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This week in Print Stories we talk to artist Toby Melville-Brown about the inspiration and process behind his work. Scroll down to find out more and see the artist’s process.


Independent Pubs of London by Toby Melville-Brown
Edition of 100, £60


Toby is a London based illustrator who draws inspiration from the city; it’s stories and possibilities. His research manifests in highly detailed drawings, that combine architectural textures, human experience, and a touch of fantasy.



I am a very visual person. Recently I decided my main drivers are; Scale, Transition, Praise and Novelty. So if I can go somewhere new, watch a vista change from day to night and know my creative response will be enjoyed, then I’m happy.



I wanted to do a drawing that allowed me to chat with as many people as possible. I asked everyone I know to send me a snap of their lockdown surroundings. I drew each entry to form a big block of flats. As if we were all neighbours. I had 175 entries and sold prints of the artwork to raise money for Refuge. We raised over £7500. That was a nice way to occupy my mind and also to connect with people.



I love train journeys. I read that the pace of a train is the perfect speed for our brains to digest visual information. It’s not an exact, but I find sitting looking out of a train window an absolute feast for my brain.

I wanted to celebrate those most special journeys with an artwork. And not just the vistas, but the interiors and the activities we might do on each ride. The result is a sort of chocolate box of dioramas.

I’ve done 9/16 train journeys. I’ll try to do them all but I’m in no rush.

Views From Trains by Toby Melville-Brown
Edition of 200, £60


The world around me, mostly. I’ve no doubt other artists have informed how I communicate my ideas and I do look to others to compare notes, but it’s not what galvanises me. Despite attempts to vary my diet, non-fiction is what I like. Our planet, the things people have done and are doing is so endlessly mind-blowing, I’m rather occupied with that.


Think about it. Maybe do a sketch. Then talk about it. I have a selection of people who I greatly respect, who I like to share my ideas with. It’s part show off, part quality control – if I don’t get an enthusiastic reaction, I get the hint. Following that, I might make a collage on Photoshop, sketch out sections in my sketchbook. Then, if I still like it, I’ll turn off my phone and begin and spend lost of time with a big piece of paper and a pen.



I used to try and battle detachment with perseverance. But it didn’t work.

Taking a break works well. For a few hours or the rest of the day. So, rather than seeking inspiration, I just allow my brain to recharge.



Probably a float mount in white, grain. The print has a lot of detail so I would recommend a frame that allows the content space.


London Venues – Green by Toby Melville-Brown
Edition of 100, £60


With lots of different textures and moods. And sure, a vaguely consistent colour palette to tie it together. Old things, new things, different mediums like photography, tapestry, artefact, if you can. Print wise, given this print is quite informative, I might want to pair it with something calm and abstract. I really like Your Light by Seraphina Neville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our new series Print Stories we talk to artist Andrew MacGregor about the inspiration and process behind his work. Scroll down to find out more and see the artists process.


Andrew MacGregor is a multidisciplinary artist based in east London. His work spans sculpture, illustration, set design and art direction.

After graduating from Middlesex University in 2004 with a BA (HONS) illustration, he has been able to expand his skillset to include three dimensional work and developed his commercial eye by working for notable brands within the fashion, art, interior design, retail, publishing and product design industries.

Since 2009, he has made a conscious effort to work with sustainable materials and is now the founder and creative director of The Colour Of Water, a creative organisation aiming to impact conservation through the power of art and community.

Macgregor’s artistic style is bold, colourful and uplifting, with great attention to detail through his use of layering and composition. From his paintings to his sculptures, there is a sense of accuracy and playfulness that captures the minds of the viewer.



People, the natural world, the human condition, our perception of the world, our beauty, the chaos within us, the chaos we create! We’re complex sentient beings…it fascinates me to look at these complexities and how to interpret them. I see so much when I look at people. Human character can be as plain as day…if you look carefully enough!


I had to look beyond the normal resources and pursue things that I hadn’t done before, otherwise you can get the feeling of stagnation. I took up figure sculpture, I’ve always had an interest in action figures and puppets and ‘designer toys’ etc.

Its also important to develop new interests in things, however small…plant propagation was another thing that kept me interested in life…I can be quite destructive at times but I had a strong desire to create over the three lockdowns.

This body of work is about beauty and chaos. Painted predominantly using indigo ink, this series of paintings looks at our humanity, our perception of the world and our existence within the narrow void between beauty and chaos. Since one can not exist without the other, the impact this has on us every day exposes a myriad of behavioural undulations.

