// L I G H T S O U T //
Blisters is back for its 6th edition!
Our long-awaited Blisters show is back after 3 years and this year it’s set to be bigger and better! The show will coincide with the very exciting launch of Print Club London’s first book ‘Screen Printing the Ultimate Guide – From Sketchbook to Squeegee’ published with Thames & Hudson.
This Year it’s …
It’s based on BOOKS and it’s an entirely hand-pulled screen printed show!
Grab inspiration from your favourite book, favourite author or even a favourite line from an iconic book.
The show is going to be HUGE as the artists included in our book have created work exclusively for it and each limited edition piece will be launched at our Blisters Show! (Have your work exhibited alongside the likes of Ben Eine, Rob Ryan, Kate Gibb, Steve Wilson and many, many more!)
We are now open for submissions and want to get the word out there to any illustrators/aspiring artists who want to take part.
// T H E B R I E F //
ONE. Submit a poster in your own style inspired by your favourite book, favourite author or even a favourite line from an iconic book
TWO. The catch is that, you cannot use the name of the book or author! Use of other text is allowed of course, but this should stand alone as an image/scene/typography
THREE. Most importantly, your work must be COMPLETELY new and original for this project and never seen before! We will not accept any submissions that are displayed anywhere else, including personal blog or portfolio.
FOUR. The artwork specification – It needs to be in B2 format (500 x 700mm) but, can be portrait or landscape
FIVE. When sending the low-res file please ensure it’s save ‘YourName.jpeg’ and state in your email the book/quote/author your design is inspired by
Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected] and the official deadline is Friday 5th May 2017
// P R O D U C I N G Y O U R S C R E E N P R I N T S //
We can offer free use of our studio to successful submissions to print their own work but, if you aren’t printing yourself do be aware that the more colours you choose the more expensive it is to produce.
In previous Year’s we always had 40 artists exhibiting but as we promised a bigger and better show, 2017 Blisters show will be full to the brim with 50 artists, each with a 50 edition and signed screen prints selling for £50 a pop!
The idea is that whether you are just out of college, up and coming or a well-known artist, everyone is on the same level platform and the prints speak for themselves.
Our aim is to take affordable art prints to a wider demographic, encouraging buyers to invest in original artwork
Artists who have taken part in our Blisters show before include: Ben Eine, Jamie Reid, Mr Bingo, Pure Evil, Peter Stitson, Anthony Burrill, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, James Joyce, Clifford Richards, Mike Perry, Ryca and many, many more!
// F A Q s //
Q: If I have book artwork that I’ve used for previous projects, can I reprint this? A: The artwork for your submission should be original. If there are elements from previous projects this is fine but the submission should appear to be new as a whole.
Q: Does the “poster” need to contain text or type? A: No, this is up to you. “Poster” is the format size paper and the term we use to describe this. You can either:
ONE. Create artwork that is composed of an illustration or design inspired by a book, author(s) or line from a book
TWO. Submit an entry composed entirely of a typographic design (as long as it does not mention the book title/authors name/characters name
THREE. Mix the two!
Q: If I have several designs, can I submit more than one? A: You can submit as many ideas as you like!
Q: When the artwork is printed and signed, do we also need to put a title to it? For example; The book title, author name or not, as it might give the game away? A: We haven’t decided on this yet. Just email us your entries and let us know your inspiration for the artwork!
Q: How much of money for the print goes to the artist? A: It’s a 50/50 split between the artist and Print Club London. The artist will receive 50% commission as will Print Club London
Q: What happens to prints, which remain unsold? A: All prints are sold via Print Club London on our online gallery after the show.
Q: Do they remain the property of the artist or of London Print Club? A: They’re owned by the artist/designer, but we retain the right to be the only seller of these prints as they are from a show we have curated.
Q: If ownership remains with the artist, can the artist resell them elsewhere – for example, through independent shops? A: No, the prints can only be sold via Print Club London
Q: If the artist is not producing the prints themselves will Print Club be producing them? A: The artists are liable for the printing the work. They can use our studios for free if they know how to print! If artists are unable to print, they can ask Tuckshop our bespoke printing service who will offer a discount for all Blisters artists. This Year we’re sponsored by G.F Smith who are supplying all the paper for the show.
Q: Who owns the rights to the image? A: Artists always own the rights to their work. However a rule of Blisters is that the work is exclusive to Print Club London and cannot be reproduced into another screen print or gicleé print.
Check out our last Blister show, ‘Sound Sessions, 2014’ here!
Blisters The Paperback Edition is proudly sponsored by
Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected]
The deadline is Friday 5th May 2017