Category Archive: ART

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Chloe Hall

Chloe Hall is a talented illustrator and designer-maker based in Leicester. Balancing her freelance career and part-time work with our friends at Ohh Deer, Chloe creates wonderfully colourful illustrations inspired by lush petals and foliage… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Weaver + Designer Lucy of Peas and Needles

Lucy Davidson is a blogger, designer, small business owner and weaver from Brighton. Influenced by her home town, its eclectic charity shops, the relationship between handmade and digital and her fiancee, also a… Continue reading

Win Two VIP Tickets to Collect Art Fair with Newby Teas

It’s common knowledge that a good cup of tea cures everything and our friends at Newby Teas know good tea like no one else. Their fancy luxury blends are a real treat and… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Mel of Mellybee

Melanie Chadwick is a designer-maker and freelance illustrator based in the UK. Mel divides her time between creative work for businesses, licensing and commissions and designing and creating modern, eco-friendly products for her homeware and accessories… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer + Entrepreneur Lola Hoad

Lola Hoad is a letterer, designer and small business coach based in Brighton, and one of our favourite people of 2016. Not only has she successfully honed an aesthetic and strong message that’s… Continue reading

Kate Pugsley

Kate Pugsley is an illustrator, painter and surface designer based in Chicago. Kate has a way with tone and shape reminiscent of the squiggles and bright cut-outs of Matisse, but with a glam, magical… Continue reading

Ayumi Takahashi

Born in China and raised in Japan by a family of artists, Ayumi Takahashi is an illustrator and graphic designer with an exceptional flair for creating colourful images with a wonderful sense of character.… Continue reading

Join Us At YOUNG GOLD TALKS

What to expect… Join us once again for a totally unique event aimed at celebrating and supporting creativity. This year, we’re hosting an inclusive day-long festival of talks and ideas-sharing at Shoreditch’s super-cool Google… Continue reading

Yelena Bryksenkova

Yelena Bryksenkova is a talented illustrator with a flair for daubing bohemian narratives and beautiful, baleful women. Born in Russia, Yelena grew up in Cleveland, studying illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Anna Beam

Artist and maker Anna Beam is based in east London by way of Baltimore, Maryland. Having moved to the UK to study Embroidery at the Manchester School of Art, Anna’s shop and portfolio now showcases… Continue reading

Eero Lampinen

Eero Lampinen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland. His bubblegum and candy coloured images may seem to be all sweetness and light, but look closer, and you’ll discover a… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: The Things We Keep

Kay Wang is a designer/maker based in Brooklyn, New York. Handmade jewellery is her speciality, however it would be unfair to pigeon-hole her as a simple accessories designer. Kay makes everything; from from linen kitchen… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | August 2016

  Its almost the end of the summer and we’re already looking forward to settling cosily into autumn. Dreaming of log cabins, crisp walks in the woods, smoky bonfires and days and nights… Continue reading

Bijou Karman

Bijou Karman is a talented Californian illustrator with a penchant for luxury fashion and great works of literature. Lending the subjects of her illustrations a palpably cool air and a selection of enviable outfits… Continue reading

La Shuks

La Shuks is the pseudonym of artist Katie Mac, a silkscreen printer, doodler and collagist, based in the UK. Her unusual title refers to Inukshuks, ancient stone landmarks used to denote points of reference for… Continue reading

Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska

Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in editorial illustrations comprised of soft lines, speckled surfaces and dreamy pastel colors. She currently works as a freelancer in Warsaw spending… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Eleonor Boström

Swedish ceramic artist Eleonor Boström is a master of minimalist ceramics in the likeness of cute dogs, symmetrical women and other slightly bizarre but equally wonderful forms. Now, we love a porcelain hound… Continue reading

Betsy Petersen

Betsy Petersen is an illustrator and designer based in Houston, Texas. Her collaborative works, self-directed paintings and famed family portraits are wonderfully simple and yet discernibly striking. Formed of vivid, block colours, Betsy’s… Continue reading

Letterbox Surprises with Not Another Bill

The good weather is finally here and with it comes an opportunity to accessorise as only a dutiful creative can. Thanks to our friends at Not-Another-Bill, we’ve discovered See Concept, a super-cool French company… Continue reading

