Beastin :: Blue Cheese SS14

Beastin :: Blue Cheese SS14

Founded in 2008 by Duki and Fu Beastin is a Munich based brand that has established itself as a key player in the German street culture scene. Dropped yesterday, the brand introduced their debut collection “Blue Cheese” for SS14 applying indigo-dyed yard to sportswear inspired pieces including a T-shirt, crewneck, hoodie and joggy bottoms. Feature


Tsto

Tsto

Tsto is a design agency from Helsinki working on magazine and identity projects with a very graphic approach. Producing their own custom typefaces, often quite experimental, Tsto breathe bags of character into magazines such as ‘Manifest’ and ‘Basso’ and ‘We Are Helsinki’. Indie culture magazine ‘Basso’ uses a stretched grotesque typeface with an inky logo reflecting the DIY nature of the community. Feature


Huntoland

Huntoland

Graffiti artist Hunto’s recent mural is now at Busaba Eathai, Old Street, a 17-metre long hoarding considered to be one of his largest pieces. In collaboration with Busaba Eathai, Hunto has created this original hoarding design to celebrate the refurbishment of the restaurant. Feature


Nicole Martens

Nicole Martens

Focusing mainly on graphic artwork and typography, Nicole Martens is an inspiring designer conjuring up trippy, multi-coloured images using interesting layouts with pastel pattern. Martens designs are created with the intention to connect, inform and amaze. Feature


Olaf Breuning

Olaf Breuning

Swiss artist Olaf Breuning is known for his playful, colourful work, and this series of works, named “Elevation 1049”, set with the alps at Gstaad is a continuation of this aesthetic. Using the snow as his canvas, Breuning has used food colouring in snow and then strewn it down the piste. Over time, the coloured snow becomes displaced by the action of the skiers crossing it, and has mixed the colours in such a way that it looks like crayon scribbles on paper. Feature


We Occupy

We Occupy

‘We Occupy’ was founded in 2003 under the name WIWP, and has since cultivated its own place within the art/design scene, earning great acclaim from artists, collectors and the creative press. With 150+ commissions, 6 international exhibitions and 1 book under it’s belt, it’s focus and international appeal has never been stronger. Feature


Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited

Publishing industry is growing at its fastest rate especially during the past two decades, facing once more as big a transformation as the introduction of the printing press almost half a millennium ago. An engaging experience that digital media has to offer has changed our reading habits, one of the reasons why publishers are now trying to incorporate themselves in this burgeoning digital scene. Founded in 2010, Badlands Unlimited publish both digital and print publications, offering worldwide readers chances to enjoy groundbreaking books in a broad range of topics and genres. Feature


Arseni Khamzin

Arseni Khamzin

Arseni Khamzin is an artist currently based out of Vancouver that specializes in photography. With photographs depicting intimate portraits amongst architectural references, pattern and light Arseni’s portfolio is well worth checking out. Taking photos as he has a ‘compulsion to do so’ the artist views his output as an effective way to synthesize the world and his experiences into a language people can relate to. Feature


Beth Hoeckel

Beth Hoeckel

Mixed media artist, Beth Hoeckel produces dreamlike collages using imagery from old magazines. Full of warm aged colours and grainy printed textures, Hoeckel’s work is nostalgic yet surreal. Beth Hoeckel’s images have featured in countless exhibitions and feature as artwork to Future Islands’ upcoming record ‘Singles’ Feature


Loose Collective

Loose Collective

Loose Collective is an independent creative studio based in Manchester, UK. Their design work has been featured in numerous major design books by publishers such as Victionary, Rockport/Rotovision, Thames & Hudson, AVA and Bloomsbury. They are regular lecturers on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University and they work with clients, both big and small, who are willing to think a little bit harder. As you may see, they prefer not to follow the herd. Feature


Michael Willis

Michael Willis

Michael Willis is a graphic artist with a strong visual identity. His work is focused on the flat composition of objects and shapes referencing graphic trends of the 1980’s. Michaels usual subject matter ranges from art objects, to nature and science all mixed together to create a collage of bright shapes that make up the basis of his work. Michael is co-founder and creative director at publishing imprint and collaborative label Panther Club. Feature


Papier Machine

Papier Machine

If you seek to self-publish or get your flyers/posters/leaflets printed with a limited budget, then Papier Machine might be a solution for you. Lying in the middle of Provence in the southern part of France, Papier Machine was set up in 2012 in Lubéron by illustration duo Bettina Henni and Alexis Beauclair with an aim to help all kinds of emerging artists, designers and collectives get their work published and promoted. Feature


Ryan Duffin

Ryan Duffin

Photographer, Ryan Duffin of New York takes interesting photos exploring found colour and texture. Bubble wrap, razors, leaves and polythene bags are all normally overlooked. Ryan Duffin brings our attention to the beauty of these objects placing them upon equally unnoticed textured surfaces. Feature


Laura Plageman

Laura Plageman

Laura Plageman is an Artist and Educator based in Oakland. With her imagery introducing us to warped dream-like worlds and earthy colour tones, Laura’s work explores the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth vs distortion and the representations of landscapes. Feature


