Total Sellout

Total Sellout

Total Sellout is an unconventional art sale that has been taking place in Berlin for the last 12 years, and this weekend sees the show brought to London for the very first time. Curated by Kyle Platts, the show will give people the opportunity to own artworks by established artists at unusually affordably prices for the duration of the weekend.
With the private view kicking off today (4-9pm) at Daily Goods coffee shop (36 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 0NS) Artists and artwork will be in the vicinity until Sunday evening. With a line up of exciting contemporary Illustrators exhibiting a selection of work from prints to sculpture and one off originals be sure to check it out if your about this weekend. 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


Grip Thumb | Grip Art

Grip Thumb | Grip Art

On Friday night, Iklect and Radulthood presented ‘Grip Thumb’ at Brighton’s B RAD gallery, an event to celebrate the creative and cultural significance of grip art in contemporary Illustration and Print, not to mention youth culture. Featuring boards and designs as well as rad goodies, posters and t-shirts designed and printed by Parky, Radulthood will also be releasing a zine publication in the following weeks so give their page a follow for updates. Feature


Cachetejack

Cachetejack

Nothing can brighten up this ending summer more than Cachetejack’s charming blend of cheery characters walking around in different scenes of every life. London-based illustration duo Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul know how to capture the essence of each scene and transform it into a huge collection of beautiful illustrations portraying situations and environments that serves as a creative interpretation of the real world. Working across a variety of mediums including print, paint and digital, Cachetejack’s colourful work is a delight to look at. And it is this fact and fantasy comparison that keeps all their imagery interesting and fresh. Feature


Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market

The Hackney Flea Market is a new bi-monthly market that celebrates all of London’s emerging independent artists. It champions the unique and provides a home for everything D.I.Y. and self published. Feature


Nous Vous

Nous Vous

Nous Vous are a London-based art and design collective comprising Jay Cover, William Edmonds and Nicolas Burrows. We will never get tired of delving through their work for a colourful blend of playful shapes and light-hearted elements which are applied across an extensive range of projects including illustration, graphic and exhibition design as well as editorial work. Having exhibited internationally, Nous Vous is no doubt one of the most original of anyone working in the design and illustration field. Their latest print produced for ‘The Loop’ is another great example. Click here for more details! Feature


Decent Peoples

Decent Peoples

“Fresh phat heads on numerous surfaces for your visual pleasure.” Decent Peoples are a Leeds-based artistic collective specialising in large scale commissions and street art. Their free spirited and improvisational style lends itself well to the thriving youth culture and underground music scene of which they are such a part. Turning their hands to skateboards, street art, festival commissions and murals among much else, their illustration style is becoming distinctive and recognisable for all the right reasons. Feature


Broken Fingaz / Sex Picnic (NSFW)

Broken Fingaz / Sex Picnic (NSFW)

The incredible Israeli street artists known as Broken Fingaz are best known for their incredible murals and posters but on Friday Redchurch Street became home to their new zine ‘Sex Picnic’ and the accompanying exhibition. Feature


King Zog

King Zog

King Zog are a bunch of friends who aren’t interested in the elitists, they just want to make work that isn’t too clever, work that is charming and funny. They don’t subscribe to a house style, business models, or working hours. Feature


Dupludó Collective

Dupludó Collective

Dupludó Collective sum up a great modern multi-disciplinary design collective. Without defining their single practice they work towards briefs using the most functional methods. For street wear brand KixBox they redesigned their marketing material and in store branding, great for brand that looks to redesign every half a year. This practice sees them creating illustrations, wall murals and in store furniture to compliment the brand. Having interests shared between the Dupludó trio, has given them an advantage in a wealth of skills from illustration to typography design. It is amazing to see the sensitive aesthetic that is shown every outcome of work they do, surely making them one to watch. Feature


Print Club London x MADE.COM

Print Club London x MADE.COM

Our good friends at Print Club London have just announced their new partnership with the renowned online furniture and homeward retailer, MADE.COM. The partnership manifests itself as a selection of incredible prints now available on the MADE.COM shop. Feature


Parallel Universe Collective

Parallel Universe Collective

We were stunned by the 3rd edition of ‘Parallel Universe’ and here we present you the masterminds behind the glorious series of illustrations. Parallel Universe was founded in 2012 as a collaborative platform for 6 like-minded Germany-based illustrators whose work evolves from editorial illustration to curating brilliant exhibitions. Their beautifully drawn pieces always depict lives of characters in a range of different scenarios – always of great interest – and usually with a gripping narrative in each composition. And this month, Parallel Universe’s member Katharina Szilágyi is going to exhibit at The Don’t Show with some other designers, so don’t miss it if you’re in Berlin! Feature