‘The Thinker’ (striped shirt and cigarette) is about the power of contemplation, but its also looking at the void of time we pass through via thought. The moments we analyse what we’ve just seen, or how we work through problems in our minds. I love this space….we spend more time in this space than we would ever think possible.

‘Speak Your Mind’ is purely about fear, its about the inner chaos caused by our fear of self expression. Something most of us are familiar with…Will I be judged if I speak up about something? There is only one of us, if we choose to suppress our voices…that moment will be lost forever. The growth exploding from her mind is what she wants to express, and what she values the most.

 

 

Speak Your Mind by Andy MacGregor
Edition of 50, £145

The Thinker by Andy MacGregor
Edition of 50, £145


Absolutely everywhere, its never been a single source for me throughout my whole career. If you can’t take influence from everything and everywhere, you’re not open enough as an artist. Being an artist is about responding to the world around you, and within you, after all.

I still love painting on paper so thats my surface, I like using 2b pencils to mark out what Im going to paint, then I go straight on with multiple layers of Indigo ink. I’ve found a lot of joy in limiting my colour palette lately, so Indigo is now the basis for 80% of my paintings these days.



Hate to say it, but I’m never ‘uninspired’…because of the reasons two questions previous! But…what I do have to be careful about, is making sure I’m looking after myself, my body and my mind…so that I can continue to be productive. The looking after yourself thing has always been a tricky one for me.



I love box frames, because I don’t like the glass anywhere near the artwork, it looks more special in a box frame too. I’d love to see one of my pieces in an indigo stained/painted timber frame…that could look beautiful.

However, I’d normally just use a black stained, narrow faced timber box frame with Art Glass. You cannot go wrong with that spec.

I think the indigo blue requires space around it, its that kind of colour and that kind of subject. If it were me, I’d always display three indigo prints/paintings in a line or cluster. I have three pieces coming soon via The Print Club so thats what I’d do.

Regarding pairing with other works…I’d select pieces that are close in the colour spectrum, so from deep indigo blue, I’d look at Purples into Reds or Teals into Greens. I love ‘complimentary or opposite’ colours but I wouldn’t create a colour war with these particular pieces. Our lovely customers will of course be allowed to do what they like as its their walls.

 

To celebrate Earth Day 2021 we are proud to launch a collection of artworks raising money for Choose Earth, a campaign dedicated to supporting Brazilian indigenous communities.

. The prints are sold exclusively via Print Club London’s online gallery and are part of our ongoing project in support of refugee charity, Choose Love. For the past three years we have worked annually with the charity through collaborative projects, selling bespoke artworks and holding fundraising exhibitions, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the charity in support of the amazing work they do.

Each artwork in the Choose Earth collection has been created by respected indigenous artists and 100% of the profits will directly support the artists themselves as well as vital social and environmental projects across Brazil.

View the Choose Earth collection. 

 


Mother Nature and the River Boy. £25

Indigenous Rising. £25

Listening to the Stories of the Sky. £25

 

Grandma Lulling Me To Sleep. £25

 

Seeding Tomorrow. £25

 

Shop all prints in the Choose Earth collection here.

100% of the proceeds from the sales of these prints is donated to Choose Earth in support of Brazilian indigenous communities.


 

Josie, founder of Help Refugees. Katharine Hamnett. Kate Higginson, founder of Print Club London. Choose Love exhibition 2018

Print Club London x Help Refugees

Over the past two years Print Club London have been collaborating with emerging and established artists on the Choose Love collection. Through the sales of the exclusive prints and fundraising exhibitions we raise money in support of the charity Help Refugees. The project launched with an exhibition at Somerset House on World Refugee Day in 2018 and the collection has grown since, travelling to Pikes Ibiza, a second show at Somerset House and producing sell out prints for Help Refugees Choose Love pop up store.

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Pikes Ibiza x Silken Favors Choose Love – £30

From print making to collage and photography each artwork in the collection is completely unique in its design and available to buy from our gallery with all proceeds going directly to support the charity. Artists to date who have worked on the project include Stanely Donwood, Quentin Jones, Morag Mysercough, Noel Fielding and Anish Kapoor. The exclusive artworks are on sale via our website and we hope you will join us and Choose Love!

Shop the collection here. 

Watch the video below to find out more about our project.

Video by Adrian-Florin Ardelean

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Alex May Hughes. Choose Love exhibition 2019

Since the launch Print Club London have raised over £150,000 for the charity Help Refugees to date.* This couldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our artists using their talent to produce pieces of art for our gallery and our customers who invested in the beautiful art and the cause! Here’s where your money has gone and how much of a positive impact it has had!

*Amount raised as of Oct 2020

£5,000 has gone towards diapers for Lesvos.

