The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

On the 26th January 2015, Chris Fritton aka ‘The Itinerant Printer’, set out on a coast-to-coast journey to redefine the idea of itinerant or “tramp” printers in modern times. Fascinated by the concept of ‘a union card’ back in 1852 where a member of the International Typographical Union (ITU) could travel anywhere in the states and pick up a printing job, Chris aimed to relive history. With only paper and ink, he hit the road, envisioning it would be a lot more like ‘a mid-level touring band’. Feature


International Exhibitions by GDFS

International Exhibitions by GDFS

It has been a busy autumn for the team at GDFS, with exciting events and exhibitions including International Poster Exhibition, Design Displacement Group: NO EXIT, and PUTPUT: Enormous Details. This truly is a unique chance for you to witness a carefully curated selection of artworks produced with a focus on socialising, partying and hands-on projects. Feature


Posture Magazine | The Boss Issue

Posture Magazine | The Boss Issue

Posture Magazine has undergone a fresh makeover, reaffirming its editorial position as a leader in the creative exploration of identity. NYC-based digital and biannual print publication ‘Posture’ prides itself on its dedication to promoting gender and racial equality. And with Lotta Nieminen’s novel approach to editorial design, we must admit that this new art direction of the magazine truly reflects the mission and purpose of Posture. Feature


Cultural Traffic

Cultural Traffic

The weekend is here so let us help you plan your next 48 hours of relaxation. Today sees the launch of Cultural Traffic, the UK’s first annual print publishing arts fair dedicated to independent books, zines, prints, vinyls, and tapes in both current and obsolete format. Feature


The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The long wait is over as Counter Editions has finally released the official limited edition prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The eight leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Anne Hardy, Howard Hodgkin, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake, Benjamin Senior, David Shrigley, and Sam Taylor-Johnson have created stunning posters in celebration of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with the spirit of Team GB as their inspiration. Feature


Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Australian-born, Tokyo-based designer Karan Singh experiments with a variety of media including illustration, visual arts, graphic design and moving image to test the limits of op-art minimalism. Since last time we featured Karan Singh’s work in 2014, his portfolio has expanded progressively to include many new pieces of work that play with depth and dimension through colourful pattern and repetition. We are absolutely in love with the colours and playful arrangements. And we think his portfolio is certainly a healthy dose of eye candy for anyone looking for visual inspiration. Feature


SABO – Kombohus by Snask

SABO – Kombohus by Snask

To tackle the acute housing crisis in Sweden, Stockholm-based creative agency Snask together with SABO have built an interactive paper city in order for local people to learn about the economic situation and share their opinions. The housing situation in Sweden is now one of the biggest talking points in the country. For this reason, The Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies have come up with a solution which is to build ‘Kombohus’; a place of residence that can be built at 25% lower cost. Feature


Streets of New York Illustrated by Tulips and Chimneys

Streets of New York Illustrated by Tulips and Chimneys

What do you typically do while you wait for your train? For New York commuters, Cape Town-based creative Studio Tulips and Chimneys have brought joy to the New York subway stations with their unbelievably intricate posters created for everyday commuters to get absorbed in the imagined visions of Queens and the Lower East side. Produced for New York real estate agency StreetEasy, these two posters explore the infinite stories that make up New York life and the characters who inhabit them. Feature


TSTO

TSTO

When it comes to design, TSTO know that the success of each design project depends heavily on the small details. Based in Helsinki and New York, TSTO are a creative agency striving to provide their international clients with top-quality design. Serving in the fields of illustration, typography, art direction and consultancy, TSTO love to experiment with tools and aim to tailor their services to suit their clients’s needs. To tell you the truth, their portfolio is filled with creative possibilities and we couldn’t really decide which projects we like best. Go have a look for yourself! Feature


FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop has released a collection of typefaces designed to help establish an identity from the inside out. In the age of ever-increasing productivity, and with rapidly evolving tools for communication, these new typefaces revive the fine art of correspondence. And unlike pro fonts that are made for designers and press operators, these correspondence fonts require no design background. With these well-designed typefaces, you will be able to examine the pleasures of correspondence and will help you express your very best. Feature


Fanette Mellier

Fanette Mellier

The work designed by Paris-based graphic designer and screen-print artist Fanette Mellier is like no other work we usually feature. In 2013, we featured her publication, ‘Dans La Lune’; a fascinating series of illustrations depicting lunar phases, and today, her portfolio has grown quickly and is now bursting with interesting design and print-based projects spanning editorial, exhibition design and typography. We are fascinated by how Fanette Mellier manages to beautifully blur the lines between 2D and 3D and we are not surprised that her work has been exhibited in many international galleries and museums including the Centre Pompidou. Feature


YET Magazine

YET Magazine

What makes YET magazine so special is the fact that it is published with an aim to feature several different styles of photography without any restrictions. Not only does YET magazine showcase beautiful photographs taken by both emerging and well-established artists from around the world, every photographic project featured in this Swiss publication is also published without any graphic or text insertions and is free from any form of editing. Feature


Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press have established their reputation as an expert in the design and production of printed goods. Here at their lovely studio in Brighton, everything is possible in print. Stanley James Press enjoy creating beautiful print for editorial and making physical things that you can hold in your hands. And to ensure high-quality service, Stanley James Press usually print their projects in-house. This way, they can achieve more unusual finishes, hand bind a lot of books produced in shorter runs and experiment with unusual inks such as metallic inks, glow in the dark inks and scratch-off inks. Feature


