The Point.1888 is starting 2022 with some new colour, pattern, and impact thanks to the signing of three renowned artists as new clients: Ben Eine, Emily Burningham and Real Hackney Dave.
They will be joining The Point.1888’s existing book of artists and designers which includes leading British interior design brand MissPrint and award-winning artists and designers Rachel Ellen, Jimbobart and I Like Birds as they continue to meet the growing demands from consumers for products that express their personalities and inject colour and life into their homes.
Known for his iconic use of type, Ben Eine is a world-famous grafitti artist whose work can be found on the streets of London, LA, Mexico City, Paris, Tokyo, Dublin and Stockholm. He has collaborated with Banksy and his work was once given to Barack Obama as a gift from the British Prime Minister.
Dave Buonaguidi, AKA Real Hackney Dave, is a London-based artist known for making work that creates a reaction by combining the visual and verbal language of advertising and propaganda with unique imagery and materials of found objects and ephemera. He is best known for printing his bold trademark pink typography onto vintage maps and photographs and even makes art out of decommissioned hand grenades and 1000lb bombs.
London-based print designer Emily Burningham has a passion for pattern and colour and has featured in Liberty, House & Garden and Ideal Home, among others. Her sophisticated designs explore the relationship between distinct eras of art and design.
Both Ben and Emily have previously benefited from brand licensing activity, having worked with Paul Smith and Louis Vuitton; and Liberty, Waterstones and Paperchase respectively.
During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, The Point.1888’s artist and designer clients saw soaring interest in their designs and a multitude of deals including placement on Fy for MissPrint, Thermos for Rachel Ellen, and a homeware deal for Jimbobart. The Point.1888 also signed new sub-agent deals for I Like Birds in Japan, as well as sub-agents in Iberia and the US for Jimbobart.
Janine Richmond, Head of Product & Brand at The Point.1888, commented: “Artists have been an important focus for The Point.1888 for many years, not least because of their ability to respond quickly to new consumer desires and trends. For example, MissPrint’s bold colourways and nod to the biophilic trend was of great appeal to consumers wishing to bring nature indoors.
“Thanks to our talented team of specialists and our keen eye on retail trends, we’ve been able to bring our clients great success over the past few years and we’re confident we can build long-term, sustainable partnerships with Ben Eine, Real Hackney Dave and Emily Burningham too.”
Conversations with first-phase partners for the artists are underway.