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: street artist and illustrator Tomo
We were invited up to Liverpool by artist and illustrator William Johnston (aka Framedink) who gave us a guided tour of the city. Popping in to a variety of spaces we saw a great range of imagery but we first encountered the work of our next featured artist on the street outside.
Tomo paints and pastes his way across Europe but you can also see his work in his home city, such as this mural on Renshaw Street in the city centre.
Much of his work has a subversive edge
Photo: Clare Freeman
While other pieces betray a gentler side
As we talk about in the magazine piece, there is a great collaborative spirit among the creative community in Liverpool: when he’s not drawing and painting, Tomo also helps organise the popular Tea and Two Slice film club at the Wolstenholme Creative Space in the city
See more of his work 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.
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