For years the Type Archive has been something of a mystery. A near mythical place that many people have heard about but seldom few have ever seen. A repository for the equipment and precious materials from Britain’s great type foundries, the Type Archive holds one of the most important collections of typographic history in the country. Now this hidden world is starting to open its doors again… Feature
The London Illustration Fair team are currently on the look out for this year’s hottest creative talent. Now in their fourth year, they are delighted to announce that their annual call-out is now open for submissions to creatives living in the UK and overseas to take part in this year’s event. If you are an illustrator, graphic designer, printmaker, creative business, animator, street artist, collective, creative agency or a jewellery designer and would like to put your work forward to a great industry judging panel, then apply before 30th September 2016. Feature
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
Held every Sunday by the Design Museum on Twitter, Font Sunday is becoming more and more of a tradition for type enthusiasts. From noon and for 4 hours, passionate typographers, designers and non from all around the world tweets their favourite letterforms, images and typefaces. The theme changes every Sunday, and so does the guest host who choose and propose it to the Design Museum. Feature
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
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is planning an ambitious project that will turn a 12.5 tonne 90 year old steamroller into a giant printing press and take it on tour so that 1000s of people can see this extraordinary spectacle. To make this slightly bonkers idea into a reality, the museum is crowdfunding aiming to raise £12,500 by 23 February through the Art Fund’s Art Happens website. Feature
Everybody loves stickers. These adhesive-backed bits of paper are great but we find it quite hard to express in words why we love them. What we love about ‘Grey Jam Press’ is the fact that they are professional screen printers of custom eggshell stickers, vinyl stickers, paper prints and much more. Good news is that they will be joining us this Saturday for an afternoon of live print workshop, giving you access to experimenting with sight and touch and creating your own stickers if you want to stand out this winter. Feature
Founded by old school friends Alastair Eland and Sam Bennett in 2013, The London Illustration Fair is a celebration of contemporary illustration, graphic design, printmaking and independent publishing. Encompassing the creativity and enthusiasm of the industry, the interactive event brings together both buyers and artists giving visitors a chance to meet their favourite artists and, of course, discover new favourites. Feature
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
Come along to the People of Print — Screen Printing Workshop on Saturday 12th December and take away a wrapped and labelled gift in a tote bag. Tees, totes, tags and wrapping paper all included in ticket price with four free issues of Posterzine too! It’s going to be a blast! Tickets are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Feature
We are very excited to announce that we will be putting on a top-notch display of prints at our first ever Christmas Print Fayre, which will take place at none other than KK Outlet in Hoxton Square, London. We are literally going to fill the walls from top to bottom. The exhibition will launch on Tuesday 1st December and run on until 23rd of December and will include workshops, talks and even a Meal Ticket thrown in for good measure.
