The CultureLabel Collection
Posted on August 10 2015
We are delighted to announce the launch of The CultureLabel Collection, a unique creative collaboration featuring work from the best of the brightest emerging artists from around the world, applied on to a range of quality products including beautifully crafted deckchairs, unique prints and chic totes. All exclusive limited editions.
About The Collection
We believe in championing emerging talent and connecting artists with art-lovers worldwide.
The CultureLabel Collection was launched as a platform for identifying incredible emerging global talent and to showcase their exceptional work.
We worked closely with Wilderness Festival, Bridgeman Studio and Creative Review to run The Bridgeman Studio Award - a global competition to identify three talented and unique artists whose work we could hero in this range of beautifully designed products.
The Bridgeman Studio Award winners and exciting talents to watch are Yoko Honda, Laurie Hastings and Rosie Emerson.
The winning formula for us is an artist that stands out from the crowd and instantly captures your attention and imagination with a style you’ve never seen before. If you take that and couple it with hand crafted traditional product in limited editions - it’s an original twist on a classic that makes it special.
The winning artists capture this to perfection and we are so excited to be working with them. You can expect to see much more from these unique up-and-comers in the near future.
About The Artists
Rosie Emerson is a contemporary artist working almost exclusively on representing the female form. Her screen-prints, using unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and saw dust shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication, to creation of unique, hand-finished prints with subtle texture. Her recent cyanotype works enable her to montage objects, with real size photographic negatives. Using the UV light from the sun to expose objects directly on the surface, she explores the interplay between painting, collage and photography.
Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationally and has also been commissioned by brands and individuals including Sony, Triumph Underwear and Redbull to name but a few. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
In 2014 she was invited to be Artist in residence at Somerset House and was commissioned by Hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new world record by making the world’s largest Cyanotype photograph.
Yoko Honda is one to watch. Growing up in Japan in the 80's her illustrations are ingeniously transferred from memory to print in a such a distinctive way that Honda's work is enjoyably mesmerising and has the power to instantly transport you back several decades.
People of Print magazine say: 'Yoko Honda...is my new favourite illustrator, I am obsessed with Japanese artist Yoko Honda’s homages to all things 80′s. Through a combination of digital painting and print, she constructs scenes of resplendent kitsch, made up of palm trees, motels, neon signs and swimming pools, all inter-dispersed with structured lines, tiles or interior architecture. I particularly love her mountainous dreamscapes complete with multiple moons and UFOs, all in her signature colour palette’
Laurie is an illustrator and printmaker, currently living, drawing and printing in London. Since growing up in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, Laurie has always been a keen observer of her surroundings. She is interested in exploring the use of texture and pattern to build atmosphere and create visually appealing images.
Laurie works for a wide variety of international clients, with recent commissions including book jackets for Random House, Hodder and Stoughton, and pieces for The Independent and The Boston Globe Newspaper.
Own The Collection
View the full Collection at bit.ly/CultureLabelCollection