Billionaire Boys Club :: SS14

Billionaire Boys Club :: SS14

Billionaire Boys Club’s colourful take on street wear merges print heavy and summer ready graphics for SS14 across tees, tank tops, polos and bucket hats, a particular highlight being their WW comic / newspaper print jeans. Feature


Original Replica

Original Replica

When these guys aren’t designing or screen printing in Greece, they love to discover the beauty of the universe to keep them motivated. They provide expert design for print and screen in a variety of categories including periodicals and magazines, paying close attention to typography and style. They create logos, identities, packaging for products and attractive posters of course. Feature


Freddy Taylor

Freddy Taylor

London born Designer and Art Director, Freddy Taylor graduated from Edinburgh University in 2012. He now spends his weekdays working for the mighty advertising agency KesselsKramer, whilst his weekends are (mostly) dedicated to freelance work. Collaboration is key to his approach, whether its with animators on title sequences, sculptors on publications, herbologists on branding or illustrators on packaging, he always aims to work with appropriate, talented individuals to lift projects and reach the best outcomes. Feature


Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert draws a mysterious display of inviting doorways, falling bricks and floating houses. Using simply biro, he demonstrates an artfully doodled introduction of an unknown world outside our familiarities. Pairing intricate twirls adjacent to negative space, scribbled etchings and precise lines convey a feeling of the unexpected in amongst a world of system and order. Feature


Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar

Graphic designer by day, photo artist by night, New York based Sara Cwynar produces intriguing experimental imagery. By distorting, rearranging and manipulating black and white photography, Sara injects life into these otherwise flat visuals. Cleverly combining a range of techniques coupled with active curiosity, the result is melted monochrome struck by rainbow flashes. Graphic Designer at the New York Times, the artist is now represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto. Feature


Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld is a Canadian Artist that merges photography with minimal figurative artwork whilst also producing illustrative, comic painted imagery. With a clear interest in both shape and composition displayed over both methods of image making Matthew’s artwork is both noteworthy and captivating. Feature


Shootmedia x Strawdogs

Shootmedia x Strawdogs

Everybody must have heard of Dutch studio Shootmedia and their experience spanning over 15 years in the design industry. So this time, we’d like to introduce you to Robert Minnaard and Paul van de Werf’s sister project, Strawdogs. Feature


Na Kim

Na Kim

Na Kim is an illustrator, book cover designer and ceramicist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. I can’t get enough of her and tactile hand rendered imagery combining witty humour, hand drawn type and portraits. Feature


26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014

26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014

Return for its 26th edition, International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno kicked off yesterday at the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic and runs through 26th October 2014. For over half a century, this prestigious event has served as a platform for design practitioners to share and discuss contemporary issues in design practice as well as the turning points and the ever-changing nature of graphic design. Education is the highlight of this year’s biennial and it will also leave aside the work of professionals and will instead put focus on work by students. Feature


Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Arts & Architecture :: David F Travers / Taschen

Paying respect to legendary Arts & Architecture’s first 5 years, David F Travers (the former Editor) and Taschen release a hardcover book. Compiling covers from issues released between 1945 / 1949 the book educates readers about architectural history after World War II and provides a singular collection of the journal. Feature


Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger

Either you are in a hurry or cruising the streets aimlessly, multidisciplinary Sarah Illenberger knows exactly what it takes to make you take a second look at her stunning window display design. Born in Munich, Illenberger is now based in Berlin working on a diverse range of imagery, models and props to be used in photo shoots, magazine covers and shopfront windows. Feature


Eric Yahnker | Paradise Row

Eric Yahnker | Paradise Row

After seeing Eric speak at Here, the annual It’s Nice That symposium, I had to check out his UK solo debut, ‘Sticks and Stones’ at Paradise Row. At Here, Eric spoke about the polar approaches to his work. Perfectly demonstrated between what his mind would think about his art, and his groin… Feature


Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert is an American Artist based in Bloomington, Indiana and is a founding member of collaborative photography collective Everything is Collective. I can’t get enough of both his own and collaborative work depicting well considered graphic compositions / objects observing shape, structure and camouflage. Feature


First Eleven | KK Outlet

First Eleven | KK Outlet

If you, like me, are gripped by World Cup fever then KK Outlet’s new exhibition is one to see. First Eleven launched on Thursday and celebrates a ‘dream-team’ of eleven contributors from all divisions of creativity. The first team comprises of Anna Lomax, Becky & Joe, Craig & Karl, Helmut Smits, HORT, INT Works, KesselsKramer, Lakwena Maciver, Ning Wang, Put Put and VLF. Each creative force has created a football shirt design that will be on show at KK Outlet’s gallery throughout the World Cup. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: SS14 ‘Space Oddity’

Lazy Oaf :: SS14 ‘Space Oddity’

Celebrated for their application of all over illustrated print, we’ve always got an eye on what Lazy Oaf are up to and their SS14 collection ‘Space Oddity’ does not disappoint. With their ever on point graphic prints, this season the brand depicts their love for ‘the darker side of space’ and the 90’s of course. Available now. Feature


Pelican Relaunch

Pelican Relaunch

After spending three decades away, the Pelican imprint has been re-launched as part of Penguin books. Designed to provide affordable accessibility to topics ranging from history to economics, the books can be easily recognised by their distinctive blue covers and bird logo. Although ceasing publishing in 1984, Penguin have decided to bring back the informative and reasonably priced collection, complete with fresh branding. With logo by Richard Green and cover, text and digital design by Matthew Young, the publishing company have put the skills of their own art departments members to good use. Feature


Ceri Amphlett

Ceri Amphlett

Ceri Amphlett is an Illustrator based in the UK producing work internationally for music, fashion and editorials. Ceri’s rough and ready approach to illustration is full of character and wit. check out a host of personal and client work over at her site. Feature


Adidas Battle Pack Boots

Adidas Battle Pack Boots

Adidas present ‘Battle Pack,’ the official footwear collection for the Fifa World Cup this summer. Featuring striking black and white patterns with flashes of boll colour, the designs are inspired by patterns from the warpaint of native warriors and traditional pavement markings on Copacabana beach in this year’s games host country Brazil. The individual patterns have been created to represent the unique qualities of each shoe, in addition to the abilities of each player. These are victory, speed, bravery, control, energy and agility. Feature


Matchbox Gallery

Matchbox Gallery

Matchbox is an intimate and independently run new pop up gallery based in Bristol that will open it’s doors for a new group show (put on by .Com) on the 20th June. The exhibition will be showcasing work from urban and graffiti artists from both in and out the city (new and old) featuring ‘profilic grandfathers of graffiti juxtaposed alongside a fine few youngsters.’ Feature


Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming is a 22 year-old student and photographer currently operating in Lancaster. We met at university and now the product of Matthew’s incessant photographing has come to fruition. Feature


Interview :: Rice Creative

Interview :: Rice Creative

I consider myself very lucky to have traveled to Vietnam earlier this spring and to have been introduced – by a very good, mutual friend of ours – to Joshua Breidenbach – a co-founder of Saigon-based multidisciplinary design agency ‘Rice Creative’. Renowned for their original identity and packaging system design for Vietnamese chocolate company Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat, Joshua and his partner Chi-An De Leo set up Rice Creative in 2011 with an aim to offer thoughtful, creative solutions to every design problem. And for only 3 years, their keen eye for detail together with their dedication has clearly brought Rice Creative ongoing success. Feature


Maki Ohkojima

Maki Ohkojima

Maki Ohkojima is a painter currently based in Japan. Creating intricate colourful paintings and murals Maki’s stunning imagery magically captures dream like landscapes. With sprawling sceneries living beyond the canvas Maki introduces us to a realm of ‘pictures beyond the frame’ that explore a much larger world and narrative. Feature


Stuart Patience

Stuart Patience

Freelance illustrator and animator, Stuart Patience works from London. Producing work for clients such as E4, Wallpaper magazine and Topshop as well as featuring work at exhibitions, Stuart’s work ranges from detailed technical drawings to abstract work focusing on pattern and colour. Feature


Comics Sans for Cancer

Comics Sans for Cancer

Using Comic Sans can be such a terrible pain for designers – of course a different, incomparable kind of pain from those suffering from cancer – but what if using the font can help beat cancer? Feature


Roberto Piqueras x PAOM

Roberto Piqueras x PAOM

Roberto Piqueras has created an amazing new line of homeware and some additional clothing pieces to complete his Winter 14 collection. In collaboration with print specialists Print All Over Me, Roberto has applied his futuristic, graphic style to items including bedding, cushions and rucksacks. The designer continues to consistently churn out bold, computer inspired aesthetics that are forward thinking and innovative. Feature


Tristan Eaton :: Medusa mural

Tristan Eaton :: Medusa mural

Celebrating the launch of their new flagship in Hawaii, Versace teamed up with Pow!Wow! (an event collaboratively presenting work from a variety of creative minds) and street artist Tristan Eaton to create his own interpretation of their iconic medusa to form a giant mural. The incredible piece pays homage to the brands iconic application of print applying a selection of classic Versace patterns. Feature


FIVES

FIVES

Every four years, the FIFA World Cup brings together not just 32 nations or football fans, but it is also a great event that has united the world more than ever. As the tournament kicks off tonight in Brazil, London-based publishing platform It’s Nice That together with creative agency INT Works have also brought together a bunch of their most creative friends to celebrate this inspirational event by asking each of them to select a memory from a past tournament, interpret it, and illustrate it in fives seconds of film. Feature


Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb is an illustrator and comic book maker who concentrates on post apocalyptic landscapes, juxtaposed with witty, dry and hilarious dialogue. Feature


Robert Seidel

Robert Seidel

Grapheme is a permanent installation by Berlin based artist Robert Seidel at the Museum Wiesbaden in Germany. Using hand-drawn sketches as a starting point, memories and thoughts are translated into a stream of skeletal like structures that provide the basis for a projected layer of colour. Set in a mirrored room, light, sculpture and video projection work together to immerse the viewer in an engaging experience in a colourful, dream like setting. Feature


McQ :: SS14

McQ :: SS14

Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line McQ presents it’s offerings for SS14. Taking inspiration from British street culture, sportswear and 90’s club culture, the collection explores both pattern and print mixing it up with bold colour pallets. Feature


The Print Room | Manchester

The Print Room | Manchester

The Print Room is a new creative space in the heart of the Manchester’s Northern Quarter, providing print courses and studio hire. They offer a well equipped studio with 7ft x 5ft print bed and exposure unit for up to A0 silk screens, within a clean, contemporary and professional environment to give you everything you need to create your print projects. Led by leading printmaker Sarah Hardacre, courses are one-to-one or in small groups of up to four people, meaning you get plenty of individual mentor time focused on your individual print projects. Each course is tailored to your ideas, helping you to realise your own creative projects. Feature


Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony | Portrait of Alexa Chung

Rosie O’Mahony is a 17 year old student who is still in secondary level education at Drumragh Integrated College in Nothern Ireland. We came across her work when she was ‘regrammed’ by celebrity Alexa Chung. She created a portrait etching print of Alexa Chung in a shared workshop which is actually a converted barn. Rosie said “I chose Alexa as the subject because she’s always been an inspiration to me fashion-wise and artistically. I love her illustrations. So I just wanted to give something back – although I had completely no expectation of her even seeing it – never mind sharing it!” With over 22,000 likes and gaining over 600 Instagram followers within a day, what a great piece of exposure for a very young and talented artist / printmaker. Feature


Ross Becker

Ross Becker

Ross Becker is an illustrator and member of both Fold Collaborative and Just Us Design collective, currently based in Devon and Cornwall. With interest in illustrating short stories, editorials, book covers and music based projects, Ross’ tactile illustration is playful with a minimal rendering style as he merges hand-made techniques including pencil work and watercolour painting with digitally applied block colours and occasionally dabbles in screenprinting. Feature


Print Club London x MADE.COM

Print Club London x MADE.COM

Our good friends at Print Club London have just announced their new partnership with the renowned online furniture and homeward retailer, MADE.COM. The partnership manifests itself as a selection of incredible prints now available on the MADE.COM shop. Feature


Stuart Daly

Stuart Daly

Art director, designer and illustrator, Stuart Daly comes from a background of fabric and embroidery design, still visible in his current work. Stuart’s graphical approach with architectural undertones are influenced by pattern, repetition, structure and harmony. Feature


The Short Anthology

The Short Anthology

The Short Anthology is the curious and beautiful brainchild of editors Will Martin and Kat Phan. The idea behind the project initiated from wanting to highlight the self-initiated and personal work of photographers, that is often overlooked. Without a given brief, each issue presents a small selection of images by a chosen photographer, these are then given to a group of writers to base a short story around. The writers have total freedom in their subject matter, choosing to interpret the whole set as a series of inspiration or choosing a single image to define their starting point. Feature


Brazil Fourteen

Brazil Fourteen

To mark the 20th FIFA World Cup, London-based multi-disciplinary design agency Karoshi have designed a limited edition wall chart and accompanying responsive website that allows users to customise it in their national team colours. The Brazil 2014 begins on Thursday 12th June and Brazil Fourteen is an excellent way to keep up with full and up-to-date information, tournament progresses and results – not to mention its ability to reflect the correct local time zone. Feature


Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang is a Sydney based artist who works with a range of materials including acrylic, oil, resin, gap filler and silicone. Creating both paintings and sculptural objects that meet with a common ‘blob’ theme, Louise’s work takes us to an abstract and psychedelic world of neon colour, pattern and texture. Feature


Noma Bar

Noma Bar

Graphic designer and Illustrator, Noma Bar produces work for a range of editorials such as The New York Times and The Guardian as well as huge clients like Apple and Google. Describing his craft as visual communication, Noma states he’s “after the maximum communication with minimum elements”. Achieving this spot on, Nomas work is simplistic yet clear to show a message. Feature


