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


Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Influenced by Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis Lawrence uses the art of printmaking to present archetypal figures iconically composed of symbol and allegory. Taking influence from medieval illuminated illustrations and alchemical manuscripts, the iconic imagery play the role as emblems of contemplation, containing symbolic references to a deeper archetypal meaning. Each print possesses a still narrative through the anthropomorphic figures and the objects they possess. Feature


Lili Des Bellons

Lili Des Bellons

Take a look at these incredibly detailed architectural landscapes from French illustrator Lili Des Bellons. Her impressive series of maze like constructions, layer multi dimensional angles and shapes in a rather delectable range of night time tones. An observatory view into unknown cityscapes and intricate networks of grid like roads skirting round office blocks, presents a celebratory take on the energy and design found in our urban environments. Feature


Barbara Dziadosz

Barbara Dziadosz

The work from Barbara Dziadosz doesn’t feel like an like it has come from an illustrator who is still studying! Her illustrations have a very organic feel to them, with natural shapes and relaxed lines. As she finishes her studies in Hamburg, Barbara’s portfolio of work is getting very exciting. Print features heavily in her work and wether it be screen print or digital outcomes you can clearly see her influences with experimental overlaying and knowledge of colours. You can purchase tote bags, prints, zines and beer mats all on her online store, or just check out her fabulous work. Feature


Hattie Stewart

Hattie Stewart

Self proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ and inventor of the ‘Doodle Bomb’, Hattie Stewart is a young London based illustrator. Her signature ‘Doodle Bombs’ came to life in front of the television, armed with a pen and a copy of Dazed and Confused. Influenced from early childhood by The Dandy and The Beano, her stock characters are comic and cheeky and her work is energetic and playful, bold and colourful. However her tongue in cheek style and cartoon-esque motifs are cleverly infused with a dark humour and sarcasm, stopping them from becoming cutesy hearts and smiley faces – and instead characterising her drawings with a British humour synonymous with London. Feature


Jess Nash

Jess Nash

Jess Nash is an Illustrator currently based in Norwich who enjoys making work focused on non-fiction narratives, social commentary and interactive illustration. With a beautifully tactile hand-rendered approach to illustration, Jess has a great portfolio with a highlight being her basketball reportage book, full of visual experiments challenging our visual perspective of reportage. Feature


Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Screen print extraordinaire Tind has been at it again, always pushing the boundaries of print. In a recent project he explored the illusion know as the moiré effect. Although often unwanted for it dizzying effects, within the realms of screen print he has shown the varying results that can be made. His exploration in to what is usually considered as printing errors is an ongoing theme behind his work. Combined with the distorted quote ‘Error is Superior to Art’ he proves that error and experimentation can make some truly beautiful results. Feature


Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer’s illustration is one of the best examples that shows how great things can still be done by hand despite the exponential growth of digital technology. A freelance illustrator and occasional animator from Brighton, Helmer is best known for her distinct style of painterly illustration depicting cheerful characters. She is currently living and working in London and is also part of Day Job Studio – an independent illustration collective comprising 10 graduates from Camberwell College of Arts. Feature


Ben Parks

Ben Parks

Ben Parks is a photographer that lives and works in Los Angeles. Ben’s blurred and beautiful abstract imagery focuses on the deconstruction of traditional subjects as they are defined by natural light. Working with instant films, polaroid’s and vintage cameras with inaccurate shutters, Ben’s surreal and dream like photos offer visuals of grainy landscapes, deep colour combinations and portray the texture and happy accidents you only get with working with film. Feature


Anton Bundenko

Anton Bundenko

Photographer and artist Anton Bundenko specialises in contemporary collage and fashion editorial. Combining digital and hand made textures, he layers illustration, imagery and print to create engaging visuals. Exploring each medium in detail, his imagery is a collection of experimentation and diversity. Working in an unconventional way, his offbeat style makes for an interesting take on editorial aesthetics. Feature


Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

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


Matt Manson :: Homeware

Matt Manson :: Homeware

People of Print favourite Matt Manson moved back to his hometown of Bristol setting up a studio earlier this year, and has been working on a number of exciting projects getting clocked by the likes of Vogue. Having spent the last few years obsessively creating geometric patterns, Matt has recently decided to channel these designs into a selection of homewares from bespoke ceramics with hand-printed decals, to laser engraved incense holders, upholstered chairs and screen printed scarves. Feature


KYLAM

KYLAM

KYLAM is a Paris based artist that strongly believes in the value of handmade print. Preferring traditional methods of working, he tries to avoid any computer based design and instead creates unique prints with character and meaning. Inspired by symbolism and religious references, his passion fuelled art is both intriguing and mysterious. Feature


Damien Correll

Damien Correll

Damien Correll is a Brooklyn based illustrator. Alongside working freelance Damien has taken the advertising and editorial world by storm with his joint design firm venture with Garrett Morin – Part and Parcel. Damien’s beautifully coloured and playful imagery illustrates the visual language between shape and form with a particularly interesting take on reflecting 3D objects in a 2D format. Feature


Ricardo Delgado

Ricardo Delgado

Calling all closet (or not so closet) dinosaur lovers out there: we are not alone. Hailing from the East Fernando Valley, Delgado is a comic book creator, novelist, printmaker, illustrator, concept artist and fanatic of all things ‘dinosaur’, and his detailed, fluid and entirely absorbing illustrations take me right back to coloured pencils and juice in front of Jurassic Park. Enjoy. Feature


Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Drawing is an effortless practice in observation and we often find ourselves getting lost in some kind of meditative state when we draw. South-Korean artist Daehyun Kim also uses pigment pencil, pigment pen, marker and ink as a method of relaxation. He has been drawing the Moonassi series since he was in the university studying traditional East-Asian painting, and this series of drawings represents nothing but his state of mind. Emotions are contagious and it is really strange how these wonderful pieces of art can bring sensations of restfulness just by looking at them. Feature


Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti’s beautiful photographs visualize the world often to points of abstraction, whether his subject is a plant, person or object, it is portrayed on it’s level of colour pattern or form. Frequently traveling, Osma’s photography is documentary in nature responding to his surroundings and environments. Feature


Kate Gibb

Kate Gibb

Screen printer Kate Gibb has been working from her studio in Paddington for over 15 years, on commissions from the likes of Apple, Nike, Stussy, Dries Van Noten and The Chemical Brothers. She had early studies in printed textiles which is evident, and her stunning colours, use of pattern and obsessive, purist approach to screen printing have had me following her consistently, whilst her beautiful website has secured itself as a firm favourite of mine for inspiration. Feature


Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Artist Kate Shaw creates fantasy landscapes that blend recognisable perspectives with surreal colour and tone. Producing dream like views of melting colours that drip poetically into each other, her intriguing use of layering is hard to ignore. Exploring our relationship with the natural world, glacial and mountainous environments are dramatised and accentuated for artistic effect, highlighting the undefinable beauty we are met with in our organic surroundings. Feature


Maria Rivans

Maria Rivans

Brighton based Rivan’s creates playful utopias and overwhelms us with the meticulous compositions of her prints, which draw inspiration from psychological teachings, vintage hollywood films, Hitchcock and Sci-Fi, amongst other things! Her jewellery designer past is evident in the hugely intricate and time consuming way in which she selects and builds her collages, which suggest visions of a future planet, hallucinations, or life in another dimension. Feature


Marcel Häusler

Marcel Häusler

Independent graphic designer Marcel Häusler’s portfolio is jam-packed with top-quality work for a diverse range of international clients. What’s great about this Hamburg-based design champion is his bold but subtle typographic selection. He has a great eye for creating visual impact and his striking print/design layout is undeniably a result of an intelligent investigation into the relationship between typesetting, colour and design principles. Feature


