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


Goodchild

Goodchild

Goodchild is a graphic artist currently based in London. Drawing on paper and paint where he can, Goodchild’s recent work draws focus to deliberately abstracted narrative, describing stories and events without words or people and by using shapes and symbols to communicate his concepts. If your as excited about his amazing work as I am there’s great news, he’s recently dropped a fresh new piece screen printed by Rarekind which is available to buy here. Feature


Jonna Saarinen

Jonna Saarinen

The other week I had the pleasure of meeting Finnish textile designer Jonna Saarinen and seeing her vibrant printed wares in the flesh. I was hugely impressed by the layers of overlapping screenprinted shapes in an uplifting range of colourful, punchy hues. Inspired by Nordic nature and personal memories, Jonna develops her designs through hand drawing, mark making and screen printing. Working from her South London studio, her self titled homeware label includes tea towels, trays, coasters and plates. Feature


50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration, there’s a clue in the name, visually charts the history of contemporary illustration. From the idealistic reforms of the 60s, to the gritty realism of the 70s, through the boom and bust of 80s consumerism, and into the digital revolution of the 90s (and beyond). The book looks at the relationship between illustration and popular culture, and its influences on the world of design through the decades. Feature


1000pc CMYK Gamut Jigsaw | Clemens Habicht

1000pc CMYK Gamut Jigsaw | Clemens Habicht

’1000 Colours’ is a 1000 piece, CMYK gamut jigsaw puzzle by designer Clemens Habicht. Each segment is covered by an individual shade of colour, with the aim being to place each part in relation to its surrounding tones. The creator discusses how this particular puzzle is actually easier to complete than a traditional image based one, due to the fact that you begin to recognise direct relationships between colours and tone. Feature


ONLY NY | Holiday ’14 Lookbook

ONLY NY | Holiday ’14 Lookbook

ONLY have launched their Holiday ’14 Lookbook which was shot by Ashton Alexander. The collection includes a variety of hats, beanies, tees, fleece, and bags. The full range is available at their flagship store at 176 Stanton, NYC and via their website along with select retailers around the world. Produced in limited quantity and made in USA. Feature


Done London

Done London

Done is an up and coming screen print studio / fashion brand inspired by youth culture and based in Lewisham. I was lucky enough to catch up with the brand and find out more about how it all started and their debut first collection in collaboration with People of Print favourite Matt Manson. Feature


Claudia Borfiga :: Calendar 2015

Claudia Borfiga :: Calendar 2015

Last year we fell in love with freelance Illustrator and printmaker Claudia Borfiga’s screen printed calendar and were excited to see she’s released a handsome limited edition calendar for 2015. Claudia’s witty and tactile imagery is based on Old English proverbs this time around with each month screen printed in crisp black onto a 315gsm A3 sheet, packaged in a printed black envelope, signed and editioned. Feature


Esme Winter

Esme Winter

Combining their love for high quality textile and paper goods, Richard as Emse Winter have worked together in creating a brand that effortlessly produce beautiful products with a useful purpose. Their work celebrates good quality materials for classic uses, from decorative papers to fabric design. Their work has lead to many interesting collaboration with other brands and designers including PORT Magazine, who invited them to create furnishing fabrics for chairs by the iconic mid-century designer Gio Ponti. As well as a recent project in collaboration with the London Centre for Book Arts where they designed and printed letterpress invites for the launch of the re-designed issue 20 of Elephant magazine. Feature


Fairground Presents :: Makers

Fairground Presents :: Makers

Why not celebrate this festive season in style and bring everyone together for this special event, ‘Makers’ – a one-day celebration of London’s very best creatives in art, design, crafts, music, food and drinks. Fairground will provide you with some respite from everyday working life and have programmed a full day of fun workshops, pop-up stores and markets as well as talks and music showcases spanning the three storeys of a former office building in Haggerston. Feature


Manual for Loveland Aleworks

Manual for Loveland Aleworks

Loveland Aleworks is an independent, family-run brewery in Colorado who produce a selection of small batch handcrafted beers – all beautifully branded in well-designed surroundings and finished off with printed labels. With all their graphic design executed by ‘Manual’, a studio based in San Francisco, the two have come together to create something modern, clean and very attractive. Feature


