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How to Get Your First Commission

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.

The Rise of Esoteric Symbolism in Fashion

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.

Insights — 2 weeks ago

Process: Jay Daniel Wright

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.

Insights — 1 month ago

Process: Ben Mottershead

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.

Insights — 4 months ago

Process: HEY Studio

Ahead of International Women's Day, HEY Studio's founder and creative director, Verònica Fuerte talks us through her creative process.

Insights — 5 months ago

How to Sell Your Art Online With Amber Vittoria

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.

Insights — 10 months ago

Natural Snack: Meet Instagram’s Cult Fruit Sticker Collector

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.

Insights — 1 year ago

Tormentalism: Kom Tillbaka’s Visual Art Explained

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.

Insights — 1 year ago

Print to Screen: Celebrating 10 Years of Nobrow Magazine

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.

Insights — 1 year ago

Never Not Working: Josh Saunders on the Importance of Process

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.

Insights — 1 year ago

Joy Miessi On Making Wearable Art

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.

Insights — 1 year ago

BBZ, Shakka D Badmon & More Team Up for Command-F

Curated by the fledgeling, self-styled cultural and creative agency Eleven Eleven, Command-F is a new initiative featuring some of London's most important young talents including Shaquille-Aaron Keith, Lotte Andersen, BBZ and more, all with their own design on a range of limited-edition tees.

Case Studies — 1 year ago

15 Women of the DIY Generation

In celebration of International Women’s Day we’ve selected 15 women who are using creativity and collaboration to challenge the political and cultural agendas crying out for positive change.

Insights — 1 year ago