ideacircus is a new apparel & home textile line started by, self taught artist Gordon Ross. The brand features bright and bold graphics reminiscent of 60’s pop art designs. ideacircus is unique because it is wearable art! Gordon has designed textiles, furniture, china, magazines, and made even made short films.
Name: Gordon Ross
Hometown or where you currently live:
I live in Cape Town, South Africa, but I’m originally from London and have lived in New York, Tennessee, and Scotland.
Type of design, accessories, t shirts, denim, clothing etc.
Kids T shirts, dresses, hoodies, sweatshirts, vests, also towels, cushions, and and bedding.
Why did you choose to design for children?
I’m an artist and designer whose work is bold and colourful, and seems to appeal to kids. I have just started my kids clothing line with prints developed from my paintings and drawings. It’s fun to see someone wearing some of my art, and they seem to enjoy it to. Some of my designs look like illustrations from children’s books, and some are more abstract. I like producing different things all the time, and trying out new styles and techniques. My fashion line is for kids, and men, and women. I just launched the label in May 2018. I’ve already had orders from South Africa, The United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Previously I’ve designed interiors, furniture, home products, magazine layouts, and made short films.
How is your label different from the other children’s brand already on the market?
My brand is the only one to show my artwork, so it is unique in the respect. Also my bold designs, bright colours, and graphic lines do have quite a distinctive look.
Where do you get your ideas from and what or who inspires you as a designer?
I spend a lot of time looking at Pop art, vintage posters, 1960’s fashion and art, book illustrations, old movie and TV clips from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I get inspiration from all of these. I am self taught as a artist & designer and didn’t study art or fashion at college, I’ve just always been looking at art books and going to exhibitions, and looking at design and fashion magazines. I’ve always drawn and kept journals since the 1970’s. (I’m older than I look!)
What advice do you have for kids who want to design?
Where can Fresh Kid Nation readers find your work?
You can follow me on Instagram @ideacircus1965
And my online store (based in the US) hosted by Rage On