Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 comes wrapped in different typographic covers individually typeset by our designer James Lunn. And for those of you who are itching to know what’s featured inside this incredible issue, here’s an opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of our publication. And if you have been waiting for the right moment, your chance is here, enjoy the scroll through our glorious issue before you order. Also check out these reviews on magCulture and Stack. Feature


Wade Jeffree | Interview

Wade Jeffree | Interview

We’ve been talking to New York based designer Wade Jeffree who has a strong penchant for extraordinarily produced publications. Jeffrees’ projects always interact with the audience by questioning the traditional form of the book. He let’s you travel through spaces and discover the mechanisms of magnetic attraction and repulsion while googly eyes keep staring at you from all angles. Feature


Kaywan Kwok

Kaywan Kwok

Kaywan Kwok is an illustrator / designer currently based in Hong Kong. Currently working on an exciting new project, Kayan has been making a poster each day and will continue to do so until she reaches her goal of 365 days. Focusing on surreal backgrounds as she puts pieces together from different times and places, Kayan’s inspiration routes from a fascination with American advertising from the 1920’s – 60’s alongside classic vintage pin up references with graphic contemporary twists. Feature


The Designers Foundry: The Sampler

The Designers Foundry: The Sampler

To celebrate the mark of their re-launch, typography specialists The Designers Foundry have created ‘The Sampler.’ Formally known as Ten Dollar Fonts, TDF have designed a series of exciting A5 cards, held together by a custom made plastic band and sandwiched between two hand screen printed plastic covers. The plain cover with sleek black logo, sets the composed tone for its colourful and varied inner parts, featuring a range of bold quotes and lettering. Feature


Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Anne Vieux is a Brooklyn based artist specialising in digital paintings. Experimenting with optics, her work challenges the typical notions of traditional painting; blurring the boundaries of illusion, depth, reflection and perspective in their twisted and distorted imagery. Feature


Iao Eü Study | Edition 01: Villar

Iao Eü Study | Edition 01: Villar

IAOEU is a collaboration between artists and designers, consisting of research of simple, geometric shapes and basic use of color, with modular graphics focused on preschool children. This graph is used as a way of construction and formation of everyday elements. Each edition will have a different artist, each artist will have a different theme. In each edition a collectible print. Feature


Safari Festival

Safari Festival

The guys at Breakdown Press are putting on a comics and illustration event called Safari Festival, which is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place 11am to 6pm, August 22nd 2015 at the Protein’s Studio 2, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their comics along with other artworks and prints. The artists exhibiting have been selected for their innovative, fearless, diverse approaches to making comics; approaches to cartooning that Safari intends to champion. Feature


Rascals :: SS15

Rascals :: SS15

Copenhagen based brand Rascals offering for the current season is as fresh as ever highlighting clean staples, bold block colour and typographic prints. Continuing to reinterpret inspiration from 90’s athletic wear, this season sees the brand merge this focus with everyday movement and commuting in the city. Feature


No Substance Magazine

No Substance Magazine

One of the best things that has flown into our letterbox this month is ‘No Substance’, an indie magazine with a focus on fashion, photography, and culture. The content inside is simplistic. The publication is full of photographs taken by a community of upcoming talents; the only thing missing must be text. This 180-page magazine recycles the same idea over and over, imploring readers to delve deep into the lives lived outside the ordinary. No Substance might not have a paper varnish applied to its pages like other photography publications and not everyone agrees that imperfection is a sign of perfection, but for me, this is a publication completed with perfectly portioned ingredients. Feature


CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

CLOT is a lifestyle / fashion brand / retailer based in Hong Kong that was established in 2003 and ventured out to start dropping their own line of products in 2004. With new arrivals for the current season featuring print pattern and unique details throughout, their recent offerings are based around the concept of ‘judging a book by it’s cover’ inviting audiences to take a deeper look at the individual rather then relying on first impressions. Feature


Jason Sturgill

Jason Sturgill

After meeting Jason Sturgill at ELCAF this year, it was only right that we featured him on our website. He’s an awesome illustrator, designer and educator coming straight outta Portland. His background lies in advertising and curatorial, but now his main focus and artistic muse seems to be his gorgeous ginger cat, which features a lot in his print work. We love how he incorporates the halftone dot into a lot of his illustrations. Take a look for yourself… Feature


Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

Colourful, fun, and tropical themes are big news for summer 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited about the latest set of stationery ‘Calepino’ have just released. This time, Nantes-based stationer Calepino have teamed up with Atelier Bingo to create an excellent stationery range that employs the use of bold colours, hand drawn patterns, and organic shapes. The collection includes nine pocket notebooks, three postcards, a poster and a leaflet. Take a close-up look for yourself, they’ll definitely revitalise your mood! Feature


