Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Juan Fontanive

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


Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

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


Interview |  Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

Interview | Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

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


Inuit Bookshop

Inuit Bookshop

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


Nakano Design Office

Nakano Design Office

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


Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

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


Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited

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


ShaoLan

ShaoLan

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


Ditto Press

Ditto Press

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


KYLAM | Secret Stories II

KYLAM | Secret Stories II

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


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

Lo Parkin :: ‘LFW an Illustrated Panorama’ Teaser

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


Sam Winston

Sam Winston

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


TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER is an ambiguous editorial project founded by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010. This picture based bi-annual publication explores the possibility of the images being able to live beyond the pages, with no text throughout the magazine other than the list of contributors, the images are left to speak for themselves and create their own surreal narrative from one full page spread to the next. Feature


Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

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


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

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

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


Adam Lupton

Adam Lupton

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


Éditions du livre

Éditions du livre

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


Andrew Davidson :: Harry Potter Covers

Andrew Davidson :: Harry Potter Covers

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


Animal Logo by Counter-Print

Animal Logo by Counter-Print

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


Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

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


Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy Studio

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


FiftyThree x Moleskine :: BOOK

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


Stefanie Leinhos

Stefanie Leinhos

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


Another Escape

Another Escape

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


Riccardo Nava :: ‘Oliver’

Riccardo Nava :: ‘Oliver’

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


Maxi Quy

Maxi Quy

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


Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

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


Copeland Book Market

Copeland Book Market

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


Sam Hamer

Sam Hamer

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


Studio Operative

Studio Operative

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


Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

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


Screen Printing On The Cheap

Screen Printing On The Cheap

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


Mike Brodie

Mike Brodie

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

Studio Ponto

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

LCC DGC Show

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


Sarah Sajid

Sarah Sajid

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


‘MOURES’ (FACES) Publication

‘MOURES’ (FACES) Publication

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

P//RETTY PUKE (NSFW)

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

NUG ‘I am just trying to be nice’

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

Remi Rough

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

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

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


North Skate Mag

North Skate Mag

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


Bang! Media

Bang! Media

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


Stussy :: Biannual Vol1

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


Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

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


Horfee’s Imaginarium

Horfee’s Imaginarium

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


Bummerland Publication

Bummerland Publication

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

Sleeperhold Publications

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


Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf

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


Horse Zine

Horse Zine

Horse zine is all about building ramps, fixing cracks, sweeper stalls and slappy grinds, bombing hills, watching videos, collecting toys, drinking tea, bails, horror films, bowl shreding, screen printing, cut and pasting, bad spelling and rad skateboarding. Feature


Tommi Musturi

Tommi Musturi

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

Golden Green

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 #2

Justified Magazine #2

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


Mr Bingo – Hate Mail Publication

Mr Bingo – Hate Mail Publication

This one goes out to all the Valentines day haters!
If you don’t already know, Mr Bingo is a London based Illustrator/Animator.
After a few beers in the studio Bingo sent a postcard to stranger Jonathan Hopkins saying “Fuck you Jonathan, fuck you and fuck your shit legs “
After realizing Bingo fans loved the idea he set up a service on his website inviting people to buy an offensive postcard addressed to them.
Penguin shortly clocked onto the Hate Mail hype and has teamed up to create a publication based on 100 of Mr Bingo’s favourite postcards.
They’re all sold out right now but get your copy here soon! Feature


Angela Dalinger

Angela Dalinger

Based in a small town close to Hamburg Angela spends her time drawing and painting selling collections of her books and prints online.
I love the application of colour and the narrative in her intriguing illustrations.
(Visit her online store here) Feature


A London Pub For All Reasons

A London Pub For All Reasons

I basically adore everything that Herb Lester flawlessly churn out, this most recent Pub guide is no exception. “There are pub guides for real ale drinkers, for amateur historians and for walkers, but this is a guide for all reasons.” And it’s only £4, madness.


Typeholics

Typeholics

Typeholics is an independent design studio working in the fields of design, illustration and creative direction based in St Pauli, Hamburg.
After growing up in the late 80’s Graffiti Scene Felix Schlueter founded Typeholics in 1997 joined by Henning Weskamp and Benjamin Kakrow.
From humble beginnings the group has grown to become a professional Design Studio working on briefs with clients from the music industry to publishing and advertising. Feature


Iconograph Magazine

Iconograph Magazine

Them Thangs Editions presents Iconograph #2, curated and published by Justin Blyth, with contributing editors Hassan Rahim, Justin Van Hoy & Andrew Pogany. Iconograph #2 is the second print offering in an ongoing series that gathers an eccentric collection of visual media and literature exploring the contemporary use of Ritualistic Iconography—the systems of symbols, mythic representations, and religious imagery from which we seek meaning. Feature


