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Beto Shibata is a Promo and Graphics Manager of MTV Brasil. Before this he was an Art Director at MTV Magazine and Art Editor of TRIP Magazine. He has published illustrations in Theme Magazine (USA), Peel Magazine (USA), Rojo Magazine (Spain) and Güdberg Magazine (Germany). I was selected to be in the 2009 edition of the Japanese e-magazine Shift’s calendar and participated in the collective exhibition 100 Postcards From World New Creators – Sunshine Studio (Japan) and Syntheastwood (Ireland). Feature
The body of British designer Fergus Purcell is certainly one of the best proofs of aesthetic value of home made tattoos. He’s photo is on the cover of Home-made Tattoo Rule – one of the first illustrated book on this subject. Favourite tattoo that Fergus has is ninja turtle Donatello and he also has seven tattoos dedicated to his wife. Feature
Richard is an English Photographer with work appearing in books, magazines and company image collections.
Throughout 2011-12 Richard spent time exhibiting his work whilst working on a personal collection of reportage projects.
“The theatrical spontaneity of Street Photography is foremost on his mind”
Richard’s personal work follows Geographical themes with aesthetics of aviation, industry and urban landscapes.
I love his raw street photography.
(Apologies for the watermarks I didn’t get time to holla at him to ask for some images!)
See his web here. Feature
Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker from USA. Daniel runs Tiny Media Empire, a production and design company based out of Boston, MA. TME focuses on fine art screenprints, limited official posters for movies and bands, and video production design. He plays baritone guitar in the band A City Safe From Sea on Magic Bullet records, plays bass in the band IDNOCLIP, and records music solo under the name Caspermask. Feature
I can’t get enough of the Dragon fly print Bomber jacket by Alexander McQueen for SS13.
A refreshing take on popular animal print the abstracted print design features a Dragon fly’s wings and veins printed on silk.
Available in yellow/golden tones or monochrome the beauty comes in at a pricey £1.520.
If you’re loaded they’re available here Feature
Juan Carlos Castellon, the brains behind this company, started screen printing when he was nineteen years old. What started as a creative outlet quickly evolved into a small print shop. Screen printing became more than just his passion and he began to start feeling like it was his purpose. The manifesto of Squeegee Prints is as follows…”We’re not a factory, we’re not machines, we are screen printers.” They’re fortunate enough to work with a lot of amazing artists, local shops, skateboarding and apparel companies and we really love what they do. Feature
Artist Caledonia Curry, better know as Swoon to people who follow her work on streets and in galleries all over the world. She is best known for her life-size prints and figural paper cutouts she has pasted on walls for the past ten years, each portrait taking on a new life as it is slowly destroyed by the elements. Swoons work is beautiful and powerful but at the same time ephemeral. Feature
Gosha Rubchinsky is russian designer that does fashion collections inspired by young people, youth, post-soviet children of 90-s. “A personal take on the fetishistic uniformity of Moscow street gangs’ post-Perestroika suburb sportswear, mixed with patriotic political paraphernalia.” Clothes with symbolical inscriptions “Viking”, “Dawn is near”, “Transfiguration” are selling in London concept store Dover Street Market and american Opening Ceremony. Exclusively for Open Ceremony Gosha have done a video in wich we can see teenagers near the usual post-soviet gloomy council estates wearing clothes from the last collection. Feature
Tommi Musturi is a Finnish Artist that grew up in an army base in Ruokesi.
Finding a home in Kuti Kuti collective & Studio Tommi’s colourful work can be found in various publications.
His loud website is full of crazy imagery, I love his “Walking with Samuel” publication, a wordless book about a ghost-like character (called Samuel) who travels through various places and states of mind, representing a statement about freedom and humanity.
Visit Tommi’s website here. Feature
Poster Child Prints is the brainchild of Sonja Teri based in LA. In this interview she talks about editions of prints selling out in record times causing websites to crash and how she wants a neon sign saying ‘PCP’ but can see how that might be a problem with the drug users in LA. haha. We love her and PCP. Feature
Nanamica is a Japanese retailer and brand, well known for it’s collaboration with The North Face, releasing The North Face Purple Label.
