TM RSI SGM 1960–90

TM RSI SGM 1960–90

‘TM RSI SGM 1960-90′ is an online archive that is derived from a research on the Typographische Monatsblätter (TM). It is a comprehensive library set up with an aim to share selective information collected for a research project within the ECAL Lausanne. The Typographische Monatsblätter has been one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of ‘Swiss Typography’ to an international audience to date. With over 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of modernist graphic design and typography. So modernism? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea. But trust me, you will come to love it. Feature


Back and Forth by C100

Back and Forth by C100

C100 are a German multi-disciplinary design studio, founded in 2003 by Christian Hundertmark. Offering a number of services including creative direction, brand identity, product design, app design and web design to clients such as Absolut Vodka, Calvin Klein, Levi’s and Sony Music, they strive to create inventive visual solutions. Feature


UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

In celebration of their 25th birthday, Japanese retailer UNITED ARROWS feature Keith Haring’s iconic designs in a fresh new range. Channelling iconic imagery of the 80’s in NYC visuals explore birth, death, sexuality and war across totes, pouches, sleeves and drawstrings with each bag made from durable canvas. With prices starting at an affordable $21 they’re available to snap up now! Feature


Spin: 360°

Spin: 360°

As the design world is undergoing immense transformation and continually adapting to digital alteration and aesthetic trends, it’s not surprising to see everybody try to evolve in order to survive today’s constantly changing market. It’s true that good work is a core part of what makes a successful business but the attitudes of people who run it also play just as big of a role. London’s leading design studio Spin was born out of passion of the two founders Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan. Now you may be wondering what makes Spin so distinctive in its vision. I guess the answers can be found here in their new 520-page monograph that offers a close-up look at every aspect of Spin’s practice. Feature


Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Matt Manson X Stronger Than All

Pattern pioneer Matt Manson is always up to something exciting and we couldn’t wait to hear about his latest collaboration with Cheltenham-based Stronger Than All. This handmade leather goods company was established by established by two brothers. Having learnt the craft from their father, they have continued to produce high quality, ethically sourced organic leather products which compliment Matt’s work perfectly. Feature


Louise Harling

Louise Harling

Louise is a recently graduated French graphic designer, currently based in Paris. Working as a freelance designer, photographer and typographer, her passion for clear vector forms and bright pops of colour shine through in her punchy graphics. Her fresh, contemporary style lends itself perfectly to editorial and promotional material, regularly gracing music event posters and club flyers. Feature


Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen | NOW HERE

Ling-Wen Yen is a Taiwanese graduate from MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication. She now works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in Taipei and has recently started her own brand, A horse of love. NOW HERE is a typographic response to the area surrounding LCC in Elephant and Castle including the renowned Heygate Estate; it is an opportunity to document the areas surrounding the college before it changes beyond recognition. Feature


Night-Time Tube Map by TFL

Night-Time Tube Map by TFL

All-night weekend services are set to begin later this summer on sections of the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Transport for London has unveiled the official ‘Night Tube Map’ which includes key details of how the services will operate. Beautifully designed against a dark-blue background, the map shows the lines and stations that will operate round-the-clock services on Fridays and Saturdays starting on 12 September 2015. This is going to transform night time journeys for London’s commuters, tourists and all the late-night party goers out there! Feature


Typewood :: The Trip of Type

Typewood :: The Trip of Type

Wood, they say, is the new modernism. Amsterdam-based (Typo)graphic design studio NovoTypo have teamed up with LenoirSchuring and Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam to present ‘Typewood’ – their new collaborative experiment with colourful and multi-layered wood type. The type was produced using hypermodern CNC milling machines and printed on antique letterpress proof presses. Every artwork comprises four different print runs on high-quality Fedrigoni paper stock. Feature


Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

Department Store Vendor Interview | Print Club Boston

We have recently welcomed new vendors Print Club Boston to sell their gorgeous limited edition silkscreen print series via our online Department Store and we have embraced their love for all things print! Released as a series twice yearly, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. Run in small editions, the prints are accessibly priced and all handmade in a small studio in Somerville, MA. In addition, a portion of each print edition is kept available for a ‘print swap’ via Print Club Boston online. Feature


Offways Magazine

Offways Magazine

Offways is a biannual publication focusing on people who want to create something meaningful and sustainable with good quality. We are talking about a very rare group of people. People who are not motivated by an idea of how to make cash but people who are driven by imagination and inner impulse. Filled with beautiful imagery and interesting articles, the debut issue of Offways takes a close look at both emerging and established creative practitioners. I don’t think it’s too much to say that Offways is a testament to the challenge of global capitalism. And it doesn’t surprise me that all copies of the magazine sold out quickly. Feature


