Welcome to lps21.org

Brief history

In May 1975, we launched Paddington Printshop, a community arts organisation in west London.

Poster by John Phillips

paddington printshop

Posters and documents from Paddington Printshop 1975-1990

‘Among the most compelling burst of creative energy in the realm of the political poster post-1968, the body of work created by Paddington Printshop in the 1970s and 1980s is as fresh and relevant as it was 40 years ago.’

Boo Horray, New York Art Book Fair, MOMA, September 2017′

In May 1991, we expanded to become London Print Workshop, a regional printmaking resource working with artists and local communities.

Joe Strummer: Past Present and Future, Exhibition, londonprintstudio. 2004

In May 2000, we opened londonprintstudio a purpose-built gallery and printmaking facility, which flourished until 2020 when a combination of Covid19 and diminishing Arts Council support precipitated the faciliy’s closure.

Ever optimistic we have changed our name to lps21, and building on four decades of visual art and community engagement, we are developing an exciting range of web-based projects and resources.  

In May 2024 we are launching Museum of Unrest an online educational resource supporting artists designers and communities engaged with social and environmental justice.

If you’re intersted in our work, or would like to tell us about your own projects, we’d like to hear from you. Please get in contact, either via this form, or at info@lps21.org

lps21 Ltd. 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE

A charity registered in England and Wales, number 1006900