Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Here is another fantastic production by one of our favourite printmaker studios in the world — Re:Surgo! from Berlin, Germany. This awesome five layer psychedelic screen printed poster was produced specially for the German tour of Tame Impala. There are three different versions each which are limited to an edition of just 100. The poster dimensions are 50 x 70 cm and this should surely be added to your print collection. Hats off to designers and printers Gfeller + Hellsgard, who win once more. Feature


My Name Is

My Name Is

My name is is an art direction and graphic design studio located in Paris, France. The design studio was founded in 2007 by Alexandre & Thomas and they are known for  designing impressive identity & branding systems, websites, books, magazines, posters, music and product packagings for clients like Adidas, Sony Music, Reebok, Universal Music and more. Feature


A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life is a graphic design studio based in London. Their work focuses on art direction, identities, publications, exhibitions, type design, signage, packaging, and digital. They have recently created a new visual identity for celebrated British shoe and bookmaker, John Lobb, which is owned by Hermès. The new package consists of a new logo, typography and colour scheme, along with design of stationery, packaging, printed and digital invitations; and a new website to top it off. Feature


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

We first introduced you to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau aka Atelier Bingo back in January 2014 and it’s no surprise that their portfolio has now grown, at a phenomenal rate, into one of the best sources of inspiration. Published as a limited edition of only 4 copies, this latest project, all hand screen-printed, still illustrates their close relationship with collage. Atelier Bingo play with confident lines and colourful sets of freeform shapes, resulting in an art book that totally stands out from the sea of self-produced zines/publications out there. Feature


Inthepool Studio

Inthepool Studio

Géraldine Pace and Louise Harling are two French graphic designers who graduated from ESAG Penninghen in Paris. After freelancing for some years, they decided to create Inthepool Studio, bringing together their passion for deconstructed typography and super-coloured forms, as well as a certain love of the 80s. Feature


If Places Were Faces

If Places Were Faces

From deep inside the brains of Jon Rundall and Luke Frost of Heretic Studio, comes an all new vision of London… ‘If Places Were Faces.’ It is exactly what it says on the tin — a map of places, punned with faces of celebrities. Can you figure out who all of the people or what all of the places are? The poster has been printed as a two colour screen print. You can literally lose yourself for minutes relearning your favourite city and it’s suburbs. It’s an altogether new kind of knowledge and we guarantee you will revisit it dozens of times with almost no loss of interest. Feature


2016 Calendars :: Risotto

2016 Calendars :: Risotto

To get yourself ready to walk into 2016 with an accelerated energy, Glasgow-based Risograph print and design studio Risotto have created two stunning wall calendar designs to help you plan a busy year ahead. The A3-sized Big Banana is produced in a limited-edition of 250 whilst the Mini Calendar has a unique print for each month and comes with a handy loop to hang up next to your desk. Getting a calendar from Risotto has become my new year’s ritual. And before you start shopping around, I have to warn you, with the Risotto shop, once you start, it’s really hard to stop. 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


Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

Be sure to get down to East London Printmakers on Thursday 3rd December from 6—9pm for the Christmas Open Studios which is free for everyone. There will be an exhibition of prints displayed throughout the print rooms, many of which will be individually priced for sale, alongside a selection of prints that will all be marked at the affordable price of just £10GBP and the chance to win fabulous prints on the ELP tom bola! They are also launching their annual Box Set which has over 60 participants participating and is archived at the V&A Museum. We will see you there for a beer, kindly sponsored by Five Points. Feature


Tunica Magazine Issue №4

Tunica Magazine Issue №4

The fourth issue of Tunica Magazine takes you on a visual journey through features covering illustration, photography, articles, fictions, interviews and beyond. For each issue, Tunica Magazine invites a rotating cast of independent writers and creatives to participate, making it a great platform for talents who work across a variety of cutting-edge artistic disciplines across the globe to showcase their work. Feature


DRAWSWORDS

DRAWSWORDS

It’s been three years since we last featured ‘Drawswords’ but it seems like their brilliant use of colour and smart ideas are still very much alive and kicking when it comes to graphic design and art direction. Amsterdam-based design studio ‘Drawswords’ was set up in 2008 with a strong focus on well thought-out typographic solutions. We love all their endless amounts of design that span everything from editorial, brand identities, websites to other printed matter including leaflets and posters. Founder Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen has managed to link the potential of graphic design with the concept of experimentation within the typographic framework and of course the results are breathtakingly simple yet stunning. Feature


Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Introducing the new publication and LP titled ‘Graphic Arts Future’ from Sonnenzimmer, the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their practise is an impressive cocktail of typography, graphic design, printmaking and fine art shaken together to create their hand-crafted posters, books, packaging, publications, public art and client work — predominantly screen printed in-house. ‘Graphic Arts Future’ asks the question of today, tomorrow, yesterday – where does 2D expression start and where does it end? Launching at LCBA, hosted by Yuck Print House on 27th November. Feature


