Xmas show: Our Open Studio artists & Makers

We are so close to our annual Print Club Xmas Show! Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect in our open studios & Xmas market!


Date: Thursday 8th December

Time: 6 – 9.30pm

Location: Print Club London Studios


We have a fine-art studio Absorb Arts which houses amazing artists and sculptors, for one night only they are opening their studio for you to have a look around!

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MARK McCLURE

Mark McClure inhabits a unique space between the worlds of fine art and visual design – creating studio works, sculpture and murals alongside bespoke surfaces – all with a strong, geometric style. Mark has exhibited widely in the UK and Internationally and has undertaken a number of Public Art commissions and Artist residencies Internationally.

Trained as a graphic designer, Mark has worked in design, illustration and digital interactive design for a number of years – experience which is still referenced in his studio’s output and aesthetic. Often working with found and reclaimed materials – current works explore themes of structure, public space and our interaction with the built environment.

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www.markmcclurestudio.com


NADEEM CHUGHTAI 

Nadeem Chughtai was born in 1973 and grew up in the suburbs of South London. He has been selling his artwork since the age of fifteen when he negotiated a deal to produce hand drawn posters in exchange for free membership to his local squash club.

Nadeem studied at Epsom School of Art and Design. In January 2000 he became apprentice to Steve Mitchell, one of the world’s finest scenic artists within the film industry. Over the following five years he learnt many of the unique skills and techniques used in this breath-taking art form, assisting in the production of realistic scenery backdrops on many feature films, including ‘The Bourne Supremacy’, ‘Alexander’, ‘Love Actually’ and James Bond ‘Die Another Day’.

Nadeem has been working independently as an artist since 2005. The Nowhere Man, the faceless and emotive character that features throughout his work, was partly inspired by the miniature scale figures Nadeem observed in architectural drawings on the film sets.

Over the years the Nowhere Man has drawn on and absorbed Nadeem’s life experiences and has evolved into an enduring character that is able to subtly convey the emotions of both the artist and the viewer.

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www.nadeemart.com


BEN RIDER

Ben Rider is a fluorescent ink obsessed print mercenary, commercial illustrator and teacher. Ben specialises in rough, raw, punky image making bursting with energy and loud graphics and has worked for clients such as Film 4, 5SOS, Heineken, and Samsung.

Ben loves the gratifying nature of print and what it can add to an illustration, the sense of physically making something with your hands has an honesty, it gives work a certain soul and character and to him this acts as a middle finger to the increasingly homogenised slick corporate world sold to us.

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www.benrider.com


ISABELLA COTIER

“Using a few sure lines and fluid brush strokes I capture the essence and individuality of my subjects.”

Born in London and raised in Florence, Italy. On returning to London she attended the London College of Fashion where she graduated with a degree in illustration.

A sharp eye coupled with creative imagination have won Isabella commissions for H&M, Gieves and Hawkes, Fortnum & Mason, Tank magazine, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Poplin, Dash magazine, Grit magazine and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

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And many more artists will be involved in the Absorb Arts open studio


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SAM BALDWIN

An illustrator, artists and cartoonist from Birmingham based in London, working with different print techniques but mainly screen printing….

A freelance screen printer working for a wide range of clients including Print Club London, Somerset House, Bob Gill, Joe Wilson, Clifford Richards and many many more….

And a man trying to get on with life.

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www.sambaldwinillustration.co.uk


THE POSITIVE PRESS

The Positive Press is a friendly and professional screen printing service based in North London and run by myself, Chris Murphy. Specialising in eco friendly water based inks I can print onto a variety of flat materials from paper and packaging, to fabric and apparel.

I have many years of screen printing experience from humble beginnings in the front room of my Brighton flat to now working from a busy members studio in North London. I am able to see a job through from start to finish offering help and advise all the way to ensure great results.

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www.thepositivepress.co.uk


FRANCESCA TILEY

Francesca’s work is defined by vibrant colours, decorative patterns and playful lettering. She is influenced by the naïve and expressive qualities of folk art and has a big love for anything hand made. Having recently completed her BA at Brighton University, she hopes to learn more about sign painting and other traditional crafts.

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www.cargocollective.com/francescatiley


LOUIS CARPENTER

Louis is an illustrator, currently based in London, whose work often focuses on buildings and cityscapes. Working in pen to create detailed monochrome pieces and using printing to add a bit of colour.

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www.louiscraigcarpenter.com


CARDELICIOUS

Cardelicious greeting cards has been trading since 2003. Since then we’ve supplied some of the biggest stores to the coolest kitsch shops. Throughout, we’ve kept our small independent publisher vibe. Producing design led greeting cards and gifts.

Our philosophy is simple, to produce cards and gifts that we love, and if we love them, hopefully someone else will too!

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www.cardelicious.com


STEPHANIE UNGER

Stephanie Unger an artist and illustrator based in London.  Her work is playful and is built up of bold colours and simple shapes whether it’s swapping between traditional or digital mediums.

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www.stephaniehunger.co.uk

There will be lots more makers taking part too!

Click attending on our event here

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