Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Our latest publishing project titled Posterzine is where a poster meets a magazine — a mini monograph magazine which folds out to reveal a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm). Posterzine is printed by Pressision Ltd using two special Pantone spot colours each time on Fedrigoni Arcoprint Extra White paper stock meaning that no two issues will look the same. It has been registered at the British Library as a magazine because of the way that it folds in on itself, differentiating it from a pamphlet which is folded like a concertina. It has been given it’s own ISSN number and is noted as a publication. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Imprint Projects have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ben DuVall has teamed up with Espen Friberg to design a screen-printed poster, limited-edition of 100, to help spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Now read on to hear more about Ben and the challenges of creating a design with someone he never meets in person. Feature


Odd Pears

Odd Pears

Socks are a perfect present that everybody loves and actually uses, whatever the occasion. Odd Pears™ is the brainchild of Brock Sykes who has a secret penchant for brightly-coloured, cheerful socks. What’s so special about Odd Pears™ is the fact that they sell socks in Pears, not pairs, and that means instead of getting two socks, you get three individual socks; two that match and one that is slightly, or inversely, odd. Feature


Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

An uncompromising collection of work created by Amsterdam-based graphic artist Louis Reith is brought together by Mini Galerie in this year’s Art Rotterdam. If you remember, we first featured Louis Reith in 2014 and after two years of hard work, it’s no surprise that his portfolio has expanded progressively. Louis Reith has a distinguished career and has also participated in many exhibitions across the globe. We are big fans of Reith and we guarantee he’s one of those talents who will continually inspire you with his beautiful imagery, collages and art zines. Feature


Big Steam Print

Big Steam Print

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is planning an ambitious project that will turn a 12.5 tonne 90 year old steamroller into a giant printing press and take it on tour so that 1000s of people can see this extraordinary spectacle. To make this slightly bonkers idea into a reality, the museum is crowdfunding aiming to raise £12,500 by 23 February through the Art Fund’s Art Happens website. Feature


Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless is the ninth title from Melbourne-based publishing house Bloom, released in celebration of their second birthday. The publication features an 8fps image sequence taken by Lloyd Stubber of Jay Dymock’s infamous boneless 360. During the summer of 2008, a famous Perth skate spot had yet another NBD (never been done) ticked off its list, a boneless 360 by Jay Dymock. Although maybe second nature to him, it went down in history for all that witnessed. Still to this day the video footage has never surfaced, whether it was lost or taped over – or maybe not even recording – still remains a mystery. This 462 page, perfect bound, digitally printed, 6″ x 9″ flip-book is released in a signed edition of 25. Feature


Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Today, we are pleased to have the opportunity of introducing our latest issue of Posterzine which features our very own multi-award winning graphic designer James Lunn. After our first five issues, you may have noticed that Posterzine™ has now become another great, regular source of inspiration from People of Print. And for the special Posterzine Issue 06, it’s time for us to sit down and catch up with James Lunn about his transition from London to York and why a change of scenery can be quite important for designers. Feature


Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Independently funded arts and culture magazine, Foxhole, showcases a range of new and existing creatives in the ‘fields of writing, design, illustration and photography’. Influenced by Bukowski, a stint as a musician, the spirit of self-publishing and a new found addiction to the printed form, Mark Beechill founded the magazine in 2015. With a by-line of ‘open to ideas’ the magazine’s philosophy is to cover all ‘creative endeavours and areas of alternative culture deserving of a wider audience’. Feature


Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Here is another fantastic production by one of our favourite printmaker studios in the world — Re:Surgo! from Berlin, Germany. This awesome five layer psychedelic screen printed poster was produced specially for the German tour of Tame Impala. There are three different versions each which are limited to an edition of just 100. The poster dimensions are 50 x 70 cm and this should surely be added to your print collection. Hats off to designers and printers Gfeller + Hellsgard, who win once more. Feature


The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

Strange Beast’s Kyle Platts has celebrated his signature style and love for skating in his collaborative project of skate apparel and a skateboard. Sheffield-born, London-based illustrator and artist Kyle Platts has recently teamed up with Wasted Paris, an independent fashion label, to develop a narrative that makes the most of his cartoon characters and humour. After their brief meeting back in 2014 at Be-Street weekend, Kyle has decided to create a series of illustrations which consists of trees cutting down lumberjacks – some perfect cartoon characters with a dark twist and mother nature taking some pretty brutal revenge. Feature


Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham is a London-based print designer, bringing her unique style to both fashion and interior textile designs. Her work is a mesmerising mix of graphic and kaleidoscopic patterns, working in parallel with her beautiful choice of colour palettes. Constantly inspired by her new work, we thought we would catch up with her to find out how she became a master in the print world, and what the hurdles and triumphs are of being a print designer. Feature


Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko is a Helsinki-based freelance pattern designer, illustrator and self-proclaimed colour enthusiast. Since completing her MA studies in Fashion Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, she has been designing surface patterns mainly for Scandinavian and Japanese interior and fashion companies alongside doing illustrations and diverse artistic collaborations involving textile and print. Her work is best described as a playful mixture of organic and graphic, quirky and colourful, dreamy and exuberant. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

People of Print are thrilled to announce that our Print Isn’t Dead magazine Element 004 has hit the shelves and as always the magazine is jammed packed with visual delights, talented printmakers and the very best designers, artists and events from around the world.

