VISCOUS Publications | Cult Classic

VISCOUS Publications | Cult Classic

Exploring the vibrant, nostalgic, and often pleasingly seductive printed explorations of thought fuelled by passion, aesthetic, and design is Amy Hood’s publication CULT CLASSIC. This debut is part of Hood’s launch of her new publishing company entitled VISCOUS Publications, which spans its works across books, posters, and other tangible items. Feature


Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourteenth issue showcases the infamous Mike Perry, who owns the title of animator, creative director, brand consultant, poet, and designer. His work ranges from sculptures, animations, paintings, installations, books, murals and many other creative forms. In this exclusive interview we find out about his wonderful creative process and his infectious creative energy. Feature


Posterzine Issue 13 | Jim O’Raw

Posterzine Issue 13 | Jim O’Raw

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The thirteenth features the awesome graphic artist and print maker Jim O’Raw. Based in Birmingham, O’Raw specialises in CMYK process printing using fluorescent inks and glow in the dark pigments, exhibiting his work at the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch amongst many other places including Print Club London.   Feature


Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The twelfth issue features the wonderful Em Cole, a still and moving image artist that has immersed herself in the world of image making. Characterised by animated narratives Emily’s work is mainly fashion based and has so far worked with the likes of Wah London, Polyester Magazine, as well as being featured on ID magazine and collaborated with fellow artists Liv Thurley and Edd Leigh to name a few.  Feature


Posterzine Issue 11 | Joe Hales

Posterzine Issue 11 | Joe Hales

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eleventh issue features Joe Hales, a London based graphic designer whose work explores the relationship between the form and function by using a gorgeously bright colour palette fused with a clear passion and experience with typography. In the interview Hales’s practise is explored through some of his proudest achievements as well exciting plans for the future! Feature


Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The tenth issue showcases top alternative streetwear fashion brand Drop Dead consisting of an exciting interview with their design team! Drop Dead has grown its reputation to one of the most extroverted brands selling merch by Oli Sykes and his gang. In this issue we find out the teams style and creative process, and what inspires their wonderful collections. Feature


Posterzine Issue 08 | Killer Acid

Posterzine Issue 08 | Killer Acid

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The eighth issues features mind-bending, psychedelic illustrator Rob Corradetti aka Killer Acid. Swarming with otherworldly characters, satanic monsters, aliens and other strange figures, Killer Acid’s work is a marriage of intricate pen and ink drawings, cut and paste collage, and intense pop psychedelic colours. Feature


Posterzine issue 07 | Kate Moross

Posterzine issue 07 | Kate Moross

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The seventh issue showcases the wonderful Kate Moross, one of the most sought after graphic designers in the UK. Renowned for her bold colour hues and killer typography, this talented designer has remained a champion of the underground scene and her punk attitude is the perfect icing on the cake! Feature


Posterzine Issue 04 | Anthony Burrill

Posterzine Issue 04 | Anthony Burrill

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fourth fantastic issue of Posterzine showcases graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill who is known for his persuasive, bold style of communication. His work is predominately characterised by punchy typographic messages having developed an incredibly distinctive voice through his text-base compositions.
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Posterzine Issue 03 | Hello!Lucky

Posterzine Issue 03 | Hello!Lucky

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format (594x841mm) poster which folds down into an A4 monograph. The third issue features the amazing San Francisco letterpress sisters Hello!Lucky, who have spent eleven years perfecting their practise. Enjoying nothing more than a good pun, this sister duo are a pair to watch out for!
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Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh graduated in 2007 with a masters degree in graphic design from Luca School of Arts (Ghent) and now runs an independent practice in Antwerp. His projects are situated within the cultural and creative field: editorial design projects, visual identities and other commissions for institutions and artists. Feature


Posterzine Issue 02 | Heretic

Posterzine Issue 02 | Heretic

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The second issue of Posterzine features an interview with the awesome print collective Heretic! Heretic is a London based illustration, design and experimental screen printing studio comprising of the talented trio of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling.
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You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70 at the V&A Museum

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70 at the V&A Museum

We went along to see You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70, which runs from 10th September 2016 until 26th February 2017 at the V&A Museum. This colossal exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism, computing, communality to neoliberalist politics, the world we live in has been vitally influenced by five revolutionary years 1966—70. The show intends to investigate the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world. Feature


