Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. 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


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier is the queen of decorating surfaces and has recently launched a new book to reveal her vibrant sketches. Feature


Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Perhaps one of the most iconic and surreal children’s books ever written, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has left a lasting imprint on the imaginations of many a child (and adult). This year Marks the 150th anniversary of the novels publication and a landmark in literary history.

The Royal Mail has a colourful history of illustrated stamps, commemorating a vast array of occasions. This year, to mark the anniversary they have commissioned a set of ten, featuring the most well-known scenes from the book. 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


The Jaunt Book Tour

The Jaunt Book Tour

We featured The Jaunt way back in Element 001 of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead. The Jaunt is a wonderful concept that combines the two best things in life: art & travel. Over the last two years, The Jaunt has organised a variety of trips with artists such as Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, David Shillinglaw and Mike Perry, sending them to places as magical as Helsinki, Istanbul, Antwerp, Los Angeles and beyond for inspiration. On their return each artist creates a unique artwork that captures the essence of their trip. Feature


Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief is a limited edition book that Anteism Publishing in Montreal have put together for photographic artist Tim Georgeson and writer Caia Hagel; it is a thought-provoking monograph that delivers luscious canopy-scapes, exposes alluring body parts whilst introducing native inhabitants in moments of synastry and of sometimes sharp relief, to shoot tourism with an arrow of reality. Feature


Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker is a new project that plans to ‘grow the world’s biggest collection of illustrated cocks, schlongs, rods and knobs’ for an exhibition and book. Yes you read the correctly – Pecker is an open submission project that wants everyone to illustrate a penis. The brief is featured below so get drawing and send them into mailsack@pecker.world  Feature


Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham of the Office of Craig Oldham and Oldham Goddard Experience, has designed a new book. Feature


Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

The next four Unit Editions books will be a tribute to the work of the world’s leading design practioners: Spin, Lance Wyman, Morag Myerscough and Universal Everything. Coming out in Spring, the first publication in the series will be a showcase of work created by Spin from its inception in the early 90s to the present day. And alongside the aesthetic combination of delicious images are interviews with clients and past studio members as well as thoughtful essays from Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, and Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review. Feature


Puzzleman Leung

Puzzleman Leung

Hailing from Maco, Puzzleman Leung is a photographer currently based in Taipei. Puzzleman’s portfolio is engaging to browse through full of surprises bursting with personality, bright colours, narrative and bold composition, a highlight being his gorgeous self-published books. Feature


Anthony Gerace  :: Travel Diary

Anthony Gerace :: Travel Diary

Featured previously, Anthony Gerace is a London based photographer hailing from Toronto. Summer 2014 saw Anthtony travel across America with a Hasselblad c/m 500 camera and a Yashica T4 to collect snapshots. Starting his journey in New York and driving to Box Elder County, Utah, to document Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the community surrounding it.
I caught up with the up and coming photographer to find out more about his carefully framed and atmospheric documentary photographs for his latest publication that represents a travel diary. Feature


S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

Don’t be sad! It’s official; we’ve made it through the darkest days of January, and the countdown to the S.A.D publication launch is fully underway. Feature


Element 002 | OUT NOW

Element 002 | OUT NOW

We worked incredibly hard to get the magazine finished during the rush of Christmas. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature


TagsAndThrows Vol.001

Inspired by a trip to New York, TagsAndThrows started life on Instagram where OKOK would share pictures of tags with friends. Growing quick over the space of 2 years it’s now known for monochrome imagery that ‘captures the simplicity and rawness of street bombing.’ Recently dropping their first ever book, Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson (the man behind TagsAndThrows) has collected a selection of personal photographs documenting hand styles from New York, São Paulo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Spanning over 136 pages the book features a lot of well-known signatures in their signature monochrome colour palette including False, Klops, Ja, Guns, Katsu, Pear, Tomcat, Easer, Os Gemeos, Sliks, Alone and many more. Feature


Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Fans of London and bright eccentric vector artwork stickers should rejoice as Laurence King have recently published this playful sticker book showcasing the work of the highly talented illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson. The whimsical sticker book contains a sturdy high quality double sided fold away city scape (not sticky), one side has a superbly illustrated version of modern London and the reverse has a juxtaposed historical form of London featuring all the capital’s leading landmarks as they were in their heyday. Feature


Skinhead: An Archive

Skinhead: An Archive

“Skinhead: An Archive” is a powerful publication that explores the unique visual identity of a widely misunderstood and controversial subculture. The publication is a collection of visual material and texts curated by Toby Mott, an artist, designer and historian. The book has been meticulously designed by Art Director Jamie Reid and published by Ditto Press. 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