Element 004 is an 84 page independent magazine extravaganza focusing on letterpress, typography, illustration, events and conferences whilst featuring the likes of the infamous Anthony Burrill, Alan Kitching, David Wolske, Roderick Mills, Marion Deuchars, Protein, Letterform Live, 99U and Live Surface to name just a few gracing the pages of this issue. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

Imprint Projects have been working as artists, designers and curators in partnership with non-profits, brands and communities since their inception on Valentine’s day five years ago. And to celebrate their fifth anniversary, they have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Feature


Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi is currently in her final year at Coventry School of Art and Design and she has created a suitcase printing press as part of her Final Major Project. “Although the aim is for it to become a paid venture once I graduate, at the minute, I’m calling it ‘Have press, will travel!” The press is built in a 1940s trunk with little wheels attached to one end so she can pull it around. The print bed itself is made of hardwood ply with a piece of acrylic on top so that it is easily cleanable and it is removable so that you can access the built in storage space underneath (for squeegees, ink etc). In the lid she has built storage for paper and separations. Feature


Sophie Layton

Sophie Layton

London-based artist and professional printmaker Sophie Layton has recently announced her second major solo show with Eames Fine Art and this time we will be treated to a wonderful selection of her work spanning Carborundum prints, photo-etched imagery, printed transfers and monotypes. For this upcoming exhibition in spring 2016, You can expect to see Layton’s ventures across diverse mediums. We promise this is a must-see for anyone who wishes to see work that evokes the sense of the uncanny and creatively explores the juxtaposition of light and dark. Feature


Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

British artist Joe Webb, is drawn to the ‘fuzziness’ of vintage imagery and the comforting warmth of their aesthetic. With a particular fondness of the fifties, he juxtaposes magazine cuttings and printed ephemera that he has collected from charity shops and book shops to make low fi, mixed media collages. Creating surreal, dream-like landscapes, using two or three images as a rule, he takes the original image out of context and reinvents it, delicately layering the hand cut images. Feature


My Name Is

My Name Is

My name is is an art direction and graphic design studio located in Paris, France. The design studio was founded in 2007 by Alexandre & Thomas and they are known for  designing impressive identity & branding systems, websites, books, magazines, posters, music and product packagings for clients like Adidas, Sony Music, Reebok, Universal Music and more. Feature


J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

The February 2016 issue of Novum Journal — World of Graphic Design cover was printed by J. E. Wolfensberger in Switzerland using a luxurious gold bronzing powder which gives it a very unique finish. The Wolfensberger family business is now in fourth-generation hands, founded by Johann Edwin Wolfensberger who took over a Zurich printing works in 1902. This issue focuses on designers and studios from Mexico. Feature


Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer studying Graphic Design at Winchester School of Art whilst practising in a four-part design collective – Fourm Creative. Ed has recently been working on a series of personal projects, one of which is his creative manifesto, titled A—Z Manifesto,  which is a double-sided screen-printed poster (42×59.4cm). Design processes vary between projects and practitioner, yet the sense of journey and travel is always there. His manifesto highlights that sense of travel through a series of metaphorical journeys, mapped out with a fictitious graphic device. Feature


Eloise Dörr | Interview

Eloise Dörr | Interview

London-based artist, skater and all-round cool girl, Eloise Dörr, is making a name for herself in the UK skate scene and art scenes alike. Influenced largely by skate culture and all that surrounds it, it’s not unusual for a deck to become her canvas. As any new skater knows, you spend a lot of time stacking it and to put it simply ‘eating shit’. Eloise’s work relishes and celebrates these rudimentary aspects of the sport, her signature silhouette characters personifying the lack of boundaries and exuding a sense of innocence. Feature


The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

Neenah Paper featuring Crane® Papers brings to you The Beauty of Letterpress which celebrates letterpress printing and its creators. Print No.12 from the series has been produced with the historic 120 year old Jersey Cream wood blocks in a limited edition of 100 prints. This special edition print was created by the Museum Director for The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Jim Moran, and all proceeds from the $100 purchase price go directly to help support The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum build a humidity/climate-controlled room to house vintage blocks. A very worthy cause in our eyes. Feature


The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

Last night saw the fantastic opening of ‘The Language of Dreams Exhibition’ in Old Street as part of The Red Bull Studio Collectives series. What’s most impressive about this show is the fact that it serves as a place where fantasy meets reality. Bringing to life thoughts, ideas and dreams through visual manifestations, together Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti have explored the individualism of interpretation in relation to visual language. So don’t forget to drop by Hoxton Gallery if you get a chance. The exhibition runs from 26th January to 8th February 2016. Feature


A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life is a graphic design studio based in London. Their work focuses on art direction, identities, publications, exhibitions, type design, signage, packaging, and digital. They have recently created a new visual identity for celebrated British shoe and bookmaker, John Lobb, which is owned by Hermès. The new package consists of a new logo, typography and colour scheme, along with design of stationery, packaging, printed and digital invitations; and a new website to top it off. Feature


Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine is the brainchild of FranklinTill, a London-based multidisciplinary design studio set up by Kate Franklin and Caroline Till in 2010. With their mutual interest in bridging research, forecasting and creative direction, Viewpoint Magazine is created with an aim to give brands, designers, consumer insight teams an in-depth understanding of emerging design movements across the lifestyle industries. It serves as a creative round-up of updates on new design, retail, lifestyle, material and technology that you might not be able to find elsewhere. Feature


Unit Live!

Unit Live!

