People of Print are proud to present our favourite screen-print artists of 2013. Many of them were featured in the weeks most popular posts, took part in major projects and are currently followed by numbers of print fanatics. Some can be found on our Department Store.
In alphabetical order:
Benjamin Rider, a renowned print technician at Print Club London, is a London-based illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in various print techniques including an unconventional process such as Cyanotype printing which is regularly used by engineers and architects to create blueprints. His time-served expertise in print together with his sense of humour then results in a memorable series of eye-catchy prints.
Beniffer Editions is an experimental micro-vanity tape and record label based in Toronto. Their multi-layered and inky screen prints offer a new experience for viewers from the very first glance. Their extensive collection includes t-shirts and other screen prints which will undoubtedly inspire you.
Blexbolex is a multi-award winning graphic artist and illustrator based in Berlin. Born in Douai, France as Bernard Granger, he finished his degree in screen printing and has been working in prints for over three decades. His visual storytellings, which are commonly found in children books and graphic novels, illustrate his experimental approach to blending characteristic hand-drawn illustration with commercial printing techniques and book production.
Broken Fingaz is a collective of very original street artists from Haifa City who do wall paintings, graffitis and T-shirt designs. Founded over a decade ago by Unga, Broken Fingaz has been painting streets and walls of the world’s major cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Beijing and many others.
Dan Mather is a London-based screen printer and graphic designer based in London. An independent artist who has collaborated with many London’s creative forefronts including Mash Creative and also this year’s earlier exhibition, Glory Glory, Dan Mather, promises to be a graphic artist who has pushed past the boundary between computer graphic design and hand-made screen printing.
Philip Huntington, also known as Dogboy, is a graduate from Camberwell College of Arts who often incorporates screen print and digital methods together. A series of his detailed and fantastical illustrations is a result of his close observation and experiments in anthropomorphic worlds. Currently, he is part of Dark Matter Collective where he produces limited edition screen prints, drawings self-published zines and numbers of ephemera.
Faile is a Brooklyn-based collaboration between two artists, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Founded in 1999 along with an emergence of street art culture and DIY products, Faile has centred their practice on painting and printmaking but has also been recognised for their wide ranging creative approaches including their pioneering use of wheat pasting and stencilling in street art and their iconic appropriation and collage.
French Fourch is a studio and an independent publishing house led by two art enthusiasts Alexander Centazzo and Tristan Pernet in Paris. Their main project, Bastonnade, literally means as ‘beating’, aims to showcase flourishing talents by exhibiting their creative projects. They have spent more than one year traveling with 50 exclusive prints by 50 extraordinary artists and designers across 7 countries to put their work on show. Their recent exhibition was held in our hood at The Book Club in London.
Founded by an anti-theistic duo, Dominic Owen and Jasper Dunk, Heresy is a print-based label specialising in handmade and in-house printed garments. All items are designed and produced with limited runs and top quality, and are also consciously printed with water-based inks which promise to produce a truer, worn fade over time.
Heretic is an illustration and screen printing studio founded in 2005 by Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. Their work usually involves blending elements of collage and drawing, exposing exotically hyperreal visuals. Heretic has recently collaborated with Sonic Boom in the project, Animorphia, an experimental piece in print, light and sound which was displayed at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
A print maker, contributor and in-house artist of People of Print, Jim O’Raw has worked alongside our director, Marcroy Smith, for over half decade. With his distinct style of using fluro colours in a CMYK process, Jim’s artwork promises to be original and provides the feel of looking at faded film-developed photos.
Killer Acid is a platform which encompasses a specific style of drawings, screen prints, stickers, limited edition t-shirts and other psychedelic ephemera. Established in New York in 2011 by an illustrator and screen printer, Rob Corradetti, Killer Acid’s screen prints are a marriage of pen and ink drawings, freeform collage, and intense pop psychedelic colours and forms.
Lovenskate is an East-London based company that has been making zines, t-shirts and printing skateboards since 2001. At Lovenskate, they use the old method of screen printing onto skateboard decks, together with an aim to represent the culture of skateboarding in all aspects, Lovenskate is proven to be a fun-loving place for skateboarders to come share and exchange their joy and excitement.
A celebrated illustrator, animator and graphic designer whose work was recently showcased at the famous exhibition ‘The Hate Mail’ at KK outlet earlier this year. Born in 1979, Mr. Bingo has been living and working out of his studio in Shoreditch, London. His work includes a collaboration with giant companies such as BBC Three, Oxfam, Orange, Microsoft and many others.
Poster Roast / UKPA
Poster Roast was set up in 2007 by Chris White with an aim to promote poster artists in the UK. Assisted by his wife, Alex White, Poster Roast expanded over time and hosted a number of curated exhibitions of some the most influential artists from throughout the UK. Their belief was that a poster would not exist without music, hence, some of the finest bands were often selected to perform live sets alongside a showcase of posters. Poster Roast has since been put to rest and a new organisation known as UK Poster Association has been born and acts as an organising body and web resource to promote the UK gig poster scene, with a focus on limited edition, screen printed works.
Re:Surgo is a Berlin-based screen print atelier founded by Anna Hellsgaard & Christian Gfeller. Re:Surgo creates zines, prints and other design materials with their main focuses on silkscreen production and art book publishing. Re:Surgo welcomes collaboration with other artists from anywhere across the globe.
Seripop is a collaborative practice by a Canadian duo, Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum. They have worked and experimented in many fields of visual arts, music and graphic design since the year 2000. With their motto, ‘We are interested in all types of failure.’ their work has also been exhibited in many reputed galleries and museums across Europe and America including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Sonnenzimmer are a Chicago-based screen-print duo whose work is often a merging piece of typography and abstract illustration. Established in 2006 by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, Sonnenzimmer has been creating wide-ranging projects including hand-crafted posters, books and music packaging for a wide array of clients.
Urban Inks is a creative art, design and screen print studio based in New York. The studio was founded by Reed Burgoyne and Sarah Mead and has been designing event posters, invitations, artist editions, typography, zines and other design-related materials for nearly 10 years. Their work has been showcased all over the world in many notable galleries and also featured in plenty of internationally renowned publications. Sarah also runs the studio alongside her lessons to the general public about screen-printing. Marcroy from People of Print says that “these guys are partly responsible for the creation of our website because of the energy and inspiration that they injected” into him during a work placement in 2008.
Wethreeclub is a London-based print studio run by a married couple, Alex and Chris White who also operate Poster Roast. With their mutual love in illustration and visual design, their work is mainly orientated around psychedelic screen printed posters, apparels and striking stationery.
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