Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 | OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 | OUT NOW

After many months of hard work by the People of Print team, we finally have the finished magazine in our hands. We would like to send a huge thank you out to all of our supporters and those who pre-ordered our magazine, they will be with you shortly. Also, a special thank you to both Pureprint and Fedrigoni for their incredible help. In the meantime, take a look at some of these sneaky shots we took today in the blinding sun. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can buy them from our Department Store. Feature


Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner is a self-taught photographer based in Amsterdam. Shooting mostly at night with extremely long exposures, Sander’s work captures ‘Colourful beauty in the desolate corners of grey man-made structures’ documenting ‘the sleeping infrastructure of the urban environment’ through geometric abstract shapes and lines. Feature


Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Camberwell graduate Chloe Greenfield was one of the stand-out students for me this summer. Her work at the Camberwell College degree show was confident and bold, and displayed high quality outcomes in screen print, riso and ceramics. I had chat to her about why her dream studio would be in the Arizona desert, and all of her greasy spoon based research! Feature


Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market

The Hackney Flea Market is a new bi-monthly market that celebrates all of London’s emerging independent artists. It champions the unique and provides a home for everything D.I.Y. and self published. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Last Thursday we took to the London Graphic Centre where we hosted the launch of our first ever magazine. It went down a treat and the place was rammed with hundreds of you wonderful people. The store manager said it was the best event that has happened at this venue. Feature


Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov is a Danish designer tho is recognized for his strong application of colour and pattern. Henrick’s AW14 offering includes his collection titled ‘The Spaghetti Handjob’ exploring the idea of opposites through silhouettes, proportions and prints. Highlights include his bold round-neck sweaters applying his signature eye for pattern shape and colour to classic designs. Feature


Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Illustrator, printmaker and printed textile designer, Ellie Curtis has been building a name for herself through her unique character based designs. She seamlessly translates paper print illustration to textile designs with her own stylistic flair. We were grateful to talk to Ellie to find out a little bit more about her practice and what inspires her magical designs. Feature


In Haus Press

In Haus Press

Based in San Fransisco, In Haus is the baby of self taught letterpress artist Treasa Ewing. She describes her process as ‘slow printing’, which essentially means she sets all the type by hand, feeds in each sheet of paper individually and cuts everything down herself to finish. In Haus has a wholesome, handmade feel about it’s work, and produce minimalistic and carefully designed prints, stationary and custom work, and are also available for branding and identity development for small businesses. Feature


Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt is a freelance illustrator hailing from the UK that is currently based in Stockholm. Specializing in editorial illustration, Laurie’s articulately composed imagery has seen him exhibit with People of Print favourite Tan and Loose Press and work with clients including The New York Times, Wired, The Guardian, Protein and Bloomberg. Feature


Comic Sans for Cancer

Comic Sans for Cancer

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate, Chris Flack, Renee Quigley and Soapbox & Sons have curated an exhibition of posters inspired by Comic Sans with all of the proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. Feature


Kangol SS15

Kangol SS15

Continuing to create ever fresh headwear, legendary label Kangol have dropped their look book for Summer 2015 which is set to be released early next year. The print heavy collection features bold colour combinations highlighting its classic bermuda casual bucket amongst 9 new styles. Feature


Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

We took ‘Print Isn’t Dead’ to Hevy Fest held at Port Lympne Wild Animal park. Whilst there, we got to check out some amazing bands and get to know some of the super talented people behind the clothing lines that these chaps get to wear. Here is our round up of the best independent clothing labels that Hevy Fest had to offer. Feature


Mark Whiteman

Mark Whiteman

Describing his work as the ‘love-child of Keith Haring and Sol LeWitt,’ Mark Whiteman’s work is exuberant and full of life. Blocks of playful colour are separated by interlocking black boundaries, constructing puzzle like formations connected by line. Mark plays with repetition and rule-based drawing as the basis of his digital doodles, developing a recognisable energy that flows through each design. Feature


Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator currently based in South East London. Working with water colour, indian ink and isograph pens, Laura’s bold hand drawn imagery reflects her unique take on fashion illustration as she visualizes characters personality and refreshing sense of style throughout her imagery. Feature


Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic is an interesting project by designer Helen White, combining her interest in data collection with her curiosity for capturing momentary, magical moments in nature. The series of prints are created using data collected from a satellite one hour away from Earth, communicating solar activity through the speed of particles released from the Sun that react with our atmosphere. Starting at midnight and rotating clockwise, the result is a circular arrangement of clean, thin lines, jutting and dipping to create an energetic outline, recording movement of the Sun over the course of each day. Feature