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
It’s no wonder that self-published zines are currently in the spotlight. Self-produced zines allow makers, writers, and creatives to break the rules in order to create something unconventional. Vienna-based micropublishing collective ‘Soybot’ work between graphic design, print, and illustration. Their work is a departure from the traditional publishing models. It offers unique insights into the emerging, art publishing culture through an interesting mix of prints, limited edition zines, visual-based booklets, posters, and printed ephemera. Feature
DON’T JUST STARE, a trailblazing series of events, talks & workshops exploring the connection between Mental Health and the Arts, will launch this Sunday 20th September with an event at the Red Gallery in Hoxton, London. Statistics show that a quarter of us will experience a mental health issue in a given year, yet medication is often considered by mental health professionals before exploring and without conjunction with other avenues. Creative outlets, as offered by arts therapies and artistic exploration can provide us with a greater sense of choice and freedom than medication or conversational therapies. Feature
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
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
In an industry that’s over saturated with digitally designed, die cut vinyl stickers, The London Design Festival looks back at a time where sign writing meant pencils, precision and painting by hand. Like many skilled trades it has evolved to meet the demands of a time conscious digital society, however, the traditional craft is coming back to the Bankside Design District in the form of Better Letters workshops, film screenings and Ghost Signs tours. Feature
Next up in the series is another practical piece of advice from the founder of London-based pop-up workshop service Check Out My Print!, Magda Kaggwa. As many of you might be under a lot of pressure to succeed in the ‘real world’, and although we can’t promise that this interview series will guarantee career success, but together with hard work and dedication, it will surely give you the best chance possible. Now, if you are a recent grad who wants to know how to land on your feet, you’ve come to the right place. Feature
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
We met Lawrence Slater at this year’s ELCAF, where he told us about his DIY home screen-print studio that he shares with his brother. We immediately told him to get in touch and send us some process shots so you could all see how to do this yourselves. All you need is a little ingenuity mixed with some materials and you’re on your way. Lawrence just seems like one of those guys that tackles things himself, he dabbles in woodwork too — you should check out his awesome handmade clocks in his online shop. Feature
We’re not daring to get too excited but ‘Druck Berlin’, an international print biennale, is returning for its third edition and will be celebrating the very best of screen-print this coming August. Organised by one of the top silk screen studios, Mother Drucker, the festival aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything print-focused. They have not yet confirmed a full programme but speculating about the line-up makes it a bit more exciting, don’t you agree? Feature
Now in its second edition, Graphic Design Festival Scotland is well underway and will take place at the Lighthouse in Glasgow from 19th to 25th October 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience a week full of intensive workshops, talks, competitions, urban murals, and exhibitions covering all aspects of graphic design and where it’s headed. Feature
Artists and illustrators have been part of London’s story for centuries and here’s another chance for you to enrich our creative community. Returning for its fourth edition, East London Comics and Arts Festival is an annual festival that brings together a showcase of both big and small press publications, illustration, comics and print in a friendly environment. This festival will be joined by a selection of established professionals and will be running a programme of talks and workshops spanning over two days on the 20th and 21st June across two new venues – The Laundry and SPACE in Hackney. Feature
Professional screen printer and graphic designer Dan Mather is running a new 2-day screen print poster course at Thames Barrier Print Studio. The course is perfect for illustrators and designers looking to take their work to the next level by translating it into print. Over the two days you will learn the traditional process of screen printing, from getting your artwork print ready to technical registration. With help from Dan you will learn useful tips along the way and no doubt leave inspired to do more. Feature
POPUP PRESS! is a unique and inspiring celebration of print culture, showcasing both local graphic artists and international independent publishers bringing the practice of print to a wider audience within Hong Kong. With a custom designed mobile gallery and exhibition space, they transform Hong Kong’s bustling cityscapes into creative areas where the general public can participate in different print workshops and meet the artists. Feature
