Tali Bayer

Tali Bayer

Queen of composition Tali Bayer is a young artist based in Germany. Specialising in collage based juxtapositions and curious arrangements of materials, Tali makes all her work by hand before digitalising each finished piece.
Inspired by structures and surfaces, she is heavily influenced by shapes found particularly in plants and architecture. Loose formations coupled with a palette of washy tones and monochrome, add a hint of childlike naivety that steers towards a surreal edge. Feature


Collective Futures Berlin 2014

Collective Futures Berlin 2014

I am pretty sure Berlin is always on top of every design aficionado’s must-go list and to boost its thriving art scene this autumn, Colectivo Futuro in partnership with Cafe Kraft, Berlin Community Radio, CDR Projects and JB Magazine are taking residency inside Berlin Community Radio and turning the space into an independent platform showcasing inspirational works created by a group of visual artists and designers starting 25 September. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 10

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 10

We have handed over our top 20 Graduate Print Award finalists to our panel of judges, to pick out their top ten students. The decision was by no means easy and we wanted to commend all entrants into the awards, and give a special mention for the top 10. We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, so stay tuned. Feature


Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Jennifer Hope Clothing is a unisex street wear brand founded in Bristol by Oxford born fashion/print designer Jennifer Hope who specialises in turning intricate 2D designs into 3D retina burning one-of-a-kind garments for its loyal clientele. We spoke to Jennifer about the early days, her design background and discuss the hard-work and dedication required to build your own fashion empire. Feature


Disney X Ron Herman

Disney X Ron Herman

Japanese boutique Ron Herman has recently teamed up with Disney to make an incredible collection of both jumpers and kitchen wear. The collection sports printed visuals of iconic characters from Disney’s archives throughout, a particular favourite piece being their trays donning an old-school Mickey mouse visuals complete with vintage type. Feature


Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

You may have seen the feature we ran supporting the Kickstarter campaign for Taint Magazine a few months back, and now that issue one is hot off the press we fancied revisiting the pair behind the project, Anna and Niall, to see what they’ve learnt, and more importantly, what’s next. Feature


Type Tuesday 02.09.14

Type Tuesday 02.09.14

On Tuesday 2nd September, Marcroy took to St.Brides Library for what was an evening of print-related talks and panel discussion under the title ‘No end of print?‘ hosted by John L. Walters of Eye Magazine. The night featured Pureprint, New North Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Kin, Calverts, F.E.Burman and People of Print. Feature


Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh

It is very interesting to see how Danish graphic designer Kristina Krogh lets her imagination soar by taking inspiration from her daily life. From a beautiful old parquet, a stone floor in a church to a view from the cycle path, this Copenhagen-based designer manages to create subtle and simple designs that introduce harmony and simplicity. They are all rendered in a beautiful combination of pastel colour palettes and typographically-rooted elements – exceptional pieces of design no one can compare. Enjoy the scroll! Feature


Interview :: Peter Strain

Interview :: Peter Strain

On the morning of the Blisters 2014 show in which Belfast born Carrickfergus raised Peter Strain exhibits his work. People of Print talks exclusively with the AOI Award winning Illustrator about his design up bringing, the Belfast design scene, the key themes his work explores and more importantly he picks out his favourite Wes Anderson film. Feature


Linzie Hunter

Linzie Hunter

A graduate of both Glasgow and Chelsea schools of art, Linzie Hunter is renowned for her digital illustration and lettering work, although when away from the computer she enjoys traditional printmaking. Having worked with clients as impressive as Nike, Harper Collins, Time Magazine and the Guardian, her commercial work, such as her book covers and children’s illustration, is becoming well recognisable. However it is her stranger personal illustration that has interested me, from her subtly dark eyeball-devouring characters to her series of ‘uninspiring posters’, featuring de-motivating messages. Feature


Fabio Álvarez

Fabio Álvarez

Sometimes I feel that elegance in editorial is underrated, the need to shock and provoke reaction the main intention. It is refreshing to see styling and art direction that doesn’t scream for attention, yet welcomes it with a quietly confident beckoning. Graphic designer Fabio Álvarez doesn’t give away anything easily, his editorial design is self assured and intriguing without the need to boast. Feature


Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher

We are very proud to post about our very own award winning People of Print member Emma Fisher who has taken the creative world by storm shortly after graduating from LCC. She has been featured in Computer Arts as a New Star of Design and has also won the YCN award for the Cath Kidston brief. Her portfolio boasts a seriously vast array of work demonstrating her skills in both hand rendered illustration and digital design spanning various print processes including letterpress, risograph, screen print and digital. Her colour palette is gorgeous and her understanding of layers is genius – particularly the double layer gradient prints. Take a look for yourself. Feature


Lumi | Print With Light

Lumi | Print With Light

Lumi is a new DIY alternative to screen printing. The process works on cotton, linen, silk, rayon, canvas, and any other natural & absorbent fiber. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading. Feature


Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

Blisters 2014 | Print Club London

It that time of year again when the studios of Print Club London are buzzing with excitement and preparations for Blisters 2014. If you haven’t heard of the exhibition before, it features 40 selected artists each selling an edition of 40 signed original screen prints for £40 each. The exhibition, now celebrating its fifth year, called artists to submit designs inspired by their favourite song/ band or tour and represent this in print without using any names references to the artist/ musicians. The evening will feature live music from Meanwhile, drink from Ruby’s Bar and food Lucky Chip. It should be a smashing event! Feature


Lian Benoit

Lian Benoit

Graphic designer Lian Benoit likes to produce fun, unpredictable work that is supported by a clear underlying concept. Aiming to bring joy through design, Lian couples simplicity with an offbeat edge for a style that is cool and controlled. She mainly enjoys experimenting with photography and illustration, integrating these elements with clean cut typography and layout as the key fundamental basis of her work. Feature


Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

Tooled Up | Shoreditch Design Triangle

As part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle and the London Design Festival, Tooled Up is a group exhibition featuring a range of great international artists in a exhibition to celebrate creativity, craft and skill. The artists where asked to take one recognisable tool of craft and transform it into a unique form. Artists including Merijn Hos, Saskia Pomeroy, Daniel Eatock and many more, all whom have tackled the project with some very interesting results. Feature


Octave Marsal

Octave Marsal

Fantastically detailed pen drawings and etchings from french Central St Martins graduate Octave Marsal. His architectural explorations into human nature are both imaginatively psychedelic and painstakingly accurately rendered. He can often be found collaborating with his long term artistic partner, the sculptor and photographer Theo De Gueltzl, whom he shares a website with. Their ‘LAB’ series is rather impressive, especially an installation featuring a perspex column covered in Marsal’s dry point etchings. Feature


Pineum

Pineum

Pineum is a design studio based in Warsaw, founded by Eve Doroshenko and Jack Doroshenko, a combination of fine arts and graphic design specialists. Together they work for a range of clients, focusing on brand identity, web design, graphics and photography. Their style is current yet is still able to differentiate itself in a sea of over-saturated trends, remaining bold and contemporary. Feature


High Series | Tiergarten

High Series | Tiergarten

Munich-based photographer Johannes Schwartz has released his latest publication in the High Series entitled ‘Tiergarten’ – a risographed publication showcasing the work by Schwartz and also produced as an integral part of the current exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Making a photo book is always a good way of telling stories and unlike other photographic publications, ‘Tiergarten’ has exploited this new economical technology and showcases how reliable a Riso-printer is of handling many aspects of bookmaking and of producing beautiful, quality photographic journals. Feature


Four and Sons

Four and Sons

This month brings the publication all the dog loving creatives out there have been waiting for, the first of its kind Four and Sons, hailing from Australia. Four claims to be ‘where dogs and culture collide’, and features art, illustration, photography, fashion, design, interiors and everything in between, all from a dog-centric point of view. Feature


Our Guide to the London Design Festival 2014

Our Guide to the London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival is back with over 300 design exhibitions and events taking place across London. This annual festival kicks off on Saturday 13 September and here we have selected our top talks and events for you to see and participate during this 9-day festival. Our guide includes many different but equally thought-provoking, mostly print-based, events that will debate the role and practice of today’s designers, art practitioners, publishers, and printmakers. Feature


Aurélien Débat

Aurélien Débat

Whilst completing a residency at the printing workshop Nicole Crème, artist and illustration Aurélien Débat created the ‘Tamponville’ project. Although the project name could be misinterpreted in English, the word tampon in French actually translates to rubber stamps! And this is exactly what the project was literally built with. Using a range of 47 rubber stamps with architectural shape this gave the opportunity for new forms both reflecting the real and the imagined to be built again; creating endlessly beautiful and unique results. Feature


Buraka Tattoo Flash

Buraka Tattoo Flash

Very little information is available about Berlin based Diana Buraka’s illustrations and tattoos, and it seems she is perhaps better known for her film photography, which should definitely also be checked out. However it’s her simple black line illustrations of glamour, cash, cigarettes, gangsters and city life that caught my interest, all designed as tattoos. Feature


Team Print Shop

Team Print Shop

We love receiving studio mail and this week, we are pleased to present one of our lovely gifts posted directly from the west coast of the United States. California-based clothing label and screen-print service Team Print Shop loves to work on a wide range of projects and hence their design spans everything from t-shirts, posters, tote bags to fashion garments and skateboard decks. Feature


Ikea Launches ‘Bookbook’ | Apple Spoof by BBH

Ikea Launches ‘Bookbook’ | Apple Spoof by BBH

Ikea have launched the catalogue for their new 2015 collection with this ingenious ad created by BBH. It is a piss-take of an Apple advert, using their clean white back ground and rotating renders of their products with narration by chief design guru Jorgen Eghammer. All in all it’s a statement about print. They refer to turning the physical pages in terms of swiping on a digital tablet amongst other pro-analogue statements. We love it – viva la print. Feature