Otto

Otto

Otto is a design company based in New York City founded by Roula Nassar. Roula has created an online shop for her knitwear items, lovely, quality sweaters with deep natural colours and geometric patterns, subtly knitted into the designs. Although Otto’s sole purpose may only be to sell lovely jumpers, the website and photography is treated with great consideration. Beautiful and ethereal product shots are art in themselves and bolster Roula’s obvious talent for image curation and photography. Feature


Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

Abi Heyneke visits Hooksmith Studio

Abi Heyneke is an illustrator who has made a habit out of snooping around creative workspaces and asking questions, so we asked her to visit a studio for us. She took a wonderful selection of pictures from her recent visit with Russell Frost, a letterpress printer and collector of antique wooden type and picture blocks who goes by the name Hooksmith and is based in East London. Feature


Jim Stoten | ‘Eye In The Sky’

Jim Stoten | ‘Eye In The Sky’

Jim Stoten’s ‘Eye In The Sky’ exhibition at DreamBagsJaguarShoes will launch with a private view on 24th March and will run all of the way until 20th July, so there are no excuses for not seeing this show. Jim Stoten is a multi-talented hybrid artist, illustrator, sculptor, musician and blogger based in East London who is set to blow you away with his new exhibition. Feature


Shoop & Cookbook Magazine :: Collaborative shirt

Shoop & Cookbook Magazine :: Collaborative shirt

Madrid-based brand Shoop were founded in 2011 in efforts to bring inspirations in street culture and music together to form patterns for printed fabrics providing sportswear with an ‘urban sophisticated edge.’ Recently teaming up with Cookbook magazine (also hailing from Spain) the pair has dropped a dope monochrome shirt. Sporting a particularly nice pattern incorporating all-over hand-drawn illustrations (on white) for the top of the shirt, the lower half is finished nicely with a block black bottom. Feature


Coast

Coast

Belgian agency, Coast work on wide range of brand identities, retail and promotional material. Often taking a very graphic approach, Coast have a large portfolio of impressive projects. Work for ‘Le Grand Epicerie de Paris’ pushes the very traditional parisian institute into the future with a series of illustrations almost resembling neon lighting. Bright thin line illustrations turn food into graphic signs. Feature


Bold Italic 2014

Bold Italic 2014

Today sees the opening of ‘Bold Italic 2014′, a one-day event dedicated to graphic design and contemporary visual culture. Returning for its 10th year, LUCA School of Arts, Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent has invited a number of internationally renowned speakers and publishers to share their experience and inspiration. Feature


Chris Pig

Chris Pig

Chris Pig has been an artist printmaker for a long time, inhabiting the bohemian underbelly of Hackney’s tidy retailing crust. He’s a genre artist irresistibly drawn to violence and the sordid dramas all around him. For eighteen years he lived right in the epicentre of the London Fields Boys turf and so was presented with such drama daily. All reportage of this life is in his work culminating in a whiffy cocktail of sex and death. Feature


Richards NYC

Richards NYC

Really nice print direction from fashion label RICHARDS NYC for fall/winter 2014. Spectrum blends collaged with 3D waves and Orcas, combined with computer windows give the collection a sophisticated “Tumblr Art” quality. This ultra modern approach encapsulates future digital print trends, from fashion to graphics. The simple and sometimes sporty tailoring of this collection makes it both sophisticated and casual. Feature


Lo Parkin | LFW Illustrated Panorama

Lo Parkin | LFW Illustrated Panorama

Our digital content editor and London-based illustrator Lo Parkin make her debut into both the fashion and illustration industries as she provided a unique response to London Fashion Week, in her very first, limited edition, hand-drawn leporello publication titled “London Fashion Week an Illustrated Panorama.” This beautiful piece of work took her 593 hours to complete! Feature


Peter Judson

Peter Judson

Peter Judson is a Designer and Printmaker currently based in London. Specialising in type, illustration and print, Peter’s stark graphic imagery demonstrates pattern, geometry, texture, clean lines and cubic forms in bold primary colours. Feature


Kevin Trageser

Kevin Trageser

Photographer, Kevin Trageser has a great portfolio of clearly well traveled, journalistic photography. With an eye for colour palettes and spot on compositions, Trageser’s work really makes you wish you could be there too. Feature


Modla X Damilola Odvsote :: Air Force 1 printed sculpture

Modla X Damilola Odvsote :: Air Force 1 printed sculpture

3D printing studio Modla has teamed up with London-based artist Damilola Odusote to create the most incredible 3D sculpture I have ever seen!
Inspired by the iconic Nike Air Force 1 kicks, Damilola created a dope 2D illustration turning the shoe into an entire world. After Damilola handed the illustration over to Modla’s head designer, Jon Fidler, Modla worked some magic via 3D software before printing the sculpture I SLS nylon plastic. Feature


Anna Lomax

Anna Lomax

Based in East London, Anna Lomax works within art direction and set design. Lomax’s playful work features collections of objects interacting with one another seemingly all by themselves. Collected objects find new uses as they become part of these surreal scenes and gain a life of their own. Feature


