Independent ceramics market

Independent ceramics market

Brought to us by artist and market curator Mark Farhall, the mind behind the DIY Art Market and the ever popular Hackney Flea Market, The Independent Ceramics Market is the latest in his eclectic line up. As a celebration of London’s independent ceramicists and DIY potters, the market showcases a curated selection of over 50 different artists. Feature


Amuseum

Amuseum

Light-hearted, witty and informative are three words that best describe Amuseum. ‘Crammed with exclusive content from the sublime to the ridiculous’, Amuseum is a 150-page publication that uses a seamless blend of colourful illustration, intelligent comics and contagious trivia to help readers better understand human emotional attachment. It also covers different topics spanning culture, design, history, art and science – definitely a perfect choice if you are looking to explore into the emotional connection between objects and their owners. Feature


The Rainbow Projects by Taisuke Koyama

The Rainbow Projects by Taisuke Koyama

London-based, self-taught photographer Taisuke Koyama has been experimenting with different photographic techniques to bring into question the future of photography and its role in an increasingly digital environment. For the past five years, Taisuke has spent most of his time exploring into the differences between old and new technologies of image-making, using intense and saturated colour schemes to produce kaleidoscopic visuals that will instantly fill you with rapture and awe. Feature


The Positive Press

The Positive Press

The Positive Press is a North London based screen printing service run by Chris Murphy. Starting from humble beginnings in the front room of a Brighton flat in 2010, making band tees with the most basic equipment, The Positive Press is now a full-time venture specialising in eco-friendly water based inks and printing on pretty much anything with a flat surface. Feature


Adidas Tracksuit Day 2015

Adidas Tracksuit Day 2015

Marking the tracksuit’s ongoing significance in sport, style and culture, adidas has named Friday 6th November as #adidastracksuitday and they’re inviting everyone to get involved. adidas has collaborated with photographer of the moment Vicky Grout and stylist Hayley McCarthey to create a set of imagery celebrating almost 50 years since the Franz Beckenbauer Tracksuit was released in 1967 — it was the first piece of adidas apparel that would make the brand famous for more than just footwear. Oh… and we hand screen printed their lovely tracksuit boxes! Feature


Mould Map #4 :: Eurozone Spezial

Mould Map #4 :: Eurozone Spezial

A quiet read of Mould Map #4 can be a fascinating eye-opener. At first glance, this ‘Eurozone Spezial’ of Mould Map might seem to be a pure visual delight. But once you delve deeper into the issue, you’ll notice that its editorial content also incorporates conceptual ingenuity and photojournalism. It reflects the concerns of political and social issues through a colourful mix of comics, long-form articles, interviews and essays. Feature


Robin Eisenberg

Robin Eisenberg

Inspired by space, sex, Star Trek, fashion, feminism and the occult, Robin Eisenberg is an illustrator and designer from Los Angeles. Combining elements of everyday life (hands up if you’ve ever eaten pizza in the bath) with otherworldly elements and a neon-clad colour palette, her unique illustrative style is bold, bright, sexy and strange. Her work manifests itself in dream-like visions of the things she loves from wolves to mermaids to fearless alien superbabes – so naturally we just had to find out more! Feature


The Eric Gill Series Exhibition

The Eric Gill Series Exhibition

World-leading font company ‘Monotype’ has announced the new exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery and this time Monotype will present you with a seven-day show on the type designs of Eric Gill. To celebrate the past and future of the most acclaimed typefaces, Monotype has added new weights to make the typeface families more complete. They will also release the Eric Gill Series – a collection of more than 75 fonts to give designers more choice. Feature


Ben Terzza

Ben Terzza

Hailing from Nottingham, Ben Terzza started his career studying science before traveling to Europe where he established a focus in documentary photography. Now based in London and studying for an MA in photojournalism, Ben’s beautiful imagery explores individuals, society and landscapes around him be it hypothetical references, iconography or personal relationships. Feature


Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin :: Cyanotypes

Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin :: Cyanotypes

The space at No.43 Inverness Street is now dedicated to the incredible limited-edition hand-printed cyanotypes created by artist and photographer Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin. The prints on display are a hybrid of both early and modern photographic techniques, celebrating the natural beauty that is often overlooked. Scheder-Bieschin has also produced a series of limited edition prints for independent publishing house Silver Jungle. Her work will be available for purchase on the website after the show ends from the 1st November 2015. Feature


Footpatrol X Lacoste L!ve

Footpatrol X Lacoste L!ve

Retailer Footpatrol has teamed up with Lacoste L!ve for the first time to drop an exciting new capsule collection. Consisting of both footwear and apparel, the offering sports a wicked monochrome all-over print constructed from the original Lacoste logo for a contemporary and sophisticated look. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2015

The Modern Magazine 2015

Taking place on 29th October 2015, the annual ModMag conference is scheduled to be landing in King’s Cross for a day of creativity and inventiveness. Considered as one of the most anticipated events in the publishing industry’s calendar, ModMag spotlights the best magazines from around the world, celebrating creative editorial design, visual culture and forward-looking advice and opinion on the future of the publishing industry. Feature


Mr Gresty | LHR | The Things I Think About, When I Think About Thinking

Mr Gresty | LHR | The Things I Think About, When I Think About Thinking

Creative platform LHR Exhibitions was founded by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty in 2013. The name LHR comes from the three venues based in Hackney and Islington: The Lauriston, The Hanbury and The Regent where each of the exhibitions have been in residence. Each venue is a bar, which allows the exhibitions to stay up on display, it also means that the launch party can last longer, anyone can turn up and it’s free of charge! The latest exhibition The Things I Think About, When I Think About Thinking is LHR’s 15th and final exhibition. Feature