Exhibition :: ODD VOLUME

Exhibition :: ODD VOLUME

ODD VOLUME :: January 26 – March 3
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present ODD VOLUME, an exhibition of artworks and the books they are inspired by. Featuring art and personal libraries of:
Alex Kujawski, Andrew Bernero, Bill Abdale, Casey Farnum, Casey Tang, Chris Zirbes, Cosbe, Luke Allen, Lynnette Miranda, Megan Plunkett, Nick Wallin, Ryan Syrell, Sean Keenan & Jeff Eaton, Susan Belle, Zebadiah Keneally. Feature


Julia Kostreva

Julia Kostreva

Based in San Francisco Julia Kostreva is a Designer/Art Director.
Working on a variety of projects including branding, packaging illustration and web design her website is full of exciting products and pictures.
I love her “Dirty projectors” 7 colour screen print and limited edition 2013 Prisms calendar printed using gold leaf & letter press. Feature


Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

Mark your calendars! The Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to Public Assembly in Williamsburg on Sunday, April 21st 2013 from 11am to 6pm. Showcasing more than 80 writers, artists, and publishers from Brooklyn and beyond running the gamut from self-publishing stalwarts Ayun Halliday (The East Village Inky and Bust’s “Mother Superior” column) and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan and the zine guidebook Stolen Sharpie Revolution) to fresh faced first-time zine makers. Once again organized by the turdish-cinema celebrants behind I Love Bad Movies, BZF 2013 aims to bring the entertaining, informative, and esoteric best in self-published works to a strange & brilliant audience. In a city of a million pursuits, there’s a zine for every one. Feature


Wrap Magazine

Wrap Magazine

Issue 6 of Wrap Magazine is out and it sure is looking to be a beauty from their online snaps. Nordic Lights takes inspiration from all of Europe’s snowy countries making for a rather festive treat. It also includes five double sided pull-out wrapping paper sheets too so you can customise your gifts this year with a little extra edge. Nice one guys. Feature


Calm & Collected – “Sea & Sea”

Calm & Collected – “Sea & Sea”

Calm & Collected was formed by the collaboration of creative individuals hailing from a variety of Art & Design backgrounds.
Utalising their talents the collective develops their work through a balance of typography and imagery.
With focus being directed towards craftsmanship and hand-finishing, Calm & Collective strive to retain the desired aesthetic of non-digital designed outcomes.
Their cool nautical 64page publication titled “Sea & Sea” features original hand-bound letterpress, risograph & screen prints. Feature


Off Life Issue 2

Off Life Issue 2

Did you know Off Life comic Issue 2 is out now? And they’ve only gone and got Mat Pringle to design the cover, its a beaut. Plus theres an interview with the brilliant comic artist Adrian Tomine. You can view the pdf on their website but I’d recommend purchasing it and you can find your local stockist here.


Wrap Magazine :: Issue 6

Wrap Magazine :: Issue 6

This issue is themed around Nordic design and illustration, and really seasonal with lots of snowy, winter inspired illustrations and wrapping papers by the likes of Janine Rewell, Petra Borner and Lotta Nieminen. We bloody love what these guys have done with their magazine in such a short space of time. Perfect for christmas! Feature


Jeong Hwa Min

Jeong Hwa Min

I love the surreal, playful brightly coloured (& pointy-nosed) characters found in Berlin based illustrator Jeong Hwa Min’s prints and books.
His collaborative publication with Joe Villon demonstrates his interesting eye for composition featuring 44 pages of risograph prints complete with a 2 colour silk screen poster.
Jeong’s recent work involves a limited edition run of 110 silk screen comics titled “Cyan” – well worth checking out Feature


HURT YOU BAD #1 “Concealed Intentions”

HURT YOU BAD #1 “Concealed Intentions”

Last week I received my copy of Hurtyoubads’ “Concealed Intentions” and oh my days it was worth the wait!
The graff blog of all graff blogs converted to print for the first time, showcasing years of work visually exploring graffiti culture in collaboration with topsafe.
“A Graffiti magazine with little to no graffiti in it” – you need to see it!
Buy it here Feature


“What Next?” Exhibition @ Beach Gallery

“What Next?” Exhibition @ Beach Gallery

I spent last Thursday drinking rum looking at cool artwork at the Beach X Fivefootsix’s “What’s Next” Exhibition launch.
The idea behind the show and publication involved asking 10 Graduate Artists (mostly from Camberwell & Kingston) to create a visual response, and ask a question, to form an illustrated chain of questions & answers, appropriately starting with “What Next?”
Both the show and publication demonstrate a variety of illustrative styles and narratives by the contributing grads click to see my favourite artwork
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Kid Acne  – “Colour me Bad 2”

Kid Acne – “Colour me Bad 2”

