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Lune Club Founders Interview

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Lune Club specialises in all things retro prints that would fir your room perfectly! But don't just take our word for it...

What inspired you to start up Lune Club?

I have always wanted to own a little art print business and with the lockdowns happening I managed to save enough to get a good printer and the supplies to make it happen. Also, I really wanted to be my own boss!

How did you decide on the name?

I originally thought about designing star map prints and selling them which brought me to the name 'Lune'. I decided against the star maps but I liked the name so it just stuck.

How long have you been there?

I opened up my Etsy shop in March 2022, so around 9 months. It has been going really well so far!

Is your career background in design or is this something you've started later on?

No, I don't have any professional background in design but I have always been quite creative. From 2013-2017, I was self-employed and owned an online vintage clothing store which was amazing and allowed me to get quite creative fashion-wise. I then worked in a school until I started Lune Club!

Where do you get the inspiration for your prints?

Lots of places! I like researching colour palettes and retro designs on Pinterest which always helps me get inspired. I love seeing how designs looked in the 70s/80s/90s and I use that to inspire my retro pieces. Also, I like snapping pictures of any colours that I like when I'm out and about and will consider using them in my future designs!

We love your negroni spagliato print! Would you say that memes help with ideas?

Thank you! Yes definitely! If I particularly love a viral video/meme I will consider making it into a print I don't do it that often though, as viral videos/memes sometimes have a very short window of when they are popular then it is onto the next thing.

What is your all-time favourite print that you've made?

It is hard to choose but I think one of my favourites is possibly the 'More Espresso, Less Depresso' print, but my favourite collection is all of the retro-inspired ones!

Do you keep all of your copies?

I have a couple of my prints up in my house and I have some little A5 prints up in my home office too.

How important is it to have inspirational messages, such as 'In this house we are feminists' and 'GRL PWR', on your prints?

Feminism is important to me, so I really wanted to have a range of prints that reflected this. I think it is great so many people buy my feminist prints that have an important message but are also fun to display on your wall.

Lastly, where can people find your lovely store?

You can find me on my website, Etsy and FY!


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