Beach London | Artcade

Beach London | Artcade

Recently east London Gallery Beach invited 6 Artists to produce a piece of artwork inspired by a vintage arcade game for an exciting new exhibition. Cabinets from the ‘golden era’ of coin operated gaming include Pac Man, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Tron, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II with exhibiting artists including Anthony Burrill, Gemma Shiel (Lazy Oaf), Pete Fowler, Ellie Andrews, Rosy Nicholas and Malarky. To top it all off Beach has encouraged the public to get involved and play on the vintage games themselves keeping a score sheet of the best player per game. Feature


Taint

Taint

Taint is a new publication that celebrates the importance in variety of political expression. Each edition focuses on a different single political issue and how that issue can be explored within the different disciplines of creativity. Taint was born out of frustration with the monotony of current fashion and arts magazines. It seeks to re-engage with those who feel alienated or disconnected from political discourse. Feature


Source | Tate Collective London

Source | Tate Collective London

Source is an ongoing display curated by Tate Collective London, aiming to challenge the difference between art in digital and reality, questioning how the source and accessibility of art changes it’s meaning. Each month a different theme is chosen, May is the turn of ‘Print, Pattern & Graphics,’ with local emerging artists invited to submit their work online as part of the collection. Feature


DIG

DIG

Situated in Lewisham, DIG is a space that prides itself on collaboration and experimentation. It doesn’t close it’s doors on any creative outputs. From exhibitions, performances, lectures and screenings to rehearsal rooms to club nights, DIG wants to be involved in all modes of cultural dialogue. Feature


Park Pardon

Park Pardon

Illustration duo Bloeme van Bon and Geran Knol met in an art school in Zwolle, the Netherlands before they decided to move to Antwerp where they currently live and work. It is very enjoyable to look at their freehand drawings and illustrations which often feature different characters rendered through inky brushstrokes. Park Pardon’s illustration reminds us of how we used to get lost in our imagination when we were kids. Their work has crossed all barriers of age and gender and will definitely bring us back the charm and naivety of early childhood we all long for. Feature


DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

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


Blood Becomes Water

Blood Becomes Water

Rosie Eisor and Raya Rayax aka Sofia established Blood Becomes Water in the summer of 2010 with an aim to produce and collect limited edition self-published books and zines. For only 4 years, Blood Becomes Water have expanded connection amongst international creative communities, and have collaborated with a vast number of newborn artists as well as published many thought-provoking publications. Feature


2014 Sony World Photography Awards

2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition opened at the beginning of May at Somerset House. It features the winning and shortlisted photographers from the incredible 139,000 submissions for 166 countries across all disciplines. From fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle, each of the photographers showcased has some truly breathtaking work on show. Feature


RCA | Research Design Publish Symposium

RCA | Research Design Publish Symposium

*Research Design Publish is a critical design elective comprising 14 students from the Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art. The Symposium marks their coming together to launch these 14 eclectic design research projects, in order to generate a wider discussion. Feature


Mimm

Mimm

Mimm is a creative store in Nottingham that combines fashion, music and art. As well as the store that specialises in premium menswear, they pride themselves on audio and visual events, their record label and their art collective. Feature


The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory is an art space in Falmouth (although they did a month residency in Bethnal Green last winter). It has 18 artist studios available for hire as studio spaces, or for workshops, exhibitions, events and rehearsals. With it’s peeling paint, high roofs and steel girders, the Fish Factory looks like it’s full of rooms you’d be proud to call your own. Feature


Kollektiv | DEATH BY GALLERY

Kollektiv | DEATH BY GALLERY

The second Kollektiv gallery showcase is opening this May, only fives months since their first show in a disused butchery which hosted a selection of 21 young artists, alongside a series of workshops. The project is directed by Sophie Giblin, who was announced ‘Most outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the South East’ by Vinspired and Caroline Lucas. Kollektiv is back with a new project entitled, ‘DEATH BY GALLERY’ asking: What does it take to stay creative? Feature


Generic Greeting Collective

Generic Greeting Collective

Founded in October of 2010 by George Haydock, Will Berry, Liam Healy and Rich James, Generic Greeting Collective set out to provide a platform to showcase their work and combine illustration, film and music. Since then it’s grown to fifteen members from different disciplines. Feature


Owsum

Owsum

Owsum officially began in 2008 with its first exhibition in Groningen, the Netherlands. Set up by a group of like-minded artists, Owsum is an art collective that organises art exhibitions, music gigs and other art-related events with its primary aim to showcase emerging ideas by rising talents. Driven by a common interest in underground pop culture, hence, they use light, sound, and visuals with an audience-focused approach to create a wondrous showcase of paintings, collages, screen-prints and handmade posters, touring exhibitions around in order to extend enjoyment of contemporary culture. Feature


Sope Studio

Sope Studio

Today we collected our post from reception and one of our favourite packages was a roll tube delivered from Sope Studio. The roll tube contained a gorgeous gold custom letterpress printed logo onto marbled paper stock, stickers and a letterpress press release printed in gold ink. These guys know how to get your attention for sure. Feature


