Here’s a list of all the artists who have kindly donated unique postcard –sized artworks:
Academy Award winning animation studio best known for the Wallace and Gromit animations. Postcard artist Ashley Boddy, is currently story boarding on Aardman's next feature film, The Pirates and has worked on Shawn the Sheep.
Photographer and visual communicator extraordinaire. Alis is a regular contributor to the youth trend magazine SuperSuper and recently graced the front cover of New York-based GrungeCake magazine.
Norman Rosenthal’s (Former Exhibitions Secretary at the Royal Academy of Arts) NOISE Fine Art Choice 2008. 26 and from Brighton, Alice's unique paintings explore issues of identity and exclusion. Her work was recently featured in The Guardian.
23 year old Amy's photographic collages use found images and explore 'the shifting nature of identity'.
Hailing from Stockport, 2006 NOISE alumni, Andrew is highly talented graphic artist inspired by comics and animation. Andrew was featured in the NOISE Festival Urbis exhibition showcase of 'The Best in New Creative Talent' and had a 'NOISE Dream Job' placement with Time Out Magazine.
Angie is a young graphic designer based in Manchester. With a fresh, naive style, Angie’s NOISE portfolio page hosts a showcase of all of her recently designed cartoon critters.
Graphic Design graduate Ben creates hand-drawn gig posters, one-off cards and paintings. His distinctive style was strongly influenced by cartoons from his childhood. Recent influences include the illustrator Jon Burgerman and Travis Millard.
Boy with Tape on his Face
2010 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2010.
“A deliciously skilful hour, some of the set pieces are simply joyous, sometimes mesmerising” The Times ****
Talented ceramicist Carly, was Wayne Hemingway’s NOISE Product Design Curator Choice 2006 and was handpicked for a 'NOISE Dream Job’ work placement by Wayne at his company, Hemingway Design. Carly has had her work featured in Elle Design.
Carol Ann Duffy
Britain's Poet Laureate since 2009. She is the first woman to hold this position. Stephen Raw illustrates the unpublished haikus on the postcards.
A Fine Art graduate from Birmingham University, Chloe uses unconventional methods and materials such as felt tip pens, to create her eerie portraits of lone women.
Tom Dixon’s (former Head of Design at Habitat) NOISE 3D Design Curator Choice 2008 and awarded a Hemingway Design ‘NOISE Dream Job’ work placement. He has received a plethora of recognition and awards including The International Design Award (in 5 categories).
Claire, 24 from Tenby, mixes collage, typography and traditional techniques to create her individual pieces, which span a variety of media and processes.
A talented illustrator and sculpture. Dave’s work mixes caricatures, mask-making, oil paintings and murals.
Hailing from Cumbria, David is famed for his very short stories - no more than 150 words long. His books include the author of Sawn Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007) and Never Never (2008),
“150 words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than some novels”. - The Guardian
A Leeds College of Art and Design, Surface Pattern and Design graduate. Her beautifully crafted bespoke work includes scarves, home-ware, greetings cards, stationery and ceramics.
22 yr old Mancunian MC and songwriter, whose debut album, released this year, was produced by Lady Sov's producer Medasyn.
"Witty & Intelligent. Most likely to make sick records. Least likely to make you sick." The Guardian
With over 30 albums released over a career spanning 40 years, legendary singer-song writer Elvis Costello was ranked high in Rolling Stone Magazines '100 Greatest Artists of All Time'.
An illustrator and designer from Bradford.
19 year old fine artist, Hannah recently started studying at Goldsmiths University, London. She is the first young member of the NOISE charity’s board of trustees.
Warp Film's NOISE Moving Image Curator Choice in 2008. NOISE awarded Harry with a one-to-one animation masterclass with Cheshire-based Mackinnon and Saunders, providers of animation puppets and models for Hollywood film Director, Tim Burton. Harry specialises in stop motion animation, model making, and comic book art.
Hazel is a Huddersfield University, Illustration graduate. Her often risqué illustrations have recently been published in 'Seen' magazine.
Jade was Norman Rosenthal's Curator Choice for Fine Art in 2008, aged only 17 at the time. Jade is currently completing her 6th form studies in Manchester.
Talented photographer from Barnsley, currently teaching the subject in Leeds.
NOISE Curator for Graphics and New- Media and Co-founder of renowned, global design agency ‘Attik Design’. Clients include top brands such as Coca- Cola, Toyota, Adidas and Nike.
Jethro Haynes is an illustrator, sculptor and designer whose designed for the likes of The Guardian, BBC, Nickelodeon, Orange, Dazed and Confused, and Ministry of Sound.
An illustrator and animator, Jimmy’s influences range from Yokai (mischievous demons from Japanese folklore), street art around Manchester and Anime.
