North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

Founded in 2011 by Graham Tait, North is a bi annual magazine centered around a passion for skateboarding and traditional film photography. We first spoke to Graham back in 2013, but I first picked up a copy of North a few weeks ago, drawn in by its beautifully raw aesthetic. I was lucky enough to catch up with him, and discuss the background, inspiration and future of the mag. Feature


Design Displacement Group

Design Displacement Group

We live in an era where designers are trying to define their practice in its new context. And often, we, as a creative, challenge the perception of design objects and how they play such a fundamental role in everyday life. Design Displacement Group aka DDG are one of the movements that are exploring the potential value of new creative work and a practical approach to design for future worlds, addressing both practical and conceptual development and issues at the same time. Feature


Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua | Interview with Adonian Chan

Trilingua is a Hong Kong based design studio, with a specialism in Chinese typography and design. Design style, like language, varies from the difference of cultural background and geographic region. Through the ambition of redefining Hong Kong visual culture, designer Adonian Chan and Chris Tsui Sau Yi established Trilingua design in 2010. Trilingua emphasise on every project’s intrinsic essence, and through these understanding we choose the most suitable design language and medium to deliver the essence of message. Feature


Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath are a streetwear imprint hailing from South Korea. Recently dropping their look book for SS15 titled ‘High & Low’ the brand introduce a collection inspired by the existence of social hierarchy in today’s world infused with a street aesthetic and a nice range of typographic prints. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously

Nathalie Du Pasquier is the queen of decorating surfaces and has recently launched a new book to reveal her vibrant sketches. Feature


Sofi Azaïs

Sofi Azaïs

Graphic designer Sofia Azaïs splits her time between France and London, whilst producing innovative visuals within the realms of editorial, branding and packaging. Her modern style puts a twist on traditional design rules, with the result being an experimental play on classic typography and layout. Feature


Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak | Interview

Jonathan Mak is a graphic and web designer raised and based in Hong Kong. A graduate from Polytechnic University, his unique final year project caught plenty of attention with its’ bold and distinctive graphic style, based on the concept of original thought. He also experiments in motion graphics to illustration and touches on philosophy for inspiration in his work. Feature


Augustine & Bridgland

Augustine & Bridgland

Following their inaugural exhibition in spring last year, Royal College of Art graduates Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland have continued to explore into the themes of lust and love and created an extensive range of colourful artworks now on display in the exhibition, ‘Behind The Curtains and Blinds’, at a contemporary screen print studio and art space, Jealous Gallery. Feature


VERITIES

VERITIES

Dubbed “The Anthropology of Modern Culture”, Verities is a bi annual, self-published magazine based in London. Focused on provoking thought and reflection through observation, each issue is centred around a theme. The self-proclaimed “magazine for the ultra observant”, aims to provide new ways of looking at the mundane and the ordinary, the overlooked and the understated. Feature


Studio Hausherr

Studio Hausherr

Berlin based Studio Hausherr are a creative agency with a strong emphasis on design for print and web. Dealing with a range of clients within the art, fashion and culture industries, their aesthetic focus is tailored to providing clean cut, contemporary visuals specific to each brand they work with. Years of experience coupled with an eye for detail means Studio Hausherr have formed an intrinsic network of photographers, stylists and writers that they work with to ensure high quality standards across everything they do. Feature


The Rodina

The Rodina

After three years of continuous efforts in exploring a new visual language and meaning, The Rodina, an award-winning design studio based in the Hague, have succeeded and now become internationally recognised. The studio was formed by a pair of Dutch duo, Tereza and Vit Ruller, whose work embodies a range of approaches to experimental image-making, allowing both themselves and their audience to examine communication methods and analyse connections between culture, technology and aesthetics. Feature


Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Department Store Vendor | Struan Teague

Struan Teague is a painter and printmaker from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is a perfect balance of delicate illustrations and big blocks of colour, coming together as beautiful stone lithograph and silk screen prints. We asked Struan some questions about his practice and took a sneak-peek inside his studio. Feature


Scott Renau for Memphis

Scott Renau for Memphis

Scott Renau is a Parisian designer, specialising in graphics, editorial and typography. His bold, slightly retro style works perfectly for the catalogue of ‘The Memphis Group,’ an Italian design and architecture group founded in 1981. Memphis dedicate themselves to designing post modern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects featuring colourful detail and decorative shapes. Feature


Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman

I had to look twice when I first saw Michiel’s work. Not only because of the spectrum of colours he fits into one design, but more often than not what you’re actually looking at is more than just a flat image, but is a meticulously built multi-layer screen print. One example made up of four fluorescents and black ink is uniquely inspired by “noise bands with their pedals on dirty carpets.” Based on a fan photo of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon pedal set up, this amazing print was born. Feature


Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Perhaps one of the most iconic and surreal children’s books ever written, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has left a lasting imprint on the imaginations of many a child (and adult). This year Marks the 150th anniversary of the novels publication and a landmark in literary history.

