Sam is a graduate of Maidstone UCA in Kent where he studied Graphic Design: Visual Communication. We are very fond of his ripple print with gold ink on black paper.
Calverts (Bethnal Green, London) are designers and printers for – among others- gallerists, fine artists, book artists, graphic novelists and comic producers. They bring high end, commercial scale litho, digital and wide format inkjet to the craft side of print, producing everything from giclee prints and small editions to editions in the hundreds of thousands. They’ve worked with many of the People of Print community, including NoBrow, Visual Editions and IDressMyself. Calverts pushes the boundaries of print, with unusual papers and combinations of print technique. Free dummies, tours, samples, print consultations.
Beer is great. Music is great. Put them together and what do you have? The answer is Signature Brew. Everybody loves music and beer.
Manuel Fernández is a spanish artist based in Madrid. His artistic practice begins at the border of art, popular culture and internet. He works with a wide range of media including: painting, website, animated gif, installation, photography, video and print.
I had the pleasure of meeting Helen Stevens during Tent London as part of the Design Festival. She is the owner of Surfacephilia which is a wonderful surface design brand based in the UK. We are in talks about collaborating on something very exciting. Keep your ears to the ground.
Adam Kammerling a.k.a Adam the Rapper, The Hackney Badger and ‘the singer from that band Old Mayor” has teamed up with Cuth the producer to create an EP titled The Letters. Lots of incredible lyrical talent to be experienced here. This is a just a promo video for their release, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Credit to Bruce Collier for the video production.
We are very excited to be working with our previous clients Arcane Roots again. We will be printing more wonderful things for you guys to buy at their shows. We saw them live and we were blown away by the superbly tight rhythms and breakdowns mixed with heavenly vocals. This band is going far!
For Antipodium’s AW12 collection, ‘Vermin’, they looked to the streets of East London. Creative Director Geoffrey J Finch used silk, wool and suede in camel, tobacco, lilac and nude, and even created an original print from the wings of dead pigeons – not exactly what you’d call ‘London chic’. I love nothing more than finding new pieces that give off completely desultory vibes, and that’s why the pieces that stood out most were the ones with a bird’s eye view of London printed all over them!
If you are an avid fan of cutting and sticking then check out this website, it is ramped full of amazing collages and has an extensive archive featuring hundreds of collagists.
Designers & Books publishes lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. In doing this they hope to focus attention on how books can be important and inspired sources of creativity, innovation, and invention.
Let us all join hands and drool in unison at the stunning architectural illustration of Tom Radclyffe. I beg you to take a few minutes to look through the portfolio of the recent Winchester School of Art graduate, in particular the sketchbook section of the site.
Read this and thought YES: “There are many things that we do each day, which will never change. You will wake up, have lunch, check e-mails, read the headlines, eat dinner and go to bed – this is part of a daily routine. However, it’s vital to do something out of the ordinary. Only in these moments can something truly unexpected occur, and it’s this element of surprise that creates some of the most exciting experiences.”
I fell in love with both the design and the concept of Patch’s series ‘Hank’. Inspired by American writer Charles Bukowski’s poetry, the products intended to appeal to fans of his work and function as a collectors item filled with memorabilia. However I think it’s safe to say, the posters, zine and t-shirt appeal to anyone with functioning eyes.
If you like old techniques with a modern twist Becca delivers… She uses a variety of processes including Screen printing, etching and digital. Often she finishes of with laser cut details, which brings the work to a whole new dimension. This printmaker is definitely one to watch!
I recently did a photoshoot for Glint Shop Barcelona and I was amazed by the quality of the such delicate materials plastered in bold, colourful prints. They specialise in digital, futuristic patterns and also house a selection of new artists and consolidated designers. All clothing and accessories that can be found in the shop are based on exclusive designs and some of them even handmade.
Colophon is an independent type foundry based in Brighton boasting an array of stunning products alongside their type.
A gritty mix of power punch screen prints and designs forms the eye-catching portfolio of Finn O’Brien; part of the Paper Jukebox Collective. Texture heaven, not for the faint hearted.
This is probably one of my favourite illustration and design shops in London, this may be because it was one of my first discoveries and had a big influence on the industry I went into. They stock an amazing collection of zines, prints, t-shirts, tea towels, jewellery from a range of super talented artists. Also they have cats that just hang out all day in the shop. Win.
Pick Me Up is the UK’s first contemporary graphic art fair and it is returning for the fourth time to Somerset House in April 2013 and they want you to participate in one of two ways:
Galleries and Collectives :: Taking on a space for 11 days to showcase and sell work by curating their space to demonstrate their working processes, encouraging the visitors to take part.
Events or Workshops :: Taking place during a day or the evening during the fair, focusing on graphic art production. Performance or participation based to a broad audience of all ages and experience.
Bradford based letterpress studio has a sweet portfolio of work, mixing oldschool techniques with modern designs and concepts. “Our aim is to keep the skill and art of letterpress alive by producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch. It’s that simple.” Thumbs up from us.
Be the first to browse the fair at the special late night opening from 6–9pm on Thursday 20 September, with live music from folk singer Olivia Chaney. Essential for anyone interested in art books. Admission free. The gallery will continue until 23rd September.