Murray Fredericks | Vanity Series

Murray Fredericks | Vanity Series

Murray Fredericks is a photographer from Sydney, Australia and his work has continued to capture his prolonged solo journeys over the years in remote and extreme locations across the globe. Murray began by studying politics and economics at Sydney University before spending five years travelling in the Middle East and in the Himalaya. It was during this time and a result of everything he had experienced in such ‘powerful’ and difficult to reach locations which provided him with his approach and passion for photography. Feature


Beatriz Costo | Two Suns*

Beatriz Costo | Two Suns*

Beatriz Costo is a graphic designer based in Madrid, Spain, and had previously studied psychology and worked for several years in Human Resources, before making her switch to the creative world. Having always had a passion for design thanks to typography, the variety of materials available, the acute attention to detail and constant space to learn, Beatriz decided it was time to redirect her career. Feature


POOL Publishing

POOL Publishing

Vienna based publishing house POOL, was only founded last year but already has a strong collection of unique publications. With a focus on visual arts and utilising their publications as an art space for creatives, POOL supports artists across a wide range of fields including art, photography, graphic design, illustration and literature. Feature


Islington Mill | The Mystery Tubes

Islington Mill | The Mystery Tubes

Fancy owning original hand illustrated pieces, early screen printed edition posters or postcards printed by the likes of Peter Sutherland, Anthony Burrill or Mike Perry? If your answer is yes, then you really need to get involved in The Mystery Tubes project by Islington Mill. Feature


IKEA | ART EVENT 2017

IKEA | ART EVENT 2017

IKEA have a new mission, ‘to make great art accessible for everyone.’ This April 2017, IKEA are launching an ART EVENT which consists of a limited edition poster collection, created by twelve carefully curated and hand-selected internationally known artists, all of which express themselves through the means of illustration. Feature


Bureau Mitte

Bureau Mitte

As individual as their customers, Bureau Mitte are a design agency and graphic design studio based in Frankfurt, Germany, producing design solutions for both print and web. They pride themselves on their ability to produce well printed outcomes with a high quality finish, as well as having a strong use of good materials, and an eye for unique and unusual details. Feature


Studio Rufus

Studio Rufus

Time to rejoice as Studio Rufus is back, but is certainly not holding back! The return see’s founding father Jens Versprille burst back onto the graphic design scene, and is treating us to an eclectic and deconstructive mix of 15 inspired, celebrated and paid projects, displaying an array of techniques. Feature


Marks | Big Bang

Marks | Big Bang

Created by branding and graphic design studio Marks, based in Geneva, Switzerland, Big Bang experiments with exploding and bursting shapes, which also break up as they pass through the frictional resistance of the Earth’s atmosphere. This 16 page limited edition publication has been printed by Courvoisier Attinger based in Bienne, Switzerland, onto the beautiful G.F Smith Colorplan paper stock. Feature


Frenchfourch

Frenchfourch

Our latest print obsession which has become a talking point in the People of Print studio comes in the form of creative and silk screen studio Frenchfourch, based in Paris, France. The studio’s passion for all things ink and the handmade has resulted in their popularity within our studio, not to mention their attention to detail and incredible quality of design and print work. They are more than happy to print onto multiple surfaces, such as paper, metal, glass, plexiglass and textiles. The general rule is as long as it’s flat then they will print on it. We just had to share them with you! Feature


Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper create unique, immersive and dreamy bespoke wallpapers, which due to their craftsmanship has become a work of art in itself, bringing character, imagination and identity to any room, space or environment. Founded by Rachel and Nick Cope and based in Brooklyn, New York, the Calico team have an ethereal eye for detail which is where they believe innovation begins, and they are continuously looking to explore the expressive possibilities of living space. Feature


Kinetic

Kinetic

Kinetic is the name of a new geometric sans typeface family that introduces an organic appearance into this type genre and avoids strict design patterns. Having been released in January 2017, the design is partly inspired by the playful kinetic art of Alexander Calder and has been described as a ‘functional and modern typeface that feels comfortable to read.’ Feature


Intercity | Men of Style

Intercity | Men of Style

Since having been originally founded in 2004 by three friends, UK-based graphic design studio Intercity has built a strong network of collaborators from the worlds of art, design, illustration, photography, digital media and beyond. Over the past thirteen years the studio has applied its highly creative and considered approach across a range of areas including editorial, branding, music, fashion and advertising. In addition to their expertise in graphic design, Intercity also specialises in curatorial and art-based work, including live art projects. Feature