Matthias Heiderich

Matthias Heiderich

How amazing are these architectural shots from photographer Matthias Heiderich? He seems to perfectly pinpoint directional views and luring curves that draw you into the modernistic landscape he presents. Flashes of light bouncing off reflective metallic surfaces provides a snapshot into a land of the future that already exists. Taken from the Reflexionen / Reflexiones series, these sharp, angular snaps were captured in Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Bibao. This is an ongoing project, which is in the third stage of completion. Feature


Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction

Domestic Construction is a multi-functional design duo that believe there are no boundaries when it comes to creating. Working together Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh produce imaginative and inviting interiors, renowned for their clever use of colour and great attention to detail. Using ‘redefining the ordinary,’ as their motto, they operate as installation artists, designers, stylists and art directors for a number of clients including Google. One of their past projects, ‘Grounded,’ is a collection of bold, graphic floor mats. Feature


Happy Red Fish

Happy Red Fish

Happy Red Fish is a creative studio based in Amsterdam operated by Artist / Designer Hagar Vardimon-Vanheummen. Hagar’s imagery combines her love of paper, thread, photos and craft to form tactile multi-media imagery with common themes revolving around houses and plants. Feature


DeckStarter

DeckStarter

Want to make your own beautiful custom set of playing cards? Here at DeckStarter, artists, illustrators, designers and anyone interested are welcome to design their dream deck of playing cards and raise funds as well as foster awareness through crowdfunding. Feature


Parallel Universe Collective

Parallel Universe Collective

We were stunned by the 3rd edition of ‘Parallel Universe’ and here we present you the masterminds behind the glorious series of illustrations. Parallel Universe was founded in 2012 as a collaborative platform for 6 like-minded Germany-based illustrators whose work evolves from editorial illustration to curating brilliant exhibitions. Their beautifully drawn pieces always depict lives of characters in a range of different scenarios – always of great interest – and usually with a gripping narrative in each composition. And this month, Parallel Universe’s member Katharina Szilágyi is going to exhibit at The Don’t Show with some other designers, so don’t miss it if you’re in Berlin! Feature


Leonardo Ulian

Leonardo Ulian

Italian now living and working in London, Leonardo Ulian produces mixed media work using tiny transistors, fuses and transformers. Leonardo creates geometric patterns from these circuit board components resembling that of stained glass or magnified insect wings. Feature


Matthiew Gafsou

Matthiew Gafsou

Matthiew Gafsou is a photographer who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. Matthiew’s work visualises discovery, exploration, tourism, nature and his necessity to travel as he documents lonely vast environments, unspoiled spaces, wild expanses and architecture stimulating the audiences perception of a landscape. Feature


African Apparel | Basic Channeling

African Apparel | Basic Channeling

Basic Channeling, AA’s new collection of t-shirts draw inspiration from vernacular psychedelia, heavy ambient dreams, cultic confusion gathered and weaved in pop surrealism. A post-folk, post-techno thought in deep acid stylings more-than-ever pursuing the quest of meaningful nonsense.” Feature


Pablo Abad

Pablo Abad

Graphic designer, Pablo Abad works from Madrid producing typographic, illustration and editorial work. Often working in a very graphic style, Pablo pairs his custom typefaces with strong compositions of colour and texture. Feature


Andy Rementer

Andy Rementer

Andy Rementer is currently based in the USA where he spends his time drawing, cartooning painting and animating. Inspired by past, hand-made type, vintage colours and flea market finds Andy’s playful illustrations burst with colour charisma and enthusiasm and have gained him an impressive selection of clients including The New York Times, MTV, Urban Outfitters, The New Yorker and Creative Review to name afew. Feature


ELCAF 2014

ELCAF 2014

Brought to you by Nobrow, East London Comics & Arts Festival is returning for its third edition and will take place on Saturday 14th June in a new East London venue. ELCAF has revealed this year’s awe-inspiring poster designed by Chris Ware and we praise him for his bold use of dynamic colour palette and his witty sense of humour. ELCAF is known for its fabulous showcase of contemporary comic and graphic art created by newborn and rising talents – not to speak of the 3,000 visitors who visited the show last year. What’s more they are also looking for a total of 20 volunteers to be part of this exciting event. If you want to get involved, check their website for more detail and also for a full list of programmes. Feature


Enle Li

Enle Li

It’s always hard to keep a perfect balance, yet Graphic Designer Enle Li seems to manage it perfectly. Whether its producing a chaotic and intricate large scale illustration or a simple editorial layout, his visual ideals are executed with supreme skill and ability. Working mainly with black and white as his go-to tones, Li keeps things clean, slick and precise with a contemporary edge. Feature


