About me

About me

Hello, thanks for stopping by! I am an artist living in Brighton UK, who studied Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. I love and collect typography based ephemera (for example old stamps, postcards and packaging, often featuring antique and woodblock type) which I use in my art. Inspired by some of the great collage and pop artists: Kurt Schwitters, Ben Nicholson, Sir Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cecil Touchon and Rosalie Gascoigne, to name a few.

I generally work digitally, as I couldn’t bear to tear up the original ephemera and because the items are often small and certain to fade. So I scan the ephemera, capturing all the original vintage detail and then construct playful, graphic and contemporary compositions. The fantastic textures of the paper, smudgy vintage coloured inks and intriguing snippets of information look amazing at larger scales. The ephemera takes on a more abstract form, so it is possible to see it in a new, fresh light, which is what I love about it.

I have exhibited in galleries locally and as far afield as South Korea, and have been featured in magazines and international art and design blogs. I have greetings card ranges published by ArtPress and recently had a bus ticket collage produced as a poster by IKEA, together with a further two posters featuring fruit & veg. My work is regularly used as props on TV. Most recently being featured in the itv drama series ‘Liar’ and an episode of  ‘Lucky Man’. My vintage bus ticket poster is spotted often on the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’!

My work is available as signed, limited edition and open edition giclée prints, which are superb quality, using archival paper and pigment inks, resulting in fantastic detail and intense colour that has longevity.

© All images and artwork remain the copyright of Julia Trigg.