Welcome to our worldHAM follows the contented life of Rabbit – capturing his daily adventures, sporting escapades and social outings in silhouette form on a range of thoughtfully crafted wares.
HAM’s minimal aesthetic seeks to add a serious edge to its playful subject matter. Childhood nostalgia and a fascination with the everyday are key themes that continue to inform HAM’s growing range of animal motifs, all of which have been created by British designer Jo Ham and brought to life by talented makers in the UK.
HAM’s debut homeware collection of ceramics and fabrics were first picked up by Liberty and have since been exhibited in London, New York and Paris, featured on the pages of international magazines and resides on the shelves of leading retailers in over thirty countries around the world, including Colette, Topshop, Conran, Centre Pompidou and West Elm.
HAM in collaboration
HAM has created bespoke Rabbits and packaging for The Body Shop's Forever Against Animal Testing Campaign, dressed the Rabbits in Moncler for their House of Genius Project, made gold leaf artwork for Print Club London, designed a giant mural for kids design shop Molly Meg, installed public art for Designjunction Kings Cross x London Design Festival, wrapped a Mini Countryman in Rabbits, styled store windows for retailer West Elm, exhibited at Colette Paris, run a pop-up shop at Topshop's flagship store and created limited edition art prints for the cancer charity Maggie's.
About Jo Ham
HAM is the brainchild of artist and illustrator Joanna Ham who gained a BFA Fine Art with a specialism in anatomy from Oxford University's Ruskin School of Art. She formed her eponymous studio in 2011 and has since exhibited with Liberty, Mother, Billy Name, Topshop and Colette. In addition she has created bespoke artwork for The Body Shop, Mini, Moncler, Eurostar and Nike.
Jo’s work seeks to celebrate the everyday. Informed by her studies and early career in design, she has always been fascinated by popular culture and uses Rabbit to shine a light on life’s simple pleasures - in particular how we interact with one another through work and play. The resulting social commentary creates HAM's happy world, where our daily rituals, likes and hobbies are immortalised in print for all to enjoy.
In 2018, Jo was awarded Natwest's UK Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year and the Aviva Women of the Future Arts and Culture Prize.
Aside from HAM, Jo is also a visual artist. Using photograms and digital imaging she blurs the lines between drawing and photography, fashion and fine art. Recent commissions include artwork for Nike, The Berkeley Hotel and Eurostar. You can find out more at joannaham.com.