Studio Fludd

Studio Fludd

Studio Fludd is a multidisciplinary design collective founded by Matteo Baratto, Caterina Gabelli, Sara Maragotto and Valeria Sanguin in 2008. With a shared interest in creative experiments, the collective was named after the great English alchemist Robert Fludd who was influential in the transmutation of matter through experimental processes. They direct their focus in the vast areas of graphic design, illustration, craft, silkscreen printing and mixed-media installation, using harmonious colour combinations and a material-focused approach to create a wide variety of work. They are also open to collaborative projects, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with them! Feature


Universe :: A Gumtree-like Platform for Creatives

Universe :: A Gumtree-like Platform for Creatives

We are very proud to introduce you to our Universe… a site for creatives to list anything they wish as an advert to be shared with our audience. Whether that be to promote artwork or events, sell equipment, find or list a new job or let our community know about the latest promotions you have on offer. Posting a listing is FREE, simply register HERE and start posting your adverts for the world to see. You can respond to listings directly through the website. Feature


Warhol, Burroughs, Lynch

Warhol, Burroughs, Lynch

Shoehorning Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch into the same building would prove conceptually difficult if it wasn’t for The Photographers’ Gallery. There are no great surprises here – Warhol’s images are distinctly Warhol while Lynch’s photographs could be stills from his atmospheric films. Burroughs’ photography is a bit more chaotic as they’re from his personal collection; arguably this aesthetic mirrors the frenzied nature of his books. Feature


The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox are designer/illustrator Dan Forster and printmaker Jan Hirst, who have combined their skills to set up a new venture together, producing limited edition screen prints and they’ve just launched their new website. Feature


Loose Collective

Loose Collective

Loose Collective is an independent creative studio based in Manchester, UK. Their design work has been featured in numerous major design books by publishers such as Victionary, Rockport/Rotovision, Thames & Hudson, AVA and Bloomsbury. They are regular lecturers on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University and they work with clients, both big and small, who are willing to think a little bit harder. As you may see, they prefer not to follow the herd. Feature


Papier Machine

Papier Machine

If you seek to self-publish or get your flyers/posters/leaflets printed with a limited budget, then Papier Machine might be a solution for you. Lying in the middle of Provence in the southern part of France, Papier Machine was set up in 2012 in Lubéron by illustration duo Bettina Henni and Alexis Beauclair with an aim to help all kinds of emerging artists, designers and collectives get their work published and promoted. Feature


THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 4

THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 4

The fourth issue of the Melbourne / Berlin based, risograph photography journal presents the work of 10 European-based photographers. After appearances at the Tokyo, New York and LA Art Book Fairs and being included in the National Gallery of Victoria’s extensive Melbourne Now! exhibition, the journal’s fourth issue continues to experiment with print and production methods alongside the Melbourne-based Dawn Press studio. Feature


Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School

Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School

Marcroy from People of Print will be talking at the Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School: Friendly Professional Development for Creative Industry, which kicks off next week at Bootstrap Company – running from 17-28 March. Designed with both start-ups and seasoned professionals in mind, the LBB Pop-Up School will provide training, insight and inspiration for creative industry. Feature


HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA

UK based all girl collective HYSTERIA (Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby) come together alongside Jeffrey Disaster at the legendary gallery/ Patisserie, Maison Bertaux, for a special exhibition of mayhem and delight launching with a private view this Wednesday (12th) and opening to public from the 13th March – 15th June.
Taking on popular culture with technicolour ‘one off’ artworks, the show will demonstrate their trademark bold iconography through collage, screen printing and installation as they explore their relationships between food, sex, gender and symbolism, not one to be missed. Feature


MuirMcNeil :: Four New Typeface Systems

MuirMcNeil :: Four New Typeface Systems

MuirMcNeil is a London-based design collective comprising internationally acclaimed typographer Paul McNeil and legendary graphic designer Hamish Muir. Founded in 2010, MuirMcNeil has been focusing on appropriate design solutions to visual communication problems, experimenting on a range of design systems and type to create original visual language. Feature


Astro-Black Collective | Lunar Calendar

Astro-Black Collective | Lunar Calendar

Astro-Black Collective is a collective of artists, writers, animators and sound designers representing galactic funk and extraterrestrial geometry. Astro-Black came about through a shared love for interplanetary geometry and galactic funk. Collectively they aim to channel all their galactic forces to send you on a wondrous voyage through the astral fields. The collective has worked together on art direction, set/prop design, murals, event décor, video, animation and album artwork design, as well as working on their own independent projects, making their “combined creative forces infinite.” Feature


Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

The It’s Nice That team have been kind enough to send us the latest issue of their Printed Pages quarterly magazine which is packed with fresh imagery and content including interviews, discussion and debates on art, design and all forms of creativity over 76 pages. This winter issue is dynamic in bringing a sense of blue skies to the winter months. Feature


