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


Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

It’s all over the internet and rightly so. Oslo-based Snøhetta have created a pixelated design concept which has been selected by the Central Bank of Norway. The designs are a visual language which use bright colours and pixel art to commemorate the coastal landmarks of Norway. Snøhetta will be working alongside another company called The Metric System to create these awesome bank notes that are due for release in 2017, after rigorous safety measures against counterfeit reproduction have taken place. Feature


YOKE Magazine

YOKE Magazine

YOKE is based in Sydney, Australia and prides itself in being an independently published, eco-friendly, biannual print magazine, which believes in ‘the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.’ Having released their first issue in January 2014 titled ‘Love-Loss’, YOKE magazine has explored and celebrated a collection of refreshing ideas focused around the publication title and how they are unfortunately connected. Feature


KENZO X EVIAN

KENZO X EVIAN

French fashion house Kenzo have collaborated with Evian to produce a limited edition run of bottles. Inspired by a ‘playful, yet distinctly mysterious spirit,’ creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have joined with purveyors of youth Evian to create a vibrant and refreshing design. Misplaced blue and yellow zig zags cover the sleek drinking vessel, offering endless patterns for the water inside to combine with. The design is bold yet simple, perfectly conveying the energetic spirit that both brands share in common. Feature


Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

South London based creative studio and ones to watch Calm and Collected have spent the past year working on a number of exciting print based collaborations, and with plans up their sleeve to drop a Risograph publication early next year I was beyond hyped to find out more about their upcoming plans. With inspiration for the publication rooting from the concept of ‘S.A.D’ (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) – involving depression associated with late autumn and winter (thought to be caused by lack of light) the publication will act as a vibrant rescue pack in a colourful large format to tackle the winter blues. Feature


Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKTS 2

Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKTS 2

Featured previously (here) Visvim’s F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer Kerchief down jackets are a prime example of print taking garms to next level in detail and beauty. Now dropping a fresh series of renditions in pastel hues the Japanese brand have outdone themselves again with their beautiful paisley prints. Feature


LOIS 1st Birthday

LOIS 1st Birthday

Make sure you get down to Peckham locals LOIS this weekend, to wish them a very happy 1st birthday! The small, independent retailer is home to a whole host of handmade goodies by UK based designer-makers, including art prints and jewellery. LOIS are dedicated to sourcing creative talent and unique gems with a story to tell, so why not pay them a visit and help support British designers. Feature


Ana Mirats

Ana Mirats

Ana Mirats is a graphic designer and art director based in Barcelona, Spain. Her body of work boasts a controlled approach to visualising brand identities for various clients and she seems to glide in between graphic styles effortlessly. Her website features reams of consistently contemporary work and enviable product photography shots, all snapped against delicious looking backgrounds. Feature


Javier Jaén

Javier Jaén

After studying both graphic design and fine art in Barcelona, New York and Budapest Javier Jaén’s work focuses on editorial illustration, book covers and cultural communication. Javier’s symbolically playful, colourful, bold graphic imagery gracefully expresses narrative and reflections on a subject matter and has led him to work with clients including The New York Times, Harvard University, Penguin Random House and The Washington Post to name afew. Feature


Tomas Mutsaers

Tomas Mutsaers

Tomas Mutsaers is a Dutch photographer that currently lives and works in Rotterdam. Tomas’ bold and beautiful graphic images observe public spaces and seek to find the extraordinary in the ordinary as the photographer manipulates and reconstructs his subjects to give them a new meaning. Feature


Adam Sharratt

Adam Sharratt

Adam Sharratt is a London based graphic designer with a penchant for classic typography styles and simplified design. His clean, minimalistic approach is transparent in a way that is easy and fuss free to understand. He communicates strong visual ideas that are relevant to their subject matter whilst remaining contemporary and fresh. Feature


Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Jennifer Hope Clothing is a unisex street wear brand founded in Bristol by Oxford born fashion/print designer Jennifer Hope who specialises in turning intricate 2D designs into 3D retina burning one-of-a-kind garments for its loyal clientele. We spoke to Jennifer about the early days, her design background and discuss the hard-work and dedication required to build your own fashion empire. Feature


