Christmas Print Fayre
Every year the Christmas bullshit truck rolls into town and every year high street stores spread their usual schmaltzy muck. Their big budget adverts tell us, “Buy these gifts otherwise your nearest and dearest won’t feel loved and you’ll ruin Christmas for everyone.” Well we say “No more!”
This year KK Outlet and People of Print are organizing the mother of all print sales. The Christmas Print Fayre — curated by People of Print will feature prints by the best designers, illustrators and graphic artists around. Their work will wrap the KK Outlet gallery with wonderful wall candy that is all for sale. Why not pop over and buy gifts that will make people happy and that will make you feel warm and smug inside. Surely that is better than buying a discounted “smellies” pack from Boots that will sit in a bathroom cabinet and get thrown out in June?!
Contributors include Annu Kilpeläinen, Clay Hickson, Crispin Finn, Emily Forgot. Essy May, Hattie Stewart, Hey Studio, Janne Iivonen, Jean Jullien, Jess Wilson, Melvin Galapon, Oscar Bolton Green, Rose Blake, Sara Andreasson, Saskia Pomeray, Supermundane, Thomas Murphy, Victor Hachmang, Von and many, many others.
As well as this print extravaganza we’ll be running workshops every Saturday in the lead up to Christmas where you can print your own Christmas cards, totes and t-shirts as well as listen to presentations by East London Printmakers, James Lunn / HP, London Centre of Book Arts. These events are open to all but ticketed, you can sign up via the People of Print website.
One more date for your diary is Wednesday 9th December where KK Outlet will be hosting a print inspired Meal Ticket. Over a four-course dinner, four different publishers will talk about their adventures in print. Tickets are limited and available here, priced £30 the cost covers dinner, wine with your meal and all talks.
As well as hosting Christmas Print Fayre, KK Outlet is also participating in the Shoreditch Christmas Triangle 2015. Now in its 7th consecutive year, it brings together a fascinating collection of designers, stores, galleries, studios, cafes, bars, brands and one-off events for a series of late night shopping events taking place in Shoreditch every Thursday night in December: 3rd, 10th & 17th.