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A huge thank you to everyone that came to our second CHOOSE LOVE show at Somerset House!

The fundraising exhibition in collaboration with Help Refugees saw artists including Bob & Roberta Smith, Pure Evil, Rob Ryan, James Joyce, Hattie Stewart and Alexandria Coe create one off original pieces, making their mark on the iconic CHOOSE LOVE logo. We would like to thank all of our contributing artists and of course our buyers for visiting the show, bidding in our auction and picking up some CHOOSE LOVE merch. The funds raised from this week long exhibition will go directly to support the incredible work of Help Refugees.

Print Club Choose Love

Choose Love Somerset House

Choose Love 2019 opening night at Somerset House.

Dave Buonaguidi Choose Love

CHOOSE LOVE Lifeboat by Dave Buonaguidi.

Choose Love Somerset House

CHOOSE LOVE Artwork by Rob Ryan and Rosie Emerson. 

Alex May Hughes

CHOOSE LOVE Artwork by Alex May Hughes and Charming Baker.

Lauren Baker Neon

CHOOSE LOVE Neon by Lauren Baker

POA. Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Couldn’t make the opening night? You can still shop our Choose Love collection online and we have some pieces ready and framed for collection.

Aida Choose Love

CHOOSE LOVE Dream Boat by Aida

Framed 1st edition – £1,000

Bob and Roberta Smith

CHOOSE LOVE by Bob and Roberta Smith

Edition of 1 Framed – £1,000

Isabella Cotier Choose Love

CHOOSE LOVE by Isabella Cotier

Edition of 1 Framed – £1,000

We are continuing to work with artists throughout the year producing brand new and limited edition pieces in aid of the charity so keep your eyes out for new collaborations.

You can shop the full Choose Love collection here.

 

 

Festival Season has well and truly started, and we were lucky enough to be invited down to this year’s Field Day by Dr. Martens to be apart of their DM’s Boot Room Stand.

We rocked up at the Festival with our portable printing unit and printed the day away, whilst listening to some amazing artists. For the event we were supplied with a design by Dr. Martens, that was to be printed onto Tote Bags by the festival goers.

If you didn’t manage to come down to the festival then check out all of the action below:

 

If you would like us to come along to your event then email [email protected] or [email protected] to get more information.

 

Now Play This

The annual games festival returns to Somerset House for it’s biggest edition ever. We were invited to the private view to explore the interactive games and experimental design that they had on show.

Now Play This

Somerset House

6th – 14th April 2019

 

This years exhibition focuses on community, the interaction between players and how this feeds into the creative process of some of the most inventive games. Visitors to the festival are invited to play on all of the thought provoking games on display as well as try their hands at creating their own video game that can be played by others.

Some of our favourite games included Octopad, a reimagined 1980’s game which turns a one player game into a collaborative experience with eight different controllers with a button each, encouraging a team effort from all of the players. As well as an installation by We Throw Stitches which sees players battle it out in the ‘ultimate reaction test’ at the their table of changing neon lights. For those that want less screen time in their lives there is also a board game lounge, a zine lounge and two outdoor interactive installations in the courtyard.

 

Now Play This

Test your reactions against Flux by We Throw Switches

 

Games created by festival visitors and a trip down memory lane with Wrong Box by Molly Soda.

 

Amongst the competitive action there are many talks and workshops across the week long festival that are well worth checking out. Now Play This runs as part of London Games Festival so if you’re in the capital make sure you take a look!

It’ Play Time…

Super Extra Lucky Ben Rider

Super Extra Lucky by Ben Rider

Edition of 50

£75

Video Nasty

Video Nasty by Charlie Gould

Edition of 30

£80

Game of Life

Game of Life by Timba Smits

£70

 

Recently Regent Street and St James’s joined forces to debut Show In The Dark; an evening of arts and culture that shone a light on an array of unique artists. Throughout the course of the evening, independent stores, global flagship brands, galleries and restaurants throughout Regent Street and St James’s opened their doors to creatives such as ourselves.

We were invited down to join in with the fun at Regent Street’s Anthropologie store, where we printed designs by Jacqueline Colley, which were specially commissioned for this event.