Herman Miller’s Refreshed Materials Palette by Carl Kleiner

Herman Miller’s Refreshed Materials Palette by Carl Kleiner

Photographer and stylist Carl Kleiner has created these stylish compositions with Herman Miller’s materials palette, capturing a sense of play in colour and showing how important colour is in product design. According to Institute of Colour Research, between 62 and 90 percent of subconscious opinions about a product are mostly based on colour. This is the reason why Laura Guido-Clark, creative director of Materials for Herman Miller has developed an untraditional method called ‘climatology’ to learn about human values and emotions. Feature


THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 4

THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 4

The fourth issue of the Melbourne / Berlin based, risograph photography journal presents the work of 10 European-based photographers. After appearances at the Tokyo, New York and LA Art Book Fairs and being included in the National Gallery of Victoria’s extensive Melbourne Now! exhibition, the journal’s fourth issue continues to experiment with print and production methods alongside the Melbourne-based Dawn Press studio. Feature


Daniel Arnold

Daniel Arnold

King of Instagram Daniel Arnold earnt the title of ‘the best photographer on Instagram’ 2 years ago (after getting his account suspended) and is a self proclaimed ‘business idiot’ however on his 34th birthday, after ‘eating toast 3 meals a day all February’ things drastically changed. Renowned for capturing life in New York City, the photographer decided to sell 4X6 prints (for what was initially for 1 day only) of whatever his followers wanted from his insta archive at $150 each. A day later Arnold was overwhelmed to find $15.000 worth of print orders, the king of Instagram indeed. Feature


Say What Studio

Say What Studio

Say What Studio are a pair of graphic designers working side by side in their atelier down in Paris. Tied together by similar interests, Benoit Berger and Nathalie Kapagiannidi set up the studio in 2011 and have been working with a diverse range of creative clients from varying industries and backgrounds. Feature


ShaoLan

ShaoLan

Born in China now living in London, ShaoLan is the mastermind behind ‘Chineasy’, an entirely new way to learn to read Chinese. Chineasy transforms common characters of the Chinese language into simple illustrations representing each word. These fun, highly inventive drawings make translations memorable to both adults and children alike. Already published through Thames & Hudson and currently working on many new characters, I sense this is the start of something very big.
Check out more of ShaoLan’s of genius creativity below. Feature


Belles Illustrations :: Number 5

Belles Illustrations :: Number 5

Belles Illustrations is a Paris-based publication featuring comics, drawings and illustrations produced by emerging French talents. Published irregularly, Belles Illustrations is a celebration of independent artists and illustrators who create the best contemporary work. Feature


Kent Andreasen

Kent Andreasen

Kent Andreasen is a film student that currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. Specialising in both film and photography, Kent’s portfolio is a delight to look through. A skill for fashion photography is clearly demonstrated in his crisp ‘Fashion Stories’ with his videos introducing us to atmospheric, kaleidoscopic worlds through movement tone and light. Feature


PRINT ISN’T DEAD Quarterly Magazine

PRINT ISN’T DEAD Quarterly Magazine

Our campaign to create a print orientated quarterly magazine has been successfully funded. PRINT ISN’T DEAD will showcase and champion ‘print’ by compiling the ever-growing content from our website, as well as exclusive studio/company visits and interviews, into a beautifully printed collectable publication. If we reach our stretch goal of £6500 we will add an extra neon spot colour pantone to the printing, plus there are also lots of awesome rewards on offer still, so keep pledging! Feature


Matthew F Fisher

Matthew F Fisher

Represented by Heskin Contemporary, Matthew F Fisher is an Artist that’s currently based in Brooklyn NY.
Working with acrylic on canvas, Matthew’s contemporary paintings depict graphic subjects in blue tones through stark and bold compositions. Feature


Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot

Baptiste Virot has emerged as one of the great, idiosyncratic talents to hit the burgeoning art scene this decade. Besides quirky illustrations and hand-drawn graphic novels full of character and imagination, this French-born artist also works in the realm of printmaking, producing each multi-layered inky screen print with painstaking attention to detail. Feature


Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School

Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School

Marcroy from People of Print will be talking at the Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School: Friendly Professional Development for Creative Industry, which kicks off next week at Bootstrap Company – running from 17-28 March. Designed with both start-ups and seasoned professionals in mind, the LBB Pop-Up School will provide training, insight and inspiration for creative industry. Feature


Keith Vaughn

Keith Vaughn

Keith Vaughn is and American painter whose recent work has taken an abstract turn. His work has moved away from the figurative to cut out shapes, grids, gradients and photographic collage. His painting have a disctinct Californian feel with palm trees, pink and orange hues, coupled with stark white and black backdrops. The feeling ranges from Memphis to Matisse and then crosses into minimal graphic based work with simple text coupled with gradient boxes. Mysteriously I could find little information about Keith Vaughn’s work after finding his Tumblr page earlier this month. I emailed him and asked him to tell me more. Feature


Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

Dutch graphic artist Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk found his niche and ran with it. His style ranges from 1980’s style “Computer Drawings” to abstract painting and collage, and has its roots in his early exploration with digital processes, cartoon iconography and shape composition. Jordy’s work has been featured in countless group shows and has an impressive client list, with many of his more recent works in the minimal colour-line style of the 1980’s. Feature


Kacper Kowalski

Kacper Kowalski

Kacper Kowalski is a Polish photographer that creates truly incredible imagery. Visualizing the world and it’s stories from an aerial perspective, Kacpers photographs describe pattern, colour and texture giving his subjects a new and beautiful context. Feature


BB-Bureau

BB-Bureau

Maths and design may seem like two different things, but not at BB-Bureau, a Lille-based design studio run by graphic artist, type designer and lecturer Benoît Bodhuin who is obsessed with geometrical patterns. Having studied mathematics at university, Bodhuin decided to enrol in design school, gained experience at a bunch of design agencies before he started off as an independent designer. Feature


‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

‘New Flavours’ Colourful Calendar :: Nearly Normal

English creative studio Nearly Normal have recently made a calendar for the year 2014 titled ‘New Flavours’. Nearly Normal, a London-based design studio known for their strong passion for paper craft and collage, have created this themed calendar showing patterned numbers on different half-cut succulent fruits. Through delicate paper folds, each month suggests a seasonal taste and texture of each fruit made entirely from colour paper. The calendar is undoubtedly perfect for any home or office and it could possibly prove a great inspiration for a healthy diet, too. Feature


HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA

UK based all girl collective HYSTERIA (Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby) come together alongside Jeffrey Disaster at the legendary gallery/ Patisserie, Maison Bertaux, for a special exhibition of mayhem and delight launching with a private view this Wednesday (12th) and opening to public from the 13th March – 15th June.
Taking on popular culture with technicolour ‘one off’ artworks, the show will demonstrate their trademark bold iconography through collage, screen printing and installation as they explore their relationships between food, sex, gender and symbolism, not one to be missed. Feature


The Private Press

The Private Press

The Private Press is a small contemporary screen-printing studio situated in Brighton. Run on a small scale by a group of printmakers, The Private Press was set up with great emphasis on quality, individuality and playful experimentation. They use top quality inks as well as special inks such as fluorescents and metallics to produce original prints. From creative screen prints, limited-run bespoke commissions or film and music posters, they can print onto almost anything, making it a perfect place for both established and newborn artists/designers to promote their creative work. Feature


Martino Gamper | Serpentine

Martino Gamper | Serpentine

Head to the Serpentine gallery this month and see guest curator Martino Gamper’s new exhibition “design is a state of mind”. The show presents a selection of shelving systems, telling the story of each piece and the reactive effect they have on people and their surroundings. “An extensive display of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day will form the backbone of the exhibition. Feature


Marta Veludo

Marta Veludo

Besides a mixture of colourful abstract and hand-rendered elements that she uses to create her work, multidisciplinary artist Marta Veludo is also able to work with a wide range of mediums, using paper, fabric, or a piece of furniture to produce a wonderful collection of design artwork, illustrations and art installations. Feature


Interview :: Leta Sobierajski

Interview :: Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski, multidisciplinary designer living and working in New York, produces colourful, tactile work in multiple mediums. Having collaborated with many design agencies, Sobierajski’s portfolio is packed with great branding, photographic, motion and illustrative projects. Personal highlight, Sobierajski’s photographic still life compositions feature an oddball collection of fruit, tape, ritz crackers and painted hands. These quirky images experiment with everyday objects in scenes of monochromatic colour. Painted hands then bring new dimension to these previously still lives as objects are held, positioned and disrupted. Feature


Brea Souders

Brea Souders

Brea Souders is an Artist / Photographer based in New York and is currently represented by East Photographic. In her quest to explore static electricity, Brea has formed a stunning series of images that demonstrate both traditional photographic processes and scientific observation, all rooting from the context of ‘routine studio maintenance.’ The beautiful studies have been formed by discarded negatives, bad exposures, experiments and empty sections of film that cling onto a sheet of acetate due to static electricity. I think it’s safe to say this is a incredibly beautiful and exceptionally interesting body of work. Feature


Couple

Couple

Couple are a design agency made up of Zann Wan and Kelvin Lok. Based in Singapore, Couple have produced great branding work for cafes and small shops. Using intricate patterns and hints of colour, things are kept minimal while giving a real hand crafted feel to the identity. check out cafes ‘Brill’ and ’Soup Broth Asia’ below. Feature


The Counter Press

The Counter Press

The Counter Press is a London-based letterpress studio and workshop run by graphic designers David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis. Located in the East End in an old chocolate factory, the duo works as full-time designers and part-time non-commercial printmakers, printing all types of work using only traditional wood and movable type, all designed, type set and skilfully printed by hand. Feature


Lobulo

Lobulo

One man project, Lobulo Design based in London is a master of 3D paper craft. Working for clients such as Google, Tesco and Fedrigoni, Lobulo applies his brand of inviting, colourful image making to a broad range of projects. Vegetables, insects, dissected frogs, you name it have all been crafted by Lobulo out of paper and then brought to life through great photography. Recent project ‘Atype’ saw Lobulo explore the letter A in various paper compositions to great results. Feature