Dana Bechert

Dana Bechert

Ceramicist Dana Bechert uses a variation of the traditional Acoma Pueblo style of native american pottery decoration, and her beautiful, monochrome, graphic designs cover pots, vases coffee funnels and even beehives. It can take her seven hours to complete the carving on a single piece, but she thinks of her work as accessorising the best parts of day to day life: eating and drinking. Feature


Dominic Kesterton

Dominic Kesterton

This impressive portfolio of freelance illustrator Dominic Kesterton encompasses a vast range of Memphis-influenced compositions made up of beautiful colour shades and squiggles. Kesterton now works from his studio in Edinburgh experimenting with patterns and tongue-in-cheek characters that can be seen in an innumerable number of designs ranging from publications, self-published zines to screen-print posters and t-shirts. His illustration represents a strong sense of colour and it is no doubt his work is widely recognisable and has been showcased in many exhibitions throughout the UK. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer is a Berlin based illustrator that directs his focus towards people and portraits, capturing a wide selection of famous faces using coloured pencils. With his detailed artwork capturing emotion, mood and personality effortlessly, Uli strives to capture ‘the beauty of transient moments’ throughout his stunning drawings. Feature


Pat Bradbury

Pat Bradbury

Take a look at the yummy new work from UK based artist and image maker Pat Bradbury. Hypnotic flashes of colour and a rather jazzy selection of shapes, explode over the space they occupy and make for an entrancing example of visual eye candy. What’s great about Pat’s work is his ideas are purely imagination fuelled, energetic and on the right side of playful. His usual humorous approach is still present, although it now seems to have a more refined quality without losing its abstract tone. Feature


Roos van Dijk

Roos van Dijk

Roos Van Dijk is an artist that transforms large scale architectural photographs into painted interpretations. Focusing on repeat patterns found in modern structures, she recreates paint fuelled versions containing clean white lines and shadowed squares. There is a simplistic quality to her work, with blocky shades of pastel concrete and reflected glass providing the basis of these constructed profiles. Feature


Laura Slater

Laura Slater

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


Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg is a photographer that is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Having exhibited both nationally and internationally, Curran’s gritty photography captures still moments of real life containing ‘colliding emotional spaces’ as he travels across America. Reflecting upon his practice Curran quotes “That’s the power of photography, to deliver some sense of narrative possibly.” Feature


Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs is an artist specialising in drawings, sculpture and installation. Her creations are ‘playful investigations of the inanimate life of objects,’ exploring undefinable environments and the items they contain. Although her 3D work is undoubtably visually pleasing, it’s the flat drawings of her planned sculptures that really charmed me. There is an uncomplicated joy to viewing line, colour and composition, that doesn’t need to make sense but works all the same. Stephanie produces work on an intuitive basis and interestingly prefers to leave a trail of handmade aesthetic as evidence of error and play in her process. Feature


Nicholas Stevenson

Nicholas Stevenson

Following our interview with North London-based illustrator Nicholas Stevenson who won the silver prize at the Serco Prize competition earlier this year, today it’s such a perfect day to take a closer look into the work of this multi-talented illustration prodigy and it is no surprise he won the prize. Having graduated in Illustration from Hereford College of Arts in 2010, Stevenson has continued his art practice since and is currently represented by an illustration agency, Folio. Feature


Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila is an independent illustrator, art director and designer from Barcelona who is well-known for her fun, charming illustration. We love nothing more than her extraordinary mix of cheerful characters and warm colours that also allows audience to tap into their imagination. She combines handmade and digital techniques together and her gif illustrations – composed of the simplest elements such as dots and line drawing – are really fun to look at. They’re all about interesting stories and surprise. It’s no doubt Capdevila is another illustrator to keep on your radar. Feature


Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey Simmons is a visual artist from Washington, USA. After painting for nearly 20 years, creating work with oil and acrylic on canvas, a necessary studio downsize meant switching his medium to watercolours. Using a process where layers of transparent pigment are built up on one another, he bases his patterns on scientific and astronomical references. There is an unusual and mysterious, symbolic quality to these watercolour creations, a beautiful result from a simple material. Feature


Ponchan

Ponchan

Hisashi Okawa is a Japanese illustrator that lives and works in Tokyo and goes by the ‘pen-name’ of Ponchan. Creating bold an beautiful imagery signified by his application of felt-tip pens Ponchan’s hand-rendered, tactile and contemporary portfolio is a pleasure to immerse yourself in and is definitely well worth checking out. Feature


Timothy Hunt

Timothy Hunt

Charming illustration by graphic designer, illustrator and animator Timothy Hunt will definitely lift you up after an arduous day at work. His selection of interesting colour combos complements his simplified flat illustrations beautifully and with a simple layout made up of only a few shapes and characters, the results are particularly stunning. Feature


Camille Walala

Camille Walala

We are totally drawn to East London-based designer Camille Walala’s work for its experimental attitude and tactile quality – not to mention her colourful Memphis-influenced patterns that are undeniably recognisable. A graduate in Textile Design from the University of Brighton, her design features a lot of bold blues, delicious teals, bright reds with signature black that are rendered in playful, geometric shapes resulting in a vast collection of homeware products, furniture items, pop-up shop and restaurant decorations across London. Feature


Bonny and Clyde

Bonny and Clyde

Brighton based solo artist Bonny and Clyde has been getting a lot of hype recently for her beautifully constructed collages, often featuring architecture, nature and human forms, recently inspired by her travels through the Americas. Many have been converted into screen prints, but all are beautifully composed in similar sugary colour palates, with an ever-present focus on composition and quirky subject matter. Be sure to check out the full gallery available on the website. Feature


Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz is a surface patten designer based in Madrid, Spain. Originally starting her creative career in the fashion design discipline and after working for several large names, she made the transition to producing design concepts for pattern and surface. Her style is understatedly cool, adding her own twist to repeated sequences of organic and geometric shapes, with a nod to 80′s nostalgia. Feature


Nicolas André

Nicolas André

Nicolas André is a French illustrator, screen printer, painter and editorial designer too. He has a natural skill in combining colour, composition and three-dimensional design. But it’s his screen printed work that really stands out. Whilst creating colour happy prints he also thinks further than the two dimensional, he has created pop out cards, concertina books and prints which are meant to be cut up to be reconstructed into intricate, beautiful paper structures. He has created perfect screen printed graphic novels, so it’s easy to see how his work has recently been picked up by Norbrow, with his brilliant new book Beyond the Surface. What a star. Feature


Yoko Honda

Yoko Honda

Potentially my new favourite illustrator, I am obsessed with Japanese artist Yoko Honda’s homages to all things 80′s. Through a combination of digital painting and print, she constructs scenes of resplendent kitsch, made up of palm trees, motels, neon signs and swimming pools, all inter-dispersed with structured lines, tiles or interior architecture. I particularly love her mountainous dreamscapes complete with multiple moons and UFOs, all in her signature colour palette. Her latest litho-printed book of works, ‘Summertime Love’, is available to pre-order now from bellykids, but for now, you can follow her on instagram @yokopium. Feature


Kristen Martincic

Kristen Martincic

American artist Martincic lives and works in Columbia, Missouri, and is immersively interested in environments associated with water, (eg. pools, shower stalls) and how we relate to these spaces and the various forms of privacy they offer. She explores these interests through an impressively broad range of traditional print techniques, from monotype and 3 plate etching with aquatint to relief methods and lithography, across both huge and tiny scales. Ultimately, her quiet calming prints celebrate longing and isolation, and perhaps the honest beauty of the everyday. Feature


Drew Nikonowicz

Drew Nikonowicz

Drew Nikonowicz is a photographer that currently lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. Drew’s work focuses deeply on exploring landscapes through both stimulations and reality. Taking upon the role of a 21st century explorer, in his project ‘This world and others like it’ Drew looks towards the landscapes that exist through technology from both video games and software. Using these technologies as his source material and inspiration Drew engages with these landscapes through both photographic processes and computer based fabrication to form truly stunning visual results. Feature


Leo Eguiarte

Leo Eguiarte

I recently came across the work of Los Angeles based multimedia artist, Leo Eguiarte and immediately fell in love. His psychedelic paintings explore power and spirituality through symbolic shapes and striking colour schemes. Leo bases his ideas around the concept of ‘holographic conjuration,’ the visual illusion our material desires hold over us. His neon futurescapes and alluring geometric creations hark to modern hyperrealism, simplified to a basic state that seeks to confront our human existence and question our ideals. Feature


Ewen Spencer

Ewen Spencer

Brighton based british photographer Ewen Spencer is best known for his work with Mike Skinner of ‘The Streets’, videos he has produced for Massive Attack or perhaps his critically acclaimed documentary short film ‘Brandy and Coke’, which follows the underground garage rave scene in the 90s, and some of the time’s most prominent producers and MCs. He shot the scene for years for fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Sleazenation, but now focuses on snapping youth and subcultures, in between publishing his own editioned photo books under the name ES Books. Feature


Jessica Hans

Jessica Hans

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


Zeloot

Zeloot

We are enamoured with the charming works created by Dutch graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker Eline Van Dam aka Zeloot who is now residing in a lovely village named Gruiten in Germany. Whilst enjoying producing most of her work by hand, Zeloot also embraces some digital techniques resulting in an ever-growing range of work that spans everything from beautiful posters, mind-boggling illustrations, album covers to all sorts of print ephemera. Feature


Ed Spence

Ed Spence

I came across Ed’s amazing artwork on Booooooom this week after founder Jeff was lucky enough to visit the Vancouver based Artist at his studio. Ed’s process involves taking a photo of a crumpled piece of reflective paper, which he prints and proceeds to cut into pixel shapes. Ed then collages his pixels according to colour before photographing for a final time to provide the final artwork. Truly incredible stuff.
(Photos copped from Booooooom) Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 1st Place | Gaurab Thakali

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 1st Place | Gaurab Thakali

A huge congratulations to Gaurab Thakali who has be crowned our 2014 Graduate Print Awards Winner. Gaurab’s work was a strong favourite amongst the People of Print team alongside our panel of judges too. London Graphic Centre commented that he has “an incredible colourful style which communicates atmosphere and purpose“, and we quite rightly agree. Gaurab will be receiving the first place award and our ultimate bundle of prizes. Well done and congratulations again! Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Second place in our Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the amazing Fran Buss. Within our Print Award submissions we received a large amount of printed textile entries, but no one impressed our panel quite as much as Fran. Her screen printed textiles for her graduate show collection have such a professional quality it’s hard to believe she is a graduate of 2014. Fran impressed everybody with her well considered designs, strong concepts and impeccable finish. We are very happy she claimed second place. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Our first runner up for the Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the very well-deserved Callum Copley. Callums’ work combines a range of experimental print techniques that not only make for great visually alluring design, but always consider their relationship to the subject matter. Creating a poster for Kinetica Art Fair that essentially prints itself by absorbing ink is one of many examples of his creative concepts which uses the art of printing to create inspiring results. His experimentation with ultra-violet sensitive inks, letterpress and screen print make him a fully rounded print/graphic designer, and very deserving of our third place award. Feature


Tali Bayer

Tali Bayer

Queen of composition Tali Bayer is a young artist based in Germany. Specialising in collage based juxtapositions and curious arrangements of materials, Tali makes all her work by hand before digitalising each finished piece.
Inspired by structures and surfaces, she is heavily influenced by shapes found particularly in plants and architecture. Loose formations coupled with a palette of washy tones and monochrome, add a hint of childlike naivety that steers towards a surreal edge. Feature


Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Jennifer Hope Clothing is a unisex street wear brand founded in Bristol by Oxford born fashion/print designer Jennifer Hope who specialises in turning intricate 2D designs into 3D retina burning one-of-a-kind garments for its loyal clientele. We spoke to Jennifer about the early days, her design background and discuss the hard-work and dedication required to build your own fashion empire. Feature