 There are 8000 refugees currently living in Moria camp – which was designed for 1500 people. Help Refugees fund many of the services and support available to people living in there and the diaper programme is a big one as there are almost a thousand babies in the camp.

 £8,000 has gone towards Refugees4Refugees on Samos

Refugee4Refugees have done incredible work and equipped thousands of people with non-food items over the past months in their distribution centre. Meanwhile all women and children have access to non food items, which consist mainly of clothes, hygiene-items and sleeping bags. In March and April, our partner organised NFI distributions for all male residents of the camp using a ticketing system. Furthermore prams were distributed for babies in their free shop and provided to different projects around the island. New arrivals get 2 sets of everything including a hygiene package, shoes and a jacket. The organisation is still only sustainable actor on the island that provides NFIs in large quantities.

People reached: 4,000

£8,000 has gone towards Medical care on Samos.

Due to overcrowding on the island, the hospital and the doctor in the camp are overwhelmed. Therefore Help Refugees’ partner Med’equaliteam offer additional medical care. Their clinic is visited daily by 70 – 100 patients and is open 6 days a week. The clinic collaborates with and makes referrals to the hospital. Furthermore, they run medical workshops in the community centres on a weekly basis.

People reached: 600

 

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Dave Buonaguidi. Choose Love Exhibition 2019.

£12,000 has gone towards supporting community and educational needs. We have supported centres including the Orange House offer language classes and vocational courses for displaced people, as well as psychosocial and legal services.

£11,500 has gone towards dry foods and nutritional provisions. Our money supports partners such as InterEuropean Human Aid Association which provides meals for communities in Northern Greece. We’ve also funded food baskets to Pikpa, and independent community living in Lesvos so they can cook communal meals with their kitchens.

Additional food is provided at the following projects:

We are One‘s safe space for women and babies: The team offers fruit, eggs, fresh salads and drinks for all the participants. Babies under 2 years receive bananas and other snacks. Pregnant women get some extra food, such as nuts. Each Monday, on the ‘pregnant women only’ day, a warm, nutritious meal and a fresh salad is served that is explicitly aimed at the needs of pregnant women.

Mazi Youth Centre run by Still I Rise: Breakfast and lunch is given daily as well as dinner once a week for all the students (unaccompanied children). 

Baobab Community Centre for Families: Light meals are cooked on site and available in the centre. In the last weeks they were preparing up to 250 – 300 meals a day. There is hot tea and water to drink.

Action for Education‘s Banana House: One hot and fresh meal is provided for each of the participants daily. Every month they serve around 2500 meals.

Thanks to your support, together with our partners we are currently looking into options to start providing supplementary food for babies from 6 months – 24 months. 

People reached: 1,000

£3000 has gone towards the monthly running costs of Say it Loud Club in London, a team of staff and volunteers that support LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers. The Say It Loud community provides a valuable support system for LGBTQIA+ refugees as they gain the right to live freely in the UK.

£10,000 has gone towards a grant to SOS MEDITERRANEE so they can resume live saving search and rescue missions in the central Mediterranean Sea. Since March 2016 their team has rescued 31,618 children, women and men.

We want to thank everyone that has supported this project so far. If you would like any more information about how your money has been spent do get in touch with [email protected]

Choose Love Exhibition. Somerset House 2018


Choose Love Somerset House

Choose Love Exhibition. 2019

A massive thank you to all our supporters, artists and of course Katharine Hamnett and the Help Refugees team.

Shop the collection here. 

We’re super excited that our next Guest Curator is Emma Jane Palin (@emmajanepalin) We just know that you’ll feel inspired after taking a peek into her rented home in Margate! Filled with bohemian style, lots of colours and of course lots and lots of artwork, scroll down to have a nosey…


Blow Up by Rose Stallard
Edition of 200, £60


I’m a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer creating content around creativity, design, interiors and culture with a colourful twist.Based in Margate, I live in a rented maisonette apartment, aptly titled ‘The Margate Maisonette’. A mix of bohemian influences tied with a love of colour, make the home bold and different, with ‘organised clutter’ providing mementoes of travel and moments in time.

Living in a rented abode has ignited a passion for injecting my personal style onto my home. No room for magnolia walls here. Or brown carpets come to think of it. My blog aims to help those who are unsure of how to decorate in a rental property, You’re welcome.



Sure! I live in a four bed floating house. I know that sounds ridiculous but we essentially don’t have a ground floor – cars can drive underneath us. It’s split over three floors and we use two of the bedrooms as an office and a dressing room. It’s rented but because we live in Margate, it’s about half the price of a one bedroom flat in London!

