Custom covers contributor: Kam Tang

A black visa card.
Wallpaper* cover designed by Anthony Burrill, using our custom covers application
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Kam Tang contributed an arresting array of patterns in strong colours to our application. Along with Darren Wall, the artist also came up with the Handmade stamp - inspired by historic wax seals - which branded the August issue's newsstand cover and the disparate products in the magazine, as well as designed illustrations and posters for our 'Wallpaper* Handmade in Italy' exhibition. Known for his fantastical but intricate linework, Tang's extraordinary images have fronted album covers for the likes of Gnarls Barkley and the Chemical Brothers, as well as featured in projects for the London Design Museum, Nike and Adidas. Tang is represented by Big Active (opens in new tab).

A poster with an orange background and the words written in black "I LIKE IT. WHAT IS IT?"

'I like it' self-published woodblock poster by Anthony Burrill, printed by Adams of Rye, using traditional printing techniques

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A square graphic with black outer borders leading to red. The central square box of the image contains red, blue and black hills, a yellow background and a red sun.

'Hills with Sunrise' limited edition giclée print by Anthony Burrill

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A yellow circle surrounded with a black border in a square box. A small red dot appears in the circle at roughly 8 o clock.

'Transit of Venus' limited edition giclée print by Anthony Burrill

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A black square with a the outline of an yellow circle that has been covered by a black circle.

'Total Solar Eclipse' limited edition giclée print by Anthony Burrill

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A black background with white lines running horizontally across the centre. A red, white and blue circle with ever increasing lines in the centre. The words "ACID WASHED" in multiple colours appear at the top.

Acid Washed record sleeve by Anthony Burrill, commissioned by Record Makers, Paris

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A black background with horizontal white lines running across. Two month shaped drawings in multiple colours are next to each other in the centre of the poster with a red heart inside each. The words ACID WASHED are the top of the photo.

Acid Washed record sleeve by Anthony Burrill, commissioned by Record Makers, Paris

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A wallpaper magazine cover with drawings of various items including lips, an old PC, a lightbulb, a scull, a bottle, a glove, a shoe, a cockroad, a quote, a heart, a table, a banana, a star.

Wallpaper* cover designed by James Joyce, using our custom covers application

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A rainbow appear from a cup that is on its side.

'Rainbow cup' limited edition print by James Joyce, 2008

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The words OH ME OH MY written below each other ontop of a green and blue dotted backdrop.

'Oh me oh my' second edition print by James Joyce, 2010

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A one dollar note with the person in the middle wearing a hate, a red nose and large white lips.

A one dollar note embellished by James Joyce for NB Studio, 2009

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Two shade red lips displayed inside a white frame.

'Beauty spot' limited edition print by James Joyce, 2009

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A 6 layered red brick cube.

'Brick cube' by James Joyce, 2008

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A brown hair outline with a red bow.

'Ruby' limited edition print by James Joyce, 2010

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An open Swiss Army knife with a case with multiple colourful art items including a sunglasses, a keyboard, a trumpet, a bat, a rainbow, an eye, a ball, a bug.

Limited edition Swiss Army knife design by James Joyce for Wallpaper* and Victorinox

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Wallpaper front cover with the Wallpaper start in white and the words "THE HANDMADE ISSUE" written on the front.

Wallpaper* cover designed by Kam Tang, using our custom covers application

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An illustration of a black ice cream with the words Kid Simon Armitage written ontop.

Illustration by Kam Tang, 2006, for 'Kid' poetry book by Simon Armitage, Faber & Faber

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A black EPOS Card with the normal data points on it and a design with red and blue interlocking swirls.

'Exchange' credit card design for EPOS and ANTI by Kam Tang, 2010

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An aerial graphic of a city scape with a man imposed on the street with the words "There's a great big world out there and all of it's yours".

'Whisky and "walking"' for Johnnie Walker and BBH London, by Kam Tang, 2010.

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Multiple ballon like bubbles layered next to each other.

'Darcel Disappoints', a 'fun project for Craig Redman, using his 'Darcel' character', by Kam Tang, 2010

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A black silhouette of a basketball player with a Nike Trainer and the words "God Bless the sweat".

