Andy Stevens – Graphic Thought Facility


Designer: Andy Stevens

Yorkshire in Yellow T Shirt design.

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Heavy Weight Cotton T-Shirt
Fabric Weight 185gms
Collar Style: Crew
Twin Needle Stitching Detail on Sleeves & Hem

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There are few cycling accolades as prized and revered as the ‘Maillot Jaune’, or yellow jersey. Worn by the leader of the Tour de France since 1919, the jersey has become a symbol for the talent, hard work and dedication needed to lead the Peleton, which constantly snaps at the heels of the wearer.

The ‘Maillot Jaune’ has become a style icon as well as a sporting emblem and the Yorkshire in Yellow project celebrates this distinctive feature of the Tour’s heritage. MADE NORTH invited local, regional and international contemporary artists, designers, and creatives to design their own tribute to the ‘Maillot Jaune’ in the form of a yellow T shirt. From simple drawings or doodles, to more complex and detailed designs.

Visitors to Sheffield can see the Yorkshire in Yellow T shirts on display at the city’s Millennium Gallery from June to September 7th 2014. Yorkshire in Yellow is also part of Sheffield Design Week, a festival connecting design, craft, architecture and creativity across the city led by MADE NORTH.

Yorkshire in Yellow is a partnership between Museums Sheffield and MADE NORTH, a platform for northern designer/makers.


Andrew Stevens was born in Sheffield, UK in 1966. He graduated from Leeds Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, and is one of the founding members of Graphic Thought Facility that was initially established in London in 1990. GTF’s work focuses on a diverse mix of cultural and retail clients and have been responsible for creating the identities for the Design Museum, Frieze Art Fair and Habitat, among others. GTF is also renowned for creating exhibition graphics for international museums and galleries. Stevens has also been elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale and has lectured widely on graphic design at institutions including Ecole Cantonale D’art De Lausanne, Switzerland; Jan van Eyck Academie, Netherlands; Fabrica, Italy; Cal Arts & Walker Arts Centre, USA; and many UK colleges.