For the Graduate Print Awards 2015, People of Print have been scouring the world for the best young print designers with an aim to honour and encourage these blossoming talents whose academic achievements are at the highest level of creative excellence. Considered as one of our largest annual gatherings of international, up-and-coming creatives, it’s no surprise to us that we’re now overwhelmed by the amazing work. We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in this year’s awards, and most importantly, we couldn’t have achieved any of this without our partners.
Check Out My Print!
Pop-up workshop services ‘Check Out My Print!’ usually hold a number of print workshops at different locations across London. It’s here where you can sharpen your creative edge and for People of Print’s Graduate Print Awards 2015, they are now offering two workshops for the 2nd and 3rd place winners and a one-day course for the overall winner.
The fact is we all rely on some degree of self-promotion. One of the largest online creative networks, ‘Creativepool’ is now offering a pro account for the the lucky 1st place winner! This is now your chance to be discovered because it is here where international creative companies and individuals showcase what they do, find, and connect with each other.
London Centre for Book Arts
The UK’s one and only artist-run, open-access resource and educational centre dedicated to print and book arts. The first place winner will receive a studio pass which is worth £100. The winner will be able to access space and equipment at the ‘London Centre for Book Arts’ bindery and print studio. Exciting, right?
London Graphic Centre
Looking for the best place to buy stationery items? ‘London Graphic Centre’ is home to an excellent selection of artist materials ranging from paper, pens, sketchbooks, colour pencils, studio equipments, and many more. The first place winner of this year’s Graduate Print Awards will receive a £100 voucher and £15 vouchers for second and third place.
London Print Studio
London Print Studio are a non-profit and artist-run organisation providing educational resources in the graphic arts. We couldn’t thank them enough because the selected participant will be offered a free one year membership and 10 free sessions at their studio! ‘London Print Studio’ is well-known for their courses which include a wide range of print programmes: screen-printing, Intaglio, letterpress, and photography.
New North Press
If you live and breathe typography, then you must be familiar with ‘New North Press’. This prestigious letterpress studio believes that “..the passing on of knowledge is key to letterpress’ survival.”, and if you also live by the saying, you just can’t miss this. New North Press are now offering a voucher to one of their letterpress workshops. Together with New North Press, we will be selecting the lucky participant from the top 10 nominees!
Print All Over Me
The ‘Print All Over Me’ project stems from the ideas to create a platform for ‘real world collaboration and creation’. It is a place for creatives to upload a design onto one of their items, have it produced, and then sell it online. We have teamed up with Print All Over Me this year and they are offering three gift cards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, not to mention that their artworks will also be featured on Printallover.me!
Sonsoles Print Studio
‘Sonsoles Print Studio’ has been illuminating Peckham’s creative scene since 2012. Run by graduates from Royal College of Art MA Printmaking, they have continued to support us and for this year’s Graduate Print Awards and will be offering a free 1 year membership for our first prize winner. Second prize includes a free induction worth £20 when they join as a member and for third prize a free printing session worth £13 when they join as a member.
Thames Barrier Print Studio
One of London’s largest open access print studios. ‘Thames Barrier Print Studio’ welcome printmakers of all experience levels. They offer exceptional facilities and services in a spacious and buzzy environment. And to share their love for print, they will be giving away 3 sessions vouchers to the three lucky participants from the top 10 nominees.
Shoreditch-based pro lab and gallery ‘theprintspace’ was founded with an aim to empower print artists and has been providing digital printing services since 2007. Their blog also serves as a great resource for inspiration. What’s more, they also feature a wide selection of easy-to-follow videos to help their customers understand how to use their services. You’ll be able to see their print paper types and the order process. For this year, they are offering £100 print credit to the overall winner, £30 print credit for the second place winner, and £20 for the third place winner.
Established in 1973, ‘The Association of Illustrators (AOI)’ is a non-profit trade association with a membership of around 1,700 independent illustrators, agents, students, colleges, and commissioners. Its publication, Varoom Magazine features interviews with illustrators, image-makers, and designers as well as critical articles on different aspects of contemporary illustration. For this year, they will be offering three complimentary subscriptions for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
‘Type Tasting’ is an experiential type studio set up by Sarah Hyndman with a primary aim to research how typefaces evoke emotions, prompt multi-sensory interactions, and influence us as type consumers. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place winners will each receive a copy of ‘The Type Taster: How fonts influence you’ and a pair of ‘font goggles’! Please note that the Type Taster book is available only until late October 2015.
Everyday we meet the challenges not only of designing, but also of the printing and finishing process. That’s why we have teamed up with ‘Well Hung’ because we believe that meticulous attention to detail at each step of the process is key. And once again, the first-place winner will receive a framing service for any print to be framed to their specification to the value of £75. For the second place winner they will receive a £25 voucher towards any printing or framing service, and last but not least, the third place winer will get a £15 voucher.
If you have just graduated and your work is print-oriented, you can still get involved! To submit your work, please click here. In the upcoming weeks, you will also see our conversation with all of our partners. Watch this space!