COVID-19 coronavirus and my shop – UPDATED (again)

Update: 5 January 2021

From 5 January, England is returning to a national lockdown. In light of this announcement, I am once again restricting sales to just those prints I hold in stock.

Please read on for more information about what is available and how quickly your order will be processed and posted.

If you have any questions about your order, please get in touch at jon@jonstubbington.com

Gift vouchers

If you would like to give someone a print as a present but are not sure which one, or your preferred print is currently unavailable, then I have a solution for you…

jon stubbington art gift card

Your gift card will be emailed to you (or to your chosen recipient) so there is no need for a postman to visit your door. It can then be redeemed against prints in my shop.

Gift cards can be redeemed against any item in the collection and are available in the following denominations:

  • £14
  • £20
  • £26
  • £38

All my prints are priced at £12 for an A4 print and £18 for an A3 print, plus £2 postage, so you can give someone the gift of a print and let them choose the design they would like. They won’t even have to pay for the postage.


Which prints are available?

All prints that I hold in stock here at home are available to purchase.

Some prints are only printed when an order is placed. These prints are currently unavailable. All listings have been updated to clearly show if a design is in stock and available to order.

Are the prints available elsewhere?

I am trying to balance the stock between the shop here on my website and my Etsy shop. If a particular print is showing as unavailable here, it may be worth checking my Etsy shop to see if there is a copy available there.

When will orders be shipped?

I will only be posting orders twice a week. Please be aware that this means that it may take a little longer for your print to reach you.

All orders placed from Friday until midnight on Monday will be processed and posted on Tuesday. All orders placed from Tuesday until midnight on Thursday will be processed and posted on Friday.

What has changed?

As lockdowns have come and gone, I have reopened to orders across all prints in my collection. However, now, with the strictest of lockdown measures being reintroduced, I have decided to temporarily close to orders on prints that are not currently held in stock.

This is to allow time for my local printer here in Ashburton to assess the impact on their business and to also limit the number of interactions I need to make in order to post out your orders..

Thank you for your patience while these restrictions are in place and I look forward to posting you a print from Devon.


Original post: 30 March 2020

Last week, the UK was placed into a form of lockdown, with many shops being told to close their doors and the Government instructing everyone to Stay Home unless absolutely necessary.

As things stand, I am allowed to continue to run my online shop (both here on this website and on Etsy) however I have taken the decision to temporarily close both shops.

If you would like to still support my online shop, and get yourself something to look forward to once the lockdown has lifted, then you can still buy gift cards for my shop. Delivered electronically, the gift card can be used once the shop has reopened.

Why has the shop shut?

There is increasing strain on Post Offices and Royal Mail staff to continue operating under these new and unusual circumstances. Important deliveries still need to be made, getting the things that people need delivered to their doors. I am hesitant to add to their burden at this time with non-essential deliveries.

This decision is the one I have come to, based on my particular circumstances. I am in the fortunate position that my business does not rely solely on the sale of prints through my shop. My illustration business is largely conducted digitally, with communication over the phone, Skype, and email, and the finished products delivered electronically.

Other creatives and small, independent retailers are not in the same position and I fully understand why other online businesses are keeping their shops open. The Royal Mail is continuing to deliver letters and parcels and the Post Offices are remaining open. For some people, receiving something through the post will be an important part of getting them through these difficult days of isolation.

Jon Stubbington Illustration is still open

The illustration side of my business is continuing and, like many other freelance creatives out there at the moment, I am actively seeking new work to help see me through the difficult weeks and months ahead.

If you are looking for book covers, book artwork, or portraits of yourself or your pets, then please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.