Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

An eagerly awaited show by me, and many others no doubt is the Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse, Cut Outs. In his later years Matisse was unable to paint, he began to produce cut outs as preparations for commissioned works. Over time Matisse preferred this technique over others due of his ill health. Matisse is a giant of modern painting, abstraction and colour, his works spanning a huge variety of subject matter and exploration of materials. His work is emotional and tender, yet bold and bright, and it seems to capture the basic joys of seeing, and experiencing life. Feature


Nuria Riaza

Nuria Riaza

Spanish illustrator and self proclaimed collector of memories creates enchanting biro etched beauties with her inky weapon of choice. “One day I fell in love with a ballpoint pen and it became my soulmate,” Nuria plays with a curious and occasionally dark subject matter, creating wonderfully detailed and mysterious sketches. Feature


Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing is a freelance illustrator currently represented by Marlena Agency. Lauren’s style is reminiscent of 80’s pop graphics with a modern refined twist, creating particularly colourful imagery Lauren’s bold illustrations play with shape and composition. As her portfolio continues to document her fashion illustration her brilliance shines though as she forms stylish contemporary imagery that bursts with energy and attitude. Feature


Jane Eastlight

Jane Eastlight

When you find a good thing, don’t let it go. That’s exactly why producer electronic artist Patten has teamed up with Jane Eastlight once more to design the cover art for his latest musical offering “Estoile Naiant” This talented lady also produces videos and cover art for other artists on the Warp records label, with one of her preferred methods being compiling imagery found through search engines. The cyber referencing collage she has created for Pattens latest EP perfectly encompasses the wiry dial-up inspired melodies inside the cover. Feature


Jordi Huisman

Jordi Huisman

Jordi Huisman is a photographer currently based in Amsterdam. With a background in engineering, design and innovation Jordi moved onto study photography becoming a freelance Photographer in 2005. Working commercially for agencies, design firms, architects magazines and newspapers, Jordi also directs his focus towards documentary work highlighting the tension between man, nature and technology creating beautifully composed graphic imagery. Feature


Kate Moross | First Solo Exhibition

Kate Moross | First Solo Exhibition

Presenting her very first solo exhibition, the ever colourful Kate Moross presents a fascinating glimpse into the mesmerising mind of the artist. Vibrant, loud and fearless, Kate embraces experimentation with her playful, striking style. Reflecting on her successful body of work, Moross showcases original illustrations and prints, along with more recent video ventures and moving image work. The show also runs alongside the launch of Kate’s new book, Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design & Illustration published by Prestel. Feature


Ray Ewing

Ray Ewing

Ray Ewing is an artist from the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Having worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and artist Ray’s stunning portfolio demonstrates his deep understanding of photography and eye for composition. Ray’s recent work focuses on the ‘human interaction with the land’ featuring crisp colourful landscapes that visualize vast and ‘managed’ spaces, tourist heavens and architecture. Feature


Eunji Ryu

Eunji Ryu

Eunji Ryu is an Artist currently based in South Korea. Eunj’s graphic imagery creates surreal landscapes through juxtaposed elements, block colour and pattern. Translated in a variety of pastel tones, Enji’s artwork introduces us to dreamy worlds that commonly reflect domestic spaces. Feature


Interview :: Andrew Khosravani

Interview :: Andrew Khosravani

Andrew Khosravani is a London based Illustrator / Animator and recent graduate of the London College of Communication. Envisioning strange worlds and surreal landscapes through hand-rendered techniques, Andrew’s incredible illustrations draw influence from dead civilisations, science fiction and revered Gods and Deities. I was lucky enough to catch up with the up and coming illustrator to find out more about his work… Feature


Tom McKinley

Tom McKinley

Born in Michigan, Tom McKinley was educated in both Europe and the US before residing in San Francisco where he currently lives and works. Tom’s incredible oil paintings are signified by visualising architectural landscapes featuring quiet still interiors / exteriors as they reflect homes that bare no trace of human contact. Feature


Sofia Colvin

Sofia Colvin

Currently studying at Parsons in New York, Sofia Colvin is an artist specialising in Photography. With an almost poetic, visually captivating portfolio Sofia’s imagery ranges from conceptual portraits in muted tones to buildings / environments and the observation of pattern in architecture. Truly great stuff. Feature


Sabrina Arnault

Sabrina Arnault

Sabrina Arnault is a French Illustrator currently based in Montréal. Sabrina’s charming imagery applies clean lines and block colour to quirky portraits, pattern and plants translating a sense of narrative and effortless elegance. Feature


Analogue vs Digital Brief | Director’s Pick | Daniel Fletcher

Analogue vs Digital Brief | Director’s Pick | Daniel Fletcher

Last month we ran a two week brief with the Illustration students at LCC which had a resulting exhibition. The students had to take an image through various different mediums, making sure that they passed through both analogue and digital processes. The idea was to portray the famous Marshall McLuhan quote, “the medium is the message.” All of the students responded well, however the work of Daniel Fletcher really stood out amongst the crowd. He answered the brief concisely and enthusiastically with a project titled EUPHROSYNE. Feature


