Liverpool born illustrator and artist Phil Disley has created the new official t-shirt print for the Tradition-ICAP Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, which features John McEnroe and Martina Hingis.
Born in Liverpool in 1971 Phil moved on from a Diploma in Foundation of Art to studying Graphics at Newcastle University where he came away with a BA degree and returning to his home City began the slow path to recognition. Today, Phil Disley is acknowledged as one of Britain’s foremost Illustrators.
From modest beginnings with a first illustration in the ‘Big Issue’ in 1993, his work has regularly appeared in such esteemed publications as The Times and The Guardian. Soon his unique style was recognised in America and commissions arrived from The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, US Magazine and Men’s Health. Seeking a new and exciting talent, Oxford University Press has commissioned illustrations for many educational publications with Harper Collins and Little, Brown Book Group engaging him for several book covers.
In 2002 Phil was approached by Ace Tennis Magazine and subsequently worked for them until 2008. This successful collaboration led to numerous commissions from the LTA and an invitation four years running to showcase work in his home town at The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. He has been lauded by his peers and won a number of awards within the industry. Phil’s work is often as appreciated by his subjects as by editors and the general public.
Collectors of his work include, David Cameron, Marco Pierre White and Judy Murray. Phil Disley client list includes: The Times, Harper Collins, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Little, Brown book Group, Fairchild Publishing, Classic FM, The Observer, Decanter, The Spectator, The Evening Standard, Empire, The Tablet, Golf Magazine, Top Gear, GQ, Marketing Week, Redwood Publishing, Ace Tennis Magazine, Esquire, Sony music, The Independent, The wall Street Journal, John brown publishing, The Financial Times, LA Times, Harpers & Queen, Men’s Health, Nature publishing, London Illustrated News, The Radio Times, Common Wealth, The Telegraph, Oxford university Press, Sports Illustrated, Haymarket Publishing, Us Weekly, Forbes Magazine, Mojo Music Magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine