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


Ditto Press

Ditto Press

Ditto Press is a print-publishing company based in London. They were the first company in the UK to specialise in Risograph printing. Covering the ground between digital and screen printing, they print on a variety of paper stocks giving a great finish at a fair price. They also cut, fold, and bind – the whole package! Feature


Cotton Letterpress

Cotton Letterpress

Cotton Letterpress has launched onto the scene of contemporary British letterpress working out of their studio in the heart of Yorkshire, Leeds. Born from a love of old print disciplines and a desire to see those skills blended with modern design and print finishing techniques. They create striking, stand-out pieces of bespoke print communication. From business cards to wedding and social stationery they also offer a commercial letterpress print service. Feature


Night Diver Press

Night Diver Press

Night Diver Press is a San Francisco-based design/production team dedicated to dovetailing the arts of print and illustration.  Pete Calderwood and Lena Gustafson are the respective printers and illustrators heading the collaboration and together their styles compliment each other to create beautifully well-rounded art objects. They started in Boston back in 2010 working on silkscreen prints, artist books, murals, and print-related media and now live and work in the Bay Area. Feature


Printa

Printa

Situated in the heart of Budapest, Printa is an open art space that supports emerging artists and their creative minds by providing a printing workshop equipped with high quality machines and tools for printmakers to produce screen-printed textile and paper goods. Feature


Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

The It’s Nice That team have been kind enough to send us the latest issue of their Printed Pages quarterly magazine which is packed with fresh imagery and content including interviews, discussion and debates on art, design and all forms of creativity over 76 pages. This winter issue is dynamic in bringing a sense of blue skies to the winter months. Feature


Frontvis

Frontvis

Frontvis is an online creative hub, gathering a roster of selected designers and design studios. Working primarily with clients in underground music, culture and entertainment, Frontvis focuses on creating the right links between client and designer to deliver exceptional design through close collaboration on each unique creative project. The website hosts a selection of designers, primarily based in London and Berlin, and delivers projects and design formats from record sleeve and poster design to artist and label branding. Feature


Case Studyo

Case Studyo

Case Studyo was born out of creative agency Toykyo Productions in 2012 in efforts to take limited edition artworks to the next level. Currently a publisher and producer of artwork the studio are powered by collaboration working with a selection of contemporary artists across a board artistic spectrum. Triggered by ‘changing boundaries of the art world’ work produced by the studio is free of predefined rules and consequently is not limited to a specific style or visual language as artists cultivate their own stories / case studies and develop their ideas to form unique objects. Feature


Portfolio Review for Entries | Kuvva

Portfolio Review for Entries | Kuvva

Kuvva is a beautiful wallpaper gallery for your iPhone and Mac desktop that turns dead space into creative space, offering images from artists, photographers, and designers that you can set as a wallpaper on your Mac, or as the lock or home screen on your iPhone. It is the creation of the fantastic innovations studio Present Plus based in Amsterdam, who are also responsible for the creation of world renowned WeTransfer. Kuvvas’ ambition is to literally stick to anything that emits backlight and they are currently scouting out new illustrative and design talent to add to their beautiful database of images. Feature


JONZO

JONZO

JONZO is an brand new, emerging Liverpool-based Risograph print + design studio set to launch officially in late March. As Liverpool’s first Risograph studio, they will provide a unique print, design and illustration service for creative freelancers, studios and independent businesses. Feature


We Make It

We Make It

At ‘We Make It’, anyone who wants to get their zines, books or other print material published is not only provided with an excellent service but also print knowledge and experiences from the print experts, Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke, a duo who founded We Make It in 2012. Located in Berlin, ‘We Make It’ occasionally transforms itself into an exhibition space, offering chances to the public to get a glimpse of work made by emerging artists and designers. Feature


Ill Studio

Ill Studio

Founded in 2007, Ill Studio is a multi-disciplinary platform based in Paris. Directing focus in the areas of art direction, graphic design, photography, typography and motion design the studio have formed an impressive clientele including Nike, Supreme NYC, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Lacoste to name afew. Creating graphic and sculptural works, their portfolio demonstrates compositions that reflect 80s / 90s pop culture, frequently referencing distorted logos, branding and pre-found imagery giving it a fresh new context. Feature


