Maria Rivans

Maria Rivans

Brighton based Rivan’s creates playful utopias and overwhelms us with the meticulous compositions of her prints, which draw inspiration from psychological teachings, vintage hollywood films, Hitchcock and Sci-Fi, amongst other things! Her jewellery designer past is evident in the hugely intricate and time consuming way in which she selects and builds her collages, which suggest visions of a future planet, hallucinations, or life in another dimension. Feature


Marcel Häusler

Marcel Häusler

Independent graphic designer Marcel Häusler’s portfolio is jam-packed with top-quality work for a diverse range of international clients. What’s great about this Hamburg-based design champion is his bold but subtle typographic selection. He has a great eye for creating visual impact and his striking print/design layout is undeniably a result of an intelligent investigation into the relationship between typesetting, colour and design principles. Feature


Dana Bechert

Dana Bechert

Ceramicist Dana Bechert uses a variation of the traditional Acoma Pueblo style of native american pottery decoration, and her beautiful, monochrome, graphic designs cover pots, vases coffee funnels and even beehives. It can take her seven hours to complete the carving on a single piece, but she thinks of her work as accessorising the best parts of day to day life: eating and drinking. Feature


Dominic Kesterton

Dominic Kesterton

This impressive portfolio of freelance illustrator Dominic Kesterton encompasses a vast range of Memphis-influenced compositions made up of beautiful colour shades and squiggles. Kesterton now works from his studio in Edinburgh experimenting with patterns and tongue-in-cheek characters that can be seen in an innumerable number of designs ranging from publications, self-published zines to screen-print posters and t-shirts. His illustration represents a strong sense of colour and it is no doubt his work is widely recognisable and has been showcased in many exhibitions throughout the UK. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer is a Berlin based illustrator that directs his focus towards people and portraits, capturing a wide selection of famous faces using coloured pencils. With his detailed artwork capturing emotion, mood and personality effortlessly, Uli strives to capture ‘the beauty of transient moments’ throughout his stunning drawings. Feature


Pat Bradbury

Pat Bradbury

Take a look at the yummy new work from UK based artist and image maker Pat Bradbury. Hypnotic flashes of colour and a rather jazzy selection of shapes, explode over the space they occupy and make for an entrancing example of visual eye candy. What’s great about Pat’s work is his ideas are purely imagination fuelled, energetic and on the right side of playful. His usual humorous approach is still present, although it now seems to have a more refined quality without losing its abstract tone. Feature


Roos van Dijk

Roos van Dijk

Roos Van Dijk is an artist that transforms large scale architectural photographs into painted interpretations. Focusing on repeat patterns found in modern structures, she recreates paint fuelled versions containing clean white lines and shadowed squares. There is a simplistic quality to her work, with blocky shades of pastel concrete and reflected glass providing the basis of these constructed profiles. Feature


Laura Slater

Laura Slater

Laura Slater is a bespoke pattern, textile and print designer. Her work is all inspired by drawing and the manipulation of colour, shapes and pattern, and our engagement with it’s ability to provoke and stimulate different responses from our environment. She has translated her drawings and print textures to her textile products to create a unique range of stylised designs. Whilst her final work is eye-catching and recently saw her show at Design Junction, seeing images of her experimentation, drawing and process methods and add even more depth to her wonderful designs. Feature


Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg is a photographer that is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Having exhibited both nationally and internationally, Curran’s gritty photography captures still moments of real life containing ‘colliding emotional spaces’ as he travels across America. Reflecting upon his practice Curran quotes “That’s the power of photography, to deliver some sense of narrative possibly.” Feature


Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs is an artist specialising in drawings, sculpture and installation. Her creations are ‘playful investigations of the inanimate life of objects,’ exploring undefinable environments and the items they contain. Although her 3D work is undoubtably visually pleasing, it’s the flat drawings of her planned sculptures that really charmed me. There is an uncomplicated joy to viewing line, colour and composition, that doesn’t need to make sense but works all the same. Stephanie produces work on an intuitive basis and interestingly prefers to leave a trail of handmade aesthetic as evidence of error and play in her process. Feature


Nicholas Stevenson

Nicholas Stevenson

Following our interview with North London-based illustrator Nicholas Stevenson who won the silver prize at the Serco Prize competition earlier this year, today it’s such a perfect day to take a closer look into the work of this multi-talented illustration prodigy and it is no surprise he won the prize. Having graduated in Illustration from Hereford College of Arts in 2010, Stevenson has continued his art practice since and is currently represented by an illustration agency, Folio. Feature


Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila is an independent illustrator, art director and designer from Barcelona who is well-known for her fun, charming illustration. We love nothing more than her extraordinary mix of cheerful characters and warm colours that also allows audience to tap into their imagination. She combines handmade and digital techniques together and her gif illustrations – composed of the simplest elements such as dots and line drawing – are really fun to look at. They’re all about interesting stories and surprise. It’s no doubt Capdevila is another illustrator to keep on your radar. Feature


Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey Simmons is a visual artist from Washington, USA. After painting for nearly 20 years, creating work with oil and acrylic on canvas, a necessary studio downsize meant switching his medium to watercolours. Using a process where layers of transparent pigment are built up on one another, he bases his patterns on scientific and astronomical references. There is an unusual and mysterious, symbolic quality to these watercolour creations, a beautiful result from a simple material. Feature


Ponchan

Ponchan

Hisashi Okawa is a Japanese illustrator that lives and works in Tokyo and goes by the ‘pen-name’ of Ponchan. Creating bold an beautiful imagery signified by his application of felt-tip pens Ponchan’s hand-rendered, tactile and contemporary portfolio is a pleasure to immerse yourself in and is definitely well worth checking out. Feature


Timothy Hunt

Timothy Hunt

Charming illustration by graphic designer, illustrator and animator Timothy Hunt will definitely lift you up after an arduous day at work. His selection of interesting colour combos complements his simplified flat illustrations beautifully and with a simple layout made up of only a few shapes and characters, the results are particularly stunning. Feature


Camille Walala

Camille Walala

We are totally drawn to East London-based designer Camille Walala’s work for its experimental attitude and tactile quality – not to mention her colourful Memphis-influenced patterns that are undeniably recognisable. A graduate in Textile Design from the University of Brighton, her design features a lot of bold blues, delicious teals, bright reds with signature black that are rendered in playful, geometric shapes resulting in a vast collection of homeware products, furniture items, pop-up shop and restaurant decorations across London. Feature


Bonny and Clyde

Bonny and Clyde

Brighton based solo artist Bonny and Clyde has been getting a lot of hype recently for her beautifully constructed collages, often featuring architecture, nature and human forms, recently inspired by her travels through the Americas. Many have been converted into screen prints, but all are beautifully composed in similar sugary colour palates, with an ever-present focus on composition and quirky subject matter. Be sure to check out the full gallery available on the website. Feature


Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz is a surface patten designer based in Madrid, Spain. Originally starting her creative career in the fashion design discipline and after working for several large names, she made the transition to producing design concepts for pattern and surface. Her style is understatedly cool, adding her own twist to repeated sequences of organic and geometric shapes, with a nod to 80′s nostalgia. Feature


Nicolas André

Nicolas André

Nicolas André is a French illustrator, screen printer, painter and editorial designer too. He has a natural skill in combining colour, composition and three-dimensional design. But it’s his screen printed work that really stands out. Whilst creating colour happy prints he also thinks further than the two dimensional, he has created pop out cards, concertina books and prints which are meant to be cut up to be reconstructed into intricate, beautiful paper structures. He has created perfect screen printed graphic novels, so it’s easy to see how his work has recently been picked up by Norbrow, with his brilliant new book Beyond the Surface. What a star. Feature


Yoko Honda

Yoko Honda

Potentially my new favourite illustrator, I am obsessed with Japanese artist Yoko Honda’s homages to all things 80′s. Through a combination of digital painting and print, she constructs scenes of resplendent kitsch, made up of palm trees, motels, neon signs and swimming pools, all inter-dispersed with structured lines, tiles or interior architecture. I particularly love her mountainous dreamscapes complete with multiple moons and UFOs, all in her signature colour palette. Her latest litho-printed book of works, ‘Summertime Love’, is available to pre-order now from bellykids, but for now, you can follow her on instagram @yokopium. Feature


Kristen Martincic

Kristen Martincic

American artist Martincic lives and works in Columbia, Missouri, and is immersively interested in environments associated with water, (eg. pools, shower stalls) and how we relate to these spaces and the various forms of privacy they offer. She explores these interests through an impressively broad range of traditional print techniques, from monotype and 3 plate etching with aquatint to relief methods and lithography, across both huge and tiny scales. Ultimately, her quiet calming prints celebrate longing and isolation, and perhaps the honest beauty of the everyday. Feature


Drew Nikonowicz

Drew Nikonowicz

Drew Nikonowicz is a photographer that currently lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. Drew’s work focuses deeply on exploring landscapes through both stimulations and reality. Taking upon the role of a 21st century explorer, in his project ‘This world and others like it’ Drew looks towards the landscapes that exist through technology from both video games and software. Using these technologies as his source material and inspiration Drew engages with these landscapes through both photographic processes and computer based fabrication to form truly stunning visual results. Feature


Leo Eguiarte

Leo Eguiarte

I recently came across the work of Los Angeles based multimedia artist, Leo Eguiarte and immediately fell in love. His psychedelic paintings explore power and spirituality through symbolic shapes and striking colour schemes. Leo bases his ideas around the concept of ‘holographic conjuration,’ the visual illusion our material desires hold over us. His neon futurescapes and alluring geometric creations hark to modern hyperrealism, simplified to a basic state that seeks to confront our human existence and question our ideals. Feature


