Print is Dead

a Curious Collection of Mythology, Magic & the Macabre


Welcome to Print is Dead

I'm Elyssa Long, a graphic designer and illustrator from Nottingham and the creative behind Print is Dead. Created during my MA in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, Print is Dead is a celebration of my love of mythology and gothic imagery, with a side of esoteric symbolism. 

Working with a range of techniques including traditional pen and ink drawing as well as digital collage, painting and manipulation, I am also an avid printmaker - lino printing, letter press, risograph and screen printing are just some of the print techniques that I have worked with.

Through Print is Dead my aim is to explore the timeless, beautiful and often dark worlds that exist within classic literature and mythology and focus on story-telling that benefits from the tactile and creative art of illustration and printmaking.