Assistant Magazine

Assistant Magazine

Assistant is a brand new fashion magazine about the aspiring assistants of the greatest minds and creatives of the world’s fashion industry. Often, when we start looking at things from a different perspective, we come up with creative solutions or original ideas. The inaugural issue of Assistant Magazine, released earlier in January, highlights on the lives and experiences of young talents who are carving their own paths in the contemporary fashion world. It is a playground for young generations to express themselves and it’s here for the world to discover their manifest charms and proven abilities. Feature


Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

The next four Unit Editions books will be a tribute to the work of the world’s leading design practioners: Spin, Lance Wyman, Morag Myerscough and Universal Everything. Coming out in Spring, the first publication in the series will be a showcase of work created by Spin from its inception in the early 90s to the present day. And alongside the aesthetic combination of delicious images are interviews with clients and past studio members as well as thoughtful essays from Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, and Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review. Feature


Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle is delighted to announce the release of its latest issue with interviews and features on emerging individuals and studios. Even though young designers have become ever more accustomed to digital content and culture, Visuelle, an online leading source for contemporary visual news and creativity, instead, has decided to take a peek behind the creative scenes and showcase spectacular works produced by brilliant designers, varying in styles and production, on quality paper. Feature


The Happy Reader

The Happy Reader

A collaboration between Penguin Books and Fantastic Man. The Happy Reader is a new quarterly journal piercing essence of the reading culture and tackling issues that every reader sometimes has. The publication serves as a platform to reengage young generations with classic literature. It explores the intersection of art, photography and storytelling and is structured around interviews, in-depth reviews, and reading suggestions. You can take it on a train or read it on a bus, the resulting publication is very handy and lightweight. And I must tell you, it is also contemporary and very design-forward. Feature


PITCH Zine

PITCH Zine

Pitch is an Australian, independent digital zine that hones in on fresh creative talent from fashion, art and design around the world. Focusing on emerging designers, hotly tipped entrepreneurs and those making waves within the visual industries, Pitch aims to bridge the gap between those new and established. Their features are a fun selection of cherry picked aesthetic delights presented in the form of candy coloured pages with a twist of punchy, young art direction. Feature


Anthony Gerace  :: Travel Diary

Anthony Gerace :: Travel Diary

Featured previously, Anthony Gerace is a London based photographer hailing from Toronto. Summer 2014 saw Anthtony travel across America with a Hasselblad c/m 500 camera and a Yashica T4 to collect snapshots. Starting his journey in New York and driving to Box Elder County, Utah, to document Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the community surrounding it.
I caught up with the up and coming photographer to find out more about his carefully framed and atmospheric documentary photographs for his latest publication that represents a travel diary. 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


Joo Hee Yoon

Joo Hee Yoon

Joo Hee Yoon is a freelance illustrator based on the East Coast of America. With a deep interest in both print making and drawing, Joo’s imagery often combines a mixture of both techniques with playful tactile results spread across mediums including publications, packaging and posters. Feature


Element 002 Screen Printed Covers | Production Photos With Heretic and Permaset

Element 002 Screen Printed Covers | Production Photos With Heretic and Permaset

We would like to give you an insight into the production process of our limited edition hand screen printed covers. Through this method of printmaking, the Heretic trio have designed and hand pulled each of the 500 limited edition covers, they are also hand stamped and numbered for authenticity. And if you want to see what’s underneath this amazing cover, you can now read digital versions of our magazine over at printisntdeadmag.co This particular issue focuses on DIY, self-publishing and counter-culture, with articles and interviews with Suicide Girls, the incredible 60s counterculture Oz magazine and much, much more. Feature


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


Paul X Johnson

Paul X Johnson

Originally from the northeast, Paul X Johnson is an illustrator now based in London. Depicting unsettling, strange settings and featuring vacant, stone faced characters; his illustrations are moody, atmospheric and somewhat cinematic – each carrying a narrative. Feature


QVED 2015 :: Editorial Design Conference Munich

QVED 2015 :: Editorial Design Conference Munich

Quo Vadis Editorial Design is returning for its third edition with a highly-esteemed group of speakers who will explore all the dimensions of editorial trends, content, and design. Not only is QVED an annual editorial design conference, it is also a platform for debate about contemporary design matters and is usually participated by the magazine makers from across the globe as well as editorial designers, journalists, editors and publishers, both small and large scale, print and digital, worldwide. Feature


