Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi is currently in her final year at Coventry School of Art and Design and she has created a suitcase printing press as part of her Final Major Project. “Although the aim is for it to become a paid venture once I graduate, at the minute, I’m calling it ‘Have press, will travel!” The press is built in a 1940s trunk with little wheels attached to one end so she can pull it around. The print bed itself is made of hardwood ply with a piece of acrylic on top so that it is easily cleanable and it is removable so that you can access the built in storage space underneath (for squeegees, ink etc). In the lid she has built storage for paper and separations. Feature


J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

The February 2016 issue of Novum Journal — World of Graphic Design cover was printed by J. E. Wolfensberger in Switzerland using a luxurious gold bronzing powder which gives it a very unique finish. The Wolfensberger family business is now in fourth-generation hands, founded by Johann Edwin Wolfensberger who took over a Zurich printing works in 1902. This issue focuses on designers and studios from Mexico. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Our latest Posterzine Issue 05 is out now and this months edition features the eccentric photography curator and artist Erik Kessels. For those of you who have not yet come across Erik’s witty artwork, he is responsible for a vast number of publications including the ’In Almost Every Picture’ series and ’Useful Photography’ series. Feature


‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

Silas Amos has spent over two decades in the brand and packaging agency world, and with his latest book ‘A Bigger Spectrum,’ he demonstrates the agility, flexibility and speed that digital print offers. This incredible book is a collaborative effort of many minds and skills that pushes the boundaries of print to the limit — with the support of Hewlett Packard, the design skills of James Lunn, quality paper by G.F.Smith and printing capabilities of F E Burman using their HP Indigo 10000 press. It showcases the capabilities of digitally printing vibrant colours onto already coloured paper stock by laying down a white ink first alongside variable data printing, featuring a bespoke one off art print unique to each copy of the book by Supermundane. Feature


Element 004 | On Press

Element 004 | On Press

Print Isn’t Dead Element 004 is currently on press as Pressision in Leeds. This issue has been our most ambitious yet — with several fantastic articles, a fluorescent spot colour (802U) added and a superb cover designed by Jon Bland which comes in two vibrant colour ways. Feature


Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose are an advocate of block making. From their studio in Michigan, Uncle Goose use fast-growing, sustainable basswood and non-toxic inks to produce and hand-print every set of wooden building blocks. To demonstrate the interconnectedness of form, materials, and colour, Uncle Goose make sure that every wooden block they make embodies what it means to be both sustainable and beautiful. Good news is you don’t have to look far if you’re searching for creative inspiration. Besides museums, shops and concept stores across the globe, you may also find these beautiful, hand-crafted wooden blocks in one of your smartest friends’ playrooms and nurseries! Feature


Kodak Super 8 Camera

Kodak Super 8 Camera

Kodak who have been making cameras for over a century have released their new-age Super 8 Camera, which they dub as the “next generation film camera.” I’m sure you all remember playing with an original Super 8 camera that you found on a bootsale or that you hired out from the tech department of University so that you could get that much sought after aesthetic and feel that the analogue recording quality gives. Now you can do it with enhanced version of the same technology with the new Kodak Super 8 Camera that connects your analogue data directly to your digital devices; is this the ‘analogue renaissance?’ Feature


Anan Anas

Anan Anas

Anan Anas is an online shop with prints, illustrations, gigposters, zines and more, brought to you straight from designers and illustrators from Vienna and its surroundings. They main focus on screenprint and riso however they also feature bags, shirts, patches, and tapes now and then. Feature


House of Hackney X William Morris

House of Hackney X William Morris

Sharing the same values and non-conformist approach Morris & Co and luxury British lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, were both formed as a rebellion ‘against the prevailing aesthetic of their time’. Both renowned for their iconic, maximalist prints we couldn’t envision a more perfect pairing. Feature


UNMADE

UNMADE

If you want to understand how the textiles industry is shifting, Unmade is probably as good a place to start as any. Set up two and a half years ago by fashion graduate Kirsty Emery and industrial design graduates Ben Alun-Jones and Hal Watts, today, Unmade along with its collaborators have produced a wide range of original knitwear designs, using the studio’s own computer programme and machines combined with the founders’ progressive and inventive attitude to bring complex ideas to life. Feature


EGYD

EGYD

If you live and breathe all things neon, chances are you’ll probably have heard of EGYD. EGYD is a nine-piece experimental poster series originated as a collaborative project between graphic designer Lukas Haider and 3D artist Georg Fasswald. The duo have a real talent for creating stand-out posters using a mash-up of unconstrained 3D elements, playful typography and energetic colour palettes. Each poster is printed on an A2 sheet of 150g offset paper and can only be purchased via email. So if you’re interested in seeing their work in the flesh, you’d better hurry, each poster is limited to an edition of 50! Feature


