Success on the cards for Pike and sheep scenes

Paul Wood with his new range of greetings cards inspired by the upper Calder Valley landscape
Paul Wood with his new range of greetings cards inspired by the upper Calder Valley landscape

A GRAPHIC designer has produced a range of contemporary greeting cards inspired by the upper Calder Valley landscape.

Paul Wood, of Paul Wood Design, has been a graphic designer and illustrator for 30 years but recently started selling a range of cards, many with a local connection.

His first design - a Christmas card featuring Stoodley Pike - was stocked in several outlets and proved so popular that it sold out.

Paul, of Todmorden, has now expanded his range to include contemporary images including another local icon - sheep.

“I just did this for fun and then it started to grow.

“I now have a range of cards, all locally printed too, featuring the adventures of a black sheep on the hills above Tod,” he said.

“They are proving very popular with retailers re-ordering and new cards constantly being designed.

“The landscape around here gives me inspiration for my designs.

“Hopefully I will be able to distribute my range more widely and maybe Stoodley Pike and the black sheep may conquer the world.”