Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

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


Mario De Meyer | Novelty Waves 3

Mario De Meyer | Novelty Waves 3

Created as a series of personal abstract works and the result of many late night experiments, freelance graphic designer Mario De Meyer strays from his signature statement typography, instead creating digital graphics comprised of dynamic lines which perfectly paint a stimulating landscape of hypnotising patterns, in turn evoking an immersive experience. Feature


Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Australian-born, Tokyo-based designer Karan Singh experiments with a variety of media including illustration, visual arts, graphic design and moving image to test the limits of op-art minimalism. Since last time we featured Karan Singh’s work in 2014, his portfolio has expanded progressively to include many new pieces of work that play with depth and dimension through colourful pattern and repetition. We are absolutely in love with the colours and playful arrangements. And we think his portfolio is certainly a healthy dose of eye candy for anyone looking for visual inspiration. Feature


Street Heroines

Street Heroines

The overshadowing of female graffiti artists is dominant within the subculture, with women receiving little recognition for their contributions in comparison to their male counterparts. Finally a shift is becoming apparent, highlighted through the awarding of female graffiti artists with the long overdue celebration they truly deserve. Alexandra Henry aims to provide a platform to shine a spotlight on female creatives, thus Street Heroines is in the works, a documentary which will capture the collective voice and experiences of females within the global street art movement. Feature


GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO, the eco-conscious brand with an emphasis on contemporary print and natural fabrics exudes the “playful chic comfort” aesthetic by embedding its signature style into its array of modern classic cuts. The Russian brand majorly focuses on working in collaboration with contemporary creatives, creating pieces of wearable art, which are all organic, hand woven or recycled, reflecting the brand’s significant love and affinity with nature. Feature


Penguin Design Award 2016

Penguin Design Award 2016

Wednesday night on the Embankment, on the top floor of the iconic Shell building, and thirty young student designers and illustrators are awaiting the results of the 10th Penguin Design Award competition. Earlier this year, students around the UK and the world were asked to design book jackets for a ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘How to be a Woman’ and ‘Emil and the Detectives’. Feature


SABO – Kombohus by Snask

SABO – Kombohus by Snask

To tackle the acute housing crisis in Sweden, Stockholm-based creative agency Snask together with SABO have built an interactive paper city in order for local people to learn about the economic situation and share their opinions. The housing situation in Sweden is now one of the biggest talking points in the country. For this reason, The Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies have come up with a solution which is to build ‘Kombohus’; a place of residence that can be built at 25% lower cost. Feature


Gabriella Marcella | Pehchaan: Art from Another India

Gabriella Marcella | Pehchaan: Art from Another India

The Scottish designer notorious for her joyful prints and lively graphics has once again embedded her playful aesthetic, this time in the form of Monumental Murals which beautifully decorate the landscape at Tramway, Glasgow. Feature


Streets of New York Illustrated by Tulips and Chimneys

Streets of New York Illustrated by Tulips and Chimneys

What do you typically do while you wait for your train? For New York commuters, Cape Town-based creative Studio Tulips and Chimneys have brought joy to the New York subway stations with their unbelievably intricate posters created for everyday commuters to get absorbed in the imagined visions of Queens and the Lower East side. Produced for New York real estate agency StreetEasy, these two posters explore the infinite stories that make up New York life and the characters who inhabit them. Feature


Kristina Bartosova

Kristina Bartosova

Slovakian Graphic Designer and Art Director, Kristina Bartosova embeds a confident consideration of personality into her creations, resulting in the powerful aesthetic which continuously informs her impressive body of work. Feature


Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

The beauty of the rain is exquisitely executed within Chove, the printed manifestation of the moments of pleasure and melancholy, the experiences of comfort and nostalgia, gratitude and pain. The authorial project by designer and visual artist Henrique Martins communicates the transposition of rainy days through an intelligently and aesthetically compelling graphical language, which in its raw form, acts as a visual narrative, evoking the rain’s ability to awaken our senses. Feature


Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Using paper as the dominant medium, the creations of Marion Toy are renowned for their surreal concept aesthetic, ever communicating a whimsical sense of wonder as we realise the tactile nature of the, what seem to be, digitally rendered creations. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Have you got the Monday blues, browsing the internet wishing it was still the weekend? Well don’t worry we have it covered, grab a cup of coffee and have scroll through our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past couple of weeks to ease yourself back into work, all of which have used our #printspotters. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


Yo-NEWYORK!

Yo-NEWYORK!

