The story behind the design – Birds and cacti pattern

Today I will tell you the story behind the YUK FUN birds and cacti pattern, which features on our Birds and cacti T-shirt. I was raised in Suffolk, in a village close to a river, wood and some water meadows. I spent a lot of […]

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Music Video Friday: Shonen Knife – Chinese Disco

This is our favourite music video by Shonen Knife created by Rodney Alan Greenblat (who also did the artwork for the game Parappa the Rappa – anyone else remember this game?!). Let’s make this friday night as glorious as this chinese disco!  

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The story behind the design – Animal Faces pattern

Hello Everybody. Today I would like to tell you a bit more about our YUK FUN animal faces T-shirt. As an illustrator Patrick has always been a big fan of the mighty felt tip pen… Some examples include some huge felt tip drawings from his […]

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Music video Friday: Automatic Lover

Straight out the cosmos, it’s Dee D. Jackson with Automatic Lover. We had to choose something vaguely cosmic to share on eclipse day! This is a great slice of futuristic disco pop from the late 1970s, complete with great swooshing dance moves and a very realistic […]

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Music video Friday: Jonathan Richman special

It’s MUSIC VIDEO FRIDAY! This week is a Jonathan Richman special. Things we like about Jonathan Richman: his dancing, his childlike exuberance, his hysteria in the live version of ‘Ice Cream Man’ below, his songs about every day things, and his dancing again.   For […]

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Stuff we done: Vol. 1

Here’s the first edition of Stuff we done – a cultural round-up of things we’ve been watching, listening to and reading lately… We read: Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen Published by Fantagraphics, this is Patrick’s favourite graphic novel of last year. Olivier Schrauwen tells the […]

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Music video Friday: Ariel Pink special

The YUK FUN team went to see Ariel Pink down at The Old Market in Hove on Wednesday night. We have admired his works for some time so it was great to see him live. Ariel and his band were enthralling performers, playing songs that […]

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Music video Friday: Scuba – NE1BUTU

Scuba – NE1BUTU Friday can surely only mean one thing – YUK FUN music video time! Although this was released in 2012, the video has a real 90s feel to it. We love the dancing, the outfits, the old skool animation and the general joyous […]

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#btnetsy Blog Hop

We’ve been nominated by designosaurYEAH (makers of very cool dinosaur inspired jewellery) and The Emperor’s Old Clothes (unique handmade clothing) to take part in the Brighton Etsy team blog hop. The blog hop involves answering a selection of questions and then nominating other people from […]

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Competition time!

It’s YUK FUN competition time! We’ve put together a mixtape for the world to enjoy, available to listen to below. There are two sides to the tape, just like in the olden days. Side A is YUK and side B is FUN – all you’ve […]

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