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 is proud to present their favourite screen-printers 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


Print Club London x Urban Cottage Industries #Cardpress

Print Club London x Urban Cottage Industries #Cardpress

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


Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

Kapitza :: ‘Geometric Two’

‘Geometric Two’ is a limited edition pattern book filled to the brim with original and previously unpublished geometric artworks. This is a lovely source of inspiration for every design conscious individual who loves beautiful books, patterns and colour. The book will only go to print if their Kickstarter campaign is successful and you can help them by putting in a pledge. If you do help them, you can bag yourself various different rewards including copies of the book, test print sheets, limited edition prints and tote bags. Feature


Warpaint Studio :: Tame Impala Gig Poster

Warpaint Studio :: Tame Impala Gig Poster

Warpaint Studio is a collective based in Michigan, USA and they have created this sweet poster for Tame Impala. A great poster for a fantastic band. The guys behind this poster all work at VGKids which explains why their poster is so damn good. Feature


John Knuth :: ‘Faded State’

John Knuth [pronounced Kah-Nooth] is extreme. He kayaks in Echo Park Lake, breeds flies in his garage to make his “fly paintings”, and finds abandoned buildings in the desert that he lights on fire to make his art. And now he has a limited-edition screen print produced by Intellectual Property Prints named “Faded State” for sale. This 5 colour screen print is based on John’s experiments making paintings using emergency flares. Yes, the same brilliant tools that police officers and fire fighters use to alert you of oncoming danger. So be careful with this screen print… It’s hot! Feature


Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKT

Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKT

Japenese brand Visvim have recently released an image of their mad fly up and coming F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer Kerchief down JKT for AW13. The bold outwear piece sports a patchwork bandana print, button detail and beige insulated lining. Dropping soon via their website.
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Maciek Pozoga

Maciek Pozoga

Maciek Pozoga is a photographer that is currently based in Paris. Working closely with Vice magazine alongside the likes of The New York Times, GQ, Nike and Kenzo his stunning imagery concerns documentary, art and fiction reflecting a common theme of ‘adventure.’ Feature


Sera Yong

Sera Yong

Sera Yong is a visual artist and designer based in Seoul and Berlin. Her positive energy and creatively optimistic mind are revealed through her vibrant art pieces. Each work always expresses her belief in healthy living and conveys the hidden messages about attitudes towards urban lifestyles. Together with her tasteful choice of vivid colours and her selection of either geometrical or organic elements, her playful yet witty design illustrations have undoubtedly become outstanding and memorable. Feature


Apple iPhone 5c & 5s

Apple iPhone 5c & 5s

Apple have announced the launch of both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. They come at different price tags, but they both boast their attributes in style. We are always intrigued to see how Apple products and software have developed, so we thought we would cover a more technology based subject for a little change. Feature


Alpha Beauties

Alpha Beauties

It is interesting to see the way we perceive female beauty has shifted over a period of time. This incredible project, a compilation of 45 retouched western painting images by Nazareno Crea, is a great example of how the concept of beauty can be interpreted. Not only that the focus is solely on the output, Crea has also pointed out, somehow ironically, that these parallel processes between the attentive activity of a painter and today’s modern photo-retoucher also demonstrate artists’ time devotion in pursuit of reproducing an ideal utopian beauty. The project is also published and being sold at No Layout. Feature


Recovering an Albion Press from Tom Stokes on Vimeo.

Recovering an Albion Press

Recovering an Albion Press is a short documentary following members of New North Press letterpress studio as they recover a Victorian printing press and give it a second life. The cast-iron Albion Press in question was a company heirloom that had stood, almost forgotten, in the reception area of LEFA Print, a commercial printer in Sidcup, Kent. Managing director Ed Arthur contacted Richard Ardagh of New North Press, a traditional letterpress print workshop in Hoxton, East London offering the chance to relocate and restore the press to its former glory. The Albion Press is now an operational part of the New North Press print studio. Feature


The Profile Book

The Profile Book

The Profile Book is a community platform created for artists, by artists.

 Kieron Lewis is currently working alongside David Sinnet (Founder / Developer), Nicola Manuel (Editor) and Sarah Benson (Assistant Editor), as Profile’s Lead Designer. Like People of Print, they came together with the sole purpose of helping artists and designers across various disciplines to connect with like-minded creatives, share work and promote their creative genius.  Feature


Astral Black :: Oscar Whale :: Jaisu ‘A Short Album’

Astral Black :: Oscar Whale :: Jaisu ‘A Short Album’

Astral Black is a new London based record label founded by producer Jon Phonics. The exciting new label is also producing some crazy dope artwork with up and coming-designer / LCC graduate Oscar Whale stepping up as the labels in house visual artist. Jon has given Oscar (a freelancer’s dream brief) the opportunity to have conceptual freedom concerning the art direction for the label’s tape series. Feature


Ficciones Typografika

Ficciones Typografika

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


PINCEL :: Signs & Murals

PINCEL :: Signs & Murals

PINCEL specialises in sign writing, bespoke signs, wall decoration and mural painting. With an art and design background, and passion for D.I.Y and all things handmade, PINCEL brings to life high quality hand painted signs and murals. It is run by Manuel Griñón Montes, an illustrator and graphic designer from Spain currently established in London. Feature


