Paul Tebbott

Posted by Scott


It’s always great to learn about new artists and Paul Tebbott is no exception. Alex sent me Paul’s site today and I was really moved by his color choices and restrained use of texture and distressing. Paul seems to be just getting started — as evidenced by his relatively small body of work — which is all the more reason to believe we’ll be seeing lots of great things from him in the future. If that’s not enough for you, Paul also has a music project that Boards of Canada fans will surely find enjoyable.

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adriana says:

June 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

music and art is great! I see that you’re an influence to his music. Good work! I can’t wait until I stop being lazy and continue making music so i can accredit you for being an influence as well. :)


Rent says:

June 17, 2009 at 2:04 am

I just discovered Paul’s work as well. Great stuff! I’ve actually had that 3rd image down as my background for the past week and have found it very pleasing.


phetens says:

June 17, 2009 at 4:16 am

…right…something funky is going on here…
the similarities are uncanny, right down to textures and shadows etc.
has someone been visiting this site a little too often?

very nice tho…


Bas says:

June 17, 2009 at 5:27 am

That’s beyond amazing. Both his art and music.
He credits you as well on his Myspace, cause the influence can certainly be found in his work.


Alex / HeadUp says:

June 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

I was wondering what you might think when you saw Paul’s work, I came across his stuff on Flickr a couple months back…it’s very well-executed, I’d like to see him take things a step further and look forward to seeing his portfolio grow.


Haig Larsen says:

June 17, 2009 at 8:18 am

Woah, his design work looks amazingly like yours. And he has a music project that sounds heavily influenced by BoC, just like yours.
It all looks and sounds cool though!


Clayton says:

June 17, 2009 at 8:19 am

I saw these on Buamai yesterday and was pretty blown away. I like the simplicity in the designs. The first print reminds me of the ‘Eagle In Your Mind’ reference that Boards of Canada always sneaks in.

Great job Paul. I look forward to seeing your work progress.


Scott says:

June 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Ha, no…this is not my work, I just became aware of it yesterday actually. Yeah, I think he is working along some similar lines as me, but he has his own voice and the work is just so good…


Chad says:

June 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I remember seeing his stuff a couple of weeks ago and instantly being stunned. You can’t help but love this guy’s work.


David says:

June 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm


I’m surprised you’d advertise another artist’s work that basically pinches your style. Maybe I’m being too critical, but as a reader of your blog I’d prefer to learn more about artists that are exciting and take chances in their design work as well as music.


Scott says:

June 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I guess I don’t see it that way. If you look past some of the initial similarities, I think he has something else going on. I would actually say his style has more in common with someone like Jason Munn than me. At any rate, when I post images like this it isn’t about “advertising” anyone, it’s about cataloging the things that I enjoy looking at and I enjoy looking at each of the above examples. Besides, I am not an art critic or a art intellectual, I just know when I see something I like.