Recent Features

After releasing the new collection there has been some interest from blogs and press.

Huge thanks to Ray at ILoveyourtshirt and Thomas at Shirthunters! As well as these it has been featured on Hideyourarms and other blogs.

Here is a snippet from the article, you can read the full posts in the links above.

Get Better is a contemporary illustration collection founded in 2010 by Alex Foster. Alex works from his home studio on illustrated products, prints, clothing and commissions.
Alex started printing t-shirts in his first year at university in London to share an original take on illustration, making it more accessible and wearable. This led to him forming the products into a brand and building up the collections with printed tees, sweaters and tote bags.

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Brand new pocket tees out now - Featuring Leopards, Foxes, Woods, Aztec and Flowers

New this week to the shop is the collection number 4 which features animal and patterned prints...

After lots of hard work, sewing, sampling and photography i'm very excited to say the pocket t shirts are online and ready to go! Use the discount code 'LOYALTY15' as a special 15% off launch deal.

The woodland and Leopards tees.

The brand new collection includes Leopards, Foxes, an Aztec pattern, Woodland and a Floral pattern. Photography was taken around Margate and features some of the local area such as Margate Retro general store, famous for it's second hand retro furniture and goods.

Huge thanks to Andrew Pepin for the photography, Emilios Farrington-Arnas and Sarah Harley for modelling, and everyone who came to the exhibition at Bernie's chocolate bar.

Flowers tee


The Foxes and Aztec pocket tees.

My 5 biggest influences

These illustrators and brands have had some of the biggest influences on my work out of anybody. I could list many more but I'll keep a small list of the top 5.

Along with friends and people I've worked with these guys have inspired everything from my illustrated patterns and prints to the way Get Better is run as a company.

Mr. Bingo is one of my earliest influences in style and humour. I discovered his work in a QI book when I was in my first year of university and interviewed him for a project.
Since meeting up for drinks and a chat I've bought his postcard set, a hilarious angry print about working for free and his most recent book Hate Mail which is a favourite of mine.

Jack Hudson fascinates me with his distinct 60s film poster style and colour palettes. His sense of adventure finds its way into my ideas and work.

Nobrow publish stylish illustrated zines and artist books. Bicycle by Ugo Gattoni is one of the most intricate black and white concertina books I've seen; The level of detail in the huge fold out drawing is incredible. The same goes for McBess' Big Mother - A huge black and white A3 book full of fun characters and big scenes.

Robert Hunter's illustrated story books give a great sense of adventure and wonder, the pacing of his books work very well and his style with hand drawn textures and colours have been a huge influence on me.

Rifle Paper Co. (Anna Bond)
I first discovered Rifle Paper co at a trade show in London. I was handed a beautiful catalogue with gold foil lettering on the cover which displayed their products for shop purchasing.
Illustrator Anna Bond's fantastic floral paintings function as wallpapers, stationery and brilliant map prints. She uses colour perfectly throughout without fail.

These guys are masters of illustrated print tees. The people they commission fit in brilliantly and they produce some great drawings for print. They've been a big influence on how I make the illustrations and run Get Better.

An introduction to Alex and Get Better

With the new collection coming out soon I thought I'd write a bit about myself and how I got to this point.
My name's Alex Foster and I'm an illustrator based in Margate, UK. I started Get Better in 2010 and work from my home studio on illustrated products, prints, clothing and commissions.

I started printing t shirts in my first year at university to share an original take on illustration, making it more accessible and wearable. This led to me forming the products into a brand and building up the collections with printed sweaters and tote bags.

The new collection GB Number four has expanded even further into stationery, prints and pockets. New to this collection are pocket t shirts and sweaters, more printed tees, notebooks, prints, maps, cards and wrapping paper.

Since graduating in 2013 I've worked alongside Get Better on Christmas cards for Hallmark, Tote bags for Talented, books for The Poetry Society and the Folkestone triennial, Illustrated area maps and posters to be displayed on the South Bank and London Underground. More of my work can be seen at

Summer Sale now on!

To make room for the new line and celebrate the sunny weather we're having a summer sale... Just use code 'SUMMER' for 30% off your entire order.
Also new to the shop are illustrated notebooks. These are available on plain and squared paper and are perfect for filling with doodles and ideas.

The notebooks come in woodland, Leopards, Foxes and Floral patterns.