Colour Library

Colour Library

Colour library are thrilled to release their new and exciting colour profiles. Colour Library is a database of colour profiles for artists, designers, and printers who are looking for a novel yet professional colour management solution. Specifically it helps convert images for printing devices using two, three, four, or five spot colours, and offers a large variety of combinations, from basic colours to metallics, neons, and pastels. Feature


New workshops at New North Press

New workshops at New North Press

Currently, there is a well known renaissance and surge in popularity of letterpress printing. It could be seen as a response to the digitisation of the modern world, in a similar way to the Arts & Crafts movement’s reaction against industrialisation, or simply a passing trend. Aiming to keep the craft of letterpress alive is artisan letterpress print studio New North Press. The press is renowned for its obsession and intense passion about the physicality of handling type and the control you have over the tiniest details when both design and printing. Thinking of type and spacing as physical objects, enabling a feeling of construction, like an infinite jigsaw of possibilities. Feature


Monotype’s newly released typeface | Between

Monotype’s newly released typeface | Between

Monotype is a world leader in empowering expression and engagement through a combination of type, technology and expertise. Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, US, Monotype provides the world with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. Most recently Monotype introduces their new typeface designs created by Akira Kobayashi.  Feature


Jealous Show 2016

Jealous Show 2016

Based in the East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch lies Jealous, a fantastic contemporary art gallery, print publisher and printing studio. Known for their collaborative approach to produce high quality limited edition prints with many talented artists, galleries designers and museums, Jealous’ passion for the innovative and the creative grows everyday. Feature


Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

A fascinating combination of witchcraft, feminism, ancient archetypes and instant art radiates from the pages of cult magazine, Sabat. The publication seeks to explore the darker side of femininity through atmospheric photography and enigmatic context, infusing esoteric high fashion references through styling and art direction. Initially inspired by the #witchesofinstagram, Sabat Magazine is the result of the desire to participate further in the mysticore trend, producing an intriguing publication which beautifully embeds both a contemporary and conceptual take on witchcraft. Feature


Kink Cards and Punk Bands

Kink Cards and Punk Bands

The X Directory book is a compilation of kink cards which were found at phone booths between 1984 and 1994 in seedier neighbourhoods of London. The book was republished by artist Matthew Bellosi who made some of the cards appear more visible than in a book. Even though kink cards aren’t usually used as a form of inspiration, they show a great composition and how various typography works well on a small artwork. The majority of hardcore and punk bands take inspiration from the 90s unpolished kink cards for their visual identities. Feature


Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Opening its doors for the first time today, Baron and Baroness, the erotic publications successfully seeking to intelligently dissect sexuality through challenging the traditional notions of the erotic gaze, have collaborated with Ditto to welcome you to The Erotic Paradiso Cinema. Calling all Ladies, Gentlemen and freaks in between, the 30 seat erotic cinema and significantly, the last adult cinema in London, will be showcasing a variety of the finest films about sex and sexuality around, whilst stimulating the mind through the conceptual approach of the artistic films on display. Feature


Menta.

Menta.

Confidently infusing ‘the simplicity of allure’ into their ethereal aesthetic, Menta., the branding and packaging studio founded by Laura Méndez in 2008, beautifully combines classic and contemporary visuals to achieve their carefully constructed and well executed crafts. From identity and packaging to typography and art direction, Menta. pride themselves on their analogue approach, preferring the use of ink over vector wherever possible. Feature


Alex Camacho

Alex Camacho

Lover of type and all things decorative is London based Spanish graphic designer Alex Camacho. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA focusing on typeface design and lettering Camacho is now a innovative freelance graphic designer. Feature


Maria Sagun | Self Zine

Maria Sagun | Self Zine

A recent surge of independent and self publishing within the creative industry has sparked an interesting platform for the unheard voices that do not conform to the constraints of main stream publications. Meet Maria Sagun a Surrey based graphic designer who began her Self Zine project in her bedroom back in 2014.  Feature


Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Liverpool Street Fair | 12.11.16

Calling all print lovers! Get down to Liverpool’s Print Fair happening on 12th November at Liverpool’s Bluecoat, a joint venture between The Print Social and Bluecoat Print Studio. This fabulous duo are gathering the very best in print artists and designers who work with traditional printing methods such as screen printing, linocut, etching, and woodcut. Feature


The Present Workshop

The Present Workshop

Aiming to expand their exciting and passionate printing business is screen printing studio The Present Workshop. Who currently have a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to expand their studios and workshop spaces. Which you can access here.. to help raise money for their cause! Feature


Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Modernist simplicity, Japanese iconography and a sophisticated admiration for strong geometrical forms are all distinctive qualities shared by Japanese fashion label Issey Miyake and influential graphic designer Ikko Tanaka. Issey Miyake has just unveiled the second collection of its 2016 series influenced by the iconic works of the acclaimed graphic designer, specifically featuring garments inspired by two of Tanaka’s designs created in the 1990s, Face and Bokugi. Feature


