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 Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine. 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 Emse 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


Oh Yeah Studio

Oh Yeah Studio

Based in Oslo, Norway, Hans Christian Øren is the brains behind one man show Oh Yeah Studio. With no limits to his talents, his design skills lend themselves to branding, illustration, art direction, editorial design and graphics for a range of clients and personal projects. His style is exuberant and fresh, flirting with experimental compositions and youthful typography. Feature


Circular 18

Circular 18

Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze from Pentagram have designed the latest issue of Circular, the magazine of the Typographic Circle, which is available to members now. Issue number 18, is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.

 The Typographic Circle was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography. A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers it stages a variety of type and typography related events including a series of diverse monthly lectures by well-known industry speakers, and the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Feature


North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

A brand new limited edition print for a very special cause.
 On 7th September 2014 Paul and Kate from printers Generation Press will take part in a 220-mile charity cycle as part of the Rapha ride from Manchester to London. This is a distance that neither have attempted before but it’s to raise as much as they can for charity Ambitious about Autism. To mark this momentous occasion they have produced something special for everyone to invest in, savour and keep — the North South poster. Feature


Pirrip Press

Pirrip Press

After graduating from Falmouth University, Alexandra Higlett and Georgina Hounsome decided to establish a small design and print studio and it is Pirrip Press where they share a common passion for screen-printing and letterpress. Having studied design and illustration, there is nothing better for this duo than seeing ink being forced into the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. They also work as freelance illustrators and their projects produced at Pirrip Press are more than just a band of cheery human characters rendered in beautiful colour palettes but the challenge of producing screen-print and design work in the most economical and aesthetic way. Feature


In Haus Press

In Haus Press

Based in San Fransisco, In Haus is the baby of self taught letterpress artist Treasa Ewing. She describes her process as ‘slow printing’, which essentially means she sets all the type by hand, feeds in each sheet of paper individually and cuts everything down herself to finish. In Haus has a wholesome, handmade feel about it’s work, and produce minimalistic and carefully designed prints, stationary and custom work, and are also available for branding and identity development for small businesses. Feature


Team Thursday

Team Thursday

Rotterdam-based graphic design studio Team Thursday’s portfolio is jam-packed with print works that are interestingly varied in style and format. With strong typographic treatment that spans across almost every project, Loes van Esch and Simone Rum together they never fail to charm us with their stunning design work and have stayed true to their mission to put focus on a strong conceptual approach and a powerful visual language since they first established the studio. Feature


Atelier Tout Va Bien

Atelier Tout Va Bien

Another French typography-led design studio to keep on your radar. Atelier Tout Va Bien are Anna Chevance and Mathias Reynoird whose portfolio showcases stunning posters, identities and a whole heap of impressive print publications of all kinds. From a monochromatic bundle of loose-leaf zines to sleek perfect bound books, Atelier Tout Va Bien can always be relied on to bring contemporary design to life. Feature


Gráfica Fidalga

Gráfica Fidalga

Gráfica Fidalga are a trio of friends in São Paolo, Brazil, who make posters on a 1929 German Letterpress using hand carved wooden letters. They’re famous for their printing and have worked with the likes of Anthony Burrill. They don’t have a proper website, probably because they are so luddite in their methods. Feature


Dolores Oliver

Dolores Oliver

Along with her sister, Dolores Oliver runs multidisciplinary design studio DoraDora. Their work covers a mix of branding, typography and publication design. They have worked for a number of large brands as well as designing festival posters and flyers. Involved in the design process from the start to finish, they work to each brief finding the best suited methods of production, whilst complementing their disciplines and skills. Feature


Studio Esinam

Studio Esinam

Displaying a beautiful print is a time-honoured home decorating idea and finding a perfect one is never easy. Established in 2013 by art director and architect duo Josefine Lilljegren and Sebastian Gokah, Studio Esinam is a print-based studio situated in Gothenburg. They are fascinated by open spaces, urban high-rises and historic buildings and have been exploring the architectural charms of many renowned cities across the globe. They have recently released their latest print edition as part of the Elevations, Berlin, check it, it’s truly amazing! Feature


