For this special issue of Posterzine we chat to JW and Melissa Buchanan, AKA Little Friends of Printmaking. Far from "little”, we would say they are a printmaking powerhouse. The husband and wife team are famous for their joyful illustrations and silkscreen posters, which they print themselves from their home studio in Los Angeles.
Since they met while studying Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, JW, and Melissa have worked with clients like Disney, Warner Bros, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. They’ve also published a book of their colourful, imaginary worlds and cute characters called Studio: A Place for Art to Start.
Grab your copy to find out more about what it’s like to print your own work — as well
as create art with your other half.
Posterzine® is People of Print's monthly publishing project taking the form of a mini-magazine which folds out into a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm). Printed by Pressision Ltd using CMYK onto quality G.F.Smith paper.
Direction: Marcroy Smith
Design: Tom Sutcliffe
Editor: Kate Hollowood