Mike Dempsey


Designer: Mike Dempsey

Yorkshire in Yellow T Shirt design.

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T Shirt
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.


Mike Dempsey trained in calligraphy and typography and has been a practising graphic designer since 1964. From the late sixties he worked as an art director for two leading British publishing houses, William Heinemann and William Collins & Sons. In 1979 he founded the London based design consultancy Carroll & Dempsey which later became CDT Design Limited. Over the past four decades he has created everything from stamps for the Royal Mail, feature film title sequences for Ridley Scott, Louis Malle, Dennis Potter, David Hare and Bruce Beresford, the brand identity for English National Opera, and South Bank Centre to the resigning of the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Opera House. His personal work has earned him many awards including 10 silver and the coveted gold award from British Design & Art Direction (D&AD).

He has acted as Design Advisor to the Department of Culture Media & Sport, He is a prolific stamp designer and was appointed consultant art director by Royal Mail to create the two year Millennium stamp programme during 1999 to 2001 and was the Art Director of the Royal Society of Arts Journal from 1997 to 2002 and is a past President of Design & Art Direction (D&AD). He is a regular feature writer for Design Week and has written for Creative Review, Blueprint, The Times, Grafik, V&A magazine and many other publications on design and related issues. [RDInsights]RDIinsights in a monthly recorded series, devised and presented by Dempsey, featuring interviews with world class designers, across all disciplines. He was made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 1994 and was elected a member of Alliance Graphic International in 1998. He was Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry from 2005 to 2007 and is currently the external design advisor to the Design Council.

In 2007 he left CDT Design and founded Studio Dempsey.