Print Isn’t Dead Element 002 | Preview

Print Isn’t Dead Element 002 | Preview

We have been working incredibly hard to get the magazine finished this side of 2015. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature


Goodchild

Goodchild

Goodchild is a graphic artist currently based in London. Drawing on paper and paint where he can, Goodchild’s recent work draws focus to deliberately abstracted narrative, describing stories and events without words or people and by using shapes and symbols to communicate his concepts. If your as excited about his amazing work as I am there’s great news, he’s recently dropped a fresh new piece screen printed by Rarekind which is available to buy here. Feature


BFGF

BFGF

BFGF are an art led fashion brand based in LA, working with digitally printed textiles, natural fibres and hand painted fabrics. Imagine inspiration flowing from transcendent experiences, coupled with the internet’s influence, along with elements from exotic landscapes thrown in and here you have a guaranteed recipe for dreamily designed garments. BFGF focuses on creating pieces that are non occasion orientated and aim to provide a state of ease and freedom for the body and mind through their clothing. Feature


Dan Woodger

Dan Woodger

An enticing mix of deliciously colourful illustration by Dan Woodger will definitely cheer you up during the dreary days of winter. London-based freelance illustrator Dan Woodger, with a degree from University of Brighton, has established a worldwide reputation since he was commissioned to design over 1000 emojis for a mobile messaging application called Line. Feature


Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton has delved deep into his photography archive of 20 years, to select a collection of images for his latest book, Wayward Cognitions. This particular collection doesn’t fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject, for instance, his previous publications were simplified themes like Teenage Smokers and Teenage Kissers. If you are a fan of Ed Templeton or follow him on Instagram, you will know that he has a camera with him wherever he goes; Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs from shooting in the streets without a theme or subject. “It’s about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day.” Feature


Simon Landrein

Simon Landrein

Simon Landrein is a London based artist who works in the realms of illustration, comics and film. With a contemporary take on comic strips often consisting of 3 block colours, Simon’s portfolio is an absolute must see bursting with bold graphic imagery and narrative that highlights flashes of pattern amongst bold outlines and prominent compositions. Feature


Kwintessens By DIFT

Kwintessens By DIFT

DIFT is a creative branding and experience agency based in Belgium that work with a number of companies and organisations to construct clarity through design based solutions. One of their recent projects includes working on design and fashion led magazine Kwintessens, a publication that comes out every three months issued by Design Flanders, in association with Flanders Fashion Institute. Each edition is dedicated to a different theme and designed by a different graphic artist, aiming to push the boundaries within the creative fields of art direction and style. Feature


Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

True to form, the Tate have curated a formidable Sigmar Polke retrospective. A radical experimentalist; Polke’s work aimed to challenge the consumerist culture that emerged in post-war Germany. Fascinated by advertising as a vehicle to mediate capitalist ideas, Polke created a process for distorting the images at its heart. Feature


People of Print Survey 2014

People of Print Survey 2014

It’s almost the end of the year 2014 and nothing is more important for us than making People of Print better for 2015. Here at People of Print, we are continually growing and are aiming to provide the international creative industry with a daily dose of useful inspiration. Please help us make People of Print better by answering this simple survey. We simply want to know how you experience People of Print and what you think could improve our services. The information that you provide will remain anonymous and help us understand our audience demographic better. The multiple-choice questions only take two minutes on average. Thank you for your time. Take the survey. Feature


Air Poster 2014

Air Poster 2014

Today sees the launch of Air Poster – an annual exhibition showcasing an extensive range of print posters created by a list of top-notch design studios and graphic designers from France. As varied as they are impressive, the posters displayed at the event aim to debate on the status of poster design, demonstrate the relationship between shape, form, and colour as well as to serve as examples of international contemporary graphic design scene. Feature


Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty is an editorial and documentary photographer born and based in San Francisco. With his inspiration rooting from unfamiliar places and finding narratives in the mundane Brian’s work documents people places and fragments of life through crisp compositions and an array of beautiful colours. Feature


Jonna Saarinen

Jonna Saarinen

The other week I had the pleasure of meeting Finnish textile designer Jonna Saarinen and seeing her vibrant printed wares in the flesh. I was hugely impressed by the layers of overlapping screenprinted shapes in an uplifting range of colourful, punchy hues. Inspired by Nordic nature and personal memories, Jonna develops her designs through hand drawing, mark making and screen printing. Working from her South London studio, her self titled homeware label includes tea towels, trays, coasters and plates. Feature


50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration, there’s a clue in the name, visually charts the history of contemporary illustration. From the idealistic reforms of the 60s, to the gritty realism of the 70s, through the boom and bust of 80s consumerism, and into the digital revolution of the 90s (and beyond). The book looks at the relationship between illustration and popular culture, and its influences on the world of design through the decades. Feature


Maharishi X Undefeated

Maharishi X Undefeated

Maharishi and Undefeated have recently joined forces and dropped a collaborative collection for AW14. With military themes a huge source of inspiration for both street wear brands the collection features both Maharishi’s signature camo prints alongside Undefeated’s application of bold graphics with highlights including their embroidered tiger jacket and all-over disruptive court print custom trousers. Feature