44 Flavours

44 Flavours

44 Flavours is a mixed-media collective comprising Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle. Growing up on hip hop and living in a city where buildings were covered in graffiti, the duo have developed their individual styles, creating unconventional illustrated type and finding ways to make visually striking objects, murals and designs using a mix shade of vibrant colours and a variety of mediums. Feature


Rob Flowers x Printer of Dreams

Rob Flowers x Printer of Dreams

Rob Flowers x Printer of Dreams presents ‘Tales of the Crystal Wood’. From 14th – 28th February 2014, Rob Flowers will be taking over the Printer of Dreams shop window with his wizard worlds. The window exhibition will be running for two weeks. For the duration there will be three signed Limited Edition Rob Flowers x Printer of Dreams Giclée prints available in their online shop here. Feature


Bichos Da Ceda

Bichos Da Ceda

Bichos Da Ceda is a print-based collective with an impressive collection of typographic posters. Run by design graduate Márcia Novais, Bichos Da Ceda comprises designers at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, working mainly for the school’s events. They specialise in a variety of printing methods, producing each artwork using different techniques and an eclectic mix of colours. Our talented designer friend Ana Schefer is also part of the team, the good news is she has recently become part of our directory community, too. Feature


Volk

Volk

Volk is a France/Germany-based touring exhibition project that showcases the outcome of collaborations between artists who explore artistic values and cultural content. Curated by Laetitia Gorsy, Volk acts as a multinational research platform for emerging art practitioners to question and respond to art/social issues and discuss the burgeoning arts scene in Europe, regardless of age and sex. Feature


NO WAY presents: WYSE + GABRIELY (NSFW)

NO WAY presents: WYSE + GABRIELY (NSFW)

NO WAY presents: WYSE + GABRIELY, and exhibition at the Neu Gallery on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP and runs daily 12pm – 7pm until 11 February 2014. This female duo from Israel present their work for the first time in the UK. The culmination of a close collaboration between art label NO WAY (London) and artists Aviya Wyse and Yaeli Gabriely (Haifa), the exhibition showcases the pair’s photographic, installation and video-performance work at one of East London’s best established galleries. Feature


KOPIJ :: Three Times A Layer

KOPIJ :: Three Times A Layer

Three Times A Layer is a project by KOPIJ, a print club based in Belgium. A multifunctional space for print-lovers. KOPIJ has invited an international network of print clubs and print enthusiasts to work together on the design of one poster. KOPIJ searched for a fun way to connect with other print clubs in the world and inspired by a children’s drawing game, they formulated the idea of sending out a poster to which other print clubs add an extra layer of print. We are looking forward to the results. Feature


(fos)

(fos)

One block colour can make such a difference. This installation created by the multidisciplinary team of interior designers, architects, art directors and graphic designers called (fos) who are based in Madrid and Barcelona has illuminated the front of a restaurant in Madrid and ‘gives a visual perception of a beam of light.’ (fos) and its namesake installation produce fun through simplicity and create a complete user experience. Feature


Print Club | Christmas Prints

Print Club | Christmas Prints

Print Club London are well aware that prints make perfect presents, so for all of December their gallery will be open every week day and Saturday (from 10am – 5pm) for browsing, pick ups and online orders. Even better news is that if you spend over £100 they’ll pop in a complimentary print – so you can even keep one for yourself! Feature


Animaux Circus

Animaux Circus

Animaux Circus is an illustration collective established by the three designers from UCA Farnham who share a mutual love of animals, folk tales, and shiny spray paint cans. Even though they have a shared passion for design, typography and visual storytelling, the three creatives still like to work independently. Their studio in Stoke Newington is one of the many places that they come and exchange their stories and dreams, which, often later, are transformed into work that portrays bright and cheerful creatures in colourful combination on public walls and displays. Feature


Kollektiv Gallery :: Brighton

Kollektiv Gallery :: Brighton

A group of artists known as Kollektiv will be taking over a vacant produce and butchery shop in Brighton after reaching their Kickstarter goal of £3500 to fund the project. Sophie Giblin, coordinator and curator finished her art degree recently and decided there was a need for galleries aimed directly at emerging artists wanting entrepreneurial opportunity and training in opening DIY exhibiting spaces. The gallery officially opens to the public on Monday, November 25th 2013 and the Private view will be Saturday, November 30th. Feature


Editions of 100

Editions of 100

Editions of 100, an online design store where you can buy an exclusive collection of original prints, has just relaunched. The store is curated by Daniel Freytag, a creative director and partner of Freytag Anderson. Editions of 100 was found in 2010 in Glasgow with an original aim to promote their non-commercial work, now the store is stocked with limited prints created by print professionals from across the world. Their prints are produced with various processes including litho, gyclee and screen printing. Check out their website for more projects in close-up! Feature


