Together illustrator Jill Deering and printmaker Gillian Henderson have created the collaborative studio, Jill & Gill, producing much sought after prints and apparel.
In GCN Issue 339, we spoke to the pair about what the Jill & Gill brand is all about:
“Collaboration. We are a first a foremost a collaborative duo made up of illustration and print. Our ethos is always about pushing and challenging each other to create and discover more.
“We are always exploring how we can be more diverse in our work. To achieve these goals, we are firm believers in collaborating with our fellow peers, not only between ourselves.”
They have also recently collaborated with the REPEAL project creating a print which was illustrated and screen printed by hand as a way of contributing to the pro-choice campaign.
Their most recent project ‘Boss Lady’ is “a celebration of aspirational women through illustration, print, and style”.
Their first in the series was the always fabulous Panti, the t-shirts are some of our favourites and we rocked them fairly intensely…
We are now delighted to be part of a collaboration with the amazing duo on their second in the ‘Boss Lady’ series.
GCN’s commercial manager Lisa Connell said:
“Jill&Gill is an exciting and super talented duo and we’ve been in awe of them since they first burst onto the scene in 2015! They are strong advocates for the power of a good collaboration so when we wanted to offer an exclusive piece of apparel as part of our brand new subscription service we were delighted that J&G kindly offered to collaborate and donate their second instalment of the Boss Lady series to help us celebrate 30 years of GCN.”
So now we are delighted to share with you a sneak peak of the design for the limited edition ‘Boss Lady’ t-shirt which is exclusive to GCN subscribers…
“For this Boss Lady, we chose a woman who triumphs in the face of diversity, stands up and shouts at the top of her lungs for the LGBT+ community.”
“She has brought queer rights to the forefront of mainstream culture…”
“…and more recently into every home in Ireland via Ireland’s Got Talent.
She’s a ball-breaker on RuPaul’s Drag Race which we love her for!”
The design which has been commisioned by GCN for our 30th annivesary also features Irish jewellery designers Edge Only’s BAM Extra Large Pendant.
Can you guess who it is yet? Check out https://gcn.ie/subscribe-to-gcn for all details!
Find out more about Jill & Gill at http://jillandgill.com
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