The Royal Mail has a colourful history of illustrated stamps, commemorating a vast array of occasions. This year, to mark the anniversary they have commissioned a set of ten, featuring the most well-known scenes from the book. Feature


Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie | 01_E_ACM_021_1

Angus MacKenzie shows us how to use screen printing and quality paper to create a super clean, graphical product. He produced a limited run of just five records with screen printed covers, sleeves and inner bags. He distributed these awesome records to his immediate family – his father and three brothers. He mentioned that “the songs on the records having a significance for one or all of us. The tracks also have a special connection to one another sequentially.” With the connection between the tracks, and the limitation of a side of vinyl played at 33rpm, the arrangement really is unique and the experience of listening to this record is a one off. Feature


Made You Look Documentary

Made You Look Documentary

Over the past decades, we have seen the proliferation of digital components and technology experiences and we often wonder how we, as DIY artists, designers, and makers, would survive the rise of this new digital era. Feature


Ding Ding Hu

Ding Ding Hu

Ding Ding Hu is an illustrator from China with a particular fondness for creating colourful scenes, depicting the more humorous side of life. Expressing her curiosity for people, places and food, she depicts her adventures through imaginative visual narratives of her everyday findings. Bizarre combinations of strange objects and settings invite the viewer into a playful, comical land, exuberating childlike silliness in an adult world. Feature


Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac for Cia

Bric-À-Brac are a creative design studio that specialise in providing concepts and art direction for art, culture and commerce. With a design ethos stemming from closely researching each client’s core characteristics and capabilities, they focus on a straight forward approach to producing design solutions across print and web. Feature


Glitch Textiles

Glitch Textiles

Every day we are surrounded by data generated by our presence in environments saturated with digital technologies and touch screens. Glitch Textiles, a textile design label originated by Brooklyn-based graphic artist Phillip David Stearns, showcases a stunning set of functional, colourful artworks that bridge the gap between woven textiles and digital art, all designed and inspired by algorithms. Feature


Jonathan Shackleton

Jonathan Shackleton

Jonathan Shackleton is a designer and illustrator based in Leeds, specialising in graphics, typography and editorial. We love his uplifting, candy coloured personal identity and self promotional visuals, that add a touch of fun to corporate design. Selecting a playful palette of sorbet hues, he uses a simple yet engaging concept applying this to business cards, posters and other printed materials. Feature


Tim Easley

Tim Easley

Tim Easley is a self taught Illustrator / designer that likes to work with hand-drawn type, bright colours and bold lines in the realms of print, editorial, web and branding. Based in London, Tim’s signature ‘uniquely imaginative’ imagery bursts with playful narrative and makes you want to crawl into his head for a day. Working with clients including Adidas, Asos, The BBC, Etsy, Diamond Skate co, New Balance, Nike, Puma and Vodaphone, (literally to name just AFEW) Tim’s imagery is without a doubt making a colourful mark on the world, and we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve next. Feature


Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd is a self-taught photographer hailing from Canada that lived in Hong Kong and London before settling where he is currently based in New York. With a truly stunning portfolio, Michael’s imagery observes and documents both people and urban landscapes pleasurably translating colour, shape and form in an often almost eerie atmosphere. Feature


Ola

Ola

Ola makes lovingly crafted stationary with a modern design twist. Their ethos focuses on making products with the highest quality and using traditional manufacturing techniques. Most of the designs are hand illustrated first, and are inspired by architecture and abstract geometric artists. The final products are all made in small quantities by local manufacturers, keeping each product as beautiful and perfectly formed as the next. Feature