Palace Skateboards X Adidas Originals :: AW15

Palace Skateboards X Adidas Originals :: AW15

The much-anticipated collaboration between Palace Skateboards and Adidas Originals has finally dropped for the cooler season and it was well worth the wait. Merging Palace’s street sensibilities and Adidas’ sportswear heritage, the offering drives a print heavy focus with lairy bold designs featuring brighty coloured marble / wave prints, bold block colours and some real special under-arm classic Adidas stripes. Feature


PALETTE 06 ::  Transparent

PALETTE 06 :: Transparent

Some people do consider white space as a waste of printing materials. In reality, using the right amount of white in design can create such a sophisticated look and make significant impacts. The latest addition to the much-loved colour-themed collection, ‘Palette’ by Victionary, kicks off the new cycle of visual design practice and introduces you to celebrate the subtlety of designing with the colour white. Published with a focus on branding and packaging, Palette 06 :: Transparent by Victionary has just brought into question the whole concept of visibility. Feature


Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

We are big fans of paper and I do not think there’s any of us here who would say no to beautiful printed matter. Paris-based design studio Paper Tiger was set up in 2011 to blur the line between art and design. And even though the line between the two is quite complex, Paper Tiger Studio has managed to lend a great deal of qualities from both. It is an independent design studio with a strong focus on Riso-printing in the areas of art, illustration and publishing. Every item here is certainly a joy to look at. And I promise you’ll love all their zines, photographic prints, cards, posters and printed ephemera which are all very striking. Feature


Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi describe themselves as ‘an out of this world company’ who design accessories, bags and ‘general radness for the super beings of Earth and beyond’. Founded in 2006 and based in LA, all of their products are made in the USA with usability and uniqueness at the heart of their mission. The brand name Mokuyobi or 木曜日 translates as Thursday in Japanese – the best day of the week ‘because there’s always something to look forward to’ according to founder and designer Julie Pinzur. Influenced by her desire to create something new and different, the brand is bold, colourful and focused on individuality. Feature


Print Club Torino

Print Club Torino

More than just a co-working space, Print Club Torino is a creative community based in Turin and is perfect for anyone looking to learn and experience a range of print techniques in a fun environment, regardless of ability level. Offering the opportunity for students, artists and visual art professionals to learn how to use all the specialist lab equipment from a team of experts, as well as work independently making full use of the free access lab. Feature


Integrated 2015 :: Biennial International Art & Design Conference

Integrated 2015 :: Biennial International Art & Design Conference

The fifth edition of the Integrated Conference is scheduled to be landing at deSingel Antwerp on 26-27 November 2015. Not only does this biennial conference explore the increasingly global role played by design and visual culture, it will also demonstrate the breadth of contemporary design and its multifaceted contexts. Integrated is truly a platform for open discussion and it’s here where speakers can also compare work, design processes and inspirations. Confirmed speakers include Harry Pearce from Pentagram, Joost Grootens, Vallée Duhamel to name but a few. Oh, and I highly recommend you check out its accompanying website designed by Mirror Mirror. Swoon. Feature


Less Than 100

Less Than 100

Would you believe that nowadays women still earn less than men? Well statistically, the gender pay gap still remains the clearest example of economic inequality for women today if you live in a western democracy. Founded by graphic designer and art director of Gratuitous Type, Elana Schlenker, Less Than 100 was set up to raise awareness around the gender wage gap in the US. The inaugural store, 76<100, kicked off earlier in spring 2015 in Pittsburgh and charged female customers only 76% of the retail price because women in Pennsylvania make 76 cents to every man’s dollar. Feature


Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison is an Australian graphic artist and illustrator based in Melbourne. With degrees in Nanotechnology and Visual Communication his work blends an analytical approach with playful creativity. His illustrations are vivid and energetic, inspired by his ‘fascination with daydreams, adventures, nature and fun’. Often focused on pattern, repetition and everyday objects he also incorporates a colourful and bright palette fusing pastel colours and neons. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 1st Place | Daniel Fletcher

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 1st Place | Daniel Fletcher

The search for the best, young print designers is now over. Huge congratulations to recent graduate, artist and printmaker Daniel Fletcher who has just been crowned as the winner of People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015. The enormous enthusiasm for producing top-quality artwork is evidenced through a series of screen-prints created by London-based artist Daniel Fletcher who has just graduated from London College of Communication earlier this year. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 2nd Place | Edén Barrena

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 2nd Place | Edén Barrena

Second place in this year’s Graduate Print Awards is the talented RCA graduate Edén Barrena. Edén impressed us with her pioneering use of lithography. Her series of striking prints is a result from her close observation and hands-on experiments in different printing techniques, drawing, and bookmaking. One of her primary aims is to portray an ever-evolving relation between self and other. Her passion for print combined with the clever use of colour has helped her build a very strong identity and ultimately achieve enviable success. We just cannot wait to see what else is in the pipeline. Well done and congratulations to you, Edén! Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 3rd Place | Ruairi Fallon McGuigan

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | 3rd Place | Ruairi Fallon McGuigan

Third place goes to Ruairi Fallon McGuigan who just completed his BA Illustration course with a first-class honours degree at Camberwell College of Art. We were awed by Ruairi’s woodcut prints that display such a professional quality. Along with great passion for crafts and illustration, Ruairi successfully demonstrates his exceptional skill as a printmaker through the tone and the theatrical effect this series of highly-contrasting print produces. Now Ruairi has decided to work for himself and is now freelancing on several different commissions. We look forward to seeing where his aspirations take him next. Huge congratulations, Ruairi. Keep up the great work! Feature


Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie

Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie

Jeroen Heeman aka Erosie is an Eindhoven-based graffiti artist whose style is so distinguished that you’ll recognise his work even for the first time you see it. Having graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy, Jeroen is well-versed in different art disciplines. From graffiti, mixed-media installation, collage, print to conceptual art, illustration and typography, he uses different mediums to create work that reflects his thinking and experiences. He experiments with forms and compositions in order to produce something inventive and original. You can see the amazing results from his collaborations with international brands and companies such as the Resident Advisor, Graphic Design Festival Breda and Onomatopee to name but a few. Feature


HTTPrint: Turn Your Browsing History into a Newspaper

HTTPrint: Turn Your Browsing History into a Newspaper

A new Google Chrome plugin can turn your browsing history into a beautiful, printable newspaper. HTTPrint, a diploma project by ECAL design graduate Emilie Pillet, collects data on the websites you visit, including the URL, how long you spend on each site and the content you look at. The program then transforms this data into graphs that are scaled to illustrate how long a page was viewed for. The result can be printed out at home or into a print-on-demand newspaper. Feature


Offset London 2015

Offset London 2015

Last year, Offset attracted over 2,500 attendees to its Dublin event. Over the past six years, this annual event has risen to fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and illustration industries. For this year, the organisers have decided to do something different and have announced that the next landing place will be at the historic Shoreditch Town Hall in London. With such an infinite list of speakers lined up, we are sure that this is one of the most anticipated events of 2015. Feature


MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

MADE YOU LOOK | Cinematic Tour

Look & Yes Films have brought to us the exciting Arts Documentary Made You Look and it’s now screening throughout October across the UK & Ireland on official theatrical release, with a series of special screenings in select venues. Made You Look is a documentary about the booming UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Feature


Mischievous Typeface for Kiblind Magazine by BB-Bureau

Mischievous Typeface for Kiblind Magazine by BB-Bureau

Nantes-based independent type foundry and design studio BB–Bureau have just released a new typeface designed exclusively for the stupendous design magazine Kiblind. This new design swings between playfulness and classical grotesque drawing, utilising irregular shapes and asymmetric grids to produce a typeface that is full of character and fun. Feature


Polly Nor

Polly Nor

Polly Nor is a freelance illustrator based in North West London. Her work is frank, devilish and unabashed in its representation of real girls and their own personal space. Her highly sexualised, bold illustrations are satirical observations of societal issues tackling the themes of gender, equality and sexuality. Her characters are unmistakably styled and what some may call ‘grotesque’, providing an alternative to the unrealistic ideal of femininity that we see on a daily basis, whether it be on the front of a magazine, in art or behind closed doors in front of our laptop screens. Instead, her drawings are manifestations of feeling and thought rather than for the sole purpose of satisfying the ‘male gaze’. Feature


Vic Lee

Vic Lee

Working from his Clerkenwell studio, Vic Lee’s type-lead monochrome artwork is inspired by old cigarette packets, money and signage amongst a variety of other forms of vintage packaging. With a contemporary twist on these classic motivations, Vic Lee’s tactile art prints and murals has lead him to work with clients including Sainsburys, Brompton Bicycles, Merceses-Benz, Wella and Marks and Spencer. Feature


Mark Dingo

Mark Dingo

Mark Dingo is an illustrator / graphic designer hailing from Manilla (The Phillippines.) I was really excited when I came upon his recent personal work inspired by Wes Anderson’s 8 feature films. Creating a beautiful series of postcards, Mark eloquently captures fictional locations with each postcard complete with a unique ‘postage stamp’ asif they were sent from the places on the cards. Great stuff. Feature


Counter Plymouth 2015

Counter Plymouth 2015

It’s only ten days until Counter, an artist-led book fair, returns to KARST Plymouth for the second time to showcase work created by regional and national artists and publishers who experiment with the book/zine formats and styles of narration. This year, Counter continues to draw together both creative individuals and independent collectives to come share, sell and buy books, ask questions, share knowledge, and exchange ideas over a live programme of talks, live publishing and performances. Feature


Serafine Frey

Serafine Frey

Serafine Frey is a Swiss Illustrator whose weird and wonderful imagery is super fun to look at and bursting with charm. Using bold colours, shape and outlines to form her long limbed tactile characters, Serafine’s often abstract narratives and playful compositions are sure to see her go far. Feature


The Type Taster by Sarah Hyndman

The Type Taster by Sarah Hyndman

You don’t have to a synaesthete to be able to taste type. According to Sarah Hyndman, the writer of ‘The Type Taster book’, every font can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, and even has the power to alter the taste of your food. Published as part of an ongoing typographic research that deals with our everyday association with type and sensory experiences, The Type Taster is a testing ground for theories of font psychology, giving us an insight into the concepts behind typefaces and font choices. Feature


Vancouver Art / Book Fair

Vancouver Art / Book Fair

Fuelling Vancouver’s reputation as a ‘small but feisty mecca for art book publishing’ and an up-and-coming rival of creative centres like New York and Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is set to return for its fourth year. Returning to the Vancouver Art Gallery from the 16th to the 18th October, the annual Art/Book Fair provides a platform for Vancouver’s arts-based publishing scene. This year the celebration of indie publishing will feature over 100 small scale and independent publishers, showcasing magazines, zines, books, printed ephemera and digital publications. Feature


DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

DISMAL INCANTATION by Herman Inclusus

‘Buried behind neglected sunken gardens, lies the Decrepit Abbey. The abode of the very last disciple of an equally decrepit denomination, whoeth thirst for antediluvian knowledge lies unabated.’ Follow the tale of a lonely and bedraggled Monk as he attempts to reinstate his forgotten faith through diabolical rituals. This 48 page, pocket-sized hardback with gold foiled cover and red satin spine bookmark is full of pestilence, putridity and perversions. It’s limited to just 500 copies and they’re all hand numbered by Herman Inclusus himself. Grab a copy for just £9.99 here before they’re all gone. Feature


T–Post®

T–Post®

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Peter Lundgren has described ‘T–Post’ as “the world’s first wearable magazine”, and indeed, T–Post has managed to redefine every term in the publishing and fashion equation by creating a unique piece of clothing and printing its content on the inside of a t-shirt with an aim to “take streetwear back to the streets”. 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 will not 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 the highly-acclaimed Eye Magazine. Feature


Augen-Blick :: The Blink of An Eye by Vice

Augen-Blick :: The Blink of An Eye by Vice

I came across this amazing project via Vice.com and an unspeakable awe filled me. There has been a rising number of refugees in Germany and amid ongoing debates on this issue, it’s really hard to imagine how these refugees had to flee their homes and are now struggling to keep going in difficult circumstances in such a scenario. Earlier this year, Vice Germany gave six disposable cameras to six refugees, five males and one female, who lived in Berlin and asked them to document their everyday lives in 27 photos. Feature


Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky

Hello!Lucky is the creation of sister-duo Eunice & Sabrina Moyle. We have been fans of Hello!Lucky cards for a long while now, they push the traditional process of letterpress into a new realm with their cheeky pun filled designs, combined with a mouth watering range of bright neon colours.We caught up with the San Francisco-based team to find out where it all began and what inspires their constantly new and fun work. Feature


Felix Green

Felix Green

Working simply with pencils, pens and paper, Felix Green is a traditional illustrator based in London. His distinctive style lends itself to his influences of nature, architecture and the intricacies of other cultures (alongside his love of psychedelic music and its subsequent art scene). His highly symmetrical drawings are bold in their subject matter with their fierce female figures, skulls and lions, yet beautifully delicate in their detail. Felix once read that ‘there is beauty in symmetry’ but this is not necessarily his opinion. He believes that symmetry is easy to take in at a glance but if you look at it closely you can see a deeper meaning. Feature


SPIN: 360° Made North Exhibition

SPIN: 360° Made North Exhibition

From today until 19th December 2015, London-based design consultancy Spin will be relocating to the Made North Gallery in Sheffield for the Spin: 360° exhibition. Spin has a penchant for creating unique visual personalities through elegant identity solutions, publications, marketing campaigns, motion graphics and websites. This is a really good opportunity for you to take a close-up look at Spin’s outputs, inspirations, processes, and self-initiated works as well as a museum-standard collection of posters and printed ephemera. The show also contains the complete library of Unit Editions Books and some classic posters created by twentieth century graphic designers. Feature


Interview :: Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist of Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

Interview :: Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist of Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2015

One of our favourite festivals, ‘Graphic Design Festival Scotland’, is returning for its second year, bringing together creatives and studios from various disciplines to engage in discussion and debate about creativity, innovation, and design thinking. We had a nice chat with the GDFS organisers, Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist, and here’s an inside scoop on what got them interested in running a design festival and how organising an annual design event influences their graphic design career. Feature


Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Kiosk 03 | Roundup

Eye-popping posters, the zingiest of zines and penis doodles aplenty. That was Saturday’s Kiosk Independent Publisher’s Fair, an event that saw the Peckham Pelican taken over by a showcase of up-and-coming editors including People of Print. Kiosk’s founder, Nick Greenbank, is clear about its purpose. ‘Our main goal is to promote the work of young and emerging artists and designers by publishing books and zines,’ he said. ‘The fair is a bigger platform to push that and bring a new audience to the people who are showing their work.’ Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Alexandra Schott of Creativepool’s Advice for Grads

Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Alexandra Schott of Creativepool’s Advice for Grads

Truth is, we all rely on some degree of self-promotion if we desire to make a living from art, design, and other creative activities. Creativepool is one of the world’s largest online networks set up with an aim to build bridges between international creative companies and individual talents from across the globe. First established in 2007, it has built up a large network of over 130k members and has nearly 8,000 companies showcasing work and publishing their news. The fourth of our interview series is here and we are delighted to share with you some useful articles on self-promotion recommended by the Digital Marketing Manager of Creativepool, Alexandra Schott. Feature


Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair 03

The Peckham Pelican and Kiosk are coming together once again to host their third Independent Publishers Fair this Saturday October 3rd as part of the Art Licks Weekend. It has been a year since Kiosk first launched the fair which celebrates independent publishing, giving emerging artists, illustrators, designers and small press publishers a platform to promote their work and inspire others, amongst a selected group of like minded individuals, studios and collectives. Feature


Picasso Suites

Picasso Suites

The upcoming exhibition at Eames Art Gallery, entitled ‘Picasso Suites’, presents Picasso’s most important and sought-after suites including engravings from ‘Carmen’ (1949), lithographs from ‘La Comédie Humaine’ (1954), and etchings from ‘La Célestine’ (1968). This fine selection of Picasso’s works were originally created to accompany the prose and/or poetry of a favourite book often written by one of his peers. This show is truly a celebration of the artist’s most famous and iconic etchings, engravings, and lithographs and it’s a good opportunity for you to take a close-up look at the original prints which were rarely signed individually and were made in slightly larger editions than usual. Feature


