People of Print http://www.peopleofprint.com Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:01:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 102900516 Print Club London | Blisters 2017 Submission Call http://www.peopleofprint.com/exhibition/print-club-london-blisters-2017-submission-call/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/exhibition/print-club-london-blisters-2017-submission-call/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:14:16 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52216 Continue reading ]]> Naturally, we’re huge fans of Print Club London, one of the leading printmaking studios in London featuring an assortment of hugely talented print artists and print technicians alike. They’re currently holding the sixth edition of Blisters, their screen-printed poster exhibition and it’s going to be be bigger and better than ever. The show will also include the exciting launch of their first book ‘Screen Printing the Ultimate Guide – From Sketchbook to Squeegee’ published by Thames & Hudson, who are also the same publishers for our People of Print book. Print Club London present their submission call for this exciting exhibition, read on to find the details and how to submit.

Blisters: Paperback Edition – The Brief

This Year, it’s ‘Blisters: The Paperback Edition’ based on BOOKS and will be an entirely hand-pulled screen-print show. Grab inspiration from your favourite book, favourite author or even a favourite line from an iconic book.

1. Submit a poster in your own style inspired by your favourite book, favourite author or a favourite line from an iconic book

2. The catch is that, you cannot use the name of the book or author! Use of other text is allowed of course, but this should stand alone as an image/scene/typography

3. Most importantly, your work must be COMPLETELY new and original for this project and never seen before! We will not accept any submissions that are displayed anywhere else, including personal blog or portfolio.

4. The artwork specification – It needs to be in B2 format (500 x 700mm) but, can be portrait of landscape.

5. When sending the low-res file please ensure it’s saved ‘YourName.jpeg’ and you state in your email the book/author/quote your design is inspired by

6. Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to postershow@printclublondon.com and the deadline is Friday 5th May 2017

Successful submissions will be allowed to use Print Club London’s printing space for free. Selling at £50 a pop from a range of 50 talented artists, Blisters 2017 will most certainly not one to be missed.

Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to postershow@printclublondon.com and the deadline is Monday 8th May 2017.

FAQs

Q: If I have book artwork that I’ve used for previous projects, can I reprint this?
A: The artwork for your submission should be original. If there are elements from previous projects this is fine but the submission should appear to be new as a whole.

Q: Does the “poster” need to contain text or type?
A: No, this is up to you. “Poster” is the format size paper and the term we use to describe this. You can either:
1. Create artwork that is composed of an illustration or design inspired by a book, author(s) or line from a book
2. Submit an entry composed entirely of a typographic design (as long as it does not mention the book title/authors name)
3. Mix the two!

Q: If I have several designs, can I submit more than one?
A: You can submit as many designs as you like!

Q: When the artwork is printed and signed, do we also need to put a title to it? For example; The book title, author name or not, as it might give the game away?
A: We haven’t decided on this yet. Just email us your entries and let us know your inspiration for the artwork!

Q: How much of that goes to the artist?
A: It’s a 50/50 split between the artist and Print Club London. The artist will receive 50% commission as will Print Club London

Q: What happens to prints, which remain unsold?
A: All prints are sold via Print Club London on our online gallery after the show.

Q: Do they remain the property of the artist or of London Print Club?
A: They’re owned by the artist/designer, but we retain the right to be the only seller of these prints as they are from a show we have curated.

Q: If ownership remains with the artist, can the artist resell them elsewhere – for example, through independent shops?
A: No, the prints can only be sold via Print Club London

Q: If the artist is not producing the prints themselves will Print Club be producing them?
A: The artists are liable for the printing the work. They can use our studios for free if they know how to print! If artists are unable to print, they can ask Tuckshop our bespoke printing service who, will offer a discount for all Blisters artists. This Year we’re sponsored by G.F Smith who are supplying all the paper for the show.

Q: Who owns the rights to the image?
A: Artists always own the rights to their work. However a rule of Blisters is that the work cannot be reproduced at a later date as another screen print or giclée

Q: Can the artist/designer use the imagery for, their own products again?  For example, using the imagery for t-shirts, greetings cards etc.
A: No, we ask that the image to be just for the show. This is what makes it ‘limited edition’ and this is a key part of Blisters.