20 Best Articles of 2016 – Graphic Design, Illustration & Printmaking

20 Best Articles of 2016 – Graphic Design, Illustration & Printmaking

Taking our top spots for the most popular articles posted on our website throughout 2016 were our Department Store, Directory and Posterzine. These were followed by 20 amazing design studios, illustrators, printmakers and artists, all listed below… Feature


George(s)

George(s)

We are continuously adding a vast selection of creatives to our online Directory and one of our most recent additions is french illustrator and art director George(s). Currently based between London & Paris after having spent three years living and working in Shanghai, George(s) quirky illustrations and risograph prints showcase playfulness and a bold sense of humour. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s almost the weekend and here in London the sun is shining at last, so why not take a moment to sit outside and enjoy the weather whilst having a scroll through our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past couple of weeks, all of which have used our #printspotters. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


Drop Dead X Sonic

Drop Dead X Sonic

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of everyones favourite Hedgehog, Sonic, and in celebration SEGA have teamed up to collaborate with Sheffield based clothing brand Drop Dead for the second time, and it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Drop Dead’s latest collection launched on Saturday 25th June and is available exclusively online at the Drop Dead website and in the brand’s stores, based in London and Sheffield. Focusing on the legendary video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, along with his best friend Tails, the collection consists of both men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, outwear, bottoms and accessories, all of which keep in touch with the brands well established and unique identity. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Have you got the Monday blues, browsing the internet wishing it was still the weekend? Well don’t worry we have it covered, grab a cup of coffee and have scroll through our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past couple of weeks to ease yourself back into work, all of which have used our #printspotters. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

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 ninth issues features the Colophon Foundry, an internationally acclaimed independent type foundry with offices based in London and New York. Since their establishment by London based design studio The Entente in 2009 the team have gone from strength to strength with their typefaces popping up all over the design world. Colophon Foundry’s catalogue of type specimens and products showcase their passion for all things type, not to mention their skill and dedication to the art of design and typography. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s Friday which means it’s time for our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past week, all of which have used our #printspotters. We think they are all well worth checking out. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni is a French Artist and illustrator who has recently presented his first limited edition drypoint etching titled ‘Sybille’s bath’. Only 30 prints are available and each one has been individually signed and numbered by Ugo. Made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France), this dreamlike composition features references to Ugo’s girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, and Escher’s perspective work. The printmaking process has been documented at every stage of its creation from the etching through to printing, using the mediums of photography and film, resulting in a six-minute mini documentary which you can watch in full here… Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Instagram is a great platform and is accessible for anyone to share their latest projects, events, workshops, prints and products with the world. At People of Print we love browsing our latest feeds and exploring your posts, we always find amazing work and discover great new talents which sometimes even go on to be featured on our website. Our own Instagram profile is a daily source of inspiration, keeping our followers up to date with not only what we have been up to but also what print enthusiasts from around the world have been capturing and sharing via Instagram. A great way for you to share your snaps with us and to ensure we see your work simply use the #printspotters hashtag. We regularly regram our favourites via our own profile. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

People of Print are thrilled to announce that our Print Isn’t Dead magazine Element 004 has hit the shelves and as always the magazine is jammed packed with visual delights, talented printmakers and the very best designers, artists and events from around the world.

Element 004 is an 84 page independent magazine extravaganza focusing on letterpress, typography, illustration, events and conferences whilst featuring the likes of the infamous Anthony Burrill, Alan Kitching, David Wolske, Roderick Mills, Marion Deuchars, Protein, Letterform Live, 99U and Live Surface to name just a few gracing the pages of this issue. Feature


The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

Neenah Paper featuring Crane® Papers brings to you The Beauty of Letterpress which celebrates letterpress printing and its creators. Print No.12 from the series has been produced with the historic 120 year old Jersey Cream wood blocks in a limited edition of 100 prints. This special edition print was created by the Museum Director for The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Jim Moran, and all proceeds from the $100 purchase price go directly to help support The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum build a humidity/climate-controlled room to house vintage blocks. A very worthy cause in our eyes. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

