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


Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Through an elegant combination of expressive photography and minimal design, AKU presents a women’s magazine for those who hate women’s magazines. The unique concept portrays a vision of a contemporary women’s publication, unconventional in their approach and accompanied by a theatrical performance of the same name. Feature


Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley is a printed textile designer based in Hackney, with over eight years experience working for brands including Oasis and H&M as well as teaching at the V&A. Feature


Ladybeard

Ladybeard

Discussing radical issues and challenging social rules is feminist magazine Ladybeard. Taking the form of a heavy, beautiful piece of print Ladybeard aims to revolutionise the mordern day women’s magazine in the form of personal statements, illustrative editorials and other mediums. Feature


Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy joined forces for a series of musical library experiences. For each session musicians were invited to play adapted library music – live, from an isolated adjoining room – for approximately one hour, while the audience could discover an extraordinary collection of printed art. The record brings excerpts from each set: Inne Eysermans — Témé Tan — IJ — Jozef Dumoulin — Kapotski. Feature


Believe in studio launch

Believe in studio launch

On the 22nd of September brand design agency Believe in® announced the official launch of their second studio in Ontario, Canada, operating alongside the agency’s founding operation in Exeter, South West England. Operating as a single team, the company will continue to collaborate across both studios, serving clients in Europe and North America. Feature


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


Joe Kibria

Joe Kibria

Creating memorising digital landscapes with dramatic linear lines and abstract imagery is art director and illustrator Joe Kibria. Feature


We are out of office

We are out of office

The talent behind We are out of office is Winneke de Groot & Felix van Dam, both from Utrecht, Holland. When starting art school, both fell directly in love with screen printing and very soon had a home made screen print workshop in Felix’ student bed room and started printing small prints and postcards. Feature


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

Situated in a sunny seaside studio in Brighton, self confessed colour lover HelloMarine embeds her admiration for print and pattern into her vibrant illustrations, embedding the perfect balance of bold and playful design, appealing to both adults and children alike. From prints to an exclusive Heal’s collection of cushions and covers, the delightful aesthetic is transferred exquisitely from the studio into the home, welcoming the most joyous of energies as the iconic colour palettes beautifully brighten up any room. Feature


Dafi Kühne | True Print

Dafi Kühne | True Print

Meet Dafi Kühne, a Swiss designer who fuses contemporary graphic design with the century-old tradition of the letterpress. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression through his first book: True Print. Feature


Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Following the acclaimed first show held in 2014, the second Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition will once again be held at the Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, from Thursday 22 September until Wednesday 28 September 2016. Cambridge Original Printmakers is a wonderful independent event that aims to celebrate, educate and promote hand-made original printmaking within the Cambridgeshire area. Cambridge is a small city known for its academic excellence however it is also steeped in artists who specialise in printmaking. Feature


Studio Mut | Interview

Studio Mut | Interview

Predominantly specialising in identity, print, editorial and web design, the multidisciplinary studio hailing from Bolzano reveals their playfully powerful yet serious aesthetic through an impressive array of sophisticated design, beautifully decorated through their iconic joyous colour palettes. From exquisite publication layouts to intriguing graphic design experiments, Studio Mut have developed an instantly recognisable aesthetic, constantly evoking the perfect balance of both strict and whimsical design. We caught up with the founders of Studio Mut to talk inspirations, aesthetics and the details of their latest projects. Feature


Metaklinika | Design Papers

Metaklinika | Design Papers

Attention to detail is key when subject to Design Papers, the both beautiful and functional creation by design studio, Metaklinika. Produced for Europapier, the catalogue withholds 240 types of paper, divided into two halves through the boundary of the contrasting colour palette, with the rose section unveiling the “Look, touch and feel” pictograms and the turquoise segment welcoming the “Carefully created collection”. Feature


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

Investing his talents mainly within editorial projects and visual identities, Antonio García Cárceles demonstrates the complexity of his ability through the diversity of his designs, showcasing illusive graphics which beautifully decorated the landscape of Sitges Next Festival 2016 to the clean muted design created specifically for the periodical publication, Land. Feature


Anna Haifisch

Anna Haifisch

Bursting with tropical colours, bizarre characters and playful narratives, Anna Haifisch’s illustrations can be described as no less than beautifully simple and wonderfully weird. Feature


