Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Driven by dark humour and cynical comedy is dutch Illustrator Marijike Ludwig. Conceptualising this project back in December 2015, the resolution has finally been realised in the form of 5 unique card designs with pre-written messages on the back of each one. Beautifully drawn, the images depict traditional holiday stereotypes adopting a spooky illustrative style. Feature


Michelle Maguire — Salami Dreamin’ Book

Michelle Maguire — Salami Dreamin’ Book

Salami Dreamin’, a limited-edition artist’s book by Michelle Maguire, features eye-popping, hand-printed images of her blunt, funny, completely unimpressed Italian American Great-Aunt Doll, with colorful Aunt Doll anecdotes by Aaron Beck. Maguire and Beck are married and live in Columbus, Ohio. Feature


BIG BLDG RCRDS — Seattle-based Non-profit Record Label Launch

BIG BLDG RCRDS — Seattle-based Non-profit Record Label Launch

Brought to you by the founders of BIG BLDG BASH, a non-profit music festival located in Big Building LLC in the industrial district of Seattle, WA. The focus behind this enterprise is to provide musicians and artists a fair opportunity to be showcased and celebrated, free of discrimination or the typical music festival restraints. Feature


Eva Stalinski

Eva Stalinski

Dutch illustrator, screen printer and dog enthusiast is how Eva Stalinski, the print maker and illustrator hailing from the Netherlands defines herself. Creating bold and beautiful works, Stalinski communicates her playful aesthetic through her instantly recognisable and joyous graphics, similar to a contemporary interpretation of pop art. Adorning everything from prints to apparel, Stalinski’s motifs offer an adorable personification as she infuses identity into her illustrated inanimate objects, decorating each in a vibrant and abstract fashion. Feature


Lizzi Morris

Lizzi Morris

Predominantly using textiles and objects to create her fine art sculptures, Lizzi Morris documents the development of her installations through her unique drawing aesthetic, communicating beautifully intriguing work through each aspect of her design process. Through the use of both hard and soft materials, Morris’ sculptures investigate how tension or dialogue can be generated in a relationship between materially contrasting objects while the drawings focus on the potential texture and pattern, considering through intricate illustrations, how three-dimensional objects could interact with each other. Feature


Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

A fascinating combination of witchcraft, feminism, ancient archetypes and instant art radiates from the pages of cult magazine, Sabat. The publication seeks to explore the darker side of femininity through atmospheric photography and enigmatic context, infusing esoteric high fashion references through styling and art direction. Initially inspired by the #witchesofinstagram, Sabat Magazine is the result of the desire to participate further in the mysticore trend, producing an intriguing publication which beautifully embeds both a contemporary and conceptual take on witchcraft. Feature


Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Calling all print lovers! Get down to Liverpool’s Print Fair happening on 12th November at Liverpool’s Bluecoat, a joint venture between The Print Social and Bluecoat Print Studio. This fabulous duo are gathering the very best in print artists and designers who work with traditional printing methods such as screen printing, linocut, etching, and woodcut. Feature


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

Spectacular in both size and scope, TASCHEN presents it’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, celebrating more than 60 years of work from the beloved British artist. Measuring at over two feet tall and a foot-and-a-half wide thanks to the custom designed stand by Marc Newson, TASCHEN continue with the larger-than-life genre, which they first pioneered in 1999 with the Helmut Newton SUMO, the largest book of the 20th century, according to The Guardian. The immense scale invites readers to immerse themselves within Hockney’s extraordinary landscapes as each page unveils a beautiful blaze of complimentary colours, showcasing the artist’s undeniable talent and vibrancy as a colourist.

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Brutal London | Zupagrafika

Brutal London | Zupagrafika

A tactile exploration into London’s post war Brutalist architecture manifests within Zupagrafika’s Brutal London, a collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing the various Brutalist buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. Originally released in early 2015 as a follow on from the Warsaw inspired Eastern Block, Brutal London has been translated into a book entitled Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital, allowing readers the opportunity to construct a series of London’s most intriguing and controversial concrete structures while educating themselves on the city’s architectural history. Feature


Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

First unveiled in 1973 as an accompaniment to the opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dalí and his wife / muse Gala, the exceptionally rare Les Dîners de Gala has been reprinted by TASCHEN, featuring all 136 recipes beautifully spread over 12 chapters, from meal courses to aphrodisiacs. Food and surrealism combine as Dali’s illustrations evoke sensual, exotic and imaginative elements, as experienced at their notorious gatherings, inviting audiences to experience the endless boundary to Dali’s talent. Feature


Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy joined forces for a series of musical library experiences. For each session musicians were invited to play adapted library music – live, from an isolated adjoining room – for approximately one hour, while the audience could discover an extraordinary collection of printed art. The record brings excerpts from each set: Inne Eysermans — Témé Tan — IJ — Jozef Dumoulin — Kapotski. Feature


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

Situated in a sunny seaside studio in Brighton, self confessed colour lover HelloMarine embeds her admiration for print and pattern into her vibrant illustrations, embedding the perfect balance of bold and playful design, appealing to both adults and children alike. From prints to an exclusive Heal’s collection of cushions and covers, the delightful aesthetic is transferred exquisitely from the studio into the home, welcoming the most joyous of energies as the iconic colour palettes beautifully brighten up any room. Feature


Metaklinika | Design Papers

Metaklinika | Design Papers

Attention to detail is key when subject to Design Papers, the both beautiful and functional creation by design studio, Metaklinika. Produced for Europapier, the catalogue withholds 240 types of paper, divided into two halves through the boundary of the contrasting colour palette, with the rose section unveiling the “Look, touch and feel” pictograms and the turquoise segment welcoming the “Carefully created collection”. Feature


TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

LEAP Dialogues is a manifestation of the state of the art in design practices through the lens of social innovation. It offers readers a potent cross section of case studies and career trajectories of successful people who are shaping this emergent field. The book demonstrates how design matters in social change and how an education in design allows a professional to move throughout their career making contributions to the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, lead editor of LEAP Dialogues and co-founder and vice president of ArtCenter’s Designmatters department. Feature


SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

A carefully stylised sense of nostalgia radiates through the cinematography of SAYHELLO’s summer ’16 lookbook. The Tokyo based brand injects a perfect interpretation of 90’s skate culture iconography, evoking the stereotypical rebel attitude of adolescents through ironic slogans, gothic typography and appropriation of famed prints of the past. Feature


Collar | Athirst SS17

Collar | Athirst SS17

Striving to dress the personality rather than the body type, Collar, the fashion label hailing from Riga, Latvia, decorates their ever-evolving silhouettes with clean playful graphics, channelling the beauty of unconventionality through their swimwear and lingerie garments, perfectly sculpted to fit the body. For SS17, an exploration of the elements is apparent, conveying a conceptual narrative of a woman’s thirst through the application of multiple graphic raindrops, further doubling as a visual symbol for the contemporary human’s aspiration for balance, fulfilment, success and desire. Feature


Flock

Flock

With the burning desire to discover and nurture the best of emerging British talent, Flock acts as a rare platform between the rising designers of today and the undeniably crowded marketplace, delivering the highest of quality textiles which beautifully emphasise eccentric yet sophisticated aesthetics from an eclectic array of artists, designers and recent graduates. Feature


Happycentro | Sabadì

Happycentro | Sabadì

Working under the formula of Beauty = (Order/Complexity)•Sweat2, Happycentro, the studio founded in 1998 works tirelessly to broaden their unique portfolio, consistently approaching the design element under the same ideology, to solve a problem. From stop motion animation and graphic design to packaging and typography, Happycentro strives for contamination between creative disciplines and diversity, expressing their individuality through both striking and intelligent design. Feature


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

Embedding her undeniable talent into limited edition runs of original handmade creations for the home and body, Anna Beam injects her whimsical aesthetic into both her printed and embellished accessories, ceramics, stationery and home wares, all radiating a joyous energy in regards to the ethereal colour palettes and dynamic prints combined. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now based in East London since 2013, Beam’s works predominantly span textiles, print making, ceramics, pattern design and ceramics, contrasting delicate decoration with graphic print. Feature


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

Seeking to brighten up your home? Look no further. Folkestone based design label Kitty McCall masters the art of statement prints which radiate an undeniable sense of joy, interest and intrigue when welcomed into any home. From furniture and fabrics to stationary and art prints, Kitty McCall specialises in clashing colour combinations and vibrant pattern, channeling Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe as major inspirations regarding the exquisite detailing of amplified blooms decorated in vivid hues and exaggerated proportions. Feature


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster is a graphic designer and art director that thrives on aesthetic research, experimentation and engaging process practices in design. He is a design thinker and problem solver that collaborates on projects involving visual art, design, printed matter, typography or visual experimentation. The Concept Container series is intended to give visual forms to visual ideas that do not yet have a place in the world. The Concept Container (volume four) is designed to be a tangible artifact that displays thoughts. It is a record of ideas, techniques and visual ideas for future use. Feature


