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, Collective Magazine, 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. Feature


LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

Compiled by duo Ansel Neckles and Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, LET’S BE BRIEF (LBB) is a cultural journal targeted at the creative entrepreneur. Their aim — to bridge the gap between creative culture and business. Feature


Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Centered on symmetrical patterns and bending the rules, LHR Exhibitions are back with their latest exhibition Let’s Tessellate. Curated by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty; the exhibition showcases the work of 15 unique talents. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Hosting the first solo exhibition of Elizabeth Corkery, Beers London will showcase selected works from the artist from the past three years. Taking place between 5th June-25th July, the opening night will be held next week on the evening of 4th June and will feature a range of elegant large scale screen-prints from the artist. Displayed on thin layers of MDF, Elizabeth’s work contains sourced imagery that is cropped and printed directly onto surface, aiming to ‘similarly address architecture, the reproduced image and the potentially fraught task of representing three dimensions in two.’ Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Planning to give your home a facelift? Then you’ve come to the right place. With a mission to fill the world with more art, Feathr work closely with a global community of independent artists and designers to provide you with stylish inspiration for every room in the house. Tom, Anne and Oli only use the best materials to produce a variety of patterned wallpaper designs. Featured examples include designs by Benoît Bodhuin, Peter Judson, Supermundane, 44 flavours and many others. They also work directly with artists to produce occasional bespoke commissions, get in touch with them to find out more! Feature


Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Idea pioneers and creative force Reynolds & Reyner are currently one of the top five design agencies in Ukraine. Delivering clear, innovative and clever solutions, their branding for modern lingerie brand Pom Pom is a perfect example of their sleek, yet playful design ability. With Pom Pom’s slogan being ‘Work hard, play hard,’ the pair wanted to develop the branding around this idea, with the combination of bright contrasting colours and graphics. Feature


Travelogue Summer School

Travelogue Summer School

Summer’s in the air and there’s no better way to sharpen your creative chops than spending your summer at Travelogue Summer School. A five-day forum for debate and collaborative practice dedicated to professionals and students in the fields of design, architecture, arts and related disciplines, Travelogue offers a great opportunity to investigate into publishing through a series of workshops and an experimental guidebook about Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. Feature


Dot Magazine

Dot Magazine

Dot is an absolutely wonderful idea to help infants and toddlers get active and grow. Imagination is a very important part for healthy brain development and that’s why Anorak Press has decided to publish Dot, a new creative magazine aimed at pre-schoolers who are eager to think and learn. Under the theme ‘Shapes’, the debut issue of Dot comprises 36 colourful pages, does not carry advertising, and is illustrated and designed by Anorak’s image-maker Anna Dunn. It’s never too soon to share art with children, and Dot is perfect for your little ones. Check Dot now, it’s on sale for only a fiver! Feature


THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

This is the Same Ocean is an annual journal centered on risograph and contemporary photography. Somewhat a hybrid, based between Berlin and Melbourne, they still like to think of themselves as an Australian publication. A stylistic exploration of self-publishing and print; they describe the journal as ‘an ongoing experiment in print and production methods, and an exercise in money haemorrhaging’. Feature


Alessandro Costariol

Alessandro Costariol

Italian creative Alessandro Costariol is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and art director. Focusing mainly on the development of branding and visual identity, he creates well considered finishes and immaculate layouts for editorial and other printed material. Working with high profile international clients has gained him a reputable name, with his work being published in global titles including Wallpaper*, Kak and New Graphic. Feature


Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas is a freelance illustrator based in Vilnus, Lithuania that works in the realms of advertising, animation and graphic design. With a textural approach to both surreal and realistic imagery, Karlos’ clever concepts and compositions are truly stunning. Portfolio highlights have to be his architectural pieces and deep atmospheric colour combinations. Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Established in Hong Kong by childhood friends Maurice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani, Made in Paradise was formed to introduce urban inspired swimwear that appeal to the style and sensibilities of their youth. With bold print being a huge signature for their aesthetic, each piece holds a unique story, memory or visuals associated with teenage ‘growing pains.’ Their 2015 offering ‘Junk in the Trunk’ pays homage to food being a fundamental part of our everyday lives, and the all consuming ‘food porn’ on social media serving testimony to this. Be it their favourite dingy dim sum diner, or memories from a food fight at a late night burger shack, the collections certainly not about fine dining and packed with vibrant fun. Feature