Las Coleccionistas | Pista

Las Coleccionistas | Pista

A recent collaboration between photographers Las Coleccionistas and designer Emma Pardos caught our eye thanks to its colourful prints applied to a variety of fabrics with different finishes. Having been designed in Barcelona and produced in Spain, the collection consists of printed unisex accessories for city life, with limited edition backpacks, socks and scarfs to brighten a rainy day. Feature


If Places Were Faces

If Places Were Faces

From deep inside the brains of Jon Rundall and Luke Frost of Heretic Studio, comes an all new vision of London… ‘If Places Were Faces.’ It is exactly what it says on the tin — a map of places, punned with faces of celebrities. Can you figure out who all of the people or what all of the places are? The poster has been printed as a two colour screen print. You can literally lose yourself for minutes relearning your favourite city and it’s suburbs. It’s an altogether new kind of knowledge and we guarantee you will revisit it dozens of times with almost no loss of interest. Feature


MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA have teamed up with Parisian illustrator Samuel Eckert for their latest collection. The simplicity of his lines almost blur the lines between graphic design and illustration — let’s just say he’s an excellent visual communicator, that’s the name of the of the university courses these days anyway! Choose from an 90s cell phone coming out of a t-shirt pocket, a broom sweeping away your single and only problem printed on a 5-panel cap…or what appears to be a banana on top of a mountain. Or simply get all of these awesome items. Feature


Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin is an ethical homewares brand founded by designer and illustrator Ciara Phelan. With a focus on sustainability and community, the brand works with charities and small manufacturers harnessing the skills and creativity of people in the local community. The brand’s aim is to create a new consumer philosophy advocating quality over quantity and ensuring each product is handmade to the highest quality. Feature


Grey Jam Press

Grey Jam Press

Everybody loves stickers. These adhesive-backed bits of paper are great but we find it quite hard to express in words why we love them. What we love about ‘Grey Jam Press’ is the fact that they are professional screen printers of custom eggshell stickers, vinyl stickers, paper prints and much more. Good news is that they will be joining us this Saturday for an afternoon of live print workshop, giving you access to experimenting with sight and touch and creating your own stickers if you want to stand out this winter. Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Created for anyone and ‘everyone who loves art and has a house with walls’, Feathr are an artist made, designer wallpaper brand. Founded on the premise of working  with like-minded creatives who share their passion art, big ideas, design, craft, interiors and originality, the brand was established by Tom, Anne and Oli. Together they source, commission, curate, and make wallpaper ‘that’s anything but wallpaper’, working alongside a community of artists. Feature


Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed portrays the philosophical relationship between craft and technology through glitched-out rugs from traditional Azerbaijani textiles and embroideries. Although this article is not about print, still I think it is very fascinating to see how technology has had a significant impact on craft nowadays. What interests Faig Ahmed is pattern. And for this textile project, Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed, has been distorting the patterns of traditional designs, disassembling the structure and build new compositions that resemble digital glitches. Feature


Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Our latest publishing project titled Posterzine is where a poster meets a magazine — a mini monograph magazine which folds out to reveal a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm). Posterzine is printed by Pressision Ltd using two special Pantone spot colours each time on Fedrigoni Arcoprint Extra White paper stock meaning that no two issues will look the same. It has been registered at the British Library as a magazine because of the way that it folds in on itself, differentiating it from a pamphlet which is folded like a concertina. It has been given it’s own ISSN number and is noted as a publication. Feature


Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Introducing the new publication and LP titled ‘Graphic Arts Future’ from Sonnenzimmer, the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their practise is an impressive cocktail of typography, graphic design, printmaking and fine art shaken together to create their hand-crafted posters, books, packaging, publications, public art and client work — predominantly screen printed in-house. ‘Graphic Arts Future’ asks the question of today, tomorrow, yesterday – where does 2D expression start and where does it end? Launching at LCBA, hosted by Yuck Print House on 27th November. Feature


Thornback & Peel

Thornback & Peel

Founded by Juliet and Delia, Thornback & Peel are an eclectic British homewares brand inspired by traditional Victoriana and a hint of modernism. Their signature style draws upon the artistic traditions of the nineteenth century and the iconic visuals of Mrs Beeton’s household management, Beatrix Potter’s children’s stories and microscopic imagery of the 17th century. Printed by hand, their beautifully detailed designs exude British eccentricity in their use of colour and subject matter – my favourite has to be the guinea pig and pineapple design. Feature


Brutalist London Map

Brutalist London Map

Blue Crow Media have teamed up with the Twentieth Century Society and photographer Simon Phipps to bring you the Brutalist London Map. The guide features over 50 leading examples of Brutalist architecture from the National Theatre and Southbank Centre, the Barbican and Trellick Tower to lesser known buildings like the Elephant and Rhinocerous Pavilion at London Zoo, Hyde Park Barracks and Keeling House in Bethnal Green. Details for each building include the location, date, the architect or practice responsible and listing status. Feature


The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

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.

