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

YGT WISH LIST | January 2016

Happy New Year, one and all! Our wish list this month is a celebration of all things fresh and green but also a reminder to take care of ourselves and our beautiful surroundings.… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT The Lomography Store

Over the years analogue photography’s been through the mill. Whether proclaimed dead and archaic by techno-weirdos or hailed as the only way to shoot for real, actual film has largely been replaced with… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | January 2016

Well, let’s say it and get it out of the way so we can move onto sharing the very best of what London has to offer this month: Happy New Year, everyone. Now,… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Rose Rankin

If like us you choose to forego high heels in favour of comfortable, good-looking crepes at all times, you’ll no doubt appreciate our latest style obsession. Rose Rankin is a footwear label that’s stormed… 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

Write Nothing In Here | Seema Sharma

Summoning your creativity when your brain just wants you to watch Netflix and your body is demanding to stay in pyjamas for as much as the day as possible is tough, and it’s… 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

YGT WISH LIST | December 2015

Christmas is coming, the goose (or me, or you, or whoever) is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, a pound coin will… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Olive Clothing

Olive is a British contemporary clothing brand with a big fanbase here in London. The creators of these comfy, directional and ethically-focused pieces are however, based in Cheltenham where their flagship store lives.… 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

THINGS TO DO | December 2015

The time is upon us, it’s officially time to get festive and all celebrations are totally legitimate. Here’s our round-up of the very best things to do in London this month if you’re… 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

Celebrate #Secondhandfirst Week with TRAID

This November we’re very lucky to be joining TRAID in celebrating #Secondhandfirst Week. From Monday 23rd to 29th November, the fashion reuse charity will be launching a range of events to demonstrate just how powerful the… 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

GET THE LOOK | Winter Warmers

A brand new addition to our recurring posts on handpicked creations by designer/makers, we’re very happy to bring you the first edition of YGT’s GET THE LOOKs. These fancy little lists feature a covetable… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | November 2015

There are a lot of London listing sites and the vast majority of them are great; all credit to the hardworking teams that run them. They’re places perfect for finding the best spots… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT CRACK + CIDER

We love being part of London’s flourishing creative scene, especially when it works hard to support those in need of help and raises communities based on shared interests and goals. One thing we’re… 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

YGT WISH LIST | October 2015

This month we’re celebrating all things Samhain and spooky with our Halloween wish list. October is obviously a beautiful month rife with autumn colour, fuzzy jumpers and delicious hot drinks, but we’re far… 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

YGT INTERVIEWS Photographer Jordan Curtis Hughes

Jordan Curtis Hughes is a young photographer who at the tender age of 22 has flown all over the world shooting live shows with some of the world’s biggest artists. We first discovered… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | September 2015

Summer’s over guys, it’s official. To be totally honest, we don’t actually mind that much because with the onset of autumn, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a walk through red and orange leaves… Continue reading

HOW TO Add a Dot of Colour With Collett + Holder

Some say there are no greater joys than the sight of freshly cut flowers or the scent of nature in the home. We say, that’s probably true. There’s something about a room that… 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

Collage and Keep | Eleanor Shakespeare

Combine a collection of our favourite things and you’ll be left with a blend of fantastical narratives, negative spaces, tactile text, bright colours and textural illustrations. How lucky then, that Eleanor Shakespeare happens… 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

Lenara Choudhury

Lenara Choudhury is a freelance fashion photographer whose perfect no-frills images have graced the pages of the best and brightest indie mags, shop fronts and lookbooks over the last couple of years. A soft… 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

The Doodle Bar | Eventbrite’s Hometown Hunt

It’s a real challenge to pick a single favourite place in our hometown of London. After all, we visit all kinds of studios, shops and stages and love most of them so much that… Continue reading

Come Party With DIVIDED | Weekly Pop-UP

Earlier this month we shared news of a new east London pop-up that had high street stylists, music buffs and trend shoppers freaking out. The latest H&M store to arrive in London, situated… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | July 2015

July’s theme is fur friends. Usually we theme things around colours and the seasons but lately one of our greatest pleasures has been the company we keep and that company has been largely… 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

H&M X Noisey’s Free Summer Parties

Summer is here and amid all the ice lollies, pub gardens and lazy weekends in grassy parks we’ve scoping out great things to do, make and see in London. We’ve recently had the… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Duvet Days

As you all know, we’re pretty into our recycling, upcycling and reimagining. From everyday objects as works of art to creative fixes using unlikely items, we’re always keen on projects and products that… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT Collett and Holder

Though our visit section is usually dominated by shops formed of brick and mortar, we sometimes deviate from this in order to share secrets about some of the most coveted corners of the… Continue reading

MAKERS OF EAST LONDON | Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press have been popping up all over the shop of late and no wonder. With a focus on the unique climate of east London and a generous flair for putting together… 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

HOW TO Make a La Primavera Cocktail with Don Julio + i-D

Here at YGT we’ve recently been heavily into all things Mexican. Whether it’s homewares, food, music or fantastic illustrations and crafts, it’s likely that we’ve been loving it. Having just returned from our… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Tan Tan Studio

Tan Tan is a unique fashion brand and studio based in Taipei, Taiwan. Established just last year, Tan Tan puts a fresh spin on everyday style. Their pieces, cut in oversized vintage-inspired styles… 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