Ewen Spencer

Ewen Spencer

Brighton based british photographer Ewen Spencer is best known for his work with Mike Skinner of ‘The Streets’, videos he has produced for Massive Attack or perhaps his critically acclaimed documentary short film ‘Brandy and Coke’, which follows the underground garage rave scene in the 90s, and some of the time’s most prominent producers and MCs. He shot the scene for years for fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Sleazenation, but now focuses on snapping youth and subcultures, in between publishing his own editioned photo books under the name ES Books. Feature


Jessica Hans

Jessica Hans

Jessica Hans is a ceramicist and textile designer that lives and works in Philadelphia. Inspired by plants, landscapes, deep sea life and geology, Jessica creates beautifully lumpy, miss-shapen colourful pots and ceramics that invite you into her earthy coloured, patterned fairy-tale world. Feature


Zeloot

Zeloot

We are enamoured with the charming works created by Dutch graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker Eline Van Dam aka Zeloot who is now residing in a lovely village named Gruiten in Germany. Whilst enjoying producing most of her work by hand, Zeloot also embraces some digital techniques resulting in an ever-growing range of work that spans everything from beautiful posters, mind-boggling illustrations, album covers to all sorts of print ephemera. Feature


Ed Spence

Ed Spence

I came across Ed’s amazing artwork on Booooooom this week after founder Jeff was lucky enough to visit the Vancouver based Artist at his studio. Ed’s process involves taking a photo of a crumpled piece of reflective paper, which he prints and proceeds to cut into pixel shapes. Ed then collages his pixels according to colour before photographing for a final time to provide the final artwork. Truly incredible stuff.
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Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 1st Place | Gaurab Thakali

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 1st Place | Gaurab Thakali

A huge congratulations to Gaurab Thakali who has be crowned our 2014 Graduate Print Awards Winner. Gaurab’s work was a strong favourite amongst the People of Print team alongside our panel of judges too. London Graphic Centre commented that he has “an incredible colourful style which communicates atmosphere and purpose“, and we quite rightly agree. Gaurab will be receiving the first place award and our ultimate bundle of prizes. Well done and congratulations again! Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 2nd Place | Fran Buss

Second place in our Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the amazing Fran Buss. Within our Print Award submissions we received a large amount of printed textile entries, but no one impressed our panel quite as much as Fran. Her screen printed textiles for her graduate show collection have such a professional quality it’s hard to believe she is a graduate of 2014. Fran impressed everybody with her well considered designs, strong concepts and impeccable finish. We are very happy she claimed second place. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | 3rd Place | Callum Copley

Our first runner up for the Graduate Print Awards 2014 is the very well-deserved Callum Copley. Callums’ work combines a range of experimental print techniques that not only make for great visually alluring design, but always consider their relationship to the subject matter. Creating a poster for Kinetica Art Fair that essentially prints itself by absorbing ink is one of many examples of his creative concepts which uses the art of printing to create inspiring results. His experimentation with ultra-violet sensitive inks, letterpress and screen print make him a fully rounded print/graphic designer, and very deserving of our third place award. Feature


Tali Bayer

Tali Bayer

Queen of composition Tali Bayer is a young artist based in Germany. Specialising in collage based juxtapositions and curious arrangements of materials, Tali makes all her work by hand before digitalising each finished piece.
Inspired by structures and surfaces, she is heavily influenced by shapes found particularly in plants and architecture. Loose formations coupled with a palette of washy tones and monochrome, add a hint of childlike naivety that steers towards a surreal edge. Feature


Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Jennifer Hope Clothing is a unisex street wear brand founded in Bristol by Oxford born fashion/print designer Jennifer Hope who specialises in turning intricate 2D designs into 3D retina burning one-of-a-kind garments for its loyal clientele. We spoke to Jennifer about the early days, her design background and discuss the hard-work and dedication required to build your own fashion empire. Feature


Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh

It is very interesting to see how Danish graphic designer Kristina Krogh lets her imagination soar by taking inspiration from her daily life. From a beautiful old parquet, a stone floor in a church to a view from the cycle path, this Copenhagen-based designer manages to create subtle and simple designs that introduce harmony and simplicity. They are all rendered in a beautiful combination of pastel colour palettes and typographically-rooted elements – exceptional pieces of design no one can compare. Enjoy the scroll! Feature


Interview :: Peter Strain

Interview :: Peter Strain

On the morning of the Blisters 2014 show in which Belfast born Carrickfergus raised Peter Strain exhibits his work. People of Print talks exclusively with the AOI Award winning Illustrator about his design up bringing, the Belfast design scene, the key themes his work explores and more importantly he picks out his favourite Wes Anderson film. Feature


Linzie Hunter

Linzie Hunter

A graduate of both Glasgow and Chelsea schools of art, Linzie Hunter is renowned for her digital illustration and lettering work, although when away from the computer she enjoys traditional printmaking. Having worked with clients as impressive as Nike, Harper Collins, Time Magazine and the Guardian, her commercial work, such as her book covers and children’s illustration, is becoming well recognisable. However it is her stranger personal illustration that has interested me, from her subtly dark eyeball-devouring characters to her series of ‘uninspiring posters’, featuring de-motivating messages. Feature


Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher

We are very proud to post about our very own award winning People of Print member Emma Fisher who has taken the creative world by storm shortly after graduating from LCC. She has been featured in Computer Arts as a New Star of Design and has also won the YCN award for the Cath Kidston brief. Her portfolio boasts a seriously vast array of work demonstrating her skills in both hand rendered illustration and digital design spanning various print processes including letterpress, risograph, screen print and digital. Her colour palette is gorgeous and her understanding of layers is genius – particularly the double layer gradient prints. Take a look for yourself. Feature


Lian Benoit

Lian Benoit

Graphic designer Lian Benoit likes to produce fun, unpredictable work that is supported by a clear underlying concept. Aiming to bring joy through design, Lian couples simplicity with an offbeat edge for a style that is cool and controlled. She mainly enjoys experimenting with photography and illustration, integrating these elements with clean cut typography and layout as the key fundamental basis of her work. Feature


Octave Marsal

Octave Marsal

Fantastically detailed pen drawings and etchings from french Central St Martins graduate Octave Marsal. His architectural explorations into human nature are both imaginatively psychedelic and painstakingly accurately rendered. He can often be found collaborating with his long term artistic partner, the sculptor and photographer Theo De Gueltzl, whom he shares a website with. Their ‘LAB’ series is rather impressive, especially an installation featuring a perspex column covered in Marsal’s dry point etchings. Feature


High Series | Tiergarten

High Series | Tiergarten

Munich-based photographer Johannes Schwartz has released his latest publication in the High Series entitled ‘Tiergarten’ – a risographed publication showcasing the work by Schwartz and also produced as an integral part of the current exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Making a photo book is always a good way of telling stories and unlike other photographic publications, ‘Tiergarten’ has exploited this new economical technology and showcases how reliable a Riso-printer is of handling many aspects of bookmaking and of producing beautiful, quality photographic journals. Feature


Parky

Parky

John Parkinson, or ‘Parky’, is a Brighton-based illustrator, printmaker and rather impressive street artist. Multi disciplinary, his techniques, materials, colour choices and surfaces are ever changing, but his experimental, self-challenging style all-permeating. Aside from his many characters discoverable around Brighton walls and the rest of the UK, works of particular note include his screen printed and hand bound books recording Brighton skate spots, and the prints he has made from a disassembled printer, using the separate components as relief printing blocks. The results are witty, ironic and beautifully composed – be sure to watch the process video available on his website with music by James Stafford. Feature


SAWE

SAWE

SAWE’s website is my favourite place to be on the internet right now. The Barcelona based artist works in the fields of illustration, animation, painting murals and graffiti translating his mad fresh bold, contemporary graphic style across a wide range of mediums. Feature


Sam Chirnside

Sam Chirnside

Sam Chirnside is an Australian Graphic Designer and artist based in New York, who’s clients include established giants such as Volcom and Converse in amongst the independent record labels and underground start-up fashion brands. His work has a strong typographic influence, evident in his unique branding and logo work, However it is his diverse array of mind-altering prints and digital compositions in psychedelic colours that i am most taken with. Inspired by ‘sacred geometry, ancient civilisations and forward-thinking music’ to name a few, his prints appear both ancient and digitally contemporary simultaneously. Feature


The Principles of Design by Efil Türk

The Principles of Design by Efil Türk

Stunning poster series ‘The Principles of Design,’ have been lovingly composed by Turkish designer Efil Türk. Using slices of specially cut paper, Efil uses layering and juxtaposition to explore each design fundamental factor, including ‘space’ and ‘balance.’ Elegant typography and symmetrical arrangements set the tone throughout the range, conveying a collection that is well considered and visually stimulating. Feature


Chantelle Barnard-Rance

Chantelle Barnard-Rance

Based in Crawley, young designer Chantelle Barnard-Rance creates fresh, enigmatic visuals with elements of surrealism.
Dreamy hues and clean cut lines are a regular theme, with recent marble collection a perfect portrayal of her ability to bring structure to flowing visuals. This simplistic series are consistently controlled in their approach, yet still manage to stir curiosity. Feature


Charlotte Audrey

Charlotte Audrey

Thriving mainly in the realms of art direction, creative Charlotte Audrey works on everything from photography to set design, with an extra large dose of fun. A strong pop culture influence throbs throughout her work, coupled with a youthful stance and an offbeat sense of humour. Working primarily for fashion and music briefs, vibrant zig zags of colour and just the right amount of childish joviality, scream celebration. Charlotte is currently putting together her first video project along with some exciting branding activity to be launched later this year. Feature


Neck Face Prints | Exclusive to PCP

Neck Face Prints | Exclusive to PCP

Neck Face has created a selection of hand pulled screen prints which are exclusive to Poster Child Prints who are located on Sunset Boulevard, at the heart of Los Angeles. The prints are six or seven colours deep, signed and numbered by the artist, embossed by PCP and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We love the dark humoured illustrations by this world renowned artist – definitely one for the collection. Feature


Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain opens 5th September 2014 at Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, E26EH. The private view will be September 4th from 6-9pm. It will be his second solo exhibition, which will be a series of new paintings by the London-­based artist. Instantly recognisable for his colourful, vector­-based character illustration which, in the past, has graced toys, record covers, T­Shirts and much more. ­He has recently begun working on a series of acrylic­-on-canvas pieces that form the basis of ‘Unholy Mountain’. Feature


Laura Nevill

Laura Nevill

Laura Nevill is a London based creative / printmaker whose style takes us back to the old school reflecting tactile tattoo inspired visuals. Inspired by found ephemera and the serendipitous nature of working with your hands, Laura’s beautiful portfolio explores various techniques of image making and analogue printmaking techniques – a particular favourite being linocut. Laura explained “I love that each one is unique and I enjoy and think the physical making process is just as important and the outcome.”
If you love Laura’s work as much as we do you can get your hands on some of her wicked prints via our department store. Feature


Here & There | Supermundane

Here & There | Supermundane

Multi-talented artist, graphic designer and writer Rob Lowe is now ready to embark on another solo exhibition at No Walls, an independent gallery based in Brighton after his current show Stupid Nature exhibition at Beach London is coming to an end. The show is called ‘Here & There’ and sets out to offer a deeper look into Supermundane’s world created using microscopic detail and universal distance. Feature


Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner is a self-taught photographer based in Amsterdam. Shooting mostly at night with extremely long exposures, Sander’s work captures ‘Colourful beauty in the desolate corners of grey man-made structures’ documenting ‘the sleeping infrastructure of the urban environment’ through geometric abstract shapes and lines. Feature


Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt is a freelance illustrator hailing from the UK that is currently based in Stockholm. Specializing in editorial illustration, Laurie’s articulately composed imagery has seen him exhibit with People of Print favourite Tan and Loose Press and work with clients including The New York Times, Wired, The Guardian, Protein and Bloomberg. Feature


Mark Whiteman

Mark Whiteman

Describing his work as the ‘love-child of Keith Haring and Sol LeWitt,’ Mark Whiteman’s work is exuberant and full of life. Blocks of playful colour are separated by interlocking black boundaries, constructing puzzle like formations connected by line. Mark plays with repetition and rule-based drawing as the basis of his digital doodles, developing a recognisable energy that flows through each design. Feature


Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator currently based in South East London. Working with water colour, indian ink and isograph pens, Laura’s bold hand drawn imagery reflects her unique take on fashion illustration as she visualizes characters personality and refreshing sense of style throughout her imagery. Feature


Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic is an interesting project by designer Helen White, combining her interest in data collection with her curiosity for capturing momentary, magical moments in nature. The series of prints are created using data collected from a satellite one hour away from Earth, communicating solar activity through the speed of particles released from the Sun that react with our atmosphere. Starting at midnight and rotating clockwise, the result is a circular arrangement of clean, thin lines, jutting and dipping to create an energetic outline, recording movement of the Sun over the course of each day. Feature


Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch / Canadian fine art / documentary photographer who’s primary focus involves visualizing the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. I love his project ‘Paradise now’ exploring how urban fantasies and construction function blur lines between natural and artificial in the hypermodern city. Feature


Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric Standley creates complex paper labyrinths, inspired by ancient gothic and islamic architecture. The main focus of his work is building negative space from layers of laser cut paper resulting in intricate woven detail. An associate professor of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, he starts by initially sketching his designs before computerising each layer into vector illustrations. A piece can take over four months to complete as there are usually over 140 sheets of paper used, each being individually designed and laser cut. Feature


Will Cooke

Will Cooke

Will Cooke is a Sydney based artist that creates illusion based abstract paintings to understand the memory and the way it develops nostalgia. Will’s minimal pattern based and often geometric artwork reflects a beautiful observation of colour shape and tone and has seen him participate in numerous exhibitions to date. Feature


Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman

Entering the final stretch of a hot, sticky London summer, what better time to revisit the refreshing Greenland series by artist Zaria Forman. Part painter, part environmental pioneer, Zaria aims to document and address the issues of climate change in her work. She first visits her chosen destination to explore the landscape, before creating an exquisite example of photorealism using pastels and paints. Working mainly from photographs, Zaria briefly sketches out each piece in pencil before adding layers of pigment and smudging to achieve carved surface and fluid movement in stillness. Feature


Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz is an Artist / Designer currently based in New York. With a deep focus on pattern, Devin commonly works with ink on collage and sculpture to form his stunning psychedelic imagery. Feature


Ray Oranges

Ray Oranges

Italian graphic designer Ray Oranges is the master of modernity. Overlapping clean lines with blocky colours and 3D shapes, he creates futuristic landscapes and neatly arranged views. The award winning designer has an interesting surreal element to his work combined with an effortless approach at composition to produce these unusual scenes. Feature


Esther Cox

Esther Cox

Pattern designer and illustrator Esther Cox creates stunning illustrations using a magnificent combination of patterns and light-hearted characters. Originally from Brighton, Esther was a BA student at Manchester Metropolitan University and an HND in Graphic Design before she embarked on a freelance illustration career and has continued working on many creative projects. Feature