Don’t Miss Free Range 2016

Kicking off this weekend is the UK’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show. Yes, that’s right people, Free Range is returning to the Old Truman Brewery for its 16th consecutive year. A… Continue reading

The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club describe themselves as a creative project, which by our standards sounds far too humble. The team create comic books and zines, branded clothing and merchandise to spread positive awareness… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Emma McDowall

Emma McDowall is Scottish artist and maker whose concrete creations are not only a pleasure to behold but also indicative of the UK’s stretched yet ever flourishing creative climate. With a background in textiles… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | May 2016

It’s May and I’m sure you’ll agree we’re all pretty shocked by that revelation. At least we have a bank holiday or two to temper the rapid passing of 2016. We hope you’re… Continue reading

Jen Sievers

Jen Sievers is an artist and graphic designer who hails from the Waitakere ranges of Auckland in New Zealand. With a talent for creating serene abstract works that gently fizz with colour, her… Continue reading

Manuja Waldia

Manuja Waldia is perhaps one of the best young professional illustrators working today; well, in our opinion anyway. Based in Indianapolis, Manuja’s drawings, paintings and graphic design work have earned her partnerships and… Continue reading

Mercedes Bellido

Mercedes Bellido is a talented Spanish artist with a penchant for the mystical and bright. Having studied Fine Art in Cuenca, she continued to develop her distinctive style in Madrid where she gained her Masters.… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | April 2016

April brings many happy occasions but none so special as YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s birthday. Well, we like to think so anyway. As this glorious series of sunny and showery days is our birthday… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron is a multidisciplinary creative based in the UK. Her work spans many of our favourite mediums, from illustration to weaving, but it’s her printed silk scarves that have really captured our… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes is a freelance designer and illustrator based in the north of England. Her approach to creating handmade gifts, stationery and homewares is rooted in colour and experimentation, yielding playful and unique results. Emily’s… Continue reading

Shweta Malhotra

Shweta Malhotra is a graphic designer and illustrator who hails from New Delhi via Bombay. An art director, fashion expert and all-round talent, Shweta creates simple images that showcase the best of street style… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Visual Artist Luis Dourado

Luis Dourado has been on our radar for a long while, not least because he’s one of the artists that kicked off our early interest in contemporary psychedelic and manipulated images. Born in… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Alice Mayor of We Built This City

We recently visited a remarkable shop on Carnaby Street. You’ve probably heard of it, and if you haven’t you’d do well to have a read of YOU SHOULD VISIT We Built This City… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Fleur de Carotte

After admiring Fleur de Carotte’s creations on Instagram and running into the designer/maker behind the brand at one of the Brighton Etsy team’s wonderful market events, we got to know her a little… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT We Built This City

A walk through central London usually proffers sightings of tourists, loads of them, walking gaily along in droves attempting to take in the spectacular sights and sounds we take for granted every single day.… Continue reading

Izumi Miyazaki

Japanese photography student Izumi Miyazaki creates stunning self portraits that utilise surreal props and depict excellent, private scenarios. In striking colours, these images make up Izumi’s ever popular Tumblr. Started back in 2012, the now… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Michael Parkin

Michael Parkin is an inspiring illustrator based in Kingston by way of a small town called Farnham. A first class grad from Kingston University, Michael now works as an exceptional freelance illustrator and… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Leah Ball

It’s finally getting sunnier and although that still means achingly cold weather, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. All that winter sun is helping us to enjoy the power of colour… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Surface Designer Katy Welsh

Katy Welsh is a print designer based between Bristol and Yorkshire. Currently studying Printed Textiles at Leeds College of Art, her style is already instantly recognisable and never fails to brighten its surroundings. Influenced by… Continue reading

Carolin Eitel

Carolin Eitel is a Hamburg-based illustrator with a flair for using colour to communicate complex narratives. The way in which we perceive colour affects our whole understanding of the world and strangely, this… Continue reading

Nick Thomm

Nick Thomm is an artist, designer and director who hails from Melbourne, Australia. His work, in short, is one giant trip. Influenced and inspired by a blend of reference points from celleuloid visions,… Continue reading

Fonzy Nils

Fonzy Nils AKA Alfonso Cirillo is an Italian illustrator based in London. His work focuses on the interaction of shapes and layering of bright, bold colours. It’s simple, design-led and always possesses a… Continue reading

