Escape and Evade

Escape And Evade

We are frequently asked ‘Exactly how do you print the maps onto silk?’ – We do not. These are genuine fabric maps, published onto silk over half a century back. Residence Front Vintage saves silk getaway and evasion maps that pilots and Special Pressures made use of during WW2 and the chilly battle. We re-make them into amazing homewares including padding covers, laptop computer as well as kindle covers and covered notebooks. We also make bespoke items to get and…

Can I pick up an Item in person?

Royal Mail

We can arrange for items to be collected from any events or fairs that we are attending but unfortunately we are not able to welcome visitors to our studio at the present time. What are the postage costs? All our prices include delivery to mainland UK.  For postage anywhere else…

How Do you Print the Maps onto Silk?


The short answer is… we don’t.  All of our products are made from genuine escape and evade maps printed by the military in the 1940s and 1950s.  We do not reprint or reproduce them in any way: you are buying a real piece of history.  For more information on the…

Gifts and accessories made from genuine ‘escape and evasion’ silk maps from WW2 and the 1950s. Soldiers carried these maps in case they needed to escape from enemy territory. Home Front Vintage remakes damaged maps into covetable products for people who value British heritage and provenance with a contemporary twist, preserving the integrity and history of the maps but making them relevant to today so that their story survives.

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