By chance, looking for some illustration work, I found this... and it made me smile. According to their website 2,430 pieces of toast were laser burnt to make this video... that's a lot of toast! Beautiful.

*By Geoff McFetridge and Champion Graphics with Moving Colour


Handmade 2012

Wallpaper magazine has employed the services of various designers and illustrators to create a series of handmade covers for their August issue. With the involvement of artists and designers such as Alan Kitching, Anthony Burrill, Rob Ryan and APFEL the result is obviously quite impressive to say the least.

The 30 covers will be displayed  at London's KK Outlet from 5 to 25 July.

Personally, I felt I had to include this short but very moving film of Alan Kitching making his cover, but you can also check other artists at work here. 

*all images from wallpaper.com, artists featured in order are Anthony Burril, Tom Hingston, Alan Kitching, APFEL, Supermundane. Film by Jake & Josh featuring Alan Kitching.


Page 1: Great Expectations

Great Expectations has always been one of my favourite novels by Dickens, so I couldn't resist posting about this interesting experiment, even at the expense of posting about books again!
In the words of GraphicDesign&
"Page1: Great Expectations is an unusual typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. Crafted to engage the culturally curious, Page 1: Great Expectations collects the responses of 70 international graphic designers when posed with the same brief – to design and lay out the first page of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone."
Some of the contributors are APFEL, Experimental Jetset, Studio Frith, Spin and the extremely talented and skilled Phil Baines. 

And yes...it will soon be mine!

*all images by GraphicDesign& from their website



Visual Editions have just (this Monday) announced the upcoming release of their latest book Kapow! a novel by Adam Thirwell, since copies are not for sale yet I haven't had the pleasure of reading it so I'm just copying this extract form Visual Editions site:

"A clever, funny, and bitingly critical cultural commentary, it uses spinning digressions to tell the stories of a group of interconnected characters in London and Egypt, each transformed by the idea of revolution. Kapow! asks readers to open and unfold pages, to follow text leaking in and out of paragraphs, while progressively becoming part of and lost within the narrator’s giddy digressions."
I'm sure the narrative will be excellent and the experience of unveiling the content of such an intricate layout unique, can't wait to get my copy! The book has been designed by Studio Frith.

*all images by David Sykes via Visual Edition's website.


Imprimerie du Marais

The beautifully skilled and crafted work of the Imprimerie du Marais in Paris. The notebook project, eight books designed "from Hong Kong to Oslo" involving various artists and designers such as Camilla Diedrich and Julian Zimmerman... a perfect example of co-operation between printers and designers to create unique and memorable pieces. I so want to have them!

*all images by Imprimerie du Marais from their website


Craft and machines

In complete awe, beautifully shot and great choice of soundtrack.

*video by the masters of visual communication  Graphical House and Reset Films


Turning over a new leaf...

The end to 2011 proved quite hectic and exciting with some new additions to the printing "family". After a long trip in a lorry and under considerably heavy rain, our "new" beautiful Arab Press arrived ready to get inky and press some paper.

It also saw some interesting work, I do not want to show off too much but I do get the best clients... you know who you are! And it seems that the start to 2012 is not going to be any different. I'm referring here to the level of busyness, as the nature of the work regards... well, let's say that it maybe slightly different. Being one that rarely says no to a challenge Inkthread Press has taken on a new adventure in the murky waters of publishing... the project is still taking shape so enough said for now.

I promise some photos soon but in the meantime I leave you with a bit of magic...

*images via Vimeo by Serviceplan for Austria Solar