Interview :: Peter Strain

Interview :: Peter Strain

On the morning of the Blisters 2014 show in which Belfast born Carrickfergus raised Peter Strain exhibits his work. People of Print talks exclusively with the AOI Award winning Illustrator about his design up bringing, the Belfast design scene, the key themes his work explores and more importantly he picks out his favourite Wes Anderson film. Feature


Fabio Álvarez

Fabio Álvarez

Sometimes I feel that elegance in editorial is underrated, the need to shock and provoke reaction the main intention. It is refreshing to see styling and art direction that doesn’t scream for attention, yet welcomes it with a quietly confident beckoning. Graphic designer Fabio Álvarez doesn’t give away anything easily, his editorial design is self assured and intriguing without the need to boast. Feature


Lian Benoit

Lian Benoit

Graphic designer Lian Benoit likes to produce fun, unpredictable work that is supported by a clear underlying concept. Aiming to bring joy through design, Lian couples simplicity with an offbeat edge for a style that is cool and controlled. She mainly enjoys experimenting with photography and illustration, integrating these elements with clean cut typography and layout as the key fundamental basis of her work. Feature


Ikea Launches ‘Bookbook’ | Apple Spoof by BBH

Ikea Launches ‘Bookbook’ | Apple Spoof by BBH

Ikea have launched the catalogue for their new 2015 collection with this ingenious ad created by BBH. It is a piss-take of an Apple advert, using their clean white back ground and rotating renders of their products with narration by chief design guru Jorgen Eghammer. All in all it’s a statement about print. They refer to turning the physical pages in terms of swiping on a digital tablet amongst other pro-analogue statements. We love it – viva la print. Feature


Hanna Konola

Hanna Konola

Hanna has just been commended with one of this years YCN Professional Design Awards, and its not hard to see why. Her packaging design for Swedish deli, Fika, features designs as charming as all of her other work. Delicate choice of colours and shapes give her work a Matisse feel, but definateley with her own stamp. Experimenting with design and colour, gives her one fun portfolio and I love her work. Feature


The Printed Peanut

The Printed Peanut

Who else loves nothing more than a lovely bit of well considered packaging? Well, the products of The Printed Peanut is just one of those delights. Designer Louise Lockhart started The Printed Peanut when she realised there was a niche in the market for quality, well designed party games and for adults and kids. Her huge success with her screen printed ‘Pass the parcel’ game has meant she has now an ever expanding business with a growing product range. Her new soap collection is just as heartwarming as all her other products, and even better she makes her products in the UK and uses as many eco-friendly printing processes as possible. Feature


Lucille Clerc

Lucille Clerc

French London based designer and illustrator Lucille has been working from her East London studio since 2008 after she graduated from Central Saint Martins. Her work has developed over the years and where she used to just use screen printing as a means of production it has now become a medium for her work in itself. As well as her technically exquisite illustrations she has also become well known for her up to 16 layer screen prints. Feature


Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market

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


Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Illustrator, printmaker and printed textile designer, Ellie Curtis has been building a name for herself through her unique character based designs. She seamlessly translates paper print illustration to textile designs with her own stylistic flair. We were grateful to talk to Ellie to find out a little bit more about her practice and what inspires her magical designs. Feature


Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

We took ‘Print Isn’t Dead’ to Hevy Fest held at Port Lympne Wild Animal park. Whilst there, we got to check out some amazing bands and get to know some of the super talented people behind the clothing lines that these chaps get to wear. Here is our round up of the best independent clothing labels that Hevy Fest had to offer. Feature


Perdiz magazine

Perdiz magazine

Perdiz is a bi-annual collectable magazine from Barcelona, available in English and Spanish and sold internationally. Although it can be read in two languages, Perdiz is created with one simple intention; to spread happiness. A collection of heartwarming stories and beautifully designed pages, this unpretentious publication is a refreshing change in an over-saturated magazine market. Feature


Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

Rob Lowe | Stupid Nature

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


De Monsterkamer

De Monsterkamer

You can’t deny the fact that choosing the right paper is very important to the success of any printed project or publication. De Monsterkamer – an independent platform for designers, artists, publishers and worldwide creative professionals – are aware of this and that’s why they have been offering an extensive and up-to-date collection of paper, art materials, and on top of that, they also provide individual paper consultation for anyone in search of a specific kind of paper. Feature


Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. Feature


Huf AW14 :: Delivery 1

Huf AW14 :: Delivery 1

Huf recently unveiled the first look of their offerings for AW14. The mature collection sees fragments of print and all-over patterns in rich colours including tonal blue, deep burgundy and monochrome combinations. Feature


MSGM X Toilet Paper Mag :: SS15

MSGM X Toilet Paper Mag :: SS15

Italian brand MSGM has recently collaborated with Toilet Paper magazine on a limited edition print heavy collaborative collection for SS15. Bold rainbow coloured patterns and surreal imagery dominate the youthful mens & womenswear collection, enhancing a real sense of summer. Feature


10 Books on Printmaking

10 Books on Printmaking

Today we’d like to introduce you to our top 10 books on printmaking. We have put together our most favourite publications covering topics from letterpress, screen print to stencil for you to delve into during this warm season. Feature


MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

Monster Children Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle publication with a focus on surfing, skating, art, music, photography, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Issue #43 of Monster Children arrived on June 16th and it is guest edited by the legendary Mike D (Beastie Boys) so naturally there are some big names involved. The long list of artists from the music, surf, skate, film and art world Mike has brought on board for #43 include Spike Jonze, Method Man, Ryan Sheckler, Dustin Yellin, Sage Vaughn, Simone Shubuck, Rob Machado, and Rodney Mullen to name a just a few. Feature


James Barker

James Barker

James Barker is an award-winning illustrator based in the UK whose works have won him international acclaim. There’s an interesting use of colour pencil and ink in James Barker’s illustration and it is guaranteed to make you smile. After having graduated from Central Saint Martins, James Barker’s skill in drawing has seen him created a wide range of illustrations which are applied across a variety of homeware and stationery products and publications including screen-printed tote bags, coffee mugs, cards, prints and children books. Also recently, he has just launched ‘Chá com Letras’, an online design and publishing venture set up by James Barker and his partner Joana Pereira. Feature


Jimbobart

Jimbobart

James Ward is a London-based designer, better known as Jimbobart and he creates a range of hand-drawn ceramics and illustrations inhabited by his beautifully expressive animal drawings. Jimbobart creates illustrations which comically bring woodland animals and settings together with urban sensibilities giving the animals new life and purpose. Feature


Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia is a artist that can spread her talent over multiple disiplines. Her charming style works both in her spot colour illustrations seen in her work for Nobrow, and can be equally effective in her embroidery work. What is particularly captivating is the dark humour that fills her work. The delicate and traditional nature of embroidery contrasts surprisingly well with her subject images. These also benefit from the minimal colour palette that is mirrored in her print work to create details that bring her narratives to life. Feature


Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming is a 22 year-old student and photographer currently operating in Lancaster. We met at university and now the product of Matthew’s incessant photographing has come to fruition. Feature


Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb is an illustrator and comic book maker who concentrates on post apocalyptic landscapes, juxtaposed with witty, dry and hilarious dialogue. Feature


Print Club London x MADE.COM

Print Club London x MADE.COM

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


Brazil Fourteen

Brazil Fourteen

To mark the 20th FIFA World Cup, London-based multi-disciplinary design agency Karoshi have designed a limited edition wall chart and accompanying responsive website that allows users to customise it in their national team colours. The Brazil 2014 begins on Thursday 12th June and Brazil Fourteen is an excellent way to keep up with full and up-to-date information, tournament progresses and results – not to mention its ability to reflect the correct local time zone. Feature


Leonardo Ulian

Leonardo Ulian

Italian now living and working in London, Leonardo Ulian produces mixed media work using tiny transistors, fuses and transformers. Leonardo creates geometric patterns from these circuit board components resembling that of stained glass or magnified insect wings. Feature


