It’s true that we live in a world of labels. I found my sense of self particularly under fire when I decided to work for myself. I was so adamant that it was not me, that I was just a part of it, a part of something bigger than myself. The danger is that it becomes an ideology rather than a sustainable reality.
I’m super excited to be writing this blog post, as it marks a monumental benchmark in Twenty Pegs’s life. A coming of age story, in many ways. There’s an almost serendipitous irony, in fact, that I’m sat here writing this on the last day of term for schools here in the UK. Today we step out of the shadows and into the summer sun. This is where the fun starts.
A mosh pit is a metaphor for, in my opinion, the best kind of collaboration. It’s open to everyone. It’s a safe and respectful environment. It’s organic. It’s all about the good times. And finally, it has passion.
To me, collaboration is like building blocks, or components, where the sum of the smaller elements combine to make something better or larger, that would not be possible if done with less.
Let’s face it, when you think of Kanye West, ‘team-player’ probably isn’t the first word that springs to mind. But take a look at his career and you’ll see that from the start ‘Ye’s been all about the creative partnerships. We take a look at those that have gotten ‘Ye to where he is today.
Winner Stays On: An artist versus series which sees emerging and established illustrators and graphic designers pitched against each other in a monthly battle to become the reigning champion.
Celebrating our favourite movie trilogy ever, 'Eighty Eight' is our special edition tribute to Future Day and the 30th anniversary of the film's original release.
Following the success of our #TPTakeover event last week, we are very pleased to announce that Slate Coffee London are now official stockists of the full Twenty Pegs range.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting our first “Twenty Pegs Takeover” at Slate Coffee London in Shoreditch.
We rocked up on Curtain Road, bleary-eyed at 8am, but Zoey and the team soon had us right with a few shots of their amazing coffee.
There were competitions and general shenanigans throughout the day, and once the sun went down the party started with a little help from our friends at the House of Q. Neil Kelso treated us to some mind-bending close-up magic, and a special DJ set from Pi the Mime kept us going until way past everyone’s bedtimes.
Big shout outs go to Zoey and her team, for making us feel so welcome, to House of Q, and to Verity Hesketh, our photographer for the night. Thanks to everyone who joined us – you made it one hell of a party.
Check out the image gallery below.
Which Way Is Up, our debut collection, features core branded graphic prints in some crisp colourways alongside two collaborative pieces by illustrators Jim Otton, Chris Wright and our own Nitramgerg.