Ilka

Ilka

Ilka is a recently-launched Glasgow-based studio specialising in lovingly handcrafted and limited-edition large-scale screen prints. Started out as a hobby, we are very excited to see a diverse assortment of prints characterised by neon colour palettes and fluid figures. We also love how they play around to tell their story and style their product photos from unique points of view. It’s definitely a fun project worth exploring into. You’d better click on their website now and see for yourself! Feature


Studio Plat

Studio Plat

Studio Plat’s portfolio is jam-packed with a very diverse assortment of projects it’s so hard to believe that this Seoul-based graphic design studio was only set up in 2014. They always come up with a way to offer clients diversity and playfulness when it comes to solving design problems. As far as you can tell, colour plays a big part in their practice and we are particularly drawn in by their use of cheerful palettes. Vibrant, playful and very well put together, I urge you to take a close-up look at their work on their site – it’s definitely something you will grow fond of. Feature


PALETTE 06 ::  Transparent

PALETTE 06 :: Transparent

Some people do consider white space as a waste of printing materials. In reality, using the right amount of white in design can create such a sophisticated look and make significant impacts. The latest addition to the much-loved colour-themed collection, ‘Palette’ by Victionary, kicks off the new cycle of visual design practice and introduces you to celebrate the subtlety of designing with the colour white. Published with a focus on branding and packaging, Palette 06 :: Transparent by Victionary has just brought into question the whole concept of visibility. Feature


Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

We are big fans of paper and I do not think there’s any of us here who would say no to beautiful printed matter. Paris-based design studio Paper Tiger was set up in 2011 to blur the line between art and design. And even though the line between the two is quite complex, Paper Tiger Studio has managed to lend a great deal of qualities from both. It is an independent design studio with a strong focus on Riso-printing in the areas of art, illustration and publishing. Every item here is certainly a joy to look at. And I promise you’ll love all their zines, photographic prints, cards, posters and printed ephemera which are all very striking. Feature


Print Club Torino

Print Club Torino

More than just a co-working space, Print Club Torino is a creative community based in Turin and is perfect for anyone looking to learn and experience a range of print techniques in a fun environment, regardless of ability level. Offering the opportunity for students, artists and visual art professionals to learn how to use all the specialist lab equipment from a team of experts, as well as work independently making full use of the free access lab. Feature


MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

Look & Yes Films have brought to us the exciting Arts Documentary Made You Look and it’s now screening throughout October across the UK & Ireland on official theatrical release, with a series of special screenings in select venues. Made You Look is a documentary about the booming UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Feature


Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Labelled as a studio which offers ‘a creative and considered approach to graphic design and art direction’ Intercity have launched their latest graphic design based project titled ‘Tread—Sneakers’. If you have already heard of Intercity then you’ll know they have a great love of all things bike-related, and in keeping with their interest in sports they have recently expanded their attention to the ever-evolving culture of sports footwear. Extending the concept of the studio’s initial tyre-themed ‘Tread’ print series, (which featured track marks and imprints left behind by a variety of bike tyres), they have produced a fresh series, exploring shapes and patterns which can be found on the outsoles of sneakers. Feature


Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Plant life is not only good for the environment, but can improve air quality and our moods. To help educate its readers about the glory of greenery, Japanese publisher Mainichi Newspapers created a newspaper that you can plant. The Green Newspaper, developed with advertising agency Dentsu Tokyo, is made of paper laced with Japanese flower seeds including pinks, poppies, snapdragons and English daisies. To make the paper, the company dissolved waste paper into a pulp and mixed it with the seeds. The eco-themed articles and images were printed using plant-based, eco-friendly dyes so that the paper wouldn’t harm the earth. Feature


100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

The decennial year sees ‘Daniel Heath Studio’ launch a Kickstarter campaign with an aim to make a limited-edition run of one of their most sought-after wallpaper designs, ‘High Wire’. Daniel Heath Studio is known for their highly crafted wallpaper rolls and to mark the 10th anniversary of the studio, they are aiming to produce 100 limited-edition, affordable wallpapers to adorn everyone’s favourite space. Feature


studio smalls.

studio smalls.

It’s all in the name! studio smalls. is a small Letterpress studio in Seoul, South Korea. Run by Letterpress lover and designer Lim Jung-sil, it all started in May this year with a fascination with ‘old school’ analogue print techniques and a vintage Adana machine. (As the name and this very small bio suggest, it is still a new endeavour, so watch this space!). Feature


Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio is a brand new print studio opening in Peckham, London this September. This studio is the first of its kind dedicated to large-scale Intaglio (etching + engraving) and Relief (lino + woodblock) printing, as well as exploring guerrilla printmaking such as cardboard printing, pasta maker printing and any other fun and unique techniques that you can think of. Feature


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

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


Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Simon Goode of LCBA’s Advice for Grads

Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Simon Goode of LCBA’s Advice for Grads