Tim Blann

Tim Blann

Tim Blann is an illustrator originating from Brighton who is on the cusp of graduating from Norwich University of Arts. He’s hoping to have a future in small presses in London after his graduation. He certainly deserves a break. Feature


Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate is an artist currently living and working in London. Since his graduation from Brighton’s illustration course a few years ago he’s been busy participating in group exhibitions in London and Stockholm along with his first solo show in Glasgow. Feature


Megan Ross

Megan Ross

Still a Fine Art student at Kingston University, after spending a year in Vienna, Megan Ross already has an impressive body of work. Her work concentrates on the uneasy relationship between video and paint. Feature


DIG

DIG

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


CONS Project: London

CONS Project: London

To celebrate the great British summer, Converse brings you a ten-week-long series of workshops, events and fun parties starting today at Copeland Gallery in Peckham. The Cons Project London comprises the UK’s most talented art practitioners and is open to anyone who’d like to exchange ideas and see inspiring art. Feature


Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Classic French brand Petit Bateau have recently collaborated with Finnish designer Satu Maaranen in creating a collection that combines their iconic striped designs with Satu’s more free flowing organic prints. The collaboration came about with Satu winning the French Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography giving her the opportunity to collaborate with Petit Bateau. Her work evokes a subtle playfulness; softened by the hand painted elements she adds to her work. This is something she says she has kept to retain a uniqueness within each new design. Feature


Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

The Art Books Wanted International Award is seeking submissions from book artists, designers, publishers or anyone interested with a chance to win a €1000 prize. International publishing house Edition Lidu brings you the third edition of its prestigious award – a challenge for all participants to create original works that provoke imagination and creativity. Feature


DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

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


VéloCampus | Ink Bike

VéloCampus | Ink Bike

VéloCampus organizes the Festival of Bike on 31 may and 1st june 2014 in Besançon, France. On this occasion the members have made an ink bike to make posters of the event. The ink bike allows you to print tyre tracks of any colour. It could be used later to plot routes using different ink. Informations about event were printed in silkscreen black over the tire tracks in SuperSeñor workshop. Feature


Through Whose Crew

Through Whose Crew

People tend to assume that all disposable camera models are the same – a wee misunderstanding when talking about this fascinating piece of technology first invented half a century ago. In reality, some of them come with either a flash option or a specific film speed or include even more special features such as panoramic and/or zoom lenses, not to mention that most of them are also waterproof. This single-use camera might be one of the least popular tools for analogue photography compared to Polaroid or Lomography. However it is the most favoured device amongst Through Whose Crew who try to turn one-way communication into interactive dialogue using this affordable, expendable camera. Feature


GraphicDesign& / The Golden Meaning

GraphicDesign& / The Golden Meaning

GraphicDesign& is a publishing house that focuses on creating beautiful books that seek to connect graphic design with everything they can and explore the value of those relationships. Feature


Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder is a small studio founded by Kernow Craig which has “a high level of engagement with clients and is hands on at every stage.” They specialise in creative concepts, strategy, research and print production. Some really lovely work coming out of this Australian studio. One to watch. Feature


Kollektiv | DEATH BY GALLERY

Kollektiv | DEATH BY GALLERY

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


Made Thought rebrands G.F Smith

Made Thought rebrands G.F Smith

London-based design studio Made Thought has created a new visual identity for internationally acclaimed paper company G.F Smith giving the brand a refresh. Reflective of the company’s century-long heritage, the new typeface, two logo marks, brand book and website along with the new strap line ‘1885 Onwards’ represent a human dimension and the company’s history with progressive spirit. Their new Humanist Sans typeface has also embraced both machine age and calligraphic lettering, the harmonious combination of fine craftsmanship and modern production. The new brand was launched yesterday, check out their website to see what else is new. Feature


Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Juan Fontanive

Juan Fontanive is an artist that was born in Cleveland, moving onto study at the Royal College of Art and is currently based in New York. Specialising in flip books like you’ve NEVER seen before, Juan breathes a new spirit into sourced materials recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks to form portable flipping containers for his flipbooks. With animations describing graceful birds butterflies and botanicals each page has been hand-drawn painted or screen printed on paper. Feature


