Newspaper Club — 11 Creative Uses For Newsprint

Newspaper Club — 11 Creative Uses For Newsprint

Newspapers aren’t just for news anymore. In fact, newsprint is one of the most versatile formats out there – it can feel familiar and experimental, sophisticated and DIY, all at once. And it’s a pretty no-fuss process as far as printing goes. If the next wave of publishing is going to be “fast, cheap and fun”, as AIGA predicts, then newspapers might just be the way forward. We asked our friends at Newspaper Club to round up some of the most creative examples they’ve printed. From portfolios to cookbooks to zines – scroll on to see some of the many uses for newsprint, then get some free samples! Feature


Kristina Suvorova

Kristina Suvorova

Inspired by nature, brave souls, curiosity, freedom, childhood, fairytales and the universe, Kristina Suvorova’s abstract artworks play with paradoxes, detailing the most unorthodox of pairings to result in the harmonious friendships she charmingly illustrates. A secret story is hidden within each of Kristina Suvorova’s illustrations, while her embedded ideology of ‘the little things matter the most’ prompts a deeper reading and the reward of unearthing the secrets each artwork withholds. Feature


Liz Shepherd

Liz Shepherd

Found in the creative district of Boston, Liz Shepherd explores a modern day take on some of the most traditional methods of print. From printing onto wood, fabric and her own wooden sculptures, to photo-etching using polymer plates, Liz isn’t one to shy away from using different techniques and mixing media. Feature


Amy Blackwell

Amy Blackwell

Hand painting beads, printmaking and painting are just a few of the skills that the widely talented Amy Blackwell shows off in the work she produces. Combining mesmerising patterns and textures with more traditional examples of portraiture, instantly giving her work a fresh contemporary feel. Feature


The Earth Issue

The Earth Issue

Presenting The Earth Issue, an independent magazine made up of a collective of artists and creative professionals working at the intersection of fine art and environmentalism. Focusing not just on the print element of this movement, The Earth Issues collective also curates exhibitions, workshops, and other events in London with the aim of sparking conversation and awareness about environmental issues. Below the team share their passion and purpose.. Feature


Minima Branding For Carpenter Studio

Minima Branding For Carpenter Studio

Branding can be hard. Trying to communicate the right message, or telling the correct narrative about a brand can be particularly tricky. Recently Minima developed a gorgeous identity design for unique craft furniture brand, Carpenter Studio. Below we dive deep into the creative process and their journey behind the design. Feature


Dust Catcher

Dust Catcher

Filled with delicious character illustrations and curate projects, Joe Leiner recently launched the first issue of Dust Catcher, an independent print magazine about contemporary character design, illustration and collectibles. Sporting a translucent dust jacket with black hot foil embossing and 96 ad-free, saddle-stitched pages, Dust Catcher takes a look the creators’ favourite makers, ranging from illustrators and painters to sculptors, toy designers and manufacturers. Feature


Souk

Souk

Presenting Souk, a project that was born at the beginning of 2017. It’s purpose? To promote and sell Palestinian arts and handicrafts. Operating from Clapton & Ramallah, Souk works to deliver a unique selection of arts and handicrafts to the British market. Founder Salaheddin AbuEin shares her thoughts about Souk’s aims: “We aim to become the number one online marketplace that connects individuals, small and medium businesses directly with customers who appreciate the beauty and uniqueness behind each of our items.” Feature


Printed By Us

Printed By Us

Presenting Printed By us, an inspiring team who run printing workshops for people in Sheffield who may have experienced homelessness and other complex issues. Collaborating with local artists to create unique artwork, the team then hand screen print the designs, sell the prints and fund additional printing workshops. Feature


Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Self-taught photographer, Andrés Gallardo Albajar channels a mesmerising celebration of architectural silhouettes within his artwork. A careful consideration of colour combinations and composition is apparent, heightening further the impact of the shadow play and structural significance beautifully embedded within each image. Feature


Adidas Originals Info Poster

Adidas Originals Info Poster

Celebrating its heritage and adopting a more graphic, artistic aesthetic to its design, Adidas present their latest ‘Adidas Originals Info Poster’ collection. The defining print created by their talented and dedicated team of designers took inspiration and references from old Adidas catalogs and archives from the ’50s, and featuring an array of graphic elements carefully composed on the garments. Feature


70 x 100

70 x 100

With a shared passion for hand painted letterforms and the manual aspect of design, both rooted in a background of graphic design and sign painting, London based artists Corin Kennington and Harry Fieber present 70 x 100. A show showcasing a new body of work that combines the methods and techniques found within each of their practice in several 70cm x 100cm formats. Feature


Jennifer Dionisio & Sam Peet Collaboration

Jennifer Dionisio & Sam Peet Collaboration

Talented illustrators Jennifer Dionisio and Sam Peet came together in an exciting collaboration to create two large giclée prints for The Brothers of the Stripe show, “Brothers and Sisters.” Feature


Marietta Varga

Marietta Varga

Equally breathtakingly beautiful and sensitively surreal, Marietta Varga’s harmonious colour combinations and meticulously considered compositions encompass the viewer within a unique atmosphere, undeniably iconic to her aesthetic. A sense of fascination ensues when initially invited to view the world through Varga’s lens, once immersed, a tainted sense of wonder shadows the viewer’s perception as the allure of the initial offering reveals the signs of symbolism, simulating through photography, the experience of a strange but stunning dream. Feature


Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing

Patterns are everywhere to see but why we love them so much is still a mystery. The first collection of Yevu came out in late 2013 featuring an interesting mix of patterns created with a variety of colours and compositions. The brand concept has seen rapid growth over the past three years and of course, we just can’t let it slip under the radar and are now very excited to see what they currently have in stock. Feature


venturethree

venturethree

Here at People Of Print we had the pleasure of interviewing venturethree, a progressive brand company made up of 50 bright people with a hungry, positive, independent spirit. Their ethos is to spark progress into everything they tackle, working with some of the worlds biggest brands in Europe, USA, India and China. Feature


Bureau Mitte

Bureau Mitte

As individual as their customers, Bureau Mitte are a design agency and graphic design studio based in Frankfurt, Germany, producing design solutions for both print and web. They pride themselves on their ability to produce well printed outcomes with a high quality finish, as well as having a strong use of good materials, and an eye for unique and unusual details. Feature


Novo Type Colour Publication

Novo Type Colour Publication

Novo Typo is an independent typographic design studio and foundry, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. One of their most recent projects discusses the question, why do type designers think in black and white? We’re surrounded by a world of colour, from our screens to our homes, colour plays a significant part in our daily lives. However why is it that typographers and type designers creations live in such restrictive circumstances. Novo type began exploring this relationship and constructed a publication based on the concept of how varied techniques that exist today have affected the designs of typography. Feature


Jive Prints

Jive Prints

You might think that the colours red, yellow and blue can be hard to style. Here’s why you might want to think again. Founded in 2016, Leeds-based fashion label ‘Jive’ was born out of love for screen printing, colour, and all things vintage and tribal. Graphic designer Aimee Parker and fashion artist Hollie Webb create garments that can boost your confidence with brilliant colour combinations. To put it simply, Jive is home to loud and playful prints and garments created with an aim to inspire folk to have fun. Feature


LM Chabot | Still Optimiste

LM Chabot | Still Optimiste

With an embedded emphasis on uncovering the peculiarities and exposing the oddities of everyday life, LM Chabot infuse a perfect concoction of technique and instinct, sensitivity and objectivity into each of their whimsical creations. Staying ever true to their critical yet evocative lens, the duo are meticulous in their search for the unconventional, transforming elements of the mundane through the injection of a blissful absurdity. Feature


Camille Romano

Camille Romano

Presenting Camille Romano, a french born illustrator and visual designer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Creating an assortment of printed matter such as prints, illustrations, patterns, visual identities and layouts, Romano shared with us some of her latest works. Inspired by nature’s compositions, colours and shapes that can be observed from day to day life Romano experiments with a wide range of techniques from paper cutting, serigraphy or digital collage to develop her visual style. Physicality and handcrafting both go hand in hand regarding her work and play a big role in her creative process. Having worked as a graphic designer in several creative agencies she also enjoyed freelancing. Feature


Velvetyne Type Foundry Type Collaboration with Frànçois

Velvetyne Type Foundry Type Collaboration with Frànçois

A unique collaboration between type foundry Velvetyne and French music band Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains has lead to the recent launch of a brand new font for the next album of the music band, called Solide Mirage, from which the typefaces got their names. Feature


Everpress — 50/50

Everpress — 50/50

Here at People of Print we love to see creative companies emerging and flourishing. The company that we’ve had our eye on is newly formed Everpress — a beautifully designed online platform with functionality to match it’s aesthetic. To cut a long story short, Everpress allows creatives to sell professionally printed merchandise without the upfront costs and risks of being left with boxes of unsold stock. Using the Everpress campaign builder, artists can upload a design, create custom landing and instantly sell their products to their fan base or community. Using the crowdfunding model, preorders are collected for a limited period and it’s only once the campaign ends that the items are made to order. Feature


Studio Rufus

Studio Rufus

Time to rejoice as Studio Rufus is back, but is certainly not holding back! The return see’s founding father Jens Versprille burst back onto the graphic design scene, and is treating us to an eclectic and deconstructive mix of 15 inspired, celebrated and paid projects, displaying an array of techniques. Feature


Anagrama | Helvetimart

Anagrama | Helvetimart

The success of a branding project demands fresh ideas that inspire both owners and customers. Recently, internationally-renowned branding and architecture agency ‘Anagrama’ have developed a brand identity for ‘Helvetimart’ – a brand new Lausanne-based food market offering a broad range of culinary specialities sourced from all regions across Switzerland. Feature


Marks | Big Bang

Marks | Big Bang

Created by branding and graphic design studio Marks, based in Geneva, Switzerland, Big Bang experiments with exploding and bursting shapes, which also break up as they pass through the frictional resistance of the Earth’s atmosphere. This 16 page limited edition publication has been printed by Courvoisier Attinger based in Bienne, Switzerland, onto the beautiful G.F Smith Colorplan paper stock. Feature


Ben Gore | Bootleg Colouring Book

Ben Gore | Bootleg Colouring Book

We’d like to introduce one of our newest vendors on Department Store: Ben Gore. Operating under the name Blue Monday Press, Gore is a illustrator and photographer based in Brighton, England. Today he presents his latest project, the Bootleg colouring book. Inspired by the cult cartoons of his youth, the book is a homage to classic and contemporary animation allowing him to play and experiment with artistic and illustrative techniques. Feature


