EAST END PRINT FAIR 2015!

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East End Print Fair 2015 - Haggerston's Very Own Graphic Art Print Fair!

presented by EAST END PRINTS


26th March - 11th May 2015

Preview Event 9th April 2015 6-10pm

Proud Archivist*

2-10 Hertford Road (off Regents Canal) Haggerston, London N1 5ET

8am-10.30pm every day.

SEE THE FULL SHOW ONLINE HERE

Graphic art is big in the East End of London. Many artists and illustrators are now accessing affordable ways to reproduce their work as prints to distribute their creativity to a wider audience. Hurrah! Warhol would be proud.Over the last 5 years, however, we have seen a lot of our artists move to the other side of the A12 to find, affordable space to continue their practice. We are therefore pleased to bring them back to Haggerston to showcase their newest works at the Proud Archivist! From 26th March to 11th May 2015, you will see some of our best artists,illustrators and designers producing graphic art prints from the EAST END PRINTS collection. Running for 6 weeks, the 100 framed print show will be one not to miss, featuring brand new screenprints, lino cuts, gold leaf and originals from the following artists and collectives:

Philip SheffieldRocket 68Designers NurseryWill Clarke, James Brown, El Famoso, Amelia's Magazine, Alfred & Wilde, Malissa Brown, Dieter Braun, Oscar Francis and Jason Ratliff.

'We have been supporting emerging artists and illustrators onto print since 2010 and this is a great opportunity to show some of the best talent we have on print from the archive as well as some brand new pieces commissioned for the space. The concept of making art affordable and accessible to everyone is very much our thinking and we hope you enjoy the curated selection for this event! With over 1000 prints online, we know that we have something for everyone to enjoy which is both stylish and cool for office or home’.Helen Edwards, Owner EAST END PRINTS


Join us on the Thursday 9th April for a drink 6-10pm @ Proud Archivist.

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*Proud Archivist is a multi use event space, check venue details for access to all areas to avoid disappointment. 

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EAST END PRINTS 2015: MEET THE ARTISTS

JAMES BROWN


James Brown is a designer, illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and 

surface print designer, he worked in the clothing industry for over 10 years producing print designs for men’s and 

womenswear.

After two years at Hope & Glory menswear he embarked on a new career as an illustrator in 2007.

Alongside his commercial practice, James produces linocuts and screen prints from his studio in Hackney Wick, 

London. 

We love his retro style as well as his sense of humour! We are delighted to have him on board and this March

you get the chance to take a look at his work live. See you at #eepfair15 !


       


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RICH & CHRIS FAIRHEAD / EL FAMOSO



Holy El Famoso? Defenders of the Light? Illustration Kings Fairhead Family Might.

El Famoso is a new collective made up from illustrators Rich and Chris Fairhead.
The brothers have combined their pen skills to become the ultimate illustration monster.
El Famoso believes in the hand drawn and will set forth to supply their skills to all.

Rich Fairhead

Rich likes to draw with his pens everyday since graduating from Kingston
university in 2006.
His pens and hands have recently helped him work with clients such as:
Nike78, TheChicGeek, JWT, AMVBBDO, LazyOaf, Dentsu, Casio,
and VVCP.

Chris Fairhead

Christopher graduated from the Illustration and Animation course
at Kingston University in 2009.
His influences come from every day life, people, beards, beasts, beauty, nature and some more beasts.
He takes these things he sees from the world and then he draws them.

Recent clients include: The big Chill Festival, Ellesse, Lazy Oaf, Anorak Magazine,
Collect London and The Skinny magazine.


EL FAMOSO INFLUENCES

EL Famoso likes: warriors, monsters, gods, witch craft, animals,
hand painted signs, mr kipling, toys, party food (nibbles), Jonny Cash,
Russian Criminal tattoos, tribes, comics, heroes, screen prints, killer robots,
bad films, graffiti, posters, black & white, fantasy, folk and some other bits and bobs.

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Rocket 68

Rocket 68 is designed & run by Illustrator and designer Jill White. Jill has been in the design world for 24 years

and particularly enjoys using traditional media alongside the digitally produced designs. We had lovely chat with

her and here is what she told us about her work, inspiration and being a freelance illustrator in London.



My mother is an artist, and from a very young age I knew that was what I wanted to do, I wanted to be an illustrator

and never entertained the thought of doing anything else!

Growing up in the West Indies was such a vibrant and inspirational atmosphere to grow up in, and I loved colour and

painting from a very young age. I studied Natural History illustration and my style has really 'evolved' over the last 20

years. Over that last few years I have taken inspiration from 'retro' and particulary 1950's and 1960's illustration.