Stay Nice

Stay Nice

Dutch studio, Stay Nice work in graphic design with a strong focus on creative typography. There is a broad range of graphic styles on display in the Stay Nice portfolio but one thing all works have in common is an inventive use of typography. Feature


Josh Geoghegan

Josh Geoghegan

Josh Geoghegan is currently a student at London College of Communication but is interning at EDHV and is now based in Eindhoven, Holland. A recent project ‘Mystery Train’ is a particularly interesting example of his work. Feature


Universe :: A Gumtree-like Platform for Creatives

Universe :: A Gumtree-like Platform for Creatives

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


Printing Service by People of Print

Printing Service by People of Print

We offer a fully bespoke printing and consultation service. You name it we will know how to get it done for you, or be able to advise you. If you would like us to do an edition of paper based prints, then fill out this form. Feature


Nicole Martens

Nicole Martens

Focusing mainly on graphic artwork and typography, Nicole Martens is an inspiring designer conjuring up trippy, multi-coloured images using interesting layouts with pastel pattern. Martens designs are created with the intention to connect, inform and amaze. Feature


Beth Hoeckel

Beth Hoeckel

Mixed media artist, Beth Hoeckel produces dreamlike collages using imagery from old magazines. Full of warm aged colours and grainy printed textures, Hoeckel’s work is nostalgic yet surreal. Beth Hoeckel’s images have featured in countless exhibitions and feature as artwork to Future Islands’ upcoming record ‘Singles’ Feature


Peter Judson

Peter Judson

Peter Judson is a Designer and Printmaker currently based in London. Specialising in type, illustration and print, Peter’s stark graphic imagery demonstrates pattern, geometry, texture, clean lines and cubic forms in bold primary colours. Feature


Megadrive.me MD-001 Print Project :: Dan Clarke

Megadrive.me MD-001 Print Project :: Dan Clarke

Design director Dan Clarke from JP74 has worked in collaboration with Mega Drive, aka The Sega Genesis, to design and produce a silk-screened poster with a limited run of 100 individually signed and numbered prints. Featuring a homage to the Japanese classic brand Mega Drive, renowned for its video game console, designer Dan Clarke has created this magnificent poster using a combination of red, green and blue. The A1 poster is printed on GF Smith Takeo 220 gsm by One69A and is now available for purchase at £30. Hurry up! Feature


Ditto Press

Ditto Press

Ditto Press is a print-publishing company based in London. They were the first company in the UK to specialise in Risograph printing. Covering the ground between digital and screen printing, they print on a variety of paper stocks giving a great finish at a fair price. They also cut, fold, and bind – the whole package! Feature


Exmouth Market Letterpress by Jamie Clarke

Exmouth Market Letterpress by Jamie Clarke

To celebrate its 400-year history of Exmouth Market, legendary typographer Jamie Clarke, the co-founder of Thin Martian and curator of 8faces.com, has designed this magnificent letterpress to highlight the long history of this famous pedestrianised street, considered to be one of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Feature


Good Press | Remote Residency

Good Press | Remote Residency

Glasgow-based Good Press Gallery are inviting applications for the second Good Press Remote Residency. This is open to artists of all disciplines; visual artists, photographers, writers, publishers, people. Last year’s remote residency was spearheaded by Los Angeles based artist Megan Plunkett. GOOD PRESS was formed in October 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland, to provide an independent space to see visual art from new and established international artists. The Good Press people also run Museums Press. Feature


Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

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


Interview :: Tom Southernwood

Interview :: Tom Southernwood

Recent graduate of Nottingham Trent, Tom Southernwood has developed his own style of infinitely detailed vector drawing. Often producing panoramic scenes featuring huge production lines and an array of tiny characters, Tom creates worlds taking every working cog into consideration. These scenes are cleverly applied to branding, typography and promotional posters. Combined with a great selection of colour palettes, this playful, narrative style of illustration is a success. ‘The Robot Catalogue’ is a personal favourite. inventing a different job skilled robot for every letter of the alphabet, Tom imagines a world where robots perform all our jobs for us. Put together as a book, the catalogue becomes something quite believable. Feature