Les Graphiquants

Les Graphiquants

Les Graphiquants is a creative studio founded in 2008 in Paris. Focusing in the realms of typography, photography, illustration and graphic design the studio produces artwork through a variety of mediums. The studio’s stunning portfolio demonstrates sleak and crisp graphic imagery, type and layouts with a real sense of depth translated through both texture and tone. Feature


Hooksmith Press | East London

Hooksmith Press | East London

Hooksmith Press produces letterpress print and artwork in Leytonstone, East London. All work is produced by hand on vintage presses, using salvaged wood-type and advertising blocks. The printer at Hooksmith Press, Russell Frost, combines wit, Victorian pastiche, topical issues and references to remote mountain upbringing in his unique work. Definitely worth a look. Feature


Crazy Bear Studio

Crazy Bear Studio

Crazy Bear Studio is Simon Pilkington, a designer, illustrator, and print maker from West Berkshire. He specialises in letterpress printing and is obsessed with Vandercook proof presses, the widely known 20th century printing technology that was originally manufactured by Vandercook & Sons in 1909. Feature


Chiozza

Chiozza

Just came across this awesome project from Brooklyn based design and visual arts duo Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, Paper Plants. “Paper Plants examines the tension between nature and artifice made tangible in the cultivation of plants. Created through various paper-building techniques, brightly colored sculptures of fictional plant forms read like three-dimensional botanical illustrations in an everyday landscape. Inspired by the parallels between horticulture and art-making, the paper plants stem from a natural desire to control and beautify that which could be considered wild.” Feature


Risotto Studio

Risotto Studio

Risotto studio is a risograph studio based in Glasgow, having studied there, I was so happy to see that great things are always happening there. Their ultra-memphis-style website goes straight to the max with bold graphics, bolstered up by their ridiculously good tumblr. They recently opened a show in The Arches in Glasgow in collaboration with artist Gabriella Marcella, if you are in town, go and see it! Risotto also have some really lovely prints for sale in their shop. Feature


TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER Magazine

TOILETPAPER is an ambiguous editorial project founded by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010. This picture based bi-annual publication explores the possibility of the images being able to live beyond the pages, with no text throughout the magazine other than the list of contributors, the images are left to speak for themselves and create their own surreal narrative from one full page spread to the next. Feature


Print Club Boston

Print Club Boston

Print Club Boston is an online source for affordable and limited edition silkscreen prints. Released as a series, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in Elizabeth’s small studio in Somerville, MA. The first collectionThe Grid, The Trellis is an eight-print series, which is based around the structural geometry of the garden trellis. A commonly used armature for the upward growth of plants, the trellis simultaneously addresses the potential for fertile, organic expansion and the unnatural geometric structure of the grid. Feature


New Contributor :: Saskia Pomeroy

New Contributor :: Saskia Pomeroy

We have a new contributor here at People of Print. Artist Saskia Pomeroy will be posting here about things that inspire her. Expect books, fashion, art and maybe even some science. Have a look and see what she is up to… Feature


Prints of Thieves

Prints of Thieves

Prints of Thieves is a custom screen print service based on the top floor of an old leather mill in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The Prints of Thieves workshop was set up in late 2012 by artist and musician, Tommy Davidson. Prints of Thieves print a range of products but specialise mainly in gig posters and art prints. Each print is hand pulled, using water-based, environmentally friendly inks. All of the equipment in the workshop has been custom built to specification using reclaimed timber and metal. The aim of the workshop is to provide a quality service to others at an affordable rate. Feature


Intercity :: ‘Tread’ Print Series

Intercity :: ‘Tread’ Print Series

Intercity is a graphic design studio with an international network of clients and collaborators from the worlds of art, design, photography, illustration, digital media and beyond. The studio applies its considered and highly creative approach across a range of areas including editorial, music, branding, fashion and advertising. Feature


Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 005 (NSFW)

Bridge Unltd :: Visual Archive 005 (NSFW)

Another selection from Bridge UNLTD’s wonderful visual archive, if you like the vibe you should follow them on Instagram and be sure to check out their neat selection of hand printed garments and products. Feature