Surface Utilities

Surface Utilities

Presenting a new editorial project titled Surfaces Utiles. This project aims to transform into a fully functional publishing house driven by the vacant spaces and waste product found in the margins of regular print jobs. Surface Utiles aims to not just be a publishing house, but a playground to play, experiment, nurture and develop ideas and promote alternative ways of collaborating together. Encouraging to cultivate and promote a heterogeneity of artistic, literary, typographic and technical practices, the team have began to fuse unexpected partnerships between craft practices in the powerful creative industry. Feature


The March Issue | novum

The March Issue | novum

For those who aren’t familiar, novum is a monthly magazine featuring the best in contemporary graphic design, illustration, photo design, corporate design and typography. In addition to showcasing the worlds leading creative design porjects novum also sheds light on new talents and the latest trends. Presenting a balanced mix of visions for the future and state-of-the-art design this beautiful publication aims to inspire all creatives in the world of international graphic and communication design. Feature


Frenchfourch

Frenchfourch

Our latest print obsession which has become a talking point in the People of Print studio comes in the form of creative and silk screen studio Frenchfourch, based in Paris, France. The studio’s passion for all things ink and the handmade has resulted in their popularity within our studio, not to mention their attention to detail and incredible quality of design and print work. They are more than happy to print onto multiple surfaces, such as paper, metal, glass, plexiglass and textiles. The general rule is as long as it’s flat then they will print on it. We just had to share them with you! Feature


Luis Venegas | PINK

Luis Venegas | PINK

From Fanzine137 and EY! Magateen to The Printed Dog and C☆NDY, Editor, Publisher and Creative Director Luis Venegas is continuously pushing boundaries within the indie magazine market, both in terms of envious aesthetic and the tackling of topics shy from the mainstream landscape. As of late, Venegas has collaborated with Colette to unveil an immersive exploration into the “undeniable queer history” of the colour pink. Feature


Mary Wortham

Mary Wortham

Vibrant in colour and bold in aesthetic, Mary Wortham, the emerging print and pattern designer hailing from Leeds, predominantly explores the combining of dynamic pattern and clashing colour combinations, resulting in her graphic fuelled yet playful compositions. Stating screen printing as her preferred medium of presentation, the infused elements of illusion, distortion and typography become more prevalent, leaving a lasting impression within the viewer’s mind and visualising a striking celebration of the potential of print. Feature


Edgar Bak Studio & Lapidarium Collaboration

Edgar Bak Studio & Lapidarium Collaboration

London- based fashion brand Lapidarium present their latest campaign and special project in collaboration with Edgar Bak Studio. Lapidarium is a young womenswear and menswear label specialising in a sustainable yet exciting approach towards fashion. Founded by the talented duo Marta Gos and Martyna Sobczak both who graduated from Fashion Design Technology Menswear at London College of Fashion, the brand is now in its second collection. Feature


Colophon Foundry

Colophon Foundry

Established in 2009, Colophon have grown into an international, award-winning type foundry based in London and Los Angeles (US). By creating and distributing high quality, retail and custom typefaces for analog and digital media, each font is carefully considered regarding its technical and aesthetic value. Feature


Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper create unique, immersive and dreamy bespoke wallpapers, which due to their craftsmanship has become a work of art in itself, bringing character, imagination and identity to any room, space or environment. Founded by Rachel and Nick Cope and based in Brooklyn, New York, the Calico team have an ethereal eye for detail which is where they believe innovation begins, and they are continuously looking to explore the expressive possibilities of living space. Feature


Kinetic

Kinetic

Kinetic is the name of a new geometric sans typeface family that introduces an organic appearance into this type genre and avoids strict design patterns. Having been released in January 2017, the design is partly inspired by the playful kinetic art of Alexander Calder and has been described as a ‘functional and modern typeface that feels comfortable to read.’ Feature


Patrick Savile — Selected Scenes from the Beginning of the World

Patrick Savile — Selected Scenes from the Beginning of the World

You might know Patrick Savile as the designer of the front cover of Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 001, or maybe you have seen issue 16 of Posterzine™, or the work he has done for multiple clients like Nickelodeon, Amazon, Sony and Warp Records to name a few. Either way, you have to head down to Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes on Thursday 16th February for his solo show which is going to be epic. Feature


The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

On the 26th January 2015, Chris Fritton aka ‘The Itinerant Printer’, set out on a coast-to-coast journey to redefine the idea of itinerant or “tramp” printers in modern times. Fascinated by the concept of ‘a union card’ back in 1852 where a member of the International Typographical Union (ITU) could travel anywhere in the states and pick up a printing job, Chris aimed to relive history. With only paper and ink, he hit the road, envisioning it would be a lot more like ‘a mid-level touring band’. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Created in September of 2016, a pin-fuelled protest was launched by Sagmeister & Walsh in a bid to resist the racism, misogyny, xenophobia and homophobia of the Trump campaign becoming the new norm. Pins Won’t Save the World, the satirical take on the Trump merchandise, features a range of pins, posters, T-shirts, temporary tattoos and stickers, to encourage voters to wear both their hearts and politics, on their sleeves, bags and jackets. Feature


