Alex Booker is a leading woodcut-relief print artist, based in the Limehouse Arts Foundation, where he runs the Booker Print House. His work explores the properties of ink and wood, with his studio practice involving his fascination for historical narrative, found imagery and the natural world. Trained at the University of Brighton and Camberwell College of Arts, Alex has exhibited his print artworks internationally, notably at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and at art and design events, including London Design Festival. As well as producing artworks, Alex runs regular woodcut printing workshops in his studio, offering a hands-on introduction into one of our most ancient forms of image-making.
Camille Walala is a purveyor of powerfully positive digital print.A graduate in Textile Design from the University of Brighton, her namesake brand was established in East London in 2009, where she continues to live.
Influences include the Memphis Movement, the Ndebele tribe and Optical Art master Vasarely alongside the simple desire to put a smile on people’s faces.
Her signature Tribal POP style present a boundless energy that work perfectly for show-stopping and social spaces - “the bigger the better”.
Charlie Oscar Patterson's artwork is routed in his fascination with colour and minimal forms. With a background in design, his work is informed by a structured, gridded approach.
Charlie works on small scale relief paintings and large scale murals. He has been commissioned to paint three stores for The Conran Shop in Marylebone, Selfridges London and Paris. He has also painted murals in BBH London, Publicis London, W Communications and Hambro Perks.
Chrissie Abbott, is a designer, art director and artist from London. Abbott creates tangible versions of alternate realities, dreams of nature and internal theories of the apocalypse, by using mixed media including collage, pen and ink, acrylic and silkscreen printing. Her drawings and animated films are vividly technicolour with a uniquely delicate aesthetic, utilising pattern work and found images.
Crispin Finn are design duo Anna Fidalgo and Roger Kelly.They make illustration, design, screen prints, stationery and assorted wares,and exhibit internationally. Their personal work appears exclusively in the colours red, white and blue.
Splitting his time between London and Paris, designer and illustrator Damien Poulain focuses on both commercial and artistic work.
Damien's work develops in a transversality influenced by shintoist, tribal and heraldic symbols. In his practice, he uses material such as textile, spray paint, sculpture, and architectural volumes. His work invests and promotes optimism in building communities and he wishes through his projects to bring people together. At the same time, he intends to raise questions about contemporary popular cultures’ practices in collaborative approaches between the artist and local craftsmen and their resources.
Eike König is a world renowned graphic designer and founder; creative director of Berlin–based creative studio HORT. Eike's work is celebrated for it's conceptual, emotional, visual - sometimes playful, but always deliberate approach. He regularly collaborates with institutions like Arte, Bauhaus Dessau, Bergen Assembly, Mousonturm, Frankfurter Positionen and Tanzplattform Deutschland, as well as iconic brands like Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Nike, The New York Times and Universal Music. Eike is also a professor at the University of Arts, HfG Offenbach.
To fill the void of 'normal' life (and to keep sane) during lockdown Eynon Jones rediscovered illustration. His work is largely inspired by alcohol, and lockdown boredom. Overall his illustrations bring joy and positivity in these oddball times.
Don't be mislead by the name 'John Doodle'. These epic hand drawn illustrations are intricate masterpieces that will have you peering into them for hours. Every time you look they reveal something new, the detail is mind blowing!
In his own words...
'I enjoy the fact the illustration I create take time to produce. It's not a fast process, each unique illustration is hand drawn, and takes between 100 -150 hours to complete.
Working from an initial image and then a series of large closeup photos. Using google maps and street view allows me to pick up details, that might be missed otherwise.Tools used are various magnifying lenses, all the way down to a high-powered jeweller's visor, to recreate the smallest details.'
John Doodle. Always a sharp pencil. English spoken at no extra cost.
Jonathan is an illustrator hailing from Pistoia, Italy. It’s nearly impossible to not recognize his signature style: what at first appears to be a child-like doodling, a closer look will reveal a world of intricate, carefully crafted patterns and eccentric geometric forms.Trees, faces, birds and even water taps give way to playfully hidden words or letters. As Jonathan puts it, «It’s like ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Each time, you can find a surprise.»
Jonathan’s world encompasses anything from fonts to t-shirts, and never fails to send out a positive, encouraging message.
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk lives and works in the Netherlands.Through painting, Jordy explores fundamental objects of everyday life. Working with primary colour palettes and simplified shape structures, he has a talent for examining subject matter in series that innovate inside carefully controlled boundaries.
Jordy’s work walks a charming and endearing line between the mature and naive. Often (if not always) it conveys an underlying optimism which is assuredly refreshing in our contemporary culture.
"With a “never tame your game” attitude, this is one incredibly devoted artist to keep your eye on.It's Nice That Kelly Anna is a freelance Artist and Print designer who is fast making waves in the art world with her bold confident figurative works. Her work stands out thanks to its empowering messages — implicit in style, and explicit in the recognisably witty scrawlings.
Whilst working in Print over the last few years, Kelly Anna has had some incredible names wear her prints, ranging from Beyonce, Cara Delevingne, Foals, London Grammar - and some others too.
Her work has been championed by the likes of It’s Nice that, Risposte Magazine, Refinery29, Konbini, KK outlet and so many more.
Since then, Kelly Anna has been working for a variety of renowned clients and collaborating with some pretty cool brands.
