Our beloved London hometown is our muse and often plays the role of a character in our print designs, so when collaborating with Disney we leapt at the chance to reimagine our classic London print and combine it with one of their most iconic characters. For the upcoming Mickey Mouse x Cath Kidston collection we had fun capturing Mickey Mouse on a visit to London. Watch Mickey in London as he takes in the sights and discovers some of the city’s most famous landmarks!
Our scenic, story-telling prints are some of the most popular designs in our Print Library. We wanted to tell a story in print for the Mickey Mouse x Cath Kidston collection, inspired both by Mickey Mouse’s beginnings as a black and white animated character and his cheeky charm and personality. Mickey Mouse’s energy, curiosity and excitement are irresistible and add a playful new dimension and sense of discovery to one of our most familiar and enduring prints. The sketchy style and delicate detail of the Mickey Mouse illustrations we’ve borrowed from Disney’s archive also fit beautifully with our own design handwriting.
Mickey in London print sees the world’s most famous mouse exploring a miniature, monochromatic film set with atmospheric city scenes taken from our modern vintage London design. We’ve recoloured our classic print, with its fine sketches of instantly-recognisable landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, in gentle greyscale. It wouldn’t be a Cath Kidston print without pops of cheerful colour though, so Mickey Mouse himself appears in glorious technicolour. We’ve used shades of red and yellow taken from his outfit to add little splashes of colour to our trademark flowers and little boats on the River Thames, as well as London’s familiar bright red double decker buses. You can join Mickey in London – find the print on fashion, brilliant bags and kitchenware.
It’s not long until the Mickey Mouse x Cath Kidston collection launches! Be the first to shop Mickey in London print and the rest of this extra special, limited edition collection on Friday 2nd December by signing up to the Disney x Cath Kidston Priority Email Club here. Check the Global Stockists List to see which Cath Kidston stores will be stocking the collection when it launches instore on Saturday 3rd December. We’ll be sharing more stories on the blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in the meantime, so give us a follow!