For one night only, get up close and personal with three of the most influential designers of the century: Tony Brook (Spin), Harry Pearce (Pentagram) and Lance Wyman. To celebrate the publication of three Unit Editions titles, London-based publisher Unit Editions brings you
an inspiring evening of talks, presentations and book signings. We promise this is a rare chance for you to buy signed copies of Unit Editions titles and gain an insight into the designers’ life and career. The event kicks off on Thursday 10th March at 6.30pm at Logan Hall. It’s a one-off event that you certainly don’t want to miss. Feature


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

We first introduced you to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau aka Atelier Bingo back in January 2014 and it’s no surprise that their portfolio has now grown, at a phenomenal rate, into one of the best sources of inspiration. Published as a limited edition of only 4 copies, this latest project, all hand screen-printed, still illustrates their close relationship with collage. Atelier Bingo play with confident lines and colourful sets of freeform shapes, resulting in an art book that totally stands out from the sea of self-produced zines/publications out there. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Each year, we look forward to seeing fresh print projects and designs from creative talents across the globe. For 2016, we’ve got so many great projects lined up and many interesting stories we cannot wait to share with you. But before we say goodbye to 2015 completely, it’s worth taking a look back at our favourites articles from last year. We couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has been helping our community grow and we do hope you enjoy these hand-picked highlights. Feature


Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Originally produced as a screen-print for Print Club London’s Blisters ‘The Sound Sessions’ show back in 2014, Davey Podmore has recently decided to reimagine the print entitled ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ and added a final layer to the print as a tribute to the legendary British singer and artist David Bowie. The print is an edition of 69; a print for every year of David Bowie’s life. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Our latest Posterzine Issue 05 is out now and this months edition features the eccentric photography curator and artist Erik Kessels. For those of you who have not yet come across Erik’s witty artwork, he is responsible for a vast number of publications including the ’In Almost Every Picture’ series and ’Useful Photography’ series. Feature


‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

Silas Amos has spent over two decades in the brand and packaging agency world, and with his latest book ‘A Bigger Spectrum,’ he demonstrates the agility, flexibility and speed that digital print offers. This incredible book is a collaborative effort of many minds and skills that pushes the boundaries of print to the limit — with the support of Hewlett Packard, the design skills of James Lunn, quality paper by G.F.Smith and printing capabilities of F E Burman using their HP Indigo 10000 press. It showcases the capabilities of digitally printing vibrant colours onto already coloured paper stock by laying down a white ink first alongside variable data printing, featuring a bespoke one off art print unique to each copy of the book by Supermundane. Feature


Element 004 | On Press

Element 004 | On Press

Print Isn’t Dead Element 004 is currently on press as Pressision in Leeds. This issue has been our most ambitious yet — with several fantastic articles, a fluorescent spot colour (802U) added and a superb cover designed by Jon Bland which comes in two vibrant colour ways. Feature


Show Us Your Type

Show Us Your Type

Need an extra dose of design inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. ‘Show Us Your Type’ is a project set up with an aim to provide a platform for artists and designers to share their talents and explore the world from a different perspective. The website features a diverse range of spectacular poster designs, illustrating the positive aspects of cities across the globe. Almost forgot to mention that this is also your chance to share your design. They’d love to hear your thoughts and are looking to collaborate with you! Feature


Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose are an advocate of block making. From their studio in Michigan, Uncle Goose use fast-growing, sustainable basswood and non-toxic inks to produce and hand-print every set of wooden building blocks. To demonstrate the interconnectedness of form, materials, and colour, Uncle Goose make sure that every wooden block they make embodies what it means to be both sustainable and beautiful. Good news is you don’t have to look far if you’re searching for creative inspiration. Besides museums, shops and concept stores across the globe, you may also find these beautiful, hand-crafted wooden blocks in one of your smartest friends’ playrooms and nurseries! Feature


Best of 2015 :: Events

Best of 2015 :: Events

Besides a diverse mix of outstanding print designs and projects, People of Print also love to help you fill your time with lists of our favourite creative events. Now let’s start 2016 off in style and check out our pick of last year’s happenings – you’ll surely be inspired! Feature


Directory Listings | January 2016

Directory Listings | January 2016

The People of Print Directory allows us to build bridges and give us premium connections with superior talents and creative professionals. We are continuously adding new listings for you to browse at your leisure and below we have listed our most recent additions for January 2016. If you are interested in submitting a listing then please go to www.peopleofprint.com/submit and complete the online form. It’s really that easy. Feature


Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Groningen-based artist and musician Bert Scholten always displays his love affair with music through a powerful series of animations, posters, and drawings. Recently, he has unveiled his latest, beautifully-designed, screen-printed publication, entitled ‘Orde Schepper’, which means Order Creator, celebrating his artistic experimentation in music through the simplest collection of irregular shapes, drawings and primary colours. Feature


ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

This year’s ELCAF is well underway and they are currently inviting artists to submit new and exciting works for a chance to exhibit amongst an army of artistic talents. The East London Comics and Arts Festival prides itself on creating a platform which gives emerging individuals, publishers and collectives an opportunity to showcase their work in an informal and friendly setting. Due to the significant increase in the number of submissions over recent years, we advise you to hurry up and get your entries in as soon as you can. The application deadline is on Friday 15th January 2016. And for more details, please visit their exhibitors page. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Fashion

Best of 2015 :: Fashion

In 2015, we published hundreds of posts on fashion and textiles and we know you’re curious to know what exactly our fans around the world were reading. Well, good news is that you don’t have to wait any longer because today we have picked out your most favourite fashion articles from last year. We do hope you are enjoying our series of annual round-ups and now it’s time to find out how print has made its way into both high fashion and streetwear. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

It’s been a very good start to 2016 but before we let go of the previous year completely, People of Print would like to take the opportunity to present you the round-ups that cover a whole lot of inspiration. From screen-printing, letterpress and independent publications, here’s our first listing of the best posts on print-based projects from 2015. Feature


