Andy Tuohy Design News

Gods of Synth- Electronic Music Prints March 10 2020

Our brand new exclusive series of limited edition prints of electronic music icons - Gods of Synth is available now. Music pioneer portraits include: Eurythmics; Yello; The Human League; Wendy Carlos; Thomas Dolby; Herbie Hancock, Belleville Three and more coming soon, so watch this space. See more portraits on our instagram @godsofsynth


The Boy in the Dress at the RSC Merchandise November 23 2019

At Andy Tuohy Design we are massive fans of football as well as theatre, so when the Royal Shakespeare Company asked us to create merchandise for their upcoming musical production of The Boy in the Dress we jumped, (quite literally, although not as high as Virgil Van Dijk), at the chance.

So re-imaging the RSC as a football club we designed classic woolly hats and scarves as well as show mugs, coasters, magnets and badges. 

You can see more and purchase in their Stratford Upon Avon store or online here:

The Boy in the Dress RSC FC Scarf

RSC FC Woolly Hat for The Boy in the Dress Musical Production

Striker Post T-shirt for the RSC The Boy in a Dress Merchandise

Great Exhibition of the North range, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. March 05 2019

Great Northern Alphabet Poster

In the summer of 2018 the Great Exhibition of the North was held, this was a free, summer long event celebrating the North of England's pioneering spirit. As part of the celebrations the Baltic commissioned us to produce a set of gifts celebrating the Great Exhibiton and particularly focusing on the Newcastle, Tyne and Weird and Gateshead areas. You can still purchase these products celebrating the bountiful architectural and cultural heritage through the Baltic's shop:

For more information on the Exhibition itself please visit:

Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew February 13 2019

We're delighted to have been commissioned to produce an image of The Temperate House for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to be applied across a range of gifts available from Spring 2019. But you don't have to wait until then - see the full picture here, available as a limited edition print on the website.

Great Modern Artists Mug hits the big time. March 22 2018 2 Comments

We're proud and a little bit overexcited to say our Great Modern Artists mug was featured in Metro's 'The Hot List' on Monday 20th March 2018. 


New Parents Coaching Cards designed by us shortlisted for Award June 28 2017

We're delighted to announce that Barefoot Coaching's 'Coaching Cards for New Parents' has been shortlisted for the 'Best Innovative Gift Under £50' category of this year's Loved By Parents Awards. The cards are part of a range of coaching cards for life created by Kim Morgan, Managing Director of Barefoot Coaching Ltd and one of the UK's most successful business and personal coaches. We're very proud to be the designers of this range of innovative gift products. Fingers crossed they win!

To see the full range of coaching cards visit 

You can view the full Loved By Parents 2017 Awards shortlist here: and see last year's winners here:




Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Latest addition to the Website
October 20 2016 1 Comment

We are very pleased to have put up Andy's image of The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Andy has put in few nods to Eric Ravilious, in the form of his stylistically rendered trees and clouds as Ravilious himself had a long association with Eastbourne and who has many works are housed within the gallery. 

Towner is Eastbourne's foremost museum of art. From its opening in 1923 the Towner Art Gallery was located in an 18th-century manor house in Manor Gardens, in the Old Town district of Eastbourne. It was relocated to a new state-of-the-art gallery, designed by Rick Mather Architects, adjacent to the Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park which opened in April 2009.

Modern Artists Range in National Portrait Gallery August 29 2016


Really pleased to add the NPG to our list of stockists. Well, the design is all about portraits of modern artists, so what more fitting place for the range.

Are You Sitting Comfortably - East London Radio Competition August 22 2016

To be in with a shout of winning the 'Great Directors A-Z' book go to the 'Are You Sitting Comfortably' website and listen to East London Radio's flagship podcast with details of their 'WHO SAID THAT?' competition: All you have to do is identify a short soundbite and tell them who you think said that and from which film. It's as easy as peasy...or is it?