Classic Aquavit

Classic Aquavit

‘Bottled by Mermaids, Relished by men!’ – This beautiful limited edition release of Classic Aquavit has been designed and packaged into a covetable, collectable object, as well as remaining a classic Norwegian tipple. In true Nordic style, the spirit now offers four tasteful variations on nautical themes, all featuring aquatic embellishments, embossed boxes and illustrated, label-free bottles. Feature


Oh Yeah Studio

Oh Yeah Studio

Based in Oslo, Norway, Hans Christian Øren is the brains behind one man show Oh Yeah Studio. With no limits to his talents, his design skills lend themselves to branding, illustration, art direction, editorial design and graphics for a range of clients and personal projects. His style is exuberant and fresh, flirting with experimental compositions and youthful typography. Feature


Hanna Konola

Hanna Konola

Hanna has just been commended with one of this years YCN Professional Design Awards, and its not hard to see why. Her packaging design for Swedish deli, Fika, features designs as charming as all of her other work. Delicate choice of colours and shapes give her work a Matisse feel, but definateley with her own stamp. Experimenting with design and colour, gives her one fun portfolio and I love her work. Feature


Circular 18

Circular 18

Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze from Pentagram have designed the latest issue of Circular, the magazine of the Typographic Circle, which is available to members now. Issue number 18, is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.

 The Typographic Circle was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography. A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers it stages a variety of type and typography related events including a series of diverse monthly lectures by well-known industry speakers, and the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2014

The Modern Magazine 2014

Following the success of last year’s event, The Modern Magazine returns on 19th September as part of the London Design Festival as a one-day conference co-hosted by Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall. The 2014 edition focuses on the future of publishing, with guest speakers from across the world gathering to discuss their take on what happens next as the publishing industry continues to work out its future. Despite the many challenges presented today, we continue to witness some of the most exciting innovations in design and content in what magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie has described as “a new golden age”. Feature


North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

North South Print | Build x Generation Press x Rapha

A brand new limited edition print for a very special cause.
 On 7th September 2014 Paul and Kate from printers Generation Press will take part in a 220-mile charity cycle as part of the Rapha ride from Manchester to London. This is a distance that neither have attempted before but it’s to raise as much as they can for charity Ambitious about Autism. To mark this momentous occasion they have produced something special for everyone to invest in, savour and keep — the North South poster. Feature


Parky

Parky

John Parkinson, or ‘Parky’, is a Brighton-based illustrator, printmaker and rather impressive street artist. Multi disciplinary, his techniques, materials, colour choices and surfaces are ever changing, but his experimental, self-challenging style all-permeating. Aside from his many characters discoverable around Brighton walls and the rest of the UK, works of particular note include his screen printed and hand bound books recording Brighton skate spots, and the prints he has made from a disassembled printer, using the separate components as relief printing blocks. The results are witty, ironic and beautifully composed – be sure to watch the process video available on his website with music by James Stafford. Feature


Bernhard Lang

Bernhard Lang

German photographer Bernhard Lang’s arial shots of a shipping port show the effects of human globalisation on the natural environment. Taking shots directly from above allows the viewer to see the growth of a man made industry from a two dimensional perspective. Organised lines of object and colour neatly mirror one another, sandwiched between symmetrical shipping container arrangements, displaying the structured scale of an ever growing trade. Feature


The Printed Peanut

The Printed Peanut

Who else loves nothing more than a lovely bit of well considered packaging? Well, the products of The Printed Peanut is just one of those delights. Designer Louise Lockhart started The Printed Peanut when she realised there was a niche in the market for quality, well designed party games and for adults and kids. Her huge success with her screen printed ‘Pass the parcel’ game has meant she has now an ever expanding business with a growing product range. Her new soap collection is just as heartwarming as all her other products, and even better she makes her products in the UK and uses as many eco-friendly printing processes as possible. Feature


Cachetejack

Cachetejack

Nothing can brighten up this ending summer more than Cachetejack’s charming blend of cheery characters walking around in different scenes of every life. London-based illustration duo Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul know how to capture the essence of each scene and transform it into a huge collection of beautiful illustrations portraying situations and environments that serves as a creative interpretation of the real world. Working across a variety of mediums including print, paint and digital, Cachetejack’s colourful work is a delight to look at. And it is this fact and fantasy comparison that keeps all their imagery interesting and fresh. Feature


SAWE

SAWE

SAWE’s website is my favourite place to be on the internet right now. The Barcelona based artist works in the fields of illustration, animation, painting murals and graffiti translating his mad fresh bold, contemporary graphic style across a wide range of mediums. Feature


Sam Chirnside

Sam Chirnside

Sam Chirnside is an Australian Graphic Designer and artist based in New York, who’s clients include established giants such as Volcom and Converse in amongst the independent record labels and underground start-up fashion brands. His work has a strong typographic influence, evident in his unique branding and logo work, However it is his diverse array of mind-altering prints and digital compositions in psychedelic colours that i am most taken with. Inspired by ‘sacred geometry, ancient civilisations and forward-thinking music’ to name a few, his prints appear both ancient and digitally contemporary simultaneously. Feature


