Finn O’Brien has created this wonderful booklet for Peckham Springs, a summer-long bar and gallery space. A top-notch piece of graphical work which has a sexy colour palette. Thanks to this booklet design, we will most certainly be attending the space for a cocktail and a peruse of the artwork. That’s what summer is all about. Feature
Designer Kelly Angood wanted a ‘real’ medium format camera, but knew she couldn’t afford one, consequently she dealt with it the only way she knew how and made one! After setting up a page on kickstarter to gain funding Kelly has spread the world about her beautiful prototype camera (screen printed by the wonderful Joe Vass) that creates amazing pin-hole images and the best thing about it is you make it all yourself! With the project finishing by 1:30pm on Saturday every last donation counts in the hope of developing the project further and expanding into educational workshops for kids and teenagers and the possibility of more exciting cameras. I caught up with Kelly to find out more about the project.
The Heretic trio have always been a favourite of ours. They “invite you to plunge yourself inside the pulsating acid tinged continuum of the Spectral Nation. A warped out psychedelic mind trip spiked with irregular print experiments, dissections and mishaps, alongside a series of new works,” at the Coningsby Gallery from 20th – 31st May 2013. “Spectral Nation is a shared consciousness, a parallel mind state reality reversal leading to unknown dimensions and refracted visions, a kaleidoscopic landscape, a layered plateau, a journey unfolding and un-ending. No purpose in sight.” Feature
I made it down to Print Club London’s Group show last week (on till May 24th) and was really impressed by the variety of exciting illustrative/typographic imagery and super friendly Print Club fam who made me feel more then welcome and gave me the chance to catch up with my favourite Artists about their work.
Click + to read about my pick of the bunch including Sam Baldwin, Claudia Borfiga, Hannah Prebble Ben Rider & Josie Malloy Feature
Launching tonight, Print Club London are opening their inky doors in ‘the humble back alley’ of their Dalston Gallery (10-28 Millers Ave E8) for a 2 week group exhibition showcasing the work of 30 of it’s founders technicians and members. The exciting show also offers a chance to get your hands on some limited edition, ‘exclusive, never been seen before’ screenprints featuring illustrative and typographic designs (all created using the studio facilities at Print Club) by Ben Rider Matt Pringle, Jess Willson, Cassandra Yap, Margaux Carpentier, Simon Fitzmaurice, David Shand, Rosie Emerson and many more! Feature
Luke Ramsey is a Canadian Illustrator/Designer and the founder of the Artist Residency ‘Islands Fold.’ Luke’s work has been exhibited internationally and is all about ‘finding harmony in organized chaos.’ Luke’s exciting portfolio demonstrates a heavy focus being directed towards collaboration having worked with over 100 Artists as he introduces us to his eccentric colourful characters, 3D hand-drawn & digital illustrations alongside printed tees/hoodies and Street Art. Feature
Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt
As soon as I saw Anna Lomax’s dope illuminated fried breakfast and ‘We even buy Gold Teeth’ print themed around her collections and ‘Pure Filth’ at pick me up I knew I had to see and find out more. Anna was born and bred in South London, graduating with a degree in Illustration from Brighton University in 2007 she currently works from her studio in Dalston. The vibrant Artist works in the fields of art direction and set design and is fascinated by pop culture, the bizarre, junk, inventions colour movement and scale. Feature
Pick me up stepped it up this year so this week I’m gona take an opportunity to give some props to my pick of the bunch! My favourite favourite favourite find was without a doubt the wicked Williams Sisters who were exhibiting their “Sports Cheeses” screen prints and ‘BRIEBOK’ Tees with Beach London, if you missed the show have no fear the dope Tees are available online via their tumblr & Beach London. Feature
JTTC is a collaborative print making group based in Australia which started as a mini riso printing and vinyl business which quickly evolved to include screen printing, gocco and letterpress. Marcus Taylor runs JTTC on the side of his design business, Studio Papa which specialises in branding and custom typography. Feature
What are you guys doing this evening? We will be filming for the amazing Heavy Pencil event which has been kindly supported by Fedrigoni UK. If you like drawing, costumes, music and silly people then this is one is for you with special guests from NYC, Mike Perry and Josh Cochran. All of the fun will be from 6-10pm at Somerset House priced at £8 or £6 for concessions – this also gives you access to the rest of the design fair. Feature
Ulrike Zöllner is a Berlin-based Illustrator/Printmaker currently studying at the University of the Arts Berlin. I came across her wicked website that’s full of tactile colourfull vibrant illustrations, comic strips and print making techniques including a dope hand-made illustrated calendar created through letterpress and etching.
