Blast Skates

Blast Skates

With the inspiration behind the brand put plain and simply as – ‘seeing boring crap on boards and people still buying it’, Blast Skates, founded by freelance illustrator and keen skater Matthew Bromley launched earlier this year. Based in Brixton, South London the Independent Skate brand has commissioned deck doodlers – James Jarvis, Jon Boam and Marcus Oakley for the first theme in their ‘Chronological Board Series’. Harking back to the prehistoric ages, they really do start at the beginning of time with their first collection of board visuals revolving around the theme ‘Dinosaurs’. Feature


Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe is a Malian photographer who’s black and white film work is completely enchanting. Known for his electrically charged photos of popular culture and cultural shift in 1960′s Bamako, his home city in Mali, he captures people being free and relaxed in public when doing so was relatively new and exciting. His candid dancing snaps at parties are both incredibly intimate and iconic simultaneously, and his posed shots of fashion, youth and motorbikes in front of geometric lines and prints seem beautifully current and way ahead of their time. Feature


Liefhebber Design

Liefhebber Design

Liefhebber Design is the Netherlands based graphics company, ran by creative Nick Liefhebber. Focusing on brand identity and multi media campaigns, Nick divides his visual work between collected communication and imaginative storytelling. His more corporate style is organised and refined, presenting brand identity and design solutions to a range of commercial clients. However it’s his bold illustrations that really hold a head turning quality, indulgent in vibrant texture and pattern, Liefhebber has developed a successful language for expression through his layered visual narratives. Feature


Dr Banana | Second Drop

Dr Banana | Second Drop

After their sell out first collection, masters of bumbags and bucket bags and kings of print in the streetwear world, Dr Banana, have finally dropped their eagerly awaited second release. With each cool, carefully selected print available in just tiny editions of 25, you best get in there quick if you don’t want to miss out again. Be sure to check out their website – their latest skate video is particularly dreamy. Feature


Kari Medig

Kari Medig

Kari Medig is a Photographer that crew up in a cabin in Northern British Columbia with parents that made him go cross-country skiing and took photos of wild mushrooms / fungi on matching Nikon FEs. After studying biochemistry, Kari inherited his parent’s cameras, started taking photos and studied photography and now travels the world making images for both editorial and commercial clients. With a penchant for 120 film, Kari feels most comfortable in snowy environments, and his stunning crisp landscape photography encourages you to get out and see the world. Feature


Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

This issue of Printing Friends magazine has been beautifully designed by Swedish creative branding and design agency Snask. The Stockholm based company previously rebranded the print based magazine a short while ago, after the founders felt the aesthetic quality lacked the delivery of its written content. For this issue Snask have created their own still life experiments, which appear on the cover in addition to the fresh and brilliantly executed interior. Printing Friends aims to showcase creative talent and inspire others within similar fields, featuring work and editorial from a number of sources organised into themes, this issue being travel. Feature


House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney have just boomed since there conception in 2010. Inspired by their desire to create a new take on traditional interiors, they combined their background in fashion and love of interiors to build the unique brand. They have recently collaborated again with world wide brand Puma, to bring their designs to a new form. Both brands have worked with some of their favourite original designs, including Puma’s Basket and R698 models and a favourite House of Hackney print, Hackney Empire. We love they way they have been a leader in livening up printed interiors, as well as the fact they print in the UK! You can browse over a further selection of their print work here. Feature


Heretic Studio | London’s Best Screen Print Trio

Heretic Studio | London’s Best Screen Print Trio

Here at People of Print, we are true fans of the formidable force that is the Heretic trio. We definitely don’t want to blow our own trumpets but we like to think that we know a fair amount about the world of print, and these guys stick out at the top of the print game like a sore thumb – which is why we have asked them to design and hand screen print 500 limited edition covers for our quarterly publication Print Isn’t Dead Element #002. Not only are they printmakers, but they are excellent illustrators and designers; when you bring all of these elements together into one entity you have something really special indeed. You only have to take a glimpse at their huge body work to see that they live and breathe print! Feature


Keep Kemistry Alive!

Keep Kemistry Alive!

For over a decade, East London’s Kemistry Gallery has served as a creative hub and exhibition space for international art and design talents, both young and professional alike. But the gallery has recently announced that it is now facing permanent closure following the impending redevelopment of its current home. But rather than admit defeat, Kemistry Gallery has decided to move on to the next step and is hoping to reestablish itself as “the UK’s first centre dedicated solely to graphic art and design”. But without your support, this couldn’t be happening. Feature


Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Travis Lawrence | Infinity Prints

Influenced by Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis Lawrence uses the art of printmaking to present archetypal figures iconically composed of symbol and allegory. Taking influence from medieval illuminated illustrations and alchemical manuscripts, the iconic imagery play the role as emblems of contemplation, containing symbolic references to a deeper archetypal meaning. Each print possesses a still narrative through the anthropomorphic figures and the objects they possess. Feature


Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike have recently teamed up with Liberty for an offering of both clothes and footwear for AW14. The season sees Liberty introduce their Belmont Ivy print into their iconic archive, with botanical artwork inspiration rooting from the entwining patterns of ivy clinging to buildings. Focusing heavily on print offered in 2 autumnal colour combinations, Liberty’s Belmont Ivy pattern appears on the lining and trims of garments combined with Nike’s tonal all-over polka dots. Feature


Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

Lynnie Zulu | No Walls Gallery

You may have seen our previous ravings about this very memorable London based illustrator who grew up on the Scottish border with a Tanzanian artist mother. Well here’s a great chance to see what all the fuss is about for yourselves, with her solo show opening in Brighton this Friday at 6pm at No Walls Gallery. Her designs have been applied to a range of surfaces including apparel, accessories and LP sleeves and her influences are obvious in her colourful, characterful work – vibrant mark-making and exotic prints feature heavily. Represented by the Central Illustration Agency, Zulu’s work has been featured in Taschen’s ‘Illustration Now’, and she has many exciting new projects in the pipeline. See you at the private view! Feature