Nanamica produces authentic sports/casual wear often focusing on limited collaboration projects.
Recently teaming up with American Streetwear brand Woolrich the pair have recently designed “The ultimate utility jacket” reworking the classic 1970’s mountain parka.
The slick black mountain jacket comes in 2 versions with a paisley bandana inspired print lining.
Visit Nanamica’s website here. Feature
Matthew Ritson is an interesting one. He works in London, as an artist, curator and writer, and is fifty percent founder of Holy Ghost collective. All work on his site has been taken using a mobile phone camera, which combined with the clear theoretical awareness delivered via his artist statement, he produces something pretty interesting results on the whole, with some really nice aesthetic qualities too. Feature
‘Zeena’ was launched out of a love of Scandinavian textiles, fabric, screen printing and her growing pattern collections. All of her products are crafted in her East London studio making each item truly unique and she carefully sources all her materials from the UK. Some lovely products here. Feature
To celebrate the Montana Shop & Gallery Lisboa 2nd anniversary, Aryz was invited to do an exhibition on the gallery with his process drawings. They where not for sale, so it was decided to work on a silkscreen print…5 Colors, 50×70 cm, signed and numbered in an edition of 50 copies. Feature
A project by Happiness Brussels, designed by Anthony Burrill. Limited edition of 200 posters, screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The oil was picked up on the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana in buckets then the posters wereprinted at Purple Monkey Design in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you buy a poster, all benefits go to the non-profit organisation “Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana” (CRCL). Feature
Kid Icarus is a screen print studio and retail shop located within Toronto’s beautiful Kensington Market. Dedicated to finding the best in independent contemporary craft, with a focus on paper products, Kid Icarus takes pride in representing locally made items with the highest quality standards. The store’s search will occasionally step out of this boundary for the sake of good design, clever sense, and thought-out detail. Kid Icarus is also an accomplished screen print shop, providing services in an open environment where customers can watch the process unfold before their eyes. Feature
Stunning submission for Talenthouse.com competition to design artwork for Jessie Ware by fashion designer come illustrator come designer of lovely printy things, Emma Townsend.
Combining two of People of Print’s favourite things ‘Cats’ and ‘stuff designed by talented hot people’ this submission is a beautiful example of dadaist trash collage executed wonderfully.
The competition is still on, if you think you can do better visit talenthouse.com or do the good honest thing and vote for her artwork here.
Founded in 2012 fashion brand, Fall Winter Spring Summer were designed by Oslo based Collective MTHLV.
FWSS combines the “need for fast fashion with a contemporary aesthetic, in high end qualities, at accessible prices”
I came across their AW 13 collection at LFW which captures “a modern woman’s wardrobe” updating classic pieces with oversized hoods and collars inspired by “the free spirited attitude of the 1990’s girl.”
Digital Print on cashmere blends and heavy silks plays a big part in the collection, with designs ranging from 60’s inspired geometrics to animal prints and Asian infused dark flowers.
Visit the FWSS website here. Feature
Producing incredibly detailed and craft-based images that combine great illustration and typography. Horkey has designed and illustrated gigposters, album covers, skateboard graphics, magazine covers and clothing designs as well as creating graphics for reproduction as limited edition prints. Aaron doesn’t have a personal website but he is represented by The Jacky Winter Group. Feature
Ryosuke Fukusada is Japanese and Rui Pereira is Portuguese. Both are product designers and they met in Italy. Their collaborative work in the field of product design, and mutual interest in exchange has produced to a culturally dynamic future for the duo, foremost being their project – ‘Sapore Dei Mobili’ (Furniture Tasting). Positioning itself as a ‘reflection on the velocity of the contemporary furniture industry’ and the extensive market of new products within easily overlooked field, they have created Pan Furniture, combining traditions from both designers’ cultures to create a new form of familiarity. Feature
I was lucky enough to meet the lovely, super cute Nicola Woods at LFW.