Iris Blue

Iris Blue

Brighton based textile designer Iris Blue’s latest series of digital fabric designs have taken inspiration from the profusion of nature and architecture in her second city, Singapore. Combining the sleek and the organic, the modern and the prehistoric, the manufactured and the gestural, she creates habitats that are both engrossingly perplexing and impossibly remote simultaneously. Feature


Carl Cashman: Neometry

Carl Cashman: Neometry

Neometry is the latest collection of work from op-art connoisseur Carl Cashman. Vibrant patterns and crazy colours cover each canvas in a neon explosion of geometry meets psychedelics. His latest show at the Prescription Gallery in Brighton, presented a trippy display of glowing paintings and other objects channelling the artist’s experimental style. Feature


Joey Salamon

Joey Salamon

Currently based in Detroit, Joey Salamon is an American artist / designer who is recognized for his vibrant, neon highly detailed illustration. Joey’s handcrafted images regurgitate blended influences from grunge, psychedelia, politics and history communicating his eccentric vision of the world. Feature


Ben Brenton

Ben Brenton

There’s nothing better then coming across really great editorial design that actually entices and enhances your viewing experience. Positioning words and pictures in an original and engaging way takes great precision and forward thinking ability. Ben Brenton, a young graphic designer based in Perth utilises these skills with an effortless approach that is innovative and inviting to look at. His fresh and playful choice of colour and type reflects his age, yet there is a hint of grown up sophistication that puts him ahead of his peers. Feature


Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez is a visual Artist who works in animation, illustration and also experiments with print with outputs including Japanese woodblock, monotype and screen-print. Portfolio highlights include her monochrome woodblock prints and painted still lives of plants and patterned textiles. Feature


Chad Kouri

Chad Kouri

(Easily one of my new favourite designers) Acknowledged as one of Chicago’s up-and-coming image makers and the co-founder of “Art & Design Incubator” The Post Family Chad Kouri is an Artist that works between a variety of disciplines including print, illustration, collage murals and type. Chad’s bold and beautiful artwork plays with colour pattern and shape and is inspired by conceptual / minimalist art, ethnography, typography, design and jazz. Feature


Ventral Is Golden

Ventral Is Golden

Leeds based graphic artist Ventral is Golden makes handmade and digital collages and illustration that are both perspectively interesting and visually arresting. His colour choices and collage material make for mind bending illusions alongside familiar themes, and encourage more than a second look. Be sure to check out his writings on his website, as well as his editions of beautifully hand designed and bound published essays. Feature


Daniel Siim

Daniel Siim

Using only black and white tones as the basis of his design, Copenhagen based designer Daniel Siim is the master of monochrome. Delivering a consistently high level of polished and professionally detailed work, the designer specialises in providing sleek solutions to editorial and printed materials. There is an element of mystery present in his work, desolate imagery and lack of colour convey a feeling of detachment, yet still there remains something incredibly intriguing. Daniel’s latest project Starmaker, looks at the book as a physical product in an age of digital and asks the question do printed words and imagery inked onto premium papers make more of an long term impact in the readers mind? Feature


Brandon Thibodeaux

Brandon Thibodeaux

Based in Dallas, Texas Brandon Thibodeaux is a photographer who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. Alongside commissions and assignments Brandon focuses heavily on exploring life in the American South. A particular favourite project of mine is titled ‘When the morning comes’ in which Brandon has provided a reflection of life in the Mississippi Delta after visiting on a personal journey. Brandon’s beautiful atmospheric black and white imagery communicates the essence of the environment amongst his subject’s emotions and personality.
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Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. Feature


Leif Podhajsky

Leif Podhajsky

How incredibly dreamy is the artwork of artist and creative director Leif Podhajsky? His powerful and visionary style offers a brain-melting, hallucinogenic display of a hyperrealism. Inviting the viewer to delve into his psychedelic realm, Podhajsky merges twisted landscapes and fluorescent fuelled imagery to create alarming beauty at its best. Having gained a prestigious reputation for building a consistently progressive portfolio, Leif creates artwork for a number of brands and musicians including Grimes, Foals and Bonobo. Feature


Linda Linko

Linda Linko

Linda Linko’s work spans from simple drawing, abstract pattern design to vividly coloured collage art and it is her painterly brushstrokes, which are full of character, that really stand out. It is no surprise that her work has been featured in many internationally-renowned creative blogs and magazines and this may explain why all her projects are such an interest. After graduating from the University of Art and Design and having collaborated with many numbers of agencies, Linda Linko is now working independently from her studio in Helsinki as a graphic artist and illustrator – and of course we cannot wait to see what she has in store next! Feature


Pixel | Los Villanos Series

Pixel | Los Villanos Series

A South African artist who now works in London, Pixel grew up drawing superheroes and waiting to be discovered as a comic book artist. When that didn’t happen, he turned his hand to putting a cultural twist on some of America’s most recognisable characters, screen printing his humorous creations using varnish layers and metallic finishes with beautiful results. Feature