1/2 Zine

1/2 Zine

A biannual self-published zine has just released its latest issue, 1/2 #9 Tbilisi, at The Reading Room of Do You Read Me, the well-known bookshop and art space amongst Berliners. 1/2 is an artistic project which began in 2007 by four French designers now living in four different European capitals. After they graduated from ENSAAMA, 1/2 was first introduced as an online platform to share and discuss their work. The first issue was launched in the following year and 1/2 has been using photography as their narrative tool since then. With images arranged in striking composition, 1/2 is unquestionably ideal for visual and pictorial enthusiasts. Feature


Lodret / Vandret

Lodret / Vandret

Lodret Vandret is a non-profit exhibition platform and publishing house based in Copenhagen. Founded in 2010 by Johan Rosenmunthe and Flemming Ove Bech, Lodret Vandret aims to showcase inventive lens-based art through installations and publications. By putting their main focus on uncovering work from independent artists and challenging mainstream art, therefore, publications and exhibitions curated by them are of fine photographic exclusives. Currently, they are also hosting an exhibition called Render which features inter-textual and referential photography from six international artists. Feature


Killer Acid x Glamour Kills Clothing

Killer Acid x Glamour Kills Clothing

At its heart, Glamour Kills is more than a clothing company. As a cornerstone of a subculture fueled by music, Glamour Kills actively fosters a sense of leadership and community by engaging in passion projects with musicians, artists, fans, and forward-thinkers alike. We are loving this collaboration with Rob Corradetti aka KILLER ACID who is one of our favourite illustrators / screen printers. We have worked with KILLER ACID a lot in the past and he is one to keep an eye on. We look forward to more clothing designs like this. Feature


Heresy Label at BOXPARK Shoreditch

Heresy Label at BOXPARK Shoreditch

From 13th-18th August, Heresy will be taking over Unit 8 of Boxpark Shoreditch. They will be selling their current range of hand screen printed clothes, prints and zines as well as our new summer capsule collection ‘SYNAGOGA’. Tonight is the capsule launch where you will be able to drink some free beers with them and listen to the Godless Heresy DJs play some tracks straight from Hell. See you there. Feature


Typographic Passport 2013

Typographic Passport 2013

Formerly known as Tokyo Graphic Passport, an annual creative event is now taking place for its fourth year in the Far-East’s capital. Organised by Japan’s internationally renowned culture magazine, +81, the summit holds together world-class graphic artists and professionals to conduct a series of conferences, workshops and live performances. At the time when reading is in decline, several creators have put focus on creating typographic artworks, with intentions to rediscover the relationship between letters, design and art. Feature


GloryGlory 2013

GloryGlory 2013

An assembly of designers was briefed to design A1 typographic posters based on football chants in support of British Blind Sport. The posters are to be showcased in a one-day exhibition, ‘GloryGlory 2013′ which is happening at East End’s hidden gem, Hoxton Arches on the 13th August 2013 and will also be featured in a book of graphic poster art. This remarkable project is a collection of over 80 designers’ prints from across the world. It is, no doubt, a celebration both for the beautiful game and the visually impaired people who will be aided with all proceeds. Feature


SIMPL3 TIPO GRAFICA

SIMPL3 TIPO GRAFICA

Simpl3 Tipo Gráfica, a typographic expo held during the beginning of 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela. 39 illustrators/designers were invited to each interpret a letter or number completing the alphabet among us all. Each letter was printed in one color silkscreen on colored paper. The expo was launched in December 2012 with a party at a local club but later presented in a more orthodox way at Organización Nelson Garrido. Feature


Bastonnade at The Book Club

Bastonnade at The Book Club

FrenchFourch, a French association led by two art enthusiasts Alexander Centazzo and Tristan Pernet, is now holding an exhibition at The Book Club, London. Following its former touring exhibitions in many inspiring cities, this event highlights a set of 50 exceptional prints from young and dynamic artists from across the world. Bastonnade, literally translates as ‘beating’, aims to help artists promote their inventive artworks by creating a sharing platform where artists can exchange techniques and styles. The exhibition is open until the end of September and will set foot in Budapest, Moscow and the USA later on. Feature


Otto Kaan

Otto Kaan

The way we look at photography is now being challenged by this Dutch duo, Berend Otto and Guus Kaandorp. They raise questions about ourselves and the way we see things. Their work which is based on photographic equipments is an example of aesthetic solutions to practical problems. The belief in creating new functions for the material leads them to surprising combinations and distinctive series of images. Their recent projects are now being showcased in the exhibition ‘Works’ by Foam in the heart of Amsterdam until early September. Feature


Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy, an open lab and research centre for all kinds of ink-related art, is now participating a heartening event, Walk & Talk, which is happening on a far-off islands, São Miguel in Portugal. The annual event is a multi-dimensional and participative public art festival that showcases almost 100 artists’s fine works from across three continents. This year, Topo Copy’s shelf library unveils their latest self-publishing zines and limited edition prints and still welcomes independent publications to fill up their ‘Shelf Library’ back in Belgium. Check out their website for submission details. Feature


Print Club London :: Open studio day

Print Club London :: Open studio day

If you’ve just graduated (or you’re a student) our friends at Print Club London are having an open day, you’ll be able to pick up screens for just £5, eat cake, print and get some advice from Puck Collective check it out! (Press + for more info) Feature


Palefroi

Palefroi

Palefroi is an art-print collective based in Berlin. Their beautifully hand-crafted editions of booklets, prints and music posters are the result of their creative mix-and-match irregular shapes and eccentric colours. Despite their main focus/specialisation on/in traditional self-produce techniques, Damien, Marion and Susanna have challenged themselves and pushed past their limits into something unconventional and worth exploring. 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


Print Club London Summer Screen Artists Trailer from Print Club on Vimeo.

