We are very excited to announce that we will be putting on a top-notch display of prints at our first ever Christmas Print Fayre, which will take place at none other than KK Outlet in Hoxton Square, London. We are literally going to fill the walls from top to bottom. The exhibition will launch on Tuesday 1st December and run on until 23rd of December and will include workshops, talks and even a Meal Ticket thrown in for good measure.
Marking the tracksuit’s ongoing significance in sport, style and culture, adidas has named Friday 6th November as #adidastracksuitday and they’re inviting everyone to get involved. adidas has collaborated with photographer of the moment Vicky Grout and stylist Hayley McCarthey to create a set of imagery celebrating almost 50 years since the Franz Beckenbauer Tracksuit was released in 1967 — it was the first piece of adidas apparel that would make the brand famous for more than just footwear. Oh… and we hand screen printed their lovely tracksuit boxes! Feature
The search for the best, young print designers is now over. Huge congratulations to recent graduate, artist and printmaker Daniel Fletcher who has just been crowned as the winner of People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015. The enormous enthusiasm for producing top-quality artwork is evidenced through a series of screen-prints created by London-based artist Daniel Fletcher who has just graduated from London College of Communication earlier this year. Feature
Second place in this year’s Graduate Print Awards is the talented RCA graduate Edén Barrena. Edén impressed us with her pioneering use of lithography. Her series of striking prints is a result from her close observation and hands-on experiments in different printing techniques, drawing, and bookmaking. One of her primary aims is to portray an ever-evolving relation between self and other. Her passion for print combined with the clever use of colour has helped her build a very strong identity and ultimately achieve enviable success. We just cannot wait to see what else is in the pipeline. Well done and congratulations to you, Edén! Feature
Third place goes to Ruairi Fallon McGuigan who just completed his BA Illustration course with a first-class honours degree at Camberwell College of Art. We were awed by Ruairi’s woodcut prints that display such a professional quality. Along with great passion for crafts and illustration, Ruairi successfully demonstrates his exceptional skill as a printmaker through the tone and the theatrical effect this series of highly-contrasting print produces. Now Ruairi has decided to work for himself and is now freelancing on several different commissions. We look forward to seeing where his aspirations take him next. Huge congratulations, Ruairi. Keep up the great work! Feature
The search for the best emerging print designers has come to an exciting close and today it’s our sincere pleasure to announce the Top 10. Considered as one of our most inspiring annual gatherings of young creatives, the competition is now in its second year and we are very lucky to have teamed up with a fantastic selection of partners to organise the event. People of Print aim to celebrate and promote individual talents who demonstrate what design excellence looks like. And after careful consideration, here are the winning designs of this year’s Graduate Print Awards! Feature
The annual Graduate Print Awards celebrate and honour excellence in print design. With a record-breaking number of entries this year, we received hundreds of wonderful projects from recent graduates from many different countries across the globe. We hope and aim to recognise the up-and-coming talents that have put time and effort into pushing the print design forward. Now we think it’s time to announce the top 20 of the People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015. Feature
Now in our second year, we had tougher decisions than ever before. Huge thanks to all the print enthusiasts who submitted their amazing work to the Graduate Print Awards 2015. We have seen all print techniques imaginable, old and new, and various different styles that were adopted to ensure the top quality of their final artworks. And to honour the finest in print design, today, we are very pleased to present you with our hand-selected 50 nominations. Feature
If you are following us on our social media channels, you probably might have seen snapshots of our latest publishing project entitled ‘Posterzine’. At first glance, you might find it difficult to work out exactly what it is, yet you might be able to guess from the title that it’s a hybrid zine. Right, to put it simply, Posterzine is a mini-magazine that folds out into an A1 format poster. Feature
For the Graduate Print Awards 2015, People of Print have been scouring the world for the best young print designers with an aim to honour and encourage these blossoming talents whose academic achievements are at the highest level of creative excellence. Considered as one of our largest annual gatherings of international, up-and-coming creatives, it’s no surprise to us that we’re now overwhelmed by the amazing work. We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in this year’s awards, and most importantly, we couldn’t have achieved any of this without our partners. Feature
For the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003, we asked some seasoned typographical experts and design gurus to create a limited edition cover each. The covers are limited edition and once they’re gone, there will be no more reprints. There are nine different covers to choose from: Eike König, Hansje Van Halem, Marcroy, Hubert & Fischer, James Lunn, STUDIO YUKIKO, Zut Alors!, karlssonwilker and Ian Stevenson. Only available exclusively via Department Store. Feature
Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 comes wrapped in different typographic covers individually typeset by our designer James Lunn. And for those of you who are itching to know what’s featured inside this incredible issue, here’s an opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of our publication. And if you have been waiting for the right moment, your chance is here, enjoy the scroll through our glorious issue before you order. Also check out these reviews on magCulture, Stack, Grafik, Design Milk and Inkygoodness. Feature
