We first stocked Blunt Cards by Liam Grieves for a Valentine’s Day market last year – they were the talk of the event and we’ve stocked them on our website ever since…
Liam lives literally under the wing of the Angel Of The North and is a soon-to-be fatha of three, but it was his naughty side that got him into designing cards and gifts.
- Where were you born? Gateshead.
- Where do you live now? Kibblesworth, Gateshead.
- Where else have you lived? I grew up and lived in Washy until I met my better half, then shifted to Gateshead (where she was from).
- Are your products your main job? No, I’m also a freelance graphic designer, which gives me a lot of variety (including my cards). My cards and gifts are something I’d class as ‘on the side’. I do them for fun really!
- How did you get into making your own products? I started my Blunt Cards range because I didn’t like the cards available on the high street, so decided to draw my own ‘blunt’ ones that said what people really think sometimes. I started doing Geordie ones because I could! And because they’re fun to do!
- What was your first product? Happy Birthday you horrible old c**t! Still my best seller too!
- What’s your favourite product? I like my tick box occasion card! It covers everything!
- What’s coming up for you? Another bairn, number 3! Other than that, I have no idea! I take each day as it comes!
- Best and worst things about being an NE creative? I’ve only ever been a creative in the North East so wouldn’t know what the bad things were. Surely there can’t be any? Good things? Probably being a stone’s throw away form the Toon!
- Favourite NE landmark? The Angel Of The North. I can see it from my bedroom window!
- Favourite NE restaurant/bar/cafe? I don’t have a favourite, I like to try them all. Or as many as possible.
- Other NE creatives/brands you love? I like them all, they all have their own character.
- Any hobbies or weird interests? Nothing weird! But take football a little too seriously. Can get “grumpy” if Newcastle take a beating, according to the wife and bairns.