World Illustration Awards 2016 Exhibition August 22 2016


1st - 29th August 2016
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last admission 17.15)
Free admission

Embankment East Galleries, South Wing.
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Andy's book 'Great Modern Artists A-Z' was shortlisted for the awards in the professional category, and in case you haven't heard yet, the World Illustration Awards, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration and Somerset House, is still currently on show at the wonderful Embankment East Galleries until the end of the month. It presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ annual competition. 


Shortlisted for the AOI's World Illustration Awards 2016 June 05 2016

We're delighted to be able to say that Andy has been nominated for the World Illustration Awards 2016 in the Books: Professional category for his 'Great Modern Artists A to Z'.  Entries are shortlisted if two or more judges liked it or chose it as their favourite and to be picked out of over 2500 international entries is a real honour.  You can see all the awards shortlisted entries here:

This is the 40th anniversary year of the awards run by the AOI - Association of Illustrators - and they are considered the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration.

This year the AOI has partnered with The Directory of Illustration, widely regarded as the leading marketing program for illustrators in the United States. 

And if you'd like to see all the award winners and highlights from the shortlist, once they're announced, you're in luck as there will be an exhibition at Somerset House in London during the Autumn which will then tour the country. For more details visit the AOI's website here regularly for updates.

 Shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards



Design a Chocolate Box for the Mother in your life at the Museum of Brands March 02 2016


What better way to show how special Mums are than by designing a chocolate box especially for them and as luck would have it you can do just that this Mothers Day, (Sunday 6th March), at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.  

'Featuring over 12,000 original items from the unique Robert Opie Collection, discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising - and how we evolved with them.'

This event is free with the price of admission so pop along to Ladbroke Grove, London to get creating. More details here.


Tin Toys - De La Warr Pavilion January 18 2016

On the Roof Top Foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion there's a small free exhibition of Tin Plate Toys running until the 31st January. Working in partnership with Bexhill Museum, these toys are a selection on loan from the Museum's collection produced between the late 1960s and 1990s.  This time of year is traditionally turnaround time for many galleries and so it is with the two main spaces at dlwp which are being prepared for Tonico Lemos Auad, (Gallery 1), and Steve Farrer, (Gallery 2), respectively, both opening on Saturday 30th January.  

But Tin Plate Toys, with it's lovely rockets, robots and mechanical animals was just enough for a space obsessed toddler on a sunny afternoon.  

For more details of all exhibitions visit:




Last orders please - final ordering dates for 2015 December 07 2015

Avoid disappointment and order early to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Our last day for ordering posters to guarantee they're delivered in time for Christmas is Sunday 20th December and our final day for ordering prints is Monday 21st December. Please note that both these dates apply to inland UK shipping addresses only so if you're ordering from anywhere else in the world the sooner the better to guarantee a timely delivery.  

And if you were wondering when to post your Christmas cards by here's a link to the Royal Mail latest recommended posting dates for 2015

Andy Tuohy Christmas Reindeer

Elf Pants - Our Christmas Campaign December 06 2015

New stockist habitat December 01 2015

We're delighted to announce that habitat are now stocking our Seaside A-Z and Great Modern Artists Alphabet posters just in time for Christmas.

We Built This City November 07 2015

We've popped up, or at least our Grayson Perry print has in the lovely pop-up shop We Built This City on London's Carnaby Street.  Visit it - it's a positive cornucopia of souvenirs and gifts that reflect the diverse design talent of arguably the greatest city in the world.  (We're biased, we lived there).  There really is something for every purse and penchant and I defy you to leave without something!

We Built This City currently resides at:

56-57 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QF

Monday–Wednesday  10am–7pm
Thursday–Saturday  10am–8pm
Sunday  12noon–6pm

  We Built This City pop up shop interior 

NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Great Modern Artists docks in MoMA - Museum of Modern Art October 06 2015

Somebody was obviously in a bit of a hurry taking this picture in the MoMA bookshop in New York, but it is irrefutable proof that Great Modern Artists A to Z is now stocked in the museum bookshop. It is a fantastic museum and the shop is well worth a visit too, so if you're in the big apple take a look.