Rapha :: Mondial

Rapha :: Mondial

Last week acclaimed cycling focused sportswear and lifestyle brand Rapha dropped the first issue of their new magazine titled Mondial.
To be published twice a year, the brand explained ‘The vast majority of the content we create as a brand is published exclusively online, as primarily a members magazine, Mondial will allow us to share our ambitions for the sport of road cycling with our most engaged customers in a beautiful and tactile way.’ Feature


The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

Photojournalist Roger Perry had a passion for documenting those on the outskirts of popular culture. Fascinated by the cities developing music scene, he started to take photos for the newly established Time out magazine in 1968. His black and white photographs soon became iconic; capturing the personalities and styles of his subjects and leading to a successful career and regular magazine contributions (Time Out, The Sunday Times, Vogue and Nova ). Now it seems books about street art / graffiti are commonplace on our bookshelves, however it was his book The Writing On The Wall (1976) that led the way, documenting London’s then ‘fledgling graffiti scene’. Feature


Limited Edition Book Sleeves for the People of Print Book by Fatherless

Limited Edition Book Sleeves for the People of Print Book by Fatherless

Now being five years since Fatherless Collective first started as a collaborative venture between the five member artists: Corey Hagberg, Jarrod Hennis, Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, and Dave Menard. Today Fatherless have made their way into a well-established reputation and we are very lucky to have collaborated with this group of passionate printmakers to produce a set of limited edition hand-printed wooden book sleeves for our first-ever publication, published by Thames & Hudson, the ‘People of Print book’.

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The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book is a beautiful compendium containing the whole collection of creative papers developed and manufactured by Arjowiggins. It’s a single, comprehensive volume, containing every kind of paper for every communication requirement. Studio North has kept the design of the book as simple and minimalistic as possible by labeling every sheet with a short description of the paper. If you have a deep fondness for well manufactured papers and love geeking out on textures, colors and ranges, than this is for you. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

We at People of Print are big fans of Bristol-based print duo Alexandra Higlett and Georgina Hounsome of Pirrip Press owing to their knack for creating exceptionally attractive printed goods. Founded in 2012, Pirrip Press are a lovely screen printing and design studio and is where you can gain an insight into the future role of crafts. From stationery, cards, self-published books, bags, and a whole bunch of stuff in between, their products serve well to show their love for print and how much they enjoy using the squeegee to spread the paint. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Our next instalment of the Department Store vendor interviews is with graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and author Richard Horne, who goes by the moniker El Horno. Specialising in screen printing for the last 5 years and also exploring gocco printing along the way, Richard takes inspiration for his prints from science, pop culture and everyday scenarios. Feature


10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

10 Deep’s sportswear offshoot VCTRY has recently dropped their offering for the current season. Blending classic Americana and a vintage sportswear aesthetic they’re onto a winner as we see contemporary prints and type embellished across considered pieces. Feature


Valentino :: AW15

Valentino :: AW15

Back with the new collection which famously featured Derek Zoolander and Hansel, Valentino has dropped the look book (shot by the iconic David Bailey) showcasing their offering for AW15. Revealing bold block colours and a range of patterned print across traditional menswear silhouettes, the collection will be available to buy soon. Feature


Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell injects humour, mischievousness and excitability into his aesthetic style with unusual arrangements of graphic components. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the talented designer has the ability to create a sense of modernity and intrigue through his applied versatility. Taking part in numerous exhibitions, there is a blurred undertone between a fine art led direction and a graphic design fundamental basis that makes his work so interesting. Feature


Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

As Offprint London slowly transformed the breezy spring weekend into the brilliant warmth of summer with an endless list of inspiring publications, I was very lucky to have stumbled upon ‘Temps de Vacances’. With its enticing title, nothing could be more perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon than this remarkable print publication that centres on contemporary movements and tropical joy. Feature


Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

Wijtze Valkema is a designer and illustrator from the Netherlands. With an illustrative approach to design, his work is graphically styled, drawing inspiration from mid century printing techniques. Often character based, he also likes to contrast and soften the harsher vector shapes with printed textures. Currently working on his ongoing side project Drip For Drip, the project involves him trading a ‘Drip’ (a paper coffee cup design) for another. We chatted with him to find out a little more: Feature


Druck Berlin Festival 2015

Druck Berlin Festival 2015

We’re not daring to get too excited but ‘Druck Berlin’, an international print biennale, is returning for its third edition and will be celebrating the very best of screen-print this coming August. Organised by one of the top silk screen studios, Mother Drucker, the festival aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything print-focused. They have not yet confirmed a full programme but speculating about the line-up makes it a bit more exciting, don’t you agree? Feature