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

Spectacular in both size and scope, TASCHEN presents it’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, celebrating more than 60 years of work from the beloved British artist. Measuring at over two feet tall and a foot-and-a-half wide thanks to the custom designed stand by Marc Newson, TASCHEN continue with the larger-than-life genre, which they first pioneered in 1999 with the Helmut Newton SUMO, the largest book of the 20th century, according to The Guardian. The immense scale invites readers to immerse themselves within Hockney’s extraordinary landscapes as each page unveils a beautiful blaze of complimentary colours, showcasing the artist’s undeniable talent and vibrancy as a colourist.

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Brutal London | Zupagrafika

Brutal London | Zupagrafika

A tactile exploration into London’s post war Brutalist architecture manifests within Zupagrafika’s Brutal London, a collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing the various Brutalist buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. Originally released in early 2015 as a follow on from the Warsaw inspired Eastern Block, Brutal London has been translated into a book entitled Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital, allowing readers the opportunity to construct a series of London’s most intriguing and controversial concrete structures while educating themselves on the city’s architectural history. Feature


LOST iN Zurich

LOST iN Zurich

Forget the usual travel brochure crammed with busy and overpriced tourist attractions on every corner. Discover LOST iN, a guide that brings you a new city as seen through the eyes of its locals. In this issue, Zurich is uncovered through origanl minds like that of Kalabrese,  a musician and man behind the city’s hottest club; Douglas Mandry, talented artist who puts an otherworldly spin on Alpine portraits and Thomas Meyer, author of a haunting short story. Feature


Alleykats

Alleykats

Presenting the launch of Alleykats, an all-round-creative studio. Previously having started out as an  independent street wear and skate brand in 2012, Greg Harris has developed and grown his business into the brand known as Alleykats. Feature


Only NY Stanton Street Sports | Fall/Winter 2016

Only NY Stanton Street Sports | Fall/Winter 2016

Establishing an underground sub-cult style is Only NY, an independent brand based out of the west side of Manhattan with a flagship store in the heart of the Lower East Side. Conceived in 1997, Only NY draws inspiration from their amazing city, and activities such as skate boarding, graffiti, sports art and photography. Feature


Agnese Taurina

Agnese Taurina

Creating mystical, feminine and fabulously bold work is Latvian illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker Agnese Taurina. Printing being her favourite mode of expression and signature medium, the designer takes her audience to a sensual and magical world. Feature


Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Come September 2017 the rare opportunity to experience the enigmatic art of the pioneering prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat will be offered to the people of Britain, as the artist makes his UK debut, unveiling Basquiat: Boom For Real, hosted by the Barbican. The retrospective is set to be magnificent in scale, showcasing an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, which promise to highlight an unseen focus, shedding light on Basquiat’s complex archive of cultural references which influenced his political vision and inspired his gritty graffiti art. Feature


Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

First unveiled in 1973 as an accompaniment to the opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dalí and his wife / muse Gala, the exceptionally rare Les Dîners de Gala has been reprinted by TASCHEN, featuring all 136 recipes beautifully spread over 12 chapters, from meal courses to aphrodisiacs. Food and surrealism combine as Dali’s illustrations evoke sensual, exotic and imaginative elements, as experienced at their notorious gatherings, inviting audiences to experience the endless boundary to Dali’s talent. Feature


Department Store

Department Store

Discover our wonderful band of vendors, displaying their fabulous collections and assortments of creative treasures. From cushions, to independent zines, prints, postcards and calendars, these varied bunch of designers, artists and creators make up People of Print’s Department Store. Feature


Linocut Boy

Linocut Boy

Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) has been making linocuts for over twelve years. His prints are collected internationally and has illustrated book covers for Penguin, Faber & Faber, The Folio Society and many more . Having taught workshops in linocut and other printmaking techniques for many years, Morley set up his Hello Print Studio in Margate back in 2013. Feature


Studio Elastik

Studio Elastik

Studio Elastik is a visual communication studio that travels around the world, it’s home being “the most eastern city of the western world and the most western city of the eastern world, Wien/Vienna” so it describes. Made up of a small, efficient team, the studio works with a strong and talented network of collaborators and clients across the globe. Their work spanning from music, culture, social matters, and odd commercial jobs. Feature


Minchō | Redesign

Minchō | Redesign

With the aim to shine the light on the personal projects of those artists lying behind the masterpieces of animated cinema, poster art, children’s books, typography, the list continues, Minchō is the passionate publication spreading the latest trends in illustration. Through a beautiful array of statement graphics from those who have created the most significant icons of our time, Minchō acts as the exchange of glances between critics and artists regarding the brief but intense history of contemporary graphic expression. Feature


Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

With the conversation regarding the referendum still raw and the country torn, Nottingham based print, design and creative workshop studio, Dizzy Ink presents Three Months On, a compelling exhibition combining a series of workshops, curated submissions from both voting demographics and Dizzy Ink’s original designs. Channelling the beauty of hindsight, audiences are encouraged to voice their opinions surrounding the campaigns, the vote and the effects following the referendum Three Months On, through submissions which flow from an E-printer within the space, contributing to the evolving entity as the space develops over the duration of the exhibition as it perpetuates the debate. Feature


Cultural Traffic

Cultural Traffic

The weekend is here so let us help you plan your next 48 hours of relaxation. Today sees the launch of Cultural Traffic, the UK’s first annual print publishing arts fair dedicated to independent books, zines, prints, vinyls, and tapes in both current and obsolete format. Feature


Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Inspired by patrimony, unexplored spaces, knowledge transmission and encounters, Catherine D’Amours creates imaginative illustrative worlds infused with nostalgia and beautifully pieced together with various textures of papers she has collected over the years. Through both physical and digital processes, D’Amours overlays her charming black inked illustration studies with distinctive and minimal motifs, codifying the contrasts of texture and colours into a personal visual dictionary. Feature


Lottie Hughes

Lottie Hughes

New to the weird and wonderful world of illustration is Lottie Hughes, a UK based illustrator who has a passion for bananas and an even deeper love for drawing. After studying fine art, Lottie had to find a way to fund her practise. Having a studio and buying art materials became harder and harder, therefore a new practical way of working was conceived. Feature


Craig Black | Avondale Type Co

Craig Black | Avondale Type Co

Working across a range of creative disciplines is Scottish born graphic designer Craig Black. His most recent project is an exciting collaboration between himself and Avondale Type Co’s second annual Artist Series, working together to create four unique pieces inspired by one of their typefaces, ATC Overlook. Feature


Double Dagger

Double Dagger

Double Dagger is a 12pp broadsheet / newspaper / journal printed by letterpress on a Heidelberg SBB Cylinder Press using type that has been machine set on a Monotype Composition Caster. This publication looks at the role of letterpress in the digital age as seen through the eyes of some of it’s most ardent practitioners. Feature


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

The stunning collaboration between Violaine et Jérémy, the illustration and graphic arts studio based in Paris, and Yann Kebbi, a French illustrator famed for his expressive style, results in the unique identity of Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord 16/17 season, beautifully channeling the erratic existence of the theatre while maintaining the playful aesthetic infused. Feature


Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Channeling a fascination for the digital world of pop culture, social media and all of the motifs involved, Sophie Cunningham produces the most charming of satirical illustrations, hand drawn and painted in gouache, contrasting vibrant hues, candy pastels, clean vector like shapes and playful imagery. Feature


POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

Embedding an admiration for both geometry and pure vector lines beautifully results in the colourful compositions which define Janine Rewell’s fantastical aesthetic. Ever experimenting with medium, Rewell transfers her whimsical illustrations onto an unconventional canvas, decorating the human body and more recently, for her POLVELLA series, choosing plywood and using the water-cutting technique to assemble her latest artwork. Feature


HULA | Parámetro

HULA | Parámetro

Graphic gradients reminiscent of a perfect tropical sunset, joyous colour palettes, natural foliage and sea wave motifs work in harmony to embrace the tropical beauty of Hawaii manifested within the identity of Hula del Hawaii, a restaurant located in San Pedro Garza García. Designed by Parámetro Studio under their ideology of become something new and iconic, the design agency have created an identity which beautifully combines both the traditional Hawaiian iconography with a fresh and contemporary aesthetic. Feature


The Modern Magazine 2016

The Modern Magazine 2016

Calling all print lovers, design geeks and magazine fans. The editorial design experts at magCulture are hosting their annual event, The Modern Magazine, on 27 October. The full-day conference will cover a range of topics about how the magazine industry is developing, with speakers including indie mag founders and directors of national titles. Taking place at Central Saint Martins, the event will feature talks from New York Times Magazine design director Gail Bichler and The Gentlewoman editor-in-chief Penny Martin, for example. Feature


Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Through an elegant combination of expressive photography and minimal design, AKU presents a women’s magazine for those who hate women’s magazines. The unique concept portrays a vision of a contemporary women’s publication, unconventional in their approach and accompanied by a theatrical performance of the same name. Feature


Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley is a printed textile designer based in Hackney, with over eight years experience working for brands including Oasis and H&M as well as teaching at the V&A. Feature


Ladybeard

Ladybeard

Discussing radical issues and challenging social rules is feminist magazine Ladybeard. Taking the form of a heavy, beautiful piece of print Ladybeard aims to revolutionise the mordern day women’s magazine in the form of personal statements, illustrative editorials and other mediums. Feature


Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy | Musical Library Experiences

Topo Copy & Cosy Cozy joined forces for a series of musical library experiences. For each session musicians were invited to play adapted library music – live, from an isolated adjoining room – for approximately one hour, while the audience could discover an extraordinary collection of printed art. The record brings excerpts from each set: Inne Eysermans — Témé Tan — IJ — Jozef Dumoulin — Kapotski. Feature


Believe in studio launch

Believe in studio launch

On the 22nd of September brand design agency Believe in® announced the official launch of their second studio in Ontario, Canada, operating alongside the agency’s founding operation in Exeter, South West England. Operating as a single team, the company will continue to collaborate across both studios, serving clients in Europe and North America. Feature


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


Joe Kibria

Joe Kibria

Creating memorising digital landscapes with dramatic linear lines and abstract imagery is art director and illustrator Joe Kibria. Feature


We are out of office

We are out of office

The talent behind We are out of office is Winneke de Groot & Felix van Dam, both from Utrecht, Holland. When starting art school, both fell directly in love with screen printing and very soon had a home made screen print workshop in Felix’ student bed room and started printing small prints and postcards. Feature


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

Situated in a sunny seaside studio in Brighton, self confessed colour lover HelloMarine embeds her admiration for print and pattern into her vibrant illustrations, embedding the perfect balance of bold and playful design, appealing to both adults and children alike. From prints to an exclusive Heal’s collection of cushions and covers, the delightful aesthetic is transferred exquisitely from the studio into the home, welcoming the most joyous of energies as the iconic colour palettes beautifully brighten up any room. Feature


Dafi Kühne | True Print

Dafi Kühne | True Print

Meet Dafi Kühne, a Swiss designer who fuses contemporary graphic design with the century-old tradition of the letterpress. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression through his first book: True Print. Feature


Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Following the acclaimed first show held in 2014, the second Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition will once again be held at the Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, from Thursday 22 September until Wednesday 28 September 2016. Cambridge Original Printmakers is a wonderful independent event that aims to celebrate, educate and promote hand-made original printmaking within the Cambridgeshire area. Cambridge is a small city known for its academic excellence however it is also steeped in artists who specialise in printmaking. Feature


Studio Mut | Interview

Studio Mut | Interview

Predominantly specialising in identity, print, editorial and web design, the multidisciplinary studio hailing from Bolzano reveals their playfully powerful yet serious aesthetic through an impressive array of sophisticated design, beautifully decorated through their iconic joyous colour palettes. From exquisite publication layouts to intriguing graphic design experiments, Studio Mut have developed an instantly recognisable aesthetic, constantly evoking the perfect balance of both strict and whimsical design. We caught up with the founders of Studio Mut to talk inspirations, aesthetics and the details of their latest projects. Feature


Metaklinika | Design Papers

Metaklinika | Design Papers

Attention to detail is key when subject to Design Papers, the both beautiful and functional creation by design studio, Metaklinika. Produced for Europapier, the catalogue withholds 240 types of paper, divided into two halves through the boundary of the contrasting colour palette, with the rose section unveiling the “Look, touch and feel” pictograms and the turquoise segment welcoming the “Carefully created collection”. Feature


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

Investing his talents mainly within editorial projects and visual identities, Antonio García Cárceles demonstrates the complexity of his ability through the diversity of his designs, showcasing illusive graphics which beautifully decorated the landscape of Sitges Next Festival 2016 to the clean muted design created specifically for the periodical publication, Land. Feature


Anna Haifisch

Anna Haifisch

Bursting with tropical colours, bizarre characters and playful narratives, Anna Haifisch’s illustrations can be described as no less than beautifully simple and wonderfully weird. Feature


Look Up

Look Up

Look Up is an online print store and a platform for promoting artists who explore the creative potential of geometry, line, pattern and colour. They launched mid-July 2016 with a collection of 35 exclusive limited edition prints by 15 handpicked artists and designers. Encompassing both well- and lesser-known names, the collection presents exclusive editions by artists from a broad spectrum of creative backgrounds. Feature


TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

TwoPoints | LEAP Dialogues

LEAP Dialogues is a manifestation of the state of the art in design practices through the lens of social innovation. It offers readers a potent cross section of case studies and career trajectories of successful people who are shaping this emergent field. The book demonstrates how design matters in social change and how an education in design allows a professional to move throughout their career making contributions to the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, lead editor of LEAP Dialogues and co-founder and vice president of ArtCenter’s Designmatters department. Feature


Joseph Vass

Joseph Vass

Setting the scene with bold colours and delicate lines, silkscreen artist Joseph Vass invites the viewer into his utopian paradise. Feature


