CR in Liverpool: Kev Grey

This month’s issue of CR features a survey of Liverpool’s thriving independent creative scene. We’re going to show more work from some of those featured here on the blog. Next up: artist and illustrator Kev Grey

This month’s issue of CR features a survey of Liverpool’s thriving independent creative scene. We’re going to show more work from some of those featured here on the blog. Next up: artist and illustrator Kev Grey

We were invited up to Liverpool by artist and illustrator William Johnston (aka Framedink) who gave us a guided tour of the city. One of the first places we visited was Lost Art skateboards which supports many local artists via commissions for T-shirts and boards. One of those is Kev Grey whose distinctive black and white style can be seen here in a piece for Lost Art featuring the shop’s owner Mackey.

 

Here are a few of Grey’s prints:

 

Grey’s work has appeared in various contexts including T-shirts

and even tights

Here he is decorating a skateboard for a Howies project

See more of Grey’s work here and also in a collection of his work entitles Beyond the Pale (which can be bought here)

 

 

CR in Print

If you enjoy reading the Creative Review website, we think you’ll enjoy reading the magazine even more. The December issue of CR includes a profile piece on the independent creative scene in Liverpool, a major interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a great piece on ‘Poster King’ Edward McKnight Kauffer. You’ll also find articles on Dentsu London, a review of the Walker Art Center’s Graphic Design: Now in Production show and a fascinating debate on the clash between design and advertising betwen Wally Olins and CHI’s Dan Beckett.

And if that wasn’t enough, the issue also includes a FREE paper toy for readers to cut out and customise.

If you would like to buy this issue and are based in the UK, you can search for your nearest stockist here. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 292 3703 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

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