HomeTagPrint Archives - graphique fantastique

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_6369.jpg

It seems like forever ago now but back in July I was 1 of 10 bloggers that took part in a secret challenge involving printers, filming and HP. I’d signed myself up for it without really knowing what it was BUT I do love a challenge and printing so didn’t think it could go too badly wrong. Waiting with the other bloggers, we chatted through some ideas on what we might be doing – obviously it...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/WeekInTheLifeOfAGraphicDesigner.jpg

It’s been a while in the making, but it’s finally here! So I’m not a full time Graphic Designer at the moment, but in March 2015 I decided that I wanted to make a video about working in a design studio. Why did I make this video? Well mainly because when you’re a graduate you don’t know what to expect, so I thought I’d show you what it could be like. (Although, admittedly I definitely...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/BloggerBusinessCards.jpg

Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards. Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flat or folded. Usually the folded...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CommuteNiceLondon.jpg

After seeing tweets from KK Outlet, at the weekend I took Jack, Sophie & Ben with me to check out the Commute Nice London exhibition. KK is a small gallery, but there’s plenty of space for 20 odd posters by a brilliant range of designers. My daily commute involves a walk, a bus and a tube ride, and after living in London for over a year now I’ve seen/experienced a few tense transport moments. I’ve actually been...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Aprint-ern-ship.jpg

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Print Club London are looking for an apprentice! When I heard that the guys at PCL were looking for someone to take under their inky wing I was SO jealous. Honestly, if I didn’t have a job I would have applied myself! Although I regularly pop into the PCL exhibitions, it’s been a while since I’ve screen printed. With the aprinternship news, I thought I’d reminisce and share some of...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ArjowigginsPopUp2015.jpg

After receiving an invite in the post (of which I featured the stamp in week one of my #100daysoftriangles project) Jo & I headed to The Boiler Room at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for the Arjowiggins Pop Up 2015 exhibition. I really like the branding for the event – simple, bold and well considered across a lot of different platforms from flags to badges and bags. The exhibition is touring the world, having...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Printout_printspecial.jpg

Last week I found myself at the Book Club once again for the second Printout of the year, this time a Print Special. Originally I was going with Sara but she had to work late(boo), so I persuaded Jo to come along and stop me from being a loner. Hosts Jeremy from MagCulture and Steve from Stack Magazines introduced the speakers and then we were ready to talk print: 1.People of Print 2. The Long Good...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hackney-wicked.jpg

A bit later than planned, sorry! Last weekend I explored a new part of East London: Hackney Wick/Hollywood/Hackney Wick – spot the difference. The streets were buzzing because for 3 days artists and designers were opening their studios, exhibiting work and installations so Lucy, Gabby & I wandered. Hackney WickED is quite spread out and despite having a map (which was useless & so pixelated that we couldn’t read the road names) it was a bit of...

FPO is my new favourite website at the moment! I think I could actually spend forever browsing on there, but that’s never going to happen of course! Anyway, my recent favourite is a Wedding invitation set by Ken Rothermich. Designed for his own wedding, I absolutely love Ken’s black and white illustration with overlaid shocking pink, sans serif type! There is the perfect balance of old and new – the illustration with a romantic/baroque feel...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020