Playtype :: Posters

Playtype :: Posters

Besides an extensive library of fonts created for individuals, brands and international corporations, the prolific Danish type foundry Playtype is also the owner of a wide selection of fun-to-see poster designs created using their distinct and unique typefaces as the main ingredients. For the past six years, design agency e-Types has evolved into an independent typeface and graphic design studio that embraces and magnifies the junctions between typography and compositions. Good news is Playtype also has a flagship store in Copenhagen. So apart from the city’s striking architecture, the Playtype store is definitely what not to skip when you visit the Danish capital! Feature


Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Combining the aesthetics of Supreme, the embodiment of downtown culture and the Japanese clothing brand Sasquatchfabrix, the brand that never fails to fulfil their aim of fresh styling and high performance vandalism, undoubtedly makes for one striking street wear collaboration. Feature


Closed Cities

Closed Cities

At the forefront of Manuel Radde’s design process is the equal relevance of form and context. In this case, Radde has beautifully embedded Gregor Sailer’s impressive photo series examining the forms taken by closed cities by referring to the geographical location through layout. Feature


Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Founded as a genuine alternative to high-end fashion, Oliver Cabell ensures its customer base knows every last detail about their creations, from production to price. The simplicity of the less is more theme running throughout Tom Jueris’ take on branding is a perfect nod to the honesty firmly embedded. Feature


Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

Tom Pigeon — ‘Anstruther’

After working independently since the early 1990s, Tom Pigeon was founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They began designing the simple things; prints, jewellery and stationery, as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their creations have since been exhibited and sold work wide from their humble studio in the East of Fife, a traditional fishing village on the East coast of Scotland. Their work is both inspired by their surroundings, as well as being the kind of things that they would like to own. Feature


Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

Lord Whitney — Because No Reason

First things first… No, Lord Whitney is not a ‘regal gentleman’. Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney opened the wonderfully whimsical studio of Lord Whitney in 2010. Since then, their infectious, creative energy and willingness for progress has developed into a much bigger creative team that includes producers, designers, set builders and assistants. ‘From the nonsical to the absurd’, Lord Whitney will cover it all. Working with a range of clients from Nicki Minaj to Leeds City Council (this is probably the first time they have been mentioned in the same sentence), these girls have a talent for creating new worlds to immerse us in. Feature


&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

&Smith rebrands Yo! Sushi

After almost 20 years since its establishment in 1997, UK’s first Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant, Yo! Sushi, has recently undergone an incredible makeover and is also announcing its new strapline ‘This is Tokyo’. Specialising in branding for hotels, food and drink, London-based design studio &Smith have teamed up with Yo! Sushi to refine their brand strategy and have created some designs that have been rolled out across 70+ Yo! Sushi restaurants across the country and are about to appear on all sites in the US later in spring 2016. Feature


Nick Liefhebber

Nick Liefhebber

The portfolio of Nick Liefhebber takes you on a mind-bending journey into the creative powers of the subconscious. From the layering of colours to intricate patterns, Nick Liefhebber creates artworks that can burn out your retinas with a variety of eye-searing hues. We last featured Nick Liefhebber back in 2014. And today, Utrecht-based illustrator and designer Nick Liefhebber has continually proven himself to be an expert in screen-print and Risograph. We love how he uses his signature, psychedelic style to create illustration, brand identities and multimedia campaigns and we just can’t help but make a post about him once again. Feature


The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

The Quiet Life | Garvanza Collection

In the second delivery from their Spring 2016 collection, LA based brand, The Quiet Life, have just dropped their latest range. The ‘Garvanza’ range pays homage to the historic Garvanza neighbourhood, an area generally considered as the birthplace of the Southern Californian Arts and Crafts movement. The extensive collection features button down shirts, a vest jacket, shorts, long and short sleeved graphic tees, soccer jerseys and tank tops alongside 5-panels, snapbacks and polo hats. Feature


Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Branded Cities | Corrado Grilli

Combining the design elements of Google Maps and the logos of well-known streetwear brands, Italian graphic designer (and rapper), Corrado Grilli has created a series of screenshots for his latest personal project. Featuring Palace Skateboards, Air Jordan, Supreme, Carhartt, GARÇONS PLAY and A Bathing Ape, the directional blue line has mapped out the iconic logos across various different cities. Feature


GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

A heightened importance of quality and sustainability flourishes within GUNEE Homme’s distinctive designs. Founded by Eugen Laitenberger in 2014, an embedding of his talents in both fashion design and illustration are apparent, resulting in the contemporary prints and vivid pattern strikingly informing the menswear garments. Feature


