Josh Brill

Josh Brill

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


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

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


Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

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


100 Copies By Thomas Yang

100 Copies By Thomas Yang

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


Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova

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


Not Available Design For Media Tube

Not Available Design For Media Tube

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


Valorisation Lab

Valorisation Lab

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


Weapons of Reason

Weapons of Reason

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


Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

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


Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox

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


Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

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


Anny Wang

Anny Wang

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


Versus Versace :: SS15

Versus Versace :: SS15

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


Raphaëlle Martin

Raphaëlle Martin

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


Toys Exhibition

Toys Exhibition

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


Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

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


House Of Cards AW15

House Of Cards AW15

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


Fairground Presents :: Makers

Fairground Presents :: Makers

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


Lili Des Bellons

Lili Des Bellons

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


Eugenia Loli

Eugenia Loli

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


Maser

Maser

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


RIP :: Richard Duardo

RIP :: Richard Duardo

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


Top 10 Print-Based Tumblrs You Should All Follow

Top 10 Print-Based Tumblrs You Should All Follow

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


Paul Alexander Knox :: Shadow Boxing

Paul Alexander Knox :: Shadow Boxing

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


Ella & Pitr: How To Make A Lithograph

Ella & Pitr: How To Make A Lithograph

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


Anne Laval

Anne Laval

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


10 Years of Amelia’s Magazine

10 Years of Amelia’s Magazine

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


Return of COOGI

Return of COOGI

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


Manual for Loveland Aleworks

Manual for Loveland Aleworks

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


Haubitz & Zoche

Haubitz & Zoche

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


Eboy

Eboy

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


Joanna Ham

Joanna Ham

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


Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins

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


Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz is a visual artist based in London, with an animated, refreshing and distinguished style. Exploring his very own interpretation of found imagery, Joe brings nostalgic black and white photography to life with an overlapping ice cream palette of scribbles and artistic scrawl. Expressive and striking, forgotten photos are given another chance to shine, with twists of crayon and pops of zesty colour adorning their surface. There is something endearing about these simple compositions, a winning formula of complimentary contrasting, that works excellently every time. Feature


Chopped Liver Press

Chopped Liver Press

Showcasing unique design and content-driven approaches to screen-print, Chopped Liver Press is a publishing house run by London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin whose recent projects include a collection of typographic posters and their amazing hard-backs ‘Black Market’ and ‘Frozen Chicken Train Wreck’ – their collaborated project with Ditto Press. What’s most interesting about Chopped Liver Press is their work that deals with political, social and cultural concepts and how they often analyse their significance and situations. Feature


Blast Skates

Blast Skates

With the inspiration behind the brand put plain and simply as – ‘seeing boring crap on boards and people still buying it’, Blast Skates, founded by freelance illustrator and keen skater Matthew Bromley launched earlier this year. Based in Brixton, South London the Independent Skate brand has commissioned deck doodlers – James Jarvis, Jon Boam and Marcus Oakley for the first theme in their ‘Chronological Board Series’. Harking back to the prehistoric ages, they really do start at the beginning of time with their first collection of board visuals revolving around the theme ‘Dinosaurs’. Feature


Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe is a Malian photographer who’s black and white film work is completely enchanting. Known for his electrically charged photos of popular culture and cultural shift in 1960′s Bamako, his home city in Mali, he captures people being free and relaxed in public when doing so was relatively new and exciting. His candid dancing snaps at parties are both incredibly intimate and iconic simultaneously, and his posed shots of fashion, youth and motorbikes in front of geometric lines and prints seem beautifully current and way ahead of their time. Feature


Liefhebber Design

Liefhebber Design

Liefhebber Design is the Netherlands based graphics company, ran by creative Nick Liefhebber. Focusing on brand identity and multi media campaigns, Nick divides his visual work between collected communication and imaginative storytelling. His more corporate style is organised and refined, presenting brand identity and design solutions to a range of commercial clients. However it’s his bold illustrations that really hold a head turning quality, indulgent in vibrant texture and pattern, Liefhebber has developed a successful language for expression through his layered visual narratives. Feature