Check out all the action below:

If you would like to hire us for an event or to our studio for a workshop, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

This Valentines we had the absolute pleasure of being invited down to Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store, to do some live printing with some of their customers. Not only we there with our live printing set up, but we had the lovely Megan Riera adding a personal touch with her hand finished lettering.

Customers were able to print the second layer of the two-layer print, they were then able to choose the name that they would like to be hand finished onto the print by Megan.

Check out all the action below:

If you’re interested in hiring us for your event either on location or at our East London Studio, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

Anni-Albers

We recently took a trip to the Tate Modern to explore the amazing new exhibition showcasing the work of Anni Albers. As the first major exhibition of her work in the UK the extensive collection explores the career of the Bauhaus artist from her well known weavings to unseen screen prints and original paintings.

Albers studied at the famous Bauhaus school in Weinmar, before moving to America with her husband Josef and studying at the experimental Black Mountain College. A pioneer in textile design she explored the relationship between functionality and aesthetic and was heavily inspired by grid like architectural forms. She looked to explore a new modern language through a traditional craft process.

Anni Albers Tate Modern

The retrospective exhibition shows a lot of the work made throughout her time in the Bauhaus As well as Albers personal projects the exhibition also shows her more commercial textiles including fabrics for hotels and the drapes for the Rockefella’s guest house. There is also an amazing collection of antique textiles from around the world and you can see the influence of the couples travels on her creations.

 

 

The exhibition runs until January 27th 2019.

Tickets and more information can be found here. 

Feeling inspired? Shop Bauhaus inspired prints from our collection.

 

Grand Designs Jonathan Lawes

Grand Designs by Jonathan Lawes

Edition of 50

£50

Wellbeck Street

Wellbeck Street, London by Angus Vasili

Edition of 25

£95

 

 

BLISTERS: SEASON SEVEN is a distant memory now… Or is it, we still have tons of rad artwork inspired by your favourite TV shows available on our online gallery! Scroll down to see a recap of all the fun that was had at the show and a selection of the pieces still available for sale!


Fargo by Angus Vasili 

Edition of 50, £50


 

It’s important to share with you all the people who made Blisters possible! Without our neighbours over at MC Motors, we wouldn’t have a space to put on the biggest screenprinted poster show! Thank you Castle Gibson for lending us the space and Ruby’s Dalston for serving up all the refreshments for the evening!


The Big Breakfast by Gavin Dobson 
Edition of 50, £50


The Great British Bake Off by Aleesha Nandhra
Edition of 50, £50


This Year we were kindly sponsored by Beck’s Beer who kept your thirst quenched throughout the evening, launching their Be Kreativ Art labels at Blisters: Season Seven!


Rainbow by Rose Stallard
Edition of 50, £50


Stranger Things by Oli Fowler
Edition of 50, £50


Year on year GF Smith always support all our projects and Blisters is no exception! The lovely people a GF Smith supplied us with over 3000 sheets of paper this year and we can’t thank them enough!


Pets Win Prizes by Hannah Carvell
Edition of 50, £50


The Simpsons by Omar Careaga
Edition of 50, £50


Planet Earth by Elliot Kruszynski
Edition of 50, £50


Printing fifty editions can be pricey but our ink suppliers over at Screentec Print Essentials generously sponsored us a pot of ink for each poster in the show!


Frozen Planet by Charlie Blanchard
Edition of 50, £50


Westworld by Joe Wilson
Edition of 50, £50


And finally, after all the Beck’s beer you were all in need of some grub! Imad’s Syrian kitchen came up trumps and supplied you all with delicious plates of his stand-out falafel! Here at Print Club HQ we LOVE imad’s food!


The Twilight Zone by Concepcion Studios
Edition of 50, £50


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Ben Rider
Edition of 50, £50



Black Mirror by Sam Baldwin
Edition of 50, £50

 

Summer Bazaar

For one day only we will be transforming not only our East London print studio but our Miller’s Avenue alleyway into our Summer Bazaar! It’ll be filled to the brim with works from our artists, technicians and studio members!

It’s the perfect opportunity for you to pick up some hand-made goodies, amazing affordable art and to try some tasty treats by some of our favourite food vendors!