Blast Skates

Blast Skates

With the inspiration behind the brand put plain and simply as – ‘seeing boring crap on boards and people still buying it’, Blast Skates, founded by freelance illustrator and keen skater Matthew Bromley launched earlier this year. Based in Brixton, South London the Independent Skate brand has commissioned deck doodlers – James Jarvis, Jon Boam and Marcus Oakley for the first theme in their ‘Chronological Board Series’. Harking back to the prehistoric ages, they really do start at the beginning of time with their first collection of board visuals revolving around the theme ‘Dinosaurs’. Feature


Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

‘The Dollar is too Nationalistic. Here’s what it should look like instead.’ Swiss Design graduate Travis Purrington has reinvented the American Dollar for his major thesis, and his version boasts no presidents, eagles or national monuments, and has a modern illustrative curiosity. The design of the dollar hasn’t significantly changed since 1929, save some anti-counterfeiting measures and the edition of ‘In God We Trust’ to all bills in 1957. Purrington’s re imaginings are awash with nature, architecture and space exploration, and are all printed with a primarily vertical layout, which he says ‘not only better reflects how we actually hold money in our hands, but serves to reset America’s perspective on what a dollar bill actually is.’ Feature


House of Hackney

House of Hackney

Quirky east London interiors brand House of Hackney have been on my radar a little while, especially their printed wallpapers and fabrics, inspired by the natural world. Boasting vintage Versace-esque palms to decadent velvet animal prints and whole ranges of furniture and products smothered in the designs, the website is definitely worth a long browse. Feature


Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt (aka C.E) are a streetwear brand hailing from Tokyo created by Sk8thing (the man behind the graphics at Bape, Billionaire Boys Club and Icecream.) Renowned for their heavy application of glitch graphics and hyper realistic prints, their latest collaboration with online lifestyle magazine Honeyee doesn’t shy away from their signature bold graphics. The limited edition collection features a down filled puffer jacket with a ‘virtual reality style print’ complete with a printed lining in 3 colour ways. Feature


Laura Slater

Laura Slater

Laura Slater is a bespoke pattern, textile and print designer. Her work is all inspired by drawing and the manipulation of colour, shapes and pattern, and our engagement with it’s ability to provoke and stimulate different responses from our environment. She has translated her drawings and print textures to her textile products to create a unique range of stylised designs. Whilst her final work is eye-catching and recently saw her show at Design Junction, seeing images of her experimentation, drawing and process methods and add even more depth to her wonderful designs. Feature


YOKE Magazine

YOKE Magazine

YOKE is based in Sydney, Australia and prides itself in being an independently published, eco-friendly, biannual print magazine, which believes in ‘the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.’ Having released their first issue in January 2014 titled ‘Love-Loss’, YOKE magazine has explored and celebrated a collection of refreshing ideas focused around the publication title and how they are unfortunately connected. Feature


Jessica Hans

Jessica Hans

Jessica Hans is a ceramicist and textile designer that lives and works in Philadelphia. Inspired by plants, landscapes, deep sea life and geology, Jessica creates beautifully lumpy, miss-shapen colourful pots and ceramics that invite you into her earthy coloured, patterned fairy-tale world. Feature


Decomposition Books

Decomposition Books

A product of Michael Roger Press, a family press started by the current owners great grandfather, Decomposition books are an illustrated twist on the classic composition notebook – one of the most recognisable pieces of american stationary and the college students staple workbook. These versions however, are made in the USA with 100% recycled, chlorine-free paper and printed with soy inks. There are nearly 50 designs available, ranging from dinosaurs to under the sea, surfboards to of course, popular cheeses. Feature


Disney X Ron Herman

Disney X Ron Herman

Japanese boutique Ron Herman has recently teamed up with Disney to make an incredible collection of both jumpers and kitchen wear. The collection sports printed visuals of iconic characters from Disney’s archives throughout, a particular favourite piece being their trays donning an old-school Mickey mouse visuals complete with vintage type. Feature


Lumi | Print With Light

Lumi | Print With Light

Lumi is a new DIY alternative to screen printing. The process works on cotton, linen, silk, rayon, canvas, and any other natural & absorbent fiber. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading. Feature


Classic Aquavit

Classic Aquavit

‘Bottled by Mermaids, Relished by men!’ – This beautiful limited edition release of Classic Aquavit has been designed and packaged into a covetable, collectable object, as well as remaining a classic Norwegian tipple. In true Nordic style, the spirit now offers four tasteful variations on nautical themes, all featuring aquatic embellishments, embossed boxes and illustrated, label-free bottles. Feature