Nike basketball campaign by Kam Tang, 2007

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A drawing of a body wearing a suite with floral colours coming out of the head. The words "Gnarls Barkley Crazy" written on the left.

'Crazy' record sleeve for Gnarls Barkley by Kam Tang, 2006

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A brick funnel with a closed blue fist at the top with the words Push the Button surrounding it.

'Push the button' record sleeve for the Chemical Brothers by Kam Tang, 2005

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A black drawing of an apple/heart with intricate art-work. The words Morning Runner Wilderness is Paradise Now written in italic at the header.

'Wilderness is paradise now' record sleeve for Morning Runner by Kam Tang, 2006

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A front cover of a Wallpaper magazine with a red background, a black circular face with different colour shapes acting as the face features (triangle for nose, speech bubble for mouth, blue and green circles for eyes).

Wallpaper* cover designed by Nigel Robinson, using our custom covers application

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The words "Act today beware of hesitation" hand drawn in different styles.

'An illustration as a message to myself to help me along, which hopefully other people can relate to,' says Nigel Robinson, 2009

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The words Los Angeles Loves Reyner Banham written in multiple colours on a black background.

'This illustration is a tribute to architectural critic and writer, Reyner Banham. I have redrawn and mashed up a title sequence from the famous BBC documentary "Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles". If you haven't seen yet you must,' says Nigel Robinson, 2010

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A drawing of a green bald face with bold black glasses, thick black lips, a suit jacket and red bow tie.

'Le Corbusier drawing from a sketchbook, made while I was reading a book on him. Somehow, unintentionally, he has turned into the Incredible Hulk, which in terms of architecture he is,' says Nigel Robinson, 2010

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The words ACT NOW written separately in different styles on separate luggage tags.

'A final message to stop myself from hesitating,' says Nigel Robinson, 2010 

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Two side by side drawings of cartoon faces. ON the left a smiley face with the words LIFE written under the smile. Right - a cartoon face with the words DEATH written under the mouth.

'Drawings from a small notebook. I love the idea of using simple elements to convey different emotions, inspired by Bruno Munari, who did it a lot better,' says Nigel Robinson, 2010

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Side by side cartoon faces. Left: A face with a red triangular nose with the word STUPID written under the mouth line. Right: An odd looking face with the word NO written under the up-side-down mouth.

'Drawings from my notebook,' by Nigel Robinson, 2010 

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A red journal cover with a smiley face on its cover.

'A drawing from my notebook,' says Nigel Robinson, 2010 

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A wallpaper magazine cover with a multi-imposed set of images featuring a face, lips, eyes, arms, back, shoulders, hands.

Wallpaper* cover designed by Hort, using our custom covers application

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Three CD cases and three magazine covers with the words TIMID TIGER AND THE ELECTRIC ISLAND.

Timid Tiger artwork for Columbia Music designed by Hort

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A yellow poster with the words HORT DOES written.

A poster announcing Hort's series of workshops and lectures in South America, designed by Hort

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Tiger Tiger poster featuring five images of men in suits holding individual items, including a bunch of flowers, a bottle of champagne, a surf board,. Also included is a white cat.

Timid Tiger artwork for Columbia Music designed by Hort

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A poster with various shapes displayed on it. THe words "regen erate booka shade" written on it.

'Regenerate' record sleeve for Booka Shade, designed by Hort

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A black poster with various white shapes featured on it and the words "teenage spacement booka shade" written on it.

'Teenage Spaceman' record sleeve for Booka Shade, designed by Hort

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A beige poster with the words Watergate, Booka Shade, DJT, M.A.N.D.Y written on it and the date 12 08 09.

'Visual System' for Get Physical Music designed by Hort

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A green anarchy sign on a yellow poster.

VA300 exhibition poster by Hort

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A black and white photo of a male sportsman.

Illustration for Nike's Visual Centre VII by Hort

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A yellow poster with a basketball player and the words "INVEST THE UNREAL" and the Nike tick at the bottom.

'Invent the unreal' poster for Nike by Hort

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