If you are looking for some fun but have no idea where to start, you have come to the right place. Today, we would like to introduce you to the top creative hubs where you can participate in workshops and/or short courses and get hands-on experience of printmaking. Now, fancy getting your hands dirty? Feature
Home-Work is a Melbourne based textiles and design studio run by friends Lara Davies and Jess Wright, specialising in locally manufactured bedding, homewares, accessories, soft furnishings and stationary.The pair share a love for all things bright and bold which is evident through their colourful range of printed products. They also run a selection of workshops focused on screen printing techniques and other crafts. Feature
Leeds Print Festival has entered its fourth year featuring an exciting programme of workshops, print exhibitions, a talk series, and a print fair. This annual event has also brought together a host of high-profile printmakers, design champions, and internationally-renowned lecturers to discuss and debate the traditional and contemporary printmaking processes. It is truly a celebration of all things printed and is great for fans of printmaking of all types. Feature
Do you want to see 581 prints from 42 print workshops across the UK &Ireland in one space? From this Saturday 10th January until Sunday 22nd February 2015 the 20:20 Print Exchange (2014) will be exhibited at neo:gallery27, in Bolton, and this exhibition will be the first of many to open in the neo:studios new gallery space for 2015. The 20:20 Print Exchange, which launched in 2009 as a collaborative project between Hot Bed Press, based in Salford, and Red Hot Press in Southampton, has continued to grow each year and attracts artists, designers and printmakers, asking each one to produce 25 limited edition prints on paper, (20cmx20cm) of one design, using their medium of choice. Feature
Illustrators David McMillan, Jayde Perkin and Ed Cheverton have joined forces in their first collaborative project curating the first ‘Toys Exhibition’. They have got over 30 contemporary illustrators on board to create artwork, imagery and 3D objects in an interactive exhibition celebrating all things playful and fun. All profits from the sale of work go to the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal Charity, supporting the Bristol Childrens Hospital. Find out more in our interview with Dave, Jaybde and Ed on this brilliant and heartwarming project. Feature
Why not celebrate this festive season in style and bring everyone together for this special event, ‘Makers’ – a one-day celebration of London’s very best creatives in art, design, crafts, music, food and drinks. Fairground will provide you with some respite from everyday working life and have programmed a full day of fun workshops, pop-up stores and markets as well as talks and music showcases spanning the three storeys of a former office building in Haggerston. Feature
As were feeling the spookily festive in the run up to Halloween The Vaults of Terror is a group TV horror exhibition that you can drop by all week if you just can’t wait to celebrate until the weekend. Featuring prints sculpture and curiosities by 20 great illustrators, artists, street artists and printmakers, the exhibition hosts a movie night, amongst exquisite corpse monster workshops and other frightening fun, taking place until November 1st (after opening last Thursday) at the Vaults Gallery in the old Victorian vaults underneath Waterloo. I caught up with curators Ben Rider and Russell Taysom to find out more about the show.. Feature
It is only a week until the launch of Graphic Design Festival Scotland and we have a 2-day weekend workshop pass to offer. Created and organised by James Gilchrist and Beth Wilson of Glasgow-based design studio Warriors, GDFS is a celebration of design and creativity and will be participated by a number of creative practitioners who will also take part in a series of workshops, competitions, talks, exhibitions, urban murals and live stream discussions happening between 22nd-26th October. Feature
A design shop, gallery, silkscreen studio and a café comprise this unique space in the centre of Budapest. The shop offers eco friendly clothing, bags, accessories mostly produced by Printa team with an emphasis on printed and also recycled objects. The Printa gallery is dedicated to presenting contemporary screen prints from upcoming Hungarian and international artists. Their ‘Print Collection’ offers limited edition silkscreen prints, from numerous artists, each handprinted, signed and numbered by the artist himself. The water-base silkscreen studio is equipped to produce high quality and handmade prints on textile and paper. They also offer workshops and studio rental access for artists and graphic designers. Feature
We went along to the opening of the House of Vans, which is an underground maze of wonders underneath Waterloo station in London, it is completely ‘off the wall’ to say the least. They have made incredibly clever use of this space to allow for a skate park, a music stage, a restaurant, a gallery and much more for all of you creative, thrill seeking people. The opening was topped of with various pro skaters and several other activities which included live printing and embroidery by two of our favourite companies, Lovenskate and Man Up Girl! Feature
To mark the 20th FIFA World Cup, London-based multi-disciplinary design agency Karoshi have designed a limited edition wall chart and accompanying responsive website that allows users to customise it in their national team colours. The Brazil 2014 begins on Thursday 12th June and Brazil Fourteen is an excellent way to keep up with full and up-to-date information, tournament progresses and results – not to mention its ability to reflect the correct local time zone. Feature
Print Van Paris is a brand new concept inspired by the idea of buying a classic 1970′s ice cream van and turning it into a mobile screen printing van. Why wouldn’t you want to do that? Born in the USA, raised in Australia, influenced in Switzerland and having spent 10 years studying and working in London, digital designer Oschon Wespi-Tschopp developed this amazing idea and made it happen in real life. Feature
*Research Design Publish is a critical design elective comprising 14 students from the Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art. The Symposium marks their coming together to launch these 14 eclectic design research projects, in order to generate a wider discussion. Feature
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
A fantastic event of independent comics and wonderful illustration takes place almost every month here at Bologna-based little bookshop Inuit. Besides being a retailer that regularly promotes great work by emerging artists, illustrators and/or authors, Inuit is also an open platform that provides exhibition spaces, workshops and printing services. In their small but lovely printing laboratory, artists/illustrators will be able to take time and enjoy the slow process of screen printing or to produce high-volume print at a low cost with high-speed risograph printers. Feature
Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong created World’s first Instant Newspaper Recycler for Sun Hung Kai. It’s said that the amount of wrapping paper used in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year results in as many as 1,600 trees being cut down, and 170,000 litres of petrol burned. To put that in context, the height of all those trees put together would stretch from the Earth to an altitude 3 times that a commercial airplane flies at. So Sun Hung Kai’s (SHK) East Point City decided to make an environmentally-friendly difference this year with The Instant Newspaper Recycler. The Campaign was created and executed by Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong. Feature
Last month we ran a two week brief with the Illustration students at LCC which had a resulting exhibition. The students had to take an image through various different mediums, making sure that they passed through both analogue and digital processes. The idea was to portray the famous Marshall McLuhan quote, “the medium is the message.” All of the students responded well, however the work of Daniel Fletcher really stood out amongst the crowd. He answered the brief concisely and enthusiastically with a project titled EUPHROSYNE. Feature
Marcroy from People of Print will be talking at the Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School: Friendly Professional Development for Creative Industry, which kicks off next week at Bootstrap Company – running from 17-28 March. Designed with both start-ups and seasoned professionals in mind, the LBB Pop-Up School will provide training, insight and inspiration for creative industry. Feature
Into the Fold proposes what collaboration, education, discussion, participation and making might be. Changing the situation or situating a change by inviting emerging and established creative practitioners to be part of the project. An event questioning the ideology of the studio and gallery space, materialising in the form of an exhibition through a temporary and spontaneous community of practice. Feature
The Pure Evil exhibition runs from 23rd January – 28 February 2014. To celebrate the exhibition of selected works by his Nightmare Series Saatchi Gallery are inviting you to an evening with PURE EVIL on the 18th February, where you can witness live screen printing in the Edition & Print Gallery and Education space on the Lower Ground Floor. Attendance is strictly by confirmed invitation and places will be limited. Feature
French Riviera is a cool little gallery based in East London. This quirky spot on Bethnal Green Road is presented by artists Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski as an extension of their long-standing collaboration. Occupying their studio in a former shop, the gallery offers a platform to artists who are currently without representation in the UK. Artists shown by the gallery include Thomas Dozol, Leslie Kulesh, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Nicholas Pankhurst, Berry Patten, Hannah Perry and Lucy Woodhouse. Feature