Liron Ashekenazi

Liron Ashekenazi

Currently based in New York City, Liron Ashekenazi is visual artist and multidisiplinary designer that explores composition, typography and motion. Having recently partnered up with her husband to set up their own studio, Ashekenazi continues to produce bold, exciting and conceptual driven imagery using 3D illustration, animation, photography and experimental typography. Feature


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

An intriguing experiment into how one can appropriate the use of typography to censor something private or personal is showcased through the exceptional design of Anna Ahnborg’s exquisite publication Fade into you / Can you read me. Combining minimal design with an array of mesmerising visual contrasts, the intelligent concept is undoubtedly powerful enough to successfully channel the less is more aesthetic, challenging perceptions as the receiver is forced to subvert their known way of reading and thus immerse themselves within the text to unveil the concealed messages. Feature


Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective

Bristol Print Collective are an art collective made up of Masters level printmaking students Jemma Gunning, Vicky Willmott and Lisa Davies. Their aim is to share with people their diverse working styles and methods with the concept of getting communities involved in exploring the limitless possibilities of printmaking. Together they host interactive exhibitions and workshops for all ages and abilities across Bristol. Feature


SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

A carefully stylised sense of nostalgia radiates through the cinematography of SAYHELLO’s summer ’16 lookbook. The Tokyo based brand injects a perfect interpretation of 90’s skate culture iconography, evoking the stereotypical rebel attitude of adolescents through ironic slogans, gothic typography and appropriation of famed prints of the past. Feature


Laura Normand

Laura Normand

Work hard, play hard is the ideology Laura Normand, the Parisian Graphic Designer implements into both her process and aesthetic, channeling her admiration for avant-gardism and desire to experiment into her creations. The dominant use of geometric form, experimenting with opacity via layering and clean two dimensional design are consistently apparent when subject to the instantly recognisable and playful aesthetic Normand maintains. Feature


Collar | Athirst SS17

Collar | Athirst SS17

Striving to dress the personality rather than the body type, Collar, the fashion label hailing from Riga, Latvia, decorates their ever-evolving silhouettes with clean playful graphics, channelling the beauty of unconventionality through their swimwear and lingerie garments, perfectly sculpted to fit the body. For SS17, an exploration of the elements is apparent, conveying a conceptual narrative of a woman’s thirst through the application of multiple graphic raindrops, further doubling as a visual symbol for the contemporary human’s aspiration for balance, fulfilment, success and desire. Feature


Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Launching on September 6th 2016, the exclusive collaboration between Nasir Mazhar and Topman welcomes Mazhar’s renowned streetwear vision to a wider audience, ever-injecting the infectious energy of the UK’s grime, garage and dancehall culture into the art of his contemporary British clothing. Sharing the same sense of spirit as the collections presented at LFW and LC:M, the only differing aspects are the affordable price tag and exploration of new styles and techniques, ensuring the Topman customers complete authenticity when the long awaited collection drops. Feature


George(s)

George(s)

We are continuously adding a vast selection of creatives to our online Directory and one of our most recent additions is french illustrator and art director George(s). Currently based between London & Paris after having spent three years living and working in Shanghai, George(s) quirky illustrations and risograph prints showcase playfulness and a bold sense of humour. Feature


Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty

Mr Gresty, a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and curator whose work is “driven by bold colours, simples shapes, and a sense of humour” aspires to bring positivity back into design especially through printed materials. Feature


Flock

Flock

With the burning desire to discover and nurture the best of emerging British talent, Flock acts as a rare platform between the rising designers of today and the undeniably crowded marketplace, delivering the highest of quality textiles which beautifully emphasise eccentric yet sophisticated aesthetics from an eclectic array of artists, designers and recent graduates. Feature


Happycentro | Sabadì

Happycentro | Sabadì

Working under the formula of Beauty = (Order/Complexity)•Sweat2, Happycentro, the studio founded in 1998 works tirelessly to broaden their unique portfolio, consistently approaching the design element under the same ideology, to solve a problem. From stop motion animation and graphic design to packaging and typography, Happycentro strives for contamination between creative disciplines and diversity, expressing their individuality through both striking and intelligent design. Feature


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

Embedding her undeniable talent into limited edition runs of original handmade creations for the home and body, Anna Beam injects her whimsical aesthetic into both her printed and embellished accessories, ceramics, stationery and home wares, all radiating a joyous energy in regards to the ethereal colour palettes and dynamic prints combined. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now based in East London since 2013, Beam’s works predominantly span textiles, print making, ceramics, pattern design and ceramics, contrasting delicate decoration with graphic print. Feature