Maan Design

Maan Design

Maan Design studio have come up with some very aptly stamps designs for the 2014 World Cup. The self-initated project reflects the 32 national teams involved and 64 matches that will be played. With focus on a consistent layout form the national flags are simplified into slick geometric patterns, creating eye-catching designs. Feature


Tanamachi Studio

Tanamachi Studio

Dana Tanamachi is the founder of Tanamachi Studio, a boutique graphic design studio specialising in hand-lettering and custom typography. Known for her twirling characters and decorative fonts, Tanamachi has worked for clients such as NIKE and TIME magazine. Applying her hand drawn style to product and interiors, Dana communicates a visual language that is unique and charming. Feature


My Name Is Wendy

My Name Is Wendy

Designers of branding, typography, print, editorial and online performances. My Name Is Wendy are a pair of graphic designers working in the fields of art, fashion, and music. Based in Paris, Carole Gautier and Eugénie Favre have worked together and have been in close collaboration with a broad range of international clients since 2006. Looking at their graphic work is like looking at a collage – partly surreal and almost entirely rendered in solely black and white. Their work is defined by standout shapes and forms, and/or typographic elements, against bold backgrounds and you have to see their most recent work which has been featured in Ficciones Typografika – brilliant! Feature


Maddison Graphic

Maddison Graphic

It is no exaggeration to say that Maddison Graphic’s portfolio attracts all sorts of clients. Founded in 2006, design brothers Alfie and Edward Maddison work from their studio in Norwich creating vector-based design that stems from all things fun, flamboyant and simple. Each artwork is rendered in wonderfully cheerful, flat colours which also reflect well on their spirit of joy and playfulness. Maddison Graphic are fruitful in seminal ideas and stories and maybe this is the reason why their work has brought them ongoing success and a reputation as a visual expert. Feature


Blok For Lucky 21

Blok For Lucky 21

Dallas based film production company Lucky 21 felt ready to take on the ultra competitive LA market after hailing design studio Blok to equip them with a brand new identity. Using colour and type to communicate the charisma deep rooted in the heart of the brand, Blok use a strategic approach to convey wit and charm. Playful quotes and bold patterns can be seen methodically scattered across the range of cards, stationary and merchandise. Feature


Jimbobart

Jimbobart

James Ward is a London-based designer, better known as Jimbobart and he creates a range of hand-drawn ceramics and illustrations inhabited by his beautifully expressive animal drawings. Jimbobart creates illustrations which comically bring woodland animals and settings together with urban sensibilities giving the animals new life and purpose. Feature


Liberty x Studio Boo

Liberty x Studio Boo

As a luxury department store known for it’s rich history of individuality and iconic window displays, it made sense for Liberty London to support one of the biggest art exhibitions this year. Honouring the collection of Matisse works currently on show at the Tate Modern, Liberty approached paper artists Studio Boo to design an engaging and celebratory display for London being the first city to host the artist’s work. Feature


Perrott Bespoke Printing

Perrott Bespoke Printing

Cinematographer Guy Gotto has created a truly stunning short film depicting the story of a four generation printing company, Perrott. For almost a century, Perrott have been providing varied print services including die-stamping, blind embossing, thermography and lithography from their factory in North London. Gotto took an insightful look at the family’s characteristic of inventiveness and what the film shows triumphantly is current owner Steve Perrot’s painstaking attention to detail and his dedication to producing supreme quality craft. Feature


ODDDS

ODDDS

ODDDS are a team of experimental designers based in Singapore, they value attitude and exploration as key values throughout their work. Chameleons of capability, these guys glide through the realms of design when it comes to producing purposeful work, seamlessly suited to each client. They are innovative and exciting, conjuring a carefully considered solution to each project they work on. Feature