Paul Wolterink

Paul Wolterink

Dutch printmaker Paul Wolterink creates small editions of handpulled screenprints. Conceptually layered prints, performed in an outspoken graphic language and often accompanied with a smile and a tear. Wolterink is educated within the tradition of ‘Dutch Design’. His works are never alike, but there is a constantly recurring ‘feel’. Paul is a visiting lecturer of graphic design and static & dynamic typography at Utrecht School of the Arts’ faculty ‘Image and Media Technology’ and works as independent creative director, graphic designer and illustrator. Feature


Make Book | G.F.Smith

Make Book | G.F.Smith

G.F.Smith have raised the bar one more time. They’ve created a wonderfully user-friendly webpage whereby you can get your own custom book hand crafted by the G.F.Smith bookbinders in Hull. By using premium quality photographic paper and silver halide printing technology, Make Book gives you photographic quality and vivid colour reproduction. You can choose from 50 colours of Colorplan for the covers and for the endpapers with a choice of 8 different textured embossings. Then you have the choice of foil blocking or debossing on the front cover, back cover or spine with 7 foil colour choices. Delivered to your door within 7 days. Feature


Play Cloths :: Summer 14

Play Cloths :: Summer 14

Launched in 2008 by Pusha T and No Malice (of hip hop duo Clipse) Play Cloths is a progressive streetwear brand with designs influences by the juxtaposition of high end fashion, art an street culture. Utalising bold graphics and print the upcoming streetwear brand have recently released the 2nd delivery of their summer 14 collection which is available to buy here. Feature


Emperor of Antarctica

Emperor of Antarctica

Working under the name of ‘Emperor of Antarctica’, Christian Zander is a Danish designer and artist who enjoys blurring the boundaries between fine art and graphic design. Inspired by mathematics, symmetry and islamic construction patterns, Christian’s great laser cut piece ‘Cars Go By’ features a large sun-like shape constructed of fine laser cut patterns almost as if constructed by insects. Feature


Pomm Jitpratuk

Pomm Jitpratuk

Bangkok-based artist, graphic designer and illustrator Pomm Jitpratuk creates timeless, indelible illustrations with an indefinable feel, yet which have surreal quality that we are drawn to. Feature


Versace :: World Cup T-Shirt

Versace :: World Cup T-Shirt

Versace further the upcoming World Cup hype dropping a new graphic T-shirt. The T-shirt’s vivid print celebrates carnival colours, graphics of footballs and exotic flowers of course combined with their iconic medusa. Feature


Ana Dominguez

Ana Dominguez

Working from Barcelona, Ana Dominguez is an art director and designer with a great portfolio of still life photography. Arranging clay, bricks and other materials, Ana explores these object’s building forms in creative ways. Personal highlight is Ana’s ‘Watercolour Fruits’ featuring peeled apples and pears with vibrant washes of colour applied to them. These images could easily be mistaken for colourful watercolour paintings rather than photos. Feature


Tim Blann

Tim Blann

Tim Blann is an illustrator originating from Brighton who is on the cusp of graduating from Norwich University of Arts. He’s hoping to have a future in small presses in London after his graduation. He certainly deserves a break. Feature


Library of the Printed Web

Library of the Printed Web

All found images and online texts take on a new meaning when the Library of the Printed Web challenges the concept of publishing and decides to create printed matter from screen-captured images and site scrape. Feature


Marimekko | ‘Unikko’ 50th Anniversary

Marimekko | ‘Unikko’ 50th Anniversary

This year Scandinavian fashion brand Marimekko celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of their most iconic prints ‘Unikko.’ Created in 1964 after the company’s founder announced Marimekko would never sell a floral print, designer Maija Isola had other plans and designed an entire collection of florals that proved extremely successful. The poppy based patten has played a significant role in the brand’s colourful textile design archive. To celebrate brightening the world with their vibrant and uplifting patterns, the spring and summer collection features a capsule line of Unikko products. Feature


Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

Office x Ogilvy & Mather | IBM Smarter Planet

American design agency Office have collaborated with advertising specialists Ogilvy & Mather New York to create a fresh and engaging visual dialect for IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign. The series of adverts contain bold and simple graphics that represent complex world problems, broken down into bite sized chunks. Dealing with issues including energy, healthcare and education the campaign aims to show that we already have the innovation and technology resources needed to solve these problems. The Office team were inspired by the creative vision that designer Paul Rand developed for IBM in past decades. Feature


Douglas Hale

Douglas Hale

Douglas Hale’s witty collages play with slices of found imagery, colour and symbolism. With both tribal and mythological references, Hale uses contemporary graphic styles to produce fantasy landscapes and unusual profiles. Mirrored objects and contrasting tones become imaginative scenes and beautifully strange scenarios. Feature


