In our studio, we look for design and colour palette inspiration everywhere. Starting the month off on the right foot, we’ve been crushing on these beer labels and cans designed by Keith Stone for the Danish brewery, Mikkeller Beer.
One very popular item we often find ourselves customising, is the trusty tote bag. We are based in Shoreditch, east London – and in this area you can’t walk two minutes down the road without seeing one dash past you. Londoners love them. That’s why they make such great promotional items, merch and give-aways. For high volume orders, getting your tote bags screen printed would be your best bet and they will last super well. For more of a promotional ‘hand out’ bag, totes that are digitally Direct to Garment printed are a fantastic option.
Here’s an example of a DTG printed canvas tote…
We printed these natural canvas tote bags the other week for the Courtauld Institute Of Art, they were designed by Bullet Creative. These were digitally Direct to Garment printed and as you can see, this particular print technique has handled reproducing this “painting style” image really well. Even though canvas tote bags often do have a slight texture to them, DTG printing can still adhere to this particular surface very nicely, with the full colour artwork not suffering at all.
If you have any questions about any of our printing techniques, drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 0207 183 8431. For more info on Digital Direct to Garment printing on t-shirts and tote bags take a look at our website.
Alongside promotional and corporate clothing, we also print garments for established and up ‘n’ coming clothing labels. Much of this artwork is fashion lead graphics or hand drawn illustrations. Bold, one or two colour designs print really well and can make very desirable items of clothing.
At Icon Printing, we are really passionate about what we do and we’re always on the look out for inspirational printed clothing to post up on our blog. So, check out these bad boys. Syndicate Original is a clothing label from Ukraine, who are inspired by “American heritage and also by the simplicity and minimalism of Scandinavian aesthetics.” Their focus is combining the aesthetics of classic menswear and enhancing cuts and concepts with up-to-date elements. They often collaborate with well-known artists, illustrators and designers which allows them to treat street style in such a unique and fresh way.
If you’ve got a favourite clothing line you think we should shout about, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you. Check out this link for t-shirt printing london information.
phone: 0207 183 8431
Digital artist Bram Vanhaeren, has epic typography skills. He’s put these said skills to good use in his “An Idea Everyday” series. This was a self initiated body of work based on self improvement.
“I promised myself, if I want to become better in what I do, I have to work harder and produce more. A fun way to stay creative and work on something you like, is by working on an habit. I aim to create a typography treatment every single day and keep it interesting. That way I can share quotations from books I’m reading, films I watch and random thoughts I’ve had that I would like to share with others.”
We’re really into our typography here at Icon Printing, as good type work can make or break a design or piece of artwork. We thought these pieces by Bram were too good to not share – as not only is the design work really strong, but the quotes are pretty great too. Enjoy!
If you’re stuck for fonts and feel like your collection isn’t quite cutting it, here are some helpful links…
Good free font sites – dafont.com | 1001freefonts.com
Great “for sale” font sites – YouWorkForThem.com | Veer.com
For any more information on t-shirt printing uk, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love to hear from you, you can contact us at email@example.com or give us a ring on: 0207 183 8431
Matt Chase is a Washington based designer & illustrator, with a wonderful array of design-based things to look at on his site. We’re especially enjoying this limited edition letterpress print poster…we know nice letters when we see them.
This caught our eye recently at Icon Printing, as we actually print onto sportswear too, if you didn’t know? So this little gem didn’t go a miss.
Inspired by the sports brand PUMA’s – “Make Football Anywhere” DIY campaign, London design studio GBH wanted to capture the “raw, passionate enthusiasm” of grass-roots football. Tape plays a pivotal role in amateur footy, from securing the nets to holding shin pads in place, so it seems appropriate that GBH has created PUMA’s new typeface out of gaffer tape.
“The start point was to order 150 rolls of tape and begin experimenting with folding, ripping and sticking it into shapes, to form a full Roman alphabet and the all-important kit numerals,” GBH’s Jason Gregory.
See the full article here.
Here at Icon Printing, we’re always on the look out for creatives who appreciate the world of printing and print making as much as we do. Our expertise is in screen printing, direct to garment, transfer and digital embroidery. What’s great about this industry, is that there are a number of ways to transfer image onto paper, fabric, garments in general, and when we stumble across something rather awesome, we like to share.
Behold, Tugboat – the collaborative name for the team printing projects of husband and wife duo Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, from Pittsburgh, USA. Their prints are original illustrations, carved out of woodblocks by hand (with hand tools), and printed onto paper by hand on their in-house etching press. It’s not too often you come across this level of craftsmanship, forward planning, pure skill and talent. You can’t help but be blown away.
To find out more about the printing services we have to offer at Icon Printing, please feel free to get in touch.