Wildhen for Fonda

Wildhen for Fonda

Wildhen are a creative studio based in Melbourne, Australia, creating visual solutions for brands through identity, art direction, digital and packaging design. Their branding for Mexican restaurant Fonda consists of brightly coloured blocky shapes with an inviting, retro twist, communicating appealing eats in a fun environment. The vibrant, contemporary designs feature on the company’s menus, packaging and corporate stationary, in addition to its own interior, which has a similar feel. Feature


Ladybird by Design

Ladybird by Design

The summer exhibition at the House of Illustration is now displaying over 120 original illustrations from the world’s classic Ladybird in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Ladybird is well-known for its commitment to fostering a love of books for young children and has served to change the face of art and children’s literature since 1915. Not only does this exhibition bring back the golden days of childhood, visitors will also be able to examine an awe-inspiring range of illustrated artworks that well reflect Britain’s cultural and social history. Feature


The Recorder Issue 2

The Recorder Issue 2

A full discussion of typographic design might be beyond the ambit of one magazine, but not with ‘The Recorder’. Now in its second edition, The Recorder has continued to thrive and taken on a new editorial structure to entice an audience into the contemporary visual journey through the work of design practitioners from all corners of the globe. Feature


Laura Inat

Laura Inat

Laura Inat creates uplifting, colourful compositions featuring an exciting palette of punchy, popping colours and energetic patterns. After specialising in illustration and graphics through studies, Laura now works as a designer for interior design company CuldeSac. Her visual experiments Combine pencil and watercolours with digital methods, the result being a playful harmony between print and paper. Feature


Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Sydney based graphic design studio Design by Toko have been approached by photographer Juliet Taylor to design her self published book. Enjoying complete creative freedom they decided to spice up the publication design by hand pouring the book sleeves out of resin. The two tone colour scheme is based on a pallet found in Juliet’s photographs. Watch the video of the process below! Feature


IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

IUTER is a premium sportswear brand that was founded in 2002. Recently dropping a preview of their upcoming summer 2016 collection, their offering takes inspiration from nature and its strengths in the form of the 4 elements (fire, water, wind and earth) each of which have been translated to 4 different prints titled Dune, Thunder, Wave and Volcano. The main pattern of the collection is the result of photographic prints breakdown and the developing of a color palette inspired by Earth tones. Classic materials such as cotton and jacquard are juxtaposed with innovative processes and fabrics, including dye sublimation printing, heat welding and hi-tech Majocchi textiles. Feature


The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

It’s a rare privilege and amazing opportunity to be able to see in-progress shots of any creative project. Recently, Swedish design studio Snask have unveiled the brilliant images of their latest project which is the cover design for one of the biggest newspapers in the US, ‘The Washington Post’. Feature


Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

We caught up with Caroline Roberts, the founder of Grafik magazine, to talk about her forthcoming book, Graphic Design Visionaries, which is published by Laurence King in August. It’s a 312 page tome, featuring 75 of the world’s greatest Graphic Designers, those of whom shaped the world of visual communication, starting with Piet Zwart in the 1880’s and ending with M/M Paris est. 1992. We managed to get some juicy details about this fabulous, educational and informative book that is a must-have on everyone’s bookshelf. Feature


83M80 Letterpress in the Digital Era

83M80 Letterpress in the Digital Era

83M80 is the ambitious letterpress project of Gonzalo Hergueta and MRKA. Based on the old style serif typeface Bembo they developed 10 different styles. By digitally altering the font and applying aspects of computer malfunctions like glitches, low resolution or artifacts they produced an extensive range of characters for letterpress printing. 83M80 celebrates imperfections in technology by applying their visual cues to the most ubiquitous element of design: typography. An interesting fusion of technology and hundreds of years of craftsmanship. Feature


Vans X Eley Kishimoto

Vans X Eley Kishimoto

Considered ‘the patron saints of print’ Eley Kishimoto is a British design label that lives by the maxim ‘print the world’ and gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their craftsmanship gracing catwalks worldwide as they collaborated with some of fashions biggest brands. Recently joining forces with Vans for a print heavy, graphic capsule collection, the collaboration highlights a selection of Eley Kishimoto’s most famous compositions on iconic Vans silhouettes across footwear, apparel and accessories. Feature


Thomas Kühnen

Thomas Kühnen

We find it very easy to get lost in Thomas Kühnen’s portfolio; a graphic designer and professional printmaker currently working for the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Kühnen uses multiple layers of screen print to produce a painterly effect. No doubt that he uses screen-printing as a means to express his creativity and we are totally enamoured with his pioneering use of colour. What you will see below will surprise you. And this is undoubtedly a perfect example to add a new dimension to your printing capabilities. Feature


Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

This Thursday 9th July from 6pm onwards, we will be celebrating the opening of an awesome collaborative show between USA-based collective, Fatherless and London-based printmaker, Ben Rider at Print Club London. These guys have been exchanging and working on top of each other’s prints for some time now, and you will be able to see the fruits of their labour at this incredible show. Expect raw, punky images bursting with energy and loud graphics, where no two prints must ever be the same. The first 20 people will receive a free mini print, so be sure to get down early and say hello to the artists who have flown over from Chicago especially for the event! Feature


ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

We always have our eye on reflective focused sportswear brand ICNY, and as always we were super excited to see their latest offering. Compromised of fresh and functional warm weather essentials for the current season, the brand’s new capsule collection reworks patterned graphics from their spring collection rendered in bright whites, mint green and cool greys. Staying true to the brand’s focus on being seen, 3M reflective elements are strategically found throughout with each piece ensuring 360-degree visibility during low light activities for the wearer. The capsule collection is designed, inspired by, and aimed to compliment the brand’s sophomore footwear collaboration with Puma. Feature


mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

Founded by Bonnie Stevens and Allie Speers, mous. magazine is an independent design and culture magazine based in Brisbane. Championing creativity and honesty in their content, their aim is to challenge the predictability and monotony of the mainstream media encouraging their readers ‘to think, question and delve deeper’. Feature


The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

The peak of summer is at hand and The London Illustration Fair’s summer festival is about to hot up as Hoxton Arches is being transformed into a psychedelic inspired cosmic universe showcasing work created by a multitude of world-class illustrators, art collectives, creatives, publishing houses, and print studios. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Our latest Department Store vendor interview is with innovative freelance Graphic Designer Tom Love. Between working on branding and marketing projects for both national and international multi platform brands Tom has also been keeping busy screen printing a unique series of posters which are available to purchase via the Department Store site. This range of blown-up found art, reminiscent of 1980s Blake and McConnell, speaks to those who appreciate the beauty of graphic art throughout the past century. Feature


Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Not long to go until the inaugural Indiecon, an annual conference wholly dedicated to independent magazine makers. Now seems like the golden age of magazines. New magazines are embracing new narrative and using new techniques for content delivery. To put simply, this event is organised with an aim to help you push yourself out of your comfort zone and start creating something inventive and original. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

If you love typography and all things letterpress check out our Department Store Vendors Typoretum. In a response to the revival of letterpress printing, Typoretum was established in 2008. Founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia, this British creative letterpress printing and design studio, utilise traditional craft skills to create contemporary and experimental designs. Producing work from their own collection of lead and wooden types, antique and vintage printing presses plus other print paraphernalia. Feature


Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Now in its second edition, Graphic Design Festival Scotland is well underway and will take place at the Lighthouse in Glasgow from 19th to 25th October 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience a week full of intensive workshops, talks, competitions, urban murals, and exhibitions covering all aspects of graphic design and where it’s headed. Feature


Victory Journal

Victory Journal

Wimbledon 2015 kicked off yesterday and suddenly it seems like ‘sport’ has become one of the greatest conversation topics at the moment. Based in New York, Victory is a digest that celebrates the glory and the ignominy of passionate sports players. Set up by a group of like-minded people and independent contributors, Victory is structured around oral histories and personal essays which are told through a selection of beautiful photographs highlighting key moments of dramatic tension in different games. It is a wonderful publication where arts and sport have become inextricably intertwined – definitely something you don’t normally see when you pick up a sports journal! Feature


233 Miles Design Festival

233 Miles Design Festival

Do you know that the approximate distance between London and Plymouth is 233 miles? And it’s the same distance as 2,300,000 pints of beer or 88,500,000 pieces of wood type? Interesting, isn’t it! This summer, the students of Design Society Plymouth will be presenting an amazing collection of graphic design artworks. It’s not long until their show but there is still some time for you to get ready for their first-ever graphic design festival in London! Feature


COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

COMME des GARÇONS have brought back their popular wallets for the summer season, sporting metallic gold and silver colourways alongside some more subtle brown and black options. The range boasts a beautiful embossed pattern (complete with logo) onto the entire leather upper of the pieces and if you got the cash they’re without a doubt a must have! Feature


TM RSI SGM 1960–90

TM RSI SGM 1960–90

‘TM RSI SGM 1960-90′ is an online archive that is derived from a research on the Typographische Monatsblätter (TM). It is a comprehensive library set up with an aim to share selective information collected for a research project within the ECAL Lausanne. The Typographische Monatsblätter has been one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of ‘Swiss Typography’ to an international audience to date. With over 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of modernist graphic design and typography. So modernism? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea. But trust me, you will come to love it. Feature


Back and Forth by C100

Back and Forth by C100

C100 are a German multi-disciplinary design studio, founded in 2003 by Christian Hundertmark. Offering a number of services including creative direction, brand identity, product design, app design and web design to clients such as Absolut Vodka, Calvin Klein, Levi’s and Sony Music, they strive to create inventive visual solutions. Feature


UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

In celebration of their 25th birthday, Japanese retailer UNITED ARROWS feature Keith Haring’s iconic designs in a fresh new range. Channelling iconic imagery of the 80’s in NYC visuals explore birth, death, sexuality and war across totes, pouches, sleeves and drawstrings with each bag made from durable canvas. With prices starting at an affordable $21 they’re available to snap up now! Feature


Spin: 360°

Spin: 360°

As the design world is undergoing immense transformation and continually adapting to digital alteration and aesthetic trends, it’s not surprising to see everybody try to evolve in order to survive today’s constantly changing market. It’s true that good work is a core part of what makes a successful business but the attitudes of people who run it also play just as big of a role. London’s leading design studio Spin was born out of passion of the two founders Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan. Now you may be wondering what makes Spin so distinctive in its vision. I guess the answers can be found here in their new 520-page monograph that offers a close-up look at every aspect of Spin’s practice. Feature


Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Pattern pioneer Matt Manson is always up to something exciting and we couldn’t wait to hear about his latest collaboration with Cheltenham-based Stronger Than All. This handmade leather goods company was established by established by two brothers. Having learnt the craft from their father, they have continued to produce high quality, ethically sourced organic leather products which compliment Matt’s work perfectly. Feature


Louise Harling

Louise Harling

Louise is a recently graduated French graphic designer, currently based in Paris. Working as a freelance designer, photographer and typographer, her passion for clear vector forms and bright pops of colour shine through in her punchy graphics. Her fresh, contemporary style lends itself perfectly to editorial and promotional material, regularly gracing music event posters and club flyers. Feature


Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen is a Taiwanese graduate from MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication. She now works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in Taipei and has recently started her own brand, A horse of love. NOW HERE is a typographic response to the area surrounding LCC in Elephant and Castle including the renowned Heygate Estate; it is an opportunity to document the areas surrounding the college before it changes beyond recognition. Feature


Night-Time Tube Map by TFL

Night-Time Tube Map by TFL

All-night weekend services are set to begin later this summer on sections of the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Transport for London has unveiled the official ‘Night Tube Map’ which includes key details of how the services will operate. Beautifully designed against a dark-blue background, the map shows the lines and stations that will operate round-the-clock services on Fridays and Saturdays starting on 12 September 2015. This is going to transform night time journeys for London’s commuters, tourists and all the late-night party goers out there! Feature


Typewood :: The Trip of Type

Typewood :: The Trip of Type

Wood, they say, is the new modernism. Amsterdam-based (Typo)graphic design studio NovoTypo have teamed up with LenoirSchuring and Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam to present ‘Typewood’ – their new collaborative experiment with colourful and multi-layered wood type. The type was produced using hypermodern CNC milling machines and printed on antique letterpress proof presses. Every artwork comprises four different print runs on high-quality Fedrigoni paper stock. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

We have recently welcomed new vendors Print Club Boston to sell their gorgeous limited edition silkscreen print series via our online Department Store and we have embraced their love for all things print! Released as a series twice yearly, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in a small studio in Somerville, MA. In addition, a portion of each print edition is kept available for a ‘print swap’ via Print Club Boston online. Feature


Offways Magazine

Offways Magazine

Offways is a biannual publication focusing on people who want to create something meaningful and sustainable with good quality. We are talking about a very rare group of people. People who are not motivated by an idea of how to make cash but people who are driven by imagination and inner impulse. Filled with beautiful imagery and interesting articles, the debut issue of Offways takes a close look at both emerging and established creative practitioners. I don’t think it’s too much to say that Offways is a testament to the challenge of global capitalism. And it doesn’t surprise me that all copies of the magazine sold out quickly. Feature


ELCAF 2015

ELCAF 2015

Artists and illustrators have been part of London’s story for centuries and here’s another chance for you to enrich our creative community. Returning for its fourth edition, East London Comics and Arts Festival is an annual festival that brings together a showcase of both big and small press publications, illustration, comics and print in a friendly environment. This festival will be joined by a selection of established professionals and will be running a programme of talks and workshops spanning over two days on the 20th and 21st June across two new venues – The Laundry and SPACE in Hackney. Feature


D.I.Y Art Market

D.I.Y Art Market

The DIY art market is a bi-monthly market and a celebration of the emerging and established independent artists and makers of London. Each event has over 60 handpicked exhibitors, championing the unique and the original, the D.I.Y. and the self-published. Feature


Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Our good friend Robert Rubbish and fellow Le Gun member will be taking you on an audio-based psychogeographical adventure through Soho with his new radio show / exhibition. SPIRITUS SOHO will be six radio shows that will be themed around the titles of new artwork that Robert is producing. The artwork will hang in Soho Radio from May 21st 2015. The radio shows will be intercut with music, poems, quotes and samples from film and tv documentaries about Soho. They will have a feel of a freewheeling ramble and loose narrative, linked together by songs. His first show will look at Soho as a woman, and the idea of falling in love with a Spirit of Soho. Feature


Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor is a London based illustrator with a penchant for creating playful, charming patterns with a naive stance. After graduating from Bristol UWE, her whimsical style has earned her a number of commissions from high profile companies such as Wrap, Adidas and ASOS. Also a member of Puck collective, she has worked alongside the ever evolving group of creatives, exhibiting at various shows including Pick Me Up and The London Illustration Fair. Feature


10 Great Films about Art and Design

10 Great Films about Art and Design

To celebrate the summer’s long-awaited arrival, I have teamed up with filmmaker and animator Tommy Levi Morenos to create a list of films that will challenge and inform your understanding of creativity. Together we have cherry picked ten great films that explore the subjects of hands-on crafts and human imagination, hoping to provide inspiration for designers – and indeed anyone who is passionate about visual culture. So, on with it! Here they are: ten films to get your creative juices flowing. Feature


CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

Celebrating the shapes, colours, textures and materials of the metropolis, CITYSCAPES brings together the three different responses to London’s urban environment. Hosted by Jealous, the exhibition features work by Ashes57, Jo Peel and Anka Dabrowska. Feature


LCC Summer Show Picks: Photography

LCC Summer Show Picks: Photography

Last week we paid a visit to the first act of the London College of Communication’s annual degree show, a showcase from the School of Media, with courses including Photography, Photojournalism, Film and Television and Advertising. Being particularly impressed with the emerging creative talent from the BA (Hons) in Photography, we’ve chosen our top four picks to feature. A diverse and contemporary selection of work, the final show was an impressive display of individual skill and raw ability. Feature


ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

What ONLY NY are offering for summer has really caught my eye, with a proper nice selection of illustrative graphic prints. The imagery reflects NY sports and lifestyles, alongside weekend fishing trips – they’re onto a winner with this one! Feature


Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales is a photographer whose images have been published internationally as well as being held in multiple collections and showcased in a selection of exhibitions, including Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, to name just a few. Paolo’s latest exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design 2015 MFA Graduate Show Six Degrees at Clampart in New York City. It is this photographic series titled ‘These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell’ by Paolo which really caught our eye due to its intelligently devised yet relaxed conviction. Feature


Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Having previously worked on a collaboration alongside Stussy and SHOWstuido, CSM student Kiko Kostadinov has joined forces with the streetwear giants once again, this time for a full capsule collection. Created exclusively for Dover Street Market, the collection highlights iconic Stussy staples alongside Kiko’s signature shredded and layered aesthetic. Feature


Shawna X

Shawna X

Shawna X is a bright, young graphic designer, currently living and working in New York. Focusing her main efforts on branding and product design, she also creates provocative graphics and dreamy illustrations that ooze mystery. Displaying a palette of tropical, neon hues she layers soft shapes and organic forms resulting in a hazy combination of visual allure. Feature


Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Joining forces once again, Pharrell and Adidas Originals introduce their new women’s collection scandalously titled ‘Dear Baes.’ With a heavy focus on print, the collection sports Pharrell’s signature polka dots alongside a more detailed line work print across tees, crops, skirts, leggings and shorts. Feature


HUMO

HUMO

HUMO are an independent publishing and print house based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specialising in Risograph, they currently offer four exciting publications and a small selection of posters showcasing their expertise in this field. Also lending themselves as an experimental space, they allow the development of new ideas and creative freedom, resulting in the engaging, colourful projects they produce. The editions of the books they’ve currently created feature artistic drawings and prints of objects, symbols, plants and people. Feature


Short Lived by Craig Redman

Short Lived by Craig Redman

Australian born artist and illustrator Craig Redman is now exhibiting his latest work in his solo show ‘Short Lived’ at Lamington Drive in his home country. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the decade, one half of studio Craig & Carl Redman has produced a collection of artworks with an aim to probe everyday gestures and expressions as well as to examine ordinary moments. Feature


Futura for Pola Foster

Futura for Pola Foster

Independent Mexican design studio Futura create innovative visual solutions for a range of exciting clients. Small company Pola Foster make hand made shoes, pouring their enthusiasm for great design into every pair. Futura have worked to create a playful, candy coated aesthetic identity for Pola Foster using a glitch inspired theme with iridescent finishes. With both groups sharing similar values of being charismatic and fun, Futura bring the shoe brand to life with a modern, vibrant approach. Feature


Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe is a menswear brand that came from brash beginnings and grew to be a confident global brand of today. Mixing fashion and core essentials the brands inspiration routes in ‘a hectic lifestyle of festivals, beats, travel, friends, street and surf.’ Recently presenting their SS15 campaign entitled ‘Global movement’ the brand have enlisted 18 insta creative and photographers from 18 different cities to showcase their personal style wearing piece from the collection. Feature