The Principles of Design by Efil Türk

The Principles of Design by Efil Türk

Stunning poster series ‘The Principles of Design,’ have been lovingly composed by Turkish designer Efil Türk. Using slices of specially cut paper, Efil uses layering and juxtaposition to explore each design fundamental factor, including ‘space’ and ‘balance.’ Elegant typography and symmetrical arrangements set the tone throughout the range, conveying a collection that is well considered and visually stimulating. Feature


Lilkudley for Sutherm

Lilkudley for Sutherm

Check out this super sweet branding and visual identity for Sutherm by Czech designer Lilkudley. Combining crisp, block colours and simple line illustrations, strong metallic logos emboss the surface of simplistic stationary and business cards. Designing a fresh approach for the Samsung air conditioning specialists, he transforms their aesthetic to one of contemporary sophistication. Feature


Robin van Wijk

Robin van Wijk

Robin van Wijk is a graphic designer, currently living in The Hague, The Netherlands. Just out of university he has built up an impressive collection of large scale screen prints and has had already had his worked featured in external exhibitions. A clearly well developed screen printer he has also gone to the meticulous task of generating animated gifs through his printed designs. His work hits you with its almost garish colour pallet, and at the same time absorbs you with the psychedelic themed imagery. Hypnotising stuff. Feature


Ethel Vaughn AW15 | Gangs of St Tropez

Ethel Vaughn AW15 | Gangs of St Tropez

Ethel Vaughn, the brainchild of Hamburg-based designer Katrin Diedrich since 2010, has been grabbing more and more attention and acclaim on the underground scene in the last few years for it’s avante garde, 90′s sportswear-inspired aesthetic with a strong focus on printed graphics. However the latest collection, ‘Gangs of St Tropez’ is set to be her most celebrated yet, featuring collaborations with young artists including egyboy, a Lithuanian ‘car-racer’. I am particularly loving the signature dollar bill sign print, applied to everything from trackies to baby rompers, as well as the recently-dropped new line of caps. Stay tuned for an apparently imminent, heavily updated list of European stockists. Feature


10 Deep AW14

10 Deep AW14

After it’s last few collections have paid homage to international subcultures, 10 Deep look towards technology and the internet for inspiration for the new season. Titled ‘World Wide Wave’ the collection ‘moves from referencing culture born pre-internet world to the new one that is emerging online’ visualized through their distinguished application of print. Feature


Chantelle Barnard-Rance

Chantelle Barnard-Rance

Based in Crawley, young designer Chantelle Barnard-Rance creates fresh, enigmatic visuals with elements of surrealism.
Dreamy hues and clean cut lines are a regular theme, with recent marble collection a perfect portrayal of her ability to bring structure to flowing visuals. This simplistic series are consistently controlled in their approach, yet still manage to stir curiosity. Feature


Charlotte Audrey

Charlotte Audrey

Thriving mainly in the realms of art direction, creative Charlotte Audrey works on everything from photography to set design, with an extra large dose of fun. A strong pop culture influence throbs throughout her work, coupled with a youthful stance and an offbeat sense of humour. Working primarily for fashion and music briefs, vibrant zig zags of colour and just the right amount of childish joviality, scream celebration. Charlotte is currently putting together her first video project along with some exciting branding activity to be launched later this year. Feature


Bjørn Rune Lie

Bjørn Rune Lie

Norwegian illustrator Bjørn has a collection of rather varied but exciting work. From restaurant menu designs to editorial illustrations, and more recently repeat fabric pattern design, he isn’t one to turn down an opportunity. Whereas his outcomes may vary the traits of his style and personality always shine through. Character based design as well as botanical inspired illustrations all get his brush of unique humour. You can find his work on his blog or his other ‘Actual Website’, as he likes to call it. Feature


House of Vans

House of Vans

We went along to the opening of the House of Vans, which is an underground maze of wonders underneath Waterloo station in London, it is completely ‘off the wall’ to say the least. They have made incredibly clever use of this space to allow for a skate park, a music stage, a restaurant, a gallery and much more for all of you creative, thrill seeking people. The opening was topped of with various pro skaters and several other activities which included live printing and embroidery by two of our favourite companies, Lovenskate and Man Up Girl! Feature


Neck Face Prints | Exclusive to PCP

Neck Face Prints | Exclusive to PCP

Neck Face has created a selection of hand pulled screen prints which are exclusive to Poster Child Prints who are located on Sunset Boulevard, at the heart of Los Angeles. The prints are six or seven colours deep, signed and numbered by the artist, embossed by PCP and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We love the dark humoured illustrations by this world renowned artist – definitely one for the collection. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

Owen Gildersleeve : Paper Cut The Exhibition

There are few times that you get to see the work of so many great paper cut artist in one place, but to coincide with the release of his first book Owen Gildersleeve has done just that. We went down to the event launch at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, London, to see the book brought to life with 25 of the best paper cut artists showcasing what they do best with original artworks and prints for sale. Feature


