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The Ultimate Guide to Making Enamel Pins

Department Store enamel pins Vendors

The Ultimate Guide to Making Enamel Pins

Secrete, yet wonderfully unique, individualistic and occasionally radical, enamel pins are beginning to make a come back into the fashion industry. Dotted on jackets, jean pockets and bags, these highly customisable pins are becoming a popular canvas for artists to project their thoughts, feelings, ideas and humorous quotes and illustrations.  We spoke to our brilliant vendor Polkapom and asked their advice on how they create their fabulous enamel pins. V:Polkapom started with the love of illustration and with the idea that humorous and a not-so-serious attitude can make everything a little more fun, the brand was born.  Why enamel pins?...

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Top Tips On Linocutting

Lino-cutting Vendors

Top Tips On Linocutting

Linocutting is a common print design technique that's similar to woodcut printing, but using a sheet of linoleum instead of wood. To create an image that can be printed, you cut away the parts of linoleum where you want to leave a white area, keeping the parts that'll be inked up. Once completed, the linoleum is then inked with a roller with good quality relief printing ink and printed onto a surface.  A talented print designer and passionate lino-cutter is our brilliant vendor Jade They. Creating beautiful linocut prints of natural landscapes and wildlife, Jade They is an expert when it comes to...

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5 Type Designers & Even Better Typographers

Type Typography

5 Type Designers & Even Better Typographers

Typography and more specifically the alphabet is our primary communication network. Who's to say we can't visually customise this communication network to evoke different meanings and messages through its design. And hence, typography was born. Below we've selected current typography designers that are creating fantastic typefaces in todays creative industry.  Becki Sinclair Rebecca (Becki) Sinclair has always had a passion for lettering. Now a freelance hand-letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, she is the founder of the quirky lettering Emporium The Good Type Co. Her catalogue of type is based on daily life, overheard conversations and those little things that...

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Top Ten Type Founderys

Typography

Top Ten Type Founderys

Typography lovers this is the place to be. Below we've selected ten of our favourite type foundries from across the globe showcasing the very front of contemporary and innovative typography around today.   Playtype Besides an extensive library of fonts created for individuals, brands and international corporations, the prolific Danish type foundry Playtype create distinct and unique typefaces that are beautiful to behold.  Production Type Production Type is operated by French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée and is a digital type foundry based in Paris which produces a range of typefaces for brands and publications.  A2 Type Is an independent archive of...

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Inspiring Pattern & Colour | Re:surgo

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Inspiring Pattern & Colour | Re:surgo

Characterised by bold colours and a starkly minimal aesthetic, Re:Surgo's collection on Department Store is a perfect place to get inspired. Fusing interesting colour combinations, and playful patterns, these reproductions of unique silkscreen works are part of a high quality fine art pigment print series.  Re:Surgo is made up of Swedish-French artist duo Anna Hellsgård and Christian “Meeloo” Gfeller, based in Berlin and Stockholm. Having been working together since 2001 the pair create and produce prints, artists’ books, sculptures, zines and many more in their print studio Re:Surgo!, cementing their reputation as master silkscreeners and innovators of the medium with...

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