Johnny Abrahams

Johnny Abrahams

How insane are these paintings by New York artist Johnny Abrahams? Yes, paintings! Believe it or not each eye-bending masterpiece starts with a grid system, Johnny then decides whether to form a new structure or divide existing shapes into intricate, repeat patterns. Each painting carries a hypnotising energy and the illusion of movement can be clearly seen throughout each truly amazing work. They do not only exist as aesthetic discoveries but also as unique geometric experiments that explore shape and line in a cleverly thought out progression. Feature


Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw

Another shiny graduate from Manchester School of Art. Stephanie Shaw is a mixed-media illustrator whose striking images and eclectic mixed style have put her in the spotlight. Currently based between York and Manchester, Shaw is an expert in ink drawing, watercolouring and collage but what delight us greatly are her stunning linocut print works which are absolutely outstanding. She pays close attention to detail in each of her project, carefully arranging bits and pieces and shapes and forms to create a perfectly-balanced composition. She will also be joining Inprint Liverpool which will take place later at the weekend. We’ll be bringing you the latest updates! Feature


Struan Teague

Struan Teague

Struan Teague is an Artist and printmaker currently based in Scotland. Working with a variety of techniques Struan is truly a master of print with his portfolio demonstrating stone lithography, lithography, silk screen printing, digital and up to 15 layer screen prints. Feature


Marianthi Aldridge

Marianthi Aldridge

Recent Brighton graduate Marianthi creates original and energetic lino and wood relief prints as well as quirky gifs, reels of screen printed fabric and imaginative products from her illustrations such as stickers, embossed soap and temporary tattoos. Her innovative methods of building rollers from her linos or even carving directly into wooden rolling pins gives her the means to create repeat prints across paper or fabric. These combined with her travel-inspired characters and unusual colour palettes creates something surprisingly modern and striking. Feature


Jonathan Koshi

Jonathan Koshi

Jonathan Koshi is a user experience designer and visual thinker that is interested in writing, solving problems and collaboration. In recent work Jonathan spent 3 months photographing doors in Brussels that are covered in tags and turned them into a stunning series of graphite drawings. Feature


Andrea Minini

Andrea Minini

Italian graphic designer and illustrator Andrea Minini draws animal profiles using fluid vector lines. Repetition and symmetry create entrancing, winding curves, sculpting the various shapes that make up each form. Lines in sequence according to dimension and direction add depth and impact to each image in the series. Feature


What If x Pomme Chan

What If x Pomme Chan

What If is a perfect destination if you are looking for some quick ways to give your home a specific look and touch. Located in the quiet spot away from the bustling streets of Bangkok, What If serves as a creative hub for designers, artists, makers and/or anyone interested to come and take time, find their favourite home decoration pieces which include textiles, cushions, illustrated ceramics, printed quilt covers as well as fabrics and wallpapers and exchange ideas over a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. Feature


Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut is a photographer currently based between New Orleans, LA and New York. Alongside more conceptual editorial work, Akasha’s amazing photographs document real life and the essence of cities visualizing both lifestyle and culture. A particular highlight of Akasha’s portfolio has to be her ongoing photographic series ‘New Orleans’ documenting the fertile, deeply rooted city that ‘bounces back from every disaster that strikes.’ Feature


Beastman

Beastman

Beastman is a fast rising Sydney based artist, one third of creative group The Hours and co-founder of East Editions. Inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature, Beastman recreates colourful and hypnotic masterpieces, composed of geometric lines and symbolic references. With his instantly recognisable style, these highly detailed, awe inspiring creations transport your mind to another place. Feature


Raquel Peixoto

Raquel Peixoto

Portuguese student Raquel Peixoto plays with bold type, 3D objects and deconstructed space in her graphic experiments. With nods to post-modernist styles, her pixel based arrangements question layout and composition in an unconventional way. Distorted liquid shapes dance around technical drawings and grid systems in an unusual order that is both complimentary and considered. Feature


Benedikt Luft

Benedikt Luft

Although he’s still a student, Berlin based illustrator and graphic designer Benedikt Luft is already bagging top commissions whilst building a reputable collection of work. Having just completed a six month internship at ‘multi-disciplinary creative hub,’ HORT, Luft has worked on projects for names including Secret 7″, Converse and Xbox. The designer, whose work is recognised by its fun, comic style graphics is currently working on a book in response to the personal information that people publish on the internet. Feature


Elena Boils

Elena Boils

Born in Mexico, Elena is a freelance illustrator currently based in the UK. With an interest in nature and surreal creations, Elena’s work applies a mixture of both digital and hand-rendered techniques to her imagery. Recently Elena has created a beautiful series of prints (available to buy via the YCN shop) featuring a range of plant-life on top of architectural backdrops and has furthermore provided a beautiful contribution ‘into the wild’ for Wrap magazine. Feature