Top 20 Print Workshops & Courses in the UK

Top 20 Print Workshops & Courses in the UK

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


Don Mak

Don Mak

Don Mak is an illustrator based in Hong Kong. His artwork features fun and colourful abstract characters and cityscapes, taking inspiration from Hong Kong’s local culture. Using a mixture of handmade and digital, he creates his illustration work from textures using traditional calligraphy brushes through a digital process. Feature


Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun | Tales From The Void

Le Gun have teamed up with The Cob Gallery to go into the second phase of their collaboration, whereby they have put on a stunning exhibition at the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris called ‘Tales from the Void’ which opens Friday March 27th. The bookshop is infamous for having ‘generations of boozy literary’ visitors, of which Le Gun have drawn inspiration from in creating their sculptural and hand drawn works. Here’s yet another example of a top notch exhibition by the Le Gun art collective, who are also responsible for the incredible front cover of our brand new hard cover book for Thames & Hudson. Feature


Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne is a designer and art director currently based in Germany, who is able to equally express her passion for creativity both commercially and through self initiated projects. During her studies, she spent a short time abroad visiting Istanbul and became so captivated by the city it still remains a powerful inspiration in her personal work today. One of her projects ‘Bus Journal,’ invites writers, artists and photographers to take a certain bus route through the city and to document their observations. The aim to share a unique insight into the historical city and its residents through an elegantly designed publication. Feature


Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Based in both Paris and New York, Études Studio was established in 2012 and works as a collective to design contemporary men’s fashion and artists books whilst offering there creative services to potential clients. Teaming up once again with Swedish artist Mårten Lange, the partnership have dropped a fresh new capsule collection for SS15. Utilizing multiple patterns from Mårten’s work for Marchina and Crows, the collection applies all-over monochrome graphics across tees, shirts, shorts trousers and crewnecks. Feature


Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop Textiles

Block Shop are a Californian based textile company run by two sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. What makes their printed scarfs so special is the collaboration between themselves as designers and the 20 traditional block printers in Bagru, India who hand make each scarf. Their striking and bold designs combined with the beautiful dyes and skills of the printmakers equal stunning results. All the scarfs are made in India using hand carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional techniques, that are over 350 years old! Feature


Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell

Tom Sewell, not to be confused with another artist of the same name, is a multi disciplinary artist based in London. Working in design, digital media, Illustration, photography, video, animation and collage (the list is endless) – his signature style features luminous colours and repetition with an intergalactic edge. Feature


The Library Press

The Library Press

‘To operate as an expanding lending library’ is the mantra of The Library Press, a compact design and letterpress studio founded by designer and printmaker Amy Gonzales. It is a compact studio/workshop in Southern California that serves as a platform for art exchange amongst print and design fanatics. Its portfolio is jam-packed with fun and charming print goodies with a vintage twist, all hand-printed and designed by Gonzales. She offers bespoke design services too, so, I suppose you’re ready to find out more about her vast collection of alluring prints – click here! Feature


The Jaunt Book Tour

The Jaunt Book Tour

We featured The Jaunt way back in Element 001 of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead. The Jaunt is a wonderful concept that combines the two best things in life: art & travel. Over the last two years, The Jaunt has organised a variety of trips with artists such as Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, David Shillinglaw and Mike Perry, sending them to places as magical as Helsinki, Istanbul, Antwerp, Los Angeles and beyond for inspiration. On their return each artist creates a unique artwork that captures the essence of their trip. Feature


Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London :: Lost and Found

Print Club London are excited to present an exclusive exhibition to mark the re-launch of their fantastic Print Club Gallery located in the heart of Dalston. Titled ‘Lost and Found’ the show will bring together a diverse collective of Print Club artists from varying backgrounds showcasing a selection of illustrative and print based maps. That’s not all, if the concept of the show isn’t already exciting enough it gets even better, featured artist Dave Buonaguidi has produced a unique limited edition of 7 screen printed original Bank of England £1 notes exclusive to the show. With the help of 7 influential London landmarks Print Club will be hiding the notes in various locations for you to find for your chance to win 4 workshop tickets worth £200. Feature


ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath

ARTHOUSE Meath is a community of artists, most of who live with severe epilepsy, learning or physical disabilities. With the help of ARTHOUSE Meath and professional art instructors, the artists work in creating hand printed products that are sold to help continue funding for the development of the project. Feature


Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine, as featured by Grafik, Design Milk, Booooooom!, Stack, Collective Magazine, magCulture and the Pull & Bear blog. This time around we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy, using up to 250 characters, either for yourself or as a gift to another. Our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually using the awesome Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque, who we have teamed up with alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni to bring you our latest issue. HP® Indigo technology allows us to print high quality and totally unique covers, using your wonderful text submissions. Feature


Huf :: Spring del 2

Huf :: Spring del 2

With a look book set at the racetracks, San Fran OG’s Huf have recently introduced the 2nd delivery of their offering for spring. Featuring a range of both simple typographic and bold all over prints that range from floral to detailed and graphic, as per the collection is set to be a winner and will be available to get your hands on soon. Feature


Janne Kokkonen

Janne Kokkonen

Janne Kokkonen is an illustrator hailing from Northern Finland and currently based in Barcelona. Building imagery from bold shapes and block colour, Janne’s incredibly striking portfolio demonstrates his mean eye for composition leading him to work with clients including ZEIT magazine, Aura Division and METAL magazine. Feature


Tavo for Beeta

Tavo for Beeta

Tavo are a Spanish company that have perfected their branding, digital and motion skills to the highest of standards. Holding the concept and story behind each project as the most important values for the basis of their work, they produce beautiful results for a range of advertising agencies and studios. Their branding for Beeta, a group of audiovisual and digital producers based in Spain and the Middle East, echoes contemporary graphic styles and presents a sophisticated identity. Feature


Pawel Fabjanski

Pawel Fabjanski

Pawel Fabjanski is a photographer based in Poland represented by 2 agencies, those being SHOOTME (Poland) and TAKE (Italy.) With his work inspired by cinema, literature and urban styles (mixing street art, comic and pop culture) Pawel’s conceptual approach to imagery is truly stunning. Feature


Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

‘Infinite Power’ is the latest offering from Brooklyn based artist David Brandon Geeting, compiling his abstract photography in a wonderful publication of altered perception. Published by Pau Wau, the book displays a typical example of how David explores the beauty in the everyday and the unusual. Ensuring the focus is solely on composition, each image lacks direct meaning and is open to interpretation from the viewer. Feature


Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford x Cocurata x BÄST NY | Re/Interpret Season Launch Event

Lane Crawford’s collaboration with art-meets-fashion NYC label, Cocurata have created an exclusive art installation in-store featuring original artwork, sculptures and video from renowned street artist, BÄST. Cocurata’s SS15 ‘Extraction’ collection, shows off a blend of street fashion and artist print inspired garment, whilst taking out art from its general gallery setting. With a fun interactive photobooth, guests could recreate their own BÄST video with large 3-D cardboard comic characters. Feature


No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition

Tomorrow sees the launch of No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition – a show hosted by the infamous Leeds-based web blog. Renowned for their inspiring content and online store featuring the best in contemporary photography, illustration, design, and art, this upcoming exhibition will display the Riso masterpieces created by twelve of their most admired illustrators. Feature


Pick Up a Crumb | Riso Poster Competition

Pick Up a Crumb | Riso Poster Competition

Our buddies over at Crumb Cabin are launching a not-for-profit, duotone Riso poster competition project called Pick Up a Crumb, which will run once a month for six months with a resulting exhibition. Submissions for the first month will start from April 1st, with the deadline being April 29th. At the end of each month, a winner will be chosen – the posters will be Riso printed and made available through their online shop. All proceeds from poster sales will go towards the hire and setup costs of an exhibition at the end of the six months. The first theme is ‘THE VOTE’. Get your thinking hats on and get involved with this awesome project. Feature


ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

Inspired by growing up in the mid 90’s ICNY have dropped the 2nd delivery of their SS15 look book. Featuring a number of new products including crushable caps, breathable mesh vests and shorts, the collection highlights their signature typographic prints referencing bold primary colours amongst pale greys. Feature


UCA Identity by Spin

UCA Identity by Spin

Creative studio Spin have spent the past twenty years gaining a worldwide reputation as a consistently excellent design force, renowned for delivering refined results for a number of clients. With an impressive body of work spanning the arts, broadcast, electronics, design and entertainment industries, their masterful communication skills guarantee clarity and elegance wherever they are applied. Feature