Look Up

Look Up

Look Up is an online print store and a platform for promoting artists who explore the creative potential of geometry, line, pattern and colour. They launched mid-July 2016 with a collection of 35 exclusive limited edition prints by 15 handpicked artists and designers. Encompassing both well- and lesser-known names, the collection presents exclusive editions by artists from a broad spectrum of creative backgrounds. Feature


TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

LEAP Dialogues is a manifestation of the state of the art in design practices through the lens of social innovation. It offers readers a potent cross section of case studies and career trajectories of successful people who are shaping this emergent field. The book demonstrates how design matters in social change and how an education in design allows a professional to move throughout their career making contributions to the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, lead editor of LEAP Dialogues and co-founder and vice president of ArtCenter’s Designmatters department. Feature


Joseph Vass

Joseph Vass

Setting the scene with bold colours and delicate lines, silkscreen artist Joseph Vass invites the viewer into his utopian paradise. Feature


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

Currently based in New York City, Liron Ashekenazi is visual artist and multidisiplinary designer that explores composition, typography and motion. Having recently partnered up with her husband to set up their own studio, Ashekenazi continues to produce bold, exciting and conceptual driven imagery using 3D illustration, animation, photography and experimental typography. Feature


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

An intriguing experiment into how one can appropriate the use of typography to censor something private or personal is showcased through the exceptional design of Anna Ahnborg’s exquisite publication Fade into you / Can you read me. Combining minimal design with an array of mesmerising visual contrasts, the intelligent concept is undoubtedly powerful enough to successfully channel the less is more aesthetic, challenging perceptions as the receiver is forced to subvert their known way of reading and thus immerse themselves within the text to unveil the concealed messages. Feature


Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective are an art collective made up of Masters level printmaking students Jemma Gunning, Vicky Willmott and Lisa Davies. Their aim is to share with people their diverse working styles and methods with the concept of getting communities involved in exploring the limitless possibilities of printmaking. Together they host interactive exhibitions and workshops for all ages and abilities across Bristol. Feature


SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

A carefully stylised sense of nostalgia radiates through the cinematography of SAYHELLO’s summer ’16 lookbook. The Tokyo based brand injects a perfect interpretation of 90’s skate culture iconography, evoking the stereotypical rebel attitude of adolescents through ironic slogans, gothic typography and appropriation of famed prints of the past. Feature


Laura Normand

Laura Normand

Work hard, play hard is the ideology Laura Normand, the Parisian Graphic Designer implements into both her process and aesthetic, channeling her admiration for avant-gardism and desire to experiment into her creations. The dominant use of geometric form, experimenting with opacity via layering and clean two dimensional design are consistently apparent when subject to the instantly recognisable and playful aesthetic Normand maintains. Feature


Collar | Athirst SS17

Collar | Athirst SS17

Striving to dress the personality rather than the body type, Collar, the fashion label hailing from Riga, Latvia, decorates their ever-evolving silhouettes with clean playful graphics, channelling the beauty of unconventionality through their swimwear and lingerie garments, perfectly sculpted to fit the body. For SS17, an exploration of the elements is apparent, conveying a conceptual narrative of a woman’s thirst through the application of multiple graphic raindrops, further doubling as a visual symbol for the contemporary human’s aspiration for balance, fulfilment, success and desire. Feature


Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Launching on September 6th 2016, the exclusive collaboration between Nasir Mazhar and Topman welcomes Mazhar’s renowned streetwear vision to a wider audience, ever-injecting the infectious energy of the UK’s grime, garage and dancehall culture into the art of his contemporary British clothing. Sharing the same sense of spirit as the collections presented at LFW and LC:M, the only differing aspects are the affordable price tag and exploration of new styles and techniques, ensuring the Topman customers complete authenticity when the long awaited collection drops. Feature


George(s)

George(s)

We are continuously adding a vast selection of creatives to our online Directory and one of our most recent additions is french illustrator and art director George(s). Currently based between London & Paris after having spent three years living and working in Shanghai, George(s) quirky illustrations and risograph prints showcase playfulness and a bold sense of humour. Feature


Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty, a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and curator whose work is “driven by bold colours, simples shapes, and a sense of humour” aspires to bring positivity back into design especially through printed materials. Feature


Flock

Flock

With the burning desire to discover and nurture the best of emerging British talent, Flock acts as a rare platform between the rising designers of today and the undeniably crowded marketplace, delivering the highest of quality textiles which beautifully emphasise eccentric yet sophisticated aesthetics from an eclectic array of artists, designers and recent graduates. Feature


