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


Interview :: Peter Strain

Interview :: Peter Strain

On the morning of the Blisters 2014 show in which Belfast born Carrickfergus raised Peter Strain exhibits his work. People of Print talks exclusively with the AOI Award winning Illustrator about his design up bringing, the Belfast design scene, the key themes his work explores and more importantly he picks out his favourite Wes Anderson film. Feature


Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony is a 17 year old student who is still in secondary level education at Drumragh Integrated College in Nothern Ireland. We came across her work when she was ‘regrammed’ by celebrity Alexa Chung. She created a portrait etching print of Alexa Chung in a shared workshop which is actually a converted barn. Rosie said “I chose Alexa as the subject because she’s always been an inspiration to me fashion-wise and artistically. I love her illustrations. So I just wanted to give something back – although I had completely no expectation of her even seeing it – never mind sharing it!” With over 22,000 likes and gaining over 600 Instagram followers within a day, what a great piece of exposure for a very young and talented artist / printmaker. Feature


Enle Li

Enle Li

It’s always hard to keep a perfect balance, yet Graphic Designer Enle Li seems to manage it perfectly. Whether its producing a chaotic and intricate large scale illustration or a simple editorial layout, his visual ideals are executed with supreme skill and ability. Working mainly with black and white as his go-to tones, Li keeps things clean, slick and precise with a contemporary edge. 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


Pantone® Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone® Colour of the Year 2014

PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid has been selected for it’s expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth. It has also been described as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014,” and “an invitation to innovation… [encouraging] expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” It doesn’t stop there, this colour is also “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones…inspiring confidence and emanating great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Feature


DEFCAD – ‘Liberator’ :: 3D Printed Handgun

DEFCAD – ‘Liberator’ :: 3D Printed Handgun

DEFCAD is operated by Defense Distributed and is a makeshift response to Makerbot Industries’ decision to censor firearm related posts uploaded to Thingiverse. The handgun is assembled from individually printed parts made from ABS plastic with a metal nail used as a firing pin. The brains behind this operation is Cody Wilson who has caused a lot of controversy in the media with his fight for freedom in this manner. Feature


Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch is here for iPad or Android tablet, iPhone or Android phone, and iPod Touch. It’s a very affordable £2.99 and you can do so much more with your images. We love it. Go and download the app now. Feature


MadeByNode at Design Museum

MadeByNode at Design Museum

We are very excited to announce the PechaKucka talks and the official launch of the fantastic handmade rugs organised by Chris Haughton of Node. We have been working very closely with Chris over the last 8 months to bring this project to fruition. Feature


Alphabet Flash Cards

Alphabet Flash Cards

A friend sent me in the direction of this delightfully refreshing series of Alphabet Flashcards and I had to share it with you. Designed by various people, the collection is gritty, interesting and yet still true to its nostalgic and childlike nature. Click on the title link to see them all.


30 Alternative Book Covers

30 Alternative Book Covers

There are some badass designs in this list of alternative book covers including the rustic, clever works of American designer Nate Gonzalez. I urge you to explore them and find your favourite.


The Daily Torygraph

The Daily Torygraph

The power of the press is all well and good but the power of tippex and biro overshadows that outright here. A fine witty mind is behind this popular anti-media scribble fest that is The Daily Torygraph. From sniggers to belly laughs, flick through the front pages of the hand edited Daily Telegraph and read my short interview with the genius’ business partner. Feature


Article :: Analogue and Digital

Article :: Analogue and Digital

Here’s a pretty cool article by Robert Urquhart, with inserts by Print Club London, Dan Mather, Kate Gibb, Ink Meets Paper and Jennifer Mehigan.


Article :: If Print is Dead…

Article :: If Print is Dead…

I just stumbled across this article about print taking a long time to die. It was written almost 2 years ago but still seems to be the case. Long live print!