Typoretum is a letterpress studio in Colchester‚ UK which was set up by Justin Knopp who studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. The studio operates with the support of his wife‚ Cecilia‚ and occasional artistic input from their three year-old daughter!
East London Printmakers is an independent collective which promotes the artist’s practice from within a dynamic and professionally-led environment. ELP studio offers exceptional facilities for printmaking‚ resources for artists’ individual development and opportunities for group exhibitions. The collective runs an active programme of workshops and open access sessions to foster creative potential for individuals and community-led initiatives. Established in 1998 as a not for profit constituted voluntary organisation‚ East London Printmakers supports thirty key-holders‚ represents over 150 members and attracts over one thousand visitors annually.
StudioMakgill is an independent design studio based in Brighton. They work with businesses and cultural organisations, large and small. Their focus is on the creation of brand identities and visual communication for a broad and discerning clientele. Their philosophy is simple: to create succinct, innovative, beautiful solutions. Solutions that last, that inspire and that enable their clients to realise their ambitions.
I came across this blog of some amazing print work by Sean Sweeney. There is not much else that I can find about this guy, but take a look at some of his glitch prints.
HIPPO SCREENPRINTERS offer a hand-pulled bespoke screenprint editioning service for artists‚ galleries‚ band merchandisers‚ interior designers and print publishers. They work closely with every client throughout the process to ensure that the final print edition fulfils their expectations. They print onto most substrates using both water-based and oil-based inks enabling them to screen print onto almost any material.
Chrissie Abbott, living and working in Hackney, East London, is a remarkable designer. She combines graphic design and typography with her drawings and photography. Recently the artist designed a limited edition plates and mugs for Jaguar Shoes: a really nice result!
Photo printing services at theprintspace are undertaken using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest print and colour-management processes. This allows their photo printing services to be trusted by professionals & consumers alike.
Chris White is the founder of the collective Poster Roast. Summarised, the perfect match between music and screen printing. When Chris founded this collective in 2007 his aim was to spread the word of the art of printing, and he succeeded. The Poster Roast people come over to enjoy watching a new exhibition or even live printing. And as there is no gig poster without a gig.
Jasper Goodall is a Brighton-based illustrator who is originally from Birmingham. He is a pioneer in the world of vector graphics and continues to push his work in interesting and thought-provoking ways. He is also signed by the award winning agency, Big Active. (Click plus for more…)
Friday 28th October is the 5th Anniversary of Sneaky Raccoon, who will be hosting a halloween themed event at Kid Robot on Earlham Street, London. The show will include live screen printing, a raffle, cupcakes and live drawing with proceeds going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity. Get your fancy dress on and be there for an exciting day of creativity and fun.
Is there a link between gardening and screen printing? According to Rachael Allen there is. She combines her love for fauna and flora with a great interest for printing, and strangely it works…
Cryptogram Ink is a graphic design and printmaking studio, based in the neighbourhood of Northside, Cincinnati. They’re a mighty capable design duo with a heavy dedication to the printed page. Their specialisation in the screen printing process allows them to procure consistent, high quality applications of the work that they create.
His name is fun, but his artistic work is even better. This Milan based artist is not only an amazing graphic designer but also his prints are really good. Check his ‘RGB-series’, just incredible!
Ed has been one of my favourite illustrators, photographers, skateboarders, artists, etcetera since I started high school. He has a whole wealth of amazing books, a huge history of awesome exhibitions and other fantastic creative things. Have a look at his ‘Traffic Jam on the Information Super-Highway,’ and also his character creation…the Transistor Sect.
Lik & Neon is a totally rad shop just off Brick Lane in Shoreditch. It’s actually painted neon orange so you can’t really miss it. Completely loaded with lots of amazing prints and goodies from tons of amazing artists, illustrators and designers. Get take a look.
Pure Evil is a gallery based in East London. Some very cool prints to be seen here from recognised worldwide street artists and Pure Evil himself.
I just fell upon the screen printed work of James Gilmore from Studio Output. They have ample amounts of wonderful things to look at.
Mc Bess, a french illustrator now based in London, has a striking style; almost all of the time using black and white, lots of detail and clearly referring to the old Fleischer-Studios cartoons. Definitely nice work!
The London based artist Marie Err summarises her work as illustrations, screen prints, comics and stupidity… And indeed, she doesn’t make the usual ‘soft girlie drawings’ ; her work has obviously some playful graffiti influences. Besides her nice drawings, she also makes great illustrative typography.
The Art Is Proof Press is a online collective of designers and illustrators, led by Mark Pavey, Leah Stewart and William Exley. Their aim is to offer people affordable prices by printing, framing and organising their exhibitions themselves. Their shop offers wonderful t-shirts, posters, prints, zines and books. Certainly worthwhile to visit their website!
The Belgian artist Brecht Vandenbroucke is one of the most significant artists at the moment. With a great sense of detail, colour, fantasy and humor he conquers everyone’s heart.
The ICA was founded by a group of radical artists in the 1940s and exists to challenge the foundations of contemporary art. They have a wonderful collection of prints.
The russian artist Edik Katykhin must really love red, blue and yellow. At least that’s what I conclude by seeing his amazing prints. Besides his prints Edik’s drawings, paintings, plasticine art and street art are certainly worthwhile to have a look at!
PrintAboutMe is an event promoted by the Association Arteco, the Inamorarti screen printing studio and the engraving printing house Ohne Titel Grafik. A panel of judges will be selecting 34 graphic artists to print and exhibit their designs. Read more about it on the website.
Hey Ho is a graphic design studio founded in 2007 in Paris by Julien Hourcade & Thomas Petitjean. Some lovely printed work to see here, the website is in french, but just hit translate, unless you can speak fluent French.
Today I stumbled across the Loop 2011 exhibition at The Gallery on Redchurch Street and spoke to the wonderful painter / printer, Professor Frank Dolphin. As an artist-led initiative highlighting the variety and vitality of contemporary print, LOOP encourages creative freedom by offering artists working in print the opportunity to show their individual subject matter in their choice of media, from the oldest print technology to the most recent digital developments. It brings together recent graduates with more established artists who have exhibited internationally, set up print studios or pursued teaching careers.
When you are looking at a James Joyce print you will know it is his work, because his style is so recognisable. The London based artist maintains three important elements: basic forms, lots of colour and humor.
We are super happy to say that we have taken on our first intern. Eliza Pepermans is from Brussels and will be working with us over the next three months and will be posting all sorts of interesting things that are print related during her stay in London.
Jelly Print have been in business since 1999 and have a very professional approach to their design and printing. I think they still even print on an old school hand bench.
Print Club London are doing a call for submissions for the 12 days of Christmas. More info is at the link above and the deadline is the 31st of Oct. So get those designs in quick.
Mr. Cowdall a.k.a ‘AustinVonNEW‘ is a Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Designer / Art Director and one of the original founding members of the influential NEW Studio (TM) in London.
Print To The People is a new creative partnership with the aim of encouraging creativity using the medium of screen printing run by Vicki Johnson and Jo Stafford, two people who are seriously serious about screen printing.
Feed My Ride is a collection of limited edition cycling musettes designed by 15 leading UK designers, curated and produced by Progress Packaging. All musettes are screen printed dark grey on 12 oz custom dyed canvas with woven PP handle and two colour moulded silicone label. Designs produced in a limited edition of 100.
Here is a cool video of Cameron Steward printing a poster for Double Muscle’s new single. Nice.
Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books through events (such exhibitions, displays and conferences), publications and online exposure. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops that help artists and photographers make and publish their own books.