Grisewood was born in Worthing in 1978. He graduated from
Camberwell College of Art in 2005 with a first class degree
in illustration. While studying at Camberwell he was selected
by the Association of Illustrators for inclusion in the
books Images 28 and Images 29. Since then he has worked
as a freelance illustrator and has had work published
in various magazines including Little White Lies, Huck
and SuperSuper. At this time Philip started producing graphics for the clothing labels Buddhistpunk and House of the Gods. Continuing with his fashion experience Philip currently collaborates with Adam Entwisle and Emma Hales on on the contemporary label 'Horace'.
illustrations use a variety of techniques that he has
developed through years of experimentation with mixed
media. He uses a combination of materials and methods
such as drawing, painting, collage and screenprinting
to build up densely layered images.
The ‘Weak Worker’ is Philip’s first
animation and continues to use the layering processes
of his editorial illustration work, producing each frame
by hand. The film is a study on the theme of repetition
and uses an office as it’s focus. This office environment
is referenced through the use of carbon paper in the production
of the animation.
The illustration work on this site is complemented by
a selection of Philip’s photography, which has been
produced as part of his investigations into the uses of
images are protected by copyright law (copyright designs
and patents act 1988).