Sucre Paper

Sucre Paper

Sucre is a self-published, bi-annual paper which features young artists from all over the world. The Sucre team funded the project themselves, which started off as a Tumblr friendship. This third issue is about the topic of delicacy and the artists from different fields, stretching from graphic design to fashion photography. Sucre is a newspaper format publication which acts a platform to present their works and talk about what is delicate to them and what is delicate about their craftsmanship. Feature


SuicideGirls | ‘Geekology’ Book Signing (NSFW)

SuicideGirls | ‘Geekology’ Book Signing (NSFW)

Get on down to the Forbidden Planet megastore in London to join the SuicideGirls for the signing of their new book, GEEKOLOGY. This book casts the spotlight on the self-proclaimed geeks of the SuicideGirls population and redefines beauty. The video game players, the comic book readers, the Trekkies and many other shining examples of the culture they’re celebrating. The SuicideGirls are a collection of more than 2,500 pin-up girls devoted to changing your idea about what makes a woman beautiful… and they’re naked. Started in Portland, Oregon, by Missy Suicide in 2001, the SuicideGirls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl idea as defined by men’s and women’s magazines and the culture at large. Feature


Bernd & Hilla Becher: Photographic Typologies

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Photographic Typologies

I came across the photographic work of couple Bernd and Hilla Becher within the Barbican’s exhibition, “Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age”. The Becher’s typologies of banal buildings and structures aim to document the physical leftovers of disappearing industries. Feature


Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton has delved deep into his photography archive of 20 years, to select a collection of images for his latest book, Wayward Cognitions. This particular collection doesn’t fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject, for instance, his previous publications were simplified themes like Teenage Smokers and Teenage Kissers. If you are a fan of Ed Templeton or follow him on Instagram, you will know that he has a camera with him wherever he goes; Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs from shooting in the streets without a theme or subject. “It’s about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day.” Feature


50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration, there’s a clue in the name, visually charts the history of contemporary illustration. From the idealistic reforms of the 60s, to the gritty realism of the 70s, through the boom and bust of 80s consumerism, and into the digital revolution of the 90s (and beyond). The book looks at the relationship between illustration and popular culture, and its influences on the world of design through the decades. 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


Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa is an independent graphic designer based in Athens. Her work ranges from print to spatial design and seeks editorial conversation. With a conceptual approach, she opts for witty, content-focused and research-driven design, across a mixed clientéle and mostly through interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013 her MDes graduation project City as a Vagabond guide won a Silver European Design Award and in 2014 she was nominated as greek young designer with two of her works. After a small break being the Senior graphic designer in Coco-mat, now she is back running her design practice Street Design Words. Feature


Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary is a self-initiated project by Amsterdam-based art director and graphic designer Marius Jopen who has been creating a vast collection of posters produced as a visual response to a segment from the daily news. This project serves as a contemporary witness that visualises events happening in all corners of the globe, covering international topics and issues ranging from business, science, politics to culture. Feature


Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

What could me more fitting for a book celebrating collector’s edition graphic design than a limited edition, hand drawn artist series of its own. This was always author Stuart Tolley’s intention, when he started work on ‘Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics’ a few years ago and was published by Thames and Hudson this August. “Contributors were always asking me if a collector’s edition of my book was being released and it seemed like the perfect way to complete the project.” 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


Unit Shop by Unit Editions

Unit Shop by Unit Editions

What better way to end the week than spending a Friday afternoon browsing through coffee table tomes or flipping through beautiful pages of a high-quality book. Pioneering publishing venture Unit Editions have recently announced the launch of Unit Shop – a new creative hub down at their headquarter in Kennington where they will allow design fanatics to run their eyes over limited-edition books and copies, print rarities and posters. The shop is open on Fridays from 12pm to 5pm, starting on Friday 7th November 2014. Enjoy! Feature


Anymade Studio

Anymade Studio

Founded in the Czech Repulic in 2007 by Petr Cabalka, Filip Nerad and Jan Šrámek (aka VJ Kolouch) over the years Anymade Studio has evolved into a multifunctional design platform working in a variety of fields including graphic design, illustration, type, video, motion design and sound. With a stunning portfolio consisting of bright bold colours and graphics, attention to pattern, texture, shape, form and layout the studio offers a wide selection of amazing printed goodness and is well worth checking out. Feature


Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek is a photographer currently based in Vienna, Austria. Starting his career as an intern at Magnum, Daniel has taken the photography world by storm building an impressive clientele including Vice, Vanity Fair, Apple, Mercedes-Benz and IBM. Releasing his first book ‘The world we live in’ (in late 2013) the publication takes us on journeys across anonymous tracts of land, crowded cities, a nuclear power plant and stunning sea-scapes laid out beautifully in full-bleed glory. Feature


Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

South London based creative studio and ones to watch Calm and Collected have spent the past year working on a number of exciting print based collaborations, and with plans up their sleeve to drop a Risograph publication early next year I was beyond hyped to find out more about their upcoming plans. With inspiration for the publication rooting from the concept of ‘S.A.D’ (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) – involving depression associated with late autumn and winter (thought to be caused by lack of light) the publication will act as a vibrant rescue pack in a colourful large format to tackle the winter blues. Feature


Annu Kilpeläinen :: RALLY zine

Annu Kilpeläinen :: RALLY zine

Since falling in love with Annu Kilpeläinen’s work we’ve always got an eye on what the Finnish, London based illustrator is upto, and her visual offerings never fail to impress. In recent work Annu has created a wicked 4 colour risograph zine ‘RALLY’ that feature her bold signature illustrations across 22 pages. Printed by Tan & Loose press, there are 100 signed and numbered copies of the zine available to buy here. 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


Decomposition Books

Decomposition Books

A product of Michael Roger Press, a family press started by the current owners great grandfather, Decomposition books are an illustrated twist on the classic composition notebook – one of the most recognisable pieces of american stationary and the college students staple workbook. These versions however, are made in the USA with 100% recycled, chlorine-free paper and printed with soy inks. There are nearly 50 designs available, ranging from dinosaurs to under the sea, surfboards to of course, popular cheeses. Feature


High Series | Tiergarten

High Series | Tiergarten

Munich-based photographer Johannes Schwartz has released his latest publication in the High Series entitled ‘Tiergarten’ – a risographed publication showcasing the work by Schwartz and also produced as an integral part of the current exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Making a photo book is always a good way of telling stories and unlike other photographic publications, ‘Tiergarten’ has exploited this new economical technology and showcases how reliable a Riso-printer is of handling many aspects of bookmaking and of producing beautiful, quality photographic journals. Feature


Circular 18

Circular 18

Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze from Pentagram have designed the latest issue of Circular, the magazine of the Typographic Circle, which is available to members now. Issue number 18, is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.

 The Typographic Circle was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography. A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers it stages a variety of type and typography related events including a series of diverse monthly lectures by well-known industry speakers, and the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2014

The Modern Magazine 2014

Following the success of last year’s event, The Modern Magazine returns on 19th September as part of the London Design Festival as a one-day conference co-hosted by Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall. The 2014 edition focuses on the future of publishing, with guest speakers from across the world gathering to discuss their take on what happens next as the publishing industry continues to work out its future. Despite the many challenges presented today, we continue to witness some of the most exciting innovations in design and content in what magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie has described as “a new golden age”. Feature


Type Plus by Unit Editions

Type Plus by Unit Editions

Type Plus is a new title and a special exhibition showcasing a wide array of impeccable works created by best-known design practitioners from around the world. Bound together in a 320-page publication is a comprehensive overview of top quality design works produced using a combination of typography and graphic elements as means to increase design effectiveness and visual impact. Feature


Teller & Araki

Teller & Araki

Coinciding with their exhibition at Ostlicht in Vienna, Juergen Teller and Nobuyoshi Araki have conceived and designed their first collaborative artists book. Bringing together two of the most important photographers of our times, united in their attitude and objective to present images as reflections of their personal experiences of this world. Both deal frankly with sexuality, photographic ego and the fragmentary surface of the fashion world, and the book itself is a thing of stark minimalistic beauty, whilst still containing over 300 images. 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


Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Last week we took a trip down to Pureprint in Uckfield to press pass our new magazine. As soon as we arrived and saw our cover in the light booth, we were blown away by the beautiful vibrancy of the Pantone 805c which is literally zinging of the gorgeous Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper. We immediately signed it off and the printers pressed on. We will be shipping all of our magazines out as soon as we get them at the end of this week. Be sure to get your hands on a copy from our Department Store, because they are limited in numbers and selling very quickly indeed. 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


Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Zioxla is a creative agency / publishing house founded by Zio Baritaux who recently announced the publication of it’s first title – ‘Strange Plants.’
Gracefully designed, the publication features the works of 25 Artists who draw focus to the natural world and includes interviews, imagery and articles discussing the unique ways plants have been represented.
Shipping worldwide, you can get your hands on a copy here. Feature


Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow

Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow

Materials play such a relevant and important role in the design process, with ink, watercolour, paint, acrylic and now even digital tools breathing life into ideas with substance and form. Controllable to a degree, these flowing, artistic ingredients frequently possess a mind and direction of their own, with behavioral traits and characteristics that are unique and interesting. New book Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow, presents a collection of significant and celebratory examples of these resources in action. Feature


Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Paying respect to legendary Arts & Architecture’s first 5 years, David F Travers (the former Editor) and Taschen release a hardcover book. Compiling covers from issues released between 1945 / 1949 the book educates readers about architectural history after World War II and provides a singular collection of the journal. Feature


Pelican Relaunch

Pelican Relaunch

After spending three decades away, the Pelican imprint has been re-launched as part of Penguin books. Designed to provide affordable accessibility to topics ranging from history to economics, the books can be easily recognised by their distinctive blue covers and bird logo. Although ceasing publishing in 1984, Penguin have decided to bring back the informative and reasonably priced collection, complete with fresh branding. With logo by Richard Green and cover, text and digital design by Matthew Young, the publishing company have put the skills of their own art departments members to good use. Feature


Make Book | G.F.Smith

Make Book | G.F.Smith

G.F.Smith have raised the bar one more time. They’ve created a wonderfully user-friendly webpage whereby you can get your own custom book hand crafted by the G.F.Smith bookbinders in Hull. By using premium quality photographic paper and silver halide printing technology, Make Book gives you photographic quality and vivid colour reproduction. You can choose from 50 colours of Colorplan for the covers and for the endpapers with a choice of 8 different textured embossings. Then you have the choice of foil blocking or debossing on the front cover, back cover or spine with 7 foil colour choices. Delivered to your door within 7 days. Feature


Push-Press

Push-Press

Push—Press is a Risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. They are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in their part of the world. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

Normally when you think of ‘papercraft,’ cutesy woodland creatures and swirling florals normally spring to mind. However, Owen Gildersleeve’s cuttings are sophisticated and refined, often designed to play with light and shadow between layers of elegantly cut texture. With a wide selection of international clients, Owen manages to apply his style to a variety of mediums from science to music, each idea brought to life with 3D visuals. Owen has produced a book, which will be released in June this year and will feature 25 of the most inspiring and exciting paper based artists from around the world. Feature


Steven Harrington

Steven Harrington

Acknowledged as ‘the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic’ Steven Harrington is best known for his bright playful imagery that encourages a conversation between the viewer and his artwork. With his portfolio demonstrating a multi-media approach Steven’s wicked illustrations are applied across a wide range of mediums including installations, hand screened prints, skateboards, sculptures and textiles. Feature


Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

The Art Books Wanted International Award is seeking submissions from book artists, designers, publishers or anyone interested with a chance to win a €1000 prize. International publishing house Edition Lidu brings you the third edition of its prestigious award – a challenge for all participants to create original works that provoke imagination and creativity. Feature


DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is excited to announce their Summer Craft and Design Market, which this year will be playing host to a Zine Showcase on Sat 19 July, 12:00 – 17:00. Inspired Continue Without Losing Consciousness three solo exhibitions by Rob Churm, Raydale Dower and Tony Swain, presented in DCA Galleries (28 June – 24 August), the Zine Showcase will be a sister event to the established and bustling Craft and Design Market. Feature


A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

I generally have a huge amount of respect for any Artist that embodies almost obsessive hand-rendered techniques in their practice and last week I read the most amazing article via Colossal’s website I just had to share. 271 years before Pantone, an Artist only known as A.Boogert created the most insane and beautiful hand-rendered book about mixing watercolours describing both colour and hues. Feature


Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Juan Fontanive

Juan Fontanive is an artist that was born in Cleveland, moving onto study at the Royal College of Art and is currently based in New York. Specialising in flip books like you’ve NEVER seen before, Juan breathes a new spirit into sourced materials recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks to form portable flipping containers for his flipbooks. With animations describing graceful birds butterflies and botanicals each page has been hand-drawn painted or screen printed on paper. Feature


Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Manchester based Craig Oldham has been pretty busy of late. He’s done the redesign for D&AD’s New Blood and launched his own site with a great soundboard. But the most charming of his work is the newly republished and updated Hand.Written.Letter.Project. Feature


