timorous beasties was established in glasgow in 1990 by alistair mcaueley and paul simmons, who met studying textile design at glasgow school of the art. today, the studio is a diverse operation and has emerged as a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed icon.
the masterful works of timorous beasties are self-described urban, edgy, irreverently elegant revisions of the classic designs of victorian england.
timorous beasties’ work embodies a unique diversity of pattern, ranging from design that echoes a golden age of copperplate engraving (a time-honoured classic is the thistle range; or merian palm superwide wallpaper) to example of a distinctly edgy nature, an elegant transgression, a display of chic irreverence.
*timorous beasties portrait by richard cannon cannonpictures.com