About Endurance Designs

Our mission is to celebrate the history and adventurous spirit of those people who have dared to venture to the ends of the earth.

Endurance Designs produces high quality merchandise – posters, clothing and cards – based on Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  from 1914 to 1916. 

The epic explorations of Sir Ernest Shackleton are perhaps the greatest legends to come out of the “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration. The trip aboard the ship Endurance, and the struggle after it sank, is considered by many to be the greatest survival saga of the 20th century. The incredible images made by expedition photographer Frank Hurley illustrate this amazing story and bring it to life for us over 100 years later.


Who we are

We are a small team of dedicated Antarctic fans committed to excellence in design and manufacturing.  

Alex Taylor, founder and president of Endurance Designs, has a long personal association with the Antarctic and a love of Antarctic history. Since 1992 Alex has worked in the Antarctic as a polar guide and logistician for the British Antarctic Survey and the National Science Foundation (USA). He has ventured to South Georgia, Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula as a safety technician on the production of the IMAX film and television documentary, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, produced by WGBH-Nova/White Mountain Films.



All the historical photographs reproduced by Endurance Designs are officially licensed from institutions holding original Hurley prints or negatives. The Frank Hurley photographs licensed by Endurance Designs, with one exception, were reproduced with permission from the Scott Polar Research Institue, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. The "Endurance and Rampart Berg" photograph is reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

All images, text and designs that appear in this website are copyright protected by Endurance Designs Inc. Nothing from this website may be reproduced or re-distributed in any form without prior consent from Endurance Designs Inc.


Quality Guarantee

At Endurance Designs we manufacture everything that we sell. Environmental responsibility is a guiding principle. The quality of our products and the service we provide to our customers is of the utmost importance. Without these two elements we might as well not be in business. Simply stated, we stand behind all our products and guarantee complete customer satisfaction, or we will refund your money.


Let us know what you think

The Antarctic casts a spell over virtually all those who visit it or read about it. This great enthusiasm creates an avid interest in the place. The staff at Endurance Designs are no exception. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback on any Antarctic topic or anything you’d like to see produced by Endurance Designs. Click here to contact us.