Nous Vous

Nous Vous

Nous Vous are a London-based art and design collective comprising Jay Cover, William Edmonds and Nicolas Burrows. We will never get tired of delving through their work for a colourful blend of playful shapes and light-hearted elements which are applied across an extensive range of projects including illustration, graphic and exhibition design as well as editorial work. Having exhibited internationally, Nous Vous is no doubt one of the most original of anyone working in the design and illustration field. Their latest print produced for ‘The Loop’ is another great example. Click here for more details! Feature


Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch / Canadian fine art / documentary photographer who’s primary focus involves visualizing the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. I love his project ‘Paradise now’ exploring how urban fantasies and construction function blur lines between natural and artificial in the hypermodern city. Feature


Perdiz magazine

Perdiz magazine

Perdiz is a bi-annual collectable magazine from Barcelona, available in English and Spanish and sold internationally. Although it can be read in two languages, Perdiz is created with one simple intention; to spread happiness. A collection of heartwarming stories and beautifully designed pages, this unpretentious publication is a refreshing change in an over-saturated magazine market. Feature


Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric Standley creates complex paper labyrinths, inspired by ancient gothic and islamic architecture. The main focus of his work is building negative space from layers of laser cut paper resulting in intricate woven detail. An associate professor of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, he starts by initially sketching his designs before computerising each layer into vector illustrations. A piece can take over four months to complete as there are usually over 140 sheets of paper used, each being individually designed and laser cut. Feature


Adidas x Farm | Second Drop

Adidas x Farm | Second Drop

You may have seen our post on the collaboration between Adidas and Brazilian brand Farm in the run up to the World Cup, and if you have been to any festivals this summer you will have certainly have noticed the distinctive prints being sported in matching combos. However if you were disappointed by the rapid rate at which the print focused, classic 3-stripe designs sold out, here comes the second drop. Featuring fruit, florals, parrots and patterns, the second collection is every bit as colourful, collectable and covetable as the first. Feature


Ninety Fly

Ninety Fly

Based between London and Berlin, Ninety Fly is dedicated to dealing quality vintage 90′s designer garms, with a focus heavily on print. It’s founder Rhiannon Barry grew up collecting Versace and Moschino after watching her mate’s older sisters dress up for garage raves in the 90s, and is featured in Ewen Spencer’s acclaimed Garage documentary ‘Brandy and Coke’ (viewable on Dazeddigital.com) showing off her covetable collection. Feature


Joey Everett

Joey Everett

Joey is a recent graduate of Norwich University of Arts where he studied Games Art and Design but is now based in Brighton. He’s got a penchant for character design, video games, faces and bodies. His characters are every bit as sweet as they are funny and detailed. Feature


Will Cooke

Will Cooke

Will Cooke is a Sydney based artist that creates illusion based abstract paintings to understand the memory and the way it develops nostalgia. Will’s minimal pattern based and often geometric artwork reflects a beautiful observation of colour shape and tone and has seen him participate in numerous exhibitions to date. Feature


XXBC :: Storm sweatshirts

XXBC :: Storm sweatshirts

XXBC is a new street / sports menswear label based in NYC that combines heather grey sweatsuits with out-of-production print heavy vintage fabrics. Releasing their first collection exclusively at Opening Ceremony New York back in November last year, the collection sold so fast only a small number of people got to see it or call it their own. With no knowledge out about the brand at the time XXBC’s garms were purchased though genuine attraction to the clothing without hype being a factor of initial success.
In recent news XXBC have dropped another highly limited collection last week for concept store Storm which is well worth checking out – it’s sure to go soon but I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve next. Feature


Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman

Entering the final stretch of a hot, sticky London summer, what better time to revisit the refreshing Greenland series by artist Zaria Forman. Part painter, part environmental pioneer, Zaria aims to document and address the issues of climate change in her work. She first visits her chosen destination to explore the landscape, before creating an exquisite example of photorealism using pastels and paints. Working mainly from photographs, Zaria briefly sketches out each piece in pencil before adding layers of pigment and smudging to achieve carved surface and fluid movement in stillness. Feature


Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz is an Artist / Designer currently based in New York. With a deep focus on pattern, Devin commonly works with ink on collage and sculpture to form his stunning psychedelic imagery. Feature


Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Kino is a combined vegetarian restaurant, bar and cinema based in Gothenburg, Sweden that are extending into providing a takeaway service. Graphic designer Gustav Karlsson has come up with a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing range of packaging for the launch. Three different sized boxes, each with integrated handles unfold to provide a useful surface to eat from. The patterns displayed inside are inspired by vintage camera bags, composed using imagery relevant to the brand’s current identity. Feature


Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston have done it again, wowing us with another great print collection. Inspired by the work of photographer Luigi Ghirri, who was known for the disruption of imagery and the exploration into the fiction of photography. The seemingly strait forward mountain screen prints are not actually mountains at all, but photographs of the huge snow drifts that built up in one of the worst winters in Boston this year. The series are available to buy online now – or as always they are open to print swap offers. Feature


Teller & Araki

Teller & Araki

Coinciding with their exhibition at Ostlicht in Vienna, Juergen Teller and Nobuyoshi Araki have conceived and designed their first collaborative artists book. Bringing together two of the most important photographers of our times, united in their attitude and objective to present images as reflections of their personal experiences of this world. Both deal frankly with sexuality, photographic ego and the fragmentary surface of the fashion world, and the book itself is a thing of stark minimalistic beauty, whilst still containing over 300 images. Feature


Carhartt WIP :: AW14

Continuing to redefine work wear for modern living, Carhartt WIP have looked back to their achieves for AW14 inspiration. Reinterpreting designs though innovative prints florals and camo have been worked into a number of their classic pieces. Feature


Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins revisits 70′s inspired op-art styles in his vibrant, colour pop paintings. Based in Arizona, he lists retro product packaging and corporate logos as the main influence for his geometric creations. Experimenting with two different takes on graphic design, his minimal and maximal series explore opposite themes of simplicity and clashing. Feature


Jamie Tobin

Jamie Tobin

Stumbling across the work of Jamie Tobin, I saw someone that looks like they have got their illustration style nailed – despite only being a graduate of 2014. All his work is drawn with a sense of authenticity and sensitivity to the subject matter. Wether this is for a collaborative zine, comic or concertina book. Even his sketchbook work you can imagine being translated into printed matter. We can’t wait to see the final outcomes of some of these work-in-progress projects, and what he will get up to next. Feature


Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Design experts Studio Job have created a visually exciting range of wallpaper for Dutch brand NLXL, inspired by their own archive of work. Revisiting past imagery used in previous projects has provided the basis for the wallpaper designs, each roll boasting a nine meter stretch of continuous pattern. There are seven looks to choose from, each available in monochrome or colour with a matte finish. Feature


Arro Home

Arro Home

Brand new Australian homeware brand Arro Home, has been born through a collaboration of designer Beci Orpin and entrepreneur Adam Rogers. From their desire to create fun home furnishings created by locally sourced artists, the range features a lovely assortment of colourful printed products inspired by Beci’s own design work. As well as supporting local designers it was important for them to keep the range affordable, and we can’t wait to get our hands on some products of own! Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful submissions for the Graduate Print Awards 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the incredibly high standard of work and the hundreds of submissions we have received. Now, People of Print are proud to present our hand selected nominations and if you are on the list then a huge congratulations to you and fingers crossed for the next round when we will be selecting our top 20 which will go to our judging panel for your chance to win the array of excellent prizes up for grabs. Feature


Mark Whalen

Mark Whalen

The work of Mark Whalen is surreal and mesmerising. The content of his illustrations often feature strange wandering figures mixed in a world that is like nothing you have seen before. Influenced by mixture of scientific, geometric and outer space subjects, his paintings question the structures and rituals of life. His work has been shown across the world and has more recently been applied to ceramic and woven pieces. Feature


TextielMuseum & TextielLab Identity

TextielMuseum & TextielLab Identity

The branding for the Netherlands based TextielMuseum and TextielLab aims to unite both companies seamlessly into a single recognisable identity. A combination of letters representing each place are overlapped to make the main logo, T, M and L providing the basis for this design. Experimenting with repetition, different opacities and colour combinations an interesting selection of patterns are formed that can be easily applied to any surface, packaging or web element. Feature


Haw-Lin X Uniform Studios :: Capsule collection

Haw-Lin X Uniform Studios :: Capsule collection

Berlin based art collective Haw-Lin have recently joined forces with Sydney based brand Uniform studios to drop a collaborative capsule collection. Translating bold block colour patterns arranged to look like military badges through minimalistic pieces, the unisex collection is superbly simplistic and will be available from late August. Feature


Naomi Wilkinson

Naomi Wilkinson

Naomi Wilkinson is a Bristol based illustrator with a lovely, charismatic approach. Inspired by folk art, vintage graphics and old children’s story books, she certainly puts her sugar coated imagination to good use. Her light hearted scenes contain cheery characters in a portfolio that is uplifting and warm. Feature


Bert Danckaert

Bert Danckaert

Based in Belgium, Bert Danckaert has been working as a photographer since the mid 90’s. Bert’s minimalistic and ‘straight forward’ approach to photography creates incredible considered graphic visuals capturing ‘unremarkable undistinguished places’ that highlight colour, pattern and composition. Feature


Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite corpse is a highly exciting project, curated by Dutch illustrator Antigoon. Inviting artists to contribute to a ‘never ending illustration,’ each person is only allowed to see a small glimpse of the previous section, before adding their own creative mark. Continuing from his online collection, Antigoon has brought the idea to life, pairing up 10 illustrators to create a limited edition risograph print together. The prints again explore the idea of adding to the unknown, with the first artist hiding majority of their design, before passing it on to their partner. These will make up an exhibition, held at Walls Gallery in Amsterdam until the 24th August. Feature


Return of the Rudeboy: Somerset House

Return of the Rudeboy: Somerset House

This summer Somerset House presents ‘Return of the Rudeboy’, an exhibition curated and created by prolific photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and famed in the fashion world, creative director Harris Elliot. Feature


Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

Internationally-acclaimed artist, graphic designer, illustrator and writer Rob Lowe aka Supermundane is once again organising one of his most exciting exhibitions which will feature a wide range of large-scale two colour drawings produced using a special alcohol-based ink, Krink. The show won’t start until tomorrow but as always, Rob has already impressed us by offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the show installation. Feature


Harriet Lee-Merrion

Harriet Lee-Merrion

Harriet Lee-Merrion is an illustrator currently based in Bristol. Creating mostly black and white imagery with hints of colour, Harriet’s considered conceptual illustrations are truly stunning. With a style being defined by dreamy narratives communicating character’s emotions through clever compositions and delicate line work, Harriet is definitely one to watch. Feature


Sac Magique

Sac Magique

New illustrations by Sac Magique, have the essence of summer all over them. His cheeky illustrations always have a fun factor to them, and he describes his style as “playful aggression, like a delicious custard pie in the face”. He likes to create work using a mixture of gouache, hand printing and digital editing techniques. He has created work for a range of well know clients and more recently explored his passion for pattern and abstraction, in a collection for H&M. Feature


Dr Banana

Dr Banana

Dr Banana like to keep it simple – bumbags, bucket hats and 5 panel caps, all crafted from unusual printed fabrics ‘hand-picked by the Doc’ and all perfect for festival season. Their tongue in cheek, humorous approach to marketing together with their well chosen, unusual prints make for fun, affordable style, and their collaborations and associations with the underground music scene and numerous Djs give them more than a little kudos. Be sure to check out their website for their skate videos and photo travel diaries – these hats and bags can get about. New collection drops online on Monday 11th August. Feature


Team Thursday

Team Thursday

Rotterdam-based graphic design studio Team Thursday’s portfolio is jam-packed with print works that are interestingly varied in style and format. With strong typographic treatment that spans across almost every project, Loes van Esch and Simone Rum together they never fail to charm us with their stunning design work and have stayed true to their mission to put focus on a strong conceptual approach and a powerful visual language since they first established the studio. Feature


Ray Oranges

Ray Oranges

Italian graphic designer Ray Oranges is the master of modernity. Overlapping clean lines with blocky colours and 3D shapes, he creates futuristic landscapes and neatly arranged views. The award winning designer has an interesting surreal element to his work combined with an effortless approach at composition to produce these unusual scenes. Feature


Music: A P A R T

Music: A P A R T

A P A R T is a new exhibition that showcases the visual response of 6 artists to a short story written by yours truly. A shameless plug, I know. The story was specifically written for the show and is split into 6 with each artist responding to a different section. The story follows one man on his journey though love, loss and desperation. Feature


Stussy WW :: AW14

Stussy WW :: AW14

Stussy’s women’s wear line have recently dropped it’s AW14 look book with items set to be released at select Stussy stockists in the coming months. Revealing classic streetwear staples alongside more feminine and figure hugging pieces, highlights of the collection include all over print skirts, a black and grey top / leggings 2 piece and a Moschino inspired belt. Feature


Josephin Ritschel

Josephin Ritschel

Berlin based illustrator Josephin Ritschel does a lot of drawing, and her portfolio showcases hours of detailed pencil illustrations. With many of her graphic stories and narrative illustrations she turns these in to unique riso printed zines. By printing the designs in just one or two colours this gives the drawings a unique feel, that really shows of the textures created with her disciplined use of line work. Feature


Summer Screen Prints: Somerset House, Print Club London and Film4’s Summer Screen

Summer Screen Prints: Somerset House, Print Club London and Film4’s Summer Screen