5BORO NYC

5BORO NYC

Independent skateboard and apparel design and manufacturing company 5Boro NYC have just released their original skateboard decks designed to animate the whole dense, concrete jungle of New York City. There is always new stuff being built but 5Boro NYC’s design is the one that has always been giving an unmistakable sense of the city and has helped create the New York unique scenes during these past 17 years. Their approach to skate design is different and they also carry a wide selection of artworks that are dedicated to appeal to a variety of audiences. Check their website and see their products in close-up! Feature


Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic is an interesting project by designer Helen White, combining her interest in data collection with her curiosity for capturing momentary, magical moments in nature. The series of prints are created using data collected from a satellite one hour away from Earth, communicating solar activity through the speed of particles released from the Sun that react with our atmosphere. Starting at midnight and rotating clockwise, the result is a circular arrangement of clean, thin lines, jutting and dipping to create an energetic outline, recording movement of the Sun over the course of each day. Feature


Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Kino is a combined vegetarian restaurant, bar and cinema based in Gothenburg, Sweden that are extending into providing a takeaway service. Graphic designer Gustav Karlsson has come up with a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing range of packaging for the launch. Three different sized boxes, each with integrated handles unfold to provide a useful surface to eat from. The patterns displayed inside are inspired by vintage camera bags, composed using imagery relevant to the brand’s current identity. Feature


Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Design experts Studio Job have created a visually exciting range of wallpaper for Dutch brand NLXL, inspired by their own archive of work. Revisiting past imagery used in previous projects has provided the basis for the wallpaper designs, each roll boasting a nine meter stretch of continuous pattern. There are seven looks to choose from, each available in monochrome or colour with a matte finish. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful submissions for the Graduate Print Awards 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the incredibly high standard of work and the hundreds of submissions we have received. Now, People of Print are proud to present our hand selected nominations and if you are on the list then a huge congratulations to you and fingers crossed for the next round when we will be selecting our top 20 which will go to our judging panel for your chance to win the array of excellent prizes up for grabs. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Print Isn’t Dead | Press Pass at Pureprint

Last week we took a trip down to Pureprint in Uckfield to press pass our new magazine. As soon as we arrived and saw our cover in the light booth, we were blown away by the beautiful vibrancy of the Pantone 805c which is literally zinging of the gorgeous Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper. We immediately signed it off and the printers pressed on. We will be shipping all of our magazines out as soon as we get them at the end of this week. Be sure to get your hands on a copy from our Department Store, because they are limited in numbers and selling very quickly indeed. Feature


Alexander Wang X Haydenshapes

Alexander Wang X Haydenshapes

Much sought after fashion designer Alexander Wang has collaborated with Australian company Haydenshapes to produce a limited edition collection of five artfully designed surfboards. The boards decorate the walls of his New York flagship store and feature a range of sleek, monochrome, marble designs. To create the stunning selection, photographs of marble slabs were manipulated and digitally printed onto silk, these were then transferred onto the boards. Feature


Beware the Moon | Wallpaper Design

Beware the Moon | Wallpaper Design

Father daughter team John and Louise Wakefield founded british wallpaper printers Beware the Moon on time honoured craftsmanship, intriguing motifs and unusual pigments. The designs, which they claim are inspired by “craft paper, quantum physics and nights out in Blackpool,” to name a few, start out in the studio with hand drawings and endless cut outs to then be printed using papers from sustainable European forests. They were the first in the industry to use glitter, iridescent inks that change colour when you walk past and pioneered the now well used holographic undercoat. Feature


Santa Cruz x Star Wars

Santa Cruz x Star Wars

For all the nostalgic skaters, art lovers and sci fi fans out there, or perhaps those looking eagerly forward to the new Star Wars releases being filmed as we speak – not long ago, in a galaxy called California, a collaboration of stellar proportions has landed. Feature


Booooooom X Herschel Supply :: Heritage backpack

Booooooom X Herschel Supply :: Heritage backpack

Iconic arts blog Booooooom joined forces with Herschel back in June to present their art project ‘Drawing on the past’ inviting creatives to hand-draw a person or place that had an impact on their lives. Taking their recent collaboration further the partnership have created a series of limited edition backpacks with an illustrated print lining by illustrator Andrea Wan reinterpreting founder Jeff’s childhood sleeping bag. Feature


Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Strange plants Publication :: Zioxla

Zioxla is a creative agency / publishing house founded by Zio Baritaux who recently announced the publication of it’s first title – ‘Strange Plants.’
Gracefully designed, the publication features the works of 25 Artists who draw focus to the natural world and includes interviews, imagery and articles discussing the unique ways plants have been represented.
Shipping worldwide, you can get your hands on a copy here. Feature


Studio Esinam

Studio Esinam

Displaying a beautiful print is a time-honoured home decorating idea and finding a perfect one is never easy. Established in 2013 by art director and architect duo Josefine Lilljegren and Sebastian Gokah, Studio Esinam is a print-based studio situated in Gothenburg. They are fascinated by open spaces, urban high-rises and historic buildings and have been exploring the architectural charms of many renowned cities across the globe. They have recently released their latest print edition as part of the Elevations, Berlin, check it, it’s truly amazing! Feature


What If x Pomme Chan

What If x Pomme Chan

What If is a perfect destination if you are looking for some quick ways to give your home a specific look and touch. Located in the quiet spot away from the bustling streets of Bangkok, What If serves as a creative hub for designers, artists, makers and/or anyone interested to come and take time, find their favourite home decoration pieces which include textiles, cushions, illustrated ceramics, printed quilt covers as well as fabrics and wallpapers and exchange ideas over a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. Feature


Hall of Fame :: ‘Hoya’ basketball collection

Hall of Fame :: ‘Hoya’ basketball collection

Distinguished for ‘effortlessly combining’ sports and street wear, SS14 sees Californian based brand Hall of Fame introduce their basketball inspired collection titled ‘Hoya’ with a highlight being an all over monochrome marled pattern and printed graphics. Feature


Hennessy x Shepard Fairey

Hennessy x Shepard Fairey

The world’s leading cognac brand has collaborated with influential street artist and Obey founder Shepard Fairey to create his own limited edition range. Featuring instantly recognisable designs by the controversial artist, labels are adorned with his signature motifs and repeat patterns. Taking influence from classic Hennessey branding, Fairey transforms their traditional style with his own contemporary twist. Feature


ONLY NY | Summer Totes and Skateboards

ONLY NY | Summer Totes and Skateboards

Check out these new tote bags and skateboard decks by Only NY. A collection of beautiful graphics, designed and printed in USA. We particularly love the smiling fruit with the shades and glossy bubble writing. All limited editions so get your hands on them whilst you can. Feature


Jimbobart

Jimbobart

James Ward is a London-based designer, better known as Jimbobart and he creates a range of hand-drawn ceramics and illustrations inhabited by his beautifully expressive animal drawings. Jimbobart creates illustrations which comically bring woodland animals and settings together with urban sensibilities giving the animals new life and purpose. Feature


Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Paying respect to legendary Arts & Architecture’s first 5 years, David F Travers (the former Editor) and Taschen release a hardcover book. Compiling covers from issues released between 1945 / 1949 the book educates readers about architectural history after World War II and provides a singular collection of the journal. Feature


Adidas Battle Pack Boots

Adidas Battle Pack Boots

Adidas present ‘Battle Pack,’ the official footwear collection for the Fifa World Cup this summer. Featuring striking black and white patterns with flashes of boll colour, the designs are inspired by patterns from the warpaint of native warriors and traditional pavement markings on Copacabana beach in this year’s games host country Brazil. The individual patterns have been created to represent the unique qualities of each shoe, in addition to the abilities of each player. These are victory, speed, bravery, control, energy and agility. Feature


Roberto Piqueras x PAOM

Roberto Piqueras x PAOM

Roberto Piqueras has created an amazing new line of homeware and some additional clothing pieces to complete his Winter 14 collection. In collaboration with print specialists Print All Over Me, Roberto has applied his futuristic, graphic style to items including bedding, cushions and rucksacks. The designer continues to consistently churn out bold, computer inspired aesthetics that are forward thinking and innovative. Feature


Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony is a 17 year old student who is still in secondary level education at Drumragh Integrated College in Nothern Ireland. We came across her work when she was ‘regrammed’ by celebrity Alexa Chung. She created a portrait etching print of Alexa Chung in a shared workshop which is actually a converted barn. Rosie said “I chose Alexa as the subject because she’s always been an inspiration to me fashion-wise and artistically. I love her illustrations. So I just wanted to give something back – although I had completely no expectation of her even seeing it – never mind sharing it!” With over 22,000 likes and gaining over 600 Instagram followers within a day, what a great piece of exposure for a very young and talented artist / printmaker. Feature


Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction is a multi-functional design duo that believe there are no boundaries when it comes to creating. Working together Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh produce imaginative and inviting interiors, renowned for their clever use of colour and great attention to detail. Using ‘redefining the ordinary,’ as their motto, they operate as installation artists, designers, stylists and art directors for a number of clients including Google. One of their past projects, ‘Grounded,’ is a collection of bold, graphic floor mats. Feature


DeckStarter

DeckStarter

Want to make your own beautiful custom set of playing cards? Here at DeckStarter, artists, illustrators, designers and anyone interested are welcome to design their dream deck of playing cards and raise funds as well as foster awareness through crowdfunding. Feature


African Apparel | Basic Channeling

African Apparel | Basic Channeling

Basic Channeling, AA’s new collection of t-shirts draw inspiration from vernacular psychedelia, heavy ambient dreams, cultic confusion gathered and weaved in pop surrealism. A post-folk, post-techno thought in deep acid stylings more-than-ever pursuing the quest of meaningful nonsense.” Feature


Make Book | G.F.Smith

Make Book | G.F.Smith

G.F.Smith have raised the bar one more time. They’ve created a wonderfully user-friendly webpage whereby you can get your own custom book hand crafted by the G.F.Smith bookbinders in Hull. By using premium quality photographic paper and silver halide printing technology, Make Book gives you photographic quality and vivid colour reproduction. You can choose from 50 colours of Colorplan for the covers and for the endpapers with a choice of 8 different textured embossings. Then you have the choice of foil blocking or debossing on the front cover, back cover or spine with 7 foil colour choices. Delivered to your door within 7 days. Feature


Versace :: World Cup T-Shirt

Versace :: World Cup T-Shirt

Versace further the upcoming World Cup hype dropping a new graphic T-shirt. The T-shirt’s vivid print celebrates carnival colours, graphics of footballs and exotic flowers of course combined with their iconic medusa. Feature


Marimekko | ‘Unikko’ 50th Anniversary

Marimekko | ‘Unikko’ 50th Anniversary

This year Scandinavian fashion brand Marimekko celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of their most iconic prints ‘Unikko.’ Created in 1964 after the company’s founder announced Marimekko would never sell a floral print, designer Maija Isola had other plans and designed an entire collection of florals that proved extremely successful. The poppy based patten has played a significant role in the brand’s colourful textile design archive. To celebrate brightening the world with their vibrant and uplifting patterns, the spring and summer collection features a capsule line of Unikko products. Feature


Push-Press

Push-Press

Push—Press is a Risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. They are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in their part of the world. Feature


Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris is a brand new concept inspired by the idea of buying a classic 1970′s ice cream van and turning it into a mobile screen printing van. Why wouldn’t you want to do that? Born in the USA, raised in Australia, influenced in Switzerland and having spent 10 years studying and working in London, digital designer Oschon Wespi-Tschopp developed this amazing idea and made it happen in real life. Feature


Printout | Designing Difference

Printout | Designing Difference

Tuesday night we had the pleasure of going to Printout, an evening hosted by Jeremy Leslie (magCulture) and Steven Watson (Stack). The evening hosted a series of talks from three magazine founders, with a focus on the element of design. It was clear that their design-focused outlook had resulted in not just boundary pushing magazines, but beautiful designed products as well. Their aims are not to just produce soulless content to fill the needs of our fast paced generation but create a product that is cherished in its own right, beautifully designed, with considered content and with their own unique identity. We couldn’t agree more and had a thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Feature


The Quiet Life :: Stormy x Paris Capsule Collection

The Quiet Life :: Stormy x Paris Capsule Collection

The Quiet Life have recently released a new capsule collection titled “Stormy x Paris.” Featuring deadstock Liberty fabric headwear, an African-inspired shirt / bucket hat and also a mashup Tshirt that encompasses a hybrid design from two of Springs best sellers, the collection pays homage to beautiful prints and clean design. Feature