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DONE London

 

Done London is an independent design and print studio that was founded in 2012 by co-owners Tom Andrews and Will Conwy, with a specialist screen printer Will Cousins joining the team in 2017. Tom & Will first met in a shared studio space in Peckham back in 2011, and shortly discovered their shared interest in screen printing, in particular screen printed apparel. 

 

 

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Have a good one people 🦃🥳🍺 We’ve just restocked @south_south_south Slewisham scarves and any orders before the 27th get a free Bootleg Pin ✨✨ @ryanotoolecollett @omeletybp

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In this space, Will began printing t-shirts that led to the inception of DONE as a brand, whilst Tom had the equipment and passion to develop a fully functional screen printing studio. The pair then moved to Hackney Wick until the end of 2012 for a short while, and at the start of 2013 they moved to Hither Green Studios, where Tom & Will decided to officially go into business together. This is the same studio they operate in now, which is a South East London community hub of creatives including the Unit 137 soundsystem, The Room Studios (Kwake & Wulu), Ryan Hawaii, Best Kebab (Rago Foot) and more. 

 

DoneLondon Screen Printing

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DONE’s influences and inspiration span the likes of BMX, skate, graffiti and hip-hop, grime and even electronic music scenes. The DIY mentality of these subcultures played an integral part of Tom and Will’s shared desire to create something of their own. Graffiti was essential to how they went about promoting their brand, using stickers as a means of gaining recognition on the streets. In 2014, they collaborated with the infamous London graffiti artist TYPE (R.I.P), which resulted in him sharing the studio space the pair resided in and designing multiple T-shirts for the brand. His style had a lasting impact on both Tom and Will, who continue to paint typography style graffiti as a form of creative expression and promotion.

 

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While DONE began printing custom-made t-shirts and apparel, they also began to print for many friends and peers within the community. This led to the brand and screen printing services combined eventually becoming the pair’s full-time job, as the workload was no longer suitable to remain just a side-hustle. 

 

 

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‪Traveling back in time here. Who recognises the moquette pattern on the seats? 🤔🤔🤔‬ 1st correct answer WINS A TEE ‪@transportforlondon @samakrpo @bluelaybourne ‬

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2017 saw Tom and Will host the ‘Support Your Locals’ pop up shop in Copeland Park, Peckham, featuring other independent brands such as Tens Studio, Zoltan Doubious, Blacksmith Store, Dr Banana, Wavey Garms, Sturla and more. The success of this pop up led them to taking on a shop space in Holdrons Arcade throughout 2018 and 2019. The shop was located between Balamii radio and Wavey Garms, which helped introduce the brand and printing service to a wider range of creatives and musicians. 

 

Done London Screen Printing

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Fast forward to 2020 and DONE continues to operate a high end hand screen-printed service to a huge range of predominantly London based artists, musicians and local businesses. Along the way the label has earned the rights to work with Transport for London to create a fully licensed range of products, with more releases to come throughout the year – expect a wide range of products, with the design duo stepping into cut and sew for the first time. 

 

Check out DONE London’s full range over at their web-store.


Posted: April 12th, 2020 / Fashion, Spotlight On


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