James Brown Illustrator and Printmaker
With a degree in printed textiles from Middlesex University, James Brown initially worked for the clothing industry before changing direction and becoming an illustrator and printmaker. James’ distinctive illustrative style has a strong typographical influence which, when paired with his skill as a linocut and screen printer, is a strikingly bold combination.
James’ clients are many and varied, designing bespoke pieces for clients such as V&A Enterprises, The Royal Opera House and Tinsmiths, to working with publishers such as Bloomsbury and the Poetry Society. James’ series of ‘Information’ books, ‘The World of Information’ being the first published in 2016 by Walker Books, were the result of a series of screen prints he made detailing sea regions from the British Isles inspired by BBC Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast. The popularity of the prints encouraged James to continue exploring the theme and produce prints for a further four books in the series.
James Brown prints can be found at Tinsmiths in the form of limited edition prints, books and greetings cards.