Club 75 X BMC Paris

Club 75 X BMC Paris

Music / clothes / graphics collaborative label Club 75 have recently joined forces with new clothing brand BMC Paris for a special and mad fresh capsule collection. With each brand hailing from musical backgrounds there’s no surprise this collaborative collection was ment to be featuring on point illustrative graphics and hybrid branding across long / short sleeve shirts and a beanie. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Top 10

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Top 10

The search for the best emerging print designers has come to an exciting close and today it’s our sincere pleasure to announce the Top 10. Considered as one of our most inspiring annual gatherings of young creatives, the competition is now in its second year and we are very lucky to have teamed up with a fantastic selection of partners to organise the event. People of Print aim to celebrate and promote individual talents who demonstrate what design excellence looks like. And after careful consideration, here are the winning designs of this year’s Graduate Print Awards! Feature


Adam Jason Cohen

Adam Jason Cohen

Hailing from New Jersey, Adam Jason Cohen is a photographer that currently lives and works in Chicago. Showcasing his work both online and in print, Adam produces his own small-run limited edition books showcasing his documentary style approach to photography. With raw imagery drawing focus towards social landscapes and human condition, Adam’s portrayal of life in Chicago oozes both style and flair. Feature


Eight Hour Studio

Eight Hour Studio

Eight Hour Studio is a British luxury sleepwear brand set up by Sonia Padam who decided to take a giant leap from corporate to startup. With an aim to produce high-quality garments with delicate detailing, each Eight Hour Studio item is produced by hand using the traditional methods of woodblock printing and only 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and AZO free dyes. Feature


Cachete Jack

Cachete Jack

Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul are a Spanish illustration duo whose joint forces form Cachete Jack. With a playful hand-drawn approach to imagery the pair work in a variety of mediums including books, magazines, newspapers, clothes walls and painting. Putting their bold and colourful stamp on the world the duo are absolutely smashing it working with clients including Urban Outfitters, The V&A, Hermes, Don’t Panic, Pepe Jeans and Computer Arts to name afew. Feature


Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions :: A Solo Show by Hattie Stewart

Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions :: A Solo Show by Hattie Stewart

No Walls Gallery has announced that it is to open a larger newly renovated space solely dedicated to a series of 100 new illustrations created by one of the most sought-after illustrators, Hattie Stewart. The ‘Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions’ show will be the first major exhibition since Hattie’s debut solo exhibition, entitled ‘Hello Cheeky’, in 2014. This new show is playing with multiple themes found within Hattie’s work and is taking place from 2 October to 15 November 2015. Feature


STOUR SPACE LATES

STOUR SPACE LATES

Devoted to the promotion and production of art, design, performance and innovative business ideas, Stour Space is a ‘socially minded organisation’ residing in an abandoned building turned multi functional art space. Working in collaboration with independent businesses, local residents, artists and committees, they are set to become a prominent platform and a creative hub for ‘the best unknown, unseen and unheard artists to showcase their work’. Feature


AH/OK

AH/OK

Design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani are the co-founders of brand new independent silk printing brand AH/OK based between Milan and Como. Having recently launched back in May this year, the pair have created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories produced from start to finish in Italy. The collection showcases contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints plus a delicious colour palette, all of which were born from simple scribbles on a large sheet of paper and then translated onto the timeless kimono. Feature


SAFOMASI

SAFOMASI

In 2010 Sarah Fotheringham and Maninder Singh both found themselves in Delhi. After living in Melbourne, Maninder had recently moved back to India and Sarah had left London after getting a job as an art director. Brought together and inspired by ‘a love of beautiful things and a desire to work and travel together’, homeware brand Safomasi was born in December 2013. Sarahs background as an artist and illustrator combined with Maninder’s previous experience in fashion and production is evident in their distinct and quirky illustrative designs. Feature


Soybot

Soybot

It’s no wonder that self-published zines are currently in the spotlight. Self-produced zines allow makers, writers, and creatives to break the rules in order to create something unconventional. Vienna-based micropublishing collective ‘Soybot’ work between graphic design, print, and illustration. Their work is a departure from the traditional publishing models. It offers unique insights into the emerging, art publishing culture through an interesting mix of prints, limited edition zines, visual-based booklets, posters, and printed ephemera. Feature


CLOT X VANQUISH X fragment design

CLOT X VANQUISH X fragment design

Hong Kong brand CLOT have embarked on a super exciting new collaboration with Japanese streetwear powerhouse VANQUISH and fragment design, for a new capsule collection. Focused on fine details and the use of high-quality materials, the collection sports a vintage aesthetic applying a ‘washing effect’ discolouration to denim and beautifully printed hickory fabric patches across loungewear, a tote and raw denim jeans. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Top 20

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Top 20

The annual Graduate Print Awards celebrate and honour excellence in print design. With a record-breaking number of entries this year, we received hundreds of wonderful projects from recent graduates from many different countries across the globe. We hope and aim to recognise the up-and-coming talents that have put time and effort into pushing the print design forward. Now we think it’s time to announce the top 20 of the People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015. Feature


Brain Dead X Eric Elms

Brain Dead X Eric Elms

Brain Dead is a creative collection of artists and designers from around the world that are deeply focused on the spirit of subcultures with a disruptive graphic lead approach to work. Recently joining forces with Eric Elms, this exciting collaboration sees the drop of a capsule collection in conjunction with the NYC Art Book Fair. Sporting the Brooklyn artist’s iconic imagery across a hat, tee and tote bag it’s well worth checking out. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf :: AW15