The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2015

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2015

Returning for 2015, The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair is taking place this weekend in West Yorkshire with over 50 stallholders handpicked from around the nation. The fair examines the role of printmakers in contemporary life and showcases an extensive range of fine art prints, textiles, self-published artists’ books and publications. This is no doubt a good opportunity for everyone to pick up their favourite printed goodies at an affordable price. Feature


Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Canadian streetwear imprint Raised By Wolves recently dropped the first preview images of their upcoming offering for SS15. Featuring a nice selection of both patterned and typographic prints in mostly monochrome the collection will be available to buy later this week. Feature


Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Work In Progress by Studio Reko

Based in Stockholm, creative team Studio Reko is a combined effort from graphic designers Ludwig Mattsson and Frans Wiklund. With their joint talents laying particularly well within the fields of typography and print, ‘Work In Progress’ is a limited edition fanzine created by the pair. Collected hundreds of photos from unknown sources as inspiration for their daily work, they have decided to share their favourite images through a series of zines, with this issue being the first. Feature


Square Eye Printing

Square Eye Printing

Square Eye Printing is a non-profit platform that serves as an open resource for creatives to learn about the magical process of printmaking. Through the lens of the camera, the site showcases high-quality detailed videos, both shot for personal and commercial purposes, spanning from lithographic printing, offset printing, foil blocking to experimental letterpress and all different forms of printing. Feature


Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015

Our attention is now drawn to this exhibition by the Royal College of Art. Once again, this prestigious art and design institute impresses us with their most recent exhibition, Stewarts Law RCA Secret, which is an annual fundraising exhibition comprising a host of original postcard-sized artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists and designers. Feature


Dominic Hawgood

Dominic Hawgood

‘Under The Influence’ is the first solo show from visual artist and photographer Dominic Hawgood. After winning the British Journal of Photography’s International series award with this collection of images, his work was selected by judges for it’s hyper real blurring between fact and fiction. Basing his work on the evangelical churches of London, he focuses on documenting behaviours performed during ceremonial activity. Set against perfectly lit backdrops it is hard to tell if these photos are staged or candid, almost presenting themselves as edited adverts for religion. Feature


Zines of the Zone

Zines of the Zone

The zine phenomenon has become an ever-expanding trend of the last decade, with more and more people embracing the DIY culture of self-publishing. Zines of the zone is a mobile library and travelling exhibition dedicated to self published zines, photo books, and fanzines – pretty much ‘any DIY printed matter related to photography’. Feature


Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief is a limited edition book that Anteism Publishing in Montreal have put together for photographic artist Tim Georgeson and writer Caia Hagel; it is a thought-provoking monograph that delivers luscious canopy-scapes, exposes alluring body parts whilst introducing native inhabitants in moments of synastry and of sometimes sharp relief, to shoot tourism with an arrow of reality. Feature


PUTPUT

PUTPUT

PUTPUT is an interdisciplinary Swiss / Danish artist duo established in 2011 and currently based in Copenhagen. Operating in the intersection where photography, styling, art and design meet, PUTPUT’s contemporary approach to imagery acts as both a response to their immediate surroundings and sculptural printed illustrations for commissions. Feature


Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous are a multidisciplinary studio that produce sophisticated design solutions, creative direction and engaging content for a range of high profile clients. Based in Singapore they are an internationally recognised team, gaining awards in New York, London and Hong Kong for their brand strategy, corporate identities, product and graphic design. Since their beginnings in 2005, they have also always worked on self- initiated projects, some that have gone on to become their own brands such as the Design Film festival, a film festival solely dedicated to design. Feature


Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch is an independent, award-winning graphic design studio with a highly inspirational visual series that deals mostly with typography. They put focus on the creation of printed matter and their impressive, colourful portfolio spans everything from print publications, visual identity, poster, to exhibition design. Here in their studio in Leipzig, it also serves as a research platform for visual experimentation. There is a refreshing sense of design and layout throughout all the work by Lamm & Kirch, and we urge you to continue onto their website and have a look for yourself! Feature


VFILES Sport Plus

VFILES Sport Plus

Fashion based social media site VFILES has recently dropped the AW15 look book from their in-house line VFILES Sport Plus. Reflecting their sportswear inclinations, the collection aims to make sports clothing fun and whimsical featuring both typographic and bold graphic prints. Feature


Marta Eir

Marta Eir

Marta Eir is an illustrator and graphic designer, with two very different styles. Whilst her illustration work takes a more mysterious, whimsical approach, her design portfolio communicates a visual language that is clear and concise. Creating graphics for posters and publications, she owns a contemporary perspective exploring shape and layout. Feature


