New cards, illustrated and hand screen printed by me. Winging their way into gift shops in the new year.
Design by Ben Branagan.
Art Direction by Christoph Stolberg.
An out take print features in this post.
I worked on this beautiful boxset with Vaughan Oliver as Art director, Simon Larbalestier as Photographer and a group of fellow students in 2009. See previous blogposts for more Minotaur news.
More about the Grammy nomination here.
Today I am busy framing and preparing some letterpress prints I printed for Reverting to Type at New North Press, which opens this week. Click on the image above to see the amazing line-up of contributing letterpress printers! Below are my framed prints for the show, some of my unframed prints will be on sale too.
Experimenting with four colour separation screen prints
Screen printed postcards
Screen printed miniature envelopes
Experimenting with new screen print inks
A bad crop from an ill-fitting scanner.
Images from a photoshoot I did for Elephant magazine. It was a collaborative project using type designs from students on Graphics Design at UCA Epsom. These words were then displayed and I photographed it before printing a large format version and sculpting it and photographing it again. The image was used as the chapter divider for the Studios section.
The other chapter dividers are all images created by students at UCA Epsom. The project was Art Directed by Vaughan Oliver.
This issue is great, with an interesting feature on printing textiles as well as an interesting interview with Vaughan Oliver- including work from the Pixies Minotaur boxset I worked on.
For the past year and a half I have been making patterns from letters and words, in the beginning I dreamt of screen printing a set of them from A to Z. Then I made a book of these patterns, each one made up of a different letter of the alphabet, half the book in Verdana and half in Times New Roman. Making ugly type beautiful. See here for a mediocre post about it.
I have probably created about 300 patterns since the beginning and it's probably one of my favourite things to do. It wasn't until somebody pointed it out to me that I realised how underrepresented my patterns are on this blog, so here is one I did today, it's my first one I've ever done with a hand drawn letter rather than a typeface. What took so long? I will probably spend the next three days obsessively making them only to move on to something else.
On Thursday I screen printed the first colour of a B pattern set in Verdana Italic, more to come.