In its first tie-up with a major named artist, ‘out there’ publisher Brainbox Candy is launching a collection of products featuring the musings of Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley.
The Brainbox x David Shrigley collaborative range spans greeting cards, postcards and gifts.
David’s work conjures up ironic comments on everyday situations and human interactions – with his boldest statement being the thumbs up sculpture on the top of the plinth in Trafalgar Square. His perceptive drawings and texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance declarations like snippets of over-heard conversations.
“We were delighted when we were approached with the offer to collaborate with David as he is one of our favourite artists,” said Mark Williams, co-founder of Brainbox Candy (pictured above right, with co-founder Ben Hickman). “We jumped at it like mad things. We literally dropped everything (which was messy) and now here we are with a fantastic collection of cards, postcards, mugs, coasters and notebooks.”
The range launches with 50 cards and 50 postcards, plus nine mugs, six notebooks, a dozen coasters with other products to follow.
David Shrigley’s art features in prominent collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tate, London; and The British Council, London