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


Jordan Provo | Rex Club – Saison 2016

Jordan Provo | Rex Club – Saison 2016

Created under the brief to design an urban poster system for the oldest club in France, the Rex Club, Graphic and Print Design Student, Jordan Provo has unveiled his graphic translation of the final year project, redefining the poetic identity of the client through the modularity of multiple blocks, contrasting form, colour and typefaces which mesmerisingly interact singularly and on a multiple scale. 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


Sophy Hollington

Sophy Hollington

Regarded as one of Linocut’s superstars, the prints created by London-based illustrator and printmaker Sophy Hollington represent an exciting departure for intimate realms where touch-screens and mouse-driven desktops seem irrelevant. Known for its beautiful textures and painterly marks, Linocut has always been one of the most intriguing techniques to explore. Feature


Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni is a French Artist and illustrator who has recently presented his first limited edition drypoint etching titled ‘Sybille’s bath’. Only 30 prints are available and each one has been individually signed and numbered by Ugo. Made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France), this dreamlike composition features references to Ugo’s girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, and Escher’s perspective work. The printmaking process has been documented at every stage of its creation from the etching through to printing, using the mediums of photography and film, resulting in a six-minute mini documentary which you can watch in full here… Feature


Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Photographer Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex, but moved to East London 20 years ago. Since then she has made her living as an editorial and portrait photographer and Hackney has become both her home and the basis of her personal projects. Focusing on living and working in East London, Jenny’s project One Day Young documents Hackney-born babies and their mothers in the first 24 hours after birth. Its aim, to tell ‘a story about the strength and resilience of women post-childbirth’, a story that is so common yet goes largely unacknowledged in today’s society. Feature


Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Dutch multidisciplinary designer Jetty van Wezel is combining her talents and background in both Fashion and Illustration to protest against the domination of disposable and fast-paced fashion we as a culture devote our lives. Feature


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

Established in 2009, H.Y.T. Studio aka HideYourToys is an avenue for the commercial work of English artist and designer John Slade. Mostly built with an unlimited, high-contrast colour scheme, John creates bold, striking and often conceptual graphics and illustrations using squiggly lines an geometric shapes. He also loves working with fashion labels and that’s why you can also find the work of John Slade in garment and accessory based applications. We love how John Slade keeps his approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes. Feature


David Mondedeu

David Mondedeu

It’s time to be blown away by the work of photographer and printmaker, David Mondedeu who was born in Houston, Texas, which is very much a heartland of print and home to The Printing Museum. David currently lives in Madrid, yet is very well travelled – he has taken photographs in places including China, Uganda, Mozambique, Israel, Peru, and the Western Sahara and has self-published a number of gorgeous books which contain hand-pulled polymer photogravures in extremely limited editions of just ten copies. Beautiful work indeed. Feature


Phoebe Kiely

Phoebe Kiely

Phoebe Kiely is a Manchester-based artist. Since graduating from Manchester School of Art, she has been constantly shooting numerous rolls of film. Taking inspiration from the world around her, the work she makes is edited to a highly condensed version, which allows Phoebe to respond and understand her surroundings. Shot in a diaristic form, the edits are constantly changing and never finalised. She could be labelled as a street photographer, however, what Phoebe photographs is usually the last thing most people would point their camera at. She relies on an instinctive approach to taking photographs. Sometimes looking for human presence in the scenes she shoots, she also looks at the forgotten, seemingly post-apocalyptic environments. Feature


Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood came to be in early 2008. Before that, San Francisco-based artist Jen Garrido had been working as a painter, working with oil, acrylic, watercolour on wood panels and paper. Jen created and named her alter art persona ‘Jenny Pennywood’ as an attempt to keep her fine art painting career and her illustrative/graphic design career separate. During the past 8 years, Jen has been developing a wide range of textiles products and has also branched out to do custom designs for clients across the globe. Feature


Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe is a Birmingham-based illustrator who runs an independent skate clothing brand called KOTB, which allows him to combine his passion for skateboarding, clothing and illustration into one entity. For this particular project, he tried to remove his work from the known and explore another world. In doing so he found himself depicting the story of Greek duo Castor and Pollux, one where the two brothers must alternate between Olympus and Hades forever. The concertina allows you to enter the barren limbo state the two brothers lurk. He has created an uneasiness between the two brothers and the viewer with the long spacing between each illustration. Lovely stuff. Feature


Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

An uncompromising collection of work created by Amsterdam-based graphic artist Louis Reith is brought together by Mini Galerie in this year’s Art Rotterdam. If you remember, we first featured Louis Reith in 2014 and after two years of hard work, it’s no surprise that his portfolio has expanded progressively. Louis Reith has a distinguished career and has also participated in many exhibitions across the globe. We are big fans of Reith and we guarantee he’s one of those talents who will continually inspire you with his beautiful imagery, collages and art zines. Feature


Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko is a Helsinki-based freelance pattern designer, illustrator and self-proclaimed colour enthusiast. Since completing her MA studies in Fashion Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, she has been designing surface patterns mainly for Scandinavian and Japanese interior and fashion companies alongside doing illustrations and diverse artistic collaborations involving textile and print. Her work is best described as a playful mixture of organic and graphic, quirky and colourful, dreamy and exuberant. Feature


Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer studying Graphic Design at Winchester School of Art whilst practising in a four-part design collective – Fourm Creative. Ed has recently been working on a series of personal projects, one of which is his creative manifesto, titled A—Z Manifesto,  which is a double-sided screen-printed poster (42×59.4cm). Design processes vary between projects and practitioner, yet the sense of journey and travel is always there. His manifesto highlights that sense of travel through a series of metaphorical journeys, mapped out with a fictitious graphic device. Feature


Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Originally produced as a screen-print for Print Club London’s Blisters ‘The Sound Sessions’ show back in 2014, Davey Podmore has recently decided to reimagine the print entitled ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ and added a final layer to the print as a tribute to the legendary British singer and artist David Bowie. The print is an edition of 69; a print for every year of David Bowie’s life. Feature


Benoît Luisière

Benoît Luisière

I stumbled upon Benoît Luisière’s work via Phases Magazine and I was mightily impressed by his efforts to create work that challenges the notion of self and other. French artist Benoît Luisière works primarily in the medium of photomontage. And with a prime focus on family portraits as his most frequently chosen subject matter, Luisière uses manual cut-and-paste techniques in order to create visually dynamic hybrids that engage viewers with themes concerning the life cycle. Feature


David Rudnick

David Rudnick

British-born, American-bred and self-taught graphic designer David Rudnick has a real talent for creating work that encapsulates non-existent narrative and far-out subject matter portrayed using futuristic lighting and unusual compositions and typography. Arguably one of the most influential designers of our time, Rudnick’s portfolio comprises a colossal amount of remarkable posters and vinyl covers that clearly demonstrate his close relationship with culture and music. Feature


MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA have teamed up with Parisian illustrator Samuel Eckert for their latest collection. The simplicity of his lines almost blur the lines between graphic design and illustration — let’s just say he’s an excellent visual communicator, that’s the name of the of the university courses these days anyway! Choose from an 90s cell phone coming out of a t-shirt pocket, a broom sweeping away your single and only problem printed on a 5-panel cap…or what appears to be a banana on top of a mountain. Or simply get all of these awesome items. Feature


A Is For Apple

A Is For Apple

Similar to books, I think typefaces are a timeless source of inspiration. A Is For Apple is another type foundry worth a look. Set up in 2010, ‘A Is For Apple’ is a Paris-based independent type foundry with a growing collection of typefaces carefully created by Émilie Rigaud. Thanks to our digital devices that have helped promote and boost demand for quality typefaces. The A Is For Apple website is home to amazing examples of what good design is. And this is where I explored its collection from beginning to end. Feature


Dawson Murray

Dawson Murray

Dawson Murray has over 50 years experience in etching and has recently been elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (ARE). Currently based in Fife, Dawson is a well-established Scottish artist whose portfolio includes a 50ft high painting; a permanent feature in the Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow. After living with multiple sclerosis for 22 years, he is now quadriplegic and creates prints with the assistance of an eye tracking device and through his own version of the traditional sugar-lift technique that allows him to “replicate the bleeding edges of areas of colour” that he so enjoyed in watercolour painting. Feature