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 fifth features Erik Kessels, co-founder of KesselsKramer an independent, communications agency based in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles with the extension of KesselsKramer Publishing. This issue gives you the opportunity to explore Erik’s work further and own a collection of his photographs.
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Directory Listings | January 2016

Directory Listings | January 2016

The People of Print Directory allows us to build bridges and give us premium connections with superior talents and creative professionals. We are continuously adding new listings for you to browse at your leisure and below we have listed our most recent additions for January 2016. If you are interested in submitting a listing then please go to www.peopleofprint.com/submit and complete the online form. It’s really that easy. Feature


Las Coleccionistas | Pista

Las Coleccionistas | Pista

A recent collaboration between photographers Las Coleccionistas and designer Emma Pardos caught our eye thanks to its colourful prints applied to a variety of fabrics with different finishes. Having been designed in Barcelona and produced in Spain, the collection consists of printed unisex accessories for city life, with limited edition backpacks, socks and scarfs to brighten a rainy day. Feature


Dominic Marley | Flight

Dominic Marley | Flight

The latest exhibition at renowned bar and exhibition space DreamBags JaguarShoes is a personal project by Dominic Marley, an acclaimed freelance photographer based in London. The project is  titled ‘Flight’ and is the result of him having spent the past three years working with The Eagle Heights in Kent, which is a wildlife foundation and source of his recent subjects. Feature


Print Club Torino

Print Club Torino

More than just a co-working space, Print Club Torino is a creative community based in Turin and is perfect for anyone looking to learn and experience a range of print techniques in a fun environment, regardless of ability level. Offering the opportunity for students, artists and visual art professionals to learn how to use all the specialist lab equipment from a team of experts, as well as work independently making full use of the free access lab. Feature


MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

Look & Yes Films have brought to us the exciting Arts Documentary Made You Look and it’s now screening throughout October across the UK & Ireland on official theatrical release, with a series of special screenings in select venues. Made You Look is a documentary about the booming UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Feature


Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

The Peckham Pelican and Kiosk are coming together once again to host their third Independent Publishers Fair this Saturday October 3rd as part of the Art Licks Weekend. It has been a year since Kiosk first launched the fair which celebrates independent publishing, giving emerging artists, illustrators, designers and small press publishers a platform to promote their work and inspire others, amongst a selected group of like minded individuals, studios and collectives. Feature


AH/OK

AH/OK

Design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani are the co-founders of brand new independent silk printing brand AH/OK based between Milan and Como. Having recently launched back in May this year, the pair have created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories produced from start to finish in Italy. The collection showcases contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints plus a delicious colour palette, all of which were born from simple scribbles on a large sheet of paper and then translated onto the timeless kimono. Feature


Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Labelled as a studio which offers ‘a creative and considered approach to graphic design and art direction’ Intercity have launched their latest graphic design based project titled ‘Tread—Sneakers’. If you have already heard of Intercity then you’ll know they have a great love of all things bike-related, and in keeping with their interest in sports they have recently expanded their attention to the ever-evolving culture of sports footwear. Extending the concept of the studio’s initial tyre-themed ‘Tread’ print series, (which featured track marks and imprints left behind by a variety of bike tyres), they have produced a fresh series, exploring shapes and patterns which can be found on the outsoles of sneakers. Feature


NY Art Book Fair | Presented by Printed Matter

NY Art Book Fair | Presented by Printed Matter

Today see’s the opening of the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter and is running until 20th September 2015. Located at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, this premier event is free to visit and browse the collections of stimulating and intoxicating artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines in abundance. Feature


Miniature Ink II

Miniature Ink II

After its huge success last year, Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine have joined forces once again and are presenting their second annual collaborative exhibition of inky delight titled Miniature Ink II. The show will feature miniature original artworks from over 100 of the world’s leading international tattoo artists. With an added twist this year all the tattooers have been asked to use kewpie dolls as their canvas, which are an iconic object within the tattoo community, with each one designed and individually decorated. Feature


Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio is a brand new print studio opening in Peckham, London this September. This studio is the first of its kind dedicated to large-scale Intaglio (etching + engraving) and Relief (lino + woodblock) printing, as well as exploring guerrilla printmaking such as cardboard printing, pasta maker printing and any other fun and unique techniques that you can think of. Feature


