Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

LEAP Dialogues is a manifestation of the state of the art in design practices through the lens of social innovation. It offers readers a potent cross section of case studies and career trajectories of successful people who are shaping this emergent field. The book demonstrates how design matters in social change and how an education in design allows a professional to move throughout their career making contributions to the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, lead editor of LEAP Dialogues and co-founder and vice president of ArtCenter’s Designmatters department. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Ever embedding the playful use of narrative into his creations, Luca Di Battista, the freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer situated in Berlin has recently unveiled his latest text and illustrations in the form of a children’s book entitled Che Spavento – Oh Schreck! The continuing of his 2D aesthetic is ever apparent, as Biagio, the protagonist, pursues a journey through the rich textured landscape while painted in a pale pink, beautifully juxtaposed against the dark enveloping palette which consumes the majority of the narrative. Feature


THE PALACE BOOK

THE PALACE BOOK

Documenting through compelling photography, the life of London skate brand Palace, from the beginning in 2009 as the Palace Wayward Boys Choir to the Soho store, renowned youth subculture photographer Alasdair McLellan has created THE PALACE BOOK in collaboration with the brand, celebrating the PWBC family through the photo book of historic imagery, resembling through both design and narrative a family photo album. THE PALACE BOOK is published by IDEA and features art direction from M/M Paris. Feature


Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly by Austin Radcliffe recasts the messiness of everyday life and recasts it in neat and appealing designs. Based on the Webby Award winning Tumblr blog, TON displays thoughtfully composed everyday objects, displayed beautifully to enthral the ‘neat freak’ in all of us. From candy arranged by gradient, to mobile phones from the past 20 years laid out with perfect spacing, TON capitalises on our current obsession with photographing and cataloguing everyday objects. Feature


Penguin Random House Design Award 2016

Penguin Random House Design Award 2016

Wednesday night on the Embankment, on the top floor of the iconic Shell building, and thirty young student designers and illustrators are awaiting the results of the 10th Penguin Random House Design Award competition. Earlier this year, students around the UK and the world were asked to design book jackets for a ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘How to be a Woman’ and ‘Emil and the Detectives’. Feature


Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

The beauty of the rain is exquisitely executed within Chove, the printed manifestation of the moments of pleasure and melancholy, the experiences of comfort and nostalgia, gratitude and pain. The authorial project by designer and visual artist Henrique Martins communicates the transposition of rainy days through an intelligently and aesthetically compelling graphical language, which in its raw form, acts as a visual narrative, evoking the rain’s ability to awaken our senses. Feature


Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer aka Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk are a couple putting together a mix of attention-grabbing projects spanning illustration, comics, publications and animated film. From their studio in Tilburg, Jeroen and Marjolein love turning their ideas into reality. In 2015, they released the first issue of Wobby; a Risograph-printed quarterly magazine which we think is perfect for those who need an adrenaline shot of visual inspiration. The fifth issue has just come out under the theme of ‘testosterone’ and we guarantee it’s definitely worth checking out! Feature


Closed Cities

Closed Cities

At the forefront of Manuel Radde’s design process is the equal relevance of form and context. In this case, Radde has beautifully embedded Gregor Sailer’s impressive photo series examining the forms taken by closed cities by referring to the geographical location through layout. Feature


‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph is a multimedia artist based in London who uses photography, video, digital and other processes in his work and has 10 years of varied experience in journalism and creative industries. He is currently working on a series of projects that deconstruct his own archive from the past decade, creating new works from old material to explore media and technology cultures, memory, communication, recent history, and human experience. His first book titled ‘Poet Fool’ — life according to graffiti: an alternative social documentary, is an A5 format, 128pp, full colour publication limited to a run of just 100 copies. Be sure to get your hands on a copy for just £20. Feature


Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Have you ever wondered why children adore books with varied textures and colourful illustrations? Inspired by a trip to France and Spain, partners Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada, aka ‘The Happen Studio’, visited local bookshops, discovered many amazing children’s books and then decided to create ‘Paper Playbook’; a publication designed to tell stories through colourful sheets of paper and interactive composition. Feature


Discordia | Moises Saman

Discordia | Moises Saman

Compiled of and representing personal memories of the four years he spent living and working as a photojournalist in the Middle East (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq), Discordia is a new self-published book by Magnum photographer Moises Saman. In a close-up and visual representation of Saman’s experiences, the photographs often exude a sense of ambiguity, depicting the ‘fleeting moments on the periphery of the more dramatic events’ that were photographed for editorial publications. Presenting the continuation of daily life in amongst violence and uncertainty, the book is a ‘personal comment on the complex nature of this period, and the ever-blurring line between victim and perpetrator’. Feature


The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

East London based art publisher Hoxton Mini Press has announced ‘The Mini Mini Series’ – a marvellous collection of photo books that celebrate the best in colourful, modern photography: playful not pretentious. Not only is this new book series their first which ventures outside of East London, it also explores selected, sensational photographs taken by not-so-familiar artists/photographers who create small-but-great projects and do not demand a solo exhibition in a pure white gallery. Feature


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

We first came across Marion Jdanoff’s beautiful prints when we featured her art collective she co-founded with Damien Tran, Palefroi in summer 2013. Also working as a solo artist and printmaker, we think it’s time for a review of her latest projects. Recently, Marion has released her new screen-printed 48-page book, ‘Schaffhauser’, showcasing a harmonious blend of colour overlays and engaging characters. Feature


MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

The newly-published title authored by the founder and creative director of Transmission, Stuart Tolley. ‘MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design’ is a new publication showcasing a wide selection of contemporary minimalist graphic design. Stuart Tolley has opted to trace the first wave of minimalism in the 60s, allowing readers to explore the relationship between form and function and at the same time calling a closer look at the movement through essays and in-depth interviews with leading design practitioners such as Jessica Svendsen, Made Thought and Eric Hu. Feature


Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

An admirable exploration of letterforms unfolds within Graphic Designer and book artist Kevin Steele’s interactive creation. The pop up book acts as an initial introduction into the basics, origins and characteristics of letterforms. The book embeds the confident ideology that typography plays a fundamental role within the process of communication and further embeds an emphasis on the importance of the shape, styling and formation letterforms. Feature


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

Brazilian illustrator and printmaker Zansky’s play with “the idea of map exploration without knowing the destination” results in a wonderful assortment of tricolour illustrations created using screenshots from Google Street View. Fortuna is a 24-page Riso-printed publication that explores the relationship between the analogue and the digital. And with Zansky’s strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional printing techniques, he has beautifully reinterpreted those digital captures and created painterly landscapes that highlight the blurred borders between photography, illustration, editorial and technology. Feature


Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Photographer Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex, but moved to East London 20 years ago. Since then she has made her living as an editorial and portrait photographer and Hackney has become both her home and the basis of her personal projects. Focusing on living and working in East London, Jenny’s project One Day Young documents Hackney-born babies and their mothers in the first 24 hours after birth. Its aim, to tell ‘a story about the strength and resilience of women post-childbirth’, a story that is so common yet goes largely unacknowledged in today’s society. Feature


«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

Some of the best exhibitions happening across Europe in March 2016 include the “ECAL Graphic Design” exhibition – a showcase of projects created by the students from the Bachelor Graphic Design and the Master Art Direction courses. To mark the occasion of the release of the ‘ECAL Graphic Design’ book, beautifully published by JRP|Ringier, the exhibition retraces projects conducted during the workshops hosted by graphic design legends including Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Veronica Ditting and a dozen others. Feature


KALEID 2016

KALEID 2016

Preparations are well underway for KALEID 2016 and after five years in London, the annual KALEID conference & book exhibition will be landing at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) in May. The KALEID editions is an exciting and impressive initiative focusing on distributing the best in European book design and working with leading global institutions to conduct academic research. At the moment, they are seeking to attract both emerging and established visual artists and designers to submit their work with a chance to be showcased amongst the best art books of 2016. Feature