Interview |  Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

Interview | Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

We have been receiving so many amazing things in the post lately, and this is another fine example of something which blows us away. We are always so happy to get our hands on something which is so beautifully designed, considered and produced, not to mention the cover that changes colour with heat. We had the chance to interview the graphic designer behind Think In Colour – 380 pages of delicious visual content that takes you on a journey though a world of colour. Hugo Puttaert really shows his skills and expertise as a professor, editor and creative director. We love this book and it has taken prime placement on our bookshelf. Feature


Inuit Bookshop

Inuit Bookshop

A fantastic event of independent comics and wonderful illustration takes place almost every month here at Bologna-based little bookshop Inuit. Besides being a retailer that regularly promotes great work by emerging artists, illustrators and/or authors, Inuit is also an open platform that provides exhibition spaces, workshops and printing services. In their small but lovely printing laboratory, artists/illustrators will be able to take time and enjoy the slow process of screen printing or to produce high-volume print at a low cost with high-speed risograph printers. Feature


Nakano Design Office

Nakano Design Office

Nakano Design Office is the agency of Japanese designer, Takeo Nakano. Tackling Editorial, branding and interior spaces, Nakano produces design with a crisp minimal style. Nakano’s portfolio displays some great creative typography in both English and Japanese alphabets. Feature


Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

Friday 4th April is an official release date of a dystopian neo-futuristic magazine, Trapper Keeper, the creation of Panayiotis Terzis. Published by Mega Press, the magazine will serve as a platform for discussion of today’s wide-scale urbanisation, how we might have reached a critical turning point and the direction that humanity could be taking in the future. The magazine features a broad range of work produced by 14 contemporary visual artists, ranging from writing, drawing, comics to photography. The launch party will take place at Printed Matter, with a limited edition of 200 copies available for purchase. Feature


Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited

Publishing industry is growing at its fastest rate especially during the past two decades, facing once more as big a transformation as the introduction of the printing press almost half a millennium ago. An engaging experience that digital media has to offer has changed our reading habits, one of the reasons why publishers are now trying to incorporate themselves in this burgeoning digital scene. Founded in 2010, Badlands Unlimited publish both digital and print publications, offering worldwide readers chances to enjoy groundbreaking books in a broad range of topics and genres. Feature


ShaoLan

ShaoLan

Born in China now living in London, ShaoLan is the mastermind behind ‘Chineasy’, an entirely new way to learn to read Chinese. Chineasy transforms common characters of the Chinese language into simple illustrations representing each word. These fun, highly inventive drawings make translations memorable to both adults and children alike. Already published through Thames & Hudson and currently working on many new characters, I sense this is the start of something very big.
Check out more of ShaoLan’s of genius creativity below. Feature


Ditto Press

Ditto Press

Ditto Press is a print-publishing company based in London. They were the first company in the UK to specialise in Risograph printing. Covering the ground between digital and screen printing, they print on a variety of paper stocks giving a great finish at a fair price. They also cut, fold, and bind – the whole package! Feature


KYLAM | Secret Stories II

KYLAM | Secret Stories II

Kill Yourself Like A Man, the France-based illustrator has released Secret Stories II, a homemade printed zine boasting 44 B&W pages. Strictly limited to an edition of 50, coming signed and numbered and available to purchase for 10€ +P&P. Feature


Lo Parkin 'LFW an Illustrated Panorama' promo from Lo Parkin on Vimeo.

Lo Parkin :: ‘LFW an Illustrated Panorama’ Teaser

People of Print’s very own Lo Parkin has been busy working on her first limited edition illustrated publication for over a year. We’re thrilled to debut the first glimpse of it via her teaser video. At long last the publication has finally gone to print. We’re very proud of Lo, she’s a very talented illustrator and there are many exciting things to come from her in the near future. Watch this space for her fully illustrated panorama of London Fashion Week. Feature


Sam Winston

Sam Winston

Sam Winston is a British artist working primarily in the mediums of drawing and bookmaking. Interested in the underlying subtexts of writing, Sam Winston often pulls apart bodies of text in an exercise to discover hidden meaning. Previously, Winston has meticulously categorised every word of Romeo & Juliet into groups of Passion, Rage and Solace to seek further meaning in Shakespere’s writing. Almost viewing words as statistics, Sam Winston produces his own take on infographics as an art form. Read more about Sam Winston’s thought provoking work over at his site. 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


Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

London based Photographer Enda Bowe has recently released his first book titled ‘Kilburn Cherry.’ The publication captures light in beautiful pale colour tones as he depicts cherry blossom trees in urban environments. A limited edition run of 100 copies of the book have been elegantly crafted, bound by hand and published by London based independent book publisher Jane & Jeremy with each copy containing a signed print by the talented Photographer. Feature


People of Print :: 20 Comic Book Artists You Need To Know

People of Print :: 20 Comic Book Artists You Need To Know

After the totally incredible response to our previous post 20 Screen Print Artists You Should All Know About, we have decided to give you guys another. This time we are showing you a fantastic list of comic book artists, in alphabetical order. Enjoy! Feature


Adam Lupton

Adam Lupton

Adam Lupton is a Canadian Artist / Designer based in Vancouver. Combining his interests in sociology / psycology amongst pop culture, typography science and religion, Adam strives to describe the ‘nuances’ that contemporary culture and modern life brings. The multidisciplinary creative’s portfolio demonstrates his remarkably versatile skill set, so much so his design / artwork could have been created by two different people. There is however one clear defining characteristic – his focus on process, with communication, idea generation and conceptualization being clear themes throughout, aiming to create an experience / connection between both his work and audience. Feature


Éditions du livre

Éditions du livre

This French based publishing house has just released a brand new publication with the alongside Fanette Mellier. ‘In The Moon’ depicts a complete lunar cycle with simple and elegant shapes. By combining eight coloured inks, Fanette Mellier proposes a sensitive progress in the lunar month: When the moon is waxing, it diffuses a subtle palette of white tones; when the moon is waning, its dark side is revealed by a play of overprints. This transcript oscillates between technical constraints and experimentation, science and sheer poetry. The 30 moons are of November, the time of the book release. Feature


Andrew Davidson :: Harry Potter Covers

Andrew Davidson :: Harry Potter Covers

Andrew Davidson is an Artist, represented by The Artworks Illustration agency that has recently been commissioned by Bloomsbury to produce a series of illustrations for the cover of the adult editions of the Harry Potter books. Andrews’s incredible illustrations demonstrate his extraordinary craftsmanship skills and are created by hand-crafted wood engravings on English boxwood to Japanese paper. Andrew explained he wanted the images to look asif they had come from a book in the Hogwarts library, each depicting a scene, character or setting from each of the novels getting darker in reflection to the plot in each story. Feature


Animal Logo by Counter-Print

Animal Logo by Counter-Print

Counter Print, a UK-based platform dedicated to art and design related material, has just released its brand new publication, Animal Logo, which collects more than 266 categorised animal logos from all over the world. Bound together in a 132 pages volume is a showcase of trademarks and symbols designed by internationally recognised designers and studios such as Lance Wyman, Build, Stefan Kanchev and many more. The book itself is curated by Leterme Dowling and is now available directly from Counter Print. Feature


Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

‘Geometric Two’ is a limited edition pattern book filled to the brim with original and previously unpublished geometric artworks. This is a lovely source of inspiration for every design conscious individual who loves beautiful books, patterns and colour. The book will only go to print if their Kickstarter campaign is successful and you can help them by putting in a pledge. If you do help them, you can bag yourself various different rewards including copies of the book, test print sheets, limited edition prints and tote bags. Feature


Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy currently has three books out as pre-orders, two small booklets about two characterful girls and one large hardcover from a recent trip to Japan. You can see all of his printed work at Blast Future Press. Robert is having a book launch at Beach London on 24th October for his new photography book titled ‘BLUE HERON.’ Be there or be square. Feature


FiftyThree x Moleskine :: BOOK

FiftyThree, makers of the groundbreaking iPad app Paper, and Moleskine, makers of the legendary notebook, announce the debut of Book, a handmade, custom-printed book created right from within Paper. Paper, an Apple App of the Year with over 8 million downloads, allows anyone to seamlessly capture ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes, or drawings, and share them across the web. Now, with Book, sketches created on Paper are brought to life simply and beautifully in a 15-spread fold-out format created exclusively by Moleskine for Paper. Feature


Stefanie Leinhos

Stefanie Leinhos

Stefanie Leinhos is a freelance artist and illustrator from Germany, who beside commissioned work is also doing a lot of self-initiated projects. These projects are located somewhere in the ether between illustration and graphics. Stefanie Leinhos has a strong formal interest in the imagery of comics and by using this imagery, she creates graphics that are abstract but at the same time narrative. She uses various different techniques and processes in her work, like silhouettes, drawings, prints, self-published books and zines. Feature


