Lee Cooper Meet The Makers: AW13
Men’s denim and workerwear specialist Lee Cooper has unveiled their latest effort to promote a new generation of creative talent as part of their AW13 collection: ‘The Makers’.
The brand chose four young artists and artisans who represent the future of their respective crafts for the accompanying ‘Meet The Makers’ campaign, which features each individual dressed in the classic denim and workerwear that Lee Cooper are renowned for.
Today we meet the artists who form a central part of the label’s new campaign…
An MA graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, Rachel has honed her own distinctive specialism of art through blending her original photography with sculptural creations. Her work constantly challenges how a sculptural vehicle changes the perception of an image to give it a new narrative.
Rachel shoots on a 35mm film using the very first Canon camera she ever owned. She draws upon her travels, events she has experienced and real life scenarios as inspiration to create her artwork:
Joe is a comic artist and screen printer. His signature style is surreal and darkly imaginative. Fluid organic shapes are interspersed with a complex multi-point perspective, complete with a dream-like narrative.
After having studied at Camberwell College of Art, Joe was invited back to tutor a specialism in comic book drawings. His studio is based in Hackney:
The work of set designer and art director Penny Mills is influenced by the manually created special effects of horror films from the late 1970s.
Penny often revisits old school science experiments to source inventive, lo-tech ways to create explosions and chemical reactions. This fusion of influences results in creativity which has a somewhat macabre tone, yet is packed with a playful, tongue in cheek punch:
Kevin Soar is a writer from Essex. Heavily inspired by his family and famed London literary figures, Kevin moved to the East of the city at eighteen to follow in their footsteps.
His passion for London past spans across the slim cut smartness of 1960s East London modernists and football terrace style, to the discovery of inspirational texts stocked in little-known bookshops. Kevin writes short stories and poetry in his notebook from a room in his East London house:
Find Out More
To meet the makers and view all the AW13 looks head over to leecooper.com/en/collections.