Here are some snaps of the artist’s involved in last years market:

Positive Press

Francesca Tiley

Sam Baldwin

Aleesha Nandhra

Mean Mail

Vicky’s Donuts


Date: Saturday 18th August
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Print Club London Gallery, 10-28 Millers Ave, London, E8 2DS

If you would like to attend, click here.

Clerkenwell Design Week kindly invited us to partner with us for this year’s festival, on an exciting project called ‘Your Tote Counts’

‘Your Tote Counts’ intended to address the issue of Tote Bags replacing the unstainable plastic bags, when in fact it turns out that Tote Bags have a bigger ecological footprint than that of a plastic bag unless they’re used repeatedly. Therefore we were encouraging just that by asking people to donate their old Tote Bags and give them a little bit of TLC!

We rocked up at the festival for the three days with our portable print beds to breathe new life into these old bags, by giving them a BRAND NEW design and purpose. All the proceeds throughout the event went towards Maggie’s Centre, who are a charity which do amazing work by supporting those with cancer and their families. To find out more about the charity, please click here.

Check out all the action below:

Designs for the event were supplied by five Chelsea College of Art students. Photography by Sophie Mutevelian.

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Our team and equipment can be transported into any location, working with your guests to print posters t-shirts or totes! So if you’re interested in learning more about our live printing events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]

We had the absolute pleasure of being invited down to the Carnaby Style Weekender with Jack Wills, to do some live printing! We set up in the Carnaby Hub which throughout the duration of the weekend would house some amazing workshops from a Margarita Masterclass to an art class with Collage Club London!

After finishing at the Carnaby Hub we rolled over to Jack Wills store in Fouberts Place, to carry on spreading the ink!

Here’s a couple of snaps we took of the action!

Designs for the event were supplied by the amazing artist Ruth Kingsbury, make sure you go check out her work!

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Our team and equipment can be transported into any location, working with your guests to print posters t-shirts or totes! So if you’re interested in learning more about our live printing events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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Blisters is back for its 7th edition!

You’ll be glued to the screen…

BLISTERS: SEASON SEVEN

A FULLY SCREEN-PRINTED POSTER EXHIBITION

After the success of Our Blisters show in 2017, we’re bringing you back-to-back episodes of your favourite screen-printed poster show!

It’s based on ‘TV SHOWS’ and it’s an entirely hand-pulled screen-print show!

Tune in and take inspiration from your favourite TV show, cult classic or famous one-liners!

Coming September 2018

We are now open for submissions and want to get the word out there to any illustrators/aspiring artists who want to take part.


Blisters: Season Seven – The Brief

ONE. Submit a poster in your own style inspired by your favourite TV show, cult classic series or a famous one-liner!

TWO. The catch is that, you cannot use the name of the show or character names! 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 of landscape.

FIVE. Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected] and

When sending the low-res file please ensure it’s saved ‘YourName.jpeg’ and you state in your email the book/author/quote your design is inspired by.

The deadline is Monday 21st May’18


Producing your screen prints

We can offer free use of our studio to successful submissions to print your 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.

2018 Blisters show will be full to the brim with 50 artists, each with 50 signed and editioned 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!

Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected] and the deadline is Monday 21st May 2018


FAQs

 

Q: If I have 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:

1. Create artwork that is composed of an illustration or design inspired by a TV Show, or line from a show

2. Submit an entry composed entirely of a typographic design (as long as it does not mention the TV Show title/Character names

3. Mix the two!

 

Q: If I have several designs, can I submit more than one?

A: You can submit as many designs as you like!

Q: When the artwork is printed and signed, do we also need to put a title to it? For example; The TV show title or not, as it might give the game away?

A: The title of each print edition will be the same as the TV show it’s inspired by

Q: How much of that 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 cannot be reproduced at a later date as another screen print or giclée

Q: Can the artist/designer use the imagery for, their own products again?  For example, using the imagery for t-shirts, greetings cards etc.

A: No, we ask that the image to be just for the show. This is what makes it ‘limited edition’ and this is a key part of Blisters.

Check out last year’s show;

The deadline for submission is Monday 21st May 2018 

 

Award winning architect Kody Kato has pushed the limits of GF Smith’s new Japanese paper collection in this amazing installation. We were lucky enough to meet the designer himself as he explained the gravity defying exhibit, constructed from over 5,500 sheets of ‘Takeo’ paper. Using traditional Sonobe origami techniques the sculpture took 6 days to install and will transform over time as the paper stretches and shifts.