We’re always excited to nosey at London-based Lazy Oaf’s latest offerings of print and graphics and as always the brand provide us with a bold new range of illustrative garms for this years winter season. Highlighting their signature use of humorous slogans and cartoony motifs across tees, shirts and dresses, both men’s and women’s collections are as eccentric and playful as ever. Feature


Age of Reason

Age of Reason

For the world of fashion, you have to be creative under pressure and always keep fresh ideas pumping through collections. We last featured ‘Age of Reason’ in 2012 and now, three years later, Age of Reason loyalists will notice that Ali Taylor Mapletoft, the founding designer of Age of Reason, still continues to hold onto her number one spot as a fashion/print designer. The latest scarf designs look utterly brilliant. They are absolutely perfect for updating your wardrobe this autumn. Feature


Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Intercity :: Tread – Sneakers

Labelled as a studio which offers ‘a creative and considered approach to graphic design and art direction’ Intercity have launched their latest graphic design based project titled ‘Tread—Sneakers’. If you have already heard of Intercity then you’ll know they have a great love of all things bike-related, and in keeping with their interest in sports they have recently expanded their attention to the ever-evolving culture of sports footwear. Extending the concept of the studio’s initial tyre-themed ‘Tread’ print series, (which featured track marks and imprints left behind by a variety of bike tyres), they have produced a fresh series, exploring shapes and patterns which can be found on the outsoles of sneakers. Feature


Cachetejack’s Wooden Toys :: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Cachetejack’s Wooden Toys :: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Are you feeling tense or sluggish this morning? If you’re nodding affirmatively, here’s a way to kick Monday blues to the kerb. To start off the week with something bright and cheery, nothing would be more perfect than Cachetejack’s new toy collections: ‘iPhoneman’ and ‘Top Feelings Memory Game’. These new projects have just been unveiled and they are looking as lovely as ever. Feature


Don’t Just Stare | Red Gallery

Don’t Just Stare | Red Gallery

DON’T JUST STARE, a trailblazing series of events, talks & workshops exploring the connection between Mental Health and the Arts, will launch this Sunday 20th September with an event at the Red Gallery in Hoxton, London. Statistics show that a quarter of us will experience a mental health issue in a given year, yet medication is often considered by mental health professionals before exploring and without conjunction with other avenues. Creative outlets, as offered by arts therapies and artistic exploration can provide us with a greater sense of choice and freedom than medication or conversational therapies. Feature


NY Art Book Fair | Presented by Printed Matter

NY Art Book Fair | Presented by Printed Matter

Today see’s the opening of the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter and is running until 20th September 2015. Located at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, this premier event is free to visit and browse the collections of stimulating and intoxicating artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines in abundance. Feature


IUTER :: AW15

IUTER :: AW15

IUTER have recently dropped their new AW15 collection titled ‘The sky’s the limit’, which is inspired by climbing, in the metaphorical sense of striving to reach the top while staying firmly in touch with reality. Communicating this concept through print, the collection bases the graphics, patterns, colours and detailing of the garments on reworked distinctive features of the technical outdoor look. Feature


Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Dentsu x Mainichi | Print You Can Plant

Plant life is not only good for the environment, but can improve air quality and our moods. To help educate its readers about the glory of greenery, Japanese publisher Mainichi Newspapers created a newspaper that you can plant. The Green Newspaper, developed with advertising agency Dentsu Tokyo, is made of paper laced with Japanese flower seeds including pinks, poppies, snapdragons and English daisies. To make the paper, the company dissolved waste paper into a pulp and mixed it with the seeds. The eco-themed articles and images were printed using plant-based, eco-friendly dyes so that the paper wouldn’t harm the earth. Feature


100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

100 Limited-Edition Wallpaper Rolls for 10 Years of Craft Making by Daniel Heath Studio

The decennial year sees ‘Daniel Heath Studio’ launch a Kickstarter campaign with an aim to make a limited-edition run of one of their most sought-after wallpaper designs, ‘High Wire’. Daniel Heath Studio is known for their highly crafted wallpaper rolls and to mark the 10th anniversary of the studio, they are aiming to produce 100 limited-edition, affordable wallpapers to adorn everyone’s favourite space. Feature


Miniature Ink II

Miniature Ink II

After its huge success last year, Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine have joined forces once again and are presenting their second annual collaborative exhibition of inky delight titled Miniature Ink II. The show will feature miniature original artworks from over 100 of the world’s leading international tattoo artists. With an added twist this year all the tattooers have been asked to use kewpie dolls as their canvas, which are an iconic object within the tattoo community, with each one designed and individually decorated. Feature


Stussy :: Women AW15

Stussy :: Women AW15

I’m really into Stussy’s womenswear offering for this year’s colder season. Alongside classic interpretations of their graphic logos, the collection highlights all over prints and unconventional materials to streetwear including faux fur and a shift dress / bottoms. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Nominations

Graduate Print Awards 2015 | Nominations

Now in our second year, we had tougher decisions than ever before. Huge thanks to all the print enthusiasts who submitted their amazing work to the Graduate Print Awards 2015. We have seen all print techniques imaginable, old and new, and various different styles that were adopted to ensure the top quality of their final artworks. And to honour the finest in print design, today, we are very pleased to present you with our hand-selected 50 nominations. Feature


Raised by Wolves :: AW15

Raised by Wolves :: AW15

Canadian streetwear brand Raised by Wolves just dropped their stunning look book for AW15 shot by the talented Chicago based photographer trashhand. Featuring bold typographic prints a personal highlight has to be their yin-yang graphic logo interpretation on a classic grey hoodie. Feature


