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


Katrin Coetzer

Katrin Coetzer

Katrin Coetzer is an Illustrator / Designer based in Cape Town that’s currently undertaking a masters degree in Visual Art. I love her tactile mixed-media imagery. Recent work includes Katrin’s “Honeymoon” Exhibition with the content focused on the themes of spatial exploration and ‘forging a connection between her inner world and the geographical spaces she visits’
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Alternative Press at ‘No Dark Places’ Festival

Alternative Press at ‘No Dark Places’ Festival

We went along to the Alternative Press Zine Fair this weekend and it was really fantastic. There was so much to see including a letterpress workshop by Studio Mothership and screen prints by Animaux Circus, talks, and fantasy comic characters like ‘Boob-Man’. We love it.
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Letman

Job Wouters (aka Letman) is an Amsterdam based Artist/Designer who has an obsession with letterforms. Letman’s ‘handpainted style fits the boundaries of typography lashing out to illustration, graffiti and graphic design’. I am in love with the featured video that documents the Artist’s process as he creates a hand-painted mural in the Walker Art Museum. The beautiful piece was inspired from his background in graffiti as well as influences from Asian Calligraphy and cowboy lettering.
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James Jarvis :: ‘Objects in Space’

James Jarvis :: ‘Objects in Space’

James Jarvis is returning back to Beach London on the 6th June for his second solo exhibition titled ‘Objects in Space’, which consists of a series of large-format, freehand airbrush drawings by the London-based artist. All of the drawings feature the Sphere, an abstracted, archetypal every-character, engaging with large geometric objects in a series of real-life urban environments. These locations are a selection of ‘spots’ made famous through skateboarding, and the character’s struggle to manipulate these objects mirrors the skateboarder’s re-appropriation and re-interpretation of architectural space. Feature


‘New Abstract’ Group Show

‘New Abstract’ Group Show

The group show “New Abstract” describes a current movement in the visual arts. Alongside the Printhouse gallery’s Ruth Hanahoe, Saskia pomeroy has brought together a group of artists and designers whose work discusses the abstract theme. Feature


Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

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


Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

Finn O’Brien has created this wonderful booklet for Peckham Springs, a summer-long bar and gallery space. A top-notch piece of graphical work which has a sexy colour palette. Thanks to this booklet design, we will most certainly be attending the space for a cocktail and a peruse of the artwork. That’s what summer is all about. Feature


TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

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


Heretic :: Spectral Nation

Heretic :: Spectral Nation

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


Print Club London | Group Show | Pick of the Bunch

Print Club London | Group Show | Pick of the Bunch

I made it down to Print Club London’s Group show last week (on till May 24th) and was really impressed by the variety of exciting illustrative/typographic imagery and super friendly Print Club fam who made me feel more then welcome and gave me the chance to catch up with my favourite Artists about their work. Read about my pick of the bunch including Sam Baldwin, Claudia Borfiga, Hannah Prebble Ben Rider & Josie Malloy Feature


Print Club London | Group Show

Print Club London | Group Show

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


Brothers of The Stripe

Brothers of The Stripe

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


Zombie Collective

Zombie Collective

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


Anna Lomax

Anna Lomax

As soon as I saw Anna Lomax’s dope illuminated fried breakfast and ‘We even buy Gold Teeth’ print themed around her collections and ‘Pure Filth’ at pick me up I knew I had to see and find out more. Anna was born and bred in South London, graduating with a degree in Illustration from Brighton University in 2007 she currently works from her studio in Dalston. The vibrant Artist works in the fields of art direction and set design and is fascinated by pop culture, the bizarre, junk, inventions colour movement and scale. Feature


Puck Collective – John C Thurbin

Puck Collective – John C Thurbin

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


The Williams Sisters

The Williams Sisters

Pick me up stepped it up this year so this week I’m gona take an opportunity to give some props to my pick of the bunch! My favourite favourite favourite find was without a doubt the wicked Williams Sisters who were exhibiting their “Sports Cheeses” screen prints and ‘BRIEBOK’ Tees with Beach London, if you missed the show have no fear the dope Tees are available online via their tumblr & Beach London. Feature


Heavy Pencil :: Pick Me Up 2013

Heavy Pencil :: Pick Me Up 2013

What are you guys doing this evening? We will be filming for the amazing Heavy Pencil event which has been kindly supported by Fedrigoni UK. If you like drawing, costumes, music and silly people then this is one is for you with special guests from NYC, Mike Perry and Josh Cochran. All of the fun will be from 6-10pm at Somerset House priced at £8 or £6 for concessions – this also gives you access to the rest of the design fair. Feature


Human After All :: Face Stamp!

Human After All :: Face Stamp!

Human After All is a team of curious and creative minds who make work with heart which was founded by The Church of London directors Paul Willoughby, Rob Longworth, Alex Capes and Danny Miller. Face Stamp! is their first Pick Me Up installation in 2013 which will run at Somerset House from 18th-28th April. Feature


YTC Launch Night

YTC Launch Night

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


No Fly Posters :: Round 3

No Fly Posters :: Round 3

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


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

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

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


Tess Parks – ‘TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL’

Tess Parks – ‘TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL’

I want to give a HUGE big up to my Canadian homeslice, photographer & musician Tess Parks for her first ever solo Exhibition ‘TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL’ launching today at Oz Studios, Toronto. Tess is a freelance photographer who’s photos act as a visual diary of her life – documenting moments, relationships, strangers, travels, environments and ‘the things that feel special’ Inspired by the wise words of a stranger ‘TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL’ celebrates the Artists’ extensive collection of STUNNING photographs from the past 6 years of her life. The Exhibition runs from April 10th – 18th with an opening party on the 12th – so if your in Toronto it’s definitely worth checking out.
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Bang! Media

Bang! Media

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


Small Town Ink :: Traditional Print Day

Small Town Ink :: Traditional Print Day

This free traditional print day will be held at the University of Leeds, School of Design, Grass Studio on Wednesday 24th April 2013 from 10.30am – 5pm. They will be “pushing traditional print in a new direction” by educating young designers and running workshops. Feature


Hugo & Marie :: Being / Dreaming at KK Outlet

Hugo & Marie :: Being / Dreaming at KK Outlet

We are overly excited about the Hugo & Marie exhibition this evening at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB; from 7-10pm. An awesome showcase of around 130 top class prints which will fill the whole gallery space. The show will run until the 27th April so there’s plenty of time to take a look at this colossal show if you cannot make it tonight, but we hope to see you later for a beer. Feature


Brothers of the Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe

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


Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

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


Horfee’s Imaginarium

Horfee’s Imaginarium

Paris graffiti legend Horfe has teamed up with Topsafe London for his first ever solo London show. Taking place at 4 Wilkes st London from the 14th – 23rd March. Horfe clarifies that “the show is not graffiti at all, to me an art exhibition can’t be graffiti. Graffiti is not the same as ‘accepted art’ it has to be illegal to fit that bill.” Imaginarium showcases Horfe’s drawings & mark makings on paper canvas wood and sculpture, he explains how he has focused his energy on “describing and organizing my aethetic in a way I can share with everyone graffiti fan or not.” (Theres a dope publication available at topsafe too). Feature


Dean Brierley / Sodastream

Dean Brierley / Sodastream

Dean Brierley’s ability to utilise a super nice colour palette and apparent curiousities towards Americana makes for some pretty sweet pieces. He’s exhibiting as part of a group show, ‘Sodastream’, at Bearspace from 08 March 2013 – 06 April 2013. The show looks great and I would definitely recommend checking it out. Feature


Giles Duley :: Afghanistan (2012) at KK Outlet

Giles Duley :: Afghanistan (2012) at KK Outlet

Tonight we are going to be at the AMAZING photography exhibition by the very talented and inspirational Giles Duley. You will be able to buy his signed and editioned books which document his return to Afghanistan; the very place where he almost lost his life by stepping on an IED. He will also be present in person tonight so come on down, say hello, look at his incredible photography and have a beer. See you there.
Private View: Thursday 7 March 7 – 9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 14 March 7 – 9pm (doors 6.30pm)
Exhibition Runs: 5th until 30th March Feature


PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

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


Brainchild Festival

Brainchild Festival

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


MadeByNode at Design Museum

MadeByNode at Design Museum

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


Design Exhibition Screen-print Posters: Glory from New Community on Vimeo

Design Exhibition Screen-print Posters: Glory

This video is beautifully shot at Bob Eight Pop’s studio. I hope you enjoy watching the screen print process as much as I do. I particularly love the white ink on darker paper stock. Feature


ARYZ x MONTANA LiSBOA | Silkscreen Print from iamfromlx on Vimeo

ARYZ x MONTANA LiSBOA

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


Ben Rider / Jester Jacques Gallery

Ben Rider / Jester Jacques Gallery

Ben Rider is a London based Illustrator, currently working freelance and as a Print Technician for The Print Club London. Ben’s portfolio demonstrates his crazy love and knowledge of print, with focus being directed towards experimentation and process in his eye catching images. Feature


Miso

Miso

Miso has been working as a Street Artist for 5 years combining her illustrative style and fine art approach to create wheat-pasted and painted images on the streets of Melbourne where she lives and works.
The “Snow White” Exhibition presented by BlackArt Projects Melbourne, required Artists to produce work working with white on white. I love Miso’s response in the form of a series of detailed pin-prick drawings. Feature