ONLY x Vans

ONLY x Vans

We always like to feature the awesome clothing designs by ONLY NY — this time around they have teamed up with none other than Vans to create a capsule of apparel and accessories that embrace both brands’ signature styles, while working seamlessly for the city or the outdoors. The collection focuses on the influences of the outdoors with classic flannel, tee, and fleece styles, technical outerwear, and two Old Skool Pro colourways. The collection will be available on Thursday, July 14th at 12PM online at onlyny.com, in-store at the ONLY NY Flagship, along with select retailers worldwide. Feature


Silken Favours

Silken Favours

Taking cutesy and kitsch hand rendered prints, Silken Favours composes modern pieces of silk artwork to be worn, cuddled and treasured forever. Creative Director and Founder of Silken Favours, Vicki Murdoch takes a playful approach to her work, creating prints including illustrations of everything from kittens riding unicorns, to flying pigs. Using traditional pen and ink techniques yet portraying her ‘pretty yet trippy’ imagery, Murdoch’s work is simultaneously both otherworldly and reassuringly familiar. Feature


Cold Picnic – Private Parts

Cold Picnic – Private Parts

Formed in 2010, apparel design Phoebe Sung and print designer Peter Buer formed Cold Picnic, creating macrame home goods, leather accessories, and handmade jewellery. Influenced by the powdery yet vibrant palettes of 1970s films, the couple began working on various side projects together in effort to view traditional crafts filtered through modern mediums, coalescing into Cold Picnic. Their work explores imagined landscapes and the effects of time upon their surfaces. Feature


Drop Dead X Sonic

Drop Dead X Sonic

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of everyones favourite Hedgehog, Sonic, and in celebration SEGA have teamed up to collaborate with Sheffield based clothing brand Drop Dead for the second time, and it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Drop Dead’s latest collection launched on Saturday 25th June and is available exclusively online at the Drop Dead website and in the brand’s stores, based in London and Sheffield. Focusing on the legendary video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, along with his best friend Tails, the collection consists of both men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, outwear, bottoms and accessories, all of which keep in touch with the brands well established and unique identity. Feature


Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The ninth issues features the Colophon Foundry, an internationally acclaimed independent type foundry with offices based in London and New York. Since their establishment by London based design studio The Entente in 2009 the team have gone from strength to strength with their typefaces popping up all over the design world. Colophon Foundry’s catalogue of type specimens and products showcase their passion for all things type, not to mention their skill and dedication to the art of design and typography. Feature


FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop :: Fonts For Correspondence

FontShop has released a collection of typefaces designed to help establish an identity from the inside out. In the age of ever-increasing productivity, and with rapidly evolving tools for communication, these new typefaces revive the fine art of correspondence. And unlike pro fonts that are made for designers and press operators, these correspondence fonts require no design background. With these well-designed typefaces, you will be able to examine the pleasures of correspondence and will help you express your very best. Feature


Oiôba

Oiôba

Oiôba is a swimsuit and active wear brand born in Rio de Janeiro, but based in Porto. The brand consists of three male architects who do everything for their brand. After a one year trip to Portugal, they found the most beautiful beaches, the most incredible atmosphere and a positive attitude that they couldn’t find anywhere else in the world — this is what caught their eye and soul. Positive energy, natural beauty, fresh flavours and colours, which they try to take into their garments. Feature


Markless Design

Markless Design

Founded and run by print and interior textiles designer, Rebecca Markless, Markless Design is a London based studio. After graduating with an MA in Textiles Design at the Chelsea College of Art, she is now working on expanding her quirky homewares collection. Inspired by weird and wonderful natural forms like crustaceans and cacti, all of Rebeccas work starts with a hand-drawn doodle. She then applies a contemporary colour palette and plays with repetition and symmetry to create her bright and distinctive designs. Feature


Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

With the use of a fictional muse named ‘Ermantrude’, Charlotte Linton documents her expeditions across the world, collecting research and field notes inspiring the illustrations seen on her scarf designs. After working with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith and Chloe, she then went on to produce her own line of surface pattern designs to be featured on accessories, and most prominently scarves. Feature


Color Library

Color Library

Launched during a workshop held at ECAL in 2014, Color Library is a database of colour profiles for artists, designers, photographers and printers who are looking for ‘a novel yet professional colour management solution’. Color Library offers a variety of colour combinations, from basic colours to metallics, neons and pastels. It provides special colour profiles that help you produce colour separations, turning a normal RGB (or CMYK) image into spot colours. To put it simply, with Color Library, designers, artists or anyone can convert and print images using two, three, four or five spot colours of your choice. Feature


Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

Just in time for summer, Imperial Pictures Publishing presents Vixens on Vacation, a sexy new storybook about boys being boys, until a couple of powerful women put them in their place! It’s a lighthearted tale of ropes, paddles, and female domination sure to delight fans of ‘50s pinups and vintage erotica. Feature


Steven Harrington x Nike

Steven Harrington x Nike

Los Angeles-based designer, Steven Harrington, known for his pop-aesthetic and bright iconic style. Playful yet contemplative, his work is inspired by California’s mystique landscape and vast variety of cultures. The pro-doodler has teamed up with Nike to create two colourways of the Benussi Swoosh and Nike Rosche Run. Plastering the classic shoes with Harrington’s signature Palm Tree motif and additional cartoon characters, these psychedelic, intricate visuals are perfect for the warmer weather. Feature


Jode Pankhurst

Jode Pankhurst

Charm and playful personality are two elements undoubtedly implemented within Jode Pankhurst’s stunning porcelain creations. Based in Edinburgh, the freelance designer is currently supported by the Craft Council & Craft Scotland as part of their Hot House 2016 programme.  Feature


Normann Copenhagen x Femmes Régionales | Daily Fiction collection

Normann Copenhagen x Femmes Régionales | Daily Fiction collection

Renowned for the challenging of conventional thinking and the embedding of a simple and contemporary aesthetic within their extraordinary creations, Danish design company Normann Copenhagen are the latest furniture brand to turn their talents to stationery and accessories. Collaborating with Femmes Régionales, a creative agency firmly rooted within the fashion industry, the two have combined aesthetics, resulting in the exquisite Daily Fiction collection. Feature


Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

After working independently since the early 1990s, Tom Pigeon was founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They began designing the simple things; prints, jewellery and stationery, as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their creations have since been exhibited and sold work wide from their humble studio in the East of Fife, a traditional fishing village on the East coast of Scotland. Their work is both inspired by their surroundings, as well as being the kind of things that they would like to own. Feature


PancakeBot

PancakeBot

Designed and created by artist, civil engineer and pioneer of the pancake printing machine, Miguel Valenzuela, PancakeBot™, started off as a ‘whimsical dream to make a “Pancake Machine” out of LEGO’ for his daughters. Feeling inspired after reading an article about a pancake stamping machine in Make Magazine, Miguel developed various LEGO designs, finally printing his first pancake after 6 months of trial and error. Feature


Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Starting on 29th April 2016, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with an extensive range of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of ‘Play with Misaki Kawai’ – a new collaborative collection designed to encourage imaginative play for both children and adults. Having exhibited in Malmö Konsthall and MoMA PS1, Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator Misaki Kawai is best known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. For this collaboration, Misaki has produced 28 design items which will be available for purchase at Tiger’s 600 stores in 27 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. Feature


Aufschnitt Berlin

Aufschnitt Berlin

You may be disappointed when approaching Aufschnitt Berlin for what seems like its intended purpose but that initial disappointment will undoubtedly disappear when you step inside and discover the wonderful world of textile curiosities and delicacies beautifully decorating the concept butchery. Feature


Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Launched exclusively within the Palace London Store on March 5th, the Spring 2016 collection unveiled embodies major contrasts in regards to the design details considered. From minimum to maximum, the collection delves through both ends of the spectrum, juxtaposing bold slogans on block colour backgrounds with crowded prints decorating signature street silhouettes. A sense of irony is embedded through the transformation of iconic logos to appropriately communicate the Palace branding, while nostalgia is also infused through the VHR prints vividly complimenting a suit and trouser combo. Feature


Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Built on a mutual appreciation for fine and technical craftsmanship, the collaboration between Kvadrat and Raf Simons never fails to disappoint, delivering sophisticated home accessories, iconic for their unconventional design, high production standards and use of luxury textiles. Feature


Write Sketch &

Write Sketch &

‘Write Sketch &’ is a Milan-based stationery collection singled out as one of the top brands to keep on your radar. The brand was set up in 2014 by art directors Matteo Carrubba and Angela Tomasoni whose decade-long partnership was forged over a true passion for design and print. Their products are marked by clashing colours and striking patterns created with a postmodern Memphis style. Besides the fact that they use high-quality Fedrigoni paper and Pantone inks to produce these pads, their notebooks can also be used from both sides and are thread-bound to let you open each page to 180°. Feature


Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Do computers dream when they sleep? This was the question informing Anya Hindmarch’s latest collection, encompassing every element within the vintage videogame theme, fuelling the digital concept. From the injection of arcade game inspiration and early 8-bit graphics, the addressing of the debate surrounding digital design as ‘art’ is considered within both the final designs of the collection and the towering stage stacked with illuminating cubes. Feature


RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

Female silhouettes, feminist phrases and eye catching illustrations detail just a selection of the painstakingly hand-stitched designs RAGING BUSH offers its loyal following. Feature


Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

An admirable exploration of letterforms unfolds within Graphic Designer and book artist Kevin Steele’s interactive creation. The pop up book acts as an initial introduction into the basics, origins and characteristics of letterforms. The book embeds the confident ideology that typography plays a fundamental role within the process of communication and further embeds an emphasis on the importance of the shape, styling and formation letterforms. Feature


Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Approached by CANADA stylist Carolina Galiana, Ferran Capo, the creative professional based in Barcelona who specialises in Graphic Design, Illustration, Lettering and Video, has implemented his original aesthetic into the designing of graphics and patterns for the euphoric costumes used within Tame Imapala’s latest music video. Feature


Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Created by two childhood best friends Kirra Thomas and Andrei Priplotski, even the initial creation of the brand is ever fitting regarding the feelings of 90’s childhood nostalgia the duo aim their socks to evoke. The Australian brand Restless Socks was launched in 2014 with an emphasis on both quality, infused within the reinforced heel and seamless toe, and visuals, illustrating the graphic fuelled garments with a combination of bold and pastel colour hues, confidently reminiscent of a sense of 90’s childlike wonder. Feature


The Owlery

The Owlery

The Owlery is an independent artisan business run by Sheffield-born, product-based printmaker and linocut artist Benjamin Partridge. British woodland is a particular passion of Partridge’s. And with his love of linocuts and textiles, Partridge creates a diverse range of limited-edition art prints, ceramics, textiles inspired by the beauty of nature. I’m sure you’ll never get bored navigating through his website. His products are absolutely adorable and perfect for any time of the year. Feature


Variety Hour Lookbook

Variety Hour Lookbook

Created using a mixture of pigment inks and gouache, then further digitized and re-worked, Variety Hour produce beautiful and fun injected products ranging from clothing to homeware to artwork, all detailing the undoubtable originality of the Melbourne based label. Feature


Julie White

Julie White

A pastel pink cloud shadows Julie White’s studio, enabling the creation of the beautifully whimsical prints injected with originality and fun then etched onto her instantly recognisable fashion accessories. Feature


Tiny Library

Tiny Library

Based primarily upon the ideas of Psychogeography (an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and “drifting”) and Upāya (a Buddhist method of pedagogy translating to ‘expedient means’), Tiny Library will look to create a communicative exchange between creatives to exemplify the social function of creating art and music. By reusing cassette and vinyl carry cases for the purpose of housing and distributing collections of handmade booklets, zines and mix-tapes of varied topics. Tiny Libraries will be posted and placed around Europe, in alternative, sustainable communities, festivals and gallery spaces, to serve as a free social, artistic and cultural exchange for aiding cross-pollination within creative subcultures. Feature


Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood came to be in early 2008. Before that, San Francisco-based artist Jen Garrido had been working as a painter, working with oil, acrylic, watercolour on wood panels and paper. Jen created and named her alter art persona ‘Jenny Pennywood’ as an attempt to keep her fine art painting career and her illustrative/graphic design career separate. During the past 8 years, Jen has been developing a wide range of textiles products and has also branched out to do custom designs for clients across the globe. Feature


Trapo

Trapo

A sense of liveliness is what you get when you take a close-up look at this collection of textiles created by Argentinian designers Guillermina Astorga and Pini Perrone. Set up in 2014, the duo take us deep into the imaginary world inspired by people and nature. They meld together traditional printing techniques and collage with a healthy dose of abstraction and that explains why there’s an unidentifiable otherworldliness to their work. All in all, we love how Trapo reinterpret the beauty of natural forms and transform it into a beautiful collection that you’ll definitely fall in love with. Feature


Odd Pears

Odd Pears

Socks are a perfect present that everybody loves and actually uses, whatever the occasion. Odd Pears™ is the brainchild of Brock Sykes who has a secret penchant for brightly-coloured, cheerful socks. What’s so special about Odd Pears™ is the fact that they sell socks in Pears, not pairs, and that means instead of getting two socks, you get three individual socks; two that match and one that is slightly, or inversely, odd. Feature


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

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fifth features Erik Kessels, co-founder of KesselsKramer an independent, communications agency based in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles with the extension of KesselsKramer Publishing. This issue gives you the opportunity to explore Erik’s work further and own a collection of his photographs.
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‘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


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