Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen is a Taiwanese graduate from MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication. She now works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in Taipei and has recently started her own brand, A horse of love. NOW HERE is a typographic response to the area surrounding LCC in Elephant and Castle including the renowned Heygate Estate; it is an opportunity to document the areas surrounding the college before it changes beyond recognition. Feature


Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Our good friend Robert Rubbish and fellow Le Gun member will be taking you on an audio-based psychogeographical adventure through Soho with his new radio show / exhibition. SPIRITUS SOHO will be six radio shows that will be themed around the titles of new artwork that Robert is producing. The artwork will hang in Soho Radio from May 21st 2015. The radio shows will be intercut with music, poems, quotes and samples from film and tv documentaries about Soho. They will have a feel of a freewheeling ramble and loose narrative, linked together by songs. His first show will look at Soho as a woman, and the idea of falling in love with a Spirit of Soho. Feature


Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales is a photographer whose images have been published internationally as well as being held in multiple collections and showcased in a selection of exhibitions, including Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, to name just a few. Paolo’s latest exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design 2015 MFA Graduate Show Six Degrees at Clampart in New York City. It is this photographic series titled ‘These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell’ by Paolo which really caught our eye due to its intelligently devised yet relaxed conviction. Feature


Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Print Isn’t Dead™ is an ongoing quest to engage in conversation and debate about creativity and independent art, design and print practitioners. As you may have heard, our latest issue deals with the theme of personalisation. We are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy that is individually typeset by our award-winning designer James Lunn. And today, after creating a huge collection of fantastic covers for Element 003, we asked Lunn to design his very own cover and here’s a little insight into how he came up with such an interesting composition. Feature


Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

We are delighted to announce that the special design piece by founder Eike König of Hort is also gracing the front cover of the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Eike König is considered one of the most influential designers of our time. Now, twenty years after Hort was first established, we are super excited to have his wondrous typographic design works featured in our latest issue. If you have yet to decide whether to pick up a copy, Eike is here to tell us about his fun, yet thoughtful cover design for the glorious Element 003. Feature


Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ is almost ready for print. And today, we would like to introduce Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic and editorial designer who has created one of the amazing cover designs in our Artist Series. In honour of her special edition, we pitched a few questions at this talented Hansje van Halem to find out about her idea behind this amazing limited edition cover. Feature


Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini is a photographer hailing from Milan that focuses on developing large-scale prints, landscapes and life scenes throughout his portfolio. With a wonderful colour pallet throughout his work, Luca’s memorizing imagery featuring deserts is a personal favourite. Routing from an early interest this selection of imagery acts as a mirror concerning his thoughts on time space and existent and how we should consider ourselves in relation to the big entity we are a part of. Feature


Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo is the brainchild of Jimbo Barbu, an independent art director and graphic designer based in Paris. It’s hard to believe that the studio was only founded in 2014 since its portfolio is jam-packed with a huge set of stunning design featuring typographic layouts and illustrations that have also graced the pages of international design publication Kiblind and many others. Feature


Rosie Moss | Interview

Rosie Moss | Interview

It was a delight to stumble across the beautiful work from Rosie Moss. Midlands based designer Rosie hand dyes, prints and makes all of her textile products ranging from cushions to bags. We had a chat with Rosie to find out more about her experimental printing technique and daily tools of the trade. Feature


Stanley Anderson

Stanley Anderson

The Royal Academy pays homage to the traditional art of engraving. Feature


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. Feature


SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM, is a limited edition risograph book by Brooklyn based mixed media artist Jonathan Campolo. Collecting single design elements taken from web, he digitally manipulated these to make patterns and textile designs. Published in conjunction with his solo show ‘GREATER HITS’ at Booklyn Inc., Jonathan Campolo challenges the images of familiar brands and characters against their own marketing schemes, displacing aspects of cartoon sound, “physical” identity, environment and colour. Feature


Ellie Andrews

Ellie Andrews

All-round bae and graphic artist Ellie Andrews has been busy with her paintbrushes! Feature


Pete Sharp

Pete Sharp

Pete Sharp is a South London based illustrator notorious for producing unorthodox comics and spicy screen prints! Reminiscent of the cartoon genius Robert Crumb, Pete brings a wicked sense of humour to his character based artwork… Feature


