Arran Gregory X Brutus ‘British Illustrators Project’
Iconic British shirting retailer Brutus recently released a video detailing the first in their all new collaboration project titled ‘British Illustrators Project’ which will see a selection of Britain’s finest illustrators create unique designs directly onto Brutus’s staple Trimfit button-down shirts. The first in the series sees good friend of Mint, Arran Gregory bringing his awesome fine line styling to the classic Brutus garment. Brutus have brought us this rad video edit showing Arran at work in his home studio just West of London. Shot by filmmaker Henry Edwards-Wood, we are shown a detailed and personal look into Arran’s work and the way he operates. Check out the video below. We also managed to have a quick chat on the project with Arran whilst at his recent birthday shindig.
Hey Arran, awesome video on your project with Brutus, can you tell us a little bit about the shirt design from your own perspective, where did the idea for the features you drew derive from?
Cheers man, the ideas for the shirts are all loosely connected to the Olympics in one way or another. So you’ve got one featuring the Greek Olympic athletes – Zeus etc. Then there’s the London Architecture shirt, and lastly the one featuring sports paraphernalia from each of the 26 sports now involved in the games. I thought it would be a little more up to date to focus on the ‘Britain’ of 2012 rather than reflect on Brutus’ Suedehead, Mod heritage from back in the day. Most of the imagery is sourced from old encyclopedia Britannica’s. I think I talk about it in the video actually.
What else do you have coming up as the summer continues?
This summer I have my third solo show coming up which is very exciting for me. It’s going to be at The Print House Aka Dalston Roof Gardens and the Private View is on 6th July. I’ve just started working on a new sculpture for that which is keeping my hands tied for the moment. Other than that, I have some jobs in the pipeline, I’m talking with Nick Jensen from Blueprint Skateboards at the moment about some board designs which could be cool if it happens.
Photo : Ed Schofield.