Born and raised in working class Liverpool, George Gibb graduated from Salford University in graphic design, focusing on illustration and small publications and is now a full time screen printer working in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Gibb is a freelance designer and illustrator working for independent music labels, food companies and producing posters for events.
Is there a message or thought you aim to provoke through your work at large?
There isn’t really, project depending. I take inspiration from a lot of different things so my message or thought behind my work changes all the time.
Who are your biggest influences?
My influences come from print studios, comics, music, British and European history/culture. Seeing life on the street, hearing conversations to and from work and speaking to people. As a society I feel like sparking a conversation with someone can seem odd.
What would your dream freelance job be and why?
Working along side a print studio on big print commission for a gallery space. Or maybe something to do with TV to help produce a surreal cartoon or TV show.
What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment that inspires you?
At the moment I’m reading Junji Ito, Jame’s Obrian, a Qi random fact book. Always flicking through the countless design and print books on my shelf, staring at the pages trying to figure out how they work, how I could utilise it into my work.
Where does your passion for your craft derive from?
That I will always improve if I keep going. To enjoy the craft process of screen printing, the history behind art, political or not. To never work in a call centre again…
Any exciting plans for the future you would like to share?
I want to get back into printing a poster a week that unfortunately stopped due to covid. But if you want to make some plans with us then hit us up!