Matteo Signorelli

Matteo Signorelli is an Italian graphic designer and illustrator with a penchant for the colour blue. His work is a blend of block colours, simple shapes and witty subjects seemingly inspired by the… Continue reading

Support geo-fleur’s Beautiful Botanical Kickstarter

You know when you see something lovely and can’t stop yourself letting out a little sigh of admiration? That’s how we feel about geo-fleur‘s creations. Fusing art and nature to produce design-led pieces… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | November 2015

This month’s wish list theme is peace, pastels and rainbows because we’re already thinking about the holidays and how important it is to stick together, be kind to one another and revel in life’s beauties.… Continue reading

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson almost needs no introduction, the images featured here alone should serve as evidence of her flair for melding shape and colour to create outstanding illustrations, however, we’d be pretty useless if… Continue reading

Babeth Lafon

Babeth Lafon is a French illustrator based in the wonderfully creative city of Berlin. Her images are tonal explorations of all things fashion and lifestyle-led though shy away from the fashion illustration cliches… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Quiet Clementine

Quiet Clementine is rad ceramics, jewellery and homeware shop based in Arkansas, USA. Created and run by designer/maker Hana Brewster, the tiny label has rapidly gained vast popularity and a bunch of exciting… Continue reading

The London Artisan | The Artisan Talks

With this month drawing to a close and thoughts of gifting, new years resolutions and the ever-important quest to shop local and independent over the holidays already circling our brains, we’ve been on… Continue reading

Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger recently blew up the internet by sticking simple dots onto leaves for her Wonderplants series a la John Baldessari, however, we’ve been checking out her work for a while and feel… Continue reading

Art Social Festival

If you’re lamenting the end of festival season, fear not because the spirit of summer is still alive and kicking. London is gearing up to welcome a truly wonderful creative festival and trust… Continue reading

Karin Rönmark

  Karin Rönmark is a Swedish illustrator based in Stockholm. Her work, which gently treads the line between bright layered surface design and narrative drawing explores positive themes like play, discovery and the… Continue reading

Ilka & Franz | Messy Food

Need a little cheering up this afternoon? You need look no further than Ilka & Franz’s latest photo project. Presented in a range of bright pastel palettes, the Austrian and German photography duo… Continue reading

Natalie Foss

Natalie Foss is a freelance illustrator based in Oslo. Her images first caught her eye over on Instagram where she regularly posts works in progress that provide generous insights into her simple yet… Continue reading

The Creative Lives | Tiffany Bozic

Gavin Lewis Heslet is the Director of a pretty exceptional project called The Creative Lives. An independent filmmaker from Los Angeles, Gavin began documenting the lives and skills of contemporary artists roughly eight years… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Jen of Inky Collective

If you’re a fan of all things print and design, chances are you’ll have heard of Inky Collective, a blog and letterpress business run by London-based printer and writer Jen Wright. Inky Collective… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | August 2015

This month may be the last we see of the summer in London, but we’ve had a pretty good run, haven’t we? Among the best of our experiences are our trips to the… Continue reading

Nicholas Stevenson

Nicholas Stevenson is an illustrator bestowed with the power to make everyone smile. You may be the most crotchety curmudgeon on the face of the earth but we guarantee his images will please… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Rami Kim

Rami Kim, real name Ramis Kim, creates functional and figurative ceramic figurines that have stolen our hearts. A painter, blogger, award-winning animator and friend to a little dog called Gus, Ramis has many strings… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Ben Rothery

Ben Rothery is an illustrator and surface designer who hails from Norwich Via Capetown. He now works on his intricate creations, with a small team, from his studio in the picturesque town of Bath.… Continue reading

Feast Festival | Kieron Lewis

Kieron Lewis is a graphic designer and creative entrepreneur whose enthusiasm for life sometimes makes us feel dizzy. Over the years we’ve witnessed him go from student magazine mogul to branding champ and… Continue reading

#Instasprank | Jade Spranklen

London-based illustrator Jade Spranklen is into gouls, goblins and ectoplasmic embellishments. So much so that she goes by the slightly gothic, oddly comic title of Sprankenstein. Off-duty she’s a regular city-bred creative but under… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | June 2015