1000pc CMYK Gamut Jigsaw | Clemens Habicht

1000pc CMYK Gamut Jigsaw | Clemens Habicht

’1000 Colours’ is a 1000 piece, CMYK gamut jigsaw puzzle by designer Clemens Habicht. Each segment is covered by an individual shade of colour, with the aim being to place each part in relation to its surrounding tones. The creator discusses how this particular puzzle is actually easier to complete than a traditional image based one, due to the fact that you begin to recognise direct relationships between colours and tone. Feature


Joseba Elorza

Joseba Elorza

Joseba Elorza is an electro producer and digital collage artist. Music production and collage go hand in hand as the methodologies behind both practises incorporate the cutting of something into samples and subsequent rearranging to create new melodies. Feature


Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

London based illustrator and screen printer Sam Baldwin graduated from Saint Martins in 2012, and has since specialised in hand drawn pen and ink drawings which combine curious fantasy characters with humorous narratives, turning reality on its head. Feature


Jeffrey Dell

Jeffrey Dell

American artist Jeffrey Dell is a talented screen printer and also a professor at the Texas State University. Teaching coinciding with creation, Jeffrey has produced a respectable body of work over the years in addition to hosting lectures and exhibiting in a number of locations. His prints focus on themes of perception and human impulse, featuring slices of vibrant gradients coupled with distorted depth of field and an assortment of slanted angles. Feature


Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty is a London born artist, writer and professor. Beshty’s immersive takeover of the “Barbican curve” is the culmination of a year’s worth of print making and comprises over 12,000 separate cyanotypes. Distinctive in their rich blue colouring, cyanotypes are the product of a seminal photographic process. It is a palpable practise by which natural sunlight can be used to expose an image to varying degrees. Feature


Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore

American photographer Stephen Shore is best known for recording banal scenes of his home country. Throughout the first twenty years of his life he resided mostly in a modest few square miles of Manhattan, New York. Come the early 70s, Shore set off on a road trip to Texas looking out at the landscape from the passenger seat of a friends car. He takes an attentive look at what is very ordinary, and often overlooked, amongst the sprawling American terrain. Feature


ONLY NY | Holiday ’14 Lookbook

ONLY NY | Holiday ’14 Lookbook

ONLY have launched their Holiday ’14 Lookbook which was shot by Ashton Alexander. The collection includes a variety of hats, beanies, tees, fleece, and bags. The full range is available at their flagship store at 176 Stanton, NYC and via their website along with select retailers around the world. Produced in limited quantity and made in USA. Feature


Mat Maitland

Mat Maitland

With the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince and Muse to name a few, Mat Maitland is an award-winning illustrator and designer boasting an impressive list of clientele. As creative director of London based agency Big Active, he was no longer content with sitting back, overseeing and letting freelance photographers and illustrators do the work for him. His playful neon colleges work ‘in different, yet complimentary ways’ creating an entirely new perspective, through abstracting images and fitting them back together within a different context. It is these collages that have led him to become a world-renowned artist, designer and image-maker in his own right. Feature


Eddie O’Keefe

Eddie O’Keefe

Currently living and working in Los Angeles, Eddie O’Keefe is a 21-year-old photographer, filmmaker and founder of art collective Teenage Head. After a near fatal accident that left him blind in one eye, he picked up his dad’s camera to escape the inevitable boredom of recovery. Shot on film, his photographs exude nostalgia from a bygone era in a gritty cinematic style inspired from 1950s rockabilly and cult classics of the 80s and 90s. Feature


Vicky Moon

Vicky Moon

Vicky Moon is a photographer currently based in Los Angeles. Motivated by a love of both architecture and interiors Vicky’s portfolio is a pleasure to browse through. A particular highlight for me was her project titled ‘Expired L.A.’ in which she explored her fascination with drama created by the night sky and documents run down buildings and neon signs at night with expired 4X3 duplicating film creating stunning blue and purple hues. Feature


The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt is a unique art project that combines the two best things in life: Art & Travel. The Jaunt sends artists all over the world to step outside their comfort zone and experience new surroundings. Each trip organised by The Jaunt sends an artist to a new destination to inspire. Each trip is different, because each destination and artists is different. Once the artist returns from the trip their new-found inspiration is translated into an artwork and produced as a limited edition, hand made screen print each personally signed and numbered by the artist. Feature


Nounua

Nounua

Nounua is the ongoing project of Barcelona based visual artist Gráinne Nagle. With knowledge of both fine art and graphic design disciplines, the aim of this series is to blur the boundaries between the two. Shape, line and form all feature strongly throughout each collection of screen prints, with striking simplicity providing the fundamental quality behind each design. Feature


Done London

Done London

Done is an up and coming screen print studio / fashion brand inspired by youth culture and based in Lewisham. I was lucky enough to catch up with the brand and find out more about how it all started and their debut first collection in collaboration with People of Print favourite Matt Manson. Feature


Amadeus Magazine

Amadeus Magazine

‘Amadeus magazine is a quarterly, bicoastal arts and culture print magazine, showcasing innovative creators and their artistic niches.’ Undefined by destination, Amadeus has a team of talented contributors stretching all the way from LA to Boston. Casting a net over creativity, they aim to capture and present the very best artfully skilled individuals from all over the country. With a DIY approach to design, the visual elements of this magazine focus primarily on highlighting the unique ability of each artist. Feature