Herbarium Riso

Herbarium Riso

Set up in December 2012 by Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke (We Make It & Gloria Glitzer), Herbarium Riso brings together an extensive selection of the most compelling Risograph-printed independent artists’ publications, zines and ephemera. With more than 170 books in their collection, Herbarium Riso is one of those destinations you definitely cannot miss if you visit Berlin. It is a perfect place for meeting artists, publishers and people who share a common interest in the arts and culture as well as the future of contemporary publishing. Just make sure you get in touch with them before making a visit. Appointments can be made via email. Feature


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

We first introduced you to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau aka Atelier Bingo back in January 2014 and it’s no surprise that their portfolio has now grown, at a phenomenal rate, into one of the best sources of inspiration. Published as a limited edition of only 4 copies, this latest project, all hand screen-printed, still illustrates their close relationship with collage. Atelier Bingo play with confident lines and colourful sets of freeform shapes, resulting in an art book that totally stands out from the sea of self-produced zines/publications out there. Feature


YELLOW by OFFLIFE

YELLOW by OFFLIFE

Yellow is an online and book project that saw 52 of the world’s most exciting artists illustrating a whole year of news. To prove that illustration is more than just a medium of pretty pictures, Offlife rounded up 52 legendary artists, allocated them each a week of the year and asked them to illustrate one news story that broke within their seven days. The project has proved that illustration is as powerful as any photograph or piece of writing, and this powerful hardback is truly a celebration of illustration and the artists who’ve made it their own. Feature


Eating With The Eyes Collectors Edition

Eating With The Eyes Collectors Edition

The title is what caught my attention when I first stumbled upon ‘Eating With The Eyes’. Published with life-affirming quality, Eating With The Eyes is a new publication by Unit Editions that raises its own questions about seeing things in new ways. The book consists of a photographic recording of accidental events spanning over a decade from Pentagram’s partner Harry Pearce’s journeys around the world. This is a unique insight into Pearce’s mind and his thinking process as a “Pentagram partner, eternal optimist, human rights activist, dream diary keeper, graphic designer, accidentalist and photographer”. Feature


Wallace Henning :: British Rail Corporate Identity Manual

Wallace Henning :: British Rail Corporate Identity Manual

With full agreement from the Department of Transport, graphic designer Wallace Henning has launched a new month-long Kickstarter campaign to raise money to publish a high spec reproduction of the iconic British Rail Corporate Identity Manual that will “celebrate British Rail’s identity in its entirety – not only its distinctive symbol.” Over a few hours, this new Kickstarter campaign has raised over £3,000. The goal is £40,000 and according to what we see, it should be reached fairly soon. Feature


Make Enemies & Gain Fans by SNASK

Make Enemies & Gain Fans by SNASK

‘Make Enemies & Gain Fans’ is a handbook representing the action-packed journey of Snask’s first five years in the business penned within 72 hours. We simply had no idea how they managed to get a book deal within 24 hours after the initial idea. The only thing we know is that Fredrik Öst and Magnus Berg have, as a matter of fact, released a publication that serves as a very useful guide for those ‘who either seek creative enlightenment, do their own designing, or simply strive for world domination.’ Feature


Spells by HelloMe™

Spells by HelloMe™

Berlin-based design studio ‘HelloMe’ has revealed its latest publication project which is a comprehensive collection of written works by artist Irena Haiduk entitled ‘Spells’. Published by Sternberg Press, Spells is a new title that marks a new narrative step. It consists of Haiduk’s texts and limited editions including manifestos, music scores, forecasts, conversions, translations and architectural programs from 2007 to present. HelloMe took a typographic approach throughout the publication, incorporating elements of storytelling that are paired beautifully with a careful consideration of format and materials. Without a doubt, the result is a handsome publication that will put readers under a spell. Feature


