archive

Zakee Shariff × X-Girl ∙ SS08 & AW08

'X-Gal' Print. Zakee Shariff for X-Girl, SS08
In 2008 Zakee created two collections for X-Girl (Japan), consisting of a ten-piece and twelve-piece ladies clothing collection with prints inspired by drawings Zakee made after a special trip to Jamaica in 2007, as well as a group of watercolours Zakee More

Shariff/Miller, “Floral” ∙ 2007

'Ranunculus', 2007. Digital illustration over photograph
While pregnant with her first child, Rosalind Miller, one of Zakee's long-time friends and collaborators, photographed a series of plants and flowers representing growth, form, beauty and health. To these, Zakee added sacred geometric shapes and fine line drawings, combining More

Zakee Shariff For Sceptre ∙ 2007

Zakee's cover illustration for Siri Hustvedt's book, What I Loved, published by Sceptre, 2007
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of its literary imprint, Sceptre, publisher Hodder Stoughton commissioned 21 artists and illustrators to come up with original covers for a range of its titles. Zakee illustrated the cover for a new edition of What More

Zakee Shariff For Coca-Cola ∙ 2007

'Al-'Over Cola', 2003
In 2003, Zakee was approached by Coca-Cola to design a textile print using the contour bottle. Zakee paid homage to Andy Warhol's Coca-Cola screen-print by positioning the bottles next to each other, adding her own touch by giving each bottle More

Al Fingers Meets Zakee Shariff, “Stardust” ∙ 2007

Stardust mixtape, compiled by DJ Al Fingers for Zakee Shariff, 2007
In 2007, DJ Al Fingers compiled a mixtape entitled Stardust to accompany Zakee's collection of the same name (see it here). Featuring Jill Scott, Minnie Riperton, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Brian Eno among others, the mix is Al Fingers' musical More

Zakee Shariff for Religion ∙ AW07

'Butterfly Skull', 2007. Zakee Shariff for Religion
Zakee teamed up with UK-based clothing company Religion to collaborate on some printed clothing pieces. The first set of garments entered the shops in October 2007, with more released in 2008. More

“My 2007” Exhibition, Colette ∙ 2007

'Peace & Love', 2006. For Colette's 'My 2007' show in aid of WWF
Zakee was invited to participate in the My 2007 exhibition at Colette, Paris, 2007. The show featured work from artists, illustrators and graphic designers from across the world, including Futura, Laurent Fetis, Cody Hudson, Kaws and many more, all of More

Skye, Atlantic Records ∙ 2006

Skye, Mind How You Go album cover Zakee Shariff (illustration) & Frank Bauer (photo), 2006
Zakee was approached by Atlantic Records to produce artwork for Skye's Mind How You Go album campaign. Working with photographer Frank Bauer's imagery, Zakee illustrated the album cover and inlay book, as well as the cover of the single, "Love Show". More

V&A ∙ 2006

'Karokia' (detail), 2004. Silk-screen print on paper. 60 × 250 cm
In 2005 one of Zakee's screen prints, Karokia, was procured by the V&A Museum, and was subsequently featured in their Prints Now exhibition, held in the V&A's Julie & Robert Breckman Gallery in 2006. The show detailed recent developments in printmaking and More

Shariff/Hudson, “We Are Running Slightly Blind” ∙ 2006

Zakee & Cody's work hanging together at the Hejfina Gallery, Chicago, October 2006
Zakee collaborated with Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson (Struggle Inc) for a show entitled We Are Running Slightly Blind, held at the Hejfina gallery/store in Chicago. More

Zakee Shariff × Medicom ∙ 2006

Henri, 'Jah Star' textile design For Medicom's FABRICK project, 2006
Zakee designed an all-over print for the Japanese toymaker, Medicom, for their fabric project, FABRICK. The Jah Star design as featured on a variety of accessories and interior products, including the soft toy, Henri. Another toy, named Jean & Tempur, More

Shariff/Miller, “Dubai” ∙ 2006

Rainbow buildings, 2006. Silk-screen print on photograph
In 2005 Zakee took a trip to Dubai with her friend and long-time collaborator, photographer Rosalind Miller. Rosalind shot a series of images, on which Zakee screen printed geometric forms in rainbow blends of colour, to contrast with the more neutral More

Amelia’s Magazine ∙ 2005

'Cherries', 2005 For Amelia's Magazine (UK), Issue #4, Nov 2005
One of Zakee's illustrations was used as a double-page spread in issue 4 of Amelia's Magazine, which came with a vibrant scratch 'n' sniff front cover and an exclusive set of smelly pens to colour-in some wonderful "colouring pages" designed More

Zakee Shariff × The Consortium ∙ 2005

Zakee Shariff, assorted decks, 2005. Silk-screen print, stencil and spray paint on wood
Zakee created a touring exhibition of hand-sprayed skateboard decks, alongside prints and limited-edition screen printed unisex T-shirts, which were exhibited in June 2005 in the Consortium Shop, Bournemouth, and then at Five Green, Dubai in July 2005. A number of skateboards were More

“West Coast Desert Highway” Exhibition, London & Dubai ∙ 2005

'Rainbow Feet' photograph. Used for exhibition invite

In 2005, Zakee's West Coast Desert Highway art exhibition showed in the London Printwork Trust Gallery in Brixton, South London, before touring to Dubai where it was exhibited at the Five Green gallery. Zakee customised the floor of More

Zakee Shariff ∙ SS05

Cotton/viscose jersey dress: Love Writes print. Photo by Clementine Charity
For Spring/Summer 2005 Zakee continued to create simple, wearable garments with an innovative approach to print, fit and embellishment – exceptionally feminine clothes with an urban twist. Entitled West Coast Desert Highway, the SS05 collection was inspired by a trip that Zakee made More