At the present time it doesn't appear to be online, but here is the MoMA bookshop link if you'd like to have a look at what they offer.

Aesthetica Short FIlm Festival Q&A with Andy Tuohy & Matt Glasby on The A-Z Of Great Film Directors October 06 2015

Full transcript of Q&A.

The new hardback publication of The A-Z Of Great Film Directors by Matt Glasby and me features 52 detailed profiles of some of the leading and most significant film directors from the last century. This easy-to-follow guide offers readers a vibrant and comprehensive survey of key names in filmmaking history including Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Darren Aronofsky, Orson Welles, Wong Kar-Wai, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, and David Lynch, to name a few. ASSF spoke to us about our collaboration on this unique and accessible resource.


‘Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H'

Well, perhaps not for the likes of us whose idea of a holiday these days is travelling fifteen minutes up the road to a campsite with our little chu-chi face!

But, one can dream and this new set of stamps for Royal Mail's 'Post & Go' self-service machines I've illustrated offers a porthole into the posh, posh travelling life for those wishing to travel in style by sea to some of the world's great ports: from Dover to Sydney; via Venice, New York, Hong Kong and Hạ Long Bay in Vietnam.

The stamps are available as sets from the Royal Mail website here and can also be found at selected Post Offices around the country which have 'Post & Go' machines; which print and dispense stamps digitally on demand.

So, fare thee well, and bon voyage, arrivederci too!
(With huge apologies to the Sherman Brothers, song-writers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

Winner of our 'Grayson Perry: Maid In Essex' Competition August 13 2015 1 Comment

Congratulations go to Vicky.S in London who correctly answered the question to our competition to win an artists proof of 'Grayson Perry: Maid In Essex'. The question was 'What is the name of Grayson Perry's teddy bear?. And the answer, of course, was 'Alan Measles'.

The print, which is 30 x 40cm, was created to coincide with Perry's 'Provincial Punk' exhibition at the Turner Contemporary, and is available here from our website.  

Maid in Essex: Grayson Perry July 12 2015

Hot on the platform heels of our ‘Great Modern Artists A-Z’ book, the series continues with a portrait of Chelmsford’s very own cross-dressing contemporary artist royalty, Grayson Perry. The portrait references several themes in Perry’s work, including Alan Measles, a teddy bear and fantasy ”surrogate father figure”; the Turner Prize he won in 2003; his CBE awarded for services to contemporary art; and Julie’s House, (A House for Essex), the holiday home he designed with FAT Architects and completed in 2015 in Wrabness, Essex.

The print, which is 30 x 40cm, has been created to coincide with Perry's 'Provincial Punk' exhibition at the Turner Contemporary, Margate and Lombard Street Gallery's Summer Exhibition, just round the corner from Turner.  

Henley Women's Regatta Poster 2015 May 26 2015

Another year, another poster for Henley Women's Regatta (HWR) in what is fast becoming a great tradition for us. As is customary, the themes of women and rowing are integral to the image alongside recognisable local landmarks such as Temple Island and Henley Bridge. This year's poster heavily references the classic 'Britannia' with the female rower in the Britannia role and the trident replaced by an oar. The Regatta runs from 19th to 21st June 2015 and the poster can be purchased exclusively on the Regatta's website here or at the event itself. For more information visit:

Margate Book Signing May 11 2015

Join Andy at the Lombard Street Gallery, (formerly Margate Gallery), where he will be signing copies of his new book, Great Modern Artists A to Z, on Saturday 23rd May from 2pm.

And while you're in Margate don't miss the opening of the Grayson Perry exhibition Provincial Punk at Turner Contemporary, which is on until 13th September.

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