Element 002 | OUT NOW

Element 002 | OUT NOW

We worked incredibly hard to get the magazine finished during the rush of Christmas. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature


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


Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Fans of London and bright eccentric vector artwork stickers should rejoice as Laurence King have recently published this playful sticker book showcasing the work of the highly talented illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson. The whimsical sticker book contains a sturdy high quality double sided fold away city scape (not sticky), one side has a superbly illustrated version of modern London and the reverse has a juxtaposed historical form of London featuring all the capital’s leading landmarks as they were in their heyday. Feature


Études Book 08: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Études Book 08: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Études studio works as a collective, producing men’s contemporary fashion, artist books and other creative services. Based in paris and New York, their most recent publication ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon,’ displays the visual documentation of photographers Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern as they embark on a mission to record solstices and equinoxes. The book contains 48 pages of full colour images, along with text by Nicholas Muellner, proving the studio is much more then just a fashion label. Feature


Skinhead: An Archive

Skinhead: An Archive

“Skinhead: An Archive” is a powerful publication that explores the unique visual identity of a widely misunderstood and controversial subculture. The publication is a collection of visual material and texts curated by Toby Mott, an artist, designer and historian. The book has been meticulously designed by Art Director Jamie Reid and published by Ditto Press. Feature


Dario Gracceva: Flatland- Chronicle of a Bidimensional Journey

Dario Gracceva: Flatland- Chronicle of a Bidimensional Journey

Dario Gracceva is a Graphic Designer based in London, specialising in the fields of editorial, exhibition and corporate design. His project Flatland focuses on telling a narrative through visual language, inviting the reader to interact with two books that work together to provide a deeper understanding of the story. Feature


14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

As it’s the start of a new year I thought it would be a great chance to look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite web features from 2014 after discovering an ever-growing list of exciting talent. Feature


Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Freelance graphic designer Sarah Krebietke specialises in editorial design, typography, exhibition design and the development of visual identities. Both research and context are fundamental in Sarah’s approach to graphic design, taking great care in the slightest of details, which she values as important as seeing her projects in a broader cultural context. Having recently graduated from London College of Communication, Sarah’s master project has caught our eye in the shape of a 165 x 220 mm, 240 page, hardcover book which is titled AE14. 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


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


Collages by Sergei Sviatchenko

Collages by Sergei Sviatchenko

A new book dedicated to the Ukranian born king of collage Sergei Sviatchenko and his work has been published. Compiled by Rick Poynor, the publication celebrates a unique retrospective of the renowned artist’s cutting compositions. Showing his most significant work from the past 10 years, his methods and ideals are explored as a pioneer of his time and even now amongst collage style internet based art. Feature


VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

Value Increase by Visual Design (VIVID) is a project which aims to create a cross-border Visual Design network of knowledge centres, universities, institutions, companies and governments, by jointly developing and introducing innovative solutions/methods in the field of Visual Design research, education, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and showcasing. VIVID have taken their results from a three-year co-operation by the nine selected european partners across northern Europe and turned them into a tangible and visually stimulating manual, using a gorgeous fluorescent pantone spot colour on the front cover and throughout as well as silkscreen printing, edge painting and foiling on the cover. Feature


Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton has delved deep into his photography archive of 20 years, to select a collection of images for his latest book, Wayward Cognitions. This particular collection doesn’t fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject, for instance, his previous publications were simplified themes like Teenage Smokers and Teenage Kissers. If you are a fan of Ed Templeton or follow him on Instagram, you will know that he has a camera with him wherever he goes; Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs from shooting in the streets without a theme or subject. “It’s about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day.” Feature


Kwintessens By DIFT

Kwintessens By DIFT

DIFT is a creative branding and experience agency based in Belgium that work with a number of companies and organisations to construct clarity through design based solutions. One of their recent projects includes working on design and fashion led magazine Kwintessens, a publication that comes out every three months issued by Design Flanders, in association with Flanders Fashion Institute. Each edition is dedicated to a different theme and designed by a different graphic artist, aiming to push the boundaries within the creative fields of art direction and style. 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


