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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 

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Exhibition opening times:

Private View Friday 22nd 6pm -8pm

Tuesday 26th 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 27th 10am – 6pm

Thursday 28th 1oam – 8pm

Friday 29th 10am – 8pm

 For press or enquiries please contact [email protected]

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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 have teamed up with 2LG for an impressive give away of our BRAND NEW print ‘Fictional Interiors II’ by Charlotte Taylor! To get your living room as good as theirs all you need to do is follow @2lgstudio and @printclublondon, comment underneath our post tagging a friend and you could be our lucky winner!

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2LG is an Interior Design Studio, based in South East London, founded by creative duo, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead. We offer residential and commercial Interior design services, design consultancy services and styling services. Our transparent way of working has evolved over years of working with clients and allows creativity to flow freely. Simplicity, elegance, functionality and our signature use of colour. With one eye on the past and the other on the future, we believe that each element of your space should have a voice of its own and speak about you in some way. By helping you to surround yourself with expressions of who you are, we can create an environment for growth and happiness. Let us make your space exceed its potential using the products and craftsmen right on your doorstep. Collaborating with Britain’s leading designers and showcasing rising talents to create spaces that truly inspire.

Artist based in London. I have a long-standing obsession with architecture, interiors and design objects. I am interested in non-functional structures; my drawings take existing architectural forms with the addition of fictional and playful elements. I collect visual material from an interior and design magazines combined with my personal photography; the spaces I imagine become an amalgamation of different architectural styles, drawing much inspiration from postmodernism, brutalism, and ancient architecture.

Fictional Interiors II by Charlotte Taylor

Edition of 25, £120

 

 

Members Spotlight

As you all know, our book gives you an insight into our Dalston studio but that’s just a tiny sampling of Print Club! Over the next few months, we’ll be giving you a peek at some of the artists and illustrators who work tirelessly in our screen printing studio! If you want to be a part of all the action, we are always open to new members!

Jacqueline Colley is a printed textile designer, with over eight years, experience working with brands including Oasis and H&M as well as teaching at the V&A

Her own name brand is where she expresses her deep love of nature. Each surface pattern begins it’s life as individual hand drawn artworks. These are compiled into rich and intricate prints. Which are applied across products including limited edition art prints for the home, stationery, gift wrap and home textiles.

Name: Jacqueline Colley

How long have you been a member: I took the deluxe course in January 2017 I’d printed at uni over 10 years before and needed a refresher; mainly to remind myself about registration. I joined straight after while everything was fresh in my mind and I’ve been dipping in and out since then! 

What do you love about screen printing & Print Club:  I love getting away from the computer and producing work by hand, plus it’s a very friendly inclusive atmosphere and there is always an expert print technician around to help you out of a sticky situation! It’s really inspiring to see the other work being printed, you can learn so much from how other people approach screen printing and make their layers and colour choices. 

What is your printing playlist: I think it’s good to listen to something quite chilled, you can’t rush the printing or it just goes wrong! So some Staves, Sufjan Stevens & Laura Marling

Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: If you aren’t feeling confident; do the course I found it great for getting my head around the process and then once you start it’s a bit addictive!!

Jana started out doing fashion illustration and selling them as gicleé prints (which Jana still does) however she does prefer screen printing because she is physically printing the one printing them. Screen printing is a really nice way to translate the prints she has on her cards and notebooks into a little piece of artwork. Jana is inspired by the Memphis Movement, Dries Van Noten, and the 1980’s.

Name: Jana Pavasovic (The Completist)

How long have you been a member: Since July 17.

What do you love about screen printing & Print Club:  Printing is a really satisfying process because you can get a good result really quickly. It’s also a great way to hand-make something on a large scale. My favourite thing about Print Club is working amongst so many printmakers i’ve admired for years. Everyone is really helpful and supportive – it’s a great little community!