I’m a minimal maximalist. I like things to be sleek and laid-back but don’t like loud patterns or lots of clashing bright colours.  I’d say that my bedroom is the perfect example of my style in motion. Joshua and I are both into mid-century furniture but I also like boho styling – our interior reflects both! It’s a little bit retro, a little bit Californian, but always design led. I like my decor to have a story.


There are loads of things in my home but I think at the moment it has to be my bed. Honestly, I spent such a long time saving up for it and as soon as I bought it, I wished I had sooner. It’s a rattan platform bed and it’s just such a statement piece.


I’ve been working on a lot of personal projects that have been in my head for years. I’m redesigning my website at the moment and I’ve also been blogging regularly. I’ve also just been enjoying the freedom of not being busy. Sometimes it’s just nice to have the chance to sit and chill.

We’re pretty sorted on most fronts in the house now, but the next thing we really need to look at is some kind of storage system for our clothes. I know that’s such a boring answer but I find clothing storage really hard – it’s all just so big and intrusive! We’ve also just purchased a new piece of art from Print Club (obviously) – it’s a little bit of an investment but as a big Doors fan, this Jim Morrison piece by David Studwell is the bomb.

Jim Morrison – Gold by David Studwell
Edition of 30, £300


I’m currently listening to Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams on Audible and it’s brilliant so far. I’ve just finished reading Hippie by Paulo Coelho which I really enjoyed and I’ve also been dipping into 2LG Studio’s new interior book ‘Making Living Lovely’ which I’d recommend for anyone into design.


I’ve always been into styling and I’ve always had an affinity to a more retro style of interior. Even when I look back to the home I was in at 18, I was constantly arranging my belongings so that they looked curated. Of course my interiors tastes have changed as I’ve matured, but I think I’ve always had a natural draw to making my home look me. I think you experiment with your style a little more when you are younger and you work out what you do and don’t like moving forward. Just like fashion I guess.


Absolutely a classic. There’s no doubt about it! Is this one a debate in the office?


I love anything by David Studwell, Dave Buonaguidi and Rose Stallard. They’re my go-to artists to check in on. These are my current faves in the new-in section though.

Let’s Go All The Way by Oli Fowler
Edition of 18, £90

Love Is Fun 1 by Dave Buonaguidi
Open Edition, £60


I swear by any recipe that Gem of The Mothercooker creates. She just has a way of pulling together simple recipes that anyone can recreate. I’m also a fan of The Green Roasting Tin cookbook – my favourite recipe from it is the roasted tomato and bay orzo with black pepper.


My favourite weekend would be spent in Margate, out of lockdown of course. We’d have breakfast at Cliffs, browse records in Transmission Records before heading into Old Town for some vintage shopping at Peony Vintage and more records at Elsewhere. We’d then head to the beach in the afternoon sun, grabbing drinks from Little Swift and fish and chips from Po Boy. Sunday would be spent in bed before heading out for a roast at New Street Bistro and wine at the George & Heart. Margate is magical in the sunshine, so I hope we get to experience it again soon.

This week we’ve been speaking with Kim Turkington, you may well already follow her on Instagram (@loveclothblog) well, we’ve been chatting all things home with Kim! Scroll down to check out her scandi-inspired home, her favourite pieces from our online gallery and what she’s been getting up to in lockdown!


Hi, I’m Kim, originally from Northern Ireland, I moved to London about 6 years ago. I work full time as a social media manager and on the side run my blog, Love Cloth. A bit of a visual diary full of fashion, travel and everything in-between.

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We recently moved in to a temporary space being renovated by Simon and his family. So it’s very much a work in progress – trying to make it feel as homely as possible. It’s been amazing to see the space change and evolve. We filled it with all our own furniture alongside building a make shift temporary kitchen during lock down.

Simon and I have quite similar style (thankfully) when it comes to interiors. We love natural fabrics and textures. Contemporary but not too minimal, taking elements from Industrial and Scandinavian design.


The most treasured pieces are the photos around the house. I love photography and capturing memories and these always make a place feel like home.


I’m a sucker for breakfast out with a great coffee followed my exploring London and meeting up with friends


I think it’s a classic, however I’m not sure we have any print in the house.


I love photography and have always had an interested in Guy Bourdin. I have also been looking at lots of Slim Aarons photography lately, I guess living vicariously through his summer vibes.


Some how filling my days with a lot of faffing around the house but also trying to get creative with my instagram @loveclothblog – Finding new ways to share content in lock down is new as I’m usually shooting out and about in London. Not forgetting the usual, lots of baking.