Dane Patterson

Dane Patterson

Dane Patterson is an American Artist that works with graphite and paper. Dane’s artwork ‘presents familiar objects and materials used outside their typical function’ that demonstrate a beautiful sense of disarray and abstract narrative. The Artists detailed monochrome drawings turn ‘cultural content on its head’ and frequently suggest a (often bizarre) moment in time, similar to a photograph while defying normality and daily life. Feature


Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

Above & Below :: An Exhibition by Rob Bailey

After almost half a decade since his previous show, Rob Bailey is back with a collection of his recent work now being displayed in his current exhibition, ‘Above & Below’. Considered one of Manchester’s most favourite artists, Bailey is a vector-based illustrator who specialises in detailed drawing and has developed his own style using a mix colour combination and geometric elements to depict an array of animated characters. Featured in this solo exhibition are a series of original collages and limited edition art prints which are also for sale. The show will run until late August and promises to be one of Manchester’s highlights! Feature


Uniforms for the Dedicated :: SS14

Uniforms for the Dedicated :: SS14

UFTD are a brand for the ‘progressive men of the world’ merging style with design ethics as they create timeless garms to be worn year in year out. With a strong dedication to high quality and sustainable fabrics the Stockholm based brand hope to ‘set a precedent within the fashion industry and drive the change towards a more caring industry – influencing brands, suppliers and consumers alike.’
Their debut SS14 collection pays homage to print as it celebrates abstract art and paint-splatters translated through pattern in an all over print, not forgetting exclusive work by painter Antonio Lourenco. Feature


MuirMcNeil :: Four New Typeface Systems

MuirMcNeil :: Four New Typeface Systems

MuirMcNeil is a London-based design collective comprising internationally acclaimed typographer Paul McNeil and legendary graphic designer Hamish Muir. Founded in 2010, MuirMcNeil has been focusing on appropriate design solutions to visual communication problems, experimenting on a range of design systems and type to create original visual language. Feature


Clark Goolsby

Clark Goolsby

Clark Goolsby is an Artist currently based in New York that specialises in both painting and sculpture. Clark’s incredible paintings introduce us to abstract, vibrant, geometric worlds through pattern and colour while his contemporary sculptures capture form, shape colour and geometry. Truly great work. Feature


Albin Holmqvist

Albin Holmqvist

Graphic designer Albin Holmqvist, currently located in Stockholm, Sweden has a great portfolio of posters, branding and typography based projects. With an eye for detail and ideas a plenty, Holmqvist’s folio shows some great examples of type for videos including titles for a series of films teaching key words belonging to world cultures. Communicating the objects through type, Albin Holmqvist cleverly brings life into the words. Feature


Megadrive.me MD-001 Print Project :: Dan Clarke

Megadrive.me MD-001 Print Project :: Dan Clarke

Design director Dan Clarke from JP74 has worked in collaboration with Mega Drive, aka The Sega Genesis, to design and produce a silk-screened poster with a limited run of 100 individually signed and numbered prints. Featuring a homage to the Japanese classic brand Mega Drive, renowned for its video game console, designer Dan Clarke has created this magnificent poster using a combination of red, green and blue. The A1 poster is printed on GF Smith Takeo 220 gsm by One69A and is now available for purchase at £30. Hurry up! Feature


Paul Wackers

Paul Wackers

Brooklyn based artist Paul Wackers’ painting style currently seems to be discussing the various physical qualities of still life objects whilst deftly dealing with tactile surfaces. You can see in Wackers’ work, familiar objects recurring in his work, like friends of his. The addition of actually seeing those objects through Paul’s instagram feed is equally as amusing and endearing. Feature


Double Vision | The Lauriston

Double Vision | The Lauriston

Double Vision opens at 7pm – Late, 7th March at The Lauriston. The exhibition features work from 15 artists, who each received a very open brief: Double-Vision for the thirsty & illiterate. Some public houses are centuries old and many of their early customers were unable to read, but luckily they could recognise pictorial signs. This brief is going out to illustrators and printmakers. The target of ‘Double-Vision’ is to create a strong image that brings together two things that a thirsty and illiterate onlooker could identify. Feature


The Fingersmith Letterpress

The Fingersmith Letterpress

The Fingersmith Letterpress is a very good option whether you are looking to create your own business card, design a unique postcard for someone or find some sweet ideas for a wedding invitation. Featured in the shop are many art pieces of fine craftsmanship, The Fingersmith Letterpress is also keen to work on a range of bespoke projects including hand lettering, illustration and graphic design. Feature


Confetti

Confetti

Melbourne based design studio, Confetti produce editorial and identity work among other walks of graphic design. Confetti’s Art direction and design for Spook Magazine is a personal highlight of their portfolio. With interesting layouts and bold, inventive type, the magazine stands out featuring some great photography too. Feature


Sarah Milton x Printer of Dreams

Sarah Milton x Printer of Dreams

Sarah Milton x Printer of Dreams presents ‘Helvetica Folded’. Over the next fortnight, surface pattern designer, Sarah Milton will be taking over the Printer of Dreams window display with her unique take on typography. The window exhibition will run for two weeks, with all three of her signed Limited Edition Sarah Milton x Printer of Dreams Giclée prints available in our online shop here. Feature


DEPARTMENT STORE

DEPARTMENT STORE

We are ecstatic to announce the launch of our DEPARTMENT STORE. A brand new place for selected creatives to sell their products with an affordable monthly license fee and a very reasonable commission rate on sales. We hope to change the face of retail for creatives, by offering an economical solution alongside an effective shopfront to display their products to our international audience. Feature


Gallery Pepper

Gallery Pepper

An online boutique of over a hundred print products, Gallery Pepper offers a wide selection of screen prints, etchings, linocuts, woodcuts and lithographs produced by artists and designers from across the globe. Based in Breda, the Netherlands, Gallery Pepper was founded by illustrator and graphic designer Marlous Tode with an aim to promote the art of printmaking, making crafts and quality prints become universally enjoyable. Feature


Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 :: Finalists Nicholas Stevenson & Eric Chow interviews

As I was blessed to be a part of the AOI Serco Prize for Illustration London Stories exhibition, I was lucky enough to catch up with finalists Nicholas Stevenson and Eric Chow at the awards ceremony about their fantastic artwork, press + to read interviews with the talented illustrators… Feature


Bence Bakonyi

Bence Bakonyi

Bence Bakonyi is a Hungarian photographer who’s work represents symbols of freedom, airiness and transubstantiation. Bence’s often fantasy-like imagery maintains a contemporary aesthetic describing objects movement and landscapes through pastel / muted colourtones and graphic compositions. Feature


It’s a Book :: Independent Publishing Fair

It’s a Book :: Independent Publishing Fair

It’s only two weeks until ‘It’s a Book’, an independent publishing fair, takes place for the first time at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, pre-celebrating the 250th anniversary of the school. In addition to the official Leipzig Book Fair, this event is organised by students from the department of graphic design and will be participated by more than 30 independent publishers from across Europe. Feature


Everyone’s Got One | A Skull Showcase

Everyone’s Got One | A Skull Showcase

Atomica Gallery is excited to announce Everyone’s Got One: A Skull Showcase in collaboration with their friends The Circle running from 27th February – 29st March 2014 at The Circle, 21 Noel Street, W1F 8GP. Featuring work from a selection of Atomica artists and taking place in the beautiful gallery space at tattoo studio and lifestyle emporium The Circle, the showcase will focus on one of popular culture’s most iconic images: the skull. The opening night party also happens to coincide with The Circle’s two year anniversary; it’s going to be a big one. Feature


IKEA | RGB Billboard

IKEA | RGB Billboard

IKEA have cashed in on the use of a small space by using a simple (yet clever) low-tech solution. RGB (red, green and blue) are the light-based components that create such a wonderful result. It’s a similar idea to the work of Carnovsky. This billboard in Sweden shows three different messages depending on which bulb is lighting it up. Feature


Ditto Press

Ditto Press

Ditto Press is a print-publishing company based in London. They were the first company in the UK to specialise in Risograph printing. Covering the ground between digital and screen printing, they print on a variety of paper stocks giving a great finish at a fair price. They also cut, fold, and bind – the whole package! Feature


Cotton Letterpress

Cotton Letterpress

Cotton Letterpress has launched onto the scene of contemporary British letterpress working out of their studio in the heart of Yorkshire, Leeds. Born from a love of old print disciplines and a desire to see those skills blended with modern design and print finishing techniques. They create striking, stand-out pieces of bespoke print communication. From business cards to wedding and social stationery they also offer a commercial letterpress print service. Feature


Night Diver Press

Night Diver Press

Night Diver Press is a San Francisco-based design/production team dedicated to dovetailing the arts of print and illustration.  Pete Calderwood and Lena Gustafson are the respective printers and illustrators heading the collaboration and together their styles compliment each other to create beautifully well-rounded art objects. They started in Boston back in 2010 working on silkscreen prints, artist books, murals, and print-related media and now live and work in the Bay Area. Feature


Jennifer Mehigan

Jennifer Mehigan

Jennifer is currently studying BFA (Hons) LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. I came across her work by typing ‘rad posters’ into Google back in 2011. She has a really made a mark within the creative scene at such a young age. Feature


KYLAM | Secret Stories II

KYLAM | Secret Stories II

Kill Yourself Like A Man, the France-based illustrator has released Secret Stories II, a homemade printed zine boasting 44 B&W pages. Strictly limited to an edition of 50, coming signed and numbered and available to purchase for 10€ +P&P. Feature


Julian Meagher

Julian Meagher

Julian Meagher is an Artist currently based in Sydney. Having trained in traditional oil painting in Italy, Julian’s application of paint reflects traditional techniques as he applies multiple thin glazes of paint to achieve a water-colour like effect, in bright contemporary colour combinations. I love his botanical imagery featuring plants and objects ‘floating’ in white space. Feature


Magazine in the Post-Digital Era – What will be Printed? :: Interview Series

Magazine in the Post-Digital Era – What will be Printed? :: Interview Series

You may be aware of the ongoing debate about the future of print, as bookshops struggle whilst Appstore sales rise. Hence, I took a close look at what is being printed at the moment. Print magazines today present a similar format and product to that of twenty years ago, whilst digital platforms are able to provide new and more engaging forms of experience. The fast and instant value that digital offers suit better with today’s urbanist’s lifestyle. And it seems like the trend is going towards digital. Feature


Exmouth Market Letterpress by Jamie Clarke

Exmouth Market Letterpress by Jamie Clarke

To celebrate its 400-year history of Exmouth Market, legendary typographer Jamie Clarke, the co-founder of Thin Martian and curator of 8faces.com, has designed this magnificent letterpress to highlight the long history of this famous pedestrianised street, considered to be one of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Feature


Studiolent

Studiolent

Studiolent is a small Paris-based publisher. Its main focus for the past three years has been the production of posters, using blueprint printers. Normally used for architecture plans, this printing technique is not intended for printing shades of grey. The images created by the artists become distorted, sometimes changed beyond recognition. This is a part of the editorial project Studiolent wants to develop: the images brought out by the distortion should appear as an echo. Feature


Annu Kilpelanien

Annu Kilpelanien

Annu Kilpelanien is a Finnish born Illustrator working in London. I first met Annu printing with the lovely guys down at Peckham Print Studio, she is every bit as vibrant and fun as her pen drawings. Annu’s favourite subject matter seems to range from Caribbean to corner shop, and everything looks like when its really hot outside and you’re wearing yellow-tinted sunglasses. Think high summer. Annu has been picked by Pick Me Up Selects this year and recently published her first book with Peckham Print Studio. Feature


Good Press | Remote Residency

Good Press | Remote Residency

Glasgow-based Good Press Gallery are inviting applications for the second Good Press Remote Residency. This is open to artists of all disciplines; visual artists, photographers, writers, publishers, people. Last year’s remote residency was spearheaded by Los Angeles based artist Megan Plunkett. GOOD PRESS was formed in October 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland, to provide an independent space to see visual art from new and established international artists. The Good Press people also run Museums Press. Feature


Drawn Together Exhibition | The Printhouse Gallery

Drawn Together Exhibition | The Printhouse Gallery

The Printhouse Gallery, Dalston are proud to present London’s first bi-annual international illustration exhibition this February curated by Tilly Stasiuk and Ruth Hanahoe. Drawn Together exhibition brings you a cut of the cut, forming a solid platform for international illustrators to show us the possibilities of pen and pencil. In the first instalment we see 6 emerging and established illustrators representing their work and pushing boundaries of traditional exhibitions. Feature


Robbert Rubbish

Robbert Rubbish

Robert Rubbish is one of the founding members of LE GUN magazine. Born in 1973, Robert Rubbish Greene studied Communication Art & Design at Royal College of Art in London from 2003 – 2005. Historic London is an especially inspirational place for his work which brings together his interests in curiosities, joke shops, facial hair, Victorian punk revivalism and gin. Feature


Astro-Black Collective | Lunar Calendar

Astro-Black Collective | Lunar Calendar

Astro-Black Collective is a collective of artists, writers, animators and sound designers representing galactic funk and extraterrestrial geometry. Astro-Black came about through a shared love for interplanetary geometry and galactic funk. Collectively they aim to channel all their galactic forces to send you on a wondrous voyage through the astral fields. The collective has worked together on art direction, set/prop design, murals, event décor, video, animation and album artwork design, as well as working on their own independent projects, making their “combined creative forces infinite.” Feature


Publications for Pleasure

Publications for Pleasure

Publications for Pleasure is a self-publishing label founded by Albert Jornet, Mònica Figueras and Bea Bascuñán. Recently, Carlos J. Navarro joined the team as an editor. They don’t only publish, they define, design, materialize and distribute their publications. They do publications for the pleasure of doing them and that’s why each one of them is a new and different story, under its own name, format and character, so you won’t find any similarities between one issue and another. Feature


Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman’s recent work is searingly colourful, intricate, contrasting, bold, bright, yet delicate. It might not seem so, but Sam’s work is inspired by visions of the natural world. You can observe this in some of Friedman’s earlier works, which depict landscape scenes, and forest views. Sam’s most recent show, Territories Unexplored at New York gallery Geranmayeh still has a lot of natural reference, but has developed further into abstraction and bold colour choice. Feature


Kenzo X Toiletpaper | SS14

Once again teaming up with the masterminds at Toiletpaper, Kenzo have recently dropped a dope campaign film for their SS14 collection. The 30-second film sees the collections sea-inspired prints morph into a hypnotic animation as they unfold into a surreal under-water fantasy filled with ‘trippy visuals.’ Feature


Cocolia

Cocolia

Hailing from Barcelona with a huge palette of pastel tones, Cocolia produce work with a strong love of the lighter shades. Cocolia’s portfolio of playful identites, fashion experiments and great self initiated projects explores every colour and composition imaginable. The studio’s frequent use of spray paints bring new character to the medium so closely linked to street graffiti culture. Within the studio, spray paint is used to create playful hand drawn textures in pastel tones. The idea of using stencils is hinted at but not used conventionally, simply left against the wall. Check out more of Cocloia’s innocent yet rebellious work on their site. Feature


Printa

Printa

Situated in the heart of Budapest, Printa is an open art space that supports emerging artists and their creative minds by providing a printing workshop equipped with high quality machines and tools for printmakers to produce screen-printed textile and paper goods. Feature


Serigraffeur

Serigraffeur

Local galleries and trendy shops in Berlin have mushroomed over the past decade, making the city one of Europe’s art capitals. Serigraffeur, founded in 2012 by Tom Singier, is one of the best examples. Here you will find a variety of art prints and handmade publications plus a live event hosted at the gallery every two weeks. Feature


Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

Jacob Ovgren :: SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) :: Beach London

One of the key graphic artists behind European skateboard powerhouse Polar Skateboards, Jacob Ovgren’s work is ‘Skate-art in it’s purest form.’ Predominantly reflecting his crude adolescent humour, Jacob’s artwork reflects ‘snippets of a story’ depicting characters ‘trapped in a dialogue only with themselves.’ Exhibiting with Beach London, Jacobs first solo upcoming show ‘SEX’ (Sick Emotions X-ibit) showcases his new drawings, paintings and prints reflecting his trademark dark humour as they visualize ‘child-like characters in a range of disturbing sexual scenarios.’ Feature


Feixen

Feixen

Swiss designer, Felix Pfaffli is the mastermind behind design studio Feixen. Producing graphic design, illustration and a specialism in typography, Felix Pfaffli’s bold graphic style embraces every angle of colour, texture and composition. Pfaffli’s dynamic use of type has been applied to many promotional posters and prints below. Feature


Object Drawings by Joe Rudko

Object Drawings by Joe Rudko

Incredibly talented artist Joe Rudko has created this series of object drawings by combining found photos and items with his exceptional drawing and colouring skill. Based in Washington State, Rudko graduated from the Western Washington University in 2013 with a degree in Photography and Drawing. With his interest in the physical aspect of each object on which he is working, Rudko’s experiments include not only ripping, cutting and folding but also applying his ink and pencil drawing to each modified item/photo. The outcome is apparently extraordinary and promises to be one of the very original sets of photographic collages. Feature


Joel Tettamanti

Joel Tettamanti

Joel Tettamanti is a photographer that currently lives in Switzerland. Joel’s incredible body of work visualizes his travels across the world and presents a vast archieve of structures, villages and cities. Directing focus towards the human presence on the landscape Joel’s powerful imagery is truly stunning and I highly recommend you to check out more of his work via his website. Feature


Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

Printed Pages :: Winter 2013 Issue

The It’s Nice That team have been kind enough to send us the latest issue of their Printed Pages quarterly magazine which is packed with fresh imagery and content including interviews, discussion and debates on art, design and all forms of creativity over 76 pages. This winter issue is dynamic in bringing a sense of blue skies to the winter months. Feature


Alana Dee Haynes

Alana Dee Haynes

Alana Dee Haynes is an artist that’s currently based in New York. After taking photography classes at the age of 15, Alana started turning ‘messed up prints’ and extra photos into art by making collages and drawing on them. Developing this technique into a definitive style, the talented artist’s current work depicts her ‘vision of life to the world’ as she captures expertly placed patterns over (commonly) high-fashion photography as she elegantly visualizes her imagination across her combined interests in media. Feature


Donna Huanca

Donna Huanca

Born in Chicago and having travelled across European and North American cities, multi-disciplinary artist Donna Huanca is currently settled in Berlin working on a broad range of fields. From paper collage, abstract painting, motley textiles to medium-large scale installation, they all began ten years ago after Huanca was awarded her first degree in Fine Arts from the University of Houston. Feature


Interview :: Tom Southernwood

Interview :: Tom Southernwood

Recent graduate of Nottingham Trent, Tom Southernwood has developed his own style of infinitely detailed vector drawing. Often producing panoramic scenes featuring huge production lines and an array of tiny characters, Tom creates worlds taking every working cog into consideration. These scenes are cleverly applied to branding, typography and promotional posters. Combined with a great selection of colour palettes, this playful, narrative style of illustration is a success. ‘The Robot Catalogue’ is a personal favourite. inventing a different job skilled robot for every letter of the alphabet, Tom imagines a world where robots perform all our jobs for us. Put together as a book, the catalogue becomes something quite believable. Feature


Gogy Esparze

Gogy Esparze

Multidisciplinary Artist Gogy Esparze latest project ‘Bikelife’ is set to be released in late 2014 and visualizes the subculture of dirt bike riding in New York. The project involves a photographic investigation documented through 35mm film as it portrays stunning action shots alongside portraits. Feature