G.F Smith Photographic

G.F Smith Photographic

In the course of 130 years of their existence in the English creative industry, internationally-renowned paper company G.F Smith never fail to astonish us and once again they are launching their new webpage, offering individual photographers framing solutions, mounting and bespoke design services. Feature


Peter Judson

Peter Judson

We’ve had our eye on London based designer / print maker Peter Judson for a while now, and after a recent visit to his website to see what he’s been upto he did not disappoint. Gaining an ever growing and impressive list of clients, Peter’s signature graphic, bold and shape-based imagery is as inspiring as ever – you need to check it out. Feature


Interview: Rachel Noble

Interview: Rachel Noble

London based graphic and visual artist Rachel Noble is making waves in the digital realms of music cover art. I’ve had my eye on her hyperreal compositions for a while now, consisting of shattered pixel fragments and luxurious melts of irredescent tones. From designing the graphics for her own show on NTS, to producing artwork both 2D and video based for various club nights and music acts, audio aesthetics are always at the forefront of her design vision. Feature


Kindred Studio

Kindred Studio

The work that comes out of the wonderful Kindred Studio is beautiful and weird and everything in-between. Andrew Fairclough is the face behind it all and has been working from his Sydney based studio since 2004. His work has a consistent aura of magic and mystery that spans projects from print to identity branding. His portfolio is huge, so don’t miss out on a browse through a fantastically collection of work. Feature


ILLAMERICA

ILLAMERICA

ILLAMERICA has recently dropped their offering for AW14. Consisting of the brand’s first full outfits alongside some classic pieces, the collection is mostly monochrome with hints of bold block red and highlights print with all-over patterns and bold typographic designs. Feature


Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari

In the 1950s, Italian designer Bruno Munari produced a series of screen prints entitled Negativo Positivo. Munari aimed to investigate the Gestalt Theory, meaning “unified whole”, by achieving optimum equality between the light and dark sections within an image. The geometrical prints present flat colours that Munari has arranged in such a way so that they compete in equal measure to be the foreground or background. This series constitutes an important analysis of perceptive ambiguity. Feature


Sarah Vanbelle

Sarah Vanbelle

YCN professional award winner in 2013 Sarah Vanbelle, brings fun quirky illustrations to life through mixed media outputs. Her digital work is filled with humour and narrative, and she always makes it stand out by translating her designs into riso prints and recently an exhibition in which she created a 2D fantasy cardboard kitchen. The theme of home, runs through a few of her projects, and she relates this to the tiresome house hunting game, but know matter how hard it may be it certainly creates some fun end results! Feature


BBY magazine #1

BBY magazine #1

In our studio mail this week we received the first issue of the brand new feminist inspired BBY magazine. This digital and riso printed publication acts as a journal and by collaborating solely with a collection of 15 women this editorial platform aims to counteract the status quo in the art world and inspire more women to take action, through the mediums of text, photography, music, illustration and art. Feature


Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot is a French Illustrator that boasts an amazing portfolio full of hand-rendered greatness and a passion for print. With imagery compromising of clean black and white outlines, which is often transformed through print in bold bright colours, Baptiste’s work offers a wide selection of comics documenting surreal narratives amongst garish screen prints and riso zines. Feature


Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer

Santa Monica-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer creates an impressive collection of images that have been obscured by a layer of embroidered pixels. She distorts sections of her original photographs taken at various points in her life then enhances them with embroidery to remind viewers that there are hidden truths behind each image. Meyer tries to reflect the failures of photography and to portray the relationship between personal collections and nostalgia. Her project reminds us that photographs not only capture one moment in history, but they also obscure the reality of the moment before and after. Feature


Ambivalent :: AW14

Ambivalent :: AW14

Ambivalent is a Berlin based fraternity that is driven by a passion for skateboarding and contributing to its culture. Recently dropping their latest beautifully shot look book, their offerings for AW14 feature clean bold graphic prints and simple but stylish branding. Feature


Dean Beattie

Dean Beattie

Dean Beattie is an illustrator based in Maidstone but spends a lot of time in Brighton.

He’s just released issue 02 of his comic book ‘Random Trials’. The comics follow Charlie Cooper and details his ‘explosive’ reaction to a pharmaceutical trial. All the pages are coloured in full with acrylic paints and colour pencils. They are an even mix of conspiracy story, swearing and violence – great, obviously. Feature


The Print Wagon by Aidan Saunders

The Print Wagon by Aidan Saunders

The Print Wagon is a charming automobile dedicated to touring all of illustrator, linocut artist and printmaker Aidan Saunders’s work to a national print fanatics across Britain. Saunders decided to start out this extraordinary journey earlier in April and since then he has traveled over 7,000 miles across the country, showcasing his freshly-pressed prints in many different places including No Guts No Glory in Devon, Plymouth and Southport Colleges and rumour has it that he is scheduled to stop off at the upcoming London Illustration Fair this Friday. Feature