Another Escape

Another Escape

The editors have explained their magazine so perfectly that I simply have to quote what they have said: “We all get those moments in life when we experience, if only for a second, something that utterly inspires us; we want to be a musician, a dancer, a bee keeper, a circus performer. It may be the overwhelming desire to collect new experiences, travel, or learn a new skill or language. But what if we actually played on these inspirations-turned-aspirations?” Please take the time to look at this beautiful piece of documentation. It is exactly what the duo (Rachel Maria Taylor and Jody Daunton) has set out to achieve, truly inspiring. Feature


Riccardo Nava :: ‘Oliver’

Riccardo Nava :: ‘Oliver’

Riccardo Nava is an Italian photographer now based in Berlin. ‘Oliver’ is his second funny book after his first book titled, ‘La Cuisine.’ In 2012 whilst looking around Mauerpark flea market of Berlin, he found a sealed box of photos which contained several photos of a dog and his owner. His process was to “select the pictures and keep just that ones of the dog and creating a story based on funny dog with human behaviour and, at the same time, a sad story of loneliness.” The book is limited to 50 copies with a poster, printed digitally in collaboration with Aalphabet. Feature


Maxi Quy

Maxi Quy

Maxi Quy is an Artist / Illustrator that’s currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Maxi’s stunning online portfolio documents beautiful and haunting imagery through sketches, paintings and experiments with my personal favourite piece of work being an insane Graphic Novel titled ‘Apt. 41’
Reflecting upon his process Maxi has expressed that using water-colours as a medium was a natural evolution of his process from pencil drawings – I can’t wait to see how his painting skills evolve further. Feature


Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle is an Artist/Illustrator and the Co-Founder/Editor of comic book anthology ‘Wowee Zonk’ featuring up and coming Artists from his hometown of Toronto, Canada. Patrick’s portfolio maintains a contemporary illustrative flair as he draws heavy influence from comic books – communicated through both his style and approach using pencil and ink to create his colourful hand-drawn imagery. Feature


Copeland Book Market

Copeland Book Market

Looking for a chill-out place for this foreseeable sweaty weekend? The Copeland Book Market returns to Bold Tendencies for its third year. It is a platform where over forty fantastic publishers and artists from across the world showcase their best recent work. This four-day event includes a series of talks, screenings and performances. The market runs from Thursday to Sunday (18th-21st). It opens from 5-9pm on Thursday and Friday and from 1-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Check out their website for the detailed programme and a full list of participants. Feature


Sam Hamer

Sam Hamer

I was lucky enough to go to uni with Sam Hamer and can safely say his work was always my favourite to look at in class, I thought it was about time I caught up with the AMAZING illustrator / Designer because if you havn’t seen his work yet your really missing out – he’s definitely one to watch. Feature


Studio Operative

Studio Operative

Studio Operative is a multi-disciplinary production and publishing studio focused on showcasing the possibilities of contemporary illustration. They aim to provide a space to promote innovative ideas and discussion regarding the future of the discipline and produce a wide range of published matter. Feature


Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

Everyone’s hyped about the release of Tutti Frutti and People of Print are no exception. Tutti Frutti is the first publication by Bompas & Parr and friends marking their latest installation at Kew Gardens (London) – set to be released next week. Shot by Katy Pople, Tutti Frutti explores ‘the gustatory implications of fruit salad’ and by the looks of the images released, fruit really never has looked so sexy! Feature


Screen Printing On The Cheap

Screen Printing On The Cheap

Thanks to the guys behind ‘Screen Printing On The Cheap’ for sending us their great new book all the way from the USA! We loved their chunky book that offers an informative yet friendly step-by-step guide to screen printing. Feature


Mike Brodie

Mike Brodie

Born in Arizona, Mike Brodie was first given a Polaroid camera in 2004 and began taking photographs. Having never undertaken any formal training, Mike spent the next 4 years circumambulating the USA documenting his travels forming a commended and truly stunning archive of photographs.
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Studio Ponto

Studio Ponto

I couldn’t big up the students from the DGC course without giving the incredible Studio Ponto a shout – with such an impeccable body of work they deservedly had to have their own feature. Graduates Eurico Sá Fernandes and Marina Lobão began collaborating whilst studying on the DCG course at LCC, founding the London based Design Studio in 2012. With a deep concentration on print, design and research (reflected in their wonderful branding) the Studio focuses on establishing work in the direction of art and culture, collaborating with practitioners across a variety of fields.
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LCC DGC Show