Print Club London :: Summer Screen teaser

Print Club London are excited to announce the next event regarding their fantastic poster exhibition coinciding with Film 4 and a selection of exceptional artists. In August a film will be aired at the West Wing in Somerset House where participating artists discuss their films, the artistic process and their thoughts on a range of topics. Print Club has released a stimulating teaser film with wonderful footage of the print process featuring artists Joe Wilson and Anthony Peters. Feature


#PrintSpotters

#PrintSpotters

Join us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag frenzy. It’s very simple, if you spot something that is printed, whether that be a t-shirt, a poster, a book, a dress or a pair of curtains…take a picture on your smarty pants phone and Tweet it to @People_of_Print or Instagram it to us with the special hashtag #PrintSpotters. We want to see what you are all looking at on a daily basis and what you’re all inspired by. Feature


Beckʼs Launches Art Labels 2013

The Beckʼs Art Labels project is back with a bang. Beck’s are pulling together six exciting artists, Kid Cudi, Marc Ecko, Willis Earl Beal, The Date Farmers, TM Sisters and William Hundley. Each artist will be giving their unique creative spin on the iconic Beckʼs bottle. The artists were chosen by Beck’s on account of their groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary approach to art and music and will be supporting them by showcasing their artworks on 13.2 million labels, creating the worldʼs largest stage for artists. Feature


Illustrated People

Illustrated People

Really feeling the summer fresh, bold and colourful new tees (digitally printed on cotton) released by East London based brand Illustrated People. Feature


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


Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London are currently curating a poster exhibition coinciding with Film 4 and Somerset House’s Summer Screen. The exciting collaboration will see hyped illustrators from both the UK & USA design & print original prints (in limited edition runs of 200) inspired by the films screened this year. I was lucky enough to interview a selection of the collaborating Artists about their pieces as they were being created for the show. Read on for interviews with Joe Wilson & Michael Gillette plus a VERY exclusive viewing Holly Wale’s Red Shoes print. Feature


‘New Abstract’ :: Photo Review

‘New Abstract’ :: Photo Review

We went along to the ‘New Abstract’ exhibition yesterday evening which was held at The Print House Gallery in Dalston. There is lots to see at the show, Saskia has done a great job of pulling together numerous artists who work in all different mediums, from risograph to painting, from silk scarves to ceramics. We had a great time with lots of familiar faces and we also took a bunch of pictures for you to have a look at. Feature


Footprinter Workers Co-operative

Footprinter Workers Co-operative

Footprint is a small workers co-operative based in Leeds, owned by its employees and has no bosses or managers. It specialises in short-run self-published work for artists, bands, campaigns and zinesters, primarily using Risograph. They eschew endless growth because higher volume printing tends to be for customers and jobs that are a lot more boring. Despite the cumbersome nature of their machinery, they often cart a vanload of it to events in Britain’s burgeoning zine fair calendar and do a ‘zine in a day’, taking a page each off punters at an event to compile and print a zine right there and then. Feature


Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

OK, so let’s start by saying that this is possibly one of the best screenprint-based exhibitions that we have attended. The Coningsby Gallery is lovely and bright making the colourful prints resonate throughout the space. We were greeted by Jon who led us to free beer and we also caught up with Luke and Therese to chat about how amazing their show was. They were very modest of course. If you haven’t been to see the show yet, it runs until the 31st of May. You must bag yourself one of their beautiful prints. Feature


Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi

Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi

Something very different, but these artists have collaborated on an ongoing exhibition titled ‘Seep’, which is an installation of video projections, objects and prints. One of the videos in the installation incorporates documents from the British Petroleum archive relating to a film that was produced by the Anglo Iranian Oil Company in 1948 to present the oil industry’s modernising effect on Iran. I love the images of the close up oil seep, even though it is such a serious political subject, it still creates a beautiful image as part of the series. Feature


TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

We really love it when studios run a brief with a limited colour palette. Once again, the Belgian ‘printlab’ Topo Copy have produced a two-colour series of RISO prints with 27 different artists. They pulled the paper twice through their beloved RISOGRAPH (RP3700) duplicator, this time using blue and green cold soy-ink. ‘No Boundaries, a theme but no restrictions.’ It is a beautiful project. We high-five TOPO COPY. Feature