If you’re an artist based in New York, you’re in luck. Yo-NEWYORK! is the title of the open submission zine inviting visual artists, writers and poets to apply for the latest issue. The zine is a refreshing combining of art and visual literature, which acts as a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents otherwise unfortunately overshadowed. Yo-NEWYORK! combines the talents of the creative minds, exemplified through an array of mediums, resulting in the “surreal flow, featuring multiple views of the city at this moment in time.Feature


Masse und Klasse | Graphic Design in the GDR

Masse und Klasse | Graphic Design in the GDR

A nuanced gaze into the world of graphic design is showcased within Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the GDR, which offers the viewer a look into the array of commercial design regarding books, periodicals, phonograph records, packaging, posters and advertising, all of which shaped the visual environment of East Germany. The examination of typeface, material, colour and image manifests within the exhibition, posing the question of which traits and qualities, or references to international trends, can we discern? Feature


ASYMPTOTE

ASYMPTOTE

Composed of scenes set in the period of socialism, yet interpreted in a digital language through the eyes of three young creatives, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Adam Csoka Keller and Arielle Esther infuse their multidisciplinary talent in conceptual photography, video visual communication and sound engineering to create the aesthetically striking and intelligently compelling ASYMPTOTE. Feature


TSTO

TSTO

When it comes to design, TSTO know that the success of each design project depends heavily on the small details. Based in Helsinki and New York, TSTO are a creative agency striving to provide their international clients with top-quality design. Serving in the fields of illustration, typography, art direction and consultancy, TSTO love to experiment with tools and aim to tailor their services to suit their clients’s needs. To tell you the truth, their portfolio is filled with creative possibilities and we couldn’t really decide which projects we like best. Go have a look for yourself! Feature


Happy Socks SS16

Happy Socks SS16

With the vision to spread happiness, inject colour into the everyday and transform an essential into a creative design piece, the concept for Happy Socks was born. Beginning in the Spring of 2008, the creations are now sold in more than 70 countries worldwide, with an ultimate focus on quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Feature


Mira Mikati

Mira Mikati

Iconic for its distinctive combining of cartoon graphics and emoji embroidery with elegant silhouettes and a contemporary aesthetic, Mira Mikati is the London-based label creating eccentric garments, expressively informed by a passion for travel and an admiration for art. Feature


Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Renowned within the street art world for his ubiquitous flower iconography, Michael De Feo’s playful aesthetic is warmly welcomed, embedding a certain sense of joy and cheer into the concrete landscape of the city streets. For the past 25 years, De Feo has decorated the public landscape with his buoyant floral patterns, gleefully observed within 60 international cities, tucked behind the layered architectural silhouettes, sprouting from the base of telephone poles and in more recent projects, showcased through the transforming of bus stop fashion ads, blurring the boundaries of sponsored partnerships and illegal interventions. Feature


DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

Belgium-based creative branding agency DIFT has been busy designing for the past couple of months. For it’s own project De Invasie, the studio created all campaign images. On social media DIFT launched bright-coloured images with song lyrics to catch attention and make a statement. These were also converted into several printed media, such as signalling, flyers and posters. DIFT also designed the entire book titled “De Invasie” that was made in co-operation with publisher Borgerhoff&Lamberigts and was designed using softer pink tones. Feature


Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Colophon Foundry is an internationally acclaimed independent type foundry with offices based in London and New York. Since their establishment by London based design studio The Entente in 2009 the team have gone from strength to strength with their typefaces popping up all over the design world. Colophon Foundry’s catalogue of type specimens and products showcase their passion for all things type, not to mention their skill and dedication to the art of design and typography. Feature


Interview: DIY Cultures at Rich Mix / DIY Riso

Interview: DIY Cultures at Rich Mix / DIY Riso

In the middle of BBQ’s and bank holiday hangovers, DIY Cultures 2016 took place at Shoreditch’s Rich Mix on Sunday 29th May. The day festival was packed out, celebrating self-starting publishers and artists with a zine fair, exhibitions, talks, films and workshops. Disruptive design and ideas were served up on stage across topics like radical mental health, the history of black arts magazines and decolonising libraries. Feature


Kartel | Tel Aviv

Kartel | Tel Aviv

For a limited time only, Kartel is bringing the essence of the Haifa scene to Tel Aviv. From its first incarnation in an old hangar in Haifa’s port, Kartel quickly became known for its unique mix of art and music, with live shows and flash exhibitions from homegrown and international names: Visual artists such as Lush, Horfee, Finsta, Know Hope, Broken Fingaz, alongside musicians such as Adrian Young, Free the Robots, and Kutmah. Feature


FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop has released a collection of typefaces designed to help establish an identity from the inside out. In the age of ever-increasing productivity, and with rapidly evolving tools for communication, these new typefaces revive the fine art of correspondence. And unlike pro fonts that are made for designers and press operators, these correspondence fonts require no design background. With these well-designed typefaces, you will be able to examine the pleasures of correspondence and will help you express your very best. Feature


