People of Print Book :: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration

People of Print Book :: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration

We are proud to present our first-ever hardback on highly influential print design produced using the combination of printmaking techniques, styles, and materials. This new glorious tome, entitled ‘People of Print’, serves as a powerful compendium of cutting-edge work created in the age where endless streams of mediocrity contribute to the rapid growth of digital culture. This book, on the other hand, offers an eye-opening look into the brains and minds that have made an imprint on contemporary visual culture in the real, physical world. Feature


The Taable

The Taable

I came across ‘The Taable’ via Bak Magazine and thought I really needed to share this. The Taable is a gold mine of photographic brilliance set up by Alex Oswith and Amanda Kusai. By using colour clashes, bright shades, and mixed elements, Alex and Amanda have managed to shed light on what could be considered the most ordinary things. The combination of these candy-coloured, well-composed visuals conjures up a series that appears to be both commercial and artistic – an interesting mix that will no doubt leave you in total awe. Feature


The Good Type Co. | Interview with Becki Sinclair

The Good Type Co. | Interview with Becki Sinclair

Rebecca (Becki) Sinclair has always had a passion for lettering. Now a freelance hand-letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, she is the founder of the quirky lettering Emporium The Good Type Co. With a love that grew from childhood, amusing herself with reel upon reel of that connected, lined printer paper that you used to get in the 90s and some pencils, she’s pretty much drawn continuously until today. Feature


Flora

Flora

I wish I’d inherited my father’s green fingers. And to tell you the truth, my living room often turns into a graveyard of dried, brown leaves and sad empty pots. Having plants indoor can be one of the simplest methods to beautify your indoor space. But let’s face it, if you are one of those who water their plants when they remember, I’ve just found you a solution. Feature


Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

British writer and commentator, Tom Chatfield has authored a fine book for Penguin Random House titled ‘Live This Book’, and with the typographic know-how of designer Chris Bentham, living the book is exactly what they make you do. From the very start you are asked to make notes and fill in areas of the book alongside being presented with the manifesto “that it is more important than ever for us to give some undivided attention to the people we care about, to the things that really matter in our lives, and to ourselves.” The book challenges you to look away from your myriad of screens and enjoy a multitude of real life things — actual things and stuff. Feature


Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

‘Slow Galerie Paris’ will present the solo exhibition of Spanish illustration duo Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, aka ‘Cachetejack’, early this autumn. We featured ‘Cachetejack’ last summer and for this year – drum roll – we couldn’t be more excited to announce their upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Sliding Adrenaline’. Feature


Florecast

Florecast

Founded by Sam Roberts, Florecast is a limited edition print publication with a focus on skateboarding. The name, a portmanteau between floor and forecast, came from a friend assessing the floors suitability to skate after a night of rain. Documenting the sport through the medium of film photography, the magazine is an appreciation of the time, thought and precision behind each photograph. To a skateboarder, a metal rail or a concrete bank is seen in a different light and the photographs in Florecast encompass this; capturing beauty in the spaces and places seen as mundane urban landscapes in the eyes of others. Feature


Opening Night

Opening Night

If you have a copy of our Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 magazine, then you will already be aware of Imperial Pictures Publishing after reading the interview with Art Director Amy Hood featuring their cinematic styled publication ‘Bang!’. Since then they have released a new publication Photo Book titled ‘Opening Night’, featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Elliott Landy, and it’s a beauty. Feature


Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

This latest collection of 60’s inspired products, ‘Macrography’, designed by Danish independent type foundry and concept store ‘Playtype’ particularly caught our eye. Not long ago, Playtype opted for a colourful alternative, producing a range of stationery including postcards, notebooks, notepads, and posters that are minimal and bold in equal measure. Feature


Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson is an artist and designer from Panama City, Florida. Having graduating with a BFA in Fibers and Textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015, the range of designs Caroline produces have a strong textural feel about them. Inspired by underlying themes of geometric lines and colourful abstractions, Caroline works in her preferred mediums of screen printing, painting, dyeing, and laser cutting to bring her ideas and designs to life. Feature


