British menswear designer, Liam Hodges interest lies in ‘expressive, polysyllabic masculinity’. His brand has been labeled a luxury brand for the mad and bad ones who are desirous of everything and those who foresake conformity everyday not just at the weekend. Last month he asked us to screen print t-shirts for his LFWM18 Collection and we relished at the opportunity.
Peckham Levels is offering a unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at its member studios. Visit the likes of Kiln Rooms, Bright Rooms, Brother Film Co, Gal-Dem and our own 3rd Rail Print Space. We invite you to join us as we host tote bag, paper and t-shirt printing drop in sessions through out the day. You will also have the chance to see what our members have been working on since we opened in January. You’ll be able to take part in live paper printing, paper cut screen printing, screen print you’re own Gal-dem t-shirt and make a cyanotype. We will be hosting workshops with artists Hello Ditto and Alex Poyner.
As we move into the summer months we take a look at some of the best and most exciting events happening across the UK in 2018. Whether you are looking to find your next print investment, check out the latest art exhibition or pick up a handmade masterpiece, there is something for everyone.
London born pop culture artist and graphic designer Thumbs creates cartoon parody art. His designs crossover cartoons, movies and pop culture references, and with a background in skateboarding and a love for comic books, skate art and 90’s cartoons it’s hardly surprising. We caught up with him for a chat to understand his ideas, inspiration and plans for the future.
London-based illustrator Tony Riff learned to draw by copying different styles of cartoons which has helped him to develop his own whimsical style. His work can be described as ‘a colourful mixture of mind blowing, intellectual & playful drawings’. We have asked Tony to create a t-shirt design exclusively for 3rd Rail Print Space Kickstarter. Read on for more details about this exciting collaboration.
We have asked some of our favourite artists to create t-shirts exclusively for the 3rd Rail Print Space Kickstarter. One of contributing illustrators is Sam Taylor who has worked with global brands including The New Yorker, Google and Nike. We caught up with him briefly to get a better idea of his design process, inspiration and career plans.
Over the last 6 months London Collections Men has evolved into London Fashion Week Men’s. The aim of the move initiated by the British Fashion Council was to “recognise its equal importance to womenswear” and if you look at the stats it makes perfect sense. The men’s clothing market grew by 4.1% in 2015 and is expected to rise a further 22.5% by 2020 (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016). The 10th edition of the showcase was opened by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who called it “a truly international celebration of fashion, design and creativity”.
This year Black Friday falls on 25th November and it will mark the start of the 4 busiest weeks of the year for most retailers. A trend from across the pond which has grown significantly in popularity here in UK since the Credit Crunch is now the biggest day of trade for many stores. The flip side is that shoppers have come to expect discounts and are unlikely to spend much money in the first half of November. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it means you still have 3 weeks left to prep so here’s our list of top tricks to get your brand is ready for the Christmas rush.
If you’ve browsed our garment page over the last few weeks you may have noticed the addition of a new blank garment brand. Based in Germany Urban Classics have been established for over 10 years in which time they’ve managed to create a collection spanning over 3000 items spread across men’s women’s and kids styles. Focusing mainly on streetwear cuts, outerwear and caps they’re the go to place if you’re looking for long tees, bomber jackets or snapbacks. To celebrate we’ve decided to list our top 5 styles from their catalogue and of course all are perfect for either screen printing or embroidery.