The arrival of summer can sometimes come as a bit of a shock here in London. Suddenly it’s hot and a bit sticky and jeans seem like a stupid idea, however you’ll lament… Continue reading

Sandra Eterović

Before canvases, there were cave walls and at some point between these palaeolithic illustrations and iconic oil paintings of the wealthy and wise, there existed the most glorious murals, portraits and strange symbols… Continue reading

Linnéa Teljas-Puranen

Linnéa Teljas-Puranen is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work is a remarkable blend of print-making, illustration, unique branding, web design and more. With a great eye for detail, Linnéa’s… Continue reading

This Is Not A Ticket | Alternative Aesthetics

Alternative Aesthetics is a English illustrator based in one of our favourite cities, good ol’ Cardiff. His real name is Colin Kersley and take it from us, Colin has a great sense of humour… Continue reading

Art Sock Portraits

The endless debate of whether or not socks and sandals can ever truly be considered sartorially safe appears to have been settled thanks to a collaboration between stylist and blogger Kate Brien and… Continue reading

Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan is a boss. You know it, we know it, it’s an undeniable fact of life. An Irish illustrator based in South East London, Laura’s incredibly detailed and emotive illustrations are snapshots of… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator, Designer + Printmaker Michael van Kekem

Michael van Kekem is name that you might just recognise, not least because he’s a very talented illustrator, designer and printmaker, but also because he’s part of our own creative collective. Based in… Continue reading

Daniel Hixon

Daniel Hixton is a self-taught artist based in the beautiful though occasionally pretty chilly climes of Helsinki, Finland. His glitchy, psychedelic works are created by mixing several contrasting techniques such as oil painting, vector art,… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Hayley + Nathan of No Guts No Glory

No Guts No Glory is a shop, studio and gallery space, agency and awesome collective set up by Exeter creatives Nathan and Hayley Maker. These two not only possess a wealth of know-how… Continue reading

Lorena García Mateu

Lorena Garcia Mateu is a contemporary painter and creative based in Valencia. From her studio in the city, she produces  colourful pieces that seem to ring in the joy of nature’s beauty, however many of… Continue reading

LION PAW hosted by YGT + TMBFY | Watch the Film

On 4th April 2015 the free all-day festival dedicated to human kindness and spreading altruism that the amazing This Must Be For You and YGT had been working together to stage this spring… Continue reading

Free Range Art & Design Shows

After a little inspiration this summer? While the sun shines up-and-coming creatives from all over the UK will be hard at work in preparation for one of the best events of the year.… Continue reading

Shawn Huckins

Shawn Huckins and is a visual artist based in Denver, Colorado. His paintings with their unique blend of 18th and 19th century painterly style and contemporary digital vernacular are instantly recognisable. Caught up… Continue reading

Makerversity X Direct Line | Everyday Fixes

Ever heard of fearcasting? Y’know, that unbridled panic that sets in when you’ve either forgotten to lock the door, can’t sleep because you know you have a big day tomorrow, experience a phone-battery… Continue reading

Support the Jungle Book Club Kickstarter | Puck Collective

Puck Collective are a group of 32 insanely talented creative individuals. From illustrators to printmakers, painters, and paper-cutters, Puck have have been tearing up the graphic arts scene for a good few years,… Continue reading

Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor is a London-based illustrator with a flair for creating cheerful images that tell lively stories of intrigue, adventure and the exotic. Her bold outlines and unfaltering use of attention-grabbing colour combinations set… Continue reading

Estelle Morris

Estelle Morris is a freelance illustrator based in East London. Last year she took part in YGT’s first event and exhibition and since then, we’ve witnessed her portfolio blossom into a gorgeous collection of works.… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Olivia Bossert of Atlas Magazine

There are many magazines in the world but not many editors can attest to their publication being as well-loved by its loyal readers and supporters as one mag in particular. Atlas Magazine is… Continue reading

Jennifer Tyers

Jennifer Tyers is a Tasmanian artist now based in beautiful Borneo. Working predominantly with watercolours, Jennifer creates vivid landscapes and weaves natural dreamworlds with meticulous finesse. These landscapes feature colourful, tropical plants, clashing… Continue reading