Ricardo Cavolo

Ricardo Cavolo

I find it extremely hard to select featured images that would best represent the characteristic of this idiosyncratic illustrator Ricardo Cavolo. All his work shows an exceptional talent to create illustrations that incorporate a wide range of meaty textures and colours. He treats each individual piece like a grand painting and you can tell by taking a close-up look at his portfolio that spans a diverse cross-sections of projects including illustration, mural and editorial design. Feature


Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Born in the 20s, Ellsworth Kelly is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. His bold and blocky work affiliates itself with the pared-down styles of minimalism and abstraction. Feature


Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Japanese graphic designer and art director Naonori Yago applies his cleverly considered style to a range of clients from the art and fashion industries. Experimenting with layers of type, pattern and image, his playful constructions still hold a strong sense of order with an air of confidence that only comes from truly knowing your skill. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier is the queen of decorating surfaces and has recently launched a new book to reveal her vibrant sketches. Feature


Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak is a graphic and web designer raised and based in Hong Kong. A graduate from Polytechnic University, his unique final year project caught plenty of attention with its’ bold and distinctive graphic style, based on the concept of original thought. He also experiments in motion graphics to illustration and touches on philosophy for inspiration in his work. Feature


Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Struan Teague is a painter and printmaker from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is a perfect balance of delicate illustrations and big blocks of colour, coming together as beautiful stone lithograph and silk screen prints. We asked Struan some questions about his practice and took a sneak-peek inside his studio. Feature


Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie shows us how to use screen printing and quality paper to create a super clean, graphical product. He produced a limited run of just five records with screen printed covers, sleeves and inner bags. He distributed these awesome records to his immediate family – his father and three brothers. He mentioned that “the songs on the records having a significance for one or all of us. The tracks also have a special connection to one another sequentially.” With the connection between the tracks, and the limitation of a side of vinyl played at 33rpm, the arrangement really is unique and the experience of listening to this record is a one off. Feature


Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell, not to be confused with another artist of the same name, is a multi disciplinary artist based in London. Working in design, digital media, Illustration, photography, video, animation and collage (the list is endless) – his signature style features luminous colours and repetition with an intergalactic edge. Feature


Ktoed

Ktoed

By combining photographs of handmade models with other collaged material Ktoed constructs stark, yet magical landscapes. Feature


Birgit Palma

Birgit Palma

Multi talented creative Birgit Palma in an Austrian illustrator, designer, typographer and art director currently based in Barcelona. Her time is split between working for commercial clients such as Nike, Adobe, Diesel and Moet, to creating her own projects and exhibitions. Her style has a bold graphic influence and hints towards adventurous tendencies, exploring unusual combinations and experimental type. Feature


Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

We featured this illustration prodigy Thomas Danthony in April last year, and now this time, it is his method used to create this recent set of illustrations, commissioned by Medium, that fascinates us. Feature


Jérémie Solomon

Jérémie Solomon

Paris based designer Jérémie Solomon, has experimented with a multitude of print techniques in his work. Previously a print making student at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, his work shows skills in screen print, risograph printing, etching and letterpress. He often pushes a single image or project through a number of processes, resulting in the end product being a true labour of printed love. Feature


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with the pop art movement and has worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and of course printmaking. Feature


Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

We caught up with a People of Print favourite, Seetal Solanki, to talk about her latest project for Nike Air Jordan which is based around the theme of ‘water’. We’ve been given a wonderful insight into her thought process and research behind this incredible textile print design. She mentioned that “research is one of [her] favourite parts of the process,” and we agree. Take a few moments to fully appreciate this glorious work and be sure to check her website out for further print-related goodness. Feature


Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas describes herself as a creative craftswoman who specialises in wood block printing. Her illustrations show mythical creatures, animals and Aztec patterns with several references to ‘Day of the Dead’ skull imagery. She uses the traditional woodblock printing technique to make modern and contemporary imagery. Her beautiful products include stickers, printed scarves and fabric covered sketchbooks. Feature


Brigid Deacon

Brigid Deacon

Old pal of People of Print, Brigid Deacon, makes everything look well alright in black and white! Feature


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Looking through Daniel Clarke’s work feels like going on a mini, globe-trotting adventure through succulent foliage and structural shapes. Feature