Echo Yang

Echo Yang

Designer Echo Yang presents slick and well considered solutions to presenting information, with her refined editorial design approach. Based in Taiwan, her dynamic skillset lend themselves to a range of graphic design projects including this music album packaging. The mainly monochrome, with flashes of candy pink arrangement of text and imagery is an extremely precise and elegant example of her sophisticated ability. Feature


The Song Project

The Song Project

We came across The Song Project completely out of the blue, and it struck a cord firstly with it’s eye-catching riso-printed postcards and secondly when we found out a bit more about the story behind the project. All designs are available to buy in aid of Niamh’s Fund. A charity recently set up to raise money for a little girl called who suffers from a rare form of cancer. We spoke to Pui and Nerys about how the project came about and how their using print to raise money for a very special cause. Feature


Letterform Live

Letterform Live

London’s graphic design scene is about to heat up once again since Grafik and Monotype are presenting a series of live events dedicated to one of the most fundamental elements of good design, Letterform. Despite a sharp drop in temperatures in London over the past few days, the talks and debates presented by internationally renowned type and design practitioners will definitely warm you up. The events are divided into three panel sessions, each with a different topic: Posters, Books and Magazines. Feature


‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

‘In Our Manor’ Exhibition

Launching this Friday (7th Nov) ‘In Our Manor’ is an exhibition curated by Sean Rennision Phillips taking place at Ten Grand Arcade Hasler Gallery (N12) Bringing together a variety of creatives from Finchley and the surrounding area who are young, current and cutting edge, the exhibition will showcase work across a wide variety of mediums from painting, performance art and photography to light-reactive cut outs, and hand-painted typography. Reflecting on the show Currator Sean explains… Feature


Turbo Island

Turbo Island

Turbo Island represents a group of illustrators dedicated to t-shirt design, in all its quirky and imaginative glory. Proclaiming to be ‘for the music geeks among us’, their selection of riso prints and hand-printed t-shirts as well as many of their original artworks will feature in an upcoming exhibition in Leeds on the 20th of this month, as well as a mysterious new t-shirt design dropping on the 14th November. Their original style, humorous characters and retro colour palate make them worth a watch – be sure to follow their instagram for all your daily illustration pleasure! Feature


Lili Des Bellons

Lili Des Bellons

Take a look at these incredibly detailed architectural landscapes from French illustrator Lili Des Bellons. Her impressive series of maze like constructions, layer multi dimensional angles and shapes in a rather delectable range of night time tones. An observatory view into unknown cityscapes and intricate networks of grid like roads skirting round office blocks, presents a celebratory take on the energy and design found in our urban environments. Feature


MIRRORCITY

MIRRORCITY

Author J. G Ballard’s speculative futures illustrate a dystopic world, psychologically and philosophically bleak, urbane and mechanised by technological development – a world that is scarily encroaching. Running from 14th October to 4th Jan 2015 at the Hayward Gallery, MIRRORCITY showcases recent artwork from 23 established and up and coming London based illustrators, painters, sculptors, and performance artists. The collection as a whole addresses the liminal space in-between the physical and the digital and between fiction and reality – exploring the effects of the digital revolution on our contemporary society and alluding to modern city life. Feature


Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Iconic Italian outwear brand Stone Island have recently dropped a new tortoise camouflage all-over print collection for AW14. Taking inspiration from the classic tortoiseshell pattern embellished on eyewear for decades, the brand have taken the iconic design to the next level through print, being particularly noteworthy. Sporting an autumnal colour pallet the print is featured on every item of the collection including jackets, trousers, bags, caps and tees and is set to drop shortly. Feature


After Party

After Party

Brighton-based ‘After Party”s debut collection of beautiful silky separates will carry you through the early hours of the morning, the lay in and the hungover day beyond. Quality, craftsmanship and high-end tailoring techniques are paramount, and beautiful marble and spatter patterns feature throughout on silk. The collection drop is imminent, with monogrammed initials a tempting option. Be sure to check out the website to make sure you don’t miss the much-anticipated launch. Feature


Disney x Wood Wood

Disney x Wood Wood

Scandinavian streetwear brand Wood Wood have paired up with Disney to produce an exciting new capsule collection. Featuring the iconic character Mickey Mouse, his instantly recognisable face has been warped and distorted into a series of mind bending digital prints. Melting Mickey’s and trippy repeat patterns adorn the monochrome selection of garments, which will be available at selected retailers including Liberty and Goodhood from Nov 3rd. Feature


Barbara Dziadosz

Barbara Dziadosz

The work from Barbara Dziadosz doesn’t feel like an like it has come from an illustrator who is still studying! Her illustrations have a very organic feel to them, with natural shapes and relaxed lines. As she finishes her studies in Hamburg, Barbara’s portfolio of work is getting very exciting. Print features heavily in her work and wether it be screen print or digital outcomes you can clearly see her influences with experimental overlaying and knowledge of colours. You can purchase tote bags, prints, zines and beer mats all on her online store, or just check out her fabulous work. Feature


Halloween Record Sleeves

Halloween Record Sleeves

We asked the fabulous Emily Evans, who co-runs Cover Club at Ace Hotel to write about some of her favourite Halloween style record sleeves. here they are in all of their glory. Feature