Exhibition :: ODD VOLUME

Exhibition :: ODD VOLUME

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


Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

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


PRNT STUDIO

PRNT STUDIO



Started in January 2012, PRNT Studio was founded by two young designers from Toronto who were determined to do what they love each day; creating original surface designs for the fashion, home and paper goods industries. With a strong belief in promoting local talent, they have grown to feature seasoned and aspiring Canadian artists with a focus on illustration talent. In addition to ready-made collections PRNT Studio is happy to offer custom artwork and collaborations, trend direction, CADS/Technical Drawings, Market Research and branding. Feature


The Black Heart

The Black Heart

It is admittedly my favourite pub on many counts but the fact that its walls are adorned with the screen printed beauties of very good bands tour posters is the leading factor. The Black Heart in Camden, North London have recently changed all their posters around, even the most regular of visitors should go in and check out what’s up. Alternatively you can browse the website shop and purchase your own collection for your home, although you will have to pour your own pints.


Medium Rare Exhibition

Medium Rare Exhibition

London College of Communication’s Illustration 3rd Years invite you all to our interim exhibition; Medium Rare at The Basement at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch on January 17th. So if you fancy a beer and viewing some of the most eclectic Illustration around then head over for our private view from 6-10pm.
Ranging from traditional hand drawn illustration, animation, graphics, collage and installation, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. For details on where and when to party with us check out the Facebook page, website or flyer shown. Looking forward to seeing you next Thursday!


“Graffiti Therapy” Exhibition @ Openspace (Paris)

“Graffiti Therapy” Exhibition @ Openspace (Paris)

The Parisian Openspace Gallery has recently launched it’s collaborative exhibition titled “Graffiti Therapy” (open from the 8th Dec – 12th Jan)
“Graffiti Therapy” showcases recent works by Smash 137, Yaze, Pro 176 & TILT defining their 4 styles between abstraction, figuration and explosive lettering (also featuring some nice abstract inspired comics)
I wish I could go to this show, so if you’re in Paris and you can, make sure you check it out! Feature


Many Hands Pop-Up Shop @ YCN

Many Hands Pop-Up Shop @ YCN

Get down to Many Hands pop-up shop at YCN this weekend with some superb illustrators making/drawing one-off Christmas cards. Some very talented people creating lots of fun things for all.


Crafty Fox Market

Crafty Fox Market

This weekend The Crafty Fox Market held a great Christmas event at The Dogstar in Brixton. In my opinion one of the best craft markets i’ve been to recently with stalls from the brilliant Sandra Dieckmann, Jamie Mills, House Of Ismay, Emily The Pemily, Jim Bob Art and many more. The screen print your own tote bag for just a fiver was the highlight of the event. Feature


Love & Work Exhibition

Love & Work Exhibition

Love & Work is a new collection of prints by James Brown, on from 5th-16th Dec at Town House, Spitalfields from 11-6pm. James came across the William Morris quote: ‘Give me love and work these two only’ and was inspired to create a new collection of ‘love’ themed sayings and phrases using aspects of ‘work’ and trade to create images in his own unique style. I love this guys stuff and expect it’s going to be a good’en.


Anthony Burrill Woodblock Prints @ Beach London

Anthony Burrill Woodblock Prints @ Beach London

Private View: 13th December 6-9pm
Runs from: 14.12.12 – 13.01.13

Everybody knows about the iconic work of the gentleman that is Mr. A.B. His shows are not to be missed and this is no exception. Hosted by Beach London on Cheshire Street. Get down, speak to Chaz, buy some prints and have a coffee. Feature


“What Next?” Exhibition @ Beach Gallery

“What Next?” Exhibition @ Beach Gallery

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

William Klein

I went to see this exhibition at Tate Modern with a troublesome friend of mine expecting to see some damn cool experimental photography, and don’t be fooled, I got what I was expecting. What I wasn’t expecting however were these incredible 6ft+ tall heavy type paintings. Layers and layers of bold colour and prominent brush strokes form Klein’s ‘Text Paintings’. The photographs don’t really do them justice, I recommend you go and stand there in front of them in awe, as I did. Feature


OKER

OKER

Support OKER’s fam!
Prints & Canvas’ available at Pure Evil.
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Surfer Biker Punk Pimp

Surfer Biker Punk Pimp

The first solo exhibition from one half of Puck Studio; Robbie’s Brown Shoes opens this Friday at The Old Shoreditch Station hosted by JaguarShoes. The exhibition is a chronicle of the four potential lifestyle choices Robbie’s Brown Shoes gave himself as a 14 year old boy.
“Around the space you will come into contact with images and items linked to these different routes, produced as an exclusive series of screen prints and laser cut cut mobiles. Surfer, Biker, Punk, Pimp is an exploration of freedom, anarchy, sex, money and violence.” Lets all head over and explore which route we’d choose. I’m inclined towards Pimp.


For the LOL of Cats

For the LOL of Cats

The Photographers Gallery has showcased some of the worlds most extraordinary images and are forerunners in exhibiting relevant work real people want to see. Once again they’ve hit the nail on the head with ‘For the LOL of Cats’ exploring the phenomenon of cat photography on the internet and social media. “For the duration of this exhibition, we will invite various individuals and communities to respond to this phenomenon and share their own collections of cat photographs on The Wall.” Sound like something you might enjoy by any chance? From now til Jan 6th 2013.


Kings From The East

Kings From The East

From 19th November to 23rd December, JaguarShoes Collective will bring together a selection of exciting food, fashion and design craftsmen to create a unique Christmas shopping emporium. To cater to all your christmas needs we will be curating a series of retail pop-ups. Eight exciting brands will have three or four day slots to ‘take over’ the recently refurbished retail gallery and café-bar, ‘The Old Shoreditch Station’.
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Flood Gallery

Flood Gallery

I have a tendency to rave on about gig posters but this time it’s movie posters. The Flood Gallery in Greenwich market (although stocks both and many more varieties) has a kick ass collection of movie and TV prints for all you film geeks out there to drool over and take home too. Also may I have their gallery tote bag for Christmas please?


Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair

Our very own print specialist, River Jade, has recently exhibited at the AAF alongside many other emerging print artists. We are very proud of her for selling nearly all of her prints!


The Typographic Circle

The Typographic Circle

I hit up Knightbridge last thursday evening to see the hot type exhibition fresh over from New York presented by the The Typographic Circle & Type Directors Club. The exhibition was awash with books, posters, signage and invites laden with some of the freshest design I’ve seen for a while plus free beer and casual atmosphere . Head over to The Typographic Circle website to make sure you don’t miss any future events.


Makers and Shakers

Makers and Shakers

Flamingo are going to be holding a talk on the importance of making/contemporary craft, called Makers and Shakers. They’ve got some great speakers involved – printmaker Anthony Burrill, for example, and Andrew Groves from Miscellaneous Adventures. It’s on Wednesday 21st November at the Book Club in Shoreditch, and tickets are a fiver. Brill.


Manchester Print Fair

Manchester Print Fair

Again, awesome. All the details are on this picture really.


Compare / Contrast

Compare / Contrast

Exhibition Themes. Equals / Opposites.
It will be held on two floors of one venue. Hanbury Arms, Arlington Square, Islington, N1 7DU.
OPENING NIGHT :18th Oct 2012 7PM. With music from Mikkelsen. Plus DJ John Hill.
Featuring work from over 20 amazing artists.


Pick Me Up 2013 :: Call For Entries

Pick Me Up 2013 :: Call For Entries

Pick Me Up is the UK’s first contemporary graphic art fair and it is returning for the fourth time to Somerset House in April 2013 and they want you to participate in one of two ways:
Galleries and Collectives :: Taking on a space for 11 days to showcase and sell work by curating their space to demonstrate their working processes, encouraging the visitors to take part.
Events or Workshops :: Taking place during a day or the evening during the fair, focusing on graphic art production. Performance or participation based to a broad audience of all ages and experience.


The London Art Book Fair

The London Art Book Fair

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


Off Modern @ APT Gallery

Off Modern @ APT Gallery

A Night of Musical and Visual Wonder. Featuring: CYMBALS, youngTEE, Roman and more.
28/09/2012 from 7pm – 1am at Apt Gallery, 6 Creekside, SE8 4SA.


The NY Art Book Fair

The NY Art Book Fair

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


Heretic :: Forbidden Onion Zoop

Heretic :: Forbidden Onion Zoop

If you’re in London this evening then you MUST be going to see Heretic‘s new show opening at Material, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT. This trio of multi-talented printmakers / designers / illustrators will blow your mind with their incredible work and style. Be sure to hunt down Luke, Jon and Therese for a chat because they are excellent people who will make you smile.


Birmingham Zine Festival

Birmingham Zine Festival

If you’re Birmingham based then this event is not to be missed. The poster artwork by Ben Javens is so good it makes me want to head up there myself! On from 12th-15th October, hit the title link for more details.


Design Museum Shop

Design Museum Shop

If you have a thing for exhibition posters then this is probably heaven for you.


Exhibition :: Hellohead @ Cargo

Exhibition :: Hellohead @ Cargo

For tonight only, CARGO will be holding an illustration exhibition comprising of an eclectic mix of work from 60 illustrators and designers. The night is bursting at the seams with fun and creativity for all. There will be a silent art auction of all the prints (so bid your max and cross your fingers!) Live portrait drawing, a pop up shop, plus an interactive set and lots more. Be sure to bring your pennies as all money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society. We look forward to seeing you there, it runs from 6pm ’til late.