Zine Yolal

Zine Yolal

Zine Yolal is a young designer currently studying for her MA in communication design at Kolding School of Design in Denmark. Her layout experiments seen below play with interesting composition and layering of imagery, yet the consistent blue tone takes away any distraction of colour. Just one example of her exploratory design style, Zine aims to create innovative communication methods using illustration, textures and digital media. Feature


Monika Petersen

Monika Petersen

After studying illustration at St Martins in London, Danish artist Monika Peterson returned to Copenhagen where she is now based. Her body of work includes large scale, sketched style pencil drawings, mono prints, lino cuts and collage, featuring animals, fruits and fashion based imagery. Using luxurious gold inks on contrasting dark backgrounds, Monika brings printed detail to life with a refined and sophisticated quality. Feature


Peter Judson :: Recent work

Peter Judson :: Recent work

London based designer / printmaker (and People of Print favourite) Peter Judson has recently dropped a wicked new print to take us back to summer in the colder months. Designed as a winter pick me up, Peter wanted to create something warm and bright to transport him out of his cold flat while he “sat sat staring half at a computer screen and half at the commuters getting pummelled by wind and rain as they rushed to the station across the street.” Feature


Malte Wandel

Malte Wandel

Malte Wandel is a photographer and film maker from Munich, Germany. Drawing focus towards documentary photography, environments and portraits through his travels, Malte’s beautiful imagery highlights a beautiful selection of both pale and muted tones alongside deep bold colour combinations with a heavy concentration on narrative. Feature


Rose Pilkington

Rose Pilkington

‘Always taken by visuals, never words’ – London based Graphic and Moving Image Designer Rose Pilkington graduated from Central Saint Martins and has since continued to excite the visual senses through a collision of colours which burst forward, stimulating the mind and making it impossible for you to forget. Fascinated by themes of optical illusion and visual perception stemming from her research on the psychological effect of colour, Rose has more recently pushed her digital multi-dimensional designs and GIFs into the physical realm of print. 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


Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter

Printmaker and designer Fanny Shorter has a real passion for printing. Since initially studying illustration at Brighton University she has now carved her way into textile and print design, and the results are stunning. We caught up with her and found out how printing changed the way she worked and what makes her tick! Feature


Emily Hadden

Emily Hadden

Multi disciplinary designer and art director Emily Hadden specialises in outstanding visual graphics, branding, photography, collage and installation specifically for fashion. Having graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth in 2010 after studying Illustration & Visual Communication, Emily has built up an impressive fashion orientated client list which includes the likes of Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, Alfie Douglas, Desillusion, Liberty London, Casio, G-Shock and B Store to name but a few. Currently based between Berlin and London, Emily’s work is stand out, with gorgeous colour palettes and compositions alongside quality finishes. Feature


David Wolske

David Wolske

Letterpress artist David Wolske delights in reviving craft letterpress using his eccentric style to create powerful visual language. Slowly, layer upon layer of colour builds magical compositions. Each colour interacts with one another to form a complete, stunning image. It is fascinating to see an artist who devotes his time to working with movable type and creating an impression on the paper, especially in the decades where everyone seems to be eclipsed by mouses and touch screens. David Wolske’s output is indescribably fascinating, and we’re sure you’ll be enamoured with his fine, crisp letterpress work too. Feature


Dan Singer

Dan Singer

Dan Singer is a South London based illustrator with a passion for colour and craftsmanship. His work is predominantly print based, and he especially has a love for the art of lino cutting. Feature


Taylor Evans

Taylor Evans

Taylor Evans is a graphic designer based in Perth, Australia, specialising in corporate identity design, print design and branding. Inspired by contemporary and fresh visual solutions, he applies a clear aesthetic method to aid marketing strategies and promotional campaigns for businesses. His varied and diverse body of work shows an unmatched understanding for the relevant type, logo and graphic design style to suit each company he works with. Feature


Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor is an illustrator and printmaker based in South London. Jack has a distinctive style of minimal mark making. He often works in monochrome and primary coloured pallets, producing bold and structured imagery. I’m a big fan of Jack’s carefully considered silhouettes, and how he incorporates subtle textures to hint at a traditionally printed aesthetic. I also want to show some appreciation for Jack’s characters – using only a couple of lines this guy is able to convey the essence of an individual’s identity. Feature


Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

The first exhibition of 2015 at No Walls Gallery is devoted to Bristol-based artist and designer Mr Penfold. Inspired by a wide range of different influences, from skateboard graphics to classical and formal abstraction, this latest exhibition, appropriately named ‘Masquerades and Silhouettes’, triumphantly demonstrates Mr Penfold’s quest to emulate the iconic pop culture and to produce clean, crisp graphic paintings – a great opportunity for you to focus more on the abstract side of Mr Penfold’s artistic practice. 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


Annie Vieux

Annie Vieux

Brooklyn based artist Annie Vieux portrays elements of experimental psychedelia and melting fragments of rainbow in her digitally inspired works. Flashes of iridescence glint through layers of transparency, merging with bright drips of neon that fade into dreamy hues. Exploring themes pinned around reflection and distortion, each twisted visual has a unique composition yet still hold a flow of consistency as a complete body of work. Feature


Aurélien Heilbronn

Aurélien Heilbronn

Young Parisian photographer and director Aurélien Heilbronn relocated to New York in 2012, and now resides in Los Angeles. As someone with a lifelong passion for photography (never without his digital camera in his teens) and self admittedly obsessed with photographing pigeons in monochrome – his decision to go analogue was sparked two years by the Big Apple. After borrowing a film camera from a friend in New York, he loved how “the raw aspect of the film matched the raw aspect of the city.” Feature


Smink Things

Smink Things

We spoke to Marianne Smink who is the brains behind Smink Things. She learned the craft of print design during her time at fashion school in the Netherlands and has worked for several years in high street fashion before starting to look for ways of working that valued the uniqueness of the final product rather than its conformity. After moving to London and completing an MA in Applied Imagination at Central St Martins, Marianne began working with traditional processes to develop products that celebrated subtle imperfection. Through experimentation and a constant search for inspiration, she aims to allow beauty to emerge in every piece. This has led to her current collection of wallpaper, ceramic tiles and concrete tiles. Feature


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


Timba Smits

Timba Smits

With an obsession with art that started with fingers, paint, blank walls and presumably angry parents – at the age of 3, Timba Smits, is an Australian, East London based creative. The artist, illustrator and independent publisher claims to survive “on a diet of art + design + illustration + type + movies + burgers + hard work + more burgers!.” Feature


Aaron Draplin: Limited Edition Print for The Beauty of Letterpress

Aaron Draplin: Limited Edition Print for The Beauty of Letterpress

Designer Aaron Draplin joins The Beauty of Letterpress with a limited edition print to raise money for Hamilton Wood Type. In their quest to continue the celebration of letterpress printing and further support the future of the much loved traditional craft, paper company Neenah have released the 10th limited edition print in their ongoing series. Available from TBOL’s online store, for a small donation letterpress fans can experience a detailed and tactile work of art, with all proceeds being donated to The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Feature


Russell John

Russell John

Based in Kingston upon Thames, Russell John is an artist that works from his ‘small and hectic’ studio directing his focus towards abstract painting and mono-print. Having recently exhibited a grid of 9 mono-prints at his solo show at the Mills Centre Galler I caught up with him to find more about his inspiration and deep focus on process. Feature


Laura Knoops

Laura Knoops

Laura Knoops is a French-Belgian designer based between Berlin and Paris. She holds a degree in graphic design, graduating from ÉSAAT, Roubaix. She also studied in visual communication at the ESAA Duperré and the ESAIG Estienne in Paris along with studying in Fashion and Branding at the AMFI in Amsterdam. Her varied experiences have allowed her to build herself a profile of mixing disciplines: from graphic design to video and textile. Feature


Walter Newton :: 20 GOTO 10

Walter Newton :: 20 GOTO 10

Featuring everything so 90’s, colourful, and retro, this exhibition of Walter Newton’s pixel-based console artworks, 20 GOTO 10, is something you should not miss if you were born in the PC era. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Walter Newton now spends most of his time in his studio in Midlands creating a powerful series of illustrations that combines small squared elements and block colours. Feature