Submissions for The Graduate Print Awards 2015 are now closed. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted and spread the word. And to gear yourself up for a new journey, meanwhile, we started an interview series in which we asked our partners/judges for their sage advice. The first of our interview series is here and we are delighted to share with you a useful piece of advice from Simon Goode of London Centre for Book Arts. Feature


The Taable

The Taable

I came across ‘The Taable’ via Bak Magazine and thought I really needed to share this. The Taable is a gold mine of photographic brilliance set up by Alex Oswith and Amanda Kusai. By using colour clashes, bright shades, and mixed elements, Alex and Amanda have managed to shed light on what could be considered the most ordinary things. The combination of these candy-coloured, well-composed visuals conjures up a series that appears to be both commercial and artistic – an interesting mix that will no doubt leave you in total awe. Feature


Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

Playtype :: The Macrography Collection

This latest collection of 60’s inspired products, ‘Macrography’, designed by Danish independent type foundry and concept store ‘Playtype’ particularly caught our eye. Not long ago, Playtype opted for a colourful alternative, producing a range of stationery including postcards, notebooks, notepads, and posters that are minimal and bold in equal measure. Feature


Mojoko

Mojoko

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


Fanciful Pages

Fanciful Pages

With the aim to ‘revive the lost art of the written word’ and ‘celebrate the beauty and tactility of print and the joy of colour’, Fanciful pages is a London based atelier and stationary shop. Founded by graphic designer Aoife Barron in 2013 and launched the following April, she specializes in letterpress, screen print and bespoke hand bound journals. The collections are colourful, quirky and tactile, influenced by Aoife’s love of anything French, hand written letters and her penchant for a pastel palette. Feature


The Hungry Workshop

The Hungry Workshop

Husband and wife Simon and Jenna Hipgrave set up ‘The Hungry Workshop’ to deliver their shared passion for storytelling through the craft of letterpress, design, typography, and illustration. This is where hunger for print never dies out and is where the couple produce a range of fascinating printed products for their broad range of audience. A seamless blend of typography, illustration, and colour, The Hungry Workshop’s portfolio is highly original and reflects the true spirit of joy. Feature


The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

It’s a rare privilege and amazing opportunity to be able to see in-progress shots of any creative project. Recently, Swedish design studio Snask have unveiled the brilliant images of their latest project which is the cover design for one of the biggest newspapers in the US, ‘The Washington Post’. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

Department Store Vendor Interview | Typoretum

If you love typography and all things letterpress check out our Department Store Vendors Typoretum. In a response to the revival of letterpress printing, Typoretum was established in 2008. Founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia, this British creative letterpress printing and design studio, utilise traditional craft skills to create contemporary and experimental designs. Producing work from their own collection of lead and wooden types, antique and vintage printing presses plus other print paraphernalia. Feature


Back and Forth by C100

Back and Forth by C100

C100 are a German multi-disciplinary design studio, founded in 2003 by Christian Hundertmark. Offering a number of services including creative direction, brand identity, product design, app design and web design to clients such as Absolut Vodka, Calvin Klein, Levi’s and Sony Music, they strive to create inventive visual solutions. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

We have recently welcomed new vendors Print Club Boston to sell their gorgeous limited edition silkscreen print series via our online Department Store and we have embraced their love for all things print! Released as a series twice yearly, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in a small studio in Somerville, MA. In addition, a portion of each print edition is kept available for a ‘print swap’ via Print Club Boston online. Feature


BLOW: Project Charisma

BLOW: Project Charisma

Blow are a design studio based in Hong Kong, specialising in brand identity, packaging, print and web design. Founded in 2010 by creative director Ken Lo, they aim to create bold design solutions that are fresh and contemporary. Their promotional project for Polytrade Paper, Project Charisma set out to showcase the range of papers the company offer, through the medium of cosmetic packaging. Choosing eight female names, as an acronym of the word ‘Charisma,’ they designed a set around each persona, displaying the variety of paper types and printing finishes available. Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Swift Textiles

Swift Textiles

Famed for its simple and stylish design, Swift Textiles is an independent textile label founded by Michal Fierstein and Roni Yeheskel from Israel. Their process begins at the most basic level with the natural raw materials, combining contemporary aesthetics with traditional techniques to ensure the maximum quality of their handcrafted products. One of the key objectives of Swift Textiles is to heighten your indoor experience, and with their skilful use of screen-print, the duo have clearly managed to create an extensive range of home and fashion products that all carry wit and warmth. Feature


Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat are a South Korean design agency specialising in branding, exhibition, printing, packaging, and web design. They worked with visual artist Vakki to create an amazingly striking and colourful set of printed materials including a poster, leaflet and ticket for her recent exhibition at D-Project Space within the Daelim Museum, Unstable Instruments: Play Play Vakki. Her hypnotic patterns feature rotating wheels of neon, coupled with an chaotic yet mesmerising style of multi-dimensional graphic design. Feature