We are proud to present our first-ever hardback on highly influential print design produced using the combination of printmaking techniques, styles, and materials. This new glorious tome, entitled ‘People of Print’, serves as a powerful compendium of cutting-edge work created in the age where endless streams of mediocrity contribute to the rapid growth of digital culture. This book, on the other hand, offers an eye-opening look into the brains and minds that have made an imprint on contemporary visual culture in the real, physical world. Feature
Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg creates stylish, striking embossed prints using historic machines to provide you with unique pieces of art printed with authentic character on a range of quality papers. Whether is be business cards, wedding cards or invites that you’re after, these guys can do it to the highest standard for you. We printed our latest Print Isn’t Dead business cards with these guys, and when they turned up in the post we were over the moon. Take a look at the process photos and the final product too… Feature
Graduating this year? Then this is your chance to win an amazing array of prizes that will benefit your creative career path. The graduate season is here and People of Print are pleased to announce that our annual call for submissions is now open. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or print artist, you can submit up to three examples of your work via our online form. We will be hand selecting the nominations and the top three winners will be voted for by our fantastic selection of partners. Excited? Submit now, we just cannot wait to see your wonderful submissions. Feature
Print Isn’t Dead™ is an ongoing quest to engage in conversation and debate about creativity and independent art, design and print practitioners. As you may have heard, our latest issue deals with the theme of personalisation. We are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy that is individually typeset by our award-winning designer James Lunn. And today, after creating a huge collection of fantastic covers for Element 003, we asked Lunn to design his very own cover and here’s a little insight into how he came up with such an interesting composition. Feature
New York-based graphic design studio Zut Alors! have done a very good job. And indeed, their special cover design for Element 003 does represent the dynamic energy of New York City’s creative worlds. We had a nice little chat with studio partners Brendan Griffiths and Frank DeRose to get to know more about their design for the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. And here’s the inside scoop on how they came up with such an incredible artwork. Feature
We are in absolute awe of the amazing cover design created by Studio Yukio. It is one of the most ambitious cover designs in our artist series cover for Element 003. The studio is famed for their compelling visual designs and fine execution. Today, we spoke to founders Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad to find out about their inspiration behind this limited-edition cover for Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature
Here comes the third design in the limited edition artist series cover of Element 003. It is such an amazing masterpiece created by an award-winning multidisciplinary design champions Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker aka Karlssonwilker. We did a little interview where we got to know about their idea behind this ingenious cover and how they worked out this perfect visual treatment for our latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature
We are delighted to announce that the special design piece by founder Eike König of Hort is also gracing the front cover of the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Eike König is considered one of the most influential designers of our time. Now, twenty years after Hort was first established, we are super excited to have his wondrous typographic design works featured in our latest issue. If you have yet to decide whether to pick up a copy, Eike is here to tell us about his fun, yet thoughtful cover design for the glorious Element 003. Feature
We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ is almost ready for print. And today, we would like to introduce Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic and editorial designer who has created one of the amazing cover designs in our Artist Series. In honour of her special edition, we pitched a few questions at this talented Hansje van Halem to find out about her idea behind this amazing limited edition cover. Feature
We’re getting ready to go to print with the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine. You will need to get your orders in quickly if you’d like to have the option of a personalised cover, with your name printed on the spine! We’re using HP Indigo technology to print solid white ink onto quality black Fedrigoni paper. For those of you who are curious to know what’s inside this amazing issue, you’ve come to the right place. We’re now introducing you to the incredible highlights from Element 003, including 6 pages of printed Grafik content, which will surely make you join the Print Isn’t Dead™ movement Feature
Thank you to our members and supporters who pre-ordered a copy of Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003, we depend on these orders to keep the publication afloat and for us to make important developments in both production and editorial content. We feel that we have stepped it up a notch in this issue, please order a copy and see for yourself. You can personalise the front cover here or you can buy one of the standard or artist series covers here. Feature
If you are looking for some fun but have no idea where to start, you have come to the right place. Today, we would like to introduce you to the top creative hubs where you can participate in workshops and/or short courses and get hands-on experience of printmaking. Now, fancy getting your hands dirty? Feature
