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Stephen Smith / Neasden Control Centre is an Illustrator / Artist.

If you would like to get in touch regarding any commissions, projects or collaborations, contact Stephen here:

Email: info@neasdencontrolcentre.com
Tel: + 44 (0)7804 934 974

Stephen Smith / Neasden Control Centre Biography:

Stephen Smith is an illustrator & artist who has been working under the studio name of Neasden Control Centre since 2000 and whose work encompasses a range of hand drawn illustration commissions and installation projects.

These continue to include: editorial magazine illustration, maps, book jacket illustration, advertising, hand drawn type and lettering. His output also includes collage, site specific installation, exhibitions, hand painted illustrated murals for interiors, motion graphics, animation and music videos, info graphics and icon design, pattern design and illustrated packaging.

He has exhibited his artwork (stephen–smith.com) and installations internationally (Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Mu, Nam June Paik Centre) and regularly releases print editions with with Print Club London, Yuck Print Studio. He has also published his work in monographic books with Gestalten, as well as contributing to a range of group publications such as The Age of Collage Art, Contemporary Collage in Modern Art.

Neasden Control Centre is a member of the Unknown Fields Division (Architectural Association) a nomadic design group and was artist in residence with the group on a field trip to Chernobyl, the Aral Sea and Baikonur Cosmodrome (Russian Space Centre) in 2011.

He continues to lead workshops and present his work at institutions and international conferences including: Semi-Permanent Conference in Los Angeles and Portland and Pictoplasma in Berlin. In 2014 he was invited to lead and run a workshop to BFA students at Calarts / California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and at Manchester Metropolitan University in co-ordination with the V&A and Peoples History Museum (2015).


Follow on Instagram: @nccstudio

Twitter: @neasdencc

Tumblr: neasdencontrolcentre.tumblr.com

Represented by:

Snyder New York (USA / Canada)

A-Gent (Japan)

Selected clients

Artisan Kitchen and Bar
Canongate Publishing
Gas As Interface
John Brown Media
Little Brown Publishing
Philippe Starck
Tes Global
The Guardian
Unknown Fields Division
Vital Arts


More With Less, Stephen Smith, MU, 2010

Lost Control, Neasden Control Centre, Gestalten, 2007
Smithfield Building, Neasden Control Centre, Rojo, 2006 

Neasden Control Centre, Neasden Control Centre, Gestalten, 2003

Selected Group Publications

Lets Go Out Again, Interiors for Restaurants, Bars and Unusual Food Places, Gestalten, 2015
The Age of Collage, Contemporary Collage in Modern Art, Gestalten, 2013
Now Jump!, Nam June Paik Art Centre, South Korea, 2009
Spank The Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gestalten, 2006
Crossed, New Avant-Garde Design Territories, CCCB, 2003

Selected Exhibitions

Du Fete Graphisme,Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 2016
World Class Creators, Bank Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016
Mu, Eindhoven Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2010
Nam June Paik Centre South Korea, 2008
Calm and Punk Gallery, Tokyo Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, UK, 2006
Permanent Gallery, UK, 2005
CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
Magma Books, London, UK, 2003


Semi Permanent, Portland / Los Angeles, 2013
High 5 Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2007
Place Project Conference, CCCB, Barcelona, 2004
Pictoplasma Conference, Berlin, 2004

Photo: Semi Permanent Los Angles Conference 2014
Stephen Smith / Neasden Control Centre at the Semi Permanent Conference in Los Angeles

Lectures / Workshops / Talks

Cal Arts – California Institute of the Arts
Plymouth Arts Centre
UCA Canterbury
UCA Epsom
UAL London College of Communication
University of Brighton
University of the West of England
Bournemouth University
Kingston University
Plymouth University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sheffield Hallam University
Southampton University
University of Westminster
Florida School of Art and Design
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Selected Features

Gestalten, Modart, Creative Review, Blueprint Magazine, Grafik, Crack Magazine, IDN, Plus 81 Magazine, Eye Magazine

Studio Music

Solution vs Problem
A mix for Studio Music

Photo: Todd Selby, London Studio