Topo Copy | RISOGRAFIA #3

Topo Copy | RISOGRAFIA #3

To celebrate 40 years of Vrijzinnig Centrum Geuzenhuis Gent, Topo Copy teamed up with HOUTD & KapOw to make RISOGRAFIA #3. A new series of risograph prints with designs from 40 international artists. Each print was pulled through their beloved Risograph duplicator twice. There are 40 handmade frames by HOUTD, each containing the entire set of prints. The system allows you to change the front print. Feature


Tim Bowditch

Tim Bowditch

Tim Bowditch is a photographer and filmmaker currently based in London. With a range of imagery in his diverse portfolio ranging from graphic to tonal and abstract, Tim’s work is primarily documentary based, focusing on how people perceive and interact with space and place, which he often explores further, fictionalises and exaggerates through collaborating with other Artists. Feature


Assa Ariyoshi

Assa Ariyoshi

Currently working in London, Assa Ariyoshi is a half Japanese, half Dutch illustrator with a passion for food, nature and bight vibrant colours. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in Illustration, she has since worked for clients such as the International New York Times, Stylist Magazine, Random house and Elle. Her most recent work can be seen in issue 6 of Mood Magazine – a magazine all about food and music, and a collaboration that’s just right given her self confessed foodie label. Her illustrations are weird and wonderful, bold and busy, yet somehow capable of being both surreal and simplistic. Feature


El Famoso

El Famoso

Professional doodlers Rich and Chris Fairhead have recently come together to form collaborative duo, El Famoso. Combining their love for hand-drawn and original illustration their designs are inspired by objects from everyday life, as well as more quirky topics from bears, monsters, party food, comics, screen prints and killer robots! Taking their work into screen print and riso print works perfectly and a recent collaboration with fashion brand Farrah has seen their work equally well translated into embroidered patterns. A dream partnership. Feature


The London Illustration Fair 2014

The London Illustration Fair 2014

The London Illustration Fair is once again taking place in the East End’s Hoxton Arches starting this Friday 5th December 2014. This year, the panel of judges consisting of the UK’s leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts scene have rounded up the most exciting and talented young illustrators and graphic artists in the industry to come and showcase their work alongside a mind-blowing list of handpicked Creative Partners, internationally-renowned illustrator Jean Jullien, creative management agency JSR and bespoke Bristol-based stationers Papersmiths, celebrating the festival’s first anniversary. Feature


Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa is an independent graphic designer based in Athens. Her work ranges from print to spatial design and seeks editorial conversation. With a conceptual approach, she opts for witty, content-focused and research-driven design, across a mixed clientéle and mostly through interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013 her MDes graduation project City as a Vagabond guide won a Silver European Design Award and in 2014 she was nominated as greek young designer with two of her works. After a small break being the Senior graphic designer in Coco-mat, now she is back running her design practice Street Design Words. Feature


Illuminati Girl Gang

Illuminati Girl Gang

In an all-girl takeover and a recent online wave of female only collectives – the Brooklyn based zine, lluminati Girl Gang is at the vanguard of feminism’s new movement. Founded and created by poet and multi media artist Gabby Bess (Gabby Gabby) and working within the context of the female digital revolution and Internet culture, it all started with a girl, a laptop and a tumblr blog. Gabby directly addresses the ongoing debates and biases surrounding women in the art world.“…personally, I cannot control who owns the major publications and galleries … I can only start my own magazine” – and through engaging the DIY ethos of independent publishing and zine culture she made Illuminati Girl Gang into a quarterly zine. Feature


The Quiet Life :: ‘Atwater’

The Quiet Life :: ‘Atwater’

Los Angeles based street wear band The Quiet Life recently dropped their latest look book titled ‘Atwater’ that features ‘thermal friendly’ pieces demonstrating the application of all over and illustrated prints they’re well loved for. With a diverse range of graphics in the collection ranging from tonal abstracts to cityscapes, detailed botanicals, hand drawn imagery and graphic symbols across staple pieces there’s something for everyone in the collection. Feature


Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Brought together by Coffinboys, emerging Illustrators Gino Bud Hoiting and Lennard Kok (both based in the Netherlands) have recently teamed up to combine their crisp, graphic imagery to form an amazing new limited edition zine complete with a silkscreened cover. With both skillful illustrators working mostly in black and white with a joint love of comic-like imagery, the zine holds a series of 17 drawings consisting of playful characters, flying pencils rolling billiard balls and a magic blob-stick. Feature


The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

Based in an old chocolate factory in London’s East End you will find letterpress studio and workshop The Counter Press which is run by freelance graphic designers, David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis who split their time between working for various design agencies on branding and communication projects, with non-commercial printmaking. Everything they create is designed, type set and printed by hand on one of their five antique presses, using only traditional wood and hot metal type, producing contemporary typographic design, artwork and limited edition prints that are beautiful to read and touch. Feature


Natalie Heisterkamp

Natalie Heisterkamp

Graphic designer Natalie Heisterkamp creates exquisite designs, combining beautiful graphic architecture with a stylish finish. She transforms simple objects such as The Cook Book range into a useable object, by designing the cover with a built in template so it can be constructed into a crafty recipe box. Considering efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging in our everyday lives, it’s one clever design. Currently working as a graphic designer at Moglea, a design and letter press studio in Iowa, she still manages to fit in a beautiful collection of projects in her online portfolio. Feature


