Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

‘Slow Galerie Paris’ will present the solo exhibition of Spanish illustration duo Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, aka ‘Cachetejack’, early this autumn. We featured ‘Cachetejack’ last summer and for this year – drum roll – we couldn’t be more excited to announce their upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Sliding Adrenaline’. Feature


Florecast

Florecast

Founded by Sam Roberts, Florecast is a limited edition print publication with a focus on skateboarding. The name, a portmanteau between floor and forecast, came from a friend assessing the floors suitability to skate after a night of rain. Documenting the sport through the medium of film photography, the magazine is an appreciation of the time, thought and precision behind each photograph. To a skateboarder, a metal rail or a concrete bank is seen in a different light and the photographs in Florecast encompass this; capturing beauty in the spaces and places seen as mundane urban landscapes in the eyes of others. Feature


Sex, Drugs & Helvetica

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica

Stuck in a creative rut? Here’s an opportunity for you to join a host of internationally-renowned design professionals for a day full of creative inspiration! ‘Sex, Drugs & Helvetica’ is a one-day conference that will take place in Brisbane and Sydney and is where six professionals from around the world will discuss contemporary design and creativity. Described as “industry espionage” and “work experience at six studios in one day”, Sex, Drugs & Helvetica will provide you with excellent presentations and this year for the first time, they’ll be also running ‘masterclasses’ across three cities: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Feature


Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

On Wednesday evening we made our way to The Saatchi to see the work of Darrell Hawkins in the Prints and Originals Gallery. This rising star is a British born contemporary artist who’s skills span from painting and drawing to screen printing and beyond. By the time the show had opened for the private view, he had already sold 12 of his paintings! We loved the evening and it’s great to see the process of screen printing being used in this manner, mixing painting with layers of screen print and more layers of paint. Each one of the prints have been hand finished, signed and numbered by the man himself. The show is on until 24th August, and is highly recommended. Feature


Druck Berlin Festival 2015

Druck Berlin Festival 2015

We’re not daring to get too excited but ‘Druck Berlin’, an international print biennale, is returning for its third edition and will be celebrating the very best of screen-print this coming August. Organised by one of the top silk screen studios, Mother Drucker, the festival aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything print-focused. They have not yet confirmed a full programme but speculating about the line-up makes it a bit more exciting, don’t you agree? Feature


Ladybird by Design

Ladybird by Design

The summer exhibition at the House of Illustration is now displaying over 120 original illustrations from the world’s classic Ladybird in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Ladybird is well-known for its commitment to fostering a love of books for young children and has served to change the face of art and children’s literature since 1915. Not only does this exhibition bring back the golden days of childhood, visitors will also be able to examine an awe-inspiring range of illustrated artworks that well reflect Britain’s cultural and social history. Feature


Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

Fatherless x Ben Rider | ‘Fighting Words’

This Thursday 9th July from 6pm onwards, we will be celebrating the opening of an awesome collaborative show between USA-based collective, Fatherless and London-based printmaker, Ben Rider at Print Club London. These guys have been exchanging and working on top of each other’s prints for some time now, and you will be able to see the fruits of their labour at this incredible show. Expect raw, punky images bursting with energy and loud graphics, where no two prints must ever be the same. The first 20 people will receive a free mini print, so be sure to get down early and say hello to the artists who have flown over from Chicago especially for the event! Feature


The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival :: PSYCHEDELIA

The peak of summer is at hand and The London Illustration Fair’s summer festival is about to hot up as Hoxton Arches is being transformed into a psychedelic inspired cosmic universe showcasing work created by a multitude of world-class illustrators, art collectives, creatives, publishing houses, and print studios. Feature


Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Not long to go until the inaugural Indiecon, an annual conference wholly dedicated to independent magazine makers. Now seems like the golden age of magazines. New magazines are embracing new narrative and using new techniques for content delivery. To put simply, this event is organised with an aim to help you push yourself out of your comfort zone and start creating something inventive and original. Feature


Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Now in its second edition, Graphic Design Festival Scotland is well underway and will take place at the Lighthouse in Glasgow from 19th to 25th October 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience a week full of intensive workshops, talks, competitions, urban murals, and exhibitions covering all aspects of graphic design and where it’s headed. Feature


233 Miles Design Festival

233 Miles Design Festival

Do you know that the approximate distance between London and Plymouth is 233 miles? And it’s the same distance as 2,300,000 pints of beer or 88,500,000 pieces of wood type? Interesting, isn’t it! This summer, the students of Design Society Plymouth will be presenting an amazing collection of graphic design artworks. It’s not long until their show but there is still some time for you to get ready for their first-ever graphic design festival in London! Feature


Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Pattern pioneer Matt Manson is always up to something exciting and we couldn’t wait to hear about his latest collaboration with Cheltenham-based Stronger Than All. This handmade leather goods company was established by established by two brothers. Having learnt the craft from their father, they have continued to produce high quality, ethically sourced organic leather products which compliment Matt’s work perfectly. Feature