ELCAF 2015

ELCAF 2015

Artists and illustrators have been part of London’s story for centuries and here’s another chance for you to enrich our creative community. Returning for its fourth edition, East London Comics and Arts Festival is an annual festival that brings together a showcase of both big and small press publications, illustration, comics and print in a friendly environment. This festival will be joined by a selection of established professionals and will be running a programme of talks and workshops spanning over two days on the 20th and 21st June across two new venues – The Laundry and SPACE in Hackney. Feature


D.I.Y Art Market

D.I.Y Art Market

The DIY art market is a bi-monthly market and a celebration of the emerging and established independent artists and makers of London. Each event has over 60 handpicked exhibitors, championing the unique and the original, the D.I.Y. and the self-published. Feature


Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Robert Rubbish | SPIRITUS SOHO

Our good friend Robert Rubbish and fellow Le Gun member will be taking you on an audio-based psychogeographical adventure through Soho with his new radio show / exhibition. SPIRITUS SOHO will be six radio shows that will be themed around the titles of new artwork that Robert is producing. The artwork will hang in Soho Radio from May 21st 2015. The radio shows will be intercut with music, poems, quotes and samples from film and tv documentaries about Soho. They will have a feel of a freewheeling ramble and loose narrative, linked together by songs. His first show will look at Soho as a woman, and the idea of falling in love with a Spirit of Soho. Feature


Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor is a London based illustrator with a penchant for creating playful, charming patterns with a naive stance. After graduating from Bristol UWE, her whimsical style has earned her a number of commissions from high profile companies such as Wrap, Adidas and ASOS. Also a member of Puck collective, she has worked alongside the ever evolving group of creatives, exhibiting at various shows including Pick Me Up and The London Illustration Fair. Feature


10 Great Films about Art and Design

10 Great Films about Art and Design

To celebrate the summer’s long-awaited arrival, I have teamed up with filmmaker and animator Tommy Levi Morenos to create a list of films that will challenge and inform your understanding of creativity. Together we have cherry picked ten great films that explore the subjects of hands-on crafts and human imagination, hoping to provide inspiration for designers – and indeed anyone who is passionate about visual culture. So, on with it! Here they are: ten films to get your creative juices flowing. Feature


CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

CITYSCAPES | JEALOUS

Celebrating the shapes, colours, textures and materials of the metropolis, CITYSCAPES brings together the three different responses to London’s urban environment. Hosted by Jealous, the exhibition features work by Ashes57, Jo Peel and Anka Dabrowska. Feature


LCC Summer Show Picks: Photography

LCC Summer Show Picks: Photography

Last week we paid a visit to the first act of the London College of Communication’s annual degree show, a showcase from the School of Media, with courses including Photography, Photojournalism, Film and Television and Advertising. Being particularly impressed with the emerging creative talent from the BA (Hons) in Photography, we’ve chosen our top four picks to feature. A diverse and contemporary selection of work, the final show was an impressive display of individual skill and raw ability. Feature


ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

What ONLY NY are offering for summer has really caught my eye, with a proper nice selection of illustrative graphic prints. The imagery reflects NY sports and lifestyles, alongside weekend fishing trips – they’re onto a winner with this one! Feature


Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales | These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell

Paolo Morales is a photographer whose images have been published internationally as well as being held in multiple collections and showcased in a selection of exhibitions, including Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, to name just a few. Paolo’s latest exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design 2015 MFA Graduate Show Six Degrees at Clampart in New York City. It is this photographic series titled ‘These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell’ by Paolo which really caught our eye due to its intelligently devised yet relaxed conviction. Feature


Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Having previously worked on a collaboration alongside Stussy and SHOWstuido, CSM student Kiko Kostadinov has joined forces with the streetwear giants once again, this time for a full capsule collection. Created exclusively for Dover Street Market, the collection highlights iconic Stussy staples alongside Kiko’s signature shredded and layered aesthetic. Feature


Shawna X

Shawna X

Shawna X is a bright, young graphic designer, currently living and working in New York. Focusing her main efforts on branding and product design, she also creates provocative graphics and dreamy illustrations that ooze mystery. Displaying a palette of tropical, neon hues she layers soft shapes and organic forms resulting in a hazy combination of visual allure. Feature


Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Joining forces once again, Pharrell and Adidas Originals introduce their new women’s collection scandalously titled ‘Dear Baes.’ With a heavy focus on print, the collection sports Pharrell’s signature polka dots alongside a more detailed line work print across tees, crops, skirts, leggings and shorts. Feature


HUMO

HUMO

HUMO are an independent publishing and print house based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specialising in Risograph, they currently offer four exciting publications and a small selection of posters showcasing their expertise in this field. Also lending themselves as an experimental space, they allow the development of new ideas and creative freedom, resulting in the engaging, colourful projects they produce. The editions of the books they’ve currently created feature artistic drawings and prints of objects, symbols, plants and people. Feature


