Inspiration for the Naked Surfers

The Naked Surfers Range, was a ‘Happy Accident.’ Netty and Nathan were discussing the final design they needed for a range of mugs they were putting into production, then the rest (as they say) is history.

They were one design short on their print run, so that their bone china mugs could to go to be fired. Over a couple of glasses of bubbles, they started giggling at the cheekiness of one of their images and decided to run with this germ of an idea. Little did they know how popular their design would become and the other icons and themes that would spin off from it.

As Bude has become known for having a strong surfing community, word soon spread that the Budeful store was where you could get the ‘Naughty Surfers’ merchandise. The range of products that these themes can be now seen on, has also grown. From homeware, to enamel mugs, prints and t shirts, there is no limit to where these designs can go.

Their images skim the line between ‘cheeky’ and ‘smutty.’ However, the designers have tried to keep their illustrations more about the love between two people with a little naughtiness thrown into the mix, like the vintage postcards from a bygone era. The Naked Surfers theme also fits with their ethical values on multiple levels, so you will see the display of love between gay, lesbian and straight couples in the imagery. In the background, the desginers are working away on similar ideas for trans, disabled and alternative body shapes and sizes, which will be released once these are completed for Summer / Autumn 2022.

The Budeful Brand strongly endorses inclusion; equality, non-discrimination; respect; tolerance; body positivity and love. Now more than ever we all need to raise a smile, as recent world events have pulled life into perspective. Netty and Nathan hope that their illustrations bring joy to their fans and followers.

‘We want to be known showing love for our environment, surroundings and for each other.’

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