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About


We are a print collective and riso studio based in Portsmouth. We are both graphic designers with a passion for print. Marie who works under hellomarie is an award winning graphic designer, people of print member, freelance designer and university lecturer teaching graphic design and is Adobe Certified. Darren who works under luckydarren is a graphic designer, illustrator and total print din who regularly teaches graphic design and print as a part time lecturer too. We hold several professional memberships including The British Printing Society, The Society of Bookbinders and The Oxford Guild of Printers.

We design, make and sell prints as well as pins, stationery and apparel online and from our studio at The Hotwalls Studios. We also stock a small range of our work in Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays.

We love to teach so we also run workshops in Risograph Printing, Letterpress, Bookbinding, Book Design, Lego Printing, Foiling, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We also run kids printing workshops including Lego printing, Risograph printing and Paper Making.

We are have lots of big plans and feel very lucky to have a beautiful studio that backs onto the beach that houses our three risos, letterpress, bookbinding equipment and heat presses as well as a tonne of hot inks and fancy paper stocks.

We've got so much work to add to the website but we will get there! To keep up to date with our work, experiments and processes follow us here:

Instagram: @foursandeights

Facebook: @foursandeights

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:

Nominated & Shortlisted 'Best Visual Artist' Sponsored by Aspex Gallery – The News Guide Awards 2020 (foursandeights)

Finalist for the Pamodzi Creatives 'Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards' 2020 (Hellomarie & Yes Mumma Project)

WE ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF:

British Printing Society

Society of Bookbinders

People of Print

St Bride Foundation (Friend)

Oxford Guild of Printers

Adobe Certified Associates

WE ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF:

Just a Card Campaign 

Portsmouth Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

2020:

12th - 13th September 2020 – We Create Market, Handleys' Corner, Southsea (Old Debenhams)

20th September 2020  – Hotwalls Open Studios

10th - 11th October 2020 – We Create Market, Handleys' Corner, Southsea (Old Debenhams)

18th October 2020  – Hotwalls Open Studios (We will unfortunately be closed for this event, sorry) 

14th - 15th November 2020 – We Create Market, Handleys' Corner, Southsea (Old Debenhams)

15th November 2020  – Hotwalls Open Studios

12th - 13th December 2020 – We Create Market, Handleys' Corner, Southsea (Old Debenhams)

20th December 2020  – Hotwalls Open Studios

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2nd April 2020 – June 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– RIE-SO RISO DAZZLE – foursandeights Risograph Exhibition, Portsmouth Guildhall, Freda Swain Room

4th April 2020  (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Kids Easter Lego Printing Workshop

18th April 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Adobe CC InDesign Software Workshop (Beginners)

19th April 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Hotwalls Open Studios & Japanese Bookbinding Demonstrations

25th April 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Introduction to Risograph Printing Workshop

2nd May 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Our one year Hotwalls Studio Birthday Celebrations

10th May 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Introduction to Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

17th May 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Hotwalls Open Studios & Letterpress Printing Demonstrations

19th May 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– FOURSANDEIGHTS Guest Lecture Series

23rd May 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Introduction to Risograph Printing Workshop

27th May 2020 (Half Term) (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Kids Risograph Printing Workshop & Beach Clean (Weather Permitting)

30th May 2020 (Half Term) (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

– Kids Lego Printing Workshop

More to follow!

2019:

19.05.19

Open Studios, Hotwalls Market, Traders Keep – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

16.06.19

Open Studios – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

06.07.19

Hotwalls Studios 3rd Birthday Celebrations – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

21.07.19

Open Studios – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

18.08.19

Open Studios – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

24-25.08.19

Victorious Festival – We will be trading from our little chalet near Watkins & Faux in Area 35. 10am - 11pm Saturday and Sunday

https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

15.09.19

Kids Lego printing workshops & Hotwalls Open Studios – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

29.09.19

Kids Risograph printing workshop & beach clean (weather permitting) – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

12-13.10.19

Created in Portsmouth Art Trial – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

20.10.19

Hotwalls Open Studios – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

09.11.19

Risograph Workshop – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

17.11.19

Hotwalls Open Studios & Christmas Lights – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

21.11.19

Portsmouth Creates Launch

23-24.11.19

Hotwalls Christmas Market – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

30.11.19

Independent Traders Saturday – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

01.12.2019

Festive Letterpress Workshop – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

15.12.19 – Hotwalls Open Studio – The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad St, Portsmouth PO1 2FS 

2018:

18.11.18

The Traders Keep Artisan Market – Round Tower, Old Portsmouth
Christmas light switch on

01.12.18 - 02.12.18

Hotwalls Christmas Market – Hotwalls, Old Portsmouth

13.12.18

Tricorn:01 – Coastguard Studio – Southsea

EXHIBITIONS:

13.12.18

Tricorn:01 – Coastguard Studio – Southsea

TBC:

Tricorn Collaborative

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Please see our workshops page

COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

Portsmouth Creates – Community Artists Colouring Book Vol.1

We were super pleased to be asked to contribute towards this as well as lots of awesome artists, illustrators and designers from Portsmouth. Lots of messages of love, support and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pompey, we might be apart but together we got this!

You can find out more about the project here and download the PDF here

 

 

    

 

 

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