Push-Press

Push-Press

Push—Press is a Risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. They are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in their part of the world. Feature


Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

Richard Ardagh | NNP & Friends Exhibition at Hand of Glory

Richard Ardagh of New North Press & friends has put on a lovely exhibition of letterpress prints inspired by British folklore at the Hand of Glory pub on Amhurst Road. Hail the coming of spring! Ward off evil spirits! Bring fertility to the land! Richard has summoned up a collection of letterpress prints to mark the coming of spring. The festivities began at the start of May and will run until the second week in June. Feature


Yoshinori Mizutani

Yoshinori Mizutani

Currently based in Tokyo, Yoshinori Mizutani is certainly one to watch, being the double recipient of Frontline Photography award and also the Ivan Vartanian Japan Photo Award, Yoshinori’s work is truly stunning. With a vibrant portfolio bursting with colour, pattern, portraits, still life and fragments of urban landscapes Yoshinori’s work is ‘breathtakingly understated’ as he transforms mundane everyday life to graphic visual gems that ‘encapsulate the age of now, their characteristics specific to this moment in time.’ Feature


Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris is a brand new concept inspired by the idea of buying a classic 1970′s ice cream van and turning it into a mobile screen printing van. Why wouldn’t you want to do that? Born in the USA, raised in Australia, influenced in Switzerland and having spent 10 years studying and working in London, digital designer Oschon Wespi-Tschopp developed this amazing idea and made it happen in real life. Feature


Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate

Jack Felgate is an artist currently living and working in London. Since his graduation from Brighton’s illustration course a few years ago he’s been busy participating in group exhibitions in London and Stockholm along with his first solo show in Glasgow. Feature


Printout | Designing Difference

Printout | Designing Difference

Tuesday night we had the pleasure of going to Printout, an evening hosted by Jeremy Leslie (magCulture) and Steven Watson (Stack). The evening hosted a series of talks from three magazine founders, with a focus on the element of design. It was clear that their design-focused outlook had resulted in not just boundary pushing magazines, but beautiful designed products as well. Their aims are not to just produce soulless content to fill the needs of our fast paced generation but create a product that is cherished in its own right, beautifully designed, with considered content and with their own unique identity. We couldn’t agree more and had a thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Feature


Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter is an Artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Nathan creates amazing abstract graphic sculptures and imagery that embodies a vast selection of materials and including wood, steel wire, plastic, string, coins, enamel, acrylic paint, paper, ink, found objects and acetate. With his sculptures looking like contemporary colourful illustrations and 2D imagery looking like floating objects I can’t get enough of his eccentric and electrifying portfolio. Feature


Carl Partridge

Carl Partridge

This year’s summer is going to be a bit more joyous with some of Carl Partridge’s new London Fields Lido inspired embroidered patches produced in collaboration with Hoxton Mini Press in support for the celebratory launch of ‘East London Swimmers’ – the recently published hardback featuring 50 colour photographs taken by Madeleine Waller. Feature


Megan Ross

Megan Ross

Still a Fine Art student at Kingston University, after spending a year in Vienna, Megan Ross already has an impressive body of work. Her work concentrates on the uneasy relationship between video and paint. Feature


The Turpentine

The Turpentine

New creative hub The Turpentine has opened its doors for the first time in the centre of Brixton, to supply hand picked design crafts, prints, gifts, home-ware and more. It’s great to see a new store supporting young designers and brands after three years of The Turpintine running as a successful series of pop-up markets. What’s more they are now going to fill up our diaries with an on going schedule of evening and weekend workshops. From life drawing to up-cycled jewellery making, they’re one to look out for with their series of growing art events. Feature


The Quiet Life :: Stormy x Paris Capsule Collection

The Quiet Life :: Stormy x Paris Capsule Collection

The Quiet Life have recently released a new capsule collection titled “Stormy x Paris.” Featuring deadstock Liberty fabric headwear, an African-inspired shirt / bucket hat and also a mashup Tshirt that encompasses a hybrid design from two of Springs best sellers, the collection pays homage to beautiful prints and clean design. Feature


Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker

Set designer, Sarah Parker works from East London producing work for the likes of Christian Dior, Ikea and Bompas & Parr. Personal projects by Sarah explore colour and composition. Personal highlight Pasta plays with various pasta forms, arranging them as playful structures. Feature


Beach London | Artcade

Beach London | Artcade

Recently east London Gallery Beach invited 6 Artists to produce a piece of artwork inspired by a vintage arcade game for an exciting new exhibition. Cabinets from the ‘golden era’ of coin operated gaming include Pac Man, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Tron, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II with exhibiting artists including Anthony Burrill, Gemma Shiel (Lazy Oaf), Pete Fowler, Ellie Andrews, Rosy Nicholas and Malarky. To top it all off Beach has encouraged the public to get involved and play on the vintage games themselves keeping a score sheet of the best player per game. Feature