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The Positive Press

The Positive Press

The Positive Press is a North London based screen printing service run by Chris Murphy. Starting from humble beginnings in the front room of a Brighton flat in 2010, making band tees with the most basic equipment, The Positive Press is now a full-time venture specialising in eco-friendly water based inks and printing on pretty much anything with a flat surface. Feature


Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi describe themselves as ‘an out of this world company’ who design accessories, bags and ‘general radness for the super beings of Earth and beyond’. Founded in 2006 and based in LA, all of their products are made in the USA with usability and uniqueness at the heart of their mission. The brand name Mokuyobi or 木曜日 translates as Thursday in Japanese – the best day of the week ‘because there’s always something to look forward to’ according to founder and designer Julie Pinzur. Influenced by her desire to create something new and different, the brand is bold, colourful and focused on individuality. Feature


Less Than 100

Less Than 100

Would you believe that nowadays women still earn less than men? Well statistically, the gender pay gap still remains the clearest example of economic inequality for women today if you live in a western democracy. Founded by graphic designer and art director of Gratuitous Type, Elana Schlenker, Less Than 100 was set up to raise awareness around the gender wage gap in the US. The inaugural store, 76<100, kicked off earlier in spring 2015 in Pittsburgh and charged female customers only 76% of the retail price because women in Pennsylvania make 76 cents to every man’s dollar. Feature


T–Post®

T–Post®

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Peter Lundgren has described ‘T–Post’ as “the world’s first wearable magazine”, and indeed, T–Post has managed to redefine every term in the publishing and fashion equation by creating a unique piece of clothing and printing its content on the inside of a t-shirt with an aim to “take streetwear back to the streets”. Feature


Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Eye-popping posters, the zingiest of zines and penis doodles aplenty. That was Saturday’s Kiosk Independent Publisher’s Fair, an event that saw the Peckham Pelican taken over by a showcase of up-and-coming editors including People of Print. Kiosk’s founder, Nick Greenbank, is clear about its purpose. ‘Our main goal is to promote the work of young and emerging artists and designers by publishing books and zines,’ he said. ‘The fair is a bigger platform to push that and bring a new audience to the people who are showing their work.’ Feature


AH/OK

AH/OK

Design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani are the co-founders of brand new independent silk printing brand AH/OK based between Milan and Como. Having recently launched back in May this year, the pair have created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories produced from start to finish in Italy. The collection showcases contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints plus a delicious colour palette, all of which were born from simple scribbles on a large sheet of paper and then translated onto the timeless kimono. Feature


SAFOMASI

SAFOMASI

In 2010 Sarah Fotheringham and Maninder Singh both found themselves in Delhi. After living in Melbourne, Maninder had recently moved back to India and Sarah had left London after getting a job as an art director. Brought together and inspired by ‘a love of beautiful things and a desire to work and travel together’, homeware brand Safomasi was born in December 2013. Sarahs background as an artist and illustrator combined with Maninder’s previous experience in fashion and production is evident in their distinct and quirky illustrative designs. Feature


Age of Reason

Age of Reason

For the world of fashion, you have to be creative under pressure and always keep fresh ideas pumping through collections. We last featured ‘Age of Reason’ in 2012 and now, three years later, Age of Reason loyalists will notice that Ali Taylor Mapletoft, the founding designer of Age of Reason, still continues to hold onto her number one spot as a fashion/print designer. The latest scarf designs look utterly brilliant. They are absolutely perfect for updating your wardrobe this autumn. Feature


Cachetejack’s Wooden Toys :: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Cachetejack’s Wooden Toys :: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Are you feeling tense or sluggish this morning? If you’re nodding affirmatively, here’s a way to kick Monday blues to the kerb. To start off the week with something bright and cheery, nothing would be more perfect than Cachetejack’s new toy collections: ‘iPhoneman’ and ‘Top Feelings Memory Game’. These new projects have just been unveiled and they are looking as lovely as ever. Feature


Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Plant life is not only good for the environment, but can improve air quality and our moods. To help educate its readers about the glory of greenery, Japanese publisher Mainichi Newspapers created a newspaper that you can plant. The Green Newspaper, developed with advertising agency Dentsu Tokyo, is made of paper laced with Japanese flower seeds including pinks, poppies, snapdragons and English daisies. To make the paper, the company dissolved waste paper into a pulp and mixed it with the seeds. The eco-themed articles and images were printed using plant-based, eco-friendly dyes so that the paper wouldn’t harm the earth. Feature


100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

The decennial year sees ‘Daniel Heath Studio’ launch a Kickstarter campaign with an aim to make a limited-edition run of one of their most sought-after wallpaper designs, ‘High Wire’. Daniel Heath Studio is known for their highly crafted wallpaper rolls and to mark the 10th anniversary of the studio, they are aiming to produce 100 limited-edition, affordable wallpapers to adorn everyone’s favourite space. Feature


CHHIPA

CHHIPA

Design duo Chhipa craft contemporary shirts, drawing influence from traditional techniques and the communities who continue to practice them. Claudia Borfiga, a screen printer and Lizzie Lock, a milliner by trade, grew up together and both expressed a love of design from an early age. Travelling to India and discovering the ancient craft of woodblock printing, the brand started as they were ‘standing on top of the Nahargarh Fort, reflecting on what [they] had seen and both wearing oversized men’s shirts’. Feature


Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim is an Orlando born artist, now residing in Brookyln. Escaping the monotony of control, of boundaries and of repetition, her work is inspired by the indirect processes of marbling and the idea of capturing the fluidity of an image in motion –  the result is beautiful, eluding to the notion that time has stopped. Feature


Heidi and Hallbery

Heidi and Hallbery

Friday has finally arrived and I decide to end the week in grand style with this exquisite set of silk scarves created by London-based print designers Heidi Pridham and Nick Hallbery. Having launched their first designs in June, ‘Heidy and Hallbery’ is now one of the most talked about topics in town. I guess we’re all big fans of kaleidoscopic patterns and I think it’s always exciting to see some striking prints that employ only the brightest hues. Feature


studio smalls.

studio smalls.

It’s all in the name! studio smalls. is a small Letterpress studio in Seoul, South Korea. Run by Letterpress lover and designer Lim Jung-sil, it all started in May this year with a fascination with ‘old school’ analogue print techniques and a vintage Adana machine. (As the name and this very small bio suggest, it is still a new endeavour, so watch this space!). Feature


San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

It’s that time of year again when faithful zine fans and DIY artists celebrate diverse printed goodness at the 14th annual San Francisco Zine Fest on Sunday, September 6. SF Zine Fest seeks to advance the do-it-yourself ethos and celebrate and support independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in workshops, exhibitions and public events. Feature


Flora

Flora

I wish I’d inherited my father’s green fingers. And to tell you the truth, my living room often turns into a graveyard of dried, brown leaves and sad empty pots. Having plants indoor can be one of the simplest methods to beautify your indoor space. But let’s face it, if you are one of those who water their plants when they remember, I’ve just found you a solution. Feature


Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

This latest collection of 60’s inspired products, ‘Macrography’, designed by Danish independent type foundry and concept store ‘Playtype’ particularly caught our eye. Not long ago, Playtype opted for a colourful alternative, producing a range of stationery including postcards, notebooks, notepads, and posters that are minimal and bold in equal measure. Feature


Personalised Leuchtturm Notebook by Prelogram®

Personalised Leuchtturm Notebook by Prelogram®

It’s Monday and we decide it’s better to start off the week with our most exciting news. Recently, we have just stocked up the ‘Leuchtturm hardback notebooks’ in our Department Store, and the best bit is that we have teamed up with ‘Prelogram’ to offer you a chance to have your name or a line of text debossed on the front cover! Feature


Fanciful Pages

Fanciful Pages

With the aim to ‘revive the lost art of the written word’ and ‘celebrate the beauty and tactility of print and the joy of colour’, Fanciful pages is a London based atelier and stationary shop. Founded by graphic designer Aoife Barron in 2013 and launched the following April, she specializes in letterpress, screen print and bespoke hand bound journals. The collections are colourful, quirky and tactile, influenced by Aoife’s love of anything French, hand written letters and her penchant for a pastel palette. Feature


Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden launched her award-winning design blog, Confessions of a Design Geek in 2010 to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been listed as a top worldwide design blog by Cision, Dwell US, Elle Décor Italia and The Sunday Times. In 2014, she launched Fiera, the independent magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. It was nominated for Magpile’s Best New Magazine within just three weeks of launch. As well as editing her own titles, she also writes for many well known media channels, including The Guardian Magazine, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph Magazine, Dezeen, Design Milk and others. We took a look at a couple of her recent projects, Makers of East London and Fiera Magazine Issue 02. Feature


Element 003 — Limited Edition Cover Series

Element 003 — Limited Edition Cover Series

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


6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

6 Print-based Kickstarter Projects You Should All Get Behind

We get a lot of people asking us to share their Kickstarter projects and we are more than happy to promote a project if it’s worth while. Here is a list of six print-orientated projects that you should get behind. Take some time and watch the videos and pledge some money towards one of them or all of them. No money is taken from your account until the project has ended and only if it is successfully funded. Enjoy! Feature


Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg

Letterpress Manufaktur Hamburg

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


Happily Ever Paper

Happily Ever Paper

Happily Ever Paper is a stationary supplier based in Istanbul, which started out as a side project. Ozan Akkoyun, one of the designers at HEP says they work closely together with a printing house also based in Turkey. They experiment with all kinds of printing, binding and finishing techniques. Take a look at their colorful and lovingly handmade notebooks and calendars that make every desk a happy place. Feature


Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed is a contemporary look at professional cycling and they are launching the final piece of their Artist Residency Program today. They collaborated with five tremendous artists who visually interpreted a moving peloton in their own style. These designs were then printed onto cycling jerseys, shorts, and other pieces of kit which were all manufactured by Castelli. Feature


