We’re very happy to announce our MK Skate, a history of skateboarding in Milton Keynes book has been shortlist in two categories for the Creativepool Awards, Graphic and Publishing.
Quite a while in the mix finally this special release of archival recordings from Al Green recorded for Hi Records accompanied by new orchestral arrangements was released on Recordstore Day the 12th June.
As COVID-19 continues to make life more difficult, we look at an exhibition we curated a few years ago that could be a solution to galleries and curators in a time of travel restrictions.
Zip were kindly invited back for the seventh and final edition of Secret 7”. The exhibition took place at the NOW Gallery, the sleeves were auctioned afterwards and proceeds going to Help Refugees.
We were invited to take part in Fedrigoni’s 366 calendar for 2020, once again along many amazing creatives. Take a closer look at our piece and the story behind it.
MK Skate is a new lottery funded heritage programme working with the skateboarding community of Milton Keynes to capture and tell the city’s unique skate story.
When one of our clients moved their head office to the neighbourhood we wanted to welcome them with a gift, a plant (as you do).
Project Neptune, Aston Martin's foray into the submersibles market, a collaboration with Triton Submarines to redefine luxury and performance for the select few.
Peacefrog commissioned Zip to create Charlene Soraia's new campaign, the label decided to go with the raw recordings she made in the early morning hours before sunrise, just Charlene and her guitar in her flat.
We've just created this sleeve for Dirty Vegas, Days Go By (The Retrospective). The album features the band's most popular tracks including Simple Things, Days Go By, Human Love and many more.
We were privileged to have had some of our work featured in the 'Pop Music 1967-2017 Graphisme & Musique' design exhibition firstly in Grenoble and then Paris.
After it’s year hiatus, Secret 7’ the art & music charity show returned and we were thrilled to be invited back. The charity chosen to be 2018’s recipient was Mind. Plus a brand new home at The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula.
As part of the official launch for Aston Martin's latest production model the DB11, Zip was commissioned to create a series of handmade boxes to house a selected range of colour & trim options
We have a charming new studio in Camden and we’d love to show it off to you. We’re now more central, so don’t be a stranger, visit us and say hello. The kettle is on and the hobnobs are open! Zip Design 58 Rochester Place London, NW1 9JX
Paper specialists Fedrigoni invited leading UK-based creatives to contribute a piece of work for their forthcoming 2018 calendar '365'. ZIP was assigned the number 30 at random, with our design being an open interpretation of this date/number...
To be asked by Rhino Records to be part of designing an album to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin's historic signing was an opportunity we grabbed with both hands.
The high street footwear brand Schuh approached us to design and produce the window installation for their Edinburgh (Frederick Street) branch to celebrate the Fringe Festival which is one of the largest arts festivals in the world.
We're incredibly delighted to share our latest branding project for Aeroboat. We worked closely with award winning superyacht design studio Claydon Reeves to forge a logo worthy of their astonishing luxury line of cruisers.
Ceramic Art London, the world’s leading contemporary ceramic art fair, returned for the 13th year at Central Saint Martins, and as we had helped with some of the collateral we were kindly invited to the preview show.
We recently collaborated with Kolkata based pop duo Parekh & Singh on their UK debut LP Ocean. The Indian duo are breaking ground with a recent live session on BBC6 Music
We were recently approached by British choreographer and artist Darren Johnston to create the branding for his light and video projection show titled Zero Point...
Charlie, James and Matt are back together with a new electronic sound, Busted have returned and Zip were kindly invited to create their all new look.
Zip finally got the chance to visit the Barbican and catch the Eames exhibition. It’s a brilliantly comprehensive exhibition that really captures the breadth of the couple’s work.
Earlier in 2015 we were approached by Dutch based luxury yacht builders Quintessence as they wanted our expertise on their latest project. Stay tuned for the full project reveal, coming soon!
Dipping into the Zip Archives again for another #tbt, we're found this great project for Harvey Nichols. A few years back we were commissioned by the Knightsbridge store to create a set of windows.
This year is the 30th anniversary of Jim Phillips iconic Screaming hand illustration. Phillips first created the hand design for Santa Cruz skateboards back in 1985 and it has remained one of skateboardings most iconic graphics.
Zip has once again taken part in this years Secret 7’s exhibition that was held at Somerset House in London. With over 700 amazing sleeves by artists and designers including Paul Smith, Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, and Julian Opie, we were very please to be a part of this great charity event.
If you're a regular visitor to Zip's website you'll have noticed we recently launched our new look site featuring lots of recent work and our latest Zip logo. We thought being as it's #TBT we should also dig out all the old Zip logos.
Over the last year we've been busy beavering away on a project for luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda (AML). Keep you eyes peeled for the full project reveal coming very soon on our website.
We were recently invited by Counter-Print to contribute to their new book entitled 'Human logo'. The book is a collection of people-based logos.
Last week the Zip team headed to Soho to check out photographer Michael Putlands latest exhibition Michael Putlands: A Life in Music 50.
Recently the Zip crew have been working with the Warner Music TV team creating some super fun, eclectic compilation artwork. Here’s a few of our favourites.
Zips' designer Dave Gaskarth recently finished a video for Pan's Lee Gamble. Lee has just been profiled in the Rolling Stones '10 New Artists You Need to Know'.
Zips' Nick wandered down to Kilburn hunting for records in charity shops. Although he didn't manage to find any records, he did find a piece of music history...
Back in 2001 we were commissioned to create a title sequence for a fascinating three part documentary on the history of house music...
Over the past few weeks we have been working closely with legendary producer Arthur Baker creating a new brand for his latest label project titled Baked.
Here at Zip we're big fans of skateboarding and the part VANS played in it's history. Nick recently made a set of prints using VANS lost and forgotten shoe box designs.
So the cat is well and truly out of the bag now on this years Secret 7... So many amazing sleeves at the exhibition this year, we were well chuffed to contribute.
For a throw back thursday we thought what better than a nod to James 'Woodsy' Woods with a little look back at our Lo-Fidelity Allstars Sleeves.
Last night we went to the amazing installation titled ‘Into the Frame’. ‘Into the Frame’ is a synaesthetic installation which explores and feel a new creative 3D dimension.
Here's a classic #TBT for all you Hip Hop geeks, I mean fans. Way way back when Zip was in it's early days we created a series of classic Hip Hop sleeves.
The legendary Suburban Base are soon to release their amazing back catalogue onto iTunes. We've been lucky enough to prepare all the old artwork...
Back around 2006 we created a super fun campaign for a new hip hop act who were about to break through and take the UK by storm...
We recently had the lovely Maija Purins a talented young illustrator intern here with us at Zip. We let her skills loose on the Zip studio...
Zip's Dave Gaskarth was recently invited to exhibit at the Boston Gallery as part of June's Pan festival across New York and Boston.
Watch a short film from behind the scenes at the Black Sabbath album cover shoot we've just finished art directing and designing......
We downed pencils and pens and got out of the studio to check out the Light Show at the Hayward before it closed. Amazing, we loved it.
We were lucky enough to be invited to contribute to this years Secret 7’s exhibition Our studio got crafty making bespoke 7” sleeves for Public Enemy, Jessie Ware and Sir Elton John...
Over the past few months we have been busy working on the new album campaign for legendary British rockers Black Sabbath.
Our latest artist Maverick Sabre on beeb’s morning tv. He just received 2nd place for the Critics Choice Award on The Brit Awards 2012 as well....going from strength to strength!