ELCAF 2015

ELCAF 2015

Artists and illustrators have been part of London’s story for centuries and here’s another chance for you to enrich our creative community. Returning for its fourth edition, East London Comics and Arts Festival is an annual festival that brings together a showcase of both big and small press publications, illustration, comics and print in a friendly environment. This festival will be joined by a selection of established professionals and will be running a programme of talks and workshops spanning over two days on the 20th and 21st June across two new venues – The Laundry and SPACE in Hackney. Feature


Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Our good friend Robert Rubbish and fellow Le Gun member will be taking you on an audio-based psychogeographical adventure through Soho with his new radio show / exhibition. SPIRITUS SOHO will be six radio shows that will be themed around the titles of new artwork that Robert is producing. The artwork will hang in Soho Radio from May 21st 2015. The radio shows will be intercut with music, poems, quotes and samples from film and tv documentaries about Soho. They will have a feel of a freewheeling ramble and loose narrative, linked together by songs. His first show will look at Soho as a woman, and the idea of falling in love with a Spirit of Soho. Feature


CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

Celebrating the shapes, colours, textures and materials of the metropolis, CITYSCAPES brings together the three different responses to London’s urban environment. Hosted by Jealous, the exhibition features work by Ashes57, Jo Peel and Anka Dabrowska. Feature


Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales is a photographer whose images have been published internationally as well as being held in multiple collections and showcased in a selection of exhibitions, including Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, to name just a few. Paolo’s latest exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design 2015 MFA Graduate Show Six Degrees at Clampart in New York City. It is this photographic series titled ‘These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell’ by Paolo which really caught our eye due to its intelligently devised yet relaxed conviction. Feature


Short Lived by Craig Redman

Short Lived by Craig Redman

Australian born artist and illustrator Craig Redman is now exhibiting his latest work in his solo show ‘Short Lived’ at Lamington Drive in his home country. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the decade, one half of studio Craig & Carl Redman has produced a collection of artworks with an aim to probe everyday gestures and expressions as well as to examine ordinary moments. Feature


Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Seeing London from a different perspective through experimenting with angle and scale, Pattern of the city is a joint exhibition in collaboration with Timber Yard. Featuring London based creative’s Elsie Wong and Kathryn Hassan; their work looks at the juxtaposition and synchronicity of metropolitan and natural landscapes. Feature


Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

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


Broken Fingaz

Broken Fingaz

Its official, the first ever Broken Fingaz exhibition in the USA has been announced and is set to open on June 20th at Howard Griffin Gallery 410 Spring Street, Los Angeles. This will be their biggest solo show since 2012’s Crazy Eye Hotel in London and consists of a large-scale multimedia temple installation complete with new paintings, light works and of course lots of surprises, its certainly not one to be missed. Feature


Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Centered on symmetrical patterns and bending the rules, LHR Exhibitions are back with their latest exhibition Let’s Tessellate. Curated by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty; the exhibition showcases the work of 15 unique talents. Feature


Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Hosting the first solo exhibition of Elizabeth Corkery, Beers London will showcase selected works from the artist from the past three years. Taking place between 5th June-25th July, the opening night will be held next week on the evening of 4th June and will feature a range of elegant large scale screen-prints from the artist. Displayed on thin layers of MDF, Elizabeth’s work contains sourced imagery that is cropped and printed directly onto surface, aiming to ‘similarly address architecture, the reproduced image and the potentially fraught task of representing three dimensions in two.’ Feature


Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

The Comedy Carpet – for those who don’t know, is one of Europe’s largest pieces of public artwork. Set in front of the iconic Blackpool Tower and stretching along the Golden Mile, the 2200m2 artwork contains over 160,000 30mm granite letters embedded in concrete. Giving a physical form to jokes, songs and catchphrases from the early days of comedy to the present, the piece pays homage to over 1000 comedians and writers. Feature


Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

KK Outlet’s next exhibition will see a selection of photographs from the fourteenth edition of the found photography series ‘in almost every picture’ by their very own Erik Kessels. Feature


Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

As convenient and efficient as email is, nothing beats the pleasure of post. This Saturday (May 16th) House of Illustration at Kings Cross are hosting an exhibition and collaborative project aptly titled Pushing the Envelope. Feature


De Invasie Toont

De Invasie Toont

De Invasie! is a ongoing collaboration between design agency Dift and based museum Gent, in which they hold an annual exhibition. To mark their 5 year partnership they have designed a catalog ‘De Invasie Toont,’ which showcases the emerging talent highlights from the past few years. The book is beautifully designed and presents a general overview of all the designers involved with the project, to accompany the artwork displayed in the gallery. Feature


