The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

In the second delivery from their Spring 2016 collection, LA based brand, The Quiet Life, have just dropped their latest range. The ‘Garvanza’ range pays homage to the historic Garvanza neighbourhood, an area generally considered as the birthplace of the Southern Californian Arts and Crafts movement. The extensive collection features button down shirts, a vest jacket, shorts, long and short sleeved graphic tees, soccer jerseys and tank tops alongside 5-panels, snapbacks and polo hats. Feature


Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Combining the design elements of Google Maps and the logos of well-known streetwear brands, Italian graphic designer (and rapper), Corrado Grilli has created a series of screenshots for his latest personal project. Featuring Palace Skateboards, Air Jordan, Supreme, Carhartt, GARÇONS PLAY and A Bathing Ape, the directional blue line has mapped out the iconic logos across various different cities. Feature


PancakeBot

PancakeBot

Designed and created by artist, civil engineer and pioneer of the pancake printing machine, Miguel Valenzuela, PancakeBot™, started off as a ‘whimsical dream to make a “Pancake Machine” out of LEGO’ for his daughters. Feeling inspired after reading an article about a pancake stamping machine in Make Magazine, Miguel developed various LEGO designs, finally printing his first pancake after 6 months of trial and error. Feature


Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Starting on 29th April 2016, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with an extensive range of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of ‘Play with Misaki Kawai’ – a new collaborative collection designed to encourage imaginative play for both children and adults. Having exhibited in Malmö Konsthall and MoMA PS1, Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator Misaki Kawai is best known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. For this collaboration, Misaki has produced 28 design items which will be available for purchase at Tiger’s 600 stores in 27 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. Feature


Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain

Despite his relatively brief professional career (spanning just over a decade), Sergio Larrain has had a disproportionately large influence on photography and his reputation has only continued to grow since his death in 2012. Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1931, he first took up photography in 1949 while studying forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. After attending the University of Michigan he travelled through Europe and the Middle East where he started his freelance photography career. Feature


Discordia | Moises Saman

Discordia | Moises Saman

Compiled of and representing personal memories of the four years he spent living and working as a photojournalist in the Middle East (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq), Discordia is a new self-published book by Magnum photographer Moises Saman. In a close-up and visual representation of Saman’s experiences, the photographs often exude a sense of ambiguity, depicting the ‘fleeting moments on the periphery of the more dramatic events’ that were photographed for editorial publications. Presenting the continuation of daily life in amongst violence and uncertainty, the book is a ‘personal comment on the complex nature of this period, and the ever-blurring line between victim and perpetrator’. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s Friday which means it’s time for our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past week, all of which have used our #printspotters. We think they are all well worth checking out. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

12 Kinds of Kindness is the brainchild of two New York designers, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman. Describing themselves as ‘self-centred’ and ‘often focused on what’s ahead rather than what’s around them’, they created a series of twelve steps in an attempt to change their behaviour (and become kinder and more empathetic people). Feature


Free Skate Magazine | Interview

Free Skate Magazine | Interview

There will always be something more gratifying about holding a magazine that is aesthetically and conceptually appealing than double tapping your phone screen to let the world know you ‘like it’. The chances are you’ll never look at it again, but a magazine offers a degree of permanence and exclusivity that you just can’t get from the internet. On the 30th march last year, Factory Media announced that they were closing all print operations in the wake of the digital boom, to focus solely on digital media and video production. With this, Kingpin, Sidewalk and Monster Magazine disappeared from print along with a longstanding set of values and traditions. Feature


Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography is the latest exhibition by Atlas Gallery. Charting the evolving styles of photography from the 50s to the present-day, the collection celebrates ‘the female form and the making of icons’ alongside uncommissioned work from renowned fashion photographers. Feature


Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Photographer Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex, but moved to East London 20 years ago. Since then she has made her living as an editorial and portrait photographer and Hackney has become both her home and the basis of her personal projects. Focusing on living and working in East London, Jenny’s project One Day Young documents Hackney-born babies and their mothers in the first 24 hours after birth. Its aim, to tell ‘a story about the strength and resilience of women post-childbirth’, a story that is so common yet goes largely unacknowledged in today’s society. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Instagram is a great platform and is accessible for anyone to share their latest projects, events, workshops, prints and products with the world. At People of Print we love browsing our latest feeds and exploring your posts, we always find amazing work and discover great new talents which sometimes even go on to be featured on our website. Our own Instagram profile is a daily source of inspiration, keeping our followers up to date with not only what we have been up to but also what print enthusiasts from around the world have been capturing and sharing via Instagram. A great way for you to share your snaps with us and to ensure we see your work simply use the #printspotters hashtag. We regularly regram our favourites via our own profile. Feature


Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Independently funded arts and culture magazine, Foxhole, showcases a range of new and existing creatives in the ‘fields of writing, design, illustration and photography’. Influenced by Bukowski, a stint as a musician, the spirit of self-publishing and a new found addiction to the printed form, Mark Beechill founded the magazine in 2015. With a by-line of ‘open to ideas’ the magazine’s philosophy is to cover all ‘creative endeavours and areas of alternative culture deserving of a wider audience’. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

People of Print are thrilled to announce that our Print Isn’t Dead magazine Element 004 has hit the shelves and as always the magazine is jammed packed with visual delights, talented printmakers and the very best designers, artists and events from around the world.

Element 004 is an 84 page independent magazine extravaganza focusing on letterpress, typography, illustration, events and conferences whilst featuring the likes of the infamous Anthony Burrill, Alan Kitching, David Wolske, Roderick Mills, Marion Deuchars, Protein, Letterform Live, 99U and Live Surface to name just a few gracing the pages of this issue. Feature


Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

British artist Joe Webb, is drawn to the ‘fuzziness’ of vintage imagery and the comforting warmth of their aesthetic. With a particular fondness of the fifties, he juxtaposes magazine cuttings and printed ephemera that he has collected from charity shops and book shops to make low fi, mixed media collages. Creating surreal, dream-like landscapes, using two or three images as a rule, he takes the original image out of context and reinvents it, delicately layering the hand cut images. Feature


Eloise Dörr | Interview

Eloise Dörr | Interview

London-based artist, skater and all-round cool girl, Eloise Dörr, is making a name for herself in the UK skate scene and art scenes alike. Influenced largely by skate culture and all that surrounds it, it’s not unusual for a deck to become her canvas. As any new skater knows, you spend a lot of time stacking it and to put it simply ‘eating shit’. Eloise’s work relishes and celebrates these rudimentary aspects of the sport, her signature silhouette characters personifying the lack of boundaries and exuding a sense of innocence. Feature


The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

Neenah Paper featuring Crane® Papers brings to you The Beauty of Letterpress which celebrates letterpress printing and its creators. Print No.12 from the series has been produced with the historic 120 year old Jersey Cream wood blocks in a limited edition of 100 prints. This special edition print was created by the Museum Director for The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Jim Moran, and all proceeds from the $100 purchase price go directly to help support The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum build a humidity/climate-controlled room to house vintage blocks. A very worthy cause in our eyes. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Our latest Posterzine Issue 05 is out now and this months edition features the eccentric photography curator and artist Erik Kessels. For those of you who have not yet come across Erik’s witty artwork, he is responsible for a vast number of publications including the ’In Almost Every Picture’ series and ’Useful Photography’ series. Feature


Directory Listings | January 2016

Directory Listings | January 2016

The People of Print Directory allows us to build bridges and give us premium connections with superior talents and creative professionals. We are continuously adding new listings for you to browse at your leisure and below we have listed our most recent additions for January 2016. If you are interested in submitting a listing then please go to www.peopleofprint.com/submit and complete the online form. It’s really that easy. Feature


Union magazine

Union magazine

Union is a new magazine that aims to showcase the best in journalism from around the world. With a team whose work has appeared in, or broadcast on, the Sunday Times, GQ, the Daily Telegraph, Loaded, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel and the BBC, they seem to know what they’re doing. Feature


House of Hackney X William Morris

House of Hackney X William Morris

Sharing the same values and non-conformist approach Morris & Co and luxury British lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, were both formed as a rebellion ‘against the prevailing aesthetic of their time’. Both renowned for their iconic, maximalist prints we couldn’t envision a more perfect pairing. Feature


Read-Only Memory

Read-Only Memory

London-based publisher Read-Only Memory reveals what design can do using different printing techniques to document great moments in video game history. Founded by independent graphic designer and design associate at Studio Koto, Darren Wall, in 2012, Read-Only Memory has released a wide range of high-quality prints, publications, and writings that recognise the pioneers, milestones, and titles that have shaped our time and culture. It is truly a celebration of dynamic and work at the intersection of editorial and video game. I guarantee that even if you’re not a big fan of video games, these collectible books will allow you to understand how video gaming always goes from an entertaining pastime to a lifelong obsession. Feature


Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin is an ethical homewares brand founded by designer and illustrator Ciara Phelan. With a focus on sustainability and community, the brand works with charities and small manufacturers harnessing the skills and creativity of people in the local community. The brand’s aim is to create a new consumer philosophy advocating quality over quantity and ensuring each product is handmade to the highest quality. Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Created for anyone and ‘everyone who loves art and has a house with walls’, Feathr are an artist made, designer wallpaper brand. Founded on the premise of working  with like-minded creatives who share their passion art, big ideas, design, craft, interiors and originality, the brand was established by Tom, Anne and Oli. Together they source, commission, curate, and make wallpaper ‘that’s anything but wallpaper’, working alongside a community of artists. Feature


The Positive Press

The Positive Press

The Positive Press is a North London based screen printing service run by Chris Murphy. Starting from humble beginnings in the front room of a Brighton flat in 2010, making band tees with the most basic equipment, The Positive Press is now a full-time venture specialising in eco-friendly water based inks and printing on pretty much anything with a flat surface. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2015

The Modern Magazine 2015

Taking place on 29th October 2015, the annual ModMag conference is scheduled to be landing in King’s Cross for a day of creativity and inventiveness. Considered as one of the most anticipated events in the publishing industry’s calendar, ModMag spotlights the best magazines from around the world, celebrating creative editorial design, visual culture and forward-looking advice and opinion on the future of the publishing industry. Feature


Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi describe themselves as ‘an out of this world company’ who design accessories, bags and ‘general radness for the super beings of Earth and beyond’. Founded in 2006 and based in LA, all of their products are made in the USA with usability and uniqueness at the heart of their mission. The brand name Mokuyobi or 木曜日 translates as Thursday in Japanese – the best day of the week ‘because there’s always something to look forward to’ according to founder and designer Julie Pinzur. Influenced by her desire to create something new and different, the brand is bold, colourful and focused on individuality. Feature


Polly Nor

Polly Nor

Polly Nor is a freelance illustrator based in North West London. Her work is frank, devilish and unabashed in its representation of real girls and their own personal space. Her highly sexualised, bold illustrations are satirical observations of societal issues tackling the themes of gender, equality and sexuality. Her characters are unmistakably styled and what some may call ‘grotesque’, providing an alternative to the unrealistic ideal of femininity that we see on a daily basis, whether it be on the front of a magazine, in art or behind closed doors in front of our laptop screens. Instead, her drawings are manifestations of feeling and thought rather than for the sole purpose of satisfying the ‘male gaze’. Feature


Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky is the creation of sister-duo Eunice & Sabrina Moyle. We have been fans of Hello!Lucky cards for a long while now, they push the traditional process of letterpress into a new realm with their cheeky pun filled designs, combined with a mouth watering range of bright neon colours.We caught up with the San Francisco-based team to find out where it all began and what inspires their constantly new and fun work. Feature


Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

The Peckham Pelican and Kiosk are coming together once again to host their third Independent Publishers Fair this Saturday October 3rd as part of the Art Licks Weekend. It has been a year since Kiosk first launched the fair which celebrates independent publishing, giving emerging artists, illustrators, designers and small press publishers a platform to promote their work and inspire others, amongst a selected group of like minded individuals, studios and collectives. Feature


STOUR SPACE LATES

STOUR SPACE LATES

Devoted to the promotion and production of art, design, performance and innovative business ideas, Stour Space is a ‘socially minded organisation’ residing in an abandoned building turned multi functional art space. Working in collaboration with independent businesses, local residents, artists and committees, they are set to become a prominent platform and a creative hub for ‘the best unknown, unseen and unheard artists to showcase their work’. Feature


AH/OK

AH/OK

Design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani are the co-founders of brand new independent silk printing brand AH/OK based between Milan and Como. Having recently launched back in May this year, the pair have created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories produced from start to finish in Italy. The collection showcases contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints plus a delicious colour palette, all of which were born from simple scribbles on a large sheet of paper and then translated onto the timeless kimono. Feature


Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Labelled as a studio which offers ‘a creative and considered approach to graphic design and art direction’ Intercity have launched their latest graphic design based project titled ‘Tread—Sneakers’. If you have already heard of Intercity then you’ll know they have a great love of all things bike-related, and in keeping with their interest in sports they have recently expanded their attention to the ever-evolving culture of sports footwear. Extending the concept of the studio’s initial tyre-themed ‘Tread’ print series, (which featured track marks and imprints left behind by a variety of bike tyres), they have produced a fresh series, exploring shapes and patterns which can be found on the outsoles of sneakers. Feature


