Tag Archive: Art


Stationery fiends, gift-wrapping experts and fans of all things illustrated, it’s time to celebrate because the long-awaited Ohh Deer shop is finally here. Hitting Loughborough’s streets at the end of last year, the physical manifestation… Continue reading

7 Talks by Inspiring Women to Catch at London Fashion Weekend Festival

We’ve begun 2017 by laying the foundations for ambitious plans and attending a host of uplifting creative events. This month, we’re attending London Fashion Weekend Festival 2017 at its brand new venue The Store, not for the… 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

HOW TO Make a DIY Clutch with The Lovely Drawer

We’ve begun 2017 by doing what we do best, celebrating and supporting creatives and their wonderful work. Sometimes, this means lending other bloggers and sites that are doing a fine job of inspiring… 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

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

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

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

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

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

THINGS TO DO | March 2016

March is here, spring has kind of sprung and we’re ready to regale you with our top finds for the month. Discover creative things to do in London, ways to spoil your mamma… 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

THINGS TO DO | February 2016

It may be the month of love but don’t you fret. We don’t go in for all that soppy crap here and no matter what your relationship status, we’ve got your back. The… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us at TMBFY & YGT present LION PAW

This April YOUNG GOLD TEETH is teaming up with the wonderful This Must Be For You to bring you an all-day mini festival at The Shacklewell Arms all in the name of human… 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

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

YGT WISH LIST | January 2015

In light of this month’s chilly reputation and the ominous January Blues setting in, our wish list is all about the blues. Whether you’re traversing through the bleak winter cold, or braving the sea… 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

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

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


Kinska’s hand-painted ceramics are pretty high on our Christmas wish lists this year. Based in London, this ceramic and mixed media artist works away in her Brixton studio producing the magical monochrome pots,… Continue reading

Reema Motib

Reema Motib is an experimental artist and illustrator from Saudi Arabia. Born in Connecticut, Reema currently hails from Riyadh and it’s here that she spends time studying and creating beautiful mixed media pieces… Continue reading

Laura Gee

If there’s one thing we love around here, it’s unique furnishings and creative home wares. Here are a few things we love a little bit more; imaginative and well kept hair do and beard combos,… Continue reading

Scott W Mason

A recent fashion photography graduate, Scott W Mason is storming the creative scene. Specialising in illustration and photography, Scott is dedicated to experimenting with and developing with new ways of combining these two art… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Ceramicist and Designer Nicola Suckling

In the world of ceramics, there are a few key movements and styles that have us crushing all over the shop of late. We’re loving kitschy up-cycled blue and white chintz, ombre desert-inspired… Continue reading

Jessica Procter

Now that we’re well in to autumn, nothing gets us more excited than layers – and not just in the wardrobe department. London-based illustrator Jessica Procter is no stranger to layering all year… Continue reading

Maia Fjord

Cast your mind back to June, when YGT hit up the High Noon degree show from the Arts University Bournemouth. Well, now we’re excited to feature one of the hugely talented graduates who’s… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Look & Yes Creators of Made You Look

Look & Yes are a production company with big ideas and high hopes. They are also the creators of a brand new documentary geared towards acknowledging a talented movement of creatives who extol their talents… Continue reading

Andrew Denholm

A freelance illustrator hailing from Melrose, Scotland, Andrew Denholm is a talented character in possession of a portfolio that demands attention. Illustrators are generally a humble bunch, happy to waive overt praise in favour… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Kieron Lewis of The Profile Book

The Profile Book is a creative digital platform that is taking the web by storm. An artist profile site from which creatives can showcase their work, it has more recently has been transposed… Continue reading

Ana Theresa Barboza

Embroidery is something that gets us hot under the collar at YGT, and we’re not talking DIY infomercials or olde worlde tapestries either. We’re talking about Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza, who creates… Continue reading

House of Illustration | Illustrator’s Fair

Being part of YGT sometimes means venturing to far-off places in search of creative action, although most of the time it entails explorations of London and its arty events. We popped over to… Continue reading


Welcome to the newest edition of YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s commentary on life and leisure in the creative industries: YOU SHOULD VISIT, a glowing review of places we’ve been, loved and urge you to… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Karen Mabon

Karen Mabon is a total gem. By fusing bold illustration, pop culture, high-style and luxury design using bright colours, amazing images and gorgeous fabrics to create stand-out scarves that frankly, i’d rather hang… Continue reading

SKIN: An Exhibition

We’d like to begin this post with a heartfelt thank you to all who attended YGT’s first event on Saturday 10th May and to everyone who helped put the show together. It was a… Continue reading