Black Scale AW14

Black Scale AW14

San Francisco based brand Black scale have recently dropped their offering for AW14. Featuring a balanced selection of both bold all-over graphic prints and subtle cut-and-sew pieces / outwear the brand maintains their monochrome fresh output for the colder season. Feature


The Union Project

The Union Project

Newly opened menswear mecca in the stylish regency town of Cheltenham The Union Project certainly live up to their manifesto : ‘Simple Things done Well’. Started in November by two local University graduates with an eye for design, the shop pushes beautifully made lifestyle accessories such as notebooks by Field Notes or backpacks by Herschel Supply Co, as well as skate wear from underground giants Norse Projects, HUF and Only NY to name a few. Feature


Type Plus by Unit Editions

Type Plus by Unit Editions

Type Plus is a new title and a special exhibition showcasing a wide array of impeccable works created by best-known design practitioners from around the world. Bound together in a 320-page publication is a comprehensive overview of top quality design works produced using a combination of typography and graphic elements as means to increase design effectiveness and visual impact. Feature


Pirrip Press

Pirrip Press

After graduating from Falmouth University, Alexandra Higlett and Georgina Hounsome decided to establish a small design and print studio and it is Pirrip Press where they share a common passion for screen-printing and letterpress. Having studied design and illustration, there is nothing better for this duo than seeing ink being forced into the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. They also work as freelance illustrators and their projects produced at Pirrip Press are more than just a band of cheery human characters rendered in beautiful colour palettes but the challenge of producing screen-print and design work in the most economical and aesthetic way. Feature


Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain

Pete Fowler’s Unholy Mountain opens 5th September 2014 at Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, E26EH. The private view will be September 4th from 6-9pm. It will be his second solo exhibition, which will be a series of new paintings by the London-­based artist. Instantly recognisable for his colourful, vector­-based character illustration which, in the past, has graced toys, record covers, T­Shirts and much more. ­He has recently begun working on a series of acrylic­-on-canvas pieces that form the basis of ‘Unholy Mountain’. Feature


Lucille Clerc

Lucille Clerc

French London based designer and illustrator Lucille has been working from her East London studio since 2008 after she graduated from Central Saint Martins. Her work has developed over the years and where she used to just use screen printing as a means of production it has now become a medium for her work in itself. As well as her technically exquisite illustrations she has also become well known for her up to 16 layer screen prints. Feature


AMH

AMH

Established In 2009 by designer, visionary, stylist and innovator Ashley Marc Hovelle, AMH pulls together Ashley’s experience to create premium products and ‘retro cool garments.’ Dropping street-ready garms with attention to detail, tailoring and construction, AMH is definitely one to keep an eye on, I’m all about their reflective block panel tees for AW14. Feature


Laura Nevill

Laura Nevill

Laura Nevill is a London based creative / printmaker whose style takes us back to the old school reflecting tactile tattoo inspired visuals. Inspired by found ephemera and the serendipitous nature of working with your hands, Laura’s beautiful portfolio explores various techniques of image making and analogue printmaking techniques – a particular favourite being linocut. Laura explained “I love that each one is unique and I enjoy and think the physical making process is just as important and the outcome.”
If you love Laura’s work as much as we do you can get your hands on some of her wicked prints via our department store. Feature


Here & There | Supermundane

Here & There | Supermundane

Multi-talented artist, graphic designer and writer Rob Lowe is now ready to embark on another solo exhibition at No Walls, an independent gallery based in Brighton after his current show Stupid Nature exhibition at Beach London is coming to an end. The show is called ‘Here & There’ and sets out to offer a deeper look into Supermundane’s world created using microscopic detail and universal distance. Feature


Toni Halonen

Toni Halonen

Toni Halonen produces cracking imagery that although simple, packs a lot of punch. He has produced work for big clients including Kenzo, Nokia and the Design Museum Finland, whilst retaining his unique style. Nailing his strong visual identity so well he is bound to do well, and we will be keeping him on our radar for the coming future. Feature


Lee Goater | Four Letter Words with Dots Printhaus

Lee Goater | Four Letter Words with Dots Printhaus

It’s great to have opportunity to play with type and process. Having worked with Dots Printhaus, Lee Goater knew they would be up for trying out some different ideas. Various colour combinations were tried out, including cyan, magenta and yellow – three colour split fountain. Fluorescent orange on black offset overprint. Metallic gold and magenta offset overprint to try and make copper. Fluorescent orange with fluorescent pink split fountain – because we all love a fluoro and finally good old pure black on Plike. Stock generously supplied by GF Smith – Colourplan and Plike White. Type set in Simplon Mono by Swiss Typefaces. Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 20

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Top 20

It has been incredibly difficult for us to select the top 20 from all of the amazing nominations. However, without further ado, here is our selection of the top 20 print-based graduates which will go to our judging panel for a chance to win the array of excellent prizes up for grabs. Feature


