Kate has worked as a Printmaker & Illustrator for over fifteen years from a makeshift print studio in Paddington. A silkscreen obsessive, her early studies in Printed Textiles fuelled her inherent love of colour & pattern which continually provide the basis for the majority of her work. The kind of printing she is inspired by relies on chance, hiccups and happy accidents. Technically her practice is self taught, experimental and continually evolving.
Commercially she is renowned for her music-related sleeve artwork, most notably for a long standing relationship with The Chemical Brothers. Non-commercially she continues to explore the silk-screen process, its tactile nature and subtle nuances providing the many graphic characteristics typical of her one-off pieces and hand-screened Editions.
Past Clients Include..
180 Amsterdam, Apple, M&C Saatchi, Pentagram, SonyBMG, Virgin Records, EMI Music Publishing, Creative Review, Nike, Dries Van Noten, Levis, Penguin Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, The Guardian & Observer, Wired US, Stussy, Adidas Originals, V&A, ‘+81 Japan’, Bloomberg Financial, IDEA Magazine.
© Kate Gibb 2013
Client / Flock Studio
‘Touching Elbows’ is a new collaboration between artists, illustrators and educators Kate Gibb and William Edmonds.
It is a project focused on the trading of ideas, forms, colours, patterns, thoughts and the intermingling of their practices. Built on mutual respect and admiration as well as friendship, Kate and Will work collaboratively developing prints through the silk screen layering process, creating artworks full of texture, depth and intrigue.
This collection for ‘Flock’ represents their first commercial creative venture.