Started in January 2012, PRNT Studio was founded by two young designers from Toronto who were determined to do what they love each day; creating original surface designs for the fashion, home and paper goods industries. With a strong belief in promoting local talent, they have grown to feature seasoned and aspiring Canadian artists with a focus on illustration talent. In addition to ready-made collections PRNT Studio is happy to offer custom artwork and collaborations, trend direction, CADS/Technical Drawings, Market Research and branding. Feature
A Toronto based surface design studio a real swell collection of patterns and prints in their portfolio, from high contrast geometric line work to feminine but distinct florals and a clear love of colour. A great place for inspiration and they also have a submissions page for all you pattern and surface designers out there.
Here at People of Print, we are true fans of the formidable force that is the Heretic trio. We definitely don’t want to blow our own trumpets but we like to think that we know a fair amount about the world of print, and these guys stick out at the top of the print game like a sore thumb – which is why we have asked them to design and hand screen print 500 limited edition covers for our quarterly publication Print Isn’t Dead Element #002. Not only are they printmakers, but they are excellent illustrators and designers; when you bring all of these elements together into one entity you have something really special indeed. You only have to take a glimpse at their huge body work to see that they live and breathe print! Feature
If you’ve read Print Isn’t Dead Element 002, you will see that we were lucky enough to catch up with Lazy Oaf and find out how their sketches are translated into final products, now spring is here it’s finally time to see what they have to offer for the new season. To be released in a series of drops, Lazy Oaf will be introducing signature unapologetic colour palettes exploring the studio’s fascination with all things edible, giving groceries a graphic refresh and exploring snack culture symbols. But that’s not all there’s repeat print goodness referencing ceramic shelf life alongside their take on classic portraiture and a 3D puff print –with the first drop of the season available to buy now. Feature
We would like to give you an insight into the production process of our limited edition hand screen printed covers. Through this method of printmaking, the Heretic trio have designed and hand pulled each of the 500 limited edition covers, they are also hand stamped and numbered for authenticity. And if you want to see what’s underneath this amazing cover, you can now read digital versions of our magazine over at printisntdeadmag.co This particular issue focuses on DIY, self-publishing and counter-culture, with articles and interviews with Suicide Girls, the incredible 60s counterculture Oz magazine and much, much more. Feature
We worked incredibly hard to get the magazine finished during the rush of Christmas. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature
After the amazing success of launching our magazine titled PRINT ISN’T DEAD Element #001, we are excited to announce our Kickstarter for Element #002. Once again, audience participation and funding will determine how the magazine will be printed, this time around we have pre-planned stretch goals which include extra fluorescent spot colours, more pages and a higher volume print run. You can also buy a block of print space with this issue. Feature
People of Print are proud to present their first ever publication which has been dubbed “the holy grail of independent editorial design” by Itsnicethat. The sold out magazine has received great press by the likes of magCulture, Eye Magazine, Cool Hunting, Itsnicethat, Paste Magazine and PSFK to name a few. Jeremy Leslie noted that it is “a sensual cacophony of colour and smell”, Simon Esterson said that “it’s really bold and very contemporary, it doesn’t feel like a conventional magazine, it feels like something slightly different which is good.” John L. Walters said “you only have to flick through to see that Print Isn’t Dead.” Feature