• How to save the London Graphic Designers Meetup Group?
    • What we'll do Hi everyone, I have suggested hundreds of meet-ups for this group in the past years. The original organiser has stepped down and I would like to find members interested in keeping the group alive. I don't mind continuing to suggest events/exhibitions and more, only if I am joined by other dynamic and motivated members interested in playing a part. Anyone interested to discuss this before it is too late? The group will shut down on the 29th of December. I have picked up a pub in central London to discuss this around few drinks. Thanks Denis • What to bring Ideas and motivation • Important to know

    The Champion

    12-13, Wells St, London, W1T 3PA. · London

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  • Fedrigoni launch 16/3 Book
    Reservation via email to: [masked] 16/3 is the third volume to be released as part of Collection 16/. Launched in 2012, the project was conceived by Fedrigoni to present its most suitable papers for the publishing industry. Across the three volumes (16/1, 16/2 & 16/3), 24 book designers from all over the world were invited to take part in the project. Each volume features the works of 8 different designers on 8 different papers in 16 page sections. To launch 16/3 in the UK, Graphic Designer Fraser Muggeridge whose work is featured in the latest volume, will talk about the inspiration behind his design. Thomas Manss, designer of the entire 16/ project will also speak on coordinating the works of the 24 international designers. Join Fedrigoni on Thursday 26th January from 6 to 8pm at Fedrigoni Imaginative Papers Studio. https://www.youtube.com/embed/9MsJNaaIRZg

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  • San serif Britain: the role of Johnston and Gill- Mark Ovenden

    St Bride Foundation (Fleet Street)

    Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ · London

  • London Illustration Fair 2016
    Hey guys, just posting this up as I've been to this event a few times over the last few years and thought it would be a good one to share and get people involved with on here! Thinking of heading down on Saturday afternoon for 2pm and checking out the event for a while, and maybe grabbing some food and drinks afterwards if anyone's interested :) Would be awesome to get a few of us down for the event. You can get tickets in advance from here:- https://thelondonillustrationfair.ticketabc.com/events/london-illustrati-10/ or you can get tickets on the day (for a little bit more). Here's the event info... 'The London Illustration Fair 2016 is an annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment. The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to come face to face with their favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators. There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and gifts for under ten pounds. We’re excited to confirm that this December The London Illustration Fair will return to the Bargehouse for what is set to be our most exciting festival to date. The fair will run from the 2nd to 4th of December 2016 with a launch party on Thursday 1st, 6-9pm. Following on from a successful move from Hoxton to London's Southbank in 2015, The London Illustration Fair will once again seek to delight and entertain with another bumper packed event full of illustration, workshops, talks, music, live signings, murals and a ton of Christmas gift ideas for even Santa to get excited about. All from a top crop of well established and rising stars of the illustration and craft world. However, don't just expect illustration! 2015 saw the introduction of a number of stands and stalls hosting homewares, ceramics, fashion print and jewellery. With four floors to explore, there is something for everyone! Tickets will go on sale on the 1st of October and will be £6 in advance and £8 on the door with under 12's going in free.'

    The Bargehouse

    Barge House St, London, SE1 9QS · London

  • Grafik presents Letterform Live: Beer
    Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-presents-letterform-live-beer-tickets-27126948433 Brought to you by Monotype, ISTD and Grafik, Letterform Live is back with a night dedicated to beer and typography. Letterform Live on Wednesday 30th November at Protein Studios in Shoreditch. Line-up of speakers (TBC). Each speaker will start with a single letterform but things can go anywhere after that. If past events are anything to go by, we can expect some fascinating and often unexpected results. Tickets are priced at £10 (+VAT) – grab yours here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-presents-letterform-live-beer-tickets-27126948433), but hurry as numbers are strictly limited.

    Protein Studios

    31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY · London

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  • Grafik presents Letterform Live: Gaming
    Grafik presents Letterform Live: Gaming Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-presents-letterform-live-gaming-tickets-27126741815 Brought to you by Monotype, ISTD and Grafik, Letterform Live is back with three more unmissable nights dedicated to gaming, beer, vinyl…and top notch typography. Letterform Live is back! The next series of three evenings (created In partnership with our good friends at Monotype and ISTD), takes place on Wednesday 28 September at Protein Studios, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY. The theme for the evening is Gaming, and this exclusive event features five ten-minute talks from a crack team of speakers, with plenty of time for questions, drinks (on us) afterwards, plus a chance to win a bag crammed full of excellent Monotype goodies. Speakers include:Marie Foulston (V&A, Wild Rumpus) Dick Hogg (Hohokum) Toshi Omagari (Monotype) Darren Wall (Read-Only Memory) Tickets are priced at £10 (+VAT) – grab yours here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-presents-letterform-live-gaming-tickets-27126741815), but hurry as numbers are strictly limited. Following on from Gaming night, we have Letterform Live Beer night (on Wednesday 26 October) and Vinyl night (on Wednesday 30 November). Follow us @grafikmag for details…