It’s taken us a while to build our style and it continues to change… We are trying to invest more in quality timeless pieces that will last, adaptable to new spaces as we move on.

Tight Around The Waist by Alexandria Coe
Edition of 25, £95


I’m a sucker for a Sunday roast and this weekend we did Mary Berry slow cooked lamb. Weekdays I love to cook from “The Roasting Tin” – so simple but delicious veggie options too.


The Ace by Bonnie & Clyde
Edition of 60, £675

Palm springs Weekender by Lucy Mahon
Edition of 25, £70

Red Nude 02 by Alexandria Coe
One Off Original, £450
Oil Pastel on Cartirdge Paper


My phone. I FaceTime my family most days. It’s been such a great thing to have in lockdown to keep in touch with everyone. Plus the essentials, joggers and a good wine. Ha!

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.

 

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Grand Designs by Jonathan Lawes

Edition of 50

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Wellbeck Street, London by Angus Vasili

Edition of 25

£95

 

 

We recently visited Somerset House for the Private view of one of their latest Exhibitions ‘GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN!’. The exhibition takes a close look at the famous artist Charles M. Shultz and his comic book creation Peanuts.

 

The first part of the exhibition takes a look at Charles’ younger life, and shows the preliminary work that led up to the creation of Peanuts. This felt very intimate and was interesting to see how many aspects of his childhood influenced the subject matter of his work later on in life. For comic book fanatics details about the sort of pen he used, as well as a look into how he uses speech in his work are also present.

The Exhibition is covered in amazing Peanuts objects that have been made over the years. Most of them are toys and little interesting collectables with a beautiful stand out typewriter towards the end of the exhibition.

The upstairs wing of the exhibition shows a great range of curated works by contemporary Artists based on Peanuts, some of which were created solely for the exhibition. Stand out pieces include some large painting (left) by Artist Mark Drew and a Snoopy banner (right) by Des Hughes. This long room is also full to the brim with more original Peanuts comics, tables of books to read, and a side room reveals a big cinema room to watch some cartoons and more visual works by other artists.

The final part of the exhibition includes a lovely drawing station that encourages people to create their own Peanuts comics by drawing on a light box. Although light hearted Peanuts often touches upon quite serious topics, and so  the room also includes a Psychiatrist stations where patients can come to ask questions about art and life!

It all concludes with a great shop full to the brim with Peanuts Merchandise. There are dozens of books, games, clothes, prints and way more. The exhibition runs until March 2019 and is an absolute must for any comic book fan, and for any who aren’t you surely will be by the end of it.

Tickets and more information can be found here 

Merry Christmas all!

As a reminder any framed print orders made after the 14th December will not arrive in time for Christmas, unless ordering a 500 x 700mm print framed in smooth black/white, flat or box framed.

Last print orders will be by midday on the 21st December to arrive in time!

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Our Printernship scheme has been going on for some time now and we have had some amazing artists and really cool work produced! We had such a high standard of work this time around that we couldn’t just pick one.. We decided to get in two VERY talented recent grads to be a part of Print Club for two months!

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Rozalina is a freelance illustrator and occasional animator based in London. Born and raised in Bulgaria she moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins College where she graduated in 2015.

Her work is a mix of hand drawn and digital elements united with the magic of Photoshop. Her animations are 2D, jittery and really fun to make. She enjoy rich colours, imperfect lines and subjects caught in dreamy states.ROZALINA BURKOVA WORK

As Print Club’s newest addition, what are you most looking forward to?

I am so looking forward to improve my screen printing skills and to get a better understanding of the craft. Also I usually work with colours only digitally so mixing inks and finding the right combinations is something I am both scared from and excited about!

If you could sum up your work in a few words, how would you describe it?

Vivid colours, textures, imperfect (often naked) bodies and fun utopia.

What kind of things do you have in mind to create over your two month Printernship?

At the moment I am thinking of focusing on imaginary landscapes where people and creatures are having a chilled time, but two months is a long time so nothing is certain.


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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. FRANCESCA TILEY

As Print Club’s newest addition, what are you most looking forward to?

For the coming months I’m mostly excited to refine the basic screen printing knowledge I have and to start making new work.

If you could sum up your work in a few words, how would you describe it?

Bright colours, fun lettering and expressive characters…usually accompanied by decorative patterns.  

What kind of things do you have in mind to create over your two month Printernship?

Big and bright images with lots of lettering…


Keep your eyes peeled for new work in the next few weeks!

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Xmas Card workshops


We feel it’s finally time to start thinking about… CHRISTMAS!

Join us with the inky festive fun print your own Xmas cards or hold your very own Xmas party with us! Add something personal to the presents you give, by attending our Xmas card workshop!