Nicola is the Founder and Creative Director of Beautiful Soul London, a high-quality fashion brand that’s proud to be British, creating garments with British sustainable fabrics, craftsmanship and UK production.
Chatting to Nicola about her AW13/14 collection she explained how it was inspired by her childhood love of ladybirds.
The quirky collection “takes you on a journey of an English country garden” reflected in its beautiful bold statement prints scattered with ladybirds.
Visit Beautiful Soul’s website here. Feature
Gaia is a street artist from Baltimor. He creates his paste-up from linocuts and also paints his huge eye-catching artwork on murals. Gaia confronts issues of environmental degradation, gentrification, immigration, segregation and urban development. He is well known for his black-and-white portraits of city planners, rich men, politicians who changed cities, and of humans morphing into animals. Feature
Dan Singer is London based a skateboarder and illustrator from Kent, doing mostly horror and slasher movie inspired images producing zines and screenprinted t-shirts. However, as of recent Dan’s illustrations and lino cuts have taken a different direction, with a series of pieces based around animals and specifically marine life. Feature
Golden Green is a Street Artist living and working in Hamburg, Germany.
With work featured in various exhibitions and publications GG’s website is full of dope illustrations and hand-drawn type.
“The Crook, the Sad & The Dusty” publication is one of my favourite pieces of GG’s work, the 60 page book (available in English & German) features a short illustrated story with accompanying screen printed canvas bags and posters.
Visit GG’s website here Feature
Satta is skate manufacturing studio based in Brixton. Satta Skates use readily available woods sourced from local timber mills, taking inspiration from classic skateboarding styles of the 60s and 70s in their design. They worked on limited run screenprinted boards with Malarky and launched “Visionary Artist Series” with Stevie Gee. Feature
Cookie D’oh began when pals Annu Kilpelainen and Hannah Weeden found themselves working part time together at a biscuit factory. They began by making cheeky biscuits for one another, and as their creations grew, they began to collate their efforts online, which has developed quite a following. They’ve just made some super sweet snacks for Lazy Oaf, Vice, and The Haggerston Espresso Room, and at the end of the day, who isn’t won over by a witty tie-dyed biscuit? Feature
Helen grew up in Manchester and graduated from the Camberwell College of Art in 2005 with a Masters in Printmaking. Helen then went on to set up a screen printing studio in south London. A couple of years later she combined forces with Lucy Bainbridge and now works at Bainbridge studio a creative hub for over 50 artists. Feature
Void is a t-shirt brand run from east London – collaboration of two artists Omar Hraib & Sam Bell that draw inspiration from doom and psychedelic culture. Incredibly detailed dark and sinister illustrations printed mostly white on black come nicely packaged in a screenprinted envelopes with free stickers. Feature
Ben Rider is a London based Illustrator, currently working freelance and as a Print Technician for The Print Club London. Ben’s portfolio demonstrates his crazy love and knowledge of print, with focus being directed towards experimentation and process in his eye catching images. Feature
Justified Magazine provides a breather to the blogging culture. They acknowledge the power and shareability of the internet but feel work becomes lost within the vast online community.
The printed format refines their online presence to give a concise insight into contemporary design and photography, celebrating creative individuals who are at the forefront. Feature
Earlier this year, we were given the task of setting up a functional screen print studio in the enormous Kibera Slum in scorching hot Kenya. The conditions were far from ideal, with dusty streets, lack of clean running water, small workspace and many other variables that would make it difficult to print. However, with the determination and support of Rachel Baughen from Kipepeo Cards we managed to bring this idea to reality earlier this month. Feature
Everybody needs to wash their hands. Everybody needs to dry their hands. Now you can wash and dry your hands with the same tap / dryer. Food for thought on a Friday afternoon.
“Print Garage is the dark and dusty underground lair of Iain Perry: self-styled, swashbuckling squeegee warrior.” He creates vibrant screen prints and draws inspiration from old technology, tools and toys, cinema, record sleeves and the world of science. He offers a print club at Unit Twelve in Staffordshire and a screen burning service for just £20. Get involved fellow midlanders. Feature
Rewind Forward is a forward thinking music and lifestyle Boutique that offers a selection of the finest vinyl, cassette tapes, clothing and limited edition objects.