Make sure you book an appointment at GF Smith’s London show space by the end of June to catch this intriguing exhibition and explore their vast paper collection whilst you are there. You can also practice your paper aeroplane making skills and try to make it on to the Perfect Plane leader board (our skills definitely need improving).

‘Fold It’

Between the Lines by Claudia Pape

£60.00 and FREE UK Shipping

 

 

 

 

Last week we popped down to NOW Gallery to explore Fred Butler’s therapeutic world in her new exhibition Harmonics In Space.The installation explores chromotherapy and light as an antidote to Season Defective Disorder!

NOW Gallery are amazing at putting on interactive display within the exhibition’s that they hold and Fred Butler’s is no different!  The exhibition features interactive polyhedral spheres which you can dip inside and it will give you a rainbow light display, also upon entering you’re required to take off your shoes to heighten your senses as well as being equipped with headphones that feature contrasting music with different tempos and moods. Inside the exhibition space is the chance to create your very own origami cosmic creature in a variety of different colours, each of which represents a different mood. It’s the perfect Zen Destination and offers a totally immersive experience!

ion, so if you’re looking for a bit of me time then we would highly recommend heading down to the NOW Gallery to check out the exhibition before it ends on the 29th April!

The distinctive style, quirky nature and attention to detail doesn’t waiver in Wes Anderson’s latest creation ‘Isle of Dogs.’ Print Club popped down to The Store, 180 The Strand to take a peek at Anderson’s creations.  This exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at 17 sets and puppets for the stop-motion picture.

You can get up close and take in all the detail while, the movie score plays in the background! If beautiful sets, puppetry and the soundtrack playing around you isn’t enough additionally, there’s a noodle bar pop-up inspired by Megasaki restaurant that is home to one of the characters in the film.

The exhibition runs until 5th April 2018, so you don’t have long to catch a glimpse at the inner workings of Wes Anderson’s latest creation!



ABOUT THE MOVIE

Stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots, and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.


 


If you like Wes Anderson, we have a print inspired by his film ‘The Royal Tenebaums’ by Concepcion studios

Edition of 200, £60 and FREE UK SHIPPING

The Royal Tenenbaums Concepcion Studios Print Club London Screen Print

Following on from the success of his exhibition ‘ The Forever Loop’ at the Barbican, Eddie Peake has taken over the White Cube Gallery with his latest immersive exhibition, ‘Concrete Pitch’.  Photos of the exhibition space, flooded with soft pink light, have been popping up on our news feed for weeks so we headed down to the Bermondsey hot spot to check it out for ourselves.

 

Inspired by a youth spent on concrete recreation grounds in Finsbury Park, ‘Concrete Pitch’ creates an adult playground of paintings, sculpture and soundscapes. The gallery has been filled with bold neon paintings, snaking steel tables, vibrating speakers and a low hum of distorted recordings from Stroud Green Road. Throughout the exhibition Kool London, one of London’s longest running underground stations, broadcast live from the gallery offering up the soundtrack of East London estates in the early nineties. You’ve only got till the April the 8th to surround yourself in Peake’s new world and it’s definitely an exhibition not to be missed.

Eddie Peak at the White Cube Gallery.

 

*Concrete Pitch runs till the 8th April at the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey. Go check it out!

Big fan of Eddie Peake? You may also like //

B.Brave by Donk

Edition of 200. £130.00

 

 

 

 

For International Women’s Day we held a workshop with Warner Bro’s UK, to celebrate Unstoppable Women in film and TV! For the event, we had three different amazing designs created by our Creative Director Rose Stallard. The designs featured quotes from Wonder Woman, GIRLS and Big Little Lies!

Scroll down to see the images from the evening!

Photography by Andrew Leo

If you are interested in hiring us for an event you are holding, then please get in touch with [email protected]

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Facebook Grow UK Soho Farmhouse

Recently we were invited along to Soho Farm House by Facebook to hold a workshop for their Grow UK event. We invited artist Joe Cruz to come down to teach the attendees his technique of working into screen printed artwork with soft pastels  along with an exciting twist on some live drawing. Our technicians Craig, Indra and Francesca were armed with squeegees, ink and our portable print beds to supply printing for the workshop. Here’s a few snaps of the weekend filled with fun, sun & food!