Leslie David / Michel Gondry

Leslie David / Michel Gondry

Graphic Designer, art director and illustrator, Leslie David recently produced this great album artwork for Metronomy’s new album ‘Love Letters’. This series of pastel, textured prints accompany what looks to be a promising album of Metronomy’s usual quirky heartfelt songs. Based in Paris, Leslie David isn’t the only French creative to have contributed work to this album. Feature


Supalife

Supalife

Supalife is the perfect place if you seek after limited edition art prints or collector’s items. A perfect print storehouse for Berliners, Supalife offers art enthusiasts the work by urban artists, printmakers and illustrators of all levels. In addition to a variety of print collections, Supalife also builds bridges between emerging artists, self-taught practitioners and art lovers through workshops and events, offering print fanatics opportunities to exchange ideas and catch a glimpse of gems and rarities. Feature


Portfolio Review for Entries | Kuvva

Portfolio Review for Entries | Kuvva

Kuvva is a beautiful wallpaper gallery for your iPhone and Mac desktop that turns dead space into creative space, offering images from artists, photographers, and designers that you can set as a wallpaper on your Mac, or as the lock or home screen on your iPhone. It is the creation of the fantastic innovations studio Present Plus based in Amsterdam, who are also responsible for the creation of world renowned WeTransfer. Kuvvas’ ambition is to literally stick to anything that emits backlight and they are currently scouting out new illustrative and design talent to add to their beautiful database of images. Feature


Sam Coldy

Sam Coldy

Sam Coldy is a graphic artist based in London. Having produced artwork for the likes of Peace, Bondax and O Children, Sam Coldy has gained the recognition his work deserves. Using the brightest, most saturated colours available, Sam Coldy’s portfolio pushes both colour and texture to their limits. Coldy’s series of prints titled ‘Heat’ feature intricate linear textures warped and distorted to create warm yet discomforting compositions. inspired by thermal imaging, this is a personal highlight of Sam Coldy’s portfolio. View more below and be sure to check out his website too. Feature


Sawdust

Sawdust

Based in London and made up of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton, Sawdust are a duo specialising in custom typography, branding and general art direction. Showcasing a brilliant portfolio of experimental typography, it is clear Sawdust are top of their game. Recent project, ‘Flow’ explores depth in type using acrylic on acetate. Creating natural arches and shadows, warping the letterforms, Sawdust have created a fresh and bright typeface full of character and energy. The 3rd dimension is often completely overlooked in typography so it is great to see sawdust quite literately bending the rules of type Feature


Secret 7″

Secret 7″

Secret 7” is back and is calling for submissions for the annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. Secret 7” are looking for creative’s to design individual, one of a kind record sleeves through interpretation of selected tracks from 7 of the best known musicians using their own unique design style. Feature


People of Print :: Studio Mail

People of Print :: Studio Mail

We get a lot of amazing things sent to us in the mail so we thought we’d share some of them with you in one big post. We like getting exciting mail its always a great start to the day so please send us more stuff and see it featured in our next Studio Mail post. Feature


Printed Matter :: Art Book Fair 2014 | Los Angeles

Printed Matter :: Art Book Fair 2014 | Los Angeles

Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, a companion fair to the famous NY Art Book Fair . It will run from January 31th until February 2nd, and the opening will be held on the evening of Thursday January 30th 6pm – 9pm. The fair will be held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA at 152 North Central Avenue in Los Angeles and is free and open to the public. You should definitely also Join the official LA Art Book Fair opening Night After Party, the 30th, for some nice music and drinks at 356 Mission/Ooga space! Feature


TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER is an ambiguous editorial project founded by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010. This picture based bi-annual publication explores the possibility of the images being able to live beyond the pages, with no text throughout the magazine other than the list of contributors, the images are left to speak for themselves and create their own surreal narrative from one full page spread to the next. Feature