(Featuring editions from labels inc Hotline Recordings, Peng Sound Records, No Corner Tapes & Products from the Tape-Echo Design Studio.)
Rewind Forward is “a store for those who understand that music goes beyond a download” run by lovers of both music and design, their enthusiasm is translated in their range of products.
Their rare products and bespoke packaging demonstrates their attention to detail and love for quality and print.
Visit their website here. Feature
This one goes out to all the Valentines day haters!
If you don’t already know, Mr Bingo is a London based Illustrator/Animator.
After a few beers in the studio Bingo sent a postcard to stranger Jonathan Hopkins saying “Fuck you Jonathan, fuck you and fuck your shit legs “
After realizing Bingo fans loved the idea he set up a service on his website inviting people to buy an offensive postcard addressed to them.
Penguin shortly clocked onto the Hate Mail hype and has teamed up to create a publication based on 100 of Mr Bingo’s favourite postcards.
They’re all sold out right now but get your copy here soon! Feature
Presented at NY Ready-to-Wear Fashion Week by Portuguese Designer Felipe Oliveira, Lacoste’s Autumn Winter Collection for 2013 is crazy fresh with sleek futuristic designs (minus a few logos and crocodiles) featuring iceberg prints, geometric colour-blocking, grey tones and flashes of striking colour “for the modern explorer”
The collection really shows off the high-end Sportswear brand at it’s best and its “neo-sportif aesthetics in fashion” Feature
Currently based in San Francisco, Amy Wilson Faville is inspired by her surroundings and creates beautiful mixed-media imagery combining collage and drawing techniques.
I absolutely love her “Carts” project – motivated by shopping carts used by Homeless people and found objects dumped in the street, Amy formed an elegant series of images intrigued by the narratives that could be suggested behind her findings. Feature
Matt Manson is a London based Designer, Print Maker and Illustrator.
I can’t get enough of his work, his folio if full of sick illustrations and demonstrates a strong knowledge of print & process.
Most recently Matt has released a fresh new “Jacko” T-shirt as part of an on-going collaboration with with HBAD (a Bristol-based independent hair salon / clothing store)
Grab ya T here & see a clip of the HBAD store here Feature
Amalia, Bernadette, Cecilia and Elena are Studio Arturo; born in 2008 in Rome and are specialists in illustration, graphic design, etching and print techniques. The studio works for editorials, advertising and publishing, web projects, design and cultural events. However, Arturo is also a print studio, where every print experiment found home. In the studio they do etching, linocut, hand made rubber stamps and much more, they also print for other people as well as running workshops. They love to teach people all of their secrets of their prints. They have also an independent production of printed products, called “Le sgorbie di Arturo”, handmade prints of linocut on fabric and paper. Arturo is the name of their fat cat Feature
George Bates is an Illustrator from Brooklyn who shares the hype for hand-drawn type.
Considering his sketch book a vital part of his process as a place “with no parameters” and somewhere for “restless experimentation” his blog is a great place for us to look into his head, projects and sketchbooks.
(Check it here) Feature
Miso has been working as a Street Artist for 5 years combining her illustrative style and fine art approach to create wheat-pasted and painted images on the streets of Melbourne where she lives and works.
The “Snow White” Exhibition presented by BlackArt Projects Melbourne, required Artists to produce work working with white on white. I love Miso’s response in the form of a series of detailed pin-prick drawings. Feature
Born in Iran, raised in Hong Kong, and now based in Singapore – Steve Lawler (aka Mojoko) comes from a background in Graphic Design from Brighton University and a 3 year residency in the prestigious FABRICA creative centre in Italy. Jumping between New Media, Sculpture, Screen Printing and curating he is also owner of a very low-down dirty punk gallery by the name of Kult and running a quarterly publication of the same name. Feature