Dr Banana | Second Drop

Dr Banana | Second Drop

After their sell out first collection, masters of bumbags and bucket bags and kings of print in the streetwear world, Dr Banana, have finally dropped their eagerly awaited second release. With each cool, carefully selected print available in just tiny editions of 25, you best get in there quick if you don’t want to miss out again. Be sure to check out their website – their latest skate video is particularly dreamy. Feature


Kari Medig

Kari Medig

Kari Medig is a Photographer that crew up in a cabin in Northern British Columbia with parents that made him go cross-country skiing and took photos of wild mushrooms / fungi on matching Nikon FEs. After studying biochemistry, Kari inherited his parent’s cameras, started taking photos and studied photography and now travels the world making images for both editorial and commercial clients. With a penchant for 120 film, Kari feels most comfortable in snowy environments, and his stunning crisp landscape photography encourages you to get out and see the world. Feature


Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

This issue of Printing Friends magazine has been beautifully designed by Swedish creative branding and design agency Snask. The Stockholm based company previously rebranded the print based magazine a short while ago, after the founders felt the aesthetic quality lacked the delivery of its written content. For this issue Snask have created their own still life experiments, which appear on the cover in addition to the fresh and brilliantly executed interior. Printing Friends aims to showcase creative talent and inspire others within similar fields, featuring work and editorial from a number of sources organised into themes, this issue being travel. Feature


House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney have just boomed since there conception in 2010. Inspired by their desire to create a new take on traditional interiors, they combined their background in fashion and love of interiors to build the unique brand. They have recently collaborated again with world wide brand Puma, to bring their designs to a new form. Both brands have worked with some of their favourite original designs, including Puma’s Basket and R698 models and a favourite House of Hackney print, Hackney Empire. We love they way they have been a leader in livening up printed interiors, as well as the fact they print in the UK! You can browse over a further selection of their print work here. Feature


Heretic Studio | London’s Best Screen Print Trio

Heretic Studio | London’s Best Screen Print Trio

Here at People of Print, we are true fans of the formidable force that is the Heretic trio. We definitely don’t want to blow our own trumpets but we like to think that we know a fair amount about the world of print, and these guys stick out at the top of the print game like a sore thumb – which is why we have asked them to design and hand screen print 500 limited edition covers for our quarterly publication Print Isn’t Dead Element #002. Not only are they printmakers, but they are excellent illustrators and designers; when you bring all of these elements together into one entity you have something really special indeed. You only have to take a glimpse at their huge body work to see that they live and breathe print! Feature


Keep Kemistry Alive!

Keep Kemistry Alive!

For over a decade, East London’s Kemistry Gallery has served as a creative hub and exhibition space for international art and design talents, both young and professional alike. But the gallery has recently announced that it is now facing permanent closure following the impending redevelopment of its current home. But rather than admit defeat, Kemistry Gallery has decided to move on to the next step and is hoping to reestablish itself as “the UK’s first centre dedicated solely to graphic art and design”. But without your support, this couldn’t be happening. Feature


Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Influenced by Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis Lawrence uses the art of printmaking to present archetypal figures iconically composed of symbol and allegory. Taking influence from medieval illuminated illustrations and alchemical manuscripts, the iconic imagery play the role as emblems of contemplation, containing symbolic references to a deeper archetypal meaning. Each print possesses a still narrative through the anthropomorphic figures and the objects they possess. Feature


Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike have recently teamed up with Liberty for an offering of both clothes and footwear for AW14. The season sees Liberty introduce their Belmont Ivy print into their iconic archive, with botanical artwork inspiration rooting from the entwining patterns of ivy clinging to buildings. Focusing heavily on print offered in 2 autumnal colour combinations, Liberty’s Belmont Ivy pattern appears on the lining and trims of garments combined with Nike’s tonal all-over polka dots. Feature


Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

You may have seen our previous ravings about this very memorable London based illustrator who grew up on the Scottish border with a Tanzanian artist mother. Well here’s a great chance to see what all the fuss is about for yourselves, with her solo show opening in Brighton this Friday at 6pm at No Walls Gallery. Her designs have been applied to a range of surfaces including apparel, accessories and LP sleeves and her influences are obvious in her colourful, characterful work – vibrant mark-making and exotic prints feature heavily. Represented by the Central Illustration Agency, Zulu’s work has been featured in Taschen’s ‘Illustration Now’, and she has many exciting new projects in the pipeline. See you at the private view! Feature


Echo Yang

Echo Yang

Designer Echo Yang presents slick and well considered solutions to presenting information, with her refined editorial design approach. Based in Taiwan, her dynamic skillset lend themselves to a range of graphic design projects including this music album packaging. The mainly monochrome, with flashes of candy pink arrangement of text and imagery is an extremely precise and elegant example of her sophisticated ability. Feature


The Song Project

The Song Project

We came across The Song Project completely out of the blue, and it struck a cord firstly with it’s eye-catching riso-printed postcards and secondly when we found out a bit more about the story behind the project. All designs are available to buy in aid of Niamh’s Fund. A charity recently set up to raise money for a little girl called who suffers from a rare form of cancer. We spoke to Pui and Nerys about how the project came about and how their using print to raise money for a very special cause. Feature


Letterform Live

Letterform Live

London’s graphic design scene is about to heat up once again since Grafik and Monotype are presenting a series of live events dedicated to one of the most fundamental elements of good design, Letterform. Despite a sharp drop in temperatures in London over the past few days, the talks and debates presented by internationally renowned type and design practitioners will definitely warm you up. The events are divided into three panel sessions, each with a different topic: Posters, Books and Magazines. Feature


‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

Launching this Friday (7th Nov) ‘In Our Manor’ is an exhibition curated by Sean Rennision Phillips taking place at Ten Grand Arcade Hasler Gallery (N12) Bringing together a variety of creatives from Finchley and the surrounding area who are young, current and cutting edge, the exhibition will showcase work across a wide variety of mediums from painting, performance art and photography to light-reactive cut outs, and hand-painted typography. Reflecting on the show Currator Sean explains… Feature


Turbo Island

Turbo Island

Turbo Island represents a group of illustrators dedicated to t-shirt design, in all its quirky and imaginative glory. Proclaiming to be ‘for the music geeks among us’, their selection of riso prints and hand-printed t-shirts as well as many of their original artworks will feature in an upcoming exhibition in Leeds on the 20th of this month, as well as a mysterious new t-shirt design dropping on the 14th November. Their original style, humorous characters and retro colour palate make them worth a watch – be sure to follow their instagram for all your daily illustration pleasure! Feature


Lili Des Bellons

Lili Des Bellons

Take a look at these incredibly detailed architectural landscapes from French illustrator Lili Des Bellons. Her impressive series of maze like constructions, layer multi dimensional angles and shapes in a rather delectable range of night time tones. An observatory view into unknown cityscapes and intricate networks of grid like roads skirting round office blocks, presents a celebratory take on the energy and design found in our urban environments. Feature


MIRRORCITY

MIRRORCITY

Author J. G Ballard’s speculative futures illustrate a dystopic world, psychologically and philosophically bleak, urbane and mechanised by technological development – a world that is scarily encroaching. Running from 14th October to 4th Jan 2015 at the Hayward Gallery, MIRRORCITY showcases recent artwork from 23 established and up and coming London based illustrators, painters, sculptors, and performance artists. The collection as a whole addresses the liminal space in-between the physical and the digital and between fiction and reality – exploring the effects of the digital revolution on our contemporary society and alluding to modern city life. Feature


Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Iconic Italian outwear brand Stone Island have recently dropped a new tortoise camouflage all-over print collection for AW14. Taking inspiration from the classic tortoiseshell pattern embellished on eyewear for decades, the brand have taken the iconic design to the next level through print, being particularly noteworthy. Sporting an autumnal colour pallet the print is featured on every item of the collection including jackets, trousers, bags, caps and tees and is set to drop shortly. Feature


