Earlier this year, we were given the task of setting up a functional screen print studio in the enormous Kibera Slum in scorching hot Kenya. The conditions were far from ideal, with dusty streets, lack of clean running water, small workspace and many other variables that would make it difficult to print. However, with the determination and support of Rachel Baughen from Kipepeo Cards we managed to bring this idea to reality earlier this month. Feature
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We are very excited to be working on this incredible project alongside Chris Haughton and Akshay Sthapit of Node. We have selected 18 designers from across the globe to create a 2m sq carpet design which have been hand crafted in Nepal. It is a non-profit social business that supports a school and an orphanage. The rugs will be for sale via the Design Museum Shop. Ever heard of a better project!?
We are very excited to be working with our previous clients Arcane Roots again. We will be printing more wonderful things for you guys to buy at their shows. We saw them live and we were blown away by the superbly tight rhythms and breakdowns mixed with heavenly vocals. This band is going far!
LAST DAY TO GET INVOLVED!
We are running our first ever competition with the theme of cats in aid of cats because we love cats, it goes like this:
1. YOU design the coolest, most awesome, trendiest and radical image that involves cats.
2. Upload your amazing design and pay £10 to submit your entry.
3. Cats always win. We donate to Cats Protection.
4. We select 1st, 2nd and 3rd places according to awesomeness and you get prizes.
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It’s day two of ‘What’s Next?’ for education week with our live screenprinting and letterpress with the great guys from Peckham Print Studio and Studio Mothership at KKOutlet in Hoxton Square. Book your tickets for the FREE education discussion panel here. If you haven’t come down yet, here’s a peek at what everyones been up to. Feature
We are very excited to be running a series of workshops for the final week (25th – 29th June) of KKOutlet’s month long extravaganza of workshops, talks and exhibitions. We will be covering the topic of Education, creating artwork in response to talks and running various different print workshops. We have Studio Mothership running letterpress workshops, Peckham Print Studio and Jim O’Raw running screen print workshops and the fabulous Bolt Editions will be running a really cool riso printing workshop. Paper sponsor by GFSmith.
The wonderful people at Mootown asked us to hand screen print some banners which they would sew onto their market stalls. There will be a grand unveiling of these banners tomorrow at North Cross Road and a Royal Bermondsey Spa markets where they will be cutting some delicious cheesecake at 12 noon. Feature
As you may well know, we are working with MayNinth to create a wonderful book of print related content. We have had hundreds of amazing submissions and we will be selecting what we think is the creme de la creme to be in the book. This is your last chance to submit your work so please fill in this form. Do it now.
We can get pretty much anything you want printed in any format you like. 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 prints for you then fill out this form. We will also be doing a similar form for t-shirts so you can get your own designs made.
Well well well. It’s Easter Sunday and what better time than now to recap what we did at the incredible contemporary design fair that took place at Somerset House from 22nd March until 1st April. It was a blast and there was so much to see. If you managed to make it down you would probably agree with me when I say that it was a complete brain overload of top notch design, illustration, prints and workshops. Far too much to absorb in one day.
We will be running a series of print workshops this year at Pick Me Up, one of which will be live T-Shirt Printing hosted by CopyEm. You will be able to select from a collection of awesome designs to print onto a teeshirt before your very eyes. We have a whole range of t-shirts and have been sponsored by the wonderful 123 Bethnal Green Road Store. (Click the plus for more info)
We are currently looking for all of the financial help we can get so that we can get the ball rolling with our first publication. We are aiming to release a self-published book by Autumn 2012 and the printing costs have increased due to the rise in paper prices. If you have a spare pound, dollar, euro or any other currency floating round in your virtual bank… then please don’t hesitate to help us out. We will be eternally indebted to you and if you donate more than £15GB we will make sure that you get a free copy of the book upon it’s release. Every person who donates will be entered into a draw to win £300 worth of prints.
We are very happy to have screen printed a limited run of 200 unique record sleeves for the awesome Sarah Kelleher of Misfit Mod. They will be available soon for online purchase from her new record label, however if you’re in London…head on down to Rough Trade, Shoreditch to get your hands on one. Quick before they’re all gone. You should all like her Facebook page. The awesome cover design is by the talented Brooke Olsen.
Apologies for the lack of posts, although there is a valid excuse. We were visiting Brighton University yesterday to deliver a professional practise talk to the 2nd and 3rd year illustration and graphic design students. It was a lot of fun and it was great to see the incredible work and talent that seems to spew out of Brighton. Amazing!
We are honoured to be taking part in this years Pick Me Up graphic art fayre at Somerset House. It will run from 22nd March until 1st April where we will be joining some of the very best collectives, galleries and artists. People of Print will be running several print workshops along with live drawing and printmaking.
If you are interested in volunteering, submitting work or helping with the workshops then please let us know: email@example.com