Nick Morley aka Linocut Boy is a UK based printmaker, running lino print workshops from his studio in Margate and formally involved with East London Printmakers. Check out his work as well as his blog of lino cut work from all manner of people.
I found a printers based in Manchester with the same name as me! How cool is that? They are a very ethical company so you should get your work printed with these guys.
Celebrated illustrator, Chrissie Abbott will be showing her new film work within an interactive ‘infinity mirror’ installation that will be taking over the whole of the JaguarShoes space on Kingsland Road. The private view is this Thursday 22nd March from 7pm onwards and we will be releasing a new mug & plate set designed by Chrissie, featuring her iconic cats.
Niklas seems to be a bit of a genius. You have to check out his instant camera project where it prints live onto a receipt. There’s plenty of techy things on his website for all of you geeks to enjoy.
We will be running a series of print workshops this year at Pick Me Up, one of which will be live T-Shirt Printing hosted by CopyEm. You will be able to select from a collection of awesome designs to print onto a teeshirt before your very eyes. We have a whole range of t-shirts and have been sponsored by the wonderful 123 Bethnal Green Road Store. (Click the plus for more info)
Marta Niedbal’s website has a very unique way of navigating through her portfolio. I really enjoyed having a play. Her work is sublime, we just love it.
We are very happy to have screen printed a limited run of 200 unique record sleeves for the awesome Sarah Kelleher of Misfit Mod. They will be available soon for online purchase from her new record label, however if you’re in London…head on down to Rough Trade, Shoreditch to get your hands on one. Quick before they’re all gone. You should all like her Facebook page. The awesome cover design is by the talented Brooke Olsen.
Here’s one for you bike lovers out there. Just look how cool this Foffa bike frame looks. Charlotte-Maëva goes under the name Brand New Pixel. Totally rad.
Levi Bunyan is a designer based in Scotland. We are really digging his rad project where he letterpressed with Lego.
Top notch graphic design work from Michael Mercer Brown, who is currently living and working in Manchester. He’s been involved with some amazing projects including Stella McCartney and the pictured Bloomingdales backdrop.
Well what can I say!? Who doesn’t want one of these CMYK prints? Brilliant work by Matthew Dayler who is based in Ohio, USA. Go check it out.
Paul just linked us to this awesome project titled ‘Signs of Affection’. We love it and so should you!
Aida Prints will be giving one lucky artist the big chance to have their artwork screen printed for FREE by Aida. It’s simple, all you need to do is upload your design within the specifications listed below at aidaprints.com A shortlist of entrants work will be displayed on aidaprints.com, along with a Facebook ‘LIKE’ button…basically the shortlisted design with the most ‘likes’ will win! And their work will be produced FREE as an edition of 25 on to Canaletto paper 300gsm.
Design must be 3 colours or less to fit 50cmx50cm
Edition size will be 25 (plus artist proofs)
Files can be sent as a PDF, AI, JPEG or PSD
Competition is for UK residents only (delivery charges may apply)
Jim has a very distinct style with his printmaking where he often uses fluro colours in a CMYK process which gives his prints a new level, almost like using slide film in a 35mm camera. He’s definitely one to watch this year, not only for printmaking but also for his photography project with his girlfriend Cody Lee.
Tissue Magazine is not for the bashful. Brought to you by former creators of Nude Paper, Tissue is all synonyms of sex. The oversexed will very much appreciate the sentiment; the undersexed will make good use of it. The print is limited to three colours, black, nude and royal blue, bar the glossy fold out poster, which you will have to buy to see (sorry bookshop perverts). All in all, nicely naughty printed matter for your shelves.
OK, so here’s a gem for you. Lot’s of amazing things to be seen here and Billy is a very talented illustrator / printmaker who plays with lots of different mediums. Enjoy!
Joe works with mixed media and specializes in textile design. He has his own range of scarves which are very colourful and fun.
Nick is a Belgian based designer who has a great eye for slick, quirky and clever graphics. Very nice indeed.
Anthony has a pretty awesome website of work. He lives in Germany and works with various different processes but predominantly on the internet. We are particularly enjoying his CMYRGB project.
Apologies for the lack of posts, although there is a valid excuse. We were visiting Brighton University yesterday to deliver a professional practise talk to the 2nd and 3rd year illustration and graphic design students. It was a lot of fun and it was great to see the incredible work and talent that seems to spew out of Brighton. Amazing!
Neïfy creates some cool posters using his small hand press to print his woodcuts. He also creates badges. Watch this space.
Maud and Nico are the perfect example of what we are inspired by. They have a very DIY outlook with their work and use screen print to create posters, t-shirts and fabric prints. Absolutely fan-bloody-tastic!
Part & Parcel is a small creative design agency of principals from Damien Correll and Garrett Morin. It is based in Brooklyn New York and combines simple and fun shapes with strong layout aesthetics. This makes for some great work, especially well excited within print work, screen prints, zines etc. Their video work is also particularly interesting. Damien did a zine for our Catalogue Library Failed Attempts series which has gone down a real storm, it is also one of our favourites.
Private View: Thurdsay 1st March
Address: DreamBags Jaguar Shoes, 32-36 Kingsland Road,
London, E2 8DA
An exhibition by Ben Freeman of Ditto Press. The exhibition will feature wall sized panoramic landscapes and selection of limited edition prints taken with his 35mm camera whilst travelling to and from Slovenia. Alongside this, there will be some limited edition Risograph printing. Fun times
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