Union magazine

Union magazine

Union is a new magazine that aims to showcase the best in journalism from around the world. With a team whose work has appeared in, or broadcast on, the Sunday Times, GQ, the Daily Telegraph, Loaded, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel and the BBC, they seem to know what they’re doing. Feature


Kodak Super 8 Camera

Kodak Super 8 Camera

Kodak who have been making cameras for over a century have released their new-age Super 8 Camera, which they dub as the “next generation film camera.” I’m sure you all remember playing with an original Super 8 camera that you found on a bootsale or that you hired out from the tech department of University so that you could get that much sought after aesthetic and feel that the analogue recording quality gives. Now you can do it with enhanced version of the same technology with the new Kodak Super 8 Camera that connects your analogue data directly to your digital devices; is this the ‘analogue renaissance?’ Feature


Benoît Luisière

Benoît Luisière

I stumbled upon Benoît Luisière’s work via Phases Magazine and I was mightily impressed by his efforts to create work that challenges the notion of self and other. French artist Benoît Luisière works primarily in the medium of photomontage. And with a prime focus on family portraits as his most frequently chosen subject matter, Luisière uses manual cut-and-paste techniques in order to create visually dynamic hybrids that engage viewers with themes concerning the life cycle. Feature


David Rudnick

David Rudnick

British-born, American-bred and self-taught graphic designer David Rudnick has a real talent for creating work that encapsulates non-existent narrative and far-out subject matter portrayed using futuristic lighting and unusual compositions and typography. Arguably one of the most influential designers of our time, Rudnick’s portfolio comprises a colossal amount of remarkable posters and vinyl covers that clearly demonstrate his close relationship with culture and music. Feature


Inthepool Studio

Inthepool Studio

Géraldine Pace and Louise Harling are two French graphic designers who graduated from ESAG Penninghen in Paris. After freelancing for some years, they decided to create Inthepool Studio, bringing together their passion for deconstructed typography and super-coloured forms, as well as a certain love of the 80s. Feature


Anan Anas

Anan Anas

Anan Anas is an online shop with prints, illustrations, gigposters, zines and more, brought to you straight from designers and illustrators from Vienna and its surroundings. They main focus on screenprint and riso however they also feature bags, shirts, patches, and tapes now and then. Feature


House of Hackney X William Morris

House of Hackney X William Morris

Sharing the same values and non-conformist approach Morris & Co and luxury British lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, were both formed as a rebellion ‘against the prevailing aesthetic of their time’. Both renowned for their iconic, maximalist prints we couldn’t envision a more perfect pairing. Feature


Shadows In Paradise :: Tereza Ruller (The Rodina)

Shadows In Paradise :: Tereza Ruller (The Rodina)

The tiniest museum in the Netherlands, The Small Museum, always puts on admirably diverse displays and for this January special, the museum is adding another must-see exhibition, Shadows In Paradise, which will showcase a broad range of works created by one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists and designers, Tereza Ruller of The Rodina. This time, you can expect to see an impressive design collection that carries themes of changing communications landscape and social and cultural issues. The exhibition kicks off on Friday 8th January and runs until 11th February 2015. Feature


Talk Magazine

Talk Magazine

What’s behind the latest wave of independent magazines is a move towards style-driven publications that are fuelled by passion for their niche. Talk magazine is a new design magazine that dives deeply into a tiny corner of fashion and emerging culture. Beautifully curated and crafted by founders Harry Gassel and Eric Hu, Talk is a contemporary, cool alternative if you’re looking for fresh content and to see the world through a new lens. The inaugural issue comes with a beautiful image on the cover by our all-time favourite photographer, David Brandon Geeting, and is now up for grabs! Feature


UNMADE

UNMADE

If you want to understand how the textiles industry is shifting, Unmade is probably as good a place to start as any. Set up two and a half years ago by fashion graduate Kirsty Emery and industrial design graduates Ben Alun-Jones and Hal Watts, today, Unmade along with its collaborators have produced a wide range of original knitwear designs, using the studio’s own computer programme and machines combined with the founders’ progressive and inventive attitude to bring complex ideas to life. Feature


Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

The female-focused independent magazine, Girls Like Us, was founded in 2005 by Jessica Gysel, after her first endeavor Kutt magazine (a sister, you might say, of the quarterly gay magazine Butt). When Butt was established in 2001, male gay media was entering mainstream popular culture, enabling them to create a niche and to own it entirely. However, Jessica felt that for lesbians, it was a different story. Feature


EGYD

EGYD

If you live and breathe all things neon, chances are you’ll probably have heard of EGYD. EGYD is a nine-piece experimental poster series originated as a collaborative project between graphic designer Lukas Haider and 3D artist Georg Fasswald. The duo have a real talent for creating stand-out posters using a mash-up of unconstrained 3D elements, playful typography and energetic colour palettes. Each poster is printed on an A2 sheet of 150g offset paper and can only be purchased via email. So if you’re interested in seeing their work in the flesh, you’d better hurry, each poster is limited to an edition of 50! Feature


Steffie Brocoli

Steffie Brocoli

Since we last featured the work of Steffie Brocoli last year, she has expanded her portfolio of work dramatically. A freelance illustrator from Paris, she is continuously making and developing her design and print work for both personal and commercial projects. Her website features a wealth of ‘Do it yourself’ creative tutorials and is a creative feast for the eyes! Feature


Las Coleccionistas | Pista

Las Coleccionistas | Pista

A recent collaboration between photographers Las Coleccionistas and designer Emma Pardos caught our eye thanks to its colourful prints applied to a variety of fabrics with different finishes. Having been designed in Barcelona and produced in Spain, the collection consists of printed unisex accessories for city life, with limited edition backpacks, socks and scarfs to brighten a rainy day. Feature