Department Store

Department Store

Recently we’ve been on a mission to expand our curated market place. This month we’ve added an amazing set of new vendors to our online store which you can find out little more about them and their gorgeous products below. To discover our full band of vendors, all you have to do is check out our Department Store and start searching for your perfect gift! Feature


Nadine Kolodziey

Nadine Kolodziey

Fused with bold colours and experimental characters and forms is the work of Offenach based graphic designer and illustrator Nadine Kolodziey. Motivated by her daily life impressions, Kolodziey’s wonderfully experimental approach to her work produces a colourful, multilayered visual language in each of her pieces. Feature


Mag Culture | The Modern Magazine 2016

Mag Culture | The Modern Magazine 2016

Last month, indie magazine fans from all over the world united at Central Saint Martins for MagCulture’s annual Modern Magazine conference. With speakers including Gail Bichler from The New York Times Magazine, Penny Martin from the Gentlewoman and Kai von Rabenau from Mono.Kulture, the day was packed with inspiring stories and insights into magazine making. Feature


Michelle Maguire — Salami Dreamin’ Book

Michelle Maguire — Salami Dreamin’ Book

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


Squashing Vibes

Squashing Vibes

Bursting at the seames with gorgeous photography, digital graphic pieces and quirky art direction is Squashing Vibes, an open submission book curated by Emergency Meeting and published by Kiosk. The beauty within this publication is its essence of total creative freedom, you never know what to expect when turning the page. Will it be a pair of shoes made out of bricks, will it be a gorgeous man staring straight at you, or will it be a lighthearted illustration, who knows! Feature


Posture Magazine | The Boss Issue

Posture Magazine | The Boss Issue

Posture Magazine has undergone a fresh makeover, reaffirming its editorial position as a leader in the creative exploration of identity. NYC-based digital and biannual print publication ‘Posture’ prides itself on its dedication to promoting gender and racial equality. And with Lotta Nieminen’s novel approach to editorial design, we must admit that this new art direction of the magazine truly reflects the mission and purpose of Posture. Feature


Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

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


Kink Cards and Punk Bands

Kink Cards and Punk Bands

The X Directory book is a compilation of kink cards which were found at phone booths between 1984 and 1994 in seedier neighbourhoods of London. The book was republished by artist Matthew Bellosi who made some of the cards appear more visible than in a book. Even though kink cards aren’t usually used as a form of inspiration, they show a great composition and how various typography works well on a small artwork. The majority of hardcore and punk bands take inspiration from the 90s unpolished kink cards for their visual identities. Feature


Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Opening its doors for the first time today, Baron and Baroness, the erotic publications successfully seeking to intelligently dissect sexuality through challenging the traditional notions of the erotic gaze, have collaborated with Ditto to welcome you to The Erotic Paradiso Cinema. Calling all Ladies, Gentlemen and freaks in between, the 30 seat erotic cinema and significantly, the last adult cinema in London, will be showcasing a variety of the finest films about sex and sexuality around, whilst stimulating the mind through the conceptual approach of the artistic films on display. Feature


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

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

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LOST iN Zurich

LOST iN Zurich

Forget the usual travel brochure crammed with busy and overpriced tourist attractions on every corner. Discover LOST iN, a guide that brings you a new city as seen through the eyes of its locals. In this issue, Zurich is uncovered through origanl minds like that of Kalabrese,  a musician and man behind the city’s hottest club; Douglas Mandry, talented artist who puts an otherworldly spin on Alpine portraits and Thomas Meyer, author of a haunting short story. Feature


Linocut Boy

Linocut Boy

Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) has been making linocuts for over twelve years. His prints are collected internationally and has illustrated book covers for Penguin, Faber & Faber, The Folio Society and many more . Having taught workshops in linocut and other printmaking techniques for many years, Morley set up his Hello Print Studio in Margate back in 2013. Feature


Minchō | Redesign

Minchō | Redesign

With the aim to shine the light on the personal projects of those artists lying behind the masterpieces of animated cinema, poster art, children’s books, typography, the list continues, Minchō is the passionate publication spreading the latest trends in illustration. Through a beautiful array of statement graphics from those who have created the most significant icons of our time, Minchō acts as the exchange of glances between critics and artists regarding the brief but intense history of contemporary graphic expression. Feature


Double Dagger

Double Dagger

Double Dagger is a 12pp broadsheet / newspaper / journal printed by letterpress on a Heidelberg SBB Cylinder Press using type that has been machine set on a Monotype Composition Caster. This publication looks at the role of letterpress in the digital age as seen through the eyes of some of it’s most ardent practitioners. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2016

