All  the latest news and updates from our artist roster and beyond.

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Welcome Tom Abbiss Smith

We’re really excited to announce that contemporary artist and designer Tom Abbiss Smith has joined the Grand Matter family! Tom’s work utilises a range of techniques and is inspired heavily by nature, music, and urban environments, which results in beautifully colourful and textural artworks.

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Alice Bowsher x The Hoxton

Alice was commissioned to design some bold and characterful window hoarding for two new Hoxton Hotel sites in Southwark and Chicago.

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Alec Doherty at Victory Plaza

Alec Doherty has installed a fantastic new sculptural piece at Victory Plaza in Stratford, measuring 3.5 meters square, and inspired by his experience of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Grand Matter x Everpress: #Pride Collection

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we curated a collection of 26 t-shirts designed by a select group of brilliant creatives, celebrating all things Pride.

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Thomas Hedger for Brummell Magazine

Thomas has designed the cover artwork for the new Summer issue of Brummell Magazine.

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Aiste Stancikaite x Seiko

Aiste illustrates a special feature in collaboration with Seiko, that explores notable creatives who’s work is inspired by Japanese design philosophy.

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Grand Matter x Everpress

We teamed up with artist t-shirt printing platform Everpress  to launch a new collection of tees designed by our roster of artists.

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Thomas Hedger for OffBlak

A series of bold and colourful illustrations and icons for new tea brand.

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Alice Bowsher for Cicada Books

Alice had the pleasure of illustrating the brilliant latest children’s book from publishers Cicada Books – ‘Fly Flies’.

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Welcome Bryce Wymer

We’re excited to announce that visual artist Bryce Wymer has joined the Grand Matter roster. Bryce’s surreal and dream-like works take the form of painted and mixed media illustrations, murals and installations – often inspired by human social progression.

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Owen Gildersleeve for Vanity Fair

After the success of Owen’s first designs for Vanity Fair’s On Time watch report he was asked to create the designs for the April 2019 Watch report with the theme of Space to inspire the paper cut designs.

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Joe Cruz for New Balance

A series of animated gifs to mark the launch of a new space themed limited edition trainer for New Balance, commissioned by creative agency Studio MM.

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Aiste Stancikaite x Creative Debuts

Aistė was invited to showcase a piece in an exhibition curated by Creative Debuts, celebrating International Women’s Day.

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Balance For Better

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2019, we invited a select group of artists to respond to this year’s theme of ‘Balance for Better’ and create an artwork celebrating gender equality.

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Alec Doherty for 25 Park Row

Alec has created a set of illustrations for new luxury property development in New York, 25 Park Row, to form part of its visual identity created by agency DBOX.

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Toby Triumph for Coach

Toby worked with luxury fashion brand Coach, in partnership with The Future Project, to design and hand-paint two uplifting murals in the entrance hall of a New Jersey high school.

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Owen Gildersleeve interview for Adobe Stock

Owen was recently invited to speak at Brief Festival – a 3 day long event held in Madrid celebrating all things Graphic Design and creative, where he was also interviewed by Adobe for their Make It series.

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Saskia Pomeroy for Riposte and Amnesty International

Multidisciplinary artist Saskia Pomeroy will be exhibiting a new piece in an upcoming exhibition organised by Riposte magazine.

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Thomas Hedger at citizenM Bankside

Thomas Hedger has created an installation of colourful graphic banners in citizenM’s Bankside hotel on 1st December, as part of their annual Secret Garden series.

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Toby Triumph & Daniel Clarke for Turnbull & Asser

Working with esteemed London tailors Turnbull & Asser, Toby and Daniel each designed a limited edition silk pocket square for their Artist Collection.

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Event: &wherefore, Unbounded Creatives

Hear from our selection of esteemed artists who are embracing a multidisciplinary practice, in partnership with Work.Life.

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Event: &wherefore, The Boundary Breakers

Hear from our panel of change-makers on how they encourage diversity and are actively breaking down barriers in the creative industry. In partnership with Airbnb.

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Vanity Fair Watch Report

Paper artist and set designer Owen Gildersleeve has created a series of aviation inspired sets for Vanity Fair’s watch report out September 2018

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Alice Bowsher illustrates the Anna brand

Alice Bowsher has teamed up with NB Studio and Michael Wolff to create a suite of charming illustrations, with heaps of personality, to help communicate the human side to new finance brand, Anna.

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Alice Bowsher X Camden Town Brewery

As seasonal artist for 2018, Alice has created the design for the first of two limited edition beers for Camden Town Brewery and a special summer pint cup.

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Jessica Dance for Becca’s Bunch

Textile artist Jessica Dance worked on the original puppets for a brand new Nick Jr preschool series called Becca’s Bunch.

