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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
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
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
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
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
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” 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
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 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
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
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 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, 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
‘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 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, 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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 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) 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.
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”
‘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.
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.
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
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
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 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 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
Paris graffiti legend Horfe has teamed up with Topsafe London for his first ever solo London show. Taking place at 4 Wilkes st London from the 14th – 23rd March. Horfe clarifies that “the show is not graffiti at all, to me an art exhibition can’t be graffiti. Graffiti is not the same as ‘accepted art’ it has to be illegal to fit that bill.” Imaginarium showcases Horfe’s drawings & mark makings on paper canvas wood and sculpture, he explains how he has focused his energy on “describing and organizing my aethetic in a way I can share with everyone graffiti fan or not.” (Theres a dope publication available at topsafe too). Feature
I saw this badboy whilst perusing around the very packed out Publish and Be Damned event at the ICA t’other week. The layout is as enticing as its contents, every page begs you to turn it over to the next set of delectable, washed-out images. Ride the waves and ride the pages of this scrap-book-esque printed beauty. Click the link to purchase your copy and then book those flights to Australia and get your flip-flops on. Dude. Feature
Sleeperhold Publications is a ephemeral platform for artist publications and functions as a valid excuse to experiment with the creation of content, different media and ways of distributing. So far SHP released a photobook, a silkscreen posterset, a deck of gaming cards, a book of short stories and several vinyl records. There are no fixed methodologies in dealing with creation and, at its best, an entirely different tactic will be applied to every SHP number. Feature
Photographer Michael Wolf’s work “Deals with the universal reality of contemporary city life”
Originally born in Germany, Michael was raised in the USA & Canada before returning to Germany to study photography. Starting his career as a Photo Journalist Wolf spent a lot of time in Asia working for German magazine “Stern”
Characteristics of his work include obsessive collecting, using his subjects to document transformations of urban life.
I’m all about his heavy architectural focus and patterns found in his photos. Feature
Tommi Musturi is a Finnish Artist that grew up in an army base in Ruokesi.
Finding a home in Kuti Kuti collective & Studio Tommi’s colourful work can be found in various publications.
His loud website is full of crazy imagery, I love his “Walking with Samuel” publication, a wordless book about a ghost-like character (called Samuel) who travels through various places and states of mind, representing a statement about freedom and humanity.
Visit Tommi’s website here. Feature
Golden Green is a Street Artist living and working in Hamburg, Germany.
With work featured in various exhibitions and publications GG’s website is full of dope illustrations and hand-drawn type.
“The Crook, the Sad & The Dusty” publication is one of my favourite pieces of GG’s work, the 60 page book (available in English & German) features a short illustrated story with accompanying screen printed canvas bags and posters.
Visit GG’s website here Feature
Justified Magazine provides a breather to the blogging culture. They acknowledge the power and shareability of the internet but feel work becomes lost within the vast online community.
The printed format refines their online presence to give a concise insight into contemporary design and photography, celebrating creative individuals who are at the forefront. Feature