10 Deep :: Spring del 1

10 Deep :: Spring del 1

Never failing impress and give us a fresh selection of all-over prints throughout their collections, 10 Deep take it back to the late 90’s / early 2000’s with the first delivery of their spring collection. With inspiration routing from the era alongside American workwear and hunting gear, the collection features a selection of NASCAR themed pieces with contrasting bold and muted colour tones drawing focus towards denim. Feature


A-2-O

A-2-O

Arina Makhova, Olga Pozharova, Aline Rodionova and Olga Struzberg are the four graphic designers behind creative force Studio A-2-O. Based in Russia, the individuals share a mutual ambition to drive, alter and break down traditional design boundaries, through graphics, photography and fine art. They create a visual output for each client often with an experimental edge, delving right into the heart of each project. A-2-O work with innovative concepts and cutting edge techniques to produce a range of unusual results. Feature


Nick Barrett

Nick Barrett

Londoner, Nick Barrett is a visual artist based in Hackney. Multitalented, with a degree in Biological science and six years behind him as a recording artist – he is now focusing on a different artistic venture. His work is rooted in organic forms, exploring the often-overlooked and beautiful details in what could be considered a mundane subject matter. Feature


The Gourmand Grotesque

The Gourmand Grotesque

A good typeface can really make your design sing. Recently, forward-thinking magazine The Gourmand has teamed up with Monotype to build two new bespoke typefaces which are based on elements from at least seven different, original Monotype grotesque typefaces designed in the twentieth century. Feature


Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer is a French illustrator hailing from Strasbourg. With a portfolio demonstrating a wide array of beautifully composed colourful imagery and print based projects he’s certainly well worth keeping your eye on. Feature


Home-Work

Home-Work

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


Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker | Call for submissions NSFW

Pecker is a new project that plans to ‘grow the world’s biggest collection of illustrated cocks, schlongs, rods and knobs’ for an exhibition and book. Yes you read the correctly – Pecker is an open submission project that wants everyone to illustrate a penis. The brief is featured below so get drawing and send them into mailsack@pecker.world  Feature


Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen

Vivianne Sassen is a Dutch fashion and documentary photographer based in Amsterdam. Her background studies in fashion design and commissions for editorial shoots have not only gained her recognition in this field but also have led her to apply a certain style led aesthetic to her other work. Making visits to small isolated locations, Viviane documents the lives of the inhabitants she finds often experimenting with light and colour. Feature


Ktoed

Ktoed

By combining photographs of handmade models with other collaged material Ktoed constructs stark, yet magical landscapes. Feature


Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

Starting his career at Adult Swin, Joseph Veazey relocated to New York in 2012 where he is currently based, working on a variety of freelance projects and assisting Azede Jean-Pierre with the launch of her fashion label serving as art director. Joseph’s incredible portfolio boats a brilliant sense of humour applied through a wide range of beautifully considered print based projects. Feature


Julia Kostreva

Julia Kostreva

In 2013 Californian art director and designer Julia Kostreva founded her creative studio and shop; ‘a place for work and play.’ The design philosophy behind the company stems from creativity coupled with practicality, revealing a perfectly balanced and self-aware tone that reflects elegance and sensibility. Her studio looks at brand identity, logo design and packaging for a range of companies, brushing them all with the same layer of ultimately sophisticated graphics and feel. Feature


Assistant Magazine

Assistant Magazine

Assistant is a brand new fashion magazine about the aspiring assistants of the greatest minds and creatives of the world’s fashion industry. Often, when we start looking at things from a different perspective, we come up with creative solutions or original ideas. The inaugural issue of Assistant Magazine, released earlier in January, highlights on the lives and experiences of young talents who are carving their own paths in the contemporary fashion world. It is a playground for young generations to express themselves and it’s here for the world to discover their manifest charms and proven abilities. Feature


Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Juxtaposing the theory of camouflage, Valentino’s recent drop for SS15 couldn’t be more striking. Their new ‘Camupsychedelic’ collection us inspired by psychedelic artwork of the 1960’s boasting a range of colourful camo jackets, crewnecks, shirts, shorts, baggage, footwear and accessories. Feature