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Our first X-mas card workshop was a SUCCESS! Come and get inky with us and print your own cards, book on our website now! #printclublondon #xmas #printmaking #joinus #screenprint


You can book yourself into a Xmas card workshop here

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Lucille Garden Party

One of our regular studio members and Print Club artist Lucille Clerc currently has a show running in Paris all themed around her new collection of botanicals and we can’t get enough of these! Check out some of the photos we have form the opening night…

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GARDEN PARTY

LUCILLE CLERC

SLOW GALLERY, PARIS

ON UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER 2016


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Emily Forgot

Emily is an artist we haven’t seen in the studio in a while but it seems she has been very busy. Taking a step away from her commercial work, Emily has created a collection of her process sketches and material that you wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to see.

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We visited the KK Outlet on Hoxton Square that houses Emily’s passion for buildings & spaces both real and surreal. Her sketchbook comes to life in all forms including collaborations with Charlie Mckenzie and Ceadogan producing funky furniture and a geometric rug. The exhibition is a personal combination of Emily’s thoughts combined with the disciplines of architecture, graphics, interiors even product design. With plenty to see it’s well worth a visit.

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Neverland is part of London Design Festival and the Shoreditch Design Triangle on at KK Outlet till the 30th September.

Photo & Blog content by Gabrielle Taylor

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workshops

We have been doing our twice weekly beginners workshops for a while now with rave reviews. We get a wide variety of attendees that keep us on our toes. Our technicians have so much fun getting to see your designs and demonstrating how to turn them in to your very own limited screen prints.

The day starts with a nice cup of tea as you get to know the group, then an interesting talk about the history of print screening. Followed by a look at some examples of our artists work.


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So a quick simplification of the process & what you get to have a go at:

1. How to make your design in to a stencil

2.Coat then expose your screen with that stencil

3. Mask up your screen & set up printing bed

4. Align your design and print!


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We cover everything from the importance of setting up your registrations and testing on scrap for the first few squeegee pulls to the cost of different inks. You get to experience a window in to the world of a Print Club artist and find out some of our great membership benefits including Big Bertha, the very professional exposing unit its saves time and speeds up the prep process.

It’s a really fun way of learning how to screen print but also a must have workshop if you are thinking of becoming a Print Club member. It’s open to all with dates available to book now.


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Photograph & Blog content by Gabby Taylor

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Print Club London are really excited to announce our first artist spotlight, we caught up with Rose in the beautiful Harris home in Chelsea. Rose has had a wonderful creative journey from discovering etching at University to joining us at Print Club as an intern and now getting to see her work enjoyed even on the other side of the world.
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Rose knew art was her destined subject feeling comfortable with the departments’ informality. She had only ever done paintings, until completing her degree where she had to trial different process as part of the course. She wanted to learn a craft to give her focus and direction, a re-surging trend amongst artists.

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Pink Stairs // Edition of 50, £120

 ‘It suddenly all clicked, this is what I am interesting in, its what I love, I was surrounded with it and it suddenly made sense’.

From interiors magazines and a talented family Rose finds inspiration in the world around her. By giving her unique perspective she creates a distinct style that is easily admired and accessible.

Etchings slowly took a back seat to silk screen-printing as Rose started her Printernship. By giving her space to work she developed direction alongside a whole new process to experiment in. Rose has always been relaxed about precision, admitting her registration is never on point and we love that about her work, giving it a handmade look with each print usually being an edition 1 of 1.

The ‘Vase in my Bedroom’ series is her latest works with several colour-ways available exclusively from Print Club’s online shop. She is currently working on translating etching designs to silk screen prints.

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Vase In My Bedroom // Editions of 10, £265

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We were invited along to The Big Feastival by Amy’s Kitchen to show the lovely festival goer’s how to print, customise their own tote bags and get a little bit inky with us! The screen printed works were designed by our talented artists Claudia Borfiga, Margaux Carpentier and Aleesha Nandhra. Our technicians Oli, Simon, Craig, Claudia and Louis were armed with squeegees, ink and our portable print beds to supply printing to everyone all weekend long! Here’s a few snaps of the weekend filled with fun, sun & food!

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“Zoe and I would like to thank you so much for all of the hard work from Print Club London in the lead up to and during the Big Feastival last weekend. They worked exceptionally hard to make sure that the event was a success for us and were wonderful with all our visitors. The printing workshop was hugely popular and went down a storm with everyone. Please could you pass on our thanks too the whole team who participated and made it such a huge hit. It was great knowing that we could rely on them to look after their part of the project so well as there were so many other things that we needed to be engaged with elsewhere! ”

Edward, Amy’s Kitchen – The Big Feastival 2016


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We have had Stanley Kubrick on the brain every since the start of our Summer Screen Prints Exhibition and we felt with the overwhelming amount of the directors work & inspiration at Somerset House this summer we had to share some of it.

