MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

The newly-published title authored by the founder and creative director of Transmission, Stuart Tolley. ‘MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design’ is a new publication showcasing a wide selection of contemporary minimalist graphic design. Stuart Tolley has opted to trace the first wave of minimalism in the 60s, allowing readers to explore the relationship between form and function and at the same time calling a closer look at the movement through essays and in-depth interviews with leading design practitioners such as Jessica Svendsen, Made Thought and Eric Hu. Feature


Write Sketch &

Write Sketch &

‘Write Sketch &’ is a Milan-based stationery collection singled out as one of the top brands to keep on your radar. The brand was set up in 2014 by art directors Matteo Carrubba and Angela Tomasoni whose decade-long partnership was forged over a true passion for design and print. Their products are marked by clashing colours and striking patterns created with a postmodern Memphis style. Besides the fact that they use high-quality Fedrigoni paper and Pantone inks to produce these pads, their notebooks can also be used from both sides and are thread-bound to let you open each page to 180°. Feature


Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

For their latest collection and part of their ongoing artist series, Californian streetwear brand Stussy have teamed up with Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita. In conjunction with their recent beach inspired SS16 line, the collection fuses classic surrealism with 80s Neo-Expressionism for their exclusive 5 piece collection. Feature


Michael Thorsby

Michael Thorsby

We are struck by Swedish-born, Paris-based art director and graphic designer Michael Thorsby’s successful use of gradients in his most recent project, Bombay Electric. It seems like Michael has a thing or two for fashion businesses and aesthetically-oriented industries. Having worked in Tokyo, Copenhagen and London, Michael’s portfolio now serves as a collection of outstanding visual examples of fashion campaigns, publications and visual identity designs for many international clients. You know how People of Print love working with gradients and for the Bombay Electric’s identity redesign, we love how Michael played with colour and how it gives everyone a sense of movement and joy. Feature


Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Do computers dream when they sleep? This was the question informing Anya Hindmarch’s latest collection, encompassing every element within the vintage videogame theme, fuelling the digital concept. From the injection of arcade game inspiration and early 8-bit graphics, the addressing of the debate surrounding digital design as ‘art’ is considered within both the final designs of the collection and the towering stage stacked with illuminating cubes. Feature


Accent Magazine

Accent Magazine

Unlike many other titles, Accent Magazine has set itself a challenge and decided to release its debut print issue after its tremendous success on the internet. Published bi-annually, the print version of Accent is devoted to celebrating inspirational, extraordinary individuals who dare to experience life outside the mainstream and make the world a brighter place simply by being themselves. Feature


Water Stories | The Global Water Crisis in Pictures | Mustafah Abdulaziz

Water Stories | The Global Water Crisis in Pictures | Mustafah Abdulaziz

Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight different countries and four continents for his on-going project photographic project ‘Water’. Exploring how different cultures perceive water alongside the challenges and limitations humans face to preserve one of our planet’s most precious resources. His striking images contemplate the fragility of life and highlight the often exploitive behaviour of humans towards our most vital resource. Feature


Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer have a unique way of crafting contemporary editorial designs. From their studio in Bagnolet, a commune in the eastern suburbs of the French capital, Spassky Fischer approach each project by experimenting with unconventional thinking and problem solving. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to delve deep into their ever-expanding collection of art book or zine designs, Spassky Fischer’s portfolio features abundant examples of the latest up-and-coming design trends. Just make sure you spare some time before you move on to their website. Because there you’ll be admiring some of the best in the media landscape spanning graphic design, editorial, printed matter and cross-platform applications. Feature


KRASS Journal

KRASS Journal

We think it’s very interesting to see how a publication that examines the topic of curiosity and deep conversation has managed to achieve typographic perfection. Founded by an Australian duo, Adelaide-based KRASS Journal is an independent publication that prides itself on being a distinctive and highly-respected voice in the art and design world. KRASS addresses a new form of conversation by posing questions raised by Australian writers, freethinkers and artists. Beautifully designed by Frame, KRASS truly represents a fresh take on editorial – all while experimenting with the textual arrangement in the context of print. Feature


RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

Female silhouettes, feminist phrases and eye catching illustrations detail just a selection of the painstakingly hand-stitched designs RAGING BUSH offers its loyal following. Feature


Pouya Ahmadi | Posters for Experimental Film Society

Pouya Ahmadi | Posters for Experimental Film Society

Pouya Ahmadi is a design director at Studio/lab (a Chicago-based design studio) and an adjunct professor at UIC School of Design. He created a series of posters for Experimental Film Society (EFS) throughout the past five years. Experimental Film Society is an independent, not-for-profit entity based in Dublin/Ireland specializing in avant-garde, independent, and no/low budget filmmaking. Feature


Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

An admirable exploration of letterforms unfolds within Graphic Designer and book artist Kevin Steele’s interactive creation. The pop up book acts as an initial introduction into the basics, origins and characteristics of letterforms. The book embeds the confident ideology that typography plays a fundamental role within the process of communication and further embeds an emphasis on the importance of the shape, styling and formation letterforms. Feature