Dan Mather

Dan Mather

Dan Mather is definitely on our favourites list, he’s humble, highly skilled and always produces top-notch work. He’s a London-based independent screenprinter, graphic designer, cyclist and poster aficionado. Dan learnt his craft at the esteemed London College of Communication, and over the past three years has specialised in water-based hand bench editioning for the graphic design industry, establishing a reputation for producing exquisite screenprint with an attention to detail second to none. One man, from quote to dispatch. #fortheloveofprint #foreverfluoro #handprintedwithlove are some of his favourite hashtags along with #printspotters and #printisntdead of course!. Feature


WINWEL :: AW14 ‘Years to Come’

WINWEL :: AW14 ‘Years to Come’

There’s a lot of talk about emerging New York based brand WINWEL’s first offering as they ‘think new vintage’ with their debut collection ‘Years to Come’. Focusing on material and history, the collection consists of a range of printed bucket hats made from barkcloth – a fabric that became significantly popular in the 1950’s and is now considered dead stock bringing ‘contemporary eye to something drifting into obscurity’ Feature


Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins is a photographer that was born in Minneapolis and is currently based in Brooklyn. Alongside fashion photography, Bridget’s personal work doesn’t follow a particular linear concept as she tends to simply work from lose ideas, however there are various themes running through her portfolio including examining the relationship between manmade objects and the natural world, as well as space composition and light. Feature


Pawel Przewlocki

Pawel Przewlocki

Pawel Przewlocki is a Boston based artist who recreates movement in shape, with fluid representations of expanding geometrics. Originally from Poland, the skilled shape shifter explores gradient and position by creating the same form continuously but in a range of lighter tones and slightly altered perception. This results in a scaled effect of each colour, documenting it’s fade and opacity levels. Although these look like computerised experiments, the most impressive quality is that these are all created by hand, meticulously painted with acrylic. Feature


G.Kero

G.Kero

Marguerite Bartherotte’s inspiration behind her G.Kero fashion range began with her vision to take her painted work from the canvas to fashion. Her painted designs function perfectly on fabric, as do her humorous and unusual subject matters. Imagery that varies from a David Bowie print to a more daring love-making pattern keep her designs young, exciting and eye-catching, all shown off by an equally stunning photographed look book. Feature


Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Independent magazine distributor Stack has recently announced the top entries of its Christmas Cover Challenge with its first prized awarded to Mat Roff who created the strangely creepy rendition of Wrap Magazine. There are so many things we look forward to during this holiday season and Stack Christmas Cover Challenge is another thing you just can’t miss. Let’s countdown the last 30 days until Christmas with these amazing front covers and enjoy different portrayals of Santa on our favourite magazines. Feature


Finn Beales

Finn Beales

Based in the black mountains – Wales, Finn Beales is an award-winning photographer. Primarily known for his landscape and travel photography he has also worked for an impressive array of clients such as Red Bull, Adidas, Barbour and O2. Despite having a father and grandfather that were keen amateur photographers, Finn didn’t get into photography from an early age, only picking up a camera when the early digital models started to appear in shops. Unlike many professional photographers he’s not averse to using his iphone and is equally as famous for his Instagram account. Feature


Claudia Borfiga :: Calendar 2015

Claudia Borfiga :: Calendar 2015

Last year we fell in love with freelance Illustrator and printmaker Claudia Borfiga’s screen printed calendar and were excited to see she’s released a handsome limited edition calendar for 2015. Claudia’s witty and tactile imagery is based on Old English proverbs this time around with each month screen printed in crisp black onto a 315gsm A3 sheet, packaged in a printed black envelope, signed and editioned. Feature


Faile Works On Wood

Faile Works On Wood

Works On Wood is a new publication by American artists FAILE, presenting their eclectic body of collage and wood based work. Launching last week, there is an accompanying exhibition at Allouche Gallery in New York documenting their exploration of wood as a primary medium in their work. Featuring 12 years worth of collaboration history, old and new work are shown together in an celebratory showcase of the Brooklyn based duo. Feature


Esme Winter

Esme Winter

Combining their love for high quality textile and paper goods, Richard as Emse Winter have worked together in creating a brand that effortlessly produce beautiful products with a useful purpose. Their work celebrates good quality materials for classic uses, from decorative papers to fabric design. Their work has lead to many interesting collaboration with other brands and designers including PORT Magazine, who invited them to create furnishing fabrics for chairs by the iconic mid-century designer Gio Ponti. As well as a recent project in collaboration with the London Centre for Book Arts where they designed and printed letterpress invites for the launch of the re-designed issue 20 of Elephant magazine. Feature


Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary is a self-initiated project by Amsterdam-based art director and graphic designer Marius Jopen who has been creating a vast collection of posters produced as a visual response to a segment from the daily news. This project serves as a contemporary witness that visualises events happening in all corners of the globe, covering international topics and issues ranging from business, science, politics to culture. Feature