James Hoff

James Hoff

Brooklyn-based artist and musician James Hoff has been exploring malware as a compositional strategy for both his painting and music. What really fascinates us is how he arranges things in a frame. James Hoff opts for a dye-sublimation printing process which is a method that allows the reproduction of full-colour images on a variety of specially-coated surfaces such as ceramics, metal, plastic, and polyester cloth. For the Virus Series, Hoff uses aluminium as a medium for showcasing his strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language and investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. Feature


Tim Colmant :: Patterns

Tim Colmant :: Patterns

There seems to be an infinite number of projects Tim Colmant has been working on at the moment but we are particularly drawn in by his pattern designs created using squiggly lines and pastel colours. It’s very surprising to see how Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Tim Colmant uses only few elements to create eye-catching patterns. Characterised by a mixture of lines, dots, and colours, clearly he creates patterns that embody his love for abstraction. It’s no coincidence if you have seen his work before. Tim has gotten so many opportunities to work with a variety of both big and small clients including Bloomberg, Tumblr, Wrap Magazine, WeTransfer and many others. Feature


The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The first major UK show of work created by one of the world’s greatest draughtsmen and printmakers, Maurits Cornelis Escher, is now taking place at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Bringing together prints by the world-renowned artist of the 20th Century, the exhibition display includes woodcuts, lithographs, drawings, watercolours and mezzotints as well as exclusive archive material – a total of nearly 100 works from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. Feature


Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed portrays the philosophical relationship between craft and technology through glitched-out rugs from traditional Azerbaijani textiles and embroideries. Although this article is not about print, still I think it is very fascinating to see how technology has had a significant impact on craft nowadays. What interests Faig Ahmed is pattern. And for this textile project, Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed, has been distorting the patterns of traditional designs, disassembling the structure and build new compositions that resemble digital glitches. Feature


Nejc Prah

Nejc Prah

It will be a huge oversight if I don’t feature Nejc Prah’s portfolio now. I first came across his work when I visited the Tokyo TDC exhibition in summer and once again I stumbled upon his work which has been featured in the fourth issue of Tunica Magazine. You are just going to love how he uses the retina-searing colour schemes in his beautiful array of prints and animations as much as I do. Slovenian-born independent graphic designer with an MFA from Yale University School of Art, Nejc Prah, brings his work to life with a variety of hues, gradients, texture, and contrasting geometric shapes and still manages to maintain an overall visual balance and makes all the elements in his work look as though they belong together. Feature


Stefanie Leinhos | The Long Goodbye

Stefanie Leinhos | The Long Goodbye

Stefanie Leinhos is interested in the imagery of comics and in notions evolving around artistic production, such as copy and original, repetition and reproduction. She works in many different ways including silhouettes, murals, prints and books. Stefanie is currently based in Leipzig, Germany. The drawing for The Long Goodbye was made directly on a zinc plate. It only existed for the time being of the printing process itself. The zinc plate was washed out afterwards and handed over to the next user. Say ‘goodbye’ to the original drawing and ‘hello’ to the original print. Feature


Dominic Marley | Flight

Dominic Marley | Flight

The latest exhibition at renowned bar and exhibition space DreamBags JaguarShoes is a personal project by Dominic Marley, an acclaimed freelance photographer based in London. The project is  titled ‘Flight’ and is the result of him having spent the past three years working with The Eagle Heights in Kent, which is a wildlife foundation and source of his recent subjects. Feature


Dominic Owen

Dominic Owen

We’ve long been fans of Heresy and thought we should explore some of Dominic Owen’s personal work and delve into his collection. London-based freelance illustrator and one-half of Heresy Dominic Owen can fill to the brim with an interesting mix of shapes and compelling sets of colours. We love how he uses narrative elements to form these vector-based compositions and how he fills his scenes with different characters. There’s no question about how his work has been featured in renowned magazines such as Wrap and Huck as well as in big campaigns by Nike and Google. Now you know what to do, that’s right, head to his website now and see more of his work in close-up! Feature


Jon Bland

Jon Bland

The time has come for us to launch the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™ and we are slightly overexcited to announce that Element 004 comes with a superb full cover wrap around design by multi-award winning English designer and visual artist Jon Bland. There’s no doubt why his list of creative projects has grown massively over the past few years. Jon works full time at GBH and works on self-initiated projects by night. We have featured many of Jon’s projects including No Fly Posters, A Tattoo for Life and after his latest collaboration with Louie Zeegen, here it is, the new design for the front cover of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek

Amy Burek is a San Fransciso based scientist, artist and sole member of her own club – Awkward Ladies Club. Her interests ‘include how cells become organisms, how letters become words, and how cat pictures become memes’. Her work reflects her fascination with how humans now communicate in a digital society and how we perceive ourselves. Feature


The Positive Press

The Positive Press

The Positive Press is a North London based screen printing service run by Chris Murphy. Starting from humble beginnings in the front room of a Brighton flat in 2010, making band tees with the most basic equipment, The Positive Press is now a full-time venture specialising in eco-friendly water based inks and printing on pretty much anything with a flat surface. Feature


Robin Eisenberg

Robin Eisenberg

Inspired by space, sex, Star Trek, fashion, feminism and the occult, Robin Eisenberg is an illustrator and designer from Los Angeles. Combining elements of everyday life (hands up if you’ve ever eaten pizza in the bath) with otherworldly elements and a neon-clad colour palette, her unique illustrative style is bold, bright, sexy and strange. Her work manifests itself in dream-like visions of the things she loves from wolves to mermaids to fearless alien superbabes – so naturally we just had to find out more! Feature


Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin :: Cyanotypes

Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin :: Cyanotypes

The space at No.43 Inverness Street is now dedicated to the incredible limited-edition hand-printed cyanotypes created by artist and photographer Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin. The prints on display are a hybrid of both early and modern photographic techniques, celebrating the natural beauty that is often overlooked. Scheder-Bieschin has also produced a series of limited edition prints for independent publishing house Silver Jungle. Her work will be available for purchase on the website after the show ends from the 1st November 2015. Feature


Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie

Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie

Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie is an Eindhoven-based graffiti artist whose style is so distinguished that you’ll recognise his work even for the first time you see it. Having graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy, Jeroen is well-versed in different art disciplines. From graffiti, mixed-media installation, collage, print to conceptual art, illustration and typography, he uses different mediums to create work that reflects his thinking and experiences. He experiments with forms and compositions in order to produce something inventive and original. You can see the amazing results from his collaborations with international brands and companies such as the Resident Advisor, Graphic Design Festival Breda and Onomatopee to name but a few. Feature


Polly Nor

Polly Nor

Polly Nor is a freelance illustrator based in North West London. Her work is frank, devilish and unabashed in its representation of real girls and their own personal space. Her highly sexualised, bold illustrations are satirical observations of societal issues tackling the themes of gender, equality and sexuality. Her characters are unmistakably styled and what some may call ‘grotesque’, providing an alternative to the unrealistic ideal of femininity that we see on a daily basis, whether it be on the front of a magazine, in art or behind closed doors in front of our laptop screens. Instead, her drawings are manifestations of feeling and thought rather than for the sole purpose of satisfying the ‘male gaze’. Feature


DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

‘Buried behind neglected sunken gardens, lies the Decrepit Abbey. The abode of the very last disciple of an equally decrepit denomination, whoeth thirst for antediluvian knowledge lies unabated.’ Follow the tale of a lonely and bedraggled Monk as he attempts to reinstate his forgotten faith through diabolical rituals. This 48 page, pocket-sized hardback with gold foiled cover and red satin spine bookmark is full of pestilence, putridity and perversions. It’s limited to just 500 copies and they’re all hand numbered by Herman Inclusus himself. Grab a copy for just £9.99 here before they’re all gone. Feature


Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions :: A Solo Show by Hattie Stewart

Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions :: A Solo Show by Hattie Stewart

No Walls Gallery has announced that it is to open a larger newly renovated space solely dedicated to a series of 100 new illustrations created by one of the most sought-after illustrators, Hattie Stewart. The ‘Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions’ show will be the first major exhibition since Hattie’s debut solo exhibition, entitled ‘Hello Cheeky’, in 2014. This new show is playing with multiple themes found within Hattie’s work and is taking place from 2 October to 15 November 2015. Feature


Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim is an Orlando born artist, now residing in Brookyln. Escaping the monotony of control, of boundaries and of repetition, her work is inspired by the indirect processes of marbling and the idea of capturing the fluidity of an image in motion –  the result is beautiful, eluding to the notion that time has stopped. Feature