The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt is a unique art project that combines the two best things in life: Art & Travel. The Jaunt sends artists all over the world to step outside their comfort zone and experience new surroundings. Each trip organised by The Jaunt sends an artist to a new destination to inspire. Each trip is different, because each destination and artists is different. Once the artist returns from the trip their new-found inspiration is translated into an artwork and produced as a limited edition, hand made screen print each personally signed and numbered by the artist. Feature


Amadeus Magazine

Amadeus Magazine

‘Amadeus magazine is a quarterly, bicoastal arts and culture print magazine, showcasing innovative creators and their artistic niches.’ Undefined by destination, Amadeus has a team of talented contributors stretching all the way from LA to Boston. Casting a net over creativity, they aim to capture and present the very best artfully skilled individuals from all over the country. With a DIY approach to design, the visual elements of this magazine focus primarily on highlighting the unique ability of each artist. Feature


BBY magazine #1

BBY magazine #1

In our studio mail this week we received the first issue of the brand new feminist inspired BBY magazine. This digital and riso printed publication acts as a journal and by collaborating solely with a collection of 15 women this editorial platform aims to counteract the status quo in the art world and inspire more women to take action, through the mediums of text, photography, music, illustration and art. Feature


Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa is an independent graphic designer based in Athens. Her work ranges from print to spatial design and seeks editorial conversation. With a conceptual approach, she opts for witty, content-focused and research-driven design, across a mixed clientéle and mostly through interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013 her MDes graduation project City as a Vagabond guide won a Silver European Design Award and in 2014 she was nominated as greek young designer with two of her works. After a small break being the Senior graphic designer in Coco-mat, now she is back running her design practice Street Design Words. Feature


Illuminati Girl Gang

Illuminati Girl Gang

In an all-girl takeover and a recent online wave of female only collectives – the Brooklyn based zine, lluminati Girl Gang is at the vanguard of feminism’s new movement. Founded and created by poet and multi media artist Gabby Bess (Gabby Gabby) and working within the context of the female digital revolution and Internet culture, it all started with a girl, a laptop and a tumblr blog. Gabby directly addresses the ongoing debates and biases surrounding women in the art world.“…personally, I cannot control who owns the major publications and galleries … I can only start my own magazine” – and through engaging the DIY ethos of independent publishing and zine culture she made Illuminati Girl Gang into a quarterly zine. Feature


Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Brought together by Coffinboys, emerging Illustrators Gino Bud Hoiting and Lennard Kok (both based in the Netherlands) have recently teamed up to combine their crisp, graphic imagery to form an amazing new limited edition zine complete with a silkscreened cover. With both skillful illustrators working mostly in black and white with a joint love of comic-like imagery, the zine holds a series of 17 drawings consisting of playful characters, flying pencils rolling billiard balls and a magic blob-stick. Feature


The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

Based in an old chocolate factory in London’s East End you will find letterpress studio and workshop The Counter Press which is run by freelance graphic designers, David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis who split their time between working for various design agencies on branding and communication projects, with non-commercial printmaking. Everything they create is designed, type set and printed by hand on one of their five antique presses, using only traditional wood and hot metal type, producing contemporary typographic design, artwork and limited edition prints that are beautiful to read and touch. Feature


Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Independent magazine distributor Stack has recently announced the top entries of its Christmas Cover Challenge with its first prized awarded to Mat Roff who created the strangely creepy rendition of Wrap Magazine. There are so many things we look forward to during this holiday season and Stack Christmas Cover Challenge is another thing you just can’t miss. Let’s countdown the last 30 days until Christmas with these amazing front covers and enjoy different portrayals of Santa on our favourite magazines. Feature


Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary is a self-initiated project by Amsterdam-based art director and graphic designer Marius Jopen who has been creating a vast collection of posters produced as a visual response to a segment from the daily news. This project serves as a contemporary witness that visualises events happening in all corners of the globe, covering international topics and issues ranging from business, science, politics to culture. Feature


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Mark magazine launched its first issue in 2005 with Frame Publishers and prides itself in being a ‘timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people.’ Dedicating itself entirely to the practice and perception of architecture Mark magazine brings our 3D structured environment to life on a 2D printed platform. I was lucky enough to catch up with David Keuning, Editor of Mark magazine, to find out about the work which goes into each issue, the challenges faced and how Mark magazine has developed in more detail. Feature