Production Type | Gemeli Micro Type Specimen

Production Type | Gemeli Micro Type Specimen

Production Type is operated by French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée who is a board member and the country delegate for France at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) alongside teaching at Amiens school of Arts & Design and at the University of Corte and fulfilling the role as columnist and editor for Pointypo.com. Production Type is a digital type foundry based in Paris which produces a range of typefaces for brands and publications — their work can be seen in both print and online. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Today we are bringing you another of our insightful Department Store Vendor interviews, this time with the Barcelona based Nounua, which is an ongoing project by visual artist/designer Gráinne Nagle. Designing and producing prints in her preferred medium of screen printing, Gráinne has created a series of prints titled ‘Elements’ which are available to purchase via Department Store. Feature


Wade Jeffree | Interview

Wade Jeffree | Interview

We’ve been talking to New York based designer Wade Jeffree who has a strong penchant for extraordinarily produced publications. Jeffrees’ projects always interact with the audience by questioning the traditional form of the book. He let’s you travel through spaces and discover the mechanisms of magnetic attraction and repulsion while googly eyes keep staring at you from all angles. Feature


Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

Calepino x Atelier Bingo :: Bons Baisers de Martinique

Colourful, fun, and tropical themes are big news for summer 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited about the latest set of stationery ‘Calepino’ have just released. This time, Nantes-based stationer Calepino have teamed up with Atelier Bingo to create an excellent stationery range that employs the use of bold colours, hand drawn patterns, and organic shapes. The collection includes nine pocket notebooks, three postcards, a poster and a leaflet. Take a close-up look for yourself, they’ll definitely revitalise your mood! Feature


The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book is a beautiful compendium containing the whole collection of creative papers developed and manufactured by Arjowiggins. It’s a single, comprehensive volume, containing every kind of paper for every communication requirement. Studio North has kept the design of the book as simple and minimalistic as possible by labeling every sheet with a short description of the paper. If you have a deep fondness for well manufactured papers and love geeking out on textures, colors and ranges, than this is for you. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

Department Store Vendor Interview | Pirrip Press

We at People of Print are big fans of Bristol-based print duo Alexandra Higlett and Georgina Hounsome of Pirrip Press owing to their knack for creating exceptionally attractive printed goods. Founded in 2012, Pirrip Press are a lovely screen printing and design studio and is where you can gain an insight into the future role of crafts. From stationery, cards, self-published books, bags, and a whole bunch of stuff in between, their products serve well to show their love for print and how much they enjoy using the squeegee to spread the paint. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Our next instalment of the Department Store vendor interviews is with graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and author Richard Horne, who goes by the moniker El Horno. Specialising in screen printing for the last 5 years and also exploring gocco printing along the way, Richard takes inspiration for his prints from science, pop culture and everyday scenarios. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Our latest Department Store vendor interview is with innovative freelance Graphic Designer Tom Love. Between working on branding and marketing projects for both national and international multi platform brands Tom has also been keeping busy screen printing a unique series of posters which are available to purchase via the Department Store site. This range of blown-up found art, reminiscent of 1980s Blake and McConnell, speaks to those who appreciate the beauty of graphic art throughout the past century. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

If you love typography and all things letterpress check out our Department Store Vendors Typoretum. In a response to the revival of letterpress printing, Typoretum was established in 2008. Founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia, this British creative letterpress printing and design studio, utilise traditional craft skills to create contemporary and experimental designs. Producing work from their own collection of lead and wooden types, antique and vintage printing presses plus other print paraphernalia. Feature


D.I.Y Art Market

D.I.Y Art Market

The DIY art market is a bi-monthly market and a celebration of the emerging and established independent artists and makers of London. Each event has over 60 handpicked exhibitors, championing the unique and the original, the D.I.Y. and the self-published. Feature


The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

You probably think of an awkward look and a real no-no when you hear people want to combine socks with sandals. But stylist and curator Kate Brien of View From The Topp and photographer David Kitz have been working together and recently they have created a series of gorgeous photographs depicting art socks illustrated by the world’s art legends. From Mona Lisa, self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, to Munch’s The Scream, Brien has paired socks, available for purchase via The Sock Drawer, with open-toed sandals from her personal collection. The results are flattering and will definitely fill you with awe. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Planning to give your home a facelift? Then you’ve come to the right place. With a mission to fill the world with more art, Feathr work closely with a global community of independent artists and designers to provide you with stylish inspiration for every room in the house. Tom, Anne and Oli only use the best materials to produce a variety of patterned wallpaper designs. Featured examples include designs by Benoît Bodhuin, Peter Judson, Supermundane, 44 flavours and many others. They also work directly with artists to produce occasional bespoke commissions, get in touch with them to find out more! Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Finchtail Tablet Stand

Finchtail Tablet Stand

Focusing on creating sustainably made simple and useful products, new brand Finchtail have launched their first idea in the form of a cardboard tablet stand. With the graphic aspects developed alongside design studio Believe in, they wanted to make an inexpensive item that could be used every day and also looked desirable. With the product branding using a simple palette of vivid orange, coupled with black and white inks the finished result is not only elegant but appealing to those who have an interest in sustainable products. Aiming to promote a lifestyle where design is valued instead of the amount of materials used, the company challenge consumers to consider how environmentally friendly products can look good too. Feature