Lovenskate Winter Lookbook 2014

Lovenskate Winter Lookbook 2014

Our favourite screen printing, zine making, tea loving, skateboard fanatics have released their Winter lookbook. Featuring artwork by Jay Croft, French, Sparklord and Lovenskate artist Graham Mitchell. So there’s no excuse not to ‘drink tea, get rad’ and check them out. Feature


Miss Take

Miss Take

With the only photo of her on the Internet being a scanned in Polaroid, her hair in front of her face, wearing sunglasses over the top and raising two middle fingers at the camera. All we know about the elusive 22-year-old Copenhagen based painter, illustrator and street artist, is that she dropped out of school at the age of 18 and has since been making a living from doing what she loves. Her work is beautifully delicate, specialising in watercolours and ink, and her screen prints are individually hand finished, by painting on top of them. Noticeably absent, from the press and the Internet, going by the pseudo name Miss Take – the fact that you cannot put a face to the name or her work makes it even more ethereal. Feature


Lauren Messina

Lauren Messina

Lauren Messina is a Melbourne based graphic designer, with a great eye for clean editorial layout and strong typography styles. Her contemporary work is innovative with a modern slant, a refreshing take on presenting information in an engaging and interesting format. Her range of design projects share a consistent theme of simplicity and clarity, displaying the work of a young creative that is certainly more then equipped in the arena of visual communication. Feature


Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co. was brought together by Bobby & Kate because of their shared passion for fine paper goods. Operating from their North London studio they design and make greetings cards, prints, hand painted signs and customised products. Their product range is extensive and always features new designs with a unique vintage twist. A personal favourite is their selection of screen printed commissioned gig posters all available to buy on their online store. Feature


Josh Brill

Josh Brill

Born and raised in Maine, nature is both the inspiration and the main subject matter for illustrator and designer Josh Brill. He both celebrates and catalogues his muse in a graphic, cubic style and great colour palate, resulting in vibrant vector imagery. I particularly enjoy his dog illustrations, although a series of travel posters is apparently in the pipeline, which we await eagerly. Feature


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Mark magazine launched its first issue in 2005 with Frame Publishers and prides itself in being a ‘timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people.’ Dedicating itself entirely to the practice and perception of architecture Mark magazine brings our 3D structured environment to life on a 2D printed platform. I was lucky enough to catch up with David Keuning, Editor of Mark magazine, to find out about the work which goes into each issue, the challenges faced and how Mark magazine has developed in more detail. Feature


Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

Teaming up for the colder season heavy weight brands Supreme and The North Face have introduced new styles to classic pieces including the mountain parka, sleeping bags, gloves, and bags. Tied together with an all over paisley bandana print the collection sees pieces run in black red and navy colourways and will be available as of the 20th November. Feature


100 Copies By Thomas Yang

100 Copies By Thomas Yang

100 copies is a project by Singapore based creative director Thomas Yang, combining his passions for cycling and art. Using bike tyres and ink, he has produced a series of prints featuring famous landmarks from around the world. Each print forms a limited edition series of 100, with no two being completely identical. A simple idea that produces a pretty impressive result, no doubt they will please art and cycling fans alike. Feature


Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova is a Solvakian illustrator currently based in London. Martina’s graphic, bold and colourful imagery is most often digital however she often screen prints her work. Focusing on people set in environments filled with everyday objects with ‘potentially tounge in cheek details’ Martina’s work presents narrative and composition beautifully, and as she is steadily building a commendable clientele were sure to see more great things from her in the future. Feature


Not Available Design For Media Tube

Not Available Design For Media Tube

Not Available are a Hong kong based multi-disciplinary design studio, focusing on branding, creative strategy, art direction and interactive media. Their ethos aims to provide interesting and energetic twists on everyday simplicity, injecting a strong shot of life into the ordinary. Their branding for a publication by Media Tube, an arts organisation in Shanghai, China that showcases contemporary artists, is certainly exuberant and rich in vibrancy. Feature


Valorisation Lab

Valorisation Lab

In a vision inspired by Robert Verdi’s custom project, combining Vans slip-ons and Hermes Scarves, Valorisation Lab are an up and coming independent headwear and accessories brand based in Kyiv. Founded last year and based in Ukraine, the street wear brand up-cycle useable remains and cut offs from genuine vintage and reclaimed fabrics giving them a new lease of life. Specialising in 5 panel caps, each is hat handmade, individually designed and only made as many times as the piece of fabric will allow. Feature


Weapons of Reason

Weapons of Reason

London-based creative agency Human After All have launched an eight-issue publishing venture in partnership with D&AD with an aim to voice their opinions on global issues and demonstrate how these key issues are interrelated and affect peoples in all corners of the world. Covering subjects ranging from climate change, environment to conflict, each issue is an exploration into a single topic and is divided into three sections: Past, Present and Future – an ingenious way to raise awareness as well as to approach and inspire a wide range of audience and turn knowledge into action. Feature


Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

What could me more fitting for a book celebrating collector’s edition graphic design than a limited edition, hand drawn artist series of its own. This was always author Stuart Tolley’s intention, when he started work on ‘Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics’ a few years ago and was published by Thames and Hudson this August. “Contributors were always asking me if a collector’s edition of my book was being released and it seemed like the perfect way to complete the project.” Feature


Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox is a London based photographer specialising in documentary, portrait and editorial work. Donning the title as ‘The Times – Eureka’ young photographer of the year, Joseph has worked with an impressive body of clients including The Guardian, Mastercard, The Telegraph, Vice, Save The Children and The Evening Standard, however it’s his personal work which really spoke to me. Depicting honest portraits and eye-catching compositions, Joseph explores British traditions providing raw and real imagery. Feature


Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Previous assistant to Irvine Penn, Kirk’s first expedition to Papa New Guinea in 1967 was sponsored by National Geographic, and proved to be the beginning of a love affair with the country to which he returned repeatedly over the next 13 years, returning each time with more and more incredibly beautiful photographs of the tribe’s people he encountered. The resulting book, ‘Man As Art: New Guinea’, documents the stunning body art, tribal decoration, coloured masks and feather headdresses the people had devised, and is one of the most beautiful portraiture studies in photography. The iconic photographers work should be re-appreciated, as relevant and arresting today as it was 40 years ago. Feature


Anny Wang

Anny Wang

Anny Wang is an exceptionally talented, contemporary spatial designer and visual artist. Her 3D, hyperreal digital illustrations of interior spaces and futuristic furnishings show not only aesthetic awareness but also a forward thinking understanding of relevant design for now. Dreamy textures and a delicious palette of sorbet, iridescent hues are composed with elegant, modern styling for smoothly seductive scenes that are enticing and fresh. Feature


Versus Versace :: SS15

Versus Versace :: SS15

Versace’s street diffusion line Versus stays true to the brands iconic application of bold prints for SS15. Amongst block colour options, all over prints are applied across women’s and menswear in gold, monochrome, yellow with bursts of rainbow neon. Highlights include bold typographic prints on a WW 2 piece and a Men’s jumper in contrast to a block colour panel. Feature


Raphaëlle Martin

Raphaëlle Martin

Raphaëlle Martin is a freelance illustrator based in Freiburg, Germany. His elongated explorations of simplicity and negative space compromise an interesting stance at how much we focus on our fixed surroundings. Drawing attention to the sky and ground with bold scribbles of colour, he makes these elements the main features of his drawings. Although people and buildings make appearances through most of his work, they frequently shrink into the image due to the sheer scale and vibrancy of their immediate environment. Feature


Toys Exhibition

Toys Exhibition

Illustrators David McMillan, Jayde Perkin and Ed Cheverton have joined forces in their first collaborative project curating the first ‘Toys Exhibition’. They have got over 30 contemporary illustrators on board to create artwork, imagery and 3D objects in an interactive exhibition celebrating all things playful and fun. All profits from the sale of work go to the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal Charity, supporting the Bristol Childrens Hospital. Find out more in our interview with Dave, Jaybde and Ed on this brilliant and heartwarming project. Feature


Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

American illustrator, musician, animator, printmaker, textile designer and general creative influence ‘Grande Dame’ now resides in Hastings, and is currently the star of a small, trippy, surprising exhibition at Ink’d gallery in Brighton. Everything you see is fantastically printed, illustrated and designed by Grande Dame, from the wallpaper and the curtains to the framed artwork, the candles and the vinyl on the record player. Closing on the 30th of November, get down soon or miss the rednecks, skeletons, comics, hindu gods and corn on the cobs. Feature


House Of Cards AW15

House Of Cards AW15

Here’s a sneak peak of Brisbane based fashion label, House Of Card’s AW15 lookbook. Inspired by the internet, grids, hashtags and screen familiar symbols, adorn the pastel and monochrome garments. The Australian fashion brand are known for their young and trend relevant clothing, with this collection matching forward thinking attributes and playfulness in equal measure. Feature


Fairground Presents :: Makers

Fairground Presents :: Makers

Why not celebrate this festive season in style and bring everyone together for this special event, ‘Makers’ – a one-day celebration of London’s very best creatives in art, design, crafts, music, food and drinks. Fairground will provide you with some respite from everyday working life and have programmed a full day of fun workshops, pop-up stores and markets as well as talks and music showcases spanning the three storeys of a former office building in Haggerston. Feature


Lili Des Bellons

Lili Des Bellons

Lilli Des Bellons is an illustrator currently based in Paris that also dabbles in film and 3D animations. Described by It’s Nice That as ‘soothing and atmospheric’ Lili’s graphic imagery offers a deep focus on tone, texture and colour. Without a doubt Lili’s one to watch, I can’t get enough of her surreal yet realistic architectural imagery that takes you on journeys walking through night-time urban landscapes. Feature


Eugenia Loli

Eugenia Loli

Fantastical surreal collage artist Eugenia Loli builds microcosms and narratives from vintage pin ups, astronomy, mythology, geography, animals, food maps and everything in between, from the mundane to the sublime. Her collages have been printed onto fabric for aussie fashion brand ‘Alice McCall’, and on pretty much everything else, from mugs to rugs. Her manipulations of scale paired with her intriguing compositions and dreamy colour scheme make her website a place to scroll for far longer than intended, and with more added every week, her prolific cutting and pasting never fails to impress and captivate. Feature


