Chris Berens & Fiona Berrisford come from a background of mapping & mosaics and went off on a tangent with Africa Moon, first produced for the year 2000. Since then they have produced 3 children and a range of naturally south African posters, calendars, maps, note pads, gift stickers, tags and fridge magnets, all inspired by the living world around us. Chris now spends most of his time doing GIS and ICT work for VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade)
Our office is in our home and the "shop" (storage container) is in the garden. We have built a new workshop with a studio apartment to rent upstairs (check out 1 Vista Studio Apartment on Airbnb). Work, play, family and adventure all mix together with the aim of having fun while treading gently.
We are assisted by Thembela Faniso, the person who will very carefully and neatly pack your order or greet you at the gate or play soccer with the children.
Everything is created in Cape Town, from the original artwork, to printing and packaging.
The Family Calendar illustrations were originally the work of artist Sheila Petousis. We enjoy re-working her animals onto stickers, notepads and magnets. In 2018 we re-connected with Peter Hudson (he designed our original logo). He has made us a "loving the living world around us" story picture and breathed new life into the logo. We have been fortunate to use some illustrations by Georgie Berens and Theodore Key for our notepads (fish, whales and butterflies). The flowers and other wild life are by Fiona.
Based in Cape Town, on the southern tip of Africa, gives us food for thought and deed. Cape Town is situated in the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the plant kingdoms, but also the most diverse. We love love love our fynbos.
Along with the flora come the animals that surround them, and us, with a sense of scale and wonder. We started with small animal families (chameleons, frogs) but have now included some of the big guys.
Clip Clop can create customised content, making things bigger, smaller, adding names and colours; contact us with your wishes.
We love connection and communication and feedback.
some of the feedback we've received...
"I just wanted to extend a hearty thank-you for the beautiful way the maps were packed and delivered. I bought them as a gift for my boyfriend and he and I were both blown away at the presentation and the little additions. What a perfect brand experience, thank you! "
"I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service. I could not believe it when the calendar arrived yesterday all the way from Cape Town! Thank you so so very much for lockdown gift as well. What a special touch! I will cherish it."
"Just love your family calendars, been using it now for the 5th year"
"I love your family calendar, been using it for 3 years now, and it works sooooo well!"
"So happy to see you are doing this again. Can't run my life without it!"
"I can’t organise my life without your calendar, have been doing so since 2007, so please don’t EVER discontinue it,"
"We got a family calendar as a gift last year and now we’re totally addicted. Can't live without it anymore. Thank you for this great product. "
"Love the Moon Poster - have them all since the first"
"Hello! Usually just get the Tides Chart but can't resist that beautiful map of SA, will plant flags to remind us of all our travels : ) "
"Hello!! We all loved the map I ordered last year....Western Cape...and spent many hours at the dining room table traveling!!"
"Wow, that was excellent service - way beyond and above! Well done, and thank you very much! And we really appreciate the gift of the bat-eared fox magnet and the other goodies.You have earned a big recommendation from us!"
16 Cecil St, Claremont, Cape Town
083 2649142 / +27 (0)21 6716686
Welcome to our everywhere shop. Clip Clop calendars, maps and stationery are naturally South African, bringing a little of the outside inside.
We love to hear from you: visit us, phone for a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Africa Moon, Family Calendar, Notepads, Maps.......... loving the living world around us.