Claudio Parentela

Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist and writer who hails from Catanzaro, Italy. He is also one of our favourite artists of the year. Born in Italy in 1962,… Continue reading

MAKER TO KOW: Hello Marine

HelloMarine, an artist who grew up and developed her creative capabilities and interests in the South of France now lives in sunny Brighton, UK, another cool coastal area dominated by innovative types who… Continue reading

Jake Thompson

Jake Thompson is an art student based in Cumbria who produces illustrations with a graphic edge. His influences are myriad and his focus on keeping all creative options open is admirable. As a… Continue reading

Jennifer Nehrbass

Jennifer Nehrbass is an incredible American artist whose vibrant paintings feature intrepid explorers and vintage-esque beauties looking slightly perturbed. Sections of her abstract creations are sometimes fantastical and surreal. Hyperreal elements then weave through… Continue reading

Mischief Champion

Katrin, a Berlin-based illustrator is better known by her creative alias, Mischief Champion, and mischievous she is. Her comical drawings, which are deadpan, awkward and brilliantly funny, feature cute animals and odd-looking humans… Continue reading

Oriol Angrill Jorda

Oriol Angrill Jorda is a Spanish artist whose illustration series, ‘blendscapes’ provides a fresh and resplendent exit from reality. These soft portraits of beauteous symetrical women fade into marks that resemble mountain scenes,… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Ben Phe

Back in 2012, I wrote a piece for the illustrious Middle Boop Mag, on the work of Benjamin Evenett AKA Ben Phe, a multidisciplinary artist whose work is a fantastic fusion of fine… Continue reading

Siobhán Barbour | Fingerpricks

Belfast-based craftivist and textiles whizz Siobhán Barbour creates original needlework pieces with a contemporary twist. Wonderfully unassuming doilies and stark pieces of fresh-looking cotton are embellished with wry quotes, body parts and blood. Erotic scenes,… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Onwards by Jen Collins

Onwards is an online outlet filled with must-have ceramics by Glasgow-based illustrator Jen Collins. Jen’s work is a beautiful mix of pattern, narrative, ink lines and bright flashes of colour. It’s her kiln… Continue reading

Rob Halhead-Baker

Rob Halhead-Baker is a collage artist living in London. After studying for an art foundation at Farnham UCA, he is currently completing his final year of BA Design for Interaction and Moving Image,… Continue reading

Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is a figurative painter who hails from London. Working with oil paint to create hyperrealist images, his work is akin to vivid cinematography. Joe’s paintings depict deliberately staged scenes in which… Continue reading


Emma MacLeod is a wonderfully creative contemporary jeweller based in Scotland. From her Dundee workshop, she draws inspiration from industrial construction and fabrication methods, producing miniature, wearable structures. Her unisex jewellery, much of… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Paul Crowther of Revolver Photo

Paul Crowther is a freelance photographer who works under the name, Revolver Photo, a reference to his favourite album by the Beatles. This title is an apt insight into his story, an inspiring one,… Continue reading

Puntobipolar Garcia

Puntobipolar Garcia is an illustrator and image maker whose mix of vintage floral patterns and detailed line drawings make for voyeuristic portraits of Indie-Cindys in cardigans sporting fly-away hair. The juxtaposition of bright… Continue reading

Tiffany Bozic

Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught artist currently living and working in Marin, California. Drawing inspiration from the redwood forests and clear skies around her, she creates images that depict detailed narratives of science… Continue reading

James Ward | Jimbobart

Jimbobart is London-based designer James Ward. From his studio and shop on Columbia Road in East London, he produces illustrated products that feature a range of kooky animals with bags of character. James’ hand-drawn… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Kiego Kamide

Kiego Kamide is a ceramicist and visual artist who hails from Japan. His work embraces the traditional Japanese traditional porcelain craft, Kutaniyaki, by way of production technique, functionality and pattern, whilst bringing a burst… Continue reading

Spencer Heyfron X Angela Southern | This is New York

At some point in our browsing history, either on or offline, we’ve all come across a wash of lifestyle editorials that seek to encapsulate the identity of a particular city or area; photographs… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Colourbox Boutique by Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers, who also goes by his creative pseudonym Colourbox, is a freelance illustrator whose playful images employ a healthy mix of materials and technique. A jazzy hodge-podge of colour and subject matter,… Continue reading

Katherine Tromans

Katherine Tromans is a Birmingham based illustrator and graphic designer whose candy-coloured work is a breath of fresh air. Her lovely illustrations have a soft, ethereal quality that warms the heart. Having recently… Continue reading

