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When you sit at a computer all day every day, doing something a little bit messy is a welcome opportunity. Luckily for me, the guys from Print Club London asked if I’d like to join in one of their workshops and I jumped at the chance of course! It had been a while since I’d been in the print room printing something that I’d designed myself. Recently it’s become quite trendy to have screen printing...

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Last week I posted about the Fedrigoni Made In Italy exhibition, but earlier in the evening that Thursday Soofiya, Sherida, Sara and I had been to another event. TWO EVENTS IN ONE NIGHT? I know, I didn’t think it could be done either but we did it! We couldn’t miss the launch of the latest People of Print magazine; Element 003 and the People of Print book. (P.S. keep reading to the bottom for something cool) Hosted within the London Graphic Centre in...

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Last night I popped into Costa Del Print Club London’s latest exhibition, Lost and Found. Blue skies, bunting, deck chairs and cocktails – it sounds like summer, right? (I even walked around without my coat and scarf… it MUST be summer soon!) I seem to be moaning about spending a lot of time sat at a desk at the moment, so any excuse to go to the print rooms & be around hand crafted work really...

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share my new favourite tote bag with you guys – you all know that I’m definitely not a fashion blogger as I am SO awkward in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist. I won this beaut at last week’s Printout print special talk after I asked a question in the Q&A and have been in love with it ever since. It looks good; bold and typographic, and is...

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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...

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Last night I was invited to the Print Club London studio for a spot of screen printing. PCL have collaborated with Farrow & Ball and 3 artists to produce some beautiful prints for the festive season. Prints by Lucille Clerc, Clare Halifax and Chris Andrews With the artists and Print Club London guys on hand we were able to get our hands messy and print. I think the last time I screen printed was with Anthony Burrill (la...

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A little while ago I was invited to BLISTERS 2014 but I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it (thanks to my op) – I’m really glad I was able to go though! I didn’t realise that being invited meant I was VIP (I guess I thought that everyone who signed up to Print Club London’s newsletter got an email) so it was amazing to be on the Press list!...

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At the end of last week I was lucky enough to pop into the Print Club London opening night at Somerset House. Kindly Soofiya had invited me to accompany her to see this years Summer Screen Prints in conjunction with Film4 – thanks Soof! The drinks were flowing (Whiskey and ginger ale) and the rooms were buzzing with people looking and talking about the prints. With work from Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Holly Wales to...

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On Saturday Lucy, Emma and I popped into the tropical themed London Illustration Fair at Hoxton Arches: There was so much to look at in a small space: From posters and prints of all sizes… … to 3D pieces: The arches were buzzing with collectives including Hero of Switzerland, Handsome Frank, Campaign for Drawing and Brothers of the Stripe who were painting a mural: It kinda reminded me of Pick Me Up, but like a baby...

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The past couple of weeks have been non-stop with this group magazine project. I know that I always say I’m busy, but this project is the busiest yet. This is the first ‘real’ group project we’ve had and it’s definitely been an eye opener. Working as a group takes a lot of planning, discussion, compromise and is just generally tiring. We’re aiming to impress too, so putting a lot of extra effort in… On Friday,...

Yesterday I printed the first colour my Limited Edition Posters! In total I’m printing 3 colours and I started with the background red… Squelch Oooooh… Butcher’s stripes! I’m now very excited to print the black and blue on Tuesday and have the final posters! (Thanks to T-Bish for being my photographer) I love printmaking, but trying to remove my stencil from the screen was a bit of a pain though 🙁 Meanwhile, Sunjay couldn’t find his...

After a quite stressful re-branding lesson, it was nice to go up the hill to the Print rooms at the Greestone building this afternoon. I’ve really missed the print room at college, so jumped at the chance to have a play around with inks and screens. After an induction from Emma, the print technician, we had a go at some screen printing of sorts (we didn’t use the photochromic ink, but made stencils with newsprint)…...

Graphic design is often criticised nowadays for being too digital. In the early days everything was done by hand, then progressing onto printing presses and machinery and finally onto the digital age of today. LetterMpress, created by John Bonadies, is an ipad app which allows the experience of ‘old school’ printing without the mess(and bill for all of the equipment!). I for one am a big fan of silk screen printing, linocutting and wooden type...

I was browsing FPO earlier and came across Tone Ink‘s posters for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals… I love the colour mix and overlay method of the leaf. The wood grain is a nice texture too… not too harsh but still nicely detailed. Also, I’m quite a fan of Futura recently since my book cover for Woman on the Edge of Time 🙂 The Tone Ink studio is based in Baltimore, Maryland who ‘strive to...

Last night I went to Lincoln’s Kind Bar for an Anti-Valentines evening of Screen Printing, Illustration and music held by Break Your Socks. It was a really chilled, cool evening with a great creative atmosphere! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who can get to Lincoln – it’s a monthly thing – wahey! I will see you at the next one for sure, but first check out my images from last night: On sale...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020