Maser

Maser

Maser is an artist from Dublin, who creates bright and visually exciting installations in unused spaces. Preferring to work in urban surroundings, loud stripes of shocking colour flood an entire area, covering everything in sight. Transforming each otherwise overlooked location into striking masterpiece, the creative draws attention and pumps energy into the mundane through electrifying shades and vibrant pattern. Feature


RIP :: Richard Duardo

RIP :: Richard Duardo

LA’s master printmaker and artist Richard Duardo, often dubbed ‘The West Coast Warhol’, has died in his sleep on November 11th at the age of 62. His prints of popular culture icons are recognisable the world over, and he also leaves behind ‘Modern Multiples’ studios, a centre in LA which represents and supports contemporary printmakers. RIP Feature


Top 10 Print-Based Tumblrs You Should All Follow

Top 10 Print-Based Tumblrs You Should All Follow

Tumblr makes it incredibly easy for us to find, share and create inspiration. It’s a platform that provides creative publicity and exposure and it’s such a great tool for us as an artist/designer to publish our work or share inspirational images without coding knowledge. There are literally thousands of great, visually-rich blogs around, but here I have selected some of my most favourite Tumblr blogs for you to stir up your hidden creativity. Feature


Paul Alexander Knox :: Shadow Boxing

Paul Alexander Knox :: Shadow Boxing

Paul Alexander Knox is a photographer that primarily makes documentary style images in efforts to examine social / cultural structures and industrial history. In his recent work, a project titled ‘Shadow Boxing’ Paul visually explores unlicensed boxing in the North East providing monochrome visuals that beautifully portray both atmosphere and tone. Feature


Ella & Pitr: How To Make A Lithograph

Ella & Pitr: How To Make A Lithograph

For all you hardcore print fans out there, you might want to stop what you’re doing and watch this truly captivating video of French artists Ella & Pitr making Lithograph prints. Covering the process from start to finish, this short film shows the true skill and craftsmanship required to create each one of these unique pieces of art. Feature


Anne Laval

Anne Laval

French illustrator Anne Laval has a passion for illustration and print. Translating her sketches into screen prints fits perfectly. Her clever selective colour palette keeps her designs fresh, also enhanced by added hand drawn textures added to the designs. She has brought her designs to printed tote bags, badges, screen prints and children’s books and more. Feature


10 Years of Amelia’s Magazine

10 Years of Amelia’s Magazine

Amelia’s Magazine celebrates 10 years of supporting creativity in the arts with a one off limited edition collectible artists’ book and an exclusive series of A2 limited edition art prints with real gold leaf. Like us, Amelia’s Magazine also launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise £12,000 to cover the costs of printing, paper, payment to artists, packaging and shipping. The artworks and writing for the book have been found through an open brief on their website, allowing artists from all over the world to submit work on the theme of That Which We Do Not Understand. The brief closed on 10th November, there have been nearly 200 submissions. Feature


Return of COOGI

Return of COOGI

Kith NYC is bringing back one of the 90’s most iconic brands, famously a favourite of Biggie Smalls – COOGI. Reintroducing their legendary rainbow coloured kaleidoscopic knitwear, heavily patterned sweaters amongst other apparel, the brand inject a contemporary yet classic feel to the collection, which is available to buy now. Feature


Manual for Loveland Aleworks

Manual for Loveland Aleworks

Loveland Aleworks is an independent, family-run brewery in Colorado who produce a selection of small batch handcrafted beers – all beautifully branded in well-designed surroundings and finished off with printed labels. With all their graphic design executed by ‘Manual’, a studio based in San Francisco, the two have come together to create something modern, clean and very attractive. Feature


Haubitz & Zoche

Haubitz & Zoche

This photographic series of Indian cinemas by German duo Haubitz and Zoche, is a timeless collection worth revisiting over and over. Sadly Sabine Haubitz passed away earlier this year, but during their time spent taking photos together they managed to document destinations purely for their architectural aesthetics. Capturing cinematic buildings preserved from the 1930′s and 70′s, over recent years the pair recorded a history of bold, art deco inspired exteriors that still remain, as a fading reminder of the disappearance of cinema culture. Feature


Eboy

Eboy

The Eboy collective was founded in 1998 by a trio consisting of Steffen Sauerteig, Svend Shintal and Kai Vermehr as a channel of exploration and outlet for their shared love of pixel art. Before they began producing prints, the collective’s work was made exclusively for the screen and distributed on diskettes. Having worked with brands like Nike, Coca Cola, and The New York Times, they may already be on your radar, but their unique, pixelated worlds populated by monsters, girls, robots and huge corporate chains are too good to miss. Feature


Joanna Ham

Joanna Ham

London based artist, Joanna Ham is more renowned in the art world as the creative mind behind home wares label HAM. Launched in 2011 her brand is bold and blocky, black and white, playfully incorporating the anthropomorphic characters of a pig and a rabbit in a fascination with the banal and the nostalgia of growing up. Feature


Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins is a mid west based documentary photographer that splits her time between both Chicago and Lexington. Having exhibited in 100’s of shows, Sarah’s often monochrome, striking and haunting imagery visualizes moments of life, history, geography, friends, family tradition and change on film. Immersing herself in culture and the lifestyles she documents Sarah’s photographs consequently portray a beautiful sense of emotion and sensitivity. Feature