EGYD Studio

EGYD Studio

Having started out as a collaborative poster series between Lukas Haider and Georg Fasswald, EGYD has eventually evolved into a multifaceted design studio where they not only take on print projects, but also 3D artworks, animation, editorial, installation, and web design in the fields of music, culture, and lifestyle. Feature


Rope Press

Rope Press

Rope Press are a specialist publishing house and risograph printers based in Birmingham. Set up in May 2013 by artists Reece Kennedy and Elyse Jinks as a Not-for-Profit, Rope Press have delivered one of the most comprehensive risograph printing and book binding services in the country along with running a unique publishing programme; the Open Publishing Fund. Feature


Bureau Mitte | Dekamp Architekturbüro

Bureau Mitte | Dekamp Architekturbüro

Characterised by bold geometric lines and shapes is the new corporate design for Dekamp Architekturbüro completed by profound design studio Bureau Mitte. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Bureau Mitte are a passionate team that are “in love with [their] great profession” of graphic design. Their latest project for Dekamp Architekturbüro, is based on a powerful colour palette in combination with bold geometric forms, two classic aesthetic qualities that can be noted throughout their portfolio. Aiming to bridge the gap between design and the world, this inspiring network of creatives are certainly one to watch. Feature


The Private Press

The Private Press

We had the pleasure of interviewing the brilliant Gary Parselle, the guy behind The Private Press, a small Brighton-based screen printing company, established in the summer of 2013. Having grown organically from a genuine love for screen printing, the press is now a fully functioning studio. Read below to find out more.. Feature


Bureau Mitte

Bureau Mitte

As individual as their customers, Bureau Mitte are a design agency and graphic design studio based in Frankfurt, Germany, producing design solutions for both print and web. They pride themselves on their ability to produce well printed outcomes with a high quality finish, as well as having a strong use of good materials, and an eye for unique and unusual details. Feature


Jive Prints

Jive Prints

You might think that the colours red, yellow and blue can be hard to style. Here’s why you might want to think again. Founded in 2016, Leeds-based fashion label ‘Jive’ was born out of love for screen printing, colour, and all things vintage and tribal. Graphic designer Aimee Parker and fashion artist Hollie Webb create garments that can boost your confidence with brilliant colour combinations. To put it simply, Jive is home to loud and playful prints and garments created with an aim to inspire folk to have fun. Feature


Everpress — 50/50

Everpress — 50/50

Here at People of Print we love to see creative companies emerging and flourishing. The company that we’ve had our eye on is newly formed Everpress — a beautifully designed online platform with functionality to match it’s aesthetic. To cut a long story short, Everpress allows creatives to sell professionally printed merchandise without the upfront costs and risks of being left with boxes of unsold stock. Using the Everpress campaign builder, artists can upload a design, create custom landing and instantly sell their products to their fan base or community. Using the crowdfunding model, preorders are collected for a limited period and it’s only once the campaign ends that the items are made to order. Feature


Marks | Big Bang

Marks | Big Bang

Created by branding and graphic design studio Marks, based in Geneva, Switzerland, Big Bang experiments with exploding and bursting shapes, which also break up as they pass through the frictional resistance of the Earth’s atmosphere. This 16 page limited edition publication has been printed by Courvoisier Attinger based in Bienne, Switzerland, onto the beautiful G.F Smith Colorplan paper stock. Feature


Frenchfourch

Frenchfourch

Our latest print obsession which has become a talking point in the People of Print studio comes in the form of creative and silk screen studio Frenchfourch, based in Paris, France. The studio’s passion for all things ink and the handmade has resulted in their popularity within our studio, not to mention their attention to detail and incredible quality of design and print work. They are more than happy to print onto multiple surfaces, such as paper, metal, glass, plexiglass and textiles. The general rule is as long as it’s flat then they will print on it. We just had to share them with you! Feature