Jeremy August Haik

Jeremy August Haik

With an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, Jeremy August Haik is carving his own path as both a successful visual artist and author. Based in Brooklyn, Jeremy produces work that blurs the lines between the physical and digital worlds. He often experiments with many different techniques, resulting in interesting colour combinations that look brilliant as a whole. Jeremy has clearly managed to keep the highest quality of his photographic artworks, whilst also transforming them into something that can be read as effective image metaphors. Feature


Feels by Daniel Fletcher

Feels by Daniel Fletcher

London-based artist and printmaker Daniel Fletcher was crowned as the winner of People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015, and today, one year after his graduation, he surprises us again with his recently updated website which is currently packed with a body of new work; an exciting series of screen-prints that will make you ooh and aah. Feature


Fatherless Exhibition

Fatherless Exhibition

The Fatherless exhibition at Unlimited is a show for anyone who loves dynamic and vibrant hand screen printed works created by five individual artists hailing from the midwestern United States. Working cohesively with each other’s artwork, this exhibition is as much a reflection of the chaotic and detached state of our current consumer-driven social climate. You can expect to see the best of Fatherless’s artworks and we promise that no two are ever the same. Feature


TWICE

TWICE

Paris-based design studio ‘Twice’ is known for its unorthodox approach to creating design for its international clients in the music, fashion and art industries. Colour lies at the heart of everything this French studio does. Founders Fanny Le Bras and Clémentine Berry focus their energy on visual identity, spatial, print design and self-published projects and no doubt we cannot stop scrolling through their beautiful work on their website. It’s certainly one of the best design portfolios we’ve come across recently, we guarantee. Feature


A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

Ain’t Bad Editions was set up by five emerging photographers who share a mutual passion to showcase photo projects that are pushing the medium to its limit and beyond. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2011, Ain’t Bad Editions has been supporting and engaging contemporary artists from around the world, offering affordable, limited-edition prints and artist books created by independent, aspiring photographers. Each artist and book are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. And in case you haven’t heard, they are having a new call for entry! Want to get involved? Check out the link below. Feature


Color Library

Color Library

Launched during a workshop held at ECAL in 2014, Color Library is a database of colour profiles for artists, designers, photographers and printers who are looking for ‘a novel yet professional colour management solution’. Color Library offers a variety of colour combinations, from basic colours to metallics, neons and pastels. It provides special colour profiles that help you produce colour separations, turning a normal RGB (or CMYK) image into spot colours. To put it simply, with Color Library, designers, artists or anyone can convert and print images using two, three, four or five spot colours of your choice. Feature


Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer aka Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk are a couple putting together a mix of attention-grabbing projects spanning illustration, comics, publications and animated film. From their studio in Tilburg, Jeroen and Marjolein love turning their ideas into reality. In 2015, they released the first issue of Wobby; a Risograph-printed quarterly magazine which we think is perfect for those who need an adrenaline shot of visual inspiration. The fifth issue has just come out under the theme of ‘testosterone’ and we guarantee it’s definitely worth checking out! Feature


FontShop’s Featured Free Fonts

FontShop’s Featured Free Fonts

The FontShop team have announced the biggest list of free fonts including Pancetta, Cyntho Slab, Museo, and a dozen others. Some of FontShop’s foundries are now offering single styles of their best typeface families at no charge. This is a really good opportunity for you to have greater flexibility in your designs and get inspired with a fine selection of quality typefaces. All fonts are now available to try, buy and download. So who says nothing good in life is free? I completely disagree. Feature


Playtype :: Posters

Playtype :: Posters

Besides an extensive library of fonts created for individuals, brands and international corporations, the prolific Danish type foundry Playtype is also the owner of a wide selection of fun-to-see poster designs created using their distinct and unique typefaces as the main ingredients. For the past six years, design agency e-Types has evolved into an independent typeface and graphic design studio that embraces and magnifies the junctions between typography and compositions. Good news is Playtype also has a flagship store in Copenhagen. So apart from the city’s striking architecture, the Playtype store is definitely what not to skip when you visit the Danish capital! Feature


&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

After almost 20 years since its establishment in 1997, UK’s first Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant, Yo! Sushi, has recently undergone an incredible makeover and is also announcing its new strapline ‘This is Tokyo’. Specialising in branding for hotels, food and drink, London-based design studio &Smith have teamed up with Yo! Sushi to refine their brand strategy and have created some designs that have been rolled out across 70+ Yo! Sushi restaurants across the country and are about to appear on all sites in the US later in spring 2016. Feature


Nick Liefhebber

Nick Liefhebber

The portfolio of Nick Liefhebber takes you on a mind-bending journey into the creative powers of the subconscious. From the layering of colours to intricate patterns, Nick Liefhebber creates artworks that can burn out your retinas with a variety of eye-searing hues. We last featured Nick Liefhebber back in 2014. And today, Utrecht-based illustrator and designer Nick Liefhebber has continually proven himself to be an expert in screen-print and Risograph. We love how he uses his signature, psychedelic style to create illustration, brand identities and multimedia campaigns and we just can’t help but make a post about him once again. Feature


Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

For the third edition of Forward Festival, the organisers have worked closely with ZWUUP to oversee the Festival’s graphic identity: posters, website, video and promotional materials. Considered as one of the world’s most eminent design events, the annual Forward Festival – Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication is an interdisciplinary two-day festival held with an aim to provide a platform for designers to explore their journeys and push creativity amongst themselves. Feature


ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

Despite the rise of digital photography, flipping through the pages of Ordinary Magazine allows us to absorb the ineffable beauty of conceptual photography. Published by KesselsKramer’s Art Director extraordinaire Max Siedentopf in collaboration with Yuki Kappes, Ordinary is a new culture quarterly that features over 20 dazzling photographs taken by international artists who have transformed seemingly humdrum objects into remarkable art forms. Feature


‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

What do outer space capsules, submarines and office buildings have in common? ‘Closed Worlds’ is an innovative exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that explores closed systems in architecture. Working in close collaboration with curator Lydia Kallipoliti, Pentagram’s Natasha Jen and her team have created a show that sheds light on the ideas of how each closed system is conceived as a self-sustaining physical environment; how it is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. Feature


365 Days of Design

365 Days of Design

‘365 Days of Design’ is an experimental project set up by Sydney-based British designer Dominic Tunstall with an aim to investigate perfectionism – an annoying quest for the best; the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. To maintain a consistent workflow as a designer, Tunstall has been creating a new design everyday, without fail, in attempt to overcome the fears and frustration of pursuing perfection within his practice. Feature


Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Starting on 29th April 2016, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with an extensive range of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of ‘Play with Misaki Kawai’ – a new collaborative collection designed to encourage imaginative play for both children and adults. Having exhibited in Malmö Konsthall and MoMA PS1, Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator Misaki Kawai is best known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. For this collaboration, Misaki has produced 28 design items which will be available for purchase at Tiger’s 600 stores in 27 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. Feature


Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Have you ever wondered why children adore books with varied textures and colourful illustrations? Inspired by a trip to France and Spain, partners Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada, aka ‘The Happen Studio’, visited local bookshops, discovered many amazing children’s books and then decided to create ‘Paper Playbook’; a publication designed to tell stories through colourful sheets of paper and interactive composition. Feature


The 99U Magazine

The 99U Magazine

The world is full of ideas but it is short of people who know how to put those great ideas into action. Beautifully designed by the 99U creative team, the 99U Quarterly is published with a mission to empower the creative community. Each issue comes packed with practical advice on idea execution, in-depth profiles of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and thinkers and the research on getting things done as well as road-tested tips for driving creative projects to completion. Feature


An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

The infamous graphic artist, designer and printmaker Anthony Burrill has recently launched his new online ‘Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material’ and we couldn’t help but wonder what went into the making of his online database; a priceless and striking collection chronicling the styles in graphic design and typography over the past twenty years. Feature


The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

East London based art publisher Hoxton Mini Press has announced ‘The Mini Mini Series’ – a marvellous collection of photo books that celebrate the best in colourful, modern photography: playful not pretentious. Not only is this new book series their first which ventures outside of East London, it also explores selected, sensational photographs taken by not-so-familiar artists/photographers who create small-but-great projects and do not demand a solo exhibition in a pure white gallery. Feature


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

We first came across Marion Jdanoff’s beautiful prints when we featured her art collective she co-founded with Damien Tran, Palefroi in summer 2013. Also working as a solo artist and printmaker, we think it’s time for a review of her latest projects. Recently, Marion has released her new screen-printed 48-page book, ‘Schaffhauser’, showcasing a harmonious blend of colour overlays and engaging characters. Feature


MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

The newly-published title authored by the founder and creative director of Transmission, Stuart Tolley. ‘MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design’ is a new publication showcasing a wide selection of contemporary minimalist graphic design. Stuart Tolley has opted to trace the first wave of minimalism in the 60s, allowing readers to explore the relationship between form and function and at the same time calling a closer look at the movement through essays and in-depth interviews with leading design practitioners such as Jessica Svendsen, Made Thought and Eric Hu. Feature


Write Sketch &

Write Sketch &

‘Write Sketch &’ is a Milan-based stationery collection singled out as one of the top brands to keep on your radar. The brand was set up in 2014 by art directors Matteo Carrubba and Angela Tomasoni whose decade-long partnership was forged over a true passion for design and print. Their products are marked by clashing colours and striking patterns created with a postmodern Memphis style. Besides the fact that they use high-quality Fedrigoni paper and Pantone inks to produce these pads, their notebooks can also be used from both sides and are thread-bound to let you open each page to 180°. Feature


Michael Thorsby

Michael Thorsby

We are struck by Swedish-born, Paris-based art director and graphic designer Michael Thorsby’s successful use of gradients in his most recent project, Bombay Electric. It seems like Michael has a thing or two for fashion businesses and aesthetically-oriented industries. Having worked in Tokyo, Copenhagen and London, Michael’s portfolio now serves as a collection of outstanding visual examples of fashion campaigns, publications and visual identity designs for many international clients. You know how People of Print love working with gradients and for the Bombay Electric’s identity redesign, we love how Michael played with colour and how it gives everyone a sense of movement and joy. Feature


Accent Magazine

Accent Magazine

Unlike many other titles, Accent Magazine has set itself a challenge and decided to release its debut print issue after its tremendous success on the internet. Published bi-annually, the print version of Accent is devoted to celebrating inspirational, extraordinary individuals who dare to experience life outside the mainstream and make the world a brighter place simply by being themselves. Feature


Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer have a unique way of crafting contemporary editorial designs. From their studio in Bagnolet, a commune in the eastern suburbs of the French capital, Spassky Fischer approach each project by experimenting with unconventional thinking and problem solving. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to delve deep into their ever-expanding collection of art book or zine designs, Spassky Fischer’s portfolio features abundant examples of the latest up-and-coming design trends. Just make sure you spare some time before you move on to their website. Because there you’ll be admiring some of the best in the media landscape spanning graphic design, editorial, printed matter and cross-platform applications. Feature


KRASS Journal

KRASS Journal

We think it’s very interesting to see how a publication that examines the topic of curiosity and deep conversation has managed to achieve typographic perfection. Founded by an Australian duo, Adelaide-based KRASS Journal is an independent publication that prides itself on being a distinctive and highly-respected voice in the art and design world. KRASS addresses a new form of conversation by posing questions raised by Australian writers, freethinkers and artists. Beautifully designed by Frame, KRASS truly represents a fresh take on editorial – all while experimenting with the textual arrangement in the context of print. Feature


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

Brazilian illustrator and printmaker Zansky’s play with “the idea of map exploration without knowing the destination” results in a wonderful assortment of tricolour illustrations created using screenshots from Google Street View. Fortuna is a 24-page Riso-printed publication that explores the relationship between the analogue and the digital. And with Zansky’s strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional printing techniques, he has beautifully reinterpreted those digital captures and created painterly landscapes that highlight the blurred borders between photography, illustration, editorial and technology. Feature


Mainstudio

Mainstudio

Mainstudio’s work gives viewers a sense of what cutting-edge graphic design is all about in a matter of seconds. Set up by Edwin van Gelder in 2005, Mainstudio have embedded inventive printing techniques within traditional media and explored the physical properties of innovative interaction design to create work from the comfort of their studio in Amsterdam. From publications, digital media, and visual identities, we are enamoured with how their portfolio reflects the company’s heavy focus on clean, sleek design and typography and also how they choose colour palettes that let the use of paper materials shine through. Feature


Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss aka Studio Non-Format are a studio dedicated to working in the image-making, typography, print and editorial. But what particularly caught out eyes is Studio Non-Format’s skill in designing physical record-sleeve covers. Located on each side of the Atlantic ocean, the Twin Cities and Oslo, Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss have broken fresh ground in music packaging by creating designs that have gone on to entice us into evaluating the impact of music on the graphic design industry. Feature


KAN by Richard Gorman

KAN by Richard Gorman

By using a variety of materials and processes with Carborundum and woodblock printmaking techniques being a central core,  Dublin-based multi award-winning printmaker Richard Gorman is best known for his wonderfully printed artworks that display colourful combinations of elegant yet complex compositions. In 2015, Gorman teamed up with Stoney Road Press to produce a series of three monumental scale, and six smaller scale, Carborundum prints in editions of ten. For this project, the images were printed on handmade Indian paper from shaped aluminium plates, resulting in a series of abstract prints, entitled ‘KAN’. Feature


A-magazine #1

A-magazine #1

The end of February 2016 marked a new era for print media. Creative agency Naked Communications opted to challenge editorial convention and decided to offer a distinct reading experience by releasing a brand new forward-thinking magazine titled ‘A-’. Feature


Sophy Hollington

Sophy Hollington

Regarded as one of Linocut’s superstars, the prints created by London-based illustrator and printmaker Sophy Hollington represent an exciting departure for intimate realms where touch-screens and mouse-driven desktops seem irrelevant. Known for its beautiful textures and painterly marks, Linocut has always been one of the most intriguing techniques to explore. Feature


«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

Some of the best exhibitions happening across Europe in March 2016 include the “ECAL Graphic Design” exhibition – a showcase of projects created by the students from the Bachelor Graphic Design and the Master Art Direction courses. To mark the occasion of the release of the ‘ECAL Graphic Design’ book, beautifully published by JRP|Ringier, the exhibition retraces projects conducted during the workshops hosted by graphic design legends including Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Veronica Ditting and a dozen others. Feature


The Owlery

The Owlery

The Owlery is an independent artisan business run by Sheffield-born, product-based printmaker and linocut artist Benjamin Partridge. British woodland is a particular passion of Partridge’s. And with his love of linocuts and textiles, Partridge creates a diverse range of limited-edition art prints, ceramics, textiles inspired by the beauty of nature. I’m sure you’ll never get bored navigating through his website. His products are absolutely adorable and perfect for any time of the year. Feature


House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

To celebrate the International Women’s Day 2016 on the 8th of March, House of Vans, Lotte Andersen (Maxilla), Claire & Nelly (Babyface), Bertie & Char (Mushpit Magazine) and Studio Calm & Collected have joined forces to present a group exhibition supporting women and creative expression through a series of lo-fi posters, workshops, talks and films. Feature


KALEID 2016

KALEID 2016

Preparations are well underway for KALEID 2016 and after five years in London, the annual KALEID conference & book exhibition will be landing at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) in May. The KALEID editions is an exciting and impressive initiative focusing on distributing the best in European book design and working with leading global institutions to conduct academic research. At the moment, they are seeking to attract both emerging and established visual artists and designers to submit their work with a chance to be showcased amongst the best art books of 2016. Feature


Herbarium Riso

Herbarium Riso

Set up in December 2012 by Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke (We Make It & Gloria Glitzer), Herbarium Riso brings together an extensive selection of the most compelling Risograph-printed independent artists’ publications, zines and ephemera. With more than 170 books in their collection, Herbarium Riso is one of those destinations you definitely cannot miss if you visit Berlin. It is a perfect place for meeting artists, publishers and people who share a common interest in the arts and culture as well as the future of contemporary publishing. Just make sure you get in touch with them before making a visit. Appointments can be made via email. Feature


Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Apart from their everyday tasks which include designing type and making sure their designs are both interesting and practical, Paris-based design studio Production Type also celebrate their ever-expanding library of type designs by creating a diverse range of beautiful type specimen books, posters and printed ephemera. Feature


Toil & Tinker

Toil & Tinker

Founded by three passionate designers who share a mutual passion for print, Dubai-based creative studio Toil & Tinker knows about the value of print and has continued to build a supportive community for independent artists and print aficionados since its inception in 2014. Inspired by the communities of print lovers in big cities such as London and New York, Toil & Tinker is devoted to creating the same support in Dubai. And by providing printing services including screen-print, Risograph and soon-to-come letterpress, the team at Toil & Tinker have achieved their ambition to become a platform where artists, designers and illustrators come to chase their dreams. Feature


The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

Unit Editions are notable for their collection of impeccable publications on contemporary design and visual culture. Recently, they have announced ‘The Archive Series’ which is a bibliographic celebration of graphic design archives and collections, and of course, we are extremely excited because the first title in the series is just about to be released and it is devoted to the miniature beauty of postage stamps. Feature


Moby Digg

Moby Digg

We were so delighted when we came across Laurel Halo’s wonderful, new website this morning. It is the recent work of Munich-based graphic design studio Moby Digg in collaboration with Bureau Mirko Borsche. This, in fact, led up to spending almost an hour on Moby Digg’s website and that was because we were totally blown away by their portfolio that is jam-packed with innumerable design gems. Feature


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

Established in 2009, H.Y.T. Studio aka HideYourToys is an avenue for the commercial work of English artist and designer John Slade. Mostly built with an unlimited, high-contrast colour scheme, John creates bold, striking and often conceptual graphics and illustrations using squiggly lines an geometric shapes. He also loves working with fashion labels and that’s why you can also find the work of John Slade in garment and accessory based applications. We love how John Slade keeps his approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes. Feature


FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

As a designer, we all know how difficult it is to make complex information easier to take in through compelling and effective visuals. ‘Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf® and FF PicLig™, designer Travis Kochel saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology with an aim to simplify the process. FF Chartwell was therefore created to make charts out of simple text strings. It isn’t like other typefaces in that its letters and figures are not intended to be displayed; they only serve as placeholders for chart and graph elements. Feature


Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood came to be in early 2008. Before that, San Francisco-based artist Jen Garrido had been working as a painter, working with oil, acrylic, watercolour on wood panels and paper. Jen created and named her alter art persona ‘Jenny Pennywood’ as an attempt to keep her fine art painting career and her illustrative/graphic design career separate. During the past 8 years, Jen has been developing a wide range of textiles products and has also branched out to do custom designs for clients across the globe. Feature


Trapo

Trapo

A sense of liveliness is what you get when you take a close-up look at this collection of textiles created by Argentinian designers Guillermina Astorga and Pini Perrone. Set up in 2014, the duo take us deep into the imaginary world inspired by people and nature. They meld together traditional printing techniques and collage with a healthy dose of abstraction and that explains why there’s an unidentifiable otherworldliness to their work. All in all, we love how Trapo reinterpret the beauty of natural forms and transform it into a beautiful collection that you’ll definitely fall in love with. Feature


The Link Collective

The Link Collective

Tokyo-based designer Kyoko Bowskill set up ‘The Link Collective’ with an aim to revive and preserve the supposedly outdated printing technique, the making of Furoshiki textiles, as there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional craft methods across the globe. Considered as an eco-friendly method of wrapping items, the Japanese age-old Furoshiki is enjoying a renaissance as Kyoko is trying to build bridges between international artisan printmakers by inviting them to create patterns which will then be hand printed on traditional Japanese cotton wrapping cloths by a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience in producing Furoshiki textiles in Japan. Feature


Pick Me Up x Studio Hato :: Design Your Own Letter

Pick Me Up x Studio Hato :: Design Your Own Letter

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House for its seventh year and for this year, London-based design agency Hato is inviting everyone to use their digital tool to create a letter which will be used in Pick Me Up 2016’s visual identity, from publications and signage around Somerset House to giant icons and patterns. This year’s Pick Me Up is part of Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility and Studio Hato has responded the theme by enlisting the public in a utopian vision of its own: a collaborative alphabet made by and for you. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Imprint Projects have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ben DuVall has teamed up with Espen Friberg to design a screen-printed poster, limited-edition of 100, to help spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Now read on to hear more about Ben and the challenges of creating a design with someone he never meets in person. Feature


Odd Pears

Odd Pears

Socks are a perfect present that everybody loves and actually uses, whatever the occasion. Odd Pears™ is the brainchild of Brock Sykes who has a secret penchant for brightly-coloured, cheerful socks. What’s so special about Odd Pears™ is the fact that they sell socks in Pears, not pairs, and that means instead of getting two socks, you get three individual socks; two that match and one that is slightly, or inversely, odd. Feature


Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

An uncompromising collection of work created by Amsterdam-based graphic artist Louis Reith is brought together by Mini Galerie in this year’s Art Rotterdam. If you remember, we first featured Louis Reith in 2014 and after two years of hard work, it’s no surprise that his portfolio has expanded progressively. Louis Reith has a distinguished career and has also participated in many exhibitions across the globe. We are big fans of Reith and we guarantee he’s one of those talents who will continually inspire you with his beautiful imagery, collages and art zines. Feature


Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The sixth issue features our very own multi-award winning graphic designer James Lunn. After our first five issues, you may have noticed that Posterzine has now become another great, regular source of inspiration from People of Print. And for this special issue, it’s time to catch up with James Lunn about his transition from London to York and why a change of scenery can be quite important for designers. Feature


The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

Strange Beast’s Kyle Platts has celebrated his signature style and love for skating in his collaborative project of skate apparel and a skateboard. Sheffield-born, London-based illustrator and artist Kyle Platts has recently teamed up with Wasted Paris, an independent fashion label, to develop a narrative that makes the most of his cartoon characters and humour. After their brief meeting back in 2014 at Be-Street weekend, Kyle has decided to create a series of illustrations which consists of trees cutting down lumberjacks – some perfect cartoon characters with a dark twist and mother nature taking some pretty brutal revenge. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

Imprint Projects have been working as artists, designers and curators in partnership with non-profits, brands and communities since their inception on Valentine’s day five years ago. And to celebrate their fifth anniversary, they have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Feature


Sophie Layton

Sophie Layton

London-based artist and professional printmaker Sophie Layton has recently announced her second major solo show with Eames Fine Art and this time we will be treated to a wonderful selection of her work spanning Carborundum prints, photo-etched imagery, printed transfers and monotypes. For this upcoming exhibition in spring 2016, You can expect to see Layton’s ventures across diverse mediums. We promise this is a must-see for anyone who wishes to see work that evokes the sense of the uncanny and creatively explores the juxtaposition of light and dark. Feature


The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

Last night saw the fantastic opening of ‘The Language of Dreams Exhibition’ in Old Street as part of The Red Bull Studio Collectives series. What’s most impressive about this show is the fact that it serves as a place where fantasy meets reality. Bringing to life thoughts, ideas and dreams through visual manifestations, together Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti have explored the individualism of interpretation in relation to visual language. So don’t forget to drop by Hoxton Gallery if you get a chance. The exhibition runs from 26th January to 8th February 2016. Feature


Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine is the brainchild of FranklinTill, a London-based multidisciplinary design studio set up by Kate Franklin and Caroline Till in 2010. With their mutual interest in bridging research, forecasting and creative direction, Viewpoint Magazine is created with an aim to give brands, designers, consumer insight teams an in-depth understanding of emerging design movements across the lifestyle industries. It serves as a creative round-up of updates on new design, retail, lifestyle, material and technology that you might not be able to find elsewhere. Feature


Unit Live!

Unit Live!

For one night only, get up close and personal with three of the most influential designers of the century: Tony Brook (Spin), Harry Pearce (Pentagram) and Lance Wyman. To celebrate the publication of three Unit Editions titles, London-based publisher Unit Editions brings you
an inspiring evening of talks, presentations and book signings. We promise this is a rare chance for you to buy signed copies of Unit Editions titles and gain an insight into the designers’ life and career. The event kicks off on Thursday 10th March at 6.30pm at Logan Hall. It’s a one-off event that you certainly don’t want to miss. Feature


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

We first introduced you to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau aka Atelier Bingo back in January 2014 and it’s no surprise that their portfolio has now grown, at a phenomenal rate, into one of the best sources of inspiration. Published as a limited edition of only 4 copies, this latest project, all hand screen-printed, still illustrates their close relationship with collage. Atelier Bingo play with confident lines and colourful sets of freeform shapes, resulting in an art book that totally stands out from the sea of self-produced zines/publications out there. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Each year, we look forward to seeing fresh print projects and designs from creative talents across the globe. For 2016, we’ve got so many great projects lined up and many interesting stories we cannot wait to share with you. But before we say goodbye to 2015 completely, it’s worth taking a look back at our favourites articles from last year. We couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has been helping our community grow and we do hope you enjoy these hand-picked highlights. Feature


Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Originally produced as a screen-print for Print Club London’s Blisters ‘The Sound Sessions’ show back in 2014, Davey Podmore has recently decided to reimagine the print entitled ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ and added a final layer to the print as a tribute to the legendary British singer and artist David Bowie. The print is an edition of 69; a print for every year of David Bowie’s life. Feature


Show Us Your Type

Show Us Your Type

Need an extra dose of design inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. ‘Show Us Your Type’ is a project set up with an aim to provide a platform for artists and designers to share their talents and explore the world from a different perspective. The website features a diverse range of spectacular poster designs, illustrating the positive aspects of cities across the globe. Almost forgot to mention that this is also your chance to share your design. They’d love to hear your thoughts and are looking to collaborate with you! Feature


Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose are an advocate of block making. From their studio in Michigan, Uncle Goose use fast-growing, sustainable basswood and non-toxic inks to produce and hand-print every set of wooden building blocks. To demonstrate the interconnectedness of form, materials, and colour, Uncle Goose make sure that every wooden block they make embodies what it means to be both sustainable and beautiful. Good news is you don’t have to look far if you’re searching for creative inspiration. Besides museums, shops and concept stores across the globe, you may also find these beautiful, hand-crafted wooden blocks in one of your smartest friends’ playrooms and nurseries! Feature


Best of 2015 :: Events

Best of 2015 :: Events

Besides a diverse mix of outstanding print designs and projects, People of Print also love to help you fill your time with lists of our favourite creative events. Now let’s start 2016 off in style and check out our pick of last year’s happenings – you’ll surely be inspired! Feature


Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Groningen-based artist and musician Bert Scholten always displays his love affair with music through a powerful series of animations, posters, and drawings. Recently, he has unveiled his latest, beautifully-designed, screen-printed publication, entitled ‘Orde Schepper’, which means Order Creator, celebrating his artistic experimentation in music through the simplest collection of irregular shapes, drawings and primary colours. Feature


ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

This year’s ELCAF is well underway and they are currently inviting artists to submit new and exciting works for a chance to exhibit amongst an army of artistic talents. The East London Comics and Arts Festival prides itself on creating a platform which gives emerging individuals, publishers and collectives an opportunity to showcase their work in an informal and friendly setting. Due to the significant increase in the number of submissions over recent years, we advise you to hurry up and get your entries in as soon as you can. The application deadline is on Friday 15th January 2016. And for more details, please visit their exhibitors page. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Fashion

Best of 2015 :: Fashion

In 2015, we published hundreds of posts on fashion and textiles and we know you’re curious to know what exactly our fans around the world were reading. Well, good news is that you don’t have to wait any longer because today we have picked out your most favourite fashion articles from last year. We do hope you are enjoying our series of annual round-ups and now it’s time to find out how print has made its way into both high fashion and streetwear. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

It’s been a very good start to 2016 but before we let go of the previous year completely, People of Print would like to take the opportunity to present you the round-ups that cover a whole lot of inspiration. From screen-printing, letterpress and independent publications, here’s our first listing of the best posts on print-based projects from 2015. Feature


Benoît Luisière

Benoît Luisière

I stumbled upon Benoît Luisière’s work via Phases Magazine and I was mightily impressed by his efforts to create work that challenges the notion of self and other. French artist Benoît Luisière works primarily in the medium of photomontage. And with a prime focus on family portraits as his most frequently chosen subject matter, Luisière uses manual cut-and-paste techniques in order to create visually dynamic hybrids that engage viewers with themes concerning the life cycle. Feature


David Rudnick

David Rudnick

British-born, American-bred and self-taught graphic designer David Rudnick has a real talent for creating work that encapsulates non-existent narrative and far-out subject matter portrayed using futuristic lighting and unusual compositions and typography. Arguably one of the most influential designers of our time, Rudnick’s portfolio comprises a colossal amount of remarkable posters and vinyl covers that clearly demonstrate his close relationship with culture and music. Feature


Shadows In Paradise :: Tereza Ruller (The Rodina)

Shadows In Paradise :: Tereza Ruller (The Rodina)

The tiniest museum in the Netherlands, The Small Museum, always puts on admirably diverse displays and for this January special, the museum is adding another must-see exhibition, Shadows In Paradise, which will showcase a broad range of works created by one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists and designers, Tereza Ruller of The Rodina. This time, you can expect to see an impressive design collection that carries themes of changing communications landscape and social and cultural issues. The exhibition kicks off on Friday 8th January and runs until 11th February 2015. Feature


Talk Magazine

Talk Magazine

What’s behind the latest wave of independent magazines is a move towards style-driven publications that are fuelled by passion for their niche. Talk magazine is a new design magazine that dives deeply into a tiny corner of fashion and emerging culture. Beautifully curated and crafted by founders Harry Gassel and Eric Hu, Talk is a contemporary, cool alternative if you’re looking for fresh content and to see the world through a new lens. The inaugural issue comes with a beautiful image on the cover by our all-time favourite photographer, David Brandon Geeting, and is now up for grabs! Feature


UNMADE

UNMADE

If you want to understand how the textiles industry is shifting, Unmade is probably as good a place to start as any. Set up two and a half years ago by fashion graduate Kirsty Emery and industrial design graduates Ben Alun-Jones and Hal Watts, today, Unmade along with its collaborators have produced a wide range of original knitwear designs, using the studio’s own computer programme and machines combined with the founders’ progressive and inventive attitude to bring complex ideas to life. Feature


EGYD

EGYD

If you live and breathe all things neon, chances are you’ll probably have heard of EGYD. EGYD is a nine-piece experimental poster series originated as a collaborative project between graphic designer Lukas Haider and 3D artist Georg Fasswald. The duo have a real talent for creating stand-out posters using a mash-up of unconstrained 3D elements, playful typography and energetic colour palettes. Each poster is printed on an A2 sheet of 150g offset paper and can only be purchased via email. So if you’re interested in seeing their work in the flesh, you’d better hurry, each poster is limited to an edition of 50! Feature


YELLOW by OFFLIFE

YELLOW by OFFLIFE

Yellow is an online and book project that saw 52 of the world’s most exciting artists illustrating a whole year of news. To prove that illustration is more than just a medium of pretty pictures, Offlife rounded up 52 legendary artists, allocated them each a week of the year and asked them to illustrate one news story that broke within their seven days. The project has proved that illustration is as powerful as any photograph or piece of writing, and this powerful hardback is truly a celebration of illustration and the artists who’ve made it their own. Feature


2016 Calendars :: Risotto

2016 Calendars :: Risotto

To get yourself ready to walk into 2016 with an accelerated energy, Glasgow-based Risograph print and design studio Risotto have created two stunning wall calendar designs to help you plan a busy year ahead. The A3-sized Big Banana is produced in a limited-edition of 250 whilst the Mini Calendar has a unique print for each month and comes with a handy loop to hang up next to your desk. Getting a calendar from Risotto has become my new year’s ritual. And before you start shopping around, I have to warn you, with the Risotto shop, once you start, it’s really hard to stop. Feature


