There’s not much to say about this other than Hugh and Nathan are fantastic printmakers and wonderful humans. They are opening their print space in Peckham tomorrow evening from 8-10pm at The Sunday Painter, 12 – 16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, SE15 4QL. We’re ALL going to pull a print and have a beer.
There’s a whole load of new prints up at the RK print shop right now, and to add to it RareKind Manchester just launched—which means more prints in a matching series from loads of talent up north. Go check them out.
Print About Me is glad to present the second edition of the “Contest”, devoted to artistic graphic. It is a call aimed at the selection of 20 works (deadline October 21th 2012), a three day exhibition in the centre of Turin (from November 30th to December 2nd) and a series of events related to artistic graphic. Download the application form from their website.
“Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the historic artefacts associated with the spread of the printed word and image, throughout the world, and to place them in the context of modern technology and design and of the far longer history of mankind’s use of graphic symbols.”
Check it out.
The Printorium are graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, brought together in 2001 by the artistic needs of the early Harry Potter™ movies.
Nicolai Sclater is Ornamental Conifer, a London based sign-writer who “offers a traditional approach to commercial art”. It’s lovely to see signs being created manually like this. Get yourself down to the Edwin London Store tomorrow for the Burger Gang event, where you can see some of the wonderful signage on the shopfront.
Harry is a print artist based in LA who graduated from California State University. He has a lovely selection of prints for sale and has worked with a great range of clients. Don’t spend too much money in his shop.
For tonight only, CARGO will be holding an illustration exhibition comprising of an eclectic mix of work from 60 illustrators and designers. The night is bursting at the seams with fun and creativity for all. There will be a silent art auction of all the prints (so bid your max and cross your fingers!) Live portrait drawing, a pop up shop, plus an interactive set and lots more. Be sure to bring your pennies as all money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society. We look forward to seeing you there, it runs from 6pm ’til late.
We just came across this awesome idea by Victoria Walmsley who has letterpressed into turkey foil. There are some excellent ideas on her website portfolio which demonstrate why she has won numerous design awards.
Bradley Jay is a 23 year old freelance illustrator based in the UK predominantly working with detailed ink drawing, collage and digital arts.
Ever since Jade graduated from Camberwell last year (Illustration) I have been hooked on her website. She continuously adds amazing, intricate illustrations which are full of encapsulating stories. Take a look for yourselves
Good Press have kindly compiled a UK based print resource list which is available to download as a PDF and is bound to be updated with quality printers with referrals. There’s nothing like word-of-mouth for telling you where all of the good stuff is at. Thanks Good Press!
Generation Press are are a CarbonNeutral® company who use FSC® products because as printers they feel that they have a duty of care to the world and its forests. They are also really good at what they do. Just take a few moments to have a look at their website of print jobs.
Salt are a fresh, independent, not-for-profit, lo-fi publication and collaboration group. They’re currently looking to add to an already growing library of zines, publications and printed material that have been produced independently. Head over to the site for contact details and more information.
We’re a sucker for anything psychedelic, but who isn’t? Please take a look at the work of Angelina Ioannides-Beer who has recently graduated from University of Westminster with a First Class Honours Degree in Illustration. She is setting up her own independent label called The Trip Control selling screen printed fashion garments.
Sarajevo-born Canadian artist and designer Aleksandar Skoric sent in his submission and we were amazed by his strage computer like masks. The studio works across multiple disciplines including textile design, illustration and graphic design. Established in Tokyo in 2005, the studio is now based in Sarajevo. Ongoing projects include t-shirt and apparel design, illustration, leading art workshops for youth at various festivals and the Paperal Warrior series of paper masks.
I met this lovely York based Illustrator this weekend at the Alternative Press Festival, where my friend purchased this ace meteorite print. If I had the money, I would have bought nearly everything. Go to his shop now and see what I’m talking about and pay special attention to ‘Wake’ a concertina book based on the Bright Eyes song ‘No One Would Riot For Less’.
I fell head over heels for this letter pressed Ornithology coaster set by the talent behind Duke Press, Ryan Todd. Alongside co-running the independent publishing collective his vast quantity of illustrations and publications take form in nearly ever print technique imaginable. Very Impressive.
LAST DAY TO GET INVOLVED!
We are running our first ever competition with the theme of cats in aid of cats because we love cats, it goes like this:
1. YOU design the coolest, most awesome, trendiest and radical image that involves cats.
2. Upload your amazing design and pay £10 to submit your entry.
3. Cats always win. We donate to Cats Protection.
4. We select 1st, 2nd and 3rd places according to awesomeness and you get prizes.
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It was an amazing weekend for sport and not to mention a great weekend for independent publishing. The Alternative Press held a Festival of the best in up and coming comics, zines and the like. If you weren’t lucky enough to see the event in all its glory, I’ve compiled a little best of for your hungry eyes. Feature
Gee these guys are just swell. A small letterpress studio run by married couple; Kacey and Julie Nash from Austin, Texas. I particularly like their business cards and letter heads, you can also follow their blog and see what they’re up to. So cute.