Design Print Bind is the studio partnership between graphic designers Flaminia Rossi and Samantha Whetton.

An English Garden & How to Make a Bomb

Publication design for artist Gabriella Hirst. Each copy of An English Garden comes with the pamphlet How to Make a Bomb. The publications chart the various attempts by Hirst to produce new specimens of the Atom Bomb rose through grafting and cuttings.

An English Garden speculates upon possible links between the British Imperial programme of ‘gardening the world’, the enduring impact of nuclear colonialism, and the political symbolism of plants, focussing namely on the cultivated rose plant as a highly manipulated ornamental species weighed down by powerful and contradictory meaning. 

Project by Gabriella Hirst and Warren Harper
Published by The Old Waterworks
Dimensions 148 x 210mm & 200 x 250 mm 

bonsoir, Ithell Colquhoun

In 1939 Ithell Colquhoun imagined Bonsoir as a Surrealist film. She constructed a storyboard using photographs cut from popular magazines. It has remained unpublished until now. Employing Surrealist techniques, this collection of collages narrate a moment in time in which convention and ambiguity collide in the exploration of desire.

Published by Tate Publishing
Dimensions 170 x 210mm

Queer Diasporic Futurity

Queer Diasporic Futurity proposes that a sense of futurity (entangled with the past and the present, inextricably linked with praxes of sustainability, visibility, and pleasure), is a condition of participation by many QTIBPOC (Queer, Trans and Intersex identified Black and People of Colour) in the arts and beyond. The project underlines the importance of self-care, creativity and interdependence within wider activist contexts in challenging social and environmental injustice.

Queer Diasporic Futurity, commissioned by SAFEDI and developed in partnership with not/nowhere artist workers’ co-operative.  Contributions by Evan Ifekoya, Shama Khanna, Rasheeqa Ahmad, Evan Ifekoya, Amardeep Singh Dhillon, June Bellebono, Daniella Valz Gen, Aditi Jaganathan, Adam Farah and Nat Lall.

Dimensions 148 x 210mm 

Southend's Twilight Worlds

Publication and website design for ‘Southend’s Twilight Worlds’, a project that uncovers a complex and stimulating history of marginalised identities within the city of Southend-on-Sea. It consists of a public exhibition, a new film commission by Amy Pennington, and a publication, alongside an events programme and youth club.

It is curated by Elliot Gibbons and produced in partnership with TOMA (The Other MA), The Old Waterworks, Grrrl Zine Fair, Southend Pride, Metal Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Southend Museums and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, and is made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Essex Heritage Trust.

Dimensions 170 x 240 mm

Zoe williams website

Website for artist Zoe Williams.