5BORO NYC

5BORO NYC

Independent skateboard and apparel design and manufacturing company 5Boro NYC have just released their original skateboard decks designed to animate the whole dense, concrete jungle of New York City. There is always new stuff being built but 5Boro NYC’s design is the one that has always been giving an unmistakable sense of the city and has helped create the New York unique scenes during these past 17 years. Their approach to skate design is different and they also carry a wide selection of artworks that are dedicated to appeal to a variety of audiences. Check their website and see their products in close-up! Feature


Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner

Sander Meisner is a self-taught photographer based in Amsterdam. Shooting mostly at night with extremely long exposures, Sander’s work captures ‘Colourful beauty in the desolate corners of grey man-made structures’ documenting ‘the sleeping infrastructure of the urban environment’ through geometric abstract shapes and lines. Feature


Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Interview :: Chloe Greenfield

Camberwell graduate Chloe Greenfield was one of the stand-out students for me this summer. Her work at the Camberwell College degree show was confident and bold, and displayed high quality outcomes in screen print, riso and ceramics. I had chat to her about why her dream studio would be in the Arizona desert, and all of her greasy spoon based research! Feature


Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market

The Hackney Flea Market is a new bi-monthly market that celebrates all of London’s emerging independent artists. It champions the unique and provides a home for everything D.I.Y. and self published. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Print Isn’t Dead Issue 1 Magazine Launch

Last Thursday we took to the London Graphic Centre where we hosted the launch of our first ever magazine. It went down a treat and the place was rammed with hundreds of you wonderful people. The store manager said it was the best event that has happened at this venue. Feature


Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov is a Danish designer tho is recognized for his strong application of colour and pattern. Henrick’s AW14 offering includes his collection titled ‘The Spaghetti Handjob’ exploring the idea of opposites through silhouettes, proportions and prints. Highlights include his bold round-neck sweaters applying his signature eye for pattern shape and colour to classic designs. Feature


Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Interview :: Ellie Curtis

Illustrator, printmaker and printed textile designer, Ellie Curtis has been building a name for herself through her unique character based designs. She seamlessly translates paper print illustration to textile designs with her own stylistic flair. We were grateful to talk to Ellie to find out a little bit more about her practice and what inspires her magical designs. Feature


In Haus Press

In Haus Press

Based in San Fransisco, In Haus is the baby of self taught letterpress artist Treasa Ewing. She describes her process as ‘slow printing’, which essentially means she sets all the type by hand, feeds in each sheet of paper individually and cuts everything down herself to finish. In Haus has a wholesome, handmade feel about it’s work, and produce minimalistic and carefully designed prints, stationary and custom work, and are also available for branding and identity development for small businesses. Feature


Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt

Laurie Rollitt is a freelance illustrator hailing from the UK that is currently based in Stockholm. Specializing in editorial illustration, Laurie’s articulately composed imagery has seen him exhibit with People of Print favourite Tan and Loose Press and work with clients including The New York Times, Wired, The Guardian, Protein and Bloomberg. Feature


Comic Sans for Cancer

Comic Sans for Cancer

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate, Chris Flack, Renee Quigley and Soapbox & Sons have curated an exhibition of posters inspired by Comic Sans with all of the proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. Feature


Kangol SS15

Kangol SS15

Continuing to create ever fresh headwear, legendary label Kangol have dropped their look book for Summer 2015 which is set to be released early next year. The print heavy collection features bold colour combinations highlighting its classic bermuda casual bucket amongst 9 new styles. Feature


Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

Hevy Festival 2014 | Clothing Labels

We took ‘Print Isn’t Dead’ to Hevy Fest held at Port Lympne Wild Animal park. Whilst there, we got to check out some amazing bands and get to know some of the super talented people behind the clothing lines that these chaps get to wear. Here is our round up of the best independent clothing labels that Hevy Fest had to offer. Feature


Mark Whiteman

Mark Whiteman

Describing his work as the ‘love-child of Keith Haring and Sol LeWitt,’ Mark Whiteman’s work is exuberant and full of life. Blocks of playful colour are separated by interlocking black boundaries, constructing puzzle like formations connected by line. Mark plays with repetition and rule-based drawing as the basis of his digital doodles, developing a recognisable energy that flows through each design. Feature


Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator currently based in South East London. Working with water colour, indian ink and isograph pens, Laura’s bold hand drawn imagery reflects her unique take on fashion illustration as she visualizes characters personality and refreshing sense of style throughout her imagery. Feature


Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic by Helen White

Solargraphic is an interesting project by designer Helen White, combining her interest in data collection with her curiosity for capturing momentary, magical moments in nature. The series of prints are created using data collected from a satellite one hour away from Earth, communicating solar activity through the speed of particles released from the Sun that react with our atmosphere. Starting at midnight and rotating clockwise, the result is a circular arrangement of clean, thin lines, jutting and dipping to create an energetic outline, recording movement of the Sun over the course of each day. Feature


