Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

As convenient and efficient as email is, nothing beats the pleasure of post. This Saturday (May 16th) House of Illustration at Kings Cross are hosting an exhibition and collaborative project aptly titled Pushing the Envelope. Feature


The Pop-Up Poll Booth

The Pop-Up Poll Booth

Allowing you to vote for the most hated politician, The Pop-Up Poll Booth is a far cry from your conventional village hall polling station. With a more unconventional take on the traditional voting method, the pop-up is a quirky and clever illustration project – and the brainchild of Third year Brighton student Holly Macdonald. Feature


STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE is an Atlanta based small press boutique run by husband and wife team Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy. Specialising in books, art prints and independent publishing. We spoke to them to find out a little more: Feature


House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

This whole hunt began with a curiosity that quickly snowballed into an obsession, the occasional appearance within a streetwear collection or on a B-Boy event flyer let us know we weren’t the only ones preoccupied with ‘that fucking font’. Heated Words Initial Research at House of Vans documented the uses of an iconic yet anonymous typeface, illustrating the rich history and identity of a font with no name, and no known designer. Feature


2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

LHR Exhibitions is a creative platform founded by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty. Starting back in October 2013, they are now holding their 11th exhibition – the most recent centered on a simple two colour brief. For 2 Colour the artists were “invited to create a piece within their unique style to a 50×70 format with the limited colour palette of red and black (plus the white of the page)”. We caught up with Gresty to find out a little more. Feature


TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

Launched in September 1998 as a thick, square, small-scale pocket book with the slogan ‘Small tank, big fish’, TANK is a quarterly magazine based in London. The magazine is preoccupied with the very concept of contemporary culture, covering art, fashion, music, news, and architecture. Their editorial platform is non-conventional. As a relatively non-commercial outlet, they are driven by aesthetic and ideas rather than advertising – their aim to disrupt the homogeneity and over commercialization in the magazine industry. Feature


North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

Founded in 2011 by Graham Tait, North is a bi annual magazine centered around a passion for skateboarding and traditional film photography. We first spoke to Graham back in 2013, but I first picked up a copy of North a few weeks ago, drawn in by its beautifully raw aesthetic. I was lucky enough to catch up with him, and discuss the background, inspiration and future of the mag. Feature


Hiive | The Value of Print

Hiive | The Value of Print

We were asked by Hiive – a professional network for the creative industries to get five people to comment on why they value print as a process. We spoke to John Longbottom who is the news and online editor at Kerrang! magazine, who gave us a very witty and clever response, we also spoke to a few professional screen printers and finally a founder of an independent publishers. Just a little food for thought… why do you value print? 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


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!