Ana Catarina Pinho

Ana Catarina Pinho

Ana Catarina Pinho currently works as a freelance photographer and documentary photography lecturer based in Portugal. With a documentary approach to her imagery Ana’s work focuses on subjects including landscapes, portraits, interiors and the interaction between people and the places they inhabit. Feature


Bien Philty

Bien Philty

It’s the nostalgic allure of the unique visual style that draws us in the work of Bien Philty, an independent illustrator from Eindhoven. With strong compositions and contrasting elements, you will surely appreciate his collage, and military-influenced illustrations that feature unexpected block colours and quirky characters surrounded by flora and fauna. What makes his work even much more remarkable is how he experiments with visual storytelling. Here, reality and myth are merged, and his genius to create gripping narratives that bring these fairytale characters to life never fails to impress us. Feature


Ratiotype aka Wilf Whitty

Ratiotype aka Wilf Whitty

Wilf Whitty is one of those graphic designers who, sometimes, feels that computer screen holds him prisoner. Whitty, a designer from Bristol, has found a creative outlet to provide an escape after a long day with a clickety-clack keyboard and screen. He uses Letterpress – a process known for producing clean and crisp design – to research, experiment with type and print and to create work not constrained by clients and tight deadlines. Feature


Lune

Lune

Lune, a typeface by third year LCC student Corin Kennington which is based on the processes and aesthetics of sign painting. The development of the typeface explores the relationship between traditional means of design and digital technology. This set of three posters were designed to showcase the typeface. Risograph printed by Hato Press in Teal Blue, Flat Gold and Burgundy, and the black outlines are letterpressed using bespoke wood blocks. Each of the posters are printed on Munken Pure 240gsm. Feature


Mina Hamada

Mina Hamada

Artist Mina Hamada is an expert in creating imagination fuelled masterpieces, full of vibrancy and colour. Raised in Tokyo, her relocation to Barcelona had a great influence on her interest in street art and she began experimenting with large scale artworks and murals. Her work has a great childlike element to it, an escape from the ordinary and an invitation into the mind of a truly creative spirit. Feature


Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot is a French illustrator with a trademark surreal aesthetic and a passion for traditional print processes. His portfolio includes hand-screened prints, risographed zines and peculiar comics. Virot’s style is typified by flat, lurid colours, dotted textures and unseemly characters. His whimsical style of image making hints at storytelling, drawing you in with a snapshot from a mysterious narrative. Feature


Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and Professor. His large-scale, surveillance-style photographs employ a high viewpoint. He presents us with chaotically colourful depictions of collective existence. Gursky’s images show the patterns of industrious human activity from the stock market to supermarket. The scenes are impersonal, as the singular individual is lost to the larger inhuman form. Feature


Goodchild

Goodchild

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


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


Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

Sigmar Polke: Capitalist Realism & Dispersion Paint on Canvas

True to form, the Tate have curated a formidable Sigmar Polke retrospective. A radical experimentalist; Polke’s work aimed to challenge the consumerist culture that emerged in post-war Germany. Fascinated by advertising as a vehicle to mediate capitalist ideas, Polke created a process for distorting the images at its heart. Feature


Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty is an editorial and documentary photographer born and based in San Francisco. With his inspiration rooting from unfamiliar places and finding narratives in the mundane Brian’s work documents people places and fragments of life through crisp compositions and an array of beautiful colours. Feature


Jonna Saarinen

Jonna Saarinen

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


Joseba Elorza

Joseba Elorza

Joseba Elorza is an electro producer and digital collage artist. Music production and collage go hand in hand as the methodologies behind both practises incorporate the cutting of something into samples and subsequent rearranging to create new melodies. Feature


Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

London based illustrator and screen printer Sam Baldwin graduated from Saint Martins in 2012, and has since specialised in hand drawn pen and ink drawings which combine curious fantasy characters with humorous narratives, turning reality on its head. Feature


Jeffrey Dell

Jeffrey Dell

American artist Jeffrey Dell is a talented screen printer and also a professor at the Texas State University. Teaching coinciding with creation, Jeffrey has produced a respectable body of work over the years in addition to hosting lectures and exhibiting in a number of locations. His prints focus on themes of perception and human impulse, featuring slices of vibrant gradients coupled with distorted depth of field and an assortment of slanted angles. Feature


Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

Walead Beshty is a London born artist, writer and professor. Beshty’s immersive takeover of the “Barbican curve” is the culmination of a year’s worth of print making and comprises over 12,000 separate cyanotypes. Distinctive in their rich blue colouring, cyanotypes are the product of a seminal photographic process. It is a palpable practise by which natural sunlight can be used to expose an image to varying degrees. Feature


Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore

American photographer Stephen Shore is best known for recording banal scenes of his home country. Throughout the first twenty years of his life he resided mostly in a modest few square miles of Manhattan, New York. Come the early 70s, Shore set off on a road trip to Texas looking out at the landscape from the passenger seat of a friends car. He takes an attentive look at what is very ordinary, and often overlooked, amongst the sprawling American terrain. Feature


Mat Maitland

Mat Maitland

With the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince and Muse to name a few, Mat Maitland is an award-winning illustrator and designer boasting an impressive list of clientele. As creative director of London based agency Big Active, he was no longer content with sitting back, overseeing and letting freelance photographers and illustrators do the work for him. His playful neon colleges work ‘in different, yet complimentary ways’ creating an entirely new perspective, through abstracting images and fitting them back together within a different context. It is these collages that have led him to become a world-renowned artist, designer and image-maker in his own right. Feature


Vicky Moon

Vicky Moon

Vicky Moon is a photographer currently based in Los Angeles. Motivated by a love of both architecture and interiors Vicky’s portfolio is a pleasure to browse through. A particular highlight for me was her project titled ‘Expired L.A.’ in which she explored her fascination with drama created by the night sky and documents run down buildings and neon signs at night with expired 4X3 duplicating film creating stunning blue and purple hues. Feature


Nounua

Nounua

Nounua is the ongoing project of Barcelona based visual artist Gráinne Nagle. With knowledge of both fine art and graphic design disciplines, the aim of this series is to blur the boundaries between the two. Shape, line and form all feature strongly throughout each collection of screen prints, with striking simplicity providing the fundamental quality behind each design. Feature


Peter Judson

Peter Judson

We’ve had our eye on London based designer / print maker Peter Judson for a while now, and after a recent visit to his website to see what he’s been upto he did not disappoint. Gaining an ever growing and impressive list of clients, Peter’s signature graphic, bold and shape-based imagery is as inspiring as ever – you need to check it out. Feature


Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari

In the 1950s, Italian designer Bruno Munari produced a series of screen prints entitled Negativo Positivo. Munari aimed to investigate the Gestalt Theory, meaning “unified whole”, by achieving optimum equality between the light and dark sections within an image. The geometrical prints present flat colours that Munari has arranged in such a way so that they compete in equal measure to be the foreground or background. This series constitutes an important analysis of perceptive ambiguity. Feature


Sarah Vanbelle

Sarah Vanbelle

YCN professional award winner in 2013 Sarah Vanbelle, brings fun quirky illustrations to life through mixed media outputs. Her digital work is filled with humour and narrative, and she always makes it stand out by translating her designs into riso prints and recently an exhibition in which she created a 2D fantasy cardboard kitchen. The theme of home, runs through a few of her projects, and she relates this to the tiresome house hunting game, but know matter how hard it may be it certainly creates some fun end results! Feature


Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer

Santa Monica-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer creates an impressive collection of images that have been obscured by a layer of embroidered pixels. She distorts sections of her original photographs taken at various points in her life then enhances them with embroidery to remind viewers that there are hidden truths behind each image. Meyer tries to reflect the failures of photography and to portray the relationship between personal collections and nostalgia. Her project reminds us that photographs not only capture one moment in history, but they also obscure the reality of the moment before and after. Feature


Assa Ariyoshi

Assa Ariyoshi

Currently working in London, Assa Ariyoshi is a half Japanese, half Dutch illustrator with a passion for food, nature and bight vibrant colours. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in Illustration, she has since worked for clients such as the International New York Times, Stylist Magazine, Random house and Elle. Her most recent work can be seen in issue 6 of Mood Magazine – a magazine all about food and music, and a collaboration that’s just right given her self confessed foodie label. Her illustrations are weird and wonderful, bold and busy, yet somehow capable of being both surreal and simplistic. 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


