Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham is a London-based print designer, bringing her unique style to both fashion and interior textile designs. Her work is a mesmerising mix of graphic and kaleidoscopic patterns, working in parallel with her beautiful choice of colour palettes. Constantly inspired by her new work, we thought we would catch up with her to find out how she became a master in the print world, and what the hurdles and triumphs are of being a print designer. Feature


Steffie Brocoli

Steffie Brocoli

Since we last featured the work of Steffie Brocoli last year, she has expanded her portfolio of work dramatically. A freelance illustrator from Paris, she is continuously making and developing her design and print work for both personal and commercial projects. Her website features a wealth of ‘Do it yourself’ creative tutorials and is a creative feast for the eyes! Feature


Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky is the creation of sister-duo Eunice & Sabrina Moyle. We have been fans of Hello!Lucky cards for a long while now, they push the traditional process of letterpress into a new realm with their cheeky pun filled designs, combined with a mouth watering range of bright neon colours.We caught up with the San Francisco-based team to find out where it all began and what inspires their constantly new and fun work. Feature


Typograph.Journal

Typograph.Journal

We love receiving packages in the post…even more so when they have travelled half way around the world from like-minded, passionate print lovers! Our package from Nicole Arnett Phillips was a beautiful collection of typographic journals, written by designers for designers. Feature


Rosie Moss | Interview

Rosie Moss | Interview

It was a delight to stumble across the beautiful work from Rosie Moss. Midlands based designer Rosie hand dyes, prints and makes all of her textile products ranging from cushions to bags. We had a chat with Rosie to find out more about her experimental printing technique and daily tools of the trade. Feature


Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Professional screen printer and graphic designer Dan Mather is running a new 2-day screen print poster course at Thames Barrier Print Studio. The course is perfect for illustrators and designers looking to take their work to the next level by translating it into print. Over the two days you will learn the traditional process of screen printing, from getting your artwork print ready to technical registration. With help from Dan you will learn useful tips along the way and no doubt leave inspired to do more. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman

I had to look twice when I first saw Michiel’s work. Not only because of the spectrum of colours he fits into one design, but more often than not what you’re actually looking at is more than just a flat image, but is a meticulously built multi-layer screen print. One example made up of four fluorescents and black ink is uniquely inspired by “noise bands with their pedals on dirty carpets.” Based on a fan photo of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon pedal set up, this amazing print was born. Feature


Ola

Ola

Ola makes lovingly crafted stationary with a modern design twist. Their ethos focuses on making products with the highest quality and using traditional manufacturing techniques. Most of the designs are hand illustrated first, and are inspired by architecture and abstract geometric artists. The final products are all made in small quantities by local manufacturers, keeping each product as beautiful and perfectly formed as the next. Feature


Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop are a Californian based textile company run by two sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. What makes their printed scarfs so special is the collaboration between themselves as designers and the 20 traditional block printers in Bagru, India who hand make each scarf. Their striking and bold designs combined with the beautiful dyes and skills of the printmakers equal stunning results. All the scarfs are made in India using hand carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional techniques, that are over 350 years old! Feature


ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath is a community of artists, most of who live with severe epilepsy, learning or physical disabilities. With the help of ARTHOUSE Meath and professional art instructors, the artists work in creating hand printed products that are sold to help continue funding for the development of the project. Feature


Jérémie Solomon

Jérémie Solomon

Paris based designer Jérémie Solomon, has experimented with a multitude of print techniques in his work. Previously a print making student at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, his work shows skills in screen print, risograph printing, etching and letterpress. He often pushes a single image or project through a number of processes, resulting in the end product being a true labour of printed love. Feature


Aelfie

Aelfie

Aelfie is a company with a love for all thing pattern and print. Stemmed from Aelfie Oudghiri’s love for experimental pattern and print design, she now creates and curates a beautifully designed and handmade range of textiles and homeware. Her designs are influenced by flatwoven tribal textiles and Soviet-era embroidery, which are handwoven in India using traditional weaving methods. But what makes her designs pop are the cheeky illustrations and modern patterns that now cover rugs to cushions. Feature


Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas describes herself as a creative craftswoman who specialises in wood block printing. Her illustrations show mythical creatures, animals and Aztec patterns with several references to ‘Day of the Dead’ skull imagery. She uses the traditional woodblock printing technique to make modern and contemporary imagery. Her beautiful products include stickers, printed scarves and fabric covered sketchbooks. Feature


Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter

Printmaker and designer Fanny Shorter has a real passion for printing. Since initially studying illustration at Brighton University she has now carved her way into textile and print design, and the results are stunning. We caught up with her and found out how printing changed the way she worked and what makes her tick! Feature


Jessica Warby

Jessica Warby

Jess Warby’s work can’t fail to brighten up your day! Her humorous and random illustrations ranging from Mrs Doubtfire illustrations to her ‘I love avocado’ patches are as brilliant as they are skilful. Adapting to multiple platforms her illustrations span from painted skateboards to plasticine models. A personal favourite is her growing collection of patches she make on her digital embroidery machine. Take a gander at her work, you won’t be disappointed. Feature


Kindred Studio

Kindred Studio

The work that comes out of the wonderful Kindred Studio is beautiful and weird and everything in-between. Andrew Fairclough is the face behind it all and has been working from his Sydney based studio since 2004. His work has a consistent aura of magic and mystery that spans projects from print to identity branding. His portfolio is huge, so don’t miss out on a browse through a fantastically collection of work. Feature


Sarah Vanbelle

Sarah Vanbelle

YCN professional award winner in 2013 Sarah Vanbelle, brings fun quirky illustrations to life through mixed media outputs. Her digital work is filled with humour and narrative, and she always makes it stand out by translating her designs into riso prints and recently an exhibition in which she created a 2D fantasy cardboard kitchen. The theme of home, runs through a few of her projects, and she relates this to the tiresome house hunting game, but know matter how hard it may be it certainly creates some fun end results! Feature


El Famoso

El Famoso

Professional doodlers Rich and Chris Fairhead have recently come together to form collaborative duo, El Famoso. Combining their love for hand-drawn and original illustration their designs are inspired by objects from everyday life, as well as more quirky topics from bears, monsters, party food, comics, screen prints and killer robots! Taking their work into screen print and riso print works perfectly and a recent collaboration with fashion brand Farrah has seen their work equally well translated into embroidered patterns. A dream partnership. Feature


Natalie Heisterkamp

Natalie Heisterkamp

Graphic designer Natalie Heisterkamp creates exquisite designs, combining beautiful graphic architecture with a stylish finish. She transforms simple objects such as The Cook Book range into a useable object, by designing the cover with a built in template so it can be constructed into a crafty recipe box. Considering efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging in our everyday lives, it’s one clever design. Currently working as a graphic designer at Moglea, a design and letter press studio in Iowa, she still manages to fit in a beautiful collection of projects in her online portfolio. Feature


G.Kero

G.Kero

Marguerite Bartherotte’s inspiration behind her G.Kero fashion range began with her vision to take her painted work from the canvas to fashion. Her painted designs function perfectly on fabric, as do her humorous and unusual subject matters. Imagery that varies from a David Bowie print to a more daring love-making pattern keep her designs young, exciting and eye-catching, all shown off by an equally stunning photographed look book. Feature


Esme Winter

Esme Winter

Combining their love for high quality textile and paper goods, Richard as Esme Winter have worked together in creating a brand that effortlessly produce beautiful products with a useful purpose. Their work celebrates good quality materials for classic uses, from decorative papers to fabric design. Their work has lead to many interesting collaboration with other brands and designers including PORT Magazine, who invited them to create furnishing fabrics for chairs by the iconic mid-century designer Gio Ponti. As well as a recent project in collaboration with the London Centre for Book Arts where they designed and printed letterpress invites for the launch of the re-designed issue 20 of Elephant magazine. Feature


Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co. was brought together by Bobby & Kate because of their shared passion for fine paper goods. Operating from their North London studio they design and make greetings cards, prints, hand painted signs and customised products. Their product range is extensive and always features new designs with a unique vintage twist. A personal favourite is their selection of screen printed commissioned gig posters all available to buy on their online store. Feature


Toys Exhibition

Toys Exhibition

Illustrators David McMillan, Jayde Perkin and Ed Cheverton have joined forces in their first collaborative project curating the first ‘Toys Exhibition’. They have got over 30 contemporary illustrators on board to create artwork, imagery and 3D objects in an interactive exhibition celebrating all things playful and fun. All profits from the sale of work go to the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal Charity, supporting the Bristol Childrens Hospital. Find out more in our interview with Dave, Jaybde and Ed on this brilliant and heartwarming project. Feature


Anne Laval

Anne Laval

French illustrator Anne Laval has a passion for illustration and print. Translating her sketches into screen prints fits perfectly. Her clever selective colour palette keeps her designs fresh, also enhanced by added hand drawn textures added to the designs. She has brought her designs to printed tote bags, badges, screen prints and children’s books and more. Feature


House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney have boomed since their conception in 2010. Inspired by their desire to create a new take on traditional interiors, they combined their background in fashion and love of interiors to build the unique brand. They have recently collaborated again with worldwide brand Puma, to bring their designs to a new form. Both brands have worked with some of their favourite original designs, including Puma’s Basket and R698 models and a favourite House of Hackney print, Hackney Empire. We love they way they have been a leader in livening up printed interiors, as well as the fact they print in the UK! You can browse over a further selection of their print work here. Feature


The Song Project

The Song Project

We came across The Song Project completely out of the blue, and it struck a cord firstly with it’s eye-catching riso-printed postcards and secondly when we found out a bit more about the story behind the project. All designs are available to buy in aid of Niamh’s Fund. A charity recently set up to raise money for a little girl called who suffers from a rare form of cancer. We spoke to Pui and Nerys about how the project came about and how their using print to raise money for a very special cause. Feature


Barbara Dziadosz

Barbara Dziadosz

The work from Barbara Dziadosz doesn’t feel like an like it has come from an illustrator who is still studying! Her illustrations have a very organic feel to them, with natural shapes and relaxed lines. As she finishes her studies in Hamburg, Barbara’s portfolio of work is getting very exciting. Print features heavily in her work and wether it be screen print or digital outcomes you can clearly see her influences with experimental overlaying and knowledge of colours. You can purchase tote bags, prints, zines and beer mats all on her online store, or just check out her fabulous work. Feature


Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Screen print extraordinaire Tind has been at it again, always pushing the boundaries of print. In a recent project he explored the illusion know as the moiré effect. Although often unwanted for it dizzying effects, within the realms of screen print he has shown the varying results that can be made. His exploration in to what is usually considered as printing errors is an ongoing theme behind his work. Combined with the distorted quote ‘Error is Superior to Art’ he proves that error and experimentation can make some truly beautiful results. Feature


