The new RareKind show opens up on June 9th. Will have a print on show, head down and purchase! 34 Marshall Street, Newbury Quarter, Carnaby Street, W1F 7EU.
MM Paris are based in France, as the name suggests. They are just fantastic – look at what they create and tell me otherwise.
We were very happy to be positioned opposite the wonderful Kate Clift at Pick Me Up design fair this year. She has just updated her website and she has some really cool letterpress things on there.
Newspaper Club are happy to help you make your own newspapers…whatever you’d like to make by putting ink on newsprint. Founded in 2009, by the Really Interesting Group, supported by 4iP they’ve helped thousands of people and organisations, from over 20 countries, print more than a million newspapers.
We just came across this guy, who in his own words…mashes things up. That is exactly what he does and it’s all so beautiful.
We have been a big fan of Hattie’s modelling for a while now. She is travelling all across the globe doing awesome, creative shoots with fresh and talented people. We are going to be working on a print project with some of her images. Exciting.
I get the impression that Amelia is one of those incredible computer geeks who is highly creative and has something to say. Check her Java applets that she created to go along with her Mania project. 10 points.
It seems that twitter is a great way to get noticed. Alex is one of our followers who has an awesome website of cool work. Just really cool.
As you may well know, we are working with MayNinth to create a wonderful book of print related content. We have had hundreds of amazing submissions and we will be selecting what we think is the creme de la creme to be in the book. This is your last chance to submit your work so please fill in this form. Do it now.
The incredible Anthony Burrill has confirmed that he will be talking on our behalf about the topic of education at the “What’s Next?” show by KK Outlet in June. Known for his iconic letterpress work, we are very excited to have him on board. We will also be running live print workshops from 25th-29th June so watch this space for more information.
Holly is graduating from Liverpool School of Art and Design this year and her work is already at a very high standard. We particularly like the project where she created a censored typeface called OCR-N(arcissim). We want to collaborate with her.
Here is a nice little website that showcases the work of the infamous Barbara Kruger who currently lives in between New York and Los Angeles. She is a true creator of a style.
Audrey is a London-based artist and designer. Constantly fascinated by geometric shapes and patterns, her work spans across art, illustration, paper sculpting, art direction and fashion. Her work has been showcased at Christie’s, Somerset House, The Dock for Tom Dixon, Selfridges, Jaguar Shoes, Print Club London and Supermarket Sarah amongst others.
A is a Name, is the work of Simon Renaud & Jérémie Nue who are based in Paris. Very fresh and up to date work keeping with the trends, or even setting them. Lovely jubbly.
We have been looking at a lot of digital printing onto fabric lately and would really love to get involved with some kind of fashion based project. We are really loving the PPQ website which has lots of super designs and patterns on fabric. Yummy.
This guy has some really funny work. Please go and enjoy his Flickr photostream as his website is currently being updated.
Pápay has a blog called Fanny Works. It’s a funny name for us English folk. Some really awesome work with a fresh cool style.
Corrupiola is the combined handmade work of Leila Lampe and Aleph Ozuas who are based in San Jose. The site is in Portuguese so you’ll have to get it translated but there is plenty of inspirational work to get your juices flowing. 10 points.
Whitney is a New York born, London-based artist with an excellent portfolio of work. She works in many different mediums; just check her massive monoprints out! Super.
Firefly Press is based in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a wonderful documentary about letterpress. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Founded by Salem Al-Qassimi, Fikra is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Sharjah, UAE. Fikra works across a variety of media—time-based and print—including book design, data-visualizations, environmental graphics, bilingual typography—Arabic and English, identity creation, interactive design, and motion graphics. The studio’s philosophy is deeply rooted in investigating new pathways for problem-solving through design exploration and education. Within a short period of time, Fikra gained its reputation as one of the leading graphic design studios in the UAE.
If you haven’t heard of Nobrow yet then you should go educate yourself. They are very big in the London publishing scene and they have an incredible range of artists books. They also have a distinct style of printing; often using CMYK or overlaying spot colours to get a screen printed or riso effect. Wonderful stuff.
We Love Letterpress was founded by Kristin as a place for all of the people who love letterpress. Simple! We love this idea and you can submit you own studio to the directory. Check out some of the rad content.
We just came across Signal-Return! A traditional letterpress studio based in Detroit. Much love.
Neasden Control Centre is on of my favourite studios ever and it is run by a ‘Smith’ so it must be good. haha. Always keeping up to date with current events and processes. We really love the new risograph print.
Colour Code is a publisher and printing service based in Toronto, ON. Canada. They specialize in Risograph & Screenprinting and producing short-run artist books, prints and other ephemera.
The Liquorice Press of Whitney Road, Basingstoke really can do it all! Whilst very successfully offering award winning digital and lithographic printing for commercial purposes for over ten years, Rob and his team of skilled tradesmen are also specialists in the traditional art of Letterpress. Their passion is creating bespoke stationary, from wedding invitations to exquisite corporate materials for hotels, spas, designers and beyond; they have even produced limited edition art prints! With their experience and creative input, using the letterpress method, virtually anything is possible. Feature
It was very cool to meet French at his solo show last night. His work is massively detailed and in his originals he doesn’t rub out the original pencil layer which gives it a higher level of craftsmanship and style. His work is very dark and it was the only show I have been to where the walls AND the floor were painted black!
This is pulled directly from his website but we like it. “Newman floundered around in the dross pits of earth for several millennia before finally gluing his brain blocks together, then gettin’ up and goin’ home. Since then he’s been honing his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters into something resembling a career. He has produced work for clients including the Tate, IBM, BBC Radio 4, Fantagraphics, Absolut Vodka and Nobrow Press.”
Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screen printer, Logan’s work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils. Take a look at this cool video.
Los Angeles-based designer Andrew Holder has a very clean a cool style. He has a great client list and often works with screen print. We really love the way he uses big blocks of colour and lots of halftone. Very nice.
What’s a print without a frame!? Well if you’re looking to get your amazing print a quality frame then you might want to check out these guys based in Lewes who offer a consultancy service to cover all the decisions involved in presenting the framed piece. Just what you need. They also have a really great print collection on their website.
Telegramme Studio is run by illustrator & designer Bobby Evans in London. He is inspired by music, people, unique ideas and beautiful things and directs his energy into a wide range of illustration, design and art direction projects. Telegramme also specialises in screen printed gig posters and hand painted signage.
Jessica Hische is Awesome. It says so in her domain name. This girl has got a terrific style and is one of the masters of hand rendered lettering. Muchos kudos.