Taint

Taint

Taint is a new publication that celebrates the importance in variety of political expression. Each edition focuses on a different single political issue and how that issue can be explored within the different disciplines of creativity. Taint was born out of frustration with the monotony of current fashion and arts magazines. It seeks to re-engage with those who feel alienated or disconnected from political discourse. Feature


Jaime Fernandez

Jaime Fernandez

Jaime Fernandez is an illustrator and typographer born In Dominican Republic now living and working in Spain. Jaime’s number typography project was produced for the numerology issue of lifestyle magazine ‘Yorokobu’. Colourful balls, tubes and springs playfully come to life to create digits. Feature


MVM: Magnus Voll Mathiassen

MVM: Magnus Voll Mathiassen

Another illustration prodigy known for his brilliant use of colour and his bold stroke of confidence. Magnus Voll Mathiassen aka MVM is an independent Norwegian graphic designer and illustrator running his own practice MVM alongside Grandpeople, a multi-disciplinary studio he co-founded in 2005. Feature


Penguin x Pepsi

Penguin x Pepsi

Although an unlikely collaboration, major international brands Penguin and Pepsi have come together to produce a limited edition capsule collection to combine the ‘best street artists’ and ‘excitement of soccer’ in a build up to the 2014 World Cup. Selecting artists from around the globe the artist include UK favourite Hattie Stewart, Netherland based Mejin Hos, Argentinian urban painter, Jaz, Argentinians street artist Ever, Spanish based Zosen and Brazilian Ricardo AKN. Even if the excitement of the World Cup doesn’t grab you, it at least brings with it some crazy brand collaborations to enjoy! Feature


Rachel Hodgson

Rachel Hodgson

As part of her final year project for London College of Fashion, Rachel Hodgson has produced a newspaper called ‘Girls on Tumblr’. Feature


People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2014

People of Print | Graduate Print Awards 2014

It’s that time of year again. We are going to be selecting our favourite creatives for our print awards. Last year we received hundreds of submissions. Juliana Futter was selected to print an edition with a screen print studio. This year we are going to run things a little differently, there will be bigger prizes, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and more people judging the winner. More to be announced soon. In the meantime, get your submissions in right away. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

Normally when you think of ‘papercraft,’ cutesy woodland creatures and swirling florals normally spring to mind. However, Owen Gildersleeve’s cuttings are sophisticated and refined, often designed to play with light and shadow between layers of elegantly cut texture. With a wide selection of international clients, Owen manages to apply his style to a variety of mediums from science to music, each idea brought to life with 3D visuals. Owen has produced a book, which will be released in June this year and will feature 25 of the most inspiring and exciting paper based artists from around the world. Feature


Source | Tate Collective London

Source | Tate Collective London

Source is an ongoing display curated by Tate Collective London, aiming to challenge the difference between art in digital and reality, questioning how the source and accessibility of art changes it’s meaning. Each month a different theme is chosen, May is the turn of ‘Print, Pattern & Graphics,’ with local emerging artists invited to submit their work online as part of the collection. Feature


DIG

DIG

Situated in Lewisham, DIG is a space that prides itself on collaboration and experimentation. It doesn’t close it’s doors on any creative outputs. From exhibitions, performances, lectures and screenings to rehearsal rooms to club nights, DIG wants to be involved in all modes of cultural dialogue. Feature


ONLY NY INC. | Summer Collection 2014

ONLY NY INC. | Summer Collection 2014

ONLY NY INC. is a kick-ass independent clothing label which is run from the West side of Manhattan. The garments are well designed, always of a high quality and are released in limited runs, the team behind ONLY NY “strive to create classic, timeless clothing.” Since 1997 they have been heavily involved with NYC’s underground street culture. From years of skateboarding & writing graffiti, to sporting old school Polo and North Face, ONLY NY Embodies their roots and has been 10 years in the making. Their brand represents the hood to Park Ave. and everything in between. They’ve just released their brand new summer collection. Feature


KOMONO | Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

KOMONO | Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Sleek accessories brand KOMONO have used the work of late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat to produce their latest collection. Featuring different details from a small range of carefully selected pieces, each design has a unique stance on the artists abstract work. Combined with metallic faces, the contrasting tones add a touch of sophisticated luxe to the bold statement straps. There are six styles in the collection which are available through the KOMONO website. Feature