Colours May Vary

Colours May Vary

The charming, Colours May Vary, is an independent shop based in Leeds. Specialising in illustration, graphic art, photography and interiors. They fill their store with a range of books, magazines, prints, stationary and much more. They showcase some of own our favourites including gift ranges from Wrap as well as well as products from The Printed Peanut and graphic maps from designer Herb Lester. We love that they support up and coming artist too and include in house projects in there store such as the fun ‘My Patch’ collection of unique patches designed by a range of designers. Feature


Little Gestalten

Little Gestalten

The world acclaimed Gestalten, German Art Book Publishers, have created a new publishing branch titled Little Gestalten. Of course because of their impeccable eye and critical design taste you would expect nothing less than something truly special; and that’s just what they have achieved. With the new narratives they aim to bring ‘today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children.’ A few new titles are the re-worked classic fairytales Little Red Ridding Hood and Puss in Boots, filled with vibrant illustrations from Clémentine Sourdais. The concertina books have also been created to be used as shadow puppets casting a magical array of images – available to delight adults and children alike. Feature


Atto

Atto

Atto are a multi-disiplinary studio based in Milan, Italy. They immerse themselves in an array of different projects from brand identity, illustration to motion graphics. To add another string to their bow, they strongly believe in sharing the benefit of graphic design and organise creative workshops for children. They also incorporate the use of their trusty riso printer in to the production of a lot of their work. You can also order riso prints from them or discuss project collaborations. Fantastic. Feature


Laura Slater

Laura Slater

Laura Slater is a bespoke pattern, textile and print designer. Her work is all inspired by drawing and the manipulation of colour, shapes and pattern, and our engagement with it’s ability to provoke and stimulate different responses from our environment. She has translated her drawings and print textures to her textile products to create a unique range of stylised designs. Whilst her final work is eye-catching and recently saw her show at Design Junction, seeing images of her experimentation, drawing and process methods and add even more depth to her wonderful designs. Feature


AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

After much deliberation we are sure, the shortlist has been announced for this year AOI Illustration Awards 2014. In the only independent jury-selected illustration competition in the UK, the professional judging panel from all areas of the design industry have selected there favourite illustrators of the year. Submissions were received from all over the world, and now the final shortlist work has been showcased in the beautiful setting of Somerset House. Overall there are 12 category winners including awards in Proffesional Practice, as well as lots of new faces featured in the New Talent awards. Feature


Eddie Perrote

Eddie Perrote

Eddie Perrote probably best sums up his own work as ‘images dripping with hyper-saturated pigments’ and ‘energy and enjoyment abound in a vibrantly acidic world’! His work that is equally vibrant as his words, are full of energy and movement. Every image comes across with a real sense of honesty and passion behind it, so does his ‘intense devotion to technical craft’. If you need something to brighten up your day, take a look at Eddie Perrote, but beware you may need sunglasses with his love for acidic fluorescent shades! Feature


Free Flavour

Free Flavour

Beautiful packaging is something that every designer melts over a little more than most people. The delightful blog, Free Flavour satisfies all those looking for some design inspiration or just an endless selection of charming food and drink packaging. The site has both newly released products and packaging, and a selection of beautiful vintage items. We completely agree that the choices we make are highly influenced by the outer packaging, and as designers we are already consuming the flavour through our eyes and the outer design, hence the name devised for the blog ‘Free Flavour’. Check it out for yourself, if it doesn’t make you too hungry! Feature


Bernhard Lang

Bernhard Lang

Photographer Bernhard Lang has taken to the skies to produce a stunning aerial shot series. His new photographs highlight patterns in nature and manmade structures from above, and reveal a unique birds eye view we don’t get to see everyday. His ariel shot subjects vary from the spiralling shots into descending quarries, repeat pattern images from beach dwellers and coloured umbrellas to the surprising beauty from shipping containers docks. You have to see it to believe it! Feature


Miniature Ink

Miniature Ink

Atomica Gallery and ThingsandInk Magazine have joined forces to put on the Miniature Ink exhibition. The exhibition features a huge selection of miniature sized artworks designed by over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists. The huge selection of artwork features a diverse range of styles, themes and techniques and gives fans and customers alike the to opportunity purchase original artwork from some of the most renowned names in the tattoo industry. Feature


This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

The Jealous Print Studio and Gallery have expanded, from their humble beginnings in their Crouch End studio six years ago, they will now be in the cultural hub of London’s creative industry, in the heart of Shoreditch. The new expansion will take over 5000 squared feet and all four storeys of 53 Curtain Road, and ultimately include artists studios, state-of-the-art gallery, print space, and a venue for pop-up events. There are lots of exiting events coming up in the future, but for now you can go and check out their first exhibition open to the public Friday 3rd October, celebrating the best work to come out of the Jealous studios so far! Feature


Malika Favre

Malika Favre

The work of Malika Favre never fails to impress with her simple and eye-catching illustrations. The project, On The Draw lets us reminisce long sunny days of the summer gone, through a series of stunning illustration from her trip to Fuerteventura, Tenerife. The project was coordinated with design studio 28ymedio as a campaign to help promote the Canary Islands. By working with a number of illustrators to visualise their 5 day visits to one of the islands, they captured their trips through their social media diaries, as well as a collection of memorable illustrations. Malika’s work is a personal favourite, and I would be more than happy to have any of her illustration as a postcard of the summer. Feature


