Dan exclaims on his Twitter page that he ‘likes to take photos.” I think it shows. He has a totally rad selection of pictures that you should all go and see right now.
Only More Never Less is Atlanta based graphic designer Stewart Scott-Curran. He developed an interest in design early in life and remembers being especially obsessed with the typography and layouts of his father’s folk music album covers. We love his style and would like to collaborate in the near future, we’re going to get in touch. Feature
Make Away is run by a team of young volunteers. They are part of Retail Ready People, a FREE 12-week skills development and volunteering programme, which gives 16 – 25 year olds the chance to set up and run a high street shop in their local area. Such a great scheme, they will be holing live print workshops and selling lot’s of beautiful things…. Head down to Brighton on the 3rd November for the grand opening!!
Its always refreshing to see print taken to new and exciting levels. Zoe Murphy produces these fantastic tables and furniture and screen prints onto them with real flair and personality. Innovative stuff here.
A punchy portfolio of mixed media work from Joe Cruz well worth checking out. Strong lines and bright colours with a good sense of humour.
Self confessed hermit; Rachael feels like she was born in the wrong decade and it sure comes through in her lo-fi publications, zines and prints. Rachael uses various print processes and hands on elements but loves to collaborate and is always looking for new design projects to work on with others. If you haven’t seen her “A Beginners Guide to Type” and “Dead Souls” publications then you’ve really been missing out.
Mouthwatering print based work from Illustrator Andrew Berwick, his portfolio features a lot of organic matter and animals as subject with a beautiful colour palette. I’ve fallen for his 20+ layer print for the Huntarian Gallery to highlight it as one of London’s hidden gems. Strikingly good stuff.
4 short months ago Adam Piper set up a new printmakers resource in Rochester, Kent. They offer some great introductory printmaking workshops such as lino and wood cut and etching of all varieties, for a very good price too! Have a gander at their facilities and drop them an email through their website.
Marcel is an artist with a strong interest in using printmaking techniques to create images. He takes an intuitive approach to what he represents in his work and just depict what seems to speak to him in some way. He likes how using traditional printmaking techniques can bring attention to the surface and physicality of a picture.
The LCBA have an open evening this Tuesday 30th October for drop in workshops and demonstrations of the facilities they hold. They’re also holding workshops in Papermaking, Letterpress and Bookbinding, head to the site for more info.
Portugal born, London based artist and designer Ines N.S. lets herself be consumed by deep concept installations and design work. This piece based on landscapes of the bodies is a visual treat of beauty and anatomy exploring shape, light and depth. Take a few moments out of your busy day to appreciate the beauty of this fine book. Click the plus button to see more pages. Feature
Studio no 44 is a new online gallery that sells all things print. It is launching really soon and currently recruiting new artists. Have a look at their blog for updates. Good luck with your submissions.
JF & Son are now selling button down shirts and t-shirts with the chaotic work of Travess Smalley printed onto them. He is part of a new breed of artists that weave their practice through a variety of mediums and media formats that incorporate everything from GIFs to 3D animation and even painting and sculpture. His work is subtle in what it portrays, as he tries to steer clear of the emerging cliches about his generation’s art trends.
I came across Elizabeth’s work when I was at Bite. It captured my attention immediately; she produces beautifully structured prints based on certain journeys that she makes. I particularly like how her prints almost look like patterns, until you get up close and see the detail.
Started in November 2008, Zineswap aims to be a resource through which people can swap their zines with one-another. They are looking for contributions from people that self-publish their own zines or magazines. Content is not limited in anyway, a zine can be about anything. When you send them your zines, we will send you some back. Simple.
Its rare to find a printing shop that caters for so many printing principles in such depth as the lovely Intaglio and even rarer to find staff as knowledgable and helpful as at this shop. They also stock a mighty fine selection of paper too. Just a short walk from Borough station, it’s a definite one for the little black book of printing.
I hit up Knightbridge last thursday evening to see the hot type exhibition fresh over from New York presented by the The Typographic Circle & Type Directors Club. The exhibition was awash with books, posters, signage and invites laden with some of the freshest design I’ve seen for a while plus free beer and casual atmosphere . Head over to The Typographic Circle website to make sure you don’t miss any future events.
Clerk Ink Well use a 19th Century Wharfedale stop-cylinder letterpress, original fruitwood letter-face printing blocks, hand-mixed vegetable based inks and top quality paper to create their posters which are signed in open editions. The hand-cranked prints are intended to inspire, encourage & entertain; each coming with slight imperfections which adds to their character of course.
Flamingo are going to be holding a talk on the importance of making/contemporary craft, called Makers and Shakers. They’ve got some great speakers involved – printmaker Anthony Burrill, for example, and Andrew Groves from Miscellaneous Adventures. It’s on Wednesday 21st November at the Book Club in Shoreditch, and tickets are a fiver. Brill.
Take a look at the bold and intense work of Tom Murphy who in the past two years has built up a strong visual language that combines his love of bold colour and shape with his obvious enthusiasm for drawing. Having a hands-on approach when it comes to his practice allows this exciting new printmaker to create simple, energetic pieces that you just can’t help but be drawn to. He’s just opened up his online shop if you want to get your hands on some of his work.
“The project began life as a discussion between myself and GF Smith’s Jane Crowther as an opportunity to showcase the variety of different paper stocks that could be used to print digitally. We talked about the possibility of producing a limited edition (only 250 printed) promotional piece that could be sent out to a collection of designers and creatives based mainly in the North of England. The aim of ‘limited edition’ was to highlight Craft and Design in the North of the UK and for the first piece we chose to work with the Craft and Design Centre in Manchester as it has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and is a perfect venue in which to promote and feature.” Lovely stuff through the post from Dave.
Just check out the awesome new book by Society6, which features the work of 47 artists over 128 pages. The artwork on Society6 is created by thousands of artists from around the world. When you buy a product from Society6, we produce it using only the highest quality materials, and ship it to you on behalf of the artist. They are one of the most active artist communities in the world, empowering the World’s Artists to profit from the sale of their artwork, without giving up control of their rights! Feature
Jack is a Bristol based freelance illustrator/ designer. He has an impressive client list including the amazing Nobrow. I particularly love his style, so fresh and current. I find that most of his illustrations actually look like they have been hand printed and you can buy his work through his website. Feature
Best known for her iconic wrap dress, has made waves with this new resort collection. Titled Zoom, the collection was filled with US inspired prints – some geometric and based on the cobblestones of New York City, others looser and flowing, reflecting the playfulness of other cities – covering everything from silky tees to structured skirts. The colour palette was soft yet bright – hot pinks layered over sky blues and walnut tones, olive green mixed with sepia, umber and grey. These subtle components kept the balance of edgy structured pieces and soft, refined materials just right.