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

For the second year running East London Printmakers are presenting their annual show of brand new work at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Launching with a reception on the 15th September and exhibiting until 27th September 2015, this diverse display of styles and experimental prints have been produced over the past year by members for your enjoyment. This years submissions and exhibitors utilise most print mediums providing visitors with a vast display of printmaking possibilities. Feature


San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

It’s that time of year again when faithful zine fans and DIY artists celebrate diverse printed goodness at the 14th annual San Francisco Zine Fest on Sunday, September 6. SF Zine Fest seeks to advance the do-it-yourself ethos and celebrate and support independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in workshops, exhibitions and public events. Feature


Opening Night

Opening Night

If you have a copy of our Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 magazine, then you will already be aware of Imperial Pictures Publishing after reading the interview with Art Director Amy Hood featuring their cinematic styled publication ‘Bang!’. Since then they have released a new publication Photo Book titled ‘Opening Night’, featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Elliott Landy, and it’s a beauty. Feature


Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson is an artist and designer from Panama City, Florida. Having graduating with a BFA in Fibers and Textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015, the range of designs Caroline produces have a strong textural feel about them. Inspired by underlying themes of geometric lines and colourful abstractions, Caroline works in her preferred mediums of screen printing, painting, dyeing, and laser cutting to bring her ideas and designs to life. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Today we are bringing you another of our insightful Department Store Vendor interviews, this time with the Barcelona based Nounua, which is an ongoing project by visual artist/designer Gráinne Nagle. Designing and producing prints in her preferred medium of screen printing, Gráinne has created a series of prints titled ‘Elements’ which are available to purchase via Department Store. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Our next instalment of the Department Store vendor interviews is with graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and author Richard Horne, who goes by the moniker El Horno. Specialising in screen printing for the last 5 years and also exploring gocco printing along the way, Richard takes inspiration for his prints from science, pop culture and everyday scenarios. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Our latest Department Store vendor interview is with innovative freelance Graphic Designer Tom Love. Between working on branding and marketing projects for both national and international multi platform brands Tom has also been keeping busy screen printing a unique series of posters which are available to purchase via the Department Store site. This range of blown-up found art, reminiscent of 1980s Blake and McConnell, speaks to those who appreciate the beauty of graphic art throughout the past century. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

If you love typography and all things letterpress check out our Department Store Vendors Typoretum. In a response to the revival of letterpress printing, Typoretum was established in 2008. Founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia, this British creative letterpress printing and design studio, utilise traditional craft skills to create contemporary and experimental designs. Producing work from their own collection of lead and wooden types, antique and vintage printing presses plus other print paraphernalia. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

We have recently welcomed new vendors Print Club Boston to sell their gorgeous limited edition silkscreen print series via our online Department Store and we have embraced their love for all things print! Released as a series twice yearly, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in a small studio in Somerville, MA. In addition, a portion of each print edition is kept available for a ‘print swap’ via Print Club Boston online. Feature


Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales is a photographer whose images have been published internationally as well as being held in multiple collections and showcased in a selection of exhibitions, including Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, to name just a few. Paolo’s latest exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design 2015 MFA Graduate Show Six Degrees at Clampart in New York City. It is this photographic series titled ‘These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell’ by Paolo which really caught our eye due to its intelligently devised yet relaxed conviction. Feature


Broken Fingaz

Broken Fingaz

Its official, the first ever Broken Fingaz exhibition in the USA has been announced and is set to open on June 20th at Howard Griffin Gallery 410 Spring Street, Los Angeles. This will be their biggest solo show since 2012’s Crazy Eye Hotel in London and consists of a large-scale multimedia temple installation complete with new paintings, light works and of course lots of surprises, its certainly not one to be missed. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

KK Outlet’s next exhibition will see a selection of photographs from the fourteenth edition of the found photography series ‘in almost every picture’ by their very own Erik Kessels. Feature


Rose Pilkington

Rose Pilkington

‘Always taken by visuals, never words’ – London based Graphic and Moving Image Designer Rose Pilkington graduated from Central Saint Martins and has since continued to excite the visual senses through a collision of colours which burst forward, stimulating the mind and making it impossible for you to forget. Fascinated by themes of optical illusion and visual perception stemming from her research on the psychological effect of colour, Rose has more recently pushed her digital multi-dimensional designs and GIFs into the physical realm of print. Feature


