us to rediscover the fabulous places on our doorstep. To celebrate this Pete has redesigned his Who Needs a Fancy Holiday Abroad When You have All This on Your Doorstep For Free image and placed this onto our 100% cotton, ethically screen printed tote bag and our six colour screen print mug, produced in Scotland. Mugs priced at £15, tote bags at £8.

McKee 2021 Calendar

The much anticipated McKee calendar is back featuring images that all relate to the great outdoors. Every image is accompanied with text from Pete, who describes each picture by sharing a memory, anecdote or thought about the work. Complete with all the usual important reminders, Pete also decided to add his birthday this year. We thought this was a little cheeky but decided to let him off. Priced at £15.

Charity Christmas Cards and Children's Activity Book

We’ve teamed up again with Artfelt, The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme, to produce a wonderful set of eight Christmas cards priced at £4.50, featuring a new design by Pete. To cut down on plastic these cards are tied together with ribbon. Pete has also designed an amazing activity book, ‘Eric in Space’, filled with drawing activities and puzzles to entertain the little ones. Also priced at £4.50.

100% of the profits from every activity book and pack of cards sold go to Artfelt; who use art to provide child friendly settings at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and help young patients feel more comfortable. Artfelt also run workshops for patients, which have been paused due to the pandemic. So instead, they are working hard to provide high quality art packs and virtual music to normalise the experience of hospital for patients at Sheffield Children’s.