Playlist and Artists
‘I Don’t like Mondays’
by The Boomtown Rats
Tom Austen is an actor (who secretly wants to be a rapper). Since appearing in Shameless back in 2010, Tom has been frequenting screens ever since. Recently, he’s been giving US audiences their fix of regal hi-jinks as Jasper Frost in the popular series The Royals. He can be seen playing Taras in the upcoming Soviet era epic Bitter Harvest. A long time co-conspirator of Boom Done Shop’s Liam, Tom’s now been inspired to design. He has a deep mistrust of Mondays and that’s reflected in his artwork.
by Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam
Flora Grosvenor-Stevenson is a west London-based artist. She splits her time across a variety of arts. They include illustration and sound work with some text thrown in the mix. You can find her work floating about on Art Rookie, Houndsditch swimwear, Pattern Coffee and Shut Your Gob. She has a lot of fun and doesn't ever want to be proper. http://www.florags.co.uk/
‘We were making love by Wednesday’
from 7 Days by Craig David
Paloma Oakenfold is an actor turned playwright and theatre director who lives in Hackney. Originally from Bristol, she’s recently been made resident assistant director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. Her plays have been performed internationally and she teaches at drama schools across the city. Aside from all that, she’s secretly a very talented illustrator. Her artwork for Wednesday is inspired by Cupid and Boom Done’s artillery of choice: the bow and arrow.
'Thursday's Child' by David Bowie
Katie Vale found a career in fashion retail design after studying Textile Design at Central Saint Martin’s. One of her major skills is combining colour, shape and texture to create art installations and new spaces. With that, she became one of the first two display artists for Anthropologie EU. She spent her days in a workshop and designed storytelling installations and displays. Her exposure here led to private commission design work for the Abu Dhabi Royal family. She’s since had roles at Topshop and Karen Millen. And recently she’s been appointed as a director of a US creative agency. Before things get too busy stateside, she’s collaborating here on her second design with Boom Done Shop.
‘Friday I’m In Love’
by The Cure
Scarlett Josse is an illustrator based in London. After studying at London College of Fashion, Scarlett worked for Matthew Williamson, Roland Mouret and Orla Kiely. She branched out on her own in 2015. Scarlett mainly works with fashion and beauty brands and her clients include Study 34, Cellardoor Magazine, Fenwick Department Stores and Dinny Hall. In her spare time, she pens the illustrated fashion & travel blog Fashion Climate - the blog that kick-started her illustration career. http://www.fashionclimate.com/
‘Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees’
by Leyton Buzzards
Liam set up Boom Done Shop with his brother Elliott in 2014. Elliott brings the BOOM and Liam gets things DONE. They don't have a background in retail, fashion or design. They’ve just learned through trial, error and cheek. Liam taught himself to screen print from watching YouTube videos. He trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and worked in theatre and television. His love for acting came from a passion for having fun, telling stories and wearing banging costumes. He sees Boom Done Shop as an extension of these things. Now, Liam puts screen printed ethical cotton costumes on his customers.
‘Everyday is like Sunday’
Jamie Bradley studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. He makes paintings and films. He likes Morrissey. http://www.jamiebradley.info/
18th- 24th July