SINCE1982 create and sell thought provoking graphic art & clothing.


Setup in 2015 by Artist and Designer Stephen Gibbs, we deliver ethical, thought provoking apparel to the clothing market. Our designs often take inspiration from the North East’s deep historic heritage, retro culture or cult trends. Our clothing is screen printed here in the North East, by hand, with love. 


We believe in challenging the norm, challenging trends, ideas & ethics. We use organic, sustainable materials that don't exploit others, whilst maintaining the highest standards of comfort and quality.


Our garments are sourced from Fairwear suppliers, have a low environmental impact and are carefully selected for style and quality. Our artwork is available as limited edition prints on beautiful heavyweight artist paper.


Now and again we'll collaborate with artists and designers to produce special edition clothing and prints. Get in touch to find out more!


Stephen trained as contemporary artist and works as graphic designer. He created SINCE1982 after parting company with design-led wallet business ‘Boreal’. Boreal was formed by Stephen, Chris Barter (remaining and Sally Smallwood now of  and was part the 'Starter for 10' initiative led by Wayne Hemmingway and featured in Digital Arts Magazine.

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