Happycentro | Sabadì

Happycentro | Sabadì

Working under the formula of Beauty = (Order/Complexity)•Sweat2, Happycentro, the studio founded in 1998 works tirelessly to broaden their unique portfolio, consistently approaching the design element under the same ideology, to solve a problem. From stop motion animation and graphic design to packaging and typography, Happycentro strives for contamination between creative disciplines and diversity, expressing their individuality through both striking and intelligent design. Feature


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

Embedding her undeniable talent into limited edition runs of original handmade creations for the home and body, Anna Beam injects her whimsical aesthetic into both her printed and embellished accessories, ceramics, stationery and home wares, all radiating a joyous energy in regards to the ethereal colour palettes and dynamic prints combined. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now based in East London since 2013, Beam’s works predominantly span textiles, print making, ceramics, pattern design and ceramics, contrasting delicate decoration with graphic print. Feature


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

Girls Girls Girls is the fictitious concept of the first issue of Arpen Magazine, a new publication delving into the topic of games from a usually overshadowed perspective; from that of females. The focus on female characters in video games and of course the celebration of the women behind the production is apparent while Girls Girls Girls also highlights through beautiful design the narratives embedded and looks specifically at games as tools for telling and engaging in other’s stories. Feature


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

Seeking to brighten up your home? Look no further. Folkestone based design label Kitty McCall masters the art of statement prints which radiate an undeniable sense of joy, interest and intrigue when welcomed into any home. From furniture and fabrics to stationary and art prints, Kitty McCall specialises in clashing colour combinations and vibrant pattern, channeling Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe as major inspirations regarding the exquisite detailing of amplified blooms decorated in vivid hues and exaggerated proportions. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Previously entertaining a quirky cartoon aesthetic for the fall/winter 15 campaign, where 2D pop art paintings were the primary inspiration for the 3D environments, Sagmeister & Walsh have continued their collaboration with Aïzone, maintaining the immersive art direction but shifting inspiration from illustration to illusion. The latest visual campaign sees the infusion of both the psychedelic and constructivist worlds as the striking optical illusions radiate amongst the mesmerising myriad of motifs, both juxtaposing and camouflaging into the vivid and trippy backdrops. Feature


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster is a graphic designer and art director that thrives on aesthetic research, experimentation and engaging process practices in design. He is a design thinker and problem solver that collaborates on projects involving visual art, design, printed matter, typography or visual experimentation. The Concept Container series is intended to give visual forms to visual ideas that do not yet have a place in the world. The Concept Container (volume four) is designed to be a tangible artifact that displays thoughts. It is a record of ideas, techniques and visual ideas for future use. Feature


Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid is a recent graduate of Fine Art Print at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has exhibited widely across Dublin over the past three years, with expected group shows in London and the United States. He has been awarded numerous awards including the Black Church Undergraduate Award and the Zygote Press Fellowship. A number of his works are in the ownership of private buyers, the OPW and the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Feature


Lost Words Workshop by The Counter Press at Type Archive

Lost Words Workshop by The Counter Press at Type Archive

For years the Type Archive has been something of a mystery. A near mythical place that many people have heard about but seldom few have ever seen. A repository for the equipment and precious materials from Britain’s great type foundries, the Type Archive holds one of the most important collections of typographic history in the country. Now this hidden world is starting to open its doors again… Feature


Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

When subject to Michael William Lester’s minuscule masterpiece, we believe he has successfully managed to diminish the bigger the better myth in terms of design, demonstrating the most intelligent of ideas can also be the most simple. Measuring at just 24 millimetres wide by 19 millimetres tall, Lester details each tiny page with his renowned aesthetic, embedding a childish quality which is cleverly juxtaposed with the extremely sharp wit each design entertains. Feature


Jordan Provo | Rex Club – Saison 2016

Jordan Provo | Rex Club – Saison 2016

Created under the brief to design an urban poster system for the oldest club in France, the Rex Club, Graphic and Print Design Student, Jordan Provo has unveiled his graphic translation of the final year project, redefining the poetic identity of the client through the modularity of multiple blocks, contrasting form, colour and typefaces which mesmerisingly interact singularly and on a multiple scale. Feature


Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Originally beginning as a design experiment, Thomas Wirtz’s By the way: typography and material behaviour has intelligently evolved into a modular system involving two main components, the self-made typography produced via 3D printing and the variety of physical processes which strikingly react with the internet jargon abbreviations. The short film guides the viewer through the multiple processes, examining the immersive behaviour of each as the reactions beautifully contrast in colour against the striking block colour backgrounds which consume the internet jargon mould prior to their reveal via texture. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s almost the weekend and here in London the sun is shining at last, so why not take a moment to sit outside and enjoy the weather whilst having a scroll through our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past couple of weeks, 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


London Illustration Fair 2016 — Artist Call-out

London Illustration Fair 2016 — Artist Call-out

The London Illustration Fair team are currently on the look out for this year’s hottest creative talent. Now in their fourth year, they are delighted to announce that their annual call-out is now open for submissions to creatives living in the UK and overseas to take part in this year’s event. If you are an illustrator, graphic designer, printmaker, creative business, animator, street artist, collective, creative agency or a jewellery designer and would like to put your work forward to a great industry judging panel, then apply before 30th September 2016. Feature


Natalya Balnova

Natalya Balnova

Spontaneity is key when subject to the playful inkings by Art Director, Illustrator and Print Maker, Natalya Balnova. Predominantly producing decorative drawings freehand using dark ink and experimenting with silkscreening regarding colour separation, Balnova beautifully embeds her skills within fine art, design and printmaking to showcase the unconventional language which defines her whimsical aesthetic. A generous sprinkling of dark humour radiates throughout the illustrated narratives, contrasting the ironic concept with the alluring elegance of her designs. Feature


Risorama | Print Fair & Art Made on Risograph

Risorama | Print Fair & Art Made on Risograph

Risorama brings together a collection of national and international artists and printers for a one-day adventure in risography. Once marketed to schools as a cheap copier, risograph printing has become a favourite of graphic designers, creatives, zine makers and art institutions. Be sure to attend Protein Studios on 3rd September from 11am to 6pm for a day of original art books, zines and prints. Feature


Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

A beautifully animated conceptual interpretation of Madrid and its summer offerings has been unveiled as an original work by Fragmento Universo, the film and music design studio embedding the creative genius of both Christian Baumgartner & Tessa Dóniga. Entitled Veranos de la Villa, the name belongs to the summer programme of events held within Madrid, represented through their cinematic miniatures which guide the viewer through the hype of the Spanish city and enhance the opportunity to discover and experience new areas of the capital. Decorated in an inviting candy colour palette, the short film acts as an intelligent embodiment of the joyous energy that radiates throughout the summer months. Feature


Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

With the Rio Olympics upon us, the 13 artists chosen to capture their depiction of Brazil through their distinctive yet contrasting aesthetics have unveiled their creations. Breaking tradition from the usual single Olympic poster design, Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics explains to Paste Magazine “one artist couldn’t accurately represent the more than 200 million walks of life that call the South American host country home.” From contemporary adaptations of the traditional motifs to the sculptural silhouette of a runner illustrated on Copacabana Beach, the series of vibrant posters represent the beauty and diversity of Brazil. Feature


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Ever embedding the playful use of narrative into his creations, Luca Di Battista, the freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer situated in Berlin has recently unveiled his latest text and illustrations in the form of a children’s book entitled Che Spavento – Oh Schreck! The continuing of his 2D aesthetic is ever apparent, as Biagio, the protagonist, pursues a journey through the rich textured landscape while painted in a pale pink, beautifully juxtaposed against the dark enveloping palette which consumes the majority of the narrative. Feature


The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The long wait is over as Counter Editions has finally released the official limited edition prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The eight leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Anne Hardy, Howard Hodgkin, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake, Benjamin Senior, David Shrigley, and Sam Taylor-Johnson have created stunning posters in celebration of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with the spirit of Team GB as their inspiration. Feature


Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Channelling her fascination for Japanese culture as a major inspiration, Oakley Graham, the Australian Communication Design Student has confidently approached her first attempt at packaging design, maintaining her clean aesthetic while simultaneously infusing the essence of Japanese style. Created as DVD casing for a cooking documentary series, the combining of perfectionism, intellect and simplicity is apparent within Graham’s creations, working strong in colour and contrast to produce gender neutral design, apparent through the stark black of the digital typeface which counteracts the femininity of the pastel palette. Feature