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Beatriz Costo | Two Suns* http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/beatriz-costo-two-suns/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/beatriz-costo-two-suns/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:11 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52192 Continue reading ]]> Beatriz Costo is a graphic designer based in Madrid, Spain, and had previously studied psychology and worked for several years in Human Resources, before making her switch to the creative world. Having always had a passion for design thanks to typography, the variety of materials available, the acute attention to detail and constant space to learn, Beatriz decided it was time to redirect her career.

Although Beatriz admits that technology and the digital world is an essential tool throughout the production of her work, she understands the value of craftsmanship and always takes pleasure from creating works with her own hands.

Her latest project begun at a time when her life was due take another change in direction, becoming a mother of twins. With impending motherhood, Beatriz began an illustration project titled ‘Two Suns*’ inspired by her current emotions and feelings, giving her experience a platform, and a voice. Further down the line, she compiled all the illustrations created during her children’s first year of life and produced a publication, which we have featured images of so that you are able to share Beatriz’s experience too.

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POOL Publishing http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/pool-publishing/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/pool-publishing/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:08:55 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52167 Continue reading ]]> Vienna based publishing house POOL, was only founded last year but already has a strong collection of unique publications. With a focus on visual arts and utilising their publications as an art space for creatives, POOL supports artists across a wide range of fields including art, photography, graphic design, illustration and literature.

All the publications are currently produced on demand, and distributed online, however, POOL publishing have also worked to make their publications available offline, and their stock will be readily available in selected stores around Europe very soon!

The first edition, which was released back in January 2017, is made up of five books by artists based in Vienna, Berlin, Cologne and New York, all of which you can see below. But thats not all, there is also a limited artists edition which will go alongside the books, and contains content made up of screen prints, textile prints, art prints and additional merchandise too.

SAY MY NAME is a collage of previous works by photographer Eva Zar, which focuses on self-presentation and external perception. At the same time, the digital setting is both liberating and oppressive and shows what unites and what separates. When no one is around you, say baby I love you.’

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FASSADE PARADE is a collection of lost souls of modern aesthetics compiled by Tobias Faisst that stand in strong contrast to pixel-perfect designs and high-end photography. The book appears as a photographic artist edition in a strictly limited edition of 150 pieces.’

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‘Luca Fuchs displays in MY SON IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE BOY BUT I LOVE HIM ANYWAY a youthful subculture. The portraits move in a frivolous future – dyed in abstract colors, soaked in artificial light.’

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MEMORIES OF THE CAVE puts the portrayal of cave paintings into a new context. These are simplified in their complexity in experimental drawings and presented in manipulated form in their playful lightness of the monochrome present.’

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TROTTELKOLLEKTIVE bursts through the verbal idiocy of the advertising industry. Leaves the thought-destruction machinery behind and gets into a new defective existence.’

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The second edition is set to be released in July 2017 and as a sneak peak, the collection will include publications by photographer Alexander Coggin from London, graphic designers Rita Matos and Max Mauracher based in Lisbon and Vienna, writer Catherine Hazotte also from Vienna, plus illustrators Wu Wu of Buenos Aires and Fabian Maier-Bode and Eva-Maria Stöhr from Berlin.


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Groduk & Boucar http://www.peopleofprint.com/collective/groduk-boucar/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/collective/groduk-boucar/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:43:41 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52121 Continue reading ]]> Margaux Hauduc and Océane Carbou began their collective “Groduk & Boucar” whilst they studied engraving at École Estienna in Paris. Originally they were making silly comics about their school life and peers. They went on to complete screen print internships together at SDW Neukölln in Berlin and Jérôme Arcay’s workshop in Paris.

Since working together they feel that the illustrations they create are more like movie scenes – the act of creating a set together where the atmosphere and background story are very essential.

In their recent project “Minigolf” they were invited by Slow Galerie to build an exhibition during the 2017 sport themed Graphic Design Festival in Paris. Being inspired by pop culture and reminded by their childhoods and holidays on the beach, they wanted to show the graphic potential the cheap sport could offer. They imagined their own mini golf course in a variety of 18 prints and paintings, with different surroundings, cosmic and mineral like terrains were a theme throughout. Playing with scale and vibrant colours they aimed to keep a sense of mystery in each piece.