Stellan Kristenson

Stellan Kristenson

Nothing frustrates me more then finding a designer I like that has no ‘about me’ section or information about themselves on their website, however Stellan Kristenson takes this level of frustration to a whole new level with no website and little to no information available online! However the mysterious Artist has to be an exception to my ‘no info no feature’ rule as his work is simply stunning. Visualising graphic ribbons of colour and tone I can’t get enough of Stellan’s effortless application of pattern and bold shape. Feature


Reed Anderson

Reed Anderson

For anyone in New York City this month, here is a really nice show to go and see in Williamsburg at the Pierogi Gallery. Brooklyn based Reed Anderson’s solo show, “the way you look is the way i feel” opened last week and will run to 27th of April 2014. Reed’s work is highly graphic, abstract paintings with collage elements. His work has a celebratory feel, with vivid coloured shapes and gestural movements with give movement and voice to photographic montage. His work also features large and intricate paper cut outs, with seemingly floral inspired patterns, cut out of simple painted backgrounds. Feature


Annie Strachan

Annie Strachan

Annie Strachan is one of my favourite UK artists right now. Her work ranges from sculpture, to ceramics, painting and also print. Annie studied at Chelsea of Art & Design and graduated in 2011. Annie’s work explores graphic shapes, but as three dimensional forms. She combines and contrasts varying textures which are modern, yet also reference past artistic styles. Feature


Benoit Fournier

Benoit Fournier

Benoit Fournier is a Photographer hailing from France that is currently based in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Taking up photography at the age of 20 after being encouraged by his father, Benoit works in documentary and commercial sectors and has recently directed focus towards authorial work using the theme of water as a guiding principal. Visualising Rio’s relationship with water from the streets to the beaches, Benoit’s recent work highlights colour and scenes of vibrant ‘real life.’ Feature


David Brandon Geeting

David Brandon Geeting

David Brandon Geeting is a digital photographer who is best known for his eclectic mix of still life compositions featuring everyday objects found in the city. Driven by obsession with kitsch, he produces colourful object-centred images, giving life to ordinary objects which are usually overlooked. Feature


Ralph Pedersen

Ralph Pedersen

Ralph Pedersen is a graphic designer and photographer currently studying in his final year at Brighton University. Ralph has a diverse range of mediums within his portfolio and hasn’t been afraid to try new processes since being at University. His recent ‘Tear Back’ project was sparked through visits to abandoned buildings and factories around Brighton and London. After experimenting with contrasting images, Ralph photographed a humorous set of images which were then wheat pasted onto abandoned buildings in Brighton, showcasing to the public what could’ve been or what once was there. Feature


CENTURY EGG | Patrick Savile

CENTURY EGG | Patrick Savile

CENTURY EGG is a show of new digital work by Patrick Savile which will take place 4.4.14 at BL-NK, 37 East Road, London, N1 6AH from 6-10pm. Patrick is showing works that arose from recent research for a new comic book he is writing, which carries the same title. These new digital works are focus mainly on pattern and his research on alternate universes, creation, time and origins (and eggs). Feature


Raphaël Année

Raphaël Année

Raphaël Année is a photographer / graphic designer hailing from France. With a deep interest in people and documenting the world around him, Raphaël’s work captures the spirit and lifestyle of Parisian youth culture. Amongst raw gritty portraits Raphaël’s portfolio also demonstrates a strong sense of narrative highlighting a broad bold vision and eye for composition through graphic form. Feature


Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

Trapper Keeper :: Panayiotis Terzis

Friday 4th April is an official release date of a dystopian neo-futuristic magazine, Trapper Keeper, the creation of Panayiotis Terzis. Published by Mega Press, the magazine will serve as a platform for discussion of today’s wide-scale urbanisation, how we might have reached a critical turning point and the direction that humanity could be taking in the future. The magazine features a broad range of work produced by 14 contemporary visual artists, ranging from writing, drawing, comics to photography. The launch party will take place at Printed Matter, with a limited edition of 200 copies available for purchase. Feature


FORM | Mark Andrew Webber

FORM | Mark Andrew Webber

‘FORM’ is a six-part study of line and form by Mark Andrew Webber, presented by The Future Tense. You may know Mark for his series of typographic city maps, however this show is the result of several years of experimentation with geometric line drawing and consists of a series of beautifully conceived mini-studies, each using a different set of rules in order to create both deceptively simple and seemingly impossible shapes and patterns. ‘FORM I’ will launch on Thursday 27th March 2014, with the remaining 5 sets following at regular intervals leading up to and including the solo show opening on Thursday 24th July. Feature


Huntoland

Huntoland

Graffiti artist Hunto’s recent mural is now at Busaba Eathai, Old Street, a 17-metre long hoarding considered to be one of his largest pieces. In collaboration with Busaba Eathai, Hunto has created this original hoarding design to celebrate the refurbishment of the restaurant. Feature