Forefathers

Forefathers

Forefathers, an American design collective focus on responsive branding, illustration, print and web design. Simple lines and computerised graphics demonstrate their understanding for commercially viable design. Although having a varied client list, their work has a recognisable aesthetic and welcomes a relatable familiarity. Feature


Original Replica

Original Replica

When these guys aren’t designing or screen printing in Greece, they love to discover the beauty of the universe to keep them motivated. They provide expert design for print and screen in a variety of categories including periodicals and magazines, paying close attention to typography and style. They create logos, identities, packaging for products and attractive posters of course. 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


Shootmedia x Strawdogs

Shootmedia x Strawdogs

Everybody must have heard of Dutch studio Shootmedia and their experience spanning over 15 years in the design industry. So this time, we’d like to introduce you to Robert Minnaard and Paul van de Werf’s sister project, Strawdogs. Feature


The Print Room | Manchester

The Print Room | Manchester

The Print Room is a new creative space in the heart of the Manchester’s Northern Quarter, providing print courses and studio hire. They offer a well equipped studio with 7ft x 5ft print bed and exposure unit for up to A0 silk screens, within a clean, contemporary and professional environment to give you everything you need to create your print projects. Led by leading printmaker Sarah Hardacre, courses are one-to-one or in small groups of up to four people, meaning you get plenty of individual mentor time focused on your individual print projects. Each course is tailored to your ideas, helping you to realise your own creative projects. Feature


Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction is a multi-functional design duo that believe there are no boundaries when it comes to creating. Working together Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh produce imaginative and inviting interiors, renowned for their clever use of colour and great attention to detail. Using ‘redefining the ordinary,’ as their motto, they operate as installation artists, designers, stylists and art directors for a number of clients including Google. One of their past projects, ‘Grounded,’ is a collection of bold, graphic floor mats. Feature


Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

American design agency Office have collaborated with advertising specialists Ogilvy & Mather New York to create a fresh and engaging visual dialect for IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign. The series of adverts contain bold and simple graphics that represent complex world problems, broken down into bite sized chunks. Dealing with issues including energy, healthcare and education the campaign aims to show that we already have the innovation and technology resources needed to solve these problems. The Office team were inspired by the creative vision that designer Paul Rand developed for IBM in past decades. Feature


Push-Press

Push-Press

Push—Press is a Risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. They are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in their part of the world. Feature


Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

Richard Ardagh of New North Press & friends has put on a lovely exhibition of letterpress prints inspired by British folklore at the Hand of Glory pub on Amhurst Road. Hail the coming of spring! Ward off evil spirits! Bring fertility to the land! Richard has summoned up a collection of letterpress prints to mark the coming of spring. The festivities began at the start of May and will run until the second week in June. Feature


Design Addicted

Design Addicted

Multi-talented designer Maurice Schilling aka Design Addicted takes us to the next level of glitch art, turning something rooted in computer malfunctions into something close to perfection. Feature


Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

Antwerp based duo, Ines Cox and Lauren Grusenmeyer who go by the name of Cox & Grusenmeyer have worked together since finishing their studies at Sint-Lucas Ghent. Feature


Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder is a small studio founded by Kernow Craig which has “a high level of engagement with clients and is hands on at every stage.” They specialise in creative concepts, strategy, research and print production. Some really lovely work coming out of this Australian studio. One to watch. Feature


Papier Machine

Papier Machine

We just came across Papier Machine and had use Google translate to make sense of their website because everyone in the studio chose German rather than French at GCSE level. Their website has some lovely examples of how the Riso machine works and how layer colours creates extra colours. They are quite simply a Riso service based in France. This article contains sections of text direct from Google translate and we haven’t edited it for a bit of fun. Feature


Risoto Reverse

Risoto Reverse

Risoto Reverse is a small independent publisher based in Brussels. They don’t have huge amounts to show on their website, but what they do have is cool. The latest visible publication is dated 2012 so I’m not sure if they’re are still in business but we’re going to drop them a line anyway. Feature


