In 2020, we launched our Community Connection campaign – a global initiative where we swapped French for ‘Community’, supporting, and celebrating our local and wider communities.
As a branch of our Community Connection campaign, for spring summer we’re celebrating and putting the spotlight on creative talents, artists and inspiring individuals, forming our community of #FCCreators.
Created for you. Designed by our creators.
This season, we've teamed up with our #FCCreators to create exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces, designed in collaboration with our creator and artist community.
Abi and Rupert, tell us a little bit about yourself…
We have a passion for print, mark making and hand drawn fonts. Abi heads up mural commissions and animation work and looks after our Art & Coffee Shop 'Everyday Sunshine'.
Rupert draws and creates original artwork for the shop and for commissions. We work out of our screen print studio in Stoke Newington, London.
How did you both get into illustration and design?
Abi studied Graphic Design at Preston and Rupert studied illustration at St. Martins and then Newcastle.
What’s the story behind the formation of Rude Studios?
How would you describe your style of artwork and illustration?
Can you tell us a little bit about your creative process and story behind your ‘100% French’ t-shirt design?
Your slogans, like ‘Everyday Sunshine’, celebrate optimism and colourful expression – how important is it to you to weave these kinds of messages into your work?
Who/what are your biggest influences/inspirations and why?
You were recently commissioned to paint the walls of your local school in Hackney - how else do you contribute to your local community?
What advice do you have for any aspiring artists?
What’s next for you? Any future plans?
Quick fire round
Describe your art style in 3 words…Colour, Creative and fun.
Your favourite tools to create with…We love black ink as a starting point. Creative mark making is key.
What's the one thing you can't live without? Colour!
When we're not drawing, we’re...We’re always drawing! but when we’re not we’re doing yoga.