Hattie Stewart

Hattie Stewart

Self proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ and inventor of the ‘Doodle Bomb’, Hattie Stewart is a young London based illustrator. Her signature ‘Doodle Bombs’ came to life in front of the television, armed with a pen and a copy of Dazed and Confused. Influenced from early childhood by The Dandy and The Beano, her stock characters are comic and cheeky and her work is energetic and playful, bold and colourful. However her tongue in cheek style and cartoon-esque motifs are cleverly infused with a dark humour and sarcasm, stopping them from becoming cutesy hearts and smiley faces – and instead characterising her drawings with a British humour synonymous with London. Feature


Jess Nash

Jess Nash

Jess Nash is an Illustrator currently based in Norwich who enjoys making work focused on non-fiction narratives, social commentary and interactive illustration. With a beautifully tactile hand-rendered approach to illustration, Jess has a great portfolio with a highlight being her basketball reportage book, full of visual experiments challenging our visual perspective of reportage. Feature


Kyle Metcalf

Kyle Metcalf

Take a look at the impressive work of Canadian illustrator Kyle Metcalf. His ‘Still Life’ collection captures simplistic scenes that provoke a narrative, without unnecessary complexity. His recreation of shadow and texture produce an interesting display of effortless composition, making his style a prime example of contemporary digital illustration. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

London based brand and lovers of print Lazy Oaf have teamed up with the iconic animation series Looney Tunes for the 2nd time for an exciting AW14 collection. Taking inspiration from the classic cartoons of the 30’s and 40’s visualized through bold graphics and a mostly monochrome colour pallete, each oversized item from both mens and womenswear is designed to be layered and is available to buy now. Feature


Acid Mag

Acid Mag

‘A surf related publishing project for the curious minded’, Acid explores surfing in it’s relation to the beautiful life surrounding it, all in pleasing 5-colour offset print on FSC offset paper. Surprising stories, photography, illustration and music all feature, whilst the typography and direction just keeps catching you out page to page. Look out for issue four set to drop after Christmas. Feature


12FV

12FV

Jeffrey Tang is the guy behind 12FV, a collective portfolio spreading across various platforms of social media. Dabbling in a range of creative outlets, these illustrations from the graphic designer, art director and photographer hint towards an animated style that is both intriguing and mysterious. This drawing based side project harnesses just one of his many talents, check out his pretty sweet photography here too. Feature


Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Tind : The Constitution of Moiré

Screen print extraordinaire Tind has been at it again, always pushing the boundaries of print. In a recent project he explored the illusion know as the moiré effect. Although often unwanted for it dizzying effects, within the realms of screen print he has shown the varying results that can be made. His exploration in to what is usually considered as printing errors is an ongoing theme behind his work. Combined with the distorted quote ‘Error is Superior to Art’ he proves that error and experimentation can make some truly beautiful results. Feature


Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer

Grace Helmer’s illustration is one of the best examples that shows how great things can still be done by hand despite the exponential growth of digital technology. A freelance illustrator and occasional animator from Brighton, Helmer is best known for her distinct style of painterly illustration depicting cheerful characters. She is currently living and working in London and is also part of Day Job Studio – an independent illustration collective comprising 10 graduates from Camberwell College of Arts. Feature


Ben Parks

Ben Parks

Ben Parks is a photographer that lives and works in Los Angeles. Ben’s blurred and beautiful abstract imagery focuses on the deconstruction of traditional subjects as they are defined by natural light. Working with instant films, polaroid’s and vintage cameras with inaccurate shutters, Ben’s surreal and dream like photos offer visuals of grainy landscapes, deep colour combinations and portray the texture and happy accidents you only get with working with film. Feature


Inkygoodness: Glug Birmingham Poster Design Competition

Inkygoodness: Glug Birmingham Poster Design Competition

Inspired by the themes of ‘create’ and ‘play’, Inkygoodness is inviting you to design their official Glug Birmingham Poster, for a range of prizes for 1st and 2nd place, as well as a chance to be presented in a print exhibition at ‘Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters’ in November for 25 runners up. Perfect for students and recent graduates, the competition requires you work in one of 3 mouthwatering colour-schemes, and offers the top 25 the opportunity to have their designs printed and sold in editions. All the details over at www.inkygoodness.com Feature


Anton Bundenko

Anton Bundenko

Photographer and artist Anton Bundenko specialises in contemporary collage and fashion editorial. Combining digital and hand made textures, he layers illustration, imagery and print to create engaging visuals. Exploring each medium in detail, his imagery is a collection of experimentation and diversity. Working in an unconventional way, his offbeat style makes for an interesting take on editorial aesthetics. Feature


Colours May Vary

Colours May Vary

The charming, Colours May Vary, is an independent shop based in Leeds. Specialising in illustration, graphic art, photography and interiors. They fill their store with a range of books, magazines, prints, stationary and much more. They showcase some of own our favourites including gift ranges from Wrap as well as well as products from The Printed Peanut and graphic maps from designer Herb Lester. We love that they support up and coming artist too and include in house projects in there store such as the fun ‘My Patch’ collection of unique patches designed by a range of designers. Feature


The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

The Vaults of Terror :: Group Show & Curator interview

As were feeling the spookily festive in the run up to Halloween The Vaults of Terror is a group TV horror exhibition that you can drop by all week if you just can’t wait to celebrate until the weekend. Featuring prints sculpture and curiosities by 20 great illustrators, artists, street artists and printmakers, the exhibition hosts a movie night, amongst exquisite corpse monster workshops and other frightening fun, taking place until November 1st (after opening last Thursday) at the Vaults Gallery in the old Victorian vaults underneath Waterloo. I caught up with curators Ben Rider and Russell Taysom to find out more about the show.. Feature


Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

Travis Purrington | USD Proposal

‘The Dollar is too Nationalistic. Here’s what it should look like instead.’ Swiss Design graduate Travis Purrington has reinvented the American Dollar for his major thesis, and his version boasts no presidents, eagles or national monuments, and has a modern illustrative curiosity. The design of the dollar hasn’t significantly changed since 1929, save some anti-counterfeiting measures and the edition of ‘In God We Trust’ to all bills in 1957. Purrington’s re imaginings are awash with nature, architecture and space exploration, and are all printed with a primarily vertical layout, which he says ‘not only better reflects how we actually hold money in our hands, but serves to reset America’s perspective on what a dollar bill actually is.’ Feature


Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Karan Singh is an Australian artist and illustrator currently residing in New York. His energetic style screams fun in all the right places, with a childlike simplicity that adds a charming allure. Working for clients including Adobe, IBM and Heineken, Singh’s versatility lends itself to a range of briefs, without ever losing his signature vibrant, graphic style. Dazzling displays of modern op-art feature throughout his most recent work, combining brightly coloured zig zags with bold swirling patterns for an exciting and playful result. Feature


Little Gestalten

Little Gestalten

The world acclaimed Gestalten, German Art Book Publishers, have created a new publishing branch titled Little Gestalten. Of course because of their impeccable eye and critical design taste you would expect nothing less than something truly special; and that’s just what they have achieved. With the new narratives they aim to bring ‘today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children.’ A few new titles are the re-worked classic fairytales Little Red Ridding Hood and Puss in Boots, filled with vibrant illustrations from Clémentine Sourdais. The concertina books have also been created to be used as shadow puppets casting a magical array of images – available to delight adults and children alike. Feature


Unit Shop by Unit Editions

Unit Shop by Unit Editions

What better way to end the week than spending a Friday afternoon browsing through coffee table tomes or flipping through beautiful pages of a high-quality book. Pioneering publishing venture Unit Editions have recently announced the launch of Unit Shop – a new creative hub down at their headquarter in Kennington where they will allow design fanatics to run their eyes over limited-edition books and copies, print rarities and posters. The shop is open on Fridays from 12pm to 5pm, starting on Friday 7th November 2014. Enjoy! Feature


GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

It is almost the end of the year 2014 and we have to admit that there are quite a lot of interesting design exhibitions to look forward to. Graphics RCA: Fifty Years and Beyond is actually one of the most talked-about events happening here in London this autumn. The show is dedicated to a collection of works produced by leading graphic design practitioners and talented students and also showcases the rich history of graphic communication spanning over half a century at the Royal College of Art. Feature


Matt Manson :: Homeware

Matt Manson :: Homeware

People of Print favourite Matt Manson moved back to his hometown of Bristol setting up a studio earlier this year, and has been working on a number of exciting projects getting clocked by the likes of Vogue. Having spent the last few years obsessively creating geometric patterns, Matt has recently decided to channel these designs into a selection of homewares from bespoke ceramics with hand-printed decals, to laser engraved incense holders, upholstered chairs and screen printed scarves. Feature


House of Hackney

House of Hackney

Quirky east London interiors brand House of Hackney have been on my radar a little while, especially their printed wallpapers and fabrics, inspired by the natural world. Boasting vintage Versace-esque palms to decadent velvet animal prints and whole ranges of furniture and products smothered in the designs, the website is definitely worth a long browse. Feature


Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Satta X Deus Ex Machina: Spiritual Materialism

Recently returning from a six week residency on island haven Bali, founder of organic clothing and handcrafted skateboarding company Satta, Joe Launder has just completed a successful stint at surf and motorbike brand Deus Ex Machina. During his time there, he worked on a collection of 60′s inspired sidewalk surfer skateboards, made from locally sourced reclaimed Teak wood. He also produced a series of artworks, presenting them in an exhibition entitled ‘Spiritual Materialism,’ which acted as an opening show for Deus’ annual Slidetober Festival. Feature


Atto

Atto

Atto are a multi-disiplinary studio based in Milan, Italy. They immerse themselves in an array of different projects from brand identity, illustration to motion graphics. To add another string to their bow, they strongly believe in sharing the benefit of graphic design and organise creative workshops for children. They also incorporate the use of their trusty riso printer in to the production of a lot of their work. You can also order riso prints from them or discuss project collaborations. Fantastic. Feature


Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Queen of all-over print Mary Katrantzou has recently teamed up with Adidas Originals for a collection of both kicks and clothes for AW14 set to drop on the 15th November. In True Mary K style the collection features a vibrant array of colours, patterns and textures with deconstructed floral prints adorning the footwear and clothing prints focusing on oversized abstract trainer details and textures. Feature


Cool Shit

Cool Shit

Cool shit is a playful, tongue-in-cheek, unisex street wear brand based in Barcelona that specialises in eye-catching colours and quirky as hell print. From burgers to doughnuts, Lionel Richie to Bill Murray, there’s something to amuse and confuse everyone over on their website, not to mention on the streets of Spain and beyond. Feature


KYLAM

KYLAM

KYLAM is a Paris based artist that strongly believes in the value of handmade print. Preferring traditional methods of working, he tries to avoid any computer based design and instead creates unique prints with character and meaning. Inspired by symbolism and religious references, his passion fuelled art is both intriguing and mysterious. Feature


Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing features an incredible mix of eclectic styles, colourful graphic prints and quirky fabric designs. The range encompasses overblown geometric prints and stylised organic patterns with all their collections ethically produced in collaboration with seamstresses in Ghana and manufactured using locally sourced textiles and hand-woven kente from the markets of West Africa only. The name ‘Yevu’ derives from the local ‘Ewe language’ meaning ‘White Woman’ – the word that founder Anna Robertson heard everyday when she spent 12 months exploring the lively streets of Accra and ended up falling in love with the history of traditional wax print. Feature


PRINT ISN’T DEAD Magazine | Element #002

After the amazing success of launching our magazine titled PRINT ISN’T DEAD Element #001, we are excited to announce our Kickstarter for Element #002. Once again, audience participation and funding will determine how the magazine will be printed, this time around we have pre-planned stretch goals which include extra fluorescent spot colours, more pages and a higher volume print run. You can also buy a block of print space with this issue. Feature


PCP | Ornamental Conifer

PCP | Ornamental Conifer

Poster Child Prints are dedicated to selling limited edition screen prints, making art accessible to all types of collectors by selling at modest and affordable prices. Each piece is individually authenticated and they have just teamed up with the fantastic British artist Nicolai Sclater, under the moniker Ornamental Conifer. Known for his painting onto motorcycles, cars and other objects, his work focuses on humour, wordplay, mischief and often controversial yet motivational messages. Through the medium of hand painted typography and patterns, using traditional sign writing brushes and enamel paint, he pays homage to the tradition of sign painting whilst keeping his earlier influences in graffiti. Feature


Damien Correll

Damien Correll

Damien Correll is a Brooklyn based illustrator. Alongside working freelance Damien has taken the advertising and editorial world by storm with his joint design firm venture with Garrett Morin – Part and Parcel. Damien’s beautifully coloured and playful imagery illustrates the visual language between shape and form with a particularly interesting take on reflecting 3D objects in a 2D format. Feature


Ricardo Delgado

Ricardo Delgado

Calling all closet (or not so closet) dinosaur lovers out there: we are not alone. Hailing from the East Fernando Valley, Delgado is a comic book creator, novelist, printmaker, illustrator, concept artist and fanatic of all things ‘dinosaur’, and his detailed, fluid and entirely absorbing illustrations take me right back to coloured pencils and juice in front of Jurassic Park. Enjoy. Feature


Twenty Sheets Of Paper and a Dozen Ball Point Pens

Twenty Sheets Of Paper and a Dozen Ball Point Pens

Take a look at this pretty sweet pen based animation by Jeff Scher. Starting with a simple black dot, the short video shows a cycle of twenty sheets of white paper that gradually become engulfed by ball point biro. The ink wiggles and flashes its way over each sheet, dancing over the blank space before transforming it into pure block of darkness. Feature


Anymade Studio

Anymade Studio

Founded in the Czech Repulic in 2007 by Petr Cabalka, Filip Nerad and Jan Šrámek (aka VJ Kolouch) over the years Anymade Studio has evolved into a multifunctional design platform working in a variety of fields including graphic design, illustration, type, video, motion design and sound. With a stunning portfolio consisting of bright bold colours and graphics, attention to pattern, texture, shape, form and layout the studio offers a wide selection of amazing printed goodness and is well worth checking out. Feature


PSA  >>|

PSA >>|

PSA, or Pear Shaped Apparel, are fast establishing themselves as Brighton’s coolest street wear brand, and spreading rapidly further afield, with sell out collections at London’s Boxpark and their first flagship store opening this year, as well as the launch of ‘The Pear Shaped Social Club’, which has seen UK legends Mike Skinner and Oxide and Neutrino headline events. The name was coined from a Mike Skinner lyric, and the brand has deeply established roots in the underground music scene, drawing inspiration from city life, skate and youth culture. Feature


Sara Andreasson

Sara Andreasson

Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson approaches visual communication with a light hearted yet sophisticated stance. Her interesting set of cleverly created characters are composed of simple shapes and contrasting vector lines. Set in surroundings that are filled with contemporary graphics and vibrant patterns, her curated scenes are refreshing and playful. Sara is also Editor of BBY mag, a digital and printed publication that focuses on the female perspective in text, photography, illustration and art. Feature


Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang | Old School & New School Cockneys

Rhyming Slang is a showcase of sixteen artists’ visual interpretations of old school and new school cockneys. Hosted and curated by Lauriston Hanbury and Regen aka LHR, an independent platform that organises group shows originated by Mr.Gresty, the exhibition will display the images produced to represent a process called ‘hemiteleia’ – a phrase construction that is prevalent in dialectal English from the East End of London. We encourage you to go get a peep at this interesting collection of images. The show will open its doors on Friday 24th October 2014 at The Lauriston and will run until early 2015. Free Entry! Feature


Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Moonassi Series by Daehyun Kim

Drawing is an effortless practice in observation and we often find ourselves getting lost in some kind of meditative state when we draw. South-Korean artist Daehyun Kim also uses pigment pencil, pigment pen, marker and ink as a method of relaxation. He has been drawing the Moonassi series since he was in the university studying traditional East-Asian painting, and this series of drawings represents nothing but his state of mind. Emotions are contagious and it is really strange how these wonderful pieces of art can bring sensations of restfulness just by looking at them. Feature


Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti’s beautiful photographs visualize the world often to points of abstraction, whether his subject is a plant, person or object, it is portrayed on it’s level of colour pattern or form. Frequently traveling, Osma’s photography is documentary in nature responding to his surroundings and environments. Feature


Kate Gibb

Kate Gibb

Screen printer Kate Gibb has been working from her studio in Paddington for over 15 years, on commissions from the likes of Apple, Nike, Stussy, Dries Van Noten and The Chemical Brothers. She had early studies in printed textiles which is evident, and her stunning colours, use of pattern and obsessive, purist approach to screen printing have had me following her consistently, whilst her beautiful website has secured itself as a firm favourite of mine for inspiration. Feature


Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Artist Kate Shaw creates fantasy landscapes that blend recognisable perspectives with surreal colour and tone. Producing dream like views of melting colours that drip poetically into each other, her intriguing use of layering is hard to ignore. Exploring our relationship with the natural world, glacial and mountainous environments are dramatised and accentuated for artistic effect, highlighting the undefinable beauty we are met with in our organic surroundings. Feature


Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

Chapter & Verse by Fedrigoni

On 13th November 2014, The John Rylands Library will host an entire evening dedicated to the works and a series of open talks by four of the world’s most-respected design practitioners, Anthony Burrill, Si Scott and Studio Thomson and Helen Musselwhite. Organised by one of the largest paper manufacturers in Europe, Fedrigoni, this evening event will highlight the essence of paper and together we will be investigating into the reason why paper is still the most essential medium for artists and designers throughout generations. Feature


Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt (aka C.E) are a streetwear brand hailing from Tokyo created by Sk8thing (the man behind the graphics at Bape, Billionaire Boys Club and Icecream.) Renowned for their heavy application of glitch graphics and hyper realistic prints, their latest collaboration with online lifestyle magazine Honeyee doesn’t shy away from their signature bold graphics. The limited edition collection features a down filled puffer jacket with a ‘virtual reality style print’ complete with a printed lining in 3 colour ways. Feature


Maria Rivans

Maria Rivans

Brighton based Rivan’s creates playful utopias and overwhelms us with the meticulous compositions of her prints, which draw inspiration from psychological teachings, vintage hollywood films, Hitchcock and Sci-Fi, amongst other things! Her jewellery designer past is evident in the hugely intricate and time consuming way in which she selects and builds her collages, which suggest visions of a future planet, hallucinations, or life in another dimension. Feature


The Science Of Play

The Science Of Play

The Science Of Play is an exhibition that explores the meaning and importance of play. Bringing together some of the best creative talent in Manchester, the display plays a significant part in Design Manchester 2014 and aims to benefit charity Play360, who design and build playgrounds in the developing world. Delving into the realms of creativity and imagination, the collection investigates the powerful connections between these subjects and showcases work from a wide range of artistic ability. Feature


Sigrid Calon

Sigrid Calon

Dutch designer Sigrid Calon is responsible for these amazing geometric patterns that look like they just jumped right out of a scientific textbook. Her own sense of curiosity lends itself as the main inspiration to her designs, as she tries to create aesthetic order in a world of information overload and chaos. Experimenting with repetition and arrangement, she portrays an organised formation of visual data that is enjoyable and easy to absorb. Although her use of colour and shape are reminiscent of a 1970′s influence, she injects a high dose of modernity and playfulness in her finished patterns. Feature


Marcel Häusler

Marcel Häusler

Independent graphic designer Marcel Häusler’s portfolio is jam-packed with top-quality work for a diverse range of international clients. What’s great about this Hamburg-based design champion is his bold but subtle typographic selection. He has a great eye for creating visual impact and his striking print/design layout is undeniably a result of an intelligent investigation into the relationship between typesetting, colour and design principles. Feature


Dana Bechert

Dana Bechert

Ceramicist Dana Bechert uses a variation of the traditional Acoma Pueblo style of native american pottery decoration, and her beautiful, monochrome, graphic designs cover pots, vases coffee funnels and even beehives. It can take her seven hours to complete the carving on a single piece, but she thinks of her work as accessorising the best parts of day to day life: eating and drinking. Feature


Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company

Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company

Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company traces back to 1932 when Rube Mandel began American Wood Type Manufacturing Co. (AWT) in NYC. Fast forward to 2001 when American Printing Equipment and Supply Co. (AWT had changed its name in 1963) stopped production of wood type and sold off its equipment and patterns. From late 2001 to 2010, AWT was dormant until the late Bill Jones and Geri McCormick purchased 100 wooden crates of patterns and an unusually large pantograph and launched Virgin Wood Type (VWT) in Rochester, NY. Bill set about to make wood type using the pantograph and at its launch, VWT sold 4 fonts made from the AWT patterns. Feature


Interview :: Hannah Coates

Interview :: Hannah Coates

Inspired by nature, recent graduate and Northern Irish illustrator Hannah Coates creates whimsical textured worlds filled with wild fauna and camouflaged beasts hidden in hauntingly bleak dreamscapes. We caught up with the recent Ulster graduate to discuss her background and work in more detail. Feature


Adidas Originals :: WW AW14 ‘Mountain Clash’ collection

Adidas Originals :: WW AW14 ‘Mountain Clash’ collection

After the huge success of their print heavy collaborative collections with The Farm Company, Adidas Originals continue to direct their focus to all-over print for their women’s AW14 collection ‘Mountain Clash.’ Featuring photographic prints in deep blue and purple hues alongside their iconic 3 stripes, the eye-catching prints are applied across staple pieces including tees, tracksuits, leggings and backpacks and is set to drop on the 1st November. Feature


Dulux Colour Britain Campaign

Dulux Colour Britain Campaign

Paint specialists Dulux have teamed up with leading illustrators to launch their ‘Colour Britain’ campaign. Working with three different artists in cities across the country, they aim to transform ordinary spaces into colourful and exciting areas. So far we’ve seen London, Birmingham and Liverpool receive painted treatment from Finnish illustrator Annu Kilpelainen, who has worked her magic to give these otherwise grey settings a mural based makeover. Each wall painting has a unique and relevant story behind it’s design, with Annu creating each large scale work from initial pen sketches. Cities next in line include Cardiff, Edinburgh, Brighton and Manchester. Feature


ONLY NY F/W 14 LOOKBOOK

ONLY NY F/W 14 LOOKBOOK

The guys over at Only NY just sent us some pretty rad images from their Fall/Winter 14 lookbook and they did certainly not disappoint. Choosing a lo-fi approach, members of the independent clothing brand were each given a disposable camera and one week to capture whatever caught their eye. With all the shots taken in New York, featuring destinations from Harlem to the Lower East Side, you really get a sense of the raw energy and grit that flows through the city. Only NY strive to create classic, timeless clothing and these visuals perfectly encompass their deep rooted connections to skateboarding and street culture. Feature


Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek is a photographer currently based in Vienna, Austria. Starting his career as an intern at Magnum, Daniel has taken the photography world by storm building an impressive clientele including Vice, Vanity Fair, Apple, Mercedes-Benz and IBM. Releasing his first book ‘The world we live in’ (in late 2013) the publication takes us on journeys across anonymous tracts of land, crowded cities, a nuclear power plant and stunning sea-scapes laid out beautifully in full-bleed glory. Feature


Elisabeth Bukanova

Elisabeth Bukanova

Based in London, Russian born Elisbeth Bukanova is a multi talented designer and creative director specialising in fashion graphics. Her studies in fashion design shine through her editorial direction, with a signature sketchy style that dances around chic visuals. She is also the co-founder of Muff magazine, which is a bi-annual arts and culture publication that aims to challenge gender stereotypes within gay media. Feature


Dominic Kesterton

Dominic Kesterton

This impressive portfolio of freelance illustrator Dominic Kesterton encompasses a vast range of Memphis-influenced compositions made up of beautiful colour shades and squiggles. Kesterton now works from his studio in Edinburgh experimenting with patterns and tongue-in-cheek characters that can be seen in an innumerable number of designs ranging from publications, self-published zines to screen-print posters and t-shirts. His illustration represents a strong sense of colour and it is no doubt his work is widely recognisable and has been showcased in many exhibitions throughout the UK. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer is a Berlin based illustrator that directs his focus towards people and portraits, capturing a wide selection of famous faces using coloured pencils. With his detailed artwork capturing emotion, mood and personality effortlessly, Uli strives to capture ‘the beauty of transient moments’ throughout his stunning drawings. Feature


Seung-Hwan Oh

Seung-Hwan Oh

South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh blends science and art for an interesting and unique take on photography. As a microbiologist, he encourages the growth of fungus onto his films. The stunning result is then caused by experimenting with immersing the developed film in water, over a period of months or years. The beautiful destruction that takes place involves the light sensitive chemicals being eaten away by microbes, leaving a delicate and surreal visual conclusion. Feature


Interview | Collective Textiles

Interview | Collective Textiles

If you are looking to print your own fabric, you will find Dalston-based creative studio Collective Textiles a real bonus. Set up by Claire Suckall, Sarah Pasricha and Louisa Sorrentino with many years of experience in film, theatre, fashion and interior industries, the three innovative textile artists have also worked in textile department on major film productions including Warhorse, Lincoln, Harry Potter and many more. They provide a specialised service in textile printing, fabric dyeing, screen-printing, graphics printing and design consultant and also you can hire a studio which has a 24-hour access at an affordable price. Here’s our little chat with Louisa about their practice and studio. Feature


Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Graphic Design Festival Scotland

It is only a week until the launch of Graphic Design Festival Scotland and we have a 2-day weekend workshop pass to offer. Created and organised by James Gilchrist and Beth Wilson of Glasgow-based design studio Warriors, GDFS is a celebration of design and creativity and will be participated by a number of creative practitioners who will also take part in a series of workshops, competitions, talks, exhibitions, urban murals and live stream discussions happening between 22nd-26th October. Feature


10 Deep :: ‘Offline’ AW14 del 2

10 Deep :: ‘Offline’ AW14 del 2

The 2nd delivery of 10 Deep’s AW14 look book ‘Offline’ maintains the brands strong position in the street wear industry with a wide selection of tasteful menswear staples, heavy graphics and their uniform colour pallete. Available to buy now, the collection is influenced by ‘The stark crossroads of the hyper-digital modern world’ with a highlight being their off white full clip Altitude Jacket. Feature


Pat Bradbury

Pat Bradbury

Take a look at the yummy new work from UK based artist and image maker Pat Bradbury. Hypnotic flashes of colour and a rather jazzy selection of shapes, explode over the space they occupy and make for an entrancing example of visual eye candy. What’s great about Pat’s work is his ideas are purely imagination fuelled, energetic and on the right side of playful. His usual humorous approach is still present, although it now seems to have a more refined quality without losing its abstract tone. Feature


The Jaunt #10 | Istanbul

The Jaunt #10 | Istanbul

One says ‘Travel is the only purchase that makes you richer.’ and we have to agree that travel always gives us a new perspective on our practice and it is such a good investment for us as a designer/artist. The Jaunt, an independent project created solely to serve this purpose, have recently announced their latest trip and this time internationally-renowned visual artist, graffiti writer and designer Niels Shoe Meulman, aka Shoe, will be sent to Istanbul, a city that has been associated with major artistic events and religious history for more than 2 millennia. Feature


Roos van Dijk

Roos van Dijk

Roos Van Dijk is an artist that transforms large scale architectural photographs into painted interpretations. Focusing on repeat patterns found in modern structures, she recreates paint fuelled versions containing clean white lines and shadowed squares. There is a simplistic quality to her work, with blocky shades of pastel concrete and reflected glass providing the basis of these constructed profiles. Feature


Laura Slater

Laura Slater

Laura Slater is a bespoke pattern, textile and print designer. Her work is all inspired by drawing and the manipulation of colour, shapes and pattern, and our engagement with it’s ability to provoke and stimulate different responses from our environment. She has translated her drawings and print textures to her textile products to create a unique range of stylised designs. Whilst her final work is eye-catching and recently saw her show at Design Junction, seeing images of her experimentation, drawing and process methods and add even more depth to her wonderful designs. Feature


Total Sellout

Total Sellout

Total Sellout is an unconventional art sale that has been taking place in Berlin for the last 12 years, and this weekend sees the show brought to London for the very first time. Curated by Kyle Platts, the show will give people the opportunity to own artworks by established artists at unusually affordably prices for the duration of the weekend.
With the private view kicking off today (4-9pm) at Daily Goods coffee shop (36 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 0NS) Artists and artwork will be in the vicinity until Sunday evening. With a line up of exciting contemporary Illustrators exhibiting a selection of work from prints to sculpture and one off originals be sure to check it out if your about this weekend. Feature


