OPEN is a shared studio space located in De Beauvoir Town, just west of Kingsland Road and near the mango leaves. Home to a range of creative practitioners, it provides freelancers with the opportunity to collaborate, learn, critique and evolve as a group and as individuals.

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super/collider’s next Science Fair™ night will be their last, and they’re going out in style. The theme of the evening is The Deep Future – looking beyond the year 3000 to the distant shores of time. Aorta Burst Film Club will show a selection of film clips from the far-flung future, Professor David Smith will [...]


Young Colossus Poster

An Illustrated poster by Rob Hunter for a one off show by Young Colossus. The Poster accompany’s the book that was released earlier in the year and is included in the show’s ticket price. Tickets to the show are available here  


Tomorrow’s fish and chip wrap!

Today’s Metro cover features Craig & Karl’s portrait of British triple jump hopeful, Phillips Idowu. The illustration forms part of the Take the Stage series, initiated by Adidas to showcase Team GB’s best and brightest at London 2012. Commissioned by The Church of London, UK.      

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Kinetic Installation from Ryan Todd

    To coincide with the Milan Furniture Fair, Ryan was commissioned by YCN to produce a series of ‘Bright Ideas’ for GAP’s flagship store. The artwork became part of a kinetic sculpture, instore graphics and a limited edition run of T shirt designs . Ryan collaborated with the talented folk at OKAY studio who [...]


New work from Nancy Straughan

There is a selection of Nancy’s new textiles and home-wear available to purchase here. You can also visit her blog here and website here.      

Damien Weighill - Sky Ride Smart

Sky – Ride Smart

Damien has just completed a host of cycle safety illustrations for Sky as they step up their support for cycling.


James Dawe “Interface” exhibition

James is one of five artists, all whose methods are often inspired by portraiture, to produce work for a show based on the face, for Rook & Raven Gallery.  More work to be featured here, once the exhibition kicks off on July 5th.


Family affair exhibition with Fallon for Macmillan Cancer Support

    To raise more awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Fallon asked 30 members of their extended family and friends to donate their visual skills and produce a piece of artwork on the theme of bikes and family. 4 of the 30 artists include OPEN members James Dawe, Rob Hunter, Parusha Lewis and Ryan Todd. [...]

Greetings from Ryan Todd

Greetings from Ryan Todd

Artist Ryan Todd has released a set of 12 greetings cards all printed in single colour on 100% post-consumer recycled stock.          

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New Prints from Ryan Todd

Available in a very small edition of 40, these new prints from Ryan are screeprinted onto Candy Pink 270gsm Colorplan. Available to buy here & here      


Young Colossus

Young Colossus is a picture book with 6 song soundtrack. Written by Orlando Weeks, music production by Nic Nell and Illustrated by Robert Hunter at OPEN. The book is available to purchase from            

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Ryan Todd for Asphalt Bikes

Ryan was commissioned by the curators at Asphalt Store to produce a window installation and exhibitions of prints to mark the launch of their newly revamped space in Warsaw. As their first collaboration, he created a series of hanging light boxes which showcased almost 40 individual illustrations. The designs were cut out of semi-translucent vinyl [...]


Mould Map 2 Out Now

Mould Map 2 A3 book and 7 piece print set out now from OPEN based publisher Landfill Editions. See the all new for details. Thanks to everyone in the studio for helping get the mountain of boxes up the stairs, it was definitely the most exercise we’ve had for a while. Now, where are those [...]


Loligo’s screenprinted goods

Resident OPEN screen printers Loligo have just launched a new online shop full of hand screen printed goodies including these Christmas cards designed by OPEN members Ryan Todd, Robert Hunter, Telegrame and Loren Filis. Get over to to have a look        


New Telegramme website

OPEN’s very own Telegramme have finally launched their long awaited new website and portfolio. Have a look here:  



Poster Design by Rob Hunter and printed by Loligo at OPEN studio, for the band Francois and the Atlas mountains on Domino Records.


The Landfill Library at Wilton’s Cafe

The Landfill Library Cafe Party – October 5th 2011 More Information on the Landfill Editions Tumblr and on the Facebook Event Page


James Dawe prints for Wow Now!

James was asked to take part in a show called Wow Now, an “International exhibition articulating the friction between Outsider, Street & Fine Art via subversive portraiture’ This took place at the unique location of the Old Shoreditch Underground station, found down an alleyway off Brick Lane. James made use of OPEN’s screen-printing facilities and their chief [...]


Ryan Todd for Super Superficial

Artwork from my publication ‘Another Way‘ has now be lovingly printed on T shirts and jumpers by the brilliant Super Superficial. Available to buy here.


TOKKO presents…

An expedition in luminous sounds, visuals, drawings, books + artist zines on Saturday 14th May…

Computer Arts

Holly Wales for Computer Arts

A new double page spread for Computer Arts magazine, for a feature on the perils of voice recognition software for designers.


