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Forsten’s Tortoise


This artwork celebrates the anatomy of these small, caramel-coloured tortoises that become active in the twilight hours.

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This print protects
Forsten’s Tortoises

A handcrafted, interactive piece of artwork celebrating the beauty and vulnerability of these iconic tortoises that are being overexploited by the illegal wildlife trade.

This unique artwork carries a powerful underlying message; under UV light a phosphorescent skeleton appears, indicating all that remains when a species falls into the darkness of extinction.

Released in a limited edition of just 40 prints, each purchase protects endangered turtles with a donation to the work of the Turtle Survival Alliance, an action-oriented global partnership that is committed to zero turtle extinctions in the 21st century.

What's in the box?

UV torch – flashlight used to interact with the print and reveal the animal's anatomy.

Thank you card – a personal hand screen printed message from the makers, Ed and James.

Charity card – price breakdown of how Turtle Survival Alliance use donations to protect the species.

Makers booklet – an editorial publication that shares the working process and story of the brothers.

Framing guide – care instructions of how to best protect your artwork.

Each Bornean Orangutan screenprint is accompanied by a beautifully printed book that tells a story of this species and the life work of Alfred Wallace.

This 60-page publication explores the species he witnessed on his travels and highlights the growing threats they currently face in Borneo. Through beautifully written articles, fascinating facts and colourful graphics, these books are perfect for anyone fascinated with animals or curious in natural history.

Take a sneak peek inside the book

Sustainably screen printed

This Forsten’s Tortoise screen print has been designed and hand-printed by Ed and James in a limited edition of 40 prints. They use Fedrigoni’s 350gsm Freelife Cento, a carbon balanced paper which Fedrigoni create in collaboration with The World Land Trust.

Numbered and embossed, this interactive twelve-layer screen print is comprised of eleven layers of water based pigment ink, finished with one layer of phosphorescent ink.

“Through our art, we are giving a voice to the animals that are far too often overlooked and unheard. We hope these prints create a platform that inspires curiosity and moves more people to take action.”

James Harrison, Printmaker & co-founder of Under the Skin