GloryGlory 2013

GloryGlory 2013

An assembly of designers was briefed to design A1 typographic posters based on football chants in support of British Blind Sport. The posters are to be showcased in a one-day exhibition, ‘GloryGlory 2013′ which is happening at East End’s hidden gem, Hoxton Arches on the 13th August 2013 and will also be featured in a book of graphic poster art. This remarkable project is a collection of over 80 designers’ prints from across the world. It is, no doubt, a celebration both for the beautiful game and the visually impaired people who will be aided with all proceeds. Feature


Oz Magazine

Oz Magazine

Oz is a beautifully designed magazine that originated in Australia in 1963 and lasted around 10 years. It features lots of psychedelic, left wing content with a vast array of the world’s most amazing covers. Follow the link to peruse the issues in all of their glory. Feature


Tamasyn Gambell

Tamasyn Gambell

Tamasyn believes in high quality and timeless design using the most eco friendly methods available. Their production runs are small, minimising waste and surplus goods and it is the company’s belief that style does not have to suffer in order to be environmentally friendly – what a great green philosophy! Feature


Bastonnade at The Book Club

Bastonnade at The Book Club

FrenchFourch, a French association led by two art enthusiasts Alexander Centazzo and Tristan Pernet, is now holding an exhibition at The Book Club, London. Following its former touring exhibitions in many inspiring cities, this event highlights a set of 50 exceptional prints from young and dynamic artists from across the world. Bastonnade, literally translates as ‘beating’, aims to help artists promote their inventive artworks by creating a sharing platform where artists can exchange techniques and styles. The exhibition is open until the end of September and will set foot in Budapest, Moscow and the USA later on. Feature


Otto Kaan

Otto Kaan

The way we look at photography is now being challenged by this Dutch duo, Berend Otto and Guus Kaandorp. They raise questions about ourselves and the way we see things. Their work which is based on photographic equipments is an example of aesthetic solutions to practical problems. The belief in creating new functions for the material leads them to surprising combinations and distinctive series of images. Their recent projects are now being showcased in the exhibition ‘Works’ by Foam in the heart of Amsterdam until early September. Feature


Slam City Skates x Vans Syndicate

Slam City Skates x Vans Syndicate

Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to work alongside Vans Syndicate on their 23rd release!? Slam City Skate snapped that chance up to release two Derby shoe colours, Acorn and White. Made from high quality leathers with copper and brass eyelet details, yet still totally skateable. They go on sale tomorrow morning. Feature


Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy, an open lab and research centre for all kinds of ink-related art, is now participating a heartening event, Walk & Talk, which is happening on a far-off islands, São Miguel in Portugal. The annual event is a multi-dimensional and participative public art festival that showcases almost 100 artists’s fine works from across three continents. This year, Topo Copy’s shelf library unveils their latest self-publishing zines and limited edition prints and still welcomes independent publications to fill up their ‘Shelf Library’ back in Belgium. Check out their website for submission details. Feature


Semblance 16 :: Intaglio Gravure Edition

Semblance 16 :: Intaglio Gravure Edition

Following on from the sold out Flight Collector’s Edition Box Set, Von has announced a major new release — ‘Semblance 16 Intaglio Gravure Edition’. With this brand new piece from the ongoing Semblance series Von took the opportunity to embrace a different fine art printing technique, one steeped in centuries of craft and tradition. The release has been in the making now for some time and the film above by Owen Richards showcases the expertise, craft and time their master printmaker put into producing each of the Semblance 16 editions. Feature


Copeland Book Market

Copeland Book Market

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


GRADUATES 2013 :: DIRECTORS PICKS

GRADUATES 2013 :: DIRECTORS PICKS

We have been working along side Hugh and Nathan from Peckham Print Studio in order to create a shortlist for our print-based director’s pick. These ten graduates will be given the opportunity to visit us for a portfolio viewing. One of the graduates will then be selected to create an edition of prints sponsored by PPS and will be part of their online collection. One of the prints will be stored in our archives. Feature


Sam Hamer

Sam Hamer

I was lucky enough to go to uni with Sam Hamer and can safely say his work was always my favourite to look at in class, I thought it was about time I caught up with the AMAZING illustrator / Designer because if you havn’t seen his work yet your really missing out – he’s definitely one to watch. Feature


Palace Skateboards x Reebok Classics

Palace Skateboards have collaborated with Reebok to create some limited edition classics with innersoles by Will Bankhead and Fergadelic. We are loving the super short VHS promo edit. Feature


KK outlet x Lee Boulton :: ‘Royalphabet’

KK outlet x Lee Boulton :: ‘Royalphabet’

KK outlet and Lee Boulton are celebrating the birth of the third in line to the throne by producing a very unofficial royal themed alphabet poster. Hopefully this poster will make it even easier to learn his/her A to Z’s. The ‘Royalphabet’ showcases 26 illustrations celebrating our Royal Family in a simple condensed format. “A poster was delivered to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington to pre-empt the birth, as a gift for the new Princess/Prince. The Mother was unavailable for comment.” Available from KK Outlet for a mere £10. Feature


