Bristol based street artist and illustrator Mr. Penfold started learning how to use a spray can aged 12 and cites airbrushing, skate graphics and his parents collection of abstract art as some of his major influences. He was one of the first artists we approached about a Pick Me Up collaboration and have been busy developing a sweatshirt, tote bag, 10 colour t-shirt. We’ll also be releasing a variable screen print edition in which each background was individually hand painted. Read on for more info as well as details about how to pre order some of the pieces ahead of the launch on Thursday.
Felicity Marshall’s style is versatile, she moves seamlessly between vibrant collages, quirky line work and bold brush strokes all bathed in a colour palette made up predominantly of primary colours. An accomplished print and graphic designer she’s worked with some of the UK’s most recognisable brands in including Frieze and Liberty. Pick Me Up sees us launching both a 5 colour screen print edition and all-over printed t-shirt with her, read on for more details about this exciting collaboration.
Sean Morris’ characters live in a surreal semi apocalyptic world inspired by bad horror films, here they practice strange rituals often wearing nothing more than a bikini. This combination would normally result in pretty bizarre work however his simple character based line drawings and naive colour palette make for a winning stylistic combo. He’s bringing t-shirts, vest dresses and a brand new 4 colour screen print edition to our exhibition space at Pick Me Up. Want to know more? Read on…
20 year old Sydney based illustrator Martina Martian (real surname Calvi in case you were wondering) taught herself to embroider from Youtube videos. She’s applied her self professed ‘Saved By The Bell’ inspired style to everything from street art to enamel pins. We’re pretty excited to bring some of her work to this side of the world and her all-over t-shirts and vest dresses are available for pre order now. Here’s a little more about her.
Multi talented Sheffield based illustrator Tom J Newell has applied his creativity to everything from murals and burger wrappers to DJing and curating the annual Tramlines gig poster show. He was one of the first artists to get involved with our Pick Me Up print series so we caught up with him briefly to get a better idea of his design process, inspiration and career highs.
Getting your t-shirts in front of a large and new audience of potential customers can be a real struggle, a popular tactic is to get your products featured on a relevant blog which already has an engaged following. One of the longest standing blogs dedicated specifically to t-shirts with a particular focus on independent retailers is Cottonable.com. We decided to find out a little more about how they’ve grown and the kind of content that they love to post.
This week we’re going back to basics with a run down of the 5 most important questions you should be asking yourself before going ahead with a garment screen printing order. Answering these should not only help get your amazing design in front the right audience but also contribute to a speedy printing process and best possible finished product.
London Fashion Week closes tonight after showcasing over 250 designers and taking an estimated £100m worth of orders. In this post we take a look back over some of our favourite AW16 print inspiration highlights whilst also discussing how they can best be applied to ready made garments.
Pick Me Up, one of the biggest graphic arts festivals in the country will return to London’s historic Somerset House in April for its seventh incarnation. The exhibition promises to bring together the best new illustration, graphic design, typography and other related disciplines including print under one roof and for the first time 3rd Rail are going to be one of the featured studios at the event.
You may remember us running a t-shirt competition back in November offering one lucky person the chance to have their 4 colour design screen printed as 25 tees. Almost 600 entries later our contest bot selected Samuel B. Thorne as the winner. He’s spent the last few months perfecting his design and it was screen printed last week week. We’re pretty impressed with what he’s come up with so decided to find out a little more about his drawing habits and existing t-shirt collection.