Nick Philip

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Nick Philip (born 1968 in London) is a graphic and multi-media artist and clothing designer operating out of the San Francisco Bay area.


As a teenager in London, Philip first developed his skills as a cut-and-paste artist active in the city's freestyle bicycle/skateboard subculture. In 1988, not long after moving across the Atlantic, he founded Anarchic Adjustment, a successful "streetware" clothing line geared to appeal to freestyle/skate, rave and techno consumers.[1] Philip's success with Anarchic was largely due to his ability to partner with the combined talents of Alan Brown and Charles Uzzell Edwards who were considered to be his brilliant co-conspirators at Anarchic.[citation needed] Philip created some of the earliest Bay Area rave fliers.[2]

He became a founding contributor of Wired Magazine in 1993.

In the mid-1990s Philip worked on the film What Dreams May Come; in the movie's 1998 release, Philip is credited with "painted world visual effects: Lunarfish" (Lunarfish being a San-Francisco-based special-effects and CGI company). In 1997 Philip released the critically acclaimed Radical Beauty on Om Records, a combination of audio CD and computer CD-ROM that combines music, graphic art, computer animation, and an interactive digital mixing capacity. The music on the audio CD was provided by a range of techno, hip-hop, and ambient artists, including Mixmaster Morris, T-Power and Daniel Pemberton.

Philip created the first video for MTV's pioneering electronic music show Amp.[2] He has performed live with ambient music artist Pete Lawrence, founder of the Big Chill Festival..

In 2006 Philip designed surrealistic-imaged T-shirts for The Imaginary Foundation. He has displayed his visual art at the San Francisco multi-media art gallery blasthaus, and he has worked as a videographer, in collaboration with audio artists Sun Electric[3] ("Meccano"), Prana, and Journeyman.


  1. ^ Mireille Silcott: Rave America: New School Dancescapes. ISBN 978-1-55022-383-5 [1]
  2. ^ a b Darren Keast: Computer World. East Bay Express, August 29, 2001
  3. ^ Neil Strauss: A New, Spacey Look For MTV. The New York Times, January 19, 1997, Section 1, Page 35

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