Ayaka Ito

Ayaka Ito

Every now and then you spot a designer who’s work you completely fall in love with and for me Ayaka Ito is one of those Designers. Born and raised in Japan, Ayaka Ito is currently based in New York where she is living her dream making print based and interactive work at Ro and Co Studio. With an impressive and diverse skill set, Ayaka’s work delves into realms of illustration branding and art direction. Ayaka’s considered portfolio is a real joy to look at as she articulately experiments with print, process and medium. Feature


Carolin Wanitzek

Carolin Wanitzek

German designer, illustrator and photographer Carolin Wanitzek creates fascinating three dimensional objects from carefully constructed paper. Blending graphic shapes with playful pops of colour, her work is energetic, offbeat and full of life. Exploring themes of the space between dream and reality, Carolin’s work is influenced by the uncertainty of our own imagination. Feature


Delaney Allen

Delaney Allen

Currently based in Portland, Delaney Allen is a photographer represented by Nationale, who has both showcased his work internationally and published 2 books. I honestly can’t get enough of Delaney’s stunning photographs documenting personal journeys, pattern, colour and light. Feature


AAKASH NIHALANI :: LANDLINE SERIES

AAKASH NIHALANI :: LANDLINE SERIES

Landline Series by Brooklyn based artist Aakash Nihalani aims to physically connect individuals in a world where virtual reality takes the lead. Bold flashes of colour are seen intersecting torsos, a visual representation of the energy that flows through the city. Graphic boxy shapes handmade from florescent paper tape and corrugated plastic, use a magnetic hanging system to create the illusion of people becoming an extention of the urban landscape that surrounds them Feature


Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

5 years ago Dave Tomkins, an Australian art director, discovered a large box of slides and a clunky slide viewer from 1952 in the back of a cupboard while clearing out his grandfathers house after he had moved into a nursing home. Tomkins’ grandfather, Stephen Clarke, had never mentioned these photo’s before but after discovering this box he realised that not only was his grandfather a WWII Air Force navigator, a husband, a Dad but also that he was a great photographer. Tomkins then decided to use the photographs as a way to learn more about his grandfathers life. Feature


Beata Chrzanowska

Beata Chrzanowska

Beta Chrzanowska is an Artist currently based in New York who makes work that is compositionally, chromatically and geometrically conscious through acrylic and oil paints. Building puzzles through figurative line drawings, Beta’s stunning paintings play with layers of colour and narrative as they juxtapose her subjects. Feature


Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros has produced her first self-edited zine ‘For Ema’ with a design that embodies honest illustrations and charming design. The limited edition zines are little treat, handwritten, sewn and personalised with an illustrated envelope. Maria has followed this with a second publication ‘Free Ride’, which she describes as an intimate journey about losing innocence. Both publications are a small insight into her large body of work that features murals, large scale portraits and graphic novels, all connected with the same hand rendered rawness that is seen in her work. Feature


Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda is a London based artist, illustrator, prop-maker and restorative painter. Working with a variety of mediums including print, pen and paint Sophie’s playful imagery is both tactile and humerous whilst demonstrating a respectable eye for composition. Feature


Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia is a artist that can spread her talent over multiple disiplines. Her charming style works both in her spot colour illustrations seen in her work for Nobrow, and can be equally effective in her embroidery work. What is particularly captivating is the dark humour that fills her work. The delicate and traditional nature of embroidery contrasts surprisingly well with her subject images. These also benefit from the minimal colour palette that is mirrored in her print work to create details that bring her narratives to life. Feature


Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth packs every piece of work with a colourful punch. Working in a range of print mediums, he creates images using bold primary colours mixed with the occational neon accents. A range of collage images sits nicely against hand painted dogs and fantasy creatures. His work covers gig poster, zines, publications and cassette covers used to promote his music career. His work is a delight to look at and psychedelic feast for the eyes. Feature


Freddy Taylor

Freddy Taylor

London born Designer and Art Director, Freddy Taylor graduated from Edinburgh University in 2012. He now spends his weekdays working for the mighty advertising agency KesselsKramer, whilst his weekends are (mostly) dedicated to freelance work. Collaboration is key to his approach, whether its with animators on title sequences, sculptors on publications, herbologists on branding or illustrators on packaging, he always aims to work with appropriate, talented individuals to lift projects and reach the best outcomes. Feature


Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert draws a mysterious display of inviting doorways, falling bricks and floating houses. Using simply biro, he demonstrates an artfully doodled introduction of an unknown world outside our familiarities. Pairing intricate twirls adjacent to negative space, scribbled etchings and precise lines convey a feeling of the unexpected in amongst a world of system and order. Feature


Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar

Graphic designer by day, photo artist by night, New York based Sara Cwynar produces intriguing experimental imagery. By distorting, rearranging and manipulating black and white photography, Sara injects life into these otherwise flat visuals. Cleverly combining a range of techniques coupled with active curiosity, the result is melted monochrome struck by rainbow flashes. Graphic Designer at the New York Times, the artist is now represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto. Feature


Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld is a Canadian Artist that merges photography with minimal figurative artwork whilst also producing illustrative, comic painted imagery. With a clear interest in both shape and composition displayed over both methods of image making Matthew’s artwork is both noteworthy and captivating. Feature