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

Brazilian illustrator and printmaker Zansky’s play with “the idea of map exploration without knowing the destination” results in a wonderful assortment of tricolour illustrations created using screenshots from Google Street View. Fortuna is a 24-page Riso-printed publication that explores the relationship between the analogue and the digital. And with Zansky’s strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional printing techniques, he has beautifully reinterpreted those digital captures and created painterly landscapes that highlight the blurred borders between photography, illustration, editorial and technology. Feature


Mainstudio

Mainstudio

Mainstudio’s work gives viewers a sense of what cutting-edge graphic design is all about in a matter of seconds. Set up by Edwin van Gelder in 2005, Mainstudio have embedded inventive printing techniques within traditional media and explored the physical properties of innovative interaction design to create work from the comfort of their studio in Amsterdam. From publications, digital media, and visual identities, we are enamoured with how their portfolio reflects the company’s heavy focus on clean, sleek design and typography and also how they choose colour palettes that let the use of paper materials shine through. Feature


Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Approached by CANADA stylist Carolina Galiana, Ferran Capo, the creative professional based in Barcelona who specialises in Graphic Design, Illustration, Lettering and Video, has implemented his original aesthetic into the designing of graphics and patterns for the euphoric costumes used within Tame Imapala’s latest music video. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s Friday which means it’s time for our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past week, all of which have used our #printspotters. We think they are all well worth checking out. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss aka Studio Non-Format are a studio dedicated to working in the image-making, typography, print and editorial. But what particularly caught out eyes is Studio Non-Format’s skill in designing physical record-sleeve covers. Located on each side of the Atlantic ocean, the Twin Cities and Oslo, Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss have broken fresh ground in music packaging by creating designs that have gone on to entice us into evaluating the impact of music on the graphic design industry. Feature


Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

Charlie Soffe has created a beautifully printed zine as a vessel of thought. As he interacted with the city of Birmingham, he recorded the results with analogue photography and collage. Charlie “wanted to create a sense of collective thought and fragmentation to portray the city in a new light, moving past the apparent visual aesthetic of the city and looking at what keeps Birmingham ticking.” The 32 page zine was printed on tracing paper and coloured paper, it includes a bonus track which acts as a soundscape whilst you read. Feature


Jordan Smith: Interview

Jordan Smith: Interview

A compelling consideration of detail and composition is infused within the work of Jordan Smith, instilling the perfect amount of negative space to compliment his captivating aesthetic. A confident exploration of both illustration and graphic design details an immense intelligence, evoking a deeper reaction when immersing oneself within both the beauty and the underlying message confidently injected. Feature


BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

12 Kinds of Kindness is the brainchild of two New York designers, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman. Describing themselves as ‘self-centred’ and ‘often focused on what’s ahead rather than what’s around them’, they created a series of twelve steps in an attempt to change their behaviour (and become kinder and more empathetic people). Feature


KAN by Richard Gorman

KAN by Richard Gorman

By using a variety of materials and processes with Carborundum and woodblock printmaking techniques being a central core,  Dublin-based multi award-winning printmaker Richard Gorman is best known for his wonderfully printed artworks that display colourful combinations of elegant yet complex compositions. In 2015, Gorman teamed up with Stoney Road Press to produce a series of three monumental scale, and six smaller scale, Carborundum prints in editions of ten. For this project, the images were printed on handmade Indian paper from shaped aluminium plates, resulting in a series of abstract prints, entitled ‘KAN’. Feature


ADER error x Sydney Sie

ADER error x Sydney Sie

Established in 2014, the Korean brand ADER error implement the ideology of simplicity within the contemporary, injecting a quirky sense of whimsical minimalism which interprets, through both class and wit, elements of life we miss. Flouting the aim of something new but rather of something special, ADER error’s clothing screams individuality through both the playful phrases and comic illustrations tastefully applied. Feature


A-magazine #1

A-magazine #1

The end of February 2016 marked a new era for print media. Creative agency Naked Communications opted to challenge editorial convention and decided to offer a distinct reading experience by releasing a brand new forward-thinking magazine titled ‘A-’. Feature


Free Skate Magazine | Interview

Free Skate Magazine | Interview

There will always be something more gratifying about holding a magazine that is aesthetically and conceptually appealing than double tapping your phone screen to let the world know you ‘like it’. The chances are you’ll never look at it again, but a magazine offers a degree of permanence and exclusivity that you just can’t get from the internet. On the 30th march last year, Factory Media announced that they were closing all print operations in the wake of the digital boom, to focus solely on digital media and video production. With this, Kingpin, Sidewalk and Monster Magazine disappeared from print along with a longstanding set of values and traditions. Feature


bizarre bizarre studio

bizarre bizarre studio

Founded by Maxime Francout, a French Artist, Designer and Art Director, bizarre bizarre studio implements a considered combination of art and design practices, resulting in the experimental approach injected into the illusive visuals created. Feature


Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

“Glossyfixion” – the term used to both describe the Glossy Collection SS15 project and express the generational signature as implemented through the futuristic aesthetic of the capsule collection. All forms of art, be it fashion, design or graphics represent a period of time, The Glossy Project signifies the aesthetic of the era upon us, the era belonging to that of the digital natives. Iridescent hues of pastel blues and pale pinks combine and contrast, illuminating the set and bathing the model in an artificial glow significant to the theme at hand. Feature


Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

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


Sophy Hollington

Sophy Hollington

Regarded as one of Linocut’s superstars, the prints created by London-based illustrator and printmaker Sophy Hollington represent an exciting departure for intimate realms where touch-screens and mouse-driven desktops seem irrelevant. Known for its beautiful textures and painterly marks, Linocut has always been one of the most intriguing techniques to explore. Feature


Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni is a French Artist and illustrator who has recently presented his first limited edition drypoint etching titled ‘Sybille’s bath’. Only 30 prints are available and each one has been individually signed and numbered by Ugo. Made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France), this dreamlike composition features references to Ugo’s girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, and Escher’s perspective work. The printmaking process has been documented at every stage of its creation from the etching through to printing, using the mediums of photography and film, resulting in a six-minute mini documentary which you can watch in full here… Feature


Shimin Chen: Wash Label and Fabric Zine

Shimin Chen: Wash Label and Fabric Zine

An undeniable beauty unfolds within Shimin Chen’s intriguing exploration regarding the relationship between wash labels and fabrics. In reference to the ever increasing fast pace rhythm of life, Chen injects the realisation of the rush culture in which we subject ourselves, through the method of washing clothes. The overlooking of the care label is a perfect example of the ignorance we apply to the mundane tasks and thus the consequences we face. Feature


Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography is the latest exhibition by Atlas Gallery. Charting the evolving styles of photography from the 50s to the present-day, the collection celebrates ‘the female form and the making of icons’ alongside uncommissioned work from renowned fashion photographers. Feature


Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Photographer Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex, but moved to East London 20 years ago. Since then she has made her living as an editorial and portrait photographer and Hackney has become both her home and the basis of her personal projects. Focusing on living and working in East London, Jenny’s project One Day Young documents Hackney-born babies and their mothers in the first 24 hours after birth. Its aim, to tell ‘a story about the strength and resilience of women post-childbirth’, a story that is so common yet goes largely unacknowledged in today’s society. Feature


«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

Some of the best exhibitions happening across Europe in March 2016 include the “ECAL Graphic Design” exhibition – a showcase of projects created by the students from the Bachelor Graphic Design and the Master Art Direction courses. To mark the occasion of the release of the ‘ECAL Graphic Design’ book, beautifully published by JRP|Ringier, the exhibition retraces projects conducted during the workshops hosted by graphic design legends including Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Veronica Ditting and a dozen others. Feature


Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Created by two childhood best friends Kirra Thomas and Andrei Priplotski, even the initial creation of the brand is ever fitting regarding the feelings of 90’s childhood nostalgia the duo aim their socks to evoke. The Australian brand Restless Socks was launched in 2014 with an emphasis on both quality, infused within the reinforced heel and seamless toe, and visuals, illustrating the graphic fuelled garments with a combination of bold and pastel colour hues, confidently reminiscent of a sense of 90’s childlike wonder. Feature


The Owlery

The Owlery

The Owlery is an independent artisan business run by Sheffield-born, product-based printmaker and linocut artist Benjamin Partridge. British woodland is a particular passion of Partridge’s. And with his love of linocuts and textiles, Partridge creates a diverse range of limited-edition art prints, ceramics, textiles inspired by the beauty of nature. I’m sure you’ll never get bored navigating through his website. His products are absolutely adorable and perfect for any time of the year. Feature


House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

To celebrate the International Women’s Day 2016 on the 8th of March, House of Vans, Lotte Andersen (Maxilla), Claire & Nelly (Babyface), Bertie & Char (Mushpit Magazine) and Studio Calm & Collected have joined forces to present a group exhibition supporting women and creative expression through a series of lo-fi posters, workshops, talks and films. Feature


KALEID 2016

KALEID 2016

Preparations are well underway for KALEID 2016 and after five years in London, the annual KALEID conference & book exhibition will be landing at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) in May. The KALEID editions is an exciting and impressive initiative focusing on distributing the best in European book design and working with leading global institutions to conduct academic research. At the moment, they are seeking to attract both emerging and established visual artists and designers to submit their work with a chance to be showcased amongst the best art books of 2016. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Instagram is a great platform and is accessible for anyone to share their latest projects, events, workshops, prints and products with the world. At People of Print we love browsing our latest feeds and exploring your posts, we always find amazing work and discover great new talents which sometimes even go on to be featured on our website. Our own Instagram profile is a daily source of inspiration, keeping our followers up to date with not only what we have been up to but also what print enthusiasts from around the world have been capturing and sharing via Instagram. A great way for you to share your snaps with us and to ensure we see your work simply use the #printspotters hashtag. We regularly regram our favourites via our own profile. Feature


Herbarium Riso

Herbarium Riso

Set up in December 2012 by Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke (We Make It & Gloria Glitzer), Herbarium Riso brings together an extensive selection of the most compelling Risograph-printed independent artists’ publications, zines and ephemera. With more than 170 books in their collection, Herbarium Riso is one of those destinations you definitely cannot miss if you visit Berlin. It is a perfect place for meeting artists, publishers and people who share a common interest in the arts and culture as well as the future of contemporary publishing. Just make sure you get in touch with them before making a visit. Appointments can be made via email. Feature


Variety Hour Lookbook

Variety Hour Lookbook

Created using a mixture of pigment inks and gouache, then further digitized and re-worked, Variety Hour produce beautiful and fun injected products ranging from clothing to homeware to artwork, all detailing the undoubtable originality of the Melbourne based label. Feature