 

Last Thursday we hit the trifecta of Kubrick perfection starting by venturing over to the West Wing for the Daydreaming with Kubrick exhibition. After being drawn in by the iconic orange glow, the curator James Lavelle throws you in to an immersive experience that bombarded the senses and encourages Kubrick nostalgia.

 

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There is plenty to see from a wide variety of artists transcends the film genre as Kubrick inspired them to create everything from music to set design and even smell!

 

After that overload of artistic homage we ventured back to take a second look at our own artists Best of 10 By Kubrick film posters which, are two completely different stylistic interpretations of the director’s work.

 

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Our live screen printing continued that night with the quote; “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” with an almost predictive hint at the film to come.

 

This one had to win didn't it! Congrats @laurencarpenter995 on the perfect #snapshot for #theshining The decided film chosen by the public for tonight's screening @somersethouselondon @film4insider ▪️Email amber@printclublondon.com to claim your limited screen print by #ryca▪️ #printclublondon #summerscreenprints #theshining #stanleykubrick We have one more winner to announce to win #lucilleclerc print - Get your entries in by tomorrow morning for a chance to win!

 

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Artist Joe Cruz has had a busy few months, aside from creating one of this year’s summer screen prints for the film Funny Face, he has been part of a great street art project.

 

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He teamed up with Jack: an agency that specializes in unconventional campaigns. Their latest edition being the ‘Your Space Or Mine’ project. The project see’s the agency exploring art and ambient messaging on the street by teaming up with artists to provide a dialog and platform for creative imagery. It was Joes’ first showcase of large-scale work and we saw his distinct style of found imagery and strong mark making merge with the iconic streets of London.

 

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Joe collaborated with photographer Sophie Mayanne and responded to these spaces by creating a series of boldly provocative images blurring lines between defining aspect of youth culture. Joe is always challenging himself to find new spaces for his distinct work placing it this time in the public sphere for all to enjoy.

 

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The four pieces are located on: Ebor Street, Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green Road and Poland Street, in the Shoreditch area. Adding to their allure is their limited life span as is the nature of street art, ever changing to suit our vibrant creative city.

 

View and shop Joe’s collection of limited edition screen prints, exclusive to Print Club London here!!

 

A little about Jack Agency. 

They began small, distributing posters for local artists and gigs in London and since grown to become a leading out-of-home agency for the lifestyle, fashion, music, film and arts industries. They are unconventional, doing things no one else tries and love exploring ideas to interact with weary over exposed audiences in a fresh way.

An agency with a difference – they own their outdoor sites, meaning there is no middleman in terms of media, going from concept to billboard with their own street team. We are slightly jealous of their clients who get their unforgettable brand experiences brought to life everyday.

 

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#newblogpost courtesy of our Print Club London Blogger, Gabrielle Taylor.

You turned out in your hundreds for the private view of our Summer Screen Prints exhibition and now we are officially open to the public. Our curated selection of 17 of the most
inspiring Print Club artists both established and emerging; from illustrators to street artists, were paired with a film from theFilm4 summer screenings lineup.

 

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Offering a blend of both classic and contemporary films spread over 14 nights , Somerset House puts on London’s largest outdoor cinema and we are delighted to return with a unique contemporary print show to compliment it. The 1st Editions are framed on the walls to view with each limited edition print signed & numbered. They are exclusively available alongside an archived collection of film posters and other arty bits to buy right from the exhibition. All limited edition, screen printed film posters are available to PURCHASE HERE!

 

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Aside from the display of archive prints  and this year’s film posters, the exhibition includes a screening room showing a short real onPC artists & the printing process.

The exhibition will continue to run alongside the film season from now until August 17, from 10am to 6pm (and from 6:30 to 9pm for ticket holders attending the screenings). The first week kicks off on Thursday with a screening of the UK Premiere, Things to Come – Screen printed poster by Paul Wardski.

 

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All images are credited to our new Print Club London Blogger, Gabrielle Taylor from Design Curator. 

To read her full review, visit her blog here. 

 

Our super talented technician and artist Oli Fowler has an upcoming show at Indo on Wednesday 3rd August 6-9pm

Oli’s solo show will be guaranteed to be filled with BRIGHT, BOLD and STRIKING works, we can’t wait!

Check out some of Oli’s work on his artist page here!