If Places Were Faces

If Places Were Faces

From deep inside the brains of Jon Rundall and Luke Frost of Heretic Studio, comes an all new vision of London… ‘If Places Were Faces.’ It is exactly what it says on the tin — a map of places, punned with faces of celebrities. Can you figure out who all of the people or what all of the places are? The poster has been printed as a two colour screen print. You can literally lose yourself for minutes relearning your favourite city and it’s suburbs. It’s an altogether new kind of knowledge and we guarantee you will revisit it dozens of times with almost no loss of interest. Feature


MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA have teamed up with Parisian illustrator Samuel Eckert for their latest collection. The simplicity of his lines almost blur the lines between graphic design and illustration — let’s just say he’s an excellent visual communicator, that’s the name of the of the university courses these days anyway! Choose from an 90s cell phone coming out of a t-shirt pocket, a broom sweeping away your single and only problem printed on a 5-panel cap…or what appears to be a banana on top of a mountain. Or simply get all of these awesome items. Feature


YELLOW by OFFLIFE

YELLOW by OFFLIFE

Yellow is an online and book project that saw 52 of the world’s most exciting artists illustrating a whole year of news. To prove that illustration is more than just a medium of pretty pictures, Offlife rounded up 52 legendary artists, allocated them each a week of the year and asked them to illustrate one news story that broke within their seven days. The project has proved that illustration is as powerful as any photograph or piece of writing, and this powerful hardback is truly a celebration of illustration and the artists who’ve made it their own. Feature


Euphrosyne Andrews | Interview

Euphrosyne Andrews | Interview

Euphrosyne Andrews explores numerous print mediums throughout her creative practice and assembles installations exhibiting her processes on various materials. She plays with typical procedures applied in traditional print methods; changing the process by incorporating techniques inspired by modern printmaking. This way of working and displaying her designs gives her textile works an unusual quality as though they are a fine art object within the exhibition, rather than a fashion garment. The final outcome displays a brisk yet refined certainty; behind the simplicity there is a thorough and well developed concept deriving from personal inspirations. Feature


2016 Calendars :: Risotto

2016 Calendars :: Risotto

To get yourself ready to walk into 2016 with an accelerated energy, Glasgow-based Risograph print and design studio Risotto have created two stunning wall calendar designs to help you plan a busy year ahead. The A3-sized Big Banana is produced in a limited-edition of 250 whilst the Mini Calendar has a unique print for each month and comes with a handy loop to hang up next to your desk. Getting a calendar from Risotto has become my new year’s ritual. And before you start shopping around, I have to warn you, with the Risotto shop, once you start, it’s really hard to stop. Feature


Compost Magazine

Compost Magazine

Presenting a curated selection of images, essays, interviews, and comics, Compost is a biannual publication that takes you inside the movements in today’s global creative and lifestyle industries. From long-established craft business to dramatic examples of sporting excellence, Compost devotes its entire 400 pages to providing inspiration, covering a diverse range of topics within contemporary creative culture spanning from travel, literature, to gastronomy and architecture to name but a few. Feature


A Is For Apple

A Is For Apple

Similar to books, I think typefaces are a timeless source of inspiration. A Is For Apple is another type foundry worth a look. Set up in 2010, ‘A Is For Apple’ is a Paris-based independent type foundry with a growing collection of typefaces carefully created by Émilie Rigaud. Thanks to our digital devices that have helped promote and boost demand for quality typefaces. The A Is For Apple website is home to amazing examples of what good design is. And this is where I explored its collection from beginning to end. Feature


Read-Only Memory

Read-Only Memory

London-based publisher Read-Only Memory reveals what design can do using different printing techniques to document great moments in video game history. Founded by independent graphic designer and design associate at Studio Koto, Darren Wall, in 2012, Read-Only Memory has released a wide range of high-quality prints, publications, and writings that recognise the pioneers, milestones, and titles that have shaped our time and culture. It is truly a celebration of dynamic and work at the intersection of editorial and video game. I guarantee that even if you’re not a big fan of video games, these collectible books will allow you to understand how video gaming always goes from an entertaining pastime to a lifelong obsession. Feature


Dawson Murray

Dawson Murray

Dawson Murray has over 50 years experience in etching and has recently been elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (ARE). Currently based in Fife, Dawson is a well-established Scottish artist whose portfolio includes a 50ft high painting; a permanent feature in the Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow. After living with multiple sclerosis for 22 years, he is now quadriplegic and creates prints with the assistance of an eye tracking device and through his own version of the traditional sugar-lift technique that allows him to “replicate the bleeding edges of areas of colour” that he so enjoyed in watercolour painting. Feature


Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin is an ethical homewares brand founded by designer and illustrator Ciara Phelan. With a focus on sustainability and community, the brand works with charities and small manufacturers harnessing the skills and creativity of people in the local community. The brand’s aim is to create a new consumer philosophy advocating quality over quantity and ensuring each product is handmade to the highest quality. Feature


Grey Jam Press

Grey Jam Press

Everybody loves stickers. These adhesive-backed bits of paper are great but we find it quite hard to express in words why we love them. What we love about ‘Grey Jam Press’ is the fact that they are professional screen printers of custom eggshell stickers, vinyl stickers, paper prints and much more. Good news is that they will be joining us this Saturday for an afternoon of live print workshop, giving you access to experimenting with sight and touch and creating your own stickers if you want to stand out this winter. Feature


James Hoff

James Hoff

Brooklyn-based artist and musician James Hoff has been exploring malware as a compositional strategy for both his painting and music. What really fascinates us is how he arranges things in a frame. James Hoff opts for a dye-sublimation printing process which is a method that allows the reproduction of full-colour images on a variety of specially-coated surfaces such as ceramics, metal, plastic, and polyester cloth. For the Virus Series, Hoff uses aluminium as a medium for showcasing his strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language and investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. Feature


The magCulture Shop

The magCulture Shop

One of the best pieces of news we’ve heard recently is that magCulture will be opening a physical magazine shop down in central London. We are all magaholics here at People of Print and we just could not hide our excitement when we heard about the arrival of London’s freshest magazine shop that will really deliver. After five years online, the magCulture shop will be opening its doors in real life on Friday 11th December, offering a huge range of the most innovative and creative magazines from across the globe. Feature


Tim Colmant :: Patterns

Tim Colmant :: Patterns

There seems to be an infinite number of projects Tim Colmant has been working on at the moment but we are particularly drawn in by his pattern designs created using squiggly lines and pastel colours. It’s very surprising to see how Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Tim Colmant uses only few elements to create eye-catching patterns. Characterised by a mixture of lines, dots, and colours, clearly he creates patterns that embody his love for abstraction. It’s no coincidence if you have seen his work before. Tim has gotten so many opportunities to work with a variety of both big and small clients including Bloomberg, Tumblr, Wrap Magazine, WeTransfer and many others. Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Created for anyone and ‘everyone who loves art and has a house with walls’, Feathr are an artist made, designer wallpaper brand. Founded on the premise of working  with like-minded creatives who share their passion art, big ideas, design, craft, interiors and originality, the brand was established by Tom, Anne and Oli. Together they source, commission, curate, and make wallpaper ‘that’s anything but wallpaper’, working alongside a community of artists. Feature


The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The first major UK show of work created by one of the world’s greatest draughtsmen and printmakers, Maurits Cornelis Escher, is now taking place at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Bringing together prints by the world-renowned artist of the 20th Century, the exhibition display includes woodcuts, lithographs, drawings, watercolours and mezzotints as well as exclusive archive material – a total of nearly 100 works from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. Feature


Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed portrays the philosophical relationship between craft and technology through glitched-out rugs from traditional Azerbaijani textiles and embroideries. Although this article is not about print, still I think it is very fascinating to see how technology has had a significant impact on craft nowadays. What interests Faig Ahmed is pattern. And for this textile project, Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed, has been distorting the patterns of traditional designs, disassembling the structure and build new compositions that resemble digital glitches. Feature


The London Illustration Fair 2015

The London Illustration Fair 2015

Founded by old school friends Alastair Eland and Sam Bennett in 2013, The London Illustration Fair is a celebration of contemporary illustration, graphic design, printmaking and independent publishing. Encompassing the creativity and enthusiasm of the industry, the interactive event brings together both buyers and artists giving visitors a chance to meet their favourite artists and, of course, discover new favourites. Feature


Nejc Prah

Nejc Prah

It will be a huge oversight if I don’t feature Nejc Prah’s portfolio now. I first came across his work when I visited the Tokyo TDC exhibition in summer and once again I stumbled upon his work which has been featured in the fourth issue of Tunica Magazine. You are just going to love how he uses the retina-searing colour schemes in his beautiful array of prints and animations as much as I do. Slovenian-born independent graphic designer with an MFA from Yale University School of Art, Nejc Prah, brings his work to life with a variety of hues, gradients, texture, and contrasting geometric shapes and still manages to maintain an overall visual balance and makes all the elements in his work look as though they belong together. Feature


Typomad 2015

Typomad 2015

The one and only two-month long annual typography festival, Typomad, has returned to Madrid with the theme ‘Testimonies: What’s Behind Typeface Design’. Four venues, two days of conferences, three exhibitions, four workshops, three type safaris, Typomad is now back to celebrate contemporary type design and support the design scene as well as to expand creative space for professionals, students, and design enthusiasts. Feature


Eating With The Eyes Collectors Edition

Eating With The Eyes Collectors Edition

The title is what caught my attention when I first stumbled upon ‘Eating With The Eyes’. Published with life-affirming quality, Eating With The Eyes is a new publication by Unit Editions that raises its own questions about seeing things in new ways. The book consists of a photographic recording of accidental events spanning over a decade from Pentagram’s partner Harry Pearce’s journeys around the world. This is a unique insight into Pearce’s mind and his thinking process as a “Pentagram partner, eternal optimist, human rights activist, dream diary keeper, graphic designer, accidentalist and photographer”. Feature


Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

Be sure to get down to East London Printmakers on Thursday 3rd December from 6—9pm for the Christmas Open Studios which is free for everyone. There will be an exhibition of prints displayed throughout the print rooms, many of which will be individually priced for sale, alongside a selection of prints that will all be marked at the affordable price of just £10GBP and the chance to win fabulous prints on the ELP tom bola! They are also launching their annual Box Set which has over 60 participants participating and is archived at the V&A Museum. We will see you there for a beer, kindly sponsored by Five Points. Feature


Tunica Magazine Issue №4

Tunica Magazine Issue №4

The fourth issue of Tunica Magazine takes you on a visual journey through features covering illustration, photography, articles, fictions, interviews and beyond. For each issue, Tunica Magazine invites a rotating cast of independent writers and creatives to participate, making it a great platform for talents who work across a variety of cutting-edge artistic disciplines across the globe to showcase their work. Feature