CHHIPA

CHHIPA

Design duo Chhipa craft contemporary shirts, drawing influence from traditional techniques and the communities who continue to practice them. Claudia Borfiga, a screen printer and Lizzie Lock, a milliner by trade, grew up together and both expressed a love of design from an early age. Travelling to India and discovering the ancient craft of woodblock printing, the brand started as they were ‘standing on top of the Nahargarh Fort, reflecting on what [they] had seen and both wearing oversized men’s shirts’. Feature


Makers of East London

Makers of East London

Steeped in history and character, London’s East End is a place where a new, old trend is on the rise. Published on the success of Hoxton Mini Press’s ongoing series of art publications, ‘Makers of East London’ is a brand-new hardback that celebrates the rebirth of craft-based work and the artistic dynamism of one of the liveliest parts of the city, East London. Feature


Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim | Interview

Sheryl Oppenheim is an Orlando born artist, now residing in Brookyln. Escaping the monotony of control, of boundaries and of repetition, her work is inspired by the indirect processes of marbling and the idea of capturing the fluidity of an image in motion –  the result is beautiful, eluding to the notion that time has stopped. Feature


Heidi and Hallbery

Heidi and Hallbery

Friday has finally arrived and I decide to end the week in grand style with this exquisite set of silk scarves created by London-based print designers Heidi Pridham and Nick Hallbery. Having launched their first designs in June, ‘Heidy and Hallbery’ is now one of the most talked about topics in town. I guess we’re all big fans of kaleidoscopic patterns and I think it’s always exciting to see some striking prints that employ only the brightest hues. Feature


studio smalls.

studio smalls.

It’s all in the name! studio smalls. is a small Letterpress studio in Seoul, South Korea. Run by Letterpress lover and designer Lim Jung-sil, it all started in May this year with a fascination with ‘old school’ analogue print techniques and a vintage Adana machine. (As the name and this very small bio suggest, it is still a new endeavour, so watch this space!). Feature


Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio

Tom’s Etching Studio is a brand new print studio opening in Peckham, London this September. This studio is the first of its kind dedicated to large-scale Intaglio (etching + engraving) and Relief (lino + woodblock) printing, as well as exploring guerrilla printmaking such as cardboard printing, pasta maker printing and any other fun and unique techniques that you can think of. Feature


Norman Ackroyd :: Skellig Revisited

Norman Ackroyd :: Skellig Revisited

The Eames Fine Art Gallery is devoting the next four weeks to the new etchings and watercolour drawings produced by artist and printmaker ‘Norman Ackroyd’. Widely regarded as one of the most influential printmakers of our time, Norman Ackroyd drew inspiration from his latest journey to one of his favourite destinations over the past 30 years, the Skellig Islands in County Kerry, Ireland, and is now exhibiting his recent work along with a unique ‘work in progress’ wall to demonstrate his working methods, stage proofs, and how he transforms sketches into final art pieces. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Beatrice Bless of New North Press’s Advice for Grads

Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Beatrice Bless of New North Press’s Advice for Grads

For those of you who are seeking employment, you might want to stop googling for an ultimate guide to writing artful emails for a bit and read this useful tip for fine-tuning your job search skills from New North Press’s partner and typography fanatic ‘Beatrice Bless’. In reality, we might spend a disproportionate amount of time online hoping to land our dream job. But today, Beatrice would like to share a valuable insight from her perspective. And we really think it’s worth having a read! Feature


East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery

For the second year running East London Printmakers are presenting their annual show of brand new work at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Launching with a reception on the 15th September and exhibiting until 27th September 2015, this diverse display of styles and experimental prints have been produced over the past year by members for your enjoyment. This years submissions and exhibitors utilise most print mediums providing visitors with a vast display of printmaking possibilities. Feature


Posterzine Issue 01 | Eike König

Posterzine Issue 01 | Eike König

If you are following us on our social media channels, you probably might have seen snapshots of our latest publishing project entitled ‘Posterzine’. At first glance, you might find it difficult to work out exactly what it is, yet you might be able to guess from the title that it’s a hybrid zine. Right, to put it simply, Posterzine is a mini-magazine that folds out into an A1 format poster. Feature


San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

San Francisco Zine Fest 2015

It’s that time of year again when faithful zine fans and DIY artists celebrate diverse printed goodness at the 14th annual San Francisco Zine Fest on Sunday, September 6. SF Zine Fest seeks to advance the do-it-yourself ethos and celebrate and support independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in workshops, exhibitions and public events. Feature


Better Letters | Sign Painters | Ghost Signs | London Design Festival

Better Letters | Sign Painters | Ghost Signs | London Design Festival

In an industry that’s over saturated with digitally designed, die cut vinyl stickers, The London Design Festival looks back at a time where sign writing meant pencils, precision and painting by hand. Like many skilled trades it has evolved to meet the demands of a time conscious digital society, however, the traditional craft is coming back to the Bankside Design District in the form of Better Letters workshops, film screenings and Ghost Signs tours. Feature


Gosha Rubchinskiy :: AW15

Gosha Rubchinskiy :: AW15

Moscow based designer / photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy is certainly turning heads right now as he channels streetwear with a strictly Russian flavour. With his current AW15 offering showcasing graphic imagery, pattered and typographic prints, garments form an exciting urban youthful aesthetic. I can’t wait to see what he drops next. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Magda Kaggwa of Check Out My Print’s Advice for Grads

Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Magda Kaggwa of Check Out My Print’s Advice for Grads