Emily Hadden

Emily Hadden

Multi disciplinary designer and art director Emily Hadden specialises in outstanding visual graphics, branding, photography, collage and installation specifically for fashion. Having graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth in 2010 after studying Illustration & Visual Communication, Emily has built up an impressive fashion orientated client list which includes the likes of Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, Alfie Douglas, Desillusion, Liberty London, Casio, G-Shock and B Store to name but a few. Currently based between Berlin and London, Emily’s work is stand out, with gorgeous colour palettes and compositions alongside quality finishes. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


Kemistry Gallery | 100 Years of Graphic Design

Kemistry Gallery | 100 Years of Graphic Design

London’s Kemistry Gallery was forced to close the doors on the Charlotte Road gallery space back in December 2014, but that hasn’t held them back. March 2015 sees the legendary, cutting-edge design gallery enter its next phase, having re-invented themselves as a pop-up gallery, Kemistry will present their ‘100 Years of Graphic Design’ exhibition at Protein Studios, Shoreditch. This exhibition is a retrospective of their first 10 years of visionary, inspiring and eclectic graphic design shows. Feature


Anagrama

Anagrama

Anagrama are an international graphic design and branding agency based in Mexico, working for a variety of clients across the globe to develop brands, objects, spaces, software and multimedia projects. They provide services which cover the spectrum of branding from strategic brand consulting, to visual identity, logotype, naming, peripherals, captivating packaging and illustration design with focused digital and printed material demonstrating plenty of personality. Their latest project ‘Amado’ by Hyatt has a vivid colour palette with a range of novel printing finishes which caught my eye. Feature


Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Freelance graphic designer Sarah Krebietke specialises in editorial design, typography, exhibition design and the development of visual identities. Both research and context are fundamental in Sarah’s approach to graphic design, taking great care in the slightest of details, which she values as important as seeing her projects in a broader cultural context. Having recently graduated from London College of Communication, Sarah’s master project has caught our eye in the shape of a 165 x 220 mm, 240 page, hardcover book which is titled AE14. Feature


20:20 Print Exchange

20:20 Print Exchange

Do you want to see 581 prints from 42 print workshops across the UK &Ireland in one space? From this Saturday 10th January until Sunday 22nd February 2015 the 20:20 Print Exchange (2014) will be exhibited at neo:gallery27, in Bolton, and this exhibition will be the first of many to open in the neo:studios new gallery space for 2015. The 20:20 Print Exchange, which launched in 2009 as a collaborative project between Hot Bed Press, based in Salford, and Red Hot Press in Southampton, has continued to grow each year and attracts artists, designers and printmakers, asking each one to produce 25 limited edition prints on paper, (20cmx20cm) of one design, using their medium of choice. Feature


Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

While browsing through a selection of inspiring Instagram feeds, I came across a pocket size riso printed booklet from Toronto based publishing studio, Paper Pusher. More than just a publishing house, run by transdisciplinary media artist and scholar Jp King, they see themselves as a publication research lab, living classroom and collaborative platform, publishing artists’ books, prints, and stationary using their own Risograph RP 3700. Paper Pusher explore the boundaries of paper based products, curiously combining them with riso print techniques, which showcase the quality results you can achieve by employing this printing method. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

Value Increase by Visual Design (VIVID) is a project which aims to create a cross-border Visual Design network of knowledge centres, universities, institutions, companies and governments, by jointly developing and introducing innovative solutions/methods in the field of Visual Design research, education, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and showcasing. VIVID have taken their results from a three-year co-operation by the nine selected european partners across northern Europe and turned them into a tangible and visually stimulating manual, using a gorgeous fluorescent pantone spot colour on the front cover and throughout as well as silkscreen printing, edge painting and foiling on the cover. Feature


Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

London based illustrator and screen printer Sam Baldwin graduated from Saint Martins in 2012, and has since specialised in hand drawn pen and ink drawings which combine curious fantasy characters with humorous narratives, turning reality on its head. Feature


The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt is a unique art project that combines the two best things in life: Art & Travel. The Jaunt sends artists all over the world to step outside their comfort zone and experience new surroundings. Each trip organised by The Jaunt sends an artist to a new destination to inspire. Each trip is different, because each destination and artists is different. Once the artist returns from the trip their new-found inspiration is translated into an artwork and produced as a limited edition, hand made screen print each personally signed and numbered by the artist. Feature