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Solo Exhibition: Observations from the Unknown

Owen Gildersleeve has created a body of nine original artworks as part of a special solo exhibition ‘Observations from the Unknown’ in San Fransisco.

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Owen Gildersleeve for Penguin UK

Owen Gildersleeve has worked with Penguin Books UK to create their summer campaign for 2018, featuring three quintessential summer scenes playing host to the hottest summer reads this year.

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Secret 7″ is Back for 2018

We were lucky enough to preview this year’s Secret 7″ exhibition, featuring 700 vinyl sleeve designs created by some of the best in contemporary design and illustration, including the Grand Matter roster.

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Saskia Pomeroy X Make Ready Workshop

Surface designer and artist Saskia Pomeroy recently teamed up with silkscreen printing specialists Make Ready, for The Conran Shop as part London Craft Week 2018.

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Joe Cruz Solo Exhibition in Tokyo

Mixed media artist Joe Cruz held a solo exhibition at Tokyo’s Common Gallery in May, showcasing over 100 original pieces created using a variety of production processes.

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Work Together, Accomplish More

In partnership with Wood Street Walls, Saskia Pomeroy has created a 160m long mural along the perimeter of the Kitchener Road Park to help promote community cohesion.

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GENTSPACE X Alice Bowsher for SS18

A Moroccan holiday themed capsule collection for SS18 in collaboration with the Chinese luxury menswear brand.

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Embroidered Badges for Volkswagen

Textile artist Jessica Dance has created a series of embroidered patches for Volkswagen, playfully showcasing the skills and experience of their aftersales team.

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Alice Bowsher X Beach London

Guinea pig obsessed  illustrator Alice Bowsher has teamed up with Beach London to curate a series of workshops at Camden’s Daughter featuring her favourite animal.

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Owen Gildersleeve X James Day

Owen Gildersleeve collaborated with photographer James Day featuring Asics Gel-Lyte III limited edition sneakers designed by Kith’s ​Ronnie Fieg.

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Uplifting office murals for Seven

Alice Bowsher has been at marketing agency Seven this month, painting her playful characters and animals on to their office walls, from the foyer and working spaces, to the lifts and the toilets.

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Alec Doherty’s beer taps for Partizan Brewing

Alec has designed joyous totem-like characters  as beer taps for the newly opened Partizan Brewing tap room in Bermondsey.

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St James’s Advent Calendar

Daniel Clarke has created the artwork for the St James’s Market Pavilion advent calendar window display, featuring a large scale illustration of London.

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Welcome Aiste Stancikaite

We’re delighted to announce the addition of Aistė Stancikaitė to the Grand Matter family. Aistė is a mixed media artist whose work often pairs intricate pencil drawings with other traditional or digital mediums.

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Alice Bowsher at Tokyo Bike

Alice Bowsher is exhibiting a selection of original paintings at Shoreditch’s Tokyo Bike this month. The series of 4 large scale pieces painted on canvas will be on display until 10th January 2018, and are available to buy.

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Sock it to ’em

Jessica Dance has created a series of sock puppets for luxury fashion retailer Brown’s, on display at the South Molton Street store for the festive period.

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Together Through the Years

Owen Gildersleeve created the set for Jigsaw’s heart warming Christmas animation about togetherness, directed by Nick Cinelli.

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Welcome Daniel Clarke

We’re excited to announce artist Daniel Clarke joins the Grand Matter roster. Specialising in abstract compositional pieces, he’s heavily inspired by architecture and the relationship between geometric and fluid shapes.

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To The Girls

Launched by Grand Matter, ‘To the Girls’ is an empowering digital sticker pack aimed at girls and young women, showcasing 34 designs by a selection of artists from our roster.

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‘A Very Luxury Christmas’ for Space NK

Set designer Owen Gildersleeve was commissioned to create abstract tree and wreath sets for Space NK.

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New York comes to Tokyo

Illustrator Toby Triumph has created a set of typographic designs for an exhibition at Tokyo Bike in Shoreditch, London, on display until 29th November.

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Makings of a Man

Illustrator Alec Doherty took part in a life drawing event and exhibition organised by It’s Nice That and grooming brand Harry’s.

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Six N. Five Launch Shop

Artist duo Six N. Five have opened an online shop, with a healthy selection of sublime prints available to buy.

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The Art of Ping Pong

Partnering with Everpress HQ, The Art of Ping Pong has this year commissioned a range of t-shirt designs from artists including our very own Saskia Pomeroy, to accompany their selection of ping pong bat designs. All profits go to charity Trekstock and they launch on the 26th October at Protein Gallery.

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