Mould Map #4 :: Eurozone Spezial

Mould Map #4 :: Eurozone Spezial

A quiet read of Mould Map #4 can be a fascinating eye-opener. At first glance, this ‘Eurozone Spezial’ of Mould Map might seem to be a pure visual delight. But once you delve deeper into the issue, you’ll notice that its editorial content also incorporates conceptual ingenuity and photojournalism. It reflects the concerns of political and social issues through a colourful mix of comics, long-form articles, interviews and essays. Feature


PALETTE 06 ::  Transparent

PALETTE 06 :: Transparent

Some people do consider white space as a waste of printing materials. In reality, using the right amount of white in design can create such a sophisticated look and make significant impacts. The latest addition to the much-loved colour-themed collection, ‘Palette’ by Victionary, kicks off the new cycle of visual design practice and introduces you to celebrate the subtlety of designing with the colour white. Published with a focus on branding and packaging, Palette 06 :: Transparent by Victionary has just brought into question the whole concept of visibility. Feature


Counter Plymouth 2015

Counter Plymouth 2015

It’s only ten days until Counter, an artist-led book fair, returns to KARST Plymouth for the second time to showcase work created by regional and national artists and publishers who experiment with the book/zine formats and styles of narration. This year, Counter continues to draw together both creative individuals and independent collectives to come share, sell and buy books, ask questions, share knowledge, and exchange ideas over a live programme of talks, live publishing and performances. Feature


The Type Taster by Sarah Hyndman

The Type Taster by Sarah Hyndman

You don’t have to a synaesthete to be able to taste type. According to Sarah Hyndman, the writer of ‘The Type Taster book’, every font can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, and even has the power to alter the taste of your food. Published as part of an ongoing typographic research that deals with our everyday association with type and sensory experiences, The Type Taster is a testing ground for theories of font psychology, giving us an insight into the concepts behind typefaces and font choices. Feature


Vancouver Art / Book Fair

Vancouver Art / Book Fair

Fuelling Vancouver’s reputation as a ‘small but feisty mecca for art book publishing’ and an up-and-coming rival of creative centres like New York and Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is set to return for its fourth year. Returning to the Vancouver Art Gallery from the 16th to the 18th October, the annual Art/Book Fair provides a platform for Vancouver’s arts-based publishing scene. This year the celebration of indie publishing will feature over 100 small scale and independent publishers, showcasing magazines, zines, books, printed ephemera and digital publications. Feature


DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

‘Buried behind neglected sunken gardens, lies the Decrepit Abbey. The abode of the very last disciple of an equally decrepit denomination, whoeth thirst for antediluvian knowledge lies unabated.’ Follow the tale of a lonely and bedraggled Monk as he attempts to reinstate his forgotten faith through diabolical rituals. This 48 page, pocket-sized hardback with gold foiled cover and red satin spine bookmark is full of pestilence, putridity and perversions. It’s limited to just 500 copies and they’re all hand numbered by Herman Inclusus himself. Grab a copy for just £9.99 here before they’re all gone. Feature


Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Eye-popping posters, the zingiest of zines and penis doodles aplenty. That was Saturday’s Kiosk Independent Publisher’s Fair, an event that saw the Peckham Pelican taken over by a showcase of up-and-coming editors including People of Print. Kiosk’s founder, Nick Greenbank, is clear about its purpose. ‘Our main goal is to promote the work of young and emerging artists and designers by publishing books and zines,’ he said. ‘The fair is a bigger platform to push that and bring a new audience to the people who are showing their work.’ 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


Adam Jason Cohen

Adam Jason Cohen

Hailing from New Jersey, Adam Jason Cohen is a photographer that currently lives and works in Chicago. Showcasing his work both online and in print, Adam produces his own small-run limited edition books showcasing his documentary style approach to photography. With raw imagery drawing focus towards social landscapes and human condition, Adam’s portrayal of life in Chicago oozes both style and flair. 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


Makers of East London

Makers of East London

Steeped in history and character, London’s East End is a place where a new, old trend is on the rise. Published on the success of Hoxton Mini Press’s ongoing series of art publications, ‘Makers of East London’ is a brand-new hardback that celebrates the rebirth of craft-based work and the artistic dynamism of one of the liveliest parts of the city, East London. Feature