LCC DGC Show

I may be biased, but I really feel the Design for Graphic Communication course at LCC is in a league of it’s own, with heavy focus ‘practically exploring the liminal space between education and creative industry practice’ students are encouraged to focus on design research methods and the whole design process – not just the outcome introducing ‘design thinkers’ to the industry as they graduate. Described by It’s Nice That as a ‘digital calendar of graphic design treats’ the LCC DGC Degree show didn’t disappoint, thanks to the organisation of Rebecca Watson and a beautiful variety of exhibited work from some very talented students. Feature


Sarah Sajid

Sarah Sajid

Sarah has a delightful portfolio of prints and photographs whereby she visualises ideas in clever ways. An example of her work is a visualisation of how she imagines the “inside of a cocoon as a caterpillar morphs”. There’s lots of wonderful psychedelic, experimental and organic imagery going on here along with some cute collections of colour. Feature


‘MOURES’ (FACES) Publication

‘MOURES’ (FACES) Publication

‘MOURES’ (FACES) is a dope new photographic graffiti chronicle from 2000-2012. The Limited edition 96-page publication was printed in Athens on Gardadat Ciara 150 gsm paper complete with a hand-printed silk-screen print cover / hand-made binding. Printed in runs of Greek & English there are 200 copies available via the ‘MOURES’ website.
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P//RETTY PUKE (NSFW)

P//RETTY PUKE (NSFW)

Miller Rodrigues (aka Pretty Puke) (aka P//RETTY PUKE) is an Artist / Photographer that’s been gaining a loyal following for his raw, real, not-real, intoxicated, humorous & half-naked photographs. The Artist explains, “All I ever wanted to do is make visual fun using people n shit I like”
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I am just trying to be nice - NUG from John on Vimeo.

NUG ‘I am just trying to be nice’

‘I am just trying to be nice’ is a book about the work of Nug, giving a visual overview of the controversial graffiti artist’s pieces from exhibitions to graffiti pictures, video stills and paintings. 2 Editions of the 64 page publication are available, with an exclusive edition featuring a one of the kind cover made from an original piece of artwork cut into pieces or an (equally rugged) edition created by Amsterdam Design agency Undog.
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Remi Rough

Remi Rough

Born and raised in South London Remi Rough has been ‘breaking boundaries with a spraycan and paintbrush” for over 26 years. Moving from the Streets to the Galleries in 1989 Remi’s artwork has been featured across the globe and has seen the artist frequently move to print. Drawing inspiration where he came from Remi “keeps his finger in the street art pie” with elements of his current work embodying hints from spray cans in his dope geometric prints and paper collages.
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American Hardcore 1978-1990 Book :: Printed by Ditto Press (NSFW)

American Hardcore 1978-1990 Book :: Printed by Ditto Press (NSFW)

Ditto Press are at the top of the hierarchy when it comes to risograph printing in London. They have a supreme range of clients and always make sure their prints are quality. This new book by The Vinyl Factory is limited to 300 copies and is a perfect example of the work that they do. Feature


North Skate Mag

North Skate Mag

Graham Tait has been working on North for over two years now. Although he knew he wanted to do something with his photography he wasn’t really sure what form it would take. Digital photography now probably makes up 95% of the photography in most skateboard magazines, but he still shoots on film. With so many new photographers coming up and shooting digital, he feels there is room for another publication that is aimed more at traditional film photography. Feature


Bang! Media

Bang! Media

Jeremy Wheeler is a multi-faceted artist, specializing in dynamic graphic art in two and three dimensions. In his 10+ years working in the Southeast Michigan area, he has honed a unique poster style in the gigposter and modern film art world. Through his company Bang! Media, he’s made three appearances at various Flatstock poster conventions — including SXSW 2012/13 as well as last year’s Pitchfork Festival. Feature


Stussy :: Biannual Vol1

Stussy have moved into the printed world with volume one of a bi-annual publication which will feature the Spring ’13 collection and much more. Cover Photography: A$AP ILLZ by Kenneth Cappello. Limited Edition Cover Featuring Block Photograph by Chuck Katz. Look at this slick video which shows the process of the zine printing. Print is definitely not dead, go and buy your zine from the Stussy Shop. Feature


Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest grows larger and more diverse in its second year at Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY (April 21, 2013) — Warmed (but not toasted) by the success of last year’s inaugural event, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh are returning to Williamsburg to present the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to make their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free. Feature