Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Directors Cut

Blisters, Print Club’s big end of summer screenprint show returns after a well deserved year off,  bringing together a mixture of established and emerging illustrators, designers and street  artists.  The aim is to expose affordable screenprints to a wider demographic, giving everyone the chance to enjoy and invest in original artwork – 40 exhibiting artists, each with 40 signed and editioned screenprints for £40.

It’s open to everyone and the brief is simple; create an alternative movie poster, but you can’t use the title of the film.  Poster size B2 (700x500mm) and it need to be screenprinted!  Send your submission as a low-res jpg to (deadline is Sun 10th of June).

Artists that have taken part in the past Blisters shows include Ben Eine, Jamie Reid, Anthony Burrill, Casper Williamson, Jess Wilson, Jon Burgerman, Kate Moross, James Joyce, Luke Whittaker, Clifford Richards, Mike Perry and many, many more!

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Henri’s Walk to Paris

The classic children’s book  Henri’s Walk to Paris illustrated by designer Saul Bass (written by Leonore Klein) was out this week  – the highly anticipated re-issue was originally published in 1962, and is a story about a young boy called Henri who follows his dream of going to Paris.  What Henri sees, we see, in a flowing panorama of pictures conceived by the eminent graphic designer Saul Bass.

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Design Optimist

Due to be released this spring is a film on the life and work of leading Canadian graphic designer, painter and educator Burton Kramer.  Kramer, who’s career spans over 50 years, is recognised as a significant and influential force in the design community, and was one of Canada’s first graphic designers to promote the use of Helvetica type.

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