Short Lived by Craig Redman

Short Lived by Craig Redman

Australian born artist and illustrator Craig Redman is now exhibiting his latest work in his solo show ‘Short Lived’ at Lamington Drive in his home country. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the decade, one half of studio Craig & Carl Redman has produced a collection of artworks with an aim to probe everyday gestures and expressions as well as to examine ordinary moments. Feature


Futura for Pola Foster

Futura for Pola Foster

Independent Mexican design studio Futura create innovative visual solutions for a range of exciting clients. Small company Pola Foster make hand made shoes, pouring their enthusiasm for great design into every pair. Futura have worked to create a playful, candy coated aesthetic identity for Pola Foster using a glitch inspired theme with iridescent finishes. With both groups sharing similar values of being charismatic and fun, Futura bring the shoe brand to life with a modern, vibrant approach. Feature


Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe is a menswear brand that came from brash beginnings and grew to be a confident global brand of today. Mixing fashion and core essentials the brands inspiration routes in ‘a hectic lifestyle of festivals, beats, travel, friends, street and surf.’ Recently presenting their SS15 campaign entitled ‘Global movement’ the brand have enlisted 18 insta creative and photographers from 18 different cities to showcase their personal style wearing piece from the collection. Feature


Balla Dóra

Balla Dóra

Balla Dora is a graphic designer based in Budapest, Hungary where she also teaches design, typography and graphic design history at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Her experimental style of computerised visuals feature disappearing fonts and glitchy goodness. A modernised take on design, Balla explores the possibilities of technology inspired art, entering the realm of futuristic aesthetic. Feature


Shoop X Massage

Shoop X Massage

Founded in 2011 Shoop is a Madrid based sportswear brand with an urban and sophisticated edge. Next month sees Shoop join forces with Japanese underground street culture Magazine Massage, drawing inspiration from both music and Japanese culture to form a capsule collection focusing heavily on typographic prints. Feature


The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

You probably think of an awkward look and a real no-no when you hear people want to combine socks with sandals. But stylist and curator Kate Brien of View From The Topp and photographer David Kitz have been working together and recently they have created a series of gorgeous photographs depicting art socks illustrated by the world’s art legends. From Mona Lisa, self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, to Munch’s The Scream, Brien has paired socks, available for purchase via The Sock Drawer, with open-toed sandals from her personal collection. The results are flattering and will definitely fill you with awe. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Pattern of the city | Elsie Wong | Kathryn Hassan

Seeing London from a different perspective through experimenting with angle and scale, Pattern of the city is a joint exhibition in collaboration with Timber Yard. Featuring London based creative’s Elsie Wong and Kathryn Hassan; their work looks at the juxtaposition and synchronicity of metropolitan and natural landscapes. Feature


Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam and Carhartt WIP head towards to the launch of their 4th ‘Boom Town Slickers’ collaborative drop and were hyped to see their amazing reworked bandana print featured throughout. Compromised of classic red and black colourways the fantastic print is featured across shirts, shorts, bandanas bags and buckets. Feature


BLOW: Project Charisma

BLOW: Project Charisma

Blow are a design studio based in Hong Kong, specialising in brand identity, packaging, print and web design. Founded in 2010 by creative director Ken Lo, they aim to create bold design solutions that are fresh and contemporary. Their promotional project for Polytrade Paper, Project Charisma set out to showcase the range of papers the company offer, through the medium of cosmetic packaging. Choosing eight female names, as an acronym of the word ‘Charisma,’ they designed a set around each persona, displaying the variety of paper types and printing finishes available. Feature


Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

One of the best things that landed at our studio this morning is this new publication from Sweden, Pet People. As a dog lover myself, I am not surprised by the recent nationwide obsession with pets. They are valued as companions and it’s very interesting to understand how these two-legged and/or four-legged creatures are shaping us all. Feature


A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut Above are a street wear brand hailing from Belgium. Recently dropping their offering for summer 2015, the ‘Young and Restless’ collection boasts a nice selection of typographic prints inspired by early 90’s hip hop and skate magazines. Feature


Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Elmo Delmo Posters | Ronny Hunger

Ronny Hunger (also known under the alias Comet Substance) is a Swiss graphic designer, screen printer and an active member of the DIY scene. He began designing posters for the small music venue Elmo Delmo in Zurich in 2013. Feature


Marianna Fierro

Marianna Fierro

Marianna Fierro is a young Italian graphic designer currently working and living in Brooklyn, New York. Currently working at design agency Hyperakt, her uplifting visuals work perfectly for their client list of humanitarian organisations, philanthropies, tech innovators, universities, and social enterprises. Recently nominated as one of Communication Arts promising new talents of 2015, she works with punchy colours and pleasing icons to create her brilliant graphic solutions. Feature