You are invited to celebrate our birthday on May 4th at Power Lunches in Dalston from 8pm – 2am. You will be able to print your own t-shirt with an eccentric design by Chris Pell whilst you are greeted by the sound waves of Adam & Cuth and DJ Murlo. Plus there will be helium so get your tickets HERE.
No Fly Posters is based in Manchester and involves an abandoned building with seven boarded up windows each displaying a poster stating “No Fly Posters.” So, seven creatives are asked to re-imagine the concept of NO FLY POSTERS to replace the original seven. Each round has seven new designs, they are currently on round 3 so there are 21 lovely posters for you all to look at. Great idea and I look forward to seeing how this develops – maybe a book? We’ll see. Feature
Based in East London. Skull & Heart Aims to bring exclusive prints to sell in a limited quantity alongside exhibitions to showcase new talent. Current collections feature artists such as: Tim Mcdonagh, Tom J Newell, Drew Millward, Muxxi, David Bary, Brian Ewing, William Exley and Dan Mumford. Feature
Ditto Press are at the top of the hierarchy when it comes to risograph printing in London. They have a supreme range of clients and always make sure their prints are quality. This new book by The Vinyl Factory is limited to 300 copies and is a perfect example of the work that they do. Feature
Graham Tait has been working on North for over two years now. Although he knew he wanted to do something with his photography he wasn’t really sure what form it would take. Digital photography now probably makes up 95% of the photography in most skateboard magazines, but he still shoots on film. With so many new photographers coming up and shooting digital, he feels there is room for another publication that is aimed more at traditional film photography. Feature
As everybody knows, Margaret Thatcher passed away yesterday. We don’t want to push any political comments, however it is on topic and we would like you to appreciate these series of printed portraits held at the National Portrait Gallery. We are particularly loving the one with the sunburst 80′s pose which unfortunately didn’t quite make it onto a record sleeve. Feature
You must be trippin’ if these vivid colourful illustrations don’t brighten up your day. Mimi’s work is visual representation of her enthusiasm for life and with so much humour and energy in her pieces I reckon she’d be pretty ace to be around. Check out her portfolio of work and get your sunnies out. Feature
Jeremy Wheeler is a multi-faceted artist, specializing in dynamic graphic art in two and three dimensions. In his 10+ years working in the Southeast Michigan area, he has honed a unique poster style in the gigposter and modern film art world. Through his company Bang! Media, he’s made three appearances at various Flatstock poster conventions — including SXSW 2012/13 as well as last year’s Pitchfork Festival. Feature
It’s been almost two months since our unforgettable journey to Kibera Slums in Kenya where we set up a mini, yet functional screen print space. Teaching the ladies how to screen print onto their own handmade paper means that they can now introduce new designs and have a higher rate of production. The first artist to submit a range of six designs was the extremely talented Chris Haughton who is renowned for this children’s book illustrations. They are all available to buy for a very reasonable £2.99 from the Kipepeo Online Store. Feature
Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt Feature
Stussy have moved into the printed world with volume one of a bi-annual publication which will feature the Spring ’13 collection and much more. Cover Photography: A$AP ILLZ by Kenneth Cappello. Limited Edition Cover Featuring Block Photograph by Chuck Katz. Look at this slick video which shows the process of the zine printing. Print is definitely not dead, go and buy your zine from the Stussy Shop. Feature
Brooklyn Zine Fest grows larger and more diverse in its second year at Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY (April 21, 2013) — Warmed (but not toasted) by the success of last year’s inaugural event, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh are returning to Williamsburg to present the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to make their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free. Feature
Klub7 is a 15 year strong Berlin based Art Collective that focuses on the collaborative creation of both murals and illustrations. Renowned for their intricate chalk installations in public places, their style combines the diverse backgrounds of their 6 members focusing on hand-painted symbols type and characters. With handmade ethics being a focal point to both their aesthetic and production, Klub7’s Murals type and 2/3D illustrations are tactile, colourful, and intriguing. Feature
Toby Evans is Graphic designer based in London, ’B-Mart’ is his first solo exhibition and will pay homage to the bold packaging of budget brands. Taking inspiration from the likes of Happy Shopper, Machine Mart and Dunkin’ Donuts, Toby transformed the first floor interior of DreamBagsJaguarShoes into his own fully stocked and branded supermarket complete with staff uniforms and pharmacy counter. The show runs from 15th February – 7th April. Feature