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

Girls Girls Girls is the fictitious concept of the first issue of Arpen Magazine, a new publication delving into the topic of games from a usually overshadowed perspective; from that of females. The focus on female characters in video games and of course the celebration of the women behind the production is apparent while Girls Girls Girls also highlights through beautiful design the narratives embedded and looks specifically at games as tools for telling and engaging in other’s stories. Feature


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

Seeking to brighten up your home? Look no further. Folkestone based design label Kitty McCall masters the art of statement prints which radiate an undeniable sense of joy, interest and intrigue when welcomed into any home. From furniture and fabrics to stationary and art prints, Kitty McCall specialises in clashing colour combinations and vibrant pattern, channeling Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe as major inspirations regarding the exquisite detailing of amplified blooms decorated in vivid hues and exaggerated proportions. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Previously entertaining a quirky cartoon aesthetic for the fall/winter 15 campaign, where 2D pop art paintings were the primary inspiration for the 3D environments, Sagmeister & Walsh have continued their collaboration with Aïzone, maintaining the immersive art direction but shifting inspiration from illustration to illusion. The latest visual campaign sees the infusion of both the psychedelic and constructivist worlds as the striking optical illusions radiate amongst the mesmerising myriad of motifs, both juxtaposing and camouflaging into the vivid and trippy backdrops. Feature


Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster | Concept Container

Jonathan Sangster is a graphic designer and art director that thrives on aesthetic research, experimentation and engaging process practices in design. He is a design thinker and problem solver that collaborates on projects involving visual art, design, printed matter, typography or visual experimentation. The Concept Container series is intended to give visual forms to visual ideas that do not yet have a place in the world. The Concept Container (volume four) is designed to be a tangible artifact that displays thoughts. It is a record of ideas, techniques and visual ideas for future use. Feature


Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid

Jordan McQuaid is a recent graduate of Fine Art Print at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has exhibited widely across Dublin over the past three years, with expected group shows in London and the United States. He has been awarded numerous awards including the Black Church Undergraduate Award and the Zygote Press Fellowship. A number of his works are in the ownership of private buyers, the OPW and the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Feature


Lost Words Workshop by The Counter Press at Type Archive

Lost Words Workshop by The Counter Press at Type Archive

For years the Type Archive has been something of a mystery. A near mythical place that many people have heard about but seldom few have ever seen. A repository for the equipment and precious materials from Britain’s great type foundries, the Type Archive holds one of the most important collections of typographic history in the country. Now this hidden world is starting to open its doors again… Feature


Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

When subject to Michael William Lester’s minuscule masterpiece, we believe he has successfully managed to diminish the bigger the better myth in terms of design, demonstrating the most intelligent of ideas can also be the most simple. Measuring at just 24 millimetres wide by 19 millimetres tall, Lester details each tiny page with his renowned aesthetic, embedding a childish quality which is cleverly juxtaposed with the extremely sharp wit each design entertains. Feature


Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Originally beginning as a design experiment, Thomas Wirtz’s By the way: typography and material behaviour has intelligently evolved into a modular system involving two main components, the self-made typography produced via 3D printing and the variety of physical processes which strikingly react with the internet jargon abbreviations. The short film guides the viewer through the multiple processes, examining the immersive behaviour of each as the reactions beautifully contrast in colour against the striking block colour backgrounds which consume the internet jargon mould prior to their reveal via texture. Feature


Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

Best Instagram #Printspotters of the Week

It’s almost the weekend and here in London the sun is shining at last, so why not take a moment to sit outside and enjoy the weather whilst having a scroll through our latest list of the best Instagram posts from the past couple of weeks, all of which have used our #printspotters. Don’t forget to follow them, and also use #printspotters when you upload your photos via Instagram for a chance to see them in our next roundup… Feature


London Illustration Fair 2016 — Artist Call-out

London Illustration Fair 2016 — Artist Call-out

The London Illustration Fair team are currently on the look out for this year’s hottest creative talent. Now in their fourth year, they are delighted to announce that their annual call-out is now open for submissions to creatives living in the UK and overseas to take part in this year’s event. If you are an illustrator, graphic designer, printmaker, creative business, animator, street artist, collective, creative agency or a jewellery designer and would like to put your work forward to a great industry judging panel, then apply before 30th September 2016. Feature


Natalya Balnova

Natalya Balnova

Spontaneity is key when subject to the playful inkings by Art Director, Illustrator and Print Maker, Natalya Balnova. Predominantly producing decorative drawings freehand using dark ink and experimenting with silkscreening regarding colour separation, Balnova beautifully embeds her skills within fine art, design and printmaking to showcase the unconventional language which defines her whimsical aesthetic. A generous sprinkling of dark humour radiates throughout the illustrated narratives, contrasting the ironic concept with the alluring elegance of her designs. Feature


