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


Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Department Store Vendor Interview | Tom Love

Our latest Department Store vendor interview is with innovative freelance Graphic Designer Tom Love. Between working on branding and marketing projects for both national and international multi platform brands Tom has also been keeping busy screen printing a unique series of posters which are available to purchase via the Department Store site. This range of blown-up found art, reminiscent of 1980s Blake and McConnell, speaks to those who appreciate the beauty of graphic art throughout the past century. Feature


Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

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


Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

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


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

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

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


Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

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


Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

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


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

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

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


Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini

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


Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo

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


Rosie Moss | Interview

Rosie Moss | Interview

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


Stanley Anderson

Stanley Anderson

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


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

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


SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

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


Ellie Andrews

Ellie Andrews

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


Pete Sharp

Pete Sharp

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


Ricardo Cavolo

Ricardo Cavolo

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


Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

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


Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

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


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

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


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

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


Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak | Interview

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


Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

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


Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

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


Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell

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


Ktoed

Ktoed

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


Birgit Palma

Birgit Palma

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


Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

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


Jérémie Solomon

Jérémie Solomon

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


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

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


Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

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


Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas

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


Brigid Deacon

Brigid Deacon

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


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

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


Zine Yolal

Zine Yolal

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


Monika Petersen

Monika Petersen

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


Peter Judson :: Recent work

Peter Judson :: Recent work

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


Malte Wandel

Malte Wandel

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


Rose Pilkington

Rose Pilkington

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


Anthony Gerace  :: Travel Diary

Anthony Gerace :: Travel Diary

Featured previously, Anthony Gerace is a London based photographer hailing from Toronto. Summer 2014 saw Anthtony travel across America with a Hasselblad c/m 500 camera and a Yashica T4 to collect snapshots. Starting his journey in New York and driving to Box Elder County, Utah, to document Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the community surrounding it.
I caught up with the up and coming photographer to find out more about his carefully framed and atmospheric documentary photographs for his latest publication that represents a travel diary. Feature


Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter

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


Emily Hadden

Emily Hadden

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


David Wolske

David Wolske

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


Dan Singer

Dan Singer

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


Taylor Evans

Taylor Evans

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


Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

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


Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

Mr Penfold :: Masquerades and Silhouettes at No Walls Gallery

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


Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Ivan, a young, Parisian silkscreen artist who creates Carnet D’ivoire Magazine by hand, got in touch to show us this beautiful short video clip. We’re very happy that he did so because it’s totally amazing. We love getting an insight into how things are made to understand and appreciate the true merit of it’s craft. The magazine showcases silkscreen, risograph and laser printed work – limited to an edition of only 100, sold with a limited vinyl created by Jean-Baptiste Di Marco. There’s also an extra special boxed edition limited to only 5 copies. If that doesn’t make you want to buy a copy then we don’t know what will. Feature


Annie Vieux

Annie Vieux

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


Aurélien Heilbronn

Aurélien Heilbronn

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


Smink Things

Smink Things

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


Paul X Johnson

Paul X Johnson

Originally from the northeast, Paul X Johnson is an illustrator now based in London. Depicting unsettling, strange settings and featuring vacant, stone faced characters; his illustrations are moody, atmospheric and somewhat cinematic – each carrying a narrative. Feature


Timba Smits

Timba Smits

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


Aaron Draplin: Limited Edition Print for The Beauty of Letterpress

Aaron Draplin: Limited Edition Print for The Beauty of Letterpress

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