The collaboration began when Jock created an illustration of Tina Turner for the fashion label, which also featured on CH4’s Gogglebox worn by Stephen Webb. Sales of the shirt rose so Jock then created a range of designs for Philip.
He’s drawn around 20 celebrities popular in the 80s and 90s, such as Tom Selleck, Mariah Carey, Cher, Britney Spears and Beyoncé. If you find these prints amusing, you can buy white turtle-neck tees, pastel pink jumpers and phone cases with the designs through the Philip Normal online store.
Jock also weighed in on the scathing Donald Trump artworks, illustrating Trump’s face with, shall we say, undesirable additional features.
And following the death of George Michael, Jock designed a beautiful T-shirt tribute– with every shirt sold raising money for the Albert Kennedy Trust.
“I particularly like the t-shirt as a format, it takes me a couple of days to draw a design and then Philip can sample it within a day,” he says. “This immediacy and accessibility linked to just-in-time production seems very fashion.”
But alongside illustration, the Edinburgh born creative acts as a director at Trunk Animation in London.
The agency has worked on an ambitious puppet and cardboard-based video for Shirley Collins, and this animated short film for the International Maritime Organisation among other projects we’ve featured.
Jock works alongside Alasdair Brotherston in a collaborative team since 2008, which directs music videos endorsed by Kanye, and projected onto Buckingham Palace.
His unique illustration style can be seen incorporated into music video animations for David Gilmore, Lily Allen, Coldplay and Madness as well as films for New Look, Land Rover and Coke.