Facebook Grow UK Print Club London

Facebook Grow UK Print Club London

Facebook Grow UK Print Club London

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One of hell of a line-up and queues out the door, last night’s Blister show was a roaring success! If you made it down to the show but didn’t commit to picking up your favourite print then you have another chance, they are all available online NOW! (If they didn’t sell out on the night)

Here’s a selection of the prints that were in the show!

You can check out the full collection here!

The Humans by Naomi Edmondson 

Edition of 50, £50


Winnie The Pooh by Giuseppe Fasano

Edition of 50, £50


The Tales of Peter Rabbit by Chris Haughton

Edition of 50, £50


Bonjour Tristesse by Lucille Moore

Edition of 50, £50


Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Clare Halifax

Edition of 50, £50


If you missed the action on the opening night you can see check out all that went on at the opening night below!

We want to thanks our sponsors Castle Gibson, Ruby’s Bar, G.F. Smith and Sipsmith for helping make Blisters: The Paperback Edition happen!

 

 

Hello Love proudly presents Art Independence Day Fundraiser

Hello Love Fundraiser

Art Independence Day Fundraiser is an event dedicated to Art Independence and Personal Sustainability, in aid of raising money for the Hello Beautiful Foundation and Cancer Prevention.

The evening will include: Live Auction, live music and art installations. Auctioned items will be by Stella McCartney, Ted Baker, One Aldwych and many more.

Hello Love Fundraiser

Hello Beautiful Foundation is a non-profit & artistic organisation & Registered Charity (1158384) that aims to strip out the negative energy associated with cancer, and in turn highlight the beauty that can be found within this struggle.

Click here to visit their local giving page

If you want to head down and support an amazing cause you only need to rsvp to [email protected]

David Shand & Isabella Cotier Joint Show Print Club London

We would like to thank everyone who attended our joint show last night for artists Isabella Cotier and David Shand, what a great turn out!

The original prints and exclusive editions will all be available to buy from our gallery til the 29th June.

Please email [email protected] to book a viewing. _________________________________________________________________

We held David Shand & Isabella Cotier Joint show in our Dalston gallery, where we showcased their contrasting styles with a curated selection of works by each artist, including screenprints, ceramics, originals and more.

Here are a few snaps from last night’s Opening Night

Joint Show

Joint Show

Joint Show

Joint Show

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Artist’s featured in the show:

David Shand trained as a graphic designer and has worked in design and illustration for the last 20 years. David works primarly in screenprint and collage, often combining the two to create editions and one off pieces. David has sold at Atom Gallery, Studio 73, Affordable Artfair and the Druck Berlin Screenprint Festival.

David uses old posters from the underground as a starting point for his work, finding himself drawn to their decaying images and viewing them in an abstract, playful way.  David is known for his subverted imagery of torn and distressed posters, with his work being a visual exolpration of how advertising loses its commercial message through time and decay and how new meanings emerge.

 

David Shand

Poster Girl // Original Piece

Consume, Conform // Original Piece

Framed: £650

Image Missing Riley David Shand

Image Missing // Edition of 7

Riley // Edition of 7

Unframed: £250 // Framed: £400

David Shand

Editor // Original Piece

Yellow and Blue (Text) // Original Piece

Framed: £350

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Isabella Cotier

Isabella Cotier graduated from London College of Fashion studying Illustration and has been freelancing ever since. Some of her clients include H&M, Fortnum and Mason, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. Isabella grew up in Florence, Italy where she experienced a more traditional way of drawing.

Isabella’s main interest is portraying people through expressive and unrestricted lines, playing on her impulsivity and celebrating the imperfections in her work. The majority of Isabella’s work is based on life drawing sessions where she captures a model’s presence with lines and expression, often developing this further from the impression they’ve left.

