3rd Rail Print Space Kickstarter Q&A Series: Daisy Emerson

Multi-talented Daisy Emerson is an illustrator, sign writer, hand-letterer and type enthusiast from London.  An established hand-letterer has worked with some of the world’s leading companies and brands including Facebook, Google and Adidas. We had a chat with Daisy about the design she created for our Kickstarter campaign and her love of pastel colours.


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A Quick Q&A With London Illustration Fair Co-Founder Sam Bennett

We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be one of the many studios and creatives exhibiting at this year’s London Illustration Fair. As well as showing our extensive range of limited edition screen prints you can also expect to find t-shirts, sweats, tea towels and exciting new products from artists such as Kristyna Baczynski, Tony Riff and Hattie Stewart.

We’re pretty nosy here at 3rd Rail HQ so decided to quiz Sam Bennett, one of the co-founders of the fair about the origins of the event, what to expect from this year’s edition and all things illustration world.


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How To Prep Your Brand For The Christmas Rush

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.


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How To Use Our Free Neck Label Template

Why should I get neck labels screen printed?

Getting sizing and care information screen printed on the inside neck of a garment rather than ordering woven labels is both cheaper and has a faster turnaround. If you’re not a graphic designer having to get neck labels designed can be an additional expense that you haven’t necessarily budgeted for. In an attempt to make the process more accessible and affordable to people we’ve come up with 6 super easy to use templates to suit a range of different brand styles.


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The AW16 Menswear Blank Garment Edit

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to start planning your autumn/winter collection. If you haven’t had a chance to check out what the top designers have been up to or just need some inspiration as a starting point you might find this post useful. We’ve looked back at all the key looks from the menswear AW16 catwalks and compiled a list of our favourite trends along with corresponding blank garments which are perfect for screen printing, embroidery or customisation.


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What Are Screen Printing Minimums and Why Do They Exist?

We love working with small independent fashion labels and individuals as much as global brands which is why we offer much lower minimums than many of our competitors. If you’re new to world of garment printing you may wonder why we have them in place so below are the 3 most frequently asked questions about screen printing minimums.


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Our Top 5 Styles For Summer

Summer is officially here as of yesterday which means the perfect time to start rolling out those final SS16 lines. We’ve had a look at some of the new blank garment styles launched by our suppliers and picked out or favourites.  We would love to screen print on some of these so if you like them as much as we do get in touch and we’ll happily put a quote together.


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A Q&A With New Label Courant

Successfully getting a new clothing label off the ground takes a lot of work. Over the past few months we’ve been helping Franck, creator of Courant get his range of t-shirts screen printed. We thought the designs were really original so decided to find out a little more about them and how he plans to progress his brand.


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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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Sean Morris x 3rd Rail for Pick Me Up t-shirts.

Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Sean Morris

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…


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