Amrita Marino | Fiorucci Zine

Amrita Marino | Fiorucci Zine

Brooklyn New York-based Illustrator and graphic artist Amrita Marino presents her latest project, Fiorucci Zine. This risograph printed zine pays homage to Elio Fiorucci , an Italian fashion designer who founded the cult fashion label, Fiorucci, in the late 60s. Marino discovered the label through its recently riotous advertising and disappeared down an internet rabbit hole after that. Inspired by the various motifs used in Fiorucci’s advertising campaigns such as pinup girls, the cherry, LP player, and tigers and flamingos, the zine also references Terry Jones, co-founder of i-D magazine, who was the creative director behind many of Firoucci’s iconic ads. Feature


Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Situated on the top floor of a forgotten building in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Filipe Costa, João Emediato and their multifaceted trainee Matheus Brisola deem the breathtaking view of the city as their most treasured inspiration, with the beauty and charm undoubtedly shining through each of their creations. Showcasing the depth of experimentation they frequently delve into, Chá Com Cartas was created back in 2015 in a bid to encourage the art of typography by hand. The series of posters proposes a reflection on interpersonal relationships within the contemporary landscape and explores the feelings that the act of creating your own hand written typography can provoke.  Feature


Noble People Publication | Good Intentions / Bad Decisions

Noble People Publication | Good Intentions / Bad Decisions

Presenting London-based multidisciplinary label, Noble People. Noble People is a platform for artists in the fields of music and fine art, with in-house content spanning film, print and design. Supporting and participating in the Collaborative Movement that currently exists in the creative industry, the team believe in combining unique ideas, products and solutions from a collision of practises and perspectives. Most recently, the collective have launched their first in-house publication containing artworks sourced from both emerging and ​established artists worldwide. The project is set to see its release in the week commencing 13th February in galleries and concept stores across London, Paris, Berlin and New York. Feature


D&AD Launch 2017 Professional Awards Campaign

D&AD Launch 2017 Professional Awards Campaign

For those not familiar with D&AD, this non-profit organisation has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising since 1962. A D&AD Pencil is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade; the Awards entered and attended by the best creative decision makers from around the world. Feature


Leendert Meets Ingrid | Art Print of the Month

Leendert Meets Ingrid | Art Print of the Month

Recognising their amazing creative chemistry, art and design duo Leendert Masselink and Ingrid Bockting present their latest project: Artprint of the Month. This exciting project involves the pair designing a new print each month inspired by their slogan ‘LIVE TO LOVE, LOVE TO WORK’. Loving, working and creating are totally intertwined in their lives which lead to the launch of their brand, Leendert meets Ingrid, a platform and shop for autonomous projects, all designed and produced by themselves. Feature


A Dedication to Print | Depero Futurista

A Dedication to Print | Depero Futurista

An exciting collaboration between Designers & Books, The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy, will result in a first time ever publish of an exact facsimile of the revered artist book by Fortunato Depero, Depero Futurista 1927 (also known as the Bolted Book). Reviewed as “the junction point were art history, design history and book history all collide”, the newly published publication will be available in July just in time to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the original publication of the book. Feature


Emily Godden & Audit Chaos

Emily Godden & Audit Chaos

Exploring, experimenting and challenging notions in the realm of digital technologies, UK-based artist Emily Godden presented her debut durational performance Rhizome 2.0 at SPILL Festival of Performance 2016. Rhizome 2.0 explores the notion of the melted matrix within printmaking to develop a durational work which situates the body between the print and the screen. Working with the body as both a source of data and means of ‘data capture’ as Godden describes, the creation of a Live Print is produced allowing the artist to immerse herself in a virtual forest to uphold a suspension of disbelief to trick herself that the forest is not virtual but actual. Feature


Intercity | Men of Style

Intercity | Men of Style

Since having been originally founded in 2004 by three friends, UK-based graphic design studio Intercity has built a strong network of collaborators from the worlds of art, design, illustration, photography, digital media and beyond. Over the past thirteen years the studio has applied its highly creative and considered approach across a range of areas including editorial, branding, music, fashion and advertising. In addition to their expertise in graphic design, Intercity also specialises in curatorial and art-based work, including live art projects. Feature


ADER DESIGN OFFICE

ADER DESIGN OFFICE

Staying true to their intelligently minimal yet on-trend aesthetic, ADER error’s FW16 collection continues their intriguing combining of class and wit as they adorn garments of their latest collection in tongue in cheek slogans and conflicting graphics, straying from the harmony of the collection regarding expert shape and silhouette. Feature


Diana Mukalere

Diana Mukalere

Presenting visual artist and print designer Diana Mukalere. Founder of DrawPrintMake, her multidisciplinary practice, Mukaler primarily works with hand drawn illustrations, bold colours and patterns to create almost hypnotising pieces art. With the use of computer-aided- design, laser and engraving, she produces detailed, decorative imagery inspired by her deep love of nature, dreamscapes and feminine organic forms. Feature


London Underdown

London Underdown

Created by two Spanish creative creatures Pablo Reca and Rafael Ferrer, London Underdown is a project consisting of bizarre and surreal illustrations and animations based on situations framed in the Tube. Back in 2010 in Seville, the duo set up a blog titled “Alcalofo”, with two additional friends. This gave them the opportunity to collaborate on magazines and Spanish websites all the while retaining their humorous illustrative style. Feature