Stefanie Leinhos | The Long Goodbye

Stefanie Leinhos | The Long Goodbye

Stefanie Leinhos is interested in the imagery of comics and in notions evolving around artistic production, such as copy and original, repetition and reproduction. She works in many different ways including silhouettes, murals, prints and books. Stefanie is currently based in Leipzig, Germany. The drawing for The Long Goodbye was made directly on a zinc plate. It only existed for the time being of the printing process itself. The zinc plate was washed out afterwards and handed over to the next user. Say ‘goodbye’ to the original drawing and ‘hello’ to the original print. Feature


DRAWSWORDS

DRAWSWORDS

It’s been three years since we last featured ‘Drawswords’ but it seems like their brilliant use of colour and smart ideas are still very much alive and kicking when it comes to graphic design and art direction. Amsterdam-based design studio ‘Drawswords’ was set up in 2008 with a strong focus on well thought-out typographic solutions. We love all their endless amounts of design that span everything from editorial, brand identities, websites to other printed matter including leaflets and posters. Founder Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen has managed to link the potential of graphic design with the concept of experimentation within the typographic framework and of course the results are breathtakingly simple yet stunning. Feature


Wai-O-Tapu (3CS_1) | Angus MacKenzie & Helena Fletcher

Wai-O-Tapu (3CS_1) | Angus MacKenzie & Helena Fletcher

The Brighton mafia are at it again…this time, ex-course mates Angus and Helena have joined forces to share their skills in screen printing and analogue photography to create this glorious six colour screen print on Somerset Satin paper as part of a series of prints titled ‘The 315 Colour Series.‘ Helena’s stunning photography is brought to life through four colour process CMYK screenprinting. The scenes from Wai-O-Tapu are then annotated with a copper metallic and spot varnish layer. The paper measures 760mm x 560mm, has 3 deckled edges and is watermarked on the reverse. Prints are editioned and signed by the printer. Feature


Wallace Henning :: British Rail Corporate Identity Manual

Wallace Henning :: British Rail Corporate Identity Manual

With full agreement from the Department of Transport, graphic designer Wallace Henning has launched a new month-long Kickstarter campaign to raise money to publish a high spec reproduction of the iconic British Rail Corporate Identity Manual that will “celebrate British Rail’s identity in its entirety – not only its distinctive symbol.” Over a few hours, this new Kickstarter campaign has raised over £3,000. The goal is £40,000 and according to what we see, it should be reached fairly soon. Feature


Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Introducing the new publication and LP titled ‘Graphic Arts Future’ from Sonnenzimmer, the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their practise is an impressive cocktail of typography, graphic design, printmaking and fine art shaken together to create their hand-crafted posters, books, packaging, publications, public art and client work — predominantly screen printed in-house. ‘Graphic Arts Future’ asks the question of today, tomorrow, yesterday – where does 2D expression start and where does it end? Launching at LCBA, hosted by Yuck Print House on 27th November. Feature


Speakers’ Corner | Phillip Wolmuth

Speakers’ Corner | Phillip Wolmuth

In a world where editing and censorship are hugely restrictive and unmediated expression has become a rarity, where the media set the limits of public discussion, and where hiding behind the protective wall of a computer screen to express your opinion has become the norm, Speakers Corner presents a powerful contrast to the social media activists we see on our daily news feeds. Feature


Dominic Marley | Flight

Dominic Marley | Flight

The latest exhibition at renowned bar and exhibition space DreamBags JaguarShoes is a personal project by Dominic Marley, an acclaimed freelance photographer based in London. The project is  titled ‘Flight’ and is the result of him having spent the past three years working with The Eagle Heights in Kent, which is a wildlife foundation and source of his recent subjects. Feature


The Ride Journal X

The Ride Journal X

Sure if you talk to your parents, you’ll find out that cycling was actually in crisis some 30 years ago. We cannot quite explain the renewed interest in this two-wheeled transport but we guess that’s another reason why you should pick up a copy of The Ride Journal. Cycling is indeed enjoying something of a renaissance. Both entertaining and visually-pleasing, The Ride Journal is a fast lane into the conversation that appears to be surrounding the multifaceted world of moving on two wheels. It takes a close-up look at the aesthetic of today’s cycling culture through some of the best illustration, photography, and design as well as written content influenced by the cycling movement. Feature


Plants and Prejudice

Plants and Prejudice

Routed in her own inability to take care of plants, Katja Alissa Mueller founded the new bi-annual publication Plants and Prejudice with ‘plant and magazine aficionados’ in mind. Based upon the premise that ‘her plants normally die within 7 days of purchase’ she ponders the relationship between plants and humans. Feature


Nifty—50

Nifty—50

50 creatives. 50 one-off posters. London-based design and strategy agency SocioDesign in partnership with Ripe Digital and Analog Republic have announced its latest project ‘Nifty-Fifty’ – an ambitious charity campaign set up with an aim to help people with life limiting illnesses. SocioDesign invited 50 top internationally-renowned creatives and studios from all around the world to interpret the word ‘money’ and visualise their thoughts associated with the term. All the posters have been printed as an Edition of One and are being sold via sealed-bids on their website. Every penny raised from the sale goes straight to the Countess Mountbatten House. Feature


Thornback & Peel

Thornback & Peel

Founded by Juliet and Delia, Thornback & Peel are an eclectic British homewares brand inspired by traditional Victoriana and a hint of modernism. Their signature style draws upon the artistic traditions of the nineteenth century and the iconic visuals of Mrs Beeton’s household management, Beatrix Potter’s children’s stories and microscopic imagery of the 17th century. Printed by hand, their beautifully detailed designs exude British eccentricity in their use of colour and subject matter – my favourite has to be the guinea pig and pineapple design. Feature