Norman Ackroyd :: Skellig Revisited

Norman Ackroyd :: Skellig Revisited

The Eames Fine Art Gallery is devoting the next four weeks to the new etchings and watercolour drawings produced by artist and printmaker ‘Norman Ackroyd’. Widely regarded as one of the most influential printmakers of our time, Norman Ackroyd drew inspiration from his latest journey to one of his favourite destinations over the past 30 years, the Skellig Islands in County Kerry, Ireland, and is now exhibiting his recent work along with a unique ‘work in progress’ wall to demonstrate his working methods, stage proofs, and how he transforms sketches into final art pieces. Feature


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

For the second year running East London Printmakers are presenting their annual show of brand new work at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Launching with a reception on the 15th September and exhibiting until 27th September 2015, this diverse display of styles and experimental prints have been produced over the past year by members for your enjoyment. This years submissions and exhibitors utilise most print mediums providing visitors with a vast display of printmaking possibilities. Feature


Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson is an artist and designer from Panama City, Florida. Having graduating with a BFA in Fibers and Textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015, the range of designs Caroline produces have a strong textural feel about them. Inspired by underlying themes of geometric lines and colourful abstractions, Caroline works in her preferred mediums of screen printing, painting, dyeing, and laser cutting to bring her ideas and designs to life. Feature


Mojoko

Mojoko

‘Mojoko’ continues to reign supreme as one of the greatest trailblazers in the contemporary art scene even if it’s been a decade since it was first established. We last featured Mojoko in 2013 and now Founder Steve Lawler has become one of the featured artists in our first hardback entitled ‘People of Print’. Steve’s portfolio is a concoction of all things multidisciplinary; he works between new media, sculpture, screen print, and collage to create stunning visual arrangements that play with the concepts of consumerism. Feature


Marcus Irwin

Marcus Irwin

The juxtaposition of high and low culture is a central aspect of work created by Marcus Irwin, an independent multidisciplinary artist and printmaker from London. Heavily influenced by emerging culture and social desires, he works in illustration, screen printing, stencil, collage, spray paint, and digital printing techniques to create art pieces that profile how social relationships are changing radically. Whether or not you agree with his statements, one thing’s for sure – Irwin has definitely done a great job confirming and questioning the visual language that surrounds us daily. Feature


Alexander Valentine

Alexander Valentine

We just can’t get enough of seeing brilliant work created by Chicago-based artist, DJ, and teacher Alexander Valentine. Generally working with offset, his portfolio is awash with multi-layered, painterly compositions produced using a combination of rich, summery hues, and abstract elements. Having exhibited in a number of international galleries, his announcement of the next exhibition in London has just confirmed Alexander Valentine as one of the artists to keep on radar. This upcoming show will be at ‘London Centre for Book Arts’ and will run from 12th September to 3rd October 2015. Feature


Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan El-Harrak

Redwan is a designer who places the emphasis on refining an approach to tackle a range of areas and fields. Originally specialising in design for publishing during his BA at Norwich University of the Arts, he went onto the intern for Studio Fernando Gutierrez before returning to Norwich to complete an MA where his research was centred on the concept of the grid. This research sought to use the grid as a guide to design for various mediums while testing a range of processes, formats and materials. Feature


Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales | AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104

Andria Morales is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist, who draws her influences from urban street culture, societal tradition and the politics of identity and otherness. Identity is a topic that resonates with her on a personal level and she’s always been fascinated with it, collecting every piece of personal identification she’s ever received. Her zine AS YOU CHANGE 2010 + 2104 is the first in a series of three, documenting the transition of a childhood friend from female to male. Feature


Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton

‘Hyper Geography’ is the latest publication by Joe Hamilton, an Australian-born artist who often uses new technology and found material to create intricate and compelling compositions online, offline, and in-between. For this printed version of Hyper Geography, Hamilton takes a kaleidoscopic look at computer-generated imagery as well as internet memes and explores how cyberspace is constantly changing the relationships between media technologies, space, and time. Feature


Marijke Buurlage

Marijke Buurlage

With a signature style thats ‘vibrant, light-hearted and feminine’ Marijke Buurlage’s illustrations are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Focusing predominantly on animals and botanicals, their influence is evident in her recurring uses of pattern, colour and shape.Starting life as ‘doodles’ her work combines hand drawn delicacy with the bolder elements of digital design, often resulting in a playfully haphazard yet confidently drawn jumble of people, objects, plants and animals. Feature


Lawrence Slater | DIY Screenprint Setup

Lawrence Slater | DIY Screenprint Setup

We met Lawrence Slater at this year’s ELCAF, where he told us about his DIY home screen-print studio that he shares with his brother. We immediately told him to get in touch and send us some process shots so you could all see how to do this yourselves. All you need is a little ingenuity mixed with some materials and you’re on your way. Lawrence just seems like one of those guys that tackles things himself, he dabbles in woodwork too — you should check out his awesome handmade clocks in his online shop. Feature


Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

Darrell Hawkins | IMMACULATE CONFECTION at The Saatchi Gallery

On Wednesday evening we made our way to The Saatchi to see the work of Darrell Hawkins in the Prints and Originals Gallery. This rising star is a British born contemporary artist who’s skills span from painting and drawing to screen printing and beyond. By the time the show had opened for the private view, he had already sold 12 of his paintings! We loved the evening and it’s great to see the process of screen printing being used in this manner, mixing painting with layers of screen print and more layers of paint. Each one of the prints have been hand finished, signed and numbered by the man himself. The show is on until 24th August, and is highly recommended. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Department Store Vendor Interview | Nounua

Today we are bringing you another of our insightful Department Store Vendor interviews, this time with the Barcelona based Nounua, which is an ongoing project by visual artist/designer Gráinne Nagle. Designing and producing prints in her preferred medium of screen printing, Gráinne has created a series of prints titled ‘Elements’ which are available to purchase via Department Store. Feature


Kaywan Kwok

Kaywan Kwok

Kaywan Kwok is an illustrator / designer currently based in Hong Kong. Currently working on an exciting new project, Kayan has been making a poster each day and will continue to do so until she reaches her goal of 365 days. Focusing on surreal backgrounds as she puts pieces together from different times and places, Kayan’s inspiration routes from a fascination with American advertising from the 1920’s – 60’s alongside classic vintage pin up references with graphic contemporary twists. Feature


Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Edges Zine | Anne Vieux

Anne Vieux is a Brooklyn based artist specialising in digital paintings. Experimenting with optics, her work challenges the typical notions of traditional painting; blurring the boundaries of illusion, depth, reflection and perspective in their twisted and distorted imagery. Feature


Jason Sturgill

Jason Sturgill

After meeting Jason Sturgill at ELCAF this year, it was only right that we featured him on our website. He’s an awesome illustrator, designer and educator coming straight outta Portland. His background lies in advertising and curatorial, but now his main focus and artistic muse seems to be his gorgeous ginger cat, which features a lot in his print work. We love how he incorporates the halftone dot into a lot of his illustrations. Take a look for yourself… Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Department Store Vendor Interview | El Horno

Our next instalment of the Department Store vendor interviews is with graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and author Richard Horne, who goes by the moniker El Horno. Specialising in screen printing for the last 5 years and also exploring gocco printing along the way, Richard takes inspiration for his prints from science, pop culture and everyday scenarios. Feature


Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell injects humour, mischievousness and excitability into his aesthetic style with unusual arrangements of graphic components. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the talented designer has the ability to create a sense of modernity and intrigue through his applied versatility. Taking part in numerous exhibitions, there is a blurred undertone between a fine art led direction and a graphic design fundamental basis that makes his work so interesting. Feature


Laura Inat

Laura Inat

Laura Inat creates uplifting, colourful compositions featuring an exciting palette of punchy, popping colours and energetic patterns. After specialising in illustration and graphics through studies, Laura now works as a designer for interior design company CuldeSac. Her visual experiments Combine pencil and watercolours with digital methods, the result being a playful harmony between print and paper. Feature


Thomas Kühnen

Thomas Kühnen

We find it very easy to get lost in Thomas Kühnen’s portfolio; a graphic designer and professional printmaker currently working for the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Kühnen uses multiple layers of screen print to produce a painterly effect. No doubt that he uses screen-printing as a means to express his creativity and we are totally enamoured with his pioneering use of colour. What you will see below will surprise you. And this is undoubtedly a perfect example to add a new dimension to your printing capabilities. Feature