Alice Pomfret

Alice Pomfret

Recent Graphic Design graduate of the Arts University Bournemouth and both Editor & Art Director of the publication BUMF is Alice Pomfret. This particular publication was shortlisted for 7 various national awards, one of them being Best Student Publication by STACK, and their last issue was an exciting collaboration with Bestival. Print fanatic Alice has continued to pursue her love of print by creating further publications such as a book celebrating the life of Rolls-Royce sole Coach-liner Mark Court, with her most recent piece exploring the connotations of what it means to be an immigrant within the modern day. Feature


Gwion Christmas

Gwion Christmas

Independent publishing has become more popular than ever thanks to progress in technology. Print is now more easily available, easily created and perhaps even more easily discarded. Presenting Gwion Christmas, a Cardiff based Illustrator who’s work revolves around the interaction between controlled and uncontrolled processes. From zines to surreal illustrative prints, this designer explains a little more about the rational of his work. Feature


Rozalina Burkova

Rozalina Burkova

Dividing her time between London and Barcelona, Bulgarian Illustrator and Animator – Rozalina Burkova originally moved to London to study Fashion at Central Saint Martins College where she graduated in 2015.

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Kelly Bjork

Kelly Bjork

Kelly Bjork is an artist and freelance illustrator whose work focuses on portraiture and intimacy between friends and belongings. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a BFA in drawing and printmaking. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and online journals including McSweeney’s, The Stranger, Seattle Met, Fresh Magazine, BOOOOOOOM, and Sixth Finch. Kelly is a card illustrator for Pilgrim Paper Co., a paper goods company based in Seattle, where she currently lives. Feature


Murray Fredericks | Vanity Series

Murray Fredericks | Vanity Series

Murray Fredericks is a photographer from Sydney, Australia and his work has continued to capture his prolonged solo journeys over the years in remote and extreme locations across the globe. Murray began by studying politics and economics at Sydney University before spending five years travelling in the Middle East and in the Himalaya. It was during this time and a result of everything he had experienced in such ‘powerful’ and difficult to reach locations which provided him with his approach and passion for photography. Feature


Ana Popescu

Ana Popescu

Ana Popescu was born in Romania and grew up in France, but currently resides in the beautiful city of Vienna – where she studied printmaking and drawing at the University of Applied Arts. Ana uses her current surroundings in Vienna as a great inspiration for the work she creates. Exploring the themes of space and perception Ana is also interested in parallel universes, which she has depicted in her project “Life on Mars”. Feature


Nicole Cowan

Nicole Cowan

After winning one of the D&AD New Blood pencils in 2016, Nicole continues to make playful and bold illustrations inspired by people around her. Her clever use of a limited colour palette began when she started screen-printing and limited the amount of layers used. It later became a challenge to see how few colours she could get away with using within her work. Feature


Kristina Suvorova

Kristina Suvorova

Inspired by nature, brave souls, curiosity, freedom, childhood, fairytales and the universe, Kristina Suvorova’s abstract artworks play with paradoxes, detailing the most unorthodox of pairings to result in the harmonious friendships she charmingly illustrates. A secret story is hidden within each of Kristina Suvorova’s illustrations, while her embedded ideology of ‘the little things matter the most’ prompts a deeper reading and the reward of unearthing the secrets each artwork withholds. Feature


Liz Shepherd

Liz Shepherd

Found in the creative district of Boston, Liz Shepherd explores a modern day take on some of the most traditional methods of print. From printing onto wood, fabric and her own wooden sculptures, to photo-etching using polymer plates, Liz isn’t one to shy away from using different techniques and mixing media. Feature


Amy Blackwell

Amy Blackwell

Hand painting beads, printmaking and painting are just a few of the skills that the widely talented Amy Blackwell shows off in the work she produces. Combining mesmerising patterns and textures with more traditional examples of portraiture, instantly giving her work a fresh contemporary feel. Feature


Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Self-taught photographer, Andrés Gallardo Albajar channels a mesmerising celebration of architectural silhouettes within his artwork. A careful consideration of colour combinations and composition is apparent, heightening further the impact of the shadow play and structural significance beautifully embedded within each image. Feature


Marietta Varga

Marietta Varga

Equally breathtakingly beautiful and sensitively surreal, Marietta Varga’s harmonious colour combinations and meticulously considered compositions encompass the viewer within a unique atmosphere, undeniably iconic to her aesthetic. A sense of fascination ensues when initially invited to view the world through Varga’s lens, once immersed, a tainted sense of wonder shadows the viewer’s perception as the allure of the initial offering reveals the signs of symbolism, simulating through photography, the experience of a strange but stunning dream. Feature


Camille Romano

Camille Romano

Presenting Camille Romano, a french born illustrator and visual designer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Creating an assortment of printed matter such as prints, illustrations, patterns, visual identities and layouts, Romano shared with us some of her latest works. Inspired by nature’s compositions, colours and shapes that can be observed from day to day life Romano experiments with a wide range of techniques from paper cutting, serigraphy or digital collage to develop her visual style. Physicality and handcrafting both go hand in hand regarding her work and play a big role in her creative process. Having worked as a graphic designer in several creative agencies she also enjoyed freelancing. Feature


Mary Wortham

Mary Wortham

Vibrant in colour and bold in aesthetic, Mary Wortham, the emerging print and pattern designer hailing from Leeds, predominantly explores the combining of dynamic pattern and clashing colour combinations, resulting in her graphic fuelled yet playful compositions. Stating screen printing as her preferred medium of presentation, the infused elements of illusion, distortion and typography become more prevalent, leaving a lasting impression within the viewer’s mind and visualising a striking celebration of the potential of print. Feature


Patrick Savile — Selected Scenes from the Beginning of the World

Patrick Savile — Selected Scenes from the Beginning of the World

You might know Patrick Savile as the designer of the front cover of Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 001, or maybe you have seen issue 16 of Posterzine™, or the work he has done for multiple clients like Nickelodeon, Amazon, Sony and Warp Records to name a few. Either way, you have to head down to Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes on Thursday 16th February for his solo show which is going to be epic. Feature


The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

The Itinerant Printer | Modern. Tramp. Printer.

On the 26th January 2015, Chris Fritton aka ‘The Itinerant Printer’, set out on a coast-to-coast journey to redefine the idea of itinerant or “tramp” printers in modern times. Fascinated by the concept of ‘a union card’ back in 1852 where a member of the International Typographical Union (ITU) could travel anywhere in the states and pick up a printing job, Chris aimed to relive history. With only paper and ink, he hit the road, envisioning it would be a lot more like ‘a mid-level touring band’. Feature


Amrita Marino | Fiorucci Zine

Amrita Marino | Fiorucci Zine

Brooklyn New York-based Illustrator and graphic artist Amrita Marino presents her latest project, Fiorucci Zine. This risograph printed zine pays homage to Elio Fiorucci , an Italian fashion designer who founded the cult fashion label, Fiorucci, in the late 60s. Marino discovered the label through its recently riotous advertising and disappeared down an internet rabbit hole after that. Inspired by the various motifs used in Fiorucci’s advertising campaigns such as pinup girls, the cherry, LP player, and tigers and flamingos, the zine also references Terry Jones, co-founder of i-D magazine, who was the creative director behind many of Firoucci’s iconic ads. Feature


Emily Godden & Audit Chaos

Emily Godden & Audit Chaos

Exploring, experimenting and challenging notions in the realm of digital technologies, UK-based artist Emily Godden presented her debut durational performance Rhizome 2.0 at SPILL Festival of Performance 2016. Rhizome 2.0 explores the notion of the melted matrix within printmaking to develop a durational work which situates the body between the print and the screen. Working with the body as both a source of data and means of ‘data capture’ as Godden describes, the creation of a Live Print is produced allowing the artist to immerse herself in a virtual forest to uphold a suspension of disbelief to trick herself that the forest is not virtual but actual. Feature


Diana Mukalere

Diana Mukalere

Presenting visual artist and print designer Diana Mukalere. Founder of DrawPrintMake, her multidisciplinary practice, Mukaler primarily works with hand drawn illustrations, bold colours and patterns to create almost hypnotising pieces art. With the use of computer-aided- design, laser and engraving, she produces detailed, decorative imagery inspired by her deep love of nature, dreamscapes and feminine organic forms. Feature


Katerina Kerouli

Katerina Kerouli

Our directory member Katerina Kerouli grew up in Greece until the age of sixteen, “where arts and crafts were non-existent” at her school, so her mum would always try to get her involved with arty activities at home — drawing and making every day. At the age of 16 she moved to England to pursue an artistic career. After graduating from Nottingham University she moved to London where she is now represented by Artist Partners for her illustration work and has been recently commissioned for two children’s books by a global leading publishing house. Feature


Laura Berger | Softer World

Laura Berger | Softer World

In a bid to stray from the negativity and violence happening within this world in which we are constantly saturated with the bombarding of messages and media, Laura Berger has opted for art as an escape, using her skill within painting to portray the positive possibilities shy from the mainstream media. Softer World serves as a contrasting view in a landscape of negativity and fear, enforcing calm through the neutral colour palette and in turn the envisioning of a peaceful world where equality strives and our relationships with each other and strangers alike are honoured, as exemplified through Berger’s consideration of composition and lack of hierarchy among her illustrative figures. Feature


3rd St | A Solo Exhibition By Eloise Dorr

3rd St | A Solo Exhibition By Eloise Dorr

Hidden in Eloise Dorr’s colourful architectural landscape paintings of San Francisco you’ll find small silhouette characters playfully skateboarding through abstract and realistic typical skateboarding locations. Painted on broken skateboard’s or plywood and occasionally perspex, the format adds to the meaningful relationship the images represent. Being Dorr’s 3rd solo exhibition the display will showcase paintings she completed throughout the year inspired by her trip to San Francisco in 2013. Feature


Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

With the New Year forced upon us and the ushered in potential of proclaiming New Year resolutions we’re unlikely to keep, its time to look back on the previous year but this time with the help of Polly Brown and her welcome view on a topic we can all relate, making mistakes. Admitting, announcing, recording and perhaps even avoiding, Polly Brown’s ON REFLECTION is an emotive visual project which humanises the making of mistakes, defined by Polly herself as an “exercise in exorcising”. Feature


George Stoyanov

George Stoyanov

Predominantly delving his skills into the worlds of CGI and 3D illustration, George Stoyanov explores various forms and colour combinations to offer the conceptual and intensive aesthetic he beautifully achieves. Entitled Explorations, this specific project appropriates abstract objects, adorning them in a mesmerising myriad of colour and pattern while enhancing the playful personality as depth and field is merged via innovative composition considerations.  Feature


Sivan Karim

Sivan Karim

From the ethereal aesthetic and celestial setting to the powerful narratives that unfold, Sivan Karim’s otherwordly illustrations are confident in portraying Karim’s inspirations of nature, dreams and personal experiences, predominantly telling a story in which viewers can relate. Choosing only to use monochrome shades within his designs, Karim’s artwork is iconic for its dependence on contrast, both in approach and concept, as simple lines beautifully withhold an increasingly intricate offering. Feature


Cari Vander Yacht

Cari Vander Yacht

Currently residing in New York but hailing from Oregon, Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.
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Lina Forsgren | Salominka

Lina Forsgren | Salominka

An unconventional and fashion forward approach to furniture photography unfolds within Lina Forsgren’s photography, art direction and business card design for Vera Panichewskaja’s Graduate Project; Salominka. Defined as a furniture collection that explores colour, form, composition and spatiality, Forsgren exquisitely captures each aspect of Salominka through the considered composition of the visually stimulating imagery and dual impact concept, in turn evoking a contemporary and intelligent aesthetic. Feature


Jordan Bolton

Jordan Bolton

Meticulous in approach, a conceptual interpretation defines the art of Jordan Bolton’s film posters, better defined as miniature masterpieces, representing each film only through object, colour and theme, in turn offering a unique and alternative viewing experience. Bolton crafts defining features of iconic cinematic classics including Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, beautifully capturing the signature aesthetic of each through the carefully considered styling and arrangement. Feature


Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

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


Tishk Barzanji

Tishk Barzanji

Predominantly focusing on the intricate details that go unnoticed in everyday life, Tishk Barzanji unveils an immersive exploration of space and colour, delving into the topics of digital art, graphic design and photography, in turn transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Channeling Mondrian, Magritte and Ken Price as major influences due to their iconic consideration of colour and juxtaposition, Barzanji creates surreal digital landscapes that capture his curiosity regarding the structure, diversity of cultures and atmosphere that consume his new home environment, altering perceptions along the way. Feature


Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Driven by dark humour and cynical comedy is dutch Illustrator Marijike Ludwig. Conceptualising this project back in December 2015, the resolution has finally been realised in the form of 5 unique card designs with pre-written messages on the back of each one. Beautifully drawn, the images depict traditional holiday stereotypes adopting a spooky illustrative style. Feature


Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh

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


Alice Wietzel

Alice Wietzel

Parisian artist Alice Wietzel’s illustrations display the perfect combination of unforgiving geometry and soft, organic forms. Her images combine dreamy colours with abstractly shaped people and objects whilst avoiding harsh, dark outlines. Wietzel allows various colours to sit next to one another in perfect harmony, leading to dreamlike images that we never want to stop looking at.
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Lucile Piketty

Lucile Piketty

Having studied in both Paris and New York, Lucile Piketty now works as an illustrator and printmaker in France. Piketty has a particular focus on depicting cities and life within them. In May of this year, Piketty was awarded the Lacourière prize for etching by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for her series ‘Si je disparaissais,’ (If I disappeared).
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Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

Intricately infusing invisible effects of the properties of time and natural sciences as the genesis of his photography, cinematography and kinetic installations, Fabian Oefner encourages, through the harnessing of scientific properties within his creations, the acceptance that art and science work harmoniously to inform each other in tangible ways. The undeniable beauty of Oefner’s photography is exemplified consistently through the mesmerising theme of motion, as he seeks to explore the boundaries of time and space, while for his series entitled Oil Spill, iridescence acts as the dominant inspiration. Feature


José Antonio Roda

José Antonio Roda

What instantly captured our eye with José Antonio Roda’s work is his use of primary colours. Roda is an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Madrid. The primary colours used in his work complement the abstracted subject matter perfectly. In his work, merely a few shapes and colours (Roda uses red, yellow, blue, black and white almost exclusively) are able to come together to form beautifully clean images. Roda’s attention is split between silk-screen prints, ceramics, risography, digital prints and paper cuts.
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Tallulah Fontaine

Tallulah Fontaine

Tallulah Fontaine’s images are striking in their simplicity. She mostly sticks to a palette of muted pastel colours that perfectly matches the minimalist images she creates. Hailing from Toronto, Fontaine creates zines, jewellery and prints whilst running ‘Home Zine Collective’ with fellow artist Carla McRae.
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Margot Bowman | IDENTIFY

Margot Bowman | IDENTIFY

Launched on November 18th 2017 in collaboration with Tate and Tate Collectives, Margot Bowman introduces IDENTIFY, an interactive project which explores how we express contemporary cultural identity. IDENTIFY encourages viewers to create their own cultural symbol, using interactive software developed by Edvin Candon, which designs your personal stamp based on a series of questions that allow for your personal, geographical, emotional and spiritual touch-points to be accessed. Feature


Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

Created in partnership by Nike and the New York City Parks and Recreations Dept., the sportswear giant has unveiled its latest campaign, entitled New York Made, which strives to maintain its renowned level of commitment towards the city, using art to infuse and heighten the sense of community at the heart of the program. New York Made is set to introduce a whole host of community collaborations across the city, with the first designed by Brooklyn-based, iconic artist Brian Donnelly, who has kicked off the program with the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS. Feature


George Greaves

George Greaves

Finding that over thinking usually hinders his design process, George Greaves’ defining aesthetic is both minimal and sophisticated yet equally as powerful, as his intricate illustrations withhold high impact through the contrast and movement he expertly infuses. Influenced greatly by the simplicity and geometric forms of early modernist art, Greaves defines Matisse, Miró, De Chirico and David Hockney as major inspirations. Additionally to his solo creations, George makes up half of Printed Goods, a design and risograph studio, created in collaboration with his brother. Feature


Wakana Yamazaki

Wakana Yamazaki

Infusing a heart-warming sense of nostalgia through her crazy kitsch aesthetic, freelance illustrator Wakana Yamazaki personifies her abstract graphics, radiating an exuberant energy as each image is decorated through a vibrant and playful palette. Drawn using a ballpoint pen and later coloured digitally, Yamazaki’s designs bring her imaginations to life, awakening the child in all of us as her hyperreal creations include cube cats and folded females. Feature


Eva Stalinski

Eva Stalinski

Dutch illustrator, screen printer and dog enthusiast is how Eva Stalinski, the print maker and illustrator hailing from the Netherlands defines herself. Creating bold and beautiful works, Stalinski communicates her playful aesthetic through her instantly recognisable and joyous graphics, similar to a contemporary interpretation of pop art. Adorning everything from prints to apparel, Stalinski’s motifs offer an adorable personification as she infuses identity into her illustrated inanimate objects, decorating each in a vibrant and abstract fashion. Feature


Lizzi Morris

Lizzi Morris

Predominantly using textiles and objects to create her fine art sculptures, Lizzi Morris documents the development of her installations through her unique drawing aesthetic, communicating beautifully intriguing work through each aspect of her design process. Through the use of both hard and soft materials, Morris’ sculptures investigate how tension or dialogue can be generated in a relationship between materially contrasting objects while the drawings focus on the potential texture and pattern, considering through intricate illustrations, how three-dimensional objects could interact with each other. Feature


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

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

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Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Come September 2017 the rare opportunity to experience the enigmatic art of the pioneering prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat will be offered to the people of Britain, as the artist makes his UK debut, unveiling Basquiat: Boom For Real, hosted by the Barbican. The retrospective is set to be magnificent in scale, showcasing an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, which promise to highlight an unseen focus, shedding light on Basquiat’s complex archive of cultural references which influenced his political vision and inspired his gritty graffiti art. Feature


Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Inspired by patrimony, unexplored spaces, knowledge transmission and encounters, Catherine D’Amours creates imaginative illustrative worlds infused with nostalgia and beautifully pieced together with various textures of papers she has collected over the years. Through both physical and digital processes, D’Amours overlays her charming black inked illustration studies with distinctive and minimal motifs, codifying the contrasts of texture and colours into a personal visual dictionary. Feature


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

The stunning collaboration between Violaine et Jérémy, the illustration and graphic arts studio based in Paris, and Yann Kebbi, a French illustrator famed for his expressive style, results in the unique identity of Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord 16/17 season, beautifully channeling the erratic existence of the theatre while maintaining the playful aesthetic infused. Feature


Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Channeling a fascination for the digital world of pop culture, social media and all of the motifs involved, Sophie Cunningham produces the most charming of satirical illustrations, hand drawn and painted in gouache, contrasting vibrant hues, candy pastels, clean vector like shapes and playful imagery. Feature


POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

Embedding an admiration for both geometry and pure vector lines beautifully results in the colourful compositions which define Janine Rewell’s fantastical aesthetic. Ever experimenting with medium, Rewell transfers her whimsical illustrations onto an unconventional canvas, decorating the human body and more recently, for her POLVELLA series, choosing plywood and using the water-cutting technique to assemble her latest artwork. Feature


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

Situated in a sunny seaside studio in Brighton, self confessed colour lover HelloMarine embeds her admiration for print and pattern into her vibrant illustrations, embedding the perfect balance of bold and playful design, appealing to both adults and children alike. From prints to an exclusive Heal’s collection of cushions and covers, the delightful aesthetic is transferred exquisitely from the studio into the home, welcoming the most joyous of energies as the iconic colour palettes beautifully brighten up any room. Feature


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

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


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

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


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

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


Laura Normand

Laura Normand

Work hard, play hard is the ideology Laura Normand, the Parisian Graphic Designer implements into both her process and aesthetic, channeling her admiration for avant-gardism and desire to experiment into her creations. The dominant use of geometric form, experimenting with opacity via layering and clean two dimensional design are consistently apparent when subject to the instantly recognisable and playful aesthetic Normand maintains. Feature


Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty, a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and curator whose work is “driven by bold colours, simples shapes, and a sense of humour” aspires to bring positivity back into design especially through printed materials. Feature


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

Embedding her undeniable talent into limited edition runs of original handmade creations for the home and body, Anna Beam injects her whimsical aesthetic into both her printed and embellished accessories, ceramics, stationery and home wares, all radiating a joyous energy in regards to the ethereal colour palettes and dynamic prints combined. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now based in East London since 2013, Beam’s works predominantly span textiles, print making, ceramics, pattern design and ceramics, contrasting delicate decoration with graphic print. Feature


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

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


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

Seeking to brighten up your home? Look no further. Folkestone based design label Kitty McCall masters the art of statement prints which radiate an undeniable sense of joy, interest and intrigue when welcomed into any home. From furniture and fabrics to stationary and art prints, Kitty McCall specialises in clashing colour combinations and vibrant pattern, channeling Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe as major inspirations regarding the exquisite detailing of amplified blooms decorated in vivid hues and exaggerated proportions. Feature


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

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


Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid is a recent graduate of Fine Art Print at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has exhibited widely across Dublin over the past three years, with expected group shows in London and the United States. He has been awarded numerous awards including the Black Church Undergraduate Award and the Zygote Press Fellowship. A number of his works are in the ownership of private buyers, the OPW and the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Feature


Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

When subject to Michael William Lester’s minuscule masterpiece, we believe he has successfully managed to diminish the bigger the better myth in terms of design, demonstrating the most intelligent of ideas can also be the most simple. Measuring at just 24 millimetres wide by 19 millimetres tall, Lester details each tiny page with his renowned aesthetic, embedding a childish quality which is cleverly juxtaposed with the extremely sharp wit each design entertains. Feature


Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Originally beginning as a design experiment, Thomas Wirtz’s By the way: typography and material behaviour has intelligently evolved into a modular system involving two main components, the self-made typography produced via 3D printing and the variety of physical processes which strikingly react with the internet jargon abbreviations. The short film guides the viewer through the multiple processes, examining the immersive behaviour of each as the reactions beautifully contrast in colour against the striking block colour backgrounds which consume the internet jargon mould prior to their reveal via texture. Feature


Natalya Balnova

Natalya Balnova

Spontaneity is key when subject to the playful inkings by Art Director, Illustrator and Print Maker, Natalya Balnova. Predominantly producing decorative drawings freehand using dark ink and experimenting with silkscreening regarding colour separation, Balnova beautifully embeds her skills within fine art, design and printmaking to showcase the unconventional language which defines her whimsical aesthetic. A generous sprinkling of dark humour radiates throughout the illustrated narratives, contrasting the ironic concept with the alluring elegance of her designs. Feature


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Ever embedding the playful use of narrative into his creations, Luca Di Battista, the freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer situated in Berlin has recently unveiled his latest text and illustrations in the form of a children’s book entitled Che Spavento – Oh Schreck! The continuing of his 2D aesthetic is ever apparent, as Biagio, the protagonist, pursues a journey through the rich textured landscape while painted in a pale pink, beautifully juxtaposed against the dark enveloping palette which consumes the majority of the narrative. Feature


The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The long wait is over as Counter Editions has finally released the official limited edition prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The eight leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Anne Hardy, Howard Hodgkin, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake, Benjamin Senior, David Shrigley, and Sam Taylor-Johnson have created stunning posters in celebration of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with the spirit of Team GB as their inspiration. Feature


Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Channelling her fascination for Japanese culture as a major inspiration, Oakley Graham, the Australian Communication Design Student has confidently approached her first attempt at packaging design, maintaining her clean aesthetic while simultaneously infusing the essence of Japanese style. Created as DVD casing for a cooking documentary series, the combining of perfectionism, intellect and simplicity is apparent within Graham’s creations, working strong in colour and contrast to produce gender neutral design, apparent through the stark black of the digital typeface which counteracts the femininity of the pastel palette. Feature


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

Dynamic garments decorated through vivid pattern, showcasing avant garde silhouettes and erupting in ruffles which unfold a subjective narrative are the result of Fashion Graduate, Rebecca Carrington’s latest collection. Studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Carrington specialised in print and womenswear, in turn developing her unique aesthetic tearing away from the mainstream and embedding a wearable art feel in every aspect of her designs. Feature


Melissa Ougham

Melissa Ougham

Always embedding an admiration for the abstract into her work, Melissa Ougham’s fondness for the removing of shapes from their context and thus challenging the viewers perception is ever apparent, defining the expressive aesthetic which informs her hand rendered creations. Using digital techniques, Melissa Ougham creates innovative and contemporary prints which radiate her passion for free styled mark making and have awarded her the opportunity to take part in Texprint 2016. Feature


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

A dramatic exploration of colour, scale and form is evoked through Crimson Rose O’Shea’s whimsical textiles, ever-embedding the feminine feel iconic to her creations. Adorned in graphic digital prints and highlighted through luxurious colour palettes, O’Shea entertains her gloriously sculptural aesthetic; hand crafting her laser cut silk duchess satin and beautifully decorating her designs through embroidery, beading and couture embellishment techniques. Feature


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

Predominantly entertaining an eye-catching, ephemeral aesthetic, Emma Kendall’s latest collection visually communicates a psychedelic landscape, revealing hidden textile layers embellished in reflective properties, which enhance the optical appeal and provoke unpredictability when subject to contrasting light environments. Inspired by the intangible spectrum, texture and play of light, Kendall has successfully created a subversive scene where the transient phenomena of light manifests through fashion design. Feature


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg’s graphic aesthetic is continuously informed by both her undeniable talent regarding textile design and the relationship between traditional and digital techniques. Her vivid prints entertain the combining of screen-printing with digital methods from inkjet printing to multi-head embroidery and laser cutting, resulting in the complex prints which beautifully inject inspiration from unintentional pattern created by nature, architecture and the built environment. Feature


Lorena G

Lorena G

Living under the ideology of work hard, have fun, self-taught graphic designer and illustrator Lorena G specialises in attention to detail, embedding her love for geometry, vibrant colour and fine vectors into her impressive portfolio of illustrations, brand identity, lettering and design. Feature


Sofia Noceti

Sofia Noceti

From branding to graphic design to art direction to publishing, Sofia Noceti, the designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires continuously embeds her multidisciplinary talent into her creations, always infusing and developing her instantly recognisable aesthetic, detailing ethereal compositions and whimsical colour palettes. Feature


Street Heroines

Street Heroines

The overshadowing of female graffiti artists is dominant within the subculture, with women receiving little recognition for their contributions in comparison to their male counterparts. Finally a shift is becoming apparent, highlighted through the awarding of female graffiti artists with the long overdue celebration they truly deserve. Alexandra Henry aims to provide a platform to shine a spotlight on female creatives, thus Street Heroines is in the works, a documentary which will capture the collective voice and experiences of females within the global street art movement. Feature


Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Using paper as the dominant medium, the creations of Marion Toy are renowned for their surreal concept aesthetic, ever communicating a whimsical sense of wonder as we realise the tactile nature of the, what seem to be, digitally rendered creations. Feature


Yo-NEWYORK!

Yo-NEWYORK!

If you’re an artist based in New York, you’re in luck. Yo-NEWYORK! is the title of the open submission zine inviting visual artists, writers and poets to apply for the latest issue. The zine is a refreshing combining of art and visual literature, which acts as a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents otherwise unfortunately overshadowed. Yo-NEWYORK! combines the talents of the creative minds, exemplified through an array of mediums, resulting in the “surreal flow, featuring multiple views of the city at this moment in time.Feature


Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Renowned within the street art world for his ubiquitous flower iconography, Michael De Feo’s playful aesthetic is warmly welcomed, embedding a certain sense of joy and cheer into the concrete landscape of the city streets. For the past 25 years, De Feo has decorated the public landscape with his buoyant floral patterns, gleefully observed within 60 international cities, tucked behind the layered architectural silhouettes, sprouting from the base of telephone poles and in more recent projects, showcased through the transforming of bus stop fashion ads, blurring the boundaries of sponsored partnerships and illegal interventions. Feature


Fanette Mellier

Fanette Mellier

The work designed by Paris-based graphic designer and screen-print artist Fanette Mellier is like no other work we usually feature. In 2013, we featured her publication, ‘Dans La Lune’; a fascinating series of illustrations depicting lunar phases, and today, her portfolio has grown quickly and is now bursting with interesting design and print-based projects spanning editorial, exhibition design and typography. We are fascinated by how Fanette Mellier manages to beautifully blur the lines between 2D and 3D and we are not surprised that her work has been exhibited in many international galleries and museums including the Centre Pompidou. Feature


Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

A major exhibition showcasing the new work of the globally celebrated visual artist Yayoi Kusama is currently being held at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery. Unfolding across its three locations, the highly anticipated artworks are an immaculate reflection of Kusama’s preoccupation with the themes of personal obsession and cosmic infinity, referenced predominantly through the confident embedding of pattern and repetition. Feature


Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Predominantly known for his experimental typography, Russian Graphic Designer Ruslan Khasanov exquisitely channels his enviable sense of curiosity through his manipulation of the elements, resulting in the liquid and reflective fonts he mesmerisingly creates. The experimentation with the interplay of iridescent inks, oils and soap manifests within the more recent projects, further embedding the immersive experience and joyful emotion evoked when subject to the unconventional creations. Feature


Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

A divine exploration into the the geometric line play and architecture of Los Angeles manifests within Sallie Harrison’s ongoing Geometric LA series. Combining her love for colour, typography and all things minimalism, the series evokes a compelling consideration of composition, immersing the viewer within the conceptual landscape, transporting us into the whimsical world in which Harrison creates. Feature


Jeremy August Haik

Jeremy August Haik

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


Feels by Daniel Fletcher

Feels by Daniel Fletcher

London-based artist and printmaker Daniel Fletcher was crowned as the winner of People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015, and today, one year after his graduation, he surprises us again with his recently updated website which is currently packed with a body of new work; an exciting series of screen-prints that will make you ooh and aah. Feature


Erin O’Malley

Erin O’Malley

An exploration into the hidden complexities of light and surface manifests within the captivating variety of creations in which Erin O’Malley embeds her talents. Delving into the worlds of digital macro-photography, painting and video, an undeniable beauty consistently unfolds throughout, immersing the viewer as they look deeper between the layers and realise the origin of the final image. Feature


Markless Design

Markless Design

Founded and run by print and interior textiles designer, Rebecca Markless, Markless Design is a London based studio. After graduating with an MA in Textiles Design at the Chelsea College of Art, she is now working on expanding her quirky homewares collection. Inspired by weird and wonderful natural forms like crustaceans and cacti, all of Rebeccas work starts with a hand-drawn doodle. She then applies a contemporary colour palette and plays with repetition and symmetry to create her bright and distinctive designs. Feature


Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Beginning her creative career in interior design, Macleod’s focus on colour and texture swayed her towards surface pattern and textiles. By hand painting, playing and most importantly, having fun with her work, Macleod’s work is truly unique in style and is most definitely one to watch. Feature


Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

Polish illustrator, Pawel Nolbert’s travel photos are unlike any other. Exploring the human tendency of implicating our emotions onto our surroundings, Nolbert has distorted reality in a way that is bright, happy and uplifting. Feature


Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

With the use of a fictional muse named ‘Ermantrude’, Charlotte Linton documents her expeditions across the world, collecting research and field notes inspiring the illustrations seen on her scarf designs. After working with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith and Chloe, she then went on to produce her own line of surface pattern designs to be featured on accessories, and most prominently scarves. Feature


Steven Harrington x Nike

Steven Harrington x Nike

Los Angeles-based designer, Steven Harrington, known for his pop-aesthetic and bright iconic style. Playful yet contemplative, his work is inspired by California’s mystique landscape and vast variety of cultures. The pro-doodler has teamed up with Nike to create two colourways of the Benussi Swoosh and Nike Rosche Run. Plastering the classic shoes with Harrington’s signature Palm Tree motif and additional cartoon characters, these psychedelic, intricate visuals are perfect for the warmer weather. Feature


Jode Pankhurst

Jode Pankhurst

Charm and playful personality are two elements undoubtedly implemented within Jode Pankhurst’s stunning porcelain creations. Based in Edinburgh, the freelance designer is currently supported by the Craft Council & Craft Scotland as part of their Hot House 2016 programme.  Feature


Gabriella Marcella

Gabriella Marcella

Vibrant colour, playful typography and lively graphics are at the roots of all works created by multi-talented Gabriella Marcella. As both a designer and director of RISOTTO, a risograph print specialist and stationery company based in Glasgow, Marcella delves into the worlds of print work, art direction, illustration and tangible creation, adorning objects with her iconic aesthetic where ever she goes. Feature


Nick Liefhebber

Nick Liefhebber

The portfolio of Nick Liefhebber takes you on a mind-bending journey into the creative powers of the subconscious. From the layering of colours to intricate patterns, Nick Liefhebber creates artworks that can burn out your retinas with a variety of eye-searing hues. We last featured Nick Liefhebber back in 2014. And today, Utrecht-based illustrator and designer Nick Liefhebber has continually proven himself to be an expert in screen-print and Risograph. We love how he uses his signature, psychedelic style to create illustration, brand identities and multimedia campaigns and we just can’t help but make a post about him once again. Feature


365 Days of Design

365 Days of Design

‘365 Days of Design’ is an experimental project set up by Sydney-based British designer Dominic Tunstall with an aim to investigate perfectionism – an annoying quest for the best; the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. To maintain a consistent workflow as a designer, Tunstall has been creating a new design everyday, without fail, in attempt to overcome the fears and frustration of pursuing perfection within his practice. Feature


An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

The infamous graphic artist, designer and printmaker Anthony Burrill has recently launched his new online ‘Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material’ and we couldn’t help but wonder what went into the making of his online database; a priceless and striking collection chronicling the styles in graphic design and typography over the past twenty years. Feature


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

We first came across Marion Jdanoff’s beautiful prints when we featured her art collective she co-founded with Damien Tran, Palefroi in summer 2013. Also working as a solo artist and printmaker, we think it’s time for a review of her latest projects. Recently, Marion has released her new screen-printed 48-page book, ‘Schaffhauser’, showcasing a harmonious blend of colour overlays and engaging characters. Feature


Michael Thorsby

Michael Thorsby

We are struck by Swedish-born, Paris-based art director and graphic designer Michael Thorsby’s successful use of gradients in his most recent project, Bombay Electric. It seems like Michael has a thing or two for fashion businesses and aesthetically-oriented industries. Having worked in Tokyo, Copenhagen and London, Michael’s portfolio now serves as a collection of outstanding visual examples of fashion campaigns, publications and visual identity designs for many international clients. You know how People of Print love working with gradients and for the Bombay Electric’s identity redesign, we love how Michael played with colour and how it gives everyone a sense of movement and joy. Feature


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

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


Jordan Smith: Interview

Jordan Smith: Interview

A compelling consideration of detail and composition is infused within the work of Jordan Smith, instilling the perfect amount of negative space to compliment his captivating aesthetic. A confident exploration of both illustration and graphic design details an immense intelligence, evoking a deeper reaction when immersing oneself within both the beauty and the underlying message confidently injected. Feature


KAN by Richard Gorman

KAN by Richard Gorman

By using a variety of materials and processes with Carborundum and woodblock printmaking techniques being a central core,  Dublin-based multi award-winning printmaker Richard Gorman is best known for his wonderfully printed artworks that display colourful combinations of elegant yet complex compositions. In 2015, Gorman teamed up with Stoney Road Press to produce a series of three monumental scale, and six smaller scale, Carborundum prints in editions of ten. For this project, the images were printed on handmade Indian paper from shaped aluminium plates, resulting in a series of abstract prints, entitled ‘KAN’. Feature