We've collected a lot of friends over the past few decades, ones whose talents have led to some pretty amazing creations. Here are the latest artists who've helped us create things that make us happy. We hope you feel the same way.
Lincoln came to his first Bb. haircut six years ago with his silkscreen and sewing machine in hand and persuaded clients to let him customize the shirts they were wearing while they had their services. By 11pm he had made quite an impression (and 45 deconstructed shirts). Since then, he has made virtually every Bb.Tee, and also illustrated the houndstooth patterned Men's box for the 2007 Holiday box collection. Lincoln is trained in sculpture and fine arts and works in media that range from printmaking to illustration to fashion. lincolnmayne.com
When we asked textile designer Pearce Williams to illustrate our Holiday 2007 Women's Styling set box, she chose a silhouette that has always appealed to her. "I think the classical bust is the original updo, and these are really elegant but not overly dainty - they're slightly tough." Pearce was a member of our New Media department as an editor and animator for two years. She recently started her own company, Of the Young & the Restless, a textile design studio that specializes in upholstery fabrics. oftheyoungandtherestless.com
It happens all the time in the Bb. Art Department: people arrive with a multitude of talents and carve their own niche. Four years ago, Gillian came with hers: photography, illustration, wallpaper design, writing (and an uncanny knack for summoning just the right word). You can see her visual and verbal wit sprinkled throughout The House of Bumble: on the walls, the packages, Bb.Tees, and in Hair Stories. Gillian illustrated the Holiday 2007 Treatment gift box - look closely, hidden in the downy feathers is "Bumble and bumble."
Peter has been illustrating for Bb for the past six years - he created the first set of Holiday boxes, drew The House of Bumble architectural rendering, and has contributed to countless collateral pieces, wall art, brochures and virtually everything that requires drawings and good Scottish wit. He is one of the most revered illustrators working today whose clients include: The New York Times, Nike, TimeOut, New York Magazine, Amnesty International, Apple and Guinness. He paints potato portraits in his spare time. peterarkle.com
Piet's ability to generate fresh ideas comes from a strong will to understand everything from the big bang theory to why manhole covers are round - and he believes that everything has the potential to be better. Piet created the Hand Grenade Oil lamps sold on the 8th floor and is designing the Bb. Holiday 2008 offering: stay tuned - Piet never disappoints. piethoutenbos.com
We had the honor of working with celebrated milliner Stephen Jones for the Spray de Mode campaign. Stephen began his career in London in the early eighties and quickly garnered much attention when Boy George and Lady Diana became fans. Today, he works with fashion icons Marilyn Manson, Dita von Teese, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and Beyonce Knowles, and last season collaborated with John Galliano for Christian Dior and Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons. stephenjonesmillinery.com
This self-described "multi-disciplinary creative agency" produced the seven city Bb.On Tour event. We call them our saviors, as they were everything we needed (and more) to get this nearly insurmountable task on the road (and keep it from swerving off). We've never seen a more in-sync team. Hats off. neverstop.com