Land of fill

Hugh from Landfill Editions was invited with author Ned Beauman by Dalston art and music festival Land of Kings,  to talk about both their own work but also about how they came together to publish Ned’s short fiction piece ‘The Dolphins of Lagos’. Short, insightful and pretty funny, the two covered everything from their careers to date, how they worked [...]

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Ryan Todd for New Found Original

As a collaboration with New Found Original, Ryan produced a set of luxury letterpress coasters which were launched as part of their introductory collection. Each design in the set is letter-pressed by hand onto Ahlstrom Blotter board courtesy of Studio On Fire. They are now available to buy here.

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MICA Student Maps

Earlier this year I invited the illustration students at the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD, to take part in the Make Maps project. Working with Rebecca Bradley, each of the students produced fantastic and original work. Here’s a few of our favourites… Icons of the American Outdoors by Mitchell Goodrich Forest Memory [...]


Ciara Phelan for The Big Issue

Last week I had the pleasure of illustrating The Big Issue cover and main feature which was all about the legend that is Professor Brian Cox. I’m a massive fan of Brian and all things cosmos related so I was really excited to be asked. It’s out now so go do the charitable thing!


James Dawe LIVE at Pick Me Up

James was asked by It’s Nice That, as one of a number of illustrators, to take part in their live drawing event at Pick Me Up on Thursday afternoon. In James’ case the drawing was done mostly with a scalpel and here’s some of the work produced.


Adam Hayes for Creative Tourist

Adam Hayes worked with the nice folk at Modern Designers on the design of this spring’s Creative Tourist guide to Manchester.


Ciara Phelan for Bonbek

Through Pocko People the lovely people at Bonbek Magazine commissioned me to illustrate a 10 page children’s story about tiny people called Brrrrians that live in the fridge. Definitely my most fun project to date! It’s mainly sold in France but can be bought in the Tate if you are passing by…

Damien Weighill - Christmas Cards

New Cards from Damien Weighill

There are bunch of new card designs available over at my online shop - all printed on lovely recycled stock (which is almost definitely your Grandma’s first concern when she is opening her christmas cards). If you prefer to make your way out in the snow to pick up your cards in person then they are [...]



Here is our latest gig poster for the wonderful Erland and the Carnival. Its a 45 x 64 cm 3 colour screen print, produced in house by Loren @loligo. If you havent heard E&TC i suggest you get your self on spotify – or even better, see them when they are next in your town. [...]



New projects up now at Landfill Editions including prints from Marcus Oakley, Sister Arrow & Tobi from HORT. Also pictured above is the first work in our short fiction series by Ned Beauman (with cover printed by studio member Loren Filis) and a new Landfill Mini by Steak Mtn – one free with every order. [...]


BOOKS ROOM Saturday November 20th 11am – 5pm A one day independent arts publishing sale featuring books, comics, zines and prints from: Duke Press Famicon Express Landfill Editions Nous Vous Tor Press & Friends Thomas Briggs Building 2 – 4 Southgate Road London N1 3JJ Just off the canal between Dalston & Islington Buses: 141 [...]

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Adam Hayes for Maps

I’ve just completed a new map illustration – this time for my own Maps project. I began Maps earlier this year, hoping to encourage designs from fellow artists by creating a map of somewhere they feel that they belong. So far, the project has some really fantastic submissions (including OPEN’s very own Ryan Todd) and I [...]

Back Camera

Ryan Todd for Ride Strider

I’ve just received a delivery of some kids tees through which I was commissioned to illustrate by newly founded Ride Strider, an online store selling striders; a peddle-less bike for little people. Check out this video of the utterly fearless Arlo. Buy the tee here


Ciara Phelan for Computer Arts

Computer Arts kindly commissioned me to illustrate this months cover. In response to the theme An Adventure in Print, I built a paper island on open books that incorporates different print processes such as die cutting, letterpress and pantones. Computer Arts also asked me to illustrate their welcome page, in contrast to the cover I created [...]

MOULD MAP Release Event

* New Date * MOULD MAP Release Event * November 18th 2010 * 6pm – 9pm Concrete Hermit Carnaby St. Store London, UK Join us on the 18th if you can to celebrate the launch of our new project – Mould Map 1 – featuring all new art from an amazing lineup – Jonathan Chandler, [...]

Diesel U:Music

Diesel U:Music

One of our first exciting opportunities to collaborate between practices at OPEN launched last night at a special anniversary event for Diesel U:Music. The brief was set to Telegramme by Maragret London. to come up with a concept for invites and promotion for the anniversary night, held at a secret East London location; their direction [...]

Poster Roast at Constellations Festival

Poster Roast a project i have worked on for the least year or so is off to leeds for Constellations Festival. Set up in 2007 by Chris White and now assisted by his future wife Alex Curtis of whom both run WeThreeClub, Its intention is to help develop and promote Poster Artists within the UK. During [...]

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