Guest Edit: Matt Needle
Posted on July 07 2015
Top Picks from Matt Needle, Needle Design
We have enlisted the trained eye of the über talented graphic designer and illustrator Matt Needle, of Needle Design, to curate his favourite CultureLabel pieces.
From the fantastical works of Neal Fox, the mixed media aesthetics of Steven Quinn, the bold and colourful graphics of Rob Lowe, and the surreal images of Dan Baldwin, Matt has chosen a plethora of Artists that inspire his signature style and love of pop culture.
“I am inspired by the minute and insignificant things I see around me and I strive to create beautiful, meaningful, complex and often bizarre pieces” says Matt who we recently sat down with. Read the full interview here.
So if you are a fan of the quirky, look no further.
Belfast-born - now London-based - artist Steven Quinn creates epic collages pasted together from cut-outs of old magazines, fanzines, posters and his own photography. The results are devastatingly poignant landscapes and portraits, often with an apocalyptic theme.
Dan Baldwin juxtaposes innocence and mortality, the sinister and the nostalgic, in a carefully balanced and energetic work.
Supermundane is the pseudonym of Rob Lowe. Having worked in the design industry for over 15 years he has become know as a graphic designer, typographer, artist and writer. His graphic art, which depicts a world of intermingling shapes and expressionless life displaying hope, melancholy and beauty, has been published and exhibited worldwide including several solo exhibitions.
Illustrator Neal Fox studied at Camberwell School of Art and the RCA. His work sees pop icons thrown together in fantastical situations, resulting in graphical debauchery.
And our favourites from Needle Design?
With the opening of the hotly anticipated exhibition 'Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon' at the National Portrait Gallery this week (2nd July - 18 October 2015), we have caught Audrey Fever. So we have commissioned Matt to capture Audrey in his unique style. Matt has created a striking and contemporary take on Audrey Hepburn's most icon roles in Breakfast At Tiffany's, Roman Holiday and Sabrina; a CultureLabel exclusive and limited edition of only 15.
Check out the other fantastic Audrey prints and more of Matt's work here.