As well as bringing you a selection of some of the best brands on the market, here at The Chimp Store we like to offer you a taste of our own style and inspiration through our in-house CHIMP brand.
Over the years we've continued to bring you Premium Essentials in the form of our Heavyweight T Shirts and Oxford Shirts as well as printed goods from season to season.
With the success of our last graphic drop in early 2020, we have teamed up with fellow Northerner, Middlesbrough based artist, Dan Wilson, for our first release of 2021.
Before we dive into the goods on offer, let's take the time to get to know Dan a little more:
"I’m graphic artist and designer originally from Middlesbrough. I was born in the 80's into a world that celebrated clothes, music and going out on a weekend.
From a young age I was immersed in pop culture and was fed a steady diet of Northern Soul and dance music by my parents. Inspired by pop art and the record sleeves of Primal Scream, Beastie Boys and New Order I decided to study graphic design at Leeds Met and instantly formed my own band.
Other influencesinclude60s counterculture, Factory Records, David Hockney, The New York of Basquiat and Haring, and the artwork of Jeremy Deller, Robbie Simon, and Andy Warhol.
Music inspired me to get into design and it still plays a vital role in informing my work which aims to poke fun at those in power, challenge old ideas and hopefully put a smile on your face... just like a good record should.
Since then I have designed for everybody from Parisian fashion brands to Hull based punk bands, a Finnish wine company and everything in between!"
Paying homage to our Northern roots, the latest CHIMP brand release features artwork by Dan with a slogan we've always lived by: It's Great Up North.
Across t shirts, heavyweight hoodies and sweatpants, we've worked with Dan's design applying it in a number of ways. Short sleeve tees feature a puff print chest graphic, while other options encompass a split fountain and traditional finish.
Hit the link below to explore the CHIMP It's Great Up North collection now.