Birgit Palma

Birgit Palma

Multi talented creative Birgit Palma in an Austrian illustrator, designer, typographer and art director currently based in Barcelona. Her time is split between working for commercial clients such as Nike, Adobe, Diesel and Moet, to creating her own projects and exhibitions. Her style has a bold graphic influence and hints towards adventurous tendencies, exploring unusual combinations and experimental type. Feature


Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

Thomas Danthony :: Illustration for Medium

We featured this illustration prodigy Thomas Danthony in April last year, and now this time, it is his method used to create this recent set of illustrations, commissioned by Medium, that fascinates us. Feature


Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Streetwear icons Stussy have recently teamed up with classic American sportswear brand Champion for a bold collection this spring. Presenting the Kings warm up jacket and Kings hockey jersey the primary coloured pieces are available to buy now. Feature


Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley is a London based photographer who specialises in documentary and editorial photography. His striking portraiture style lends itself perfectly to a range of clients through advertising and magazine based commissions. Although some of his images may be used for commercial purpose, they still have a wonderful quality of rawness about them, a perfect mix of vunerabilty and beauty. Feature


Jérémie Solomon

Jérémie Solomon

Paris based designer Jérémie Solomon, has experimented with a multitude of print techniques in his work. Previously a print making student at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, his work shows skills in screen print, risograph printing, etching and letterpress. He often pushes a single image or project through a number of processes, resulting in the end product being a true labour of printed love. Feature


Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham | In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham of the Office of Craig Oldham and Oldham Goddard Experience, has designed a new book. Feature


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with the pop art movement and has worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and of course printmaking. Feature


15 Type Foundries You Should All Know About

15 Type Foundries You Should All Know About

If you are looking for something outside the mainstream, you have come to the right place. Today, we ask you to join our journey into the world of typography. Here we take a fresh look at fonts and typefaces and what’s new and exciting in experimental typography. Feature


Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson is a photographer that lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. Winning a selection of awards including the PDNedu and Applied Arts photography awards, Margaret’s work gives a beautiful insight into a time and place, from rural landscapes to bull fights and swimmers. Feature


Aelfie

Aelfie

Aelfie is a company with a love for all thing pattern and print. Stemmed from Aelfie Oudghiri’s love for experimental pattern and print design, she now creates and curates a beautifully designed and handmade range of textiles and homeware. Her designs are influenced by flatwoven tribal textiles and Soviet-era embroidery, which are handwoven in India using traditional weaving methods. But what makes her designs pop are the cheeky illustrations and modern patterns that now cover rugs to cushions. Feature


Royal Mint | The Queen’s Fifth Coinage Portrait

Royal Mint | The Queen’s Fifth Coinage Portrait

Today marks the day that the Royal Mint uncover the fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, which will soon take pride of place on United Kingdom coins. Since the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, there have been a very small number of portraits appearing on the circulating coins, making this an extremely rare event. This coin is designed by Jody Clark, the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years. Feature


Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

Seetal Solanki | Nike Air Jordan XX9 Capsule Collection

We caught up with a People of Print favourite, Seetal Solanki, to talk about her latest project for Nike Air Jordan which is based around the theme of ‘water’. We’ve been given a wonderful insight into her thought process and research behind this incredible textile print design. She mentioned that “research is one of [her] favourite parts of the process,” and we agree. Take a few moments to fully appreciate this glorious work and be sure to check her website out for further print-related goodness. Feature


Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur is a Japanese brand inspired by the reexamination of the timeless elements of traditional clothing that focus heavily on stitching and quality. Recently dropping a particularly notable offering in terms of print, the brand have released their ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket sporting a unique blend of printed textiles. Feature


Seesaw Studio

Seesaw Studio

Seesaw are an Australian design studio with a drive for high quality aesthetic and well considered methodology at the heart of their ideas. Spreading their multi talented skills across a host of key areas, their main specialisms include branding, creative direction, identity, digital strategy and print design. With not just one, but two creative directors at the helm one male, one female, Seesaw find this is a perfect balance to steer their creative vision to a point of true clarity and combined perspective. Feature


Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas

Carolina Salinas describes herself as a creative craftswoman who specialises in wood block printing. Her illustrations show mythical creatures, animals and Aztec patterns with several references to ‘Day of the Dead’ skull imagery. She uses the traditional woodblock printing technique to make modern and contemporary imagery. Her beautiful products include stickers, printed scarves and fabric covered sketchbooks. Feature


Brigid Deacon

Brigid Deacon

Old pal of People of Print, Brigid Deacon, makes everything look well alright in black and white! Feature


Edith Carron

Edith Carron

Edith Carron is a French illustrator currently based in Berlin. Directing her focus towards print-based and animated projects. Created through pencil crayons, Edith’s illustrations are bright, playful, tactile and (in the words of It’s Nice That) ‘socially-conscious and mischievous.’ Leading her to work with clients including The New York Times, Zeit Campus Magazin, Le Chocolat de Français and Art Future to name afew, we can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next. Feature


Noway Apparel

Noway Apparel

NOWAY apparel is an independent clothing project brought to life by a couple of young Italian creatives. Experimenting with geometry, type, colour and pattern, their screen-printed designs appear on t-shirts and posters. Reflecting contemporary visuals, they seem to focus on an energetic fresh aesthetic that appeals to a younger market. Feature


Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

The next four Unit Editions books will be a tribute to the work of the world’s leading design practioners: Spin, Lance Wyman, Morag Myerscough and Universal Everything. Coming out in Spring, the first publication in the series will be a showcase of work created by Spin from its inception in the early 90s to the present day. And alongside the aesthetic combination of delicious images are interviews with clients and past studio members as well as thoughtful essays from Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, and Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review. Feature


ICNY :: SS15

ICNY :: SS15

Brooklyn based ‘reflective apparel pioneer’ ICNY has unveiled their ever fresh and functional latest offering for SS15 as the brand expands to broaden their seasonal collections. Featuring t-shirts, shorts and accessories (all of which are of course reflective) the collection highlights a mixture of bold typographic and geometric prints. Feature


Hye Jin Chung

Hye Jin Chung

These charming compositions are courtesy of Korean illustrator Hye Jin Chung. Now based in New York after studying there, her busy scenes are constructed from part collage, part illustration with a jagged cut out style. Featuring plenty of peolpe, plant-life and playfulness, there is an unavoidable spark of imagination burning brightly in each of her witty narratives. Feature


Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle is delighted to announce the release of its latest issue with interviews and features on emerging individuals and studios. Even though young designers have become ever more accustomed to digital content and culture, Visuelle, an online leading source for contemporary visual news and creativity, instead, has decided to take a peek behind the creative scenes and showcase spectacular works produced by brilliant designers, varying in styles and production, on quality paper. Feature


Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is a London based illustrator who’s traditional meet’s contemporary ‘fashiony’ style of illustration has lead her to work with an impressive body of clients including Harvey Nichols, Carven and the W Hotel. I was lucky enough to catch up with her about her work, eager to find out more about her outlook on contemporary fashion illustration. Feature


Emer Tumilty

Emer Tumilty

Based in Glasgow, designer and printer Emer Tumilty creates engaging, abstract prints and posters with a retro influence. Making designs for club nights, record sleeves and gig posters her prints have a nostalgic graphic style of clashing colours and mismatched aesthetic to them. Noting her influences as architecture and shape, you can see how these fundamentals translate to her physical work through use of line and symmetry. Feature


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Looking through Daniel Clarke’s work feels like going on a mini, globe-trotting adventure through succulent foliage and structural shapes. Feature


Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Blue Crow Media’s Folding Maps

Maps can be used to determine the characteristics the city and the inhabitants of a certain community. It would be interesting to see how the city develops and compare the different maps created through the evolution of the road network and buildings. Blue Crow Media is an independent publishing company dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed folding maps and carefully curated apps. Founded in 2010, they have been working closely with a team of writers, photographers, designers and developers to create an extensive collection of pocket-sized maps that compile lists of London’s finest dine & drink hot spots. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: SS15

Lazy Oaf :: SS15

If you’ve read Print Isn’t Dead Element 002, you will see that we were lucky enough to catch up with Lazy Oaf and find out how their sketches are translated into final products, now spring is here it’s finally time to see what they have to offer for the new season. To be released in a series of drops, Lazy Oaf will be introducing signature unapologetic colour palettes exploring the studio’s fascination with all things edible, giving groceries a graphic refresh and exploring snack culture symbols. But that’s not all there’s repeat print goodness referencing ceramic shelf life alongside their take on classic portraiture and a 3D puff print –with the first drop of the season available to buy now. Feature