Kangan Arora

Kangan Arora

Check out these beautiful handcrafted and handprinted textile designs by Kangan Arora. Having taken visual inspiration from her North Indian heritage, in particular the street culture and from observing the vibrancy that overwhelms during every day life, Kangan creates contemporary designs allowing a sense of abstracted street chaos to spill into the home environment. These cushions have been produced through a combination of screen print, stitching and traditional hand embroidery. Feature


Open Call to Submissions :: Reflect | GDFB

Open Call to Submissions :: Reflect | GDFB

The fourth edition of the biennial Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) will be held from 17 to 27 April 2014. The festival explores current developments in the field of graphic visual culture presented in the historic centre of Breda. In a surprising and accessible manner GDFB connects the work of international designers with technological development and social context. The festival inspires and confronts more than 15,000 visitors and 75,000 passers-by with the influence of graphic design on their behavior and opinions. Feature


Esther McManus :: The Elder

Esther McManus :: The Elder

The Elder tells the story of an ancient forest dweller and her fears that an encroaching community of farmers will alter her way of life. Predominantly wordless, The Elder explores the feeling of vulnerability, the tragedy of misunderstandings and the fear of change. Densely drawn and printed in multi-coloured riso, The Elder is a rich and decorative comic produced as a limited run of 100. Printed at Ditto Press with riso inner pages on multi coloured stock with a screenprinted gatefold cover. Feature


Cut Out the Darkness :: Solar Lantern Campaign by Panasonic

Cut Out the Darkness :: Solar Lantern Campaign by Panasonic

Panasonic has launched its latest campaign ‘Cut Out the Darkness’ to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to the off-grid regions, inhabited by 1.3 billion people, considered almost one-fifth of the world population. Feature


13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

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


Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 004 (NSFW)

Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 004 (NSFW)

Here’s a belated Christmas gift for you from Bridge Unltd. Be sure to follow them on Instagram for lots more amazing images. We have a subtle theme this time. MERRY CHRISTMAS. Feature


Magazine: Winter Releases

Magazine: Winter Releases

And right before we say goodbye to 2013, we’d like to share some of our favourite covers that have been released during the cold season to welcome you to the coming new year. This time, we focus mainly on fantastic lifestyle issues to make sure you have amazing stories to share during this festive season. Feature


A Tattoo For Life – And the winner is…

A Tattoo For Life – And the winner is…

A Tattoo For Life, a charity project by Jon Bland, has announced its winner with a total of £652 raised this Christmas. Following a month-long campaign in aid of Action for Children, Jon Bland has finally got the most popular themed-design tattooed on his chest as promised. Chris Wright’s design, Billy Bummers, has received almost half of the votes and raised £319 on its own. A big thanks to all the loving donors and congrats on the new tattoo, Jon! What a fun and excellent idea! Feature


A Tattoo For Life

A Tattoo For Life

A Tattoo For Life is a project in aid of Action for Children by Jon Bland, an art director and designer at Music, a Manchester-based multi-disciplinary creative studio. The aim of the project is to raise money for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young adults this Christmas. Feature


Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 003

Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 003

Here we are with our third visual archive from Bridge Unltd, taking you on a journey from fighting monsters to flowers and all of the bits in-between. Follow them on Instagram for more delicious imagery and you can also buy some of their impressive, handprinted merchandise. Feature


Pantone® Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone® Colour of the Year 2014

PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid has been selected for it’s expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth. It has also been described as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014,” and “an invitation to innovation… [encouraging] expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” It doesn’t stop there, this colour is also “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones…inspiring confidence and emanating great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Feature


Short Run 2013

Short Run 2013

Short Run is a festival held annually to celebrate emerging artists, cartoonists, animators and self-publishers. This weekend-long celebration of Seattle’s lauded small press community was set up in 2011 by a group of friends, Eroyn Franklin, Kelly Froh, Jenny Gialenes and Martine Workman with an aim to become another helpful resource for print, comic and book enthusiasts. Feature


People of Print :: 20 Comic Book Artists You Need To Know

People of Print :: 20 Comic Book Artists You Need To Know

After the totally incredible response to our previous post 20 Screen Print Artists You Should All Know About, we have decided to give you guys another. This time we are showing you a fantastic list of comic book artists, in alphabetical order. Enjoy! Feature