Personalised Leuchtturm Notebook by Prelogram®

Personalised Leuchtturm Notebook by Prelogram®

It’s Monday and we decide it’s better to start off the week with our most exciting news. Recently, we have just stocked up the ‘Leuchtturm hardback notebooks’ in our Department Store, and the best bit is that we have teamed up with ‘Prelogram’ to offer you a chance to have your name or a line of text debossed on the front cover! Feature


WE-WE For Astropol

WE-WE For Astropol

Founded in 2000, WE-WE are a creative design studio based in Paris. Their experimental style lends itself to the eclectic range of artists, publishers, brands and cultural institutions they work with. Producing highly engaging visual material for a collection of sources including identity, catalogue, website and advertising, they thrive on innovation and curiosity. Their brochure for lighting company Astropol, showcases their brilliant design ability, with a selection of neon printed pages and contrasting type in a pleasing combination of purple and orange. Feature


Mojoko

Mojoko

‘Mojoko’ still continues to reign supreme as one of the greatest trailblazers in the contemporary art scene even if it’s been a decade since it was first established. We last featured Mojoko in 2013 and now Founder Steve Lawler has become one of the featured artists in our first hardback entitled ‘People of Print’. Steve’s portfolio is a concoction of all things multidisciplinary; he works between new media, sculpture, screen print, and collage to create stunning visual arrangements that play with the concepts of consumerism. Feature


Louisa Gagliardi

Louisa Gagliardi

Louisa Gagliardi is a Zurich-based illustrator / designer and I don’t even know how to start complimenting her INCREDIBLE portfolio. It’s Nice That were pretty on point in describing her work looking ‘like a Picasso painting updated for the digital age’ with Louisa’s imagery following surreal and conceptual themes as she explores pattern, texture, perspective and composition. But what gets me REALLY excited is seeing her digitally formed imagery translated into printed mediums be they newspapers, editorials or stand alone prints. Truly great stuff. Feature


Fanciful Pages

Fanciful Pages

With the aim to ‘revive the lost art of the written word’ and ‘celebrate the beauty and tactility of print and the joy of colour’, Fanciful pages is a London based atelier and stationary shop. Founded by graphic designer Aoife Barron in 2013 and launched the following April, she specializes in letterpress, screen print and bespoke hand bound journals. The collections are colourful, quirky and tactile, influenced by Aoife’s love of anything French, hand written letters and her penchant for a pastel palette. Feature


Marcus Irwin

Marcus Irwin

The juxtaposition of high and low culture is a central aspect of work created by Marcus Irwin, an independent multidisciplinary artist and printmaker from London. Heavily influenced by emerging culture and social desires, he works in illustration, screen printing, stencil, collage, spray paint, and digital printing techniques to create art pieces that profile how social relationships are changing radically. Whether or not you agree with his statements, one thing’s for sure – Irwin has definitely done a great job confirming and questioning the visual language that surrounds us daily. Feature


Rockwell by Parra :: AW15

Rockwell by Parra :: AW15

There’s no mistaking Amsterdam-based illustrator Parra’s graphic imagery, and Rockwell by Parra is back in full force with a selection of fresh new streetwear for AW15. The graphically driven collection features many classic staples including tees, hoodies and hats for the cooler season with both printed and embroidered imagery throughout. Feature


Alexander Valentine

Alexander Valentine

We just can’t get enough of seeing brilliant work created by Chicago-based artist, DJ, and teacher Alexander Valentine. Generally working with offset, his portfolio is awash with multi-layered, painterly compositions produced using a combination of rich, summery hues, and abstract elements. Having exhibited in a number of international galleries, his announcement of the next exhibition in London has just confirmed Alexander Valentine as one of the artists to keep on radar. This upcoming show will be at ‘London Centre for Book Arts’ and will run from 12th September to 3rd October 2015. Feature


10 Deep :: New arrivals

10 Deep :: New arrivals

Looking at silhouettes, patterns and washes from the 90’s as inspiration, 10 Deep have recently dropped some fresh new arrivals for their summer offering. With a particular highlight being their sports inspired messier jersey, the brand’s signature application of print is apparent through classic clean bold type throughout. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Prizes Announced

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Prizes Announced

For the Graduate Print Awards 2015, People of Print have been scouring the world for the best young print designers with an aim to honour and encourage these blossoming talents whose academic achievements are at the highest level of creative excellence. Considered as one of our largest annual gatherings of international, up-and-coming creatives, it’s no surprise to us that we’re now overwhelmed by the amazing work. We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in this year’s awards, and most importantly, we couldn’t have achieved any of this without our partners. Feature


Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden launched her award-winning design blog, Confessions of a Design Geek in 2010 to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been listed as a top worldwide design blog by Cision, Dwell US, Elle Décor Italia and The Sunday Times. In 2014, she launched Fiera, the independent magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. It was nominated for Magpile’s Best New Magazine within just three weeks of launch. As well as editing her own titles, she also writes for many well known media channels, including The Guardian Magazine, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph Magazine, Dezeen, Design Milk and others. We took a look at a couple of her recent projects, Makers of East London and Fiera Magazine Issue 02. Feature


Foxtrot Studio For Novum

Foxtrot Studio For Novum

Artfully designed by Polish design team Foxtrot Studio, the June issue of German graphic design magazine Novum, features an impressive two colour letterpressed cover. Following a theme of ‘self promotion,’ the designers involved used intricate, decorative detail to showcase the beauty of letterpress and to display the unique, subtle differences this technique can give across the 12,000 individually printed covers. The issue focuses on the difficulties creatives have talking about themselves and their work, interviewing designers and studios from around the world to highlight the important lessons in making mistakes and evolving. Feature


Jonathan Leder | Imperial Publishing Ltd (NSFW)

Jonathan Leder | Imperial Publishing Ltd (NSFW)

New York-based photographer Jonathan Leder recently exhibited his solo show titled ’92 Photographs’ at Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles, which has also been catalogued in the form of a beautiful 100 page, square format, perfect-bound four colour and duotone publication — limited to just 1000. Noted as ‘The ultimate book of babes’ which includes the likes of Amy Hood, Britany Nola, Kayslee Collins, Dominique Jane, Marlo Lavonne and even unpublished archive images of the now famous Emily Ratajkowski. Feature


Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan is a designer who places the emphasis on refining an approach to tackle a range of areas and fields. Originally specialising in design for publishing during his BA at Norwich University of the Arts, he went onto the intern for Studio Fernando Gutierrez before returning to Norwich to complete an MA where his research was centred on the concept of the grid. This research sought to use the grid as a guide to design for various mediums while testing a range of processes, formats and materials. Feature


Element 003 — Limited Edition Cover Series

Element 003 — Limited Edition Cover Series

For the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003, we asked some seasoned typographical experts and design gurus to create a limited edition cover each. The covers are limited edition and once they’re gone, there will be no more reprints. There are nine different covers to choose from: Eike König, Hansje Van Halem, Marcroy, Hubert & Fischer, James Lunn, STUDIO YUKIKO, Zut Alors!, karlssonwilker and Ian Stevenson. Only available exclusively via Department Store. Feature


Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist, who draws her influences from urban street culture, societal tradition and the politics of identity and otherness. Identity is a topic that resonates with her on a personal level and she’s always been fascinated with it, collecting every piece of personal identification she’s ever received. Her zine AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104 is the first in a series of three, documenting the transition of a childhood friend from female to male. Feature


6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

We get a lot of people asking us to share their Kickstarter projects and we are more than happy to promote a project if it’s worth while. Here is a list of six print-orientated projects that you should get behind. Take some time and watch the videos and pledge some money towards one of them or all of them. No money is taken from your account until the project has ended and only if it is successfully funded. Enjoy! Feature


Joyrich AW15

Joyrich AW15

LA streetwear brand Joyrich has dropped some exciting new print focused pieces for their upcoming AW15 collection. Featuring abstract all-over patterns alongside bold graphics and type, the brand blend a range of styles to showcase a ‘retro-future’ aesthetic. Feature


Bad Bunch NYC X Kiesza

Bad Bunch NYC X Kiesza

New York brand Bad Bunch NYC has proudly announced musician / digital artist Keisza has stepped in as guest creative director for their pre fall collection titled ‘Select Surrealism.’ Exploring patterns and textiles products indicate abstract detailing, heavy prints and a sportswear aesthetic across both men’s and womenswear. Feature


Jump From Paper :: She’s Electric

Jump From Paper :: She’s Electric

No these aren’t fun illustrations of rainbow coloured accessories they’re the real thing! Playful Taiwanese brand Jump From Paper makes accessories like you’ve never seen before and was founded in 2010 by best friends / designer duo Chay and Rika. With signature colourful and quirky products the brand encourage people to let their imagination run wild and live by the philosophy ‘Why take everything so serious.’ Recently dropping their limited edition offering titled ‘She’s Electric’ the pair merge childhood loves of cartoons and comics with time spent drawing and studying graphic design to source inspiration for the collection. Feature


‘50 Books | 50 Covers’ by Design Observer

‘50 Books | 50 Covers’ by Design Observer

Take a design competition and let it run continually for 92 years, what have you got? You’ve got an extremely well established competition, that’s what. The 50 Books | 50 Covers competition was originally know as ‘Fifty Books’ when it established by the American Institute of Graphic Arts back in 1923. The awesome Design Observer has been hosting this prestigious competition since 2011 and this year they have decided to publish a book and put on an exhibition to commemorate the winners. This hasn’t been done before and you can help make it happen by supporting their Kickstarter campaign. There’s not long left, so get involved and help them reach their goal. Feature


The Hungry Workshop

The Hungry Workshop

Husband and wife Simon and Jenna Hipgrave set up ‘The Hungry Workshop’ to deliver their shared passion for storytelling through the craft of letterpress, design, typography, and illustration. This is where hunger for print never dies out and is where the couple produce a range of fascinating printed products for their broad range of audience. A seamless blend of typography, illustration, and colour, The Hungry Workshop’s portfolio is highly original and reflects the true spirit of joy. Feature


Typograph.Journal

Typograph.Journal

We love receiving packages in the post…even more so when they have travelled half way around the world from like-minded, passionate print lovers! Our package from Nicole Arnett Phillips was a beautiful collection of typographic journals, written by designers for designers. Feature


Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

‘Hyper Geography’ is the latest publication by Joe Hamilton, an Australian-born artist who often uses new technology and found material to create intricate and compelling compositions online, offline, and in-between. For this printed version of Hyper Geography, Hamilton takes a kaleidoscopic look at computer-generated imagery as well as internet memes and explores how cyberspace is constantly changing the relationships between media technologies, space, and time. Feature


Marijke Buurlage

Marijke Buurlage

With a signature style thats ‘vibrant, light-hearted and feminine’ Marijke Buurlage’s illustrations are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Focusing predominantly on animals and botanicals, their influence is evident in her recurring uses of pattern, colour and shape.Starting life as ‘doodles’ her work combines hand drawn delicacy with the bolder elements of digital design, often resulting in a playfully haphazard yet confidently drawn jumble of people, objects, plants and animals. Feature


ZANROBE :: Project A

ZANROBE :: Project A

ZANROBE are a fashion brand hailing from Australia, best known for their trackie bottoms. As the brand have expanded ‘Project A’ is an elevated limited edition contribution from the Zanrobe collection that offers an ‘un-compromising self-indulgent’ definitive design vision. Project A’s AW15 collection sees clean and tapered pieces in contrast to super nice abstract monochrome print based patterns. Feature


Sex, Drugs & Helvetica

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica

Stuck in a creative rut? Here’s an opportunity for you to join a host of internationally-renowned design professionals for a day full of creative inspiration! ‘Sex, Drugs & Helvetica’ is a one-day conference that will take place in Brisbane and Sydney and is where six professionals from around the world will discuss contemporary design and creativity. Described as “industry espionage” and “work experience at six studios in one day”, Sex, Drugs & Helvetica will provide you with excellent presentations and this year for the first time, they’ll be also running ‘masterclasses’ across three cities: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

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


Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf never fail to deliver on the print front and their offering for Autumn is as exciting and fun loving as ever. This time round graphics are inspired by brainwashing propaganda, 90’s sitcoms and horror movies and is available to buy now. Feature


Lawrence Slater | DIY Screenprint Setup

Lawrence Slater | DIY Screenprint Setup

We met Lawrence Slater at this year’s ELCAF, where he told us about his DIY home screen-print studio that he shares with his brother. We immediately told him to get in touch and send us some process shots so you could all see how to do this yourselves. All you need is a little ingenuity mixed with some materials and you’re on your way. Lawrence just seems like one of those guys that tackles things himself, he dabbles in woodwork too — you should check out his awesome handmade clocks in his online shop. Feature


Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg

Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg

Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg creates stylish, striking embossed prints using historic machines to provide you with unique pieces of art printed with authentic character on a range of quality papers. Whether is be business cards, wedding cards or invites that you’re after, these guys can do it to the highest standard for you. We printed our latest Print Isn’t Dead business cards with these guys, and when they turned up in the post we were over the moon. Take a look at the process photos and the final product too… Feature


Publish Brand :: Space Camp

Publish Brand :: Space Camp

Hailing from California, Publish Brand strives to deliver premium, timeless products and ideas that transcend the realms of art and fashion. Drawing focus towards utilitarian, yet refined premium outerwear, denim, tees, accessories and cut & sew pieces Publish Brand’s garments have a structured and contemporary aesthetic. Their most recent collection titled ‘Space Camp’ is inspired by the mystery and fascination beyond our planet and embraces ‘comfort, durability, mobility and forward technology.’ Consisting of full zip and anorak hooded jackets alongside matching bottoms, each set sports a unique 3M pattern speckled throughout to enhance a futuristic look and feel that ‘represents the light years that separate each planet in the universe.’ Feature


Nigel Evan Dennis

Nigel Evan Dennis

Over the last 10 years, illustrator Nigel Evan Dennis has been working under the name Electric Heat, lending his unique blend of digital-based fine art to a range of commercial clients through advertising, including Coca Cola, Converse and Nokia. Through this experience, Nigel has also found the creative inspiration to pour a constant flow of energy into his own unique personal ideas, featuring a collection of other-worldly, experimental images. His unusual illustrations present a slightly odd, yet inviting sense of unfamiliarity, their subject matter not all that clear or important, as the interesting aesthetic speaks for itself. Feature


George Butler | Reportage Illustration

George Butler | Reportage Illustration

George Butler’s drawings tell stories of everyday lives spent in extraordinary circumstances. The reportage illustrator’s drawn-from-life subjects range from British soldiers in Afghanistan to refugees in Lebanon and patients at a Syrian prosthetic limbs’ hospital. His award-winning work has been reproduced in newspapers including the Guardian, Evening Standard and The Times. He also has a book titled ‘A Year of Drawing’ and sells prints online. Over a cup of tea at his home in Peckham, I spoke to George about the appeal of reportage illustration, why print is still important and drawing to make a difference. Feature


droPrinter :: The World’s First Smartphone Printer

droPrinter :: The World’s First Smartphone Printer

‘droPrinter’ is an affordable, portable printer designed for printing straight from a smartphone and it’s so small it can fit in your pocket. It is the world’s first and only phone printer that doesn’t need ink because it uses thermal paper to print anything displayed on your smartphone’s screen: photos, web pages, text messages. You can watch the video below to see how the printer works. Also, the droPrinter is now available via a Kickstarter campaign. Feature


Happily Ever Paper

Happily Ever Paper

Happily Ever Paper is a stationary supplier based in Istanbul, which started out as a side project. Ozan Akkoyun, one of the designers at HEP says they work closely together with a printing house also based in Turkey. They experiment with all kinds of printing, binding and finishing techniques. Take a look at their colorful and lovingly handmade notebooks and calendars that make every desk a happy place. Feature


NOUS Magazine

NOUS Magazine

It’s becoming more and more common to self-publish books and magazines in print these days as the barrier to entry is fairly low and now we are spoilt for choice. While some titles are moving into the mainstream, founder, editor, and art director Lisa Lorenz has taken a new route to make ‘Nous Magazine’ accessible and has succeeded in taking readers on a journey through psychiatric disorders and mental illness. Feature


Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed is a contemporary look at professional cycling and they are launching the final piece of their Artist Residency Program today. They collaborated with five tremendous artists who visually interpreted a moving peloton in their own style. These designs were then printed onto cycling jerseys, shorts, and other pieces of kit which were all manufactured by Castelli. Feature


Production Type | Gemeli Micro Type Specimen

Production Type | Gemeli Micro Type Specimen

Production Type is operated by French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée who is a board member and the country delegate for France at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) alongside teaching at Amiens school of Arts & Design and at the University of Corte and fulfilling the role as columnist and editor for Pointypo.com. Production Type is a digital type foundry based in Paris which produces a range of typefaces for brands and publications — their work can be seen in both print and online. Feature


Interview :: Mark Jessett

Interview :: Mark Jessett

We live in an age where typing seems to be a more fundamental skill for children than writing. The proliferation of new media is shaping new forms of social relationships but still, you can’t deny the fact that there’s something about paper that digital media cannot offer. Today, Paper Consultant of G . F Smith and abstract artist whose work has been showcased in innumerable exhibitions, Mark Jessett, is here to share his passion for paper and how his experience in having spent a decade with G . F Smith has had an impact on the work he creates now. Feature


Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

On Wednesday evening we made our way to The Saatchi to see the work of Darrell Hawkins in the Prints and Originals Gallery. This rising star is a British born contemporary artist who’s skills span from painting and drawing to screen printing and beyond. By the time the show had opened for the private view, he had already sold 12 of his paintings! We loved the evening and it’s great to see the process of screen printing being used in this manner, mixing painting with layers of screen print and more layers of paint. Each one of the prints have been hand finished, signed and numbered by the man himself. The show is on until 24th August, and is highly recommended. Feature


Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

I have a thing for paisley prints and was in awe when I saw the recent release from Burberry Prorsum. Merging high fashion with street wear aesthetics the AW15 all over print quilted jackets are inspired by the quilts of Durham (England) and come in classic red and navy colourways. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Today we are bringing you another of our insightful Department Store Vendor interviews, this time with the Barcelona based Nounua, which is an ongoing project by visual artist/designer Gráinne Nagle. Designing and producing prints in her preferred medium of screen printing, Gráinne has created a series of prints titled ‘Elements’ which are available to purchase via Department Store. Feature


Primitive X PacSun :: Bloom

Primitive X PacSun :: Bloom

American skatewear brand Primitive has recently joined forces with Californian retailer PacSun for a new menswear collection titled ‘Bloom.’ Following an appropriate monochrome colour scheme, the range features over printed florals embodying themes of light / dark seasonal changes from when the first signs of autumn appear and summer vibrancy still remains. Feature


Wade Jeffree | Interview

Wade Jeffree | Interview

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


Kaywan Kwok

Kaywan Kwok

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


The Designers Foundry: The Sampler

The Designers Foundry: The Sampler

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


Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

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


Iao Eü Study | Edition 01: Villar

Iao Eü Study | Edition 01: Villar

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


Safari Festival

Safari Festival

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


Rascals :: SS15

Rascals :: SS15

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


No Substance Magazine

No Substance Magazine

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


CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

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


Jason Sturgill

Jason Sturgill

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


Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

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


Rapha :: Mondial

Rapha :: Mondial

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


The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

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


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

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

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

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The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

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


Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

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


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

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


10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

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


Valentino :: AW15

Valentino :: AW15

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


Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell

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


Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

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


Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

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


Druck Berlin Festival 2015

Druck Berlin Festival 2015

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


Wildhen for Fonda

Wildhen for Fonda

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


Ladybird by Design

Ladybird by Design

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


The Recorder Issue 2

The Recorder Issue 2

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


Laura Inat

Laura Inat

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


Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

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


IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

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


The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

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


Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

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


83M80 Letterpress in the Digital Era

83M80 Letterpress in the Digital Era

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


Vans X Eley Kishimoto

Vans X Eley Kishimoto

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


Thomas Kühnen

Thomas Kühnen

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


Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

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


ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

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


mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

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


The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

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


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

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


Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

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


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

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


Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

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


Victory Journal

Victory Journal

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


233 Miles Design Festival

233 Miles Design Festival

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


COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

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


TM RSI SGM 1960–90

TM RSI SGM 1960–90

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