This year, it’s ‘Blisters: Way Back When…’
It’s a show based on looking back and remembering the past.
Grab inspiration from a past decade, iconic moment, a personal memory or a moment in time that you wish you were there.
We are now open for submissions and want to get the word out there to any artists who want to take part. You can create your poster with any medium e.g. digitally made, painted, collage art, illustrative, typographic, anything but, the final edition for ‘Blisters: Way Back When…’ must be a fully screen printed limited edition poster!
OPENING NIGHT SEPTEMBER 2019
– Submit a poster in your own style inspired by an iconic moment in time, a nostalgic memory and
moments gone by!
– 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.
– The artwork specification – It needs to be in B2 format (500 x 700mm) but, can be portrait of landscape.
– When sending the low-res file please ensure it’s saved ‘YourName.jpeg’ and you state in a sentence what the piece was inspired by.
– Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected]
THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY 20TH MAY 2019
– We can offer free use of our studio to successful submissions to print your own work (You must be a confident printer to use our studios and familiar with the process)
– If you aren’t a printer then you will need to consider the cost of producing your artwork with a printing company. Please be aware that the more colours you choose the more expensive it is to produce.You can speak with our sister company tuckshoplondon.com who will be able to provide you with a quote.
When responding to the brief, please be mindful that the main objective of the poster you create is to be hung on someones wall.
You could be a part of our biggest show, here’s a short video of all the action from last year’s show ‘Blisters: Season 7’ Surely, you want to be involved in this epic show!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: If I have an existing piece of art, which I think suits the brief. Can I submit 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:
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?
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 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 responsible 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. Tuckshop will offer a discount for all Blisters artists. This Year we’re sponsored by G.F Smith who are kindly 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.
Email [email protected] with any enquiries or questions
Did you grab Grazia’s March issue? Well if not, then make sure you grab your copy QUCIK! Because we have been featured and our Director Kate Higginson is talking all about how to choose and hang limited edition art. Featured in the article is our exclusive print ‘Fictional Interior II’ by Charlotte Taylor, interior design by 2LG Studio.
See the article below:
Fictional Interiors II by Charlotte Taylor
Edition of 25 // £90
Here at Print Club we always want to give you the inside scoop, we recently visited the House of Illustration’s latest exhibition of pop artist, social activist and nun, Corita Kent, ‘Power Up’. This is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! The show is filled to the brim with vibrancy, colour and joyousness even though the pieces within the exhibition deal with controversial topics and Corita Kent provided a new perspective on topics such as racism, misogyny and war.
Location: House of Illustration, Kings Cross
Running until 12th May 2019
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5.30pm
Designed by the acclaimed Fraser Muggeridge studio, the exhibition will feature 70 screen prints showing the evolution of Corita’s work.
In the early 1960s she juxtaposed religious texts with advertising slogans, capturing the clamour and commercialism of LA’s post-WWII financial boom. Her 1965 screenprint power up derived from a gasoline advert, while her 1967 work come alive appropriated the iconic Pepsi-Cola slogan as an exuberant affirmation. Corita said of LA, “Up and down the highways we see words…that read almost like contemporary translations of the psalms for us to be singing on our way.” However, her 1964 print in homage to Mary, the juiciest tomato of all, was regarded as sacrilege by the church and banned from being displayed.
In the late 1960s Corita increasingly used art as protest against racism, misogyny, poverty and war. Working within the confines of America’s most conservative diocese, her voice was hugely influential in the country’s anti-authority shift, capturing the spirit of the anti-Vietnam war movement, civil rights movement and feminism. Her 1969 screenprints layered documentary material from Life, Newsweek and Time magazines – Corita’s “contemporary manuals of contemplation” – with song lyrics, poetry and quotes set against psychedelic day-glo colours. These include 1969’s if i, promoting compassion in the face of violence after Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Corita Kent, born Frances Elizabeth Kent and also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an American Roman Catholic religious sister, artist, and educator. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen, also known as serigraphy, pushing back the limitations of the two-dimensional medium by the development of innovative methods. Kent’s emphasis on printing was partially due to her wish for democratic outreach, as she wished for affordable art for the masses.Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
After the success of the Summer Bazaar, Print Club London are bringing you their Xmas fair ’18. The perfect place to pick up unique gifts and hand-made stocking fillers. Spend the day perusing the many makers stands in our print studio while sipping on a FREE mulled wine and getting into the christmas spirit!