People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2015

People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2015

Graduating this year? Then this is your chance to win an amazing array of prizes that will benefit your creative career path. The graduate season is here and People of Print are pleased to announce that our annual call for submissions is now open. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or print artist, you can submit up to three examples of your work via our online form. We will be hand selecting the nominations and the top three winners will be voted for by our fantastic selection of partners. Excited? Submit now, we just cannot wait to see your wonderful submissions. Feature


Broken Fingaz

Broken Fingaz

Its official, the first ever Broken Fingaz exhibition in the USA has been announced and is set to open on June 20th at Howard Griffin Gallery 410 Spring Street, Los Angeles. This will be their biggest solo show since 2012’s Crazy Eye Hotel in London and consists of a large-scale multimedia temple installation complete with new paintings, light works and of course lots of surprises, its certainly not one to be missed. Feature


LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

LET’S BE BRIEF | State of Independence Market

Compiled by duo Ansel Neckles and Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, LET’S BE BRIEF (LBB) is a cultural journal targeted at the creative entrepreneur. Their aim — to bridge the gap between creative culture and business. Feature


Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Let’s Tessellate | LHR | Mr Gresty

Centered on symmetrical patterns and bending the rules, LHR Exhibitions are back with their latest exhibition Let’s Tessellate. Curated by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty; the exhibition showcases the work of 15 unique talents. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces

Hosting the first solo exhibition of Elizabeth Corkery, Beers London will showcase selected works from the artist from the past three years. Taking place between 5th June-25th July, the opening night will be held next week on the evening of 4th June and will feature a range of elegant large scale screen-prints from the artist. Displayed on thin layers of MDF, Elizabeth’s work contains sourced imagery that is cropped and printed directly onto surface, aiming to ‘similarly address architecture, the reproduced image and the potentially fraught task of representing three dimensions in two.’ Feature


Feathr

Feathr

Planning to give your home a facelift? Then you’ve come to the right place. With a mission to fill the world with more art, Feathr work closely with a global community of independent artists and designers to provide you with stylish inspiration for every room in the house. Tom, Anne and Oli only use the best materials to produce a variety of patterned wallpaper designs. Featured examples include designs by Benoît Bodhuin, Peter Judson, Supermundane, 44 flavours and many others. They also work directly with artists to produce occasional bespoke commissions, get in touch with them to find out more! Feature


Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Reynolds & Reyner for Pom Pom

Idea pioneers and creative force Reynolds & Reyner are currently one of the top five design agencies in Ukraine. Delivering clear, innovative and clever solutions, their branding for modern lingerie brand Pom Pom is a perfect example of their sleek, yet playful design ability. With Pom Pom’s slogan being ‘Work hard, play hard,’ the pair wanted to develop the branding around this idea, with the combination of bright contrasting colours and graphics. Feature


Travelogue Summer School

Travelogue Summer School

Summer’s in the air and there’s no better way to sharpen your creative chops than spending your summer at Travelogue Summer School. A five-day forum for debate and collaborative practice dedicated to professionals and students in the fields of design, architecture, arts and related disciplines, Travelogue offers a great opportunity to investigate into publishing through a series of workshops and an experimental guidebook about Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. Feature


Dot Magazine

Dot Magazine

Dot is an absolutely wonderful idea to help infants and toddlers get active and grow. Imagination is a very important part for healthy brain development and that’s why Anorak Press has decided to publish Dot, a new creative magazine aimed at pre-schoolers who are eager to think and learn. Under the theme ‘Shapes’, the debut issue of Dot comprises 36 colourful pages, does not carry advertising, and is illustrated and designed by Anorak’s image-maker Anna Dunn. It’s never too soon to share art with children, and Dot is perfect for your little ones. Check Dot now, it’s on sale for only a fiver! Feature


THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

THIS IS THE SAME OCEAN | ISSUE 5

This is the Same Ocean is an annual journal centered on risograph and contemporary photography. Somewhat a hybrid, based between Berlin and Melbourne, they still like to think of themselves as an Australian publication. A stylistic exploration of self-publishing and print; they describe the journal as ‘an ongoing experiment in print and production methods, and an exercise in money haemorrhaging’. Feature


Alessandro Costariol

Alessandro Costariol

Italian creative Alessandro Costariol is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and art director. Focusing mainly on the development of branding and visual identity, he creates well considered finishes and immaculate layouts for editorial and other printed material. Working with high profile international clients has gained him a reputable name, with his work being published in global titles including Wallpaper*, Kak and New Graphic. Feature


Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas is a freelance illustrator based in Vilnus, Lithuania that works in the realms of advertising, animation and graphic design. With a textural approach to both surreal and realistic imagery, Karlos’ clever concepts and compositions are truly stunning. Portfolio highlights have to be his architectural pieces and deep atmospheric colour combinations. Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Established in Hong Kong by childhood friends Maurice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani, Made in Paradise was formed to introduce urban inspired swimwear that appeal to the style and sensibilities of their youth. With bold print being a huge signature for their aesthetic, each piece holds a unique story, memory or visuals associated with teenage ‘growing pains.’ Their 2015 offering ‘Junk in the Trunk’ pays homage to food being a fundamental part of our everyday lives, and the all consuming ‘food porn’ on social media serving testimony to this. Be it their favourite dingy dim sum diner, or memories from a food fight at a late night burger shack, the collections certainly not about fine dining and packed with vibrant fun. Feature


The Secret Donut Society

The Secret Donut Society

Mexican design duo Ceci Peralta and José Velázquez have come up with this clever branding for an underground donut shop ‘The Secret Donut Society.’ Playing with the idea of the shop not being visible to most, they have based their design on creating an exclusive club for donut lovers. Inspired by secret societies, masonic logos and illuminati order, the intriguing and mysterious graphics take influence from historic texts and symbolic references. Feature


Andrea Manzati

Andrea Manzati

After working for the renowned Happycentro studio for four years as a graphic designer, Andrea Manzati felt he had gained enough experience working on large scale illustration projects for a number of high profile clients and decided to work independently on his own creative career. With commissions including Men’s Health, New Scientist, Computer Arts and The New York Times, his playful yet informative designs communicate a visual language that is easy to understand and pleasing to look at. Experimenting with shape and colour, his multi layered illustrations provide an interesting and engaging addition to the articles they accompany. Feature


Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

Comedy Carpet Off-Cuts | Jealous

The Comedy Carpet – for those who don’t know, is one of Europe’s largest pieces of public artwork. Set in front of the iconic Blackpool Tower and stretching along the Golden Mile, the 2200m2 artwork contains over 160,000 30mm granite letters embedded in concrete. Giving a physical form to jokes, songs and catchphrases from the early days of comedy to the present, the piece pays homage to over 1000 comedians and writers. Feature


Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Legendary graphic designer, typographer, and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching has released his latest publication dedicated to the huge wood-letter fount collection from his Typography Workshop. In collaboration with Angus Hyland, every letter featured in this publication was originally hand-printed. Flipping through a beautiful hardback is always a good experience, and you won’t be disappointed by this hardback because it features a total of 1,352 illustrations, displayed letter by letter, with an intro by John L Walters of Eye Magazine. Enough said. I highly recommend you take a look for yourself! Feature


Visvim :: Handwork

Visvim :: Handwork

We’ve always had a lot of time for Japanese brand Visvim for both their intricate and beautifully considered prints to the construction of their garments, and their new project ‘handwork’ has blown us away. Straying away from the mass production mainstream, the brand indicate what true innovators they are, crafting one of a kind pieces highlighting hand-drawing and paint applications throughout. Feature


Swift Textiles

Swift Textiles

Famed for its simple and stylish design, Swift Textiles is an independent textile label founded by Michal Fierstein and Roni Yeheskel from Israel. Their process begins at the most basic level with the natural raw materials, combining contemporary aesthetics with traditional techniques to ensure the maximum quality of their handcrafted products. One of the key objectives of Swift Textiles is to heighten your indoor experience, and with their skilful use of screen-print, the duo have clearly managed to create an extensive range of home and fashion products that all carry wit and warmth. Feature


Future Dept. | Interview with Eileen Chan

Future Dept. | Interview with Eileen Chan

Future Department is an independent Hong Kong based design studio founded by Eileen Chan and Ka Lun Leung. Together they provide all-round creative solutions including brand development, visual identity design, graphic consulting, and art direction. Future Dept. aims to engage messages and creative visual elements, and investigate a balance between creativity and commercial considerations. Feature


Saiman Chow

Saiman Chow

Saiman Chow is a multi-disciplinary artist and director, who specialises in creating uplifting illustrations and animation. His energetic drawings along with stop motion and animated GIF work have earned him a reputable list of commissions from clients including Nike, New York Times, Bloomberg View and Diesel. Growing up in Hong Kong, his inspirations include fascinations with the Chinese and English languages in addition to using symbolism and visual narrative as a means of story-fuelled expression. Feature


Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | James Lunn | The Artist Series Cover

Print Isn’t Dead™ is an ongoing quest to engage in conversation and debate about creativity and independent art, design and print practitioners. As you may have heard, our latest issue deals with the theme of personalisation. We are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy that is individually typeset by our award-winning designer James Lunn. And today, after creating a huge collection of fantastic covers for Element 003, we asked Lunn to design his very own cover and here’s a little insight into how he came up with such an interesting composition. Feature


Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

KK Outlet’s next exhibition will see a selection of photographs from the fourteenth edition of the found photography series ‘in almost every picture’ by their very own Erik Kessels. Feature


Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

Pushing the Envelope | House of Illustration

As convenient and efficient as email is, nothing beats the pleasure of post. This Saturday (May 16th) House of Illustration at Kings Cross are hosting an exhibition and collaborative project aptly titled Pushing the Envelope. Feature


Charlotte Molas

Charlotte Molas

Charlotte Molas is an illustrator hailing from France with a particularly special portfolio. Translating a beautiful observation and application of texture throughout her work, Charlotte’s imagery reflects vintage posters in aesthetic with a contemporary conceptual twist be it twerking, smooching or TLC. Feature


Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat x Vakki

Studio Plat are a South Korean design agency specialising in branding, exhibition, printing, packaging, and web design. They worked with visual artist Vakki to create an amazingly striking and colourful set of printed materials including a poster, leaflet and ticket for her recent exhibition at D-Project Space within the Daelim Museum, Unstable Instruments: Play Play Vakki. Her hypnotic patterns feature rotating wheels of neon, coupled with an chaotic yet mesmerising style of multi-dimensional graphic design. Feature


De Invasie Toont

De Invasie Toont

De Invasie! is a ongoing collaboration between design agency Dift and based museum Gent, in which they hold an annual exhibition. To mark their 5 year partnership they have designed a catalog ‘De Invasie Toont,’ which showcases the emerging talent highlights from the past few years. The book is beautifully designed and presents a general overview of all the designers involved with the project, to accompany the artwork displayed in the gallery. Feature


MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

German born distinguished high-end leather goods purveyors MCM have dropped a particularly exciting collection for pre-fall 2015. Staying true to there beliefs in being an ever changing brand with reinvention being a constant, the new ‘Bionic’ collection takes inspiration from the future as they reinterpret classic pieces through a three-dimensional printing process. Great stuff. Feature


Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Zut Alors! | The Artist Series Cover

New York-based graphic design studio Zut Alors! have done a very good job. And indeed, their special cover design for Element 003 does represent the dynamic energy of New York City’s creative worlds. We had a nice little chat with studio partners Brendan Griffiths and Frank DeRose to get to know more about their design for the latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. And here’s the inside scoop on how they came up with such an incredible artwork. Feature


LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

LGC Billboard | 44Flavours | Wall of Wisdom

London Graphic Centre has teamed up with Berlin based design duo 44Flavours (Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle) on a project to encourage new talent. Currently on display at their flagship store in Covent Garden, Wall of Wisdom is the latest addition to their billboard. Feature


Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Studio Yukiko | The Artist Series Cover

We are in absolute awe of the amazing cover design created by Studio Yukio. It is one of the most ambitious cover designs in our artist series cover for Element 003. The studio is famed for their compelling visual designs and fine execution. Today, we spoke to founders Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad to find out about their inspiration behind this limited-edition cover for Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


Finchtail Tablet Stand

Finchtail Tablet Stand

Focusing on creating sustainably made simple and useful products, new brand Finchtail have launched their first idea in the form of a cardboard tablet stand. With the graphic aspects developed alongside design studio Believe in, they wanted to make an inexpensive item that could be used every day and also looked desirable. With the product branding using a simple palette of vivid orange, coupled with black and white inks the finished result is not only elegant but appealing to those who have an interest in sustainable products. Aiming to promote a lifestyle where design is valued instead of the amount of materials used, the company challenge consumers to consider how environmentally friendly products can look good too. Feature


Liberty X New Era :: SS15

Liberty X New Era :: SS15

This month sees iconic London store Liberty join forces with New Era for the spring and summer seasons. Utilising classic Liberty floral prints throughout, the collection highlights hats, tees and shirts and is set to drop throughout the month. Feature


Offprint London 2015

Offprint London 2015

One of our favourite things to do is to help you plan your next day out and without sounding too excited, this year’s Offprint is going to be utterly inspiring. Offprint Projects is a traveling art publishing fair with a focus on contemporary art and design, photography, experimental music, poetry, and philosophy. From 22 to 25 May, The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern will be transformed into a platform for an exploration of the alliance between printed strategies and digital cultures within the creative world. Feature


Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Karlssonwilker | The Artist Series Cover

Here comes the third design in the limited edition artist series cover of Element 003. It is such an amazing masterpiece created by an award-winning multidisciplinary design champions Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker aka Karlssonwilker. We did a little interview where we got to know about their idea behind this ingenious cover and how they worked out this perfect visual treatment for our latest issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Feature


ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

People of Print faves ICNY have recently teamed up with Japanese menswear speciality shop Monkey Time for an exciting new capsule collection. Merging ICNY’s signature reflective elements alongside Monkey Time’s casual aesthetics, classic ICNY patterns are embossed on all white garments that stay true to the UNITED ARROWS sub-brand’s minimal approach. Providing fashionably functional pieces the collection is definitely a winner and is available to buy now. Feature


