Take a Closer Look at Prison Ink

Behind the Design … 

Prison Ink – A design project from Bryn Abbott at Kitzo Creative.

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A little about Prison Ink …

Prison Ink is a creative project developed by Kitzo Creative, working with prisoners at HMP Armley in Leeds, England. The prison’s Print Shop provides an opportunity for prisoners to spend more constructive time in work; equipping them with new practical skills in publishing and printing. The profits raised from the sale of Prison Ink greetings cards will be used to purchase resources to help the prisoners develop their creative skills. With limited access to the Internet and design books, the project aims to provide resources that will inspire and educate, giving valuable new skills that can be taken forward when they are released.

An introduction to Kitzo Creative …

Founded in 2010 by Leeds-based Graphic Designer Bryn Abbott, Kitzo Creative is a non-profit organisation using design as a means of social change. Bryn was inspired to begin the Prison Ink project after a visit to the Print Shop at HMP Armley, where he witnessed first hand the enthusiasm and commitment of the prisoners towards their creative projects.

The Products …

Prison Ink has recently added to their range of everyday greetings cards with a new selection of Christmas cards. Designed by Bryn Abbott, the Christmas cards are printed and packed by the prison’s Print Shop. Available to purchase online at the Prison Ink website, Christmas cards are £5.00 for a pack of 10 cards (two designs per pack). Bryn is keen to work with potential distributors and retail outlets that would like to be involved in this inspiring initiative. If you’d like to find out more please visit the Kitzo Creative website.

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