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Timorous Beasties

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The Glasgow design firm Timorous Beasties was founded in 1990. The founders of the group, Paul Simmons (b. 1967) and Alistair McAuley (b. 1967), met as students of textile design at Glasgow School of Art, and over the past seventeen years have consistently produced exceptionally innovative work in the field of surface design. The firm has become well known for the ways in which they depict contemporary images through historical modes on traditional textiles and wallpapers.