Now into their second year, Print Club London and Somerset House will be curating a series of screen printed film posters for the 10th anniversary season of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Last week we took a trip down to Pureprint in Uckfield to press pass our new magazine. As soon as we arrived and saw our cover in the light booth, we were blown away by the beautiful vibrancy of the Pantone 805c which is literally zinging of the gorgeous Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper. We immediately signed it off and the printers pressed on. We will be shipping all of our magazines out as soon as we get them at the end of this week. Be sure to get your hands on a copy from our Department Store, because they are limited in numbers and selling very quickly indeed. Feature


Elliot Kruszynski

Elliot Kruszynski

We love nothing more than receiving lovely studio mail, and this package from Elliot was a real delight. His selection of cheeky screen prints definitely put a smile on our faces. Member of Puck Collective and technician at Print Club London, he has combined his vector illustration seamlessly with the medium of print. His work really benefits from the process of print, with his strict colour palettes and use of overlaying style making beautiful end results. If you check out his website and send him a nice email, he has lots of prints to buy too. Feature


Alexander Wang X Haydenshapes

Alexander Wang X Haydenshapes

Much sought after fashion designer Alexander Wang has collaborated with Australian company Haydenshapes to produce a limited edition collection of five artfully designed surfboards. The boards decorate the walls of his New York flagship store and feature a range of sleek, monochrome, marble designs. To create the stunning selection, photographs of marble slabs were manipulated and digitally printed onto silk, these were then transferred onto the boards. Feature


Esther Cox

Esther Cox

Pattern designer and illustrator Esther Cox creates stunning illustrations using a magnificent combination of patterns and light-hearted characters. Originally from Brighton, Esther was a BA student at Manchester Metropolitan University and an HND in Graphic Design before she embarked on a freelance illustration career and has continued working on many creative projects. Feature


Iris Blue

Iris Blue

Brighton based textile designer Iris Blue’s latest series of digital fabric designs have taken inspiration from the profusion of nature and architecture in her second city, Singapore. Combining the sleek and the organic, the modern and the prehistoric, the manufactured and the gestural, she creates habitats that are both engrossingly perplexing and impossibly remote simultaneously. Feature


Decent Peoples

Decent Peoples

“Fresh phat heads on numerous surfaces for your visual pleasure.” Decent Peoples are a Leeds-based artistic collective specialising in large scale commissions and street art. Their free spirited and improvisational style lends itself well to the thriving youth culture and underground music scene of which they are such a part. Turning their hands to skateboards, street art, festival commissions and murals among much else, their illustration style is becoming distinctive and recognisable for all the right reasons. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: AW14

Lazy Oaf :: AW14

London based Lazy Oaf have killed it again with their offerings for AW14. Defined by their signature print heavy pop-art inspired graphics and bold colour palette, highlights of the new collection include their Glitch graphic shirt, all American crewneck sweatshirt and Oafetti mac jacket. Feature


Postcard Club

Postcard Club

Postcard Club is the brainchild of Bristol-based artist and illustrator Edward Cheverton who set up the Postcard Club with an idea aimed at promoting the practice of mail art and creating a resourceful global network of postcard swappers. Postcard Club is where international artists, designers and makers come to exchange handmade postcards and promote a creative culture of snail mail. Feature


Carl Cashman: Neometry

Carl Cashman: Neometry

Neometry is the latest collection of work from op-art connoisseur Carl Cashman. Vibrant patterns and crazy colours cover each canvas in a neon explosion of geometry meets psychedelics. His latest show at the Prescription Gallery in Brighton, presented a trippy display of glowing paintings and other objects channelling the artist’s experimental style. Feature


Joey Salamon

Joey Salamon

Currently based in Detroit, Joey Salamon is an American artist / designer who is recognized for his vibrant, neon highly detailed illustration. Joey’s handcrafted images regurgitate blended influences from grunge, psychedelia, politics and history communicating his eccentric vision of the world. Feature


Ben Brenton

Ben Brenton

There’s nothing better then coming across really great editorial design that actually entices and enhances your viewing experience. Positioning words and pictures in an original and engaging way takes great precision and forward thinking ability. Ben Brenton, a young graphic designer based in Perth utilises these skills with an effortless approach that is innovative and inviting to look at. His fresh and playful choice of colour and type reflects his age, yet there is a hint of grown up sophistication that puts him ahead of his peers. Feature


Brighton Show 2014 | Our Favourite Picks

Brighton Show 2014 | Our Favourite Picks

It has been a great success and we are thrilled to announce our favourite pieces of work produced by the recent Graphic Design and Illustration graduates from the University of Brighton. The show ended on Sunday under the baking July sun of London and here are our picks from last week at the Bargehouse on South Bank. Feature


Beware the Moon | Wallpaper Design

Beware the Moon | Wallpaper Design

Father daughter team John and Louise Wakefield founded british wallpaper printers Beware the Moon on time honoured craftsmanship, intriguing motifs and unusual pigments. The designs, which they claim are inspired by “craft paper, quantum physics and nights out in Blackpool,” to name a few, start out in the studio with hand drawings and endless cut outs to then be printed using papers from sustainable European forests. They were the first in the industry to use glitter, iridescent inks that change colour when you walk past and pioneered the now well used holographic undercoat. Feature


Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez is a visual Artist who works in animation, illustration and also experiments with print with outputs including Japanese woodblock, monotype and screen-print. Portfolio highlights include her monochrome woodblock prints and painted still lives of plants and patterned textiles. Feature


Rafael Varona

Rafael Varona

Berlin based graphic designer and illustrator Rafael has already created a bold portfolio of work since recently graduating from the University of the Arts Berlin. Whilst he has already built up an impressive range of client work he also keeps up self-intitated projects. His illustration titled ‘Portfolio’ caught my eye, as a refreshing way of communicating his skills as a designer through a single image. His diversity into animation has also brought his images to life making him a fully rounded designer. Feature


Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus is a photographer currently based in Jacksonville, Florida with current work investigating the effects of time, history and the use of found images. With his portfolio demonstrating particularly considered and personal projects 3 bodies of work really stood out to me. ‘Defacement’ represents and repurposes forgotten images and places. ‘Kentucky’ is a particularly compelling photo series that documents the life and humble adapted homes of Martha and Arnold who live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which leads onto another project ‘Employee’ adapted from 35mm negatives found on the floor in their cabin documenting eerie mutilated images of Walmart workers. Feature


10 Deep X Studio One

10 Deep X Studio One

Street wear brand 10 Deep recently dropped their latest collaboration with record label Studio One. Using print as a means to bring the brands together the collection showcases Studio One’s visual history incorporating iconic album artwork throughout the collection. In addition 10 Deep also include a series of tropical prints inspired by the collaborations ‘Island life’ theme. Feature


Event :: Hackney WickED

Event :: Hackney WickED

It’s that time of year again when the borough of Hackney Wick and Fish Island throw open their doors for the three day creative festival ‘Hackney WickED’. Now in its 7th year the festival has grown from strength to strength. From Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August you can expect artist talks, workshops, music, studio and gallery exhibitions, market stalls, performances and street food to top it all off. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead | Digital Proofs

Print Isn’t Dead | Digital Proofs

We are very excited about our very first magazine going into production. We thought we’d give you a little taste of what you might see in the magazine. We received our digital proofs from Pureprint so you can see some of the pages, however Pantone 805c is not visible with a digital print, so you’ll have to buy a copy to see the real deal. Feature


Brighton Show 2014 | Private View

Brighton Show 2014 | Private View

We were very excited to be visiting the Brighton Show last night and once again it seems to be another prolific year for recent Graphic Design and Illustration graduates from the University of Brighton. Feature


Chad Kouri

Chad Kouri

(Easily one of my new favourite designers) Acknowledged as one of Chicago’s up-and-coming image makers and the co-founder of “Art & Design Incubator” The Post Family Chad Kouri is an Artist that works between a variety of disciplines including print, illustration, collage murals and type. Chad’s bold and beautiful artwork plays with colour pattern and shape and is inspired by conceptual / minimalist art, ethnography, typography, design and jazz. Feature


Ventral Is Golden

Ventral Is Golden

Leeds based graphic artist Ventral is Golden makes handmade and digital collages and illustration that are both perspectively interesting and visually arresting. His colour choices and collage material make for mind bending illusions alongside familiar themes, and encourage more than a second look. Be sure to check out his writings on his website, as well as his editions of beautifully hand designed and bound published essays. Feature


Daniel Siim

Daniel Siim

Using only black and white tones as the basis of his design, Copenhagen based designer Daniel Siim is the master of monochrome. Delivering a consistently high level of polished and professionally detailed work, the designer specialises in providing sleek solutions to editorial and printed materials. There is an element of mystery present in his work, desolate imagery and lack of colour convey a feeling of detachment, yet still there remains something incredibly intriguing. Daniel’s latest project Starmaker, looks at the book as a physical product in an age of digital and asks the question do printed words and imagery inked onto premium papers make more of an long term impact in the readers mind? Feature


Atelier Tout Va Bien

Atelier Tout Va Bien

Another French typography-led design studio to keep on your radar. Atelier Tout Va Bien are Anna Chevance and Mathias Reynoird whose portfolio showcases stunning posters, identities and a whole heap of impressive print publications of all kinds. From a monochromatic bundle of loose-leaf zines to sleek perfect bound books, Atelier Tout Va Bien can always be relied on to bring contemporary design to life. Feature


Gráfica Fidalga

Gráfica Fidalga

Gráfica Fidalga are a trio of friends in São Paolo, Brazil, who make posters on a 1929 German Letterpress using hand carved wooden letters. They’re famous for their printing and have worked with the likes of Anthony Burrill. They don’t have a proper website, probably because they are so luddite in their methods. Feature


Santa Cruz x Star Wars

Santa Cruz x Star Wars

For all the nostalgic skaters, art lovers and sci fi fans out there, or perhaps those looking eagerly forward to the new Star Wars releases being filmed as we speak – not long ago, in a galaxy called California, a collaboration of stellar proportions has landed. Feature


Booooooom X Herschel Supply :: Heritage backpack

Booooooom X Herschel Supply :: Heritage backpack

Iconic arts blog Booooooom joined forces with Herschel back in June to present their art project ‘Drawing on the past’ inviting creatives to hand-draw a person or place that had an impact on their lives. Taking their recent collaboration further the partnership have created a series of limited edition backpacks with an illustrated print lining by illustrator Andrea Wan reinterpreting founder Jeff’s childhood sleeping bag. Feature


Stefan Glerum at Kemistry Gallery

Stefan Glerum at Kemistry Gallery

The current show at Kemistry Gallery showcases the work of illustrator Stefan Glerum (1983) who lives and works in Amsterdam. Stefan uses strong lines within his drawings which are like a melting pot of illustration heritage. His work brings familiarity subconsciously is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a style reminiscent of the clear line with his own comic twist. It is well worth visiting while its on display. Feature


Dolores Oliver

Dolores Oliver

Along with her sister, Dolores Oliver runs multidisciplinary design studio DoraDora. Their work covers a mix of branding, typography and publication design. They have worked for a number of large brands as well as designing festival posters and flyers. Involved in the design process from the start to finish, they work to each brief finding the best suited methods of production, whilst complementing their disciplines and skills. Feature


Micah Lidberg :: Glass Animals

Micah Lidberg :: Glass Animals

Mr Lidberg has done it again, showing the world why he is such a huge presence in the illustration community. In his new artwork for the debut album of British band, Glass Animals he has created a truly magical world. The Glass Animals website really makes the most of his work giving you the ability to scroll around, and zoom in and out, were you can immerse yourself in the incredible detail of his drawings. Don’t forget to check out the music, it’s also pretty dam good too. Feature


De Monsterkamer

De Monsterkamer

You can’t deny the fact that choosing the right paper is very important to the success of any printed project or publication. De Monsterkamer – an independent platform for designers, artists, publishers and worldwide creative professionals – are aware of this and that’s why they have been offering an extensive and up-to-date collection of paper, art materials, and on top of that, they also provide individual paper consultation for anyone in search of a specific kind of paper. Feature


Brandon Thibodeaux

Brandon Thibodeaux

Based in Dallas, Texas Brandon Thibodeaux is a photographer who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. Alongside commissions and assignments Brandon focuses heavily on exploring life in the American South. A particular favourite project of mine is titled ‘When the morning comes’ in which Brandon has provided a reflection of life in the Mississippi Delta after visiting on a personal journey. Brandon’s beautiful atmospheric black and white imagery communicates the essence of the environment amongst his subject’s emotions and personality.
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Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works is holding a Summer Sale at their Holywell Row, London office with discounted books, posters, limited edition prints and a free gift with every purchase!

For two days, Book Works is offering a special summer discount on recently published titles by Céline Condorelli, Samuel Hasler, Laure Prouvost and Slavs and Tatars, and a discount on backlist titles by Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean and Susan Hiller among many others.

Book Works will also be holding a £5.00 lucky-dip, so go and visit to check it out and see what you could win! Feature


Instant Touch Launch

Instant Touch Launch

Remember those amazing scratch & sniff books from your childhood? Relive the heavily fragranced days of your youth with this scent-imental book from independent publisher Belly Kids. Before you scrunch your nose up in anticipation of what the covers contain, your nostalgic nasal senses are in for a real treat. Think less Horrible Histories and more a fruity concoction of pure tropical goodness. Featuring delicious work from the likes of Charlotte Mei, Ellie Andrews and Lynnie Zulu, this zesty book is packed with more juiced talent than your average five a day. Feature


Lynnie Zulu

Lynnie Zulu

We once featured this lovely illustrator Lynnie Zulu back in spring 2013 and here she comes back with even more vibrant illustrations that still carry her signature African-influenced style. Having graduated from Kingston University, Lynnie can now be found producing a wide range of fashion print, textiles, garments, accessories – also for innumerable international brands – from her studio in East London. She is currently represented by Central Illustration Agency and her works are available for purchase via Art Wednesday Store. Sweet! Feature


Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. Feature


Play Cloths :: AW14 Del 1

Play Cloths :: AW14 Del 1

Continuing to push designs influenced by the juxtaposition of high-end fashion and street wear, American brand Play Cloths introduce the first delivery of their AW14 lookbook. Sporting a selection of prints the collection highlights a refreshing take on camo amongst stars and bold typography across jerseys, shorts, shirts and tees. Feature


Leif Podhajsky

Leif Podhajsky

How incredibly dreamy is the artwork of artist and creative director Leif Podhajsky? His powerful and visionary style offers a brain-melting, hallucinogenic display of a hyperrealism. Inviting the viewer to delve into his psychedelic realm, Podhajsky merges twisted landscapes and fluorescent fuelled imagery to create alarming beauty at its best. Having gained a prestigious reputation for building a consistently progressive portfolio, Leif creates artwork for a number of brands and musicians including Grimes, Foals and Bonobo. Feature


Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Thinking already about what to do this weekend? Why not try the V&A’s Friday Late. For the first time the events are also going to be extended to the Saturday and take place at BL-NK space in Shoreditch. In this months line-up, the creative hub of east London has inspired the Shoreditch Takeover. The night at the V&A will include instillations from well known street artist Malarky, too new technology to fantasise over from Designswarm. Events and workshops will follow in Shoreditch on Saturday 26th, don’t miss it! Feature


Broken Fingaz / Sex Picnic (NSFW)

Broken Fingaz / Sex Picnic (NSFW)

The incredible Israeli street artists known as Broken Fingaz are best known for their incredible murals and posters but on Friday Redchurch Street became home to their new zine ‘Sex Picnic’ and the accompanying exhibition. Feature


Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Zioxla is a creative agency / publishing house founded by Zio Baritaux who recently announced the publication of it’s first title – ‘Strange Plants.’
Gracefully designed, the publication features the works of 25 Artists who draw focus to the natural world and includes interviews, imagery and articles discussing the unique ways plants have been represented.
Shipping worldwide, you can get your hands on a copy here. Feature


Linda Linko

Linda Linko

Linda Linko’s work spans from simple drawing, abstract pattern design to vividly coloured collage art and it is her painterly brushstrokes, which are full of character, that really stand out. It is no surprise that her work has been featured in many internationally-renowned creative blogs and magazines and this may explain why all her projects are such an interest. After graduating from the University of Art and Design and having collaborated with many numbers of agencies, Linda Linko is now working independently from her studio in Helsinki as a graphic artist and illustrator – and of course we cannot wait to see what she has in store next! Feature


Huf AW14 :: Delivery 1

Huf AW14 :: Delivery 1

Huf recently unveiled the first look of their offerings for AW14. The mature collection sees fragments of print and all-over patterns in rich colours including tonal blue, deep burgundy and monochrome combinations. Feature


Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow

Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow

Materials play such a relevant and important role in the design process, with ink, watercolour, paint, acrylic and now even digital tools breathing life into ideas with substance and form. Controllable to a degree, these flowing, artistic ingredients frequently possess a mind and direction of their own, with behavioral traits and characteristics that are unique and interesting. New book Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow, presents a collection of significant and celebratory examples of these resources in action. Feature


Wayne Lawrence :: Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera

Wayne Lawrence :: Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera

Wayne Lawrence is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn NY. I’m crazy about his photographic publication ‘Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera’ capturing life on the shoreline. Long stigmatized as ‘ghetto beach’ that had a fearsome rep Orchard beach has come to see better days in recent years as eloquently documented by Wayne through his intimate portraits telling personal stories and celebrating the many nationalities that relax in the ‘working mans oasis.’ Feature


LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

Have you got football withdrawals now the World Cup is over having been transfixed by Brazil 2014 and the media storm including Roy’s Boys early return? Well the Graphic Design and Illustration programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design have produced their first project titled I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me which takes a critical look at ‘the beautiful game’ through the lens of graphic design and illustration practice using Risography. Feature


Floto + Warner :: Colourant

Floto + Warner :: Colourant

New York photography duo Floto + Warner have created a stunning set of images based on the simple notion of capturing coloured liquid thrown in the air. With the shutter speed set to a snappy 3200th of a second, brightly coloured fluid is caught in the moment, dancing over its baron Nevada desert backdrop. Elaborate forms and unworldly creatures unravel from each thrown splatter, with the result a spectacular and unique outcome. Feature


King Zog

King Zog

King Zog are a bunch of friends who aren’t interested in the elitists, they just want to make work that isn’t too clever, work that is charming and funny. They don’t subscribe to a house style, business models, or working hours. Feature