Heretic :: Spectral Nation

Heretic :: Spectral Nation

The Heretic trio have always been a favourite of ours. They “invite you to plunge yourself inside the pulsating acid tinged continuum of the Spectral Nation. A warped out psychedelic mind trip spiked with irregular print experiments, dissections and mishaps, alongside a series of new works,” at the Coningsby Gallery from 20th – 31st May 2013. “Spectral Nation is a shared consciousness, a parallel mind state reality reversal leading to unknown dimensions and refracted visions, a kaleidoscopic landscape, a layered plateau, a journey unfolding and un-ending. No purpose in sight.” Feature


Print Club London | Group Show

Print Club London | Group Show

Launching tonight, Print Club London are opening their inky doors in ‘the humble back alley’ of their Dalston Gallery (10-28 Millers Ave E8) for a 2 week group exhibition showcasing the work of 30 of it’s founders technicians and members. The exciting show also offers a chance to get your hands on some limited edition, ‘exclusive, never been seen before’ screenprints featuring illustrative and typographic designs (all created using the studio facilities at Print Club) by Ben Rider Matt Pringle, Jess Willson, Cassandra Yap, Margaux Carpentier, Simon Fitzmaurice, David Shand, Rosie Emerson and many more! Feature


Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey is a Canadian Illustrator/Designer and the founder of the Artist Residency ‘Islands Fold.’ Luke’s work has been exhibited internationally and is all about ‘finding harmony in organized chaos.’ Luke’s exciting portfolio demonstrates a heavy focus being directed towards collaboration having worked with over 100 Artists as he introduces us to his eccentric colourful characters, 3D hand-drawn & digital illustrations alongside printed tees/hoodies and Street Art. Feature


Brothers of The Stripe

Brothers of The Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt. Feature


Zombie Collective

Zombie Collective

After coming across the amazing 3D ‘Ideas machine’ by Zombie Collective I was lucky enough to meet the friendly fun loving girls behind the Collective who told me all about their exciting approach to both Illustration and Art Direction. The Zombie family was formed when the 5 ladies behind it (Maggie Li, Joely Brammer, Rebecca Jay, Alice Lickens and Frann Preston-Gannon) met at Kingston University whilst studying Illustration and wanted to step into the industry with a fresh and individual approach. Feature


Puck Collective – John C Thurbin

Puck Collective – John C Thurbin

Puck Collective returned to Pick me up this year with their dope transfer Tattoo Studio “Puckleduster” – beautifully set up (of course) with framed designs and chairs inviting the public to get their own tattoo. I was also lucky enough to bump into the amazing illustrator John C Thurbin who was busy working on a Lino – print. The Middlesex university graduate is a London based print-maker and illustrator who makes staggering imagery with attention to detail and precision through his strong focus on Lino-cut and ink – definitely one to watch Feature


The Human Printer

The Human Printer

The Human Printer is an ongoing project by Stinsensqueeze ( STSQ ), initially set up 2009 by Louise Naunton Morgan and having set up Stinsensqueeze together with Stina Gromark, the project is now run by STSQ. Unlike any other printer the human printer creates unique, individual images each time it prints. Following the same process as a digital printer, the human printer generates the printed product by hand. Throughout the printing process the human printer assumes the role of the machine and is therefore controlled and restricted by the process of using CMYK halftones created on the computer. Feature


Johnny Two Tone Club

Johnny Two Tone Club

JTTC is a collaborative print making group based in Australia which started as a mini riso printing and vinyl business which quickly evolved to include screen printing, gocco and letterpress. Marcus Taylor runs JTTC on the side of his design business, Studio Papa which specialises in branding and custom typography. Feature


NorBlack NorWhite

NorBlack NorWhite

The description on NorBlack NorWhite’s website reads as follows- “Creating Art inspired ancient practices, NorBlack NorWhite designs and documents through adventure, exploring and paying respect to India.” Feature


Bolandeira :: Carimbo Letterpress x Andrea Kulpas

Bolandeira :: Carimbo Letterpress x Andrea Kulpas

Carimbo Letterpress is a print shop based in Brazil, which teamed up with graphic designer Andrea Kulpas to create ‘Bolandeira,’ a limited edition collection of letterpress printed postcards. They invited six illustrators to take part in this project, who were asked to elaborate on the food theme and two colours: orange and rubine red. Each one developed a unique artwork to be letterpress printed on a Heidelberg Windmill. The result is a edition of 80 kits and each one comes with 6 different letterpress postcards, signed by each artist, along with a numbered certificate, all packed inside a traditional Brazilian lunch box and wrapped up in a silkscreened dishtowel. Feature