Future You No. 2 by Nada Alic & Andrea Nakhla

Future You No. 2 by Nada Alic & Andrea Nakhla

Future You No.2 features six original pieces of short fiction and artwork by writer Nada Alic and artist Andrea Nakhla. Each story examines the suspension of disbelief so often required for romance through such means as: signs, astrology, dreams and secrets, etc. At first glance, each character’s rejection of reality in favor of their own, sweeter version of it feels absurd and obvious, but endears us to the universal desire to do just that: manufacture our own realities to avoid heartbreak at all costs. Feature


New North Press | AHP Six

New North Press | AHP Six

As part of one of their latest project, Design Press Green Space have collaborated with New North Press and Thomas Mayo & Co. to create a new way of printing with letterpress. Titled AHP Six, the project was a result of creative consultancy Green Space working with local artisan printmakers and designers to create a unique, hexagonal woodblock to form letters when printed. Feature


WeTransfer | Dalaney Allen Photography

WeTransfer | Dalaney Allen Photography

WeTransfer have collaborated with Texan photographer Delaney Allen to offer a free exclusive photography download that features a selection of four of Allen’s fantastic photographs. This offer will begin on the 24th of January 2017 and last until the 13th of February and can be accessed via their blog. Feature


Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

As we settle into the new year Fragmento Universo is back again with its conceptual take on the contemporary culture, this time partnering with VSCO to create this playful short, inviting metaphoric visuals decorated through a perfect pastel palette, to represent the endings and beginnings, the regrets and resolutions, of both the past and future. The obsessive detail of the still life compositions in which we can all relate presents a juxtaposing focus, an absurd distinction between beauty and ugliness, good and evil, true and false, evoking an element of surprise while the wit and intelligence infused are as equally significant as the aesthetic pleasure induced. Feature


Space To Breathe Exhibition | Somerset House

Space To Breathe Exhibition | Somerset House

Held at London’s Somerset House on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 29th of January 2017 is the Space To Breathe exhibition. Over the course of the weekend a variety of talks, workshops, installations and more will take place all in response to London’s air pollution crisis. Each creative response is to try and encourage audiences to consider the health affects and dangers of such pollution, and what actions can be taken in order to make cities cleaner and more energy efficient. Feature


Shelter | Ideal Beats Art Prints

Shelter | Ideal Beats Art Prints

IdleBeats have dedicated a series of soulful screen prints in response to the coming to an end of their collaboration with legendary alternative music rendezvous – The Shelter. Soon to be bidding their farewells to the stage of Shanghai history, Idealbeats have screen printed a collection of 30 limited edition posters entitled Shelter showcasing some of the venues events in the past years. Feature


Le Petit Néant | The Small Nothingness

Le Petit Néant | The Small Nothingness

Fused with a dark illustrative style and simple purpose, Le Petit Néant meaning The Small Nothingness, is a publication that dives deep into the art medium of drawing. Asking its readers to simply look. By sourcing its content and featuring artists and illustrators from across the globe, Le Petit Néant also explores the pleasure of the wordless narrative creating a unique reading experience for its audience. Feature


Andrew Stainforth | Zine

Andrew Stainforth | Zine

Having worked for the likes of GQ Style, The Sunday Times Style, Matches Fashion and other premium publications, Andrew Stainforth gives People Of Print an exclusive insight into his recent launch of Zine, a bi-annual publication that explores the realms of male fashion. Feature


Kaiser X Labs | A Mishmade Exclusive Notebook

Kaiser X Labs | A Mishmade Exclusive Notebook

Designed with a beautifully minimalist flair and challenging purpose, office supplies brand Mishmash have launched their latest project for Kaiser X Labs. Their aim? To create a collection of disruptive products that trigger the creativity in people’s minds. Characterised by simplistic aesthetics and the emphasise of purpose and function, Mishmash have created a stunning notebook for Kaiser X Labs crafted with beautiful bounding, paper stock and design. Feature


Katerina Kerouli

Katerina Kerouli

Our directory member Katerina Kerouli grew up in Greece until the age of sixteen, “where arts and crafts were non-existent” at her school, so her mum would always try to get her involved with arty activities at home — drawing and making every day. At the age of 16 she moved to England to pursue an artistic career. After graduating from Nottingham University she moved to London where she is now represented by Artist Partners for her illustration work and has been recently commissioned for two children’s books by a global leading publishing house. Feature


Laura Berger | Softer World

Laura Berger | Softer World

In a bid to stray from the negativity and violence happening within this world in which we are constantly saturated with the bombarding of messages and media, Laura Berger has opted for art as an escape, using her skill within painting to portray the positive possibilities shy from the mainstream media. Softer World serves as a contrasting view in a landscape of negativity and fear, enforcing calm through the neutral colour palette and in turn the envisioning of a peaceful world where equality strives and our relationships with each other and strangers alike are honoured, as exemplified through Berger’s consideration of composition and lack of hierarchy among her illustrative figures. Feature


Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Channeling the dynamic dimensions of Stefan Rohrer’s artwork, Hubert & Fischer have translated Rohrer’s iconic aesthetic via the medium of print, appropriating techniques of distortion to achieve a static interpretation of motion, an intriguing experimentation of composition and a work of art within itself. Entitled Parabolika, the term is used within motor sport to describe the result of entering a long curve at speed without braking, it also titles one of Stefan Rohrer’s artworks. Feature


20 Best Articles of 2016 – Graphic Design, Illustration & Printmaking

20 Best Articles of 2016 – Graphic Design, Illustration & Printmaking

Taking our top spots for the most popular articles posted on our website throughout 2016 were our Department Store, Directory and Posterzine. These were followed by 20 amazing design studios, illustrators, printmakers and artists, all listed below… Feature


3rd St | A Solo Exhibition By Eloise Dorr

3rd St | A Solo Exhibition By Eloise Dorr

Hidden in Eloise Dorr’s colourful architectural landscape paintings of San Francisco you’ll find small silhouette characters playfully skateboarding through abstract and realistic typical skateboarding locations. Painted on broken skateboard’s or plywood and occasionally perspex, the format adds to the meaningful relationship the images represent. Being Dorr’s 3rd solo exhibition the display will showcase paintings she completed throughout the year inspired by her trip to San Francisco in 2013. Feature


David Bowie | Kevin Cummins

David Bowie | Kevin Cummins

Across the globe, 2016 was a year of immense change and transition. In addition, it also sadly saw the loss of many great musical legends. Known as “The man who sold the word” the death of David Bowie was a shock to the nation. However his legacy lives on through his music, his fans and the art industry and he heavily influenced. As a tribute to this beloved idol, Kevin Cummins has created a special edition box set featuring 28 classic images of David Bowie, reproduced as a collection of postcards and presented in hand finished box. Feature


Posterzine Issue 16 | Patrick Saville

Posterzine Issue 16 | Patrick Saville

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The sixteenth issue features the weird and wonderful work of freelance Illustrator and Print Design Patrick Saville. Having grown up on a solid diet of 70s sci-fi and fantasy, Saville creates worlds that hark back to the world of prog-rock album art and take leads from comics. Consisting of an exclusive interview conducted by Jessica Ann Spires, this issue dives deep into Saville’s abstract narratives and the accompanying creative process. Feature


Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

With the New Year forced upon us and the ushered in potential of proclaiming New Year resolutions we’re unlikely to keep, its time to look back on the previous year but this time with the help of Polly Brown and her welcome view on a topic we can all relate, making mistakes. Admitting, announcing, recording and perhaps even avoiding, Polly Brown’s ON REFLECTION is an emotive visual project which humanises the making of mistakes, defined by Polly herself as an “exercise in exorcising”. Feature


George Stoyanov

George Stoyanov

Predominantly delving his skills into the worlds of CGI and 3D illustration, George Stoyanov explores various forms and colour combinations to offer the conceptual and intensive aesthetic he beautifully achieves. Entitled Explorations, this specific project appropriates abstract objects, adorning them in a mesmerising myriad of colour and pattern while enhancing the playful personality as depth and field is merged via innovative composition considerations.  Feature


Posterzine Issue 15 | TwoPoints

Posterzine Issue 15 | TwoPoints

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fifteenth issue features the work of TwoPoints design studio, directed by husband and wife duo Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz – two incredibly talented graphic designers both with multicultural education and experience. Feature


Blaqk

Blaqk

The combining of talents regarding Chris Tzaferos’ graphic aesthetic and geometric form favour and Greg Papagrigoriou’s technique regarding calligraphy and typography categorises the intriguing offerings of the Blaqk team. Ever interested in the unconventional medium, the team seek out abandoned locations, focusing on the contribution of the natural textures regarding depth and contrast, in turn adorning these outside elements to create their magnificent murals. Feature


Sivan Karim

Sivan Karim

From the ethereal aesthetic and celestial setting to the powerful narratives that unfold, Sivan Karim’s otherwordly illustrations are confident in portraying Karim’s inspirations of nature, dreams and personal experiences, predominantly telling a story in which viewers can relate. Choosing only to use monochrome shades within his designs, Karim’s artwork is iconic for its dependence on contrast, both in approach and concept, as simple lines beautifully withhold an increasingly intricate offering. Feature


Cari Vander Yacht

Cari Vander Yacht

Currently residing in New York but hailing from Oregon, Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.
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20 Best #Printspotters Posts

20 Best #Printspotters Posts

Here’s a wonderful list of Instagram posts from various people who have used our #printspotters hashtag. We implore everyone to tag their images with #printspotters across all social media platforms — we regularly check out the feed and repost our favourite images to our audience. If you are taking a photograph of work that is not your own, a shop, workshop, gallery or studio space, please remember to credit the image as best as you can and tag everyone in. We look forward to seeing your #printspotters posts! Feature


Pip & Pop’s Psychedelic Trip

Pip & Pop’s Psychedelic Trip

Tanya Schultz is an Australian artist working under the name of Pip & Pop. Her miniature landscapes and creatures make everyone reminisce about the childhood days. She was even asked by Romance Was Born to create the set for their spring/summer 2013 collection during Australian Fashion Week. Tanya’s work resembles a psychedelic fairy tale made out of food similar to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory; just like what you imagine a dream world to be like. To produce such work, she uses tons of coloured sugar and other funky materials: pompoms, glitter, beads, plastic flowers and tiny people. Feature


Filip Pagowski.

