IdleBeats is the first independent screen printing and graphic art studio in China, founded and ran by Shanghai-based artists Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany) .
The artist duo hopes to bring original and affordable print art to not only China but also worldwide. They hand-draw each artwork and then hand screen print them into limited edition prints.
What IdleBeats Do?
1) Create and Screen Print
The IdleBeats duo creates and handpulls silkscreen art prints, posters, tote bags and shirts in limited editions. Check out the available pieces HERE.
2) Collaborate with Artists
IdleBeats also invite artists across different creative fields to create and make prints together.
3) Illustration and Graphic Design
IdleBeats specialize in illustration and hand-drawn art creations, the duo has rich experience in cover art creation, poster design, advertising illustration, canvas painting, wall painting, installations and all kinds of graphic/art projects.
Selected Clients: Nokia, Umbro, Graniph, Tiger, Remy Martin, Sugus.
4) Live Printing Event Hosting
The studio often collaborates with brands and agencies to host live screen printing stalls at events, parties and openings. There were many successful and fun on-site printing events being held in cities all over China recently.
Selected Clients: Volcom, Kiehl's, G-SHOCK, Vans.
5) Music & Art Event Visual Creation
Music/Art-related visual creation takes a big part in the studio's creative field. The collaboration partners include musicians, music labels and festivals, as well as film screening and other culture exchange events, both in China and world-wide. The creative fruits are often seen as gig posters, album covers, mural paintings and event promotion materials.
Selected Musicians and Events: Motorhead, Melvins, Handsome Furs, Sub-Culture, AM444, Reeperbahn Music Festival, CAMERA JAPAN Film Festival.
6) Customized Print and Shirt Printing
The studio takes printing orders on paper(art prints/posters) and fabric(T-shirts/hoodies), send an email with your artwork's preview to info[at]idlebeats.com for details and prices.
Each Saturday IdleBeats hosts small scale printing workshops at the studio, booking and inquiring please mail workshop[at]idlebeats.com
8) Culture Exchange Activities
The studio often takes part in exhibitions, prints fairs and creative markets locally and internationally, they also host their own art shows and open studios once a while.
IdleBeats(爱豆笔此)是中国首家独立丝网印刷和平面艺术工作室，由居住在上海的艺术家Nini Sum(中国)和Gregor Koerting(德国)创立于2009年并独立运营至今。IdleBeats二人组致力于平面艺术创作和手工丝网版画制作，是国内"创+造"合一的丝网版画工作室的开创者和领军人。他们的作品受到世界各地艺术爱好者的喜爱和收藏，并获得BBC, CNNgo等国内外媒体的广泛报道。
Nini和Gregor也是经验丰富的街头和架上艺术家，二人的创作领域涵盖油画、壁画、雕塑、装置、音乐专辑封套艺术等等，曾多次受邀与Vans, Red Bull等品牌合作进行艺术创作和现场艺术表演，也和Motorhead, Handsome Furs等音乐人及厂牌合作创作唱片和海报艺术品。不仅在国内多次举办作品展，IdleBeats也在国际独立版画界小有名气，曾多次受邀参加Art Print Asia(Sydney Australia), Druck Berlin Festival等世界各地的艺术展览和文化交流活动。
To keep informed of future work connect via IdleBeats' Facebook Page.
Photos by Benoit Florencon