Deerhunter® was established in 1985 as a direct result of the Engel family’s passion for hunting and outdoor pursuits. Their vision is to develop and manufacture clothing for modern hunters and outdoor individualists for whom freedom of movement and high-technical quality is of vital importance. I really love all of the patterns used on the equipment, particularly the new ‘Equipt’ Digital Camo Pattern. Please Santa can I have one of the jackets? Feature
We really love it when studios run a brief with a limited colour palette. Once again, the Belgian ‘printlab’ Topo Copy have produced a two-colour series of RISO prints with 27 different artists. They pulled the paper twice through their beloved RISOGRAPH (RP3700) duplicator, this time using blue and green cold soy-ink. ‘No Boundaries, a theme but no restrictions.’ It is a beautiful project. We high-five TOPO COPY. Feature
Designer Kelly Angood wanted a ‘real’ medium format camera, but knew she couldn’t afford one, consequently she dealt with it the only way she knew how and made one! After setting up a page on kickstarter to gain funding Kelly has spread the world about her beautiful prototype camera (screen printed by the wonderful Joe Vass) that creates amazing pin-hole images and the best thing about it is you make it all yourself! With the project finishing by 1:30pm on Saturday every last donation counts in the hope of developing the project further and expanding into educational workshops for kids and teenagers and the possibility of more exciting cameras. I caught up with Kelly to find out more about the project.
‘I am just trying to be nice’ is a book about the work of Nug, giving a visual overview of the controversial graffiti artist’s pieces from exhibitions to graffiti pictures, video stills and paintings. 2 Editions of the 64 page publication are available, with an exclusive edition featuring a one of the kind cover made from an original piece of artwork cut into pieces or an (equally rugged) edition created by Amsterdam Design agency Undog.
I made it down to Print Club London’s Group show last week (on till May 24th) and was really impressed by the variety of exciting illustrative/typographic imagery and super friendly Print Club fam who made me feel more then welcome and gave me the chance to catch up with my favourite Artists about their work.
Click + to read about my pick of the bunch including Sam Baldwin, Claudia Borfiga, Hannah Prebble Ben Rider & Josie Malloy Feature
A little late with the drop of this one, but nevertheless such an amazing jacket. You know it’s dangerous cycling around the city streets in the darkness of night. Now you will definitely be seen reflecting in the headlights of any automobile that is heading for you. Supreme. Feature
Launching tonight, Print Club London are opening their inky doors in ‘the humble back alley’ of their Dalston Gallery (10-28 Millers Ave E8) for a 2 week group exhibition showcasing the work of 30 of it’s founders technicians and members. The exciting show also offers a chance to get your hands on some limited edition, ‘exclusive, never been seen before’ screenprints featuring illustrative and typographic designs (all created using the studio facilities at Print Club) by Ben Rider Matt Pringle, Jess Willson, Cassandra Yap, Margaux Carpentier, Simon Fitzmaurice, David Shand, Rosie Emerson and many more! Feature
Raised by Wolves is a Canadian Streetwear label that creates pieces with a contemporary approach through their focus on ‘wearable sportswear-inspired silhouettes’ Their dope SS13 Look book shot on film by Photographer Andrew Szeto features pooches print and even a preview of their ‘Jungle Book’ capsule. Pieces from the collection available via the Hypebeast Store soon. Feature
In anticipation for the return of the early 90’s classic kicks, the Air Jordan 5 ‘Grapes’ edition (sporting a fresh new colourway) (out NOW) is celebrated by the dope French Graphic Designer Alexis Taieb (AKA TYRSA) in a video directed by Axel Morin & Julien Capelle) The amazing clip parallels ‘a young man’s hoop dreams’ with Tyrsa’s creative process as he forms his mad heavy hand-drawn type featuring a famous quote from Jordan himself. Feature
Luke Ramsey is a Canadian Illustrator/Designer and the founder of the Artist Residency ‘Islands Fold.’ Luke’s work has been exhibited internationally and is all about ‘finding harmony in organized chaos.’ Luke’s exciting portfolio demonstrates a heavy focus being directed towards collaboration having worked with over 100 Artists as he introduces us to his eccentric colourful characters, 3D hand-drawn & digital illustrations alongside printed tees/hoodies and Street Art. Feature
Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt
After coming across the amazing 3D ‘Ideas machine’ by Zombie Collective I was lucky enough to meet the friendly fun loving girls behind the Collective who told me all about their exciting approach to both Illustration and Art Direction. The Zombie family was formed when the 5 ladies behind it (Maggie Li, Joely Brammer, Rebecca Jay, Alice Lickens and Frann Preston-Gannon) met at Kingston University whilst studying Illustration and wanted to step into the industry with a fresh and individual approach. Feature
Puck Collective returned to Pick me up this year with their dope transfer Tattoo Studio “Puckleduster” – beautifully set up (of course) with framed designs and chairs inviting the public to get their own tattoo. I was also lucky enough to bump into the amazing illustrator John C Thurbin who was busy working on a Lino – print. The Middlesex university graduate is a London based print-maker and illustrator who makes staggering imagery with attention to detail and precision through his strong focus on Lino-cut and ink – definitely one to watch Feature
Pick me up stepped it up this year so this week I’m gona take an opportunity to give some props to my pick of the bunch! My favourite favourite favourite find was without a doubt the wicked Williams Sisters who were exhibiting their “Sports Cheeses” screen prints and ‘BRIEBOK’ Tees with Beach London, if you missed the show have no fear the dope Tees are available online via their tumblr & Beach London. Feature
SWGNT is a Fashion/Lifestyle blog and online boutique that approaches urban style & fashion through inspirations including sport, music street wear and the sneaker culture of Los Angeles. SS13 sees the brand focus on print in blue tones with the collection consisting of crewnecks, tees tanks & trou.