Filip Pagowski.

Born in a well creative family, Filip Pagowski was taking inspiration from his mom Teresa Pągowska’s paintings and his dad Henryk Tomaszewski’s posters. Very important figures in the Polish art world were of a huge stimulus towards Filip’s career path; he studied illustration, painting and poster design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His work has appeared in many respected publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times and TALK Magazine and yet, his most known artwork is for a Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garcons’ Play collection.

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CAUCHEMAR exhibition | Amy Hood

CAUCHEMAR exhibition | Amy Hood

“CAUCHEMAR is the nightmare of life, creative optimism in the face of so many hardships. Stills from a dream, those vibrant and dizzyingly viscous visions you see on the backs of your lids when you close your eyes or geometric reinterpretations of a surreal reality. They’re an observation of shape, texture and especially colour that is an extension of my heart, measured by brain and fueled by my visceral fire.” – Amy Hood Feature


Lina Forsgren | Salominka

Lina Forsgren | Salominka

An unconventional and fashion forward approach to furniture photography unfolds within Lina Forsgren’s photography, art direction and business card design for Vera Panichewskaja’s Graduate Project; Salominka. Defined as a furniture collection that explores colour, form, composition and spatiality, Forsgren exquisitely captures each aspect of Salominka through the considered composition of the visually stimulating imagery and dual impact concept, in turn evoking a contemporary and intelligent aesthetic. Feature


Jordan Bolton

Jordan Bolton

Meticulous in approach, a conceptual interpretation defines the art of Jordan Bolton’s film posters, better defined as miniature masterpieces, representing each film only through object, colour and theme, in turn offering a unique and alternative viewing experience. Bolton crafts defining features of iconic cinematic classics including Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, beautifully capturing the signature aesthetic of each through the carefully considered styling and arrangement. Feature


Kingsley Ifill

Kingsley Ifill

A few months ago London had a chance to experience Kingsley Ifill’s work in his first solo exhibition named “Stutter”. Inspired by the way we consume images and shocked by the never ending replica, Ifill uses various printing techniques to create one-off prints. Meaningless and not so much images from the Internet get transformed into the analogue style artworks; the majority of which are approached with a meme or an inside joke. Kingsley explores the role of photography and how we’re affected by it. The exhibition had controversial photographs of Kate Middleton, hardcore scene and kink, which were screen-printed for it to look like from the 60s horror films. Feature


The Enchanted Page | The Best of Contemporary Illustration for Children

The Enchanted Page | The Best of Contemporary Illustration for Children

From January to April 2017 London Print Studio present their exhibition of contemporary children’s illustrations based around the theme of journeys. The display will showcase several pieces of work from international prize winning children’s book illustrators all of whom have come together to create a space in which children can explore exciting new narratives and imagery.  Feature


Raw Print | Xmas Special

Raw Print | Xmas Special

A much anticipated celebration of printmaking, independent publishing and the advancing of digital publishing and printing techniques is hosted on a monthly basis under the title of Raw Print. Raw Print is both a welcome and exciting addition to the buzz around the up and coming creative scene of Nottingham, hosting inspiring talks from representatives of renowned publications, from Mushpit to The Outpost, Weapons of Reason and many more. This past week saw the last of the Raw Print events for 2016, finishing with a first-hand print experience, introducing screen print and letterpress workshops. Feature


VISCOUS Publications | Cult Classic

VISCOUS Publications | Cult Classic

Exploring the vibrant, nostalgic, and often pleasingly seductive printed explorations of thought fuelled by passion, aesthetic, and design is Amy Hood’s publication CULT CLASSIC. This debut is part of Hood’s launch of her new publishing company entitled VISCOUS Publications. Feature


ONLY NY | Holiday 2016 Lookbook

ONLY NY | Holiday 2016 Lookbook

Following their Fall/Winter collection, ONLY NY have officially released their Holiday 2016 Collection paired with the beautifully shot lookbook by New York photographer Dean Majd. The collection features their mainstay classics and defining pieces, and has expanded on its premium flannels and technical outwear. Feature


Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourteenth issue showcases the infamous Mike Perry, who owns the title of animator, creative director, brand consultant, poet, and designer. His work ranges from sculptures, animations, paintings, installations, books, murals and many other creative forms. In this exclusive interview we find out about his wonderful creative process and his infectious creative energy. Feature


Posterzine Issue 13 | Jim O’Raw

Posterzine Issue 13 | Jim O’Raw

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The thirteenth features the awesome graphic artist and print maker Jim O’Raw. Based in Birmingham, O’Raw specialises in CMYK process printing using fluorescent inks and glow in the dark pigments, exhibiting his work at the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch amongst many other places including Print Club London.   Feature


Fiorucci and Its Provocative Ads

Fiorucci and Its Provocative Ads

Fiorucci was once an unquestionably cool Italian brand and a breeding ground for everything new and upcoming. To be precise, in the 60s and 70s. Think primary colours, loud advertising and disco scene. It was most famous for its stretch designer jeans, however, garments were almost the least important part of the enterprise. “He made shopping theatre before every brand decided to put on a show. He was the first to exploit pop art, music and celebrity.” – his website says. A controversial brand launched bikinis, thongs and monokinis in 1974s Italy. The provocative advertising following that was confiscated by the police from Elio Fiorucci’s home. Feature