In 2015 they collaborated with 6 other friends and illustrators to create their one and only fanzine “Cosmic Dog”. It tells the story of a dog being sent into space as an experiment. Both Margaux and Océane found it interesting to see how different characters evolved and stories developed according to each illustrator. Their dream is for “Cosmic Dog” to become an animated cartoon in the future.

One of their favourite projects to work on was “Murder in the Pool”. Experimenting with both screen print and etching they were able to visually explore their ideas in several ways.

The range of prints were based on the story of Palm Hill neighbourhood where strange murders have been committed between 1991 and 2006. Owners of four luxurious villas were found dead, floating in their pools. At first they made a print called “Murder in the Pool” to act as a teaser of the series they planned on developing. Building a fancy neighbourhood full of villas in a video game, they took screenshots to inform the series of prints. A friend who goes by the name “Motherlode” worked alongside them, creating a soundtrack inspired by the prints to accompany the music video that Margaux and Océane also produced. To complete “Murder in the Pool” they created a series of etchings named “Premeditations” which approaches the project with a more realistic view of the events.

Having just moved into a new studio together in Paris 20ème, Groduk & Boucar plan to offer workshops in screen print in the future.

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Islington Mill | The Mystery Tubes http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/islington-mill-the-mystery-tubes/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/islington-mill-the-mystery-tubes/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:21:38 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52100 Continue reading ]]> Fancy owning original hand illustrated pieces, early screen printed edition posters or postcards printed by the likes of Peter Sutherland, Anthony Burrill or Mike Perry? If your answer is yes, then you really need to get involved in The Mystery Tubes project by Islington Mill. The project was developed to give Islington Mill artists, residents and friends the chance to be involved in the Mill’s fundraising effort. Both well known and up-and-coming artists were asked by creative studio The Engine House to donate print-based works, anywhere from letterpressed pieces and screen prints to hand-drawn work or Risograph prints.

All the artworks submitted vary from A6 postcard to A2 poster size, and the pieces are hand-selected and grouped into sets of six, before being sealed in a Mystery Tube.

The tubes are available for sale and the mystery is which six artists prints your going to get.

All artworks are worth over £100, often with pieces which have never been seen before and are available exclusively as part of this project. Take a chance and see whose work you’ll be able to hang on your wall.

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Each tube contains six items and costs £25 + £10 postage and packaging.

The Mystery Tubes are available to buy online via the weblink here www.islingtonmill.com/about-us/mystery-tubes or at their vending machine in the Fred Aldous art shop, Manchester, in April.

The artists involved in this project include:
Peter Sutherland, Louis Reith, Anthony Burrill, John Powell-Jones, Mark Jermyn, Palefroi, Craig Oldham, Melvin Galapon, Mike Perry, Malcolm Garrett, Nous Vous, Aliyah Hussain, Mariel Osborn, Caroline Dowsett, DR.ME, Steve Hockett, Deanna Bailey, Rob Bailey, himHallows, Textbook Studio, Dan Russell, Callum Higgins, Lulu Hankin, Iro Design, Amrit Randhawa, VTS Design, Made by Memo, Stina Puotinen, Joseph Whitmore, Marie Young/Kochi Kochi

Below are some examples of the various artworks which are available as a part of the Mystery Tubes project.

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Bureau Mitte | Dekamp Architekturbüro http://www.peopleofprint.com/studio/bureau-mitte-dekamp-architekturburo/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/studio/bureau-mitte-dekamp-architekturburo/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:28:12 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52084 Continue reading ]]> Characterised by bold geometric lines and shapes is the new corporate design for Dekamp Architekturbüro completed by profound design studio Bureau Mitte. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Bureau Mitte are a passionate team that are “in love with [their] great profession” of graphic design. Their latest project for Dekamp Architekturbüro, is based on a powerful colour palette in combination with bold geometric forms, two classic aesthetic qualities that can be noted throughout their portfolio. Aiming to bridge the gap between design and the world, this inspiring network of creatives are certainly one to watch.




Project: Dekamp (On Behance: www.behance.net/gallery/51259567/Dekamp-Architekten)
Design Studio: Bureau Mitte (www.bureaumitte.de)
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PURESU de TOKYO http://www.peopleofprint.com/workshop/puresu-de-tokyo/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/workshop/puresu-de-tokyo/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:07:09 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=52075 Continue reading ]]> Due to the progressive advancements of technologies, you can pretty much create everything and anything from the comfort of your own home. We present Hikaru, an inspiration who’s launched their very own Risograph publishing house in their tiny living space! Based in Japan they’re passionate about bringing the art of Risograph back into the Japanese creative industry, titled PURSEU, these guys will stop at nothing to create and publish beautiful Risograph prints and publications. Equipped with a MZ770 and a SD5630, a playground of experimentation awaits them!



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Ana Popescu http://www.peopleofprint.com/solo-artist/ana-popescu/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/solo-artist/ana-popescu/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:22:51 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=51997 Continue reading ]]> Ana Popescu was born in Romania and grew up in France, but currently resides in the beautiful city of Vienna – where she studied printmaking and drawing at the University of Applied Arts. Ana uses her current surroundings in Vienna as a great inspiration for the work she creates. Exploring the themes of space and perception Ana is also interested in parallel universes, which she has depicted in her project “Life on Mars”.

Using a combination of simple forms and strong colours, there is a consistent presence of summer in Ana’s work. Ana finds that she is drawn to images that “suggest something realistic, without being realistic”. Whilst collecting visuals for current projects Ana tends to find that the more she focuses on her work the more ideas she gathers for future projects.

Ana’s method has developed over the past few years, from originally using black ink to using felt tip pens within her illustrations. Ana now primarily paints with acrylic paint.

Currently working on her project “Homes” which has been informed by her previous project “Life on Mars”, Ana hopes to create work on a larger scale in the future.

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IKEA | ART EVENT 2017 http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/ikea-art-event-2017/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/general/ikea-art-event-2017/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:14:36 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=51882 Continue reading ]]> IKEA have a new mission, ‘to make great art accessible for everyone.’ This April 2017, IKEA are launching an ART EVENT which consists of a limited edition poster collection, created by twelve carefully curated and hand-selected internationally known artists, all of which express themselves through the means of illustration. There is a highly eclectic and diverse selection of artworks for sale, with the artists involved using everything from graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, watercolour, gouache and pastel. Not only do the drawing techniques vary but so do the stories they tell and the experiences they communicate. There is certainly something for everyone.

This event will enable anyone and everyone the opportunity to invest in great art, at an equally great price, however we anticipate that these posters will be snapped up fast, so make sure you don’t miss out!

“We have a very strong and simple vision about art at IKEA, and it’s that art should be affordable — it should be accessible for the many people — and also that art belongs in the home, not just in galleries or museums,” says Henrik Most, Creative Leader for ART EVENT 2017.

The artists taking part in this years event are Jean Jullien, Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel, Amit Greenberg, Hell’o, Kevin Lyons, Koen Taselaar, Hahan, Ragnar Persson, Yasuto Sasada, Amandine Urruty, Joanna Concejo and Steven Harrington. All of the artists, which are a strong mix of well established and up-and-coming artists, have purposefully hand-drawn their artworks.

“Hand drawing is a fascinating art form, it reminds us of what it is to be human in a world driven by speedy technology and digital development” says the collection’s Creative Leader, Henrik Most. “These drawings are full of sensuality and tactility, almost leaving the fingerprint of the artist right there on the surface of the paper” continues Henrik.

This is the third instalment of ART EVENT presented by IKEA, which has become a household name over the years, having provided people all over the world with affordable and functional design.

Meet the collection below and see if you can work out whose is whose…

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Poster size: 61cm X 91cm, 91cm X 61cm
Price: £10 each

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Nicole Cowan http://www.peopleofprint.com/solo-artist/nicole-cowan/ http://www.peopleofprint.com/solo-artist/nicole-cowan/#respond Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:31:02 +0000 http://www.peopleofprint.com/?p=51976 Continue reading ]]> After winning one of the D&AD New Blood pencils in 2016, Nicole continues to make playful and bold illustrations inspired by people around her. Her clever use of a limited colour palette began when she started screen-printing and limited the amount of layers used. It later became a challenge to see how few colours she could get away with using within her work.

Every piece starting in her sketchbook before refining her illustrations digitally. Nicole always keeps an open mind to how the final illustration may look.

Nicole explained her idea behind the winning D&AD brief that required her to create three images that represented archetypes. Choosing “overcoming the monster” “tragedy” and “the quest” she then linked her archetypes with the theme of everyday. Using modern and mundane issues to communicate her chosen archetypes in a relatable way for people to connect with.

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