Have a Nice Book

Have a Nice Book

Have a Nice Book is a non-profit platform to help promote collectible printed photography, classics and self-edited books. The project was initiated by a photographer duo, Yosigo and Salva López, with an aim to share and circulate the culture of photo books and everything that is related to photographic prints and publications. Feature


Kioosk Vol.2

Kioosk Vol.2

Kioosk is a perfect event created specifically for independent writers of short run publications. Every year in Kraków, Poland, all sorts of international authors, artists, designers and readers are invited to come exhibit their work and exchange ideas in an open space. Kioosk aims to present and promote independent or rare publications as well as self-published zines, practically unavailable in bookstores. There will also be a series of talks and workshops hosted by publishing gurus and top-rated magazine creators during the two-day event. Feature


Gosha Rubchinskiy :: Supreme AW13

Supreme 2013 Fall/Winter Video by Gosha Rubchinskiy from Hypebeast on Vimeo.

Gosha Rubchinskiy :: Supreme AW13

Gosha Rubchinskiy is a Russian alternative Photographer / Designer that recently teamed up with a selection of Russian skaters to create his latest video project sporting Supreme’s offering for AW13. Gosha’s grainy video depicted with a ‘VHS aesthetic’ was filmed in Moscow and reflects early 90’s NY skate culture to demonstrate a real sense of youth, boredom, freedom and style. Watch the video here & see our fave garms from the collection. Feature


People of Print: 20 Screen Print Artists You Should All Know About.

People of Print: 20 Screen Print Artists You Should All Know About.

People of Print are proud to present our favourite screen-print artists of 2013. Many of them were featured in the weeks most popular posts, took part in major projects and are currently followed by numbers of print fanatics. Some can be found on our Department Store. Feature


Counter Editions

Counter Editions

Counter Editions is a UK-based online publisher that has been in close collaboration with internationally-renowned artists. For over a decade, they have sold commissioned and well produced prints created by art masters including Richard Phillips, Elizabeth Peyton, David Shrigley, Gillian Wearing and many others. And by working closely with major art institutions and leading printers, Counter Editions promise to deliver their published art pieces at the best quality and at the reasonable prices. Join their membership for free and be the first to receive special offers, rewards and info about forthcoming editions and events. Feature


Fragment Exhibition

Fragment Exhibition

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


Shelter Press

Shelter Press

Shelter Press is an independent publishing company based in Paris and Brussels. With the name chosen as a reference to a publishing pioneer, Lloyd Kahn and his publications, The Dome Book and Shelter back in 1970s, Shelter Press has put their main focuses on contemporary art, monographs and experimental music. Founded in 2011 by Bartolomé Sanson and Félicia Atkinson, all published work from Shelter is a debatable platform where either readers or listeners come to share, experiment and experience the new taste of literature and music. Feature


Eyeball Comix

Eyeball Comix

EyeBall Comix began in Bristol in 2010 as an anthology collecting gross-out strips created by a group of friends. Now based in London and still heavy on splatter and questionable graphic sex scenarios, the small publisher aims to provide thrilling, aesthetically printed comics for a reasonable price. Artists from around the world now contribute and the latest anthology entitled ‘Deth Leper’ is a 68 page, two colour risograph collection of far out sword and sorcery tales which need to be seen to be believed. Feature


Olek

Olek

Olek is a Polish street artist currently living in America and is known for her obsession to cover basically anything in wool, creating crazy, colourful, and unique artworks. Shortly after moving to USA, she became a “crochet master” after crocheting the windows of a abandoned, burnt-out building in New York. Her most remarkable piece is a false apartment entirely crocheted with a bunch of elements from her personal life. She loves playing around with camouflage and typography creating a cartoon-esque environment. Most of the things she writes in her installations and pieces are extracts from her own life, mostly using email and sms conversations. Feature


2 Press

2 Press

‘Two Press’ is a west London-based Risograph printing and publishing house which is run by design studio Two Times Elliott. They’re “passionate about Riso printing and pride themselves on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.” What more could you ask for from a Risograph printer, these guys provide the whole package from design to finished product. Feature