Social Print Studio

Social Print Studio

Social Print Studio is based in San Francisco, CA which hosts a whole wealth of apps and print services. On their website, they refer to Bruce Mau’s quote, “the studio is not an isolated discrete object. It is an organic system with machine parts; it is a space partialy fixed, partially fluid, willing to engage fluctuations and disturbances.” We urge you to take a look at their website to take a look for yourselves. They print directly from Instagram photos, from your iPhone, from Facebook and have an online store. They’ve got their fingers in a lot of pies, that’s for sure. Feature


Paper Pusher

Paper Pusher

It was a recent delight to stumble across the work of Jp King and his Toronto based publishing studio Paper Pusher. They consider themselves more than just a traditional publisher but a research lab, creative classroom and collaborative platform, seeking to push the limits of paper-based objects. Utilising their Risograph RP 3700 printer, they produce a delightful range of printed material from prints to stationary. There new 2014 Risograph Calender is one of my highlights, showing what great results can be achieved with this printing method. Feature


13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

13 Best Posts of 2013 by Lo Parkin

2013 has seen us cover some truly amazing talent, so I thought it would be nice to take a look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite features from the past year… Feature


Atelier Bingo

Atelier Bingo

Atelier Bingo is Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau, a duo who has a common passion for illustration, graphic arts and pattern design. Their studio is currently based in Saint Laurent sur Sèvre, a rural area about 70 km to the south-east of Nantes where they first met in a design course and decided to collaborate. They specialise in making screen-printed posters, using not only different artistic techniques, collage, gouache, pens, inks, etc, but also various shades of colour combinations to create electrifying artwork. Feature


Thomas Coombes

Thomas Coombes

Thomas Coombes is a designer and art director with a passion for print. His work is reductive but explores a considered use of language, typography and production techniques. Having studied at Falmouth University in Cornwall, Coombes moved to London where he spent four years at multidisciplinary agency Fivefootsix, as well as working with fellow graduate Thomas Austin—under the name Studio Thomas —collaborating with photographers, artists and small start up businesses. Feature


Print Club London :: Blisters submissions

Print Club London :: Blisters submissions

Following the success of ‘The Blisters Blackout’ ‘Secret Blisters’ and ‘Blisters on my Fingers’ exhibitions Print Club will be opening their doors for their 4th annual screen printed exhibition (from the 12th – 14th Sept) and they’re currently taking submissions if you want to be a part of it. The concept behind the show is that whether you are just out of college, up and coming, or a well-known artist, everyone is on the same level platform and the artwork can speak for itself. The aim is to take affordable art prints to a wider demographic, encouraging buyers to invest in original artwork. Feature


Ilhas Studio :: Cine Qua Non 6-7

Ilhas Studio :: Cine Qua Non 6-7

After 5 years of collaborative working Catarina Vasconcelos and Margarida Rêgo have officially opened their own studio. Ilhas, which is Portuguese and translated as “islands” in English lends itself to the idea that this studio is one of a collection/group but individual and effective on its own, both Catarina Vasconcelos and Margarida Rêgo work on their own and together which is reflective of ‘islands’, as well as the studio being split between both London and Lisbon. Feature


Print Club | Christmas Prints

Print Club | Christmas Prints

Print Club London are well aware that prints make perfect presents, so for all of December their gallery will be open every week day and Saturday (from 10am – 5pm) for browsing, pick ups and online orders. Even better news is that if you spend over £100 they’ll pop in a complimentary print – so you can even keep one for yourself! Feature


Studio Mister

Studio Mister

Mister is a design studio run by Mike Sullivan, a Creative Director with 16 years experience in the design industry. Blending the practices of design, technology and branding — he creates modern interactive online experiences. His works are original, award-winning solutions that work effectively across a range of applications from online and print to screen and corporate identity. Delivering well researched, intelligent, idea driven results. Feature


The Pattern Guild

The Pattern Guild

The Pattern Guild is a Peckham based design studio founded by Amber James and Fergus McDonnell, a pair of design obsessed, visual architects that formed a lifelong friendship with the grid. The Pattern Guild began in 2013 when Amber and Fergus decided to join forces and create a new brand together. Feature


Paper Jam Press

Paper Jam Press

Los Angeles native, San Francisco based graphic designer Arianna Orland of Paper Jam Press has long been fascinated with letter forms and the urban landscape. Her most recent body of work, on the surface, is a no frills approach to poster design. Working strictly with gothic wood type, black ink and a Vandercook letterpress, she prints five to seven word phrases of what she calls words to live by. A closer read reveals these phrases, when stripped down to their most essential, blossom into powerful mantras, bolstering us all toward certainty. Feature


