James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London.
Trained as a textile and surface print designer, James work`ed in the clothing industry for 10 years producing print designs for numerous fashion brands from Levis to Louis Vuitton. After two years at Hope & Glory menswear James embarking on a new career as an illustrator in 2007.
James has been commissioned to produce work by publishing houses, magazines and newspapers and advertising and design agencies. Recent clients include GQ, Random House, The Guardian and The Poetry Society.
Alongside his commercial practice, James produces limited edition screen prints and linocuts. James’ prints reflect his interest in the printed and typographic ephemera of pop culture. The traditional processes that go into the production of James’ prints are very important.
The prints features here were published by Heartbreak Publishing in 2011 and feature one of James Brown’s classic typographic designs, ‘Magic’. Printed at Coriander Studio in editions of 50, these new editions are available in three colourways and incorporate glazes and diamond dust.