The Gorgeous Colouring Book For Grown-Ups

If you’re a creative sort that isn’t lucky enough to regularly revel in the luxury of working to your own schedule, it can be tough finding time to kick back and enjoy simple… 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

YGT WISH LIST | May 2015

This month’s theme is grand old Mexico. What with Cinco de Mayo an annual festival of Mexican heritage and pride having swept over the UK and banished our winter blues, the illustrious Frida… Continue reading

This GOOD Box | The Ethical Subscription Service

Not too long ago we were in raptures over a tantalising new subscription service and a crafty London-based event to kick it off. Intrigued by the promise of ‘Random acts of Craft’ in… Continue reading

Gather&See | The Conscious Shopping Destination

You know our friends Brothers We Stand, the menswear retailer set to change the world of fashion forever, now meet Gather&See, another awesome curator of sustainable style offering superb collections from the very… 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

MAKER TO KNOW: Custom Made

Custom Made is a lovely little company that well and truly lives up to its name. Created by Anna Butler, Custom Made specialises in unique jewellery and accessories for those looking to add… 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

YOU SHOULD VISIT Here Today Here Tomorrow

Here Today Here Tomorrow is a collaborative studio shop founded and run by dedicated designers Katelyn Toth-Fejel, Julia Crew and Anna-Maria Hesse. Based in busy Dalston, the store and studio sees all kinds… 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

BRAND TO KNOW: Hope and Hubris by Florence Boyd

Hope and Hubris is a small Brighton-based label that specialises in creating beautiful hand-illustrated silk scarves featuring strange and alluring narratives. Colourful, textural and alive with rich patterns and characterful icons, each scarf features… Continue reading

Conner Lyons

Conner Lyons is a photographer based in Seattle, USA. Shot using film, Conner’s photographs of fluid bodies surrounded by celestial light and manmade structures, striking juxtapositions and mellow scenes of urban movement and preoccupation bristle… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | April 2015

Seeing as this month plays host to Emily’s birthday, April’s wish list is inspired by parties, presents, celebrations, and all the pleasant effects of growing riper, wiser and more gracefully aged. This month… Continue reading

Mark Harless

Fine art, fashion, flora, fauna, and femininity; these ingredients are vital to photograper Mark Harless’ images. With his inspiration rooted in magic, entropy, and the occult, Mark’s creations provide a striking look into realms unseen… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Katie Jones Knit

London-based fashion and knitwear designer Katie Jones is not only a very talented individual, she’s an innovator too. With her brand based in sustainable fashion, her roots in the pensioner’s arts of pearling,… 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

#wearespirit | Rooftop Creatives Party

In our opinion the words ‘disenchanted’, ‘disenfranchised’ and ‘disjointed’ are far too familiar. London is a city plagued by negativity, especially now that the general election is fast approaching. What does the result… 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

Girls Skate Night | House of Vans

Calling all shredders, we’ve heard tell of an event that you won’t want to miss. House of Vans is launching its first Girls Skate Night. Taking place in the underground tunnels at the… 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

The YGT Guide to Cambridge

  Growing up in Cambridge, you really get a feel for the city’s unique culture. Many an outsider would view it as the world-famous university city, steeped in ritual, academic breakthroughs and pretty… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Vegan Summer Dish with Italian Supper Club

This month we’ve teamed up with the marvellous Italian Supper Club, otherwise recognised as a group of passionate people who know how to eat right. Far from the fast-paced culture of many of London’s… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | March 2015

March is a truly great month, one of our favourites in fact. We’re feeling joyful thanks to the appearance of spring bulbs and blossoms. We’ve been enjoying the magnolia flowers and fresh scents… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: London Terrariums

One of the problems of living in a city, as culturally rich and creatively diverting as it may be, is that we’re seldom granted a patch of green to call our own. Sure,… 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

YOU SHOULD VISIT Papersmiths

Papersmiths is a book and stationery shop nestled happily in the heart of Bristol’s Clifton Village. The store sells carefully curated items from cutting edge designers and illustrators from all over the world. Though it was the outstanding… 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

YGT INTERVIEWS Laura + Tom of Jolly Edition

Jolly Edition is a illustration studio and stationery emporium founded by Laura Shema and Tom Hart. After getting married in 2011 the creative couple launched their business, flitting between the UK and US and eventually… 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

HOW TO Make a Tea-Infused Cocktail with London Tea Club

For the latest edition of HOW TO we’ve teamed up with the wonderful London Tea Club to present a very special recipe for a speciality tea-infused cocktail. If you’re unfamiliar with what London… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT Harringay Local Store

Harringay Local Store is a rare gem. Their ‘Not Another Tesco’ slogan, and impressive collection of useful, UK produce holds the store up as a great example of conscientious independent shops popping up… 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

BRAND TO KNOW: London Tea Club

The world is full of people who when faced with the challenge of writing a Twitter bio for themselves, search deep within their collective psyche, and recover only two emphatic, identifying words: tea-drinker.… Continue reading

The YGT Guide To Liverpool

Fewer cities have a reputation that proceeds them quite so much as Liverpool. Whether it’s the music, the football or the accent, almost everyone seems to hold a pre-determined opinion of the city.… 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

Heads, Faces And Other Weirdos a Book by Mat Roff

Heads, Faces And Other Weirdos | The Art of Mat Roff is a new book featuring a selection of work by creative and illustrator Mat Roff. This is Mat’s  first ‘Art of’ book containing… 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