Tishk Barzanji

Tishk Barzanji

Predominantly focusing on the intricate details that go unnoticed in everyday life, Tishk Barzanji unveils an immersive exploration of space and colour, delving into the topics of digital art, graphic design and photography, in turn transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Channeling Mondrian, Magritte and Ken Price as major influences due to their iconic consideration of colour and juxtaposition, Barzanji creates surreal digital landscapes that capture his curiosity regarding the structure, diversity of cultures and atmosphere that consume his new home environment, altering perceptions along the way. Feature


Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The twelfth issue features the wonderful Em Cole, a still and moving image artist that has immersed herself in the world of image making. Characterised by animated narratives Emily’s work is mainly fashion based and has so far worked with the likes of Wah London, Polyester Magazine, as well as being featured on ID magazine and collaborated with fellow artists Liv Thurley and Edd Leigh to name a few.  Feature


Posterzine Issue 11 | Joe Hales

Posterzine Issue 11 | Joe Hales

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eleventh issue features Joe Hales, a London based graphic designer whose work explores the relationship between the form and function by using a gorgeously bright colour palette fused with a clear passion and experience with typography. In the interview Hales’s practise is explored through some of his proudest achievements as well exciting plans for the future! Feature


Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The tenth issue showcases top alternative streetwear fashion brand Drop Dead consisting of an exciting interview with their design team! Drop Dead has grown its reputation to one of the most extroverted brands selling merch by Oli Sykes and his gang. In this issue we find out the teams style and creative process, and what inspires their wonderful collections. Feature


Posterzine Issue 08 | Killer Acid

Posterzine Issue 08 | Killer Acid

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eighth issues features mind-bending, psychedelic illustrator Rob Corradetti aka Killer Acid. Swarming with otherworldly characters, satanic monsters, aliens and other strange figures, Killer Acid’s work is a marriage of intricate pen and ink drawings, cut and paste collage, and intense pop psychedelic colours. Feature


Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

As the Christmas spirit settles in and the campaign competition heats up, H&M have enlisted the help of master visionary Wes Anderson, dazzling with his iconic and meticulous aesthetic for the high street brand’s 2016 Christmas offering. Oozing Anderson’s signature cinematography style, a charming and unconventional narrative unfolds, as Wes Anderson favourite Adrien Brody features as Conductor Ralph who with help from his porter, Fritz, unveils the news that forces the passengers, each dressed beautifully in H&M garments which blend in seamlessly to the allure of Anderson décor, to spend Christmas Day together. Feature


Posterzine issue 07 | Kate Moross

Posterzine issue 07 | Kate Moross

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The seventh issue showcases the wonderful Kate Moross, one of the most sought after graphic designers in the UK. Renowned for her bold colour hues and killer typography, this talented designer has remained a champion of the underground scene and her punk attitude is the perfect icing on the cake! Feature


The Private Press | Editions Series Launch

The Private Press | Editions Series Launch

Treading new ground as a studio in the collaborative and curation field of design is Brighton based studio The Private Press. Most recently, the team have announced the new and exciting launch of their Editions collection. A first ever collaboration with eight leading contemporary graphic artists such as Rose Blake, Supermundane and Eelus producing a series of limited edition, hand pulled prints showcasing the very best of screen printing and its range of techniques. Feature


Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Driven by dark humour and cynical comedy is dutch Illustrator Marijike Ludwig. Conceptualising this project back in December 2015, the resolution has finally been realised in the form of 5 unique card designs with pre-written messages on the back of each one. Beautifully drawn, the images depict traditional holiday stereotypes adopting a spooky illustrative style. Feature


Posterzine Issue 04 | Anthony Burrill

Posterzine Issue 04 | Anthony Burrill

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourth fantastic issue of Posterzine showcases graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill who is known for his persuasive, bold style of communication. His work is predominately characterised by punchy typographic messages having developed an incredibly distinctive voice through his text-base compositions.
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Zebu

Zebu

Taking art out of the gallery space and displaying it in the public realm is something that makes Zebu, an artistic duo from Berlin, so exciting and unique. In doing this, Zebu is attempting to break down the barrier that has long existed between the art world and the general public. Art should be for everyone to enjoy, and Zebu perfectly prove this point by putting their work outside of traditional art spaces.
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Posterzine Issue 03 | Hello!Lucky

Posterzine Issue 03 | Hello!Lucky

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format (594x841mm) poster which folds down into an A4 monograph. The third issue features the amazing San Francisco letterpress sisters Hello!Lucky, who have spent eleven years perfecting their practise. Enjoying nothing more than a good pun, this sister duo are a pair to watch out for!
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Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh graduated in 2007 with a masters degree in graphic design from Luca School of Arts (Ghent) and now runs an independent practice in Antwerp. His projects are situated within the cultural and creative field: editorial design projects, visual identities and other commissions for institutions and artists. Feature


Posterzine Issue 02 | Heretic

Posterzine Issue 02 | Heretic

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The second issue of Posterzine features an interview with the awesome print collective Heretic! Heretic is a London based illustration, design and experimental screen printing studio comprising of the talented trio of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling.
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