We’ve teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich and created some fab designs inspired by their attractions. We invite you to join us on a journey of discovery to explore their iconic London treasures and lots of fascinating facts.
Royal Museums Greenwich is a top-10 UK visitor attraction and is home to the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House Art Gallery. Understanding and learning about our English heritage is something that is important to us at Kite. We love taking inspiration from our surroundings so we were really excited to explore these historic London sites!
Some time ago our designers took a trip to visit the attractions and get some inspiration for the pieces in our collection. They took lots of photos whilst soaking up the history and stories too.
Our Ponko penguin design was inspired by a toy penguin thought to have belonged to a photographer called Herbert Ponting. Ponko was an early promotional toy for the film ‘The Great White Silence’ that Ponting made about Scott’s Terra Nova expedition. We couldn’t resist a cute ‘Ponko penguin’ print, it's just the thing for your little one’s adventures.
Our Cutty Sark t-shirt playfully features the famous ship inside a teacup. Built in 1869 it was one of the last tea clippers built to carry tea across the oceans. The Cutty Sark has visited every major port in the world surviving fires, wars and heavy seas, and is now docked in Greenwich.
The Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of the World. We have designed a t-shirt in honour of this building as it is steeped in history and full of stories. The t-shirt showcases the dramatic telescope and roof of the building positioned amongst some very iconic London landmarks.
Our Queen’s House t-shirt is inspired by the Queen’s House art gallery in Greenwich. They have some wonderful portraits of Kings and Queens on display so we thought it would be fun to create some portraits of animals looking a little bit royal instead! Can you spot their crowns?
We hope you have enjoyed learning some fun and fascinating facts about the four world class museums and that you love the pieces in our collection celebrating them.