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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.
C-Heads Magazine loves to inspire ♥ Trends, fashion, photographers, models, music, art, lifestyle, clubbing and travelling around the world. They have existed since 2006 and were founded in Vienna as the first flash-based magazine for photography, music, art & style in Austria.
OWT are a crisp and innovative design collective from Manchester. They dub themselves as mulch-disciplinary and you can damn see why just flicking through their online portfolio. These guys are pretty fresh, go check them out.
If you’ve got post Olympic and Paralympic blues then head over to London based clothing brand Phickle for screen printed t-shirts sporting sweet Olympic designs. This one is my fave.
If you don’t know about the Own Art scheme then I am delighted to tell you that it has got to be about the best scheme that the Arts Council has come up with. The scheme was designed to encourage people to start collection art. It allows people to purchase art and pay with instalments…with no added APR…amazing!
If you’re in London this evening then you MUST be going to see Heretic‘s new show opening at Material, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT. This trio of multi-talented printmakers / designers / illustrators will blow your mind with their incredible work and style. Be sure to hunt down Luke, Jon and Therese for a chat because they are excellent people who will make you smile.
What can only be described as hyper-detail illustration, I’m totally in awe of his cityscapes. Have a look at his website and you’ll see what I mean.
Miranda started off working for us as in intern but has shown great initiative and now works with us on our workshops / projects and is a regular blog contributor. Her work is very hands on- mixing collage with print, often using the brain as her subject matter. In her words she prefers the “old processes, the time consuming, hit and miss ways of creating that makes everyday more satisfying.” Go check out her work and keep an eye out for her awesome posts on our blog.
Reed Burgoyne is a New York based graphic designer and printmaker. His goal is to create the most direct, and visually striking design by using an aesthetic based on bold color and typography. Reed received his BA from the Cooper Union in 2005 and has since had the opportunity to work at Pentagram Design with Paula Scher, The Museum of Modern Art and MTV. In addition to his own work, Reed has collaborated with designer Sarah Mead as Urban Inks and Post Expose.
Vickie is a graphic designer who is based in Manchester. Her work shows off all of the good elements about contemporary design. Lots of wobbly scanned in typefaces, great colours and clean, concise graphics presented on a deliciously slick and simple website. Very good indeed.
I’ve fallen head over heels for print maker Holly Drewett who mixes etching, silk screening, monotype and relief printing to delectable results. Have a look at her portfolio but be prepared to fall in love.
Made popular by the International Typographic Style movement and pioneered by legends like Josef Müller-Brockmann and Wim Crouwel, the grid is the foundation of any solid design. The Grid System is an ever-growing resource where graphic designers can learn about grid systems, the golden ratio and baseline grids. What a great website!
Pop Art inspired geometric prints, powerful colours and beautiful embroidery stormed down the runway of Prada F/W 2012. The clashes of mustard, umber, indigo and blue worked in perfect harmony. These colours complimented the quirky, geometric motifs that were emblazoned over many pieces in the collection. It wants to scream retro, but somehow Miuccia Prada has created a euphony out of bold clashes, that sings quality and chicness.
Chris has studied at a number of different universities including the Royal College of Art and is also a member of Printmakers Council. For me Chris ticks all the boxes, he has a unique understanding of colour, shape and pattern. Quite frankly I find his work genius… he makes simple shapes look beautiful. His next group exhibition is at RK Burt, starting on the 25th September. Be sure to head down there…
A sweet design blog with a keen eye for sharp design. From packaging to architecture, they’ve got it down. A hub of inspiration.
Invisible Industries™ is a branding concept and online store by Artist Munk One. Launched in 2011 the brand is a sandbox for a constant flux of creativity, experimentation and freedom of expression. Artwork on the site has been either been created by, or personally curated by Munk One, known for his fine art, commercial work, and interest in working in many different mediums and styles. Loving the posters for City and Colour.
Philadelphia based cool guys Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers form this great graphic design company. Kicking off making silk screen posters for Philadelphia’s independent music scene they’re now rolling with the big guns designing for the likes of REM and The New York Times without losing any of their raw appeal.
Turnbull Grey is a London-based studio who love to play with typography and letterpress. I just came across this awesome game of letterpress scrabble. They have 3 presses and lots of wooden type to use during their workshops. I’m definitely going to pop down and see what the deal is.
The new book by David Jury; Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914 explores the printing technological revolution of the 19th century. From letterpress to etching, illustration to signage, if you’ve got a love for the old school then this one is for you.
We visited the MA degree show at Camberwell last night and we have come back very inspired. It is safe to say that Dog boy aka Philip huntington was the highlight of our evening. Demonstrating impeccable skills in both illustration and printmaking with his oversized A0 screen prints made up of 9 layers or more. We are in awe. Feature
Nineteen years after the founding of Sagmeister Inc, there’s a new addition to the team; renowned designer Jessica Walsh. This cover for the Rolling Stones is to die for. Breaking boundaries and creating mind-blowing work as per usual, flicking through the websites portfolio is as inspiring as ever and now with an extra twist. A true feast for the eyes.
Thomas recently got in touch with us to inform us of the launch of his new website. He has a style which looks distinctly like old screen prints with lots of nice textures and colours. With lots of great clients under his belt we are excited to see what he works on next.
Ryan is a fantastic designer based in New York City, a place that we all love. His work is very tight and he thinks laterally when solving problems. He’s also a very nice guy and likes to drink beers brewed in Nevada.
We all love print, fact. So, when I came across Jess Bennett’s work I was pretty chuffed to see that she incorporates print within her jewels… her edgy, textured collection is made up of both screen and digital prints, which she mixes with perspex and fabric. Check out her Facebook page for full portfolio.
A London based graphic design and print studio specialising in badass geometric patterns, hand screen printed and numbered with love, just the way we like it.
Zoe is a London based illustrator, she write short stories to accompany her intricate illustrations. Zoe has also doodled her way to making a fab typeface. Have a look at her lovely Tote bags…
Just came across the work of Felicity Marshall, her work is lovely and you can see examples of her illustrations applied in many different ways in her projects. We particularly like the illustrations on the sleeves of Alan Taylor’s SS13 Menswear collection.
I just can’t get enough of Rosa’s website, she shows an impressive collection of artists books, she has a vast array of inventive styles… Each book is beautifully bound and printed. It is also her birthday tomorrow!
Tate is currently living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri after receiving his MFA in Printmaking in 2010 from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens. He is also Assistant Professor of Art/Visiting Artist at the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. He has a beautiful selection of print work. Just spend a bit of time on his website to take it all in.