Weapons of Reason

Weapons of Reason

London-based creative agency Human After All have launched an eight-issue publishing venture in partnership with D&AD with an aim to voice their opinions on global issues and demonstrate how these key issues are interrelated and affect peoples in all corners of the world. Covering subjects ranging from climate change, environment to conflict, each issue is an exploration into a single topic and is divided into three sections: Past, Present and Future – an ingenious way to raise awareness as well as to approach and inspire a wide range of audience and turn knowledge into action. Feature


Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

What could me more fitting for a book celebrating collector’s edition graphic design than a limited edition, hand drawn artist series of its own. This was always author Stuart Tolley’s intention, when he started work on ‘Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics’ a few years ago and was published by Thames and Hudson this August. “Contributors were always asking me if a collector’s edition of my book was being released and it seemed like the perfect way to complete the project.” Feature


Chopped Liver Press

Chopped Liver Press

Showcasing unique design and content-driven approaches to screen-print, Chopped Liver Press is a publishing house run by London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin whose recent projects include a collection of typographic posters and their amazing hard-backs ‘Black Market’ and ‘Frozen Chicken Train Wreck’ – their collaborated project with Ditto Press. What’s most interesting about Chopped Liver Press is their work that deals with political, social and cultural concepts and how they often analyse their significance and situations. Feature


Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

This issue of Printing Friends magazine has been beautifully designed by Swedish creative branding and design agency Snask. The Stockholm based company previously rebranded the print based magazine a short while ago, after the founders felt the aesthetic quality lacked the delivery of its written content. For this issue Snask have created their own still life experiments, which appear on the cover in addition to the fresh and brilliantly executed interior. Printing Friends aims to showcase creative talent and inspire others within similar fields, featuring work and editorial from a number of sources organised into themes, this issue being travel. Feature


Acid Mag

Acid Mag

‘A surf related publishing project for the curious minded’, Acid explores surfing in it’s relation to the beautiful life surrounding it, all in pleasing 5-colour offset print on FSC offset paper. Surprising stories, photography, illustration and music all feature, whilst the typography and direction just keeps catching you out page to page. Look out for issue four set to drop after Christmas. Feature


Little Gestalten

Little Gestalten

The world acclaimed Gestalten, German Art Book Publishers, have created a new publishing branch titled Little Gestalten. Of course because of their impeccable eye and critical design taste you would expect nothing less than something truly special; and that’s just what they have achieved. With the new narratives they aim to bring ‘today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children.’ A few new titles are the re-worked classic fairytales Little Red Ridding Hood and Puss in Boots, filled with vibrant illustrations from Clémentine Sourdais. The concertina books have also been created to be used as shadow puppets casting a magical array of images – available to delight adults and children alike. Feature


Anymade Studio

Anymade Studio

Founded in the Czech Repulic in 2007 by Petr Cabalka, Filip Nerad and Jan Šrámek (aka VJ Kolouch) over the years Anymade Studio has evolved into a multifunctional design platform working in a variety of fields including graphic design, illustration, type, video, motion design and sound. With a stunning portfolio consisting of bright bold colours and graphics, attention to pattern, texture, shape, form and layout the studio offers a wide selection of amazing printed goodness and is well worth checking out. Feature


Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek is a photographer currently based in Vienna, Austria. Starting his career as an intern at Magnum, Daniel has taken the photography world by storm building an impressive clientele including Vice, Vanity Fair, Apple, Mercedes-Benz and IBM. Releasing his first book ‘The world we live in’ (in late 2013) the publication takes us on journeys across anonymous tracts of land, crowded cities, a nuclear power plant and stunning sea-scapes laid out beautifully in full-bleed glory. 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


Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

South London based creative studio and ones to watch Calm and Collected have spent the past year working on a number of exciting print based collaborations, and with plans up their sleeve to drop a Risograph publication early next year I was beyond hyped to find out more about their upcoming plans. With inspiration for the publication rooting from the concept of ‘S.A.D’ (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) – involving depression associated with late autumn and winter (thought to be caused by lack of light) the publication will act as a vibrant rescue pack in a colourful large format to tackle the winter blues. Feature


