James-Lee Duffy is an individual with the rare ability to find the gold that lives between too safe and too controversial. Having grown up fascinated by an eclectic mix of underground cultures, he now carries this anarchic way of thinking into his work using his vast knowledge and passion for street trends, sub-cultures, art and fashion to produce truly authentic, culturally significant pieces with a maverick flare and commercial focus.
His work has been banned by London Underground, worn by supermodels, exhibited in New York, London and Tokyo, read on the toilet, been drunk out of, written about, printed in coffee table books, tattooed on human skin, broadcast on the news, broken the law, stuck on kid’s lunch boxes and displayed on the UK's biggest billboard.
James is a creative powerhouse, an illustrator of sorts and the creator of the world famous and influential art ‘zine Pavement Licker. He has over 20 years experience working with some of the world’s most diverse brands.
Whether it’s a gallery show in Tokyo, a commission for Nike, a global drinks campaign for Diageo or branding for a heritage footwear brand, James puts his heart and soul into his work.