Fanette Mellier

Fanette Mellier

The work designed by Paris-based graphic designer and screen-print artist Fanette Mellier is like no other work we usually feature. In 2013, we featured her publication, ‘Dans La Lune’; a fascinating series of illustrations depicting lunar phases, and today, her portfolio has grown quickly and is now bursting with interesting design and print-based projects spanning editorial, exhibition design and typography. We are fascinated by how Fanette Mellier manages to beautifully blur the lines between 2D and 3D and we are not surprised that her work has been exhibited in many international galleries and museums including the Centre Pompidou. Feature


Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

A major exhibition showcasing the new work of the globally celebrated visual artist Yayoi Kusama is currently being held at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery. Unfolding across its three locations, the highly anticipated artworks are an immaculate reflection of Kusama’s preoccupation with the themes of personal obsession and cosmic infinity, referenced predominantly through the confident embedding of pattern and repetition. Feature


Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Predominantly known for his experimental typography, Russian Graphic Designer Ruslan Khasanov exquisitely channels his enviable sense of curiosity through his manipulation of the elements, resulting in the liquid and reflective fonts he mesmerisingly creates. The experimentation with the interplay of iridescent inks, oils and soap manifests within the more recent projects, further embedding the immersive experience and joyful emotion evoked when subject to the unconventional creations. Feature


Oiôba

Oiôba

Oiôba is a swimsuit and active wear brand born in Rio de Janeiro, but based in Porto. The brand consists of three male architects who do everything for their brand. After a one year trip to Portugal, they found the most beautiful beaches, the most incredible atmosphere and a positive attitude that they couldn’t find anywhere else in the world — this is what caught their eye and soul. Positive energy, natural beauty, fresh flavours and colours, which they try to take into their garments. Feature


Ra-Bear & RELIK

Ra-Bear & RELIK

Adam Griffiths, also known as Ra-Bear is a designer and art director based in Manchester UK. Working within graphic design, art direction, photography and video direction, he is also a current lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art. Feature


YET Magazine

YET Magazine

What makes YET magazine so special is the fact that it is published with an aim to feature several different styles of photography without any restrictions. Not only does YET magazine showcase beautiful photographs taken by both emerging and well-established artists from around the world, every photographic project featured in this Swiss publication is also published without any graphic or text insertions and is free from any form of editing. Feature


Shanti Sparrow — Oh Hey!

Shanti Sparrow — Oh Hey!

Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jessica Walsh, Paula Sher and Jing Zhang, Shanti Sparrow has recently been named one of Canva’s ’33 Women Doing Amazing Things in Graphic Design’. Working at boutique studio, Bug Communication, Sparrow creates conceptual design for not-for-profit appeals and specialises in great tag lines. Feature


Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

A divine exploration into the the geometric line play and architecture of Los Angeles manifests within Sallie Harrison’s ongoing Geometric LA series. Combining her love for colour, typography and all things minimalism, the series evokes a compelling consideration of composition, immersing the viewer within the conceptual landscape, transporting us into the whimsical world in which Harrison creates. Feature


Space Explorer

Space Explorer

Space Explorer, once a Kickstarter campaign by Robin Mellor, is pioneering new model for a worldwide public art & design exhibition. The app itself inspires exploration, embracing everyday surroundings and transforming them into moments of wonder and discovery. Leaping outside the box and transcending restrictions traditional galleries, Space Explorer utilises mobile phone technology to enrich the experience of exhibitions for everyone. Feature


Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press have established their reputation as an expert in the design and production of printed goods. Here at their lovely studio in Brighton, everything is possible in print. Stanley James Press enjoy creating beautiful print for editorial and making physical things that you can hold in your hands. And to ensure high-quality service, Stanley James Press usually print their projects in-house. This way, they can achieve more unusual finishes, hand bind a lot of books produced in shorter runs and experiment with unusual inks such as metallic inks, glow in the dark inks and scratch-off inks. Feature


Jeremy August Haik

Jeremy August Haik

With an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, Jeremy August Haik is carving his own path as both a successful visual artist and author. Based in Brooklyn, Jeremy produces work that blurs the lines between the physical and digital worlds. He often experiments with many different techniques, resulting in interesting colour combinations that look brilliant as a whole. Jeremy has clearly managed to keep the highest quality of his photographic artworks, whilst also transforming them into something that can be read as effective image metaphors. Feature


PUMA x McQ SS16

PUMA x McQ SS16

Following from the release of the SS16 video, PUMA x McQ have released their SS16 campaign, continuing the embedding of the torn paper edit creating their multi-layering technique which resembles a scrapbook effect. The styling is transformed through the post-production process of layering the digital photography, shifting the garments from the expected into unique and dynamic silhouettes, through the compositional crops of both model and product. Feature


Murmure

Murmure

Combine the obsession to merge creativity and accuracy, the aim to evoke power and originality and the ambition to interact with the audience through dual artistic design, and thus, you result in the both intelligent and aesthetically considered creations of Murmure. Feature