Patternity: A New Way of Seeing

Patternity: A New Way of Seeing

Pattern is as old as time. The birth of pattern can probably be traced back throughout the earliest remnants of Earth’s history. It appears in ways we may not perceive, can be found everywhere in nature, and is the basis for many non-figural characteristics of decorative culture around the world. Recently, London-based creative studio, research platform, and online pattern image archive ‘Patternity’ have announced their latest project, ‘Patternity: A New Way of Seeing’, which is set to inspire and pave the way for design in the future. Feature


Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

British writer and commentator, Tom Chatfield has authored a fine book for Penguin Random House titled ‘Live This Book’, and with the typographic know-how of designer Chris Bentham, living the book is exactly what they make you do. From the very start you are asked to make notes and fill in areas of the book alongside being presented with the manifesto “that it is more important than ever for us to give some undivided attention to the people we care about, to the things that really matter in our lives, and to ourselves.” The book challenges you to look away from your myriad of screens and enjoy a multitude of real life things — actual things and stuff. 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


Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden launched her award-winning design blog, Confessions of a Design Geek in 2010 to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been listed as a top worldwide design blog by Cision, Dwell US, Elle Décor Italia and The Sunday Times. In 2014, she launched Fiera, the independent magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. It was nominated for Magpile’s Best New Magazine within just three weeks of launch. As well as editing her own titles, she also writes for many well known media channels, including The Guardian Magazine, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph Magazine, Dezeen, Design Milk and others. We took a look at a couple of her recent projects, Makers of East London and Fiera Magazine Issue 02. Feature


Jonathan Leder | Imperial Publishing Ltd (NSFW)

Jonathan Leder | Imperial Publishing Ltd (NSFW)

New York-based photographer Jonathan Leder recently exhibited his solo show titled ’92 Photographs’ at Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles, which has also been catalogued in the form of a beautiful 100 page, square format, perfect-bound four colour and duotone publication — limited to just 1000. Noted as ‘The ultimate book of babes’ which includes the likes of Amy Hood, Britany Nola, Kayslee Collins, Dominique Jane, Marlo Lavonne and even unpublished archive images of the now famous Emily Ratajkowski. Feature


Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan is a designer who places the emphasis on refining an approach to tackle a range of areas and fields. Originally specialising in design for publishing during his BA at Norwich University of the Arts, he went onto the intern for Studio Fernando Gutierrez before returning to Norwich to complete an MA where his research was centred on the concept of the grid. This research sought to use the grid as a guide to design for various mediums while testing a range of processes, formats and materials. Feature


6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

We get a lot of people asking us to share their Kickstarter projects and we are more than happy to promote a project if it’s worth while. Here is a list of six print-orientated projects that you should get behind. Take some time and watch the videos and pledge some money towards one of them or all of them. No money is taken from your account until the project has ended and only if it is successfully funded. Enjoy! Feature


‘50 Books | 50 Covers’ by Design Observer

‘50 Books | 50 Covers’ by Design Observer

Take a design competition and let it run continually for 92 years, what have you got? You’ve got an extremely well established competition, that’s what. The 50 Books | 50 Covers competition was originally know as ‘Fifty Books’ when it established by the American Institute of Graphic Arts back in 1923. The awesome Design Observer has been hosting this prestigious competition since 2011 and this year they have decided to publish a book and put on an exhibition to commemorate the winners. This hasn’t been done before and you can help make it happen by supporting their Kickstarter campaign. There’s not long left, so get involved and help them reach their goal. Feature


Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

‘Hyper Geography’ is the latest publication by Joe Hamilton, an Australian-born artist who often uses new technology and found material to create intricate and compelling compositions online, offline, and in-between. For this printed version of Hyper Geography, Hamilton takes a kaleidoscopic look at computer-generated imagery as well as internet memes and explores how cyberspace is constantly changing the relationships between media technologies, space, and time. Feature