The Secret Donut Society

The Secret Donut Society

Mexican design duo Ceci Peralta and José Velázquez have come up with this clever branding for an underground donut shop ‘The Secret Donut Society.’ Playing with the idea of the shop not being visible to most, they have based their design on creating an exclusive club for donut lovers. Inspired by secret societies, masonic logos and illuminati order, the intriguing and mysterious graphics take influence from historic texts and symbolic references. Feature


Andrea Manzati

Andrea Manzati

After working for the renowned Happycentro studio for four years as a graphic designer, Andrea Manzati felt he had gained enough experience working on large scale illustration projects for a number of high profile clients and decided to work independently on his own creative career. With commissions including Men’s Health, New Scientist, Computer Arts and The New York Times, his playful yet informative designs communicate a visual language that is easy to understand and pleasing to look at. Experimenting with shape and colour, his multi layered illustrations provide an interesting and engaging addition to the articles they accompany. Feature


Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

The Comedy Carpet – for those who don’t know, is one of Europe’s largest pieces of public artwork. Set in front of the iconic Blackpool Tower and stretching along the Golden Mile, the 2200m2 artwork contains over 160,000 30mm granite letters embedded in concrete. Giving a physical form to jokes, songs and catchphrases from the early days of comedy to the present, the piece pays homage to over 1000 comedians and writers. Feature


Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Legendary graphic designer, typographer, and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching has released his latest publication dedicated to the huge wood-letter fount collection from his Typography Workshop. In collaboration with Angus Hyland, every letter featured in this publication was originally hand-printed. Flipping through a beautiful hardback is always a good experience, and you won’t be disappointed by this hardback because it features a total of 1,352 illustrations, displayed letter by letter, with an intro by John L Walters of Eye Magazine. Enough said. I highly recommend you take a look for yourself! Feature


Visvim :: Handwork

Visvim :: Handwork

We’ve always had a lot of time for Japanese brand Visvim for both their intricate and beautifully considered prints to the construction of their garments, and their new project ‘handwork’ has blown us away. Straying away from the mass production mainstream, the brand indicate what true innovators they are, crafting one of a kind pieces highlighting hand-drawing and paint applications throughout. Feature


Swift Textiles

Swift Textiles

Famed for its simple and stylish design, Swift Textiles is an independent textile label founded by Michal Fierstein and Roni Yeheskel from Israel. Their process begins at the most basic level with the natural raw materials, combining contemporary aesthetics with traditional techniques to ensure the maximum quality of their handcrafted products. One of the key objectives of Swift Textiles is to heighten your indoor experience, and with their skilful use of screen-print, the duo have clearly managed to create an extensive range of home and fashion products that all carry wit and warmth. Feature


Future Dept. | Interview with Eileen Chan

Future Dept. | Interview with Eileen Chan

Future Department is an independent Hong Kong based design studio founded by Eileen Chan and Ka Lun Leung. Together they provide all-round creative solutions including brand development, visual identity design, graphic consulting, and art direction. Future Dept. aims to engage messages and creative visual elements, and investigate a balance between creativity and commercial considerations. Feature


Saiman Chow

Saiman Chow

Saiman Chow is a multi-disciplinary artist and director, who specialises in creating uplifting illustrations and animation. His energetic drawings along with stop motion and animated GIF work have earned him a reputable list of commissions from clients including Nike, New York Times, Bloomberg View and Diesel. Growing up in Hong Kong, his inspirations include fascinations with the Chinese and English languages in addition to using symbolism and visual narrative as a means of story-fuelled expression. Feature


Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Print Isn’t Dead™ is an ongoing quest to engage in conversation and debate about creativity and independent art, design and print practitioners. As you may have heard, our latest issue deals with the theme of personalisation. We are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy that is individually typeset by our award-winning designer James Lunn. And today, after creating a huge collection of fantastic covers for Element 003, we asked Lunn to design his very own cover and here’s a little insight into how he came up with such an interesting composition. Feature


Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

KK Outlet’s next exhibition will see a selection of photographs from the fourteenth edition of the found photography series ‘in almost every picture’ by their very own Erik Kessels. Feature


Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

As convenient and efficient as email is, nothing beats the pleasure of post. This Saturday (May 16th) House of Illustration at Kings Cross are hosting an exhibition and collaborative project aptly titled Pushing the Envelope. Feature


Charlotte Molas

Charlotte Molas

Charlotte Molas is an illustrator hailing from France with a particularly special portfolio. Translating a beautiful observation and application of texture throughout her work, Charlotte’s imagery reflects vintage posters in aesthetic with a contemporary conceptual twist be it twerking, smooching or TLC. Feature


Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat are a South Korean design agency specialising in branding, exhibition, printing, packaging, and web design. They worked with visual artist Vakki to create an amazingly striking and colourful set of printed materials including a poster, leaflet and ticket for her recent exhibition at D-Project Space within the Daelim Museum, Unstable Instruments: Play Play Vakki. Her hypnotic patterns feature rotating wheels of neon, coupled with an chaotic yet mesmerising style of multi-dimensional graphic design. Feature


De Invasie Toont

De Invasie Toont

De Invasie! is a ongoing collaboration between design agency Dift and based museum Gent, in which they hold an annual exhibition. To mark their 5 year partnership they have designed a catalog ‘De Invasie Toont,’ which showcases the emerging talent highlights from the past few years. The book is beautifully designed and presents a general overview of all the designers involved with the project, to accompany the artwork displayed in the gallery. Feature


MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

German born distinguished high-end leather goods purveyors MCM have dropped a particularly exciting collection for pre-fall 2015. Staying true to there beliefs in being an ever changing brand with reinvention being a constant, the new ‘Bionic’ collection takes inspiration from the future as they reinterpret classic pieces through a three-dimensional printing process. Great stuff. Feature


Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

New York-based graphic design studio Zut Alors! have done a very good job. And indeed, their special cover design for Element 003 does represent the dynamic energy of New York City’s creative worlds. We had a nice little chat with studio partners Brendan Griffiths and Frank DeRose to get to know more about their design for the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. And here’s the inside scoop on how they came up with such an incredible artwork. Feature


LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

London Graphic Centre has teamed up with Berlin based design duo 44Flavours (Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle) on a project to encourage new talent. Currently on display at their flagship store in Covent Garden, Wall of Wisdom is the latest addition to their billboard. Feature


Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

We are in absolute awe of the amazing cover design created by Studio Yukio. It is one of the most ambitious cover designs in our artist series cover for Element 003. The studio is famed for their compelling visual designs and fine execution. Today, we spoke to founders Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad to find out about their inspiration behind this limited-edition cover for Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Finchtail Tablet Stand

Finchtail Tablet Stand

Focusing on creating sustainably made simple and useful products, new brand Finchtail have launched their first idea in the form of a cardboard tablet stand. With the graphic aspects developed alongside design studio Believe in, they wanted to make an inexpensive item that could be used every day and also looked desirable. With the product branding using a simple palette of vivid orange, coupled with black and white inks the finished result is not only elegant but appealing to those who have an interest in sustainable products. Aiming to promote a lifestyle where design is valued instead of the amount of materials used, the company challenge consumers to consider how environmentally friendly products can look good too. Feature


Liberty X New Era :: SS15

Liberty X New Era :: SS15

This month sees iconic London store Liberty join forces with New Era for the spring and summer seasons. Utilising classic Liberty floral prints throughout, the collection highlights hats, tees and shirts and is set to drop throughout the month. Feature


Offprint London 2015

Offprint London 2015

One of our favourite things to do is to help you plan your next day out and without sounding too excited, this year’s Offprint is going to be utterly inspiring. Offprint Projects is a traveling art publishing fair with a focus on contemporary art and design, photography, experimental music, poetry, and philosophy. From 22 to 25 May, The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern will be transformed into a platform for an exploration of the alliance between printed strategies and digital cultures within the creative world. Feature


Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Here comes the third design in the limited edition artist series cover of Element 003. It is such an amazing masterpiece created by an award-winning multidisciplinary design champions Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker aka Karlssonwilker. We did a little interview where we got to know about their idea behind this ingenious cover and how they worked out this perfect visual treatment for our latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

People of Print faves ICNY have recently teamed up with Japanese menswear speciality shop Monkey Time for an exciting new capsule collection. Merging ICNY’s signature reflective elements alongside Monkey Time’s casual aesthetics, classic ICNY patterns are embossed on all white garments that stay true to the UNITED ARROWS sub-brand’s minimal approach. Providing fashionably functional pieces the collection is definitely a winner and is available to buy now. Feature


Design & Other

Design & Other

Melbourne based duo Design & Other are creative partnership with a love for travel and understanding their chosen medium of silkscreen printing. Founded in 2009 by designers Cameron Lofthouse and Monica Placella, the pair have completed a wide range of projects both locally and internationally and have spent the last three years moving from place to place whilst mastering their craft. Their style blends seamlessly blends digital and handmade processes, whilst investigating the interface between art and design practice, to create a energetic and colourful result. Feature


Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

We are delighted to announce that the special design piece by founder Eike König of Hort is also gracing the front cover of the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Eike König is considered one of the most influential designers of our time. Now, twenty years after Hort was first established, we are super excited to have his wondrous typographic design works featured in our latest issue. If you have yet to decide whether to pick up a copy, Eike is here to tell us about his fun, yet thoughtful cover design for the glorious Element 003. Feature


The Vending Machine Art Gallery

The Vending Machine Art Gallery

Last week we saw the Vending Machine Gallery launch in the Fox Pub (372 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DA) and it went off with a bang! With a fantastic concept offering the public the chance to buy affordable giclee prints from up and coming Artists from a vending machine, the concept of the show brings art and the buying of art to a new location, liberating the purchasing of art from the gallery to more accessible locations. With a run of just 50 prints for each work prices will range from £5 to £20, and if you didn’t make the opening don’t worry, the shows on till June 11th, or you can always head over to their online shop to grab a bargain print! Feature


Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ is almost ready for print. And today, we would like to introduce Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic and editorial designer who has created one of the amazing cover designs in our Artist Series. In honour of her special edition, we pitched a few questions at this talented Hansje van Halem to find out about her idea behind this amazing limited edition cover. Feature


J'ai rencontré la femme de mes rêves from Carlin Diaz on Vimeo.

Carlin Diaz

Currently based in Paris, Carlin Diaz works as a freelance animator / animation film director, illustrator and graphic designer often dabbling in print. With a heavy focus regarding shapes (be they organic or geometric) Carlin strives to visualize how forms can best be represented graphically though an array of textures and colours. Feature


Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro are a thriving artistic force, dedicated to showcasing talent from a range of fields. A collective made up of artists, DJ’s and musicians, they aim to promote creativity and celebrate those who are involved with the arts scene. Pushing forward those that are skilled from the realms of audio and visual, Colectivo Futuro collaborate with individuals and collectives that have something important to share. Feature


Clayton Cotterell

Clayton Cotterell

Clayton Cotterell is a photographer based in Portland and is currently represented by Ampersand Gallery. Having exhibited internationally Clayton has worked with an impressive body of clients including Nike, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Air BnB, Esquire (Russia) and Bloomberg Business Week to name afew. With a portfolio demonstrating both graphic and documentary like photography in deep hues with unexpected rainbows I can’t get enough of Claytons amazing work! Feature


Bandana Book by Kapital

Bandana Book by Kapital

Celebrated Japanese denim house Kapital have released an interesting new publication as part of their ever growing range. ‘Bandana Book’ aims to showcase creative director Kazuhiro Hirata’s personal collection of vintage bandanas, displaying his admiration for the classic, versatile print. Exploring the much loved pattern that frequently adorns the iconic accessory, 253 pages are dedicated to the bandana’s famously recognised detail securing its place in fashion, history and culture. Feature


Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Australian men’s publication Vangardist has printed an edition using ink infused with the blood donated by three HIV-positive donors in support of the battle against HIV and AIDS. Vangardist teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland to create 3,000 special copies of its spring edition in order to trigger debate and raise awareness of the disease. Feature


The Pop-Up Poll Booth

The Pop-Up Poll Booth

Allowing you to vote for the most hated politician, The Pop-Up Poll Booth is a far cry from your conventional village hall polling station. With a more unconventional take on the traditional voting method, the pop-up is a quirky and clever illustration project – and the brainchild of Third year Brighton student Holly Macdonald. Feature


Ladies of Letters

Ladies of Letters

Ladies of Letters came to life when two letterpress fanatics (and cat lovers) met on a picnic blanket back in 2013. The collaborative project between Meburnian artists Amy Constable and Carla Hackett aims to bring a more human element to a digitally dominated world through beautifully tactile typefaces and traditional techniques. Feature


Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Japanese brand Minotaur has recently teamed up with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a very exciting SS15 collaboration. Focused on outwear that reflects the brand’s heavy focus on structured traditional clothing, the collection is compromised of a deck parka and climbing jacket with each outer shell sporting amazing prints sourced from JAXA’s incredible satellite imagery. Feature


Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Illustrator Matt Gondek has collaborated with independent publishers Valley Cruise Press to release a new zine ‘Struggles 3D.’ With only 100 copies available, the limited edition title is packed full of cartoon characters fighting, exploding and generally up to no good, all in ‘mind blowing 3D!’ Renowned for his pop-culture inspired animated scenes, Matt’s previous work includes the comically violent ‘Kill Em All’ zine and is a prime example of his typically colourful and mischievous artwork. Feature


STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE is an Atlanta based small press boutique run by husband and wife team Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy. Specialising in books, art prints and independent publishing. We spoke to them to find out a little more: Feature


Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux is part of the WITCHES Artist Residency which began at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. The three-month collaboration with Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) culminated in a month-long rotating exhibition in Brooklyn. Throughout April, the six female artists-in-residence inhabited Stream Gallery, presenting new work they created in Jersey City. Anne Vieux works with light as an effect, process, and image, fluctuating between flat and dimensional. She presents layered prints on plastic and fabric, which pursue a techy minimalist re-enchantment of space. Additionally, her installations become abstract esoteric zones using frames and video to delineate space. Feature


P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

Ozzie brand Perks and Mini are best known for their offbeat psychedelic aesthetic and their latest menswear offering certainly isn’t shy! Featuring all-over prints alongside bold type and colour combinations the “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION” collection isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Feature


Tomas Laar

Tomas Laar

Still currently studying, Tomas Laar is a graphic designer based in Rotterdam and without a doubt one to watch and expect big things from. With an amazing talent for type and shape based imagery, Tomas’ website is an absolute pleasure to browse through demonstrating an eagerness to experiment with a range of materials, outputs and processes. Feature


THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS are an independent clothing label based in Brixton, producing limited seasonal collections. Started in 2014 by Stacey-Leigh Pallister-Waite, the streetwear company has it’s roots firmly planted South of the river. Launching their latest collection for SS15, the range includes organic t-shirts, notebooks and beanies, designed by Stacey herself and contributing designer Joe Farrell, intended for day to day wear and urban adventures. Their holiday fuelled lookbook consists of laidback vibes only and was shot across Woodstock, Cape Town and Brixton, showing the vibrancy of the colourful neighbourhoods opposite sides of the world. Feature


ECAL x Swiss Typefaces | Online Foundry

ECAL x Swiss Typefaces | Online Foundry

University of Art and Design Lausanne has teamed up with the incredible Swiss Typefaces to launch on online foundry. This will allow a global audience to acquire fonts that have been designed by the talented students of ECAL. This could quite possibly be the first example of a university launching an online type foundry to be used in this manner, we salute them. Feature


Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini is a photographer hailing from Milan that focuses on developing large-scale prints, landscapes and life scenes throughout his portfolio. With a wonderful colour pallet throughout his work, Luca’s memorizing imagery featuring deserts is a personal favourite. Routing from an early interest this selection of imagery acts as a mirror concerning his thoughts on time space and existent and how we should consider ourselves in relation to the big entity we are a part of. Feature


Studio Fnt

Studio Fnt

Studio fnt are a Korean based graphic design studio specialising in printed matter, brand identity and digital media. Their clean, refined style lends itself perfectly to the posters they produce, focusing on finer design details whilst still communicating a striking aesthetic. Korean letters adorn each image, becoming a unique visual element in themselves by presenting new lines and symbols to play with. Composition wise Fnt stick to a winning formula with neat layout and elegant type. Feature


Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Pick Me Up has a fantastic line-up of artists, illustrators, and designers from all over the UK. Graphic arts festival Pick Me Up opened last week at London’s Somerset House, along with a series of talks, workshops and film screenings happening over the course of 12 days. Feature


Chris Arundel

Chris Arundel

Chris Arundel is a London based designer who work spreads across illustration, animation and murals. With a signature tactile hand-rendered aesthetic, Chris plays with simple outlines and bold block colours. Only graduating last year were looking forward to things to come and have a particular fondness of his flash art icon illustrations Feature


Delicious Postcards by Joe Haddad

Delicious Postcards by Joe Haddad

Whilst browsing the internet this week, graphic designer Joe Haddad’s ‘Delicious Postcards’ certainly caught my eye. Based in New York, his good-enough-to-eat doodles were a result of a visit to one of the city’s many food vendors. A simple and playful idea proving design and food are an unmatchable recipe when served together. Feature


Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

There was no doubt in my mind that the redesign proposal for a modern edition of Flatland by Epilogue would hit the goal before the time is up, and indeed, the campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of $26,000 within a short period of time. With a belief that this ingenious classic deserves a contemporary edition, Epilogue have teamed up with designers to create over 50 new illustrations along with an accompanied digital library that will allow users to explore a variety of geometric shapes across multiple dimensions. 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 had spent two years 3D printing 2,500 parts in order to create this animation. Chase Me has certainly been taken to the next level and has pushed the limits of animated movies. 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, including 6 pages of printed Grafik content, 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 aren’t many 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