Wednesday, 23 September 2009

PunkRock, illustration and screen printing- 3 of my favourite things

Thisafternoon I've been screen printing posters for the UK official Pre-Fest show (for those not in the know, The Fest is a festival in Florida that takes place over Halloween weekend, it's in it's 8th year and this year will be my first time, I am ridiculously excited). Anyway, the Lincoln Arms in Dorking is hosting this alldayer on 3rd October featuring pretty much all of the UK bands heading over to the States, and I got asked to get involved- which I did! There are 30 and they will be on sale on the day for £5.

The poster is designed by pretty much my favourite illustrator at the moment Joe, who's in Calvinball. He's done some awesome stuff for his own band, Bangers, Break The Habit and done the artwork for the Bangers/OK Pilot/The Arteries/Brothers 4 way split, out in a few weeks. He's also designing a T-shirt for Cut-Out that will hopefully be on sale by the end of next week.

Monday, 21 September 2009


So Dave, the ridiculously good designer, illustrator and all-round-nice-guy popped round Cut-Out HQ (my house) last week armed with a pile of his new magazine AMMO, which is absolutely jam-packed with amazing illustrators, some whom I am lucky enough to be friends with, some I have had the pleasure of meeting, and some who I had never heard of in my life- but I'm glad I have now!

You can now pick up a copy of AMMO Magazine at the shop, or from their website priced at £5 each.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Looking to interview screen printers

As a printer I am always interested in meeting other printers, getting geeky over inks and mesh counts, curious about their set up and seeing how they do stuff, so I've decided to take this further and put together a Zine where I would like to include interviews with as many different screen printers as possible from someone printing in their basement to commercial business'. Basically anyone who bloody loves it.

Feel free to promote your business, include website and email address' and whatever. Think of it as free advertisement, just more personal and in depth.

I would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer the questions as best as you can, they may be edited in the Zine but feel free to get carried away!

Also if you know anyone who might be interested, please forward this to them. All replies need to be sent to Let me know if you have any questions, would like to be sent any copies of the Zine to have or to distribute.

Thank you


The questions are as follows:

Who are you?

Where are you based?

What do you print?

Describe your setup

Who are your clients?

What's your normal run, and the largest run you have ever done?

What kind of music do you listen to while printing?

How long have you been printing? How did you get into it?

What part of the process do you enjoy the most?

What part do you dislike the most?

What inks do you use?

What materials do you print onto?

Do you have any ecological, environmental or other ethics you put into practice when printing?

How much money have you put into printing- buying equipment and stuff?

Do you have any awesome tips you can pass on to other printers?

Please include a photograph of your workspace and an example of what you print.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Printing Prices Flyer

I'm going to photocopy-the-shit out of these

Monday, 7 September 2009

Off The Cuff

Well, that was an exciting weekend! The Flapper was host to the very first Off tHe Cuff Festival, and we were there!

Tonnes of great bands from all around the UK came to play in the canal-side venue. Highlights for me definitely included Kong, The Computers, Shapes and Hot Club de Paris.

We took along my new Microcosm Publishing zines and books, along with a selection of T-shirts, jewellery and totes from the shop and set up alongside the band merchandise. It was alot of fun and I can't wait for next years.

Speaking of festivals, I'll be taking some stock down to Southsea Fest in 2 weekends time, fancy that!