This beautiful greeting card shows the Transporter Bridge at Middlesbrough, also known as the Tees Transporter Bridge, which crosses the River Tees on Teesside. Its shape is instantly recognisable as one of North East Englands industrial heritage landmarks. Perfect for anyone proud to be from Teesside or who is a lover of our industrial past. As an added bonus the image was also created using a variation of the historic Cyanotype process in blue, white and gold for an added touch of historical nostalgia. Exclusive to Alchemi Art you won’t find this card in the big chain stores.
The bridge opened in 1911 and for over 100 years would transport vehicles across the Tees on a gondola which has now been removed after it closed in August of 2019. It’s instantly recognisable shape is much loved as an icon of the area. There is a small museum dedicated to the bridge and the industrial heritage of Middlesbrough which can be found by the bridge on the south side.
This Middlesbrough Tees Transporter Bridge Greeting Card measures 150 x 150 mm. On the front, it features a print of an original artwork by Mara Louvain of Alchemi Art. It comes with a white envelope, packaged in a recyclable cello bag. The card is blank inside, so you can write your own message of love, friendship, or congratulations. It is the perfect way to send a special someone a reminder of your affection or to celebrate a special occasion.
The card is made of high-quality 300 gsm FSC cardstock, which means that it is made from responsibly managed forests. It has been printed here in the UK, comes with a matching white envelope and is kept safe inside a recyclable cello bag. So its environmental credentials are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
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By choosing to buy from Alchemi Art you are choosing to buy something a little different to what you will find in the big chain store or mega commerce websites. You’ll be able to gift a greeting card that stands out from others and also has a story behind it. All the artwork designs are created by me in my studio in County Durham so you’ll also be supporting a small local business.
I love working with the old Victorian photographic processes. One of my favourites is the cyanotype which has a distinctive blue and white colour. If you would like to learn more about the process then check out these articles here on the website. Cyanotype Art and the Cyanotype Process. How to make a cyanotype tutorial. Inspired by Anna Atkins.
The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is an organisation dedicated to the sustainable management of forests and woodlands. They also manage and operate the ‘check tree’ certification worldwide which shows that wood-based products have been created from sustainable sources. If you would like to know more about FSC Certification then check out the Forest Stewardship Council Website.