De Invasie Toont

De Invasie Toont

De Invasie! is a ongoing collaboration between design agency Dift and based museum Gent, in which they hold an annual exhibition. To mark their 5 year partnership they have designed a catalog ‘De Invasie Toont,’ which showcases the emerging talent highlights from the past few years. The book is beautifully designed and presents a general overview of all the designers involved with the project, to accompany the artwork displayed in the gallery. Feature


Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

New York-based graphic design studio Zut Alors! have done a very good job. And indeed, their special cover design for Element 003 does represent the dynamic energy of New York City’s creative worlds. We had a nice little chat with studio partners Brendan Griffiths and Frank DeRose to get to know more about their design for the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. And here’s the inside scoop on how they came up with such an incredible artwork. Feature


Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

We are in absolute awe of the amazing cover design created by Studio Yukio. It is one of the most ambitious cover designs in our artist series cover for Element 003. The studio is famed for their compelling visual designs and fine execution. Today, we spoke to founders Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad to find out about their inspiration behind this limited-edition cover for Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Here comes the third design in the limited edition artist series cover of Element 003. It is such an amazing masterpiece created by an award-winning multidisciplinary design champions Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker aka Karlssonwilker. We did a little interview where we got to know about their idea behind this ingenious cover and how they worked out this perfect visual treatment for our latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Studio Fnt

Studio Fnt

Studio fnt are a Korean based graphic design studio specialising in printed matter, brand identity and digital media. Their clean, refined style lends itself perfectly to the posters they produce, focusing on finer design details whilst still communicating a striking aesthetic. Korean letters adorn each image, becoming a unique visual element in themselves by presenting new lines and symbols to play with. Composition wise Fnt stick to a winning formula with neat layout and elegant type. Feature


Rebels Studios

Rebels Studios

Rebels Studios are a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Stockholm, specialising in film, interactive and graphic design. Communicating with a firm belief that experimental ideas are the strongest, the work they produce is both mysterious and inviting. Designing mainly for music and technology brands, their darker aesthetic approach works perfectly for the list of sleek forward thinking clients they currently work with including Philips and Size Records Feature


Element 003 | Features

Element 003 | Features

We’re getting ready to go to print with the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine. You will need to get your orders in quickly if you’d like to have the option of a personalised cover, with your name printed on the spine! We’re using HP Indigo technology to print solid white ink onto quality black Fedrigoni paper. For those of you who are curious to know what’s inside this amazing issue, you’ve come to the right place. We’re now introducing you to the incredible highlights from Element 003, including 6 pages of printed Grafik content, which will surely make you join the Print Isn’t Dead™ movement Feature


Epiforma

Epiforma

Based in Portugal, design studio Epiforma boast an impressive showcase of their creative ability across multiple disciplines. With a strong belief in providing bespoke solutions, their skills cover branding, art direction, editorial, web and product design. Their modular furniture designs have gained fast interest for their unusual but contemporary composition and it seems there is no end to this team’s talents, with graphic and typography work proving equally as strong. Punchy tones and neat type styles provide the basis for most of the visual identities they create, the end result being bold yet playful designs. Feature


Printing Friends Issue No.8

Printing Friends Issue No.8

Whether you’re an avid foodie or just occasionally enjoy looking at delicious food images, you are definitely going to love this latest issue of Printing Friends. Beautifully designed by creative studio, Snask, this edition of Printing Friends is now ready to take you to the world of exotic cuisine – mash potato typography, a coconut flavoured ‘space burger’, and a knitted hot dog to name a few – it’s a trip around the world where you will enjoy culinary surprises. Feature


Studio Jimbo

Studio Jimbo

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


Rosie Moss | Interview

Rosie Moss | Interview

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


Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Fieldwork are a design agency with imaginative play and bright ideas at the forefront of their work ethos.’Tinkering’ as they put it, between Web Design, Branding, Digital and Print they respond to each client brief with the same excitement and enthusiasm. Collaborating with renowned quirky illustrators such as Charlotte Trounce, they seek out the most suitable ways of working, ensuring they maintain a sense of fun but also professionalism. Feature


Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Poster Screen Printing 2-Day Course with Dan Mather

Professional screen printer and graphic designer Dan Mather is running a new 2-day screen print poster course at Thames Barrier Print Studio. The course is perfect for illustrators and designers looking to take their work to the next level by translating it into print. Over the two days you will learn the traditional process of screen printing, from getting your artwork print ready to technical registration. With help from Dan you will learn useful tips along the way and no doubt leave inspired to do more. Feature


Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua is a Hong Kong based design studio, with a specialism in Chinese typography and design. Design style, like language, varies from the difference of cultural background and geographic region. Through the ambition of redefining Hong Kong visual culture, designer Adonian Chan and Chris Tsui Sau Yi established Trilingua design in 2010. Trilingua emphasise on every project’s intrinsic essence, and through these understanding we choose the most suitable design language and medium to deliver the essence of message. Feature


Studio Hausherr

Studio Hausherr

Berlin based Studio Hausherr are a creative agency with a strong emphasis on design for print and web. Dealing with a range of clients within the art, fashion and culture industries, their aesthetic focus is tailored to providing clean cut, contemporary visuals specific to each brand they work with. Years of experience coupled with an eye for detail means Studio Hausherr have formed an intrinsic network of photographers, stylists and writers that they work with to ensure high quality standards across everything they do. Feature


