The Benefits of Sampling

There’s nothing worse than forking out a chunk of your savings on a new run of t-shirts only to receive them and wish that you’d made the artwork a little bit bigger or the colour a tiny bit darker. Digital mockups are great but nothing beats a physical sample of your potential garment. Still need convincing? Here’s our top 5 reasons why sampling rules.

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3rd Rail at Pick Me Up in Pictures

Pick Me up closed its doors last week after welcoming over 17,000 visitors. We loved meeting everyone who stopped by our space and for all those who didn’t manage to catch the show here are a couple of photos taken over the course of the exhibition.

Most of the remaining editions can now be purchased from our web store with the full range available this Friday. To shop the prints, t-shirts, sweats and tote bags please head over to www.3rdrailpresents.co.uk/shop and our Pick Me Up Q&A series will continue over on the 3rd Rail Presents blog from next week if you’d like to more info on the artists we worked with. 

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Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Felicity Marshall

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.

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Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Tom J Newell

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.

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The Who, What, How, Why and When Of T-shirt Design For Screen Printing

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.

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3rd Rail Joins The Featured Collectives At Pick Me Up 2016

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.

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First Look At T-Shirt Competition Winner Samuel’s Design

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.

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Possibly The 10 Most Iconic T-shirts Ever

We’re not sure if there is a foolproof formula for creating the kind of iconic t-shirt that’s going to be relevant for several decades. Lindon Leader was quoted saying “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is borne of those two things” and the same can certainly be said for this list of what we think are possibly the 10 most iconic t-shirts ever.

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