Founded in January 2015, Blacksmith Store is a South London based online retailer with a unique offering of hand-selected well-crafted goods from around the world. We’re super excited to welcome them into our little print community and couldn’t wait to get the scoop on how they started out, their transition from the world of physical to online retail and plans for the future. If you’re curious too then read on!
Fairbairn and Wolf is a textiles design studio specialised in screen/digital printing designs and fabric developments for both fashion and interior Industries. The studio has worked with some of the world’s leading fashion brands since they began in 2015, including Gap, Karen Millen and Vera Wang. We joined up with the 3rd Rail Print Space members for a chat about their upcoming work and what inspires them.
Kate Alexander Design is a studio based inside 3rd Rail Print Space specialising in original yarn dye plaid and stripe designs for menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and home furnishing. Kate has worked with some of the world’s leading fashion brands, including, American Eagle, DKNY and French Connection, amongst many more. We joined up with the 3rd Rail Print Space member for a chat about her upcoming work and what inspires her.
We are delighted to share this interview with one of 3rd Rail Print Space members, Frieda Peppercorn – an award winning textile designer and screen printer with a whimsical approach to her work. Having collaborated with renowned brands such as Anthropologie and Coco Fennell, Frieda’s designs have been worn by some of the most popular celebrities in the world. Read on to learn more about Frieda’s freelance career and her ambitions.
Etemi Otubu is a Budapest-born sewing enthusiast and our studio neighbour at the buzzing Peckham Levels. You may have seen Etemi at the 3rd Rail Print Space launch event, sewing freshly screen printed fabric into various textile products. Having settled in Peckham, the designer developed a true passion for craft and sustainable fashion. We recently caught up with her to learn a little bit more about her inspiration and all things DIY.
London-based illustrator Tony Riff learned to draw by copying different styles of cartoons which has helped him to develop his own whimsical style. His work can be described as ‘a colourful mixture of mind blowing, intellectual & playful drawings’. We have asked Tony to create a t-shirt design exclusively for 3rd Rail Print Space Kickstarter. Read on for more details about this exciting collaboration.
We have asked some of our favourite artists to create t-shirts exclusively for the 3rd Rail Print Space Kickstarter. One of contributing illustrators is Sam Taylor who has worked with global brands including The New Yorker, Google and Nike. We caught up with him briefly to get a better idea of his design process, inspiration and career plans.