Sunbul Akhtar runs Night Press from her home studio in Muswell Hill. Working in publishing in the day, Sunbul began printing as a creative after-work outlet before starting an online shop in 2019. Working exclusively with lino cut prints in a series of themes, Sunbul’s portfolio includes illustrated graphic novel posters, whimsical cityscapes, and prints on her Pakistani heritage.
Lino cut art involves carving a design onto a sheet of linoleum or wood, creating a negative space where the surface is carved. Using ink, an impression is made of the block. It is the earliest form of printing and allows the printmaker to reproduce artwork by hand.
At Night Press, Sunbul produces all of her prints by hand, using traditional techniques such as hand burnishing her prints with a wooden tool.
Sunbul most recently featured her Urdu alphabet flashcards in the Museum of London’s Multilingual London festival.
She writes about the stories and processes behind her prints on her website I Print At Night and shares updates on Instagram as @night_press
You can buy her work here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheNightPress