Our latest publishing project titled Posterzine is where a poster meets a magazine — a mini monograph magazine which folds out to reveal a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm). Posterzine is printed by Pressision Ltd using two special Pantone spot colours each time on Fedrigoni Arcoprint Extra White paper stock meaning that no two issues will look the same. It has been registered at the British Library as a magazine because of the way that it folds in on itself, differentiating it from a pamphlet which is folded like a concertina. It has been given it’s own ISSN number and is noted as a publication. Feature
Designed with a beautifully minimalist flair and challenging purpose, office supplies brand Mishmash have launched their latest project for Kaiser X Labs. Their aim? To create a collection of disruptive products that trigger the creativity in people’s minds. Characterised by simplistic aesthetics and the emphasise of purpose and function, Mishmash have created a stunning notebook for Kaiser X Labs crafted with beautiful bounding, paper stock and design. Feature
Our directory member Katerina Kerouli grew up in Greece until the age of sixteen, “where arts and crafts were non-existent” at her school, so her mum would always try to get her involved with arty activities at home — drawing and making every day. At the age of 16 she moved to England to pursue an artistic career. After graduating from Nottingham University she moved to London where she is now represented by Artist Partners for her illustration work and has been recently commissioned for two children’s books by a global leading publishing house. Feature
In a bid to stray from the negativity and violence happening within this world in which we are constantly saturated with the bombarding of messages and media, Laura Berger has opted for art as an escape, using her skill within painting to portray the positive possibilities shy from the mainstream media. Softer World serves as a contrasting view in a landscape of negativity and fear, enforcing calm through the neutral colour palette and in turn the envisioning of a peaceful world where equality strives and our relationships with each other and strangers alike are honoured, as exemplified through Berger’s consideration of composition and lack of hierarchy among her illustrative figures. Feature
Channeling the dynamic dimensions of Stefan Rohrer’s artwork, Hubert & Fischer have translated Rohrer’s iconic aesthetic via the medium of print, appropriating techniques of distortion to achieve a static interpretation of motion, an intriguing experimentation of composition and a work of art within itself. Entitled Parabolika, the term is used within motor sport to describe the result of entering a long curve at speed without braking, it also titles one of Stefan Rohrer’s artworks. Feature
Taking our top spots for the most popular articles posted on our website throughout 2016 were our Department Store, Directory and Posterzine. These were followed by 20 amazing design studios, illustrators, printmakers and artists, all listed below… Feature
Hidden in Eloise Dorr’s colourful architectural landscape paintings of San Francisco you’ll find small silhouette characters playfully skateboarding through abstract and realistic typical skateboarding locations. Painted on broken skateboard’s or plywood and occasionally perspex, the format adds to the meaningful relationship the images represent. Being Dorr’s 3rd solo exhibition the display will showcase paintings she completed throughout the year inspired by her trip to San Francisco in 2013. Feature
Across the globe, 2016 was a year of immense change and transition. In addition, it also sadly saw the loss of many great musical legends. Known as “The man who sold the word” the death of David Bowie was a shock to the nation. However his legacy lives on through his music, his fans and the art industry and he heavily influenced. As a tribute to this beloved idol, Kevin Cummins has created a special edition box set featuring 28 classic images of David Bowie, reproduced as a collection of postcards and presented in hand finished box. Feature
With the New Year forced upon us and the ushered in potential of proclaiming New Year resolutions we’re unlikely to keep, its time to look back on the previous year but this time with the help of Polly Brown and her welcome view on a topic we can all relate, making mistakes. Admitting, announcing, recording and perhaps even avoiding, Polly Brown’s ON REFLECTION is an emotive visual project which humanises the making of mistakes, defined by Polly herself as an “exercise in exorcising”. Feature
Predominantly delving his skills into the worlds of CGI and 3D illustration, George Stoyanov explores various forms and colour combinations to offer the conceptual and intensive aesthetic he beautifully achieves. Entitled Explorations, this specific project appropriates abstract objects, adorning them in a mesmerising myriad of colour and pattern while enhancing the playful personality as depth and field is merged via innovative composition considerations. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fifteenth issue features the work of TwoPoints design studio, directed by husband and wife duo Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz – two incredibly talented graphic designers both with multicultural education and experience. Feature
The combining of talents regarding Chris Tzaferos’ graphic aesthetic and geometric form favour and Greg Papagrigoriou’s technique regarding calligraphy and typography categorises the intriguing offerings of the Blaqk team. Ever interested in the unconventional medium, the team seek out abandoned locations, focusing on the contribution of the natural textures regarding depth and contrast, in turn adorning these outside elements to create their magnificent murals. Feature
From the ethereal aesthetic and celestial setting to the powerful narratives that unfold, Sivan Karim’s otherwordly illustrations are confident in portraying Karim’s inspirations of nature, dreams and personal experiences, predominantly telling a story in which viewers can relate. Choosing only to use monochrome shades within his designs, Karim’s artwork is iconic for its dependence on contrast, both in approach and concept, as simple lines beautifully withhold an increasingly intricate offering. Feature
Currently residing in New York but hailing from Oregon, Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.
Here’s a wonderful list of Instagram posts from various people who have used our #printspotters hashtag. We implore everyone to tag their images with #printspotters across all social media platforms — we regularly check out the feed and repost our favourite images to our audience. If you are taking a photograph of work that is not your own, a shop, workshop, gallery or studio space, please remember to credit the image as best as you can and tag everyone in. We look forward to seeing your #printspotters posts! Feature
Tanya Schultz is an Australian artist working under the name of Pip & Pop. Her miniature landscapes and creatures make everyone reminisce about the childhood days. She was even asked by Romance Was Born to create the set for their spring/summer 2013 collection during Australian Fashion Week. Tanya’s work resembles a psychedelic fairy tale made out of food similar to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory; just like what you imagine a dream world to be like. To produce such work, she uses tons of coloured sugar and other funky materials: pompoms, glitter, beads, plastic flowers and tiny people. Feature
Born in a well creative family, Filip Pagowski was taking inspiration from his mom Teresa Pągowska’s paintings and his dad Henryk Tomaszewski’s posters. Very important figures in the Polish art world were of a huge stimulus towards Filip’s career path; he studied illustration, painting and poster design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His work has appeared in many respected publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times and TALK Magazine and yet, his most known artwork is for a Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garcons’ Play collection.
“CAUCHEMAR is the nightmare of life, creative optimism in the face of so many hardships. Stills from a dream, those vibrant and dizzyingly viscous visions you see on the backs of your lids when you close your eyes or geometric reinterpretations of a surreal reality. They’re an observation of shape, texture and especially colour that is an extension of my heart, measured by brain and fueled by my visceral fire.” – Amy Hood Feature
An unconventional and fashion forward approach to furniture photography unfolds within Lina Forsgren’s photography, art direction and business card design for Vera Panichewskaja’s Graduate Project; Salominka. Defined as a furniture collection that explores colour, form, composition and spatiality, Forsgren exquisitely captures each aspect of Salominka through the considered composition of the visually stimulating imagery and dual impact concept, in turn evoking a contemporary and intelligent aesthetic. Feature
Meticulous in approach, a conceptual interpretation defines the art of Jordan Bolton’s film posters, better defined as miniature masterpieces, representing each film only through object, colour and theme, in turn offering a unique and alternative viewing experience. Bolton crafts defining features of iconic cinematic classics including Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, beautifully capturing the signature aesthetic of each through the carefully considered styling and arrangement. Feature
A few months ago London had a chance to experience Kingsley Ifill’s work in his first solo exhibition named “Stutter”. Inspired by the way we consume images and shocked by the never ending replica, Ifill uses various printing techniques to create one-off prints. Meaningless and not so much images from the Internet get transformed into the analogue style artworks; the majority of which are approached with a meme or an inside joke. Kingsley explores the role of photography and how we’re affected by it. The exhibition had controversial photographs of Kate Middleton, hardcore scene and kink, which were screen-printed for it to look like from the 60s horror films. Feature
From January to April 2017 London Print Studio present their exhibition of contemporary children’s illustrations based around the theme of journeys. The display will showcase several pieces of work from international prize winning children’s book illustrators all of whom have come together to create a space in which children can explore exciting new narratives and imagery. Feature
A much anticipated celebration of printmaking, independent publishing and the advancing of digital publishing and printing techniques is hosted on a monthly basis under the title of Raw Print. Raw Print is both a welcome and exciting addition to the buzz around the up and coming creative scene of Nottingham, hosting inspiring talks from representatives of renowned publications, from Mushpit to The Outpost, Weapons of Reason and many more. This past week saw the last of the Raw Print events for 2016, finishing with a first-hand print experience, introducing screen print and letterpress workshops. Feature
Exploring the vibrant, nostalgic, and often pleasingly seductive printed explorations of thought fuelled by passion, aesthetic, and design is Amy Hood’s publication CULT CLASSIC. This debut is part of Hood’s launch of her new publishing company entitled VISCOUS Publications. Feature
Following their Fall/Winter collection, ONLY NY have officially released their Holiday 2016 Collection paired with the beautifully shot lookbook by New York photographer Dean Majd. The collection features their mainstay classics and defining pieces, and has expanded on its premium flannels and technical outwear. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourteenth issue showcases the infamous Mike Perry, who owns the title of animator, creative director, brand consultant, poet, and designer. His work ranges from sculptures, animations, paintings, installations, books, murals and many other creative forms. In this exclusive interview we find out about his wonderful creative process and his infectious creative energy. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The thirteenth features the awesome graphic artist and print maker Jim O’Raw. Based in Birmingham, O’Raw specialises in CMYK process printing using fluorescent inks and glow in the dark pigments, exhibiting his work at the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch amongst many other places including Print Club London. Feature
Fiorucci was once an unquestionably cool Italian brand and a breeding ground for everything new and upcoming. To be precise, in the 60s and 70s. Think primary colours, loud advertising and disco scene. It was most famous for its stretch designer jeans, however, garments were almost the least important part of the enterprise. “He made shopping theatre before every brand decided to put on a show. He was the first to exploit pop art, music and celebrity.” – his website says. A controversial brand launched bikinis, thongs and monokinis in 1974s Italy. The provocative advertising following that was confiscated by the police from Elio Fiorucci’s home. Feature
Predominantly focusing on the intricate details that go unnoticed in everyday life, Tishk Barzanji unveils an immersive exploration of space and colour, delving into the topics of digital art, graphic design and photography, in turn transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Channeling Mondrian, Magritte and Ken Price as major influences due to their iconic consideration of colour and juxtaposition, Barzanji creates surreal digital landscapes that capture his curiosity regarding the structure, diversity of cultures and atmosphere that consume his new home environment, altering perceptions along the way. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The twelfth issue features the wonderful Em Cole, a still and moving image artist that has immersed herself in the world of image making. Characterised by animated narratives Emily’s work is mainly fashion based and has so far worked with the likes of Wah London, Polyester Magazine, as well as being featured on ID magazine and collaborated with fellow artists Liv Thurley and Edd Leigh to name a few. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eleventh issue features Joe Hales, a London based graphic designer whose work explores the relationship between the form and function by using a gorgeously bright colour palette fused with a clear passion and experience with typography. In the interview Hales’s practise is explored through some of his proudest achievements as well exciting plans for the future! Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The tenth issue showcases top alternative streetwear fashion brand Drop Dead consisting of an exciting interview with their design team! Drop Dead has grown its reputation to one of the most extroverted brands selling merch by Oli Sykes and his gang. In this issue we find out the teams style and creative process, and what inspires their wonderful collections. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eighth issues features mind-bending, psychedelic illustrator Rob Corradetti aka Killer Acid. Swarming with otherworldly characters, satanic monsters, aliens and other strange figures, Killer Acid’s work is a marriage of intricate pen and ink drawings, cut and paste collage, and intense pop psychedelic colours. Feature
As the Christmas spirit settles in and the campaign competition heats up, H&M have enlisted the help of master visionary Wes Anderson, dazzling with his iconic and meticulous aesthetic for the high street brand’s 2016 Christmas offering. Oozing Anderson’s signature cinematography style, a charming and unconventional narrative unfolds, as Wes Anderson favourite Adrien Brody features as Conductor Ralph who with help from his porter, Fritz, unveils the news that forces the passengers, each dressed beautifully in H&M garments which blend in seamlessly to the allure of Anderson décor, to spend Christmas Day together. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The seventh issue showcases the wonderful Kate Moross, one of the most sought after graphic designers in the UK. Renowned for her bold colour hues and killer typography, this talented designer has remained a champion of the underground scene and her punk attitude is the perfect icing on the cake! Feature
Treading new ground as a studio in the collaborative and curation field of design is Brighton based studio The Private Press. Most recently, the team have announced the new and exciting launch of their Editions collection. A first ever collaboration with eight leading contemporary graphic artists such as Rose Blake, Supermundane and Eelus producing a series of limited edition, hand pulled prints showcasing the very best of screen printing and its range of techniques. Feature
Driven by dark humour and cynical comedy is dutch Illustrator Marijike Ludwig. Conceptualising this project back in December 2015, the resolution has finally been realised in the form of 5 unique card designs with pre-written messages on the back of each one. Beautifully drawn, the images depict traditional holiday stereotypes adopting a spooky illustrative style. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourth fantastic issue of Posterzine showcases graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill who is known for his persuasive, bold style of communication. His work is predominately characterised by punchy typographic messages having developed an incredibly distinctive voice through his text-base compositions.
Taking art out of the gallery space and displaying it in the public realm is something that makes Zebu, an artistic duo from Berlin, so exciting and unique. In doing this, Zebu is attempting to break down the barrier that has long existed between the art world and the general public. Art should be for everyone to enjoy, and Zebu perfectly prove this point by putting their work outside of traditional art spaces.
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format (594x841mm) poster which folds down into an A4 monograph. The third issue features the amazing San Francisco letterpress sisters Hello!Lucky, who have spent eleven years perfecting their practise. Enjoying nothing more than a good pun, this sister duo are a pair to watch out for!
Ward Heirwegh graduated in 2007 with a masters degree in graphic design from Luca School of Arts (Ghent) and now runs an independent practice in Antwerp. His projects are situated within the cultural and creative field: editorial design projects, visual identities and other commissions for institutions and artists. Feature
Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The second issue of Posterzine features an interview with the awesome print collective Heretic! Heretic is a London based illustration, design and experimental screen printing studio comprising of the talented trio of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling.
Parisian artist Alice Wietzel’s illustrations display the perfect combination of unforgiving geometry and soft, organic forms. Her images combine dreamy colours with abstractly shaped people and objects whilst avoiding harsh, dark outlines. Wietzel allows various colours to sit next to one another in perfect harmony, leading to dreamlike images that we never want to stop looking at.
Exploring the realms of set design, installations and illustration is French Illustrator Lisa Laubreaux. Through each discipline, Laubreaux develops multidisciplinary experiences with a unique experimental and artistic approach that drives her to use a variety of mediums and techniques throughout her work. Feature
Having studied in both Paris and New York, Lucile Piketty now works as an illustrator and printmaker in France. Piketty has a particular focus on depicting cities and life within them. In May of this year, Piketty was awarded the Lacourière prize for etching by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for her series ‘Si je disparaissais,’ (If I disappeared).
Intricately infusing invisible effects of the properties of time and natural sciences as the genesis of his photography, cinematography and kinetic installations, Fabian Oefner encourages, through the harnessing of scientific properties within his creations, the acceptance that art and science work harmoniously to inform each other in tangible ways. The undeniable beauty of Oefner’s photography is exemplified consistently through the mesmerising theme of motion, as he seeks to explore the boundaries of time and space, while for his series entitled Oil Spill, iridescence acts as the dominant inspiration. Feature
What instantly captured our eye with José Antonio Roda’s work is his use of primary colours. Roda is an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Madrid. The primary colours used in his work complement the abstracted subject matter perfectly. In his work, merely a few shapes and colours (Roda uses red, yellow, blue, black and white almost exclusively) are able to come together to form beautifully clean images. Roda’s attention is split between silk-screen prints, ceramics, risography, digital prints and paper cuts.
We went along to see You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70, which runs from 10th September 2016 until 26th February 2017 at the V&A Museum. This colossal exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism, computing, communality to neoliberalist politics, the world we live in has been vitally influenced by five revolutionary years 1966—70. The show intends to investigate the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world. Feature
Recently we’ve been on a mission to expand our curated market place. This month we’ve added an amazing set of new vendors to our online store which you can find out little more about them and their gorgeous products below. To discover our full band of vendors, all you have to do is check out our Department Store and start searching for your perfect gift! Feature
It has been a busy autumn for the team at GDFS, with exciting events and exhibitions including International Poster Exhibition, Design Displacement Group: NO EXIT, and PUTPUT: Enormous Details. This truly is a unique chance for you to witness a carefully curated selection of artworks produced with a focus on socialising, partying and hands-on projects. Feature
The images produced by Super Abstract Series, a design collective run by graphic designers Julia de Blaauw and Irene Stoop, are reminiscent of Memphis, the fabulous design group of the 1980s. Drawing on previous movements such as Pop Art, the Memphis group created visually high impact design full of colour and abstract shapes. Super Abstract Series intends to do the same, focussing on beautifully bold geometric shapes and patterns.
Fused with bold colours and experimental characters and forms is the work of Offenach based graphic designer and illustrator Nadine Kolodziey. Motivated by her daily life impressions, Kolodziey’s wonderfully experimental approach to her work produces a colourful, multilayered visual language in each of her pieces. Feature
Last month, indie magazine fans from all over the world united at Central Saint Martins for MagCulture’s annual Modern Magazine conference. With speakers including Gail Bichler from The New York Times Magazine, Penny Martin from the Gentlewoman and Kai von Rabenau from Mono.Kulture, the day was packed with inspiring stories and insights into magazine making. Feature
Tallulah Fontaine’s images are striking in their simplicity. She mostly sticks to a palette of muted pastel colours that perfectly matches the minimalist images she creates. Hailing from Toronto, Fontaine creates zines, jewellery and prints whilst running ‘Home Zine Collective’ with fellow artist Carla McRae.
Salami Dreamin’, a limited-edition artist’s book by Michelle Maguire, features eye-popping, hand-printed images of her blunt, funny, completely unimpressed Italian American Great-Aunt Doll, with colorful Aunt Doll anecdotes by Aaron Beck. Maguire and Beck are married and live in Columbus, Ohio. Feature
Launched on November 18th 2017 in collaboration with Tate and Tate Collectives, Margot Bowman introduces IDENTIFY, an interactive project which explores how we express contemporary cultural identity. IDENTIFY encourages viewers to create their own cultural symbol, using interactive software developed by Edvin Candon, which designs your personal stamp based on a series of questions that allow for your personal, geographical, emotional and spiritual touch-points to be accessed. Feature
Created in partnership by Nike and the New York City Parks and Recreations Dept., the sportswear giant has unveiled its latest campaign, entitled New York Made, which strives to maintain its renowned level of commitment towards the city, using art to infuse and heighten the sense of community at the heart of the program. New York Made is set to introduce a whole host of community collaborations across the city, with the first designed by Brooklyn-based, iconic artist Brian Donnelly, who has kicked off the program with the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS. Feature
This week People of Print met up with fantastic London based Illustrator and Art director Marylou Faure to reveal the methods behind her colourful and extravagant pieces of work. Since moving from France to London, this talented designer has contributed her designs to many established firms such as Google, Easy Jet, T. Mobile to name a few. Feature
Finding that over thinking usually hinders his design process, George Greaves’ defining aesthetic is both minimal and sophisticated yet equally as powerful, as his intricate illustrations withhold high impact through the contrast and movement he expertly infuses. Influenced greatly by the simplicity and geometric forms of early modernist art, Greaves defines Matisse, Miró, De Chirico and David Hockney as major inspirations. Additionally to his solo creations, George makes up half of Printed Goods, a design and risograph studio, created in collaboration with his brother. Feature
Infusing a heart-warming sense of nostalgia through her crazy kitsch aesthetic, freelance illustrator Wakana Yamazaki personifies her abstract graphics, radiating an exuberant energy as each image is decorated through a vibrant and playful palette. Drawn using a ballpoint pen and later coloured digitally, Yamazaki’s designs bring her imaginations to life, awakening the child in all of us as her hyperreal creations include cube cats and folded females. Feature
Originally released in 1997, NikeLab has recently unveiled their brand new collaboration with Roundel, revamping the retro running shoe that is the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon. Initially inspired by the 90s garage rave scene, the updated interpretation is boldly decorated with an all over Johnston100 font, celebrating the font’s 100 year anniversary. The iteration is the second release from the Nike x Roundel collection. The first was unveiled in 2013, when Nike used the roundel to decorate a pair of Air Max models in honour of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary. Feature
Brought to you by the founders of BIG BLDG BASH, a non-profit music festival located in Big Building LLC in the industrial district of Seattle, WA. The focus behind this enterprise is to provide musicians and artists a fair opportunity to be showcased and celebrated, free of discrimination or the typical music festival restraints. Feature
Introducing Bookblock Editions. A very exciting creative collaboration between 12 leading illustrators and customised notebook experts, Bookblock. Supermundane, Rob Flowers and Annu Kilpeläinen, along with nine talented illustrators set to release Bookblock Editions notebook series this November. Feature