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Having followed the work of Fei Alexeli for some time now, we simply had to get in touch with her after seeing her recent collection of work on display at the Other Art Fair, Victoria House.
Whilst studying architecture in Oxford, Fei found her passion for visual arts. Her practice involves a combination of different forms of mixed media. Fei uses photography, photo-montage and digital collage to create a juxtaposition of real elements and surreal environments and situations. The result, magical.
“There is a motif that repeats itself in my work. In most of my collages there are pictures portraying the universe. The concept of the universe is awe-inspiring to me but I think that Neil deGrasse Tyson conveyed it perfectly: “I look up at the night sky and I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe but perhaps more important than both of these facts, is that the universe is in us. Many people feel small, because they are small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.”
Over the last month Print Club London has been working with Fei to produce the artists first fully screen printed, limited edition prints. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Introducing the first two limited edition, hand pulled silkscreen prints available exclusively through Print Club London.
Brutal Utopias
Edition 100 // £200
5 layer, full colour limited edition screen print, CMYK plus an extra layer of pink.

 

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66 On the Moon
Edition 100 // £180
4 layer, full colour CMYK limited edition screen print.

 

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Long term Print Club artist and studio member Andrew MacGregor’s latest exhibition is inspired by the nostalgic and inviting symbolism that the pineapple has evoked through the centuries. For his exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery he will be presenting his latest sculptural and hand-painted work, ranging from a mixed media installation of new paper sculptures and large scale paintings, to an animated video.
“I first started painting stylised pineapples whilst in between jobs back in 2008…something that had no plan, and I had no expectations of it ever becoming anything more.
A few years later I decided to have a speculative print run of 50 produced.
It took the Print Club by storm and I have never looked back.”

 

Andrew MacGregor Exhibition Pineapple Screen Print

 

With the growing social unrest, there is a need to remember the beauty in our cultural influences and how we have adopted this exotic plant as a global symbol of hospitality.
Andrew MacGregor is an established paper sculptor and illustrator. Known to Print Club London followers for his bold, bright, limited edition screen prints of the glorious and timeless pineapple, we are super exited to see the these prints take on life in the form of three dimensional artworks!!

 

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“The pineapple has boomed in popularity and I’ve developed a unique way to make them into wall sculptures using my most favourite of materials, paper.
I’ve always admired the Pineapple and still look at them as though I’ve never seen one before. They’re beautifully strange things with an extremely colourful history and this is in essence why they have become one of the most important subjects in my work”

 

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MacGregor’s first ever golden pineapple sculpture was created exclusively for last years Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Print Club and sold within hours on the opening.
The exhibition opens next Tuesday 24th May at the Fitzrovia gallery 5.30pm – 9pm
May 24th – June 4th 2016 // Open daily 10am-6pm
You can view and purchase the artist’s full collection of limited edition, screen prints from our online gallery HERE!! See you at the show!!
Our talented Printern, Aleesha Nandhra has been busy in the studio over the last couple of months and we are excited to launch her new and exclusive, limited edition screen prints, Ramen Bar and Japanese Eats. The first of many!!
It’s not hard to guess the influence of Aleesha’s work, her love for travel and food is evident throughout her inspirations, sketch book doodling’s and finished prints.
And I’m sure you agree, they make us very hungry!!
Ramen Bar Screen Print
Edition of 40 // £70
Japanese Eats Screen Prints
Edition of 40 // £60
So what else has Aleesha been up to outside of Print Club?!
“Over the past month I’ve been learning my way around the process of screen printing again, and have finally completed my first prints!
In the background of trying out prints and making mistakes (!) I’ve been working on a few other projects.
I’m excited to say that I will have a comic featured in the next issue of OFFLIFE which is out on 6th May.
I’ve also been working on a series of new zines and prints for two fairs in May; The first being The London Radical Book Fair (7th May) and DIY Cultures (29th May).”

 

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We love our customers tagging Print Club London in their social media posts with their purchases or when we spot a repeat customer ordering. We get such a thrill to see how different people curate our artwork in their home or workplace. We love to be nosy and check out how everyone creates their own unique style!
We noticed recently that Dale Hairdressing had been ordering a lot of screen prints and were excited to hear that he has them hung all around his salon.
He has sent us a few pics of his space and we have to say, he has great taste!
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If you are inspired by Dale’s style then shop our favourite affordable screen prints below or from our online shop.
Tag us in your recent Print Club purchases on Instagram or Twitter @printclublondon #printclubwalls
Thanks for showing us around your salon Dale!
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Caroline Tomlinson // Kate the Great // £65
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Cassandra Yap // Femmes Et Fleurs // £150

 

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