What is your printing playlist: Actually, I’m usually listening to political or true crime podcasts. But if it’s music, it’s usually a mix of Cut Copy, Tops, Warpaint, Blood Orange and Toro y Moi.

Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: You need to be persistent and patient, and don’t be too hard on yourself! Sometimes it takes a while to get a print right, but when you do, it’s totally worth it.

I am a London based illustrator and Printmaker. I specialise in making vibrant, edgy, work with a punky look and feel.  My Work is built up from a dense hybrid of drawings, collaged imagery and multi – layered colours. I am a big fan the offsets, drips and fades to create an authentic distressed aesthetic.

Name: Ben Rider

How long have you been a member: I originally joined as a technician in 2012 for a couple years then took a desk space afterwards and been here since!

What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: My favourite thing has to be all the other people I print and work with!!

What is your printing playlist: Metal or a bit of drum and bass.

Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: Yes, preparation is KEY and don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Be brave, take risks, and most importantly – have fun and enjoy it!

Kasia’s work focuses mainly on printing textiles for her eco-friendly clothing brand Kasia Ethical Ware, as well as commissions for her clients. The environment and ethics are extremely important to Kasia. She always chooses organic and ethically sourced materials whenever possible, while keeping the end product fun and colourful at the same time. 

Name: Kasia Ring

How long have you been a member: I began my screen printing adventure around 3 years ago after I took part in one of Print Club’s workshops. I loved it so much that I have been a member ever since!

What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: I love the whole community of artists and printers that all share this space. I have learned so much from fellow members of the studio over the past few years! 

What is your printing playlist: My go-to printing playlist usually revolves around Prince and 90’s R’n’B. 

To find out more how you can become a member of our 24-hour studio click here.

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

Utopias Collection
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
£24.95

P by Ben Eine
Edition of 200, £150

Polaroid Land by Steve Wilson
Edition of 200, £60


We would love to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has bought our book already! We still have plenty of books to get your hands on our book by clicking here.

For all our international fans who are interested in purchasing one of our books FEAR NOT! We have stock lists worldwide so you can own your very own Studio Guide. Please see the list below for all of our international stock lists.Sketchbook to squeegee Print Club London Book Screen Print

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Buchhandlung Walther Konig – Vollmer Communications GMBH – Bucherbogen Am Savignyplatz

Tokyo

Nippan IPS Co. Ltd – Kinokuniya Company Limited

Norway

I Tronsmo AS – Kontur Forlag AS

Berlin

Mark Kiessling & Jessica Reitz – Sentraldistribusjon AS – Pro QM Thematische Buchhandlun

Netherlands 

Motto Kunstboeken – Loods 5 Amersfoort – American Discount Book Centres – So Many Books B.V – Books Import SRL

Switzerland

Office Du Livre OLF SA (MHELT) – Buchsentrum AG – Haupt Verlag AG

Taiwan

Artland Book Co Ltd (Airfrght) – B J Sungood Trading Co Ltd

Sweden

Adlibris AB – Hedengrens Bokhandel

Denmark

SMK Statens Museum of Kunst – Sirin Copenhagen APS Sirin – Academic Book KUA – Boghallen Politikens Hus

Lithuania

UAB Humanitas – LAlma Littera Sprendimai

Ashford

IMS Melkmarkt – Menzies Distribution (IMS) – Escoffier EBVBA – Ashford

Milan

Corraini SRL – FDM S.R.1 Fratelli Bonvini

Porvoon Kirjakeskus – Finland

Pandora Yayin Ve Bilgs Tic Ltd – Turkey

Multi-Line Books – Lahore 

T&H Web Mail Order Export – Canada

Top Mark Centre S.C – Poland

Vydavatel’stvo Slovart, Spol – Slovakia

The Last Word – Pakistan

Kinokuniya BookShop LLC – Dubai 

ProQuest LLC – Ringwood 

Janis Roze SIA – Lativa 

Museum On Line – Artekom – Russia

Nakladatelst vi Slovart SRO – Czech Republic

Tongjin Books (Airfreight) – South Korea

Alma Artex S.R.L – Romania

Thames & Hudson (Australia) – Australia

APD Singapore Pte Ltd (TH) – Singapore

Exhibitions International NV – Belguim

InterArt Sarl – Paris

Steimatzky (2005) Ltd – Israel

Peter Hyde Associates Pty Ltd – South Africa

Nestor Buch AG – Zurich

 

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As you know we held our very first Guest Workshop the other day with the always lovely Poppy’s Papercuts! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came down to Poppy’s Workshop! Your Papercuts and Screenprints look AMAZING!

Here are a few snaps from the workshop!

Our aim with our new workshop series is to give more of an insight into not only the inner workings of our East London studio but, also a closer look at how well-known working artists/illustrators create their work! Throughout the next few months we’ll be collaborating with artists to run 2-day workshops which they will show you their trade secrets and Our talented printers will guide you through producing work as a screen print.

Kicking off our next Guest Workshop is the lovely Alice Gabb, who will be teaching you the art of Brush Lettering! You’ll be able to work alongside an Alice and learn all of the tricks of the trade!

You can book your space now!

 

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]

Printernship

 

Hello and welcome to Print Club London’s A print-ern-ship! We are on the look out for a recent graduate or practicing artist to come and join us at our studio in Dalston for a two month stay where you can refine your printing skills, work in our creative desk space and receive guidance from our top printers! Culminating in an exhibition featuring the work you make with us in our recently reopened gallery space.
How can I apply you ask?? Its easy! We would like to know a little bit about yourself and your work. Get us excited about meeting you and tell us about the work you’d want to make with us. Then we would also like a CV along with a pdf (no bigger than 3mb) with some examples of your printed work as well as links to any websites or blogs too.

What we offer from our A print-ern-ship:

–       Two months print studio access.
–       Two months free desk space in one of our creative studios.
–       A tutor led session each week
–       Portfolio advice
–       An exhibition in our gallery alongside one other printerns
–       The Printernship is sponsored by FESPA UK Association. Each Printern will receive a £1000 grant for materials, travel and  framing.

 

During your time with us you will be required to:

–       Produce a minimum of 6 new pieces exclusively to be sold with us
–       Assist in the studios.
–       Write a weekly roundup of your experience and skills learnt for our blog.
–       Work to a high standard of work and show enthusiasm and commitment.

Requirements:

–       Degree or similar level education in relevant subject
–       Good screen printing experience

 

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 3RD MARCH 2017

Please send all entries to [email protected]
Due to high volume of entries we will try our hardest to get back to you all however it may take some time
Good luck!

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We were invited along to Aperol Spritz Social, their first event of the summer!! And we enjoyed it as much as everyone else…

 

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Aperol Spritz, has unveiled a new brand home in the City this summer, the Aperol Spritz Terrazza.
We’ll be there again on Tuesday 5th July, bringing our portable printing beds, Our Crew and some very Orange ink!

 

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Check out all of Aperol Spritz’ events here; http://bit.ly/1WG6DqJ

 

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Pick Me Up, the Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House, is back for its seventh year!!
The show features top emerging illustrators and designers as well as more established names in graphic arts. This year Pick Me Up is part of UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, and focuses on the themes of community within the graphic arts.
Print Club favourites who have exhibited in the past include Isabel Greenberg, Hattie Stewart and Rob Flowers.
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Rob Flowers // Sugar Sugar
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Hattie Stewart // Self portrait
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Other past exhibitors we have admired include Julia Pott, Jack Hudson and Malika Favre for their great illustrations.
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Pick Me Up begins on Thursday 21st April and runs until Monday 2nd May and you can purchased advance tickets here.
Keep your eyes peeled as the full line up will be announced soon!
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David Bowie Quote

Originally a screen print produced for our Blisters ‘The Sound Sessions’ Show back in 2014, Davey Podmore has now re-imagined the print ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ by adding a final layer as a last goodbye to the late David Bowie, all of the proceeds with be donated to Cancer Research UK.
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“In 2014 my work was selected to take part in the Blisters Exhibition. The show’s theme was The Sound Sessions where each artist produced a piece inspired by a performer, song or gig. I chose David Bowie as my inspiration after visiting the incredible ‘David Bowie is…’ exhibition at the V&A. Bowie has so many iconic looks locked into our collective subconscious; my problem was choosing which one to go with. I decided to show them all with a montage of every look across the years, like a timeline.