The Rodina

The Rodina

After three years of continuous efforts in exploring a new visual language and meaning, The Rodina, an award-winning design studio based in the Hague, have succeeded and now become internationally recognised. The studio was formed by a pair of Dutch duo, Tereza and Vit Ruller, whose work embodies a range of approaches to experimental image-making, allowing both themselves and their audience to examine communication methods and analyse connections between culture, technology and aesthetics. Feature


Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac are a creative design studio that specialise in providing concepts and art direction for art, culture and commerce. With a design ethos stemming from closely researching each client’s core characteristics and capabilities, they focus on a straight forward approach to producing design solutions across print and web. Feature


Ola

Ola

Ola makes lovingly crafted stationary with a modern design twist. Their ethos focuses on making products with the highest quality and using traditional manufacturing techniques. Most of the designs are hand illustrated first, and are inspired by architecture and abstract geometric artists. The final products are all made in small quantities by local manufacturers, keeping each product as beautiful and perfectly formed as the next. Feature


Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne is a designer and art director currently based in Germany, who is able to equally express her passion for creativity both commercially and through self initiated projects. During her studies, she spent a short time abroad visiting Istanbul and became so captivated by the city it still remains a powerful inspiration in her personal work today. One of her projects ‘Bus Journal,’ invites writers, artists and photographers to take a certain bus route through the city and to document their observations. The aim to share a unique insight into the historical city and its residents through an elegantly designed publication. Feature


Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop are a Californian based textile company run by two sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. What makes their printed scarfs so special is the collaboration between themselves as designers and the 20 traditional block printers in Bagru, India who hand make each scarf. Their striking and bold designs combined with the beautiful dyes and skills of the printmakers equal stunning results. All the scarfs are made in India using hand carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional techniques, that are over 350 years old! Feature


The Library Press

The Library Press

‘To operate as an expanding lending library’ is the mantra of The Library Press, a compact design and letterpress studio founded by designer and printmaker Amy Gonzales. It is a compact studio/workshop in Southern California that serves as a platform for art exchange amongst print and design fanatics. Its portfolio is jam-packed with fun and charming print goodies with a vintage twist, all hand-printed and designed by Gonzales. She offers bespoke design services too, so, I suppose you’re ready to find out more about her vast collection of alluring prints – click here! Feature


ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath is a community of artists, most of who live with severe epilepsy, learning or physical disabilities. With the help of ARTHOUSE Meath and professional art instructors, the artists work in creating hand printed products that are sold to help continue funding for the development of the project. Feature


Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine, as featured by Grafik, Design Milk, Booooooom!, Stack, Collective Magazine, magCulture and the Pull & Bear blog. This time around we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy, using up to 250 characters, either for yourself or as a gift to another. Our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually using the awesome Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque, who we have teamed up with alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni to bring you our latest issue. HP® Indigo technology allows us to print high quality and totally unique covers, using your wonderful text submissions. Feature


Tavo for Beeta

Tavo for Beeta

Tavo are a Spanish company that have perfected their branding, digital and motion skills to the highest of standards. Holding the concept and story behind each project as the most important values for the basis of their work, they produce beautiful results for a range of advertising agencies and studios. Their branding for Beeta, a group of audiovisual and digital producers based in Spain and the Middle East, echoes contemporary graphic styles and presents a sophisticated identity. Feature


UCA Identity by Spin

UCA Identity by Spin

Creative studio Spin have spent the past twenty years gaining a worldwide reputation as a consistently excellent design force, renowned for delivering refined results for a number of clients. With an impressive body of work spanning the arts, broadcast, electronics, design and entertainment industries, their masterful communication skills guarantee clarity and elegance wherever they are applied. Feature


Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Based in Stockholm, creative team Studio Reko is a combined effort from graphic designers Ludwig Mattsson and Frans Wiklund. With their joint talents laying particularly well within the fields of typography and print, ‘Work In Progress’ is a limited edition fanzine created by the pair. Collected hundreds of photos from unknown sources as inspiration for their daily work, they have decided to share their favourite images through a series of zines, with this issue being the first. Feature


Zines of the Zone

Zines of the Zone

The zine phenomenon has become an ever-expanding trend of the last decade, with more and more people embracing the DIY culture of self-publishing. Zines of the zone is a mobile library and travelling exhibition dedicated to self published zines, photo books, and fanzines – pretty much ‘any DIY printed matter related to photography’. Feature


Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous are a multidisciplinary studio that produce sophisticated design solutions, creative direction and engaging content for a range of high profile clients. Based in Singapore they are an internationally recognised team, gaining awards in New York, London and Hong Kong for their brand strategy, corporate identities, product and graphic design. Since their beginnings in 2005, they have also always worked on self- initiated projects, some that have gone on to become their own brands such as the Design Film festival, a film festival solely dedicated to design. Feature


Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch is an independent, award-winning graphic design studio with a highly inspirational visual series that deals mostly with typography. They put focus on the creation of printed matter and their impressive, colourful portfolio spans everything from print publications, visual identity, poster, to exhibition design. Here in their studio in Leipzig, it also serves as a research platform for visual experimentation. There is a refreshing sense of design and layout throughout all the work by Lamm & Kirch, and we urge you to continue onto their website and have a look for yourself! Feature


A-2-O

A-2-O

Arina Makhova, Olga Pozharova, Aline Rodionova and Olga Struzberg are the four graphic designers behind creative force Studio A-2-O. Based in Russia, the individuals share a mutual ambition to drive, alter and break down traditional design boundaries, through graphics, photography and fine art. They create a visual output for each client often with an experimental edge, delving right into the heart of each project. A-2-O work with innovative concepts and cutting edge techniques to produce a range of unusual results. Feature


Aelfie

Aelfie

Aelfie is a company with a love for all thing pattern and print. Stemmed from Aelfie Oudghiri’s love for experimental pattern and print design, she now creates and curates a beautifully designed and handmade range of textiles and homeware. Her designs are influenced by flatwoven tribal textiles and Soviet-era embroidery, which are handwoven in India using traditional weaving methods. But what makes her designs pop are the cheeky illustrations and modern patterns that now cover rugs to cushions. Feature


Seesaw Studio

Seesaw Studio

Seesaw are an Australian design studio with a drive for high quality aesthetic and well considered methodology at the heart of their ideas. Spreading their multi talented skills across a host of key areas, their main specialisms include branding, creative direction, identity, digital strategy and print design. With not just one, but two creative directors at the helm one male, one female, Seesaw find this is a perfect balance to steer their creative vision to a point of true clarity and combined perspective. Feature


Garden Book Club

Garden Book Club

Garden Book Club is a collaborative project between illustrator Jamie Mills and artist Megan Wellington exploring the relationships between people and their plants. Partly inspired by the salacious tones of plant-care handbooks, partly from observations and partly invented, the work looks to highlight the tactile nature of these encounters. Working with illustration, collage, photography and filmmaking, process has become a large part of the collaborative practice and they have been looking at different printmaking possibilities (screen print, RISO, cyanotypes) to bring the work into new contexts. Feature


Pop & Pac

Pop & Pac

Pop & Pac are a graphic design studio based in Melbourne, Australia, run by creatives David Popov & Mauris Lai. Combining their coupled experience working for large agencies and corporations, the pair provide branding solutions to a range of clients varying in size and stature. Their skilled ability covers brand identity, printed communication, marketing strategy, web design and art direction. Together they strive to provide conclusions that are unique, clever and timeless including well considered textures, materials and finishes relevant to each project. Feature


Workhorse Press

Workhorse Press

If you find yourself in Edinburgh and near Rhubaba Studios on Arthur Street, you might want to pop into Workhorse Press. This independent printing and publishing studio that was founded in 2010 provides an excellent Risograph (RISO) service. The studio space is currently cohabited with two very talented artists, Dominic Kesterton and Orlando Lloyd, be sure to check out their work. They have eight colour drums in stock for you to choose from Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green and Yellow. Get creating. Feature


The Young Never Sleep

The Young Never Sleep

A seamless blend of fashion, illustration, film, and photography, The Young Never Sleep was born of passion for tactile art and hands-on quality. Artists and designers Branden M. Collins and Madeline Moorewith founded this multidisciplinary studio with a primary aim to create edgy, colourful artworks. What’s so great about The Young Never Sleep is their commitment to experimental composition and colour exploration. What you can find here is highly original, yet the best part is their colourful collection of products that clearly reflects on the spirit of joy and playfulness. Feature


BB Bureau :: Side A

BB Bureau :: Side A

Type and graphic designer Benoît Bodhuin always produces work that is easily identifiable at a glance. Once again, his latest Bauhaus-inspired typeface called ‘Side A’ has achieved the goal through simplicity and character, utilising only grids, bars, and geometric shapes. By creating typefaces as an experiment, Bodhuin has managed to tear down the commercial barriers and produce type that is both unique and timeless. For this type edition, he has also created an accompanied set of three-colour posters, all screen-printed in black, yellow and red, to help promote the typeface. The posters are now available via Air Poster. Feature


Studio Pyramid

Studio Pyramid

Formed in early 2012, Studio Pyramid is the brainchild and multi-disciplinary, alternative design studio grown by Beatriz Cóias and João Chaves. Their main areas of work include branding, packaging, editorial, web and sound design with an aim to use their graphic skills for the better, carefully selecting projects that they feel are in the best interest of society and reflect their own values. Feature