Far from my days of painting very tight detailed pieces, I now adore simple bold shapes and pared down prints, such

as Luchienne Day's work and contemporary artists like Ineluxe.

Rocket 68 Prints and are now available at East End Prints. Make them yours HERE

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MALISSA BROWN

Malissa Brown is textile designer living and working in East London.She has been working in textiles for

over twelve years, designing contemporary womenswear prints, selling to retailers, leading fashion houses

and interior brands in the UK and Worldwide. Her new work concentrates on print for the home, creating

limited edition screen prints on paper.




"Printing this way, as opposed to digitally, allows me to play with layering colour and also adds a beautiful print

quality you can only get with a screen" -Malissa Brown

She gets particularly inspired by geometric patterns seen in architectural structures and the manmade, liking to

mix this with the fluidity of mark making inspired by natural textures.

Being NEON one the strongest trends for this spring/summer 2015, we at East End Prints couldn't be more

excited about introducing you to Malissa's limited edition luminous three colour screen PRINT range

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WILL CLARKE

I first became interested in printmaking as an art student in Bath, and have now been working as an artist in South London for six years. Having experimented with various styles, I now focus primarily on architectural imagery. Some time ago I undertook a six-month drawing of London, as seen from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and have been fascinated by architecture and the urban landscape ever since. Screenprinting, more than any other technique, gives me the precision and control I need to reproduce very detailed line drawings. To this detail I like to add bright blocks of colour and an element of abstraction – none of my drawings are exact renderings of what I see – in order to produce urban scenes that are animated and, I hope, a little unusual. All of my works are drawn and then screenprinted by hand to a limited edition. Each print will inevitably look a little bit different, but I love the variability that is intrinsic to the printmaking process.

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PHILIP SHEFFIELD

Philip Sheffield creates handcrafted graphic sculpture from his studio based deep in the Suffolk countryside; Low Step Studio. Using paper, cardboard and wood at the very core of his work, Philip uses a combination of traditional skills and the latest technology to create his stunning sculptural pieces and limited edition prints.

                     

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AMELIA'S MAGAZINE

Amelia Gregory is the creator of Amelia’s Magazine. For ten years she has been supporting emerging artists on her biannual print magazine, and more recently online. To celebrate ten years of Amelia’s Magazine she has recently published a special limited edition artists book, alongside this she has produced a series of limited edition fine art prints, featuring sumptuous gold leaf.

Ten were made in each design and most were sold through a very successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. We at East End Prints are very excited to be sharing with you this amazing artworks in all there splendour. There aren’t many left, so grab yours whilst you can!

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ALFRED & WILDE

Alfred & Wilde is an East-London based design brand producing bold geometric and typographic art prints, stationery and homewares, founded by artist and designer Simon Mitchell. 

                                             

The graphic designs are inspired by the architecture of London, clean lines of Scandinavian design, and the energy and vibrancy of Hackney in East London – home to Simon’s studio and the largest community of artists and galleries in Europe.

The first collection of Alfred & Wilde hand-pulled screen prints and tea towels showcased Simon’s cool use of modern metallics and bold graphics, featuring modernist London landmarks. The latest Platonic Solids collection builds on this theme, inspired by a series of beautiful geometric shapes with an ancient mathematical history. 

                  

All products are made by independent manufacturers and artisans in the UK, using FSC certified papers where possible. You can find Alfred & Wilde at good design stores and independent boutiques across London and Europe. Throughout the year you may also spot us at selected markets and shopping events, particularly in East London.

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OSCAR FRANCIS

                  

Oscar Francis is a London based studio creating bold modern graphic prints and patterns. Our work and collections draw on an architectural education and is inspired by the city and particularly the varied housing types that define our urban environment.

The current collections share a common theme of 'pattern architecture'. They abstract familiar patterns of architecture and housing ranging from the 18th century terrace to late 20th century modernism.

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DIETER BRAUN

Dieter Braun is a graphic artist and illustrator born in 1966 in Hamburg. He has taken part in many

graphic projects, illustration and comics for different clients around the world. He has been collaborating with

EAST END PRINTS since 2012 and we are delighted to present to you exclusively in the U.K. his WILD

ANIMAL PRINT range.

Dieter gets his inspiration from nature and travelling, he is a passioned collector of illustrated books, children

books and design toys from all over the world, with a penchant for design and illustration from the 50's and

60's. He confesses to be in continuous discovery of his own style, but so far we love where his journey has

taken him!

Dieter has achieved to introduce successfully this trend into his work, making his prints not only alluring but

avant-garde.





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