Monday 24 August 2015

‘Frwyth y Môr/ Fruits de Mer/ Fruits of the Sea Poster

As busy as ever here in the studio, last week I finished working on this for Menter Môn, an EU rural development programme that facilitates rural economic regeneration projects on Anglesey, North Wales. Along with the European Fisheries Fund and the Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGS) (set up to provide support for the sustainable development of fisheries areas) we developed this fun, bilingual (English/ Welsh) child friendly educational poster designed to highlight some of the diverse sea life inhabiting the surrounding North Wales Gwynedd/ Anglesey coastline for local schools.
The ‘Frwyth y Môr’ ‘Fruits de Mer’ or ‘Fruits of the Sea’ poster features 31 different species found at the varying depth that they inhabit in the North Wales sea. The original was created using acrylic paint and pen and measured (roughly) 17.50 x 25inches the labels were added afterwards by Mr Tom Pollock of Excellent Creative Design.

The poster completed it was unveiled as a 7 foot (at a guess) tall display at this year’s Menai Seafood Festival an annual event that celebrates North Wales' coastal heritage. Coinciding with Anglesey Marine Week 2015 that promotes the rich wildlife and heritage of Anglesey’s coastal waters the event showcases the best seafood and fish available around the shores of Anglesey with a local produce market and exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, art and craft and live music. I went along to see it for myself and see how the poster was received.
Some of the marine creatures made it onto the festival bunting 
More bunting...
The fish display with humans for scale
About the artist...
Children draw their favorite fish using the poster as reference  
My sincere thanks to Jane Davies and Robert Jones of Menter Môn.
© Arfon Jones 2015. All images are copyrighted throughout the world.


  1. Nice piece of work there, AJ. Well done.

  2. That's fab! It's fascinating to see the Smoothhound's name also has a 'dog' connection in Welsh - I wonder what it is that makes it seem so doglike that people speaking different languages give it doggy names, and whether it has a doggy name in other languages.

    Your author bio is great.

    1. Thanks Mim x Who knew that the Sea Bass shared its name with the hedgehog? :)

  3. Great educational piece! well done !

    1. Thanks Nick, thanks for the compliment! Pleased you like it :)



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