Nicolas André

Nicolas André

Nicolas André is a French illustrator, screen printer, painter and editorial designer too. He has a natural skill in combining colour, composition and three-dimensional design. But it’s his screen printed work that really stands out. Whilst creating colour happy prints he also thinks further than the two dimensional, he has created pop out cards, concertina books and prints which are meant to be cut up to be reconstructed into intricate, beautiful paper structures. He has created perfect screen printed graphic novels, so it’s easy to see how his work has recently been picked up by Norbrow, with his brilliant new book Beyond the Surface. What a star. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Quotes on Shit

Sagmeister & Walsh | Quotes on Shit

The design heroes Sagmeister & Walsh have produced some of the most influential graphic design in the last 20 years. Despite the Sagmeister empire only making a partnership with Jessica Walsh in 2012 to form Sagmeister & Walsh, the design agency hasn’t stopped in it’s powerful portfolio of work. Whilst they work on a larger personal project that will be coming out in the spring, a small side project ‘Quotes on Shit’ was formed. The brain child of Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman aims to essentially bring deserted objects that surround our daily lives back to life. In their words, ‘We want to turn old shit into new shit, and give them a second chance to be loved and help find this shit a new home.’ Feature


Lotta Nieminen

Lotta Nieminen

The multi-talented Lotta Nieminen is not only a very successful illustrator but also manages her own design studio in New York, curating design projects for some of the biggest brands around. With her design studio she has created exquisite brand redesigns, and with her illustration success, she has created beautiful packaging design and children’s book illustrations. In 2014 she was voted for Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the Art and Design category and her portfolio doesn’t fail to show the wonders of her work. What an inspiration. Feature


Steffie Brocoli

Steffie Brocoli

Steffie is freelance illustrator from Paris that spends her days working on a range of personal and client based projects. Her education in graphic design and engraving comes together beautifully in her children’s book, Il a neigé ce matin! (It Snowed Last Night!). The book cleverly combines the subtle benefits of embossing to create textures and animal footprints amongst the more graphic, primary coloured, illustrated characters. The charming book is just one example of her work, that covers screen print, textiles, murals and stationary design. Fantastique! Feature


Kiosk Bookshop | Art Licks Weekend

Kiosk Bookshop | Art Licks Weekend

For 3 days only the Kiosk pop-up bookshop will find its temporary home inside The Peckham Pelican. Run as part of the Art Licks Weekend, the event now in its second year, aims to give a platform to young emerging artists, designers and small press publishers. Kiosk will focus on self-published books, zines, magazines, prints and ceramics. The exciting launch night will feature live drawing from Pat Macdonald and Elliot Freeman, and an auctioning of the ‘Tracing Emin’ book from Kyle Platts and King Zog, with all proceeds going to Art Against Knives. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Second place in our Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the amazing Fran Buss. Within our Print Award submissions we received a large amount of printed textile entries, but no one impressed our panel quite as much as Fran. Her screen printed textiles for her graduate show collection have such a professional quality it’s hard to believe she is a graduate of 2014. Fran impressed everybody with her well considered designs, strong concepts and impeccable finish. We are very happy she claimed second place. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Our first runner up for the Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the very well-deserved Callum Copley. Callums’ work combines a range of experimental print techniques that not only make for great visually alluring design, but always consider their relationship to the subject matter. Creating a poster for Kinetica Art Fair that essentially prints itself by absorbing ink is one of many examples of his creative concepts which uses the art of printing to create inspiring results. His experimentation with ultra-violet sensitive inks, letterpress and screen print make him a fully rounded print/graphic designer, and very deserving of our third place award. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 10

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 10

We have handed over our top 20 Graduate Print Award finalists to our panel of judges, to pick out their top ten students. The decision was by no means easy and we wanted to commend all entrants into the awards, and give a special mention for the top 10. We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, so stay tuned. Feature


Type Tuesday 02.09.14

Type Tuesday 02.09.14

On Tuesday 2nd September, Marcroy took to St.Brides Library for what was an evening of print-related talks and panel discussion under the title ‘No end of print?‘ hosted by John L. Walters of Eye Magazine. The night featured Pureprint, New North Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Kin, Calverts, F.E.Burman and People of Print. Feature


Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

It that time of year again when the studios of Print Club London are buzzing with excitement and preparations for Blisters 2014. If you haven’t heard of the exhibition before, it features 40 selected artists each selling an edition of 40 signed original screen prints for £40 each. The exhibition, now celebrating its fifth year, called artists to submit designs inspired by their favourite song/ band or tour and represent this in print without using any names references to the artist/ musicians. The evening will feature live music from Meanwhile, drink from Ruby’s Bar and food Lucky Chip. It should be a smashing event! Feature


Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

As part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle and the London Design Festival, Tooled Up is a group exhibition featuring a range of great international artists in a exhibition to celebrate creativity, craft and skill. The artists where asked to take one recognisable tool of craft and transform it into a unique form. Artists including Merijn Hos, Saskia Pomeroy, Daniel Eatock and many more, all whom have tackled the project with some very interesting results. Feature