The Modern Magazine 2016

Calling all print lovers, design geeks and magazine fans. The editorial design experts at magCulture are hosting their annual event, The Modern Magazine, on 27 October. The full-day conference will cover a range of topics about how the magazine industry is developing, with speakers including indie mag founders and directors of national titles. Taking place at Central Saint Martins, the event will feature talks from New York Times Magazine design director Gail Bichler and The Gentlewoman editor-in-chief Penny Martin, for example. Feature


Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Through an elegant combination of expressive photography and minimal design, AKU presents a women’s magazine for those who hate women’s magazines. The unique concept portrays a vision of a contemporary women’s publication, unconventional in their approach and accompanied by a theatrical performance of the same name. Feature


Ladybeard

Ladybeard

Discussing radical issues and challenging social rules is feminist magazine Ladybeard. Taking the form of a heavy, beautiful piece of print Ladybeard aims to revolutionise the mordern day women’s magazine in the form of personal statements, illustrative editorials and other mediums. Feature


Dafi Kühne | True Print

Dafi Kühne | True Print

Meet Dafi Kühne, a Swiss designer who fuses contemporary graphic design with the century-old tradition of the letterpress. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression through his first book: True Print. Feature


Studio Mut | Interview

Studio Mut | Interview

Predominantly specialising in identity, print, editorial and web design, the multidisciplinary studio hailing from Bolzano reveals their playfully powerful yet serious aesthetic through an impressive array of sophisticated design, beautifully decorated through their iconic joyous colour palettes. From exquisite publication layouts to intriguing graphic design experiments, Studio Mut have developed an instantly recognisable aesthetic, constantly evoking the perfect balance of both strict and whimsical design. We caught up with the founders of Studio Mut to talk inspirations, aesthetics and the details of their latest projects. Feature


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

Investing his talents mainly within editorial projects and visual identities, Antonio García Cárceles demonstrates the complexity of his ability through the diversity of his designs, showcasing illusive graphics which beautifully decorated the landscape of Sitges Next Festival 2016 to the clean muted design created specifically for the periodical publication, Land. Feature


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

Currently based in New York City, Liron Ashekenazi is visual artist and multidisiplinary designer that explores composition, typography and motion. Having recently partnered up with her husband to set up their own studio, Ashekenazi continues to produce bold, exciting and conceptual driven imagery using 3D illustration, animation, photography and experimental typography. Feature


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

An intriguing experiment into how one can appropriate the use of typography to censor something private or personal is showcased through the exceptional design of Anna Ahnborg’s exquisite publication Fade into you / Can you read me. Combining minimal design with an array of mesmerising visual contrasts, the intelligent concept is undoubtedly powerful enough to successfully channel the less is more aesthetic, challenging perceptions as the receiver is forced to subvert their known way of reading and thus immerse themselves within the text to unveil the concealed messages. Feature


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

Girls Girls Girls is the fictitious concept of the first issue of Arpen Magazine, a new publication delving into the topic of games from a usually overshadowed perspective; from that of females. The focus on female characters in video games and of course the celebration of the women behind the production is apparent while Girls Girls Girls also highlights through beautiful design the narratives embedded and looks specifically at games as tools for telling and engaging in other’s stories. Feature


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

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


Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

This awesome project from Paul Willoughby plans to change the world. You might be thinking, “I know that name…” and that’s because he was the mind behind Little White Lies magazine, which changed the face of film mags and raised the bar for everyone else. Weapons of Reason is intended to connect people with the complexities of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Simplifying huge issues, that may be reported bias, in an honest and minimal way; there’s no sugar coating here. In order to compliment the tone of voice of this project, Hüman After All created a bespoke typeface for the magazine to be used throughout the 8 editions, complimenting the content and creating a brand identity. Feature


Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly by Austin Radcliffe recasts the messiness of everyday life and recasts it in neat and appealing designs. Based on the Webby Award winning Tumblr blog, TON displays thoughtfully composed everyday objects, displayed beautifully to enthral the ‘neat freak’ in all of us. From candy arranged by gradient, to mobile phones from the past 20 years laid out with perfect spacing, TON capitalises on our current obsession with photographing and cataloguing everyday objects. Feature


DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

Belgium-based creative branding agency DIFT has been busy designing for the past couple of months. For it’s own project De Invasie, the studio created all campaign images. On social media DIFT launched bright-coloured images with song lyrics to catch attention and make a statement. These were also converted into several printed media, such as signalling, flyers and posters. DIFT also designed the entire book titled “De Invasie” that was made in co-operation with publisher Borgerhoff&Lamberigts and was designed using softer pink tones. Feature


Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

Posterzine Issue 09 | Colophon Foundry

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


Ra-Bear & RELIK

Ra-Bear & RELIK

Adam Griffiths, also known as Ra-Bear is a designer and art director based in Manchester UK. Working within graphic design, art direction, photography and video direction, he is also a current lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art. Feature


YET Magazine

YET Magazine

What makes YET magazine so special is the fact that it is published with an aim to feature several different styles of photography without any restrictions. Not only does YET magazine showcase beautiful photographs taken by both emerging and well-established artists from around the world, every photographic project featured in this Swiss publication is also published without any graphic or text insertions and is free from any form of editing. Feature


Space Explorer

Space Explorer

Space Explorer, once a Kickstarter campaign by Robin Mellor, is pioneering new model for a worldwide public art & design exhibition. The app itself inspires exploration, embracing everyday surroundings and transforming them into moments of wonder and discovery. Leaping outside the box and transcending restrictions traditional galleries, Space Explorer utilises mobile phone technology to enrich the experience of exhibitions for everyone. Feature


Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press have established their reputation as an expert in the design and production of printed goods. Here at their lovely studio in Brighton, everything is possible in print. Stanley James Press enjoy creating beautiful print for editorial and making physical things that you can hold in your hands. And to ensure high-quality service, Stanley James Press usually print their projects in-house. This way, they can achieve more unusual finishes, hand bind a lot of books produced in shorter runs and experiment with unusual inks such as metallic inks, glow in the dark inks and scratch-off inks. Feature


Jeremy August Haik

Jeremy August Haik

With an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, Jeremy August Haik is carving his own path as both a successful visual artist and author. Based in Brooklyn, Jeremy produces work that blurs the lines between the physical and digital worlds. He often experiments with many different techniques, resulting in interesting colour combinations that look brilliant as a whole. Jeremy has clearly managed to keep the highest quality of his photographic artworks, whilst also transforming them into something that can be read as effective image metaphors. Feature


Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

The first issue in 2016 of The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real estate section, Mansion, published a front-page article that included an illustrated map of San Diego created by Hey Studio. It shows their own personal interpretation of this southern Californian coastal city. Feature


MC1R | Issue 04

MC1R | Issue 04

The independent publication famed for its unique portrayal of the rarity of redheads, has to our pleasure, released its fourth issue, continuing their conceptual exploration into one of the world’s smallest minorities and further the embedded ideology through the diverse and all encompassing nature of MC1R, that red hair is far more than just a hair colour.  Feature


A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

A—B :: An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

Ain’t Bad Editions was set up by five emerging photographers who share a mutual passion to showcase photo projects that are pushing the medium to its limit and beyond. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2011, Ain’t Bad Editions has been supporting and engaging contemporary artists from around the world, offering affordable, limited-edition prints and artist books created by independent, aspiring photographers. Each artist and book are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. And in case you haven’t heard, they are having a new call for entry! Want to get involved? Check out the link below. Feature


Féros  |  Issue 01 (NSFW)

Féros | Issue 01 (NSFW)

Editor in Chief, Clément Gagliano expresses his infusion of illustration, artwork and poetry, resulting in the aesthetic experience of erotica, which focuses on the mystery and excitement of seduction, straying far from the vulgar conversations surrounding sexuality. With prior addiction and love for magazines such as L’imparfaite, Edwarda, Irene fanzine, and the Berlin based Pornceptual, further combined with the ever-growing realisation of the lacking of contemporary artistic exploration of erotica, Féros was born. Feature


Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

Imperial Pictures Publishing — Vixens on Vacation

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


OWT Creative

OWT Creative

What do you get when you throw in 4 design graduates, an economic recession and a whole lot of spare time? You get OWT Creative…and some damn fine zines to go along with them. We all know how difficult it is to really make a name for yourself in the creative industry. Graduating may well be a scary thing, but OWT Creative are the perfect example of how being unemployed, yet still having a passion for design, and a strive to have fun and collaborate, can lead to great things. Established in 2010, OWT Creative constructed their collective agency and rapidly gained attention. Now, 6 years on, they lecture, make and animate. Based in Manchester and San Francisco, with their collaborative design work at an all-time high, they’re still having fun. Feature


ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

Despite the rise of digital photography, flipping through the pages of Ordinary Magazine allows us to absorb the ineffable beauty of conceptual photography. Published by KesselsKramer’s Art Director extraordinaire Max Siedentopf in collaboration with Yuki Kappes, Ordinary is a new culture quarterly that features over 20 dazzling photographs taken by international artists who have transformed seemingly humdrum objects into remarkable art forms. Feature


‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph is a multimedia artist based in London who uses photography, video, digital and other processes in his work and has 10 years of varied experience in journalism and creative industries. He is currently working on a series of projects that deconstruct his own archive from the past decade, creating new works from old material to explore media and technology cultures, memory, communication, recent history, and human experience. His first book titled ‘Poet Fool’ — life according to graffiti: an alternative social documentary, is an A5 format, 128pp, full colour publication limited to a run of just 100 copies. Be sure to get your hands on a copy for just £20. Feature


The 99U Magazine

The 99U Magazine

The world is full of ideas but it is short of people who know how to put those great ideas into action. Beautifully designed by the 99U creative team, the 99U Quarterly is published with a mission to empower the creative community. Each issue comes packed with practical advice on idea execution, in-depth profiles of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and thinkers and the research on getting things done as well as road-tested tips for driving creative projects to completion. Feature


The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

East London based art publisher Hoxton Mini Press has announced ‘The Mini Mini Series’ – a marvellous collection of photo books that celebrate the best in colourful, modern photography: playful not pretentious. Not only is this new book series their first which ventures outside of East London, it also explores selected, sensational photographs taken by not-so-familiar artists/photographers who create small-but-great projects and do not demand a solo exhibition in a pure white gallery. Feature


Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

For Spring 2016, Stüssy traveled back to Jamaica in order to create their seventh bi-annual publication. Jamaica is a place that’s been close to their heart since the early days. Drawn to the music, the culture, and the natural beauty of the people–the values and way of life on the island very much tie into the vibes at the core of their brand. This issue sees Tyrone Lebon travel to the Caribbean alongside Tom Guinness to capture the latest campaign. In his fourth series for the brand, Lebon explores Jamaica’s variety, spending time between Port Antonio and Kingston. Immersed into the Rasta, Reggae and Dancehall cultures of the island, the images convey an honest and exciting perspective of the country. Feature


MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

The newly-published title authored by the founder and creative director of Transmission, Stuart Tolley. ‘MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design’ is a new publication showcasing a wide selection of contemporary minimalist graphic design. Stuart Tolley has opted to trace the first wave of minimalism in the 60s, allowing readers to explore the relationship between form and function and at the same time calling a closer look at the movement through essays and in-depth interviews with leading design practitioners such as Jessica Svendsen, Made Thought and Eric Hu. Feature


Accent Magazine

Accent Magazine

Unlike many other titles, Accent Magazine has set itself a challenge and decided to release its debut print issue after its tremendous success on the internet. Published bi-annually, the print version of Accent is devoted to celebrating inspirational, extraordinary individuals who dare to experience life outside the mainstream and make the world a brighter place simply by being themselves. Feature


Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer have a unique way of crafting contemporary editorial designs. From their studio in Bagnolet, a commune in the eastern suburbs of the French capital, Spassky Fischer approach each project by experimenting with unconventional thinking and problem solving. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to delve deep into their ever-expanding collection of art book or zine designs, Spassky Fischer’s portfolio features abundant examples of the latest up-and-coming design trends. Just make sure you spare some time before you move on to their website. Because there you’ll be admiring some of the best in the media landscape spanning graphic design, editorial, printed matter and cross-platform applications. Feature


KRASS Journal

KRASS Journal

We think it’s very interesting to see how a publication that examines the topic of curiosity and deep conversation has managed to achieve typographic perfection. Founded by an Australian duo, Adelaide-based KRASS Journal is an independent publication that prides itself on being a distinctive and highly-respected voice in the art and design world. KRASS addresses a new form of conversation by posing questions raised by Australian writers, freethinkers and artists. Beautifully designed by Frame, KRASS truly represents a fresh take on editorial – all while experimenting with the textual arrangement in the context of print. Feature


Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

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


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

Brazilian illustrator and printmaker Zansky’s play with “the idea of map exploration without knowing the destination” results in a wonderful assortment of tricolour illustrations created using screenshots from Google Street View. Fortuna is a 24-page Riso-printed publication that explores the relationship between the analogue and the digital. And with Zansky’s strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional printing techniques, he has beautifully reinterpreted those digital captures and created painterly landscapes that highlight the blurred borders between photography, illustration, editorial and technology. Feature


Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

Charlie Soffe has created a beautifully printed zine as a vessel of thought. As he interacted with the city of Birmingham, he recorded the results with analogue photography and collage. Charlie “wanted to create a sense of collective thought and fragmentation to portray the city in a new light, moving past the apparent visual aesthetic of the city and looking at what keeps Birmingham ticking.” The 32 page zine was printed on tracing paper and coloured paper, it includes a bonus track which acts as a soundscape whilst you read. Feature


A-magazine #1

A-magazine #1

The end of February 2016 marked a new era for print media. Creative agency Naked Communications opted to challenge editorial convention and decided to offer a distinct reading experience by releasing a brand new forward-thinking magazine titled ‘A-’. Feature


Free Skate Magazine | Interview

Free Skate Magazine | Interview

There will always be something more gratifying about holding a magazine that is aesthetically and conceptually appealing than double tapping your phone screen to let the world know you ‘like it’. The chances are you’ll never look at it again, but a magazine offers a degree of permanence and exclusivity that you just can’t get from the internet. On the 30th march last year, Factory Media announced that they were closing all print operations in the wake of the digital boom, to focus solely on digital media and video production. With this, Kingpin, Sidewalk and Monster Magazine disappeared from print along with a longstanding set of values and traditions. Feature


Herbarium Riso

Herbarium Riso

Set up in December 2012 by Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke (We Make It & Gloria Glitzer), Herbarium Riso brings together an extensive selection of the most compelling Risograph-printed independent artists’ publications, zines and ephemera. With more than 170 books in their collection, Herbarium Riso is one of those destinations you definitely cannot miss if you visit Berlin. It is a perfect place for meeting artists, publishers and people who share a common interest in the arts and culture as well as the future of contemporary publishing. Just make sure you get in touch with them before making a visit. Appointments can be made via email. Feature


NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

Met with the task of exploring the topic of death through film photos and personal writing, zine publisher NIGHTED presents its ninth group installment titled “NIGHTED Life 9: Gone”. Eight photographers were asked to answer one of three questions: What’s the closest you’ve ever come to dying? What do you want done with your body when you die? Which death has had the biggest impact on your life and why? Feature


Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Apart from their everyday tasks which include designing type and making sure their designs are both interesting and practical, Paris-based design studio Production Type also celebrate their ever-expanding library of type designs by creating a diverse range of beautiful type specimen books, posters and printed ephemera. Feature


Tiny Library

Tiny Library

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


The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

Unit Editions are notable for their collection of impeccable publications on contemporary design and visual culture. Recently, they have announced ‘The Archive Series’ which is a bibliographic celebration of graphic design archives and collections, and of course, we are extremely excited because the first title in the series is just about to be released and it is devoted to the miniature beauty of postage stamps. Feature


David Mondedeu

David Mondedeu

It’s time to be blown away by the work of photographer and printmaker, David Mondedeu who was born in Houston, Texas, which is very much a heartland of print and home to The Printing Museum. David currently lives in Madrid, yet is very well travelled – he has taken photographs in places including China, Uganda, Mozambique, Israel, Peru, and the Western Sahara and has self-published a number of gorgeous books which contain hand-pulled polymer photogravures in extremely limited editions of just ten copies. Beautiful work indeed. Feature


Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe is a Birmingham-based illustrator who runs an independent skate clothing brand called KOTB, which allows him to combine his passion for skateboarding, clothing and illustration into one entity. For this particular project, he tried to remove his work from the known and explore another world. In doing so he found himself depicting the story of Greek duo Castor and Pollux, one where the two brothers must alternate between Olympus and Hades forever. The concertina allows you to enter the barren limbo state the two brothers lurk. He has created an uneasiness between the two brothers and the viewer with the long spacing between each illustration. Lovely stuff. Feature


Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless is the ninth title from Melbourne-based publishing house Bloom, released in celebration of their second birthday. The publication features an 8fps image sequence taken by Lloyd Stubber of Jay Dymock’s infamous boneless 360. During the summer of 2008, a famous Perth skate spot had yet another NBD (never been done) ticked off its list, a boneless 360 by Jay Dymock. Although maybe second nature to him, it went down in history for all that witnessed. Still to this day the video footage has never surfaced, whether it was lost or taped over – or maybe not even recording – still remains a mystery. This 462 page, perfect bound, digitally printed, 6″ x 9″ flip-book is released in a signed edition of 25. Feature


Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The sixth issue features our very own multi-award winning graphic designer James Lunn. After our first five issues, you may have noticed that Posterzine has now become another great, regular source of inspiration from People of Print. And for this special issue, it’s time to catch up with James Lunn about his transition from London to York and why a change of scenery can be quite important for designers. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

People of Print are thrilled to announce that our Print Isn’t Dead magazine Element 004 has hit the shelves and as always the magazine is jammed packed with visual delights, talented printmakers and the very best designers, artists and events from around the world.