Bimba Girl Comics by Donya Todd

You may recognise the name Donya Todd from YOUNG GOLD TEETH features of yore and you’d be correct in thinking that she is a firm favourite and a very talented creative. Marvellous as… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer Kieron Lewis

Kieron Lewis is a graphic designer and creative who since last being featured by YOUNG GOLD TEETH has been up to an awful lot. From working on Plog: The Paper Log for Art… Continue reading

Grace Mikell Ramsey

Grace Mikell Ramsey, a painter from California creates images which resonate with pathos, ritual and the curious buzz of magical realism. Working predominantly with oil paint on canvas or wooden panelling, Grace’s paintings act… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Stay Home Club

Stay Home Club is a collection of covetable illustrated products that appeal to the punk rock cat-lady in all of us. Tote bags, felt pennant flags, patches and prints are designed in Montreal,… Continue reading

Hayley Wells

Hayley Wells is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol. A recent graduate from the University of Lincoln, where she specialised in editorial illustration and character design, her work has been showcased by the likes of… Continue reading

Cayetano González

Cayetano González is a Spanish artist, cinematographer, editor and photographer whose images range from psychedelic mirrored creations to stark, far-reaching landscapes and intriguing mechanical objects. His work is a fantastic example of photography’s versatility as a creative… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Jo Cheung

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Jo Cheung, a talented illustrator and designer currently residing in the North of England. A mix of characterful animals, detailed embellishments and cheerful colour… Continue reading

James Clapham

James Clapham, creator of fluid, comic characters and tropical cosmic dreamscapes, is blessed with the kind of wicked imagination celebrated by YOUNG GOLD TEETH. Currently an MA student of illustration at Camberwell School… Continue reading

Kendra Dandy | Bouffants and Broken Hearts

What with the arrival of the great British summer, YGT has gone a little pattern-crazy. Not content with regularly bringing you fruity print crushes via Pinterest and Instagram, here you can find a… Continue reading

빨리! 빨리! | Sander Holsgens

Sander Holsgens is a photographer and freelance writer who explores contemporary Asian art and culture with his work. Based in the Netherlands, he attended the photo academy, and then graduated from programmes in Cultural… Continue reading

Angela Rossi

Ceramics, cats, kitsch, Star Wars? I am in design heaven. Angela Rossi is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. A self-taught and self-proclaimed outsider artist, Angela works with discarded, damaged items… Continue reading

Riccardo Casinelli

Riccardo Casinelli is a graphic designer based in Rome. His work is comprised of striking outlines, stark colour contrasts and snappy typography. One such project that espouses all three is the wonderful Mood… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Nate Kitch

Nate Kitch is an award-winning illustrator and designer from the UK represented by Eastwing. His work is a great conglomeration of hand-drawn and digital geometric shapes and patterns, collage, typography and photography. Looking to… Continue reading

Alan Coulson

London based artist, Alan Coulson’s paintings are vibrant, honest and entirely captivating. Having completed a foundation in art and design, Alan continued to paint, instructing himself on new techniques and perfecting his distinctive… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Pen On Paper Stationery

Pen On Paper, purveyors of stylish illustrated stationery, was created by Brighton University graduates, Lucy Kirk and Millie Popovic by way of a shared fondness for lidos, bathing suits and good old fashioned jollity. Their new… Continue reading

Tim MacKay

Vectorial landscapes, floating cars and oil-spill eddies of psychedelic colour, a mere taste of what Tim MacKay’s gorgeous digital collages have to offer. Tim is a Toronto based artist who creates pieces comprised… Continue reading

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is an illustrator, designer and typographer working in the UK. Heavily influenced by Pop-Art and more specifically, seventies product packaging, he creates bright, patterned images bursting with fluid text and great… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Esther Horchner

Esther Horchner is a Dutch illustrator and ceramicist whose Take a Bath tea-set, is an off-the-wall creation which is as beautiful as it is functional. A self-confessed coveter of clay-based items, Esther draws… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Charlotte Mei

YOUNG GOLD TEETH is crushing on a wonderful fusion of ceramic and style by way of Charlotte Mei’s adorable tiger rings. These cute little blue and white ceramic accessories are simplistic, statement works of… Continue reading

Louis Edwin Fry

Louis Edwin Fry is a photographer and videographer who hails from the UK. Brought to my attention by the lovely lot at Deer Brains, Louis’ work has a dreamy lo-fi aesthetic.  His great use… Continue reading

Nathan James

Nathan James, a name that’s been flitting around the bloggosphere in recent months – with good reason, is a London based artist whose paintings are a grizzly mark on the modern portraiture scene.… Continue reading