A freelance Illustrator, Jo’s influences range from childhood nostalgia, contemporary fashion illustration and pop culture. Her illustrations can be seen in the soon-to-be-released 'Compendium of Fashion Illustration' by Amelia's Magazine.
Zaha Hadid's NOISE Architecture Curtaor Choice in 2008. Royal College of Art graduate John Zhang was Curator Choice in 2008. John has since worked as a visiting critic at the RCA, and a visiting lecturer at Westminster University.
An Illustrator, toy designer, painter and animator famed for his unique doodle inspired colourful characters. Jon’s playful 2D and 3D characters have been embraced worldwide; making him one of the UK’s most revered and loved cartoonists.
A freelance Illustrator and designer, Julian was recently chosen to represent Manchester in NOISE Festival vs. Test: A Cross-city Showdown.
Karl Child is a freelance photographer who specialises in commercial and editorial photography.
Inspired by his passion for comic books, tattoos, heavy metal and rock and roll, Kev's designs have found their way onto skateboards, t-shirts, record covers and limited edition guitars.
Stella Vine's NOISE Fine Art Curator Choice in 2006. Kimi's striking self portraiture was published in a special NOISE Festival issue of Disorder Magazine.
Kira Pheonix K'inan
A graduate of Central St Martins, Kira is a photographer, painter, sculptor, writer and filmmaker. She is currently living and working in London, arranging events in spaces around the capital.
Founder of the pop culture magazine Lodown. His artworks present an interpretation of various networks, time frames, experiences and the general surroundings of modern-day existence.
Lazenby is a collage artist, illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been published by Vogue, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, Penguin, and GQ and many more. Sir Peter Blake names himself a fan of Mark's work, adding, “Lazenby is a very good collagist in the best tradition of collage making”.
Artist and illustrator with a soft spot for birds. He’s created work for the Guardian, Big Issue, Topman, Puma, RSPB; Eastpak and exhibited in London, Manchester, Santa Monica, Tokyo and Paris.
Matthew Lee Knowles
Matthew Lee Knowles is an artist and composer living in London. Matthew writes theatre scores and music and enjoys collaborating with other artists, writers and musicians.
Monique Jivram is a British-Columbian illustrator and artist otherwise known as 'My Mum's a Hippy'. Monique draws inspiration from her Latin ancestry and is fascinated by colour and shape.
DJ, illustrator with his own line of tea sold in Selfridges and a Manchester based Cafe.
Nick Hamilton (Hammo)
Hammo is an illustrator, living and working in Manchester. His distinctive graphic style combines strong line work with an acute attention to detail. Hammo has produced work for Playstation, K-Swiss, and Diesel clothing.
Curator Choice for NOISE Festival 2006 Nicola is a Kingston University illustration graduate now working in the film industry.
Pete is a graphic artist from Manchester who was recently selected to represent the city as part of the NOISE Festival vs TestSpace project. Pete’s striking range of memorable slogan t-shirts were best sellers at the NOISELAB.
Maverick Street artist and gallerist, who has recently showed in Sao Paulo, NY, Amsterdam, Paris, Sydney, Beijing and Berlin. He’s collaborated with the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Swoon to US street art legend Aaron Rose.
Currently studying Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan School of Art, Rebecca’s passion is painting and is a member of Creative Transit, a group of emerging young artists from various backgrounds.
A textile and surface designer who works with an array of fabrics to create unique materials for fashion and interior. She recently reached the top 20 of a national competition to design a new show for the brand Hush Puppies.
Self Made Heroes
Headed by David Moore, a freelance graphic designer and art director from Manchester, whose work includes design and branding for a plethora of leading North-West companies.
Scott won the NOISE 2006 Graphic Elements project in 2006 and was invited as a young creative ambassador to the NOISE 2008 launch at 11 Downing Street. His practice involves creating large installation works, which he photographs and recycles into paintings. Scott has exhibited internationally, most recently in LA.
Zaha Hadid's NOISE Architecture Curtaor Choice in 2008, Scott runs a multi-disciplinary design consultancy that engages in product, furniture, spatial and graphic design projects.
An illustrator and animator with a dark sense of humour, producing arresting designs under the banner of 'Twisted Animation'.
NOISEfestival.com contemporary British artist whose work has been recognised by The Times, i-D, BBC, Esquire, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue and others. His works can be found in the Getty, Niarchos and David Roberts collections and counts Debbie Harry, Sienna Miller and Jean Charles de Castelbajac amongst his supporters.
James Sommerville's (Attik Design) Graphics Curator Choice in 2008. Thomas' striking designs were shortlisted for Icon Magazine's website logo competition. Tom designed the logo for NOISE Festival’s Creative Futures event in 2008.
Born in Manchester, Tom Burtonwood is an artist currently living in Illinois, USA and teaching at The School of The Art Institute in Chicago.
NOISE Curator for Architecture and Entrepreneur and co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead. Now managing Hemingway Design specialising in affordable and social design.