The Vending Machine Art Gallery

The Vending Machine Art Gallery

Last week we saw the Vending Machine Gallery launch in the Fox Pub (372 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DA) and it went off with a bang! With a fantastic concept offering the public the chance to buy affordable giclee prints from up and coming Artists from a vending machine, the concept of the show brings art and the buying of art to a new location, liberating the purchasing of art from the gallery to more accessible locations. With a run of just 50 prints for each work prices will range from £5 to £20, and if you didn’t make the opening don’t worry, the shows on till June 11th, or you can always head over to their online shop to grab a bargain print! Feature


Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro are a thriving artistic force, dedicated to showcasing talent from a range of fields. A collective made up of artists, DJ’s and musicians, they aim to promote creativity and celebrate those who are involved with the arts scene. Pushing forward those that are skilled from the realms of audio and visual, Colectivo Futuro collaborate with individuals and collectives that have something important to share. Feature


STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE is an Atlanta based small press boutique run by husband and wife team Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy. Specialising in books, art prints and independent publishing. We spoke to them to find out a little more: Feature


ONLY NY x Greats | SS15 Royale Pack

ONLY NY x Greats | SS15 Royale Pack

We always love writing about ONLY NY – an exceptional New York based brand. This time around they have teamed up with another New York brand, Greats to introduce their first ever footwear range of products. They describe the collaboration as “a natural fit” – ONLY’s minimal aesthetic translates seamlessly onto the Greats Royale silhouette. Black calf leather and off-white nubuck uppers sit atop gum Margom outsoles. ONLY’s signature ‘Mackerel’ pattern can be found on the veg tan calf insole of the shoe. Minimal gold ONLY branding on the lateral of the shoe finishes off the offering. Handmade in Italy and limited to only 100 pairs per colour. Feature


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. Feature


TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

Launched in September 1998 as a thick, square, small-scale pocket book with the slogan ‘Small tank, big fish’, TANK is a quarterly magazine based in London. The magazine is preoccupied with the very concept of contemporary culture, covering art, fashion, music, news, and architecture. Their editorial platform is non-conventional. As a relatively non-commercial outlet, they are driven by aesthetic and ideas rather than advertising – their aim to disrupt the homogeneity and over commercialization in the magazine industry. Feature


Stanley Donwood | Very Air & Cold Earth

Stanley Donwood | Very Air & Cold Earth

Dan Rickwood aka Stanley Donwood is well known for his close association with the British band Radiohead, having created all of their album and poster art since 1994. He graduated from the University of Exeter, then went on to work as a freelance artist in Plymouth. Aside from his work for Radiohead, Donwood also maintains his own website, Slowly Downward, where he published short stories and various other writings. We celebrate the launch of his latest two colour prints, ‘Very Air’ and ‘Cold Earth,” both limited to an edition of 25 and come signed. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie shows us how to use screen printing and quality paper to create a super clean, graphical product. He produced a limited run of just five records with screen printed covers, sleeves and inner bags. He distributed these awesome records to his immediate family – his father and three brothers. He mentioned that “the songs on the records having a significance for one or all of us. The tracks also have a special connection to one another sequentially.” With the connection between the tracks, and the limitation of a side of vinyl played at 33rpm, the arrangement really is unique and the experience of listening to this record is a one off. Feature


Glitch Textiles

Glitch Textiles

Every day we are surrounded by data generated by our presence in environments saturated with digital technologies and touch screens. Glitch Textiles, a textile design label originated by Brooklyn-based graphic artist Phillip David Stearns, showcases a stunning set of functional, colourful artworks that bridge the gap between woven textiles and digital art, all designed and inspired by algorithms. Feature


Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop are a Californian based textile company run by two sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. What makes their printed scarfs so special is the collaboration between themselves as designers and the 20 traditional block printers in Bagru, India who hand make each scarf. Their striking and bold designs combined with the beautiful dyes and skills of the printmakers equal stunning results. All the scarfs are made in India using hand carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional techniques, that are over 350 years old! Feature


The Library Press

The Library Press

‘To operate as an expanding lending library’ is the mantra of The Library Press, a compact design and letterpress studio founded by designer and printmaker Amy Gonzales. It is a compact studio/workshop in Southern California that serves as a platform for art exchange amongst print and design fanatics. Its portfolio is jam-packed with fun and charming print goodies with a vintage twist, all hand-printed and designed by Gonzales. She offers bespoke design services too, so, I suppose you’re ready to find out more about her vast collection of alluring prints – click here! Feature


Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Our attention is now drawn to this exhibition by the Royal College of Art. Once again, this prestigious art and design institute impresses us with their most recent exhibition, Stewarts Law RCA Secret, which is an annual fundraising exhibition comprising a host of original postcard-sized artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists and designers. Feature