Steven Harrington

Steven Harrington

Acknowledged as ‘the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic’ Steven Harrington is best known for his bright playful imagery that encourages a conversation between the viewer and his artwork. With his portfolio demonstrating a multi-media approach Steven’s wicked illustrations are applied across a wide range of mediums including installations, hand screened prints, skateboards, sculptures and textiles. Feature


In the Meantime at Felix & Foam

In the Meantime at Felix & Foam

The exhibition ‘In the Meantime’ reunites all of the images exchanged between the four members of 1/2 during the past seven years of teamwork and collaboration. As part of Felix & Foam, the creation of Foam in collaboration with Frame and restaurant Foyer, In the Meantime, a compact but intensely inspiring exhibition, has put together photographs, zines and ephemera to be displayed in physical form and some chosen for projection covering huge parts of the gallery walls. Feature


CONS Project: London

CONS Project: London

To celebrate the great British summer, Converse brings you a ten-week-long series of workshops, events and fun parties starting today at Copeland Gallery in Peckham. The Cons Project London comprises the UK’s most talented art practitioners and is open to anyone who’d like to exchange ideas and see inspiring art. Feature


Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao is a photographer that was born and raised in Shanghai, China and is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Having exhibited internationally from New York to China, Taiwan, Korea and Germany Yijun’s work describes places people and relationships telling stories of unseen films and her travels / life in America. Feature


Sister Arrow

Sister Arrow

Illustrator, Sister Arrow produces fantastic work inspired by nature, sci-fi, metaphysics and Japan.
Sister Arrow’s print series of Terrariums feature small ecosystems brimming with colour encased within glass chemistry beakers. The sleek glass structures packed out with botanical life are a personal favourite. Feature


Lennard Kok

Lennard Kok

Lennard Kok is a freelance illustrator based in the Netherlands. Lennard’s artwork plays with both line and block colour as he translates his imagery through zines, screens prints and risograph. I love his ‘Falling Objects’ zine a 16 page A5 publication accompanied with a 3 colour A6 risograph print (available to buy here) Feature


Design Addicted

Design Addicted

Multi-talented designer Maurice Schilling aka Design Addicted takes us to the next level of glitch art, turning something rooted in computer malfunctions into something close to perfection. Feature


Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Satu Maaranen :: Petit Bateau

Classic French brand Petit Bateau have recently collaborated with Finnish designer Satu Maaranen in creating a collection that combines their iconic striped designs with Satu’s more free flowing organic prints. The collaboration came about with Satu winning the French Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography giving her the opportunity to collaborate with Petit Bateau. Her work evokes a subtle playfulness; softened by the hand painted elements she adds to her work. This is something she says she has kept to retain a uniqueness within each new design. Feature


LRG :: Brilliant Youth :: SS14

LRG :: Brilliant Youth :: SS14

LRG sees emerging MCs Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru sport their latest offerings in their SS14 lookbook. The collection titled ‘Brilliant Youth’ merges classic streetwear with inspiration from ‘soccer culture’ whilst showcasing a fine variety of all over prints featuring both global and natural patterns. Feature


Ariel Schlesinger

Ariel Schlesinger

Born in Jerusalem now living and working from Berlin, Ariel Schlesinger takes observational photographs highlighting beautiful coincidences of the everyday world. Whether its strangely placed traffic cones or a conjoined doughnut, Ariel’s photos show its worth having a camera on you at all times to capture life’s small visual delights. Feature


Worth :: The World’s Most Expensive Pop-Up Shop

Worth :: The World’s Most Expensive Pop-Up Shop

The second-year BA Graphic Design students from Central Saint Martins are opening the most expensive pop-up shop, offering 940 limited-edition objects and artworks at a starting price of £1,000,000. This campaign’s attempt is, in reality, to drive the prices down, with an aim to raise funds for the Graphics Degree Show in 2015. Feature


Kutsaa Saksi

Kutsaa Saksi

The most recent work from Kutsaa Saksi is the beautiful artworks made with jacquard weaving techniques. Using this technique it has resulted in Kustaa’s intricate designs being given a new dimension, produced on a large surface area with a mixture of fabric from alpacha wool too acrylic thread. His work is inspired by optical and psychedelic artwork, bringing surreal imagery from scientific subject matters to life. The collection definitely puts these visions in to a visually stunning outcome whilst pushing the boundaries in the medium in which they are produced. Feature


Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her delightful work is brimming with life, with an array of tiny characters occupying different scenes. Her work pulls you in through its delicate painted nature, and includes the smallest details that leave you feeling like an observer peering in to another world. A recent group exhibition she was involved in ‘Just Swim’ in Copenhagen curated by YOUR:OWN and Art Rebels brought together a group of international artist for the perfect summer theme of swimming, these resulted in her magical swimming tiger illustrations; here is just as small insight to her portfolio of work. Feature