Street Artist Kid Acne invites you to play with 36 pages of his outlines releasing a limited run of 200 colouring books.
The sick cover is printed in 4 spot colour with pages using a traditional lithograph print on recycled paper. Each copy is individually numbered & embossed with an original hand-drawn illustration on the inside front cover. Get one here Feature


Society6 :: All Rights Reserved Book

Society6 :: All Rights Reserved Book

Just check out the awesome new book by Society6, which features the work of 47 artists over 128 pages. The artwork on Society6 is created by thousands of artists from around the world. When you buy a product from Society6, we produce it using only the highest quality materials, and ship it to you on behalf of the artist. They are one of the most active artist communities in the world, empowering the World’s Artists to profit from the sale of their artwork, without giving up control of their rights! Feature


Designers & Books

Designers & Books

Designers & Books publishes lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. In doing this they hope to focus attention on how books can be important and inspired sources of creativity, innovation, and invention.


The London Art Book Fair

The London Art Book Fair

Be the first to browse the fair at the special late night opening from 6–9pm on Thursday 20 September, with live music from folk singer Olivia Chaney. Essential for anyone interested in art books. Admission free. The gallery will continue until 23rd September.


The NY Art Book Fair

The NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR from September 28th–30th with a preview on Thursday September 27th from 6–9 pm at MoMA PS1. This looks absolutely incredible. Somebody fly me over to New York for this!


Graphic Design before Graphic Designers

Graphic Design before Graphic Designers

The new book by David Jury; Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914 explores the printing technological revolution of the 19th century. From letterpress to etching, illustration to signage, if you’ve got a love for the old school then this one is for you.


Counter Print

Counter Print

Eight:48 is now Counter Print. The transition is celebrated with 3 new issues.


Antenne Books

Antenne Books

Antenne Books is a distributor of independent art publishers. Established in London in 2010 they distribute publications on art, photography, design, illustration, theory and writing to selected book shops throughout Europe. Antenne Publishing was initiated in 2012 as an extension of Antenne Books, in order to work directly with artists to produce books, multiples and editions.


30 Alternative Book Covers

30 Alternative Book Covers

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


Inc. Zine

Inc. Zine

There’s not many publications out there that do what Inc. Zine do, merging illustration and poetry in a fresh and exciting way. Issue 5 is out now, I also recommend listening to their pod casts, I nearly wet myself laughing.


Bronze Age

Bronze Age

Bronze Age are an independent publishing company that started last year in the South East of London. They specialise in limited edition artist books created using riso.


Fever Zine

Fever Zine

In a world somewhat obsessed with high definition, glossy pages and monochrome, sometimes it’s nice to find a damn good lo-fi zine to get your teeth into like this one.


Penguin Books Great Ideas

Penguin Books Great Ideas

Penguin created this range as a sweet selection of some of the most innovative and pioneering books of our time and they’ve had the covers designed to reflect the content. Each series has been designed with it’s own style and colour scheme. If you ever need inspiration for type and layout, this is a great place to start.


Day Zine

Day Zine

Day Zine are taking over ‘Uncontained’ at Boxpark Shoreditch on the 21st June. They make a zine a day and the next issue will be made in the duration of the day, you can go along and contribute. So get off the sofa and get involved!


Boxer Beetle

Boxer Beetle

Ned Beauman’s debut novel Boxer Beetle is tantalisingly dark and obscenely clever. The cover alone is enough to persuade anyone in their right mind to purchase it and once you open it, there’s more beautiful design to be admired. Credit to Lorenzo Petrantoni for creating such a stand out cover, the winning entry for last years V&A Book Cover Illustration Award.


Tissue Magazine

Tissue Magazine

Tissue Magazine is not for the bashful. Brought to you by former creators of Nude Paper, Tissue is all synonyms of sex. The oversexed will very much appreciate the sentiment; the undersexed will make good use of it. The print is limited to three colours, black, nude and royal blue, bar the glossy fold out poster, which you will have to buy to see (sorry bookshop perverts). All in all, nicely naughty printed matter for your shelves.


Bolo 1

Bolo 1

96 pages in 2 colors, black and blue, 17 x 21.5 cm
This is the main editorial project of BOLO Paper. BOLO 1 includes the work of 45 contributors from all over the world. The main theme of the first issue is: “Stars are indispensable”. It contains also a music cd with 19 tracks made by different independent emerging artists. Feature


Book :: Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Mlle Clouette

Book :: Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Mlle Clouette

So it’s time for People Of Print to start giving a verbal hats off to the designers, artists and publishers that push the boundaries of print. It’s these people that ease the ever-growing anxieties about the survival of the publishing industry and we want to salute you. Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Mlle Clouette collates the found objects of artist Shelagh Cluett, collected during her travels . It’s nice to see something experimental in it’s form, with use of bold juxtapositions and inclusion of both riso and digital printing methods. London-based designers OK RM have a catalogue of beautifully produced print work under their belts, and this is no exception.