Born in Liverpool, Ian Murray studied design and illustration at Kingston University and Manchester Metropolitan University. With expertise in editorial, publishing, design and advertising, Ian is inspired by idols like Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters and Jean-Michel Basquiat; the movie posters of Saul Bass; advertising imagery of mid century master Paul Rand; and jazz and electronic music. His work, expressed in bold graphic mid-century tinged visual language, emphasizes science, technology, communication, family, nature, architecture, transport and music. Outside of art, Ian is an adoptive parent and avid Badminton player. Some of Ian’s clients include the BBC, British Gas, Canon, Future Publishing, Halfords, The Halifax, Mercedes-Benz, New York Law School, NewYork Jazz Festival, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Quarto Publishing,The Radio Times, Reuters Transport For London and Wittards.
The Everyones by award-winning British artist Ian Murray, makes history as both the artists debut NFT collection and the “first-ever” collection minted by House of First. Inspired by the seemingly ordinary, the collection uses bold graphic mid-century-tinged visual language to create one-of-a-kind characters with a sense of warmth and quirky nostalgia. Aptly named The Everyones, this iconic collection reflects the inclusivity of the community it represents. The characters are non-traditional super models, they are geeks and nerds, a bit vulnerable, and a bit whimsical, but at the same time entirely loveable and looking to find their home, someone and some where they belong. This collection was the perfect choice to be House of First's inaugural drop, and serves as the place where you too can find a community where you belong!