Turning The Tide / Midwives Magazine
Community Care Magazine Cover
Gil Scott-Heron Memoir
Visit London Sushi
Maserati Bora / Influx Magazine
Penguin Donkey / Not Retro
Visit London Bridge
Coca Cola Rockcorps
Independent Agencies 2011 Cover / Campaign Magazine
Puma Jamaica Vs London Spikes
Visit London Live Music 2
Square Meal Present
Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked
Get Smarter Everyday / Self Magazine
Visit London Official Merchandise Routemaster
Ernest Race / Not Retro
Beer Magazine Pint
1965 / Andrew Grant Jackson / Book Cover
J-Dilla Changed My Life
Oscar Muscle Car
The Weekend Of Love / Goodwood Revival
How Star Wars Conquered The Galaxy / Reason Magazine Cover
Utah Jazz / The Music Factory
Thank You Lush
Bollywood Logo Sheet 2
Peugeot 205 T16 Group B / Influx Magazine
Bollywood Logo Sheet 1
Visit London Gorilla
Banking You Can See Through / Virgin Money
Visit London Official Merchandise Phone Box
South Bank Centre Posters
50 Bond Gadgets / T3 Magazine
Visit London Official Merchandise Black Cab
Banking With A Bit Of Soul / Virgin Money
Robin Day / Not Retro
Beer Magazine Bottle
Puma Jamaica Vs London DJ Jammin'
Typographic Muscle Car Design
Visit London Official Merchandise Post Box
Robinson Panto Karaoke
The Guardian Spanish Ad
Legal Business Rainmakers
Banking With A Bit Of Wiggle Room / Virgin Money
Bitossi / Not Retro
Sky Believe In Better Cake
Donald Trump / Village Voice
Crisis Charity Poster
Transport For London Signal
London Underground Tube Repairs
Transport For London A to B
Transport For London New Tracks 48 Sheet Poster
Nike 1948 Open
Stussy Honda Zoomer
Orange Black Taxi Cabs
Juliette Lewis And The Licks European Tour Poster
Jason Chairs / Not Retro
Banking You Can Get Your Head Around / Virgin Money
Sky Believe In Better Arabic
Orange Try Typography
A Bank You Can Go To When You Haven't Got ANy Banking To Do / Virgin Money
Sky Believe In Better Phone Line
Sky Believe In Better Diamond
Cloud Table / Not Retro
Sky Believe In Better Tree
Guiness Type Poster 2
John Sylvia Reid / Not Retro
Guinness TV Spot 2
Levis Strauss t-shirt Designs
Levis Logotypes 2
A Bank That Knows You'd Rather Be Doing Something Else/ Virgin Money
Visit London Official Merchandise Tower Bridge
Visit London Official Merchandise Dragon
Virgin Atlantic 25 Years
Visit London The Thames
What Makes A Great Partnership 1
Nocturne Lamp / Not Retro
Visit London Official Merchandise St Pauls Cathedral
Power Is A State Of Mind
Orange Try Poster Tron
Blisters On My Fingers
Fabric Live Stencils
Pimp My Ride UK Set
Oscar graduated from the Graphics (printmaking) course at Leeds in 1994, and established his studio in 1996 following a period working at Advanced Graphics London (fine art screen printers).
He lives and works in North London.
Influenced initially by 70’s and 80’s BMX and skateboard cultures, Oscar began to see the emergence of early Electro culture in London, where the letter based ‘graffiti’ art form ‘took hold’ of him for the next decade or so.
Fuelled by a mix of M. McClaren’s ‘Duck Rock’, A Tribe Called Quest, Keith Haring and Futura 2000, the cut and paste aesthetic of Hip-Hop led to another decade hunting down the original tracks sampled within the records he was buying.
A vinyl collector to this day, tastes spread further to include Disco in all it’s forms, and Oscar has DJ-ed extensively including residencies in London and Italy, and notable guest spots in Japan and Glastonbury.
Oscar’s work is primarily based around hand drawn letter forms and typography.
Often single words form the shapes they describe, or many different words and phrases connected to a particular subject sit within a larger illustrative silhouette.
Notable examples of Oscar’s work in this style include prominent advertising campaigns for Crisis, Sky TV and Visit London.
The type based work has also featured in an animated TV advert for Guinness, on apparel for Levi Strauss and Puma, and Oscar's book cover for The Gil Scott-Heron Memoir:
"The Last Holiday" (Canongate) won Best Cover / Jacket Design in The British Book Design and Production Awards 2012.
Oscar has also worked on large scale hand painted graphic pieces for Fosters Ice, Timex (at the Ministry of Sound), and on the set of Danny Boyle’s movie The Beach.
Oscar has exhibited in Japan and Europe, and work has been featured in a number of books including:
Playful Type (Gestalten, 2008)
Los Logos 4 (Gestalten, 2008)
Logo-Art, Promo-Art & Disc-Art, (Rotovision, 2008)
Streetwear (Thames & Hudson, 2007)
Poster Art (Rotovision, 2007)
Tres Logos (Gestalten, 2006)
Scrawl (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1998)
Previous clients include:
Adidas, Asahi, Canongate, Crisis, De Wolfe, Esquire, Fabric, Guinness, Hilfiger Denim, Jockey Slut, K7 Records, Levi’s, Ministry of Sound, MTV, NME, Orange, Penguin, Puma, Robinsons, Rockcorps, Sony Music, Sky TV, Timex, Transport For London, The Observer, Time Out, Twentieth Century Fox, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Money, Visit London.
Oscar also works in collaboration with (brother) Ben Wilson as ‘Wilson Brothers’, on 3D projects including built environments and bespoke furniture for clients including
Bisto, Brooks, Diesel, Foot Patrol, Honda, Le Coq Sportif, Nike, Puma, Rapha, (Red), Stüssy, Supreme, Volkswagen.