Nous Vous

Nous Vous

Nous Vous are a London-based art and design collective comprising Jay Cover, William Edmonds and Nicolas Burrows. We will never get tired of delving through their work for a colourful blend of playful shapes and light-hearted elements which are applied across an extensive range of projects including illustration, graphic and exhibition design as well as editorial work. Having exhibited internationally, Nous Vous is no doubt one of the most original of anyone working in the design and illustration field. Their latest print produced for ‘The Loop’ is another great example. Click here for more details! Feature


Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch / Canadian fine art / documentary photographer who’s primary focus involves visualizing the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. I love his project ‘Paradise now’ exploring how urban fantasies and construction function blur lines between natural and artificial in the hypermodern city. Feature


Perdiz magazine

Perdiz magazine

Perdiz is a bi-annual collectable magazine from Barcelona, available in English and Spanish and sold internationally. Although it can be read in two languages, Perdiz is created with one simple intention; to spread happiness. A collection of heartwarming stories and beautifully designed pages, this unpretentious publication is a refreshing change in an over-saturated magazine market. Feature


Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric Standley creates complex paper labyrinths, inspired by ancient gothic and islamic architecture. The main focus of his work is building negative space from layers of laser cut paper resulting in intricate woven detail. An associate professor of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, he starts by initially sketching his designs before computerising each layer into vector illustrations. A piece can take over four months to complete as there are usually over 140 sheets of paper used, each being individually designed and laser cut. Feature


Adidas x Farm | Second Drop

Adidas x Farm | Second Drop

You may have seen our post on the collaboration between Adidas and Brazilian brand Farm in the run up to the World Cup, and if you have been to any festivals this summer you will have certainly have noticed the distinctive prints being sported in matching combos. However if you were disappointed by the rapid rate at which the print focused, classic 3-stripe designs sold out, here comes the second drop. Featuring fruit, florals, parrots and patterns, the second collection is every bit as colourful, collectable and covetable as the first. Feature


Ninety Fly

Ninety Fly

Based between London and Berlin, Ninety Fly is dedicated to dealing quality vintage 90′s designer garms, with a focus heavily on print. It’s founder Rhiannon Barry grew up collecting Versace and Moschino after watching her mate’s older sisters dress up for garage raves in the 90s, and is featured in Ewen Spencer’s acclaimed Garage documentary ‘Brandy and Coke’ (viewable on Dazeddigital.com) showing off her covetable collection. Feature


Joey Everett

Joey Everett

Joey is a recent graduate of Norwich University of Arts where he studied Games Art and Design but is now based in Brighton. He’s got a penchant for character design, video games, faces and bodies. His characters are every bit as sweet as they are funny and detailed. Feature


Will Cooke

Will Cooke

Will Cooke is a Sydney based artist that creates illusion based abstract paintings to understand the memory and the way it develops nostalgia. Will’s minimal pattern based and often geometric artwork reflects a beautiful observation of colour shape and tone and has seen him participate in numerous exhibitions to date. Feature


XXBC :: Storm sweatshirts

XXBC :: Storm sweatshirts

XXBC is a new street / sports menswear label based in NYC that combines heather grey sweatsuits with out-of-production print heavy vintage fabrics. Releasing their first collection exclusively at Opening Ceremony New York back in November last year, the collection sold so fast only a small number of people got to see it or call it their own. With no knowledge out about the brand at the time XXBC’s garms were purchased though genuine attraction to the clothing without hype being a factor of initial success.
In recent news XXBC have dropped another highly limited collection last week for concept store Storm which is well worth checking out – it’s sure to go soon but I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve next. Feature


Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman

Entering the final stretch of a hot, sticky London summer, what better time to revisit the refreshing Greenland series by artist Zaria Forman. Part painter, part environmental pioneer, Zaria aims to document and address the issues of climate change in her work. She first visits her chosen destination to explore the landscape, before creating an exquisite example of photorealism using pastels and paints. Working mainly from photographs, Zaria briefly sketches out each piece in pencil before adding layers of pigment and smudging to achieve carved surface and fluid movement in stillness. Feature


Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz

Devin Rutz is an Artist / Designer currently based in New York. With a deep focus on pattern, Devin commonly works with ink on collage and sculpture to form his stunning psychedelic imagery. Feature


Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Gustav Karlsson for Kino

Kino is a combined vegetarian restaurant, bar and cinema based in Gothenburg, Sweden that are extending into providing a takeaway service. Graphic designer Gustav Karlsson has come up with a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing range of packaging for the launch. Three different sized boxes, each with integrated handles unfold to provide a useful surface to eat from. The patterns displayed inside are inspired by vintage camera bags, composed using imagery relevant to the brand’s current identity. Feature


Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston | Hollywood Hills Series

Print Club Boston have done it again, wowing us with another great print collection. Inspired by the work of photographer Luigi Ghirri, who was known for the disruption of imagery and the exploration into the fiction of photography. The seemingly strait forward mountain screen prints are not actually mountains at all, but photographs of the huge snow drifts that built up in one of the worst winters in Boston this year. The series are available to buy online now – or as always they are open to print swap offers. Feature