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

Dynamic garments decorated through vivid pattern, showcasing avant garde silhouettes and erupting in ruffles which unfold a subjective narrative are the result of Fashion Graduate, Rebecca Carrington’s latest collection. Studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Carrington specialised in print and womenswear, in turn developing her unique aesthetic tearing away from the mainstream and embedding a wearable art feel in every aspect of her designs. Feature


Melissa Ougham

Melissa Ougham

Always embedding an admiration for the abstract into her work, Melissa Ougham’s fondness for the removing of shapes from their context and thus challenging the viewers perception is ever apparent, defining the expressive aesthetic which informs her hand rendered creations. Using digital techniques, Melissa Ougham creates innovative and contemporary prints which radiate her passion for free styled mark making and have awarded her the opportunity to take part in Texprint 2016. Feature


Irene Infantes

Irene Infantes

Created in collaboration with a wool manufacturer in Spain, Irene Infantes uses the technique of screen printing to create her ethereal textiles. The detailing of geometric forms emphasise the structural element of the silhouettes, while the industrial colour palette with joyous accents intelligently references the inspiration behind the creations, this being photographs of forgotten treasures left on London streets. Using artisinal techniques including silk-screen printing and needle-punching, Irene Infantes masters the art of reinventing the application of the fibre for contemporary conceptual fashion purposes. Feature


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

A dramatic exploration of colour, scale and form is evoked through Crimson Rose O’Shea’s whimsical textiles, ever-embedding the feminine feel iconic to her creations. Adorned in graphic digital prints and highlighted through luxurious colour palettes, O’Shea entertains her gloriously sculptural aesthetic; hand crafting her laser cut silk duchess satin and beautifully decorating her designs through embroidery, beading and couture embellishment techniques. Feature


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

Predominantly entertaining an eye-catching, ephemeral aesthetic, Emma Kendall’s latest collection visually communicates a psychedelic landscape, revealing hidden textile layers embellished in reflective properties, which enhance the optical appeal and provoke unpredictability when subject to contrasting light environments. Inspired by the intangible spectrum, texture and play of light, Kendall has successfully created a subversive scene where the transient phenomena of light manifests through fashion design. Feature


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg’s graphic aesthetic is continuously informed by both her undeniable talent regarding textile design and the relationship between traditional and digital techniques. Her vivid prints entertain the combining of screen-printing with digital methods from inkjet printing to multi-head embroidery and laser cutting, resulting in the complex prints which beautifully inject inspiration from unintentional pattern created by nature, architecture and the built environment. Feature


Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Described as the ‘Shazam’ for Typefaces, Spector is a handheld device promising to halt the tireless search for inspirational fonts. The ingenious tool has been designed to diminish the difficulty of designing for print on screen and further bridge the divide between the two through typography. Through just one click, Spector can not only precisely identify fonts but also capture colours, identified by both CMYK and RGB values, all in all storing up to 20 inspirational typefaces at a time that you can then connect to your computer and apply to your projects. Feature


THE PALACE BOOK

THE PALACE BOOK

Documenting through compelling photography, the life of London skate brand Palace, from the beginning in 2009 as the Palace Wayward Boys Choir to the Soho store, renowned youth subculture photographer Alasdair McLellan has created THE PALACE BOOK in collaboration with the brand, celebrating the PWBC family through the photo book of historic imagery, resembling through both design and narrative a family photo album. THE PALACE BOOK is published by IDEA and features art direction from M/M Paris. Feature


Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

This awesome project from Paul Willoughby plans to change the world. You might be thinking, “I know that name…” and that’s because he was the mind behind Little White Lies magazine, which changed the face of film mags and raised the bar for everyone else. Weapons of Reason is intended to connect people with the complexities of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Simplifying huge issues, that may be reported bias, in an honest and minimal way; there’s no sugar coating here. In order to compliment the tone of voice of this project, Hüman After All created a bespoke typeface for the magazine to be used throughout the 8 editions, complimenting the content and creating a brand identity. Feature


ONLY x Vans

ONLY x Vans

We always like to feature the awesome clothing designs by ONLY NY — this time around they have teamed up with none other than Vans to create a capsule of apparel and accessories that embrace both brands’ signature styles, while working seamlessly for the city or the outdoors. The collection focuses on the influences of the outdoors with classic flannel, tee, and fleece styles, technical outerwear, and two Old Skool Pro colourways. The collection will be available on Thursday, July 14th at 12PM online at onlyny.com, in-store at the ONLY NY Flagship, along with select retailers worldwide. Feature


Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell is an Atlanta born and raised skateboarder turned photographer-filmmaker. Working in both still and moving image, Mitchell’s work is diversified, standing at the cross roads of fashion, music, photography and film. Toeing the line between richness of detail and minimalism, Mitchell explores pure settings to showcase his playful compositions and rich colour palette. Feature


Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

The fantastical animated worlds continuously immersing our imaginations, warming our hearts and evoking the child inside us are finally ours to explore. Studio Ghibli have unveiled a huge exhibition in celebration of the company’s best works, inviting guests to experience the creation of the fan favourites, travelling through the bathhouse of Spirited Away and visiting Kiki’s Delivery Service on the way to Howl’s Moving Castle. The Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli acts as an update to the 2015 exhibit, which celebrated the studio’s 30th anniversary. Feature


Lorena G

Lorena G

Living under the ideology of work hard, have fun, self-taught graphic designer and illustrator Lorena G specialises in attention to detail, embedding her love for geometry, vibrant colour and fine vectors into her impressive portfolio of illustrations, brand identity, lettering and design. Feature


Le Turtle

Le Turtle

To emphasise further the exciting arrival of the French new-wave restaurant, Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree, both renowned for their combining of traditional graphic design elements with contemporary artistic processes, in turn creating consistently enticing and unique visuals, have once more embedded their harmonious aesthetic, unveiling the illusive creations which inform the identity of Le Turtle. Feature


Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly by Austin Radcliffe recasts the messiness of everyday life and recasts it in neat and appealing designs. Based on the Webby Award winning Tumblr blog, TON displays thoughtfully composed everyday objects, displayed beautifully to enthral the ‘neat freak’ in all of us. From candy arranged by gradient, to mobile phones from the past 20 years laid out with perfect spacing, TON capitalises on our current obsession with photographing and cataloguing everyday objects. Feature


Silken Favours

Silken Favours

Taking cutesy and kitsch hand rendered prints, Silken Favours composes modern pieces of silk artwork to be worn, cuddled and treasured forever. Creative Director and Founder of Silken Favours, Vicki Murdoch takes a playful approach to her work, creating prints including illustrations of everything from kittens riding unicorns, to flying pigs. Using traditional pen and ink techniques yet portraying her ‘pretty yet trippy’ imagery, Murdoch’s work is simultaneously both otherworldly and reassuringly familiar. Feature


Sofia Noceti

Sofia Noceti

From branding to graphic design to art direction to publishing, Sofia Noceti, the designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires continuously embeds her multidisciplinary talent into her creations, always infusing and developing her instantly recognisable aesthetic, detailing ethereal compositions and whimsical colour palettes. Feature


PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

A sense of both curiosity and spontaneity powerfully inform the whimsical creations of PARAÍSO, beautifully embedding a heart warming sense of nostalgia as 90s silhouettes are adorned with abstract prints. Established in 2012 as a collaboration between artist David Méndez Alonso and fashion designer Kirzia Robustella, both combine their multi-disciplinary talent establishing a continuation of their unique aesthetic and resulting in the conversational garments, which evoke an undeniable joyous energy. Feature


Cold Picnic – Private Parts

Cold Picnic – Private Parts

Formed in 2010, apparel design Phoebe Sung and print designer Peter Buer formed Cold Picnic, creating macrame home goods, leather accessories, and handmade jewellery. Influenced by the powdery yet vibrant palettes of 1970s films, the couple began working on various side projects together in effort to view traditional crafts filtered through modern mediums, coalescing into Cold Picnic. Their work explores imagined landscapes and the effects of time upon their surfaces. Feature


Drop Dead X Sonic

Drop Dead X Sonic

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of everyones favourite Hedgehog, Sonic, and in celebration SEGA have teamed up to collaborate with Sheffield based clothing brand Drop Dead for the second time, and it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Drop Dead’s latest collection launched on Saturday 25th June and is available exclusively online at the Drop Dead website and in the brand’s stores, based in London and Sheffield. Focusing on the legendary video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, along with his best friend Tails, the collection consists of both men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, outwear, bottoms and accessories, all of which keep in touch with the brands well established and unique identity. 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 Random House Design Award 2016

Penguin Random House 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 Random House 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