Design & Other

Design & Other

Melbourne based duo Design & Other are creative partnership with a love for travel and understanding their chosen medium of silkscreen printing. Founded in 2009 by designers Cameron Lofthouse and Monica Placella, the pair have completed a wide range of projects both locally and internationally and have spent the last three years moving from place to place whilst mastering their craft. Their style blends seamlessly blends digital and handmade processes, whilst investigating the interface between art and design practice, to create a energetic and colourful result. Feature


Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Eike König | The Artist Series Cover

We are delighted to announce that the special design piece by founder Eike König of Hort is also gracing the front cover of the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead™. Eike König is considered one of the most influential designers of our time. Now, twenty years after Hort was first established, we are super excited to have his wondrous typographic design works featured in our latest issue. If you have yet to decide whether to pick up a copy, Eike is here to tell us about his fun, yet thoughtful cover design for the glorious Element 003. Feature


The Vending Machine Art Gallery

The Vending Machine Art Gallery

Last week we saw the Vending Machine Gallery launch in the Fox Pub (372 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DA) and it went off with a bang! With a fantastic concept offering the public the chance to buy affordable giclee prints from up and coming Artists from a vending machine, the concept of the show brings art and the buying of art to a new location, liberating the purchasing of art from the gallery to more accessible locations. With a run of just 50 prints for each work prices will range from £5 to £20, and if you didn’t make the opening don’t worry, the shows on till June 11th, or you can always head over to their online shop to grab a bargain print! Feature


Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ is almost ready for print. And today, we would like to introduce Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic and editorial designer who has created one of the amazing cover designs in our Artist Series. In honour of her special edition, we pitched a few questions at this talented Hansje van Halem to find out about her idea behind this amazing limited edition cover. Feature


J'ai rencontré la femme de mes rêves from Carlin Diaz on Vimeo.

Carlin Diaz

Currently based in Paris, Carlin Diaz works as a freelance animator / animation film director, illustrator and graphic designer often dabbling in print. With a heavy focus regarding shapes (be they organic or geometric) Carlin strives to visualize how forms can best be represented graphically though an array of textures and colours. Feature


Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro

Colectivo Futuro are a thriving artistic force, dedicated to showcasing talent from a range of fields. A collective made up of artists, DJ’s and musicians, they aim to promote creativity and celebrate those who are involved with the arts scene. Pushing forward those that are skilled from the realms of audio and visual, Colectivo Futuro collaborate with individuals and collectives that have something important to share. Feature


Clayton Cotterell

Clayton Cotterell

Clayton Cotterell is a photographer based in Portland and is currently represented by Ampersand Gallery. Having exhibited internationally Clayton has worked with an impressive body of clients including Nike, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Air BnB, Esquire (Russia) and Bloomberg Business Week to name afew. With a portfolio demonstrating both graphic and documentary like photography in deep hues with unexpected rainbows I can’t get enough of Claytons amazing work! Feature


Bandana Book by Kapital

Bandana Book by Kapital

Celebrated Japanese denim house Kapital have released an interesting new publication as part of their ever growing range. ‘Bandana Book’ aims to showcase creative director Kazuhiro Hirata’s personal collection of vintage bandanas, displaying his admiration for the classic, versatile print. Exploring the much loved pattern that frequently adorns the iconic accessory, 253 pages are dedicated to the bandana’s famously recognised detail securing its place in fashion, history and culture. Feature


Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Australian men’s publication Vangardist has printed an edition using ink infused with the blood donated by three HIV-positive donors in support of the battle against HIV and AIDS. Vangardist teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland to create 3,000 special copies of its spring edition in order to trigger debate and raise awareness of the disease. Feature


The Pop-Up Poll Booth

The Pop-Up Poll Booth

Allowing you to vote for the most hated politician, The Pop-Up Poll Booth is a far cry from your conventional village hall polling station. With a more unconventional take on the traditional voting method, the pop-up is a quirky and clever illustration project – and the brainchild of Third year Brighton student Holly Macdonald. Feature


Ladies of Letters

Ladies of Letters

Ladies of Letters came to life when two letterpress fanatics (and cat lovers) met on a picnic blanket back in 2013. The collaborative project between Meburnian artists Amy Constable and Carla Hackett aims to bring a more human element to a digitally dominated world through beautifully tactile typefaces and traditional techniques. Feature


Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Japanese brand Minotaur has recently teamed up with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a very exciting SS15 collaboration. Focused on outwear that reflects the brand’s heavy focus on structured traditional clothing, the collection is compromised of a deck parka and climbing jacket with each outer shell sporting amazing prints sourced from JAXA’s incredible satellite imagery. Feature


Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Struggles 3D by Matt Gondek

Illustrator Matt Gondek has collaborated with independent publishers Valley Cruise Press to release a new zine ‘Struggles 3D.’ With only 100 copies available, the limited edition title is packed full of cartoon characters fighting, exploding and generally up to no good, all in ‘mind blowing 3D!’ Renowned for his pop-culture inspired animated scenes, Matt’s previous work includes the comically violent ‘Kill Em All’ zine and is a prime example of his typically colourful and mischievous artwork. Feature


STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE

STiLLLiFE is an Atlanta based small press boutique run by husband and wife team Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy. Specialising in books, art prints and independent publishing. We spoke to them to find out a little more: Feature


Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux | WITCHES Artist Residency

Anne Vieux is part of the WITCHES Artist Residency which began at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. The three-month collaboration with Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) culminated in a month-long rotating exhibition in Brooklyn. Throughout April, the six female artists-in-residence inhabited Stream Gallery, presenting new work they created in Jersey City. Anne Vieux works with light as an effect, process, and image, fluctuating between flat and dimensional. She presents layered prints on plastic and fabric, which pursue a techy minimalist re-enchantment of space. Additionally, her installations become abstract esoteric zones using frames and video to delineate space. Feature


P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

Ozzie brand Perks and Mini are best known for their offbeat psychedelic aesthetic and their latest menswear offering certainly isn’t shy! Featuring all-over prints alongside bold type and colour combinations the “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION” collection isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Feature


Tomas Laar

Tomas Laar

Still currently studying, Tomas Laar is a graphic designer based in Rotterdam and without a doubt one to watch and expect big things from. With an amazing talent for type and shape based imagery, Tomas’ website is an absolute pleasure to browse through demonstrating an eagerness to experiment with a range of materials, outputs and processes. Feature


THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS are an independent clothing label based in Brixton, producing limited seasonal collections. Started in 2014 by Stacey-Leigh Pallister-Waite, the streetwear company has it’s roots firmly planted South of the river. Launching their latest collection for SS15, the range includes organic t-shirts, notebooks and beanies, designed by Stacey herself and contributing designer Joe Farrell, intended for day to day wear and urban adventures. Their holiday fuelled lookbook consists of laidback vibes only and was shot across Woodstock, Cape Town and Brixton, showing the vibrancy of the colourful neighbourhoods opposite sides of the world. Feature


ECAL x Swiss Typefaces | Online Foundry

ECAL x Swiss Typefaces | Online Foundry

University of Art and Design Lausanne has teamed up with the incredible Swiss Typefaces to launch on online foundry. This will allow a global audience to acquire fonts that have been designed by the talented students of ECAL. This could quite possibly be the first example of a university launching an online type foundry to be used in this manner, we salute them. Feature


Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini

Luca Tombolini is a photographer hailing from Milan that focuses on developing large-scale prints, landscapes and life scenes throughout his portfolio. With a wonderful colour pallet throughout his work, Luca’s memorizing imagery featuring deserts is a personal favourite. Routing from an early interest this selection of imagery acts as a mirror concerning his thoughts on time space and existent and how we should consider ourselves in relation to the big entity we are a part of. Feature


Studio Fnt

Studio Fnt

Studio fnt are a Korean based graphic design studio specialising in printed matter, brand identity and digital media. Their clean, refined style lends itself perfectly to the posters they produce, focusing on finer design details whilst still communicating a striking aesthetic. Korean letters adorn each image, becoming a unique visual element in themselves by presenting new lines and symbols to play with. Composition wise Fnt stick to a winning formula with neat layout and elegant type. Feature


Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Our Picks from Pick Me Up 2015

Pick Me Up has a fantastic line-up of artists, illustrators, and designers from all over the UK. Graphic arts festival Pick Me Up opened last week at London’s Somerset House, along with a series of talks, workshops and film screenings happening over the course of 12 days. Feature


Chris Arundel

Chris Arundel

Chris Arundel is a London based designer who work spreads across illustration, animation and murals. With a signature tactile hand-rendered aesthetic, Chris plays with simple outlines and bold block colours. Only graduating last year were looking forward to things to come and have a particular fondness of his flash art icon illustrations Feature


Delicious Postcards by Joe Haddad

Delicious Postcards by Joe Haddad

Whilst browsing the internet this week, graphic designer Joe Haddad’s ‘Delicious Postcards’ certainly caught my eye. Based in New York, his good-enough-to-eat doodles were a result of a visit to one of the city’s many food vendors. A simple and playful idea proving design and food are an unmatchable recipe when served together. Feature


Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

There was no doubt in my mind that the redesign proposal for a modern edition of Flatland by Epilogue would hit the goal before the time is up, and indeed, the campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of $26,000 within a short period of time. With a belief that this ingenious classic deserves a contemporary edition, Epilogue have teamed up with designers to create over 50 new illustrations along with an accompanied digital library that will allow users to explore a variety of geometric shapes across multiple dimensions. Feature