People of Print Book :: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration

People of Print Book :: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration

We are proud to present our first-ever hardback on highly influential print design produced using the combination of printmaking techniques, styles, and materials. This new glorious tome, entitled ‘People of Print’, serves as a powerful compendium of cutting-edge work created in the age where endless streams of mediocrity contribute to the rapid growth of digital culture. This book, on the other hand, offers an eye-opening look into the brains and minds that have made an imprint on contemporary visual culture in the real, physical world. Feature


Limited Edition Book Sleeves for the People of Print Book by Fatherless

Limited Edition Book Sleeves for the People of Print Book by Fatherless

Now being five years since Fatherless Collective first started as a collaborative venture between the five member artists: Jarrod Hennis, Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, Dave Menard and Ben Rider. Today Fatherless have made their way into a well-established reputation and we are very lucky to have collaborated with this group of passionate printmakers to produce a set of limited edition hand-printed wooden book sleeves for our first-ever publication, published by Thames & Hudson, the ‘People of Print book’.

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The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book is a beautiful compendium containing the whole collection of creative papers developed and manufactured by Arjowiggins. It’s a single, comprehensive volume, containing every kind of paper for every communication requirement. Studio North has kept the design of the book as simple and minimalistic as possible by labeling every sheet with a short description of the paper. If you have a deep fondness for well manufactured papers and love geeking out on textures, colors and ranges, than this is for you. Feature


Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Sydney based graphic design studio Design by Toko have been approached by photographer Juliet Taylor to design her self published book. Enjoying complete creative freedom they decided to spice up the publication design by hand pouring the book sleeves out of resin. The two tone colour scheme is based on a pallet found in Juliet’s photographs. Watch the video of the process below! Feature


Back and Forth by C100

Back and Forth by C100

C100 are a German multi-disciplinary design studio, founded in 2003 by Christian Hundertmark. Offering a number of services including creative direction, brand identity, product design, app design and web design to clients such as Absolut Vodka, Calvin Klein, Levi’s and Sony Music, they strive to create inventive visual solutions. Feature


Spin: 360°

Spin: 360°

As the design world is undergoing immense transformation and continually adapting to digital alteration and aesthetic trends, it’s not surprising to see everybody try to evolve in order to survive today’s constantly changing market. It’s true that good work is a core part of what makes a successful business but the attitudes of people who run it also play just as big of a role. London’s leading design studio Spin was born out of passion of the two founders Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan. Now you may be wondering what makes Spin so distinctive in its vision. I guess the answers can be found here in their new 520-page monograph that offers a close-up look at every aspect of Spin’s practice. Feature


D.I.Y Art Market

D.I.Y Art Market

The DIY art market is a bi-monthly market and a celebration of the emerging and established independent artists and makers of London. Each event has over 60 handpicked exhibitors, championing the unique and the original, the D.I.Y. and the self-published. Feature


Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Ronny Hunger (also known under the alias Comet Substance) is a Swiss graphic designer, screen printer and an active member of the DIY scene. He began designing posters for the small music venue Elmo Delmo in Zurich in 2013. Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Offprint London 2015

Offprint London 2015

One of our favourite things to do is to help you plan your next day out and without sounding too excited, this year’s Offprint is going to be utterly inspiring. Offprint Projects is a traveling art publishing fair with a focus on contemporary art and design, photography, experimental music, poetry, and philosophy. From 22 to 25 May, The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern will be transformed into a platform for an exploration of the alliance between printed strategies and digital cultures within the creative world. Feature


Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

There was no doubt in my mind that the redesign proposal for a modern edition of Flatland by Epilogue would hit the goal before the time is up, and indeed, the campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of $26,000 within a short period of time. With a belief that this ingenious classic deserves a contemporary edition, Epilogue have teamed up with designers to create over 50 new illustrations along with an accompanied digital library that will allow users to explore a variety of geometric shapes across multiple dimensions. Feature


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