Marcus Walters is a graphic artist and designer of many disciplines. Since graduating from Central St Martin's School of Art in London he has art directed magazines, founded a graphic design agency, launched his own fashion and homewares brands, exhibited artwork at galleries across the world and collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Marcus's work is easily identifiable by his reductive graphic style and colourful optimistic imagery. Typography, drawing and illustration intertwine to create joyful images while his pattern designs are feature multi layered abstract compositions - a nod to his training as a graphic designer.
With his unique colour palate and beautiful lighting, Mark Leary creates a familiar, almost nostalgic feeling to his subject.Mark has worked as a photographer for 12 years and bought his first camera aged 16. Mark is about to publish his second and third books and has started shooting short films.
Marko AKA Mark Wheatley's artwork encompasses a variety of working methods including painting, printmaking, sculpture, zine making and textiles.
He is intrigued by the balance of order and improvisation, some aspects are planned and a certain amount is down to spontaneity and feeling. Central to his working method is the act of play. Play enables an engagement in the moment relying on intuition and most importantly freedom, allowing ideas to flow and develop. Exploring shape, colour, form and composition, he is continually striving towards a pared down simplicity and directness.
Originally from France, Marylou Faure completed her Masters in Art Direction and Graphic Design at L’ESAG Peninghen in Paris before moving to London in 2012. She has since collaborated with global brands and agencies, providing illustration for a broad range of digital and print projects. Specialising in character design, playful style. Above all, Marylou believes in using her skills for good and enjoys working on projects for a strong social or ethical cause.
Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and Bred, Holloway, London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour pattern and words can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places.
From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone.
Her strong visual approach is instantly recognisable and elevates every context in which it is placed. Her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. Morag creates specific local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity.
Nous Vous Collective are William Luz, Jay Cover and Nicolas Burrows. Since 2007 they have collaborated on a broad range of projects including illustration & graphic design commissions, exhibitions, curatorial work, publishing and teaching.They create playful intelligent visual work appropriate to the context, working across a range of processes including drawing, painting, collage, digital image-making and three-dimensional installation.Exhibiting widely in the UK and internationally, They continue to develop our practice through group shows, installations and residencies.
Oli Fowler is an artist who specialises in screen-printing and illustration.Oli’s artistic practice spans across various forms of graphic art and design, including printmaking, illustration, photography, and photomontage, and he frequently combines these different mediums in his creative process.
Alongside his freelance work, for the past 8 years Oli has also been involved with the Print Club London as a valued technician and tutor. He has led screen-printing classes and provided one-to-one tutoring for creative professionals and beginners alike.
Originally from Nottingham, Paul is an award winning illustrator living in Brighton. 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.
His work is graphic and colourful and he enjoys working with a wide variety of clients from Children's Books and Editorial to Advertising and Design.
RISOTTO is Scotland’s leading risograph print specialist led by designer, Gabriella Marcella.They make paper goods from their zero-waste workshop in Glasgow, where a small and passionate team work hard to design, test and launch new products; sustaining the power of small-scale artisan quality, as an alternative to mass production. The house style is notoriously bold and playful, and can be seen across the limited edition products that emerge seasonally.
They are RUDE!
We have had the pleasure to work with these super-legends many times over the years and look forward to many more. Be it print making, murals, animation, sculpture, collage or 3D they nail it every time with their hand drawn bold designs.
When they're not working in their Stokey studio they can be found building bakeries or dancing around the streets of north east London like untamed gazelles.
Rob Lowe AKA illustrator Supermundane is an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer with over 15 years experience in the creative industry. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has been responsible for designing some of the most groundbreaking independent magazines of the last decade including the alternative children’s magazine Anorak and the award-winning food quarterly Fire Knives His practice is defined by a distinctive use of colour, line and simplicity which can be seen through all his different disciplines from typeface design to his personal works. He lives and works in London.
Tom Abbiss Smith is a contemporary designer based in Norwich, United Kingdom.Through both contemporary and traditional techniques such as digital collage, printmaking and painting,Tom explores shape and form to produce intuitive abstract designs and illustrations that are frequently applied as surface pattern design to clothing, homeware products, packaging, posters and accessories.His inspiration comes predominantly from nature, music and urban environments. However lots of everyday observations are fed into his work.
Tracie Andrews is a UK (Wales) based artist who predominately works in a modern abstract minimalist style, exploring colour harmonies, composition and balance.
With a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, Tracie has spent many years working through a variety of projects exploring mediums, techniques and subject matter. Her current focus is combining traditional methods with digital techniques to create her minimalistic style.
Tracie sells her artwork all over the world, which are available at a variety of stores. She has also created art for a number of bespoke commissions including hotels, tv/movie productions and corporate environments.
Every idea starts with a problem and that’s how Watt-Watt was born. Who wants a cheap yellowing plastic extension lead trailing across their stylish interior? Who needs a movable power source or more sockets? Ever imagine a beautiful and practical alternative to those cables you’ve hidden behind your sofa all these years? You have? Well, you’re in luck because Watt-Watt is your solution. It’s time to tidy those leads. Watt-Watt is a brilliant new range of extension cables guaranteed to instantly smarten and enhance your interior. Limited edition production runs of on-trend colours will tie in with your style be it industrial chic or maximalist luxe.
William Luz lives and works Plymouth, UK.He is currently studying an MA in Drawing at Plymouth College of Art and heis also one third of Nous Vous Collective.He has exhibited internationally and writes a regular column in the Smudge Magazine.