We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine, as featured by Grafik, Design Milk, Booooooom!, Stack, Collective Magazine, magCulture and the Pull & Bear blog. This time around we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy, using up to 250 characters, either for yourself or as a gift to another. Our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually using the awesome Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque, who we have teamed up with alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni to bring you our latest issue. HP® Indigo technology allows us to print high quality and totally unique covers, using your wonderful text submissions. Feature
If you are looking for something outside the mainstream, you have come to the right place. Today, we ask you to join our journey into the world of typography. Here we take a fresh look at fonts and typefaces and what’s new and exciting in experimental typography. Feature
For both amateurs and professionals looking to experiment with colour and paper, here’s something for you. Today, Marcroy and I would like to introduce you to fifteen of the UK’s best Risograph printing studios / RISO printers. Even though the colour options are limited with Risograph compared to the other types of printing, Risograph still proves an interesting alternative since its appeal lies in quality, creativity with layers and most importantly affordability. Feature
We would like to give you an insight into the production process of our limited edition hand screen printed covers. Through this method of printmaking, the Heretic trio have designed and hand pulled each of the 500 limited edition covers, they are also hand stamped and numbered for authenticity. And if you want to see what’s underneath this amazing cover, you can now read digital versions of our magazine over at printisntdeadmag.co This particular issue focuses on DIY, self-publishing and counter-culture, with articles and interviews with Suicide Girls, the incredible 60s counterculture Oz magazine and much, much more. Feature
We worked incredibly hard to get the magazine finished during the rush of Christmas. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature
Here’s our roundup of the most outstanding posts that were most viewed in 2014. This special post features the best of the best, pulling together the world’s top practitioners within the creative industries. It’s the beginning of 2015 and we think it is such a perfect time for you to treat yourself to something uplifting. Feature
It’s almost the end of the year 2014 and nothing is more important for us than making People of Print better for 2015. Here at People of Print, we are continually growing and are aiming to provide the international creative industry with a daily dose of useful inspiration. Please help us make People of Print better by answering this simple survey. We simply want to know how you experience People of Print and what you think could improve our services. The information that you provide will remain anonymous and help us understand our audience demographic better. The multiple-choice questions only take two minutes on average. Thank you for your time. Take the survey. Feature
Here at People of Print, we are true fans of the formidable force that is the Heretic trio. We definitely don’t want to blow our own trumpets but we like to think that we know a fair amount about the world of print, and these guys stick out at the top of the print game like a sore thumb – which is why we have asked them to design and hand screen print 500 limited edition covers for our quarterly publication Print Isn’t Dead Element #002. Not only are they printmakers, but they are excellent illustrators and designers; when you bring all of these elements together into one entity you have something really special indeed. You only have to take a glimpse at their huge body work to see that they live and breathe print! Feature
After the amazing success of launching our magazine titled PRINT ISN’T DEAD Element #001, we are excited to announce our Kickstarter for Element #002. Once again, audience participation and funding will determine how the magazine will be printed, this time around we have pre-planned stretch goals which include extra fluorescent spot colours, more pages and a higher volume print run. You can also buy a block of print space with this issue. Feature
Our first runner up for the Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the very well-deserved Callum Copley. Callums’ work combines a range of experimental print techniques that not only make for great visually alluring design, but always consider their relationship to the subject matter. Creating a poster for Kinetica Art Fair that essentially prints itself by absorbing ink is one of many examples of his creative concepts which uses the art of printing to create inspiring results. His experimentation with ultra-violet sensitive inks, letterpress and screen print make him a fully rounded print/graphic designer, and very deserving of our third place award. Feature
We have handed over our top 20 Graduate Print Award finalists to our panel of judges, to pick out their top ten students. The decision was by no means easy and we wanted to commend all entrants into the awards, and give a special mention for the top 10. We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, so stay tuned. Feature
On Tuesday 2nd September, Marcroy took to St.Brides Library for what was an evening of print-related talks and panel discussion under the title ‘No end of print?‘ hosted by John L. Walters of Eye Magazine. The night featured Pureprint, New North Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Kin, Calverts, F.E.Burman and People of Print. Feature
Last Thursday we took to the London Graphic Centre where we hosted the launch of our first ever magazine. It went down a treat and the place was rammed with hundreds of you wonderful people. The store manager said it was the best event that has happened at this venue. Feature
People of Print are proud to present their first ever publication which has been dubbed “the holy grail of independent editorial design” by Itsnicethat. The sold out magazine has received great press by the likes of magCulture, Eye Magazine, Cool Hunting, Itsnicethat, Paste Magazine and PSFK to name a few. Jeremy Leslie noted that it is “a sensual cacophony of colour and smell”, Simon Esterson said that “it’s really bold and very contemporary, it doesn’t feel like a conventional magazine, it feels like something slightly different which is good.” John L. Walters said “you only have to flick through to see that Print Isn’t Dead.” Feature