Violaine & Jérémy for Emmanuelle

Violaine & Jérémy for Emmanuelle

Simplistic yet stimulating illustration and brand identity by Paris based visual and graphics art studio Violaine & Jérémy is a perfect display of classic, hand drawn styles blended with modern art direction. Their logo and printed materials take on a symbolic stance, with triangular motifs and tribal markings adding an element of allure and storytelling narrative to the mysterious video directing company Emmanuelle. Feature


Sorbet

Sorbet

Sorbet are a multi discipline design studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. Focusing on clarity and definition within branding, they are specialists in creating visual identity with clear direction. Despite their playful name, their art direction and creative output are nothing but refined, glowing with a sense of grown up, understated elegance. Feature


MuirMcNeil :: Geometric Type Systems

MuirMcNeil :: Geometric Type Systems

Legendary London-based graphic design studio MuirMcNeil have recently released four new geometric type systems along with an accompanying collection of limited-edition, silk-screened typographic posters. The series is consisted of four typefaces, all exploring the visual aspects of type and the relationship between the verbal and visual communication. Feature


Anagrama

Anagrama

Anagrama are an international graphic design and branding agency based in Mexico, working for a variety of clients across the globe to develop brands, objects, spaces, software and multimedia projects. They provide services which cover the spectrum of branding from strategic brand consulting, to visual identity, logotype, naming, peripherals, captivating packaging and illustration design with focused digital and printed material demonstrating plenty of personality. Their latest project ‘Amado’ by Hyatt has a vivid colour palette with a range of novel printing finishes which caught my eye. Feature


U-P

U-P

Paul Marcus Fuong and Uriah Gray are the brains behind creative design studio U-P. Embarking on visual solutions for cultural, educational and commercial projects, the pair have mastered the art of creating sleek, innovative graphics for branding, books, websites and packaging. With their core values being positivity and experimentation, it is great to see this winning combination at work, encouraging exploration of limitation and possibility within design. Feature


Museum Studio For Marble

Museum Studio For Marble

Museum Studio are a design consultancy based in Stockholm, excelling particularly in Art Direction, Graphic Design and Image Making. Their branding and visual identity for record label Marble is a monochrome dream, featuring fresh graphic styles and experimental patterns. The effortlessly cool black and white approach sets the scene perfectly for the range of cutting edge cover art Museum have also created for the label. Feature


14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

As it’s the start of a new year I thought it would be a great chance to look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite web features from 2014 after discovering an ever-growing list of exciting talent. Feature


Notebook II

Notebook II

Notebook II is the second edition of beautifully collated notebooks from Paris based printers Imprimerie du Marais. Showcasing their impeccable level of excellence and skill, they have worked on this creative project with eight talented design studios paired with art direction from Deutsche & Japaner, to demonstrate their impressive capabilities. Featuring designs from the likes of Anagrama, Partel Oliva and Present Perfect, the chic boxed set of books are a perfect display of luxurious printing techniques and refined graphic design. Feature


Research & Development

Research & Development

Founded in 2002, Research & Development are an art director duo based in Stockholm. Working in close collaboration with artists, architects, curators and museums they produce sophisticated printed matter for events and exhibitions. Adding an slice of elegance to the regular presentation of information, their brochures and books focus on slick typography and refined layout. Feature


Atipus Brand Identity for Rítmia

Atipus Brand Identity for Rítmia

Atipus are a graphic design studio based in Barcelona, specialising in visuals for identity, packaging and web based projects. Check out this innovative branding they recently created for social music therapist and educator Celia Castillo. Based on graphic representations of the rhythmic exercises Celia uses to treat her patients, the designs feature line based waved formations in a visually pleasing palette. Feature


Done London

Done London

Done is an up and coming screen print studio / fashion brand inspired by youth culture and based in Lewisham. I was lucky enough to catch up with the brand and find out more about how it all started and their debut first collection in collaboration with People of Print favourite Matt Manson. Feature


Esme Winter

Esme Winter

Combining their love for high quality textile and paper goods, Richard as Esme Winter have worked together in creating a brand that effortlessly produce beautiful products with a useful purpose. Their work celebrates good quality materials for classic uses, from decorative papers to fabric design. Their work has lead to many interesting collaboration with other brands and designers including PORT Magazine, who invited them to create furnishing fabrics for chairs by the iconic mid-century designer Gio Ponti. As well as a recent project in collaboration with the London Centre for Book Arts where they designed and printed letterpress invites for the launch of the re-designed issue 20 of Elephant magazine. Feature


Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co.