After Party

After Party

Brighton-based ‘After Party”s debut collection of beautiful silky separates will carry you through the early hours of the morning, the lay in and the hungover day beyond. Quality, craftsmanship and high-end tailoring techniques are paramount, and beautiful marble and spatter patterns feature throughout on silk. The collection drop is imminent, with monogrammed initials a tempting option. Be sure to check out the website to make sure you don’t miss the much-anticipated launch. Feature


Disney x Wood Wood

Disney x Wood Wood

Scandinavian streetwear brand Wood Wood have paired up with Disney to produce an exciting new capsule collection. Featuring the iconic character Mickey Mouse, his instantly recognisable face has been warped and distorted into a series of mind bending digital prints. Melting Mickey’s and trippy repeat patterns adorn the monochrome selection of garments, which will be available at selected retailers including Liberty and Goodhood from Nov 3rd. Feature


Barbara Dziadosz

Barbara Dziadosz

The work from Barbara Dziadosz doesn’t feel like an like it has come from an illustrator who is still studying! Her illustrations have a very organic feel to them, with natural shapes and relaxed lines. As she finishes her studies in Hamburg, Barbara’s portfolio of work is getting very exciting. Print features heavily in her work and wether it be screen print or digital outcomes you can clearly see her influences with experimental overlaying and knowledge of colours. You can purchase tote bags, prints, zines and beer mats all on her online store, or just check out her fabulous work. Feature


Halloween Record Sleeves

Halloween Record Sleeves

We asked the fabulous Emily Evans, who co-runs Cover Club at Ace Hotel to write about some of her favourite Halloween style record sleeves. here they are in all of their glory. Feature


Hattie Stewart

Hattie Stewart

Self proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ and inventor of the ‘Doodle Bomb’, Hattie Stewart is a young London based illustrator. Her signature ‘Doodle Bombs’ came to life in front of the television, armed with a pen and a copy of Dazed and Confused. Influenced from early childhood by The Dandy and The Beano, her stock characters are comic and cheeky and her work is energetic and playful, bold and colourful. However her tongue in cheek style and cartoon-esque motifs are cleverly infused with a dark humour and sarcasm, stopping them from becoming cutesy hearts and smiley faces – and instead characterising her drawings with a British humour synonymous with London. Feature


Jess Nash

Jess Nash

Jess Nash is an Illustrator currently based in Norwich who enjoys making work focused on non-fiction narratives, social commentary and interactive illustration. With a beautifully tactile hand-rendered approach to illustration, Jess has a great portfolio with a highlight being her basketball reportage book, full of visual experiments challenging our visual perspective of reportage. Feature


Kyle Metcalf

Kyle Metcalf

Take a look at the impressive work of Canadian illustrator Kyle Metcalf. His ‘Still Life’ collection captures simplistic scenes that provoke a narrative, without unnecessary complexity. His recreation of shadow and texture produce an interesting display of effortless composition, making his style a prime example of contemporary digital illustration. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

London based brand and lovers of print Lazy Oaf have teamed up with the iconic animation series Looney Tunes for the 2nd time for an exciting AW14 collection. Taking inspiration from the classic cartoons of the 30’s and 40’s visualized through bold graphics and a mostly monochrome colour pallete, each oversized item from both mens and womenswear is designed to be layered and is available to buy now. Feature


Acid Mag

Acid Mag

‘A surf related publishing project for the curious minded’, Acid explores surfing in it’s relation to the beautiful life surrounding it, all in pleasing 5-colour offset print on FSC offset paper. Surprising stories, photography, illustration and music all feature, whilst the typography and direction just keeps catching you out page to page. Look out for issue four set to drop after Christmas. Feature