Offprint London 2015

Offprint London 2015

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


The Vending Machine Art Gallery

The Vending Machine Art Gallery

Last week we saw the Vending Machine Gallery launch in the Fox Pub (372 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DA) and it went off with a bang! With a fantastic concept offering the public the chance to buy affordable giclee prints from up and coming Artists from a vending machine, the concept of the show brings art and the buying of art to a new location, liberating the purchasing of art from the gallery to more accessible locations. With a run of just 50 prints for each work prices will range from £5 to £20, and if you didn’t make the opening don’t worry, the shows on till June 11th, or you can always head over to their online shop to grab a bargain print! Feature


The Pop-Up Poll Booth

The Pop-Up Poll Booth

Allowing you to vote for the most hated politician, The Pop-Up Poll Booth is a far cry from your conventional village hall polling station. With a more unconventional take on the traditional voting method, the pop-up is a quirky and clever illustration project – and the brainchild of Third year Brighton student Holly Macdonald. Feature


Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux is part of the WITCHES Artist Residency which began at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. The three-month collaboration with Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) culminated in a month-long rotating exhibition in Brooklyn. Throughout April, the six female artists-in-residence inhabited Stream Gallery, presenting new work they created in Jersey City. Anne Vieux works with light as an effect, process, and image, fluctuating between flat and dimensional. She presents layered prints on plastic and fabric, which pursue a techy minimalist re-enchantment of space. Additionally, her installations become abstract esoteric zones using frames and video to delineate space. Feature


Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Pick Me Up has a fantastic line-up of artists, illustrators, and designers from all over the UK. Graphic arts festival Pick Me Up opened last week at London’s Somerset House, along with a series of talks, workshops and film screenings happening over the course of 12 days. Feature


Lazy Oaf | A FUN Project

Lazy Oaf | A FUN Project

People of Print faves Lazy Oaf are currently exhibiting at Pick Me Up with a super exciting project titled “A FUN Project” … Apathetic, Funny, Ugly, but Nice. Teaming up with a selection of influential artists (including Kyle Platts, Jack Sachs, Jiro Bevis, Dominic Kesterton, Alexander Medel Calderon and Yoko Honda) the collaboration sees the artists work applied to a range of iconic Lazy Oaf garms that play with the boundaries of illustration and fashion to form an interactive surreal world – be sure to check it out. Feature


House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

This whole hunt began with a curiosity that quickly snowballed into an obsession, the occasional appearance within a streetwear collection or on a B-Boy event flyer let us know we weren’t the only ones preoccupied with ‘that fucking font’. Heated Words Initial Research at House of Vans documented the uses of an iconic yet anonymous typeface, illustrating the rich history and identity of a font with no name, and no known designer. Feature


2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

LHR Exhibitions is a creative platform founded by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty. Starting back in October 2013, they are now holding their 11th exhibition – the most recent centered on a simple two colour brief. For 2 Colour the artists were “invited to create a piece within their unique style to a 50×70 format with the limited colour palette of red and black (plus the white of the page)”. We caught up with Gresty to find out a little more. Feature


Stanley Anderson

Stanley Anderson

The Royal Academy pays homage to the traditional art of engraving. Feature


Ellie Andrews

Ellie Andrews

All-round bae and graphic artist Ellie Andrews has been busy with her paintbrushes! Feature


POPUP PRESS!

POPUP PRESS!

POPUP PRESS! is a unique and inspiring celebration of print culture, showcasing both local graphic artists and international independent publishers bringing the practice of print to a wider audience within Hong Kong. With a custom designed mobile gallery and exhibition space, they transform Hong Kong’s bustling cityscapes into creative areas where the general public can participate in different print workshops and meet the artists. Feature


Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun have teamed up with The Cob Gallery to go into the second phase of their collaboration, whereby they have put on a stunning exhibition at the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris called ‘Tales from the Void’ which opens Friday March 27th. The bookshop is infamous for having ‘generations of boozy literary’ visitors, of which Le Gun have drawn inspiration from in creating their sculptural and hand drawn works. Here’s yet another example of a top notch exhibition by the Le Gun art collective, who are also responsible for the incredible front cover of our brand new hard cover book for Thames & Hudson. Feature


Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London are excited to present an exclusive exhibition to mark the re-launch of their fantastic Print Club Gallery located in the heart of Dalston. Titled ‘Lost and Found’ the show will bring together a diverse collective of Print Club artists from varying backgrounds showcasing a selection of illustrative and print based maps. That’s not all, if the concept of the show isn’t already exciting enough it gets even better, featured artist Dave Buonaguidi has produced a unique limited edition of 7 screen printed original Bank of England £1 notes exclusive to the show. With the help of 7 influential London landmarks Print Club will be hiding the notes in various locations for you to find for your chance to win 4 workshop tickets worth £200. Feature


Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford’s collaboration with art-meets-fashion NYC label, Cocurata have created an exclusive art installation in-store featuring original artwork, sculptures and video from renowned street artist, BÄST. Cocurata’s SS15 ‘Extraction’ collection, shows off a blend of street fashion and artist print inspired garment, whilst taking out art from its general gallery setting. With a fun interactive photobooth, guests could recreate their own BÄST video with large 3-D cardboard comic characters. Feature


No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

Tomorrow sees the launch of No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition – a show hosted by the infamous Leeds-based web blog. Renowned for their inspiring content and online store featuring the best in contemporary photography, illustration, design, and art, this upcoming exhibition will display the Riso masterpieces created by twelve of their most admired illustrators. Feature


Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Our attention is now drawn to this exhibition by the Royal College of Art. Once again, this prestigious art and design institute impresses us with their most recent exhibition, Stewarts Law RCA Secret, which is an annual fundraising exhibition comprising a host of original postcard-sized artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists and designers. Feature


Dominic Hawgood

Dominic Hawgood

‘Under The Influence’ is the first solo show from visual artist and photographer Dominic Hawgood. After winning the British Journal of Photography’s International series award with this collection of images, his work was selected by judges for it’s hyper real blurring between fact and fiction. Basing his work on the evangelical churches of London, he focuses on documenting behaviours performed during ceremonial activity. Set against perfectly lit backdrops it is hard to tell if these photos are staged or candid, almost presenting themselves as edited adverts for religion. Feature


Zines of the Zone

Zines of the Zone

The zine phenomenon has become an ever-expanding trend of the last decade, with more and more people embracing the DIY culture of self-publishing. Zines of the zone is a mobile library and travelling exhibition dedicated to self published zines, photo books, and fanzines – pretty much ‘any DIY printed matter related to photography’. Feature


Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

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


Idols & Icons Exhibition

Idols & Icons Exhibition

Next Friday The Hanbury Arms in Islington plays host to an exciting exhibition of 16 emerging artists work. With the line up including Mr Gresty, VJ Von Art, Shona Read, Jane Laurie-Akten, Marco Bevilacqua, Sara Stode, Zhang Liang, Craig Keenan, Pigghammer, Tim Easley, Oli Fowler, Raiph Vaughan, Willa Gebbie, Claire E Hind, Simon Fitzmaurice and Nathan James Page III there is a varying range of style and subject matter. Responding to an open brief of ‘Idols & Icons,’ it will most certainly be an interesting evening with a large amount of diverse talent on display. Feature


Or Type: Now & Then Or Again

Or Type: Now & Then Or Again

The Unit Editions’ new gallery space is now dedicated to a selection of work by Or Type, an Icelandic type foundry by design aficionados Guðmundur Úlfarsson and Mads Freund Brunse aka Gunmad. They have been publishing experimental typefaces which are full of character and developed through a spontaneous process of drawing and self-initiated projects since 2013. This show also marks the inaugural exhibition at the Unit Gallery. Not only will you be drawn by their expertise in type design but you will also enjoy exploring the different techniques used to create each typeface. There is so much to admire in their design, so don’t forget to swing by the gallery when you get a chance! Feature


S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

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


Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

The first exhibition of 2015 at No Walls Gallery is devoted to Bristol-based artist and designer Mr Penfold. Inspired by a wide range of different influences, from skateboard graphics to classical and formal abstraction, this latest exhibition, appropriately named ‘Masquerades and Silhouettes’, triumphantly demonstrates Mr Penfold’s quest to emulate the iconic pop culture and to produce clean, crisp graphic paintings – a great opportunity for you to focus more on the abstract side of Mr Penfold’s artistic practice. Feature


Kemistry Gallery | 100 Years of Graphic Design

Kemistry Gallery | 100 Years of Graphic Design

London’s Kemistry Gallery was forced to close the doors on the Charlotte Road gallery space back in December 2014, but that hasn’t held them back. March 2015 sees the legendary, cutting-edge design gallery enter its next phase, having re-invented themselves as a pop-up gallery, Kemistry will present their ‘100 Years of Graphic Design’ exhibition at Protein Studios, Shoreditch. This exhibition is a retrospective of their first 10 years of visionary, inspiring and eclectic graphic design shows. Feature


Alan Kitching on Press

Alan Kitching on Press

January is always a dull month but thanks to The Guardian that they have decided to start off 2015 with a totally inspiring exhibition displaying the charming work created by legendary letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Letterpress often gives a sense of energy and enthusiasm, and you will definitely be inspired once you visit the show which is centred around the typographic experiments and type-driven design work – not to mention the chance for you to assess the relationship between the newspaper and printer. Feature


Leeds Print Festival 2015

Leeds Print Festival 2015

Leeds Print Festival has entered its fourth year featuring an exciting programme of workshops, print exhibitions, a talk series, and a print fair. This annual event has also brought together a host of high-profile printmakers, design champions, and internationally-renowned lecturers to discuss and debate the traditional and contemporary printmaking processes. It is truly a celebration of all things printed and is great for fans of printmaking of all types. Feature


Walter Newton :: 20 GOTO 10

Walter Newton :: 20 GOTO 10

Featuring everything so 90’s, colourful, and retro, this exhibition of Walter Newton’s pixel-based console artworks, 20 GOTO 10, is something you should not miss if you were born in the PC era. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Walter Newton now spends most of his time in his studio in Midlands creating a powerful series of illustrations that combines small squared elements and block colours. Feature


In Our Manor returns

In Our Manor returns

Featured previously (here) North London’s pioneering exhibition ‘In Our Manor’ returns today for a second installment at the Hasler Gallery.Stepping it up a notch the show will consist of 3 rooms that include the group exhibition / hand-painted immersive space, an ultra violet neon bar, light progression show and live music from the BNTL DJ’s all night. Feature


Nous Vous | ‘Flim, Flam, Flum’ at KK Outlet

Nous Vous | ‘Flim, Flam, Flum’ at KK Outlet

Get down to KK Outlet this evening to see Nous Vous, a London-based collective of artists spanning print design, illustration, animation and set design. This trio of creatives who each specialise in their own discipline often pull together creating something very special indeed. These guys have a solid commercial client list including the likes of Nike, Tate and New York Times, however they clearly enjoy setting self initiated projects, experimenting with ideas and new ways of communicating. Jay recently released a book published by Hato press entitled Flat, Nicolas is currently working on a body of small collages/paintings and William is continuing to develop his ceramics line ‘Somewow’. Feature


20:20 Print Exchange

20:20 Print Exchange

Do you want to see 581 prints from 42 print workshops across the UK &Ireland in one space? From this Saturday 10th January until Sunday 22nd February 2015 the 20:20 Print Exchange (2014) will be exhibited at neo:gallery27, in Bolton, and this exhibition will be the first of many to open in the neo:studios new gallery space for 2015. The 20:20 Print Exchange, which launched in 2009 as a collaborative project between Hot Bed Press, based in Salford, and Red Hot Press in Southampton, has continued to grow each year and attracts artists, designers and printmakers, asking each one to produce 25 limited edition prints on paper, (20cmx20cm) of one design, using their medium of choice. Feature


Bernd & Hilla Becher: Photographic Typologies

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Photographic Typologies

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


Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

True to form, the Tate have curated a formidable Sigmar Polke retrospective. A radical experimentalist; Polke’s work aimed to challenge the consumerist culture that emerged in post-war Germany. Fascinated by advertising as a vehicle to mediate capitalist ideas, Polke created a process for distorting the images at its heart. Feature


Air Poster 2014

Air Poster 2014

Today sees the launch of Air Poster – an annual exhibition showcasing an extensive range of print posters created by a list of top-notch design studios and graphic designers from France. As varied as they are impressive, the posters displayed at the event aim to debate on the status of poster design, demonstrate the relationship between shape, form, and colour as well as to serve as examples of international contemporary graphic design scene. Feature


Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty is a London born artist, writer and professor. Beshty’s immersive takeover of the “Barbican curve” is the culmination of a year’s worth of print making and comprises over 12,000 separate cyanotypes. Distinctive in their rich blue colouring, cyanotypes are the product of a seminal photographic process. It is a palpable practise by which natural sunlight can be used to expose an image to varying degrees. Feature


Topo Copy | RISOGRAFIA #3

Topo Copy | RISOGRAFIA #3

To celebrate 40 years of Vrijzinnig Centrum Geuzenhuis Gent, Topo Copy teamed up with HOUTD & KapOw to make RISOGRAFIA #3. A new series of risograph prints with designs from 40 international artists. Each print was pulled through their beloved Risograph duplicator twice. There are 40 handmade frames by HOUTD, each containing the entire set of prints. The system allows you to change the front print. Feature


The London Illustration Fair 2014

The London Illustration Fair 2014

The London Illustration Fair is once again taking place in the East End’s Hoxton Arches starting this Friday 5th December 2014. This year, the panel of judges consisting of the UK’s leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts scene have rounded up the most exciting and talented young illustrators and graphic artists in the industry to come and showcase their work alongside a mind-blowing list of handpicked Creative Partners, internationally-renowned illustrator Jean Jullien, creative management agency JSR and bespoke Bristol-based stationers Papersmiths, celebrating the festival’s first anniversary. Feature


Faile Works On Wood

Faile Works On Wood

Works On Wood is a new publication by American artists FAILE, presenting their eclectic body of collage and wood based work. Launching last week, there is an accompanying exhibition at Allouche Gallery in New York documenting their exploration of wood as a primary medium in their work. Featuring 12 years worth of collaboration history, old and new work are shown together in an celebratory showcase of the Brooklyn based duo. Feature


Toys Exhibition

Toys Exhibition

Illustrators David McMillan, Jayde Perkin and Ed Cheverton have joined forces in their first collaborative project curating the first ‘Toys Exhibition’. They have got over 30 contemporary illustrators on board to create artwork, imagery and 3D objects in an interactive exhibition celebrating all things playful and fun. All profits from the sale of work go to the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal Charity, supporting the Bristol Childrens Hospital. Find out more in our interview with Dave, Jaybde and Ed on this brilliant and heartwarming project. Feature


Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

American illustrator, musician, animator, printmaker, textile designer and general creative influence ‘Grande Dame’ now resides in Hastings, and is currently the star of a small, trippy, surprising exhibition at Ink’d gallery in Brighton. Everything you see is fantastically printed, illustrated and designed by Grande Dame, from the wallpaper and the curtains to the framed artwork, the candles and the vinyl on the record player. Closing on the 30th of November, get down soon or miss the rednecks, skeletons, comics, hindu gods and corn on the cobs. Feature


Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

You may have seen our previous ravings about this very memorable London based illustrator who grew up on the Scottish border with a Tanzanian artist mother. Well here’s a great chance to see what all the fuss is about for yourselves, with her solo show opening in Brighton this Friday at 6pm at No Walls Gallery. Her designs have been applied to a range of surfaces including apparel, accessories and LP sleeves and her influences are obvious in her colourful, characterful work – vibrant mark-making and exotic prints feature heavily. Represented by the Central Illustration Agency, Zulu’s work has been featured in Taschen’s ‘Illustration Now’, and she has many exciting new projects in the pipeline. See you at the private view! Feature


‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

Launching this Friday (7th Nov) ‘In Our Manor’ is an exhibition curated by Sean Rennision Phillips taking place at Ten Grand Arcade Hasler Gallery (N12) Bringing together a variety of creatives from Finchley and the surrounding area who are young, current and cutting edge, the exhibition will showcase work across a wide variety of mediums from painting, performance art and photography to light-reactive cut outs, and hand-painted typography. Reflecting on the show Currator Sean explains… Feature


MIRRORCITY

MIRRORCITY

Author J. G Ballard’s speculative futures illustrate a dystopic world, psychologically and philosophically bleak, urbane and mechanised by technological development – a world that is scarily encroaching. Running from 14th October to 4th Jan 2015 at the Hayward Gallery, MIRRORCITY showcases recent artwork from 23 established and up and coming London based illustrators, painters, sculptors, and performance artists. The collection as a whole addresses the liminal space in-between the physical and the digital and between fiction and reality – exploring the effects of the digital revolution on our contemporary society and alluding to modern city life. Feature


The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

As were feeling the spookily festive in the run up to Halloween The Vaults of Terror is a group TV horror exhibition that you can drop by all week if you just can’t wait to celebrate until the weekend. Featuring prints sculpture and curiosities by 20 great illustrators, artists, street artists and printmakers, the exhibition hosts a movie night, amongst exquisite corpse monster workshops and other frightening fun, taking place until November 1st (after opening last Thursday) at the Vaults Gallery in the old Victorian vaults underneath Waterloo. I caught up with curators Ben Rider and Russell Taysom to find out more about the show.. Feature


GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

It is almost the end of the year 2014 and we have to admit that there are quite a lot of interesting design exhibitions to look forward to. Graphics RCA: Fifty Years and Beyond is actually one of the most talked-about events happening here in London this autumn. The show is dedicated to a collection of works produced by leading graphic design practitioners and talented students and also showcases the rich history of graphic communication spanning over half a century at the Royal College of Art. Feature


Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Recently returning from a six week residency on island haven Bali, founder of organic clothing and handcrafted skateboarding company Satta, Joe Launder has just completed a successful stint at surf and motorbike brand Deus Ex Machina. During his time there, he worked on a collection of 60′s inspired sidewalk surfer skateboards, made from locally sourced reclaimed Teak wood. He also produced a series of artworks, presenting them in an exhibition entitled ‘Spiritual Materialism,’ which acted as an opening show for Deus’ annual Slidetober Festival. Feature


Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang is a showcase of sixteen artists’ visual interpretations of old school and new school cockneys. Hosted and curated by Lauriston Hanbury and Regen aka LHR, an independent platform that organises group shows originated by Mr.Gresty, the exhibition will display the images produced to represent a process called ‘hemiteleia’ – a phrase construction that is prevalent in dialectal English from the East End of London. We encourage you to go get a peep at this interesting collection of images. The show will open its doors on Friday 24th October 2014 at The Lauriston and will run until early 2015. Free Entry! Feature


Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

On 13th November 2014, The John Rylands Library will host an entire evening dedicated to the works and a series of open talks by four of the world’s most-respected design practitioners, Anthony Burrill, Si Scott and Studio Thomson and Helen Musselwhite. Organised by one of the largest paper manufacturers in Europe, Fedrigoni, this evening event will highlight the essence of paper and together we will be investigating into the reason why paper is still the most essential medium for artists and designers throughout generations. Feature


The Science Of Play

The Science Of Play

The Science Of Play is an exhibition that explores the meaning and importance of play. Bringing together some of the best creative talent in Manchester, the display plays a significant part in Design Manchester 2014 and aims to benefit charity Play360, who design and build playgrounds in the developing world. Delving into the realms of creativity and imagination, the collection investigates the powerful connections between these subjects and showcases work from a wide range of artistic ability. Feature


Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Graphic Design Festival Scotland

It is only a week until the launch of Graphic Design Festival Scotland and we have a 2-day weekend workshop pass to offer. Created and organised by James Gilchrist and Beth Wilson of Glasgow-based design studio Warriors, GDFS is a celebration of design and creativity and will be participated by a number of creative practitioners who will also take part in a series of workshops, competitions, talks, exhibitions, urban murals and live stream discussions happening between 22nd-26th October. Feature


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


AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

After much deliberation we are sure, the shortlist has been announced for this year AOI Illustration Awards 2014. In the only independent jury-selected illustration competition in the UK, the professional judging panel from all areas of the design industry have selected there favourite illustrators of the year. Submissions were received from all over the world, and now the final shortlist work has been showcased in the beautiful setting of Somerset House. Overall there are 12 category winners including awards in Proffesional Practice, as well as lots of new faces featured in the New Talent awards. Feature


Miniature Ink

Miniature Ink

Atomica Gallery and ThingsandInk Magazine have joined forces to put on the Miniature Ink exhibition. The exhibition features a huge selection of miniature sized artworks designed by over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists. The huge selection of artwork features a diverse range of styles, themes and techniques and gives fans and customers alike the to opportunity purchase original artwork from some of the most renowned names in the tattoo industry. Feature


This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

The Jealous Print Studio and Gallery have expanded, from their humble beginnings in their Crouch End studio six years ago, they will now be in the cultural hub of London’s creative industry, in the heart of Shoreditch. The new expansion will take over 5000 squared feet and all four storeys of 53 Curtain Road, and ultimately include artists studios, state-of-the-art gallery, print space, and a venue for pop-up events. There are lots of exiting events coming up in the future, but for now you can go and check out their first exhibition open to the public Friday 3rd October, celebrating the best work to come out of the Jealous studios so far! Feature


Lines and Strokes

Lines and Strokes

Lines and Strokes is a bi-monthly exhibition night put on by Scott Blows and Will Blood where Brighton artists can showcase and sell their work with no commission taken. Essentially they just give artists a platform to show their work in a nice venue. Feature


Cornershop On Sea | Lucy Sparrow

Cornershop On Sea | Lucy Sparrow

If you missed the East End Debut of Lucy Sparrow’s ‘Cornershop’ but heard all about it’s resounding success, then here’s your chance to see it again, under a slightly tweaked name, at the private view on Friday 3rd October, 6-9pm at No Walls Gallery, 114 Church St, Brighton. The exhibition consists of over four thousand handmade felt versions of grocery items, from beans, biscuits and spam to ciggies, beers and sanitary towels. Everything within the Cornershop including the till, freezers and fully-functional price gun is made from fabric, and took the artist seven months to single-handedly complete. Feature


Soirée Graphique

Soirée Graphique

Every year, visual artists, photographers and graphic designers from all over the world are invited to showcase their work at Soirée Graphique – an exhibition that holds together the most original design posters and visual staging. Launched in 2008 by Komet, an online collection of contemporary graphic design artworks, the exhibition has now become one of the most important cultural events and exhibitions of Switzerland. This year, more than 500 people attended the event and had a chance to see the latest trends in graphic design and purchase limited-edition artworks and accompanying catalogues. You can also own one of them if you missed the event, please click here! Feature


Collective Futures Berlin 2014

Collective Futures Berlin 2014

I am pretty sure Berlin is always on top of every design aficionado’s must-go list and to boost its thriving art scene this autumn, Colectivo Futuro in partnership with Cafe Kraft, Berlin Community Radio, CDR Projects and JB Magazine are taking residency inside Berlin Community Radio and turning the space into an independent platform showcasing inspirational works created by a group of visual artists and designers starting 25 September. Feature


Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

It that time of year again when the studios of Print Club London are buzzing with excitement and preparations for Blisters 2014. If you haven’t heard of the exhibition before, it features 40 selected artists each selling an edition of 40 signed original screen prints for £40 each. The exhibition, now celebrating its fifth year, called artists to submit designs inspired by their favourite song/ band or tour and represent this in print without using any names references to the artist/ musicians. The evening will feature live music from Meanwhile, drink from Ruby’s Bar and food Lucky Chip. It should be a smashing event! Feature


Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

As part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle and the London Design Festival, Tooled Up is a group exhibition featuring a range of great international artists in a exhibition to celebrate creativity, craft and skill. The artists where asked to take one recognisable tool of craft and transform it into a unique form. Artists including Merijn Hos, Saskia Pomeroy, Daniel Eatock and many more, all whom have tackled the project with some very interesting results. Feature


Aurélien Débat

Aurélien Débat

Whilst completing a residency at the printing workshop Nicole Crème, artist and illustration Aurélien Débat created the ‘Tamponville’ project. Although the project name could be misinterpreted in English, the word tampon in French actually translates to rubber stamps! And this is exactly what the project was literally built with. Using a range of 47 rubber stamps with architectural shape this gave the opportunity for new forms both reflecting the real and the imagined to be built again; creating endlessly beautiful and unique results. Feature


