Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling make up Heretic – an experimental illustration and print-making studio based in London. The engaging trio share a room in the Space Studios complex, just around the corner from the freshly green London Fields in Hackney. The bikes, prints and paint-splattered trestle-tables of many other artists, designers and illustrators fill the former industrial building. In Heretic’s studio bright jars of ink and piles of books and paper haphazardly spill out of the shelves; a huge drying rack fights for space with an Original Heidelberg letter-press. Handily for Heretic they don’t have to squeeze anything else in as the impressively-equipped East London Printmakers is just down the hall.
Therese, Jon and Luke also work independently in design, illustration and printmaking but their shared print studio is the space for them to work collaboratively and experimentally. Formed in 2005, Heretic has produced work for a number of clients, most recently the 500ish unique screen-printed covers for the People of Print magazine, Print Isn’t Dead – Element #002. They also create illustrations for magazines like Architectural Review or books like The Duchamp Dictionary, illustrated by Heretic and designed by Therese for Thames & Hudson.