Creative Boom launches its own online store, with exclusive fine art prints from top designers
To start, we collaborated with top illustrators Luis Mendo, Haley Tippmann, Murugiah, Rob Lowe aka Supermundane and Maaike Canne who each created unique prints that will only be available for a limited time.
These will only be sold in the Creative Boom store and never anywhere else – guaranteed. In other words, you won’t find these exclusive designs anywhere else. And once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.
In the future, we will be selling exclusive works by artists like Danielle Rhoda and Sarah Boris. But again, these will only be limited time offers, so make sure you don’t miss them. Sign up for the shop’s newsletter and we’ll let you know whenever a new print collection is about to be released.
Additionally, each artwork is printed in the UK and Germany on the finest fine art papers, using the latest printing technology. And we’re proud to say that all shipping, cloud storage, energy and travel costs are 100% carbon neutral because we’ve partnered with the top-rated printer in Europe with the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Our store is built on Creative Boom’s mission to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community, a community we’ve championed since 2009. And with that in mind, we share half of all profits with those we collaborate with and donate. 10% of our own portion. to Create, the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.
Read on to learn more about our first five prints to go on sale in our store, and the people and stories behind them.
Renowned illustrator Luis Mendo started a personal project during the pandemic, creating a series of covers for a fictional magazine called The Home Stayer. Her beautiful artwork reminds us of a time when we stayed home to save lives. It also pays homage to the inspirational covers of The New Yorker.
Luis created this unique and exclusive piece for the Creative Boom store. “It was my way of saying that we all live in the same town, called Home,” says Luis. Describing his style as “positive, honest, human-centered and always trying to create viewer-related atmospheres,” he hopes his impression for Creative Boom will inspire everyone to enjoy their time at home.
“My wish is that it encourages people to sympathize with other humans,” he adds. “That if people buy the print and hang it on their wall, it will warm their hearts every time they see it.”
Haley Tippmann is an American illustrator from Rochester, New York, currently living and working in Germany. Her style focuses on the people, places and things found in the home, often emphasizing the “mundane” aspects of our lives. Her work evokes feelings of calm through the comforting familiar.
For the Creative Boom Shop, Haley created a bespoke artwork titled Anniversary: an exclusive still life of objects in her studio and apartment that mean something to her. The play is about marking milestones. “This year was my 10th wedding anniversary, and around the time I got married I also started illustrating on the iPad,” she explains. “I hope other people can connect with ‘Birthday’; that one or more of the items brings back a pleasant memory.”
3. Always by Murugiah
Born and raised in the UK with Sri Lankan heritage, Murugiah is an award-winning artist and designer based in London. Describing his style as “surreal, happy and loud all the time and unapologetically filtered through a South Asian feel”, he uses bright, bold colors and detailed compositions to bring us psychedelic, explosive and out-of-this-world art. this world.
Exclusively for Creative Boom, Murugiah has created ‘Still’, an artwork based on the theme of self-reflection and stillness. It features a character called MURU, who Murugiah says “takes time out of his busy day to experience this still life while taking the opportunity to reflect on his own stillness in the busy world he lives in”.
Murugiah hopes that upon viewing the artwork, “people will feel the need to reflect on time to stop, time to wander, time to experience the gigantic still life to marvel in their own life”.
Rob Lowe, aka Supermundane, is an illustrator whose work is instantly recognizable with his iconic geometric designs known for their playful use of color, line and optical effects.
For Creative Boom’s 10th anniversary in 2019, we were honored to welcome Rob as one of 10 artists to create a bespoke anniversary print for our platform with proceeds donated to the British Heart Foundation.
Now, as we launch a more permanent online store, we’re thrilled to have Rob back, and he’s graciously donating this artwork to us again. The Creativity Is Within All of Us speaks for itself and is a celebration of not only our continued love of championing creative professionals everywhere, but a reminder that creativity is at the heart of everything we do.
Maaike Canne is an illustrator and visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands who has collaborated with clients including The New Yorker, Apple, The Atlantic, Pinterest, Die Zeit and Architectural Digest. She is known for her work which exhibits a thoughtful and surreal quality and is influenced by architecture, design, nature and history.
For Creative Boom, Maaike created an exclusive print called Snuff Bottles From the Qing Dynasty. This piece shows four snuffboxes in bright and colorful compositions. “Smoking tobacco was illegal in the Qing dynasty,” Maaike explains. “But the use of snuff was permitted because the Chinese considered it a cure for common ailments such as colds, headaches, and stomach troubles. The bottles were usually decorated with paintings or carvings. , which distinguished those of different quality and value.Some were considered objects of great value, traded to mark social ties or presented as gifts from the imperial court.
Therefore, there is a lot of symbolism and meaning in the images depicted on the snuffboxes, and Maaike’s four contemporary creations follow this tradition.
We really hope you enjoy our first collection of five top artists and designers. Our shop is now open and kicking off with five A3 prints that you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t forget to subscribe to our shop’s newsletter to be the first to know about future collections.