About Jules Mann
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Jules left school at 15 not particularly keen to go to college, he’d had enough of the institution thing to be honest…he was all creative, dyslexic and not too academic – all about the art class, technical drawing and creative writing. So Jules found himself at 21 working as an antique upholsterer which he felt was a pretty cool job and satisfied a working-with-your-hands, craft kind of leaning, and gave him a little time in the workshop for a bit of wood carving too. He’d always loved drawing at home from small: cat footballers, musicians and graphic drawings that were purely line, shape and colour, so he decided to sign-up to a couple of part-time college classes (figure and portrait sculpture and general drawing and painting) to satisfy the creative side. He immediately loved the two days of art school but not so much the three days of upholstery. The only thing to do, enrole for a two year foundation course in art and design. Jules loved it to the fullest, with great projects and excellent tutors he was free to experiment with painting, photography, sculpture, 3D design, graphics and printing (etching, wood-block and his favourite, silk-screen), Jules achieved a distinction.
Roll on a few years and Jules established Beatbug art and design in the summer of 2000 (at London's Spitalfields market) after graduating with a degree in fine art sculpture, a pool trophy and an ever-expanding record collection from djing. He had also returned to silk-screen printing, a medium that was one of his specialities on the two year foundation. His graphic approach to printing together with his drawing style led naturally to graphic design and illustration through a number of commissions, now regular parts of Jules's business along side the screen prints.
Vicky (London, UK)
Tee arrived yesterday - it was for my husband...he is very pleased with it (even emailed me a picture of him in it when it arrived!) Thanks for the prompt delivery.
Linda (Suffolk, UK)
They have arrived and my husband totally loves them. I have recommended you to a friend who has bought two prints too!
Josie (Henley, UK)
Everything arrived in perfect condition Jules, thanks! The print is fantastic, as always. My collection now amounts to 6 prints!
Daniel (Vienna, AUSTRIA)
Hey Jules, thanks heaps for the 'Fat' and 'Drop' prints, they look awesome on the wall. I will definitely have to get the 'Freddys' one too to complete the set.
Chris (London, UK)
Jules, thanks so much, really love the screen print...beautiful!!! really well packaged and arrived super fast...love it, its perfect!!! thanks once again.
Jackson (Kyoto, JAPAN)
Hi Jules, Mos has arrived in pristine condition, thank you! Can't wait to get the print framed and on the wall...we love the Stevie bag too. Cheers mate.
Shilpen (London, UK)
Our new prints look even better in the flesh than online. The two new ones have now joined our original three and we risk looking like a Beatbug gallery. We now have one that looks like each member of the family: The first picture we got is a girl with headphones in a deckchair – that’s my wife. I’m 'Bobo Style' and our little boy is 'Chill Bill'...the kids were getting old enough to realise one of them didn’t have an equivalent so we let our daughter choose one, and she went for 'Starbelly'. We’re hoping the cats don’t notice next...I couldn’t resist buying the gorgeous 'She' as well, the downside is that we now have to have another child to match. Please stop selling art ;)...thanks, and great work!
Jamey (Bromley, UK)
Thank you for the swift delivery of the 'Ron Carter' print, I am extremely happy. It looks cool mate, many thanks.
Mark (Sutton, UK)
Thanks for the gorgeous print. I actually ordered it for a good friend of mine...we both love your work...keep it up!
Jonathan (Orlando, USA)