Edgar Bak Studio & Lapidarium Collaboration

Edgar Bak Studio & Lapidarium Collaboration

London- based fashion brand Lapidarium present their latest campaign and special project in collaboration with Edgar Bak Studio. Lapidarium is a young womenswear and menswear label specialising in a sustainable yet exciting approach towards fashion. Founded by the talented duo Marta Gos and Martyna Sobczak both who graduated from Fashion Design Technology Menswear at London College of Fashion, the brand is now in its second collection. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Created in September of 2016, a pin-fuelled protest was launched by Sagmeister & Walsh in a bid to resist the racism, misogyny, xenophobia and homophobia of the Trump campaign becoming the new norm. Pins Won’t Save the World, the satirical take on the Trump merchandise, features a range of pins, posters, T-shirts, temporary tattoos and stickers, to encourage voters to wear both their hearts and politics, on their sleeves, bags and jackets. Feature


Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Situated on the top floor of a forgotten building in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Filipe Costa, João Emediato and their multifaceted trainee Matheus Brisola deem the breathtaking view of the city as their most treasured inspiration, with the beauty and charm undoubtedly shining through each of their creations. Showcasing the depth of experimentation they frequently delve into, Chá Com Cartas was created back in 2015 in a bid to encourage the art of typography by hand. The series of posters proposes a reflection on interpersonal relationships within the contemporary landscape and explores the feelings that the act of creating your own hand written typography can provoke.  Feature


Leendert Meets Ingrid | Art Print of the Month

Leendert Meets Ingrid | Art Print of the Month

Recognising their amazing creative chemistry, art and design duo Leendert Masselink and Ingrid Bockting present their latest project: Artprint of the Month. This exciting project involves the pair designing a new print each month inspired by their slogan ‘LIVE TO LOVE, LOVE TO WORK’. Loving, working and creating are totally intertwined in their lives which lead to the launch of their brand, Leendert meets Ingrid, a platform and shop for autonomous projects, all designed and produced by themselves. Feature


Intercity | Men of Style

Intercity | Men of Style

Since having been originally founded in 2004 by three friends, UK-based graphic design studio Intercity has built a strong network of collaborators from the worlds of art, design, illustration, photography, digital media and beyond. Over the past thirteen years the studio has applied its highly creative and considered approach across a range of areas including editorial, branding, music, fashion and advertising. In addition to their expertise in graphic design, Intercity also specialises in curatorial and art-based work, including live art projects. Feature


London Underdown

London Underdown

Created by two Spanish creative creatures Pablo Reca and Rafael Ferrer, London Underdown is a project consisting of bizarre and surreal illustrations and animations based on situations framed in the Tube. Back in 2010 in Seville, the duo set up a blog titled “Alcalofo”, with two additional friends. This gave them the opportunity to collaborate on magazines and Spanish websites all the while retaining their humorous illustrative style. Feature


Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

As we settle into the new year Fragmento Universo is back again with its conceptual take on the contemporary culture, this time partnering with VSCO to create this playful short, inviting metaphoric visuals decorated through a perfect pastel palette, to represent the endings and beginnings, the regrets and resolutions, of both the past and future. The obsessive detail of the still life compositions in which we can all relate presents a juxtaposing focus, an absurd distinction between beauty and ugliness, good and evil, true and false, evoking an element of surprise while the wit and intelligence infused are as equally significant as the aesthetic pleasure induced. Feature


Shelter | Ideal Beats Art Prints

Shelter | Ideal Beats Art Prints

IdleBeats have dedicated a series of soulful screen prints in response to the coming to an end of their collaboration with legendary alternative music rendezvous – The Shelter. Soon to be bidding their farewells to the stage of Shanghai history, Idealbeats have screen printed a collection of 30 limited edition posters entitled Shelter showcasing some of the venues events in the past years. Feature


Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Channeling the dynamic dimensions of Stefan Rohrer’s artwork, Hubert & Fischer have translated Rohrer’s iconic aesthetic via the medium of print, appropriating techniques of distortion to achieve a static interpretation of motion, an intriguing experimentation of composition and a work of art within itself. Entitled Parabolika, the term is used within motor sport to describe the result of entering a long curve at speed without braking, it also titles one of Stefan Rohrer’s artworks. Feature


Posterzine Issue 15 | TwoPoints

Posterzine Issue 15 | TwoPoints

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The fifteenth issue features the work of TwoPoints design studio, directed by husband and wife duo Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz – two incredibly talented graphic designers both with multicultural education and experience. Feature


Blaqk

Blaqk

The combining of talents regarding Chris Tzaferos’ graphic aesthetic and geometric form favour and Greg Papagrigoriou’s technique regarding calligraphy and typography categorises the intriguing offerings of the Blaqk team. Ever interested in the unconventional medium, the team seek out abandoned locations, focusing on the contribution of the natural textures regarding depth and contrast, in turn adorning these outside elements to create their magnificent murals. Feature


Raw Print | Xmas Special

Raw Print | Xmas Special

A much anticipated celebration of printmaking, independent publishing and the advancing of digital publishing and printing techniques is hosted on a monthly basis under the title of Raw Print. Raw Print is both a welcome and exciting addition to the buzz around the up and coming creative scene of Nottingham, hosting inspiring talks from representatives of renowned publications, from Mushpit to The Outpost, Weapons of Reason and many more. This past week saw the last of the Raw Print events for 2016, finishing with a first-hand print experience, introducing screen print and letterpress workshops. Feature


The Private Press | Editions Series Launch

The Private Press | Editions Series Launch

Treading new ground as a studio in the collaborative and curation field of design is Brighton based studio The Private Press. Most recently, the team have announced the new and exciting launch of their Editions collection. A first ever collaboration with eight leading contemporary graphic artists such as Rose Blake, Supermundane and Eelus producing a series of limited edition, hand pulled prints showcasing the very best of screen printing and its range of techniques. Feature


Ward Heirwegh

Ward Heirwegh

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


Sunny Todd Prints

Sunny Todd Prints

Meet the husband and wife team behind Sunny Todd prints! Sunny Todd and wife Emma are based in the beautiful town of Ledbury, Herefordshire where they design and print together in their own studio. Feature


Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

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


BIG BLDG RCRDS — Seattle-based Non-profit Record Label Launch

BIG BLDG RCRDS — Seattle-based Non-profit Record Label Launch

Brought to you by the founders of BIG BLDG BASH, a non-profit music festival located in Big Building LLC in the industrial district of Seattle, WA. The focus behind this enterprise is to provide musicians and artists a fair opportunity to be showcased and celebrated, free of discrimination or the typical music festival restraints. Feature


Parallel Studio | Unsatisfying

Parallel Studio | Unsatisfying

Losing your spoon in your soup, dropping your newly made sandwich on the floor or waiting hours for that one file to download, these are all situations we have sadly had to endure but Paris based Parallel Studio has created a viral video injecting humour to these unforunate situations, unsurprisngly taking the internet by storm. Entitled Unsatisfying the compilation makes the most out of the bad, disheartening and face-palm-frustrating situations of everyday life. The short animation is filled with tiny defeats presented mesmerisingly through the soft colour palette and retro aesthetic combined. Feature


Menta.

Menta.

Confidently infusing ‘the simplicity of allure’ into their ethereal aesthetic, Menta., the branding and packaging studio founded by Laura Méndez in 2008, beautifully combines classic and contemporary visuals to achieve their carefully constructed and well executed crafts. From identity and packaging to typography and art direction, Menta. pride themselves on their analogue approach, preferring the use of ink over vector wherever possible. Feature


Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Calling all print lovers! Get down to Liverpool’s Print Fair happening on 12th November at Liverpool’s Bluecoat, a joint venture between The Print Social and Bluecoat Print Studio. This fabulous duo are gathering the very best in print artists and designers who work with traditional printing methods such as screen printing, linocut, etching, and woodcut. Feature


The Present Workshop

The Present Workshop

Aiming to expand their exciting and passionate printing business is screen printing studio The Present Workshop. Who currently have a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to expand their studios and workshop spaces. Which you can access here.. to help raise money for their cause! Feature


Brutal London | Zupagrafika

Brutal London | Zupagrafika

A tactile exploration into London’s post war Brutalist architecture manifests within Zupagrafika’s Brutal London, a collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing the various Brutalist buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. Originally released in early 2015 as a follow on from the Warsaw inspired Eastern Block, Brutal London has been translated into a book entitled Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital, allowing readers the opportunity to construct a series of London’s most intriguing and controversial concrete structures while educating themselves on the city’s architectural history. Feature


Alleykats

Alleykats

Presenting the launch of Alleykats, an all-round-creative studio. Previously having started out as an  independent street wear and skate brand in 2012, Greg Harris has developed and grown his business into the brand known as Alleykats. Feature


Studio Elastik

Studio Elastik

Studio Elastik is a visual communication studio that travels around the world, it’s home being “the most eastern city of the western world and the most western city of the eastern world, Wien/Vienna” so it describes. Made up of a small, efficient team, the studio works with a strong and talented network of collaborators and clients across the globe. Their work spanning from music, culture, social matters, and odd commercial jobs. Feature


Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

With the conversation regarding the referendum still raw and the country torn, Nottingham based print, design and creative workshop studio, Dizzy Ink presents Three Months On, a compelling exhibition combining a series of workshops, curated submissions from both voting demographics and Dizzy Ink’s original designs. Channelling the beauty of hindsight, audiences are encouraged to voice their opinions surrounding the campaigns, the vote and the effects following the referendum Three Months On, through submissions which flow from an E-printer within the space, contributing to the evolving entity as the space develops over the duration of the exhibition as it perpetuates the debate. Feature


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

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


HULA | Parámetro

HULA | Parámetro

Graphic gradients reminiscent of a perfect tropical sunset, joyous colour palettes, natural foliage and sea wave motifs work in harmony to embrace the tropical beauty of Hawaii manifested within the identity of Hula del Hawaii, a restaurant located in San Pedro Garza García. Designed by Parámetro Studio under their ideology of become something new and iconic, the design agency have created an identity which beautifully combines both the traditional Hawaiian iconography with a fresh and contemporary aesthetic. Feature


Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Through an elegant combination of expressive photography and minimal design, AKU presents a women’s magazine for those who hate women’s magazines. The unique concept portrays a vision of a contemporary women’s publication, unconventional in their approach and accompanied by a theatrical performance of the same name. Feature


Believe in studio launch

Believe in studio launch

On the 22nd of September brand design agency Believe in® announced the official launch of their second studio in Ontario, Canada, operating alongside the agency’s founding operation in Exeter, South West England. Operating as a single team, the company will continue to collaborate across both studios, serving clients in Europe and North America. Feature


Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Following the acclaimed first show held in 2014, the second Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition will once again be held at the Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, from Thursday 22 September until Wednesday 28 September 2016. Cambridge Original Printmakers is a wonderful independent event that aims to celebrate, educate and promote hand-made original printmaking within the Cambridgeshire area. Cambridge is a small city known for its academic excellence however it is also steeped in artists who specialise in printmaking. Feature


Studio Mut | Interview

Studio Mut | Interview

Predominantly specialising in identity, print, editorial and web design, the multidisciplinary studio hailing from Bolzano reveals their playfully powerful yet serious aesthetic through an impressive array of sophisticated design, beautifully decorated through their iconic joyous colour palettes. From exquisite publication layouts to intriguing graphic design experiments, Studio Mut have developed an instantly recognisable aesthetic, constantly evoking the perfect balance of both strict and whimsical design. We caught up with the founders of Studio Mut to talk inspirations, aesthetics and the details of their latest projects. Feature


Metaklinika | Design Papers

Metaklinika | Design Papers

Attention to detail is key when subject to Design Papers, the both beautiful and functional creation by design studio, Metaklinika. Produced for Europapier, the catalogue withholds 240 types of paper, divided into two halves through the boundary of the contrasting colour palette, with the rose section unveiling the “Look, touch and feel” pictograms and the turquoise segment welcoming the “Carefully created collection”. Feature


TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

LEAP Dialogues is a manifestation of the state of the art in design practices through the lens of social innovation. It offers readers a potent cross section of case studies and career trajectories of successful people who are shaping this emergent field. The book demonstrates how design matters in social change and how an education in design allows a professional to move throughout their career making contributions to the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, lead editor of LEAP Dialogues and co-founder and vice president of ArtCenter’s Designmatters department. Feature


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

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


Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective are an art collective made up of Masters level printmaking students Jemma Gunning, Vicky Willmott and Lisa Davies. Their aim is to share with people their diverse working styles and methods with the concept of getting communities involved in exploring the limitless possibilities of printmaking. Together they host interactive exhibitions and workshops for all ages and abilities across Bristol. Feature


Flock

Flock

With the burning desire to discover and nurture the best of emerging British talent, Flock acts as a rare platform between the rising designers of today and the undeniably crowded marketplace, delivering the highest of quality textiles which beautifully emphasise eccentric yet sophisticated aesthetics from an eclectic array of artists, designers and recent graduates. Feature


Happycentro | Sabadì

Happycentro | Sabadì

Working under the formula of Beauty = (Order/Complexity)•Sweat2, Happycentro, the studio founded in 1998 works tirelessly to broaden their unique portfolio, consistently approaching the design element under the same ideology, to solve a problem. From stop motion animation and graphic design to packaging and typography, Happycentro strives for contamination between creative disciplines and diversity, expressing their individuality through both striking and intelligent design. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Previously entertaining a quirky cartoon aesthetic for the fall/winter 15 campaign, where 2D pop art paintings were the primary inspiration for the 3D environments, Sagmeister & Walsh have continued their collaboration with Aïzone, maintaining the immersive art direction but shifting inspiration from illustration to illusion. The latest visual campaign sees the infusion of both the psychedelic and constructivist worlds as the striking optical illusions radiate amongst the mesmerising myriad of motifs, both juxtaposing and camouflaging into the vivid and trippy backdrops. Feature


Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

A beautifully animated conceptual interpretation of Madrid and its summer offerings has been unveiled as an original work by Fragmento Universo, the film and music design studio embedding the creative genius of both Christian Baumgartner & Tessa Dóniga. Entitled Veranos de la Villa, the name belongs to the summer programme of events held within Madrid, represented through their cinematic miniatures which guide the viewer through the hype of the Spanish city and enhance the opportunity to discover and experience new areas of the capital. Decorated in an inviting candy colour palette, the short film acts as an intelligent embodiment of the joyous energy that radiates throughout the summer months. Feature


TSTO

TSTO

When it comes to design, TSTO know that the success of each design project depends heavily on the small details. Based in Helsinki and New York, TSTO are a creative agency striving to provide their international clients with top-quality design. Serving in the fields of illustration, typography, art direction and consultancy, TSTO love to experiment with tools and aim to tailor their services to suit their clients’s needs. To tell you the truth, their portfolio is filled with creative possibilities and we couldn’t really decide which projects we like best. Go have a look for yourself! Feature


DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

DIFT — Belgium-based Branding Agency

Belgium-based creative branding agency DIFT has been busy designing for the past couple of months. For it’s own project De Invasie, the studio created all campaign images. On social media DIFT launched bright-coloured images with song lyrics to catch attention and make a statement. These were also converted into several printed media, such as signalling, flyers and posters. DIFT also designed the entire book titled “De Invasie” that was made in co-operation with publisher Borgerhoff&Lamberigts and was designed using softer pink tones. Feature


Kartel | Tel Aviv

Kartel | Tel Aviv

For a limited time only, Kartel is bringing the essence of the Haifa scene to Tel Aviv. From its first incarnation in an old hangar in Haifa’s port, Kartel quickly became known for its unique mix of art and music, with live shows and flash exhibitions from homegrown and international names: Visual artists such as Lush, Horfee, Finsta, Know Hope, Broken Fingaz, alongside musicians such as Adrian Young, Free the Robots, and Kutmah. Feature


Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press

Stanley James Press have established their reputation as an expert in the design and production of printed goods. Here at their lovely studio in Brighton, everything is possible in print. Stanley James Press enjoy creating beautiful print for editorial and making physical things that you can hold in your hands. And to ensure high-quality service, Stanley James Press usually print their projects in-house. This way, they can achieve more unusual finishes, hand bind a lot of books produced in shorter runs and experiment with unusual inks such as metallic inks, glow in the dark inks and scratch-off inks. Feature


Murmure

Murmure

Combine the obsession to merge creativity and accuracy, the aim to evoke power and originality and the ambition to interact with the audience through dual artistic design, and thus, you result in the both intelligent and aesthetically considered creations of Murmure. Feature


Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

Hey Studio — ‘Map of The Wall Street Journal’

The first issue in 2016 of The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real estate section, Mansion, published a front-page article that included an illustrated map of San Diego created by Hey Studio. It shows their own personal interpretation of this southern Californian coastal city. Feature


Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

A regal opulence fuels the playful aesthetic beautifully executed by Spanish Studio, Tatabi for gourmet popcorn brand Diz-Diz. Ancient Greek influences fuel the branding and packaging designs while the structure of the packaging directly references the mythological architecture of Mount Olympus, simultaneously embedding a heightened sense of luxury and unconventionality the brand advocates through their innovative flavour choices. Feature


TWICE

TWICE

Paris-based design studio ‘Twice’ is known for its unorthodox approach to creating design for its international clients in the music, fashion and art industries. Colour lies at the heart of everything this French studio does. Founders Fanny Le Bras and Clémentine Berry focus their energy on visual identity, spatial, print design and self-published projects and no doubt we cannot stop scrolling through their beautiful work on their website. It’s certainly one of the best design portfolios we’ve come across recently, we guarantee. Feature


Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer

Studio De Leijer aka Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk are a couple putting together a mix of attention-grabbing projects spanning illustration, comics, publications and animated film. From their studio in Tilburg, Jeroen and Marjolein love turning their ideas into reality. In 2015, they released the first issue of Wobby; a Risograph-printed quarterly magazine which we think is perfect for those who need an adrenaline shot of visual inspiration. The fifth issue has just come out under the theme of ‘testosterone’ and we guarantee it’s definitely worth checking out! Feature


Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

After working independently since the early 1990s, Tom Pigeon was founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They began designing the simple things; prints, jewellery and stationery, as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their creations have since been exhibited and sold work wide from their humble studio in the East of Fife, a traditional fishing village on the East coast of Scotland. Their work is both inspired by their surroundings, as well as being the kind of things that they would like to own. Feature


Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

First things first… No, Lord Whitney is not a ‘regal gentleman’. Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney opened the wonderfully whimsical studio of Lord Whitney in 2010. Since then, their infectious, creative energy and willingness for progress has developed into a much bigger creative team that includes producers, designers, set builders and assistants. ‘From the nonsical to the absurd’, Lord Whitney will cover it all. Working with a range of clients from Nicki Minaj to Leeds City Council (this is probably the first time they have been mentioned in the same sentence), these girls have a talent for creating new worlds to immerse us in. Feature


OWT Creative

OWT Creative

What do you get when you throw in 4 design graduates, an economic recession and a whole lot of spare time? You get OWT Creative…and some damn fine zines to go along with them. We all know how difficult it is to really make a name for yourself in the creative industry. Graduating may well be a scary thing, but OWT Creative are the perfect example of how being unemployed, yet still having a passion for design, and a strive to have fun and collaborate, can lead to great things. Established in 2010, OWT Creative constructed their collective agency and rapidly gained attention. Now, 6 years on, they lecture, make and animate. Based in Manchester and San Francisco, with their collaborative design work at an all-time high, they’re still having fun. Feature


Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

For the third edition of Forward Festival, the organisers have worked closely with ZWUUP to oversee the Festival’s graphic identity: posters, website, video and promotional materials. Considered as one of the world’s most eminent design events, the annual Forward Festival – Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication is an interdisciplinary two-day festival held with an aim to provide a platform for designers to explore their journeys and push creativity amongst themselves. Feature


How To Ink — The Greater Goods

How To Ink — The Greater Goods

The founders of How To Ink share a common passion in printmaking and handicrafts. As aspiring graphic designers, they hope to push forward boundaries of craftsmanship and share their knowledge with fellow designers, students and hobbyists. Their mantra is to have fun in the process of picking up a new skill. Feature


‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

Shanghai-based screen printing studio/artist duo IdleBeats has just released a series of limited edition silkscreen prints. The series consist of four individual hand-pulled posters paying tribute to four great poets: Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Arther Rimbaud and Walt Whitman. IdleBeats was founded in 2009 by Nini Sum (China) and Gregor Koerting (Germany). Feature


The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

TeamManila is a graphic design studio from the Philippines, the brainchild of Jowee Alviar and Raymund Punzalan. It continues to build an impressive portfolio of works in graphic design and branding. Weaving baskets has always been a traditional craft for the Iraya-Mangyans of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Raw materials like nito grass and thick, dried forest vines are laced in a circular motion that results to an intricate pattern solely distinct to the tribe. TeamManila photographed the nito baskets’s patterns and textures which were converted in black and white and cut in various shapes, comprising the silkscreen cut-outs. These cut-outs were digitally scanned, colored and rendered. Feature


Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer have a unique way of crafting contemporary editorial designs. From their studio in Bagnolet, a commune in the eastern suburbs of the French capital, Spassky Fischer approach each project by experimenting with unconventional thinking and problem solving. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to delve deep into their ever-expanding collection of art book or zine designs, Spassky Fischer’s portfolio features abundant examples of the latest up-and-coming design trends. Just make sure you spare some time before you move on to their website. Because there you’ll be admiring some of the best in the media landscape spanning graphic design, editorial, printed matter and cross-platform applications. Feature


Mainstudio

Mainstudio

Mainstudio’s work gives viewers a sense of what cutting-edge graphic design is all about in a matter of seconds. Set up by Edwin van Gelder in 2005, Mainstudio have embedded inventive printing techniques within traditional media and explored the physical properties of innovative interaction design to create work from the comfort of their studio in Amsterdam. From publications, digital media, and visual identities, we are enamoured with how their portfolio reflects the company’s heavy focus on clean, sleek design and typography and also how they choose colour palettes that let the use of paper materials shine through. Feature


Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss aka Studio Non-Format are a studio dedicated to working in the image-making, typography, print and editorial. But what particularly caught out eyes is Studio Non-Format’s skill in designing physical record-sleeve covers. Located on each side of the Atlantic ocean, the Twin Cities and Oslo, Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss have broken fresh ground in music packaging by creating designs that have gone on to entice us into evaluating the impact of music on the graphic design industry. Feature


bizarre bizarre studio

bizarre bizarre studio

Founded by Maxime Francout, a French Artist, Designer and Art Director, bizarre bizarre studio implements a considered combination of art and design practices, resulting in the experimental approach injected into the illusive visuals created. Feature


Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

Back in 2014, Belgium-based Topo Copy — ‘Utopic print center for creative peoples’ — teamed up with Helix and Het Miat (Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textiles Ghent) to make giant prints with around 25 different artists. This time they didn’t print using a press, instead they printed using a large panel of wood on the floor and a steam roller to make the impression at such a large scale, in a similar vein to the Big Steam Print Project. During the two day event, they carved linos and wooden plates, then they got inky by printing onto textile flags and paper with the aid of their steamroller. Feature


Toil & Tinker

Toil & Tinker

Founded by three passionate designers who share a mutual passion for print, Dubai-based creative studio Toil & Tinker knows about the value of print and has continued to build a supportive community for independent artists and print aficionados since its inception in 2014. Inspired by the communities of print lovers in big cities such as London and New York, Toil & Tinker is devoted to creating the same support in Dubai. And by providing printing services including screen-print, Risograph and soon-to-come letterpress, the team at Toil & Tinker have achieved their ambition to become a platform where artists, designers and illustrators come to chase their dreams. Feature


Moby Digg

Moby Digg

We were so delighted when we came across Laurel Halo’s wonderful, new website this morning. It is the recent work of Munich-based graphic design studio Moby Digg in collaboration with Bureau Mirko Borsche. This, in fact, led up to spending almost an hour on Moby Digg’s website and that was because we were totally blown away by their portfolio that is jam-packed with innumerable design gems. Feature


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

Established in 2009, H.Y.T. Studio aka HideYourToys is an avenue for the commercial work of English artist and designer John Slade. Mostly built with an unlimited, high-contrast colour scheme, John creates bold, striking and often conceptual graphics and illustrations using squiggly lines an geometric shapes. He also loves working with fashion labels and that’s why you can also find the work of John Slade in garment and accessory based applications. We love how John Slade keeps his approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes. Feature


The Link Collective

The Link Collective

Tokyo-based designer Kyoko Bowskill set up ‘The Link Collective’ with an aim to revive and preserve the supposedly outdated printing technique, the making of Furoshiki textiles, as there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional craft methods across the globe. Considered as an eco-friendly method of wrapping items, the Japanese age-old Furoshiki is enjoying a renaissance as Kyoko is trying to build bridges between international artisan printmakers by inviting them to create patterns which will then be hand printed on traditional Japanese cotton wrapping cloths by a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience in producing Furoshiki textiles in Japan. Feature


Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

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


My Name Is

My Name Is

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


A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

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


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

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


Inthepool Studio

Inthepool Studio

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


If Places Were Faces

If Places Were Faces

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


2016 Calendars :: Risotto

2016 Calendars :: Risotto

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


A Is For Apple

A Is For Apple

Similar to books, I think typefaces are a timeless source of inspiration. A Is For Apple is another type foundry worth a look. Set up in 2010, ‘A Is For Apple’ is a Paris-based independent type foundry with a growing collection of typefaces carefully created by Émilie Rigaud. Thanks to our digital devices that have helped promote and boost demand for quality typefaces. The A Is For Apple website is home to amazing examples of what good design is. And this is where I explored its collection from beginning to end. Feature


Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

Christmas Open Studio | East London Printmakers

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


Tunica Magazine Issue №4

Tunica Magazine Issue №4

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


DRAWSWORDS

DRAWSWORDS

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


Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

Graphic Arts Future | Sonnenzimmer

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


Ilka

Ilka

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


Studio Plat

Studio Plat

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


PALETTE 06 ::  Transparent

PALETTE 06 :: Transparent

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


Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

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


Print Club Torino

Print Club Torino

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


MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

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


Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

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


Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

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


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

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

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


studio smalls.

studio smalls.

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


Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio

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


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

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


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

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

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


The Taable

The Taable

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