Olaf Breuning

Olaf Breuning

Swiss artist Olaf Breuning is known for his playful, colourful work, and this series of works, named “Elevation 1049”, set with the alps at Gstaad is a continuation of this aesthetic. Using the snow as his canvas, Breuning has used food colouring in snow and then strewn it down the piste. Over time, the coloured snow becomes displaced by the action of the skiers crossing it, and has mixed the colours in such a way that it looks like crayon scribbles on paper. Feature


Arseni Khamzin

Arseni Khamzin

Arseni Khamzin is an artist currently based out of Vancouver that specializes in photography. With photographs depicting intimate portraits amongst architectural references, pattern and light Arseni’s portfolio is well worth checking out. Taking photos as he has a ‘compulsion to do so’ the artist views his output as an effective way to synthesize the world and his experiences into a language people can relate to. Feature


Michael Willis

Michael Willis

Michael Willis is a graphic artist with a strong visual identity. His work is focused on the flat composition of objects and shapes referencing graphic trends of the 1980’s. Michaels usual subject matter ranges from art objects, to nature and science all mixed together to create a collage of bright shapes that make up the basis of his work. Michael is co-founder and creative director at publishing imprint and collaborative label Panther Club. Feature


Laura Plageman

Laura Plageman

Laura Plageman is an Artist and Educator based in Oakland. With her imagery introducing us to warped dream-like worlds and earthy colour tones, Laura’s work explores the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth vs distortion and the representations of landscapes. Feature


Chris Pig

Chris Pig

Chris Pig has been an artist printmaker for a long time, inhabiting the bohemian underbelly of Hackney’s tidy retailing crust. He’s a genre artist irresistibly drawn to violence and the sordid dramas all around him. For eighteen years he lived right in the epicentre of the London Fields Boys turf and so was presented with such drama daily. All reportage of this life is in his work culminating in a whiffy cocktail of sex and death. Feature


Lo Parkin | LFW Illustrated Panorama

Lo Parkin | LFW Illustrated Panorama

Our digital content editor and London-based illustrator Lo Parkin make her debut into both the fashion and illustration industries as she provided a unique response to London Fashion Week, in her very first, limited edition, hand-drawn leporello publication titled “London Fashion Week an Illustrated Panorama.” This beautiful piece of work took her 593 hours to complete! Feature


Peter Judson

Peter Judson

Peter Judson is a Designer and Printmaker currently based in London. Specialising in type, illustration and print, Peter’s stark graphic imagery demonstrates pattern, geometry, texture, clean lines and cubic forms in bold primary colours. Feature


Daniel Arnold

Daniel Arnold

King of Instagram Daniel Arnold earnt the title of ‘the best photographer on Instagram’ 2 years ago (after getting his account suspended) and is a self proclaimed ‘business idiot’ however on his 34th birthday, after ‘eating toast 3 meals a day all February’ things drastically changed. Renowned for capturing life in New York City, the photographer decided to sell 4X6 prints (for what was initially for 1 day only) of whatever his followers wanted from his insta archive at $150 each. A day later Arnold was overwhelmed to find $15.000 worth of print orders, the king of Instagram indeed. Feature


Matthew F Fisher

Matthew F Fisher

Represented by Heskin Contemporary, Matthew F Fisher is an Artist that’s currently based in Brooklyn NY.
Working with acrylic on canvas, Matthew’s contemporary paintings depict graphic subjects in blue tones through stark and bold compositions. Feature


Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot has emerged as one of the great, idiosyncratic talents to hit the burgeoning art scene this decade. Besides quirky illustrations and hand-drawn graphic novels full of character and imagination, this French-born artist also works in the realm of printmaking, producing each multi-layered inky screen print with painstaking attention to detail. Feature


Keith Vaughn

Keith Vaughn

Keith Vaughn is and American painter whose recent work has taken an abstract turn. His work has moved away from the figurative to cut out shapes, grids, gradients and photographic collage. His painting have a disctinct Californian feel with palm trees, pink and orange hues, coupled with stark white and black backdrops. The feeling ranges from Memphis to Matisse and then crosses into minimal graphic based work with simple text coupled with gradient boxes. Mysteriously I could find little information about Keith Vaughn’s work after finding his Tumblr page earlier this month. I emailed him and asked him to tell me more. Feature


Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

Dutch graphic artist Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk found his niche and ran with it. His style ranges from 1980’s style “Computer Drawings” to abstract painting and collage, and has its roots in his early exploration with digital processes, cartoon iconography and shape composition. Jordy’s work has been featured in countless group shows and has an impressive client list, with many of his more recent works in the minimal colour-line style of the 1980’s. Feature


Marta Veludo

Marta Veludo

Besides a mixture of colourful abstract and hand-rendered elements that she uses to create her work, multidisciplinary artist Marta Veludo is also able to work with a wide range of mediums, using paper, fabric, or a piece of furniture to produce a wonderful collection of design artwork, illustrations and art installations. Feature


Brea Souders

Brea Souders

Brea Souders is an Artist / Photographer based in New York and is currently represented by East Photographic. In her quest to explore static electricity, Brea has formed a stunning series of images that demonstrate both traditional photographic processes and scientific observation, all rooting from the context of ‘routine studio maintenance.’ The beautiful studies have been formed by discarded negatives, bad exposures, experiments and empty sections of film that cling onto a sheet of acetate due to static electricity. I think it’s safe to say this is a incredibly beautiful and exceptionally interesting body of work. Feature


Dane Patterson

Dane Patterson

Dane Patterson is an American Artist that works with graphite and paper. Dane’s artwork ‘presents familiar objects and materials used outside their typical function’ that demonstrate a beautiful sense of disarray and abstract narrative. The Artists detailed monochrome drawings turn ‘cultural content on its head’ and frequently suggest a (often bizarre) moment in time, similar to a photograph while defying normality and daily life. Feature


Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

After almost half a decade since his previous show, Rob Bailey is back with a collection of his recent work now being displayed in his current exhibition, ‘Above & Below’. Considered one of Manchester’s most favourite artists, Bailey is a vector-based illustrator who specialises in detailed drawing and has developed his own style using a mix colour combination and geometric elements to depict an array of animated characters. Featured in this solo exhibition are a series of original collages and limited edition art prints which are also for sale. The show will run until late August and promises to be one of Manchester’s highlights! Feature


Clark Goolsby

Clark Goolsby

Clark Goolsby is an Artist currently based in New York that specialises in both painting and sculpture. Clark’s incredible paintings introduce us to abstract, vibrant, geometric worlds through pattern and colour while his contemporary sculptures capture form, shape colour and geometry. Truly great work. Feature


Paul Wackers

Paul Wackers

Brooklyn based artist Paul Wackers’ painting style currently seems to be discussing the various physical qualities of still life objects whilst deftly dealing with tactile surfaces. You can see in Wackers’ work, familiar objects recurring in his work, like friends of his. The addition of actually seeing those objects through Paul’s instagram feed is equally as amusing and endearing. Feature


Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

As I was blessed to be a part of the AOI Serco Prize for Illustration London Stories exhibition, I was lucky enough to catch up with finalists Nicholas Stevenson and Eric Chow at the awards ceremony about their fantastic artwork, press + to read interviews with the talented illustrators… Feature


Bence Bakonyi

Bence Bakonyi

Bence Bakonyi is a Hungarian photographer who’s work represents symbols of freedom, airiness and transubstantiation. Bence’s often fantasy-like imagery maintains a contemporary aesthetic describing objects movement and landscapes through pastel / muted colourtones and graphic compositions. Feature


Jennifer Mehigan

Jennifer Mehigan

Jennifer is currently studying BFA (Hons) LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. I came across her work by typing ‘rad posters’ into Google back in 2011. She has a really made a mark within the creative scene at such a young age. Feature


Julian Meagher

Julian Meagher

Julian Meagher is an Artist currently based in Sydney. Having trained in traditional oil painting in Italy, Julian’s application of paint reflects traditional techniques as he applies multiple thin glazes of paint to achieve a water-colour like effect, in bright contemporary colour combinations. I love his botanical imagery featuring plants and objects ‘floating’ in white space. Feature


Annu Kilpelanien

Annu Kilpelanien

Annu Kilpelanien is a Finnish born Illustrator working in London. I first met Annu printing with the lovely guys down at Peckham Print Studio, she is every bit as vibrant and fun as her pen drawings. Annu’s favourite subject matter seems to range from Caribbean to corner shop, and everything looks like when its really hot outside and you’re wearing yellow-tinted sunglasses. Think high summer. Annu has been picked by Pick Me Up Selects this year and recently published her first book with Peckham Print Studio. Feature


Robbert Rubbish

Robbert Rubbish

Robert Rubbish is one of the founding members of LE GUN magazine. Born in 1973, Robert Rubbish Greene studied Communication Art & Design at Royal College of Art in London from 2003 – 2005. Historic London is an especially inspirational place for his work which brings together his interests in curiosities, joke shops, facial hair, Victorian punk revivalism and gin. Feature


Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman’s recent work is searingly colourful, intricate, contrasting, bold, bright, yet delicate. It might not seem so, but Sam’s work is inspired by visions of the natural world. You can observe this in some of Friedman’s earlier works, which depict landscape scenes, and forest views. Sam’s most recent show, Territories Unexplored at New York gallery Geranmayeh still has a lot of natural reference, but has developed further into abstraction and bold colour choice. Feature


Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

One of the key graphic artists behind European skateboard powerhouse Polar Skateboards, Jacob Ovgren’s work is ‘Skate-art in it’s purest form.’ Predominantly reflecting his crude adolescent humour, Jacob’s artwork reflects ‘snippets of a story’ depicting characters ‘trapped in a dialogue only with themselves.’ Exhibiting with Beach London, Jacobs first solo upcoming show ‘SEX’ (Sick Emotions X-ibit) showcases his new drawings, paintings and prints reflecting his trademark dark humour as they visualize ‘child-like characters in a range of disturbing sexual scenarios.’ Feature


Object Drawings by Joe Rudko

Object Drawings by Joe Rudko

Incredibly talented artist Joe Rudko has created this series of object drawings by combining found photos and items with his exceptional drawing and colouring skill. Based in Washington State, Rudko graduated from the Western Washington University in 2013 with a degree in Photography and Drawing. With his interest in the physical aspect of each object on which he is working, Rudko’s experiments include not only ripping, cutting and folding but also applying his ink and pencil drawing to each modified item/photo. The outcome is apparently extraordinary and promises to be one of the very original sets of photographic collages. Feature


Joel Tettamanti

Joel Tettamanti

Joel Tettamanti is a photographer that currently lives in Switzerland. Joel’s incredible body of work visualizes his travels across the world and presents a vast archieve of structures, villages and cities. Directing focus towards the human presence on the landscape Joel’s powerful imagery is truly stunning and I highly recommend you to check out more of his work via his website. Feature


Alana Dee Haynes

Alana Dee Haynes

Alana Dee Haynes is an artist that’s currently based in New York. After taking photography classes at the age of 15, Alana started turning ‘messed up prints’ and extra photos into art by making collages and drawing on them. Developing this technique into a definitive style, the talented artist’s current work depicts her ‘vision of life to the world’ as she captures expertly placed patterns over (commonly) high-fashion photography as she elegantly visualizes her imagination across her combined interests in media. Feature


Donna Huanca

Donna Huanca

Born in Chicago and having travelled across European and North American cities, multi-disciplinary artist Donna Huanca is currently settled in Berlin working on a broad range of fields. From paper collage, abstract painting, motley textiles to medium-large scale installation, they all began ten years ago after Huanca was awarded her first degree in Fine Arts from the University of Houston. Feature


Gogy Esparze

Gogy Esparze

Multidisciplinary Artist Gogy Esparze latest project ‘Bikelife’ is set to be released in late 2014 and visualizes the subculture of dirt bike riding in New York. The project involves a photographic investigation documented through 35mm film as it portrays stunning action shots alongside portraits. Feature


Susann Pönisch

Susann Pönisch

Born and bred in Germany, Susann Pönisch is an artist and printmaker whose career began in the early 2000s at a print workshop, ‘Fleischerei’, now a multi-purpose work space for silkscreen printers, musicians and creative people. Layer upon layer, Pönisch is never tired of the time-consuming process of printmaking, instead, she produces her paintings and prints by combining different handmade techniques together without any help from digital tools. Feature


Marion Berrin

Marion Berrin

Marion Berrin is a Photographer currently based in Paris. Strictly shooting on film only, Marion’s beautiful photographs demonstrate clear compositions with focus on form, light and shape. I particularly admire her concentration regarding the reflection and contrast between botanicals and urban environments / architecture. Really great work. Feature


Cody Hoyt

Cody Hoyt

Cody Hoyt studied printmaking in Massachussetts College of Art in Boston, and and has also studied at the Akademie Voor Beeldende Kunst, Enschede, Holland. Cody’s ceramic work is extremely well executed geometric forms with exquisite natural colour glazes, which are very Memphis in style. Cody’s painting work is also very accomplished. With obvious skill, he uses a mixture of loose brushstrokes, sometimes accompanied with typography, creating what may seem to be a mass of lines, but is actually a very structured artwork. Feature


Bratislav Milenkovic

Bratislav Milenkovic

Bratislav Milenkovic is a freelance illustrator currently based in Belgrade. Having had work exhibited across Europe the illustrator has gained an impressive clientele working with clients such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Plus 8 Records and Computer Arts to name a few. With a particularly interesting aesthetic communicating texture and shape, Bratislav’s work also demonstrates a keen interest in experimentation; I caught up with the Illustrator to find out more Feature


Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon is the artist name and work of London based freelance Graphic Illustrator and Designer, Anna Mullin — who specialises in the areas of bespoke illustration with a focus on animals and nature, identity design, typography and unique characters including custom vinyl toys for both commercial commissions and private collections. Her personal love of nature and animals stems from an upbringing in leafy green woodland areas of North-West Germany while living abroad as a child, much of which is reflected in the graphic work that she produces. Feature


Tod Hanson

Tod Hanson

Tod Hanson’s large-scale work is something to definitely be admired. Inspiration behind his work comes from an interest in architecture, decorative arts, diagrams, mapping and vintage framing. Often drawn and then painted by hand he crafts his installations on large wooden boards before piecing together the intricate designs. His work is applied in a number of varying situations often reactive to the local environment. To experience his work in the flesh you can also purchase limited edition screen-prints available online. Feature


Evelien Jaspers

Evelien Jaspers

Driven by a desire to bring photographs to life, photographer Evelien Jaspers has started exploring the spatial value of still images, trying out different methods in order to transform them into compelling sculptural works. A Recent graduate from Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Jaspers has always treated photography as an object with a strong belief that a two-dimensional print is never enough. Feature


Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair is an Artist that currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Contrasting both digital and hand-rendered artwork, Morgan’s portfolio depicts abstract contemporary patterns through bright candy / pastel colours. Building artwork / patterns through fluid and organic shapes over angular geometric forms, Morgan’s wicked portfolio is well worth checking out. Feature


Patrick Thomas – 100BPM | Hang-Up Gallery

Patrick Thomas – 100BPM | Hang-Up Gallery

British graphic artist Patrick Thomas presented his silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition at hung-Up Gallery, which was timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine. 100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and first time that this collection will be shown publicly. Feature


Malin Gabriella

Malin Gabriella

Totally awesome and amazing artist Malin Gabriella Nordin needs no introduction, but if you don’t know her work already then get ready. She has recently published a book with Museum Paper called Private Language. The book is only available for pre-order now, but the release is imminent. I think it would make a great addition to a collection, Nordin’s work is dream-like, automatic, and beautifully coloured. Feature


“Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams)” | Dave the Chimp

“Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams)” | Dave the Chimp

Dave the Chimp’s work is about balance. Black/white, happy/sad, right/wrong, ying/yang. You can’t have one without the other. Disguised in unbearably cute forms are characters suffering from heartbreak, hate, and despair. Crisply painted characters populate the dirtiest alleyways. Light can’t exist without darkness. “Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams)”, Dave’s first print with rikiki, is a perfect example of this duality. A scene of comfort that changes when the lights go out. Feature


Hansje van Halem

Hansje van Halem

A collection of textile prints, posters, book designs, hand sketches and the Stone Tile installation by graphic designer Hansje van Halem are now on display at Artspace Galerie Block C in an ancient city of Groningen, the Netherlands. For over a decade, design graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Hansje Van Halem has worked as an independent graphic designer, solving design and editorial problems by experimenting with type and material. Feature


Gary Webb Exhibition at Bloomberg Space

Gary Webb Exhibition at Bloomberg Space

Bloomberg Space is hosting a show by contemporary artist Gary Webb. The show opens 24th of January and will run to 13th of March. The show is a mix of colourful glass, mirrored surfaces, wood and plastic and has the feel of Memphis meets Tumblr, with palm trees, galactic space and ultra-tech themes. Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London,EC2A 1HD. Check it. Feature


Ben Sanders

Ben Sanders

Ben Sanders is an Artist and founder of ‘Those People’ studio that currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Directing his focus between painting and drawing, Ben’s pattern based graphic imagery reflects a keen application of impasto techniques contrasting a mixture of both hand-rendered and digitally constructed bright and colourful patterns and textures. Feature


‘Hard Wood & Heavy Water’ by Lizzy Stewart

‘Hard Wood & Heavy Water’ by Lizzy Stewart

The flagship venue, Dream Bags JaguarShoes, has been transformed into an exhibition space, displaying an endearing collection of Lizzy Stewart’s illustrations. Only six months after graduating from CSM, our beloved illustrator Lizzy Stewart is now showcasing her work at one of Shoreditch’s creative hubs, her first solo exhibition in London. Feature


Bureau Bruneau

Bureau Bruneau

Bureau Bruneau is the work of Ludvig Bruneau Rossow of Olso Norway. Displaying strong Typographic skills and an eye for branding, Bruneau’s designs are precise yet playful. For example on his website, Bruneau has branded a whole post apocalyptic emergency service. Set after a modern ice age in 2030, FEMA functions as an emergency plan to reconstruct society after the apocalypse. Feature


Ed Templeton | Nils Staerk Gallery 2011

Ed Templeton | Nils Staerk Gallery 2011

Here’s an exhibition titled ‘My Soul is Worried But Not Me’ by illustrator, photographer & skateboarder Ed Templeton at Nils Staerk Gallery in Denmark from 2011. We’re a big fan of Ed’s work so we thought we’d pull this awesome show out from the depth of the internet. We love his signature ‘saloon bar’ display style. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. Feature


Crazy Bear Studio

Crazy Bear Studio

Crazy Bear Studio is Simon Pilkington, a designer, illustrator, and print maker from West Berkshire. He specialises in letterpress printing and is obsessed with Vandercook proof presses, the widely known 20th century printing technology that was originally manufactured by Vandercook & Sons in 1909. Feature


Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball is an Artist / Painter that was born in Yorkshire and is currently based in South Wales. In recent work Sarah has painted a stunning series of portraits with oil on gessoed board developed from police mug shots expressing detail and personality through haunting faces and beautiful colour tones. Feature


Stephan Walter :: How to Cook Panda Bears Without Losing Your Soul

Stephan Walter :: How to Cook Panda Bears Without Losing Your Soul

The work by leading illustrator, typographer and graphic designer Stephan Walter is now being showcased at The Coningsby Gallery, Walter’s first major exhibition in London. Born in Zurich, Walter now works between his hometown and New York, creating his illustrated artwork – the seamless integration of type and image. He has also won several international design prizes and his remarkable works have proven his ability to maintain his artistic vision even while working with a variety of commercial clients. Feature


Kindah

Kindah

I found Kindah through the magical world of knowledge that is the internet, or Tumblr to you and me. Kindah is based in California and is a surface and pattern designer graduated from California College of the Arts. Her work is really bright and playful, with splashy paint prints, photo collage, flowers and fruit, I love it and want it all! Feature


45rpm :: Disposable Fanzine

45rpm :: Disposable Fanzine

Bristol-based 45rpm is a fanzine addict who puts out as many photos of painting and mischief across the world that he can. He also gives away disposable cameras with his Disposable Zine in order to encourage people to take ‘real’ photos and make their own zines. You can also get your hands on various wonderful items including pin badges, stickers and screen printed Ouija boards via his online shop. Feature


Pretty Teeth

Pretty Teeth

Marie-Florentine Geoffroy (aka Pretty Teeth) is an Artist / Illustrator based in France that creates drawings, fanzines and posters. Maries’s website depicts a selection of images and applied mediums including watercolour, print and pen drawings visualizing both abstract and realistic dissected and re-arranged subjects that communicate pattern and texture in beautiful compositions. Feature


Vicki Ling

Vicki Ling

Vicki Ling is a London-based visual artist who specialises in landscape drawing and colouring. An MA graduate from Central Saint Martins, Ling’s work is a mix of two and three dimensional drawings, portraying dreams and their inhabitants that do not exist in the real world. Her poetic drawings show a sensation of movement and forms in transition without a definite point in time. Feature


Zhang Xiao

Zhang Xiao

Zhang Xiao lives and works in Chengdu, China and currently works as a freelance photographer. Documenting a moment in time and fragments of real life, Zhang’s powerful misty imagery captures people in both stunning and epic environments in beautiful colour tones. I could look at his photographs for hours, the more you look through the more gems you find. Feature


Suzanna Zak

Suzanna Zak

Suzanna Zak is a visual artist, writer, collector and most of the time, a traveler. Driven by wanderlust, she travels everywhere across the US, from West Virginia, down to New Mexico, up to California and round to the East Coast, capturing every moment in all possible country. Feature


Hazel Stark

Hazel Stark

I first saw Hazels work at Nothing But Navy and immediately loved her work. Hazel is a designer maker hailing from Hackney, her work going between printed textiles and ceramics. I particularly love her puff-print bags and cushions from New Abstract last year. Hazels’ work explores texture and mark making that is simplistic and automatic by nature, yet subtle and sophisticated. I’m looking forward to seeing what Hazel will do next. Feature


Joris Vandecatseye

Joris Vandecatseye

Joris Vandecatseye is a photographer that lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. Graduating in 2005 Joris has since been documenting his personal journey through crisp and colourful photographs in a collection of scrapbooks, with 26 books as it currently stands. Searching for light, composition and colour the Artist defines his way of working as ‘free expression and aimless wandering’ as he strolls around an identifies ‘details of the world around us isolated in the frame of a photograph.’ Feature


Kofie

Kofie

Augustine Kofie is an Artist that was born and bred in Los Angeles. With an artistic education never going further then high school, Kofie’s skill set was formed through graffiti coming into prominence in the LA graff scene by the mid 90’s. Graffiti provided Kofie an understanding of colour, layering, points of perspective and arrangement enabling a technical foundation and love of both construction and form. Developing an abstract aesthetic dominated by shapes, the Artists’ desire to experiment and explore his surroundings visually is ‘inspired by the basic building blocks of the geometric world’ and has consequently formed his ‘retro-futuristic’ aesthetic as he plays with form, line and depth in his murals and illustrations. Feature


Spheres :: Rafaël Rozendaal

Spheres :: Rafaël Rozendaal

Spheres is a collaborative publication by editor and graphic designer Philippe Karrer and a rotating cast of artists. Its latest issue unveils the concepts behind the works of Rafaël Rozendaal, a Dutch-Brazilian visual artist who normally uses the internet as his canvas. His passion for abstract vectors and saturated colour schemes has inspired Rozendaal to develop a wide range of artistic practice including installations, drawings, and experimental websites with over 30 million visits each year. Feature


New Contributor :: Saskia Pomeroy

New Contributor :: Saskia Pomeroy

We have a new contributor here at People of Print. Artist Saskia Pomeroy will be posting here about things that inspire her. Expect books, fashion, art and maybe even some science. Have a look and see what she is up to… Feature


Esther McManus :: The Elder

Esther McManus :: The Elder

The Elder tells the story of an ancient forest dweller and her fears that an encroaching community of farmers will alter her way of life. Predominantly wordless, The Elder explores the feeling of vulnerability, the tragedy of misunderstandings and the fear of change. Densely drawn and printed in multi-coloured riso, The Elder is a rich and decorative comic produced as a limited run of 100. Printed at Ditto Press with riso inner pages on multi coloured stock with a screenprinted gatefold cover. Feature


Louis Reith

Louis Reith

Louis Reith is a Dutch designer that lives and works in Amsterdam. With communication being a primary focus throughout his portfolio, Louis creates stark and beautiful imagery that contrasts between photographic / natural and ultra graphic. A signature style being defined with a collage technique, Louis’ imagery incorporates bold geometric shapes with found imagery including landscapes and architectural elements / symbols, which combined, generate a truly impressive aesthetic. Feature


Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Chris Harris is a designer based in the Midlands, he is passionate about his work and gets inspired by things he sees in day to day life. His particular skill sets are in branding, editorial, type and print and has recently been working more with risograph and letterpress printing. His approach is very clean and minimalistic but can see more experimental work coming across in his self initiated projects. Feature


Becky Kemp: Graphic Textures

Becky Kemp: Graphic Textures

Confident shapes, sharp lines, soft colour palettes and textural elements have each been integrated into each of the 4 printed A3 sized posters in the ‘Graphic Textures’ series from British designer Becky Kemp. These posters creatively compare ‘geometric symbols and natural textures.’ Printed on heavyweight paper this unique series is very tangible. Feature


Jonny Hannah

Jonny Hannah

Working as an illustrator in a variety of fields and greatly inspired by music, Jonny Hannah’s vibrant designs and witty handmade type have previously been printed in Vogue magazine and on many book covers/jackets in addition to constructing advertisements, design work for clients and collaborative projects. Feature


13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

2013 has seen us cover some truly amazing talent, so I thought it would be nice to take a look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite features from the past year… Feature


Thomas Coombes

Thomas Coombes

Thomas Coombes is a designer and art director with a passion for print. His work is reductive but explores a considered use of language, typography and production techniques. Having studied at Falmouth University in Cornwall, Coombes moved to London where he spent four years at multidisciplinary agency Fivefootsix, as well as working with fellow graduate Thomas Austin—under the name Studio Thomas —collaborating with photographers, artists and small start up businesses. Feature


Suthipa Kamyam

Suthipa Kamyam

Suthipa Kamyam is an award-wining illustrator and graphic designer who is inspired by the beauty of forests and the placid waters of Sweden. After graduating from HDK-School of Design and Craft in Götenberg, Kamyam continued to collaborate and work with Swedish brands and companies such as Okio, Cooper & Gorfer, Up Your Wall and Loud Major, before she returned to Bangkok, where she now lives and works. With a use of only one or two colours, Kamyam’s work is often a surreal mix of fact and fantasy, illustrating faraway landscapes and their mythical creatures. Feature


Marcel Cowling

Marcel Cowling

Marcel Cowling is an Artist that lives and works in London. Marcel directs focus between mixed media prints / collages and watercolour paintings depicting a selections of people, places and objects. From Marcel’s bright but ghostly collaged faceless portraits to beautiful watercolour paintings that contrast between crisp and realistic to translucent and vivid the Artist’s portfolio certainly demonstrates an interesting selection of aesthetics and technique. Feature


A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas by David Méndez Alonso

A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas by David Méndez Alonso

The work of David Méndez Alonso is now being displayed at the exhibition ‘A Hundred of Errors and Yellow Dramas’ in Valencia, Spain. David Méndez Alonso, also known as ‘Misterthefreak’, is a graphic artist who lives and works between London and Barcelona. This exhibition brings together a series of illustrations that were transformed into 3D objects, installations, colourful costumes and a great deal of textile patterns. Feature


Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson

Born in Chicago, Kyle Thompson first started taking photographs at the age of 19 after he developed an interest in nearby abandoned buildings. Kyle’s stunning portfolio encapsulates a beautifully strong and engaging sense of narrative – ’a nonexistent story line that only lives for a split moment’ taking place in empty forests and abandoned homes that are frequently composed of self portraits. Feature


Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

Enda Bowe :: Kilburn Cherry

London based Photographer Enda Bowe has recently released his first book titled ‘Kilburn Cherry.’ The publication captures light in beautiful pale colour tones as he depicts cherry blossom trees in urban environments. A limited edition run of 100 copies of the book have been elegantly crafted, bound by hand and published by London based independent book publisher Jane & Jeremy with each copy containing a signed print by the talented Photographer. Feature


Louis Reith

Louis Reith

The work of Louis Reith is going to be displayed at & Pens Press, a publishing house in Los Angeles, tomorrow. Born in Hengelo, NL, artist and graphic designer Louis Reith now resides and works in Amsterdam. He is heavily influenced by electronic music and used to play in several bands when he was a teenager. From his monochrome collages to his sculptures, the work of Reith is, no doubt, a capsule that brings back your childhood memories, takes you to fanciful dreamscapes where realism doesn’t exist. Feature


Rafael D’Alo

Rafael D’Alo

An award-winning graduate from Hartford Art School, Rafael D’Alo is now a full-time photographer who owns many series of exceptional photographs. A native of Brazil who spends a lot of his time traveling and exchanging ideas with people from different backgrouds, D’Alo has always been passionate about photography since he was a teenager. Feature