Tidy Print
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story? is a monthly series in which we find and talk to interesting people in our local community, whether they run a business, have an interesting job or do something else that we think is worthy of wider attention.

Tidy Print is a screen-printing studio and shop situated in Brighton’s North Laine. They run print classes as well as printing jobs for clients and have become part of the Brighton art community. We spoke to Dan & Jade to find out more about them and how it all works.

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HOW WAS TIDY PRINT STARTED?

Jade: Over dinner in Morocco…! We had been thinking about opening our own print studio but hadn’t talked about the additional shop until we were chatting over dinner in Morocco. We wanted to create a space that helped make art accessible. Whether that be as a customer buying art and making sure it was affordable. Or coming on a workshops and getting creative, to being an artist and needing a space to create your own work or a platform for you to showcase it.

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WHY SCREEN-PRINTING?

Daniel: The core reason is because I love screen-printing. It comes out of a love of print making in general.

When we opened the shop/studio we wanted keep our art accessible, screen printing offers this, you can buy a hand printed original piece of artwork at an affordable price as it’s often a small run although it can be a one off.

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YOUR OPERATION IS IN AN AMAZING LOCATION –WHAT WAS THE REASONING BEHIND IT?

Daniel: The North Laine is a truly free and independent community of shops and locals where we knew Tidy Print could thrive.

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DO YOU CREATE YOUR OWN WORK ALONGSIDE TIDY PRINT?

Jade: Yes absolutely, if I leave it too long without making my own work I get itchy feet! We have a few of our own exhibitions in the pipeline so watch this space!

Daniel: Of course! We try dedicate time through out the week to making our own work.

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NUMBER 1 MUSIC FOR A PRINT JOB?

Daniel: Public Service Broadcast or any good movie soundtracks

Jade: At the moment Ahohni’s album ‘Hopelessness’

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WHAT KIND OF CLIENTS DO YOU PRINT FOR?

Daniel: A complete range, from artists who want editions of their own work, design studios getting artwork for shows and clients, to people walking in off the street who spot us printing through the window.

WHY BRIGHTON?

Jade: I am from Brighton originally and I was living in South London with Daniel when Tidy Print was forming, so we needed a place that we felt Tidy Print would fit. I couldn’t think of a better place than Brighton’s North Laine. I brought Daniel down and showed him the area and he immediately fell in love. The artist community here is so inspiring and everyone enjoys helping each other flourish we couldn’t be luckier with our location.

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WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR TIDY PRINT?

 Jade: New exhibitions, expand our range of our own prints, launch our own small t-shirt line and to broaden our current range of screen printing workshops in the studio as people are really enjoying them. Watch this space!

 Daniel: Like Jade said we really want to expand the workshops to include the image making process as well as the printing itself. We are about to launch some two-day workshops where people can spend the whole weekend with us.

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Grubbs: Beauty and the Beef
Do What You Want Day

Many consider Grubbs Burgers to be a Brighton institution, and rightly so. First incorporated in late-December of 1979 (according to Companies House), Grubbs has been inebriated Brightonians’ go-to dirty burger ever since. Be you young or old, student or professor, everyone remembers the first time the mingling, congealing fats of a Grubbs burger slipped down their throat.

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Grubbs isn’t your typical independent Brighton business. There are no frills when it comes to their menu, or their locations. The price is also considerably lower, with a single burger, fries and drink only £5.50 – one pound more than the same order at McDonald’s, for arguably better quality. They also have a surprising lack of online presence, with no official social media or website, making it unbelievably difficult to find out any information about them apart from their menu and locations. With nothing promoting the restaurants, their sales must rely solely on the word of mouth of drunken partygoers craving some grease.

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The four locations are scattered around central Brighton, in St James Street, Western Road, London Road, and Lewes Road respectively. These locations are perfect for their target audience; people looking for a quick, cheap, filling meal after a night out in town.

As Pleece & Co’s apprentice, I was presented with the opportunity to take on the job that no-one else wanted; to eat a Grubbs burger in the middle of the day, sober. Armed with a camera and some antacids, I set off to visit each of the four Grubbs restaurants in Brighton.

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Hello,
you must be August

August was hot (sometimes) and hectic here in the P & C Bunker: there are plenty of stories to be told and some that we can’t share with you just yet [well, we could, but then we’d have to… you know how these things go].

We certainly can tell you that we’ve welcomed Disruptive HR to the roster. We’re very excited to be working with the team on their international events – much more to come on this in the next few months.

It’s always nice to see good work reaping rewards, so it was fantastic to see that Cin Cin made the list for the Good Food Guide. We’re delighted for the whole team and its ample reward for food that is certainly more than ‘good’.

August’s edition of What’s Your Story? featured Bosie Vincent, a filmmaker who’s spent the last 20 years travelling the world directing and filming factual TV and documentaries, covering art, science, architecture, wildlife and adventure. As you might imagine, his story packs more in than most and is well worth 10 minutes of your time with a cuppa. The response to the What’s Your Story? series has been fantastic and we’d like to thank everyone we’ve worked with so far and everyone who’s stopped to read. We’re already excited to share September’s edition.

Also looking ahead, we’re searching for a new face to join the team. If you think you could be our new content marketing executive, all the details you need are right on the other side of this link.

Are you going to be our…
content marketing executive?

Yes, we want you to join our team in central Brighton. We work across strategy, design and content and produce award-winning, creative campaigns with a purpose; results driven activity that not only looks and sounds good, but improves the bottom line.

We work with small and large charities, businesses, restaurants and professional sports clubs. We work with businesses and social causes that we believe in and use our knowledge and creativity to help them grow – and we want you to help us.

As a key player in the business, you would help to devise content strategies, produce compelling content, manage social media accounts and produce and present cross platform analytics reports, using Google Analytics, Hootsuite and other fun tools.

You will report into the Director of Marketing.

You:

  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Passionate and driven
  • Ideas person
  • An excellent writer
  • Community conscious
  • Not afraid to put the hours in
  • Loves coffee (tea at a push)
  • A team player

What you’ll need:

  • An understanding of SEO, how it relates to content and how to implement it
  • An understand of how to track and analyse performance of inbound and direct marketing
  • An understanding of Google Analytics and provide insight and recommendations to clients

What you’ll be doing:

  • Building and managing digital marketing campaigns
  • Producing content for social media accounts and handling community management
  • Writing compelling blog, web and email content
  • Ensuring you stay up-to-date with marketing trends
  • Reporting on marketing activity and presenting reports to clients
  • Communicating with clients and managing their expectations

Attendance: Full-Time

Want to apply? Email Gary with your CV and a cover letter telling us all about you and what you can bring to the role.