Paul Smith Teams Up With His Friend Tom Hingston

Tom Hingston, the British graphic designer and creative director known for his collaborative design work with musicians, both as cover and promotional art as well as music videos, explores his music archive for a 20th anniversary exhibition, which will include one-off lenticular artworks sold in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and a collection of exclusive products produced in collaboration with Paul Smith.

As the two are good friends and fellow music lovers, Paul offered up his shop at No. 9 Albemarle Street for the venue of Tom's exhibition.

The exhibition "Progress', by Hingston Studio, will include sixteen record sleeves from the studio's back catalogue which have been transformed into one-off pieces of art. The artwork will be available to buy from No. 9 Albemarle Street, with the profits from each sale going directly to Teenage Cancer Trust.

As well as the exhibition, the two friends have collaborated to create a limited edition collection of products, a collection that goes beyond your typical band merchandise!

The following products are the result of this collaboration and all feature iconography from Hingston Studio music sleeves as central elements of their design.


Paul Smith + Nick Cave For Hingston Studio - Blue Velour 'Lovely Creatures' Bomber Jacket, £845

This luxurious take on a classic bomber jacket is cut from blue panne velvet and features silver embroidered mermaids on the chest, which are drawn from the artwork for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Lovely Creatures.

Inside, other icons from the Lovely Creatures artwork also appear as a print on the jacket’s vibrant red and blue lining.

Only 25 pieces will be produced.


Paul Smith + The Chemical Brothers For Hingston Studio - Black 'Born In The Echoes' Sweater, £350

Artfully weaving together punk references with acid house colours, this graphic mohair knit for The Chemical Brothers adapts the zig-zag pattern from the Born in Echoes sleeve.

Each colour is available in very limited numbers.