Jennie Webber is holding her original hand-painted etchings that illustrated her first published book ‘It Starts with a Seed’ this week which follows the journey of a sycamore seed through the years and seasons, as it grows into a giant old tree supporting a myriad of animal and plant life. The work will be on show at The Coalhouse, part of London’s newest nature reserve set around a wild reservoir in N16, a perfect location for the exhibition! Feature
Bursting at the seames with gorgeous photography, digital graphic pieces and quirky art direction is Squashing Vibes, an open submission book curated by Emergency Meeting and published by Kiosk. The beauty within this publication is its essence of total creative freedom, you never know what to expect when turning the page. Will it be a pair of shoes made out of bricks, will it be a gorgeous man staring straight at you, or will it be a lighthearted illustration, who knows! Feature
Captivated about literacy and the book-object, Mathilde Dubois attempts, in her editorial creations, to make reading more pleasant using sobriety and elegant graphic design. Within her studio she specialises in book design, visual identity and photography, looking for simplicity but still finding a unique graphic touch. Feature
Losing your spoon in your soup, dropping your newly made sandwich on the floor or waiting hours for that one file to download, these are all situations we have sadly had to endure but Paris based Parallel Studio has created a viral video injecting humour to these unforunate situations, unsurprisngly taking the internet by storm. Entitled Unsatisfying the compilation makes the most out of the bad, disheartening and face-palm-frustrating situations of everyday life. The short animation is filled with tiny defeats presented mesmerisingly through the soft colour palette and retro aesthetic combined. Feature
Dutch illustrator, screen printer and dog enthusiast is how Eva Stalinski, the print maker and illustrator hailing from the Netherlands defines herself. Creating bold and beautiful works, Stalinski communicates her playful aesthetic through her instantly recognisable and joyous graphics, similar to a contemporary interpretation of pop art. Adorning everything from prints to apparel, Stalinski’s motifs offer an adorable personification as she infuses identity into her illustrated inanimate objects, decorating each in a vibrant and abstract fashion. Feature
Posture Magazine has undergone a fresh makeover, reaffirming its editorial position as a leader in the creative exploration of identity. NYC-based digital and biannual print publication ‘Posture’ prides itself on its dedication to promoting gender and racial equality. And with Lotta Nieminen’s novel approach to editorial design, we must admit that this new art direction of the magazine truly reflects the mission and purpose of Posture. Feature
On the 16th of December 2016, the UK’s largest arts centre, Southbank Centre in London, will host an immersive, interactive exhibition which explores the internationally-recognised stories of the Moomin Family through the life of its author Tove Jansson. Feature
Predominantly using textiles and objects to create her fine art sculptures, Lizzi Morris documents the development of her installations through her unique drawing aesthetic, communicating beautifully intriguing work through each aspect of her design process. Through the use of both hard and soft materials, Morris’ sculptures investigate how tension or dialogue can be generated in a relationship between materially contrasting objects while the drawings focus on the potential texture and pattern, considering through intricate illustrations, how three-dimensional objects could interact with each other. Feature
Colour library are thrilled to release their new and exciting colour profiles. Colour Library is a database of colour profiles for artists, designers, and printers who are looking for a novel yet professional colour management solution. Specifically it helps convert images for printing devices using two, three, four, or five spot colours, and offers a large variety of combinations, from basic colours to metallics, neons, and pastels. Feature
Currently, there is a well known renaissance and surge in popularity of letterpress printing. It could be seen as a response to the digitisation of the modern world, in a similar way to the Arts & Crafts movement’s reaction against industrialisation, or simply a passing trend. Aiming to keep the craft of letterpress alive is artisan letterpress print studio New North Press. The press is renowned for its obsession and intense passion about the physicality of handling type and the control you have over the tiniest details when both design and printing. Thinking of type and spacing as physical objects, enabling a feeling of construction, like an infinite jigsaw of possibilities. Feature
