No Guts No Glory works with some of the best creative talent from all over the UK to produce Limited Edition clothing with an ecologically and ethically minded approach. Built on strong D.I.Y ethics in 2009, NGNG aims to bring people together, creating a community-based network of Illustrators, Designers and Photographers.
Stephen Smith. The founder of NCC, a prolific studio based in London, N5.
It is the name behind a signature style of illustration and design and a bunch of tremendous publications. The latest book titled “Lost Control” was published by Gestalten and released in 2007, is the pedestal to numerous examples of primitive, collage and layered illustrative and photographic work.
NCC works closely with Universities and is supported by the Arts Council for England and the British Council.
Print Liberation is a studio which is directed by Jamie Dillon and Nick Paparone. They are based in Philadelphia, USA and are heavily involved in the world of printmaking.
They make t-shirts, prints, stickers and are the authors of ‘Print Liberation: The Screen Printing Primer’.
It feels like these guys are beginning a revolution in the world of printmaking with a slightly political yet humorous approach to their design work.
With slogans like “DON’T GIVE UP” and “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCREEN PRINTER”, who wouldn’t be on their side?
The eccentric and multi-disciplinary Seripop duo never fail to inspire me. Yannick and Chloe live and work in Montreal, Canada. They are the creators of a rather original illustrative and graphical style of screen print and are very experimental with their visual work which often includes sculpture and installation.
Alongside all of this, they perform in a noise-rock band called AIDS WOLF. You should all have a look and a listen.
How do you explain this guy’s work? Well…as you enter his world, you will come across cult-esque sci-fi creatures, clashing vibrant colours, isometric illustrations with amazing attention to detail, clean graphics mixed with tie dye and 80’s record sleeves. To put it bluntly, Will is probably from another planet.
Go check out his vast array of T-shirts and prints in his online store!
I first came across the work of this Brooklyn based duo on a study trip to San Francisco in 2006 where I was blown away with their majestically displayed prints in the MoMA. Sarah and Reed are not only a highly talented couple, they are also the friendliest people I have ever met. They continue to push their work in all directions including sculpture, screen print, typography, paper craft, graphic design, illustration; the list goes on. Sarah also runs Post Expose Studio where they do all of their printing alongside running lessons to the general public.