Element 003 | Personalised Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine. This time around we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy, using up to 250 characters, either for yourself or as a gift to another. Our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually using the awesome Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque, who we have teamed up with alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni to bring you our latest issue. HP® Indigo technology allows us to print high quality and totally unique covers, using your wonderful text submissions. Feature


Tim Easley

Tim Easley

Tim Easley is a self taught Illustrator / designer that likes to work with hand-drawn type, bright colours and bold lines in the realms of print, editorial, web and branding. Based in London, Tim’s signature ‘uniquely imaginative’ imagery bursts with playful narrative and makes you want to crawl into his head for a day. Working with clients including Adidas, Asos, The BBC, Etsy, Diamond Skate co, New Balance, Nike, Puma and Vodaphone, (literally to name just AFEW) Tim’s imagery is without a doubt making a colourful mark on the world, and we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve next. Feature


Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd is a self-taught photographer hailing from Canada that lived in Hong Kong and London before settling where he is currently based in New York. With a truly stunning portfolio, Michael’s imagery observes and documents both people and urban landscapes pleasurably translating colour, shape and form in an often almost eerie atmosphere. Feature


Ola

Ola

Ola makes lovingly crafted stationary with a modern design twist. Their ethos focuses on making products with the highest quality and using traditional manufacturing techniques. Most of the designs are hand illustrated first, and are inspired by architecture and abstract geometric artists. The final products are all made in small quantities by local manufacturers, keeping each product as beautiful and perfectly formed as the next. Feature


Top 20 Print Workshops & Courses in the UK

Top 20 Print Workshops & Courses in the UK

If you are looking for some fun but have no idea where to start, you have come to the right place. Today, we would like to introduce you to the top creative hubs where you can participate in workshops and/or short courses and get hands-on experience of printmaking. Now, fancy getting your hands dirty? Feature


Don Mak

Don Mak

Don Mak is an illustrator based in Hong Kong. His artwork features fun and colourful abstract characters and cityscapes, taking inspiration from Hong Kong’s local culture. Using a mixture of handmade and digital, he creates his illustration work from textures using traditional calligraphy brushes through a digital process. Feature


Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun have teamed up with The Cob Gallery to go into the second phase of their collaboration, whereby they have put on a stunning exhibition at the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris called ‘Tales from the Void’ which opens Friday March 27th. The bookshop is infamous for having ‘generations of boozy literary’ visitors, of which Le Gun have drawn inspiration from in creating their sculptural and hand drawn works. Here’s yet another example of a top notch exhibition by the Le Gun art collective, who are also responsible for the incredible front cover of our brand new hard cover book for Thames & Hudson. Feature


Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne is a designer and art director currently based in Germany, who is able to equally express her passion for creativity both commercially and through self initiated projects. During her studies, she spent a short time abroad visiting Istanbul and became so captivated by the city it still remains a powerful inspiration in her personal work today. One of her projects ‘Bus Journal,’ invites writers, artists and photographers to take a certain bus route through the city and to document their observations. The aim to share a unique insight into the historical city and its residents through an elegantly designed publication. Feature


Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Based in both Paris and New York, Études Studio was established in 2012 and works as a collective to design contemporary men’s fashion and artists books whilst offering there creative services to potential clients. Teaming up once again with Swedish artist Mårten Lange, the partnership have dropped a fresh new capsule collection for SS15. Utilizing multiple patterns from Mårten’s work for Marchina and Crows, the collection applies all-over monochrome graphics across tees, shirts, shorts trousers and crewnecks. Feature


Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop are a Californian based textile company run by two sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. What makes their printed scarfs so special is the collaboration between themselves as designers and the 20 traditional block printers in Bagru, India who hand make each scarf. Their striking and bold designs combined with the beautiful dyes and skills of the printmakers equal stunning results. All the scarfs are made in India using hand carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional techniques, that are over 350 years old! Feature


Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell, not to be confused with another artist of the same name, is a multi disciplinary artist based in London. Working in design, digital media, Illustration, photography, video, animation and collage (the list is endless) – his signature style features luminous colours and repetition with an intergalactic edge. Feature


The Library Press

The Library Press

‘To operate as an expanding lending library’ is the mantra of The Library Press, a compact design and letterpress studio founded by designer and printmaker Amy Gonzales. It is a compact studio/workshop in Southern California that serves as a platform for art exchange amongst print and design fanatics. Its portfolio is jam-packed with fun and charming print goodies with a vintage twist, all hand-printed and designed by Gonzales. She offers bespoke design services too, so, I suppose you’re ready to find out more about her vast collection of alluring prints – click here! Feature


The Jaunt Book Tour

The Jaunt Book Tour

We featured The Jaunt way back in Element 001 of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead. The Jaunt is a wonderful concept that combines the two best things in life: art & travel. Over the last two years, The Jaunt has organised a variety of trips with artists such as Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, David Shillinglaw and Mike Perry, sending them to places as magical as Helsinki, Istanbul, Antwerp, Los Angeles and beyond for inspiration. On their return each artist creates a unique artwork that captures the essence of their trip. Feature


Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London are excited to present an exclusive exhibition to mark the re-launch of their fantastic Print Club Gallery located in the heart of Dalston. Titled ‘Lost and Found’ the show will bring together a diverse collective of Print Club artists from varying backgrounds showcasing a selection of illustrative and print based maps. That’s not all, if the concept of the show isn’t already exciting enough it gets even better, featured artist Dave Buonaguidi has produced a unique limited edition of 7 screen printed original Bank of England £1 notes exclusive to the show. With the help of 7 influential London landmarks Print Club will be hiding the notes in various locations for you to find for your chance to win 4 workshop tickets worth £200. Feature


ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath is a community of artists, most of who live with severe epilepsy, learning or physical disabilities. With the help of ARTHOUSE Meath and professional art instructors, the artists work in creating hand printed products that are sold to help continue funding for the development of the project. Feature


Huf :: Spring del 2

Huf :: Spring del 2

With a look book set at the racetracks, San Fran OG’s Huf have recently introduced the 2nd delivery of their offering for spring. Featuring a range of both simple typographic and bold all over prints that range from floral to detailed and graphic, as per the collection is set to be a winner and will be available to get your hands on soon. Feature


Janne Kokkonen

Janne Kokkonen

Janne Kokkonen is an illustrator hailing from Northern Finland and currently based in Barcelona. Building imagery from bold shapes and block colour, Janne’s incredibly striking portfolio demonstrates his mean eye for composition leading him to work with clients including ZEIT magazine, Aura Division and METAL magazine. Feature


Tavo for Beeta

Tavo for Beeta

Tavo are a Spanish company that have perfected their branding, digital and motion skills to the highest of standards. Holding the concept and story behind each project as the most important values for the basis of their work, they produce beautiful results for a range of advertising agencies and studios. Their branding for Beeta, a group of audiovisual and digital producers based in Spain and the Middle East, echoes contemporary graphic styles and presents a sophisticated identity. Feature


Pawel Fabjanski

Pawel Fabjanski

Pawel Fabjanski is a photographer based in Poland represented by 2 agencies, those being SHOOTME (Poland) and TAKE (Italy.) With his work inspired by cinema, literature and urban styles (mixing street art, comic and pop culture) Pawel’s conceptual approach to imagery is truly stunning. Feature


Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

‘Infinite Power’ is the latest offering from Brooklyn based artist David Brandon Geeting, compiling his abstract photography in a wonderful publication of altered perception. Published by Pau Wau, the book displays a typical example of how David explores the beauty in the everyday and the unusual. Ensuring the focus is solely on composition, each image lacks direct meaning and is open to interpretation from the viewer. Feature


Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford’s collaboration with art-meets-fashion NYC label, Cocurata have created an exclusive art installation in-store featuring original artwork, sculptures and video from renowned street artist, BÄST. Cocurata’s SS15 ‘Extraction’ collection, shows off a blend of street fashion and artist print inspired garment, whilst taking out art from its general gallery setting. With a fun interactive photobooth, guests could recreate their own BÄST video with large 3-D cardboard comic characters. Feature


No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

Tomorrow sees the launch of No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition – a show hosted by the infamous Leeds-based web blog. Renowned for their inspiring content and online store featuring the best in contemporary photography, illustration, design, and art, this upcoming exhibition will display the Riso masterpieces created by twelve of their most admired illustrators. Feature


Pick Up a Crumb | Riso Poster Competition

Pick Up a Crumb | Riso Poster Competition

Our buddies over at Crumb Cabin are launching a not-for-profit, duotone Riso poster competition project called Pick Up a Crumb, which will run once a month for six months with a resulting exhibition. Submissions for the first month will start from April 1st, with the deadline being April 29th. At the end of each month, a winner will be chosen – the posters will be Riso printed and made available through their online shop. All proceeds from poster sales will go towards the hire and setup costs of an exhibition at the end of the six months. The first theme is ‘THE VOTE’. Get your thinking hats on and get involved with this awesome project. Feature


ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

Inspired by growing up in the mid 90’s ICNY have dropped the 2nd delivery of their SS15 look book. Featuring a number of new products including crushable caps, breathable mesh vests and shorts, the collection highlights their signature typographic prints referencing bold primary colours amongst pale greys. Feature


UCA Identity by Spin

UCA Identity by Spin

Creative studio Spin have spent the past twenty years gaining a worldwide reputation as a consistently excellent design force, renowned for delivering refined results for a number of clients. With an impressive body of work spanning the arts, broadcast, electronics, design and entertainment industries, their masterful communication skills guarantee clarity and elegance wherever they are applied. Feature


The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2015

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2015

Returning for 2015, The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair is taking place this weekend in West Yorkshire with over 50 stallholders handpicked from around the nation. The fair examines the role of printmakers in contemporary life and showcases an extensive range of fine art prints, textiles, self-published artists’ books and publications. This is no doubt a good opportunity for everyone to pick up their favourite printed goodies at an affordable price. Feature


Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Canadian streetwear imprint Raised By Wolves recently dropped the first preview images of their upcoming offering for SS15. Featuring a nice selection of both patterned and typographic prints in mostly monochrome the collection will be available to buy later this week. Feature


Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Based in Stockholm, creative team Studio Reko is a combined effort from graphic designers Ludwig Mattsson and Frans Wiklund. With their joint talents laying particularly well within the fields of typography and print, ‘Work In Progress’ is a limited edition fanzine created by the pair. Collected hundreds of photos from unknown sources as inspiration for their daily work, they have decided to share their favourite images through a series of zines, with this issue being the first. Feature


Square Eye Printing

Square Eye Printing

Square Eye Printing is a non-profit platform that serves as an open resource for creatives to learn about the magical process of printmaking. Through the lens of the camera, the site showcases high-quality detailed videos, both shot for personal and commercial purposes, spanning from lithographic printing, offset printing, foil blocking to experimental letterpress and all different forms of printing. Feature


Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Our attention is now drawn to this exhibition by the Royal College of Art. Once again, this prestigious art and design institute impresses us with their most recent exhibition, Stewarts Law RCA Secret, which is an annual fundraising exhibition comprising a host of original postcard-sized artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists and designers. Feature


Dominic Hawgood

Dominic Hawgood

‘Under The Influence’ is the first solo show from visual artist and photographer Dominic Hawgood. After winning the British Journal of Photography’s International series award with this collection of images, his work was selected by judges for it’s hyper real blurring between fact and fiction. Basing his work on the evangelical churches of London, he focuses on documenting behaviours performed during ceremonial activity. Set against perfectly lit backdrops it is hard to tell if these photos are staged or candid, almost presenting themselves as edited adverts for religion. Feature


Zines of the Zone

Zines of the Zone

The zine phenomenon has become an ever-expanding trend of the last decade, with more and more people embracing the DIY culture of self-publishing. Zines of the zone is a mobile library and travelling exhibition dedicated to self published zines, photo books, and fanzines – pretty much ‘any DIY printed matter related to photography’. Feature


Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief is a limited edition book that Anteism Publishing in Montreal have put together for photographic artist Tim Georgeson and writer Caia Hagel; it is a thought-provoking monograph that delivers luscious canopy-scapes, exposes alluring body parts whilst introducing native inhabitants in moments of synastry and of sometimes sharp relief, to shoot tourism with an arrow of reality. Feature


PUTPUT

PUTPUT

PUTPUT is an interdisciplinary Swiss / Danish artist duo established in 2011 and currently based in Copenhagen. Operating in the intersection where photography, styling, art and design meet, PUTPUT’s contemporary approach to imagery acts as both a response to their immediate surroundings and sculptural printed illustrations for commissions. Feature


Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous are a multidisciplinary studio that produce sophisticated design solutions, creative direction and engaging content for a range of high profile clients. Based in Singapore they are an internationally recognised team, gaining awards in New York, London and Hong Kong for their brand strategy, corporate identities, product and graphic design. Since their beginnings in 2005, they have also always worked on self- initiated projects, some that have gone on to become their own brands such as the Design Film festival, a film festival solely dedicated to design. Feature


Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch is an independent, award-winning graphic design studio with a highly inspirational visual series that deals mostly with typography. They put focus on the creation of printed matter and their impressive, colourful portfolio spans everything from print publications, visual identity, poster, to exhibition design. Here in their studio in Leipzig, it also serves as a research platform for visual experimentation. There is a refreshing sense of design and layout throughout all the work by Lamm & Kirch, and we urge you to continue onto their website and have a look for yourself! Feature


VFILES Sport Plus

VFILES Sport Plus

Fashion based social media site VFILES has recently dropped the AW15 look book from their in-house line VFILES Sport Plus. Reflecting their sportswear inclinations, the collection aims to make sports clothing fun and whimsical featuring both typographic and bold graphic prints. Feature


Marta Eir

Marta Eir

Marta Eir is an illustrator and graphic designer, with two very different styles. Whilst her illustration work takes a more mysterious, whimsical approach, her design portfolio communicates a visual language that is clear and concise. Creating graphics for posters and publications, she owns a contemporary perspective exploring shape and layout. Feature


10 Deep :: Spring del 1

10 Deep :: Spring del 1

Never failing impress and give us a fresh selection of all-over prints throughout their collections, 10 Deep take it back to the late 90’s / early 2000’s with the first delivery of their spring collection. With inspiration routing from the era alongside American workwear and hunting gear, the collection features a selection of NASCAR themed pieces with contrasting bold and muted colour tones drawing focus towards denim. Feature


A-2-O

A-2-O

Arina Makhova, Olga Pozharova, Aline Rodionova and Olga Struzberg are the four graphic designers behind creative force Studio A-2-O. Based in Russia, the individuals share a mutual ambition to drive, alter and break down traditional design boundaries, through graphics, photography and fine art. They create a visual output for each client often with an experimental edge, delving right into the heart of each project. A-2-O work with innovative concepts and cutting edge techniques to produce a range of unusual results. Feature


Nick Barrett

Nick Barrett

Londoner, Nick Barrett is a visual artist based in Hackney. Multitalented, with a degree in Biological science and six years behind him as a recording artist – he is now focusing on a different artistic venture. His work is rooted in organic forms, exploring the often-overlooked and beautiful details in what could be considered a mundane subject matter. Feature


The Gourmand Grotesque

The Gourmand Grotesque

A good typeface can really make your design sing. Recently, forward-thinking magazine The Gourmand has teamed up with Monotype to build two new bespoke typefaces which are based on elements from at least seven different, original Monotype grotesque typefaces designed in the twentieth century. Feature


Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer is a French illustrator hailing from Strasbourg. With a portfolio demonstrating a wide array of beautifully composed colourful imagery and print based projects he’s certainly well worth keeping your eye on. Feature


Home-Work

Home-Work

Home-Work is a Melbourne based textiles and design studio run by friends Lara Davies and Jess Wright, specialising in locally manufactured bedding, homewares, accessories, soft furnishings and stationary.The pair share a love for all things bright and bold which is evident through their colourful range of printed products. They also run a selection of workshops focused on screen printing techniques and other crafts. Feature


Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker is a new project that plans to ‘grow the world’s biggest collection of illustrated cocks, schlongs, rods and knobs’ for an exhibition and book. Yes you read the correctly – Pecker is an open submission project that wants everyone to illustrate a penis. The brief is featured below so get drawing and send them into mailsack@pecker.world  Feature


Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen

Vivianne Sassen is a Dutch fashion and documentary photographer based in Amsterdam. Her background studies in fashion design and commissions for editorial shoots have not only gained her recognition in this field but also have led her to apply a certain style led aesthetic to her other work. Making visits to small isolated locations, Viviane documents the lives of the inhabitants she finds often experimenting with light and colour. Feature


Ktoed

Ktoed

By combining photographs of handmade models with other collaged material Ktoed constructs stark, yet magical landscapes. Feature


Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

Starting his career at Adult Swin, Joseph Veazey relocated to New York in 2012 where he is currently based, working on a variety of freelance projects and assisting Azede Jean-Pierre with the launch of her fashion label serving as art director. Joseph’s incredible portfolio boats a brilliant sense of humour applied through a wide range of beautifully considered print based projects. Feature


Julia Kostreva

Julia Kostreva

In 2013 Californian art director and designer Julia Kostreva founded her creative studio and shop; ‘a place for work and play.’ The design philosophy behind the company stems from creativity coupled with practicality, revealing a perfectly balanced and self-aware tone that reflects elegance and sensibility. Her studio looks at brand identity, logo design and packaging for a range of companies, brushing them all with the same layer of ultimately sophisticated graphics and feel. Feature


Assistant Magazine

Assistant Magazine

Assistant is a brand new fashion magazine about the aspiring assistants of the greatest minds and creatives of the world’s fashion industry. Often, when we start looking at things from a different perspective, we come up with creative solutions or original ideas. The inaugural issue of Assistant Magazine, released earlier in January, highlights on the lives and experiences of young talents who are carving their own paths in the contemporary fashion world. It is a playground for young generations to express themselves and it’s here for the world to discover their manifest charms and proven abilities. Feature


Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Juxtaposing the theory of camouflage, Valentino’s recent drop for SS15 couldn’t be more striking. Their new ‘Camupsychedelic’ collection us inspired by psychedelic artwork of the 1960’s boasting a range of colourful camo jackets, crewnecks, shirts, shorts, baggage, footwear and accessories. Feature


Birgit Palma

Birgit Palma

Multi talented creative Birgit Palma in an Austrian illustrator, designer, typographer and art director currently based in Barcelona. Her time is split between working for commercial clients such as Nike, Adobe, Diesel and Moet, to creating her own projects and exhibitions. Her style has a bold graphic influence and hints towards adventurous tendencies, exploring unusual combinations and experimental type. Feature


Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

We featured this illustration prodigy Thomas Danthony in April last year, and now this time, it is his method used to create this recent set of illustrations, commissioned by Medium, that fascinates us. Feature


Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Streetwear icons Stussy have recently teamed up with classic American sportswear brand Champion for a bold collection this spring. Presenting the Kings warm up jacket and Kings hockey jersey the primary coloured pieces are available to buy now. Feature


Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley is a London based photographer who specialises in documentary and editorial photography. His striking portraiture style lends itself perfectly to a range of clients through advertising and magazine based commissions. Although some of his images may be used for commercial purpose, they still have a wonderful quality of rawness about them, a perfect mix of vunerabilty and beauty. Feature


Jérémie Solomon

Jérémie Solomon

Paris based designer Jérémie Solomon, has experimented with a multitude of print techniques in his work. Previously a print making student at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, his work shows skills in screen print, risograph printing, etching and letterpress. He often pushes a single image or project through a number of processes, resulting in the end product being a true labour of printed love. Feature


Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham of the Office of Craig Oldham and Oldham Goddard Experience, has designed a new book. Feature


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with the pop art movement and has worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and of course printmaking. Feature


15 Type Foundries You Should All Know About

15 Type Foundries You Should All Know About

If you are looking for something outside the mainstream, you have come to the right place. Today, we ask you to join our journey into the world of typography. Here we take a fresh look at fonts and typefaces and what’s new and exciting in experimental typography. Feature


Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson is a photographer that lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. Winning a selection of awards including the PDNedu and Applied Arts photography awards, Margaret’s work gives a beautiful insight into a time and place, from rural landscapes to bull fights and swimmers. Feature


Aelfie

Aelfie

Aelfie is a company with a love for all thing pattern and print. Stemmed from Aelfie Oudghiri’s love for experimental pattern and print design, she now creates and curates a beautifully designed and handmade range of textiles and homeware. Her designs are influenced by flatwoven tribal textiles and Soviet-era embroidery, which are handwoven in India using traditional weaving methods. But what makes her designs pop are the cheeky illustrations and modern patterns that now cover rugs to cushions. Feature


Royal Mint | The Queen’s Fifth Coinage Portrait

Royal Mint | The Queen’s Fifth Coinage Portrait

Today marks the day that the Royal Mint uncover the fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, which will soon take pride of place on United Kingdom coins. Since the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, there have been a very small number of portraits appearing on the circulating coins, making this an extremely rare event. This coin is designed by Jody Clark, the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years. Feature


Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

We caught up with a People of Print favourite, Seetal Solanki, to talk about her latest project for Nike Air Jordan which is based around the theme of ‘water’. We’ve been given a wonderful insight into her thought process and research behind this incredible textile print design. She mentioned that “research is one of [her] favourite parts of the process,” and we agree. Take a few moments to fully appreciate this glorious work and be sure to check her website out for further print-related goodness. Feature


Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur is a Japanese brand inspired by the reexamination of the timeless elements of traditional clothing that focus heavily on stitching and quality. Recently dropping a particularly notable offering in terms of print, the brand have released their ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket sporting a unique blend of printed textiles. Feature


Seesaw Studio

Seesaw Studio

Seesaw are an Australian design studio with a drive for high quality aesthetic and well considered methodology at the heart of their ideas. Spreading their multi talented skills across a host of key areas, their main specialisms include branding, creative direction, identity, digital strategy and print design. With not just one, but two creative directors at the helm one male, one female, Seesaw find this is a perfect balance to steer their creative vision to a point of true clarity and combined perspective. Feature


Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas describes herself as a creative craftswoman who specialises in wood block printing. Her illustrations show mythical creatures, animals and Aztec patterns with several references to ‘Day of the Dead’ skull imagery. She uses the traditional woodblock printing technique to make modern and contemporary imagery. Her beautiful products include stickers, printed scarves and fabric covered sketchbooks. Feature


Brigid Deacon

Brigid Deacon

Old pal of People of Print, Brigid Deacon, makes everything look well alright in black and white! Feature


Edith Carron

Edith Carron

Edith Carron is a French illustrator currently based in Berlin. Directing her focus towards print-based and animated projects. Created through pencil crayons, Edith’s illustrations are bright, playful, tactile and (in the words of It’s Nice That) ‘socially-conscious and mischievous.’ Leading her to work with clients including The New York Times, Zeit Campus Magazin, Le Chocolat de Français and Art Future to name afew, we can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next. Feature


Noway Apparel

Noway Apparel

NOWAY apparel is an independent clothing project brought to life by a couple of young Italian creatives. Experimenting with geometry, type, colour and pattern, their screen-printed designs appear on t-shirts and posters. Reflecting contemporary visuals, they seem to focus on an energetic fresh aesthetic that appeals to a younger market. Feature


Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

The next four Unit Editions books will be a tribute to the work of the world’s leading design practioners: Spin, Lance Wyman, Morag Myerscough and Universal Everything. Coming out in Spring, the first publication in the series will be a showcase of work created by Spin from its inception in the early 90s to the present day. And alongside the aesthetic combination of delicious images are interviews with clients and past studio members as well as thoughtful essays from Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, and Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review. Feature


ICNY :: SS15

ICNY :: SS15

Brooklyn based ‘reflective apparel pioneer’ ICNY has unveiled their ever fresh and functional latest offering for SS15 as the brand expands to broaden their seasonal collections. Featuring t-shirts, shorts and accessories (all of which are of course reflective) the collection highlights a mixture of bold typographic and geometric prints. Feature


Hye Jin Chung

Hye Jin Chung

These charming compositions are courtesy of Korean illustrator Hye Jin Chung. Now based in New York after studying there, her busy scenes are constructed from part collage, part illustration with a jagged cut out style. Featuring plenty of peolpe, plant-life and playfulness, there is an unavoidable spark of imagination burning brightly in each of her witty narratives. Feature


Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle is delighted to announce the release of its latest issue with interviews and features on emerging individuals and studios. Even though young designers have become ever more accustomed to digital content and culture, Visuelle, an online leading source for contemporary visual news and creativity, instead, has decided to take a peek behind the creative scenes and showcase spectacular works produced by brilliant designers, varying in styles and production, on quality paper. Feature


Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is a London based illustrator who’s traditional meet’s contemporary ‘fashiony’ style of illustration has lead her to work with an impressive body of clients including Harvey Nichols, Carven and the W Hotel. I was lucky enough to catch up with her about her work, eager to find out more about her outlook on contemporary fashion illustration. Feature


Emer Tumilty

Emer Tumilty

Based in Glasgow, designer and printer Emer Tumilty creates engaging, abstract prints and posters with a retro influence. Making designs for club nights, record sleeves and gig posters her prints have a nostalgic graphic style of clashing colours and mismatched aesthetic to them. Noting her influences as architecture and shape, you can see how these fundamentals translate to her physical work through use of line and symmetry. Feature


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Looking through Daniel Clarke’s work feels like going on a mini, globe-trotting adventure through succulent foliage and structural shapes. Feature


Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Maps can be used to determine the characteristics the city and the inhabitants of a certain community. It would be interesting to see how the city develops and compare the different maps created through the evolution of the road network and buildings. Blue Crow Media is an independent publishing company dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed folding maps and carefully curated apps. Founded in 2010, they have been working closely with a team of writers, photographers, designers and developers to create an extensive collection of pocket-sized maps that compile lists of London’s finest dine & drink hot spots. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: SS15

Lazy Oaf :: SS15

If you’ve read Print Isn’t Dead Element 002, you will see that we were lucky enough to catch up with Lazy Oaf and find out how their sketches are translated into final products, now spring is here it’s finally time to see what they have to offer for the new season. To be released in a series of drops, Lazy Oaf will be introducing signature unapologetic colour palettes exploring the studio’s fascination with all things edible, giving groceries a graphic refresh and exploring snack culture symbols. But that’s not all there’s repeat print goodness referencing ceramic shelf life alongside their take on classic portraiture and a 3D puff print –with the first drop of the season available to buy now. Feature


Eero Lampinen

Eero Lampinen

Helsinki based illustrator Eero Lampinen creates curious scenes of playful characters positioned in nostalgic fairy-tale settings. Sugar coated hues and modern decorative details paint the tone for these dream like scenarios that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Although appearing seemingly innocent, the viewer is confronted with a host of mysterious creatures that hint to a darker undertone exploring folklore and the subconscious. Feature