Dan Mather

Dan Mather

Dan Mather is definitely on our favourites list, he’s humble, highly skilled and always produces top-notch work. He’s a London-based independent screenprinter, graphic designer, cyclist and poster aficionado. Dan learnt his craft at the esteemed London College of Communication, and over the past three years has specialised in water-based hand bench editioning for the graphic design industry, establishing a reputation for producing exquisite screenprint with an attention to detail second to none. One man, from quote to dispatch. #fortheloveofprint #foreverfluoro #handprintedwithlove are some of his favourite hashtags along with #printspotters and #printisntdead of course!. Feature


Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins

Bridget Collins is a photographer that was born in Minneapolis and is currently based in Brooklyn. Alongside fashion photography, Bridget’s personal work doesn’t follow a particular linear concept as she tends to simply work from lose ideas, however there are various themes running through her portfolio including examining the relationship between manmade objects and the natural world, as well as space composition and light. Feature


Pawel Przewlocki

Pawel Przewlocki

Pawel Przewlocki is a Boston based artist who recreates movement in shape, with fluid representations of expanding geometrics. Originally from Poland, the skilled shape shifter explores gradient and position by creating the same form continuously but in a range of lighter tones and slightly altered perception. This results in a scaled effect of each colour, documenting it’s fade and opacity levels. Although these look like computerised experiments, the most impressive quality is that these are all created by hand, meticulously painted with acrylic. Feature


Miss Take

Miss Take

With the only photo of her on the Internet being a scanned in Polaroid, her hair in front of her face, wearing sunglasses over the top and raising two middle fingers at the camera. All we know about the elusive 22-year-old Copenhagen based painter, illustrator and street artist, is that she dropped out of school at the age of 18 and has since been making a living from doing what she loves. Her work is beautifully delicate, specialising in watercolours and ink, and her screen prints are individually hand finished, by painting on top of them. Noticeably absent, from the press and the Internet, going by the pseudo name Miss Take – the fact that you cannot put a face to the name or her work makes it even more ethereal. Feature


Josh Brill

Josh Brill

Born and raised in Maine, nature is both the inspiration and the main subject matter for illustrator and designer Josh Brill. He both celebrates and catalogues his muse in a graphic, cubic style and great colour palate, resulting in vibrant vector imagery. I particularly enjoy his dog illustrations, although a series of travel posters is apparently in the pipeline, which we await eagerly. Feature


100 Copies By Thomas Yang

100 Copies By Thomas Yang

100 copies is a project by Singapore based creative director Thomas Yang, combining his passions for cycling and art. Using bike tyres and ink, he has produced a series of prints featuring famous landmarks from around the world. Each print forms a limited edition series of 100, with no two being completely identical. A simple idea that produces a pretty impressive result, no doubt they will please art and cycling fans alike. Feature


Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova is a Solvakian illustrator currently based in London. Martina’s graphic, bold and colourful imagery is most often digital however she often screen prints her work. Focusing on people set in environments filled with everyday objects with ‘potentially tounge in cheek details’ Martina’s work presents narrative and composition beautifully, and as she is steadily building a commendable clientele were sure to see more great things from her in the future. Feature


Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Malcolm Kirk | Man as Art

Previous assistant to Irvine Penn, Kirk’s first expedition to Papa New Guinea in 1967 was sponsored by National Geographic, and proved to be the beginning of a love affair with the country to which he returned repeatedly over the next 13 years, returning each time with more and more incredibly beautiful photographs of the tribe’s people he encountered. The resulting book, ‘Man As Art: New Guinea’, documents the stunning body art, tribal decoration, coloured masks and feather headdresses the people had devised, and is one of the most beautiful portraiture studies in photography. The iconic photographers work should be re-appreciated, as relevant and arresting today as it was 40 years ago. Feature


Anny Wang

Anny Wang

Anny Wang is an exceptionally talented, contemporary spatial designer and visual artist. Her 3D, hyperreal digital illustrations of interior spaces and futuristic furnishings show not only aesthetic awareness but also a forward thinking understanding of relevant design for now. Dreamy textures and a delicious palette of sorbet, iridescent hues are composed with elegant, modern styling for smoothly seductive scenes that are enticing and fresh. Feature