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On January 10th 2016, I awoke to the shocking news that David Bowie had died of cancer and that his final album release Blackstar and the video for the single Lazarus was his goodbye to the fans. I was stunned. The world seemed stunned too and there was an outpouring of sadness and love like I had never witnessed. This horrible disease had stolen someone that still had so much to give. As an icon he had touched us all, with his music being a soundtrack to all our lives.

David-Bowie-Print-WIPSo I contacted Print Club London wanting to do something, anything and I sounded out an idea of re-releasing the print as a variant edition with a new layer added to the montage using the final image Bowie had left us with. Print Club London loved the idea and supplied the paper, the ink, their valuable time, experience and their online shop to sell the print with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Many thanks to Kate, Fred and everyone at Print Club London; without them this would never have happened.

David-Bowie-Print-WIP-2The print will be hand-printed, signed and a limited edition of 69; a print for every year of his life.”

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You can purchase this print here!

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Are you currently studying and enjoy dabbling in a little blogging on the side? Or perhaps you are looking for some content and work experience for your CV? Then you might be exactly what we are looking for…
Print Club London are looking for budding bloggers to embrace the London creative and print scene whilst sharing your experiences with our current followers.
Our social media channels and newsletter subscribers are ever growing and we are looking for someone who can continue to take this to the next level.
You’re aim will be to fill our Print Club news pages with engaging and inspiring content that will increase our online traffic and excite our readers!
We are looking for people who are passionate about exhibitions, art fairs, print, workshops, street art and the current creative scenes and activity!
We are looking for people with confidence who can get to know our artists and delve a little deeper into their practice, perhaps with an interview or two and some behind the print bed footage.
Whats in it for you?!
 FREE use of Print Club Print Studio. 
Plenty of content for your CV and any personal blogs. 
The chance to work alongside some of the UK’s finest Screen Print Artists. 
To be a part of the action, as and when it happens.
To work with us and be a part of this years Film4 Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House
The position is for 2 months with the possibility to extend.
Please email [email protected] with a short cover letter and CV outlining why you think you’d be a perfect fit.
We look forward to hearing from you.
 

 

As I sit down to write this, I am worried about two things: firstly, I have never written a blog before. And secondly I am worried I won’t be able to express quite how amazing my experience at Print Club has been so far. Bear with me, readers.
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I applied for this position having just graduated from a degree in printmaking at Brighton, though I never dreamed that a place so well established would choose me for their ‘Print-ern-ship’. The link promoting it was passed around my course mates, which made the application even more nerve-wracking- now, for the very first time, my cohort had become my competition.
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The portfolio I sent the Print Club consisted exclusively of etchings (my specialty for the past three years), so, I was not expecting to hear back. The fact I did was a serious confidence booster, as I left university without a clue as to how I might get my career going.
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Screen printing wasn’t something I was particularly used to when I arrived here, so, although I don’t think of myself as a timid person, I began my internship feeling incredibly shy. What a difference three weeks makes! I still marvel at how everyone is so willing to help, to suggest ideas, and just to check how you’re doing throughout the day- from the founders, Kate, Fred and Rose, to the short term members. This sense of togetherness and support completely astounded me. Like so many people, I’m not good at asking for help, which generally means I have to screw things up quite majorly before finally working out what’s right.
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The ‘Print-ern-ship’ offers full access to the studio, a desk space surrounded by other creative graphic designers, textile designers and fine artists AND an exhibition at the end of the placement in their own gallery. One day a week I also assist as technician in the studio- either trying to help other members or printing for the club or other corporate projects. It’s not only a fantastic way to learn and perfect techniques but it’s also afforded me a tremendous sense of belonging and offered me the chance to meet so many different people. All I can think about is how I never want this experience to end. As my time here goes on, I will continue to update you on what i’m up to, my work, whats going on at Print Club and exhibitions I’ve visited- keep an eye out !

