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Who's IdleBeats?
IdleBeats is the first independent print making studio in China, founded in 2009 and ran by Shanghai-based artists Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany). The duo aims to bring original, affordable and soulful art to China also worldwide, their posters and prints have attracted a wide range of fans and collectors worldwide as well as attention from global medias such as BBC and CNNgo.

Not only just print makers, Nini and Gregor are both experienced all-rounder artists who also create illustrations, album art, oil paintings, comic books, sculptures, installations and never stop reaching hands to experimental and innovative art projects. They have made posters for musicians and bands like Motorhead, Melvins, Handsome Furs, been invited to crossover projects and live art performance by brands such as Vans, Casio, Uniqlo and Red Bull Music Academy…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined October 30, 2009

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Screen Print Paint, Paper, Art Paper, Squeegee, Pencil, Water Based Paint, Calligraphy Ink

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About

Who's IdleBeats?
IdleBeats is the first independent print making studio in China, founded in 2009 and ran by Shanghai-based artists Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany). The duo aims to bring original, affordable and soulful art to China also worldwide, their posters and prints have attracted a wide range of fans and collectors worldwide as well as attention from global medias such as BBC and CNNgo.

Not only just print makers, Nini and Gregor are both experienced all-rounder artists who also create illustrations, album art, oil paintings, comic books, sculptures, installations and never stop reaching hands to experimental and innovative art projects. They have made posters for musicians and bands like Motorhead, Melvins, Handsome Furs, been invited to crossover projects and live art performance by brands such as Vans, Casio, Uniqlo and Red Bull Music Academy. They've had exhibition and art fairs across the world, the recent ones include Druck Berlin Festival and Art Print Asia Exhibition Sydney.


What IdleBeats Do?
1) Print Art Creation and Production
IdleBeats duo creates and handpulls silkscreen art prints and posters in limited edition, they never stop challenging themselves with more printing experiment and artist self-criticism on every print.

2) Graphic Art and More
IdleBeats specialize in hand-drawn art creations, the duo has rich experience in poster art, advertising illustration, canvas painting, wall painting, installations, sculpturing and all kinds of art format.
Selected Clients: Nokia, Umbro, Graniph, Tiger, Remy Martin, Sugus, Red Bull.

3) Live Printing Event Hosting
The studio collaborates with brands and agencies to host live screen printing stalls at events, parties and openings, inviting people to have a fun and educational printing experience on T-shirts, posters and tote bags on site.
Selected Clients: Volcom, Kiehl's, G-SHOCK, Vans.

4) Music & Art Event Visual Creation
IdleBeats works with musicians, record labels, bands, promoters and music festivals to create gig posters, album covers, mural paintings and event VI materials.
Selected Musicians and Events: Melvins, Handsome Furs, Reeperbahn Music Festival(Germany), CAMERA JAPAN Film Festival(Japan/Netherlands), China Drifting Festival(China/Switzerland).

5) Customized Print and Shirt Printing
The studio takes printing orders on paper(art prints/posters) and fabric(T-shirts/Tote Bags), printing inquiries please email info[at]idlebeats.com

6) Workshops
Each Saturday IdleBeats hosts small scale printing workshops at the studio, booking and inquiring please email workshop[at]idlebeats.com

7) Exhibition and Culture Exchange Activities
IdleBeats often get invited to take part in exhibitions and art fairs locally and internationally, representing the emerging and pure creativity from China.

Selected Exhibitions and Fairs:
Art Print Asia Exhibition (2014, Sydney Australia),
Chinese Spring II (2014, Stieglitz19, Antwerp Belgium),
Druck Berlin Festival (2013, Berlin Germany),
IdleBeats Poster Art Show (2011, Shanghai China),

Fair and Exhibition invitation please email info[at]idlebeats.com

Portfolio site: http://cargocollective.com/idlebeats

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