Pineum

Pineum

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


Oh Yeah Studio

Oh Yeah Studio

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


Circular 18

Circular 18

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

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


North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

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


Pirrip Press

Pirrip Press

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


In Haus Press

In Haus Press

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


Team Thursday

Team Thursday

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


Atelier Tout Va Bien

Atelier Tout Va Bien

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


Gráfica Fidalga

Gráfica Fidalga

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


Dolores Oliver

Dolores Oliver

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


Studio Esinam

Studio Esinam

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


Maan Design

Maan Design

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


Tanamachi Studio

Tanamachi Studio

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


My Name Is Wendy

My Name Is Wendy

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


Maddison Graphic

Maddison Graphic

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


Blok For Lucky 21

Blok For Lucky 21

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


Jimbobart

Jimbobart

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


Liberty x Studio Boo

Liberty x Studio Boo

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


Perrott Bespoke Printing

Perrott Bespoke Printing

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


ODDDS

ODDDS

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


Forefathers

Forefathers

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


Original Replica

Original Replica

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


Freddy Taylor

Freddy Taylor

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


Shootmedia x Strawdogs

Shootmedia x Strawdogs

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


The Print Room | Manchester

The Print Room | Manchester

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


Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction

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


Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

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


Push-Press

Push-Press

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


Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

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


Design Addicted

Design Addicted

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


Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

Cox & Grusenmeyer / dUb

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


Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

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


Papier Machine

Papier Machine

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


Risoto Reverse

Risoto Reverse

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


Studio Posti

Studio Posti

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


The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory

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


Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman

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


Kokoro & Moi :: Selected Print Works

Kokoro & Moi :: Selected Print Works

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


Interview |  Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

Interview | Hugo Puttaert – Think In Colour

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


Say Say Say Inc.

Say Say Say Inc.

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


Sope Studio

Sope Studio

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


SB Studio 100/100 Project

SB Studio 100/100 Project

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


London Print Studio

London Print Studio

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


The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox

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


Annie Strachan

Annie Strachan

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


Quality Screen Sticker Printing by Sticker Robot

Quality Screen Sticker Printing by Sticker Robot

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


Otto

Otto

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


Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

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


Say What Studio

Say What Studio

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


‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

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


HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA

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


The Private Press

The Private Press

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


The Counter Press

The Counter Press

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


The Fingersmith Letterpress

The Fingersmith Letterpress

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


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