12FV

12FV

Jeffrey Tang is the guy behind 12FV, a collective portfolio spreading across various platforms of social media. Dabbling in a range of creative outlets, these illustrations from the graphic designer, art director and photographer hint towards an animated style that is both intriguing and mysterious. This drawing based side project harnesses just one of his many talents, check out his pretty sweet photography here too. Feature


Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Screen print extraordinaire Tind has been at it again, always pushing the boundaries of print. In a recent project he explored the illusion know as the moiré effect. Although often unwanted for it dizzying effects, within the realms of screen print he has shown the varying results that can be made. His exploration in to what is usually considered as printing errors is an ongoing theme behind his work. Combined with the distorted quote ‘Error is Superior to Art’ he proves that error and experimentation can make some truly beautiful results. Feature


Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer’s illustration is one of the best examples that shows how great things can still be done by hand despite the exponential growth of digital technology. A freelance illustrator and occasional animator from Brighton, Helmer is best known for her distinct style of painterly illustration depicting cheerful characters. She is currently living and working in London and is also part of Day Job Studio – an independent illustration collective comprising 10 graduates from Camberwell College of Arts. Feature


Ben Parks

Ben Parks

Ben Parks is a photographer that lives and works in Los Angeles. Ben’s blurred and beautiful abstract imagery focuses on the deconstruction of traditional subjects as they are defined by natural light. Working with instant films, polaroid’s and vintage cameras with inaccurate shutters, Ben’s surreal and dream like photos offer visuals of grainy landscapes, deep colour combinations and portray the texture and happy accidents you only get with working with film. Feature


Inkygoodness: Glug Birmingham Poster Design Competition

Inkygoodness: Glug Birmingham Poster Design Competition

Inspired by the themes of ‘create’ and ‘play’, Inkygoodness is inviting you to design their official Glug Birmingham Poster, for a range of prizes for 1st and 2nd place, as well as a chance to be presented in a print exhibition at ‘Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters’ in November for 25 runners up. Perfect for students and recent graduates, the competition requires you work in one of 3 mouthwatering colour-schemes, and offers the top 25 the opportunity to have their designs printed and sold in editions. All the details over at www.inkygoodness.com Feature


Anton Bundenko

Anton Bundenko

Photographer and artist Anton Bundenko specialises in contemporary collage and fashion editorial. Combining digital and hand made textures, he layers illustration, imagery and print to create engaging visuals. Exploring each medium in detail, his imagery is a collection of experimentation and diversity. Working in an unconventional way, his offbeat style makes for an interesting take on editorial aesthetics. Feature


Colours May Vary

Colours May Vary

The charming, Colours May Vary, is an independent shop based in Leeds. Specialising in illustration, graphic art, photography and interiors. They fill their store with a range of books, magazines, prints, stationary and much more. They showcase some of own our favourites including gift ranges from Wrap as well as well as products from The Printed Peanut and graphic maps from designer Herb Lester. We love that they support up and coming artist too and include in house projects in there store such as the fun ‘My Patch’ collection of unique patches designed by a range of designers. Feature


The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

As were feeling the spookily festive in the run up to Halloween The Vaults of Terror is a group TV horror exhibition that you can drop by all week if you just can’t wait to celebrate until the weekend. Featuring prints sculpture and curiosities by 20 great illustrators, artists, street artists and printmakers, the exhibition hosts a movie night, amongst exquisite corpse monster workshops and other frightening fun, taking place until November 1st (after opening last Thursday) at the Vaults Gallery in the old Victorian vaults underneath Waterloo. I caught up with curators Ben Rider and Russell Taysom to find out more about the show.. Feature


Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

‘The Dollar is too Nationalistic. Here’s what it should look like instead.’ Swiss Design graduate Travis Purrington has reinvented the American Dollar for his major thesis, and his version boasts no presidents, eagles or national monuments, and has a modern illustrative curiosity. The design of the dollar hasn’t significantly changed since 1929, save some anti-counterfeiting measures and the edition of ‘In God We Trust’ to all bills in 1957. Purrington’s re imaginings are awash with nature, architecture and space exploration, and are all printed with a primarily vertical layout, which he says ‘not only better reflects how we actually hold money in our hands, but serves to reset America’s perspective on what a dollar bill actually is.’ Feature


Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Karan Singh is an Australian artist and illustrator currently residing in New York. His energetic style screams fun in all the right places, with a childlike simplicity that adds a charming allure. Working for clients including Adobe, IBM and Heineken, Singh’s versatility lends itself to a range of briefs, without ever losing his signature vibrant, graphic style. Dazzling displays of modern op-art feature throughout his most recent work, combining brightly coloured zig zags with bold swirling patterns for an exciting and playful result. Feature


Little Gestalten

Little Gestalten

The world acclaimed Gestalten, German Art Book Publishers, have created a new publishing branch titled Little Gestalten. Of course because of their impeccable eye and critical design taste you would expect nothing less than something truly special; and that’s just what they have achieved. With the new narratives they aim to bring ‘today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children.’ A few new titles are the re-worked classic fairytales Little Red Ridding Hood and Puss in Boots, filled with vibrant illustrations from Clémentine Sourdais. The concertina books have also been created to be used as shadow puppets casting a magical array of images – available to delight adults and children alike. Feature


Unit Shop by Unit Editions

Unit Shop by Unit Editions

What better way to end the week than spending a Friday afternoon browsing through coffee table tomes or flipping through beautiful pages of a high-quality book. Pioneering publishing venture Unit Editions have recently announced the launch of Unit Shop – a new creative hub down at their headquarter in Kennington where they will allow design fanatics to run their eyes over limited-edition books and copies, print rarities and posters. The shop is open on Fridays from 12pm to 5pm, starting on Friday 7th November 2014. Enjoy! Feature


GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

It is almost the end of the year 2014 and we have to admit that there are quite a lot of interesting design exhibitions to look forward to. Graphics RCA: Fifty Years and Beyond is actually one of the most talked-about events happening here in London this autumn. The show is dedicated to a collection of works produced by leading graphic design practitioners and talented students and also showcases the rich history of graphic communication spanning over half a century at the Royal College of Art. Feature


Matt Manson :: Homeware

Matt Manson :: Homeware

People of Print favourite Matt Manson moved back to his hometown of Bristol setting up a studio earlier this year, and has been working on a number of exciting projects getting clocked by the likes of Vogue. Having spent the last few years obsessively creating geometric patterns, Matt has recently decided to channel these designs into a selection of homewares from bespoke ceramics with hand-printed decals, to laser engraved incense holders, upholstered chairs and screen printed scarves. Feature


House of Hackney

House of Hackney

Quirky east London interiors brand House of Hackney have been on my radar a little while, especially their printed wallpapers and fabrics, inspired by the natural world. Boasting vintage Versace-esque palms to decadent velvet animal prints and whole ranges of furniture and products smothered in the designs, the website is definitely worth a long browse. Feature


Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Recently returning from a six week residency on island haven Bali, founder of organic clothing and handcrafted skateboarding company Satta, Joe Launder has just completed a successful stint at surf and motorbike brand Deus Ex Machina. During his time there, he worked on a collection of 60′s inspired sidewalk surfer skateboards, made from locally sourced reclaimed Teak wood. He also produced a series of artworks, presenting them in an exhibition entitled ‘Spiritual Materialism,’ which acted as an opening show for Deus’ annual Slidetober Festival. Feature


Atto

Atto

Atto are a multi-disiplinary studio based in Milan, Italy. They immerse themselves in an array of different projects from brand identity, illustration to motion graphics. To add another string to their bow, they strongly believe in sharing the benefit of graphic design and organise creative workshops for children. They also incorporate the use of their trusty riso printer in to the production of a lot of their work. You can also order riso prints from them or discuss project collaborations. Fantastic. Feature


Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Queen of all-over print Mary Katrantzou has recently teamed up with Adidas Originals for a collection of both kicks and clothes for AW14 set to drop on the 15th November. In True Mary K style the collection features a vibrant array of colours, patterns and textures with deconstructed floral prints adorning the footwear and clothing prints focusing on oversized abstract trainer details and textures. Feature


