We've previously looked at how to go about getting your first commission and how to handle creative compromise once you’ve started out, now we turn our focus to the ups and downs of working from home as a freelancer.
We’re proud to announce that we’re working with Justice4Grenfell as our partner for this year’s 50/50 project.
Having looked at how to go about getting your first commission, we now turn to a key question for anyone working regular freelance graphic design, illustration, or design jobs - how to avoid creative compromise.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a potential collaborator, or simply looking for inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the artists turning heads with their typography art, prints and tees in 2019.
We look at perhaps the biggest question for anyone starting out: how to get your first commission. For insights from Kyle Platts and Aistė Stancikaitė into everything from how much work you should be making, whether you need to compromise on style, and how to start building up contacts, read on.
From tarot reading’s newest incarnation as hobby, to the rise of the astrology meme and the phenomena that is Stranger Things, we can’t be the only ones to notice that culture’s taken a distinctly supernatural turn in recent years.
Illustrator Jay Wright has carved out an enviable career while staying true to his style and roots. We caught up with him in his studio for a chat about his influences, inspiration, and plant collection.
Australian designer Bradley Pinkerton breaks down the key elements behind good graphic design for music.
We caught up with London-based designer and self titled jack of all trades Ben Mottershead to discuss how ADHD, humour and a love for signs have influenced his creative process.
We chat to Maria Falbo, Founder and visionary behind lifestyle brand Copson, to talk us through building a brand from the humble T-Shirt up.
Ahead of International Women's Day, HEY Studio's founder and creative director, Verònica Fuerte talks us through her creative process.
CSM graduate turned resident printmaker and self-confessed sticker fanatic Indiana Lawrence talks us through how the sticker changed art.
Renowned graphic and type designer Jackson Green walks us through his tips for designing band and music merch that cuts through.
NYC's Amber Vittoria is one of the hardest working freelance artists in the industry, boasting clients like Adidas, Gucci and The New York Times. We pick her brains for tips on what it takes to making a living selling art, clothing and designs online.
It's 2018 and bootleg fashion is thriving. Jolyon Webber helps us peel back the layers of parody and satire to see what makes the practice tick.
We sat down with Kerry O'Brien, CEO & Founder of YUAF and James Heather of The independent Music Cup/Ninja Tune to dig deep on the Independent Music Cup x Young Urban Arts Foundation collaboration.
Started nearly three years ago by hawk-eyed collector Kelly Angood, the account has built to nearly 30,000 followers, plenty of which come with serious creative clout. Take a look through the follower lists and it reads like a roll call of top global creators, from Wolfgang Tillmans to Baron von Fancy.
To be unique in a world that's saturated with amazing visuals is no easy feat. Somehow, though, Swedish visual artist Kom Tillbaka has found a way to navigate the world of graphic and visual art with seeming ease - maintaining a unique flavour from day one.
Over the last ten years, illustration has gained ever greater cultural currency. As well as taking advantage of new online platforms, artists have shown they're capable of more than 'just' commercial commissions – as Jean Jullien's stratospherically popular Peace for Paris symbol proves. And that is, in part, thanks to independent publisher Nobrow. Set up in 2008 as a small press, Nobrow did something few others were doing at the time and put illustration at the forefront of its books and magazines.
We caught up with Hayley and BRICK’s Editorial Director Sam Butler to talk about the power of independent publishing, all that the magazine stands for, and how it came to be...
After getting to know Josh, we weren’t content to leave it there. We had to understand the thinking behind his process more clearly, and look to tease out the lessons from his work ethic; lessons we hope will inspire and motivate others on their own creative journeys.
We sat down with Joy, on the eve of her first solo-exhibition, with a keen interest in understanding how she approached the brief, and in finding out what tips she has for other young artists.