BBY magazine #1

BBY magazine #1

In our studio mail this week we received the first issue of the brand new feminist inspired BBY magazine. This digital and riso printed publication acts as a journal and by collaborating solely with a collection of 15 women this editorial platform aims to counteract the status quo in the art world and inspire more women to take action, through the mediums of text, photography, music, illustration and art. Feature


The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

Based in an old chocolate factory in London’s East End you will find letterpress studio and workshop The Counter Press which is run by freelance graphic designers, David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis who split their time between working for various design agencies on branding and communication projects, with non-commercial printmaking. Everything they create is designed, type set and printed by hand on one of their five antique presses, using only traditional wood and hot metal type, producing contemporary typographic design, artwork and limited edition prints that are beautiful to read and touch. Feature


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Mark magazine launched its first issue in 2005 with Frame Publishers and prides itself in being a ‘timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people.’ Dedicating itself entirely to the practice and perception of architecture Mark magazine brings our 3D structured environment to life on a 2D printed platform. I was lucky enough to catch up with David Keuning, Editor of Mark magazine, to find out about the work which goes into each issue, the challenges faced and how Mark magazine has developed in more detail. Feature


YOKE Magazine

YOKE Magazine

YOKE is based in Sydney, Australia and prides itself in being an independently published, eco-friendly, biannual print magazine, which believes in ‘the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.’ Having released their first issue in January 2014 titled ‘Love-Loss’, YOKE magazine has explored and celebrated a collection of refreshing ideas focused around the publication title and how they are unfortunately connected. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful submissions for the Graduate Print Awards 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the incredibly high standard of work and the hundreds of submissions we have received. Now, People of Print are proud to present our hand selected nominations and if you are on the list then a huge congratulations to you and fingers crossed for the next round when we will be selecting our top 20 which will go to our judging panel for your chance to win the array of excellent prizes up for grabs. Feature


Stefan Glerum at Kemistry Gallery

Stefan Glerum at Kemistry Gallery

The current show at Kemistry Gallery showcases the work of illustrator Stefan Glerum (1983) who lives and works in Amsterdam. Stefan uses strong lines within his drawings which are like a melting pot of illustration heritage. His work brings familiarity subconsciously is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a style reminiscent of the clear line with his own comic twist. It is well worth visiting while its on display. Feature


Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works is holding a Summer Sale at their Holywell Row, London office with discounted books, posters, limited edition prints and a free gift with every purchase!

For two days, Book Works is offering a special summer discount on recently published titles by Céline Condorelli, Samuel Hasler, Laure Prouvost and Slavs and Tatars, and a discount on backlist titles by Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean and Susan Hiller among many others.

Book Works will also be holding a £5.00 lucky-dip, so go and visit to check it out and see what you could win! Feature


Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. Feature


LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

Have you got football withdrawals now the World Cup is over having been transfixed by Brazil 2014 and the media storm including Roy’s Boys early return? Well the Graphic Design and Illustration programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design have produced their first project titled I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me which takes a critical look at ‘the beautiful game’ through the lens of graphic design and illustration practice using Risography. Feature


MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

Monster Children Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle publication with a focus on surfing, skating, art, music, photography, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Issue #43 of Monster Children arrived on June 16th and it is guest edited by the legendary Mike D (Beastie Boys) so naturally there are some big names involved. The long list of artists from the music, surf, skate, film and art world Mike has brought on board for #43 include Spike Jonze, Method Man, Ryan Sheckler, Dustin Yellin, Sage Vaughn, Simone Shubuck, Rob Machado, and Rodney Mullen to name a just a few. Feature


Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

5 years ago Dave Tomkins, an Australian art director, discovered a large box of slides and a clunky slide viewer from 1952 in the back of a cupboard while clearing out his grandfathers house after he had moved into a nursing home. Tomkins’ grandfather, Stephen Clarke, had never mentioned these photo’s before but after discovering this box he realised that not only was his grandfather a WWII Air Force navigator, a husband, a Dad but also that he was a great photographer. Tomkins then decided to use the photographs as a way to learn more about his grandfathers life. Feature


Jimbobart

Jimbobart

James Ward is a London-based designer, better known as Jimbobart and he creates a range of hand-drawn ceramics and illustrations inhabited by his beautifully expressive animal drawings. Jimbobart creates illustrations which comically bring woodland animals and settings together with urban sensibilities giving the animals new life and purpose. Feature


Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

The It’s Nice That team have been kind enough to send us the latest issue of their Printed Pages quarterly magazine which is packed with fresh imagery and content including interviews, discussion and debates on art, design and all forms of creativity over 76 pages. This winter issue is dynamic in bringing a sense of blue skies to the winter months. Feature


Secret 7″

Secret 7″

Secret 7” is back and is calling for submissions for the annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. Secret 7” are looking for creative’s to design individual, one of a kind record sleeves through interpretation of selected tracks from 7 of the best known musicians using their own unique design style. Feature


People of Print :: Studio Mail

People of Print :: Studio Mail

We get a lot of amazing things sent to us in the mail so we thought we’d share some of them with you in one big post. We like getting exciting mail its always a great start to the day so please send us more stuff and see it featured in our next Studio Mail post. Feature


TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER is an ambiguous editorial project founded by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010. This picture based bi-annual publication explores the possibility of the images being able to live beyond the pages, with no text throughout the magazine other than the list of contributors, the images are left to speak for themselves and create their own surreal narrative from one full page spread to the next. Feature


Kangan Arora

Kangan Arora

Check out these beautiful handcrafted and handprinted textile designs by Kangan Arora. Having taken visual inspiration from her North Indian heritage, in particular the street culture and from observing the vibrancy that overwhelms during every day life, Kangan creates contemporary designs allowing a sense of abstracted street chaos to spill into the home environment. These cushions have been produced through a combination of screen print, stitching and traditional hand embroidery. Feature


Becky Kemp: Graphic Textures

Becky Kemp: Graphic Textures

Confident shapes, sharp lines, soft colour palettes and textural elements have each been integrated into each of the 4 printed A3 sized posters in the ‘Graphic Textures’ series from British designer Becky Kemp. These posters creatively compare ‘geometric symbols and natural textures.’ Printed on heavyweight paper this unique series is very tangible. Feature


Jonny Hannah

Jonny Hannah

Working as an illustrator in a variety of fields and greatly inspired by music, Jonny Hannah’s vibrant designs and witty handmade type have previously been printed in Vogue magazine and on many book covers/jackets in addition to constructing advertisements, design work for clients and collaborative projects. Feature


Ilhas Studio :: Cine Qua Non 6-7

Ilhas Studio :: Cine Qua Non 6-7

After 5 years of collaborative working Catarina Vasconcelos and Margarida Rêgo have officially opened their own studio. Ilhas, which is Portuguese and translated as “islands” in English lends itself to the idea that this studio is one of a collection/group but individual and effective on its own, both Catarina Vasconcelos and Margarida Rêgo work on their own and together which is reflective of ‘islands’, as well as the studio being split between both London and Lisbon. Feature


(fos)

(fos)

One block colour can make such a difference. This installation created by the multidisciplinary team of interior designers, architects, art directors and graphic designers called (fos) who are based in Madrid and Barcelona has illuminated the front of a restaurant in Madrid and ‘gives a visual perception of a beam of light.’ (fos) and its namesake installation produce fun through simplicity and create a complete user experience. Feature


TALC: The Postmodern Issue (NSFW)

TALC: The Postmodern Issue (NSFW)

The first issue of ‘TALC’ magazine titled ‘The Postmodern Issue’ is an 84 page glossy magazine, which includes a pull out poster together with interviews and conversations with ‘TALC’s’ heroes as well as essays on sections of uncoated paper throughout. The publication has been designed as a “visual stimulus” for modern times whilst filling a gap in the adult market through its use of “compelling imagery and smart editorial.” With the correlation between the female form, design and engaging photography from beginning to end ‘TALC’ has been able to refresh and update the ideas of adult publishing. Feature


One of My Kind Magazine :: Issue 2: Print

One of My Kind Magazine :: Issue 2: Print

Handmade publication One of My Kind (OOMK) is focused around the “imaginations, creativity and spirituality of women” and has been created by Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin, Heiba Lamara and Sabba Khan who are based in South Kilburn Studios in North London. ‘OOMK Issue 2: Print’ involves contributions from over 40 female activists, artist and writers who have come together to explore and celebrate print processes as a tool of expression and communication over 114 pages. With its collection of illustrations, photography, articles and interviews this zine visually appreciates and communicates the power of print. Feature