Telegramme Paper Co. was brought together by Bobby & Kate because of their shared passion for fine paper goods. Operating from their North London studio they design and make greetings cards, prints, hand painted signs and customised products. Their product range is extensive and always features new designs with a unique vintage twist. A personal favourite is their selection of screen printed commissioned gig posters all available to buy on their online store. Feature


The Song Project

The Song Project

We came across The Song Project completely out of the blue, and it struck a cord firstly with it’s eye-catching riso-printed postcards and secondly when we found out a bit more about the story behind the project. All designs are available to buy in aid of Niamh’s Fund. A charity recently set up to raise money for a little girl called who suffers from a rare form of cancer. We spoke to Pui and Nerys about how the project came about and how their using print to raise money for a very special cause. Feature


House of Hackney

House of Hackney

Quirky east London interiors brand House of Hackney have been on my radar a little while, especially their printed wallpapers and fabrics, inspired by the natural world. Boasting vintage Versace-esque palms to decadent velvet animal prints and whole ranges of furniture and products smothered in the designs, the website is definitely worth a long browse. Feature


Atto

Atto

Atto are a multi-disiplinary studio based in Milan, Italy. They immerse themselves in an array of different projects from brand identity, illustration to motion graphics. To add another string to their bow, they strongly believe in sharing the benefit of graphic design and organise creative workshops for children. They also incorporate the use of their trusty riso printer in to the production of a lot of their work. You can also order riso prints from them or discuss project collaborations. Fantastic. Feature


Interview | Collective Textiles

Interview | Collective Textiles

If you are looking to print your own fabric, you will find Dalston-based creative studio Collective Textiles a real bonus. Set up by Claire Suckall, Sarah Pasricha and Louisa Sorrentino with many years of experience in film, theatre, fashion and interior industries, the three innovative textile artists have also worked in textile department on major film productions including Warhorse, Lincoln, Harry Potter and many more. They provide a specialised service in textile printing, fabric dyeing, screen-printing, graphics printing and design consultant and also you can hire a studio which has a 24-hour access at an affordable price. Here’s our little chat with Louisa about their practice and studio. Feature


Printa | Budapest

Printa | Budapest

A design shop, gallery, silkscreen studio and a café comprise this unique space in the centre of Budapest. The shop offers eco friendly clothing, bags, accessories mostly produced by Printa team with an emphasis on printed and also recycled objects. The Printa gallery is dedicated to presenting contemporary screen prints from upcoming Hungarian and international artists. Their ‘Print Collection’ offers limited edition silkscreen prints, from numerous artists, each handprinted, signed and numbered by the artist himself. The water-base silkscreen studio is equipped to produce high quality and handmade prints on textile and paper. They also offer workshops and studio rental access for artists and graphic designers. Feature


Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

It’s all over the internet and rightly so. Oslo-based Snøhetta have created a pixelated design concept which has been selected by the Central Bank of Norway. The designs are a visual language which use bright colours and pixel art to commemorate the coastal landmarks of Norway. Snøhetta will be working alongside another company called The Metric System to create these awesome bank notes that are due for release in 2017, after rigorous safety measures against counterfeit reproduction have taken place. Feature


This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

This is Jealous | Jealous Print Studio and Gallery

The Jealous Print Studio and Gallery have expanded, from their humble beginnings in their Crouch End studio six years ago, they will now be in the cultural hub of London’s creative industry, in the heart of Shoreditch. The new expansion will take over 5000 squared feet and all four storeys of 53 Curtain Road, and ultimately include artists studios, state-of-the-art gallery, print space, and a venue for pop-up events. There are lots of exiting events coming up in the future, but for now you can go and check out their first exhibition open to the public Friday 3rd October, celebrating the best work to come out of the Jealous studios so far! Feature


Risosaurus Press

Risosaurus Press

Production always plays an important role in our ability to be creative, and for both designers and illustrators, we all have to admit that choosing the right printer to handle our demands can be quite tricky. Risosaurus Press is one of the perfect Riso-printers that can work for your design and illustration. They are a Sheffield-based independent publisher and Riso-print studio that specialises in producing limited-edition prints, self-published books and zines as well as all sorts of short-run print ephemera. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Quotes on Shit

Sagmeister & Walsh | Quotes on Shit

The design heroes Sagmeister & Walsh have produced some of the most influential graphic design in the last 20 years. Despite the Sagmeister empire only making a partnership with Jessica Walsh in 2012 to form Sagmeister & Walsh, the design agency hasn’t stopped in it’s powerful portfolio of work. Whilst they work on a larger personal project that will be coming out in the spring, a small side project ‘Quotes on Shit’ was formed. The brain child of Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman aims to essentially bring deserted objects that surround our daily lives back to life. In their words, ‘We want to turn old shit into new shit, and give them a second chance to be loved and help find this shit a new home.’ Feature


Lotta Nieminen

Lotta Nieminen

The multi-talented Lotta Nieminen is not only a very successful illustrator but also manages her own design studio in New York, curating design projects for some of the biggest brands around. With her design studio she has created exquisite brand redesigns, and with her illustration success, she has created beautiful packaging design and children’s book illustrations. In 2014 she was voted for Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the Art and Design category and her portfolio doesn’t fail to show the wonders of her work. What an inspiration. Feature


Pineum

Pineum

Pineum is a design studio based in Warsaw, founded by Eve Doroshenko and Jack Doroshenko, a combination of fine arts and graphic design specialists. Together they work for a range of clients, focusing on brand identity, web design, graphics and photography. Their style is current yet is still able to differentiate itself in a sea of over-saturated trends, remaining bold and contemporary. Feature