We really love it when studios run a brief with a limited colour palette. Once again, the Belgian ‘printlab’ Topo Copy have produced a two-colour series of RISO prints with 27 different artists. They pulled the paper twice through their beloved RISOGRAPH (RP3700) duplicator, this time using blue and green cold soy-ink. ‘No Boundaries, a theme but no restrictions.’ It is a beautiful project. We high-five TOPO COPY. Feature
Designer Kelly Angood wanted a ‘real’ medium format camera, but knew she couldn’t afford one, consequently she dealt with it the only way she knew how and made one! After setting up a page on kickstarter to gain funding Kelly has spread the world about her beautiful prototype camera (screen printed by the wonderful Joe Vass) that creates amazing pin-hole images and the best thing about it is you make it all yourself! With the project finishing by 1:30pm on Saturday every last donation counts in the hope of developing the project further and expanding into educational workshops for kids and teenagers and the possibility of more exciting cameras. I caught up with Kelly to find out more about the project.
‘I am just trying to be nice’ is a book about the work of Nug, giving a visual overview of the controversial graffiti artist’s pieces from exhibitions to graffiti pictures, video stills and paintings. 2 Editions of the 64 page publication are available, with an exclusive edition featuring a one of the kind cover made from an original piece of artwork cut into pieces or an (equally rugged) edition created by Amsterdam Design agency Undog.
I made it down to Print Club London’s Group show last week (on till May 24th) and was really impressed by the variety of exciting illustrative/typographic imagery and super friendly Print Club fam who made me feel more then welcome and gave me the chance to catch up with my favourite Artists about their work.
Click + to read about my pick of the bunch including Sam Baldwin, Claudia Borfiga, Hannah Prebble Ben Rider & Josie Malloy Feature
Launching tonight, Print Club London are opening their inky doors in ‘the humble back alley’ of their Dalston Gallery (10-28 Millers Ave E8) for a 2 week group exhibition showcasing the work of 30 of it’s founders technicians and members. The exciting show also offers a chance to get your hands on some limited edition, ‘exclusive, never been seen before’ screenprints featuring illustrative and typographic designs (all created using the studio facilities at Print Club) by Ben Rider Matt Pringle, Jess Willson, Cassandra Yap, Margaux Carpentier, Simon Fitzmaurice, David Shand, Rosie Emerson and many more! Feature
Raised by Wolves is a Canadian Streetwear label that creates pieces with a contemporary approach through their focus on ‘wearable sportswear-inspired silhouettes’ Their dope SS13 Look book shot on film by Photographer Andrew Szeto features pooches print and even a preview of their ‘Jungle Book’ capsule. Pieces from the collection available via the Hypebeast Store soon. Feature
After coming across the amazing 3D ‘Ideas machine’ by Zombie Collective I was lucky enough to meet the friendly fun loving girls behind the Collective who told me all about their exciting approach to both Illustration and Art Direction. The Zombie family was formed when the 5 ladies behind it (Maggie Li, Joely Brammer, Rebecca Jay, Alice Lickens and Frann Preston-Gannon) met at Kingston University whilst studying Illustration and wanted to step into the industry with a fresh and individual approach. Feature
Puck Collective returned to Pick me up this year with their dope transfer Tattoo Studio “Puckleduster” – beautifully set up (of course) with framed designs and chairs inviting the public to get their own tattoo. I was also lucky enough to bump into the amazing illustrator John C Thurbin who was busy working on a Lino – print. The Middlesex university graduate is a London based print-maker and illustrator who makes staggering imagery with attention to detail and precision through his strong focus on Lino-cut and ink – definitely one to watch Feature
Pick me up stepped it up this year so this week I’m gona take an opportunity to give some props to my pick of the bunch! My favourite favourite favourite find was without a doubt the wicked Williams Sisters who were exhibiting their “Sports Cheeses” screen prints and ‘BRIEBOK’ Tees with Beach London, if you missed the show have no fear the dope Tees are available online via their tumblr & Beach London. Feature
Jeremy Wheeler is a multi-faceted artist, specializing in dynamic graphic art in two and three dimensions. In his 10+ years working in the Southeast Michigan area, he has honed a unique poster style in the gigposter and modern film art world. Through his company Bang! Media, he’s made three appearances at various Flatstock poster conventions — including SXSW 2012/13 as well as last year’s Pitchfork Festival. Feature
Stussy have moved into the printed world with volume one of a bi-annual publication which will feature the Spring ’13 collection and much more. Cover Photography: A$AP ILLZ by Kenneth Cappello. Limited Edition Cover Featuring Block Photograph by Chuck Katz. Look at this slick video which shows the process of the zine printing. Print is definitely not dead, go and buy your zine from the Stussy Shop. Feature
Brooklyn Zine Fest grows larger and more diverse in its second year at Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY (April 21, 2013) — Warmed (but not toasted) by the success of last year’s inaugural event, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh are returning to Williamsburg to present the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to make their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free. Feature
Fashion brand Akomplice’s ‘philosophy is simple; evolution through innovation.’ Akomplice brings fresh concepts to heads across the globe through collaboration and highlighting individual & new talent. Designs reflect the brands inspirations from nature, philosophy, hip hop film and art. Their latest Look book ‘Magic Plant’ see’s the brand collaborate with Kirk Knight (Pro Era) Erick Arc Elliot (Flatbrush Zombies) and Elbee thrie (Phony Ppl) as garments are printed with Flora & Fauna aiming to make you feel euphoric by stimulating your psychedelic senses.
In honor of the brand’s 5 year anniversary Huf has collaborated with Black Scale releasing the dope BLVCK SCVLE X HUF Tee. The bold design features Huf’s signature plantlife graphic in a pentagram repeat pattern ontop of a tie-dyed body. Available at both Huf & Black Scale’s online stores. Feature
Georgina Teseleanu (aka Anai Greog) is a Romanian Artist. Developing her style whilst studying psychology her imagery often takes inspiration from her work as a psychotherapist aiming to provoke an emotional response. Her exciting work is colourful, bold and geometric demonstrating supernatural worlds inside a circle. Feature
I got mad respect for Rosy One and thought it was about time I gave her a well deserved big up for keeping me inspired me over the years. Rosy One is a female Graffiti Artist based in Switzerland and is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in Swiss Graff. Inspired by hip-hop and trips to Berlin and Paris she started writing in 1989 and plans to paint till she gets her retirement pension. In recent work she’s collaborated with the Cleptomanicx collection releasing some dope garms and bed covers. Feature
After having a browse on hurtyoubad I came across the NY Prisoner 63906054 blog and spent most of last Sunday distracted from my work reading posts.
Timothy Guvercin, the man behind it is a Britt currently locked up in America, after being on remand for 2 years he’s selling T-shirts to help fund his legal fees.
‘Poster Child Prints’ is the brainchild of Sonja Teri based in LA. In this interview she talks about editions of prints selling out in record times causing websites to crash and how she wants a neon sign saying ‘PCP’ but can see how that might be a problem with the drug users in LA. haha. We love her and PCP. Feature
Satta is skate manufacturing studio based in Brixton. Satta Skates use readily available woods sourced from local timber mills, taking inspiration from classic skateboarding styles of the 60s and 70s in their design. They worked on limited run screenprinted boards with Malarky and launched “Visionary Artist Series” with Stevie Gee. Feature
Void is a t-shirt brand run from east London – collaboration of two artists Omar Hraib & Sam Bell that draw inspiration from doom and psychedelic culture. Incredibly detailed dark and sinister illustrations printed mostly white on black come nicely packaged in a screenprinted envelopes with free stickers. Feature
Ben Rider is a London based Illustrator, currently working freelance and as a Print Technician for The Print Club London. Ben’s portfolio demonstrates his crazy love and knowledge of print, with focus being directed towards experimentation and process in his eye catching images. Feature
Rewind Forward is a forward thinking music and lifestyle Boutique that offers a selection of the finest vinyl, cassette tapes, clothing and limited edition objects.
(Featuring editions from labels inc Hotline Recordings, Peng Sound Records, No Corner Tapes & Products from the Tape-Echo Design Studio.)
Rewind Forward is “a store for those who understand that music goes beyond a download” run by lovers of both music and design, their enthusiasm is translated in their range of products.
Their rare products and bespoke packaging demonstrates their attention to detail and love for quality and print.
Visit their website here. Feature
Matt Manson is a London based Designer, Print Maker and Illustrator.
I can’t get enough of his work, his folio if full of sick illustrations and demonstrates a strong knowledge of print & process.
Most recently Matt has released a fresh new “Jacko” T-shirt as part of an on-going collaboration with with HBAD (a Bristol-based independent hair salon / clothing store)
Grab ya T here & see a clip of the HBAD store here Feature