Raphaëlle Martin

Raphaëlle Martin

Raphaëlle Martin is a freelance illustrator based in Freiburg, Germany. His elongated explorations of simplicity and negative space compromise an interesting stance at how much we focus on our fixed surroundings. Drawing attention to the sky and ground with bold scribbles of colour, he makes these elements the main features of his drawings. Although people and buildings make appearances through most of his work, they frequently shrink into the image due to the sheer scale and vibrancy of their immediate environment. Feature


Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

Grande Dame | Ink’d Gallery

American illustrator, musician, animator, printmaker, textile designer and general creative influence ‘Grande Dame’ now resides in Hastings, and is currently the star of a small, trippy, surprising exhibition at Ink’d gallery in Brighton. Everything you see is fantastically printed, illustrated and designed by Grande Dame, from the wallpaper and the curtains to the framed artwork, the candles and the vinyl on the record player. Closing on the 30th of November, get down soon or miss the rednecks, skeletons, comics, hindu gods and corn on the cobs. Feature


Eugenia Loli

Eugenia Loli

Fantastical surreal collage artist Eugenia Loli builds microcosms and narratives from vintage pin ups, astronomy, mythology, geography, animals, food maps and everything in between, from the mundane to the sublime. Her collages have been printed onto fabric for aussie fashion brand ‘Alice McCall’, and on pretty much everything else, from mugs to rugs. Her manipulations of scale paired with her intriguing compositions and dreamy colour scheme make her website a place to scroll for far longer than intended, and with more added every week, her prolific cutting and pasting never fails to impress and captivate. Feature


Maser

Maser

Maser is an artist from Dublin, who creates bright and visually exciting installations in unused spaces. Preferring to work in urban surroundings, loud stripes of shocking colour flood an entire area, covering everything in sight. Transforming each otherwise overlooked location into striking masterpiece, the creative draws attention and pumps energy into the mundane through electrifying shades and vibrant pattern. Feature


Anne Laval

Anne Laval

French illustrator Anne Laval has a passion for illustration and print. Translating her sketches into screen prints fits perfectly. Her clever selective colour palette keeps her designs fresh, also enhanced by added hand drawn textures added to the designs. She has brought her designs to printed tote bags, badges, screen prints and children’s books and more. Feature


Joanna Ham

Joanna Ham

London based artist, Joanna Ham is more renowned in the art world as the creative mind behind home wares label HAM. Launched in 2011 her brand is bold and blocky, black and white, playfully incorporating the anthropomorphic characters of a pig and a rabbit in a fascination with the banal and the nostalgia of growing up. Feature


Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins is a mid west based documentary photographer that splits her time between both Chicago and Lexington. Having exhibited in 100’s of shows, Sarah’s often monochrome, striking and haunting imagery visualizes moments of life, history, geography, friends, family tradition and change on film. Immersing herself in culture and the lifestyles she documents Sarah’s photographs consequently portray a beautiful sense of emotion and sensitivity. Feature


Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz is a visual artist based in London, with an animated, refreshing and distinguished style. Exploring his very own interpretation of found imagery, Joe brings nostalgic black and white photography to life with an overlapping ice cream palette of scribbles and artistic scrawl. Expressive and striking, forgotten photos are given another chance to shine, with twists of crayon and pops of zesty colour adorning their surface. There is something endearing about these simple compositions, a winning formula of complimentary contrasting, that works excellently every time. Feature


Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe is a Malian photographer who’s black and white film work is completely enchanting. Known for his electrically charged photos of popular culture and cultural shift in 1960′s Bamako, his home city in Mali, he captures people being free and relaxed in public when doing so was relatively new and exciting. His candid dancing snaps at parties are both incredibly intimate and iconic simultaneously, and his posed shots of fashion, youth and motorbikes in front of geometric lines and prints seem beautifully current and way ahead of their time. Feature


Kari Medig

Kari Medig

Kari Medig is a Photographer that crew up in a cabin in Northern British Columbia with parents that made him go cross-country skiing and took photos of wild mushrooms / fungi on matching Nikon FEs. After studying biochemistry, Kari inherited his parent’s cameras, started taking photos and studied photography and now travels the world making images for both editorial and commercial clients. With a penchant for 120 film, Kari feels most comfortable in snowy environments, and his stunning crisp landscape photography encourages you to get out and see the world. Feature