Isabella Cotier

Red Roses // Edition of 50

Pink Polka Dots // Edition of 50

Framed: £357 // Unframed: £220

Isabella Cotier

Callum// Original Piece

Timothy Yellow //Original Piece

Timothy Red Stripe //Original Piece

Timothy Pink Red //Original Piece

Framed: £290

Isabella Cotier

Zarina // Edition of 7

Robbie // Original Piece

Framed: £490

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All the pieces featured in the post are available to purchase from our gallery, throughout the duration of the show.

Not all the prints seen on this new post will be available to purchase online.

Original Pieces may have sold since this post.

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David Shand & Isabella Cotier Joint Show Print Club London

Print Club London would like to proudly present to you our latest joint exhibition by artists David Shand and Isabella Cotier.

Join us in our Dalston gallery for an exciting evening of art, where we will be showcasing their contrasting styles with a curated selection of works by each artist, including screenprints, ceramics, originals and more.

Combining Isabella’s loose, illustrative drawings with David’s torn, collaged pieces, the exhibition will feature a curated selection of works by each artist, all available to purchase on the opening night.

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Date: Thursday 25th May 2017

Time: 6 – 9pm

Location: Print Club London Gallery, 10-28 Millers Ave, E8 2DS

Click attending to our event here.

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Featured Artists in the show:

David Shand Poster Girl

‘Poster Girl’ // Edition of 50, £85

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David Shand is best known for his subverted imagery of torn and decayed posters. His work explores how visual advertising loses its commercial message through time and decay and how new pleasing imagery and meanings emerge.

“I found myself drawn to old posters on the underground and I began photographing them. I found something very appealing about how these carefully crafted posters had become unshackled from what they were selling and their imagery had become random, abstract and playful.”

David works in screenprint and collage and often combines both for editions and one-off works. He has sold his work through Printclub, Atom Gallery, Studio 73, East End prints, The London Affordable Artfair and the Druck Berlin Screenprint Festival. David trained as a graphic designer and has worked in design and illustration in London for 20 years.

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Rain-blo Bubble Gum David Shand Print Club London

‘Rain-blo Bubble Gum’ // Edition of 50, £150

Image Missing Riley David Shand

Image Missing // Edition of 7

Riley // Edition of 7

Available on the opening night

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Isabella Cotier

Pink Polka Dots Isabella Cotier Print Club London

‘Pink Polka Dots’ // Edition of £50, £220

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Since graduating from the London College of Fashion with a BA in Illustration, Isabella has been freelancing as an illustrator. Growing up in Florence, Italy she was surrounded by and taught a more traditional way of drawing. Some of her clients have included H&M, Fortnum and Mason, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood.

“My main point of interest is portraying people through expressive, unrestricted line. I want my drawings to remain loose. With the ubiquity of technology and today’s tendencies toward Photoshopping and over editing, I like to play on my impulsivity, and never shy away from imperfections. I draw from life when and where ever I can, whether at live concerts or theatre productions, movement and performance is a theme I will come back to time and again.”

“At the moment I am working on a project where I invite friends and strangers to my studio to be drawn. During the visits I quickly create a dozen or so drawings to capture their presence in line. I then work further to develop the drawings once the model has left and depend on my memory and the drawings for reference. It’s interesting to see what the memory chooses to remember about a person…”

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Isabella Cotier Red Roses‘Red Roses’ // Edition of 50, £220

 

Red Bottle Black Mug Isabella Cotier

 

Isabella Cotier

Various still life scenes from Isabella’s sketchbook

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//  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 …

Blisters - The Paperback Edition Print Club London 2017

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!


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// 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.


Blisters The Directors Cut Print Club London Screen Print 2014

Check out our last Blister show, ‘Sound Sessions, 2014’ here!

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Blisters The Paperback Edition is proudly sponsored byG.F SMITH Blisters 2017 Print Club LondonCastle Gibson Blisters 2017 Print Club London


Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected]

The deadline is Friday 5th May 2017 

Last Friday we headed out into Shoreditch to print in icy conditions to give you the opportunity to print Valentine’s Day cards! If you managed to get down to us and pull a print then, I’m sure your card went down well with your loved one, hand printing makes it extra special!

If you missed it, here’s a few snaps of the event and keep your eyes peeled on Instagram for more live pop-up printing in the not too distant future.


The artwork for the card design was created by our Creative Director Rose Stallard. You can purchase the full-sized version below

Edition of 100, £40

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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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