In celebration of Anthony Burrill’s new book, ‘I Like It, What Is It?‘, we were asked to facilitate a two day live printing demo / workshop at KK Outlet, where the public could come along and have a go at screen printing their very own limited edition A.B print. We had many visitors from all stretches of the UK and the workshop went down a treat, lots of happy people walked away with a signed print and got to chat with Anthony Burrill during the evening. We love working with Burrill, and we have a new collaboration project in progress…so watch this space. Feature
On Sunday 24th November we ran a live screen printing workshop for vInspired at Ministry of Sound for their #GetTrashed campaign. The idea is to customise or exchange your clothing in order to save it going into a landfill. We created some super simple geometric graphics so that the customisers could experiment with printing layer upon layer onto their garments. The workshop went down a treat and many people were happy with their new hand printed clothes. Feature
Inprint is a collective of 3 young designers, Holly Gleave, Emily Briselden Waters and Chloe Adams who run a series of events including print fairs and exhibitions which collaborate with local creative’s around the North West. They started the fair because they noticed a lack of opportunities for creative’s to sell their work and network with other print makers within Liverpool. They are all passionate about print and also meeting other like minded people and find that the events are a great way to bring together local designers and illustrators and give them a platform to promote themselves and the work that they do. Feature
A group of artists known as Kollektiv will be taking over a vacant produce and butchery shop in Brighton after reaching their Kickstarter goal of £3500 to fund the project. Sophie Giblin, coordinator and curator finished her art degree recently and decided there was a need for galleries aimed directly at emerging artists wanting entrepreneurial opportunity and training in opening DIY exhibiting spaces. The gallery officially opens to the public on Monday, November 25th 2013 and the Private view will be Saturday, November 30th. Feature
For this exhibition, The Broken Fingaz Crew produced a fabulous series of 16 original screen prints in addition to a huge wooden installation and a 80m² graffiti wall. All of the prints were produced at Mother Drucker’s studio at Urban Spree by the crew members. A total of 16 different prints have then been edited in limited runs from 20 to 40 prints in each design (3 by Deso, 4 by Tant, 3 by Kip and 6 by Unga), which adds even more originality to the prints. The exhibition runs until the 1st of November and the screen prints are available in Urban Spree Galerie and online (between 90€ and 120€ each). Feature
Last Thursday we went along to the launch of #Cardpress which was a collaboration between Print Club London and Urban Cottage Industries. Both companies have their heart and soul in traditional printing techniques, which made for a really amazing, educational and fun evening. Together they hosted a party at MC Motor situated next door to Print Club, and invited friends and fans down to get inky and see a Linotype machine working. Over 800 people came down to drink mojitos and Brew Dog beers, eat pizza and watch as Phi, Dave,Stan and all the master UCI technicians showed the audience the ropes of a Linotype. The machines were a spectacle and the evening was incredible. Feature
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
Screen Grab is at the Science Museum this evening from 7pm-9pm as part of the Science Museum Lates on the first floor next to Challenge of Materials gallery. It is an adults only night hosted every month and this month is themed around the new exhibition Media Space, showcasing the National Photography Collection held by the National Media Museum through a series of major exhibitions. It’s a new space for artists and photographers to interact with science and explore the museum’s collections. Josie Molloy & Nadine Tropschuh have printed 350 posters to be given away on the night… and the public can come along and pull the final layer of their double exposure screen prints. Feature
On Saturday 28th September 2013 at DOK, Gent, you should get in line to join The Torso Copy Troops for 12 hours of Torso printing (12pm to midnight). Topo Copy have been making torso-prints for some time now and so the Troops are growing. Sixty people already joined the Troops. They’ve had an expo, made some T-shirtsalready and once they reach the goal of 300 torsos they’ll make ‘The Torso Book’. All the more reason to get involved. Feature
In honor of Halloween, our friends at Print Club will be throwing 2 ‘frightfully delighting’ screen-printing workshops (in fancy dress of course) inviting participants to print designs in 2 colour-ways including glow-in-the-dark ink.
Workshops will be held on Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st from 2-9pm (so at the end you’ll be able to see your spooky design)
Places are extremely limited so book your place quick!
In order to platform up and coming talent Electric Kitsch have teamed up with the lovely Ben Rider to showcase his unique brand of lunatic printmaking and new range of T-shirts. The extravaganza will give you the chance to learn / make your own print with a free Electric Kitsch themed printing workshop. The event kicks off at 3pm this Sunday (18th Aug) at Hackney Downs Studios, so if your around make sure you pop by – it’ll be a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Feature
From 13th-18th August, Heresy will be taking over Unit 8 of Boxpark Shoreditch. They will be selling their current range of hand screen printed clothes, prints and zines as well as our new summer capsule collection ‘SYNAGOGA’. Tonight is the capsule launch where you will be able to drink some free beers with them and listen to the Godless Heresy DJs play some tracks straight from Hell. See you there. Feature
Andrew Groves is an Illustrator / Designer / Craftsman who lives in a barn in the woods and makes beautiful imagery with common themes including natural phenomenon, wilderness exploration and adventures. Andrew is also the founder of ‘Miscellaneous Adventures’ – a craft project in which he makes / teaches other people how to make handmade wooden objects. Feature
Formerly known as Tokyo Graphic Passport, an annual creative event is now taking place for its fourth year in the Far-East’s capital. Organised by Japan’s internationally renowned culture magazine, +81, the summit holds together world-class graphic artists and professionals to conduct a series of conferences, workshops and live performances. At the time when reading is in decline, several creators have put focus on creating typographic artworks, with intentions to rediscover the relationship between letters, design and art. Feature
An assembly of designers was briefed to design A1 typographic posters based on football chants in support of British Blind Sport. The posters are to be showcased in a one-day exhibition, ‘GloryGlory 2013’ which is happening at East End’s hidden gem, Hoxton Arches on the 13th August 2013 and will also be featured in a book of graphic poster art. This remarkable project is a collection of over 80 designers’ prints from across the world. It is, no doubt, a celebration both for the beautiful game and the visually impaired people who will be aided with all proceeds. Feature
Looking for a chill-out place for this foreseeable sweaty weekend? The Copeland Book Market returns to Bold Tendencies for its third year. It is a platform where over forty fantastic publishers and artists from across the world showcase their best recent work. This four-day event includes a series of talks, screenings and performances. The market runs from Thursday to Sunday (18th-21st). It opens from 5-9pm on Thursday and Friday and from 1-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Check out their website for the detailed programme and a full list of participants. Feature
This is another event that we were ecstatic to be part of was the opening of the Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the V&A Museum. The lucky winners of the MasterCard Priceless competition got to print over 150 t-shirts with us within a three hour time frame. It was a non-stop printing event for us but we thoroughly enjoyed it and everyone came away with a t-shirt and tote after experiencing the process of screen printing themselves. We commissioned the Hollywood themed artwork to artists we have featured on People of Print. Another example of a service we are happy to provide. Feature
Last year during the Olympics we were in the front of house section at the Levi’s flagship store on Regent Street for almost two months. We were working alongside Wicked Printing Stuff on a project whereby the public could come an print an iconic Anthony Burrill t-shirt or one of the wining submissions that were updated daily. The whole event was based around the idea of craft and hand made. Everybody loves to see the process of screen printing and to have a go themselves and has always been a successful activity during press and marketing events. Feature
We went down to Fulham for the Brighton Car Park Show on Friday which was a blast. We are not ashamed to admit that Brighton University graduates always blow us away with their skills, ideas and determination to break past the boundaries of convention. Have you ever heard of a university converting a derelict car park into a gallery, bar, events space?! Thought not. We have included some images that we managed to take, but the free bar impeded our ability to take pictures that weren’t fuzzy and unusable. You will just have to trust us with this one. Brighton graduates are the ones to watch this year. Feature
Fedrigoni got in touch with People of Print to ask help host an event celebrating the move into their impressive new show rooms at Clerkenwell house. Calling upon the incredible Anthony Burrill to create a strikingly bold poster the event celebrated the new Fedrigoni ‘Materica’ paper exploring how it can be used through the application of print. The exciting event saw a huge influx of different design, print and media professionals marvel over Burril’s fantastic artwork as they were given an opportunity to experience and interact with the process of screen printing hosted by Marcroy Smith & James O’Raw. Feature
We went along to the Alternative Press Zine Fair this weekend and it was really fantastic. There was so much to see including a letterpress workshop by Studio Mothership and screen prints by Animaux Circus, talks, and fantasy comic characters like ‘Boob-Man’. We love it.
Designer Kelly Angood wanted a ‘real’ medium format camera, but knew she couldn’t afford one, consequently she dealt with it the only way she knew how and made one! After setting up a page on kickstarter to gain funding Kelly has spread the world about her beautiful prototype camera (screen printed by the wonderful Joe Vass) that creates amazing pin-hole images and the best thing about it is you make it all yourself! With the project finishing by 1:30pm on Saturday every last donation counts in the hope of developing the project further and expanding into educational workshops for kids and teenagers and the possibility of more exciting cameras. I caught up with Kelly to find out more about the project. Feature
Alexa recently completed her masters in illustration at Central Saint Martins, where she often got into trouble with print technicians due to her slightly wild and unorthodox approach to screen printing. She now works as an illustrator in London running regular workshops with a particular emphasis on rethinking the context of drawing, most recently a Drawing Séance at the National Trust’s Ham House in August. Nature, horror, folk art and combining overhead projectors and screen printing with digital technologies interests her and she will be speaking and exhibiting at The Third International Illustration Symposium in Krakow in November. Feature
No Fly Posters is based in Manchester and involves an abandoned building with seven boarded up windows each displaying a poster stating “No Fly Posters.” So, seven creatives are asked to re-imagine the concept of NO FLY POSTERS to replace the original seven. Each round has seven new designs, they are currently on round 3 so there are 21 lovely posters for you all to look at. Great idea and I look forward to seeing how this develops – maybe a book? We’ll see. Feature
This free traditional print day will be held at the University of Leeds, School of Design, Grass Studio on Wednesday 24th April 2013 from 10.30am – 5pm. They will be “pushing traditional print in a new direction” by educating young designers and running workshops. Feature
We were at the Design Museum this evening where we experienced a delightful series of talks, PechaKucha style hosted by Chris Haughton (Node). During PechaKucha, each speaker is limited to 20 slides and is only able to talk for 20 seconds per slide, which made it very entertaining and engaging for the audience. Feature
Earlier this year, we were given the task of setting up a functional screen print studio in the enormous Kibera Slum in scorching hot Kenya. The conditions were far from ideal, with dusty streets, lack of clean running water, small workspace and many other variables that would make it difficult to print. However, with the determination and support of Rachel Baughen from Kipepeo Cards we managed to bring this idea to reality earlier this month. Feature
Dutchman, art director, cross-disciplinary designer, printmaker and design educator Paul Wolterink works across a range of media. Wolterink believes that “Anything can function as a carrier for information”. His design vision is based on rapid, instinctive ‘design intuition’, resulting in strong communication and simple visual language, that quickly burns on the retina. Feature
Started in January 2012, PRNT Studio was founded by two young designers from Toronto who were determined to do what they love each day; creating original surface designs for the fashion, home and paper goods industries. With a strong belief in promoting local talent, they have grown to feature seasoned and aspiring Canadian artists with a focus on illustration talent. In addition to ready-made collections PRNT Studio is happy to offer custom artwork and collaborations, trend direction, CADS/Technical Drawings, Market Research and branding. Feature
This weekend The Crafty Fox Market held a great Christmas event at The Dogstar in Brixton. In my opinion one of the best craft markets i’ve been to recently with stalls from the brilliant Sandra Dieckmann, Jamie Mills, House Of Ismay, Emily The Pemily, Jim Bob Art and many more. The screen print your own tote bag for just a fiver was the highlight of the event. Feature
A night of risograph printing hosted by design studio Two Times Elliot at the Great Western Studios on the night of the private view proved to be a busy and aesthetically pleasing. There were illustration, print, textiles, jewellery, you name it on display and for sale and not to mention alcohol too. Feature
It was a nippy evening on Friday night at the Museum of London late event, but inside Josie Molloy was breaking a sweat teaching people how to pull a print. These 10 layer prints are an amalgamation of rubbings from various buildings, walls and architecture around London. The final layer being printed on the night added the type references of all the layers geographical whereabouts. Feature
Come join us at the Museum of London on Friday 30th November from 7-9 and get screen printing whether you’re a first timer or a pro, brought to you by University of the Arts London. Meet me and my friends, come hang out, get printing or just observe if you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty.
From 19th November to 23rd December, JaguarShoes Collective will bring together a selection of exciting food, fashion and design craftsmen to create a unique Christmas shopping emporium. To cater to all your christmas needs we will be curating a series of retail pop-ups. Eight exciting brands will have three or four day slots to ‘take over’ the recently refurbished retail gallery and café-bar, ‘The Old Shoreditch Station’.
Two Times Elliot are holding one of their enticing nights of Riso Printing and beer on December 7th at the ‘Atrium’ at Great Western Studios. They offer 25 one colour A3 riso prints and a free beer for £25+VAT in a choice of seven colours. It’s simple, you take your artwork and they print it for you. Or just head over for beers at £2.50 all night. You can get your tickets and more info here. See you there!
Quirky meets tipsy at this one of a kind design shop/cafe/bar selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Founders Kirtstie and Coralie wanted a place where everything was pretty and also for sale, a non-stuffy shop where customers are welcomed to interact with products. If that wasn’t enough they hold an eclectic array of events including tonights ‘Colour in Sneakers’ evening. Did I mention they serve cocktails too? Sold.
4 short months ago Adam Piper set up a new printmakers resource in Rochester, Kent. They offer some great introductory printmaking workshops such as lino and wood cut and etching of all varieties, for a very good price too! Have a gander at their facilities and drop them an email through their website.
The LCBA have an open evening this Tuesday 30th October for drop in workshops and demonstrations of the facilities they hold. They’re also holding workshops in Papermaking, Letterpress and Bookbinding, head to the site for more info.
Flamingo are going to be holding a talk on the importance of making/contemporary craft, called Makers and Shakers. They’ve got some great speakers involved – printmaker Anthony Burrill, for example, and Andrew Groves from Miscellaneous Adventures. It’s on Wednesday 21st November at the Book Club in Shoreditch, and tickets are a fiver. Brill.
It’s been a great week here at KKOutlet with live printing and workshops from our good friends Peckham Print Studio, Studio Mothership, Bolt Editions, Heretic, Holly Bagnall, Danielle Watt, Chris Pell and Marcroy.
It’s sad to say today is the last day, come down whilst you can to view and purchase the great prints created all week long. Thank you to everyone who’s been involved, all the designers who contributed and all the lovely people who took the time to hang out with us. We had fun and we hope you did too. Feature
It’s day two of ‘What’s Next?’ for education week with our live screenprinting and letterpress with the great guys from Peckham Print Studio and Studio Mothership at KKOutlet in Hoxton Square. Book your tickets for the FREE education discussion panel here. If you haven’t come down yet, here’s a peek at what everyones been up to. Feature
We are very excited to be running a series of workshops for the final week (25th – 29th June) of KKOutlet’s month long extravaganza of workshops, talks and exhibitions. We will be covering the topic of Education, creating artwork in response to talks and running various different print workshops. We have Studio Mothership running letterpress workshops, Peckham Print Studio and Jim O’Raw running screen print workshops and the fabulous Bolt Editions will be running a really cool riso printing workshop. Paper sponsor by GFSmith.
BLIM is an independent, family-run art and craft facility now conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown. Their aim is to help build community through the spirit of fun and creativity, making the arts and crafts accessible to a wide range of skill sets and aims. Think of it as both a resource and platform for artists, a non-funded arts facility and small business run by and for artists.
Nick Morley, better known as Linocut Boy regularly holds linocut workshops in Margate but this Saturday he’ll be spending the day passing on his knowledge at Material Gallery near Old Street, London. Tickets can be bought to include his great hand picked linocut starter sets, specially chosen components from a range of suppliers at a very good price. Don’t miss out!
First Thursdays are back and Print Club are proud to present: TOTEM A live screen printing event. Illustrators Hugh Barrell and Dominic Owen will combine their drawing styles to create and print a series of totem poles live in the Print Club London Gallery! So come down and say hi, have a drink and get inky!