Studio Posti

Studio Posti

Pietari Posti is the brains behind the exciting one man show and design studio ‘Studio Posti,’ based in Barcelona. Using elegant shapes with a charming selection of colours, Posti creates beautiful illustrations that are striking yet sophisticated. Winning last years ‘Best Book Cover Illustration’ at the V&A’s annual Illustration Awards, he continues to produce a body of work that is consistently immaculately executed. Feature


The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory is an art space in Falmouth (although they did a month residency in Bethnal Green last winter). It has 18 artist studios available for hire as studio spaces, or for workshops, exhibitions, events and rehearsals. With it’s peeling paint, high roofs and steel girders, the Fish Factory looks like it’s full of rooms you’d be proud to call your own. Feature


Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman is a designer currently working under the incredible Kate Moross at Studio Moross. As well as that he’s also producing prints at Known, an independent design and print studio who specialise in water-based screenprinting. Feature


Kokoro & Moi :: Selected Print Works

Kokoro & Moi :: Selected Print Works

Kokoro & Moi is a full-service design agency dedicated to creating, planning and delivering strategies and cutting-edge solutions, regardless of the medium used, to design problems. Established in 2001 by a pair of designers Teemu Suviala and Antti Hinkula, Kokoro & Moi work from print and digital to products and environmental design, combining bold, abstract graphic elements and a cheerful colour palette to produce standout designs for their international clients. Feature


Interview |  Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

Interview | Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

We have been receiving so many amazing things in the post lately, and this is another fine example of something which blows us away. We are always so happy to get our hands on something which is so beautifully designed, considered and produced, not to mention the cover that changes colour with heat. We had the chance to interview the graphic designer behind Think In Colour – 380 pages of delicious visual content that takes you on a journey though a world of colour. Hugo Puttaert really shows his skills and expertise as a professor, editor and creative director. We love this book and it has taken prime placement on our bookshelf. Feature


Say Say Say Inc.

Say Say Say Inc.

Say Say Say Inc. is a multidisciplinary design practice based in Vienna and New York that specialises in design outcomes across a broad range of creative fields. For only 3 years, Say Say Say have produced an incredibly impressive portfolio that spans everything from brand identities, print, editorial, typography, digital media, web design and mural. Driven by the classic modernist influences, they combine graphic, photo and experimental typography, resulting in stylish design compositions that attract both domestic and international clients. Feature


Sope Studio

Sope Studio

Today we collected our post from reception and one of our favourite packages was a roll tube delivered from Sope Studio. The roll tube contained a gorgeous gold custom letterpress printed logo onto marbled paper stock, stickers and a letterpress press release printed in gold ink. These guys know how to get your attention for sure. Feature


SB Studio 100/100 Project

SB Studio 100/100 Project

Last year Liverpool based SB Studio teamed up with The Liverpool Craft Beer Co to brew their very own beer as part of a series of not-for-profit projects. 100/100 was created with a group of 100 carefully selected artist, designers and illustrators to create 100 different beer bottle labels with 100 different names for 100 bottles. Its great to spot some family faces amongst the designs, and what’s more all sale profits go towards Art Fund. Dates are to be confirmed for the forthcoming exhibition where the most popular beers will be available to buy along with a book on its way too. Feature


London Print Studio

London Print Studio

London Print Studio is an artist-run, not-for-profit artists studio, workspace, publisher and gallery based in West London. The studio has traditional printmaking equipment alongside a digital studio, a gallery and large format printing. They offer a wide range of courses with access to specialist technicians. They work with artists, community organisations, galleries, educational institutions and the public. Like us, they say that “creative collaboration is at the heart of their practice.” Feature


The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox are designer/illustrator Dan Forster and printmaker Jan Hirst, who have combined their skills to set up a new venture together, producing limited edition screen prints and they’ve just launched their new website. Feature


