KOSU! ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
KOSU! CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Grace Kress is the founder of Shelby X Studios, which merges art and activism to build community, create educational resources and share accessible information that counters harmful mainstream narratives. In order to dismantle systems of oppression we need to be able to imagine a world without them
We are honored to be providing the exclusive series showcasing Rob’s infamous photography on selected garments for his KOSU! Kollection.
His shots give such a unique insight into Liverpool during those devastating Thatcher years. Everton and Vauxhall being the third most deprived areas in Britain at that time.
My work aims to open discussion about vulnerability, imperfection and inequality, exploring issues of 21st century body politics, with a focus on the experience of living in a female body in a ‘photoshopped’ world;
the new visual rhetoric of perfection through digital manipulation. Using humour as a technique of critique my objective is to use it as a device to answer the unspoken dogma of one’s body being one’s collateral.
Originally from Bulgaria, the artist Zhana Mitkova gives life to a colorful, poetic universe with a little bit of fantasy! Sprinkled with flowers, pink flamingos, and even swimming pools, the world that she creates is an invitation to let yourself daydream and take a break
Veronika is an Illustrator, designer, self acclaimed drama queen and a dog mother communicating with the world through the images.
Veronika has a beautiful unique approach to her illustration with bold colouring and symbolic designs that encapsulates her visual scenarios. Veronika’s style grabbed us the moment we saw her designs and we’re excited to have her join our Kollective!
VRATISLAV PECKA AKA POSTER
In 2020 Vrati won the German Design Award in Excellent Communications Design and back in 2019 the Silver A’ Design Award in Visual Communication Design,Vrati has certainly made his mark in the industry so we’re delighted we have the pleasure of releasing his designs on sustainable apparel.
NEW YORK, USA
Matt Willey, founder and artist of The Good of the Hive, has set himself on the mission to paint 50,000 bees - the number necessary for a healthy, thriving hive - in murals around the world.
It’s Matt’s mission to ignight radical curiosity for the planetary health issues through art and storytelling. The bee and her hive are the symbols he currently uses, but at the essence it is about activating and celebrating the power in human connection.
Outside the sun is shining, he is sitting in a large empty room with a generous smile on his face and a cap on his head. On his shoulder, a tattoo says “Spread love bitchez”. His name is Sam Oibel, an artist born and raised in Zurich from a Ugandan mother and a Swiss father.
Faith set herself out a mission to draw a draw a frog everyday, introducing to the world Soda Pop and Friends.
Whilst currently studying, Faith creates a little frog world of wonder through her designs, making Frogs more relatable than ever.
Kelley Dillon, founder of Kelley Dillon creative - an indepedent creative studio specializing in branding & illustration, dabbling in all things art and design.
Kelley is a colour enthusiast bringing a vibrant lease of life to each of her designs through her bold colour choices and expressive illustrations + lettering.
ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND
My illustrations originate mostly spontaneously, without previous sketches, and on site. My Inspiration stems from daily impressions of the surroundings where I live and where I travel.
The illustrations I produce are a combination of landscapes and characters, drawn from imagery, emotions and impressions. I am interested in the viewer creating their own stories from looking at my illustrations.
I love to advocate through my art. As someone who has grew up with a chronic illness, type one diabetes, I have been able to spread awareness for the condition whilst using creativity and colour.
I believe art is for everyone and inclusion is important above all else, creating safe spaces where we are encouraged to ask questions and learn from one another is the root of creativity for me.
A Collage Artist based in Aachen/Germany. Since over 15 years Paper-Collages represent the main focus of his artistic work. Faces and a mixture of different body parts are a recurring motif in his Collages. His artworks has been part of various exhibitions and art projects worldwide.