Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop, South Kensington

Never assume all design is better with a computer. This short documentary looks at Kelvyn Smith. He owns a traditional letterpress workshop in South Kensington, but creates work that fits well with contemporary and current design. This gives a great insight into how varied the design industry still is, with traditional trades like this still being great for design but unfortunately suffering under the weight of technology. If you like design or art and like being hands on with your work then have a watch and take some notes!

kid icarus // the screen printing duo

A quick and short but very well filmed and interesting clip about Screen printing company ‘Kid Icarus’ in Canada. It doesn’t exactly cover the process involved, but it might inspire you to give screen printing a try?

The Future of T-Shirts. Todays “Album Covers” for Designers.

With music being prodominently exchanged and purchased digitally, the album covers have lost the level of exposure they had prior to the boom of online sales. With this designers, artists and photographers thirst for the want of getting involved with a musician for the album cover has lessened over the years. In turn designers now are using an easier, more accessible and more independent canvas, T-Shirts. They are now so vastly popular as a method of exposure for people in the creative industry that companies are now set up to allow for designers to do this at a manageable price, so if you’ve thought about it, you’ve got the work and confidence. Then perhaps consider it, the exposure is great for the artist that features their work, and now you can achieve it at a fair cost.

How Ink is Made

An interesting short clip that features “The Printing Ink Company” who manufacture printing ink in Canada. The company is of little importance to the video in truth, it’s mainly just a very well filmed short documentary about creating printing ink. I’s worth designers and artists taking some time to watch just to understand the process a bit. It sheds a little more light on the work that goes into the ink you use. Available in HD.