Todays Two is designed and handmade by the gorgeous Olivia Bullock aka YOKE.
Olivia Bullock is a Lewes based artist and illustrator. Her work draws inspiration from a broad spectrum of historical cultural references as well as contemporary influences from personal experience as a former fashion illustrator.
Olivia's work is entirely hand painted, using a combination of gouache and watercolour on paper, which is then cut out and assembled to create a multi layered collage.
We Love, love, love her special TWO she did for us, you can see how she layers her pieces with beautiful texture and colour.
Super Science 2015
Olivia often uses pop culture to add a real and humorous feel to her work. For example checkout the adidas tracksuit and Birkenstock sandals on the piece above.
Much of her inspiration is gathered from legends, stories, history and traditions. Her invented beasts, masked beings, dysfunctional and ridiculous characters occupy a captivating, and brilliant mythological world.
Ceremonial from Super Science 2015
Her characters often have no emotional presence or identity and are often hidden from view, leaving your imagination to fill the gaps.
Olivia did the artwork for Steve Masons latest Album pictured above called 'Meet the Humans' for Domino records. She also collaborated on the video 'Planet Sizes' which is well worth a watch ( link below ).
Anhematonic from Musicology 2014
Olivia created the accessories label YOKE in 2015. We fell in love with YOKE the moment she showed us and I'm especially enjoying this seasons coloured and white ropes which have gone down a storm!
If you would like to see more of Olivia's awesome work go to her website....
You can shop her YOKE collection at www.popsicleonline.com
Todays Two is designed by the totally awesome Monstrous pencil aka Galia Pike.
I met the gorgeous Galia when she walked into my shop one day wearing one of her amazing necklaces and her neon 'CRIPES' bag. She and her designs caught my eye straight away and I was well excited when she introduced herself and showed me all the other things that she makes.
Galia loves drawing creatures, monsters and making things. She is also one half of the award winning electronic toy wielding band Psapp where her crayoning hand has sprouted a parallel universe filled with monochromatic cats, imaginary keyboards and friendly monsters that have walked their way onto album covers, T-shirts and animated videos.
Here's her Handmade Fairtrade cotton 'CRIPES' tote bag available at Popsicle.
Galia's Handmade polymer clay and silver plated necklaces just fly out the shop and come in a vast range of colours, shapes and textures.
She’s designed several card ranges and apparently likes running around screaming covered in pastry. ( Her own words!! )
She has just completed a New range of A3 risograph letter prints in neon colours that make us very happy, you can also find these on our shelves at Popsicle.
She has exhibited in Paris and London, founded and run the original making and dancing Craft Night at the Notting Hill Arts Club, run children’s drawing workshops at the ICA, and my illustrations have adorned everything from condom packets for Agnes B to T-shirts for cult design agency Airside.
Galia and her family have just moved to Lewes, East Sussex and once she's settled in will be back on making prints, fonts, jewels and new records. We for one are happy to have her in the hood!!!
If you would like to see more of Galia's work go to http://www.monstrouspencil.co.uk
Todays TWO comes from the most awesome Marcus Walters Studio.
It seems like the perfect day to bring out the ice cream!
Marcus is one of the UK's foremost illustrators and designers. His work spans a wide variety of styles and techniques including collage, drawing and screen printing.
Marcus studied at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London before going on to work in the design industry. Marcus has exhibited his artwork in shows across the world and is a regular feature at the V&A Museum, London.
His commercial clients include Amnesty International, The Fairtrade Foundation, Honda, BBC, Sony, Orange, Honda, Coca-Cola and a number of magazines.
Marcus currently spends his time working from his studio and print workshop in Gloucestershire.
He has a passion for designing T-shirts, maybe its the process, maybe the size restriction ( not unlike the now defunct record cover). Whatever the reason it gives him a great thrill knowing that people are wearing his designs on the street, somewhere in the world.
We love Marcus's clothing range at Popsicle, kids and adults cant get enough of them!
He works collaboratively with his wife Hayley who hand prints his work. When he hands his artwork to Hayley for printing she will also add her own interpretation, so its a team effort!
If you would like to view more of Marcus's extensive portfolio of work go to www.marcuswalters.com
We've asked a selection of our very talented designers to create us a bespoke number TWO just for us.
Everyday this week on social media we will be showing a different designers bespoke TWO.
Todays turn is by the fabulous Lou Taylor. A Brighton based print and accessorie designer.
We love her imaginative colourful illustrations that she turns into statement jewellery, silk scarves and prints.
Lou has worked with a wide range of clients such as Anthropologie, the V&A and Laura Ashley on vibrant, colourful prints designed for a wide range of products from Christmas cards and make-up bags to stationery and lipsticks.
All featured work available at www.popsicleonline.com