Print Club London was delighted to be commissioned to design and print 50 gifts for Pullman Contracting’s clients.

Thank you Pullman who took the initiative to look out side the box of the usual gift gubbins, and created a beautiful 3d piece of art work that was printed on the glass and on the paper, to create a print with a difference. Artwork was created with Print Club’s artist ‘Ministry of Love’ to coincide with Pullmans annual clay pigeon shoot day.

If your company is interested in alternative gift ideas and want to work with one of our artists please contact us.

 

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We offer a variety of Corporate Screen Printing workshops, from both inside our Dalston studio and away! We are will transport all the necessary equipment straight to you and can set up in a small amount of time.
We are able to print your designs onto either paper, t-shirt or tote bags. If you’re not too creative you can always commission some of our top artists to create bespoke artwork for you to print! (how exciting)
We’ve worked with a wide range of clients including Nike, Liberty of London, Puma, Stella McCartney, TATE, Disney, Facebook, Google, Twitter and many more happy customers!
Our skilled print technicians will always be on hand to make sure you get the best results and teach you about the print process.
Our workshops are suitable for all ages and experience levels! Even the little ones…
Email [email protected] or call us for more information // 0207 254 9028

 

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The end of 2014 saw an inspiring collaboration between Print Club andFarrow & Ball. 

To celebrate the holiday season Farrow & Ball commissioned three of our London-based artists to create original artworks inspired by the British winter. Each print was printed using Farrow & Ball’s signature chalky finish, Estate Emulsion.

Print Club London x Farrow & Ball Artists:

Clare Halifax

Having grown up in the South West of England, the inspiration for Clare’s work comes from the buildings that surrounded her and nostalgic reminisces of places and items of interest. Within each image, design, pattern and colour plays an important part, adding depth and decoration to build an aesthetically pleasing overall effect.

Clare currently resides in London where she continues to be influenced by her everyday environment.

Chris Andrews 

Since graduating with a BA Hons in Illustration, Chris has worked for a variety of clients in editorial, packaging and publishing fields. Chris’ work is inspired by vintage graphics and fonts from the 1930′s and 1940′s. Texture plays an important part of the work, giving each image a warm nostalgic tone.

Lucille Clerc 

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Lucille is a french Illustrator and she set up her studio after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design and before, from ENSAAMA in Paris with a DSAA in Visual Communication.

Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to printing.

Her personal work is inspired by London and her most of her work is screen printed (of course.)

“It is a long process, everything is done by hand, everything is drawn, and often the layout is done on site. This way the print is not a reproduction, it’s the original.”

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All of these prints (and more) are available from our Online Gallery.

 

This Friday marks the start of The 12th London Short Film Festival and Print Club London are proud to be supporting through our collaboration in printing this years T-Shirts and Totes for all you lucky attendees.

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As rather excited sponsors we are looking forward to the variety of talent and controversy that this year promises to bring, to prove that the UK is truly a hotbed of film activity.

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We’ll be sure to see you at tomorrow nights opening at ICA bar to enjoy a drink (or two) courtesy of a Warsteiner UK. With guest DJs.

For all listings and information visit The London Short Festival website.

Print Club London are proud to get their hands on the limited edition print created by Anthony Peters of Look & Yes, designed in collaboration byAnthony Burrill and Hattie Stewart printed at Print Club London.

Made You Look is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners we explore the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era.

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The film is due for limited theatrical release in 2015 and will be premiered at a major UK Arts festival.

“So many creative people are turning to mediums that take them away from their computers. Methods of making work that involve making real, tactile items to be cherished and kept, instead of being consumed and forgotten.

However, very few creatives could have an audience or career without the trappings of the internet and social media, and this tension between the analogue and digital world is the story we are pursuing in Made You Look.”

-Anthony Peters

This unique screen print has been created in order to raise funds for the documentary, exclusive to Print Club London. 

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Made You Look documentary trailer from Look and Yes on Vimeo.

This week we are preparing for an upcoming project for Christmas screen printing with Farrow & Ball amazing paints!

This week is the testing phase for our three artists Lucille ClercChris Andrews and Clare Halifax

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You might have heard by now that we have collaborated with Made.com for a couple of seasons to produce limited edition screenprints for their art category.

Here’s a video that they made of the process covering aspects of the planning and production of the prints with our director and curator, Kate, and our head printers, Marco and Sam.

Watch the video on Youtube!


The 2014 Summer Screen Prints edition at Somerset House is coming to an end with only a few days left and the absolute movie (poster) star has been the E.T. the Extra-Terrestial print by the ever-lovely and talented illustratorRose Blake, which sold out in four days!!!

Rose was given the film that was chosen in the public vote, and she was happy to found out that E.T had been picked. She clearly remembers watching it as a kid and confesses that it really affected her even then.

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She decided to focus on the scene where E.T leaves to go home, so her print is about saying goodbye to people. She felt the phrase ‘I’ll be right here’ was a really poignant way of doing so. In the print you are watching the scene from the viewpoint of Elliot’s mother in the film.

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Due to popular demand, Somerset House commissioned Rose Blake and Print Club London to produce a second limited edition of the print. With a beautiful additional layer of metallic silver on this new variant of the film poster, this special edition is set to sell out as quickly as the first!

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The print is available for pre-order with a 6 week lead time due to printing schedules from this link. You’d better hurry up, guys.

Rose with her E.T. print on display at the West Wing Galleries in Somerset House

Here’s a little Q&A we had with Rose, prior to tonight’s E.T. screening!

Hiya Rose, tell us who are you
and how has your life changed in the last 5 years…
Five years ago I had just graduated from Kingston, moved back in with
my parents, and was about to start my MA at the RCA in September
In a way it would be quite fun to jump back to five years ago!

What is the first thing you do every morning?
Shamefully I normally spend the first 20 minutes or so on the internet
(but not if I’m really busy).

Why is your work the way it is?
That’s a really hard one – probably a combination of my upbringing, the people I hang out with, and the way I look at things… and the fact that
I’m not actually that good at drawing.

Where do you find inspiration?
At the moment I’ve been reading loads of short stories by Alice Munro, which have been inspiring me a lot.

What was your dream job when you were a little girl?
To be in a rock band I think.

What would be your ideal client / project?
I really want to do more moving image stuff! I’ve actually got such a
long list of projects I want to start for myself. But in terms of a client,
I’d actually really like to design a beer can! And I’d really love to do
some more work for the New Yorker.

What do you think about Print Club?
Are you familiar with the screen printing technique?
Yea, I’ve done lots of screen printing in the past, so I know about how to separate work for print etc. But in terms of printing –the two printers Samand Marco are incredible– my print was really fiddly to print and it’s come out really well. If I’d have printed it myself it would have been all over the place.

What are your feelings on the Film4 Summer Screen project?
Did you attend to any of the screenings?
Not yet, but I’ll hopefully pop down to watch E.T. tonight if It’s not pouring with rain!

How was the creation process of your poster?
I rewatched the film at work, and sketched up some ideas- but I was pretty certain about what I wanted to show from the film from the start. Then
I hand drew the elements which I then assembled and separated in the computer. Then I popped into print club and went over the colour swatches with Marco, to make sure the overlays would print well.

