Nick Philip

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nick Philip (born in 1968 in London) is a graphic and multi-media artist and clothing designer based in San Francisco, California.


As a teenager in London, Philip was a cut-and-paste artist active in the city's freestyle bicycle/skateboard subculture. In 1988, after moving to the United States, he founded Anarchic Adjustment, a "streetweare" clothing line geared to appeal to freestyle/skate, rave and techno consumers.[1] Under the Anarchic label, Philip partnered with Alan Brown and Charles Uzzell Edwards.[2] Philip created early Bay Area rave fliers.[3]

He became a founding contributor of Wired Magazine in 1993

Phiilip was co-founder of the multimedia studio SFX in San Francisco from 1993-94. He also designed a number of CD covers for the ambient music label Silent Records during this time.

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).[4] In 1997 Philip released 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. It won the Best Digital Contents Award at San Francisco Multimedia Summit.[5] 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.[6]

Philip created the first video for MTV's electronic music show Amp.[3] 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[7] ("Meccano"), Prana, and Journeyman.


  1. ^ Mireille Silcott: Rave America: New School Dancescapes. ISBN 978-1-55022-383-5 [1]
  2. ^ Reynolds, Simon (June 19, 2013). Generation Ecstasy. Routledge. p. 152. ISBN 978-0415923736.
  3. ^ a b Darren Keast: Computer World[permanent dead link]. East Bay Express, August 29, 2001
  4. ^ Nick, Philip. "Nick Philip". IMDB.
  5. ^ "Nick Philip". Shift.
  6. ^ "Nick Philip". Shift.
  7. ^ Neil Strauss: A New, Spacey Look For MTV. The New York Times, January 19, 1997, Section 1, Page 35'

External links[edit]