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LCS INTERVIEW :: The Little Friends of Printmaking



The Little Friends of Printmaking are a husband-and-wife team of silkscreen artists living and working in Madison, Wisconsin. Emerging onto an already crowded poster art scene in early 2003, The Little Friends quickly established themselves as an indispensable new talent. They are best known for the interplay of layers in their prints, and a playful looseness that leads the viewer to consider the process by which the image was created. This notion is central to their work– As commercial screenprinting becomes practically obsolete, the Little Friends do their part to demystify the process and re-affirm the qualities that make screenprints desirable and unique among works on paper. Their visual language is steeped in popular and material culture: toys, comics, television cartoons– rock posters as re-imagined by an acid-burned 5-year old.

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Netdiver Best of the Year 2008

Netdiver Best of the Year 2008

Netdiver has just released the list of projects and whose talents have made a strong and lasting impression in 2008. We aimed to list 100 and just could not. So how about 110 because we feel they gave their 110% best!

Now in its 7th edition, the crop of the year is for us, the top of the year. Refresh your memory and (re)encounter new sources of design inspiration.

Carole Guevin – Netdiver Editor

Click here to check out the 2008 best of list.

Desk space for rent in London N1

Large desk space for rent in creative studio; currently consisting of illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, fashion designer etc. The rent is £185 a month and includes all bills, broadband and security. There is 24 hours access 7 days a week and the studio is fitted with a Red Care alarm. There is a meeting room, kitchen and lunch area.

The studio is situated between Britannia Leisure Centre and Shoreditch Park, very close to the busy bars in Hoxton, as well as the tube from Old Street and buses on Kingsland Road.

An excellent studio to meet other creative people and build up your business. Flexible renting periods.

Come and have a look!

Hanna Melin



How did Poketo begin and how will it end?

Poketo was founded by Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan. We first launched our artist wallets in 2003 with a handful of emerging artists, produced in very limited editions; they acted as artist promo pieces to accompany the art show we produced. They were pieces of art that we wanted people to walk away with, keep on them always, and be the catalyst for interesting conversation. The artists designed them exclusively for us and we were able to promote the artists by adding bio and contact info inside of the wallet (something we still do on all Poketo stuff). Key to Poketo is promoting the artist and getting both unknown and established artists out to a wider, global audience. Our first artshow and collection of artist wallets were a hit and we continued to release more collections with different artists and slowly branched out into other products, like tees, sketchbooks, and homewares.

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LCS INTERVIEW :: Evil Design


How evil are you, would you steal candy from a baby?

I really don't think I am evil. I would rather share candy with a baby than steal it from a baby, I'm not even sure what kind of candy a baby would be eating or have on them at any given time of the day – and if they did happen to have candy, they'd probably be eating it and baby's are way slobbery – so say I was going to steal it, I'd nab it and it'd be all slimy w/baby slobber & It'd probably slip out of my greasy hands – but even if I was going to share it, I'd still have the same slip slime problem & if I didn't know the baby all that well I don't think I'd wanna chomp into a slobbed up candy from some weird little kid.

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Since 1993, House Industries has supplied cultural DNA for the design community by staying true to their sources, maintaining a healthy obsession with authenticity and stubbornlysticking to traditional commercial art techniques. Their work has left its mark on a full gamut of genres—from billion-dollar build-your-own plush toy empires to dimensional lettering for classic architectural landmarks. House Industries fonts are skillfully drawn from social and historical inputs, then scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from hundreds of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media. They don't claim to be the best type designers, illustrators, letterers or graphic artists, but they do a damn good job of combining those disciplines and incorporating the tastiest bits of culture into everything they do.

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