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  • Summer Screen Prints Film Poster exhibition
    SAVE THE DATE! Reservation open: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-screen-prints-exhibition-tickets-26300211641 Print Club London Summer Screen Prints exhibition is back for its fourth year at Somerset House! Each year they get the pleasure of selecting a number of their talented artists to work in collaboration with Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Each artist reimagines a poster for one of the films, taking particular scenes, quotes, characters or other elements as inspiration. Print Club London invites talented artists and illustrators to create alternative, screen-printed posters for the films shown at Film4 Summer Screen. The full artist line-up with their chosen films will be announced on 31 May. Contributing illustrators and their film titles: Louis Carpenter JULIETA Louis is an illustrator, currently based in London, whose work often focuses on buildings and cityscapes. Working in pen to create detailed monochrome pieces and using printing to add a bit of colour. Jordan Andrew Carter THE FINAL GIRLS Part illustrational hustler, part graphical wizard, Jordan juxtaposes detailed hand drawn pencil work against naive colourful block shapes to create something that looks fresh and engaging, also taking influence from popular culture and everyday life. Lucille Clerc BEST OF TEN BY KUBRICK Lucille Clerc is a French illustrator based in London. She set up her studio after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design. She works within the field of editorial design and illustration for books and magazines and occasionally realising interior or exhibition spaces. Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to printing. Concepción Studios EX MACHINA Patrick Concepción is the founder and Art Director of Concepción Studios, a studio that focuses on art direction and graphics for the entertainment industry, located in San Jose, California. Throughout his career he has revelled in designing for Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Muse. Joe Cruz FUNNY FACE Joe's work employs hands on methods and low-tech materials. It mostly revolves around appropriation, mark making and colour. The strongest themes running through his work are sexuality, gender and beauty. His aim is to reflect and celebrate social diversity through his image selection, mark making and colour choice. Daisy Emerson 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU Daisy is a full time Illustrator, painter of walls, painter of windows, hand-letterer and all round doodler. She has a real love of type which is incorporated a lot in her work. Daisy likes to use pencil,pens and paint to create, sometimes digitally but always starting with a doodle or a hand drawing. She studied Art & Design at Central Saint Martins and then Book Arts at London College of Communication, some of my clients include John Lewis, Virgin Media, Fudge Hair and Scotch & Soda. Jean Jullien JACKIE BROWN Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist currently living in London. He comes from Nantes and did a graphic design degree in Quimper before coming to London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. He works closely with the musician The Coward. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. Lilly Lou SUNSET BOULEVARD Street artist and designer Lilly Lou is now in her prime, painting the streets of London with her positivity imbued, unique letterforms. Armed with a BA in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent University, Lilly Lou followed her desires and moved away from the computer screen to bring her distinct blend of femininity and strength on to the streets and continues to play with medium and scale. MOL GALAXY QUEST Fred Higginson also works under the name of MoL. Fred set up his first artist studios in an old church, providing affordable workspace for local artists, returning to London to set up Print Club. His techniques as an artist are as eclectic as his influences, working across different mediums. RYCA BEST OF TEN BY KUBRICK Ryan Callanan is an artist working in contemporary printmaking and graphics. A prominent artist on the Street Art scene, the last three years have seen Ryan move away from this aesthetic towards a new practice that draws upon his in-depth knowledge of materials and craftsmanship acquired through training in industrial model making and 3D design. Rose Stalled WALKABOUT Rose Stallard, Illustrator and Creative Director of Print Club, mixes up her own drawings with found images from across the board, injecting fanzine-like enthusiasm (and discernment). Clients include The Guardian, Fiction Records, Urban Outfitters, Dazed & Confused and Glastonbury. Peter Strain TRAINSPOTTING He specialises in creating hand-rendered illustration, collage and typography and always tries to experiment with texture and mark-making techniques to keep his work evolving. His work is hugely influenced by film and music and aims to tackle social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour. Joseph Vass GIRLHOOD Joseph Vass is a silkscreen artist whose work fuses typographic elements together with idealistic imagery, leaving the viewer with no hangover. A brush and ink fanatic, Joseph spends hours meticulously sketching on his light box before creating larger than life, colourful pieces that are then silkscreened or used commercially in print, web or advertising. Joe Wilson ROBOCOP Joe Wilson is an illustrator based in the UK specialising in highly detailed, hand-drawn illustrations and print. Working with a combination of pencil, ink and digital colour, Joe's work takes form as a hybrid of the traditional and contemporary. Cassandra Yap BRAM STOCKER'S DRACULA Originally from Singapore, Cassandra Yap is an artist and art director based in London. Her work often explores the juxtaposition between dark and beautiful subjects to create the surreal. Fuelled by her love of pin ups, the female form and an unhealthy obsession with vintage erotica, her photomontage halftone style images are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge.

    Somerset House, East Wing Galleries

    Strand WC2R 1LA, London · London

  • Experimental typography | Grafik + Monotype present Letterform Live | £12
    Grafik Letterform live Here is a night of experimental typography at the next Letterform Live – featuring a top-notch line-up and brought to you by Grafik in partnership with Monotype and ISTD. This is not directly organise by us and you need to purchase your £12 tickets via eventbrite here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-x-monotype-present-letterform-live-experimental-starring-peter-crnokrak-the-counter-press-tickets-24253884020?aff=es2). Hosted in partnership with Monotype and the ISTD, Grafik is very excited to launch the new Letterform Live events, inspired by their popular Letterform column. The next Letterform Live will take place on Wednesday 29 June at the Protein Space, London EC2A and the theme is Experimental typography. Their speakers are Peter Crnokrak (petercrnokrak.com / The Luxury of Protest), Paul McNeill (MuirMcNeill), Elizabeth Ellis and David Marshall (The Counter Press) Sarah Hyndman (Type Tastng) and Malou Verlomme (Monotype / LongType). Each speaker will begin by looking at a single letterform, exploring both its visual form as well as the story behind it. They will be encouraged to share their letter's little-known secrets – expect an evening of inspiration, information and a few surprises along the way. Tickets are £10+VAT per session (including drinks) and can be purchased here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grafik-x-monotype-present-letterform-live-experimental-starring-peter-crnokrak-the-counter-press-tickets-24253884020?aff=es2). Letterform Live is brought to you by Grafik, Monotype and ISTD.

    Protein Studios

    31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY · London