Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine, as featured by Grafik, Design Milk, Booooooom!, Stack, magCulture and the Pull & Bear blog. 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. DEADLINE May 1st. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: a FUN project

Lazy Oaf :: a FUN project

People of print faves Lazy Oaf are currently exhibiting at Pick me up with a super exciting project titled “ A FUN Project ” … Apathetic, Funny, Ugly, but Nice. Teaming up with a selection of influential artists (including Kyle Platts, Jack Sachs, Jiro Bevis, Dominic Kesterton, Alexander Medel Calderon and Yoko Honda) the collaboration sees the artists work applied to a range of iconic Lazy Oaf garms that play with the boundaries of illustration and fashion to form an interactive surreal world – be sure to check it out. Feature


Rebels Studios

Rebels Studios

Rebels Studios are a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Stockholm, specialising in film, interactive and graphic design. Communicating with a firm belief that experimental ideas are the strongest, the work they produce is both mysterious and inviting. Designing mainly for music and technology brands, their darker aesthetic approach works perfectly for the list of sleek forward thinking clients they currently work with including Philips and Size Records Feature


Chase Me :: The World’s First 3D-Printed Film

Chase Me :: The World’s First 3D-Printed Film

Chase Me may seem like another gorgeous animated movie at first glance but what makes it different from other animated films is the fact that French animator and filmmaker Gilles-Alexander Deschaud spent two years 3D printing 2,500 parts in order to create the film. Chase Me has certainly been taken to the next level and has pushed the limits of animation. The film tells the magical tale of a girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow. The full film is yet to be released but you can now enjoy the trailer and the ‘making of’ here. Feature


Element 003 | Features

Element 003 | Features

We’re getting ready to go to print with the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine. You will need to get your orders in quickly if you’d like to have the option of a personalised cover, with your name printed on the spine! We’re using HP Indigo technology to print solid white ink onto quality black Fedrigoni paper. For those of you who are curious to know what’s inside this amazing issue, you’ve come to the right place. We’re now introducing you to the incredible highlights from Element 003, which will surely make you join the Print Isn’t Dead™ movement. Oh and did we mention that the first 250 orders get this awesome letterpress print by Typoretum for free? Feature


Marina Esmeraldo

Marina Esmeraldo

Illustrator Marina Esmeraldo splits her time between London and Barcelona, creating colourful images predominantly for fashion and music. With her witty and vibrant illustrations attracting a range of commissions and making a regular appearance on opinionated online magazine The Debrief, her digitalised drawings are perfect for the internet age. Inspired by her upbringing in northeast Brazil, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, adding a computerised dimension to her once tropical surroundings Feature


Pawel Mildner

Pawel Mildner

Pawel Mildner is an illustrator that lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland. With a keen interest in print, often self publishing his work, Pawel splits his time between personal and commissioned pieces. With a portfolio demonstrating clean crisp screen and riso prints alongside textural paintings and drawings Pawel’s colourful playful imagery demonstrates a unique observation of shape, narrative and form. Feature


Bezar x Josef Albers

Bezar x Josef Albers

New York based design website Bezar are dedicating an online pop-up to the late artist Josef Albers and his work. Choosing a series of album covers Albers designed for Command Records between 1959 and 1961, Bezar have reworked each design for today’s market adding a sense of modernity to a classic approach. Celebrating his original artwork, they have worked in partnership with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to create these up to date versions of his much loved signature style. Feature


House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

This whole hunt began with a curiosity that quickly snowballed into an obsession, the occasional appearance within a streetwear collection or on a B-Boy event flyer let us know we weren’t the only ones preoccupied with ‘that fucking font’. Heated Words Initial Research at House of Vans documented the uses of an iconic yet anonymous typeface, illustrating the rich history and identity of a font with no name, and no known designer. Feature


Daily Paper :: SS15 Del 2

Daily Paper :: SS15 Del 2

Amsterdam based brand Daily Paper are back with the 2nd drop of their SS15 collection. For their amazing look book the brand have traveled back the city that sourced their inspiration, that city being Morocco. Stylish prints provide reference to their refined motivation of pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa throughout. Feature


Epiforma

Epiforma

Based in Portugal, design studio Epiforma boast an impressive showcase of their creative ability across multiple disciplines. With a strong belief in providing bespoke solutions, their skills cover branding, art direction, editorial, web and product design. Their modular furniture designs have gained fast interest for their unusual but contemporary composition and it seems there is no end to this team’s talents, with graphic and typography work proving equally as strong. Punchy tones and neat type styles provide the basis for most of the visual identities they create, the end result being bold yet playful designs. Feature


Printing Friends Issue No.8

Printing Friends Issue No.8

Whether you’re an avid foodie or just occasionally enjoy looking at delicious food images, you are definitely going to love this latest issue of Printing Friends. Beautifully designed by creative studio, Snask, this edition of Printing Friends is now ready to take you to the world of exotic cuisine – mash potato typography, a coconut flavoured ‘space burger’, and a knitted hot dog to name a few – it’s a trip around the world where you will enjoy culinary surprises. Feature


John Lusis

John Lusis

John Lusis is a photographer based in Chicago. I’m a sucker for architectural imagery and John’s portfolio does not disappoint with his current work focusing on small midwestern cities. Concerning this subject, John’s imagery observes how over times these environments often become outdated with many trying to transcend the old while still illuminating the outmoded. Feature


LOBBY Magazine

LOBBY Magazine

LOBBY is the newest publication from The Bartlett School of Architecture, with the aim to initiate conversation in the field of architectural design and theory. Launching their second issue ‘Clairvoyance,’ the magazine encourages provoking debate and discussion around topics related to the practice of architecture. Printed alongside an online version, the two mediums operate independently with the website designed to provide a consistent feed of information. Feature


Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo is the brainchild of Jimbo Barbu, an independent art director and graphic designer based in Paris. It’s hard to believe that the studio was only founded in 2014 since its portfolio is jam-packed with a huge set of stunning design featuring typographic layouts and illustrations that have also graced the pages of international design publication Kiblind and many others. Feature


2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

LHR Exhibitions is a creative platform founded by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty. Starting back in October 2013, they are now holding their 11th exhibition – the most recent centered on a simple two colour brief. For 2 Colour the artists were “invited to create a piece within their unique style to a 50×70 format with the limited colour palette of red and black (plus the white of the page)”. We caught up with Gresty to find out a little more. Feature


10 Deep :: Spring del 2

10 Deep :: Spring del 2

Never failing to deliver a wide selection of prints throughout their collections, 10 Deep have recently dropped the 2nd offering of their spring collection. Shot on a clean plain backdrop, the collection features a range of styles in bluey grey tones and will be available to buy soon. Feature


Notebook by Alain Vonck

Notebook by Alain Vonck

French art director and designer Alain Vonck flits effortlessly between editorial design, visual identity and web based graphics. Applying his refined style to a range of commercial briefs along with self initiated projects, he is able to maintain a contemporary approach whilst promoting his elegant versatility. Alain worked with company Tamyras to promote their Positive Lebanon Project, with ‘Notebook,’ an artfully designed book consisting of 250 pages of his engaging illustrations. Feature


Rosie Moss | Interview

Rosie Moss | Interview

It was a delight to stumble across the beautiful work from Rosie Moss. Midlands based designer Rosie hand dyes, prints and makes all of her textile products ranging from cushions to bags. We had a chat with Rosie to find out more about her experimental printing technique and daily tools of the trade. Feature


10 Reasons You Should Pre-order Element 003

10 Reasons You Should Pre-order Element 003

Hurry up! There are only 11 days left to submit your own 250-character text to be printed on the front cover of the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead. For Element 003, we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your own copy. Apart from the fact that our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually, here are the reasons why Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 will make such a perfect gift… Feature


Colophon: Basis Grotesque

Colophon: Basis Grotesque

Independent type foundry Colophon have released Basis Grotesque after 36 months in making. Basis Grotesque was originally drawn in a Regular weight for the re-design of photography magazine Hotshoe. Now after its initial conception, Colophon have spent three years refining and extending the type family, testing the typeface to make sure it works across countless platforms. Feature


Redman X Mighty Healthy :: 420

Redman X Mighty Healthy :: 420

Iconic rapper and blazer Redman has teamed up with Mighty Healthy to drop a new capsule collection titled ‘the High Standard’ just in time for 420. Celebrating the relationship between hip-hop and weed culture the collection applies bold graphics and prints throughout. Feature


Studio Savvy for Poesis

Studio Savvy for Poesis

For this spectacular example of impact fuelled branding, Mexican design agency Savvy Studio worked their magic for consulting company Poesis. Working to support organisations through transformation and healing, Poesis focus on the development of a healthier and more sustainable state of humanity. Feature


Stanley Anderson

Stanley Anderson

The Royal Academy pays homage to the traditional art of engraving. Feature


ONLY NY x Greats | SS15 Royale Pack

ONLY NY x Greats | SS15 Royale Pack

We always love writing about ONLY NY – an exceptional New York based brand. This time around they have teamed up with another New York brand, Greats to introduce their first ever footwear range of products. They describe the collaboration as “a natural fit” – ONLY’s minimal aesthetic translates seamlessly onto the Greats Royale silhouette. Black calf leather and off-white nubuck uppers sit atop gum Margom outsoles. ONLY’s signature ‘Mackerel’ pattern can be found on the veg tan calf insole of the shoe. Minimal gold ONLY branding on the lateral of the shoe finishes off the offering. Handmade in Italy and limited to only 100 pairs per colour. Feature


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. Feature


JangoJim

JangoJim

JangoJim is a self-taught artist hailing from Antwerp, Belgium that works in the realms of illustration, comics, cartoons, animation murals and art direction for clients including Vice, Converse and Glitch magazine. With a design philosophy communicating his beliefs in honesty, original ideas, humour, learning by doing and doing what you love JangoJim’s portfolio is a delight to browse though full of fun bold graphic imagery is inspired by comics, arcade games, 20’s jazz music, freak shows and fairgrounds. Feature


Sansovino 6 :: SS15 SOTO editorial

Sansovino 6 :: SS15 SOTO editorial

Berlin boutique SOTO recently dropped their latest editorial and I had to share! Featuring a range of printed goodness from Milan based brand Sansovino 6 the editorial highlights soft textures and bold graphics throughout the SS15 collection. Feature


Matt Blease

Matt Blease

The drawings by London based illustrator Matt Blease are both witty and charismatic, adding an element of playfulness to their more serious subject matter. After working as a designer for clients like Nike and Nokia, Matt went on to lead the graphic design team at much loved department store Liberty. Now focusing on his personal work, Matt’s fun talking doodles adorn the weekly pages of The Guardian’s G2, along with other companies who want a taste of his recognisable style, including the BBC, Coca Cola, Pedlars and Waitrose. Feature


Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Returning for its 4th year, Brooklyn Zine Festival is back and bringing two days full of independent magazines and inspiring panel talks hosted by writers and artists from across the five boroughs and beyond. This annual event features a total of 150 exhibitors including a broad spectrum of artists, designers and creatives from different professional backgrounds spanning comics, illustration, theatre, and dance. Feature


J SONA

J SONA

J SONA is a 23 year old designer and photographer hailing from Hull inspired by travel cultures and urban environments. Recently dropping an amazing new photo zine showcasing images from his travels to Morocco, Spain, London and Amsterdam over 2014 J SONA is fresh new talent well worth keeping an eye on. Feature


35ppm by Bloom

35ppm by Bloom

Back in January earlier this year, Australian publishers Bloom curated their first submission based exhibition ’35ppm.’ Taking part over four days, 30 different artists from around the world each displayed a single A3 print which was then available to purchase. Printed on site by their own in-house mono laser printer, the event became in essence a print on demand experiment with each work sold being produced on the spot via their HP Laserjet. Feature


Penguin Little Black Classics

Penguin Little Black Classics

Penguin have lived generation after generation and after 80 years of their existence, they have released 80 short classics, each is 64 pages long, 80p, and is an extract from the Penguin Classics range. Feature


Nonnative

Nonnative

Nonnative is a Japanese menswear label that draws inspiration from military, work and outdoor wear, taking elements from each and retooling them to form a clean structured and casual aesthetic. With spring underway the brand have recently dropped a matching shirt and trouser combo, a must see crafted from stunning Liberty fabric. Feature


SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM, is a limited edition risograph book by Brooklyn based mixed media artist Jonathan Campolo. Collecting single design elements taken from web, he digitally manipulated these to make patterns and textile designs. Published in conjunction with his solo show ‘GREATER HITS’ at Booklyn Inc., Jonathan Campolo challenges the images of familiar brands and characters against their own marketing schemes, displacing aspects of cartoon sound, “physical” identity, environment and colour. Feature


Ellie Andrews

Ellie Andrews

All-round bae and graphic artist Ellie Andrews has been busy with her paintbrushes! Feature


Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Fieldwork are a design agency with imaginative play and bright ideas at the forefront of their work ethos.’Tinkering’ as they put it, between Web Design, Branding, Digital and Print they respond to each client brief with the same excitement and enthusiasm. Collaborating with renowned quirky illustrators such as Charlotte Trounce, they seek out the most suitable ways of working, ensuring they maintain a sense of fun but also professionalism. Feature


Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Professional screen printer and graphic designer Dan Mather is running a new 2-day screen print poster course at Thames Barrier Print Studio. The course is perfect for illustrators and designers looking to take their work to the next level by translating it into print. Over the two days you will learn the traditional process of screen printing, from getting your artwork print ready to technical registration. With help from Dan you will learn useful tips along the way and no doubt leave inspired to do more. Feature


Pete Sharp

Pete Sharp

Pete Sharp is a South London based illustrator notorious for producing unorthodox comics and spicy screen prints! Reminiscent of the cartoon genius Robert Crumb, Pete brings a wicked sense of humour to his character based artwork… Feature


Ricardo Cavolo

Ricardo Cavolo

I find it extremely hard to select featured images that would best represent the characteristic of this idiosyncratic illustrator Ricardo Cavolo. All his work shows an exceptional talent to create illustrations that incorporate a wide range of meaty textures and colours. He treats each individual piece like a grand painting and you can tell by taking a close-up look at his portfolio that spans a diverse cross-sections of projects including illustration, mural and editorial design. Feature


Supreme X Stone Island :: SS15

Supreme X Stone Island :: SS15

Fashion giants Stone Island and Supreme have teamed up for SS15 to create an amazing capsule collection. Consisting of jackets, hats and a long sleeve tee the collection highlights an incredible all-over paisley print across 2 colourways. Feature


Time Capsules by Heike Hansen

Time Capsules by Heike Hansen

German design undergraduate Heike Hansen has produced this beautiful, 348 page publication for his thesis project. Time Capsules- “Don’t Open Before,” is a brilliant display of imagery and text exploring its given title and drawing connections between the archival works of well known artists such as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol. Feature


Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Born in the 20s, Ellsworth Kelly is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. His bold and blocky work affiliates itself with the pared-down styles of minimalism and abstraction. Feature


Alexander Medel Calderón

Alexander Medel Calderón

Alexander Medel Calderón is a Santiago based illustrator / designer and definitely a new favourite find. Creating playful bold imagery rendered with bold outlines, Alexander’s work gives a contemporary graphic twist to wordart like type through primary colours. Feature


Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair

Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair

The first Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair launches in Canary Wharf on the evening of Wednesday 15 April 2015. This is a free, artist-led event set up to celebrate traditional hand printing processes and showcase talented London based printmakers. Curated by artists/printmakers Tiff Howick, Carole Villain and Justine Ellis, Handprinted Fair is an opportunity for local printmakers to share their enthusiasm for printing and promote their prints to a wider audience. Feature


POPUP PRESS!

POPUP PRESS!

POPUP PRESS! is a unique and inspiring celebration of print culture, showcasing both local graphic artists and international independent publishers bringing the practice of print to a wider audience within Hong Kong. With a custom designed mobile gallery and exhibition space, they transform Hong Kong’s bustling cityscapes into creative areas where the general public can participate in different print workshops and meet the artists. Feature


MC1R :: The Magazine for Redheads

MC1R :: The Magazine for Redheads

Do you know that redheads are one of the world’s smallest minorities? Redheads, or gingers, or freckles, only make up about 2 percent of the global population and what makes them even more special is the fact that there is much of a culture surrounding people with red hair, so many interesting stories you may never have heard of, and this is one of the reasons why MC1R was launched. Feature


TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

Launched in September 1998 as a thick, square, small-scale pocket book with the slogan ‘Small tank, big fish’, TANK is a quarterly magazine based in London. The magazine is preoccupied with the very concept of contemporary culture, covering art, fashion, music, news, and architecture. Their editorial platform is non-conventional. As a relatively non-commercial outlet, they are driven by aesthetic and ideas rather than advertising – their aim to disrupt the homogeneity and over commercialization in the magazine industry. Feature


Marek Wykowski

Marek Wykowski

Initially looking at photography as a hobbie, Marek Wykowski is a self taught photographer currently based in Poland. Focusing deeply on composition, natural light and rich tonality to document real life Marek works by his belief that ‘if you have the patience to look for the right scene you’ll be rewarded with great pictures.’ Feature


Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Japanese graphic designer and art director Naonori Yago applies his cleverly considered style to a range of clients from the art and fashion industries. Experimenting with layers of type, pattern and image, his playful constructions still hold a strong sense of order with an air of confidence that only comes from truly knowing your skill. Feature


Stanley Donwood | Very Air & Cold Earth

Stanley Donwood | Very Air & Cold Earth

Dan Rickwood aka Stanley Donwood is well known for his close association with the British band Radiohead, having created all of their album and poster art since 1994. He graduated from the University of Exeter, then went on to work as a freelance artist in Plymouth. Aside from his work for Radiohead, Donwood also maintains his own website, Slowly Downward, where he published short stories and various other writings. We celebrate the launch of his latest two colour prints, ‘Very Air’ and ‘Cold Earth,” both limited to an edition of 25 and come signed. Feature


North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

Founded in 2011 by Graham Tait, North is a bi annual magazine centered around a passion for skateboarding and traditional film photography. We first spoke to Graham back in 2013, but I first picked up a copy of North a few weeks ago, drawn in by its beautifully raw aesthetic. I was lucky enough to catch up with him, and discuss the background, inspiration and future of the mag. Feature


Design Displacement Group

Design Displacement Group

We live in an era where designers are trying to define their practice in its new context. And often, we, as a creative, challenge the perception of design objects and how they play such a fundamental role in everyday life. Design Displacement Group aka DDG are one of the movements that are exploring the potential value of new creative work and a practical approach to design for future worlds, addressing both practical and conceptual development and issues at the same time. Feature


Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua is a Hong Kong based design studio, with a specialism in Chinese typography and design. Design style, like language, varies from the difference of cultural background and geographic region. Through the ambition of redefining Hong Kong visual culture, designer Adonian Chan and Chris Tsui Sau Yi established Trilingua design in 2010. Trilingua emphasise on every project’s intrinsic essence, and through these understanding we choose the most suitable design language and medium to deliver the essence of message. Feature


Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath are a streetwear imprint hailing from South Korea. Recently dropping their look book for SS15 titled ‘High & Low’ the brand introduce a collection inspired by the existence of social hierarchy in today’s world infused with a street aesthetic and a nice range of typographic prints. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier is the queen of decorating surfaces and has recently launched a new book to reveal her vibrant sketches. Feature


Sofi Azaïs

Sofi Azaïs

Graphic designer Sofia Azaïs splits her time between France and London, whilst producing innovative visuals within the realms of editorial, branding and packaging. Her modern style puts a twist on traditional design rules, with the result being an experimental play on classic typography and layout. Feature


Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak is a graphic and web designer raised and based in Hong Kong. A graduate from Polytechnic University, his unique final year project caught plenty of attention with its’ bold and distinctive graphic style, based on the concept of original thought. He also experiments in motion graphics to illustration and touches on philosophy for inspiration in his work. Feature


Augustine & Bridgland

Augustine & Bridgland

Following their inaugural exhibition in spring last year, Royal College of Art graduates Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland have continued to explore into the themes of lust and love and created an extensive range of colourful artworks now on display in the exhibition, ‘Behind The Curtains and Blinds’, at a contemporary screen print studio and art space, Jealous Gallery. Feature


VERITIES

VERITIES

Dubbed “The Anthropology of Modern Culture”, Verities is a bi annual, self-published magazine based in London. Focused on provoking thought and reflection through observation, each issue is centred around a theme. The self-proclaimed “magazine for the ultra observant”, aims to provide new ways of looking at the mundane and the ordinary, the overlooked and the understated. Feature


Studio Hausherr

Studio Hausherr

Berlin based Studio Hausherr are a creative agency with a strong emphasis on design for print and web. Dealing with a range of clients within the art, fashion and culture industries, their aesthetic focus is tailored to providing clean cut, contemporary visuals specific to each brand they work with. Years of experience coupled with an eye for detail means Studio Hausherr have formed an intrinsic network of photographers, stylists and writers that they work with to ensure high quality standards across everything they do. Feature


The Rodina

The Rodina

After three years of continuous efforts in exploring a new visual language and meaning, The Rodina, an award-winning design studio based in the Hague, have succeeded and now become internationally recognised. The studio was formed by a pair of Dutch duo, Tereza and Vit Ruller, whose work embodies a range of approaches to experimental image-making, allowing both themselves and their audience to examine communication methods and analyse connections between culture, technology and aesthetics. Feature


Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Struan Teague is a painter and printmaker from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is a perfect balance of delicate illustrations and big blocks of colour, coming together as beautiful stone lithograph and silk screen prints. We asked Struan some questions about his practice and took a sneak-peek inside his studio. Feature


Scott Renau for Memphis

Scott Renau for Memphis

Scott Renau is a Parisian designer, specialising in graphics, editorial and typography. His bold, slightly retro style works perfectly for the catalogue of ‘The Memphis Group,’ an Italian design and architecture group founded in 1981. Memphis dedicate themselves to designing post modern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects featuring colourful detail and decorative shapes. Feature


Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman

I had to look twice when I first saw Michiel’s work. Not only because of the spectrum of colours he fits into one design, but more often than not what you’re actually looking at is more than just a flat image, but is a meticulously built multi-layer screen print. One example made up of four fluorescents and black ink is uniquely inspired by “noise bands with their pedals on dirty carpets.” Based on a fan photo of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon pedal set up, this amazing print was born. Feature


Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Perhaps one of the most iconic and surreal children’s books ever written, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has left a lasting imprint on the imaginations of many a child (and adult). This year Marks the 150th anniversary of the novels publication and a landmark in literary history.

The Royal Mail has a colourful history of illustrated stamps, commemorating a vast array of occasions. This year, to mark the anniversary they have commissioned a set of ten, featuring the most well-known scenes from the book. Feature


Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie shows us how to use screen printing and quality paper to create a super clean, graphical product. He produced a limited run of just five records with screen printed covers, sleeves and inner bags. He distributed these awesome records to his immediate family – his father and three brothers. He mentioned that “the songs on the records having a significance for one or all of us. The tracks also have a special connection to one another sequentially.” With the connection between the tracks, and the limitation of a side of vinyl played at 33rpm, the arrangement really is unique and the experience of listening to this record is a one off. Feature


Made You Look Documentary

Made You Look Documentary

Over the past decades, we have seen the proliferation of digital components and technology experiences and we often wonder how we, as DIY artists, designers, and makers, would survive the rise of this new digital era. Feature


Ding Ding Hu

Ding Ding Hu

Ding Ding Hu is an illustrator from China with a particular fondness for creating colourful scenes, depicting the more humorous side of life. Expressing her curiosity for people, places and food, she depicts her adventures through imaginative visual narratives of her everyday findings. Bizarre combinations of strange objects and settings invite the viewer into a playful, comical land, exuberating childlike silliness in an adult world. Feature


Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac are a creative design studio that specialise in providing concepts and art direction for art, culture and commerce. With a design ethos stemming from closely researching each client’s core characteristics and capabilities, they focus on a straight forward approach to producing design solutions across print and web. Feature


Glitch Textiles

Glitch Textiles

Every day we are surrounded by data generated by our presence in environments saturated with digital technologies and touch screens. Glitch Textiles, a textile design label originated by Brooklyn-based graphic artist Phillip David Stearns, showcases a stunning set of functional, colourful artworks that bridge the gap between woven textiles and digital art, all designed and inspired by algorithms. Feature


Jonathan Shackleton

Jonathan Shackleton

Jonathan Shackleton is a designer and illustrator based in Leeds, specialising in graphics, typography and editorial. We love his uplifting, candy coloured personal identity and self promotional visuals, that add a touch of fun to corporate design. Selecting a playful palette of sorbet hues, he uses a simple yet engaging concept applying this to business cards, posters and other printed materials. 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