What’s your favourite E.T. movie scene and character?
Well, Elliot is my favorite character obviously! I like the scene where E.T. gets drunk at home and Elliot lets all the frogs go free at school.
The bike scene at the end is brilliant too.

To keep an eye on all things Rose draws, you can visit her website and blogand, of course, follow her on Twitter.

Remember a few years ago when we were all asking ‘Where’s Weiwei?’ We’ve finally found him! He’s back in London for his third show at Lisson!

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei’s activism and his 2011 detention by the Chinese state have made him one of the world’s best-known artists; he has become a global celebrity thanks to his political art and his ability to get his message out via the internet. Weiwei is a top conceptual artist who mixes traditional Chinese heritage with the flaws he sees with modern day China — including mass production, pollution and the restriction of freedom of speech. His work was most notably last seen in London when he covered the floor of Tate Modern’s turbine hall with millions of sunflower seeds.

Ai Weiwei – sunflowers

Ai Weiwei was born in 1957 in Beijing where he lives and works. He attended Beijing Film Academy and later, on moving to New York (1981–1993), continued his studies at the Parsons School of Design. Major solo exhibitions include Martin Gropius Bau (2014), Indianapolis Museum of Art (2013), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2012), Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2011), Tate Modern, London (2010) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009). Architectural collaborations include the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium, with Herzog and de Meuron. Among numerous awards and honours, he won the lifetime achievement award from the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2008 and the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation, New York in 2012; he was made Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2011.

Ai Weiwei – bicycles

For the show, Weiwei has created a new bicycle installation, part of his ongoing “Forever” series, a monumental sculpture and a magnificent work of geometric engineering which evokes the ubiquitous profusion of pushbikes in Beijing and symbolises a dying breed of daily existence; the rate of bicycle manufacture has diminished due to the rise in cars. Other works recount his period of detention along with personal objects produced in marble, crystal, wood and stainless steel.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

‘These are mostly objects that relate to my small world. For example, the “Forever” bicycles were a brand from when I was growing up. In our village there were no real roads and we always had to ride bikes to carry things. I thought they would be good for a public sculpture because people relate to bikes. They’re designed for the body and operated with your body. There are few things today that are like that.’

Ai Weiwei – Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei is on at Lisson Gallery, 29 Bell Street, NW1 5DA until 19 July. Entrance is free. Definitely not to be missed.

“Sometimes you don’t have what you need, but you just have to make it work. You can’t expect your dreams to come true without putting in a lot of hard work first.”

Kate Moross is a London-based graphic designer, illustrator and art director who has worked prolifically, creating vibrant artwork for some of the world’s most successful publications, musicians and companies. While studying at Camberwell College of Arts in 2007, Creative Review selected her for a Creative Future award. In 2012, she launched Studio Moross as a full-service creative design studio and sat on the jury for the D&AD Awards during the same year. She is one of our top-artists here at Print Club and we simply love her colourful world and powerful talented mind.

As someone with a career that many twice her age would be proud of, Kate is well-placed to advise future generations on achieving success, which is what her book and solo exhibition, Make Your Own Luck, aim to do!

‘Make Your Own Luck – The Show’ opened for 10 days only at The Cob Gallery last April, featuring hundreds of original illustrations, designs and working drawings among her more recent video and moving image work.

Kate is a vivacious artist who is fascinated with three sided shapes, illegible typography, and freeform lettering. She has worked abundantly creating bold and vibrant artwork for some of the world’s most successful companies, as well honing her own unique style and approach.

The exhibition was an illuminating exploration into the creative process and tenacious appetite to create from one of the UK’s most successful young illustrators and designers and was presented alongside the launch of Moross’ first book ‘Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Design & Illustration’ which is published by Prestel and available here.

You can find Kate’s American Psycho poster for Print Club’s Blisters 2012 ‘The Director’s Cut’ show on page 192 and keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be announcing a new collaboration with her very soon!