When the idea of an international gathering was germinated, we looked at the world and the rapid change that was occurring.
As the initiator of IncrediblEdge, I was increasingly inspired when I read of the vast and extensive creativity that emanated from Nick Egan.
It’s a special and unique honor that Nick will be central to our gathering in 2012. He is an inspiration for creative people the world over. His support and generosity has been overwhelming.
Nick is one of the world’s greatest art directors, whose creative genius has produced great works in visual design and video for music, including Oasis, Alanis Morisette, Mick Jagger, Sonic Youth, Duran Duran, Iggy Pop and INXS. He is currently working on a documentary about creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, addressing the need for current, standardised education to undergo massive change to meet the reality of today’s world. This is ground-breaking work of global importance.
Nick’s world was creative from the beginning. He produced album cover designs for chart-topping recordings before graduating from Watford College of Art and Design. He was part of the punk rock revolution, which showed disdain for the establishment, and which fuelled eccentric work that influenced global culture. Nick directed for fashion entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren who managed the Sex Pistols and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, for whom he created the graphic design for the “World’s End” clothing line, and art directed fashion shows in London and Paris. In New York, he designed the label for the first collection, “Sketchbook”, by Marc Jacobs. He art directed Jacobs’ fashion shows and continued to collaborate with Jacobs through his meteoric rise in the fashion world.
It is near impossible to condense such a life of intense artistic creativity into a few short sentences.