Circus of Illustration

Circus of Illustration

Individually, they are professional working illustrators…collectively as the circus they are working towards being the ‘ringmasters’ of some high-spirited illustration workshops, vibrantly themed exhibitions and some unconventional pop up events centred on illustration. They run a directory of Bedfordshire based illustrators with a wide range of styles and skills available for commissioning. They want events filled with animated lively spaces bustling with creativity within the community. Also, working illustrators usually have solitary lifestyles so they aim to support and help each other professionally whilst forming friendships within the circus. They want the group to grow in members by working with other professionals and new budding illustrators. Feature


YTC Launch Night

YTC Launch Night

Young’s Typographic Collective are releasing their first Issue: Memory on Thursday April 25th at The Bear, Camberwell New Road. The launch night exhibition kicks off at 6pm, hope to see you all there! Feature


No Fly Posters :: Round 3

No Fly Posters :: Round 3

No Fly Posters is based in Manchester and involves an abandoned building with seven boarded up windows each displaying a poster stating “No Fly Posters.” So, seven creatives are asked to re-imagine the concept of NO FLY POSTERS to replace the original seven. Each round has seven new designs, they are currently on round 3 so there are 21 lovely posters for you all to look at. Great idea and I look forward to seeing how this develops – maybe a book? We’ll see. Feature


A Two Pipe Problem

A Two Pipe Problem

These guys are keeping it old school with their letterpress prints, apparel, stationary and more. Their website is a plethora of visual treats including their work, products and not to mention their studio and equipment. It always excites me to find studio’s sharing their craft, workshops run on Saturdays and you can book just yourself in or a group. For those of you with a spending habit, I wouldn’t check out their shop, you’ll end up skint. Trust me. Feature


Brothers of the Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt 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


KLUB7

KLUB7

Klub7 is a 15 year strong Berlin based Art Collective that focuses on the collaborative creation of both murals and illustrations. Renowned for their intricate chalk installations in public places, their style combines the diverse backgrounds of their 6 members focusing on hand-painted symbols type and characters. With handmade ethics being a focal point to both their aesthetic and production, Klub7’s Murals type and 2/3D illustrations are tactile, colourful, and intriguing. Feature


All Cats Are Grey

All Cats Are Grey

A bespoke screen printing partnership based in London. I’ve picked out some of my faves from their website for your little eyes but you can check out their tumblr too and see what they get up to, you can also see more on their blog too! Feature


Mash Creative :: Tom Solo Posters

Mash Creative :: Tom Solo Posters

Mash Creative designed these gorgeous posters of both Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain’s quotes. They are halftone images of photos taken by Tom Solo at Wacken Festival. They are limited to a small edition of 25 and are printed by Dan Mather on 175gsm GF Smith Mist Colorplan. Feature


WERKHAUS

WERKHAUS

WERKHAUS is a group of artists working collaboratively to produce cross platform content including graphic design, documentaries & short films, photography, fine art and a/v installations. Recent collection of T-shirts by Werkhaus can be purchased from their online store. Feature


PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

We were at the Design Museum this evening where we experienced a delightful series of talks, PechaKucha style hosted by Chris Haughton (Node). During PechaKucha, each speaker is limited to 20 slides and is only able to talk for 20 seconds per slide, which made it very entertaining and engaging for the audience. Feature


Brainchild Festival

Brainchild Festival

Last summer saw the launch of Brainchild Festival, a celebration of communal creativity just outside of London. Curated by Marina Blake, this eclectic mash up of music, art, film and spoken word aims to recreate the originality behind today’s sometimes generic festival scene. February 21st saw the launch night for the second Brainchild festival, at the Bussey Building. With music, live art and inevitably, the same exciting atmosphere, this year’s festival is sure to be even more exciting. Plus, this year they’re on the lookout for some super sweet ideas to be added to the already bustling list of activity. Hit ‘em up if you want to get involved, it’s going to be sweet. Feature


MadeByNode at Design Museum

MadeByNode at Design Museum

We are very excited to announce the PechaKucka talks and the official launch of the fantastic handmade rugs organised by Chris Haughton of Node. We have been working very closely with Chris over the last 8 months to bring this project to fruition. Feature


ARYZ x MONTANA LiSBOA | Silkscreen Print from iamfromlx on Vimeo

ARYZ x MONTANA LiSBOA

To celebrate the Montana Shop & Gallery Lisboa 2nd anniversary, Aryz was invited to do an exhibition on the gallery with his process drawings. They where not for sale, so it was decided to work on a silkscreen print…5 Colors, 50×70 cm, signed and numbered in an edition of 50 copies. Feature


Sapore Dei Mobili

Sapore Dei Mobili

Ryosuke Fukusada is Japanese and Rui Pereira is Portuguese. Both are product designers and they met in Italy. Their collaborative work in the field of product design, and mutual interest in exchange has produced to a culturally dynamic future for the duo, foremost being their project – ‘Sapore Dei Mobili’ (Furniture Tasting). Positioning itself as a ‘reflection on the velocity of the contemporary furniture industry’ and the extensive market of new products within easily overlooked field, they have created Pan Furniture, combining traditions from both designers’ cultures to create a new form of familiarity. Feature