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
Annu Kilpelainen is a Finnish born Illustrator, currently working and living in London. Following her graduation from London College of Communication in 2010, she has gone forth to work on a variety of exciting projects, ranging from murals and installations, to designing high street womenswear. I really like her style of working, especially her use of colour which always seem to encapsulate summer vibes, even though it’s pretty miserable outside at the moment. Plus, she’s super nice! 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