Inspired by the traditional imagery of trade union banners and protest placards, Rebecca Strickson’s work explores the power of community and collaboration. Using eye-popping, psychedelic palettes, bold and busy compositions, and fragments of typography, Strickson’s aesthetic harks back to the 1960s, the golden age of civil unrest and positive change.
Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2002 and now based in Margate since 2019, Strickson has worked with a number of high-profile clients including Royal Mail, BBC, Channel 4, English Heritage, the Barbican Centre and The Southbank Centre.
As well as illustration, Strickson creates large scale installations, embroidered banners and wall hangings. She facilitates and teaches workshops around the country, makes fun things happen at festivals and can always be relied on to be banging on about something.