Julie White

Julie White

A pastel pink cloud shadows Julie White’s studio, enabling the creation of the beautifully whimsical prints injected with originality and fun then etched onto her instantly recognisable fashion accessories. Feature


NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

Met with the task of exploring the topic of death through film photos and personal writing, zine publisher NIGHTED presents its ninth group installment titled “NIGHTED Life 9: Gone”. Eight photographers were asked to answer one of three questions: What’s the closest you’ve ever come to dying? What do you want done with your body when you die? Which death has had the biggest impact on your life and why? Feature


Gurley: What Happens In The Print Room

Gurley: What Happens In The Print Room

Last week welcomed the initial unveiling of London based artist Gurley’s latest exhibition. What Happens In The Print Room is set to detail an exploration into the methodology behind her unique approach to screenprinting and the development of her evolution as a printmaker. Feature


Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Apart from their everyday tasks which include designing type and making sure their designs are both interesting and practical, Paris-based design studio Production Type also celebrate their ever-expanding library of type designs by creating a diverse range of beautiful type specimen books, posters and printed ephemera. Feature


Toil & Tinker

Toil & Tinker

Founded by three passionate designers who share a mutual passion for print, Dubai-based creative studio Toil & Tinker knows about the value of print and has continued to build a supportive community for independent artists and print aficionados since its inception in 2014. Inspired by the communities of print lovers in big cities such as London and New York, Toil & Tinker is devoted to creating the same support in Dubai. And by providing printing services including screen-print, Risograph and soon-to-come letterpress, the team at Toil & Tinker have achieved their ambition to become a platform where artists, designers and illustrators come to chase their dreams. Feature


Tiny Library

Tiny Library

Based primarily upon the ideas of Psychogeography (an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and “drifting”) and Upāya (a Buddhist method of pedagogy translating to ‘expedient means’), Tiny Library will look to create a communicative exchange between creatives to exemplify the social function of creating art and music. By reusing cassette and vinyl carry cases for the purpose of housing and distributing collections of handmade booklets, zines and mix-tapes of varied topics. Tiny Libraries will be posted and placed around Europe, in alternative, sustainable communities, festivals and gallery spaces, to serve as a free social, artistic and cultural exchange for aiding cross-pollination within creative subcultures. Feature


Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

In the midst of London Fashion Week, ‘professional doodler’ Hattie Stewart’s cheeky aesthetic was adding to the excitement of the city, with her latest collaboration plastered across the sides of black cabs, playfully decorating the city streets. Feature


The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

The Archive Series #001 :: Graphic Stamps by Unit Editions

Unit Editions are notable for their collection of impeccable publications on contemporary design and visual culture. Recently, they have announced ‘The Archive Series’ which is a bibliographic celebration of graphic design archives and collections, and of course, we are extremely excited because the first title in the series is just about to be released and it is devoted to the miniature beauty of postage stamps. Feature


Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Dutch multidisciplinary designer Jetty van Wezel is combining her talents and background in both Fashion and Illustration to protest against the domination of disposable and fast-paced fashion we as a culture devote our lives. Feature


Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

DBSW, the label which was named following a young and drunken absurd attempt to tackle the on-going crisis of water conservation has unsurprisingly garnered critical acclaim regarding the innovation embedded into its quirky conversationals. The South Korean brand designs its collections with the ideology injected that they are to be used a social lubricant, prompting the conversation surrounding the graphic fuelled garments. Feature


Moby Digg

Moby Digg

We were so delighted when we came across Laurel Halo’s wonderful, new website this morning. It is the recent work of Munich-based graphic design studio Moby Digg in collaboration with Bureau Mirko Borsche. This, in fact, led up to spending almost an hour on Moby Digg’s website and that was because we were totally blown away by their portfolio that is jam-packed with innumerable design gems. Feature


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

Established in 2009, H.Y.T. Studio aka HideYourToys is an avenue for the commercial work of English artist and designer John Slade. Mostly built with an unlimited, high-contrast colour scheme, John creates bold, striking and often conceptual graphics and illustrations using squiggly lines an geometric shapes. He also loves working with fashion labels and that’s why you can also find the work of John Slade in garment and accessory based applications. We love how John Slade keeps his approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes. Feature


David Mondedeu

David Mondedeu

It’s time to be blown away by the work of photographer and printmaker, David Mondedeu who was born in Houston, Texas, which is very much a heartland of print and home to The Printing Museum. David currently lives in Madrid, yet is very well travelled – he has taken photographs in places including China, Uganda, Mozambique, Israel, Peru, and the Western Sahara and has self-published a number of gorgeous books which contain hand-pulled polymer photogravures in extremely limited editions of just ten copies. Beautiful work indeed. Feature


FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

As a designer, we all know how difficult it is to make complex information easier to take in through compelling and effective visuals. ‘Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf® and FF PicLig™, designer Travis Kochel saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology with an aim to simplify the process. FF Chartwell was therefore created to make charts out of simple text strings. It isn’t like other typefaces in that its letters and figures are not intended to be displayed; they only serve as placeholders for chart and graph elements. Feature


Phoebe Kiely

Phoebe Kiely

Phoebe Kiely is a Manchester-based artist. Since graduating from Manchester School of Art, she has been constantly shooting numerous rolls of film. Taking inspiration from the world around her, the work she makes is edited to a highly condensed version, which allows Phoebe to respond and understand her surroundings. Shot in a diaristic form, the edits are constantly changing and never finalised. She could be labelled as a street photographer, however, what Phoebe photographs is usually the last thing most people would point their camera at. She relies on an instinctive approach to taking photographs. Sometimes looking for human presence in the scenes she shoots, she also looks at the forgotten, seemingly post-apocalyptic environments. Feature


Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood came to be in early 2008. Before that, San Francisco-based artist Jen Garrido had been working as a painter, working with oil, acrylic, watercolour on wood panels and paper. Jen created and named her alter art persona ‘Jenny Pennywood’ as an attempt to keep her fine art painting career and her illustrative/graphic design career separate. During the past 8 years, Jen has been developing a wide range of textiles products and has also branched out to do custom designs for clients across the globe. Feature


Trapo

Trapo

A sense of liveliness is what you get when you take a close-up look at this collection of textiles created by Argentinian designers Guillermina Astorga and Pini Perrone. Set up in 2014, the duo take us deep into the imaginary world inspired by people and nature. They meld together traditional printing techniques and collage with a healthy dose of abstraction and that explains why there’s an unidentifiable otherworldliness to their work. All in all, we love how Trapo reinterpret the beauty of natural forms and transform it into a beautiful collection that you’ll definitely fall in love with. Feature


Juno Calypso

Juno Calypso

Influenced by an old photograph of a pink bathroom suite, London-based photographer and LCC graduate, Juno Calypso, spent her student loan on a one woman honeymoon. Armed with a suitcase of wedding lingerie, wigs and a selection of 1980s beauty devices, she boarded a flight to Pennsylvania and checked into the Penn Hills Honeymoon Resort. Her photographs perfectly capture the hotels sickly-sweet atmosphere combining it with an air of desperation – as a romantic retreat, a place for illicit encounters and a last port of call for hopeless lovers. Feature


Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe is a Birmingham-based illustrator who runs an independent skate clothing brand called KOTB, which allows him to combine his passion for skateboarding, clothing and illustration into one entity. For this particular project, he tried to remove his work from the known and explore another world. In doing so he found himself depicting the story of Greek duo Castor and Pollux, one where the two brothers must alternate between Olympus and Hades forever. The concertina allows you to enter the barren limbo state the two brothers lurk. He has created an uneasiness between the two brothers and the viewer with the long spacing between each illustration. Lovely stuff. Feature


The Link Collective

The Link Collective

Tokyo-based designer Kyoko Bowskill set up ‘The Link Collective’ with an aim to revive and preserve the supposedly outdated printing technique, the making of Furoshiki textiles, as there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional craft methods across the globe. Considered as an eco-friendly method of wrapping items, the Japanese age-old Furoshiki is enjoying a renaissance as Kyoko is trying to build bridges between international artisan printmakers by inviting them to create patterns which will then be hand printed on traditional Japanese cotton wrapping cloths by a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience in producing Furoshiki textiles in Japan. Feature


Pick Me Up x Studio Hato :: Design Your Own Letter

Pick Me Up x Studio Hato :: Design Your Own Letter

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House for its seventh year and for this year, London-based design agency Hato is inviting everyone to use their digital tool to create a letter which will be used in Pick Me Up 2016’s visual identity, from publications and signage around Somerset House to giant icons and patterns. This year’s Pick Me Up is part of Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility and Studio Hato has responded the theme by enlisting the public in a utopian vision of its own: a collaborative alphabet made by and for you. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects | Interview with Ben DuVall

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Imprint Projects have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ben DuVall has teamed up with Espen Friberg to design a screen-printed poster, limited-edition of 100, to help spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Now read on to hear more about Ben and the challenges of creating a design with someone he never meets in person. Feature


Odd Pears

Odd Pears

Socks are a perfect present that everybody loves and actually uses, whatever the occasion. Odd Pears™ is the brainchild of Brock Sykes who has a secret penchant for brightly-coloured, cheerful socks. What’s so special about Odd Pears™ is the fact that they sell socks in Pears, not pairs, and that means instead of getting two socks, you get three individual socks; two that match and one that is slightly, or inversely, odd. Feature


Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

Art Rotterdam 2016 :: Solo Presentation by Louis Reith x Mini Galerie

An uncompromising collection of work created by Amsterdam-based graphic artist Louis Reith is brought together by Mini Galerie in this year’s Art Rotterdam. If you remember, we first featured Louis Reith in 2014 and after two years of hard work, it’s no surprise that his portfolio has expanded progressively. Louis Reith has a distinguished career and has also participated in many exhibitions across the globe. We are big fans of Reith and we guarantee he’s one of those talents who will continually inspire you with his beautiful imagery, collages and art zines. Feature


Big Steam Print

Big Steam Print

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


Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless | Bloom Publishing

Boneless is the ninth title from Melbourne-based publishing house Bloom, released in celebration of their second birthday. The publication features an 8fps image sequence taken by Lloyd Stubber of Jay Dymock’s infamous boneless 360. During the summer of 2008, a famous Perth skate spot had yet another NBD (never been done) ticked off its list, a boneless 360 by Jay Dymock. Although maybe second nature to him, it went down in history for all that witnessed. Still to this day the video footage has never surfaced, whether it was lost or taped over – or maybe not even recording – still remains a mystery. This 462 page, perfect bound, digitally printed, 6″ x 9″ flip-book is released in a signed edition of 25. Feature


Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Posterzine Issue 06 | James Lunn

Today, we are pleased to have the opportunity of introducing the sixth issue of Posterzine which features our very own multi-award winning graphic designer James Lunn. After our first five issues, you may have noticed that Posterzine™ has now become another great, regular source of inspiration from People of Print. And for the special Posterzine Issue 06, it’s time for us to sit down and catch up with James Lunn about his transition from London to York and why a change of scenery can be quite important for designers. Feature


Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Foxhole Magazine | Interview

Independently funded arts and culture magazine, Foxhole, showcases a range of new and existing creatives in the ‘fields of writing, design, illustration and photography’. Influenced by Bukowski, a stint as a musician, the spirit of self-publishing and a new found addiction to the printed form, Mark Beechill founded the magazine in 2015. With a by-line of ‘open to ideas’ the magazine’s philosophy is to cover all ‘creative endeavours and areas of alternative culture deserving of a wider audience’. Feature


Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Re:Surgo! | Tame Impala: German Tour Poster

Here is another fantastic production by one of our favourite printmaker studios in the world — Re:Surgo! from Berlin, Germany. This awesome five layer psychedelic screen printed poster was produced specially for the German tour of Tame Impala. There are three different versions each which are limited to an edition of just 100. The poster dimensions are 50 x 70 cm and this should surely be added to your print collection. Hats off to designers and printers Gfeller + Hellsgard, who win once more. Feature


The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

Strange Beast’s Kyle Platts has celebrated his signature style and love for skating in his collaborative project of skate apparel and a skateboard. Sheffield-born, London-based illustrator and artist Kyle Platts has recently teamed up with Wasted Paris, an independent fashion label, to develop a narrative that makes the most of his cartoon characters and humour. After their brief meeting back in 2014 at Be-Street weekend, Kyle has decided to create a series of illustrations which consists of trees cutting down lumberjacks – some perfect cartoon characters with a dark twist and mother nature taking some pretty brutal revenge. Feature


Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham is a London-based print designer, bringing her unique style to both fashion and interior textile designs. Her work is a mesmerising mix of graphic and kaleidoscopic patterns, working in parallel with her beautiful choice of colour palettes. Constantly inspired by her new work, we thought we would catch up with her to find out how she became a master in the print world, and what the hurdles and triumphs are of being a print designer. Feature


Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko

Anna Alanko is a Helsinki-based freelance pattern designer, illustrator and self-proclaimed colour enthusiast. Since completing her MA studies in Fashion Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, she has been designing surface patterns mainly for Scandinavian and Japanese interior and fashion companies alongside doing illustrations and diverse artistic collaborations involving textile and print. Her work is best described as a playful mixture of organic and graphic, quirky and colourful, dreamy and exuberant. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 004

People of Print are thrilled to announce that our Print Isn’t Dead magazine Element 004 has hit the shelves and as always the magazine is jammed packed with visual delights, talented printmakers and the very best designers, artists and events from around the world.

Element 004 is an 84 page independent magazine extravaganza focusing on letterpress, typography, illustration, events and conferences whilst featuring the likes of the infamous Anthony Burrill, Alan Kitching, David Wolske, Roderick Mills, Marion Deuchars, Protein, Letterform Live, 99U and Live Surface to name just a few gracing the pages of this issue. Feature


V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

V-Day B-Day by Imprint Projects

Imprint Projects have been working as artists, designers and curators in partnership with non-profits, brands and communities since their inception on Valentine’s day five years ago. And to celebrate their fifth anniversary, they have invited ten of their favourite artists and designers to go on a ‘blind date’ and create limited-edition posters without ever meeting before. Feature


Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi | Have Press, Will Travel!

Megan Reddi is currently in her final year at Coventry School of Art and Design and she has created a suitcase printing press as part of her Final Major Project. “Although the aim is for it to become a paid venture once I graduate, at the minute, I’m calling it ‘Have press, will travel!” The press is built in a 1940s trunk with little wheels attached to one end so she can pull it around. The print bed itself is made of hardwood ply with a piece of acrylic on top so that it is easily cleanable and it is removable so that you can access the built in storage space underneath (for squeegees, ink etc). In the lid she has built storage for paper and separations. Feature


Sophie Layton

Sophie Layton

London-based artist and professional printmaker Sophie Layton has recently announced her second major solo show with Eames Fine Art and this time we will be treated to a wonderful selection of her work spanning Carborundum prints, photo-etched imagery, printed transfers and monotypes. For this upcoming exhibition in spring 2016, You can expect to see Layton’s ventures across diverse mediums. We promise this is a must-see for anyone who wishes to see work that evokes the sense of the uncanny and creatively explores the juxtaposition of light and dark. Feature


Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

Joe Webb | CUT IT OUT

British artist Joe Webb, is drawn to the ‘fuzziness’ of vintage imagery and the comforting warmth of their aesthetic. With a particular fondness of the fifties, he juxtaposes magazine cuttings and printed ephemera that he has collected from charity shops and book shops to make low fi, mixed media collages. Creating surreal, dream-like landscapes, using two or three images as a rule, he takes the original image out of context and reinvents it, delicately layering the hand cut images. Feature


My Name Is

My Name Is

My name is is an art direction and graphic design studio located in Paris, France. The design studio was founded in 2007 by Alexandre & Thomas and they are known for  designing impressive identity & branding systems, websites, books, magazines, posters, music and product packagings for clients like Adidas, Sony Music, Reebok, Universal Music and more. Feature


J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

J.E. Wolfensberger | Novum

The February 2016 issue of Novum Journal — World of Graphic Design cover was printed by J. E. Wolfensberger in Switzerland using a luxurious gold bronzing powder which gives it a very unique finish. The Wolfensberger family business is now in fourth-generation hands, founded by Johann Edwin Wolfensberger who took over a Zurich printing works in 1902. This issue focuses on designers and studios from Mexico. Feature


Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield | A—Z

Ed Hatfield is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer studying Graphic Design at Winchester School of Art whilst practising in a four-part design collective – Fourm Creative. Ed has recently been working on a series of personal projects, one of which is his creative manifesto, titled A—Z Manifesto,  which is a double-sided screen-printed poster (42×59.4cm). Design processes vary between projects and practitioner, yet the sense of journey and travel is always there. His manifesto highlights that sense of travel through a series of metaphorical journeys, mapped out with a fictitious graphic device. Feature


Eloise Dörr | Interview

Eloise Dörr | Interview

London-based artist, skater and all-round cool girl, Eloise Dörr, is making a name for herself in the UK skate scene and art scenes alike. Influenced largely by skate culture and all that surrounds it, it’s not unusual for a deck to become her canvas. As any new skater knows, you spend a lot of time stacking it and to put it simply ‘eating shit’. Eloise’s work relishes and celebrates these rudimentary aspects of the sport, her signature silhouette characters personifying the lack of boundaries and exuding a sense of innocence. Feature


The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

The Beauty of Letterpress | Jersey Cream

Neenah Paper featuring Crane® Papers brings to you The Beauty of Letterpress which celebrates letterpress printing and its creators. Print No.12 from the series has been produced with the historic 120 year old Jersey Cream wood blocks in a limited edition of 100 prints. This special edition print was created by the Museum Director for The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Jim Moran, and all proceeds from the $100 purchase price go directly to help support The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum build a humidity/climate-controlled room to house vintage blocks. A very worthy cause in our eyes. Feature


The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

The Language of Dreams :: Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti

Last night saw the fantastic opening of ‘The Language of Dreams Exhibition’ in Old Street as part of The Red Bull Studio Collectives series. What’s most impressive about this show is the fact that it serves as a place where fantasy meets reality. Bringing to life thoughts, ideas and dreams through visual manifestations, together Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti have explored the individualism of interpretation in relation to visual language. So don’t forget to drop by Hoxton Gallery if you get a chance. The exhibition runs from 26th January to 8th February 2016. Feature


A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life | John Lobb

A Practice for Everyday Life is a graphic design studio based in London. Their work focuses on art direction, identities, publications, exhibitions, type design, signage, packaging, and digital. They have recently created a new visual identity for celebrated British shoe and bookmaker, John Lobb, which is owned by Hermès. The new package consists of a new logo, typography and colour scheme, along with design of stationery, packaging, printed and digital invitations; and a new website to top it off. Feature


Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine

Viewpoint Magazine is the brainchild of FranklinTill, a London-based multidisciplinary design studio set up by Kate Franklin and Caroline Till in 2010. With their mutual interest in bridging research, forecasting and creative direction, Viewpoint Magazine is created with an aim to give brands, designers, consumer insight teams an in-depth understanding of emerging design movements across the lifestyle industries. It serves as a creative round-up of updates on new design, retail, lifestyle, material and technology that you might not be able to find elsewhere. Feature


Unit Live!

Unit Live!

For one night only, get up close and personal with three of the most influential designers of the century: Tony Brook (Spin), Harry Pearce (Pentagram) and Lance Wyman. To celebrate the publication of three Unit Editions titles, London-based publisher Unit Editions brings you
an inspiring evening of talks, presentations and book signings. We promise this is a rare chance for you to buy signed copies of Unit Editions titles and gain an insight into the designers’ life and career. The event kicks off on Thursday 10th March at 6.30pm at Logan Hall. It’s a one-off event that you certainly don’t want to miss. Feature


Atelier Bingo :: New Book

Atelier Bingo :: New Book

We first introduced you to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau aka Atelier Bingo back in January 2014 and it’s no surprise that their portfolio has now grown, at a phenomenal rate, into one of the best sources of inspiration. Published as a limited edition of only 4 copies, this latest project, all hand screen-printed, still illustrates their close relationship with collage. Atelier Bingo play with confident lines and colourful sets of freeform shapes, resulting in an art book that totally stands out from the sea of self-produced zines/publications out there. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Best of 2015 :: Artists / Designers / Studios

Each year, we look forward to seeing fresh print projects and designs from creative talents across the globe. For 2016, we’ve got so many great projects lined up and many interesting stories we cannot wait to share with you. But before we say goodbye to 2015 completely, it’s worth taking a look back at our favourites articles from last year. We couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has been helping our community grow and we do hope you enjoy these hand-picked highlights. Feature


Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Ch-Ch-Changes 2016 by Davey Podmore

Originally produced as a screen-print for Print Club London’s Blisters ‘The Sound Sessions’ show back in 2014, Davey Podmore has recently decided to reimagine the print entitled ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ and added a final layer to the print as a tribute to the legendary British singer and artist David Bowie. The print is an edition of 69; a print for every year of David Bowie’s life. Feature


Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Posterzine Issue 05 | Erik Kessels

Our latest Posterzine Issue 05 is out now and this months edition features the eccentric photography curator and artist Erik Kessels. For those of you who have not yet come across Erik’s witty artwork, he is responsible for a vast number of publications including the ’In Almost Every Picture’ series and ’Useful Photography’ series. Feature


‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

‘A Bigger Spectrum’ — Silas Amos

Silas Amos has spent over two decades in the brand and packaging agency world, and with his latest book ‘A Bigger Spectrum,’ he demonstrates the agility, flexibility and speed that digital print offers. This incredible book is a collaborative effort of many minds and skills that pushes the boundaries of print to the limit — with the support of Hewlett Packard, the design skills of James Lunn, quality paper by G.F.Smith and printing capabilities of F E Burman using their HP Indigo 10000 press. It showcases the capabilities of digitally printing vibrant colours onto already coloured paper stock by laying down a white ink first alongside variable data printing, featuring a bespoke one off art print unique to each copy of the book by Supermundane. Feature


Element 004 | On Press

Element 004 | On Press

Print Isn’t Dead Element 004 is currently on press as Pressision in Leeds. This issue has been our most ambitious yet — with several fantastic articles, a fluorescent spot colour (802U) added and a superb cover designed by Jon Bland which comes in two vibrant colour ways. Feature


Show Us Your Type

Show Us Your Type

Need an extra dose of design inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. ‘Show Us Your Type’ is a project set up with an aim to provide a platform for artists and designers to share their talents and explore the world from a different perspective. The website features a diverse range of spectacular poster designs, illustrating the positive aspects of cities across the globe. Almost forgot to mention that this is also your chance to share your design. They’d love to hear your thoughts and are looking to collaborate with you! Feature


Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose

Uncle Goose are an advocate of block making. From their studio in Michigan, Uncle Goose use fast-growing, sustainable basswood and non-toxic inks to produce and hand-print every set of wooden building blocks. To demonstrate the interconnectedness of form, materials, and colour, Uncle Goose make sure that every wooden block they make embodies what it means to be both sustainable and beautiful. Good news is you don’t have to look far if you’re searching for creative inspiration. Besides museums, shops and concept stores across the globe, you may also find these beautiful, hand-crafted wooden blocks in one of your smartest friends’ playrooms and nurseries! Feature


Best of 2015 :: Events

Best of 2015 :: Events

Besides a diverse mix of outstanding print designs and projects, People of Print also love to help you fill your time with lists of our favourite creative events. Now let’s start 2016 off in style and check out our pick of last year’s happenings – you’ll surely be inspired! Feature


Directory Listings | January 2016

Directory Listings | January 2016

The People of Print Directory allows us to build bridges and give us premium connections with superior talents and creative professionals. We are continuously adding new listings for you to browse at your leisure and below we have listed our most recent additions for January 2016. If you are interested in submitting a listing then please go to www.peopleofprint.com/submit and complete the online form. It’s really that easy. Feature


Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Orde Schepper by Bert Scholten

Groningen-based artist and musician Bert Scholten always displays his love affair with music through a powerful series of animations, posters, and drawings. Recently, he has unveiled his latest, beautifully-designed, screen-printed publication, entitled ‘Orde Schepper’, which means Order Creator, celebrating his artistic experimentation in music through the simplest collection of irregular shapes, drawings and primary colours. Feature


ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

ELCAF 2016 :: Exhibitors Apply Now!

This year’s ELCAF is well underway and they are currently inviting artists to submit new and exciting works for a chance to exhibit amongst an army of artistic talents. The East London Comics and Arts Festival prides itself on creating a platform which gives emerging individuals, publishers and collectives an opportunity to showcase their work in an informal and friendly setting. Due to the significant increase in the number of submissions over recent years, we advise you to hurry up and get your entries in as soon as you can. The application deadline is on Friday 15th January 2016. And for more details, please visit their exhibitors page. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Fashion

Best of 2015 :: Fashion

In 2015, we published hundreds of posts on fashion and textiles and we know you’re curious to know what exactly our fans around the world were reading. Well, good news is that you don’t have to wait any longer because today we have picked out your most favourite fashion articles from last year. We do hope you are enjoying our series of annual round-ups and now it’s time to find out how print has made its way into both high fashion and streetwear. Feature


Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

Best of 2015 :: Print Projects

It’s been a very good start to 2016 but before we let go of the previous year completely, People of Print would like to take the opportunity to present you the round-ups that cover a whole lot of inspiration. From screen-printing, letterpress and independent publications, here’s our first listing of the best posts on print-based projects from 2015. Feature