Aelfie

Aelfie

Aelfie is a company with a love for all thing pattern and print. Stemmed from Aelfie Oudghiri’s love for experimental pattern and print design, she now creates and curates a beautifully designed and handmade range of textiles and homeware. Her designs are influenced by flatwoven tribal textiles and Soviet-era embroidery, which are handwoven in India using traditional weaving methods. But what makes her designs pop are the cheeky illustrations and modern patterns that now cover rugs to cushions. Feature


Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Maps can be used to determine the characteristics the city and the inhabitants of a certain community. It would be interesting to see how the city develops and compare the different maps created through the evolution of the road network and buildings. Blue Crow Media is an independent publishing company dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed folding maps and carefully curated apps. Founded in 2010, they have been working closely with a team of writers, photographers, designers and developers to create an extensive collection of pocket-sized maps that compile lists of London’s finest dine & drink hot spots. Feature


Visual Frequencies

Visual Frequencies

Visual frequencies is an illustration project by Spanish designer and creative art director Miguel Sousa. The patterns are based on Chladni experiments, in which interesting formations are made on sand covered vibrating plates. Different variations of shape and line can be made through exploring frequency and depth of sound, with the sand moving into circular or radial arrangements. Feature


Nick Barclay Minimal Film Posters

Nick Barclay Minimal Film Posters

Graphic designer Nick Barclay presents posters of classic films with a minimal approach. Reducing each title to a varying size of circle on a contrasting background, he plays with colour and composition to best represent each one. Films such as Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction and Reservior Dogs are featured in the series, with each poster displaying the release date, director, budget and box office takings. Feature


S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

Don’t be sad! It’s official; we’ve made it through the darkest days of January, and the countdown to the S.A.D publication launch is fully underway. Feature


Creative Mess

Creative Mess

With an ethos to change the face of the tech world and banish the generic and monotonous styles that saturate it, Creative Mess is a UK based brand specialising in digitally printed mobile accessories. Working with creative’s from across the globe such as street artist Mr Penfold, Archie Mac London and cartoonist Wolf Mask – they’re forever seeking designers and illustrative talent to collaborate with. We spoke to founder and creative director Ant Fu. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Ivan, a young, Parisian silkscreen artist who creates Carnet D’ivoire Magazine by hand, got in touch to show us this beautiful short video clip. We’re very happy that he did so because it’s totally amazing. We love getting an insight into how things are made to understand and appreciate the true merit of it’s craft. The magazine showcases silkscreen, risograph and laser printed work – limited to an edition of only 100, sold with a limited vinyl created by Jean-Baptiste Di Marco. There’s also an extra special boxed edition limited to only 5 copies. If that doesn’t make you want to buy a copy then we don’t know what will. Feature


The Bakery: Arjowiggins X Fiac Bookmark

The Bakery: Arjowiggins X Fiac Bookmark

How amazing are these beautifully printed bookmarks, designed by Russian creative agency The Bakery? Printed in the UK on luxurious papers produced by Arjowiggins, the series of hypnotising marbled chunks are for french company Fiac. Focusing on sensory curiosity, The Bakery wanted to create a physical object that was not only just interesting to look at, but also to touch. Featuring raw, uncoated stock in several weights and a range of colours made from recycled potato skins, the premium quality and vivid pattern reinforce the importance and unbeatable significance of printed materials in a digital world. Feature


Smink Things

Smink Things

We spoke to Marianne Smink who is the brains behind Smink Things. She learned the craft of print design during her time at fashion school in the Netherlands and has worked for several years in high street fashion before starting to look for ways of working that valued the uniqueness of the final product rather than its conformity. After moving to London and completing an MA in Applied Imagination at Central St Martins, Marianne began working with traditional processes to develop products that celebrated subtle imperfection. Through experimentation and a constant search for inspiration, she aims to allow beauty to emerge in every piece. This has led to her current collection of wallpaper, ceramic tiles and concrete tiles. Feature


Opening Ceremony :: AW15 | Kodak tees

Opening Ceremony :: AW15 | Kodak tees

I think we need to take a minute and appreciate how fresh Opening Ceremony’s new Kodak tees are! Celebrating photography for AW15 and set to drop fairly soon, the collection utilizes Kodak’s classic logo and translates bold primary colour graphics across long-sleeve tees. Feature


Laura Knoops

Laura Knoops

Laura Knoops is a French-Belgian designer based between Berlin and Paris. She holds a degree in graphic design, graduating from ÉSAAT, Roubaix. She also studied in visual communication at the ESAA Duperré and the ESAIG Estienne in Paris along with studying in Fashion and Branding at the AMFI in Amsterdam. Her varied experiences have allowed her to build herself a profile of mixing disciplines: from graphic design to video and textile. Feature


Anagrama

Anagrama

Anagrama are an international graphic design and branding agency based in Mexico, working for a variety of clients across the globe to develop brands, objects, spaces, software and multimedia projects. They provide services which cover the spectrum of branding from strategic brand consulting, to visual identity, logotype, naming, peripherals, captivating packaging and illustration design with focused digital and printed material demonstrating plenty of personality. Their latest project ‘Amado’ by Hyatt has a vivid colour palette with a range of novel printing finishes which caught my eye. Feature