Risorama | Print Fair & Art Made on Risograph

Risorama | Print Fair & Art Made on Risograph

Risorama brings together a collection of national and international artists and printers for a one-day adventure in risography. Once marketed to schools as a cheap copier, risograph printing has become a favourite of graphic designers, creatives, zine makers and art institutions. Be sure to attend Protein Studios on 3rd September from 11am to 6pm for a day of original art books, zines and prints. Feature


Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

A beautifully animated conceptual interpretation of Madrid and its summer offerings has been unveiled as an original work by Fragmento Universo, the film and music design studio embedding the creative genius of both Christian Baumgartner & Tessa Dóniga. Entitled Veranos de la Villa, the name belongs to the summer programme of events held within Madrid, represented through their cinematic miniatures which guide the viewer through the hype of the Spanish city and enhance the opportunity to discover and experience new areas of the capital. Decorated in an inviting candy colour palette, the short film acts as an intelligent embodiment of the joyous energy that radiates throughout the summer months. Feature


Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

With the Rio Olympics upon us, the 13 artists chosen to capture their depiction of Brazil through their distinctive yet contrasting aesthetics have unveiled their creations. Breaking tradition from the usual single Olympic poster design, Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics explains to Paste Magazine “one artist couldn’t accurately represent the more than 200 million walks of life that call the South American host country home.” From contemporary adaptations of the traditional motifs to the sculptural silhouette of a runner illustrated on Copacabana Beach, the series of vibrant posters represent the beauty and diversity of Brazil. Feature


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Ever embedding the playful use of narrative into his creations, Luca Di Battista, the freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer situated in Berlin has recently unveiled his latest text and illustrations in the form of a children’s book entitled Che Spavento – Oh Schreck! The continuing of his 2D aesthetic is ever apparent, as Biagio, the protagonist, pursues a journey through the rich textured landscape while painted in a pale pink, beautifully juxtaposed against the dark enveloping palette which consumes the majority of the narrative. Feature


The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Official Limited Edition Prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The long wait is over as Counter Editions has finally released the official limited edition prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The eight leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Anne Hardy, Howard Hodgkin, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake, Benjamin Senior, David Shrigley, and Sam Taylor-Johnson have created stunning posters in celebration of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with the spirit of Team GB as their inspiration. Feature


Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Channelling her fascination for Japanese culture as a major inspiration, Oakley Graham, the Australian Communication Design Student has confidently approached her first attempt at packaging design, maintaining her clean aesthetic while simultaneously infusing the essence of Japanese style. Created as DVD casing for a cooking documentary series, the combining of perfectionism, intellect and simplicity is apparent within Graham’s creations, working strong in colour and contrast to produce gender neutral design, apparent through the stark black of the digital typeface which counteracts the femininity of the pastel palette. Feature


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

Dynamic garments decorated through vivid pattern, showcasing avant garde silhouettes and erupting in ruffles which unfold a subjective narrative are the result of Fashion Graduate, Rebecca Carrington’s latest collection. Studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Carrington specialised in print and womenswear, in turn developing her unique aesthetic tearing away from the mainstream and embedding a wearable art feel in every aspect of her designs. Feature


Melissa Ougham

Melissa Ougham

Always embedding an admiration for the abstract into her work, Melissa Ougham’s fondness for the removing of shapes from their context and thus challenging the viewers perception is ever apparent, defining the expressive aesthetic which informs her hand rendered creations. Using digital techniques, Melissa Ougham creates innovative and contemporary prints which radiate her passion for free styled mark making and have awarded her the opportunity to take part in Texprint 2016. Feature


Irene Infantes

Irene Infantes

Created in collaboration with a wool manufacturer in Spain, Irene Infantes uses the technique of screen printing to create her ethereal textiles. The detailing of geometric forms emphasise the structural element of the silhouettes, while the industrial colour palette with joyous accents intelligently references the inspiration behind the creations, this being photographs of forgotten treasures left on London streets. Using artisinal techniques including silk-screen printing and needle-punching, Irene Infantes masters the art of reinventing the application of the fibre for contemporary conceptual fashion purposes. Feature


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

A dramatic exploration of colour, scale and form is evoked through Crimson Rose O’Shea’s whimsical textiles, ever-embedding the feminine feel iconic to her creations. Adorned in graphic digital prints and highlighted through luxurious colour palettes, O’Shea entertains her gloriously sculptural aesthetic; hand crafting her laser cut silk duchess satin and beautifully decorating her designs through embroidery, beading and couture embellishment techniques. Feature


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

Predominantly entertaining an eye-catching, ephemeral aesthetic, Emma Kendall’s latest collection visually communicates a psychedelic landscape, revealing hidden textile layers embellished in reflective properties, which enhance the optical appeal and provoke unpredictability when subject to contrasting light environments. Inspired by the intangible spectrum, texture and play of light, Kendall has successfully created a subversive scene where the transient phenomena of light manifests through fashion design. Feature