Teller & Araki

Teller & Araki

Coinciding with their exhibition at Ostlicht in Vienna, Juergen Teller and Nobuyoshi Araki have conceived and designed their first collaborative artists book. Bringing together two of the most important photographers of our times, united in their attitude and objective to present images as reflections of their personal experiences of this world. Both deal frankly with sexuality, photographic ego and the fragmentary surface of the fashion world, and the book itself is a thing of stark minimalistic beauty, whilst still containing over 300 images. Feature


Carhartt WIP :: AW14

Continuing to redefine work wear for modern living, Carhartt WIP have looked back to their achieves for AW14 inspiration. Reinterpreting designs though innovative prints florals and camo have been worked into a number of their classic pieces. Feature


Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins revisits 70′s inspired op-art styles in his vibrant, colour pop paintings. Based in Arizona, he lists retro product packaging and corporate logos as the main influence for his geometric creations. Experimenting with two different takes on graphic design, his minimal and maximal series explore opposite themes of simplicity and clashing. Feature


Jamie Tobin

Jamie Tobin

Stumbling across the work of Jamie Tobin, I saw someone that looks like they have got their illustration style nailed – despite only being a graduate of 2014. All his work is drawn with a sense of authenticity and sensitivity to the subject matter. Wether this is for a collaborative zine, comic or concertina book. Even his sketchbook work you can imagine being translated into printed matter. We can’t wait to see the final outcomes of some of these work-in-progress projects, and what he will get up to next. Feature


Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Studio Job Wallpaper for NLXL

Design experts Studio Job have created a visually exciting range of wallpaper for Dutch brand NLXL, inspired by their own archive of work. Revisiting past imagery used in previous projects has provided the basis for the wallpaper designs, each roll boasting a nine meter stretch of continuous pattern. There are seven looks to choose from, each available in monochrome or colour with a matte finish. Feature


Arro Home

Arro Home

Brand new Australian homeware brand Arro Home, has been born through a collaboration of designer Beci Orpin and entrepreneur Adam Rogers. From their desire to create fun home furnishings created by locally sourced artists, the range features a lovely assortment of colourful printed products inspired by Beci’s own design work. As well as supporting local designers it was important for them to keep the range affordable, and we can’t wait to get our hands on some products of own! Feature


Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Graduate Print Awards 2014 | Nominations

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful submissions for the Graduate Print Awards 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the incredibly high standard of work and the hundreds of submissions we have received. Now, People of Print are proud to present our hand selected nominations and if you are on the list then a huge congratulations to you and fingers crossed for the next round when we will be selecting our top 20 which will go to our judging panel for your chance to win the array of excellent prizes up for grabs. Feature


Mark Whalen

Mark Whalen

The work of Mark Whalen is surreal and mesmerising. The content of his illustrations often feature strange wandering figures mixed in a world that is like nothing you have seen before. Influenced by mixture of scientific, geometric and outer space subjects, his paintings question the structures and rituals of life. His work has been shown across the world and has more recently been applied to ceramic and woven pieces. Feature


TextielMuseum & TextielLab Identity

TextielMuseum & TextielLab Identity

The branding for the Netherlands based TextielMuseum and TextielLab aims to unite both companies seamlessly into a single recognisable identity. A combination of letters representing each place are overlapped to make the main logo, T, M and L providing the basis for this design. Experimenting with repetition, different opacities and colour combinations an interesting selection of patterns are formed that can be easily applied to any surface, packaging or web element. Feature


Haw-Lin X Uniform Studios :: Capsule collection

Haw-Lin X Uniform Studios :: Capsule collection

Berlin based art collective Haw-Lin have recently joined forces with Sydney based brand Uniform studios to drop a collaborative capsule collection. Translating bold block colour patterns arranged to look like military badges through minimalistic pieces, the unisex collection is superbly simplistic and will be available from late August. Feature


Naomi Wilkinson

Naomi Wilkinson

Naomi Wilkinson is a Bristol based illustrator with a lovely, charismatic approach. Inspired by folk art, vintage graphics and old children’s story books, she certainly puts her sugar coated imagination to good use. Her light hearted scenes contain cheery characters in a portfolio that is uplifting and warm. Feature


Print Isn’t Dead 001 | Full Review

Print Isn’t Dead 001 | Full Review

People of Print are proud to present their first ever publication which has been dubbed “the holy grail of independent editorial design” by Itsnicethat. The magazine has received great press by the likes of magCulture, Eye Magazine, Cool Hunting, Itsnicethat, Paste Magazine and PSFK to name a few. Jeremy Leslie noted that it is “a sensual cacophony of colour and smell”, Simon Esterson said that “it’s really bold and very contemporary, it doesn’t feel like a conventional magazine, it feels like something slightly different which is good.” John L. Walters said “you only have to flick through to see that Print Isn’t Dead.” Feature