You’ll be able to purchase ceramics, zines, prints, t-shirts, greetings cards, weavings and much, much more.
There’s something for everyone and every budget!
Location: Print Club London, E8 2DS
Time: 11 – 5pm
CLICK ATTENDING HERE!
We are extremely excited and honoured to be collaborating with London’s biggest retail destination Oxford Street and its partners to make this Christmas one to remember.
Over the past six months, Print Club London have commissioned artists Paul Thurlby, Lucille Clerc and Elliot Kruszynski to curate three new limited edition screen prints, to be released as a part of the Christmas is Calling Campaign. For ONE night only if you shop in 30 selected stores across Oxford Street and spend over £50 you will be given a FREE artwork. Spend £100 or more to receive one of only 300 numbered and hand signed prints. Get in quick whilst stock is still available.
Date: Thursday 6th December 2018
Time: 5PM Onwards
Location: Oxford Street, W1B 3AG
Originally from Nottingham, Paul is an award-winning illustrator living in London. He was fortunate enough to have had his personal project, Alphabet, published as a children’s book in 2011. Since then he hasn’t looked back.
Paul loves original vintage posters and still has room on his walls for some more (hint, hint).
A London based illustrator and Print Maker. Taking inspiration from the everyday and mundane he always tries to inject some humour and life into even the most boring object. Working on a variety of projects from Children’s books to Wrapping paper to Murals, his work always comes with a smile.
Lucille is a French London based Illustrator. Lucille set up my studio in East London after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design and before, from ENSAAMA in Paris with a DSAA in Visual Communication. Lucille’s work mainly within the field of editorial design and illustration, occasionally also realising interior and exhibition spaces. Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to printing.
Accessorize Adidas Aldo Asics Bershka Calzedonia Debenhams Dune Evans Forever 21 French Connection GAP G-Star RAW Hawes & Curtis Hema HMV Intimissimi JD Sports John Lewis & Partners Jurlique Lipsy Matalan Massimo Dutti Miss Selfridge Monsoon Next Oud Milano Pandora River Island Schuh (200 Oxford St only) Stradivarius Sunglasses Hut Tezenis The Body Shop United Colours of Benetton Wallis Warehouse Whittards
Did you check out the latest issue of You magazine? Well you should of because it featured one of our artists Jonathan Lawes’ piece of art! You can take a peek below…
Unfortunately the print featured is now out of stock but don’t fear you can still get your hands on some of Jonathan’s work!
Yellow + Pink
Edition of 12, £100
We have been blown away by the support for our collaboration with Help Refugees. We are continuing to raise funds for the charity throughout the year so watch this space for more releases and exclusive prints. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our artists, especially Adrian- Florin Ardelean and his team who produced our behind the scenes film showcasing some of our favourite artists creating their ‘Choose Love’ pieces.
Watch below to see Mr Bingo, Rose Stallard, Alexa Coe & Rob Ryan working on their exclusive artworks.
Shop the Choose Love collection here.
Choose Love – Rose Stallard
Edition of 5
Choose Love by Donk
Edition of 2
All proceeds from the sales of the Choose Love prints directly support the incredible work of Help Refugees.
Last year we released our very first book ‘Screen Printing The Ultimate Studio Guide: From Sketchbook To Squeegee.’ There’s 288 pages and it’s filled to brim with screen printing knowledge from the team and artists here at Print Club’s studio! Inside you’ll learn not just how to print but how the pro’s create their work too! Perfect for newbies and advanced printers alike!
To get your hands on a copy of our book ‘Screen Printing The Ultimate Studio Guide: From Sketchbook To Squeegee’ click here!
If launching our very first book wasn’t exciting enough, it is now stocked in The Tate’s Book Shop! So to celebrate we popped down to The Tate for a day of inky fun. We rocked up with our portable printing beds and taught the general public how to print their very own tote bag, featuring illustrations from our book by our Creative Director Rose Stallard!
Check out all the action below:
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]
Print Club London and Help Refugees are inviting you to ‘Choose Love’, a fundraising exhibition held at our Dalston studio gallery to raise money in support of the incredible work of Help Refugees. The project will launch with a private event at Somerset House on World Refugee Day and all of the exclusive artworks will be on show for the public at our gallery space.
Exhibition Opening Friday 22nd June 6pm – 8pm
We are honoured to announce our latest collaboration with Help Refugees. Over the last few months artists including The Chapman Brothers, Stanley Donwood, Lauren Baker, Quentin Jones and Mr Bingo, as well as Print Club studio members, have been making their mark on the iconic ‘CHOOSE LOVE’ slogan originally created by Katharine Hamnett in the 1980’s. From print making to collage and photography each artwork is a one off and completely unique in its design. You’ll have the chance to buy exclusive prints from established and upcoming artists with all proceeds going directly to Help Refugees.
We really hope too see you at the exhibition and get your support for such an incredible charity.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Location: Print Club London, 10-28 Millers Junction, London, E8 2DS
Exhibition opening times:
Private View Friday 22nd 6pm -8pm
Tuesday 26th 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 27th 10am – 5pm
Thursday 28th 1oam – 5pm
Friday 29th 10am – 5pm
For press or enquiries please contact [email protected]
HOT DIGGIDY.. Print Club London have just collaborated with sign-painter Greater Opacity to produce his one-off painted signs into limited edition screen prints! Check it out below…
Jay Holland is a sign writer, painter and artist working and living in London under the name Greater Opacity. Working independently either from his studio or on site up a ladder, his practice is based in and around traditional sign writing. Utilising time-tested techniques and materials, merging them with his background knowledge of illustration. Creating modern artwork and signs with a mix of imagery and hand rendered lettering in a wide range of mediums and settings.
Hot Diggidy Dogs
Edition of 25, £95
Edition of 25, £95
If you’re looking for creative desk space in East London, pop in and have a look around our studios in Dalston!
** NOVEMBER DEAL – If you join up in November 2018 you will receive December’s rent FOR FREE **
Alongside our busy print studio, we have Miller’s Junction, a cosy studio for illustrators, designers, writers and other creative professionals. There are lovely areas for private meetings, comfy chats and relaxed lunches, kitchen essentials, a big lightbox and space to spread out larger project work.
For £220 pcm inc. VAT, deskspace includes as well high speed broadband, Internet, Rates and all bills, CCTV and private security, library with sample books, bike storage, office postal address, free gallery hire, chill out area, communal Spotify account, dog friendly, coffees, teas and occasional cookies are provided as well as a complimentary screen printing workshop and free access to the Print Club studios.
If you produce artwork in our print studios, we can sell it in our online gallery!!
We’re looking for more people to join us here so let us know when you’d like to have a look around.
www.millersjunction.com / Email: [email protected] or call 02072549028
If you picked up the latest issue of Stylist you have seen that our Beginners Workshops have been featured in their outgoing section!
Our workshop run every Thursday and alternating Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month!
If you have little or no previous screen printing experience Print Club runs a short workshop to get you started! During the workshop you will learn how to screenprint your own 1 layer/1 colour design and go through the whole process from digital image to pulling the squeegee. The technicians will talk you through the history of screenprinting and show you a variety of techniques with examples up in our studio. You will be shown how to artwork in Photoshop and get your design ready to put on your screen. You will have a go at coating a screen with photo emulsion, expose the design using Big Bertha our professional exposure unit, learn about different inks, squeegees and print a small run using a vacuum table.
You can book your spot here!
Did you spot us in the latest issue of Shortlist?
Shortlist were providing their readers with low maintenance ways of introducing a little bit of fauna to their homes! Not just one but TWO of our limited edition screen prints were featured! You can bag one for yourself at the links below…
Salmon and Swiss Cheese
Edition of 100, £70
Left. Cactus Love 2. Lithops and Friends
Editions of 50, £60 each
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).
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
Dive straight into the bank holiday with our very exciting new release with illustrator Jeannie Phan! If this print doesn’t leave you longing for warmer climes we don’t know what will!