Printa | Budapest

Printa | Budapest

A design shop, gallery, silkscreen studio and a café comprise this unique space in the centre of Budapest. The shop offers eco friendly clothing, bags, accessories mostly produced by Printa team with an emphasis on printed and also recycled objects. The Printa gallery is dedicated to presenting contemporary screen prints from upcoming Hungarian and international artists. Their ‘Print Collection’ offers limited edition silkscreen prints, from numerous artists, each handprinted, signed and numbered by the artist himself. The water-base silkscreen studio is equipped to produce high quality and handmade prints on textile and paper. They also offer workshops and studio rental access for artists and graphic designers. Feature


Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg

Curran Hatleberg is a photographer that is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Having exhibited both nationally and internationally, Curran’s gritty photography captures still moments of real life containing ‘colliding emotional spaces’ as he travels across America. Reflecting upon his practice Curran quotes “That’s the power of photography, to deliver some sense of narrative possibly.” Feature


Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

Snøhetta | Norwegian Banknotes

It’s all over the internet and rightly so. Oslo-based Snøhetta have created a pixelated design concept which has been selected by the Central Bank of Norway. The designs are a visual language which use bright colours and pixel art to commemorate the coastal landmarks of Norway. Snøhetta will be working alongside another company called The Metric System to create these awesome bank notes that are due for release in 2017, after rigorous safety measures against counterfeit reproduction have taken place. Feature


YOKE Magazine

YOKE Magazine

YOKE is based in Sydney, Australia and prides itself in being an independently published, eco-friendly, biannual print magazine, which believes in ‘the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.’ Having released their first issue in January 2014 titled ‘Love-Loss’, YOKE magazine has explored and celebrated a collection of refreshing ideas focused around the publication title and how they are unfortunately connected. Feature


Iuter :: AW14

Iuter :: AW14

Iuter is a street wear brand with products designed and manufactured in Italy. Founded in 2002 by a group of individuals with combined interests in board sports, graffiti and music, Iuter has evolved from a D.I.Y approach to where it stands today as a premium brand in both the action sports market and street-fashion sector. AW14 sees Iuter launch their ‘Augmented Reality’ look book championing print as it challenges our perception of objects through eye-catching all-over patterns. Feature


KENZO X EVIAN

KENZO X EVIAN

French fashion house Kenzo have collaborated with Evian to produce a limited edition run of bottles. Inspired by a ‘playful, yet distinctly mysterious spirit,’ creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have joined with purveyors of youth Evian to create a vibrant and refreshing design. Misplaced blue and yellow zig zags cover the sleek drinking vessel, offering endless patterns for the water inside to combine with. The design is bold yet simple, perfectly conveying the energetic spirit that both brands share in common. Feature


Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie Rohlfs is an artist specialising in drawings, sculpture and installation. Her creations are ‘playful investigations of the inanimate life of objects,’ exploring undefinable environments and the items they contain. Although her 3D work is undoubtably visually pleasing, it’s the flat drawings of her planned sculptures that really charmed me. There is an uncomplicated joy to viewing line, colour and composition, that doesn’t need to make sense but works all the same. Stephanie produces work on an intuitive basis and interestingly prefers to leave a trail of handmade aesthetic as evidence of error and play in her process. Feature


AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

AOI Illustration Awards 2014 | Somerset House Exhibition

After much deliberation we are sure, the shortlist has been announced for this year AOI Illustration Awards 2014. In the only independent jury-selected illustration competition in the UK, the professional judging panel from all areas of the design industry have selected there favourite illustrators of the year. Submissions were received from all over the world, and now the final shortlist work has been showcased in the beautiful setting of Somerset House. Overall there are 12 category winners including awards in Proffesional Practice, as well as lots of new faces featured in the New Talent awards. Feature


Nicholas Stevenson

Nicholas Stevenson

Following our interview with North London-based illustrator Nicholas Stevenson who won the silver prize at the Serco Prize competition earlier this year, today it’s such a perfect day to take a closer look into the work of this multi-talented illustration prodigy and it is no surprise he won the prize. Having graduated in Illustration from Hereford College of Arts in 2010, Stevenson has continued his art practice since and is currently represented by an illustration agency, Folio. Feature


Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

South London based creative studio and ones to watch Calm and Collected have spent the past year working on a number of exciting print based collaborations, and with plans up their sleeve to drop a Risograph publication early next year I was beyond hyped to find out more about their upcoming plans. With inspiration for the publication rooting from the concept of ‘S.A.D’ (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) – involving depression associated with late autumn and winter (thought to be caused by lack of light) the publication will act as a vibrant rescue pack in a colourful large format to tackle the winter blues. Feature


Eddie Perrote

Eddie Perrote

Eddie Perrote probably best sums up his own work as ‘images dripping with hyper-saturated pigments’ and ‘energy and enjoyment abound in a vibrantly acidic world’! His work that is equally vibrant as his words, are full of energy and movement. Every image comes across with a real sense of honesty and passion behind it, so does his ‘intense devotion to technical craft’. If you need something to brighten up your day, take a look at Eddie Perrote, but beware you may need sunglasses with his love for acidic fluorescent shades! Feature


Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila

Olga Capdevila is an independent illustrator, art director and designer from Barcelona who is well-known for her fun, charming illustration. We love nothing more than her extraordinary mix of cheerful characters and warm colours that also allows audience to tap into their imagination. She combines handmade and digital techniques together and her gif illustrations – composed of the simplest elements such as dots and line drawing – are really fun to look at. They’re all about interesting stories and surprise. It’s no doubt Capdevila is another illustrator to keep on your radar. Feature