Aurélien Débat

Aurélien Débat

Whilst completing a residency at the printing workshop Nicole Crème, artist and illustration Aurélien Débat created the ‘Tamponville’ project. Although the project name could be misinterpreted in English, the word tampon in French actually translates to rubber stamps! And this is exactly what the project was literally built with. Using a range of 47 rubber stamps with architectural shape this gave the opportunity for new forms both reflecting the real and the imagined to be built again; creating endlessly beautiful and unique results. Feature


Hanna Konola

Hanna Konola

Hanna has just been commended with one of this years YCN Professional Design Awards, and its not hard to see why. Her packaging design for Swedish deli, Fika, features designs as charming as all of her other work. Delicate choice of colours and shapes give her work a Matisse feel, but definateley with her own stamp. Experimenting with design and colour, gives her one fun portfolio and I love her work. Feature


The Printed Peanut

The Printed Peanut

Who else loves nothing more than a lovely bit of well considered packaging? Well, the products of The Printed Peanut is just one of those delights. Designer Louise Lockhart started The Printed Peanut when she realised there was a niche in the market for quality, well designed party games and for adults and kids. Her huge success with her screen printed ‘Pass the parcel’ game has meant she has now an ever expanding business with a growing product range. Her new soap collection is just as heartwarming as all her other products, and even better she makes her products in the UK and uses as many eco-friendly printing processes as possible. Feature


Robin van Wijk

Robin van Wijk

Robin van Wijk is a graphic designer, currently living in The Hague, The Netherlands. Just out of university he has built up an impressive collection of large scale screen prints and has had already had his worked featured in external exhibitions. A clearly well developed screen printer he has also gone to the meticulous task of generating animated gifs through his printed designs. His work hits you with its almost garish colour pallet, and at the same time absorbs you with the psychedelic themed imagery. Hypnotising stuff. Feature


Bjørn Rune Lie

Bjørn Rune Lie

Norwegian illustrator Bjørn has a collection of rather varied but exciting work. From restaurant menu designs to editorial illustrations, and more recently repeat fabric pattern design, he isn’t one to turn down an opportunity. Whereas his outcomes may vary the traits of his style and personality always shine through. Character based design as well as botanical inspired illustrations all get his brush of unique humour. You can find his work on his blog or his other ‘Actual Website’, as he likes to call it. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

There are few times that you get to see the work of so many great paper cut artist in one place, but to coincide with the release of his first book Owen Gildersleeve has done just that. We went down to the event launch at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, London, to see the book brought to life with 25 of the best paper cut artists showcasing what they do best with original artworks and prints for sale. Feature


Lucille Clerc

Lucille Clerc

French London based designer and illustrator Lucille has been working from her East London studio since 2008 after she graduated from Central Saint Martins. Her work has developed over the years and where she used to just use screen printing as a means of production it has now become a medium for her work in itself. As well as her technically exquisite illustrations she has also become well known for her up to 16 layer screen prints. Feature


Toni Halonen

Toni Halonen

Toni Halonen produces cracking imagery that although simple, packs a lot of punch. He has produced work for big clients including Kenzo, Nokia and the Design Museum Finland, whilst retaining his unique style. Nailing his strong visual identity so well he is bound to do well, and we will be keeping him on our radar for the coming future. Feature


Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Camberwell graduate Chloe Greenfield was one of the stand-out students for me this summer. Her work at the Camberwell College degree show was confident and bold, and displayed high quality outcomes in screen print, riso and ceramics. I had chat to her about why her dream studio would be in the Arizona desert, and all of her greasy spoon based research! Feature


Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Illustrator, printmaker and printed textile designer, Ellie Curtis has been building a name for herself through her unique character based designs. She seamlessly translates paper print illustration to textile designs with her own stylistic flair. We were grateful to talk to Ellie to find out a little bit more about her practice and what inspires her magical designs. Feature


Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston have done it again, wowing us with another great print collection. Inspired by the work of photographer Luigi Ghirri, who was known for the disruption of imagery and the exploration into the fiction of photography. The seemingly strait forward mountain screen prints are not actually mountains at all, but photographs of the huge snow drifts that built up in one of the worst winters in Boston this year. The series are available to buy online now – or as always they are open to print swap offers. Feature


Jamie Tobin

Jamie Tobin

Stumbling across the work of Jamie Tobin, I saw someone that looks like they have got their illustration style nailed – despite only being a graduate of 2014. All his work is drawn with a sense of authenticity and sensitivity to the subject matter. Wether this is for a collaborative zine, comic or concertina book. Even his sketchbook work you can imagine being translated into printed matter. We can’t wait to see the final outcomes of some of these work-in-progress projects, and what he will get up to next. Feature


Arro Home

Arro Home

Brand new Australian homeware brand Arro Home, has been born through a collaboration of designer Beci Orpin and entrepreneur Adam Rogers. From their desire to create fun home furnishings created by locally sourced artists, the range features a lovely assortment of colourful printed products inspired by Beci’s own design work. As well as supporting local designers it was important for them to keep the range affordable, and we can’t wait to get our hands on some products of own! Feature


Mark Whalen

Mark Whalen

The work of Mark Whalen is surreal and mesmerising. The content of his illustrations often feature strange wandering figures mixed in a world that is like nothing you have seen before. Influenced by mixture of scientific, geometric and outer space subjects, his paintings question the structures and rituals of life. His work has been shown across the world and has more recently been applied to ceramic and woven pieces. Feature