OWT Creative

OWT Creative

What do you get when you throw in 4 design graduates, an economic recession and a whole lot of spare time? You get OWT Creative…and some damn fine zines to go along with them. We all know how difficult it is to really make a name for yourself in the creative industry. Graduating may well be a scary thing, but OWT Creative are the perfect example of how being unemployed, yet still having a passion for design, and a strive to have fun and collaborate, can lead to great things. Established in 2010, OWT Creative constructed their collective agency and rapidly gained attention. Now, 6 years on, they lecture, make and animate. Based in Manchester and San Francisco, with their collaborative design work at an all-time high, they’re still having fun. Feature


Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

Forward Festival Design by ZWUPP

For the third edition of Forward Festival, the organisers have worked closely with ZWUUP to oversee the Festival’s graphic identity: posters, website, video and promotional materials. Considered as one of the world’s most eminent design events, the annual Forward Festival – Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication is an interdisciplinary two-day festival held with an aim to provide a platform for designers to explore their journeys and push creativity amongst themselves. Feature


Cool Machine

Cool Machine

Created with their beloved passion for crafts, photography, fashion and design always in mind, Hélène and Edouard of Cool Machine have undoubtedly fulfilled their aim of offering the unusual, the beautiful and of course, the cool through their graphic fuelled stationary, accessories and home ware. Feature


ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

ORDINARY Issue #1 Cutlery

Despite the rise of digital photography, flipping through the pages of Ordinary Magazine allows us to absorb the ineffable beauty of conceptual photography. Published by KesselsKramer’s Art Director extraordinaire Max Siedentopf in collaboration with Yuki Kappes, Ordinary is a new culture quarterly that features over 20 dazzling photographs taken by international artists who have transformed seemingly humdrum objects into remarkable art forms. Feature


‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

‘Closed Worlds’ Exhibition & Typeface by Pentagram

What do outer space capsules, submarines and office buildings have in common? ‘Closed Worlds’ is an innovative exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that explores closed systems in architecture. Working in close collaboration with curator Lydia Kallipoliti, Pentagram’s Natasha Jen and her team have created a show that sheds light on the ideas of how each closed system is conceived as a self-sustaining physical environment; how it is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. Feature


365 Days of Design

365 Days of Design

‘365 Days of Design’ is an experimental project set up by Sydney-based British designer Dominic Tunstall with an aim to investigate perfectionism – an annoying quest for the best; the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. To maintain a consistent workflow as a designer, Tunstall has been creating a new design everyday, without fail, in attempt to overcome the fears and frustration of pursuing perfection within his practice. Feature


PancakeBot

PancakeBot

Designed and created by artist, civil engineer and pioneer of the pancake printing machine, Miguel Valenzuela, PancakeBot™, started off as a ‘whimsical dream to make a “Pancake Machine” out of LEGO’ for his daughters. Feeling inspired after reading an article about a pancake stamping machine in Make Magazine, Miguel developed various LEGO designs, finally printing his first pancake after 6 months of trial and error. Feature


Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Play with Misaki Kawai for Tiger

Starting on 29th April 2016, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with an extensive range of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of ‘Play with Misaki Kawai’ – a new collaborative collection designed to encourage imaginative play for both children and adults. Having exhibited in Malmö Konsthall and MoMA PS1, Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator Misaki Kawai is best known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. For this collaboration, Misaki has produced 28 design items which will be available for purchase at Tiger’s 600 stores in 27 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. Feature


How To Ink — The Greater Goods

How To Ink — The Greater Goods

The founders of How To Ink share a common passion in printmaking and handicrafts. As aspiring graphic designers, they hope to push forward boundaries of craftsmanship and share their knowledge with fellow designers, students and hobbyists. Their mantra is to have fun in the process of picking up a new skill. Feature


‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

‘Born Poets’ Print Series by IdleBeats

Shanghai-based screen printing studio/artist duo IdleBeats has just released a series of limited edition silkscreen prints. The series consist of four individual hand-pulled posters paying tribute to four great poets: Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Arther Rimbaud and Walt Whitman. IdleBeats was founded in 2009 by Nini Sum (China) and Gregor Koerting (Germany). Feature


The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

The Nito Basket Culture of the Philippines

TeamManila is a graphic design studio from the Philippines, the brainchild of Jowee Alviar and Raymund Punzalan. It continues to build an impressive portfolio of works in graphic design and branding. Weaving baskets has always been a traditional craft for the Iraya-Mangyans of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Raw materials like nito grass and thick, dried forest vines are laced in a circular motion that results to an intricate pattern solely distinct to the tribe. TeamManila photographed the nito baskets’s patterns and textures which were converted in black and white and cut in various shapes, comprising the silkscreen cut-outs. These cut-outs were digitally scanned, colored and rendered. Feature


‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

‘Poet Fool’ by Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph is a multimedia artist based in London who uses photography, video, digital and other processes in his work and has 10 years of varied experience in journalism and creative industries. He is currently working on a series of projects that deconstruct his own archive from the past decade, creating new works from old material to explore media and technology cultures, memory, communication, recent history, and human experience. His first book titled ‘Poet Fool’ — life according to graffiti: an alternative social documentary, is an A5 format, 128pp, full colour publication limited to a run of just 100 copies. Be sure to get your hands on a copy for just £20. Feature


Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Designed by Cee Cee Creative, the Franzius AW16/17 lookbook is a perfect example of both fashion and print design informing one another, infusing iconic elements of the collection to thus result in the complex and considered aesthetic running throughout. Feature


Hello this is Kae for Stories Collective: Colour Extravaganza

Hello this is Kae for Stories Collective: Colour Extravaganza

Combining talents with Stories Collective, an online platform showcasing stories imagined by creatives all over the world, Hello this is Kae, has once again embedded her iconic aesthetic of mesmerising colour considerations within her latest collaboration. Feature


Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain

Despite his relatively brief professional career (spanning just over a decade), Sergio Larrain has had a disproportionately large influence on photography and his reputation has only continued to grow since his death in 2012. Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1931, he first took up photography in 1949 while studying forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. After attending the University of Michigan he travelled through Europe and the Middle East where he started his freelance photography career. Feature


Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Paper Playbook by The Happening Studio

Have you ever wondered why children adore books with varied textures and colourful illustrations? Inspired by a trip to France and Spain, partners Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada, aka ‘The Happen Studio’, visited local bookshops, discovered many amazing children’s books and then decided to create ‘Paper Playbook’; a publication designed to tell stories through colourful sheets of paper and interactive composition. Feature


The 99U Magazine

The 99U Magazine

The world is full of ideas but it is short of people who know how to put those great ideas into action. Beautifully designed by the 99U creative team, the 99U Quarterly is published with a mission to empower the creative community. Each issue comes packed with practical advice on idea execution, in-depth profiles of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and thinkers and the research on getting things done as well as road-tested tips for driving creative projects to completion. Feature


Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse, an icon in the world of CGI and Creative Retouching has collaborated with Madame Peripetie, aka Sylwana Zybura, a renowned Polish photographer embedding the unconventional into the conceptual, resulting in the mesmerising monochrome fashion editorials created for Vision China Magazine. Feature


Font Sunday

Font Sunday

Held every Sunday by the Design Museum on Twitter, Font Sunday is becoming more and more of a tradition for type enthusiasts. From noon and for 4 hours, passionate typographers, designers and non from all around the world tweets their favourite letterforms, images and typefaces. The theme changes every Sunday, and so does the guest host who choose and propose it to the Design Museum. Feature


Discordia | Moises Saman

Discordia | Moises Saman

Compiled of and representing personal memories of the four years he spent living and working as a photojournalist in the Middle East (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq), Discordia is a new self-published book by Magnum photographer Moises Saman. In a close-up and visual representation of Saman’s experiences, the photographs often exude a sense of ambiguity, depicting the ‘fleeting moments on the periphery of the more dramatic events’ that were photographed for editorial publications. Presenting the continuation of daily life in amongst violence and uncertainty, the book is a ‘personal comment on the complex nature of this period, and the ever-blurring line between victim and perpetrator’. Feature


Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Distortion of digital drawings and classical Greek sculpture are the two contrasting elements used to inform Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv’s remarkable Hard Copy collection. Feature


Aufschnitt Berlin

Aufschnitt Berlin

You may be disappointed when approaching Aufschnitt Berlin for what seems like its intended purpose but that initial disappointment will undoubtedly disappear when you step inside and discover the wonderful world of textile curiosities and delicacies beautifully decorating the concept butchery. Feature


An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

An Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material from Anthony Burrill

The infamous graphic artist, designer and printmaker Anthony Burrill has recently launched his new online ‘Archive of Collected Ephemera & Printed Material’ and we couldn’t help but wonder what went into the making of his online database; a priceless and striking collection chronicling the styles in graphic design and typography over the past twenty years. Feature


The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

The Mini Mini Series by Hoxton Mini Press

East London based art publisher Hoxton Mini Press has announced ‘The Mini Mini Series’ – a marvellous collection of photo books that celebrate the best in colourful, modern photography: playful not pretentious. Not only is this new book series their first which ventures outside of East London, it also explores selected, sensational photographs taken by not-so-familiar artists/photographers who create small-but-great projects and do not demand a solo exhibition in a pure white gallery. Feature


Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Launched exclusively within the Palace London Store on March 5th, the Spring 2016 collection unveiled embodies major contrasts in regards to the design details considered. From minimum to maximum, the collection delves through both ends of the spectrum, juxtaposing bold slogans on block colour backgrounds with crowded prints decorating signature street silhouettes. A sense of irony is embedded through the transformation of iconic logos to appropriately communicate the Palace branding, while nostalgia is also infused through the VHR prints vividly complimenting a suit and trouser combo. Feature


