Artist Tom Hingston is no stranger to designing record covers, as he’s created work for the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Massive Attack, and Nick Cave, and he’s even tumbled down his fair share of rabbit holes.
Since 2018, he’s also worked with the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust, and he's now spearheading the "One of a Kind" initiative, an exhibition pairing some of the music world’s biggest stars alongside designers and artists to create stunning one-of-a-kind prints. Seeing that 2020 would have been the organization's 20th anniversary of their annual show at Royal Albert Hall, this year, they’ve brought together 21 pieces from 21 different artists for an exhibition at London’s Maddox Gallery. All of the screen-printed works will get auctioned off, and proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Musician and designer mash-ups include Thom Yorke and Jason Evans, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton and Bjork, Mark Mattock and Stormzy, Chrissie Abbott and Kae Tempest, Jehnny Beth and Johnny Hostile, and Fatboy Slim and Ryca. You’ll also find individual pieces from the likes of Nick Cave, David Shrigley, Dines (Studio Blup), Anthony Burrill, and James Joyce.
“Music is in the DNA of Teenage Cancer Trust, and ONE OF A KIND is a true celebration of our established links with the music industry,” said Tom Hingston on the One of a Kind site. “The funds raised will be a real lifeline for young people with cancer, many of whom have been at particular risk from Coronavirus and have faced more uncertainty and isolation than ever before.”
The One of a Kind exhibition starts today and will run until July 31st at London’s Maddox Gallery.