Feels by Daniel Fletcher

Feels by Daniel Fletcher

London-based artist and printmaker Daniel Fletcher was crowned as the winner of People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015, and today, one year after his graduation, he surprises us again with his recently updated website which is currently packed with a body of new work; an exciting series of screen-prints that will make you ooh and aah. Feature


Erin O’Malley

Erin O’Malley

An exploration into the hidden complexities of light and surface manifests within the captivating variety of creations in which Erin O’Malley embeds her talents. Delving into the worlds of digital macro-photography, painting and video, an undeniable beauty consistently unfolds throughout, immersing the viewer as they look deeper between the layers and realise the origin of the final image. Feature


Markless Design

Markless Design

Founded and run by print and interior textiles designer, Rebecca Markless, Markless Design is a London based studio. After graduating with an MA in Textiles Design at the Chelsea College of Art, she is now working on expanding her quirky homewares collection. Inspired by weird and wonderful natural forms like crustaceans and cacti, all of Rebeccas work starts with a hand-drawn doodle. She then applies a contemporary colour palette and plays with repetition and symmetry to create her bright and distinctive designs. Feature


Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Beginning her creative career in interior design, Macleod’s focus on colour and texture swayed her towards surface pattern and textiles. By hand painting, playing and most importantly, having fun with her work, Macleod’s work is truly unique in style and is most definitely one to watch. Feature


Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

The first issue in 2016 of The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real estate section, Mansion, published a front-page article that included an illustrated map of San Diego created by Hey Studio. It shows their own personal interpretation of this southern Californian coastal city. Feature


Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

Polish illustrator, Pawel Nolbert’s travel photos are unlike any other. Exploring the human tendency of implicating our emotions onto our surroundings, Nolbert has distorted reality in a way that is bright, happy and uplifting. Feature


Fatherless Exhibition

Fatherless Exhibition

The Fatherless exhibition at Unlimited is a show for anyone who loves dynamic and vibrant hand screen printed works created by five individual artists hailing from the midwestern United States. Working cohesively with each other’s artwork, this exhibition is as much a reflection of the chaotic and detached state of our current consumer-driven social climate. You can expect to see the best of Fatherless’s artworks and we promise that no two are ever the same. Feature


MC1R | Issue 04

MC1R | Issue 04

The independent publication famed for its unique portrayal of the rarity of redheads, has to our pleasure, released its fourth issue, continuing their conceptual exploration into one of the world’s smallest minorities and further the embedded ideology through the diverse and all encompassing nature of MC1R, that red hair is far more than just a hair colour.  Feature


Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

A regal opulence fuels the playful aesthetic beautifully executed by Spanish Studio, Tatabi for gourmet popcorn brand Diz-Diz. Ancient Greek influences fuel the branding and packaging designs while the structure of the packaging directly references the mythological architecture of Mount Olympus, simultaneously embedding a heightened sense of luxury and unconventionality the brand advocates through their innovative flavour choices. Feature


TWICE

TWICE

Paris-based design studio ‘Twice’ is known for its unorthodox approach to creating design for its international clients in the music, fashion and art industries. Colour lies at the heart of everything this French studio does. Founders Fanny Le Bras and Clémentine Berry focus their energy on visual identity, spatial, print design and self-published projects and no doubt we cannot stop scrolling through their beautiful work on their website. It’s certainly one of the best design portfolios we’ve come across recently, we guarantee. Feature


A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

Ain’t Bad Editions was set up by five emerging photographers who share a mutual passion to showcase photo projects that are pushing the medium to its limit and beyond. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2011, Ain’t Bad Editions has been supporting and engaging contemporary artists from around the world, offering affordable, limited-edition prints and artist books created by independent, aspiring photographers. Each artist and book are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. And in case you haven’t heard, they are having a new call for entry! Want to get involved? Check out the link below. Feature


Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

With the use of a fictional muse named ‘Ermantrude’, Charlotte Linton documents her expeditions across the world, collecting research and field notes inspiring the illustrations seen on her scarf designs. After working with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith and Chloe, she then went on to produce her own line of surface pattern designs to be featured on accessories, and most prominently scarves. Feature


Color Library

Color Library

Launched during a workshop held at ECAL in 2014, Color Library is a database of colour profiles for artists, designers, photographers and printers who are looking for ‘a novel yet professional colour management solution’. Color Library offers a variety of colour combinations, from basic colours to metallics, neons and pastels. It provides special colour profiles that help you produce colour separations, turning a normal RGB (or CMYK) image into spot colours. To put it simply, with Color Library, designers, artists or anyone can convert and print images using two, three, four or five spot colours of your choice. Feature


Féros  |  Issue 01 (NSFW)

Féros | Issue 01 (NSFW)