Ulrike Zöllner is a Berlin-based Illustrator/Printmaker currently studying at the University of the Arts Berlin. I came across her wicked website that’s full of tactile colourfull vibrant illustrations, comic strips and print making techniques including a dope hand-made illustrated calendar created through letterpress and etching.
Carimbo Letterpress is a print shop based in Brazil, which teamed up with graphic designer Andrea Kulpas to create ‘Bolandeira,’ a limited edition collection of letterpress printed postcards. They invited six illustrators to take part in this project, who were asked to elaborate on the food theme and two colours: orange and rubine red. Each one developed a unique artwork to be letterpress printed on a Heidelberg Windmill. The result is a edition of 80 kits and each one comes with 6 different letterpress postcards, signed by each artist, along with a numbered certificate, all packed inside a traditional Brazilian lunch box and wrapped up in a silkscreened dishtowel. Feature
Danilio Silveira lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Danilio’s work focuses on illustration, Art Direction and Design for a variety of medias. The Artist’s website demonstrates an exciting variety of projects including interesting reflections of texture in his collaged imagery, bold colour pallets and beautiful type it’s well worth a visit, plus to make it even better there is a fun free font ‘Picnic’ available for download.
Jeremy Wheeler is a multi-faceted artist, specializing in dynamic graphic art in two and three dimensions. In his 10+ years working in the Southeast Michigan area, he has honed a unique poster style in the gigposter and modern film art world. Through his company Bang! Media, he’s made three appearances at various Flatstock poster conventions — including SXSW 2012/13 as well as last year’s Pitchfork Festival. Feature
It’s been almost two months since our unforgettable journey to Kibera Slums in Kenya where we set up a mini, yet functional screen print space. Teaching the ladies how to screen print onto their own handmade paper means that they can now introduce new designs and have a higher rate of production. The first artist to submit a range of six designs was the extremely talented Chris Haughton who is renowned for this children’s book illustrations. They are all available to buy for a very reasonable £2.99 from the Kipepeo Online Store. Feature
Lovenskate have completed their “most ambitious print job yet” with this fan-bloody-tastic 12 layer screen printed deck. The skateboard deck was designed by the very talented James Callahan, who has worked for clients including Thrasher, Municipal Waste and Carhartt. You can buy the deck from the Lovenskate Store. Feature
Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt Feature
Stussy have moved into the printed world with volume one of a bi-annual publication which will feature the Spring ’13 collection and much more. Cover Photography: A$AP ILLZ by Kenneth Cappello. Limited Edition Cover Featuring Block Photograph by Chuck Katz. Look at this slick video which shows the process of the zine printing. Print is definitely not dead, go and buy your zine from the Stussy Shop. Feature
Brooklyn Zine Fest grows larger and more diverse in its second year at Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY (April 21, 2013) — Warmed (but not toasted) by the success of last year’s inaugural event, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh are returning to Williamsburg to present the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to make their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free. Feature
Fashion brand Akomplice’s ‘philosophy is simple; evolution through innovation.’ Akomplice brings fresh concepts to heads across the globe through collaboration and highlighting individual & new talent. Designs reflect the brands inspirations from nature, philosophy, hip hop film and art. Their latest Look book ‘Magic Plant’ see’s the brand collaborate with Kirk Knight (Pro Era) Erick Arc Elliot (Flatbrush Zombies) and Elbee thrie (Phony Ppl) as garments are printed with Flora & Fauna aiming to make you feel euphoric by stimulating your psychedelic senses.
In honor of the brand’s 5 year anniversary Huf has collaborated with Black Scale releasing the dope BLVCK SCVLE X HUF Tee. The bold design features Huf’s signature plantlife graphic in a pentagram repeat pattern ontop of a tie-dyed body. Available at both Huf & Black Scale’s online stores. Feature
Artist Kenji Nakayama was born on the Island of Hokkaido, Japan. Kenji was educated as a mechanical engineer before moving to Boston in 2004 where he studied traditional sign painting. Working as a footwear designer by day Kenji’s artwork documents and responds to the environments surrounding him.
I love his signs, each hand-painted in enamel on a found antique saws. Feature
Georgina Teseleanu (aka Anai Greog) is a Romanian Artist. Developing her style whilst studying psychology her imagery often takes inspiration from her work as a psychotherapist aiming to provoke an emotional response. Her exciting work is colourful, bold and geometric demonstrating supernatural worlds inside a circle. Feature