Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

Posterzine Issue 14 | Mike Perry

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


Tishk Barzanji

Tishk Barzanji

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


Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

Wishing Cards Dark Series | Marijke Ludwig

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


Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh

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


Alice Wietzel

Alice Wietzel

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

Lucile Piketty

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

Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

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


José Antonio Roda

José Antonio Roda

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

Tallulah Fontaine

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

Margot Bowman | IDENTIFY

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


Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

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


George Greaves

George Greaves

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


Wakana Yamazaki

Wakana Yamazaki

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


Eva Stalinski

Eva Stalinski

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


Lizzi Morris

Lizzi Morris

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


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

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

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Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

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


Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

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


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

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


Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

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


POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

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


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

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


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

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


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

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


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

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


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

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


Laura Normand

Laura Normand

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


Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty

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


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

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


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

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


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

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


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

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


Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid

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


Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

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


Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

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


Natalya Balnova

Natalya Balnova

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


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

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


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

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

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


Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

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


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

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


Melissa Ougham

Melissa Ougham

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


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

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


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

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


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

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


Lorena G

Lorena G

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


Sofia Noceti

Sofia Noceti

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


Street Heroines

Street Heroines

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


Marion Toy

Marion Toy

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


Yo-NEWYORK!

Yo-NEWYORK!

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


Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

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


Fanette Mellier

Fanette Mellier

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


Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

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


Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

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


Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

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


Jeremy August Haik

Jeremy August Haik

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


Feels by Daniel Fletcher

Feels by Daniel Fletcher

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


Erin O’Malley

Erin O’Malley

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


Markless Design

Markless Design

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


Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

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


Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

Pawel Nolbert — ‘Constructed’

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


Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

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


Steven Harrington x Nike

Steven Harrington x Nike

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


Jode Pankhurst

Jode Pankhurst

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


Gabriella Marcella

Gabriella Marcella

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


Nick Liefhebber

Nick Liefhebber

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


365 Days of Design

365 Days of Design

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


An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

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


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

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


Michael Thorsby

Michael Thorsby

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


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

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


Jordan Smith: Interview

Jordan Smith: Interview

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


KAN by Richard Gorman

KAN by Richard Gorman

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


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