In each volume of the Typograph.Journal I want to highlight three new resources for the design community. The Debut volume we have tools for you to further your design education, a service to turn your art into products and another to help you show off your work in memorable, creative and inspiring ways.
One the resources featured in this volume is the amazing Club of Odd Volumes.
The Club of Odd Volumes is a small Melbourne-based company offering digital
direct-to-garment prints to artists. Fast and hassle free in super-small print runs.
As artists The Club put themselves in their customers’ shoes. With digital there are no colour breakdowns (full CMYK), no set-up costs and no minimums (yes, that’s right, you can print just one!). This means designs can be tested out on friends and family or a few for the local market, online or in-stores. From there The Club launched The Odd Collective, a curated online shop for 20 artists to sell their designer wares. From tea towels to tees, cushions to kids wear they promote, print and post on the artists’ behalf and give them the profits. Twice a year half the artists rotate. This keeps customers coming back, and gives everyone a chance to join the online community.
Sarah and Matt the talented Duo behind The Club are based in Melbourne and have just invested in some top notch new technology including white ink direct print onto dark fabrics and super high resolution/quality photographic print technology. I have been lucky enough to be a featured artist in one of The collectives rotations and regularly use these guys for direct to fabric printing in my self initiated and client work. They do a fantastic job. Check them out!