Insights — 5 days ago

Joy Miessi On Making Wearable Art

Rising London based artist Joy Miessi has joined forces with 50 leading artists in response to a single, uniform brief; to design a T-shirt that promotes discussion around a single, important topic – censorship. We sat down with Joy, on the eve of her first solo-exhibition, to chat about her involvement 50/50, with a keen interest in understanding how she approached the brief, and in digging deeper into the lessons other young artists can learn from Joy's work.

Activist Apparel: The T-Shirts Behind Protest Movements

Political slogan tees are everywhere in 2018, from the streets to the catwalk. They’re enjoying a renaissance – and with good reason. Social media has proved fertile ground for activists, opening up new ways to unite, campaign and organise around pressing issues. But clicktivism, with its hashtag campaigns and viral petitions, has thrown up its own set of drawbacks. How to cut across the roar as our voices have proliferated?

Insights — 6 days ago

Censorship vs the Female Body with Jess Cochrane

It’s safe to say that “self-love” and “body-positivity” have become buzz-terms in recent years – with many big brands trying to tap into these safe spaces – but Jess Cochrane is the Australian visual artist authentically championing both through her work. We hit up Jess ahead of our 50/50 project with Amnesty International to talk creative process, censorship, and challenging the status quo.

Insights — 2 weeks 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 — 3 weeks 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 — 3 months ago

9 Fashion Designers Set to Shake Things Up in 2018

We’ve selected 9 emerging designers that are set to do interesting things in 2018; whether that’s through collabs, deconstructing gender, reclaiming deadstock, exploring their heritage or funding their labels with a club night.

Insights — 4 months ago

8 Pieces of Classic Graphic Design from the UK Club Scene

New Kickstarter-funded book Clubbed plans to explore the rich visual history of UK club culture – everything from logos and lanyards to fonts and flyers. We talk with the man behind the book - designer Rick Banks - who tells the story behind eight of his favourite examples.

Inspiration — 4 months ago

The 10 Most Wanted J Dilla Collectibles

J Dilla’s mythology has found sources in his early pressings as well as the many posthumous releases that mine material from the archives, not to mention the proliferation of inspired T-shirts, prints, posters and merchandise.

Inspiration — 4 months ago

How Nike Became Untouchable

Nike’s championing of 360 degree cool culture, coupled with its latest verticals, including Nike's offering of mobile apps and NikeLab, has cunningly positioned the brand so front-of-mind that it’s near impossible not to partake.

Insights — 4 months ago