Boro

Boro

Apologies for the lack of imagery, but all the more reason to go and see this exhibition of original Japanese Boro fabric at Somerset House. Boro is Japanese for “rags” and usually consists of pieces of old fabric, such as futon covers and old workwear, which have been reclaimed and stitched together to create new, larger pieces. In Japanese culture, Boro is a fabric that belonged to the poorer classes and is not particularly valuable, however in western cultures, Boro has become highly collectible because of its folk heritage and craft technique. If you can afford it, the pieces are actually for sale, prices starting at £5,000. Feature


Kate Moross | First Solo Exhibition

Kate Moross | First Solo Exhibition

Presenting her very first solo exhibition, the ever colourful Kate Moross presents a fascinating glimpse into the mesmerising mind of the artist. Vibrant, loud and fearless, Kate embraces experimentation with her playful, striking style. Reflecting on her successful body of work, Moross showcases original illustrations and prints, along with more recent video ventures and moving image work. The show also runs alongside the launch of Kate’s new book, Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design & Illustration published by Prestel. Feature


The World’s First Instant Newspaper Recycler | Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong

The World’s First Instant Newspaper Recycler | Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong

Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong created World’s first Instant Newspaper Recycler for Sun Hung Kai. It’s said that the amount of wrapping paper used in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year results in as many as 1,600 trees being cut down, and 170,000 litres of petrol burned. To put that in context, the height of all those trees put together would stretch from the Earth to an altitude 3 times that a commercial airplane flies at. So Sun Hung Kai’s (SHK) East Point City decided to make an environmentally-friendly difference this year with The Instant Newspaper Recycler. The Campaign was created and executed by Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong. Feature


Hey Studio at Madshop Barcelona

Hey Studio at Madshop Barcelona

Hey Studio are on their way to display their impressive projects at Madshop in Barcelona starting from 11th April. This exhibition will feature a wide range of Hey’s recent work in brand identity, posters, and illustration. They put their focus almost equally on both commercial and non-commercial projects, so the show is a mixture of client-based design and in-house creations. Pop in to Madshop if you’re in Barcelona, the show will run until 5th June 2014 and promises to be the highlight of today’s graphic design industries. Feature


It’s Not Very Nice That: Graphic Design and Politics

It’s Not Very Nice That: Graphic Design and Politics

It’s Not Very Nice That is the new exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow that uses contemporary design to put current political topics into design context, giving chances to the public to discuss today’s political practice and issues as well as thoughts, ideas and potential solutions. The exhibition enables the public to mull over some design experiments and think about the motifs and motivations behind each piece of work. Feature


London Print Studio

London Print Studio

London Print Studio is an artist-run, not-for-profit artists studio, workspace, publisher and gallery based in West London. The studio has traditional printmaking equipment alongside a digital studio, a gallery and large format printing. They offer a wide range of courses with access to specialist technicians. They work with artists, community organisations, galleries, educational institutions and the public. Like us, they say that “creative collaboration is at the heart of their practice.” Feature


Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2014

Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2014

The annual Tokyo Director Club exhibition has returned to Ginza Graphic Gallery this April showcasing the results of the ‘Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2014′, an international design competition participated by thousands of domestic and international talents. Featured in the exhibition are more than 100 typographic works including those created by the eleven selected award winners, nominees and other must-see entries. Feature


Five Years :: Colophon Foundry

Five Years :: Colophon Foundry

Today sees the launch party of Five Years, an exhibition that celebrates the role of type designers and how they are vital in the creative design process. To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Colophon Foundry, one of the most internationally acclaimed type foundries, have selected twenty-six typefaces drawn and published between April 2009 to April 2014 including Aperçu, Central Avenue, Leroy, Transcript and many others from the Colophon Foundry back catalogue to be displayed on a different product related to each type. Feature


Accidentally On Purpose Vol.3 Launch & Exhibition

Accidentally On Purpose Vol.3 Launch & Exhibition

A series of contemporary photographs highlighting the unpredictable nature of analogue processes will come to life in a two-day exhibition from 3rd – 4th April at Village. Curated by Leeds-based graphic designer and filmmaker Ben Richards, the exhibition will present an overview of originally discarded photographs with its aim to explore the relationship between the adoption of digital technology and the beauty of images captured on photographic film. Feature


Analogue vs Digital Brief | Director’s Pick | Daniel Fletcher

Analogue vs Digital Brief | Director’s Pick | Daniel Fletcher

Last month we ran a two week brief with the Illustration students at LCC which had a resulting exhibition. The students had to take an image through various different mediums, making sure that they passed through both analogue and digital processes. The idea was to portray the famous Marshall McLuhan quote, “the medium is the message.” All of the students responded well, however the work of Daniel Fletcher really stood out amongst the crowd. He answered the brief concisely and enthusiastically with a project titled EUPHROSYNE. Feature


Reed Anderson

Reed Anderson

For anyone in New York City this month, here is a really nice show to go and see in Williamsburg at the Pierogi Gallery. Brooklyn based Reed Anderson’s solo show, “the way you look is the way i feel” opened last week and will run to 27th of April 2014. Reed’s work is highly graphic, abstract paintings with collage elements. His work has a celebratory feel, with vivid coloured shapes and gestural movements with give movement and voice to photographic montage. His work also features large and intricate paper cut outs, with seemingly floral inspired patterns, cut out of simple painted backgrounds. Feature


CENTURY EGG | Patrick Savile

CENTURY EGG | Patrick Savile

CENTURY EGG is a show of new digital work by Patrick Savile which will take place 4.4.14 at BL-NK, 37 East Road, London, N1 6AH from 6-10pm. Patrick is showing works that arose from recent research for a new comic book he is writing, which carries the same title. These new digital works are focus mainly on pattern and his research on alternate universes, creation, time and origins (and eggs). Feature


FORM | Mark Andrew Webber

FORM | Mark Andrew Webber

‘FORM’ is a six-part study of line and form by Mark Andrew Webber, presented by The Future Tense. You may know Mark for his series of typographic city maps, however this show is the result of several years of experimentation with geometric line drawing and consists of a series of beautifully conceived mini-studies, each using a different set of rules in order to create both deceptively simple and seemingly impossible shapes and patterns. ‘FORM I’ will launch on Thursday 27th March 2014, with the remaining 5 sets following at regular intervals leading up to and including the solo show opening on Thursday 24th July. Feature


Jim Stoten | ‘Eye In The Sky’

Jim Stoten | ‘Eye In The Sky’

Jim Stoten’s ‘Eye In The Sky’ exhibition at DreamBagsJaguarShoes will launch with a private view on 24th March and will run all of the way until 20th July, so there are no excuses for not seeing this show. Jim Stoten is a multi-talented hybrid artist, illustrator, sculptor, musician and blogger based in East London who is set to blow you away with his new exhibition. 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


Martino Gamper | Serpentine

Martino Gamper | Serpentine

Head to the Serpentine gallery this month and see guest curator Martino Gamper’s new exhibition “design is a state of mind”. The show presents a selection of shelving systems, telling the story of each piece and the reactive effect they have on people and their surroundings. “An extensive display of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day will form the backbone of the exhibition. Feature


Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

After almost half a decade since his previous show, Rob Bailey is back with a collection of his recent work now being displayed in his current exhibition, ‘Above & Below’. Considered one of Manchester’s most favourite artists, Bailey is a vector-based illustrator who specialises in detailed drawing and has developed his own style using a mix colour combination and geometric elements to depict an array of animated characters. Featured in this solo exhibition are a series of original collages and limited edition art prints which are also for sale. The show will run until late August and promises to be one of Manchester’s highlights! Feature


Double Vision | The Lauriston

Double Vision | The Lauriston

Double Vision opens at 7pm – Late, 7th March at The Lauriston. The exhibition features work from 15 artists, who each received a very open brief: Double-Vision for the thirsty & illiterate. Some public houses are centuries old and many of their early customers were unable to read, but luckily they could recognise pictorial signs. This brief is going out to illustrators and printmakers. The target of ‘Double-Vision’ is to create a strong image that brings together two things that a thirsty and illiterate onlooker could identify. Feature


Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

As I was blessed to be a part of the AOI Serco Prize for Illustration London Stories exhibition, I was lucky enough to catch up with finalists Nicholas Stevenson and Eric Chow at the awards ceremony about their fantastic artwork, press + to read interviews with the talented illustrators… Feature


Everyone’s Got One | A Skull Showcase

Everyone’s Got One | A Skull Showcase

Atomica Gallery is excited to announce Everyone’s Got One: A Skull Showcase in collaboration with their friends The Circle running from 27th February – 29st March 2014 at The Circle, 21 Noel Street, W1F 8GP. Featuring work from a selection of Atomica artists and taking place in the beautiful gallery space at tattoo studio and lifestyle emporium The Circle, the showcase will focus on one of popular culture’s most iconic images: the skull. The opening night party also happens to coincide with The Circle’s two year anniversary; it’s going to be a big one. Feature


Drawn Together Exhibition | The Printhouse Gallery

Drawn Together Exhibition | The Printhouse Gallery

The Printhouse Gallery, Dalston are proud to present London’s first bi-annual international illustration exhibition this February curated by Tilly Stasiuk and Ruth Hanahoe. Drawn Together exhibition brings you a cut of the cut, forming a solid platform for international illustrators to show us the possibilities of pen and pencil. In the first instalment we see 6 emerging and established illustrators representing their work and pushing boundaries of traditional exhibitions. Feature


Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

One of the key graphic artists behind European skateboard powerhouse Polar Skateboards, Jacob Ovgren’s work is ‘Skate-art in it’s purest form.’ Predominantly reflecting his crude adolescent humour, Jacob’s artwork reflects ‘snippets of a story’ depicting characters ‘trapped in a dialogue only with themselves.’ Exhibiting with Beach London, Jacobs first solo upcoming show ‘SEX’ (Sick Emotions X-ibit) showcases his new drawings, paintings and prints reflecting his trademark dark humour as they visualize ‘child-like characters in a range of disturbing sexual scenarios.’ Feature


Hans Arp | Chance – Form – Language (and a FRANZWESTigation)

Hans Arp | Chance – Form – Language (and a FRANZWESTigation)

From 10th January – 1st March 2014 at Hauser & Wirth London, curated by Julian Heynen, this exhibition examines the relationship between form and chance in a selection of Hans Arp’s important but rarely seen sculptures from 1947 to 1965. In an unusual approach, Heynen positions Arp’s work alongside Passstücke (Adaptives) by Franz West, examining the shared creative principle of the two artists. A selection of Arp’s poetry will be installed on the walls and broadcast throughout the gallery. Feature


Half Cut Exhibition | Curated by Nick Morley

Half Cut Exhibition | Curated by Nick Morley

Half Cut is an exhibition of linocut and woodcut prints curated by Nick Morley running from March 7th-31st 2014 (Private View March 6th) Stour Space Gallery, London. Bringing together artists from the UK, USA and Italy, Half Cut is a showcase of contemporary woodcut and linocut prints. The apparently simple technique of carving and printing a block of wood or linoleum gives rise to a multitude of possibilities. 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


Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: London Stories

Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: London Stories

Organised by the London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and sponsored by Serco “London Stories” is a new exhibition opening its doors from the 14th Feb – 6th April, featuring 50 works of art and the best entries for the Sercro Prize for Illustration 2014. With entrants being asked to create an illustration that visually captures a London themed narrative, the shortlisted illustrations celebrate a vibrant, multi-layered London containing urban myths, historic events, remarkable characters / animals, and for the very first time 5 short animated films.

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TEXT at Kemistry Gallery

TEXT at Kemistry Gallery

The staff, students and professionals associated with Southampton Solent University together have provided a wide selection of artwork now being displayed at Kemistry Gallery. The exhibition celebrating type and textuality is now showcasing work created by internationally renowned artists and designers in a variety of formats. Original pieces include a collection of artwork by expert typographer Chris Bigg, Esquire’s creative director David McKendrick and legendary type illustrator Jonny Hannah. 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


Into the Fold 2014 | Workshop & Exhibition

Into the Fold 2014 | Workshop & Exhibition

Into the Fold proposes what collaboration, education, discussion, participation and making might be. Changing the situation or situating a change by inviting emerging and established creative practitioners to be part of the project. An event questioning the ideology of the studio and gallery space, materialising in the form of an exhibition through a temporary and spontaneous community of practice. 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


Patrick Thomas – 100BPM | Hang-Up Gallery

Patrick Thomas – 100BPM | Hang-Up Gallery

British graphic artist Patrick Thomas presented his silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition at hung-Up Gallery, which was timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine. 100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and first time that this collection will be shown publicly. Feature


Hansje van Halem

Hansje van Halem

A collection of textile prints, posters, book designs, hand sketches and the Stone Tile installation by graphic designer Hansje van Halem are now on display at Artspace Galerie Block C in an ancient city of Groningen, the Netherlands. For over a decade, design graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Hansje Van Halem has worked as an independent graphic designer, solving design and editorial problems by experimenting with type and material. Feature


Gary Webb Exhibition at Bloomberg Space

Gary Webb Exhibition at Bloomberg Space

Bloomberg Space is hosting a show by contemporary artist Gary Webb. The show opens 24th of January and will run to 13th of March. The show is a mix of colourful glass, mirrored surfaces, wood and plastic and has the feel of Memphis meets Tumblr, with palm trees, galactic space and ultra-tech themes. Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London,EC2A 1HD. Check it. Feature


‘Hard Wood & Heavy Water’ by Lizzy Stewart

‘Hard Wood & Heavy Water’ by Lizzy Stewart

The flagship venue, Dream Bags JaguarShoes, has been transformed into an exhibition space, displaying an endearing collection of Lizzy Stewart’s illustrations. Only six months after graduating from CSM, our beloved illustrator Lizzy Stewart is now showcasing her work at one of Shoreditch’s creative hubs, her first solo exhibition in London. Feature


Pure Evil: The Nightmare Series | Saatchi Gallery

Pure Evil: The Nightmare Series | Saatchi Gallery

The Pure Evil exhibition runs from 23rd January – 28 February 2014. To celebrate the exhibition of selected works by his Nightmare Series Saatchi Gallery are inviting you to an evening with PURE EVIL on the 18th February, where you can witness live screen printing in the Edition & Print Gallery and Education space on the Lower Ground Floor. Attendance is strictly by confirmed invitation and places will be limited. Feature


Ed Templeton | Nils Staerk Gallery 2011

Ed Templeton | Nils Staerk Gallery 2011

Here’s an exhibition titled ‘My Soul is Worried But Not Me’ by illustrator, photographer & skateboarder Ed Templeton at Nils Staerk Gallery in Denmark from 2011. We’re a big fan of Ed’s work so we thought we’d pull this awesome show out from the depth of the internet. We love his signature ‘saloon bar’ display style. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. Feature


RCA School of Communication | Work In Progress 2014

RCA School of Communication | Work In Progress 2014

Between 22nd & 26th January, the students at RCA School of Communication put on a show in the Henry Moore & Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art. Work in Progess was exactly how it is described…students from Animation, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication presented their work in progress. Further to the main exhibition there were events from student initiated forums, collaborations, workshops and informal exhibitions by the School’s electives programme. The full list of contributors can be found here. Feature


Stephan Walter :: How to Cook Panda Bears Without Losing Your Soul

Stephan Walter :: How to Cook Panda Bears Without Losing Your Soul

The work by leading illustrator, typographer and graphic designer Stephan Walter is now being showcased at The Coningsby Gallery, Walter’s first major exhibition in London. Born in Zurich, Walter now works between his hometown and New York, creating his illustrated artwork – the seamless integration of type and image. He has also won several international design prizes and his remarkable works have proven his ability to maintain his artistic vision even while working with a variety of commercial clients. Feature


Hannah Höch :: Whitechapel Gallery

Hannah Höch :: Whitechapel Gallery

The artistic and cultural pioneer Hannah Höch is being celebrating in her first major British exhibition at The Whitechapel Gallery this year. Her career spanned from 1910s to 1970s and the exhibition features over 100 works sourced from international collection; including photomontages, watercolours and woodcuts from the most prominent moments of her career. Her college work combined imagery retrieved from fashion magazines and illustrated journals to create a comment on society of the time. Feature


Event :: V&A Friday Late: Sound It Out

Event :: V&A Friday Late: Sound It Out

On Friday 31st January 2014 from 18.30 – 22.00 V&A will be hosting the first Friday Late of 2014, Sound it Out will present an evening of workshops, performances, installations and screenings considering music’s relationship with technology. Performances from artists who explore and exploit innovations in technology will be given throughout the evening. Oh and check out the sweet programme cover design by one of our favourites, Dogboy. 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


13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

2013 has seen us cover some truly amazing talent, so I thought it would be nice to take a look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite features from the past year… Feature


The Patternbase :: Open Call to Artists

The Patternbase :: Open Call to Artists

The Patternbase is a leading textile design studio located in Chicago, Illinois and the website reached thousands of readers, designers, artists and relevant members of the international textile and surface design community. The Patternbase has opened it’s pattern archive to the public submissions, so that they too can be included in the archive. Simply visit the website and click on the “Submit” button to upload you images for review by The Patternbase team. If accepted, the designs will be added to the pattern archive. Feature


A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas by David Méndez Alonso

A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas by David Méndez Alonso

The work of David Méndez Alonso is now being displayed at the exhibition ‘A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas’ in Valencia, Spain. David Méndez Alonso, also known as ‘Misterthefreak’, is a graphic artist who lives and works between London and Barcelona. This exhibition brings together a series of illustrations that were transformed into 3D objects, installations, colourful costumes and a great deal of textile patterns. Feature


Print Club London :: Blisters submissions

Print Club London :: Blisters submissions

Following the success of ‘The Blisters Blackout’ ‘Secret Blisters’ and ‘Blisters on my Fingers’ exhibitions Print Club will be opening their doors for their 4th annual screen printed exhibition (from the 12th – 14th Sept) and they’re currently taking submissions if you want to be a part of it. The concept behind the show is that whether you are just out of college, up and coming, or a well-known artist, everyone is on the same level platform and the artwork can speak for itself. The aim is to take affordable art prints to a wider demographic, encouraging buyers to invest in original artwork. Feature


Louis Reith

Louis Reith

The work of Louis Reith is going to be displayed at & Pens Press, a publishing house in Los Angeles, tomorrow. Born in Hengelo, NL, artist and graphic designer Louis Reith now resides and works in Amsterdam. He is heavily influenced by electronic music and used to play in several bands when he was a teenager. From his monochrome collages to his sculptures, the work of Reith is, no doubt, a capsule that brings back your childhood memories, takes you to fanciful dreamscapes where realism doesn’t exist. Feature


Tom Eckersley

Tom Eckersley

The famous work of Tom Eckersley, one of the most influential graphic designers of the last century, is being celebrated with a new public exhibition at The London College of Communication. To celebrate a century since his birth, the exhibition displays iconic poster designs from the 1940s to the 1980s. His simple designs with punchy uses of colour, shape and text seem effortless in style and still astonishing fresh even with many over 40 years old. The exhibition is running from the 11-29th January, as the work makes a rare public appearance from the University of the Arts London Archive, so see it whilst you can! Feature


French Riviera

French Riviera

French Riviera is a cool little gallery based in East London. This quirky spot on Bethnal Green Road is presented by artists Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski as an extension of their long-standing collaboration. Occupying their studio in a former shop, the gallery offers a platform to artists who are currently without representation in the UK. Artists shown by the gallery include Thomas Dozol, Leslie Kulesh, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Nicholas Pankhurst, Berry Patten, Hannah Perry and Lucy Woodhouse. Feature


Inprint Print Fair

Inprint Print Fair

Inprint is a collective of 3 young designers, Holly Gleave, Emily Briselden Waters and Chloe Adams who run a series of events including print fairs and exhibitions which collaborate with local creative’s around the North West. They started the fair because they noticed a lack of opportunities for creative’s to sell their work and network with other print makers within Liverpool. They are all passionate about print and also meeting other like minded people and find that the events are a great way to bring together local designers and illustrators and give them a platform to promote themselves and the work that they do. Feature


The London Illustration Fair 2013

The London Illustration Fair 2013

This weekend, Hoxton Arches will host one of the most anticipated exhibitions that will showcase the freshest artwork created by emerging artists and illustrators. The fair will bring together illustration fanatics who will come to discuss and exchange their ideas and concepts of the exclusive work produced by over twenty artist-led illustrators. During the three-days event, the buyers will also have a chance to meet with their favourite artists and to shop for affordable Christmas gifts. Feature


Kelly Angood :: Videre launch @ Beach London

Kelly Angood :: Videre launch @ Beach London

Afew months ago we featured Kelly Angood’s kickstarter project ‘The pop up pinhole Project’ which everyone at People of Print were mad excited about. Incase you don’t know already, the project was particularly successful (and well deserved) and Kelly’s camera The Videre is available for you to get your hands on now (here) and will be launching at Beach London this Thursday (28th Nov, from 6-9pm) Feature


Systems

Systems

Systems is an exhibition that displays a variety of commissioned posters designed to respond to the systematicity of Braun Design, a legendary German company that is best known for their consumer products and the world’s leading designers. Feature


Amwell Print Fair

Amwell Print Fair

On Monday 2nd December, Printer of Dreams is hosting a fair at the Amwell Book Company, where there will be an exhibition of 20 affordable giclee prints from different artists, along with t-shirts, handmade books and mulled cider. We’re down if you’re down. 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


Pau Sampera :: Solo show @ Beach London

Pau Sampera :: Solo show @ Beach London

Pau Sampera is a Spanish Artist who is about to showcase his work in his first ever London solo show (where he has recently relocated.) Pau’s artwork is defined by his nieve slightly crude aesthetic, constructed on ‘throw-away everyday items’ as the raw materials for his sculptures and paintings. ‘Draw a Penis and Run Away’ presents Pau’s new body of painting and sculpture with a private view to be held at Beach gallery on Nov 7th, one to put in your diary. Feature


Stanley Donwood: Apocalypse Boutique

Stanley Donwood: Apocalypse Boutique

A collection of Stanley Donwood’s rare prints and one-off pieces is going to be put on show at Hang-Up Gallery in Stoke Newington starting from tomorrow. Dan Rickwood, a celebrated British artist who uses the pen name as Stanley Donwood, is widely recognised as an artist who designed an award-winning album cover, Radiohead’s limited edition of Amnesiac and many other Radiohead’s very original and fantastical album artworks. The exhibition will display a series of exclusive screen-prints, linoprints, etchings and original paintings. The show is free of charge and is proven to be one of the most delightful exhibitions of the year. Feature


Various & Gould :: ‘WANTED WITCHES – WITCHES WANTED’

Various & Gould :: ‘WANTED WITCHES – WITCHES WANTED’

For this new series, Various & Gould portrayed a selection of known, living and non-conformist people who cross borders and act as pioneers on controversial social issues. The idea that these people might have been persecuted and burned as witches in earlier times, is a mere speculation here. But the fact that they still have to fight for their ideas, their freedom, their dignity or in some cases even their lives, even today, is indeed a reality. In this respect, the Wanted Witches series can be seen as a homage to the portrayed people and as a reference to the intolerance of today’s supposedly enlightened society where free thinking people are still being scapegoated and demonized by the public. Feature


Fragment Exhibition

Fragment Exhibition

Fragment is a multi-disciplinary exhibition by Kate Gilliland & Jennie Webber that will take place at Town House Gallery from 1.11.13 – 10.11.13. The private view will be held 31.10.13 from 6pm-8.30pm. Through jewellery design, etching and drawing, Jennie and Kate create a collection of curiosities, exploring the cyclic beauty of nature and what it leaves behind. Feature


Broken Fingaz :: Berlin ‘BOTTLENECK’

Broken Fingaz :: Berlin ‘BOTTLENECK’

For this exhibition, The Broken Fingaz Crew produced a fabulous series of 16 original screen prints in addition to a huge wooden installation and a 80m² graffiti wall. All of the prints were produced at Mother Drucker’s studio at Urban Spree by the crew members. A total of 16 different prints have then been edited in limited runs from 20 to 40 prints in each design (3 by Deso, 4 by Tant, 3 by Kip and 6 by Unga), which adds even more originality to the prints. The exhibition runs until the 1st of November and the screen prints are available in Urban Spree Galerie and online (between 90€ and 120€ each). Feature


Print Club London x Urban Cottage Industries #Cardpress

Print Club London x Urban Cottage Industries #Cardpress

Last Thursday we went along to the launch of #Cardpress which was a collaboration between Print Club London and Urban Cottage Industries. Both companies have their heart and soul in traditional printing techniques, which made for a really amazing, educational and fun evening. Together they hosted a party at MC Motor situated next door to Print Club, and invited friends and fans down to get inky and see a Linotype machine working. Over 800 people came down to drink mojitos and Brew Dog beers, eat pizza and watch as Phi, Dave,Stan and all the master UCI technicians showed the audience the ropes of a Linotype. The machines were a spectacle and the evening was incredible. Feature


Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy Studio

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


AOI Illustration Awards 2013

AOI Illustration Awards 2013

The AOI Illustration Awards are back again at Somerset House to present the highlights of this year’s contemporary illustration awards. For the first time in 37 years they have created a shortlist that includes illustrators both from the UK and the rest of the world, broadening the opportunity for illustrators to showcase what they do best. The only independently jury-selected illustration competition in the UK, it really is a collection of some of the finest talent around. Get down to the show before it closes on the 27th October – you’re in for a treat. Feature


POP:EYE Spectacles

POP:EYE Spectacles

Late last month we bumped into POP:EYE, a sustainable experimental project based on hand-made, recycled cardboard design. It aims to explore the qualities and limits of cardboard. POP:EYE spectacles are the result of a provocative challenge and of a process which generates genuine and unique objects. Following a process of experimentation and research, every part of the product is now developed using cardboard apart from the metal screws. The result is a comfortable, extremely light frame covered with a waterproof layer and their uniqueness can be enhanced by printing on the frames graphic patterns, logos, brands, names, pictures etc. Feature


Urban Cottage Industries :: Print Club London :: Linotype Hype

Urban Cottage Industries :: Print Club London :: Linotype Hype

Urban Cottage Industries are a UK manufacturer / supplier that are best recognized for fuelling an obsession with British made industrial lighting and are currently embracing historic print processes (which we are very VERY excited about!) Feature


Team Shrig :: Fourth Plinth

Team Shrig :: Fourth Plinth

Hyped to see that the one and only David Shrigley is up in the running for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square and here at People of Print were backing his concept all the way. Shrig’s giant thumbs up titled ‘Really good’ will be 10-metres tall and is to be cast in bronze, standing miles apart from the other proposals we really hope to see the refreshing and contemporary piece get the spot, get us talking and cheer us up as we battle through the crowds in central.
Have your own say and visit the exhibition showcasing the models in The Crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields church. Feature


Atelier Deux-Mille :: Exhibition @ Print Club London

Atelier Deux-Mille :: Exhibition @ Print Club London

Atlier Deux-Mille is the collaboration of 4 Artists/Designers (Benjamin Stoop, Nicolas Delpech, Eugenie Babion, and Lucas Faudeux) joining forces to form a design studio based in Toulouse in 2007. With focus being directed between mixing etching, silkscreen printing and highly pixilated graphic design, they aim to ‘create a synthetic visual language’ sampling and distorting vernacular images to explore the images degree of iconicity through printing and processes. Feature


Write of Passage :: Piece Out

Graffiti / Street Art programme Write of Passage has teamed up with The Trolley Museum of New York and recently brought together a selection of iconic NY writers including KEO, TC5, Mr. EWOK, ONE & SYE TC5 giving them the opportunity to participate in some legal day-time train painting. Feature


Science Museum Late :: ‘Screen Grab’

Science Museum Late :: ‘Screen Grab’

Screen Grab is at the Science Museum this evening from 7pm-9pm as part of the Science Museum Lates on the first floor next to Challenge of Materials gallery. It is an adults only night hosted every month and this month is themed around the new exhibition Media Space, showcasing the National Photography Collection held by the National Media Museum through a series of major exhibitions. It’s a new space for artists and photographers to interact with science and explore the museum’s collections. Josie Molloy & Nadine Tropschuh have printed 350 posters to be given away on the night… and the public can come along and pull the final layer of their double exposure screen prints. Feature


Topo Copy – ‘Torso Marathon’ NSFW

Topo Copy – ‘Torso Marathon’ NSFW

On Saturday 28th September 2013 at DOK, Gent, you should get in line to join The Torso Copy Troops for 12 hours of Torso printing (12pm to midnight). Topo Copy have been making torso-prints for some time now and so the Troops are growing. Sixty people already joined the Troops. They’ve had an expo, made some T-shirtsalready and once they reach the goal of 300 torsos they’ll make ‘The Torso Book’. All the more reason to get involved. Feature


Print Club London :: Scream Printing

Print Club London :: Scream Printing

In honor of Halloween, our friends at Print Club will be throwing 2 ‘frightfully delighting’ screen-printing workshops (in fancy dress of course) inviting participants to print designs in 2 colour-ways including glow-in-the-dark ink.
Workshops will be held on Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st from 2-9pm (so at the end you’ll be able to see your spooky design)
Places are extremely limited so book your place quick!
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‘Whisper’ – An Exhibition by Mr.Gresty

‘Whisper’ – An Exhibition by Mr.Gresty

The ‘Whisper’ exhibition opening will take place on Friday 11th October 2013 from 7pm-late and the show will run on until 22nd November at The Hanbury, 33 Linton Street, Islington, N1 7DU. With so many talented artists creating unique and inspirational work, the aim is to bring together a diverse display of talent – side by side and creating work to the same brief…’Chinese Whispers‘. Feature


Nelly Duff presents – Ben EINE

Nelly Duff presents – Ben EINE

Nelly Duff presents an exclusive one night exhibition with iconic British Street Artist Ben EINE, in the heart of London’s East End. The exhibition will be held in a disused warehouse, one of the last remnants of industrial Shoreditch. Since the turn of the millennium EINE was instrumental in developing the area into the artistic hub that it is today, and his bold use of colour and signature spray dust finish has cemented him as supreme ‘Font Smith’ of the Street Art genre worldwide. Feature


Ficciones Typografika

Ficciones Typografika

‘Ficciones Typografika’ is one of many creative experiments curated by Erik Brandt, a first-rate graphic designer from Minnesota. This experimental project explores the relationship between type and urban space. The artworks are displayed at Brandt’s own garage where it faces the street in the neighbourhood. Within two months, by asking designers to create one-off 24″x36″ posters to fit a 72″x36″ board, this domestic showcase has instantaneously claimed international attention. The ongoing exhibition is now including prints from renowned designers and also aims to display more eclectic design pieces from all over the world. Feature


Sonsoles Print Studio

Sonsoles Print Studio

Sonsoles Marquez graduated two years ago from Royal College of Art in MA printmaking, then went on to set up a print studio in an empty Peckham warehouse in order to continue producing her own work. They opened June 2012 and it has been really succesful so far. They are currently involved in the 20:20 print exchange with Hot Bed Press which involves lots of new studios accross the country. Feature


Jean Jullien ‘La Plage’ :: Beach London

Jean Jullien ‘La Plage’ :: Beach London

Jean Jullien ‘La Plage’ opens September 12th 2013, 6-9PM at Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6EH. Jean Jullien is an artist and illustrator living and working in London. A Royal College of Art MA graduate, Jullien has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting artists working in London today. La Plage builds upon Jullien’s recent London exhibitions Allo? at Kemistry Gallery and at Pick Me Up, Somerset House, in presenting sharp-witted visual puns that explore human interaction and social behaviours – in this case, at the Beach. 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


Andy Warhol Exhibited at Saatchi Gallery

Andy Warhol Exhibited at Saatchi Gallery

Andy Warhol is a name that everybody should know. He is infamous for putting the process of screen print on a pedestal, amongst many other things. Here are some images of when his works were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery. We are just blown away by the scale of his pieces and truly believe that things would have been different in the art world without this guy. Maximum respect. Feature


Electric Kitsch X Ben Rider :: Sunday Extravaganza

Electric Kitsch X Ben Rider :: Sunday Extravaganza

In order to platform up and coming talent Electric Kitsch have teamed up with the lovely Ben Rider to showcase his unique brand of lunatic printmaking and new range of T-shirts. The extravaganza will give you the chance to learn / make your own print with a free Electric Kitsch themed printing workshop. The event kicks off at 3pm this Sunday (18th Aug) at Hackney Downs Studios, so if your around make sure you pop by – it’ll be a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon! 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


Call for Submissions :: IN PRINT | Art Zines + Small Press

Call for Submissions :: IN PRINT | Art Zines + Small Press

work • detroit offers an exhibition of self-published zines, art books, comics and experimental printed matter curated by Andy Gabrysiak. IN PRINT | Art Zines + Small Press will be on view January 10 through February 28, 2014. In addition to the display of publications there will be a show of original artwork by a selection of illustrators. work • detroit is a unique space for the sharing of creative process and an integral component of the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. work • detroit‘s mission is to explore and define lines of creative connection between the University of Michigan, Detroit, and beyond. 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


Anthony Gerace

Anthony Gerace

Originally from Toronto, Anthony Gerace is a multidisciplinary freelance creative currently based in London. With a focus being directed between photography, collage and graphic design Anthony’s stunning portfolio demonstrates an extraordinary skillset with work based on time, perception and memory. 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


Copeland Book Market

Copeland Book Market

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


Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

Bompas & Parr / Katy Pople :: Tutti Frutti

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


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


Brighton University :: Car Park Show 2013

Brighton University :: Car Park Show 2013

We went down to Fulham for the Brighton Car Park Show on Friday which was a blast. We are not ashamed to admit that Brighton University graduates always blow us away with their skills, ideas and determination to break past the boundaries of convention. Have you ever heard of a university converting a derelict car park into a gallery, bar, events space?! Thought not. We have included some images that we managed to take, but the free bar impeded our ability to take pictures that weren’t fuzzy and unusable. You will just have to trust us with this one. Brighton graduates are the ones to watch this year. Feature


Will Sweeney :: Microlife

Will Sweeney :: Microlife

The private view for Will Sweeney’s first UK solo exhibition titled ‘Microlife’ is tonight and runs until 28th July 2013 at Beach London. ‘Microlife’ consists of a series of detailed drawings and prints inspired by his recent trip to Mexico, as well as what the artist describes as “alien mausoleums, brain harvesting machines and winklepickers”. The title of the show refers to the concept of measuring mortality, for example, smoking a cigarette loses you ten microlives, each representing half an hour of the total amount of time that the average human is likely to stay alive. Feature


Fedrigoni Imaginative Paper Open Studio Day

Fedrigoni got in touch with People of Print to ask help host an event celebrating the move into their impressive new show rooms at Clerkenwell house. Calling upon the incredible Anthony Burrill to create a strikingly bold poster the event celebrated the new Fedrigoni ‘Materica’ paper exploring how it can be used through the application of print. The exciting event saw a huge influx of different design, print and media professionals marvel over Burril’s fantastic artwork as they were given an opportunity to experience and interact with the process of screen printing hosted by Marcroy Smith & James O’Raw. Feature


Harriet Badby

Harriet Badby

Recently graduating from Camberwell, Harriet Badby a London based Artist who’s focuses concern working with physical materials, videos and performative pieces. After clocking her beautiful work at the Camberwell degree show I shortly found there was much more to learn about her sculptural pieces made from clay, a process that you don’t necessarily see straight away. Feature


Build 2013 :: Kingston Animation & Illustration Degree Show

Build 2013 :: Kingston Animation & Illustration Degree Show

We had the pleasure of attending the Build 2013 show at The White Rabbit Gallery yesterday evening. Lots of great stuff to be seen and some excellent printed items. We took some business cards of the individuals that we liked the most, those being Peter Judson, Dan Singer, Katie Lane, Milo Targett, Jack Taylor, Huizhu Yu and George Heaven. Feature


Chris Harley

Chris Harley

Chris Harley is another commendable Camberwell graduate who managed to skip our submission process due to his deep knowledge of both print and processes. Chris’ exhibited work at the Camberwell Illustration show involved a selection of his series of 7 prints based around the 7 deadly sins using stone lithography. Feature


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


Oscar Whale – LCC Surface Design Show

Oscar Whale – LCC Surface Design Show

The LCC Surface Design grad show is always one of my favourites and this year I wasn’t surprised to discover lots of exciting new talent to get hyped about including Lucy K, Imogen Bennett, Joanna Bagge and Vincent Abel, but for me the show was stolen by the incredible body of work by Oscar Whale. Feature


Mr.Bingo ‘Hate Mail’ :: KK Outlet

Illustrator Mr Bingo was drunk late one night in his studio and tweeted, “I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this tweet”. Within the first minute over 50 people replied and over the last twelve months Bingo has posted out artistic abuse to more than 550 people, each piece of slander comes accompanied with an original illustration on the back of a pleasant vintage postcard. 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