We first met the lovely Hello DODO at our first Fairy Tale Fair, they came back for Christmas and we are lucky enough to have them back again for a third time!
“This will be our third Fairy Tale Fair and it is just MAGICAL! It really is the most amazing event full of fantastic talented designer makers, fun crafts you can get involved with and YUMMY cakes to be eaten…”– Hello DODO
Remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Hello, we are Ali and Jam AKA hello DODO! We design and handprint our own range of bright and clever prints and tote bags…all from our little flat in Brighton! We also have our own range of fun greetings cards and digital prints. Our one aim is to make people smile! :o)
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
We have a few designs which are really popular but our ‘I Love A Nice Lion On A Sunday’ screenprint is definitely our best seller. It really appeals to folks of all ages!
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
There’s so much that we enjoy but the main thing is seeing how an idea we’ve scrawled on a scrap of paper develops in to a proper design, eventually being burnt in to a silkscreen and handprinted and THEN seeing it make people smile when they see it! Everything about hello DODO is fun and playful, full of silly puns and simple yet clever design tricks. We LOVE printing things by hand. Although it can be very very (very) exasperating it’s also the most rewarding thing in the world when you get it right!
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Yep we do loads! We sell at Craftaganza in Brighton, will soon be part of the Maker’s Boutique Exhibition at the Fishing Quarter Gallery on the seafront, we’ll be taking part in the incredible AT Open House in May and the infamous Crafty Fox Market in Brixton in March. There’s an ‘Upcoming Events’ page on our blog! :o)
What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
At The Fairy Tale Fair we’ll have our full range of screenprints, plus tote bags, mini handprinted relief prints (just £3!) and hopefully we’ll have brand new greetings cards to show you all too! We’ll have plenty of stock of our ‘My Mum’s Lovely’ card too with it’s sweet and clever typographic trick, perfect for Mother’s Day!
You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?
YES! This will be our third Fairy Tale Fair and it is just MAGICAL! It really is the most amazing event full of fantastic talented designer makers, fun crafts you can get involved with and YUMMY cakes to be eaten. It’s the perfect event for all the family! Last time everyone was having so much fun that many people ended up spending most of the day hanging out at the fair :o)
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
Ooooh we have so many!! We have lots of brand new designs which we’re working on now plus ideas for brand new (and unexpected!) products which we’re really excited about! We’re also on a mission to find lots more fantastic shops to stock hello DODO products.
Any other comments you wish to make:
The Fairy Tale Fair is UNMISSABLE! Make sure you pop the date in your calendar! :o)