House of Vans

House of Vans

We went along to the opening of the House of Vans, which is an underground maze of wonders underneath Waterloo station in London, it is completely ‘off the wall’ to say the least. They have made incredibly clever use of this space to allow for a skate park, a music stage, a restaurant, a gallery and much more for all of you creative, thrill seeking people. The opening was topped of with various pro skaters and several other activities which included live printing and embroidery by two of our favourite companies, Lovenskate and Man Up Girl! Feature


Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

There are few times that you get to see the work of so many great paper cut artist in one place, but to coincide with the release of his first book Owen Gildersleeve has done just that. We went down to the event launch at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, London, to see the book brought to life with 25 of the best paper cut artists showcasing what they do best with original artworks and prints for sale. Feature


Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain opens 5th September 2014 at Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, E26EH. The private view will be September 4th from 6-9pm. It will be his second solo exhibition, which will be a series of new paintings by the London-­based artist. Instantly recognisable for his colourful, vector­-based character illustration which, in the past, has graced toys, record covers, T­Shirts and much more. ­He has recently begun working on a series of acrylic­-on-canvas pieces that form the basis of ‘Unholy Mountain’. Feature


Here & There | Supermundane

Here & There | Supermundane

Multi-talented artist, graphic designer and writer Rob Lowe is now ready to embark on another solo exhibition at No Walls, an independent gallery based in Brighton after his current show Stupid Nature exhibition at Beach London is coming to an end. The show is called ‘Here & There’ and sets out to offer a deeper look into Supermundane’s world created using microscopic detail and universal distance. Feature


Lee Goater | Four Letter Words with Dots Printhaus

Lee Goater | Four Letter Words with Dots Printhaus

It’s great to have opportunity to play with type and process. Having worked with Dots Printhaus, Lee Goater knew they would be up for trying out some different ideas. Various colour combinations were tried out, including cyan, magenta and yellow – three colour split fountain. Fluorescent orange on black offset overprint. Metallic gold and magenta offset overprint to try and make copper. Fluorescent orange with fluorescent pink split fountain – because we all love a fluoro and finally good old pure black on Plike. Stock generously supplied by GF Smith – Colourplan and Plike White. Type set in Simplon Mono by Swiss Typefaces. Feature


Comic Sans for Cancer

Comic Sans for Cancer

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate, Chris Flack, Renee Quigley and Soapbox & Sons have curated an exhibition of posters inspired by Comic Sans with all of the proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. Feature


Return of the Rudeboy: Somerset House

Return of the Rudeboy: Somerset House

This summer Somerset House presents ‘Return of the Rudeboy’, an exhibition curated and created by prolific photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and famed in the fashion world, creative director Harris Elliot. Feature


Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

Internationally-acclaimed artist, graphic designer, illustrator and writer Rob Lowe aka Supermundane is once again organising one of his most exciting exhibitions which will feature a wide range of large-scale two colour drawings produced using a special alcohol-based ink, Krink. The show won’t start until tomorrow but as always, Rob has already impressed us by offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the show installation. Feature


Music: A P A R T

Music: A P A R T

A P A R T is a new exhibition that showcases the visual response of 6 artists to a short story written by yours truly. A shameless plug, I know. The story was specifically written for the show and is split into 6 with each artist responding to a different section. The story follows one man on his journey though love, loss and desperation. Feature


Summer Screen Prints: Somerset House, Print Club London and Film4’s Summer Screen

Summer Screen Prints: Somerset House, Print Club London and Film4’s Summer Screen

Now into their second year, Print Club London and Somerset House will be curating a series of screen printed film posters for the 10th anniversary season of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Feature


Brighton Show 2014 | Our Favourite Picks

Brighton Show 2014 | Our Favourite Picks

It has been a great success and we are thrilled to announce our favourite pieces of work produced by the recent Graphic Design and Illustration graduates from the University of Brighton. The show ended on Sunday under the baking July sun of London and here are our picks from last week at the Bargehouse on South Bank. Feature


Brighton Show 2014 | Private View

Brighton Show 2014 | Private View

We were very excited to be visiting the Brighton Show last night and once again it seems to be another prolific year for recent Graphic Design and Illustration graduates from the University of Brighton. Feature


Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Event :: V&A Friday Late : Shoreditch Takeover

Thinking already about what to do this weekend? Why not try the V&A’s Friday Late. For the first time the events are also going to be extended to the Saturday and take place at BL-NK space in Shoreditch. In this months line-up, the creative hub of east London has inspired the Shoreditch Takeover. The night at the V&A will include instillations from well known street artist Malarky, too new technology to fantasise over from Designswarm. Events and workshops will follow in Shoreditch on Saturday 26th, don’t miss it! 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