Next up in the series is another practical piece of advice from the founder of London-based pop-up workshop service Check Out My Print!, Magda Kaggwa. As many of you might be under a lot of pressure to succeed in the ‘real world’, and although we can’t promise that this interview series will guarantee career success, but together with hard work and dedication, it will surely give you the best chance possible. Now, if you are a recent grad who wants to know how to land on your feet, you’ve come to the right place. Feature


Opening Ceremony :: AW15

Opening Ceremony :: AW15

Opening Ceremony’s AW15 offering titled ‘Contact/Space’ has really caught my eye with the interesting graphic all-over prints applied throughout. With print based imagery constructed from film negative strips and paired with bomber, trench and camel over coats the collection highlights a youthful yet refined aesthetic, great stuff. Feature


Justified Magazine #3

Justified Magazine #3

There is a certain, indefinable beauty about ‘Justified Magazine’. Founded by Paris-based art director and designer Joshua Ogden, Justified Magazine is nothing but a labour of love packed full of beautiful imagery. It is an independent publishing project that presents a unique aesthetic, highlighting the most original and compelling work in photography, set design, image-making, and styling. Justified Magazine also has a strong sense of abstraction that commands the style of the publication, and surely what we love most is its endless simplistic and casual variety. Feature


Simone Massoni

Simone Massoni

Simone Massoni is an illustrator / visual artist that currently lives and works in Florence, Italy. After starting his career working in the realm of children’s illustration, Simone’s more recent works are aligned with visual design and arts. Working with bold colours and sketchy outlines, Simone’s imagery demonstrates wonderful compositions and patterns and has lead him to work with clients including Nokia, The New Yorker, Carhartt, Penguin Oxford University Press, Guess Kids and The New York Times to name afew. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Simon Goode of LCBA’s Advice for Grads

Graduate Print Awards 2015 :: Simon Goode of LCBA’s Advice for Grads

Submissions for The Graduate Print Awards 2015 are now closed. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted and spread the word. And to gear yourself up for a new journey, meanwhile, we started an interview series in which we asked our partners/judges for their sage advice. The first of our interview series is here and we are delighted to share with you a useful piece of advice from Simon Goode of London Centre for Book Arts. Feature


Patternity: A New Way of Seeing

Patternity: A New Way of Seeing

Pattern is as old as time. The birth of pattern can probably be traced back throughout the earliest remnants of Earth’s history. It appears in ways we may not perceive, can be found everywhere in nature, and is the basis for many non-figural characteristics of decorative culture around the world. Recently, London-based creative studio, research platform, and online pattern image archive ‘Patternity’ have announced their latest project, ‘Patternity: A New Way of Seeing’, which is set to inspire and pave the way for design in the future. Feature


The Taable

The Taable

I came across ‘The Taable’ via Bak Magazine and thought I really needed to share this. The Taable is a gold mine of photographic brilliance set up by Alex Oswith and Amanda Kusai. By using colour clashes, bright shades, and mixed elements, Alex and Amanda have managed to shed light on what could be considered the most ordinary things. The combination of these candy-coloured, well-composed visuals conjures up a series that appears to be both commercial and artistic – an interesting mix that will no doubt leave you in total awe. Feature


The Good Type Co. | Interview with Becki Sinclair

The Good Type Co. | Interview with Becki Sinclair

Rebecca (Becki) Sinclair has always had a passion for lettering. Now a freelance hand-letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, she is the founder of the quirky lettering Emporium The Good Type Co. With a love that grew from childhood, amusing herself with reel upon reel of that connected, lined printer paper that you used to get in the 90s and some pencils, she’s pretty much drawn continuously until today. Feature


Flora

Flora

I wish I’d inherited my father’s green fingers. And to tell you the truth, my living room often turns into a graveyard of dried, brown leaves and sad empty pots. Having plants indoor can be one of the simplest methods to beautify your indoor space. But let’s face it, if you are one of those who water their plants when they remember, I’ve just found you a solution. Feature


Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

Live This Book | Tom Chatfield

British writer and commentator, Tom Chatfield has authored a fine book for Penguin Random House titled ‘Live This Book’, and with the typographic know-how of designer Chris Bentham, living the book is exactly what they make you do. From the very start you are asked to make notes and fill in areas of the book alongside being presented with the manifesto “that it is more important than ever for us to give some undivided attention to the people we care about, to the things that really matter in our lives, and to ourselves.” The book challenges you to look away from your myriad of screens and enjoy a multitude of real life things — actual things and stuff. Feature


Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

Sliding Adrenaline :: An Exhibition by Cachetejack

‘Slow Galerie Paris’ will present the solo exhibition of Spanish illustration duo Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, aka ‘Cachetejack’, early this autumn. We featured ‘Cachetejack’ last summer and for this year – drum roll – we couldn’t be more excited to announce their upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Sliding Adrenaline’. Feature


Florecast

Florecast

Founded by Sam Roberts, Florecast is a limited edition print publication with a focus on skateboarding. The name, a portmanteau between floor and forecast, came from a friend assessing the floors suitability to skate after a night of rain. Documenting the sport through the medium of film photography, the magazine is an appreciation of the time, thought and precision behind each photograph. To a skateboarder, a metal rail or a concrete bank is seen in a different light and the photographs in Florecast encompass this; capturing beauty in the spaces and places seen as mundane urban landscapes in the eyes of others. Feature


Opening Night

Opening Night

If you have a copy of our Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 magazine, then you will already be aware of Imperial Pictures Publishing after reading the interview with Art Director Amy Hood featuring their cinematic styled publication ‘Bang!’. Since then they have released a new publication Photo Book titled ‘Opening Night’, featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Elliott Landy, and it’s a beauty. Feature