Cool Shit

Cool Shit

Cool shit is a playful, tongue-in-cheek, unisex street wear brand based in Barcelona that specialises in eye-catching colours and quirky as hell print. From burgers to doughnuts, Lionel Richie to Bill Murray, there’s something to amuse and confuse everyone over on their website, not to mention on the streets of Spain and beyond. Feature


KYLAM

KYLAM

KYLAM is a Paris based artist that strongly believes in the value of handmade print. Preferring traditional methods of working, he tries to avoid any computer based design and instead creates unique prints with character and meaning. Inspired by symbolism and religious references, his passion fuelled art is both intriguing and mysterious. Feature


Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing features an incredible mix of eclectic styles, colourful graphic prints and quirky fabric designs. The range encompasses overblown geometric prints and stylised organic patterns with all their collections ethically produced in collaboration with seamstresses in Ghana and manufactured using locally sourced textiles and hand-woven kente from the markets of West Africa only. The name ‘Yevu’ derives from the local ‘Ewe language’ meaning ‘White Woman’ – the word that founder Anna Robertson heard everyday when she spent 12 months exploring the lively streets of Accra and ended up falling in love with the history of traditional wax print. Feature


PRINT ISN’T DEAD Magazine | Element #002

After the amazing success of launching our magazine titled PRINT ISN’T DEAD Element #001, we are excited to announce our Kickstarter for Element #002. Once again, audience participation and funding will determine how the magazine will be printed, this time around we have pre-planned stretch goals which include extra fluorescent spot colours, more pages and a higher volume print run. You can also buy a block of print space with this issue. Feature


PCP | Ornamental Conifer

PCP | Ornamental Conifer

Poster Child Prints are dedicated to selling limited edition screen prints, making art accessible to all types of collectors by selling at modest and affordable prices. Each piece is individually authenticated and they have just teamed up with the fantastic British artist Nicolai Sclater, under the moniker Ornamental Conifer. Known for his painting onto motorcycles, cars and other objects, his work focuses on humour, wordplay, mischief and often controversial yet motivational messages. Through the medium of hand painted typography and patterns, using traditional sign writing brushes and enamel paint, he pays homage to the tradition of sign painting whilst keeping his earlier influences in graffiti. Feature


Damien Correll

Damien Correll

Damien Correll is a Brooklyn based illustrator. Alongside working freelance Damien has taken the advertising and editorial world by storm with his joint design firm venture with Garrett Morin – Part and Parcel. Damien’s beautifully coloured and playful imagery illustrates the visual language between shape and form with a particularly interesting take on reflecting 3D objects in a 2D format. Feature


Ricardo Delgado

Ricardo Delgado

Calling all closet (or not so closet) dinosaur lovers out there: we are not alone. Hailing from the East Fernando Valley, Delgado is a comic book creator, novelist, printmaker, illustrator, concept artist and fanatic of all things ‘dinosaur’, and his detailed, fluid and entirely absorbing illustrations take me right back to coloured pencils and juice in front of Jurassic Park. Enjoy. Feature


Twenty Sheets Of Paper and a Dozen Ball Point Pens

Twenty Sheets Of Paper and a Dozen Ball Point Pens

Take a look at this pretty sweet pen based animation by Jeff Scher. Starting with a simple black dot, the short video shows a cycle of twenty sheets of white paper that gradually become engulfed by ball point biro. The ink wiggles and flashes its way over each sheet, dancing over the blank space before transforming it into pure block of darkness. Feature


Anymade Studio

Anymade Studio

Founded in the Czech Repulic in 2007 by Petr Cabalka, Filip Nerad and Jan Šrámek (aka VJ Kolouch) over the years Anymade Studio has evolved into a multifunctional design platform working in a variety of fields including graphic design, illustration, type, video, motion design and sound. With a stunning portfolio consisting of bright bold colours and graphics, attention to pattern, texture, shape, form and layout the studio offers a wide selection of amazing printed goodness and is well worth checking out. Feature