Last week we took a trip down to Pureprint in Uckfield to press pass our new magazine. As soon as we arrived and saw our cover in the light booth, we were blown away by the beautiful vibrancy of the Pantone 805c which is literally zinging of the gorgeous Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper. We immediately signed it off and the printers pressed on. We will be shipping all of our magazines out as soon as we get them at the end of this week. Be sure to get your hands on a copy from our Department Store, because they are limited in numbers and selling very quickly indeed. Feature
We are very excited about our very first magazine going into production. We thought we’d give you a little taste of what you might see in the magazine. We received our digital proofs from Pureprint so you can see some of the pages, however Pantone 805c is not visible with a digital print, so you’ll have to buy a copy to see the real deal. Feature
We are running a competition via Rafflecopter in order to give you a chance to win a copy of Print Isn’t Dead Magazine, alongside a bunch of other prizes, including stickers designed by Kyle Platts and a typeface t-shirt designed by Andy Cooke. You can enter up to 11 times by completing some simple tasks. GOOD LUCK! Feature
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
Last month we ran a two week brief with the Illustration students at LCC which had a resulting exhibition. The students had to take an image through various different mediums, making sure that they passed through both analogue and digital processes. The idea was to portray the famous Marshall McLuhan quote, “the medium is the message.” All of the students responded well, however the work of Daniel Fletcher really stood out amongst the crowd. He answered the brief concisely and enthusiastically with a project titled EUPHROSYNE. Feature
Our campaign to create a print orientated quarterly magazine has been successfully funded. PRINT ISN’T DEAD will showcase and champion ‘print’ by compiling the ever-growing content from our website, as well as exclusive studio/company visits and interviews, into a beautifully printed collectable publication. If we reach our stretch goal of £6500 we will add an extra neon spot colour pantone to the printing, plus there are also lots of awesome rewards on offer still, so keep pledging! Feature
Marcroy from People of Print will be talking at the Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School: Friendly Professional Development for Creative Industry, which kicks off next week at Bootstrap Company – running from 17-28 March. Designed with both start-ups and seasoned professionals in mind, the LBB Pop-Up School will provide training, insight and inspiration for creative industry. Feature
In celebration of Anthony Burrill’s new book, ‘I Like It, What Is It?‘, we were asked to facilitate a two day live printing demo / workshop at KK Outlet, where the public could come along and have a go at screen printing their very own limited edition A.B print. We had many visitors from all stretches of the UK and the workshop went down a treat, lots of happy people walked away with a signed print and got to chat with Anthony Burrill during the evening. We love working with Burrill, and we have a new collaboration project in progress…so watch this space. Feature
On Sunday 24th November we ran a live screen printing workshop for vInspired at Ministry of Sound for their #GetTrashed campaign. The idea is to customise or exchange your clothing in order to save it going into a landfill. We created some super simple geometric graphics so that the customisers could experiment with printing layer upon layer onto their garments. The workshop went down a treat and many people were happy with their new hand printed clothes. Feature
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
Here’s a selection of the live print events that we love to do. Our clients and workshops include, V&A, MasterCard, Levi’s, KK Outlet, Fedrigoni, Anthony Burrill, Pick Me Up, Icon printing and of course our own events. We have a lot more lined up over the coming months and would love to see you all there. Feature
Earlier this year we were filming at Somerset House for Pick Me Up 2013. During the ‘Heavy Pencil’ event, there was lots of live drawing onto Fedrigoni paper topped off by the extremely fun and energetic band, ‘Owen and The Eyeballs’ who were all dressed up for the evening in crazy balloon costumes. Lots of fun to be had by all. See you at their next gig. Feature
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
This is another event that we were ecstatic to be part of was the opening of the Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the V&A Museum. The lucky winners of the MasterCard Priceless competition got to print over 150 t-shirts with us within a three hour time frame. It was a non-stop printing event for us but we thoroughly enjoyed it and everyone came away with a t-shirt and tote after experiencing the process of screen printing themselves. We commissioned the Hollywood themed artwork to artists we have featured on People of Print. Another example of a service we are happy to provide. Feature
Last year during the Olympics we were in the front of house section at the Levi’s flagship store on Regent Street for almost two months. We were working alongside Wicked Printing Stuff on a project whereby the public could come an print an iconic Anthony Burrill t-shirt or one of the wining submissions that were updated daily. The whole event was based around the idea of craft and hand made. Everybody loves to see the process of screen printing and to have a go themselves and has always been a successful activity during press and marketing events. Feature
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
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
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!
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.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently printed these awesome posters for Arcane Roots.
Paper: GFSmith 270gsm Ebony Colorplan
Ink: Handmade silver metallic ink Feature