Element 004 is an 84 page independent magazine extravaganza focusing on letterpress, typography, illustration, events and conferences whilst featuring the likes of the infamous Anthony Burrill, Alan Kitching, David Wolske, Roderick Mills, Marion Deuchars, Protein, Letterform Live, 99U and Live Surface to name just a few gracing the pages of this issue. Feature


J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

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


Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine is the brainchild of FranklinTill, a London-based multidisciplinary design studio set up by Kate Franklin and Caroline Till in 2010. With their mutual interest in bridging research, forecasting and creative direction, Viewpoint Magazine is created with an aim to give brands, designers, consumer insight teams an in-depth understanding of emerging design movements across the lifestyle industries. It serves as a creative round-up of updates on new design, retail, lifestyle, material and technology that you might not be able to find elsewhere. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

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

‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

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


Element 004 | On Press

Element 004 | On Press

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


Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Groningen-based artist and musician Bert Scholten always displays his love affair with music through a powerful series of animations, posters, and drawings. Recently, he has unveiled his latest, beautifully-designed, screen-printed publication, entitled ‘Orde Schepper’, which means Order Creator, celebrating his artistic experimentation in music through the simplest collection of irregular shapes, drawings and primary colours. Feature


Inthepool Studio

Inthepool Studio

Géraldine Pace and Louise Harling are two French graphic designers who graduated from ESAG Penninghen in Paris. After freelancing for some years, they decided to create Inthepool Studio, bringing together their passion for deconstructed typography and super-coloured forms, as well as a certain love of the 80s. Feature


Talk Magazine

Talk Magazine

What’s behind the latest wave of independent magazines is a move towards style-driven publications that are fuelled by passion for their niche. Talk magazine is a new design magazine that dives deeply into a tiny corner of fashion and emerging culture. Beautifully curated and crafted by founders Harry Gassel and Eric Hu, Talk is a contemporary, cool alternative if you’re looking for fresh content and to see the world through a new lens. The inaugural issue comes with a beautiful image on the cover by our all-time favourite photographer, David Brandon Geeting, and is now up for grabs! Feature


Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

The female-focused independent magazine, Girls Like Us, was founded in 2005 by Jessica Gysel, after her first endeavor Kutt magazine (a sister, you might say, of the quarterly gay magazine Butt). When Butt was established in 2001, male gay media was entering mainstream popular culture, enabling them to create a niche and to own it entirely. However, Jessica felt that for lesbians, it was a different story. Feature


Compost Magazine

Compost Magazine

Presenting a curated selection of images, essays, interviews, and comics, Compost is a biannual publication that takes you inside the movements in today’s global creative and lifestyle industries. From long-established craft business to dramatic examples of sporting excellence, Compost devotes its entire 400 pages to providing inspiration, covering a diverse range of topics within contemporary creative culture spanning from travel, literature, to gastronomy and architecture to name but a few. Feature


Read-Only Memory

Read-Only Memory

London-based publisher Read-Only Memory reveals what design can do using different printing techniques to document great moments in video game history. Founded by independent graphic designer and design associate at Studio Koto, Darren Wall, in 2012, Read-Only Memory has released a wide range of high-quality prints, publications, and writings that recognise the pioneers, milestones, and titles that have shaped our time and culture. It is truly a celebration of dynamic and work at the intersection of editorial and video game. I guarantee that even if you’re not a big fan of video games, these collectible books will allow you to understand how video gaming always goes from an entertaining pastime to a lifelong obsession. Feature


The magCulture Shop

The magCulture Shop

One of the best pieces of news we’ve heard recently is that magCulture will be opening a physical magazine shop down in central London. We are all magaholics here at People of Print and we just could not hide our excitement when we heard about the arrival of London’s freshest magazine shop that will really deliver. After five years online, the magCulture shop will be opening its doors in real life on Friday 11th December, offering a huge range of the most innovative and creative magazines from across the globe. Feature


Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

Posterzine™ — The Poster That’s Also A Magazine

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


Tunica Magazine Issue №4

Tunica Magazine Issue №4

The fourth issue of Tunica Magazine takes you on a visual journey through features covering illustration, photography, articles, fictions, interviews and beyond. For each issue, Tunica Magazine invites a rotating cast of independent writers and creatives to participate, making it a great platform for talents who work across a variety of cutting-edge artistic disciplines across the globe to showcase their work. Feature


The Ride Journal X

The Ride Journal X

Sure if you talk to your parents, you’ll find out that cycling was actually in crisis some 30 years ago. We cannot quite explain the renewed interest in this two-wheeled transport but we guess that’s another reason why you should pick up a copy of The Ride Journal. Cycling is indeed enjoying something of a renaissance. Both entertaining and visually-pleasing, The Ride Journal is a fast lane into the conversation that appears to be surrounding the multifaceted world of moving on two wheels. It takes a close-up look at the aesthetic of today’s cycling culture through some of the best illustration, photography, and design as well as written content influenced by the cycling movement. Feature


Plants and Prejudice

Plants and Prejudice

Routed in her own inability to take care of plants, Katja Alissa Mueller founded the new bi-annual publication Plants and Prejudice with ‘plant and magazine aficionados’ in mind. Based upon the premise that ‘her plants normally die within 7 days of purchase’ she ponders the relationship between plants and humans. Feature


Brutalist London Map

Brutalist London Map

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


The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

The Christmas Print Fayre 2015

We are very excited to announce that we will be putting on a top-notch display of prints at our first ever Christmas Print Fayre, which will take place at none other than KK Outlet in Hoxton Square, London. We are literally going to fill the walls from top to bottom. The exhibition will launch on Tuesday 1st December and run on until 23rd of December and will include workshops, talks and even a Meal Ticket thrown in for good measure.

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Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Amy Burek is a San Fransciso based scientist, artist and sole member of her own club – Awkward Ladies Club. Her interests ‘include how cells become organisms, how letters become words, and how cat pictures become memes’. Her work reflects her fascination with how humans now communicate in a digital society and how we perceive ourselves. Feature


Ed Templeton | Book Signing at Claire de Rouen

Ed Templeton | Book Signing at Claire de Rouen

We featured Ed Templeton’s book, Wayward Conditions this time last year, it’s a book digging deep into Ed’s photo archive from the last 20 years. He’s back in London with a new book to add to his vast collection titled Adventures in the nearby far away. Limited to 1000 copies. Ed will be doing a signing in Claire de Rouen Bookshop tomorrow from 12 noon! Feature


Amuseum

Amuseum

Light-hearted, witty and informative are three words that best describe Amuseum. ‘Crammed with exclusive content from the sublime to the ridiculous’, Amuseum is a 150-page publication that uses a seamless blend of colourful illustration, intelligent comics and contagious trivia to help readers better understand human emotional attachment. It also covers different topics spanning culture, design, history, art and science – definitely a perfect choice if you are looking to explore into the emotional connection between objects and their owners. Feature


The Rainbow Projects by Taisuke Koyama

The Rainbow Projects by Taisuke Koyama

London-based, self-taught photographer Taisuke Koyama has been experimenting with different photographic techniques to bring into question the future of photography and its role in an increasingly digital environment. For the past five years, Taisuke has spent most of his time exploring into the differences between old and new technologies of image-making, using intense and saturated colour schemes to produce kaleidoscopic visuals that will instantly fill you with rapture and awe. Feature


HTTPrint: Turn Your Browsing History into a Newspaper

HTTPrint: Turn Your Browsing History into a Newspaper

A new Google Chrome plugin can turn your browsing history into a beautiful, printable newspaper. HTTPrint, a diploma project by ECAL design graduate Emilie Pillet, collects data on the websites you visit, including the URL, how long you spend on each site and the content you look at. The program then transforms this data into graphs that are scaled to illustrate how long a page was viewed for. The result can be printed out at home or into a print-on-demand newspaper. Feature


Mischievous Typeface for Kiblind Magazine by BB-Bureau

Mischievous Typeface for Kiblind Magazine by BB-Bureau

Nantes-based independent type foundry and design studio BB–Bureau have just released a new typeface designed exclusively for the stupendous design magazine Kiblind. This new design swings between playfulness and classical grotesque drawing, utilising irregular shapes and asymmetric grids to produce a typeface that is full of character and fun. Feature