Compost Magazine

Compost Magazine

Presenting a curated selection of images, essays, interviews, and comics, Compost is a biannual publication that takes you inside the movements in today’s global creative and lifestyle industries. From long-established craft business to dramatic examples of sporting excellence, Compost devotes its entire 400 pages to providing inspiration, covering a diverse range of topics within contemporary creative culture spanning from travel, literature, to gastronomy and architecture to name but a few. Feature


A Is For Apple

A Is For Apple

Similar to books, I think typefaces are a timeless source of inspiration. A Is For Apple is another type foundry worth a look. Set up in 2010, ‘A Is For Apple’ is a Paris-based independent type foundry with a growing collection of typefaces carefully created by Émilie Rigaud. Thanks to our digital devices that have helped promote and boost demand for quality typefaces. The A Is For Apple website is home to amazing examples of what good design is. And this is where I explored its collection from beginning to end. Feature


Read-Only Memory

Read-Only Memory

London-based publisher Read-Only Memory reveals what design can do using different printing techniques to document great moments in video game history. Founded by independent graphic designer and design associate at Studio Koto, Darren Wall, in 2012, Read-Only Memory has released a wide range of high-quality prints, publications, and writings that recognise the pioneers, milestones, and titles that have shaped our time and culture. It is truly a celebration of dynamic and work at the intersection of editorial and video game. I guarantee that even if you’re not a big fan of video games, these collectible books will allow you to understand how video gaming always goes from an entertaining pastime to a lifelong obsession. Feature


Grey Jam Press

Grey Jam Press

Everybody loves stickers. These adhesive-backed bits of paper are great but we find it quite hard to express in words why we love them. What we love about ‘Grey Jam Press’ is the fact that they are professional screen printers of custom eggshell stickers, vinyl stickers, paper prints and much more. Good news is that they will be joining us this Saturday for an afternoon of live print workshop, giving you access to experimenting with sight and touch and creating your own stickers if you want to stand out this winter. Feature


James Hoff

James Hoff

Brooklyn-based artist and musician James Hoff has been exploring malware as a compositional strategy for both his painting and music. What really fascinates us is how he arranges things in a frame. James Hoff opts for a dye-sublimation printing process which is a method that allows the reproduction of full-colour images on a variety of specially-coated surfaces such as ceramics, metal, plastic, and polyester cloth. For the Virus Series, Hoff uses aluminium as a medium for showcasing his strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language and investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. Feature


The magCulture Shop

The magCulture Shop

One of the best pieces of news we’ve heard recently is that magCulture will be opening a physical magazine shop down in central London. We are all magaholics here at People of Print and we just could not hide our excitement when we heard about the arrival of London’s freshest magazine shop that will really deliver. After five years online, the magCulture shop will be opening its doors in real life on Friday 11th December, offering a huge range of the most innovative and creative magazines from across the globe. Feature


Tim Colmant :: Patterns

Tim Colmant :: Patterns

There seems to be an infinite number of projects Tim Colmant has been working on at the moment but we are particularly drawn in by his pattern designs created using squiggly lines and pastel colours. It’s very surprising to see how Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Tim Colmant uses only few elements to create eye-catching patterns. Characterised by a mixture of lines, dots, and colours, clearly he creates patterns that embody his love for abstraction. It’s no coincidence if you have seen his work before. Tim has gotten so many opportunities to work with a variety of both big and small clients including Bloomberg, Tumblr, Wrap Magazine, WeTransfer and many others. Feature


The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The first major UK show of work created by one of the world’s greatest draughtsmen and printmakers, Maurits Cornelis Escher, is now taking place at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Bringing together prints by the world-renowned artist of the 20th Century, the exhibition display includes woodcuts, lithographs, drawings, watercolours and mezzotints as well as exclusive archive material – a total of nearly 100 works from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. Feature


Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed portrays the philosophical relationship between craft and technology through glitched-out rugs from traditional Azerbaijani textiles and embroideries. Although this article is not about print, still I think it is very fascinating to see how technology has had a significant impact on craft nowadays. What interests Faig Ahmed is pattern. And for this textile project, Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed, has been distorting the patterns of traditional designs, disassembling the structure and build new compositions that resemble digital glitches. Feature


Nejc Prah

Nejc Prah

It will be a huge oversight if I don’t feature Nejc Prah’s portfolio now. I first came across his work when I visited the Tokyo TDC exhibition in summer and once again I stumbled upon his work which has been featured in the fourth issue of Tunica Magazine. You are just going to love how he uses the retina-searing colour schemes in his beautiful array of prints and animations as much as I do. Slovenian-born independent graphic designer with an MFA from Yale University School of Art, Nejc Prah, brings his work to life with a variety of hues, gradients, texture, and contrasting geometric shapes and still manages to maintain an overall visual balance and makes all the elements in his work look as though they belong together. Feature


Typomad 2015

Typomad 2015

The one and only two-month long annual typography festival, Typomad, has returned to Madrid with the theme ‘Testimonies: What’s Behind Typeface Design’. Four venues, two days of conferences, three exhibitions, four workshops, three type safaris, Typomad is now back to celebrate contemporary type design and support the design scene as well as to expand creative space for professionals, students, and design enthusiasts. Feature