TagsAndThrows Vol.001

Inspired by a trip to New York, TagsAndThrows started life on Instagram where OKOK would share pictures of tags with friends. Growing quick over the space of 2 years it’s now known for monochrome imagery that ‘captures the simplicity and rawness of street bombing.’ Recently dropping their first ever book, Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson (the man behind TagsAndThrows) has collected a selection of personal photographs documenting hand styles from New York, São Paulo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Spanning over 136 pages the book features a lot of well-known signatures in their signature monochrome colour palette including False, Klops, Ja, Guns, Katsu, Pear, Tomcat, Easer, Os Gemeos, Sliks, Alone and many more. Feature


White Mountaineering X Porter

White Mountaineering X Porter

Following their recent collaborative drop Japanese labels White Mountaineering and Porter, have released a new tote to their collection for SS15. Calling upon White Mountaineering’s focus on design utility and technology alongside Porter’s dedication to craftsmanship, the bag is well considered and far from your average tote – sporting a heavy denim build, rope and leather handle and a discharge print of a tropical oasis. Feature


Notebook II

Notebook II

Notebook II is the second edition of beautifully collated notebooks from Paris based printers Imprimerie du Marais. Showcasing their impeccable level of excellence and skill, they have worked on this creative project with eight talented design studios paired with art direction from Deutsche & Japaner, to demonstrate their impressive capabilities. Featuring designs from the likes of Anagrama, Partel Oliva and Present Perfect, the chic boxed set of books are a perfect display of luxurious printing techniques and refined graphic design. Feature


Ai Can’t Be Here T-Shirts

Ai Can’t Be Here T-Shirts

Initiated by creative Zhao, a small collection of T-shirts have been created, aimed at raising awareness about the situation of controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Since being detained for 81 days in 2011, the talented activist who is responsible for amazing installations such as the sunflower seeds that filled the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern, has had his passport removed and is now not able to leave China at all. The Chinese character in the design ‘爱’ sounds like Ai, but means love and is being sold throughout China to help support Weiwei’s campaign. An English version has also been made to be stocked internationally and hopefully will encourage others to back this political cause. Feature


Sucre Paper

Sucre Paper

Sucre is a self-published, bi-annual paper which features young artists from all over the world. The Sucre team funded the project themselves, which started off as a Tumblr friendship. This third issue is about the topic of delicacy and the artists from different fields, stretching from graphic design to fashion photography. Sucre is a newspaper format publication which acts a platform to present their works and talk about what is delicate to them and what is delicate about their craftsmanship. Feature


Lune

Lune

Lune, a typeface by third year LCC student Corin Kennington which is based on the processes and aesthetics of sign painting. The development of the typeface explores the relationship between traditional means of design and digital technology. This set of three posters were designed to showcase the typeface. Risograph printed by Hato Press in Teal Blue, Flat Gold and Burgundy, and the black outlines are letterpressed using bespoke wood blocks. Each of the posters are printed on Munken Pure 240gsm. Feature


London Undercover

London Undercover

Established by Jamie Milestone in 2008, London Undercover aims to turn around the modern perception of umbrellas as a ‘boring, disposable last minute item’ and ‘return it to its rightful position as a fashion accessory.’ With the celebration of Britishness at the brand’s core, London Undercover have recently dropped a foldable, backpack stashable, wooden handled all over camo printed piece, perfect for this rainy season. Feature


Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh is a Danish graphic designer and artist based in Copenhagen. Fascinated by the relationship between materials and light, she combines textures such as marble, cork, wood and paper with flashes of metallic sheen. Her dreamy prints all retain a consistent unworldly feel, featuring unusual shape formations embossed with a luxurious foiled edging. Feature


Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

While browsing through a selection of inspiring Instagram feeds, I came across a pocket size riso printed booklet from Toronto based publishing studio, Paper Pusher. More than just a publishing house, run by transdisciplinary media artist and scholar Jp King, they see themselves as a publication research lab, living classroom and collaborative platform, publishing artists’ books, prints, and stationary using their own Risograph RP 3700. Paper Pusher explore the boundaries of paper based products, curiously combining them with riso print techniques, which showcase the quality results you can achieve by employing this printing method. Feature


100 Years of AIGA Postcard Collection

100 Years of AIGA Postcard Collection

To commemorate their 100th year, American Institute of Graphic Arts marked their turn of the century with a postcard retrospective. 100 designers were asked to select a year from 1914-2014 and create a politically, socially or culturally inspired design from that year. With artwork from the likes of Michael Bierut, Stephen Doyle and Alexander Isley, the result is a delightful insight into the most historic happenings from the last 100 years. Working in collaboration with print company Moo, the postcards come in a boxed limited edition pack with part of the profit going towards the AIGA Legacy Fund. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature