So, after hours of printing and erecting a the massive show at Stattbad in Berlin, all of the collectives have finally finished and are enjoying a Jägermeister and ginger ale during the private view. Apologies for the low quality photo, however there will be much more to see over the next two days during the festival. Check back for updates.
I first came across the work of Footprint Co-op with the wonderful Riso printing for Inc Zine #3. They are a workers co-operative, which means their business is owned by the workers. As they have no bosses they run it as they want, doing interesting jobs for interesting people.
The guys over at Heretic have been printing a new series of screen prints titled ‘Forbidden Unions,’ working along the idea of things that shouldn’t be united with each other of course.
NO way is an independent agency run by Charlotte J which is based in East London. They represent emerging, cutting-edge artists. Lots and lots of exciting things to be seen here and a whole bunch of potential for future movements.
Going a little oriental today with the mixed media work of Jiha Moon, who currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Some very intricate pieces and lots of different printing methods.
Self bio: Jeff & Paul work well together. Jeff is a freelancer designer in Detroit. Paul is a designer at Google’s Creative Lab in New York. Occasionally they get together and make things. Sometimes for themselves & sometimes for others.
Teenagers in Love is a California casual clothing company which started in 2010. Their intentions are to keep the world bright, unique, and freshly dressed. Pulling much aesthetic inspiration from vintage surf, skate, & BMX culture as well as vintage motorcycles and graphic design. In a world with 10 million tee shirt companies, TNL is here to provide a little extra warmth and good looks.
Beach is a café, bookshop and gallery in Shoreditch. Alongside a revolving series of monthly shows, Beach also hosts a diverse selection of evening events, such as screenings, poetry readings and more. They represent a selection of exciting up-and-coming artists, and support these artists by helping them create affordable books and editions which are offered in the café space alongside exhibitions.
B.C. is a curatorial group & gallery formed late in 2011 with the aim of presenting exhibitions in a variety of contexts. Seizing upon the availability of empty spaces caused by the recession, B.C. keep their exhibitions fresh and site specific by working in a variety of unusual spaces.
Repeat Press is a letterpress studio located within The Fringe Movement in Union Square, Somerville.
Justin has a very cool style of design and illustration. He often uses halftone within his collages and is very playful with his work. There is lots and lots of amazing things to be seen on his website. Go take a look.
Nelly Duff on columbia road sell limited edition hand printed artworks. All are numbered and signed by the artist, and they support a range of illustrators, street artists, graphic designers, and generally good print stuff. They recently released a sell out edition of prints in collaboration with Eine immortalising in print his CHANGE mural on nearby Old St.
Successfully slicing up all kinds of materials to create intricate fashion and illustration designs. Colourful collages and and pen lines work as well on her pages as they do on her garments.
Rob’s work can be described as graphical illustration as he uses both digital and traditional illustration to express his ideas. Often challenging the viewer to reconsider the purpose of print and wasteful living. My particular favourite is the Light Pollution World Map which uses UV reactive ink to show the areas of light when under a UV lamp
James Brown is a lino cut and screen print illustrator. All printing processes are done by hand in small editions for advertising and promotional graphics. Bold characterful prints give the feel of festival liveliness in neat immacculately registered layers of colour. His illustrations and typography have a humorous quality and give the feel of long gone eras.
We are really enjoying the work of Elizabeth Corkery…especially the series titled ‘Visual Notes on Synaesthesia.’ This girl has a Masters in Printmaking and it shows in her work.
Ninth in our lineup to display a print at Druck Berlin is a Polish lady named Aurelia. She currently lives in Bristol and dabbles in all sorts of mediums, screen printing being just one of them. We love her work!
The eighth print that we have selected for Druck Berlin is by the very talented creative team known as Heretic. Luke, Jon and Therese work from the awesome (Sub) Zero Studios in London. They are a force to be reckoned with.