Garden Book Club

Garden Book Club

Garden Book Club is a collaborative project between illustrator Jamie Mills and artist Megan Wellington exploring the relationships between people and their plants. Partly inspired by the salacious tones of plant-care handbooks, partly from observations and partly invented, the work looks to highlight the tactile nature of these encounters. Working with illustration, collage, photography and filmmaking, process has become a large part of the collaborative practice and they have been looking at different printmaking possibilities (screen print, RISO, cyanotypes) to bring the work into new contexts. Feature


Lark Foord

Lark Foord

There’s not much information out there about Los Angeles based photographer Lark Foord, but there’s 2 things I do know, he takes AMAZING photos and most definitely likes cars. Feature


Yoshinori Mizutani

Yoshinori Mizutani

‘Colours’ is a series of images by Japanese photographer Yoshinori Mizutani, exploring darkness, light, surface and abstract perspective. Each photo invites the viewer to construct their own narrative, communicating an air of mystery and a number of possible translations. He talks about his own work, “Sometimes photography without context is enough. Sometimes the lack of context gives depth to the picture, a resonance, gives us space to examine the banality of the subject and the beauty inherent in it.” Feature


The Happy Reader

The Happy Reader

A collaboration between Penguin Books and Fantastic Man. The Happy Reader is a new quarterly journal piercing essence of the reading culture and tackling issues that every reader sometimes has. The publication serves as a platform to reengage young generations with classic literature. It explores the intersection of art, photography and storytelling and is structured around interviews, in-depth reviews, and reading suggestions. You can take it on a train or read it on a bus, the resulting publication is very handy and lightweight. And I must tell you, it is also contemporary and very design-forward. Feature


Puzzleman Leung

Puzzleman Leung

Hailing from Maco, Puzzleman Leung is a photographer currently based in Taipei. Puzzleman’s portfolio is engaging to browse through full of surprises bursting with personality, bright colours, narrative and bold composition, a highlight being his gorgeous self-published books. Feature


Idols & Icons Exhibition

Idols & Icons Exhibition

Next Friday The Hanbury Arms in Islington plays host to an exciting exhibition of 16 emerging artists work. With the line up including Mr Gresty, VJ Von Art, Shona Read, Jane Laurie-Akten, Marco Bevilacqua, Sara Stode, Zhang Liang, Craig Keenan, Pigghammer, Tim Easley, Oli Fowler, Raiph Vaughan, Willa Gebbie, Claire E Hind, Simon Fitzmaurice and Nathan James Page III there is a varying range of style and subject matter. Responding to an open brief of ‘Idols & Icons,’ it will most certainly be an interesting evening with a large amount of diverse talent on display. Feature


Sophie Barbasch | Fault Line

Sophie Barbasch | Fault Line

Sophie Barbasch is a photographer based in New York City, who earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. She has taken residencies at both the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Blue Mountain Centre, along with being published via The Atlantic Online and Conveyor Magazine. She has exhibited internationally and she has won the Photo Boite’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers award. Feature


Neighborhood X Adidas Originals

Neighborhood X Adidas Originals

Continuing with their striking partnership Adidas Originals and Neighborhood have recently dropped their first look book for SS15. Featuring a strong focus on outwear with a nice selection of bold patterned prints, the brands merge distinctively Japanese trends with European sportswear aesthetics for the new season. Feature


Zine Yolal

Zine Yolal

Zine Yolal is a young designer currently studying for her MA in communication design at Kolding School of Design in Denmark. Her layout experiments seen below play with interesting composition and layering of imagery, yet the consistent blue tone takes away any distraction of colour. Just one example of her exploratory design style, Zine aims to create innovative communication methods using illustration, textures and digital media. Feature


Top 15 Risograph (RISO) Printing Studios

Top 15 Risograph (RISO) Printing Studios

For both amateurs and professionals looking to experiment with colour and paper, here’s something for you. Today, Marcroy and I would like to introduce you to fifteen of the UK’s best Risograph printing studios / RISO printers. Even though the colour options are limited with Risograph compared to the other types of printing, Risograph still proves an interesting alternative since its appeal lies in quality, creativity with layers and most importantly affordability. Feature


Pop & Pac

Pop & Pac

Pop & Pac are a graphic design studio based in Melbourne, Australia, run by creatives David Popov & Mauris Lai. Combining their coupled experience working for large agencies and corporations, the pair provide branding solutions to a range of clients varying in size and stature. Their skilled ability covers brand identity, printed communication, marketing strategy, web design and art direction. Together they strive to provide conclusions that are unique, clever and timeless including well considered textures, materials and finishes relevant to each project. Feature


Or Type: Now & Then Or Again

Or Type: Now & Then Or Again

The Unit Editions’ new gallery space is now dedicated to a selection of work by Or Type, an Icelandic type foundry by design aficionados Guðmundur Úlfarsson and Mads Freund Brunse aka Gunmad. They have been publishing experimental typefaces which are full of character and developed through a spontaneous process of drawing and self-initiated projects since 2013. This show also marks the inaugural exhibition at the Unit Gallery. Not only will you be drawn by their expertise in type design but you will also enjoy exploring the different techniques used to create each typeface. There is so much to admire in their design, so don’t forget to swing by the gallery when you get a chance! Feature


Monika Petersen

Monika Petersen

After studying illustration at St Martins in London, Danish artist Monika Peterson returned to Copenhagen where she is now based. Her body of work includes large scale, sketched style pencil drawings, mono prints, lino cuts and collage, featuring animals, fruits and fashion based imagery. Using luxurious gold inks on contrasting dark backgrounds, Monika brings printed detail to life with a refined and sophisticated quality. Feature


Workhorse Press

Workhorse Press

If you find yourself in Edinburgh and near Rhubaba Studios on Arthur Street, you might want to pop into Workhorse Press. This independent printing and publishing studio that was founded in 2010 provides an excellent Risograph (RISO) service. The studio space is currently cohabited with two very talented artists, Dominic Kesterton and Orlando Lloyd, be sure to check out their work. They have eight colour drums in stock for you to choose from Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green and Yellow. Get creating. Feature


Visual Frequencies

Visual Frequencies

Visual frequencies is an illustration project by Spanish designer and creative art director Miguel Sousa. The patterns are based on Chladni experiments, in which interesting formations are made on sand covered vibrating plates. Different variations of shape and line can be made through exploring frequency and depth of sound, with the sand moving into circular or radial arrangements. Feature


Peter Judson :: Recent work

Peter Judson :: Recent work

London based designer / printmaker (and People of Print favourite) Peter Judson has recently dropped a wicked new print to take us back to summer in the colder months. Designed as a winter pick me up, Peter wanted to create something warm and bright to transport him out of his cold flat while he “sat sat staring half at a computer screen and half at the commuters getting pummelled by wind and rain as they rushed to the station across the street.” Feature


Joyrich X Fila

Joyrich X Fila

LA streetwear label Joyrich have recently joined forces with legendary sportswear brand Fila for SS15. Fila’s background in sport alongside Joyrich’s signature application of heavy graphics makes for the perfect partnership with the collection featuring bold patterns across sports staples including tracksuits, hoodies, tees, a bucket windbreaker and a pair of kicks.
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Nick Barclay Minimal Film Posters

Nick Barclay Minimal Film Posters

Graphic designer Nick Barclay presents posters of classic films with a minimal approach. Reducing each title to a varying size of circle on a contrasting background, he plays with colour and composition to best represent each one. Films such as Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction and Reservior Dogs are featured in the series, with each poster displaying the release date, director, budget and box office takings. Feature


Ethel Vaughn X MTRSFR

Ethel Vaughn X MTRSFR

Ethel Vaughn is a sportswear brand hailing from Hamburg launched in 2010. 2015 sees the launch of a collaborative collection entitled ‘The Gurkha’ as the brand teamed up with New York / Melbourne based designer Sam Chirnside and MTRSFR. The avant-garde range offers a jacket, trackies, hats, and bags with an all-over contemporary take on camo print. Feature


PITCH Zine

PITCH Zine

Pitch is an Australian, independent digital zine that hones in on fresh creative talent from fashion, art and design around the world. Focusing on emerging designers, hotly tipped entrepreneurs and those making waves within the visual industries, Pitch aims to bridge the gap between those new and established. Their features are a fun selection of cherry picked aesthetic delights presented in the form of candy coloured pages with a twist of punchy, young art direction. Feature


The Young Never Sleep

The Young Never Sleep

A seamless blend of fashion, illustration, film, and photography, The Young Never Sleep was born of passion for tactile art and hands-on quality. Artists and designers Branden M. Collins and Madeline Moorewith founded this multidisciplinary studio with a primary aim to create edgy, colourful artworks. What’s so great about The Young Never Sleep is their commitment to experimental composition and colour exploration. What you can find here is highly original, yet the best part is their colourful collection of products that clearly reflects on the spirit of joy and playfulness. Feature