15 Everyday Things | Artists for Earth Hour

A group of world-class creatives have come together to design a unique collection of objects in a bid to raise awareness of climate change. 15 Everyday Things is a project that aims to inspire a more sustainable way… Continue reading

Barbara Dziadosz

Barbara Dziadosz is a freelance illustrator who, after beginning her creative career in a small town in Northern Poland, now studies in Hamburg. Her work is fresh, felicitous and funny, and reveals her skill… Continue reading

Olga Molina

Olga Molina is a Spanish illustrator whose watercolour images, sketchbook narratives and illustrated ceramics are alive with the excitement and diverse sensual experience of travel, adventure, and taking joy in small discoveries. Her… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Visual Artist Brandon E Cannon

A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Brandon E Cannon is a talented artist from New York City. A creative with a keen eye for colour compositions and a flair for mixed… Continue reading

Vesna Vrdoljak

Vesna Vrdoljak is a self-taught collage artist who combines found images to create new realities. Living and working in Amsterdam, Vesna describes her collages as, ‘simple and stylish’. Working solely using magazines, old photos… Continue reading

My Tablet & Me a Film by Inky Goodness

Introducing a thrilling series of editorial features and one lovely film from the folks at Inkygoodness in collaboration with UK retailer Argos. My Tablet & Me has readied us for a weekend of… Continue reading

Meera Lee Patel

  Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her lovely illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, quiet moments, secrets, and bold, exciting, colours that… Continue reading

Arantxa Recio | Harsa Pati

Arantxa Recio is a Spanish illustrator and designer based in Zaragoza, Spain. Selling her wares under the pseudonym Harsa Pati, her creations are fun and fresh and make spectacular use of colour and shape. Prints,… Continue reading

Lucy Eldridge

We’ve had our eye on Lucy Eldridge for some time. Not because we’re creeps, but because we really love her work. Lucy is an incredible talent and the creator of illustrations that continue… Continue reading

Rob Gray

Rob Gray is an illustrator from Winchester, but we met him in London, where he now lives and studies. His work is a melting pot of ideas, and features folksy characters bearing sunny… Continue reading

Owen Normand

Making connections between creatives is something that we love to do here at YGT, but equally, we love being introduced to new artists and communities by the talented people that we work with… Continue reading

YOUNG GOLD TALKS: SKIN | Watch the Film

In May 2014 YGT staged an exhibition and pop-up party featuring the work of 15 international creatives. To refresh your memories and bring you in on what was a truly great weekend back… Continue reading

Cute Yum a Book by Mel Stringer

This year we’re getting excited about books; real print, the smell of press, comics, compendiums, paper and all things inky, tactile and physical. Sounds scintillating, doesn’t it? We’re working hard to spot the… Continue reading

Alex Foster

Alex Foster is an illustrator influenced by his home; the sunny seaside town of Margate. Location is important to Alex. From illustrated maps and posters of London, to personalised house portraits of the… Continue reading

Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton makes Facebook better place. When you’ve finally completed the arduous task of hiding all pictures of food, inane statuses about sports teams, dull life updates from people you’re convinced you’ve never… Continue reading

Chloe Hall

Based in Leicester, illustrator Chloe Hall works from her lovely little studio-shed to create products, patterns, and hand-embroidered prints. Armed with the tools of her trade and a nice cup of tea, she… Continue reading

Sarah Andreacchio

Sarah Andreacchio is a Paris-based freelance illustrator, and do you know what? We’re a little jealous of her. She uses her passion for pattern, music and graphic design to influence the new work that… Continue reading

Santtu Mustonen

Santtu Mustonen says he’s an artist interested in colourful mud. Santtu, we have that in common. A Finnish illustrator based in the States, Santtu’s stunning work is inspired by and depicts natural patterns… Continue reading

Kate Rowland

A space explorer and science nerd, Kate Rowland is a Londoner now residing in the countryside, trading the bright lights of the city for the inspiration of actual, visible stars. This Northamptonshire-based illustrator and… Continue reading

Llew Mejia

Llew Mejia describes himself as stylistic illustrator who enjoys long walks along the beach. He also seems pretty proud to live with a Cornish Rex named Maybe; though wouldn’t you be, with a… Continue reading