This piece has been hand-printed in our East London studio.
Exclusively available from Print Club London
Edition of 100, £130
Jeannie Phan, a full-time freelance illustrator with a few years of experience under her belt. She’s had the pleasure of working in editorial, book, advertising and as a social media influencer.
Originally hailing from the prairies of Canada, Jeannie is now based in a home studio in Toronto’s West End. When I’m not drawing, you can catch her gardening, giving up video games or doting over my life coach Odin, the cat.
Not only does Rose Stallard work as an illustrator and creative director of Print Club London she ALSO, has been getting inky in the studio to create a series of monoprints in our East London print studio! Each piece unique and original pieces with one defining factor the infamous smiley face of 90s rave culture!
Smiley Face 1
Smiley Face 2
Smiley Face 4
Smiley Face 6
Print Club London, are offering one lucky artist the chance to come and produce their work into limited edition screen prints!
How it works
The start of a new year is always a time to reflect on what you’ve achieved from the past 12 months! From collaborating with amazing artists to bring exclusive limited edition pieces to our gallery, working alongside Somerset House and Film4 at Summer Screen and then finally holding our long awaited Blisters show in the beautiful MC Motors! If you missed any of this (how could you!) here’s a rundown of our jam packed year! Keep your eyes peeled for a jam packed 2018.
Waffle House by Lucille Moore
Edition of 100, £200
Red Roses by Isabella Cotier
Edition of 50, £220
Get It On Black White Gold by Paul Thurlby
Edition of 100, £90
Edition of 25, £170 each
Minnie – Dollars + Sense by Ben Allen
Edition of 25, £525
Jaws by RYCA
Edition of 200, £60
In Bruges by Rozalina Burkova
Edition of 200, £60
The Humans by Naomi Edmondson
Edition of 50, £50
Bonjour Tristesse by Lucille Moore
Edition of 50, £50
Winnie The Pooh by Giuseppe Fasano
Edition of 50, £50
The Ultimate Studio Guide
P by Ben Eine
Edition of 200, £150
Polaroid Land by Steve Wilson
Edition of 200, £60
We’ve headed to Oxford to spread the ink and print some Christmas wrapping paper with Doc Martens! We set up in the window of their Oxford branch and let their shoppers print and go away with hand-printed wrapping paper to wrap up all their goodies!
Here’s a couple of snaps we took of the action!
Date: Tuesday 12th December
Time: 6pm – 9.30pm
Location: Print Club London Gallery, 10-28 Millers Ave, E8 2DS
CLICK ATTENDING HERE!
For one night only we’re transforming our printing studio into a christmas market, it’ll be filled to the brim with works from our artists, technicians and studio members! It’ll be the perfect opportunity for you to pick up some hand-made stocking fillers, here’s just a few of makers who will be at the market…
Not only are we a screen-printing studio & gallery, there is also a Fine Art space ‘Absorb Arts’ which is charity-led and created by our Director Fred Higginson to house fine artists & painters enabling them to work as artists. All the members of the studio are welcoming you to see their working environment and will have pieces available for sale.
As if a xmas market, open studio and mulled cider wasn’t enough we’ve also hung our East London gallery floor to ceiling with affordable, limited edition screen prints for you to snap up!
Merry Christmas all! We want to make sure you receive your orders in time for Christmas this year!
So here is all the info that you need to know on our delivery dates!
Last orders placed before 12pm on 20th December will arrive before Christmas Day.
You can collect from our office up until Friday 22nd December before 1pm
Last orders for international shipping to arrive before Christmas day is the 11th December*
Last orders for framed print orders need to be with us before 12pm on the 13th December. (If you miss the deadline date DON’T PANIC as we do hold some framed prints at our studio, so please don’t hesitate to contact us as we can still possibly ship out to you in time for Christmas.)
Print Club London’s office will be closed from Friday 22nd December at 1pm until Tues 2nd January 2018
*Please note that shipment to non UK countries may be subject to import duties, tax & delays. Additional charges must be paid by the customer. PRINT CLUB LONDON has no control over these charges and bears no responsibility.