Monotype is a world leader in empowering expression and engagement through a combination of type, technology and expertise. Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, US, Monotype provides the world with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. Most recently Monotype introduces their new typeface designs created by Akira Kobayashi. Feature
Based in the East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch lies Jealous, a fantastic contemporary art gallery, print publisher and printing studio. Known for their collaborative approach to produce high quality limited edition prints with many talented artists, galleries designers and museums, Jealous’ passion for the innovative and the creative grows everyday. Feature
A fascinating combination of witchcraft, feminism, ancient archetypes and instant art radiates from the pages of cult magazine, Sabat. The publication seeks to explore the darker side of femininity through atmospheric photography and enigmatic context, infusing esoteric high fashion references through styling and art direction. Initially inspired by the #witchesofinstagram, Sabat Magazine is the result of the desire to participate further in the mysticore trend, producing an intriguing publication which beautifully embeds both a contemporary and conceptual take on witchcraft. Feature
The X Directory book is a compilation of kink cards which were found at phone booths between 1984 and 1994 in seedier neighbourhoods of London. The book was republished by artist Matthew Bellosi who made some of the cards appear more visible than in a book. Even though kink cards aren’t usually used as a form of inspiration, they show a great composition and how various typography works well on a small artwork. The majority of hardcore and punk bands take inspiration from the 90s unpolished kink cards for their visual identities. Feature
Opening its doors for the first time today, Baron and Baroness, the erotic publications successfully seeking to intelligently dissect sexuality through challenging the traditional notions of the erotic gaze, have collaborated with Ditto to welcome you to The Erotic Paradiso Cinema. Calling all Ladies, Gentlemen and freaks in between, the 30 seat erotic cinema and significantly, the last adult cinema in London, will be showcasing a variety of the finest films about sex and sexuality around, whilst stimulating the mind through the conceptual approach of the artistic films on display. Feature
Confidently infusing ‘the simplicity of allure’ into their ethereal aesthetic, Menta., the branding and packaging studio founded by Laura Méndez in 2008, beautifully combines classic and contemporary visuals to achieve their carefully constructed and well executed crafts. From identity and packaging to typography and art direction, Menta. pride themselves on their analogue approach, preferring the use of ink over vector wherever possible. Feature
A recent surge of independent and self publishing within the creative industry has sparked an interesting platform for the unheard voices that do not conform to the constraints of main stream publications. Meet Maria Sagun a Surrey based graphic designer who began her Self Zine project in her bedroom back in 2014. Feature
Calling all print lovers! Get down to Liverpool’s Print Fair happening on 12th November at Liverpool’s Bluecoat, a joint venture between The Print Social and Bluecoat Print Studio. This fabulous duo are gathering the very best in print artists and designers who work with traditional printing methods such as screen printing, linocut, etching, and woodcut. Feature
Aiming to expand their exciting and passionate printing business is screen printing studio The Present Workshop. Who currently have a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to expand their studios and workshop spaces. Which you can access here.. to help raise money for their cause! Feature
Modernist simplicity, Japanese iconography and a sophisticated admiration for strong geometrical forms are all distinctive qualities shared by Japanese fashion label Issey Miyake and influential graphic designer Ikko Tanaka. Issey Miyake has just unveiled the second collection of its 2016 series influenced by the iconic works of the acclaimed graphic designer, specifically featuring garments inspired by two of Tanaka’s designs created in the 1990s, Face and Bokugi. Feature
Spectacular in both size and scope, TASCHEN presents it’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, celebrating more than 60 years of work from the beloved British artist. Measuring at over two feet tall and a foot-and-a-half wide thanks to the custom designed stand by Marc Newson, TASCHEN continue with the larger-than-life genre, which they first pioneered in 1999 with the Helmut Newton SUMO, the largest book of the 20th century, according to The Guardian. The immense scale invites readers to immerse themselves within Hockney’s extraordinary landscapes as each page unveils a beautiful blaze of complimentary colours, showcasing the artist’s undeniable talent and vibrancy as a colourist.