RESUMÉ | Topocopy

RESUMÉ | Topocopy

‘SECONDroom’ took over the former Ghent Harbour back in the summer to celebrate works of over 20 co-curating artists and shortly after the exhibition ended, independent design-lab, research and printing centre ‘Topocopy’ has announced its brand-new publication entitled ‘Resumé’ featuring a selection of frankly incredible contributions from the selected artists to hit your shelves this autumn. Feature


Do You Read Me: Harvard Design Magazine

Do You Read Me: Harvard Design Magazine

Legendary design and architecture-led publication Harvard Design Magazine has opted for the change in its design and editorial approach and has released its latest issue entitled ‘Do You Read Me’, marking its new direction after 17 years in the publishing industry. Editor in chief Jennifer Sigler understands the need to adapt to an evolving environment and readership and hence in this recent issue, she invites readers to challenge current design discourse and join their dialogue with topics debated including the argument from contemporary design and architecture through this new redesign by With Projects,Inc.. Feature


Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

You may have seen the feature we ran supporting the Kickstarter campaign for Taint Magazine a few months back, and now that issue one is hot off the press we fancied revisiting the pair behind the project, Anna and Niall, to see what they’ve learnt, and more importantly, what’s next. Feature


High Series | Tiergarten

High Series | Tiergarten

Munich-based photographer Johannes Schwartz has released his latest publication in the High Series entitled ‘Tiergarten’ – a risographed publication showcasing the work by Schwartz and also produced as an integral part of the current exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Making a photo book is always a good way of telling stories and unlike other photographic publications, ‘Tiergarten’ has exploited this new economical technology and showcases how reliable a Riso-printer is of handling many aspects of bookmaking and of producing beautiful, quality photographic journals. Feature


Four and Sons

Four and Sons

This month brings the publication all the dog loving creatives out there have been waiting for, the first of its kind Four and Sons, hailing from Australia. Four claims to be ‘where dogs and culture collide’, and features art, illustration, photography, fashion, design, interiors and everything in between, all from a dog-centric point of view. Feature


Circular 18

Circular 18

Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze from Pentagram have designed the latest issue of Circular, the magazine of the Typographic Circle, which is available to members now. Issue number 18, is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.

 The Typographic Circle was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography. A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers it stages a variety of type and typography related events including a series of diverse monthly lectures by well-known industry speakers, and the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2014

The Modern Magazine 2014

Following the success of last year’s event, The Modern Magazine returns on 19th September as part of the London Design Festival as a one-day conference co-hosted by Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall. The 2014 edition focuses on the future of publishing, with guest speakers from across the world gathering to discuss their take on what happens next as the publishing industry continues to work out its future. Despite the many challenges presented today, we continue to witness some of the most exciting innovations in design and content in what magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie has described as “a new golden age”. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Last Thursday we took to the London Graphic Centre where we hosted the launch of our first ever magazine. It went down a treat and the place was rammed with hundreds of you wonderful people. The store manager said it was the best event that has happened at this venue. Feature


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 001 | Full Review

Print Isn’t Dead 001 | Full Review

People of Print are proud to present their first ever publication which has been dubbed “the holy grail of independent editorial design” by Itsnicethat. The sold out magazine has received great press by the likes of magCulture, Eye Magazine, Cool Hunting, Itsnicethat, Paste Magazine and PSFK to name a few. Jeremy Leslie noted that it is “a sensual cacophony of colour and smell”, Simon Esterson said that “it’s really bold and very contemporary, it doesn’t feel like a conventional magazine, it feels like something slightly different which is good.” John L. Walters said “you only have to flick through to see that Print Isn’t Dead.” Feature


Music: A P A R T

Music: A P A R T

A P A R T is a new exhibition that showcases the visual response of 6 artists to a short story written by yours truly. A shameless plug, I know. The story was specifically written for the show and is split into 6 with each artist responding to a different section. The story follows one man on his journey though love, loss and desperation. 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


Print Isn’t Dead | Digital Proofs

Print Isn’t Dead | Digital Proofs

We are very excited about our very first magazine going into production. We thought we’d give you a little taste of what you might see in the magazine. We received our digital proofs from Pureprint so you can see some of the pages, however Pantone 805c is not visible with a digital print, so you’ll have to buy a copy to see the real deal. Feature