Brutalist London Map

Brutalist London Map

Blue Crow Media have teamed up with the Twentieth Century Society and photographer Simon Phipps to bring you the Brutalist London Map. The guide features over 50 leading examples of Brutalist architecture from the National Theatre and Southbank Centre, the Barbican and Trellick Tower to lesser known buildings like the Elephant and Rhinocerous Pavilion at London Zoo, Hyde Park Barracks and Keeling House in Bethnal Green. Details for each building include the location, date, the architect or practice responsible and listing status. Feature


The Art of Ping Pong

The Art of Ping Pong

London design agency Fivefootsix asked both young talents and established artists and designers including Anthony Burrill and Malika Favre to come up with some special designs for paddles as part of its annual charity event. Before we kick off The Christmas Print Fayre on 1st December 2015, the gallery space at KK Outlet is now dedicated to a series of bespoke table tennis paddles designed by twenty-one of the most exciting, much-loved creatives from around the world. Everybody is now invited to bid for works and help raise money for BBC Children in Need through an app created by Fivefootsix in collaboration with Roll Studio. Feature


Dominic Owen

Dominic Owen

We’ve long been fans of Heresy and thought we should explore some of Dominic Owen’s personal work and delve into his collection. London-based freelance illustrator and one-half of Heresy Dominic Owen can fill to the brim with an interesting mix of shapes and compelling sets of colours. We love how he uses narrative elements to form these vector-based compositions and how he fills his scenes with different characters. There’s no question about how his work has been featured in renowned magazines such as Wrap and Huck as well as in big campaigns by Nike and Google. Now you know what to do, that’s right, head to his website now and see more of his work in close-up! Feature


Ilka

Ilka

Ilka is a recently-launched Glasgow-based studio specialising in lovingly handcrafted and limited-edition large-scale screen prints. Started out as a hobby, we are very excited to see a diverse assortment of prints characterised by neon colour palettes and fluid figures. We also love how they play around to tell their story and style their product photos from unique points of view. It’s definitely a fun project worth exploring into. You’d better click on their website now and see for yourself! Feature


Live Printing Workshop at KK Outlet

Live Printing Workshop at KK Outlet

Come along to the People of Print — Screen Printing Workshop on Saturday 12th December and take away a wrapped and labelled gift in a tote bag. Tees, totes, tags and wrapping paper all included in ticket price with four free issues of Posterzine too! It’s going to be a blast! Tickets are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Feature


Ten Years of Light

Ten Years of Light

Next week, the gallery space at Hoxton Arches will be dedicated to a series of A1 screen-printed artworks that document Accept & Proceed’s ten-year study of light and dark. Accept & Proceed is an award-winning design studio specialising in print, screen and spaces. For the past decade, they have been designing a series of light calendars that represent the fluctuating length of daylight throughout each year. Feature


Make Enemies & Gain Fans by SNASK

Make Enemies & Gain Fans by SNASK

‘Make Enemies & Gain Fans’ is a handbook representing the action-packed journey of Snask’s first five years in the business penned within 72 hours. We simply had no idea how they managed to get a book deal within 24 hours after the initial idea. The only thing we know is that Fredrik Öst and Magnus Berg have, as a matter of fact, released a publication that serves as a very useful guide for those ‘who either seek creative enlightenment, do their own designing, or simply strive for world domination.’ Feature


Jon Bland

Jon Bland

The time has come for us to launch the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™ and we are slightly overexcited to announce that Element 004 comes with a superb full cover wrap around design by multi-award winning English designer and visual artist Jon Bland. There’s no doubt why his list of creative projects has grown massively over the past few years. Jon works full time at GBH and works on self-initiated projects by night. We have featured many of Jon’s projects including No Fly Posters, A Tattoo for Life and after his latest collaboration with Louie Zeegen, here it is, the new design for the front cover of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

We are very excited to announce that we will be putting on a top-notch display of prints at our first ever Christmas Print Fayre, which will take place at none other than KK Outlet in Hoxton Square, London. We are literally going to fill the walls from top to bottom. The exhibition will launch on Tuesday 1st December and run on until 23rd of December and will include workshops, talks and even a Meal Ticket thrown in for good measure.

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Studio Plat

Studio Plat

Studio Plat’s portfolio is jam-packed with a very diverse assortment of projects it’s so hard to believe that this Seoul-based graphic design studio was only set up in 2014. They always come up with a way to offer clients diversity and playfulness when it comes to solving design problems. As far as you can tell, colour plays a big part in their practice and we are particularly drawn in by their use of cheerful palettes. Vibrant, playful and very well put together, I urge you to take a close-up look at their work on their site – it’s definitely something you will grow fond of. Feature


Kangan Arora

Kangan Arora

A bright new era of indie-craft movement was dawning in the heart of East London as the Renegade Craft Fair kicked off on Saturday at The Old Truman Brewery. November events in London begin with an infinite number of annual Bonfire Night fireworks across the capital and Renegade Craft Fair was another event that truly warmed our hearts. Amongst other stalls selling an array of ceramics, stationery, jewellery, and housewares, I was delighted to come across housewares designed by Kangan Arora and I have to say her collection does reflect her commitment to making designs with highest standards. Feature


Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Amy Burek is a San Fransciso based scientist, artist and sole member of her own club – Awkward Ladies Club. Her interests ‘include how cells become organisms, how letters become words, and how cat pictures become memes’. Her work reflects her fascination with how humans now communicate in a digital society and how we perceive ourselves. Feature