Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Paper has never been so exciting... meet Andy Singleton!

Andy Singleton is a Brit with an amazingly creative mind. He's a paper artist and illustrator based in Wakefield, England. He studied Animation with Illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 2006. His work is an exploration of both the natural and man-made world through intricate paper cuttings and hand drawn illustrations. Singleton currently works on commercial and personal projects from his studio at Westgate Studios, in West Yorkshire, England.
Through hyper detailed illustrations, Singleton conveys the push and pull between real and imaginary. His inspiration comes from popular culture such as: comics, films, books, interesting graphics, street art, eastern art, architecture and nature. Through conscious and unconscious observation of these subjects, he instinctively collects ideas and then communicates them, using hand drawn, paper cut and digital image creation.

His work is like none other that I have seen and the precision cuts, and intricate shapes are incredible.  Besides his commissioned work for Roots Cafe, Lazerian Furniture, Smithfield Clothing, and the Ruben Wood Hair Salon, Singleton produces t-shirts, prints and books.

His t-shirts on etsy are hand screen printed T-shirts for the Ex Virtus clothing label. Each design is a limited edition hand screen print on quality American Apparel T-shirts. Love them :)


The book he created "Organic/Mechanics" is a retrospective compilation of early illustrations by Singleton. The images are all taken from a single sketch book from 2005.

To find out more about Andy Singleton and purchase his work, please visit

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