Editor in Chief, Clément Gagliano expresses his infusion of illustration, artwork and poetry, resulting in the aesthetic experience of erotica, which focuses on the mystery and excitement of seduction, straying far from the vulgar conversations surrounding sexuality. With prior addiction and love for magazines such as L’imparfaite, Edwarda, Irene fanzine, and the Berlin based Pornceptual, further combined with the ever-growing realisation of the lacking of contemporary artistic exploration of erotica, Féros was born. Feature


Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

Just in time for summer, Imperial Pictures Publishing presents Vixens on Vacation, a sexy new storybook about boys being boys, until a couple of powerful women put them in their place! It’s a lighthearted tale of ropes, paddles, and female domination sure to delight fans of ‘50s pinups and vintage erotica. Feature


Beyoncé | Lemonade

Beyoncé | Lemonade

We all know that merch has always been an additional revenue stream for artists. But for many of us the association is still there – of picking up a craply printed, poorly manufactured tee from a stall at an equally as crappy and poorly manufactured gig like Summer XS. However, in more recent years, merchandising has become something else entirely, with artists creating fashionable collections of graphic tees that can actually be worn as something other than pyjamas. Feature


Steven Harrington x Nike

Steven Harrington x Nike

Los Angeles-based designer, Steven Harrington, known for his pop-aesthetic and bright iconic style. Playful yet contemplative, his work is inspired by California’s mystique landscape and vast variety of cultures. The pro-doodler has teamed up with Nike to create two colourways of the Benussi Swoosh and Nike Rosche Run. Plastering the classic shoes with Harrington’s signature Palm Tree motif and additional cartoon characters, these psychedelic, intricate visuals are perfect for the warmer weather. Feature


Jode Pankhurst

Jode Pankhurst

Charm and playful personality are two elements undoubtedly implemented within Jode Pankhurst’s stunning porcelain creations. Based in Edinburgh, the freelance designer is currently supported by the Craft Council & Craft Scotland as part of their Hot House 2016 programme.  Feature


Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer aka Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk are a couple putting together a mix of attention-grabbing projects spanning illustration, comics, publications and animated film. From their studio in Tilburg, Jeroen and Marjolein love turning their ideas into reality. In 2015, they released the first issue of Wobby; a Risograph-printed quarterly magazine which we think is perfect for those who need an adrenaline shot of visual inspiration. The fifth issue has just come out under the theme of ‘testosterone’ and we guarantee it’s definitely worth checking out! Feature


Gabriella Marcella

Gabriella Marcella

Vibrant colour, playful typography and lively graphics are at the roots of all works created by multi-talented Gabriella Marcella. As both a designer and director of RISOTTO, a risograph print specialist and stationery company based in Glasgow, Marcella delves into the worlds of print work, art direction, illustration and tangible creation, adorning objects with her iconic aesthetic where ever she goes. Feature


FontShop’s Featured Free Fonts

FontShop’s Featured Free Fonts

The FontShop team have announced the biggest list of free fonts including Pancetta, Cyntho Slab, Museo, and a dozen others. Some of FontShop’s foundries are now offering single styles of their best typeface families at no charge. This is a really good opportunity for you to have greater flexibility in your designs and get inspired with a fine selection of quality typefaces. All fonts are now available to try, buy and download. So who says nothing good in life is free? I completely disagree. Feature


Normann Copenhagen x Femmes Régionales | Daily Fiction collection

Normann Copenhagen x Femmes Régionales | Daily Fiction collection

Renowned for the challenging of conventional thinking and the embedding of a simple and contemporary aesthetic within their extraordinary creations, Danish design company Normann Copenhagen are the latest furniture brand to turn their talents to stationery and accessories. Collaborating with Femmes Régionales, a creative agency firmly rooted within the fashion industry, the two have combined aesthetics, resulting in the exquisite Daily Fiction collection. Feature


IKEA X Katie Eary | GILTIG Collection

IKEA X Katie Eary | GILTIG Collection

Following from the likes of H&M, who brought designer names, Versace, Alexander Wang and Matthew Williamson to the high street, it seems IKEA are following the trend. Set to be the first of many, this April, IKEA released their first fashion collaboration with print-based menswear designer Katie Eary. Dubbed ‘GILTIG’, the limited edition collection applies her signature loud and innovative designs to a range of homewares from dinnerware to furniture and textiles. Feature


Playtype :: Posters

Playtype :: Posters

Besides an extensive library of fonts created for individuals, brands and international corporations, the prolific Danish type foundry Playtype is also the owner of a wide selection of fun-to-see poster designs created using their distinct and unique typefaces as the main ingredients. For the past six years, design agency e-Types has evolved into an independent typeface and graphic design studio that embraces and magnifies the junctions between typography and compositions. Good news is Playtype also has a flagship store in Copenhagen. So apart from the city’s striking architecture, the Playtype store is definitely what not to skip when you visit the Danish capital! Feature


Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Combining the aesthetics of Supreme, the embodiment of downtown culture and the Japanese clothing brand Sasquatchfabrix, the brand that never fails to fulfil their aim of fresh styling and high performance vandalism, undoubtedly makes for one striking street wear collaboration. Feature


Closed Cities

Closed Cities

At the forefront of Manuel Radde’s design process is the equal relevance of form and context. In this case, Radde has beautifully embedded Gregor Sailer’s impressive photo series examining the forms taken by closed cities by referring to the geographical location through layout. Feature


Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Founded as a genuine alternative to high-end fashion, Oliver Cabell ensures its customer base knows every last detail about their creations, from production to price. The simplicity of the less is more theme running throughout Tom Jueris’ take on branding is a perfect nod to the honesty firmly embedded. Feature


Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

After working independently since the early 1990s, Tom Pigeon was founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They began designing the simple things; prints, jewellery and stationery, as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their creations have since been exhibited and sold work wide from their humble studio in the East of Fife, a traditional fishing village on the East coast of Scotland. Their work is both inspired by their surroundings, as well as being the kind of things that they would like to own. Feature


Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

First things first… No, Lord Whitney is not a ‘regal gentleman’. Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney opened the wonderfully whimsical studio of Lord Whitney in 2010. Since then, their infectious, creative energy and willingness for progress has developed into a much bigger creative team that includes producers, designers, set builders and assistants. ‘From the nonsical to the absurd’, Lord Whitney will cover it all. Working with a range of clients from Nicki Minaj to Leeds City Council (this is probably the first time they have been mentioned in the same sentence), these girls have a talent for creating new worlds to immerse us in. Feature


&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

After almost 20 years since its establishment in 1997, UK’s first Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant, Yo! Sushi, has recently undergone an incredible makeover and is also announcing its new strapline ‘This is Tokyo’. Specialising in branding for hotels, food and drink, London-based design studio &Smith have teamed up with Yo! Sushi to refine their brand strategy and have created some designs that have been rolled out across 70+ Yo! Sushi restaurants across the country and are about to appear on all sites in the US later in spring 2016. Feature


Nick Liefhebber

Nick Liefhebber

The portfolio of Nick Liefhebber takes you on a mind-bending journey into the creative powers of the subconscious. From the layering of colours to intricate patterns, Nick Liefhebber creates artworks that can burn out your retinas with a variety of eye-searing hues. We last featured Nick Liefhebber back in 2014. And today, Utrecht-based illustrator and designer Nick Liefhebber has continually proven himself to be an expert in screen-print and Risograph. We love how he uses his signature, psychedelic style to create illustration, brand identities and multimedia campaigns and we just can’t help but make a post about him once again. Feature


The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

In the second delivery from their Spring 2016 collection, LA based brand, The Quiet Life, have just dropped their latest range. The ‘Garvanza’ range pays homage to the historic Garvanza neighbourhood, an area generally considered as the birthplace of the Southern Californian Arts and Crafts movement. The extensive collection features button down shirts, a vest jacket, shorts, long and short sleeved graphic tees, soccer jerseys and tank tops alongside 5-panels, snapbacks and polo hats. Feature


Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Combining the design elements of Google Maps and the logos of well-known streetwear brands, Italian graphic designer (and rapper), Corrado Grilli has created a series of screenshots for his latest personal project. Featuring Palace Skateboards, Air Jordan, Supreme, Carhartt, GARÇONS PLAY and A Bathing Ape, the directional blue line has mapped out the iconic logos across various different cities. Feature


GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

A heightened importance of quality and sustainability flourishes within GUNEE Homme’s distinctive designs. Founded by Eugen Laitenberger in 2014, an embedding of his talents in both fashion design and illustration are apparent, resulting in the contemporary prints and vivid pattern strikingly informing the menswear garments. Feature


OWT Creative

OWT Creative

What do you get when you throw in 4 design graduates, an economic recession and a whole lot of spare time? You get OWT Creative…and some damn fine zines to go along with them. We all know how difficult it is to really make a name for yourself in the creative industry. Graduating may well be a scary thing, but OWT Creative are the perfect example of how being unemployed, yet still having a passion for design, and a strive to have fun and collaborate, can lead to great things. Established in 2010, OWT Creative constructed their collective agency and rapidly gained attention. Now, 6 years on, they lecture, make and animate. Based in Manchester and San Francisco, with their collaborative design work at an all-time high, they’re still having fun. Feature


Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

For the third edition of Forward Festival, the organisers have worked closely with ZWUUP to oversee the Festival’s graphic identity: posters, website, video and promotional materials. Considered as one of the world’s most eminent design events, the annual Forward Festival – Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication is an interdisciplinary two-day festival held with an aim to provide a platform for designers to explore their journeys and push creativity amongst themselves. Feature


Cool Machine

Cool Machine

Created with their beloved passion for crafts, photography, fashion and design always in mind, Hélène and Edouard of Cool Machine have undoubtedly fulfilled their aim of offering the unusual, the beautiful and of course, the cool through their graphic fuelled stationary, accessories and home ware. Feature


ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

Despite the rise of digital photography, flipping through the pages of Ordinary Magazine allows us to absorb the ineffable beauty of conceptual photography. Published by KesselsKramer’s Art Director extraordinaire Max Siedentopf in collaboration with Yuki Kappes, Ordinary is a new culture quarterly that features over 20 dazzling photographs taken by international artists who have transformed seemingly humdrum objects into remarkable art forms. Feature


‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

What do outer space capsules, submarines and office buildings have in common? ‘Closed Worlds’ is an innovative exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that explores closed systems in architecture. Working in close collaboration with curator Lydia Kallipoliti, Pentagram’s Natasha Jen and her team have created a show that sheds light on the ideas of how each closed system is conceived as a self-sustaining physical environment; how it is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. Feature


365 Days of Design

365 Days of Design

‘365 Days of Design’ is an experimental project set up by Sydney-based British designer Dominic Tunstall with an aim to investigate perfectionism – an annoying quest for the best; the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. To maintain a consistent workflow as a designer, Tunstall has been creating a new design everyday, without fail, in attempt to overcome the fears and frustration of pursuing perfection within his practice. Feature


PancakeBot

PancakeBot

Designed and created by artist, civil engineer and pioneer of the pancake printing machine, Miguel Valenzuela, PancakeBot™, started off as a ‘whimsical dream to make a “Pancake Machine” out of LEGO’ for his daughters. Feeling inspired after reading an article about a pancake stamping machine in Make Magazine, Miguel developed various LEGO designs, finally printing his first pancake after 6 months of trial and error. Feature


Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Starting on 29th April 2016, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with an extensive range of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of ‘Play with Misaki Kawai’ – a new collaborative collection designed to encourage imaginative play for both children and adults. Having exhibited in Malmö Konsthall and MoMA PS1, Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator Misaki Kawai is best known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. For this collaboration, Misaki has produced 28 design items which will be available for purchase at Tiger’s 600 stores in 27 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. Feature


How To Ink — The Greater Goods

How To Ink — The Greater Goods

The founders of How To Ink share a common passion in printmaking and handicrafts. As aspiring graphic designers, they hope to push forward boundaries of craftsmanship and share their knowledge with fellow designers, students and hobbyists. Their mantra is to have fun in the process of picking up a new skill. Feature


‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

Shanghai-based screen printing studio/artist duo IdleBeats has just released a series of limited edition silkscreen prints. The series consist of four individual hand-pulled posters paying tribute to four great poets: Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Arther Rimbaud and Walt Whitman. IdleBeats was founded in 2009 by Nini Sum (China) and Gregor Koerting (Germany). Feature


The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

TeamManila is a graphic design studio from the Philippines, the brainchild of Jowee Alviar and Raymund Punzalan. It continues to build an impressive portfolio of works in graphic design and branding. Weaving baskets has always been a traditional craft for the Iraya-Mangyans of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Raw materials like nito grass and thick, dried forest vines are laced in a circular motion that results to an intricate pattern solely distinct to the tribe. TeamManila photographed the nito baskets’s patterns and textures which were converted in black and white and cut in various shapes, comprising the silkscreen cut-outs. These cut-outs were digitally scanned, colored and rendered. Feature


‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph is a multimedia artist based in London who uses photography, video, digital and other processes in his work and has 10 years of varied experience in journalism and creative industries. He is currently working on a series of projects that deconstruct his own archive from the past decade, creating new works from old material to explore media and technology cultures, memory, communication, recent history, and human experience. His first book titled ‘Poet Fool’ — life according to graffiti: an alternative social documentary, is an A5 format, 128pp, full colour publication limited to a run of just 100 copies. Be sure to get your hands on a copy for just £20. Feature


Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Designed by Cee Cee Creative, the Franzius AW16/17 lookbook is a perfect example of both fashion and print design informing one another, infusing iconic elements of the collection to thus result in the complex and considered aesthetic running throughout. Feature


Hello this is Kae for Stories Collective: Colour Extravaganza

Hello this is Kae for Stories Collective: Colour Extravaganza

Combining talents with Stories Collective, an online platform showcasing stories imagined by creatives all over the world, Hello this is Kae, has once again embedded her iconic aesthetic of mesmerising colour considerations within her latest collaboration. Feature


Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain

Despite his relatively brief professional career (spanning just over a decade), Sergio Larrain has had a disproportionately large influence on photography and his reputation has only continued to grow since his death in 2012. Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1931, he first took up photography in 1949 while studying forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. After attending the University of Michigan he travelled through Europe and the Middle East where he started his freelance photography career. Feature


Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Have you ever wondered why children adore books with varied textures and colourful illustrations? Inspired by a trip to France and Spain, partners Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada, aka ‘The Happen Studio’, visited local bookshops, discovered many amazing children’s books and then decided to create ‘Paper Playbook’; a publication designed to tell stories through colourful sheets of paper and interactive composition. Feature


The 99U Magazine

The 99U Magazine

The world is full of ideas but it is short of people who know how to put those great ideas into action. Beautifully designed by the 99U creative team, the 99U Quarterly is published with a mission to empower the creative community. Each issue comes packed with practical advice on idea execution, in-depth profiles of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and thinkers and the research on getting things done as well as road-tested tips for driving creative projects to completion. Feature


Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse, an icon in the world of CGI and Creative Retouching has collaborated with Madame Peripetie, aka Sylwana Zybura, a renowned Polish photographer embedding the unconventional into the conceptual, resulting in the mesmerising monochrome fashion editorials created for Vision China Magazine. Feature


Font Sunday

Font Sunday

Held every Sunday by the Design Museum on Twitter, Font Sunday is becoming more and more of a tradition for type enthusiasts. From noon and for 4 hours, passionate typographers, designers and non from all around the world tweets their favourite letterforms, images and typefaces. The theme changes every Sunday, and so does the guest host who choose and propose it to the Design Museum. Feature


Discordia | Moises Saman

Discordia | Moises Saman

Compiled of and representing personal memories of the four years he spent living and working as a photojournalist in the Middle East (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq), Discordia is a new self-published book by Magnum photographer Moises Saman. In a close-up and visual representation of Saman’s experiences, the photographs often exude a sense of ambiguity, depicting the ‘fleeting moments on the periphery of the more dramatic events’ that were photographed for editorial publications. Presenting the continuation of daily life in amongst violence and uncertainty, the book is a ‘personal comment on the complex nature of this period, and the ever-blurring line between victim and perpetrator’. Feature


Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Distortion of digital drawings and classical Greek sculpture are the two contrasting elements used to inform Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv’s remarkable Hard Copy collection. Feature


Aufschnitt Berlin

Aufschnitt Berlin

You may be disappointed when approaching Aufschnitt Berlin for what seems like its intended purpose but that initial disappointment will undoubtedly disappear when you step inside and discover the wonderful world of textile curiosities and delicacies beautifully decorating the concept butchery. Feature


An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

The infamous graphic artist, designer and printmaker Anthony Burrill has recently launched his new online ‘Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material’ and we couldn’t help but wonder what went into the making of his online database; a priceless and striking collection chronicling the styles in graphic design and typography over the past twenty years. Feature


The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

East London based art publisher Hoxton Mini Press has announced ‘The Mini Mini Series’ – a marvellous collection of photo books that celebrate the best in colourful, modern photography: playful not pretentious. Not only is this new book series their first which ventures outside of East London, it also explores selected, sensational photographs taken by not-so-familiar artists/photographers who create small-but-great projects and do not demand a solo exhibition in a pure white gallery. Feature


Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Launched exclusively within the Palace London Store on March 5th, the Spring 2016 collection unveiled embodies major contrasts in regards to the design details considered. From minimum to maximum, the collection delves through both ends of the spectrum, juxtaposing bold slogans on block colour backgrounds with crowded prints decorating signature street silhouettes. A sense of irony is embedded through the transformation of iconic logos to appropriately communicate the Palace branding, while nostalgia is also infused through the VHR prints vividly complimenting a suit and trouser combo. Feature


Stine Goya SS16

Stine Goya SS16

Since their establishment in 2006, the Danish brand Stine Goya has implemented its iconic signature within the fashion world, receiving international acclaim for its expressive prints and artistic aesthetic. Feature


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

We first came across Marion Jdanoff’s beautiful prints when we featured her art collective she co-founded with Damien Tran, Palefroi in summer 2013. Also working as a solo artist and printmaker, we think it’s time for a review of her latest projects. Recently, Marion has released her new screen-printed 48-page book, ‘Schaffhauser’, showcasing a harmonious blend of colour overlays and engaging characters. Feature


Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

For Spring 2016, Stüssy traveled back to Jamaica in order to create their seventh bi-annual publication. Jamaica is a place that’s been close to their heart since the early days. Drawn to the music, the culture, and the natural beauty of the people–the values and way of life on the island very much tie into the vibes at the core of their brand. This issue sees Tyrone Lebon travel to the Caribbean alongside Tom Guinness to capture the latest campaign. In his fourth series for the brand, Lebon explores Jamaica’s variety, spending time between Port Antonio and Kingston. Immersed into the Rasta, Reggae and Dancehall cultures of the island, the images convey an honest and exciting perspective of the country. Feature


Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Built on a mutual appreciation for fine and technical craftsmanship, the collaboration between Kvadrat and Raf Simons never fails to disappoint, delivering sophisticated home accessories, iconic for their unconventional design, high production standards and use of luxury textiles. Feature