TABLOID: ‘Nice Threads Mate’ Embroiders Sensationalist Front Pages

Dalston-born artist Nice Threads, Mate has been a painter and decorator for 17 years, but in his spare time has taken up embroidery.
He’s since embroidered the packaging for ‘crap food’ like doner kebab pizza, curry and chips, beefburger and beans, wanting to document the things he feels would otherwise go unnoticed or unappreciated.
From there he moved on to tabloids, embroidering in intricate detail the sensationalist front pages, to ‘cement’ their otherwise throwaway nature. ‘The English really inspire me. I think we should document more stuff the man on the street can relate to. Anyone who’s done art for everyone, like William Morris, unfortunately always ends up going down the elitist route. These aren’t my take on anything; anyone’s opinion is valid as mine.’

TABLOID: Nice Threads Mate embroiders sensationalist front pages

TABLOID: Nice Threads Mate embroiders sensationalist front pages

TABLOID: Nice Threads Mate embroiders sensationalist front pages

TABLOID: Nice Threads Mate embroiders sensationalist front pages

TABLOID: Nice Threads Mate embroiders sensationalist front pages

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