PSA  >>|

PSA >>|

PSA, or Pear Shaped Apparel, are fast establishing themselves as Brighton’s coolest street wear brand, and spreading rapidly further afield, with sell out collections at London’s Boxpark and their first flagship store opening this year, as well as the launch of ‘The Pear Shaped Social Club’, which has seen UK legends Mike Skinner and Oxide and Neutrino headline events. The name was coined from a Mike Skinner lyric, and the brand has deeply established roots in the underground music scene, drawing inspiration from city life, skate and youth culture. Feature


Sara Andreasson

Sara Andreasson

Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson approaches visual communication with a light hearted yet sophisticated stance. Her interesting set of cleverly created characters are composed of simple shapes and contrasting vector lines. Set in surroundings that are filled with contemporary graphics and vibrant patterns, her curated scenes are refreshing and playful. Sara is also Editor of BBY mag, a digital and printed publication that focuses on the female perspective in text, photography, illustration and art. Feature


Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang is a showcase of sixteen artists’ visual interpretations of old school and new school cockneys. Hosted and curated by Lauriston Hanbury and Regen aka LHR, an independent platform that organises group shows originated by Mr.Gresty, the exhibition will display the images produced to represent a process called ‘hemiteleia’ – a phrase construction that is prevalent in dialectal English from the East End of London. We encourage you to go get a peep at this interesting collection of images. The show will open its doors on Friday 24th October 2014 at The Lauriston and will run until early 2015. Free Entry! Feature


Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Drawing is an effortless practice in observation and we often find ourselves getting lost in some kind of meditative state when we draw. South-Korean artist Daehyun Kim also uses pigment pencil, pigment pen, marker and ink as a method of relaxation. He has been drawing the Moonassi series since he was in the university studying traditional East-Asian painting, and this series of drawings represents nothing but his state of mind. Emotions are contagious and it is really strange how these wonderful pieces of art can bring sensations of restfulness just by looking at them. Feature


Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti’s beautiful photographs visualize the world often to points of abstraction, whether his subject is a plant, person or object, it is portrayed on it’s level of colour pattern or form. Frequently traveling, Osma’s photography is documentary in nature responding to his surroundings and environments. Feature


Kate Gibb

Kate Gibb

Screen printer Kate Gibb has been working from her studio in Paddington for over 15 years, on commissions from the likes of Apple, Nike, Stussy, Dries Van Noten and The Chemical Brothers. She had early studies in printed textiles which is evident, and her stunning colours, use of pattern and obsessive, purist approach to screen printing have had me following her consistently, whilst her beautiful website has secured itself as a firm favourite of mine for inspiration. Feature


Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Artist Kate Shaw creates fantasy landscapes that blend recognisable perspectives with surreal colour and tone. Producing dream like views of melting colours that drip poetically into each other, her intriguing use of layering is hard to ignore. Exploring our relationship with the natural world, glacial and mountainous environments are dramatised and accentuated for artistic effect, highlighting the undefinable beauty we are met with in our organic surroundings. Feature


Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

On 13th November 2014, The John Rylands Library will host an entire evening dedicated to the works and a series of open talks by four of the world’s most-respected design practitioners, Anthony Burrill, Si Scott and Studio Thomson and Helen Musselwhite. Organised by one of the largest paper manufacturers in Europe, Fedrigoni, this evening event will highlight the essence of paper and together we will be investigating into the reason why paper is still the most essential medium for artists and designers throughout generations. Feature


Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt (aka C.E) are a streetwear brand hailing from Tokyo created by Sk8thing (the man behind the graphics at Bape, Billionaire Boys Club and Icecream.) Renowned for their heavy application of glitch graphics and hyper realistic prints, their latest collaboration with online lifestyle magazine Honeyee doesn’t shy away from their signature bold graphics. The limited edition collection features a down filled puffer jacket with a ‘virtual reality style print’ complete with a printed lining in 3 colour ways. Feature