Éditions du livre

Éditions du livre

This French based publishing house has just released a brand new publication with the alongside Fanette Mellier. ‘In The Moon’ depicts a complete lunar cycle with simple and elegant shapes. By combining eight coloured inks, Fanette Mellier proposes a sensitive progress in the lunar month: When the moon is waxing, it diffuses a subtle palette of white tones; when the moon is waning, its dark side is revealed by a play of overprints. This transcript oscillates between technical constraints and experimentation, science and sheer poetry. The 30 moons are of November, the time of the book release. Feature


Beniffer Editions

Beniffer Editions

It would be impossible for me not to mention Canada as an inky pool of inspiration. I made a few trips to Canada over the last 5 or 6 years and it opened my eyes to some seriously amazing screen printed work. Bennifer Editions, an experimental art music record label from Toronto with an extensive portfolio of ink heavy record covers and cassettes. Looking at their multi layered screen prints always reminds me of why I’ve love screen printing so much. Feature


DR.ME

DR.ME

Dr.Me Studio have been working impressively hard over the last few months and have built up a great bunch of work to show off. We have featured these guys before and they just keep producing amazing visual work that we are more than happy to shout about. Their latest work includes t-shirts, posters and record sleeves for the likes of Young Turks, Tri Angle, Dutch Uncles, The xx and a few others. Feature


Various & Gould :: ‘WANTED WITCHES – WITCHES WANTED’

Various & Gould :: ‘WANTED WITCHES – WITCHES WANTED’

For this new series, Various & Gould portrayed a selection of known, living and non-conformist people who cross borders and act as pioneers on controversial social issues. The idea that these people might have been persecuted and burned as witches in earlier times, is a mere speculation here. But the fact that they still have to fight for their ideas, their freedom, their dignity or in some cases even their lives, even today, is indeed a reality. In this respect, the Wanted Witches series can be seen as a homage to the portrayed people and as a reference to the intolerance of today’s supposedly enlightened society where free thinking people are still being scapegoated and demonized by the public. Feature


PRENSA LA LIBERTAD

PRENSA LA LIBERTAD

PRENSA LA LIBERTAD is based in Buenos Aires and strives to rescue the forgotten technologies of moveable type alongside liberating the messages of experiences in the city. Federico Cimatti is Prensa La Libertad, a 25 year old Graphic Design student at the University of Buenos Aires. He enjoys writing verses while he travels by bus around the city, and works as a typesetter printer in his factory. Feature


2 Press

2 Press

‘Two Press’ is a west London-based Risograph printing and publishing house which is run by design studio Two Times Elliott. They’re “passionate about Riso printing and pride themselves on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.” What more could you ask for from a Risograph printer, these guys provide the whole package from design to finished product. Feature


Helmo

Helmo

Helmo is Thomas Couderc & Clément Vauchez from Montreuil sous Bois in France. We are simply overjoyed to show you their work. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a studio creating work like this. So from me, less words and more pictures. Feature


Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy Studio

Robert Bellamy currently has three books out as pre-orders, two small booklets about two characterful girls and one large hardcover from a recent trip to Japan. You can see all of his printed work at Blast Future Press. Robert is having a book launch at Beach London on 24th October for his new photography book titled ‘BLUE HERON.’ Be there or be square. Feature


Warpaint Studio :: Tame Impala Gig Poster

Warpaint Studio :: Tame Impala Gig Poster

Warpaint Studio is a collective based in Michigan, USA and they have created this sweet poster for Tame Impala. A great poster for a fantastic band. The guys behind this poster all work at VGKids which explains why their poster is so damn good. Feature


Urban Cottage Industries :: Print Club London :: Linotype Hype

Urban Cottage Industries :: Print Club London :: Linotype Hype

Urban Cottage Industries are a UK manufacturer / supplier that are best recognized for fuelling an obsession with British made industrial lighting and are currently embracing historic print processes (which we are very VERY excited about!) Feature


Atelier Deux-Mille :: Exhibition @ Print Club London

Atelier Deux-Mille :: Exhibition @ Print Club London

Atlier Deux-Mille is the collaboration of 4 Artists/Designers (Benjamin Stoop, Nicolas Delpech, Eugenie Babion, and Lucas Faudeux) joining forces to form a design studio based in Toulouse in 2007. With focus being directed between mixing etching, silkscreen printing and highly pixilated graphic design, they aim to ‘create a synthetic visual language’ sampling and distorting vernacular images to explore the images degree of iconicity through printing and processes. Feature


Recovering an Albion Press from Tom Stokes on Vimeo.

Recovering an Albion Press

Recovering an Albion Press is a short documentary following members of New North Press letterpress studio as they recover a Victorian printing press and give it a second life. The cast-iron Albion Press in question was a company heirloom that had stood, almost forgotten, in the reception area of LEFA Print, a commercial printer in Sidcup, Kent. Managing director Ed Arthur contacted Richard Ardagh of New North Press, a traditional letterpress print workshop in Hoxton, East London offering the chance to relocate and restore the press to its former glory. The Albion Press is now an operational part of the New North Press print studio. Feature


Sonsoles Print Studio

Sonsoles Print Studio

Sonsoles Marquez graduated two years ago from Royal College of Art in MA printmaking, then went on to set up a print studio in an empty Peckham warehouse in order to continue producing her own work. They opened June 2012 and it has been really succesful so far. They are currently involved in the 20:20 print exchange with Hot Bed Press which involves lots of new studios accross the country. Feature


SAVWO

SAVWO

SAVWO’s practice incorporates illustration with fine art and draws heavily from his knowledge and experience of traditional print processes. The various print processes inform each other and the disciplines cross over; a lino becomes a screen print, accidental marks from an etching plate are then manipulated to form a layer of a print. The visual content of his work takes influence from the historical and the modern. A mixture of ancient texts and imagery of folklore, mythology, alchemy, the occult and witchcraft – to comics, horror, animation, cartoons, popular culture and all the rich iconic imagery that comes with it. He runs his own print studio in Islington Mill Studios where he produces his own work as well as commercial print. Feature


ICARUS_13 ft. SAT ONE & ROIDS from Hangfire on Vimeo.

Interview :: HangFire (SatOne & ROIDS) HangerOne Project :: Icarus_13

The HangerOne Project is a program of painted aero planes, organised by HangFire – a Bristol based family of artists that create artwork and events/exhibitions with an exceptionally innovative approach to inspire the the graffiti art community. I was lucky enough to speak to the HangFire team about their recent project Icarus_13, in which HangFire set up and teamed up with SatOne and ROIDS to paint a HUGE plane. Find out more about the HangerOne Project and read the interview. Feature


I Love Dust

I Love Dust

I Love Dust are a multi-disciplinary studio based on the South coast of England. They have been collaborating with a diverse range of brands delivering world-class illustration and graphic design for the past 10 years. Their new website is packed with lots of awesome projects, amazing brand design and packaging. This includes my favourite illustrated murals from the popular London burger bar, MEATmission. Their animation work is also now housed in the new sister studio goldenwolf.tv. Feature


Tamasyn Gambell

Tamasyn Gambell

Tamasyn believes in high quality and timeless design using the most eco friendly methods available. Their production runs are small, minimising waste and surplus goods and it is the company’s belief that style does not have to suffer in order to be environmentally friendly – what a great green philosophy! Feature


Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy at Walk & Talk

Topo Copy, an open lab and research centre for all kinds of ink-related art, is now participating a heartening event, Walk & Talk, which is happening on a far-off islands, São Miguel in Portugal. The annual event is a multi-dimensional and participative public art festival that showcases almost 100 artists’s fine works from across three continents. This year, Topo Copy’s shelf library unveils their latest self-publishing zines and limited edition prints and still welcomes independent publications to fill up their ‘Shelf Library’ back in Belgium. Check out their website for submission details. Feature


Print Club London :: Open studio day

Print Club London :: Open studio day

If you’ve just graduated (or you’re a student) our friends at Print Club London are having an open day, you’ll be able to pick up screens for just £5, eat cake, print and get some advice from Puck Collective check it out! (Press + for more info) Feature


Sam Hamer

Sam Hamer

I was lucky enough to go to uni with Sam Hamer and can safely say his work was always my favourite to look at in class, I thought it was about time I caught up with the AMAZING illustrator / Designer because if you havn’t seen his work yet your really missing out – he’s definitely one to watch. Feature


Studio Operative

Studio Operative

Studio Operative is a multi-disciplinary production and publishing studio focused on showcasing the possibilities of contemporary illustration. They aim to provide a space to promote innovative ideas and discussion regarding the future of the discipline and produce a wide range of published matter. Feature


KK outlet x Lee Boulton :: ‘Royalphabet’

KK outlet x Lee Boulton :: ‘Royalphabet’

KK outlet and Lee Boulton are celebrating the birth of the third in line to the throne by producing a very unofficial royal themed alphabet poster. Hopefully this poster will make it even easier to learn his/her A to Z’s. The ‘Royalphabet’ showcases 26 illustrations celebrating our Royal Family in a simple condensed format. “A poster was delivered to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington to pre-empt the birth, as a gift for the new Princess/Prince. The Mother was unavailable for comment.” Available from KK Outlet for a mere £10. Feature


Print Club London Summer Screen Artists Trailer from Print Club on Vimeo.

Print Club London :: Summer Screen teaser

Print Club London are excited to announce the next event regarding their fantastic poster exhibition coinciding with Film 4 and a selection of exceptional artists. In August a film will be aired at the West Wing in Somerset House where participating artists discuss their films, the artistic process and their thoughts on a range of topics. Print Club has released a stimulating teaser film with wonderful footage of the print process featuring artists Joe Wilson and Anthony Peters. Feature


Michael Paukner

Michael Paukner

Michael is a designer based in Vienna who creates striking infographics and explores the world of sacred geometry. You should definitely take a good look at some of his diagrams and posters. Feature


Desktop Publishing by POPULAR

Desktop Publishing by POPULAR

We were blown away by POPULAR’s ‘Desktop Publishing’ project, whereby the multidisciplinary design studio based in London created a very literal version of a desktop CMYK publishing system. Their website is very clean and professional with lots of lovely photographs of the project. Feature


Sarah Schrauwen

Sarah Schrauwen

Sarah Schrauwen was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1988. She studied Literature & Linguistics at the University of Antwerp and holds a Master degree in Computational Psycholinguistics. In 2011, she made the decision to get out of academics and moved to London to study Design for Visual Communication at LCC. Since then Sarah interned for onOffice magazine, Studio8 and Spin, and worked on a number of small freelance projects for Nike, SOAS and LCC. She is currently editorial coordinator and designer at Unit Editions, a small and independent publisher of books on graphic design. Feature


Comet Substance a.k.a. Ronny Hunger

Comet Substance a.k.a. Ronny Hunger

Ronny Hunger is the brains behind the studio titled ‘Comet Substance’ based in Zurich Switzerland. He has definitely mastered the screen printing process amongst other processes. We hope you like his work as much as we do. Feature


Illustrated People

Illustrated People

Really feeling the summer fresh, bold and colourful new tees (digitally printed on cotton) released by East London based brand Illustrated People. Feature


Fedrigoni Imaginative Paper Open Studio Day

Fedrigoni got in touch with People of Print to ask help host an event celebrating the move into their impressive new show rooms at Clerkenwell house. Calling upon the incredible Anthony Burrill to create a strikingly bold poster the event celebrated the new Fedrigoni ‘Materica’ paper exploring how it can be used through the application of print. The exciting event saw a huge influx of different design, print and media professionals marvel over Burril’s fantastic artwork as they were given an opportunity to experience and interact with the process of screen printing hosted by Marcroy Smith & James O’Raw. Feature


Studio Ponto

Studio Ponto

I couldn’t big up the students from the DGC course without giving the incredible Studio Ponto a shout – with such an impeccable body of work they deservedly had to have their own feature. Graduates Eurico Sá Fernandes and Marina Lobão began collaborating whilst studying on the DCG course at LCC, founding the London based Design Studio in 2012. With a deep concentration on print, design and research (reflected in their wonderful branding) the Studio focuses on establishing work in the direction of art and culture, collaborating with practitioners across a variety of fields.
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Jason Gowans

Jason Gowans

Jason Gowans lives and works in Vancouver and is currently working as a photographer / photographic technician alongside launching the artist collective ‘The Everything co’. I am in love with Jason’s sculptural photographs in which the artist created 3D structures based on 2D images capturing ‘the true vastness and expansive beauty of the Earth.’
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Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London / Film 4 Collaboration / Exhibition

Print Club London are currently curating a poster exhibition coinciding with Film 4 and Somerset House’s Summer Screen. The exciting collaboration will see hyped illustrators from both the UK & USA design & print original prints (in limited edition runs of 200) inspired by the films screened this year. I was lucky enough to interview a selection of the collaborating Artists about their pieces as they were being created for the show. Read on for interviews with Joe Wilson & Michael Gillette plus a VERY exclusive viewing Holly Wale’s Red Shoes print. Feature


Design LSC

Design LSC

Design LSC are an award winning graphic design studio specialising in brand identity, art direction, editorial design and design for print and web. They create print and digital products for businesses, public institutions and other organisations around the UK, and have forged long term relationships with many of their clients who include Fedrigoni, NHS and Seamark. Feature


Footprinter Workers Co-operative

Footprinter Workers Co-operative

Footprint is a small workers co-operative based in Leeds, owned by its employees and has no bosses or managers. It specialises in short-run self-published work for artists, bands, campaigns and zinesters, primarily using Risograph. They eschew endless growth because higher volume printing tends to be for customers and jobs that are a lot more boring. Despite the cumbersome nature of their machinery, they often cart a vanload of it to events in Britain’s burgeoning zine fair calendar and do a ‘zine in a day’, taking a page each off punters at an event to compile and print a zine right there and then. Feature


Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

Heretic :: ‘Spectral Nation’ Photo Review

OK, so let’s start by saying that this is possibly one of the best screenprint-based exhibitions that we have attended. The Coningsby Gallery is lovely and bright making the colourful prints resonate throughout the space. We were greeted by Jon who led us to free beer and we also caught up with Luke and Therese to chat about how amazing their show was. They were very modest of course. If you haven’t been to see the show yet, it runs until the 31st of May. You must bag yourself one of their beautiful prints. Feature


Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

Peckham Springs Booklet :: Finn O’Brien

Finn O’Brien has created this wonderful booklet for Peckham Springs, a summer-long bar and gallery space. A top-notch piece of graphical work which has a sexy colour palette. Thanks to this booklet design, we will most certainly be attending the space for a cocktail and a peruse of the artwork. That’s what summer is all about. Feature


TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

TOPO COPY RISOGRAFIA #2 – No Boundaries

We really love it when studios run a brief with a limited colour palette. Once again, the Belgian ‘printlab’ Topo Copy have produced a two-colour series of RISO prints with 27 different artists. They pulled the paper twice through their beloved RISOGRAPH (RP3700) duplicator, this time using blue and green cold soy-ink. ‘No Boundaries, a theme but no restrictions.’ It is a beautiful project. We high-five TOPO COPY. Feature


Print Club London | Group Show

Print Club London | Group Show

Launching tonight, Print Club London are opening their inky doors in ‘the humble back alley’ of their Dalston Gallery (10-28 Millers Ave E8) for a 2 week group exhibition showcasing the work of 30 of it’s founders technicians and members. The exciting show also offers a chance to get your hands on some limited edition, ‘exclusive, never been seen before’ screenprints featuring illustrative and typographic designs (all created using the studio facilities at Print Club) by Ben Rider Matt Pringle, Jess Willson, Cassandra Yap, Margaux Carpentier, Simon Fitzmaurice, David Shand, Rosie Emerson and many more! Feature


Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey is a Canadian Illustrator/Designer and the founder of the Artist Residency ‘Islands Fold.’ Luke’s work has been exhibited internationally and is all about ‘finding harmony in organized chaos.’ Luke’s exciting portfolio demonstrates a heavy focus being directed towards collaboration having worked with over 100 Artists as he introduces us to his eccentric colourful characters, 3D hand-drawn & digital illustrations alongside printed tees/hoodies and Street Art. Feature