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg’s graphic aesthetic is continuously informed by both her undeniable talent regarding textile design and the relationship between traditional and digital techniques. Her vivid prints entertain the combining of screen-printing with digital methods from inkjet printing to multi-head embroidery and laser cutting, resulting in the complex prints which beautifully inject inspiration from unintentional pattern created by nature, architecture and the built environment. Feature


Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Described as the ‘Shazam’ for Typefaces, Spector is a handheld device promising to halt the tireless search for inspirational fonts. The ingenious tool has been designed to diminish the difficulty of designing for print on screen and further bridge the divide between the two through typography. Through just one click, Spector can not only precisely identify fonts but also capture colours, identified by both CMYK and RGB values, all in all storing up to 20 inspirational typefaces at a time that you can then connect to your computer and apply to your projects. Feature


THE PALACE BOOK

THE PALACE BOOK

Documenting through compelling photography, the life of London skate brand Palace, from the beginning in 2009 as the Palace Wayward Boys Choir to the Soho store, renowned youth subculture photographer Alasdair McLellan has created THE PALACE BOOK in collaboration with the brand, celebrating the PWBC family through the photo book of historic imagery, resembling through both design and narrative a family photo album. THE PALACE BOOK is published by IDEA and features art direction from M/M Paris. Feature


Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

Hüman After All – Weapons of Reason

This awesome project from Paul Willoughby plans to change the world. You might be thinking, “I know that name…” and that’s because he was the mind behind Little White Lies magazine, which changed the face of film mags and raised the bar for everyone else. Weapons of Reason is intended to connect people with the complexities of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Simplifying huge issues, that may be reported bias, in an honest and minimal way; there’s no sugar coating here. In order to compliment the tone of voice of this project, Hüman After All created a bespoke typeface for the magazine to be used throughout the 8 editions, complimenting the content and creating a brand identity. Feature


ONLY x Vans

ONLY x Vans

We always like to feature the awesome clothing designs by ONLY NY — this time around they have teamed up with none other than Vans to create a capsule of apparel and accessories that embrace both brands’ signature styles, while working seamlessly for the city or the outdoors. The collection focuses on the influences of the outdoors with classic flannel, tee, and fleece styles, technical outerwear, and two Old Skool Pro colourways. The collection will be available on Thursday, July 14th at 12PM online at onlyny.com, in-store at the ONLY NY Flagship, along with select retailers worldwide. Feature


Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell is an Atlanta born and raised skateboarder turned photographer-filmmaker. Working in both still and moving image, Mitchell’s work is diversified, standing at the cross roads of fashion, music, photography and film. Toeing the line between richness of detail and minimalism, Mitchell explores pure settings to showcase his playful compositions and rich colour palette. Feature


Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

The fantastical animated worlds continuously immersing our imaginations, warming our hearts and evoking the child inside us are finally ours to explore. Studio Ghibli have unveiled a huge exhibition in celebration of the company’s best works, inviting guests to experience the creation of the fan favourites, travelling through the bathhouse of Spirited Away and visiting Kiki’s Delivery Service on the way to Howl’s Moving Castle. The Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli acts as an update to the 2015 exhibit, which celebrated the studio’s 30th anniversary. Feature


Lorena G

Lorena G

Living under the ideology of work hard, have fun, self-taught graphic designer and illustrator Lorena G specialises in attention to detail, embedding her love for geometry, vibrant colour and fine vectors into her impressive portfolio of illustrations, brand identity, lettering and design. Feature


Le Turtle

Le Turtle

To emphasise further the exciting arrival of the French new-wave restaurant, Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree, both renowned for their combining of traditional graphic design elements with contemporary artistic processes, in turn creating consistently enticing and unique visuals, have once more embedded their harmonious aesthetic, unveiling the illusive creations which inform the identity of Le Turtle. Feature


Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly by Austin Radcliffe recasts the messiness of everyday life and recasts it in neat and appealing designs. Based on the Webby Award winning Tumblr blog, TON displays thoughtfully composed everyday objects, displayed beautifully to enthral the ‘neat freak’ in all of us. From candy arranged by gradient, to mobile phones from the past 20 years laid out with perfect spacing, TON capitalises on our current obsession with photographing and cataloguing everyday objects. Feature


Silken Favours

Silken Favours

Taking cutesy and kitsch hand rendered prints, Silken Favours composes modern pieces of silk artwork to be worn, cuddled and treasured forever. Creative Director and Founder of Silken Favours, Vicki Murdoch takes a playful approach to her work, creating prints including illustrations of everything from kittens riding unicorns, to flying pigs. Using traditional pen and ink techniques yet portraying her ‘pretty yet trippy’ imagery, Murdoch’s work is simultaneously both otherworldly and reassuringly familiar. Feature