Daniel Siim

Daniel Siim

Using only black and white tones as the basis of his design, Copenhagen based designer Daniel Siim is the master of monochrome. Delivering a consistently high level of polished and professionally detailed work, the designer specialises in providing sleek solutions to editorial and printed materials. There is an element of mystery present in his work, desolate imagery and lack of colour convey a feeling of detachment, yet still there remains something incredibly intriguing. Daniel’s latest project Starmaker, looks at the book as a physical product in an age of digital and asks the question do printed words and imagery inked onto premium papers make more of an long term impact in the readers mind? Feature


Atelier Tout Va Bien

Atelier Tout Va Bien

Another French typography-led design studio to keep on your radar. Atelier Tout Va Bien are Anna Chevance and Mathias Reynoird whose portfolio showcases stunning posters, identities and a whole heap of impressive print publications of all kinds. From a monochromatic bundle of loose-leaf zines to sleek perfect bound books, Atelier Tout Va Bien can always be relied on to bring contemporary design to life. Feature


Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works :: Summer Sale

Book Works is holding a Summer Sale at their Holywell Row, London office with discounted books, posters, limited edition prints and a free gift with every purchase!

For two days, Book Works is offering a special summer discount on recently published titles by Céline Condorelli, Samuel Hasler, Laure Prouvost and Slavs and Tatars, and a discount on backlist titles by Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean and Susan Hiller among many others.

Book Works will also be holding a £5.00 lucky-dip, so go and visit to check it out and see what you could win! Feature


Instant Touch Launch

Instant Touch Launch

Remember those amazing scratch & sniff books from your childhood? Relive the heavily fragranced days of your youth with this scent-imental book from independent publisher Belly Kids. Before you scrunch your nose up in anticipation of what the covers contain, your nostalgic nasal senses are in for a real treat. Think less Horrible Histories and more a fruity concoction of pure tropical goodness. Featuring delicious work from the likes of Charlotte Mei, Ellie Andrews and Lynnie Zulu, this zesty book is packed with more juiced talent than your average five a day. Feature


Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. 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


Wayne Lawrence :: Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera

Wayne Lawrence :: Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera

Wayne Lawrence is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn NY. I’m crazy about his photographic publication ‘Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera’ capturing life on the shoreline. Long stigmatized as ‘ghetto beach’ that had a fearsome rep Orchard beach has come to see better days in recent years as eloquently documented by Wayne through his intimate portraits telling personal stories and celebrating the many nationalities that relax in the ‘working mans oasis.’ Feature


LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

LSAD :: I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Never Loved Me

Have you got football withdrawals now the World Cup is over having been transfixed by Brazil 2014 and the media storm including Roy’s Boys early return? Well the Graphic Design and Illustration programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design have produced their first project titled I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me which takes a critical look at ‘the beautiful game’ through the lens of graphic design and illustration practice using Risography. Feature


Grace Wilson :: ‘Eyes Peeled’ publication

Grace Wilson :: ‘Eyes Peeled’ publication

Illustrator Grace Wilson has released a brilliant publication documenting and observing daily / real life. The 79-page publication is riso printed in black, blue, red, pink and orange and includes hand-rendered life drawings and mini comics. Get your hands on a copy via Grace’s website. Feature


Bitchslap Magazine

Bitchslap Magazine

Bitchslap is a street-level lifestyle magazine from Copenhagen. Delving into photography, fashion, skateboarding, design and music, they aim to promote emerging new talent whilst supporting those who helped carve these subcultures. Each issue is a high quality print publication, featuring exciting content and delicious product illustrations like the following. Feature


Cereal Magazine

Cereal Magazine

A quarterly curated selection of travel and lifestyle features alongside stunning photography, unusual journalism and beautifully minimalistic design. Hailing from Bristol and only six volumes in, Cereal are already demonstrating a visual and editorial sophistication which I predict will see them rocketing onto everyone’s radars in the near future. They hesitate to use the word ‘fashion’ as they consider themselves to be “invested in cultivating personal style as opposed to delivering the latest trends’, and promise that food and drink will ‘always have a place within [their] pages.” Feature