Brothers of The Stripe

Brothers of The Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe are a collective of image makers that work across the UK on a mixture of projects including Art, Graphic Design & Illustration. With focus on image making, type print and 3D pieces I love their hand-drawn approach with bright colour combos and a real sense of personality communicating through their imagery. The B.O.T.S fam includes Artists; Kristian Jones, The Cloud Commission, Stephen Chan, FiST, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef, Joel Millerchip, Patrick Schmidt. Feature


The Human Printer

The Human Printer

The Human Printer is an ongoing project by Stinsensqueeze ( STSQ ), initially set up 2009 by Louise Naunton Morgan and having set up Stinsensqueeze together with Stina Gromark, the project is now run by STSQ. Unlike any other printer the human printer creates unique, individual images each time it prints. Following the same process as a digital printer, the human printer generates the printed product by hand. Throughout the printing process the human printer assumes the role of the machine and is therefore controlled and restricted by the process of using CMYK halftones created on the computer. Feature


Johnny Two Tone Club

Johnny Two Tone Club

JTTC is a collaborative print making group based in Australia which started as a mini riso printing and vinyl business which quickly evolved to include screen printing, gocco and letterpress. Marcus Taylor runs JTTC on the side of his design business, Studio Papa which specialises in branding and custom typography. Feature


Fedrigoni UK Wins Two Coveted D&AD Yellow Pencils

Fedrigoni UK Wins Two Coveted D&AD Yellow Pencils

We are very happy to say that we are affiliated with Fedrigoni and look forward to working together on our future projects and events. Here’s a little bit of news about them winning some prestigious awards. Feature


NorBlack NorWhite

NorBlack NorWhite

The description on NorBlack NorWhite’s website reads as follows- “Creating Art inspired ancient practices, NorBlack NorWhite designs and documents through adventure, exploring and paying respect to India.” Feature


Willow Design Studio

Willow Design Studio

Willow is the creative showcase of Will Connor, a Designer / Art Director based in Belfast, UK. Recognised for his ‘typography-focused and crafted approach’ disciplines of Willow’s work include graphic design, illustration and custom typography. I can’t get enough of his slick letterforms and editorial pieces.
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Heretic :: Robert Bellamy x Walls

Heretic :: Robert Bellamy x Walls

The badass trio known as Heretic have blown us away again by printing these super-duper prints for Robert Bellamy and the band Walls. Buy one, buy two or simply buy all three and hang them as a triptych. Sexy stuff. Feature


American Hardcore 1978-1990 Book :: Printed by Ditto Press (NSFW)

American Hardcore 1978-1990 Book :: Printed by Ditto Press (NSFW)

Ditto Press are at the top of the hierarchy when it comes to risograph printing in London. They have a supreme range of clients and always make sure their prints are quality. This new book by The Vinyl Factory is limited to 300 copies and is a perfect example of the work that they do. Feature


Bang! Media

Bang! Media

Jeremy Wheeler is a multi-faceted artist, specializing in dynamic graphic art in two and three dimensions. In his 10+ years working in the Southeast Michigan area, he has honed a unique poster style in the gigposter and modern film art world. Through his company Bang! Media, he’s made three appearances at various Flatstock poster conventions — including SXSW 2012/13 as well as last year’s Pitchfork Festival. Feature


Small Town Ink :: Traditional Print Day

Small Town Ink :: Traditional Print Day

This free traditional print day will be held at the University of Leeds, School of Design, Grass Studio on Wednesday 24th April 2013 from 10.30am – 5pm. They will be “pushing traditional print in a new direction” by educating young designers and running workshops. Feature


‘Storm In A Teacup’ Deck by James Callahan for Lovenskate

‘Storm In A Teacup’ Deck by James Callahan for Lovenskate

Lovenskate have completed their “most ambitious print job yet” with this fan-bloody-tastic 12 layer screen printed deck. The skateboard deck was designed by the very talented James Callahan, who has worked for clients including Thrasher, Municipal Waste and Carhartt. You can buy the deck from the Lovenskate Store. Feature


Hugo & Marie :: Being / Dreaming at KK Outlet

Hugo & Marie :: Being / Dreaming at KK Outlet

We are overly excited about the Hugo & Marie exhibition this evening at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB; from 7-10pm. An awesome showcase of around 130 top class prints which will fill the whole gallery space. The show will run until the 27th April so there’s plenty of time to take a look at this colossal show if you cannot make it tonight, but we hope to see you later for a beer. Feature