A tactile exploration into London’s post war Brutalist architecture manifests within Zupagrafika’s Brutal London, a collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing the various Brutalist buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. Originally released in early 2015 as a follow on from the Warsaw inspired Eastern Block, Brutal London has been translated into a book entitled Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital, allowing readers the opportunity to construct a series of London’s most intriguing and controversial concrete structures while educating themselves on the city’s architectural history. Feature
Forget the usual travel brochure crammed with busy and overpriced tourist attractions on every corner. Discover LOST iN, a guide that brings you a new city as seen through the eyes of its locals. In this issue, Zurich is uncovered through origanl minds like that of Kalabrese, a musician and man behind the city’s hottest club; Douglas Mandry, talented artist who puts an otherworldly spin on Alpine portraits and Thomas Meyer, author of a haunting short story. Feature
Establishing an underground sub-cult style is Only NY, an independent brand based out of the west side of Manhattan with a flagship store in the heart of the Lower East Side. Conceived in 1997, Only NY draws inspiration from their amazing city, and activities such as skate boarding, graffiti, sports art and photography. Feature
Come September 2017 the rare opportunity to experience the enigmatic art of the pioneering prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat will be offered to the people of Britain, as the artist makes his UK debut, unveiling Basquiat: Boom For Real, hosted by the Barbican. The retrospective is set to be magnificent in scale, showcasing an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, which promise to highlight an unseen focus, shedding light on Basquiat’s complex archive of cultural references which influenced his political vision and inspired his gritty graffiti art. Feature
First unveiled in 1973 as an accompaniment to the opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dalí and his wife / muse Gala, the exceptionally rare Les Dîners de Gala has been reprinted by TASCHEN, featuring all 136 recipes beautifully spread over 12 chapters, from meal courses to aphrodisiacs. Food and surrealism combine as Dali’s illustrations evoke sensual, exotic and imaginative elements, as experienced at their notorious gatherings, inviting audiences to experience the endless boundary to Dali’s talent. Feature
Discover our wonderful band of vendors, displaying their fabulous collections and assortments of creative treasures. From cushions, to independent zines, prints, postcards and calendars, these varied bunch of designers, artists and creators make up People of Print’s Department Store. Feature
Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) has been making linocuts for over twelve years. His prints are collected internationally and has illustrated book covers for Penguin, Faber & Faber, The Folio Society and many more . Having taught workshops in linocut and other printmaking techniques for many years, Morley set up his Hello Print Studio in Margate back in 2013. Feature
Studio Elastik is a visual communication studio that travels around the world, it’s home being “the most eastern city of the western world and the most western city of the eastern world, Wien/Vienna” so it describes. Made up of a small, efficient team, the studio works with a strong and talented network of collaborators and clients across the globe. Their work spanning from music, culture, social matters, and odd commercial jobs. Feature
With the aim to shine the light on the personal projects of those artists lying behind the masterpieces of animated cinema, poster art, children’s books, typography, the list continues, Minchō is the passionate publication spreading the latest trends in illustration. Through a beautiful array of statement graphics from those who have created the most significant icons of our time, Minchō acts as the exchange of glances between critics and artists regarding the brief but intense history of contemporary graphic expression. Feature
With the conversation regarding the referendum still raw and the country torn, Nottingham based print, design and creative workshop studio, Dizzy Ink presents Three Months On, a compelling exhibition combining a series of workshops, curated submissions from both voting demographics and Dizzy Ink’s original designs. Channelling the beauty of hindsight, audiences are encouraged to voice their opinions surrounding the campaigns, the vote and the effects following the referendum Three Months On, through submissions which flow from an E-printer within the space, contributing to the evolving entity as the space develops over the duration of the exhibition as it perpetuates the debate. Feature
Inspired by patrimony, unexplored spaces, knowledge transmission and encounters, Catherine D’Amours creates imaginative illustrative worlds infused with nostalgia and beautifully pieced together with various textures of papers she has collected over the years. Through both physical and digital processes, D’Amours overlays her charming black inked illustration studies with distinctive and minimal motifs, codifying the contrasts of texture and colours into a personal visual dictionary. Feature
New to the weird and wonderful world of illustration is Lottie Hughes, a UK based illustrator who has a passion for bananas and an even deeper love for drawing. After studying fine art, Lottie had to find a way to fund her practise. Having a studio and buying art materials became harder and harder, therefore a new practical way of working was conceived. Feature