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.
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.
Buchhandlung Walther Konig – Vollmer Communications GMBH – Bucherbogen Am Savignyplatz
Nippan IPS Co. Ltd – Kinokuniya Company Limited
I Tronsmo AS – Kontur Forlag AS
Mark Kiessling & Jessica Reitz – Sentraldistribusjon AS – Pro QM Thematische Buchhandlun
Motto Kunstboeken – Loods 5 Amersfoort – American Discount Book Centres – So Many Books B.V – Books Import SRL
Office Du Livre OLF SA (MHELT) – Buchsentrum AG – Haupt Verlag AG
Artland Book Co Ltd (Airfrght) – B J Sungood Trading Co Ltd
Adlibris AB – Hedengrens Bokhandel
SMK Statens Museum of Kunst – Sirin Copenhagen APS Sirin – Academic Book KUA – Boghallen Politikens Hus
UAB Humanitas – LAlma Littera Sprendimai
IMS Melkmarkt – Menzies Distribution (IMS) – Escoffier EBVBA – Ashford
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
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
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 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.
If you want to head down and support an amazing cause you only need to rsvp to email@example.com
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.
“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.
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.
So 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.
The print will be hand-printed, signed and a limited edition of 69; a print for every year of his life.”
You can purchase this print here!
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.
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:
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
This unique screen print has been created in order to raise funds for the documentary, exclusive to Print Club London.
This week we are preparing for an upcoming project for Christmas screen printing with Farrow & Ball amazing paints!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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’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 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.
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.
‘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 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!
We often say we have the best technicians that any print studio could hope for and we really mean it. They are insanely talented illustrators, printers and absolutely awesome tutors too!
Craig Keenan, Ben Rider and Raiph Vaughn are part of an exhibition in London which is on Thursday 17th April. Come down and join us at 5th Base Gallery where we’ll be checking out the Halftone Heroes show!
On April 23 the Print Club team attended this year’s Pick Me Up private view at Somerset House. We saw so much good work, ate some delicious Spanish ham courtesy of Fernandez & Wells and had great fun during the night.
The contemporary graphic art, design and illustration festival is now in its fourth year from the 24th of April to the 5th of May. Doors are open to the public at 10am sharp daily and tickets start from £8. We have some of our artists and technicians exhibiting work, selling prints, hosting workshops and of course hanging out! So get your creative selves down to the Embankment Galleries, pick up something nice and enjoy!!!
The Supergraph Contemporary Graphic Art Fair of Melbourne is opening for the very first time tomorrow and it’s going to be totally ace!
They will show you around and explain you all you need to know about silk screen printing techniques.
We will be showing a fine selection of our favourite prints from our artists Ministry of Love, Rose Stallard, Hattie Stewart, Ben Rider, Anthony Peters, Susie Wright, Anthony Burrill, Finn O’Brien, Iain Hector, Paul Hicks, Francesca Henry-Pierre, Holly Wales, Rosha Nutt, Craig and Karl, La Boca and Joe Wilson. You can see them in the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.
So if it appears that you are in Australia, why not beat the crowds and buy you tickets online.
Can’t make it on Friday? No sweat, they are open all weekend.
Tweet us if you see us there!
See as well Print Club London at Supergraph Australia
Remember, the person who books the workshop for his group earns a £100 voucher to buy prints in our gallery!!
ALL INFO ON CORPORATE/GROUP WORKSHOPS HERE
Last Friday Pinterest UK held an amazing Pizza and Printing workshop at the Print Club studios for their first community event.
The guests arrived straight from work and after a well-deserved pizza snack in our busy gallery, the 25 crafty Pinfluencers and bloggers were shown into the print studio for a tailor-made screenprinting workshop. After a brief introduction from our directors and technicians, some of our favourite artists, Maggie Li, Hattie Stewart, Jo HAM and Anthony Peters, demonstrated how to pull the perfect print and signed the exclusive Pinterest X Print Club artwork that they’d specifically designed to be printed on the night.
It’s so great to see so many happy faces in the studio and we absolutely love to teach people how to screenprint. We had the pleasure to meet some great bloggers and Pinfluencers who specialise in handmade works and interior design.
Thank you to Pinterest UK and the guests for such a fun evening. Happy printing!
If you’d like to enquire about workshops at Print Club, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We run different types of workshops and we can work out what’s best for what you have in mind!
ALL INFO ON CORPORATE/GROUP WORKSHOPS HERE
Landscape photos provided by Pinterest UK.