Balla Dóra

Balla Dóra

Balla Dora is a graphic designer based in Budapest, Hungary where she also teaches design, typography and graphic design history at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Her experimental style of computerised visuals feature disappearing fonts and glitchy goodness. A modernised take on design, Balla explores the possibilities of technology inspired art, entering the realm of futuristic aesthetic. Feature


Shoop X Massage

Shoop X Massage

Founded in 2011 Shoop is a Madrid based sportswear brand with an urban and sophisticated edge. Next month sees Shoop join forces with Japanese underground street culture Magazine Massage, drawing inspiration from both music and Japanese culture to form a capsule collection focusing heavily on typographic prints. Feature


The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

You probably think of an awkward look and a real no-no when you hear people want to combine socks with sandals. But stylist and curator Kate Brien of View From The Topp and photographer David Kitz have been working together and recently they have created a series of gorgeous photographs depicting art socks illustrated by the world’s art legends. From Mona Lisa, self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, to Munch’s The Scream, Brien has paired socks, available for purchase via The Sock Drawer, with open-toed sandals from her personal collection. The results are flattering and will definitely fill you with awe. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Seeing London from a different perspective through experimenting with angle and scale, Pattern of the city is a joint exhibition in collaboration with Timber Yard. Featuring London based creative’s Elsie Wong and Kathryn Hassan; their work looks at the juxtaposition and synchronicity of metropolitan and natural landscapes. Feature


Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam and Carhartt WIP head towards to the launch of their 4th ‘Boom Town Slickers’ collaborative drop and were hyped to see their amazing reworked bandana print featured throughout. Compromised of classic red and black colourways the fantastic print is featured across shirts, shorts, bandanas bags and buckets. Feature


BLOW: Project Charisma

BLOW: Project Charisma

Blow are a design studio based in Hong Kong, specialising in brand identity, packaging, print and web design. Founded in 2010 by creative director Ken Lo, they aim to create bold design solutions that are fresh and contemporary. Their promotional project for Polytrade Paper, Project Charisma set out to showcase the range of papers the company offer, through the medium of cosmetic packaging. Choosing eight female names, as an acronym of the word ‘Charisma,’ they designed a set around each persona, displaying the variety of paper types and printing finishes available. Feature


Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

One of the best things that landed at our studio this morning is this new publication from Sweden, Pet People. As a dog lover myself, I am not surprised by the recent nationwide obsession with pets. They are valued as companions and it’s very interesting to understand how these two-legged and/or four-legged creatures are shaping us all. Feature


A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut Above are a street wear brand hailing from Belgium. Recently dropping their offering for summer 2015, the ‘Young and Restless’ collection boasts a nice selection of typographic prints inspired by early 90’s hip hop and skate magazines. Feature


Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Ronny Hunger (also known under the alias Comet Substance) is a Swiss graphic designer, screen printer and an active member of the DIY scene. He began designing posters for the small music venue Elmo Delmo in Zurich in 2013. Feature


Marianna Fierro

Marianna Fierro

Marianna Fierro is a young Italian graphic designer currently working and living in Brooklyn, New York. Currently working at design agency Hyperakt, her uplifting visuals work perfectly for their client list of humanitarian organisations, philanthropies, tech innovators, universities, and social enterprises. Recently nominated as one of Communication Arts promising new talents of 2015, she works with punchy colours and pleasing icons to create her brilliant graphic solutions. Feature


People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2015

People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2015

Graduating this year? Then this is your chance to win an amazing array of prizes that will benefit your creative career path. The graduate season is here and People of Print are pleased to announce that our annual call for submissions is now open. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or print artist, you can submit up to three examples of your work via our online form. We will be hand selecting the nominations and the top three winners will be voted for by our fantastic selection of partners. Excited? Submit now, we just cannot wait to see your wonderful submissions. Feature


Broken Fingaz

Broken Fingaz

Its official, the first ever Broken Fingaz exhibition in the USA has been announced and is set to open on June 20th at Howard Griffin Gallery 410 Spring Street, Los Angeles. This will be their biggest solo show since 2012’s Crazy Eye Hotel in London and consists of a large-scale multimedia temple installation complete with new paintings, light works and of course lots of surprises, its certainly not one to be missed. Feature


LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

Compiled by duo Ansel Neckles and Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, LET’S BE BRIEF (LBB) is a cultural journal targeted at the creative entrepreneur. Their aim — to bridge the gap between creative culture and business. Feature


Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Centered on symmetrical patterns and bending the rules, LHR Exhibitions are back with their latest exhibition Let’s Tessellate. Curated by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty; the exhibition showcases the work of 15 unique talents. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Hosting the first solo exhibition of Elizabeth Corkery, Beers London will showcase selected works from the artist from the past three years. Taking place between 5th June-25th July, the opening night will be held next week on the evening of 4th June and will feature a range of elegant large scale screen-prints from the artist. Displayed on thin layers of MDF, Elizabeth’s work contains sourced imagery that is cropped and printed directly onto surface, aiming to ‘similarly address architecture, the reproduced image and the potentially fraught task of representing three dimensions in two.’ Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Planning to give your home a facelift? Then you’ve come to the right place. With a mission to fill the world with more art, Feathr work closely with a global community of independent artists and designers to provide you with stylish inspiration for every room in the house. Tom, Anne and Oli only use the best materials to produce a variety of patterned wallpaper designs. Featured examples include designs by Benoît Bodhuin, Peter Judson, Supermundane, 44 flavours and many others. They also work directly with artists to produce occasional bespoke commissions, get in touch with them to find out more! Feature


Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Idea pioneers and creative force Reynolds & Reyner are currently one of the top five design agencies in Ukraine. Delivering clear, innovative and clever solutions, their branding for modern lingerie brand Pom Pom is a perfect example of their sleek, yet playful design ability. With Pom Pom’s slogan being ‘Work hard, play hard,’ the pair wanted to develop the branding around this idea, with the combination of bright contrasting colours and graphics. Feature


Travelogue Summer School

Travelogue Summer School

Summer’s in the air and there’s no better way to sharpen your creative chops than spending your summer at Travelogue Summer School. A five-day forum for debate and collaborative practice dedicated to professionals and students in the fields of design, architecture, arts and related disciplines, Travelogue offers a great opportunity to investigate into publishing through a series of workshops and an experimental guidebook about Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. Feature


Dot Magazine

Dot Magazine

Dot is an absolutely wonderful idea to help infants and toddlers get active and grow. Imagination is a very important part for healthy brain development and that’s why Anorak Press has decided to publish Dot, a new creative magazine aimed at pre-schoolers who are eager to think and learn. Under the theme ‘Shapes’, the debut issue of Dot comprises 36 colourful pages, does not carry advertising, and is illustrated and designed by Anorak’s image-maker Anna Dunn. It’s never too soon to share art with children, and Dot is perfect for your little ones. Check Dot now, it’s on sale for only a fiver! Feature


THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

This is the Same Ocean is an annual journal centered on risograph and contemporary photography. Somewhat a hybrid, based between Berlin and Melbourne, they still like to think of themselves as an Australian publication. A stylistic exploration of self-publishing and print; they describe the journal as ‘an ongoing experiment in print and production methods, and an exercise in money haemorrhaging’. Feature


Alessandro Costariol

Alessandro Costariol

Italian creative Alessandro Costariol is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and art director. Focusing mainly on the development of branding and visual identity, he creates well considered finishes and immaculate layouts for editorial and other printed material. Working with high profile international clients has gained him a reputable name, with his work being published in global titles including Wallpaper*, Kak and New Graphic. Feature


Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas is a freelance illustrator based in Vilnus, Lithuania that works in the realms of advertising, animation and graphic design. With a textural approach to both surreal and realistic imagery, Karlos’ clever concepts and compositions are truly stunning. Portfolio highlights have to be his architectural pieces and deep atmospheric colour combinations. Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Established in Hong Kong by childhood friends Maurice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani, Made in Paradise was formed to introduce urban inspired swimwear that appeal to the style and sensibilities of their youth. With bold print being a huge signature for their aesthetic, each piece holds a unique story, memory or visuals associated with teenage ‘growing pains.’ Their 2015 offering ‘Junk in the Trunk’ pays homage to food being a fundamental part of our everyday lives, and the all consuming ‘food porn’ on social media serving testimony to this. Be it their favourite dingy dim sum diner, or memories from a food fight at a late night burger shack, the collections certainly not about fine dining and packed with vibrant fun. Feature


The Secret Donut Society

The Secret Donut Society

Mexican design duo Ceci Peralta and José Velázquez have come up with this clever branding for an underground donut shop ‘The Secret Donut Society.’ Playing with the idea of the shop not being visible to most, they have based their design on creating an exclusive club for donut lovers. Inspired by secret societies, masonic logos and illuminati order, the intriguing and mysterious graphics take influence from historic texts and symbolic references. Feature


Andrea Manzati

Andrea Manzati

After working for the renowned Happycentro studio for four years as a graphic designer, Andrea Manzati felt he had gained enough experience working on large scale illustration projects for a number of high profile clients and decided to work independently on his own creative career. With commissions including Men’s Health, New Scientist, Computer Arts and The New York Times, his playful yet informative designs communicate a visual language that is easy to understand and pleasing to look at. Experimenting with shape and colour, his multi layered illustrations provide an interesting and engaging addition to the articles they accompany. Feature