Miniature Ink II

Miniature Ink II

After its huge success last year, Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine have joined forces once again and are presenting their second annual collaborative exhibition of inky delight titled Miniature Ink II. The show will feature miniature original artworks from over 100 of the world’s leading international tattoo artists. With an added twist this year all the tattooers have been asked to use kewpie dolls as their canvas, which are an iconic object within the tattoo community, with each one designed and individually decorated. Feature


CHHIPA

CHHIPA

Design duo Chhipa craft contemporary shirts, drawing influence from traditional techniques and the communities who continue to practice them. Claudia Borfiga, a screen printer and Lizzie Lock, a milliner by trade, grew up together and both expressed a love of design from an early age. Travelling to India and discovering the ancient craft of woodblock printing, the brand started as they were ‘standing on top of the Nahargarh Fort, reflecting on what [they] had seen and both wearing oversized men’s shirts’. Feature


Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio is a brand new print studio opening in Peckham, London this September. This studio is the first of its kind dedicated to large-scale Intaglio (etching + engraving) and Relief (lino + woodblock) printing, as well as exploring guerrilla printmaking such as cardboard printing, pasta maker printing and any other fun and unique techniques that you can think of. Feature


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

For the second year running East London Printmakers are presenting their annual show of brand new work at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Launching with a reception on the 15th September and exhibiting until 27th September 2015, this diverse display of styles and experimental prints have been produced over the past year by members for your enjoyment. This years submissions and exhibitors utilise most print mediums providing visitors with a vast display of printmaking possibilities. Feature


Opening Night

Opening Night

If you have a copy of our Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 magazine, then you will already be aware of Imperial Pictures Publishing after reading the interview with Art Director Amy Hood featuring their cinematic styled publication ‘Bang!’. Since then they have released a new publication Photo Book titled ‘Opening Night’, featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Elliott Landy, and it’s a beauty. Feature


Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson is an artist and designer from Panama City, Florida. Having graduating with a BFA in Fibers and Textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015, the range of designs Caroline produces have a strong textural feel about them. Inspired by underlying themes of geometric lines and colourful abstractions, Caroline works in her preferred mediums of screen printing, painting, dyeing, and laser cutting to bring her ideas and designs to life. Feature


Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden launched her award-winning design blog, Confessions of a Design Geek in 2010 to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been listed as a top worldwide design blog by Cision, Dwell US, Elle Décor Italia and The Sunday Times. In 2014, she launched Fiera, the independent magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. It was nominated for Magpile’s Best New Magazine within just three weeks of launch. As well as editing her own titles, she also writes for many well known media channels, including The Guardian Magazine, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph Magazine, Dezeen, Design Milk and others. We took a look at a couple of her recent projects, Makers of East London and Fiera Magazine Issue 02. Feature


Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist, who draws her influences from urban street culture, societal tradition and the politics of identity and otherness. Identity is a topic that resonates with her on a personal level and she’s always been fascinated with it, collecting every piece of personal identification she’s ever received. Her zine AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104 is the first in a series of three, documenting the transition of a childhood friend from female to male. Feature


Marijke Buurlage

Marijke Buurlage

With a signature style thats ‘vibrant, light-hearted and feminine’ Marijke Buurlage’s illustrations are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Focusing predominantly on animals and botanicals, their influence is evident in her recurring uses of pattern, colour and shape.Starting life as ‘doodles’ her work combines hand drawn delicacy with the bolder elements of digital design, often resulting in a playfully haphazard yet confidently drawn jumble of people, objects, plants and animals. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Today we are bringing you another of our insightful Department Store Vendor interviews, this time with the Barcelona based Nounua, which is an ongoing project by visual artist/designer Gráinne Nagle. Designing and producing prints in her preferred medium of screen printing, Gráinne has created a series of prints titled ‘Elements’ which are available to purchase via Department Store. Feature


Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Anne Vieux is a Brooklyn based artist specialising in digital paintings. Experimenting with optics, her work challenges the typical notions of traditional painting; blurring the boundaries of illusion, depth, reflection and perspective in their twisted and distorted imagery. Feature


The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

The Writing On The Wall | Roger Perry

Photojournalist Roger Perry had a passion for documenting those on the outskirts of popular culture. Fascinated by the cities developing music scene, he started to take photos for the newly established Time out magazine in 1968. His black and white photographs soon became iconic; capturing the personalities and styles of his subjects and leading to a successful career and regular magazine contributions (Time Out, The Sunday Times, Vogue and Nova ). Now it seems books about street art / graffiti are commonplace on our bookshelves, however it was his book The Writing On The Wall (1976) that led the way, documenting London’s then ‘fledgling graffiti scene’. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Our next instalment of the Department Store vendor interviews is with graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and author Richard Horne, who goes by the moniker El Horno. Specialising in screen printing for the last 5 years and also exploring gocco printing along the way, Richard takes inspiration for his prints from science, pop culture and everyday scenarios. Feature


Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

Drip For Drip | Bamse Ontwerpt | Wijtze Valkema

Wijtze Valkema is a designer and illustrator from the Netherlands. With an illustrative approach to design, his work is graphically styled, drawing inspiration from mid century printing techniques. Often character based, he also likes to contrast and soften the harsher vector shapes with printed textures. Currently working on his ongoing side project Drip For Drip, the project involves him trading a ‘Drip’ (a paper coffee cup design) for another. We chatted with him to find out a little more: Feature


Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Design by Toko for Juliet Taylor

Sydney based graphic design studio Design by Toko have been approached by photographer Juliet Taylor to design her self published book. Enjoying complete creative freedom they decided to spice up the publication design by hand pouring the book sleeves out of resin. The two tone colour scheme is based on a pallet found in Juliet’s photographs. Watch the video of the process below! Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Our latest Department Store vendor interview is with innovative freelance Graphic Designer Tom Love. Between working on branding and marketing projects for both national and international multi platform brands Tom has also been keeping busy screen printing a unique series of posters which are available to purchase via the Department Store site. This range of blown-up found art, reminiscent of 1980s Blake and McConnell, speaks to those who appreciate the beauty of graphic art throughout the past century. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

If you love typography and all things letterpress check out our Department Store Vendors Typoretum. In a response to the revival of letterpress printing, Typoretum was established in 2008. Founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia, this British creative letterpress printing and design studio, utilise traditional craft skills to create contemporary and experimental designs. Producing work from their own collection of lead and wooden types, antique and vintage printing presses plus other print paraphernalia. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

We have recently welcomed new vendors Print Club Boston to sell their gorgeous limited edition silkscreen print series via our online Department Store and we have embraced their love for all things print! Released as a series twice yearly, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in a small studio in Somerville, MA. In addition, a portion of each print edition is kept available for a ‘print swap’ via Print Club Boston online. Feature


HUMO

HUMO

HUMO are an independent publishing and print house based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specialising in Risograph, they currently offer four exciting publications and a small selection of posters showcasing their expertise in this field. Also lending themselves as an experimental space, they allow the development of new ideas and creative freedom, resulting in the engaging, colourful projects they produce. The editions of the books they’ve currently created feature artistic drawings and prints of objects, symbols, plants and people. Feature


Broken Fingaz

Broken Fingaz

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


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

London Graphic Centre has teamed up with Berlin based design duo 44Flavours (Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle) on a project to encourage new talent. Currently on display at their flagship store in Covent Garden, Wall of Wisdom is the latest addition to their billboard. Feature


Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

We are in absolute awe of the amazing cover design created by Studio Yukio. It is one of the most ambitious cover designs in our artist series cover for Element 003. The studio is famed for their compelling visual designs and fine execution. Today, we spoke to founders Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad to find out about their inspiration behind this limited-edition cover for Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

We are delighted to announce that the special design piece by founder Eike König of Hort is also gracing the front cover of the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Eike König is considered one of the most influential designers of our time. Now, twenty years after Hort was first established, we are super excited to have his wondrous typographic design works featured in our latest issue. If you have yet to decide whether to pick up a copy, Eike is here to tell us about his fun, yet thoughtful cover design for the glorious Element 003. Feature


J'ai rencontré la femme de mes rêves from Carlin Diaz on Vimeo.

Carlin Diaz

Currently based in Paris, Carlin Diaz works as a freelance animator / animation film director, illustrator and graphic designer often dabbling in print. With a heavy focus regarding shapes (be they organic or geometric) Carlin strives to visualize how forms can best be represented graphically though an array of textures and colours. Feature


Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Illustrator Matt Gondek has collaborated with independent publishers Valley Cruise Press to release a new zine ‘Struggles 3D.’ With only 100 copies available, the limited edition title is packed full of cartoon characters fighting, exploding and generally up to no good, all in ‘mind blowing 3D!’ Renowned for his pop-culture inspired animated scenes, Matt’s previous work includes the comically violent ‘Kill Em All’ zine and is a prime example of his typically colourful and mischievous artwork. Feature


Marina Esmeraldo

Marina Esmeraldo

Illustrator Marina Esmeraldo splits her time between London and Barcelona, creating colourful images predominantly for fashion and music. With her witty and vibrant illustrations attracting a range of commissions and making a regular appearance on opinionated online magazine The Debrief, her digitalised drawings are perfect for the internet age. Inspired by her upbringing in northeast Brazil, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, adding a computerised dimension to her once tropical surroundings Feature


House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

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


2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

2 Colour Exhibiton | LHR | Mr Gresty

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


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. Feature


Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Returning for its 4th year, Brooklyn Zine Festival is back and bringing two days full of independent magazines and inspiring panel talks hosted by writers and artists from across the five boroughs and beyond. This annual event features a total of 150 exhibitors including a broad spectrum of artists, designers and creatives from different professional backgrounds spanning comics, illustration, theatre, and dance. Feature


Ellie Andrews

Ellie Andrews

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


Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Fieldwork are a design agency with imaginative play and bright ideas at the forefront of their work ethos.’Tinkering’ as they put it, between Web Design, Branding, Digital and Print they respond to each client brief with the same excitement and enthusiasm. Collaborating with renowned quirky illustrators such as Charlotte Trounce, they seek out the most suitable ways of working, ensuring they maintain a sense of fun but also professionalism. Feature


TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

Launched in September 1998 as a thick, square, small-scale pocket book with the slogan ‘Small tank, big fish’, TANK is a quarterly magazine based in London. The magazine is preoccupied with the very concept of contemporary culture, covering art, fashion, music, news, and architecture. Their editorial platform is non-conventional. As a relatively non-commercial outlet, they are driven by aesthetic and ideas rather than advertising – their aim to disrupt the homogeneity and over commercialization in the magazine industry. Feature


North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

Founded in 2011 by Graham Tait, North is a bi annual magazine centered around a passion for skateboarding and traditional film photography. We first spoke to Graham back in 2013, but I first picked up a copy of North a few weeks ago, drawn in by its beautifully raw aesthetic. I was lucky enough to catch up with him and discuss the background, inspiration and future of the mag. Feature


Augustine & Bridgland

Augustine & Bridgland

Following their inaugural exhibition in spring last year, Royal College of Art graduates Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland have continued to explore into the themes of lust and love and created an extensive range of colourful artworks now on display in the exhibition, ‘Behind The Curtains and Blinds’, at a contemporary screen print studio and art space, Jealous Gallery. Feature


Ktoed

Ktoed

By combining photographs of handmade models with other collaged material Ktoed constructs stark, yet magical landscapes. Feature


Julia Kostreva

Julia Kostreva

In 2013 Californian art director and designer Julia Kostreva founded her creative studio and shop; ‘a place for work and play.’ The design philosophy behind the company stems from creativity coupled with practicality, revealing a perfectly balanced and self-aware tone that reflects elegance and sensibility. Her studio looks at brand identity, logo design and packaging for a range of companies, brushing them all with the same layer of ultimately sophisticated graphics and feel. Feature


Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley is a London based photographer who specialises in documentary and editorial photography. His striking portraiture style lends itself perfectly to a range of clients through advertising and magazine based commissions. Although some of his images may be used for commercial purpose, they still have a wonderful quality of rawness about them, a perfect mix of vunerabilty and beauty. Feature


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with the pop art movement and has worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and of course printmaking. Feature


Brigid Deacon

Brigid Deacon

Old pal of People of Print, Brigid Deacon, makes everything look well alright in black and white! Feature


Noway Apparel

Noway Apparel

NOWAY apparel is an independent clothing project brought to life by a couple of young Italian creatives. Experimenting with geometry, type, colour and pattern, their screen-printed designs appear on t-shirts and posters. Reflecting contemporary visuals, they seem to focus on an energetic fresh aesthetic that appeals to a younger market. Feature


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Looking through Daniel Clarke’s work feels like going on a mini, globe-trotting adventure through succulent foliage and structural shapes. Feature


Top 15 Risograph (RISO) Printing Studios

Top 15 Risograph (RISO) Printing Studios

For both amateurs and professionals looking to experiment with colour and paper, here’s something for you. Today, Marcroy and I would like to introduce you to fifteen of the UK’s best Risograph printing studios / RISO printers. Even though the colour options are limited with Risograph compared to the other types of printing, Risograph still proves an interesting alternative since its appeal lies in quality, creativity with layers and most importantly affordability. Feature


PITCH Zine

PITCH Zine

Pitch is an Australian, independent digital zine that hones in on fresh creative talent from fashion, art and design around the world. Focusing on emerging designers, hotly tipped entrepreneurs and those making waves within the visual industries, Pitch aims to bridge the gap between those new and established. Their features are a fun selection of cherry picked aesthetic delights presented in the form of candy coloured pages with a twist of punchy, young art direction. Feature


Erin O’Keefe

Erin O’Keefe

Erin O’Keefe is a visual artist and architect based in New York and Canada. Her pictures focus on the multi-layering of surface and perspective, constructing 3D dimensions within a flat image. With a background in architecture, her photography style is clearly influenced by the same fundamentals required for this skill, with spatial awareness and viewpoint foresight playing key roles. Feature


Emily Hadden

Emily Hadden

Multi disciplinary designer and art director Emily Hadden specialises in outstanding visual graphics, branding, photography, collage and installation specifically for fashion. Having graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth in 2010 after studying Illustration & Visual Communication, Emily has built up an impressive fashion orientated client list which includes the likes of Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, Alfie Douglas, Desillusion, Liberty London, Casio, G-Shock and B Store to name but a few. Currently based between Berlin and London, Emily’s work is stand out, with gorgeous colour palettes and compositions alongside quality finishes. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh is a Danish graphic designer and artist based in Copenhagen. Fascinated by the relationship between materials and light, she combines textures such as marble, cork, wood and paper with flashes of metallic sheen. Her dreamy prints all retain a consistent unworldly feel, featuring unusual shape formations embossed with a luxurious foiled edging. Feature


We Occupy :: Latest Prints

We Occupy :: Latest Prints

Independent art platform We Occupy have just released a collection of new limited edition prints produced using screen-print and Giclée – a printing process that combines pigment based inks with high quality archival paper. Over the course of 12 years, We Occupy aka WIWP have been working closely with artists, collectors, galleries, print shops and have also served as a hub for print fanatics around the world. These latest prints are also available in signed and numbered editions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them if you want to own one of these print gems! Feature


The Itinerant Printer

The Itinerant Printer

It’s the beginning of 2015 and the spotlight is on this project by Chris Fritton. After almost 6 years working as a studio director of the Western New York Book Arts Center, Chris Fritton has decided to embark on an artistic journey across the United States with an aim to build bridges between nationwide print communities consisting of contemporary printmakers, woodcutters and print shops. Writer, letterpress practitioner and now tramp printer Chris Fritton will be traveling 30,000 miles coast to coast and visiting letterpress print shops, universities, book arts centres, and presses across the United States in order to create unique print desirables at each venue and deliver them back to fans and supporters. Feature


Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot is a French illustrator with a trademark surreal aesthetic and a passion for traditional print processes. His portfolio includes hand-screened prints, risographed zines and peculiar comics. Virot’s style is typified by flat, lurid colours, dotted textures and unseemly characters. His whimsical style of image making hints at storytelling, drawing you in with a snapshot from a mysterious narrative. Feature


VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

Value Increase by Visual Design (VIVID) is a project which aims to create a cross-border Visual Design network of knowledge centres, universities, institutions, companies and governments, by jointly developing and introducing innovative solutions/methods in the field of Visual Design research, education, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and showcasing. VIVID have taken their results from a three-year co-operation by the nine selected european partners across northern Europe and turned them into a tangible and visually stimulating manual, using a gorgeous fluorescent pantone spot colour on the front cover and throughout as well as silkscreen printing, edge painting and foiling on the cover. Feature


Atipus Brand Identity for Rítmia

Atipus Brand Identity for Rítmia

Atipus are a graphic design studio based in Barcelona, specialising in visuals for identity, packaging and web based projects. Check out this innovative branding they recently created for social music therapist and educator Celia Castillo. Based on graphic representations of the rhythmic exercises Celia uses to treat her patients, the designs feature line based waved formations in a visually pleasing palette. Feature


BFGF

BFGF

BFGF are an art led fashion brand based in LA, working with digitally printed textiles, natural fibres and hand painted fabrics. Imagine inspiration flowing from transcendent experiences, coupled with the internet’s influence, along with elements from exotic landscapes thrown in and here you have a guaranteed recipe for dreamily designed garments. BFGF focuses on creating pieces that are non occasion orientated and aim to provide a state of ease and freedom for the body and mind through their clothing. Feature


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

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

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


BBY magazine #1

BBY magazine #1

In our studio mail this week we received the first issue of the brand new feminist inspired BBY magazine. This digital and riso printed publication acts as a journal and by collaborating solely with a collection of 15 women this editorial platform aims to counteract the status quo in the art world and inspire more women to take action, through the mediums of text, photography, music, illustration and art. Feature


Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins is a photographer that was born in Minneapolis and is currently based in Brooklyn. Alongside fashion photography, Bridget’s personal work doesn’t follow a particular linear concept as she tends to simply work from lose ideas, however there are various themes running through her portfolio including examining the relationship between manmade objects and the natural world, as well as space composition and light. Feature


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Mark magazine launched its first issue in 2005 with Frame Publishers and prides itself in being a ‘timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people.’ Dedicating itself entirely to the practice and perception of architecture Mark magazine brings our 3D structured environment to life on a 2D printed platform. I was lucky enough to catch up with David Keuning, Editor of Mark magazine, to find out about the work which goes into each issue, the challenges faced and how Mark magazine has developed in more detail. Feature


Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Previous assistant to Irvine Penn, Kirk’s first expedition to Papa New Guinea in 1967 was sponsored by National Geographic, and proved to be the beginning of a love affair with the country to which he returned repeatedly over the next 13 years, returning each time with more and more incredibly beautiful photographs of the tribe’s people he encountered. The resulting book, ‘Man As Art: New Guinea’, documents the stunning body art, tribal decoration, coloured masks and feather headdresses the people had devised, and is one of the most beautiful portraiture studies in photography. The iconic photographers work should be re-appreciated, as relevant and arresting today as it was 40 years ago. Feature


Anny Wang

Anny Wang

Anny Wang is an exceptionally talented, contemporary spatial designer and visual artist. Her 3D, hyperreal digital illustrations of interior spaces and futuristic furnishings show not only aesthetic awareness but also a forward thinking understanding of relevant design for now. Dreamy textures and a delicious palette of sorbet, iridescent hues are composed with elegant, modern styling for smoothly seductive scenes that are enticing and fresh. Feature


RIP :: Richard Duardo

RIP :: Richard Duardo

LA’s master printmaker and artist Richard Duardo, often dubbed ‘The West Coast Warhol’, has died in his sleep on November 11th at the age of 62. His prints of popular culture icons are recognisable the world over, and he also leaves behind ‘Modern Multiples’ studios, a centre in LA which represents and supports contemporary printmakers. RIP Feature


Haubitz & Zoche

Haubitz & Zoche

This photographic series of Indian cinemas by German duo Haubitz and Zoche, is a timeless collection worth revisiting over and over. Sadly Sabine Haubitz passed away earlier this year, but during their time spent taking photos together they managed to document destinations purely for their architectural aesthetics. Capturing cinematic buildings preserved from the 1930’s and 70’s, over recent years the pair recorded a history of bold, art deco inspired exteriors that still remain, as a fading reminder of the disappearance of cinema culture. Feature


Sara Andreasson

Sara Andreasson

Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson approaches visual communication with a light hearted yet sophisticated stance. Her interesting set of cleverly created characters are composed of simple shapes and contrasting vector lines. Set in surroundings that are filled with contemporary graphics and vibrant patterns, her curated scenes are refreshing and playful. Sara is also Editor of BBY mag, a digital and printed publication that focuses on the female perspective in text, photography, illustration and art. Feature


Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company

Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company

Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company traces back to 1932 when Rube Mandel began American Wood Type Manufacturing Co. (AWT) in NYC. Fast forward to 2001 when American Printing Equipment and Supply Co. (AWT had changed its name in 1963) stopped production of wood type and sold off its equipment and patterns. From late 2001 to 2010, AWT was dormant until the late Bill Jones and Geri McCormick purchased 100 wooden crates of patterns and an unusually large pantograph and launched Virgin Wood Type (VWT) in Rochester, NY. Bill set about to make wood type using the pantograph and at its launch, VWT sold 4 fonts made from the AWT patterns. Feature


Interview :: Hannah Coates

Interview :: Hannah Coates

Inspired by nature, recent graduate and Northern Irish illustrator Hannah Coates creates whimsical textured worlds filled with wild fauna and camouflaged beasts hidden in hauntingly bleak dreamscapes. We caught up with the recent Ulster graduate to discuss her background and work in more detail. Feature


Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Graphic Design Festival Scotland

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