10 Books on Printmaking

10 Books on Printmaking

Today we’d like to introduce you to our top 10 books on printmaking. We have put together our most favourite publications covering topics from letterpress, screen print to stencil for you to delve into during this warm season. Feature


Landon Larsen for Fiks Magazine

Landon Larsen for Fiks Magazine

Check out this sweet editorial design by Landon Larsen for new publication Fiks. With its name taken from the danish word for ‘nifty,’ Fiks aims to deliver information with speed and impact. With a unique stance on content communication, simple puzzles and activities accompany inspiring articles for an interactive and engaging read. Feature


MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

MONSTER CHILDREN #43 :: MIKE D

Monster Children Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle publication with a focus on surfing, skating, art, music, photography, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Issue #43 of Monster Children arrived on June 16th and it is guest edited by the legendary Mike D (Beastie Boys) so naturally there are some big names involved. The long list of artists from the music, surf, skate, film and art world Mike has brought on board for #43 include Spike Jonze, Method Man, Ryan Sheckler, Dustin Yellin, Sage Vaughn, Simone Shubuck, Rob Machado, and Rodney Mullen to name a just a few. Feature


Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda is a London based artist, illustrator, prop-maker and restorative painter. Working with a variety of mediums including print, pen and paint Sophie’s playful imagery is both tactile and humerous whilst demonstrating a respectable eye for composition. Feature


Unknown Quantities

Unknown Quantities

It’s degree show season and with that comes a wealth of work from the freshest and brightest graduates in the land. One of the most beautiful pieces of work is a new journal called Unknown Quantities. Feature


Klebstoff Magazine

Klebstoff Magazine

Do you remember how you used to love stickers when you were a kid? Here we present you Klebstoff, the first and only magazine in the universe that is entirely made up of stickers. Printed on vinyl sticker material, Klebstoff is a German magazine that takes us through the intriguing world of hand-drawn, illustrated adhesive labels designed by a rotating cast of fantastically talented designers from across the globe. It is unique and is often restricted in the number of copies produced. And now Klebstoff #7 is ready, marking five years of success since its first launch, check it out. Swoon. 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


Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming is a 22 year-old student and photographer currently operating in Lancaster. We met at university and now the product of Matthew’s incessant photographing has come to fruition. Feature


Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb is an illustrator and comic book maker who concentrates on post apocalyptic landscapes, juxtaposed with witty, dry and hilarious dialogue. Feature


The Short Anthology

The Short Anthology

The Short Anthology is the curious and beautiful brainchild of editors Will Martin and Kat Phan. The idea behind the project initiated from wanting to highlight the self-initiated and personal work of photographers, that is often overlooked. Without a given brief, each issue presents a small selection of images by a chosen photographer, these are then given to a group of writers to base a short story around. The writers have total freedom in their subject matter, choosing to interpret the whole set as a series of inspiration or choosing a single image to define their starting point. Feature


Enle Li

Enle Li

It’s always hard to keep a perfect balance, yet Graphic Designer Enle Li seems to manage it perfectly. Whether its producing a chaotic and intricate large scale illustration or a simple editorial layout, his visual ideals are executed with supreme skill and ability. Working mainly with black and white as his go-to tones, Li keeps things clean, slick and precise with a contemporary edge. 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


Library of the Printed Web

Library of the Printed Web

All found images and online texts take on a new meaning when the Library of the Printed Web challenges the concept of publishing and decides to create printed matter from screen-captured images and site scrape. 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


Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate is an artist currently living and working in London. Since his graduation from Brighton’s illustration course a few years ago he’s been busy participating in group exhibitions in London and Stockholm along with his first solo show in Glasgow. 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


Taint

Taint

Taint is a new publication that celebrates the importance in variety of political expression. Each edition focuses on a different single political issue and how that issue can be explored within the different disciplines of creativity. Taint was born out of frustration with the monotony of current fashion and arts magazines. It seeks to re-engage with those who feel alienated or disconnected from political discourse. Feature


Rachel Hodgson

Rachel Hodgson

As part of her final year project for London College of Fashion, Rachel Hodgson has produced a newspaper called ‘Girls on Tumblr’. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

Normally when you think of ‘papercraft,’ cutesy woodland creatures and swirling florals normally spring to mind. However, Owen Gildersleeve’s cuttings are sophisticated and refined, often designed to play with light and shadow between layers of elegantly cut texture. With a wide selection of international clients, Owen manages to apply his style to a variety of mediums from science to music, each idea brought to life with 3D visuals. Owen has produced a book, which will be released in June this year and will feature 25 of the most inspiring and exciting paper based artists from around the world. Feature


Steven Harrington

Steven Harrington

Acknowledged as ‘the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic’ Steven Harrington is best known for his bright playful imagery that encourages a conversation between the viewer and his artwork. With his portfolio demonstrating a multi-media approach Steven’s wicked illustrations are applied across a wide range of mediums including installations, hand screened prints, skateboards, sculptures and textiles. Feature


Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

Art Books Wanted International Award 2014 :: Call for Entries

The Art Books Wanted International Award is seeking submissions from book artists, designers, publishers or anyone interested with a chance to win a €1000 prize. International publishing house Edition Lidu brings you the third edition of its prestigious award – a challenge for all participants to create original works that provoke imagination and creativity. Feature


DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

DCA | Open Call for Zine Submissions

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is excited to announce their Summer Craft and Design Market, which this year will be playing host to a Zine Showcase on Sat 19 July, 12:00 – 17:00. Inspired Continue Without Losing Consciousness three solo exhibitions by Rob Churm, Raydale Dower and Tony Swain, presented in DCA Galleries (28 June – 24 August), the Zine Showcase will be a sister event to the established and bustling Craft and Design Market. Feature


A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

I generally have a huge amount of respect for any Artist that embodies almost obsessive hand-rendered techniques in their practice and last week I read the most amazing article via Colossal’s website I just had to share. 271 years before Pantone, an Artist only known as A.Boogert created the most insane and beautiful hand-rendered book about mixing watercolours describing both colour and hues. Feature


65: by Colin O’Brien

65: by Colin O’Brien

65: by Colin O’Brien is a book of 65 images spanning 65 years, which gives an insight into Colin O’Briens view of the everyday things that are often overlooked. Without deadlines or editorial demands O’Brien was free to document the world his way, searching for slices of fact that, when laid together formed their own personal fantasy. The book is limited to 1500 copies, 1100 will be banded and signed at book launches and 400 are limited edition — boxed, signed, numbered and include a print by Colin. 65 is thread sewn and open bound allowing you to see the full image with nothing lost in the bind, produced by Identity Print UK. Feature


Blood Becomes Water

Blood Becomes Water

Rosie Eisor and Raya Rayax aka Sofia established Blood Becomes Water in the summer of 2010 with an aim to produce and collect limited edition self-published books and zines. For only 4 years, Blood Becomes Water have expanded connection amongst international creative communities, and have collaborated with a vast number of newborn artists as well as published many thought-provoking publications. Feature


Edition Taube

Edition Taube

Based between Stuttgart and Zurich, Edition Taube was set up in 2009 by Jonas Beuchert, Tilman Schlevogt, and Jan Steinbach with an aim to create an innovative platform that explores the future of publishing. It is a publishing house that unites contemporary art and writing, preparing and issuing a range of different books, limited edition art prints and self-published zines created by outstanding talents with experimental minds. No wonder their publications convey a strong sense of art – not to speak of the design and formats that will fill you with awe. To read is always a thrill, and Edition Taube is no doubt a pioneer in the industry. Feature


Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

Antwerp based duo, Ines Cox and Lauren Grusenmeyer who go by the name of Cox & Grusenmeyer have worked together since finishing their studies at Sint-Lucas Ghent. Feature


Mimm

Mimm

Mimm is a creative store in Nottingham that combines fashion, music and art. As well as the store that specialises in premium menswear, they pride themselves on audio and visual events, their record label and their art collective. Feature


Ysuke Miyagawa

Ysuke Miyagawa

Ysuke Miyagawa is a Brooklyn based Japanese photographer that specialises in both portrait and documentary photography. Released in 2007 and brought to my attention via It’s Nice That, Yusuke’s publication “Funky Kingston” is a must see providing an incredible visualisation of life in Kingston. Feature