#PrintSpotters

#PrintSpotters

Join us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag frenzy. It’s very simple, if you spot something that is printed, whether that be a t-shirt, a poster, a book, a dress or a pair of curtains…take a picture on your smarty pants phone and Tweet it to @People_of_Print or Instagram it to us with the special hashtag #PrintSpotters. We want to see what you are all looking at on a daily basis and what you’re all inspired by. Feature


Beckʼs Launches Art Labels 2013

The Beckʼs Art Labels project is back with a bang. Beck’s are pulling together six exciting artists, Kid Cudi, Marc Ecko, Willis Earl Beal, The Date Farmers, TM Sisters and William Hundley. Each artist will be giving their unique creative spin on the iconic Beckʼs bottle. The artists were chosen by Beck’s on account of their groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary approach to art and music and will be supporting them by showcasing their artworks on 13.2 million labels, creating the worldʼs largest stage for artists. Feature


Brighton University :: Car Park Show 2013

Brighton University :: Car Park Show 2013

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


Polina Joffe

Polina Joffe

Polina has a wonderful portfolio of work which demonstrates her methodical design process. We have selected this series of images because we love the aesthetic and the ideas. Lovely jubbly. Feature


Riikka Sormunen

Riikka Sormunen

Finnish artist Riika Sormunen creates beautiful illustrations with the finest attention to detail. Her patterns and style are clearly inspired by her background in fashion design, but beneath the surface her illustrations often hold more sinister themes. Her work has been featured in leading newspapers from The New York Times to The Guardian, as well featuring as a top 10 selected artist at Pick Me Up 2012. Feature


Best Of June 2013

Best Of June 2013

Here is the second post we have done which showcases the Best Of each month. June saw some clear dominating posts and we have also shuffled up the format of our post to you can scroll through rather than wait for the slider on these bigger posts. Feature


Fedrigoni Imaginative Paper Open Studio Day

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


Build 2013 :: Kingston Animation & Illustration Degree Show

Build 2013 :: Kingston Animation & Illustration Degree Show

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


LCC DGC Show

LCC DGC Show

I may be biased, but I really feel the Design for Graphic Communication course at LCC is in a league of it’s own, with heavy focus ‘practically exploring the liminal space between education and creative industry practice’ students are encouraged to focus on design research methods and the whole design process – not just the outcome introducing ‘design thinkers’ to the industry as they graduate. Described by It’s Nice That as a ‘digital calendar of graphic design treats’ the LCC DGC Degree show didn’t disappoint, thanks to the organisation of Rebecca Watson and a beautiful variety of exhibited work from some very talented students. Feature


Benjamin Thomas Rawson

Benjamin Thomas Rawson

Benjamin Thomas Rawson is an Illustrator based in the UK. I can’t get enough of his wavey surreal imagery blending architectural / natural forms with colour, pattern, texture and shapes. Feature


Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London are currently curating a poster exhibition coinciding with Film 4 and Somerset House’s Summer Screen. The exciting collaboration will see hyped illustrators from both the UK & USA design & print original prints (in limited edition runs of 200) inspired by the films screened this year. I was lucky enough to interview a selection of the collaborating Artists about their pieces as they were being created for the show. Read on for interviews with Joe Wilson & Michael Gillette plus a VERY exclusive viewing Holly Wale’s Red Shoes print. Feature


‘New Abstract’ :: Photo Review

‘New Abstract’ :: Photo Review

We went along to the ‘New Abstract’ exhibition yesterday evening which was held at The Print House Gallery in Dalston. There is lots to see at the show, Saskia has done a great job of pulling together numerous artists who work in all different mediums, from risograph to painting, from silk scarves to ceramics. We had a great time with lots of familiar faces and we also took a bunch of pictures for you to have a look at. Feature


Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

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


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Kelly Angood – The Pop-Up Pinhole Project

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. Feature


Heretic :: Spectral Nation

Heretic :: Spectral Nation

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


Print Club London | Group Show | Pick of the Bunch

Print Club London | Group Show | Pick of the Bunch

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


Print Club London | Group Show

Print Club London | Group Show

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


Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey

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

Brothers of The Stripe

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


Anna Lomax

Anna Lomax

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


The Williams Sisters

The Williams Sisters

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


Johnny Two Tone Club

Johnny Two Tone Club

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


Heavy Pencil :: Pick Me Up 2013

Heavy Pencil :: Pick Me Up 2013

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


Fedrigoni UK Wins Two Coveted D&AD Yellow Pencils

Fedrigoni UK Wins Two Coveted D&AD Yellow Pencils

We are very happy to say that we are affiliated with Fedrigoni and look forward to working together on our future projects and events. Here’s a little bit of news about them winning some prestigious awards. Feature


Ulrike Zöllner

Ulrike Zöllner

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.
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BIRTHDAY PARTY

BIRTHDAY PARTY

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.