Annie Strachan

Annie Strachan

Annie Strachan is one of my favourite UK artists right now. Her work ranges from sculpture, to ceramics, painting and also print. Annie studied at Chelsea of Art & Design and graduated in 2011. Annie’s work explores graphic shapes, but as three dimensional forms. She combines and contrasts varying textures which are modern, yet also reference past artistic styles. Feature


Quality Screen Sticker Printing by Sticker Robot

Quality Screen Sticker Printing by Sticker Robot

Our search for quality long-lasting screen printed stickers stopped when we came across Sticker Robot. These guys really know what they’re doing when it comes to making stickers of all shapes and sizes. Their client list is huge and they deliver worldwide. Our customer experience with them was next to none and we can’t speak any higher words of their delivery speed and sticker quality. They kindly took some photos of our stickers in the sticker printing process, so you can all see what goes into the production. Feature


Otto

Otto

Otto is a design company based in New York City founded by Roula Nassar. Roula has created an online shop for her knitwear items, lovely, quality sweaters with deep natural colours and geometric patterns, subtly knitted into the designs. Although Otto’s sole purpose may only be to sell lovely jumpers, the website and photography is treated with great consideration. Beautiful and ethereal product shots are art in themselves and bolster Roula’s obvious talent for image curation and photography. Feature


Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

Abi Heyneke is an illustrator who has made a habit out of snooping around creative workspaces and asking questions, so we asked her to visit a studio for us. She took a wonderful selection of pictures from her recent visit with Russell Frost, a letterpress printer and collector of antique wooden type and picture blocks who goes by the name Hooksmith and is based in East London. Feature


Say What Studio

Say What Studio

Say What Studio are a pair of graphic designers working side by side in their atelier down in Paris. Tied together by similar interests, Benoit Berger and Nathalie Kapagiannidi set up the studio in 2011 and have been working with a diverse range of creative clients from varying industries and backgrounds. Feature


‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

English creative studio Nearly Normal have recently made a calendar for the year 2014 titled ‘New Flavours’. Nearly Normal, a London-based design studio known for their strong passion for paper craft and collage, have created this themed calendar showing patterned numbers on different half-cut succulent fruits. Through delicate paper folds, each month suggests a seasonal taste and texture of each fruit made entirely from colour paper. The calendar is undoubtedly perfect for any home or office and it could possibly prove a great inspiration for a healthy diet, too. Feature


HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA

UK based all girl collective HYSTERIA (Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby) come together alongside Jeffrey Disaster at the legendary gallery/ Patisserie, Maison Bertaux, for a special exhibition of mayhem and delight launching with a private view this Wednesday (12th) and opening to public from the 13th March – 15th June.
Taking on popular culture with technicolour ‘one off’ artworks, the show will demonstrate their trademark bold iconography through collage, screen printing and installation as they explore their relationships between food, sex, gender and symbolism, not one to be missed. Feature


The Private Press

The Private Press

The Private Press is a small contemporary screen-printing studio situated in Brighton. Run on a small scale by a group of printmakers, The Private Press was set up with great emphasis on quality, individuality and playful experimentation. They use top quality inks as well as special inks such as fluorescents and metallics to produce original prints. From creative screen prints, limited-run bespoke commissions or film and music posters, they can print onto almost anything, making it a perfect place for both established and newborn artists/designers to promote their creative work. Feature


The Counter Press

The Counter Press

The Counter Press is a London-based letterpress studio and workshop run by graphic designers David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis. Located in the East End in an old chocolate factory, the duo works as full-time designers and part-time non-commercial printmakers, printing all types of work using only traditional wood and movable type, all designed, type set and skilfully printed by hand. Feature


The Fingersmith Letterpress

The Fingersmith Letterpress

The Fingersmith Letterpress is a very good option whether you are looking to create your own business card, design a unique postcard for someone or find some sweet ideas for a wedding invitation. Featured in the shop are many art pieces of fine craftsmanship, The Fingersmith Letterpress is also keen to work on a range of bespoke projects including hand lettering, illustration and graphic design. Feature