Discover Art & Graphic Design Blog

  • What is Lightfast and Inktense Paper?

    An ode to paper. Something that is so easily overlooked as we can obsess over what types of pencil or paint to use but without good paper, the whole piece falls apart.

  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour mediums with Kim O’Neil

    Paint mediums - you’d be forgiven if you ever wondered what they do and how to use them as there’s not much information out there, particularly about watercolour mediums.

  • In the studio with Adam Hogarth

    In the latest of our 'In the Studio with series' in collaboration with City Lit, artist and printmaking enthusiast Adam Hogarth joins us in conversation about life in lockdown.

  • Illustration with Fall Into London

    We recently spoke to Illustrator Eleni on her career so far and how she got to where she is today. Eleni has worked with big brands for example Dior, Michael Kors and Kate Spade to name a few.

  • In the studio with Sue Doggett

    We caught up with Artist Sue Doggett from City Lit about all things books, including her latest project 'Satellite', lack of personal space and a pair of leather gloves.

  • How to guide - Collaging

    While IRL workshops aren't on the cards anytime soon due to Covid-19, Collage Club has put together this cut and paste challenge for you to try at home.

  • In the studio with Carol Wilhide Justin

    We catch up Carol Wilhide Justin to discuss all things print, her love for Japan, where her love for printmaking took off and how she has been keeping busy.

  • My Happy Art Blog

    We recently spoke to a few of the artists who that took part in the #thisismyhappyart campaign about their entries and what art means to them.

  • In the studio with Lindsay Pickett

    As part of a new partnership between the School of Visual arts at City Lit institute, the team at London Graphic Centre gained exclusive access to talk to some of the tutors.

  • Pearls for Oysters by A. Dee

    Creating at home is an isolating and oftentimes challenging experience. However, creating art is good for us, it lowers stress and improves problem solving skills.

  • Create at Home. Student Edition.

    Creating at home is an isolating and oftentimes challenging experience. However, creating art is good for us, it lowers stress and improves problem solving skills.

  • Summer Travel Essentials

    Off on your travels this Summer to soak up some inspiration and unsure what to take with you? We've selected our top product recommendations.

  • Interview with Naomi Vona

    We sat down with Naomi Vona to discuss how she started out hosting workshops, her particular style and the products she uses.

  • 100 years of Bauhaus art, architecture and design

    100 years of clarity, simplicity and cool minimalism. 100 years of sleek, pared-back, industrial elegance. 100 years of Bauhaus art, architecture and design.

  • Five female artists who rock - in celebration of International Women's Day

    In celebration of International Women's Day on 8th March, we want to champion great women artists and honour those who have succeeded, both past and present.

  • Essential desk accessories: go on, show your desk some love

    Whether you like clutter and distractions or you like order and organisation, we've got some essential accessories to stamp your personality on your desk.

  • The Five Best London Fashion Events

    London has a reputation for being one of the most fashionable cities on the planet and its lively calendar of events attracts fashionistas from all over the globe.

  • Three design trends that will dominate 2019 – trust us!

    Trends are always easier to spot after they have caught people's attention - but where's the fun in that?

  • Living Coral: why the Pantone Colour of the Year matters… and how to make it happen

    For the past 20 years the team of colour experts at Pantone have been predicting (and influencing) design trends by announcing a Colour of the Year.

  • Stocking fillers for the artists and designers we all love (but are super-hard to buy Christmas presents for)

    We've collected tech gifts, stationery surprises, painter's presents, craft goodies, designer delights, trinkets, gadgets, gizmos and goodies all together.

  • Christmas stationery gifts to knock their socks (and stockings) off

    Looking for the perfect stationery gift but haven't the skill, patience or inclination to craft an origami Christmas tree? Don't worry – we've got your back.

  • Stylish stationery gifts for a creative Christmas

    The only thing that can match the feel of a beautiful fountain pen in your hand is having a drop-dead gorgeous notebook to use it in or a stylish place to store them both.

  • The art of the smudge: pencil, charcoal, pastel and digital

    The design-conscious are, perhaps, the most difficult to please people of all when it comes to choosing presents, we're here to help.

  • Perfect Christmas Presents For The Discerning Artist

    Stuck for ideas for that artist friend or sketching sibling? We've got the perfect presents for them to unwrap this Christmas to help unlock their creativity.

  • Something very special this Christmas for the creative in your life

    Our selection of lovingly-chosen luxury gifts and smile-spreading stocking fillers will certainly get the artistic juices flowing this Christmas.

  • The art of the smudge: pencil, charcoal, pastel and digital

    The smudge is a blessing and a curse to the artist, whether using pencil, charcoal or pastel, so how can you achieve the perfect smudge?

  • The five best art and design hangouts in London

    London is an art lover's and a designer's dream. But where are the best hangouts for the capital's artists and designers and where do the next gen gravitate to?

  • Iconic London architecture - in reality and in art

    London is a fantastic place to be an architect or an artist. Inspirational buildings surround us at every turn, from the historic to the cutting-edge contemporary.

  • The Best Pen Art and Drawing Pens Revealed

    You've got to respect the pen artist, they work with no margin for error and, unlike most other mediums, have no real way to erase any marks.

  • London's best Universities for Art and Design

    London has long been one of the world's most creative capitals - so it should come as no surprise that it also contains more than its fair share of world-renowned art and design schools.

  • The Complete Guide to Screen Printing

    If you've ever wondered where screen printing came from, what equipment you need and how to do it yourself – here's your complete guide. Get excited, get inspired and get creative.

  • War Paint: acrylics vs oils vs watercolour

    In tonight's contest between the heavyweights of the painting world we have a three-way fight, Who will win this knockout bout and be crowned the Champion Paint of the Artistic World?

  • All Things BuJo & Beautiful

    The art of organising has gone viral and the bullet journal is the spark that lit the fuse, but what exactly is a bullet journal and how do you go about making one? All will be revealed!