Artist Feature
Anthony Burrill


By  Olivia
15th December 2014

Graphic artist and print maker Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat communication. Words and language are central to Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice, sought after not only by collectors of his prints, but also by clients including Wallpaper* magazine, The Economist, The British Council, London Underground and The Design Museum. Burrill’s ‘Work Hard and Be Nice to People’ has become a mantra across the design community and beyond.

Having studied Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic Burrill completed an MA in Graphic Design at the RCA, London. His work is held within permanent collections such the V&A, New York’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including The Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis and The Graphic Design Museum, Breda.


Anthony Burrill's Process

Burrill primarily uses traditional letterpress techniques to compose and print his work in collaboration with Adam of Rye, a studio located in East Sussex. The quality that this technique brings to Burrill’s artworks is a crucial element of the final outcome, and is what sets the artist’s aesthetic signature apart.


Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition poster “Oil & Water Do Not Mix” went to CRCL (Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana).

Burrill made his first venture into limited edition, foil block printing alongside Nelly Duff with the release of ‘I Like It, What Is It?- gold’ for the gallery’s 2012 ‘Pick Me Up’ appearance. He followed up with ‘Let the Flowers Bloom’ released at Nelly’s 2013 appearance the following year.

Anthony Burrill's Artwork

" Nelly Duff showcases an eclectic range of artists, the work is well curated and broad in range. Clients are introduced to an interesting mix of artists, from established names to up and coming talent. Collectors can start off being interested in one artist, then quickly broaden their knowledge and find out about other artists that are part of the Nelly family!"
Anthony Burrill