Stine Goya SS16

Stine Goya SS16

Since their establishment in 2006, the Danish brand Stine Goya has implemented its iconic signature within the fashion world, receiving international acclaim for its expressive prints and artistic aesthetic. Feature


Marion Jdanoff

Marion Jdanoff

We first came across Marion Jdanoff’s beautiful prints when we featured her art collective she co-founded with Damien Tran, Palefroi in summer 2013. Also working as a solo artist and printmaker, we think it’s time for a review of her latest projects. Recently, Marion has released her new screen-printed 48-page book, ‘Schaffhauser’, showcasing a harmonious blend of colour overlays and engaging characters. Feature


Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

Stüssy Vol. 7 | Bi-Annual Publication

For Spring 2016, Stüssy traveled back to Jamaica in order to create their seventh bi-annual publication. Jamaica is a place that’s been close to their heart since the early days. Drawn to the music, the culture, and the natural beauty of the people–the values and way of life on the island very much tie into the vibes at the core of their brand. This issue sees Tyrone Lebon travel to the Caribbean alongside Tom Guinness to capture the latest campaign. In his fourth series for the brand, Lebon explores Jamaica’s variety, spending time between Port Antonio and Kingston. Immersed into the Rasta, Reggae and Dancehall cultures of the island, the images convey an honest and exciting perspective of the country. Feature


Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Built on a mutual appreciation for fine and technical craftsmanship, the collaboration between Kvadrat and Raf Simons never fails to disappoint, delivering sophisticated home accessories, iconic for their unconventional design, high production standards and use of luxury textiles. Feature


MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design by Stuart Tolley

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


Write Sketch &

Write Sketch &

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


Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

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


Michael Thorsby

Michael Thorsby

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


Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Anya Hindmarch: AW16

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


Accent Magazine

Accent Magazine

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


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

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

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


Spassky Fischer

Spassky Fischer

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


KRASS Journal

KRASS Journal

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


RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

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


Pouya Ahmadi | Posters for Experimental Film Society

Pouya Ahmadi | Posters for Experimental Film Society

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


Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

Kevin Steele’s The Movable Book of Letterforms

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


Fortuna by Zansky

Fortuna by Zansky

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


Mainstudio

Mainstudio

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


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

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

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


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

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


Non-Format :: Music Packaging

Non-Format :: Music Packaging

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


Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

Charlie Soffe | A Zine About Birmingham City

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


Jordan Smith: Interview

Jordan Smith: Interview

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


BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

BUILD KINDNESS NOT WALLS

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


KAN by Richard Gorman

KAN by Richard Gorman

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


ADER error x Sydney Sie

ADER error x Sydney Sie

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


A-magazine #1

A-magazine #1

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


Free Skate Magazine | Interview

Free Skate Magazine | Interview

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


bizarre bizarre studio

bizarre bizarre studio

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


Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

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


Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

Topo Copy: Doing It With a Steamroller.

Back in 2014, Belgium-based Topo Copy — ‘Utopic print center for creative peoples’ — teamed up with Helix and Het Miat (Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textiles Ghent) to make giant prints with around 25 different artists. This time they didn’t print using a press, instead they printed using a large panel of wood on the floor and a steam roller to make the impression at such a large scale, in a similar vein to the Big Steam Print Project. During the two day event, they carved linos and wooden plates, then they got inky by printing onto textile flags and paper with the aid of their steamroller. Feature


Sophy Hollington

Sophy Hollington

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


Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

Ugo Gattoni | Sybille’s bath

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


Shimin Chen: Wash Label and Fabric Zine

Shimin Chen: Wash Label and Fabric Zine

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


Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

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


Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

Jenny Lewis | One Day Young | Interview

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


«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

«ECAL Graphic Design» Book and Exhibition

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


Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Restless Socks: Out past bed time

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


The Owlery

The Owlery

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


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

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

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


KALEID 2016

KALEID 2016

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


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

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


Herbarium Riso

Herbarium Riso

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


Variety Hour Lookbook

Variety Hour Lookbook

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


Julie White

Julie White

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


NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

NIGHTED Life 9: Gone

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


Gurley: What Happens In The Print Room

Gurley: What Happens In The Print Room

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


Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

Production Type | Binder & Type Specimens

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


Toil & Tinker

Toil & Tinker

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


Tiny Library

Tiny Library

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


Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

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


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

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

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


Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

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


Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

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


Moby Digg

Moby Digg

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


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

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


David Mondedeu

David Mondedeu

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


FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

FF Chartwell® by Travis Kochel

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


Phoebe Kiely

Phoebe Kiely

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


Jenny Pennywood

Jenny Pennywood

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


Trapo

Trapo

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


Juno Calypso

Juno Calypso

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


Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

Charlie Soffe | Castor and Pollux

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


The Link Collective

The Link Collective

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