Sac Magique

Sac Magique

New illustrations by Sac Magique, have the essence of summer all over them. His cheeky illustrations always have a fun factor to them, and he describes his style as “playful aggression, like a delicious custard pie in the face”. He likes to create work using a mixture of gouache, hand printing and digital editing techniques. He has created work for a range of well know clients and more recently explored his passion for pattern and abstraction, in a collection for H&M. Feature


Josephin Ritschel

Josephin Ritschel

Berlin based illustrator Josephin Ritschel does a lot of drawing, and her portfolio showcases hours of detailed pencil illustrations. With many of her graphic stories and narrative illustrations she turns these in to unique riso printed zines. By printing the designs in just one or two colours this gives the drawings a unique feel, that really shows of the textures created with her disciplined use of line work. Feature


Elliot Kruszynski

Elliot Kruszynski

We love nothing more than receiving lovely studio mail, and this package from Elliot was a real delight. His selection of cheeky screen prints definitely put a smile on our faces. Member of Puck Collective and technician at Print Club London, he has combined his vector illustration seamlessly with the medium of print. His work really benefits from the process of print, with his strict colour palettes and use of overlaying style making beautiful end results. If you check out his website and send him a nice email, he has lots of prints to buy too. Feature


Rafael Varona

Rafael Varona

Berlin based graphic designer and illustrator Rafael has already created a bold portfolio of work since recently graduating from the University of the Arts Berlin. Whilst he has already built up an impressive range of client work he also keeps up self-intitated projects. His illustration titled ‘Portfolio’ caught my eye, as a refreshing way of communicating his skills as a designer through a single image. His diversity into animation has also brought his images to life making him a fully rounded designer. Feature


Event :: Hackney WickED

Event :: Hackney WickED

It’s that time of year again when the borough of Hackney Wick and Fish Island throw open their doors for the three day creative festival ‘Hackney WickED’. Now in its 7th year the festival has grown from strength to strength. From Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August you can expect artist talks, workshops, music, studio and gallery exhibitions, market stalls, performances and street food to top it all off. Feature


Dolores Oliver

Dolores Oliver

Along with her sister, Dolores Oliver runs multidisciplinary design studio DoraDora. Their work covers a mix of branding, typography and publication design. They have worked for a number of large brands as well as designing festival posters and flyers. Involved in the design process from the start to finish, they work to each brief finding the best suited methods of production, whilst complementing their disciplines and skills. Feature


Micah Lidberg :: Glass Animals

Micah Lidberg :: Glass Animals

Mr Lidberg has done it again, showing the world why he is such a huge presence in the illustration community. In his new artwork for the debut album of British band, Glass Animals he has created a truly magical world. The Glass Animals website really makes the most of his work giving you the ability to scroll around, and zoom in and out, were you can immerse yourself in the incredible detail of his drawings. Don’t forget to check out the music, it’s also pretty dam good too. Feature


Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Thinking already about what to do this weekend? Why not try the V&A’s Friday Late. For the first time the events are also going to be extended to the Saturday and take place at BL-NK space in Shoreditch. In this months line-up, the creative hub of east London has inspired the Shoreditch Takeover. The night at the V&A will include instillations from well known street artist Malarky, too new technology to fantasise over from Designswarm. Events and workshops will follow in Shoreditch on Saturday 26th, don’t miss it! Feature


Astro Black Collective

Astro Black Collective

Astro Black Collective is made up of artists and sound designers Amy Rhian, Victoria Topping, JoMo, Emily Evans, ADJOWA and Clge. Their launch exhibition at The Printhouse Gallery in Dalston explores themes of the underworld, black magic and multidimensional forces. An interest in interplanetary geometry and galactic funk emanates through the work on show which includes digital & riso prints, collage pieces and an installation of paper geodesic planets. If this exhibition is anything to go by then you need to keep a close eye on what these celestial travellers come up with next!! Feature


Wonderlust | Mark Andrew Webber

Wonderlust | Mark Andrew Webber

The first major London solo show from Mark Andrew Webber is looking like it’s going to be a stunner. His upcoming show opens to the public on July 25th and will bring together all 30 mini-studies from the ‘FORM’ project, as well as some new large-format paintings. His iconic typographic city maps will also be on display, and he will also be revealing his new 3.4 x 1.7m map of Berlin. This centrepiece of the show is carved from a single sheet of Linoleum and took 16 months to research, design and carve. Over the course of the exhibition he will be attempting to print and hand-finish this extraordinary piece. The public will also have a chance get involved in printing processes, and experience the making of his work. Feature


Ellen Hoverkamp

Ellen Hoverkamp

Artist Ellen Hoverkamp has combined her love of nature with art, and created a series of botanical images to show of a diverse range of plant and food specimens. The images which begin to take a traditional still life painting aesthetic are all composed and shot on a large format flat bed scanner. Although the images where originally shot for the book ‘A Garden Lover’s Guide To Plant Combinations’, all images can also be purchased indivually as archival prints. Feature


Judy Kaufmann

Judy Kaufmann

Judy Kaufmann is a playful illustrator based in Barcelona. She has created illustrations for a large range of clients and is now expanding her work to pattern design. On her sister site Hello Pattern, she has now designed a range of patterns that are available to buy via her website for all array of uses. Her patterns are designed for homeware, ceramics and fashion, or however you wish. The designs have the flexibility to be customised and she opens discussion for exclusive licensing too. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Prizes Announced

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Prizes Announced

We have been overwhelmed with hundreds of amazing submissions for the Graduate Print Awards 2014. Once again we have been massively impressed by the high standard of work. The competition is open until the end of July, so if you haven’t submitted yet, you can do it here. The only rule is that your work has to be print-based somehow and you must have graduated this year. It is also time to announce some of the great partners that we are working with. We have put together some incredible prize packages for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Feature


Maan Design

Maan Design

Maan Design studio have come up with some very aptly stamps designs for the 2014 World Cup. The self-initated project reflects the 32 national teams involved and 64 matches that will be played. With focus on a consistent layout form the national flags are simplified into slick geometric patterns, creating eye-catching designs. Feature


Virginie Morgand

Virginie Morgand

The work of Virginie Morgand is a cheerful mix of illustrated posters, graphic novels and screen printed books. Getting a playful element into her work seems key, and this is enhanced by the strong primary colours that she uses and simple one line shapes. Human characters feature heavily in her work and it is a delight to explore her initial sketches that capture different personalities and characteristics, before seeing them translated into final artworks. Screen printed publications also show of her cheerful colour pallette choices, with perfect hues that fit long summertime days. Feature


Jefferson Cheng

Jefferson Cheng

San Francisco based designer and illustrator Jefferson Cheng has a perfect passion for print. Whilst he works as a designer at Google, his portfolio is also full of fun print based projects. What is great about Jeffersons work is his appreciation for the right production method for each project. This caring attention to detail can be seen in the design for Bear Pond, where he shows off the hand drawn, letter pressed and foil embossed labels. For him this rightly shows off the products special artisanal concoction. Having an understanding and appreciation for the merits of print in a commercial world and for smaller scale projects has generated beautiful results using letterpress, screen printing and riso. Feature


Present & Correct

Present & Correct

Who couldn’t be drawn in by the allure of a vintage, hand-selected, carefully curated stationary shop such as Present & Correct. It’s hard to resist the wealth of gems that stock this beautiful shop. The range consists of items hand picked from all around the world, from vintage books to modern gadgets. There are items that resonate with everyones childhood, wooden rulers, lined notepads, writing sets, and vintage envelopes and stamps. Don’t forget to check out their blog too, Stationary Compositions, ‘An extra curricular project from Present & Correct’…which speaks for itself. Feature


Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros has produced her first self-edited zine ‘For Ema’ with a design that embodies honest illustrations and charming design. The limited edition zines are little treat, handwritten, sewn and personalised with an illustrated envelope. Maria has followed this with a second publication ‘Free Ride’, which she describes as an intimate journey about losing innocence. Both publications are a small insight into her large body of work that features murals, large scale portraits and graphic novels, all connected with the same hand rendered rawness that is seen in her work. Feature


Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia is a artist that can spread her talent over multiple disiplines. Her charming style works both in her spot colour illustrations seen in her work for Nobrow, and can be equally effective in her embroidery work. What is particularly captivating is the dark humour that fills her work. The delicate and traditional nature of embroidery contrasts surprisingly well with her subject images. These also benefit from the minimal colour palette that is mirrored in her print work to create details that bring her narratives to life. Feature


Dupludó Collective

Dupludó Collective

Dupludó Collective sum up a great modern multi-disciplinary design collective. Without defining their single practice they work towards briefs using the most functional methods. For street wear brand KixBox they redesigned their marketing material and in store branding, great for brand that looks to redesign every half a year. This practice sees them creating illustrations, wall murals and in store furniture to compliment the brand. Having interests shared between the Dupludó trio, has given them an advantage in a wealth of skills from illustration to typography design. It is amazing to see the sensitive aesthetic that is shown every outcome of work they do, surely making them one to watch. Feature


Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth packs every piece of work with a colourful punch. Working in a range of print mediums, he creates images using bold primary colours mixed with the occational neon accents. A range of collage images sits nicely against hand painted dogs and fantasy creatures. His work covers gig poster, zines, publications and cassette covers used to promote his music career. His work is a delight to look at and psychedelic feast for the eyes. Feature


Printout | Designing Difference

Printout | Designing Difference

Tuesday night we had the pleasure of going to Printout, an evening hosted by Jeremy Leslie (magCulture) and Steven Watson (Stack). The evening hosted a series of talks from three magazine founders, with a focus on the element of design. It was clear that their design-focused outlook had resulted in not just boundary pushing magazines, but beautiful designed products as well. Their aims are not to just produce soulless content to fill the needs of our fast paced generation but create a product that is cherished in its own right, beautifully designed, with considered content and with their own unique identity. We couldn’t agree more and had a thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Feature


The Turpentine

The Turpentine

New creative hub The Turpentine has opened its doors for the first time in the centre of Brixton, to supply hand picked design crafts, prints, gifts, home-ware and more. It’s great to see a new store supporting young designers and brands after three years of The Turpintine running as a successful series of pop-up markets. What’s more they are now going to fill up our diaries with an on going schedule of evening and weekend workshops. From life drawing to up-cycled jewellery making, they’re one to look out for with their series of growing art events. Feature


Penguin x Pepsi

Penguin x Pepsi

Although an unlikely collaboration, major international brands Penguin and Pepsi have come together to produce a limited edition capsule collection to combine the ‘best street artists’ and ‘excitement of soccer’ in a build up to the 2014 World Cup. Selecting artists from around the globe the artist include UK favourite Hattie Stewart, Netherland based Mejin Hos, Argentinian urban painter, Jaz, Argentinians street artist Ever, Spanish based Zosen and Brazilian Ricardo AKN. Even if the excitement of the World Cup doesn’t grab you, it at least brings with it some crazy brand collaborations to enjoy! Feature


Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Classic French brand Petit Bateau have recently collaborated with Finnish designer Satu Maaranen in creating a collection that combines their iconic striped designs with Satu’s more free flowing organic prints. The collaboration came about with Satu winning the French Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography giving her the opportunity to collaborate with Petit Bateau. Her work evokes a subtle playfulness; softened by the hand painted elements she adds to her work. This is something she says she has kept to retain a uniqueness within each new design. Feature


Kutsaa Saksi

Kutsaa Saksi

The most recent work from Kutsaa Saksi is the beautiful artworks made with jacquard weaving techniques. Using this technique it has resulted in Kustaa’s intricate designs being given a new dimension, produced on a large surface area with a mixture of fabric from alpacha wool too acrylic thread. His work is inspired by optical and psychedelic artwork, bringing surreal imagery from scientific subject matters to life. The collection definitely puts these visions in to a visually stunning outcome whilst pushing the boundaries in the medium in which they are produced. Feature


Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her delightful work is brimming with life, with an array of tiny characters occupying different scenes. Her work pulls you in through its delicate painted nature, and includes the smallest details that leave you feeling like an observer peering in to another world. A recent group exhibition she was involved in ‘Just Swim’ in Copenhagen curated by YOUR:OWN and Art Rebels brought together a group of international artist for the perfect summer theme of swimming, these resulted in her magical swimming tiger illustrations; here is just as small insight to her portfolio of work. Feature


Kate Clarke

Kate Clarke

London based designer Kate Clarke brings a feeling of spring to air with her bright, playful and original screen-printed designs. She has translated her simple yet eye-catching work into a range of beautiful home-ware products ranging from mugs to cushions. To create her designs she hand cuts paper shapes and compiles drawings to give a hand rendered feel to her patterns. You can really see her 1950s and Scandinavian inspiration fed into her design, and we look forward to see what else she has to share in the future. Feature


Piet Parra

Piet Parra

Dutch artist Parra has a very unique identity. His imagery often depicts surreal character caught up in scenes of mischievous and scandalous acts. Crossing the boundaries from drawing, painting, animation and sculpture his visual aesthetic resonates throughout each medium through the graphic style of his characters to his vibrant and restricted colour palette. Although his rise to fame came quickly within a couple of years he has worked with major brands including Nike, Vans and Converse, and has now branched out creating his own clothing brand, Rockwell. Feature


Ti Pi Tin

Ti Pi Tin

Ti Pin Tin is a little gem of a shop, selling a vast range of independent and self-published books, zines, journals and monographs. Opened in 2009 firstly as online store they now also use their store in Stoke Newington for supporting and promoting artists and selling new publications, as well as building a name for themselves curating talks, and live events. If you can’t make it to there store you can keep up to date with all the new editions to the shop available to browse and buy online. Feature


SB Studio 100/100 Project

SB Studio 100/100 Project

Last year Liverpool based SB Studio teamed up with The Liverpool Craft Beer Co to brew their very own beer as part of a series of not-for-profit projects. 100/100 was created with a group of 100 carefully selected artist, designers and illustrators to create 100 different beer bottle labels with 100 different names for 100 bottles. Its great to spot some family faces amongst the designs, and what’s more all sale profits go towards Art Fund. Dates are to be confirmed for the forthcoming exhibition where the most popular beers will be available to buy along with a book on its way too. Feature


Janine Rewell

Janine Rewell

Janine Rewell is a Helsinki-based illustrator and graphic designer. Inspired by the geometry of nature, decorative details and intense colors, Janine’s designs are an enchanting mix of Scandinavian design and Slavic folk art. Janine Rewell and shoe designer Minna Parikka teamed
 up this year for an exciting spectacle combining the world of body painting and illustration. Her geometric 
patters and attention to detail play work surprising well on the curves of the female body. The photo series creates a surreal moment where the models appear to climb out of the picture into the physical world. Feature


Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images

For the first time the Wellcome Collection have announced that over 100 thousand images are now freely available on their website to view and use for both personal and commercial use. The images have been sourced from their huge archive ranging from, science, magic, and the surreal, to pictures, paintings, etchings and engravings. The collection includes early photography, advertisements and paintings from names as famous as Vincent Van Gogh and Michaelangelo. Feature


Tod Hanson

Tod Hanson

Tod Hanson’s large-scale work is something to definitely be admired. Inspiration behind his work comes from an interest in architecture, decorative arts, diagrams, mapping and vintage framing. Often drawn and then painted by hand he crafts his installations on large wooden boards before piecing together the intricate designs. His work is applied in a number of varying situations often reactive to the local environment. To experience his work in the flesh you can also purchase limited edition screen-prints available online. Feature


Our submission for Panasonic ‘Cut out the darkness’ Campaign

Our submission for Panasonic ‘Cut out the darkness’ Campaign

Here at People of Print we have jumped on board with a fantastic campaign for Panasonic ‘Cut out the darkness’. We have created our very own cut out design for their solar light lamps. Anyone can create a design or submit an image to visualise their solar light samples online, to then be in a chance with being one of 100 entries selected to have their design laser cut and featured on the final lanterns. Feature