Wednesday, 1 June 2011
I was lucky enough to see Paul Catherall talk in a very intimate environment at the wonderful Not Inhouse event, that is arranged by the lovely people at Brandhouse. They have had some fantastic people speak recently, and I was lucky enough to see Mr. Bingo at the previous talk also. You make a donation, and all the money goes to the artists chosen charity. You also get a limited print of their work, hand screened by A New Star In The Sky who are based in Brighton. They have some great work under their belt and do this out of the kindness of their hearts. Check them out.
The talk was a real back to basics approach from Paul, who was a really interesting guy to listen to. There we're no computers or presentations, just massive portfolios full of fantastic prints.
The above print stood out massively for me. It is of Cardington Hangers, which is just outside of Bedford. There is a skatepark directly opposite the site in Shortstown, which I spent alot of time at when I was younger and the hangers have fascinated me ever since.
It's almost hard to believe that all of his images are hand drawn, mostly from observation then traced, and printed on multiple layers using only Linocuts.
The above two though, were by far my favourite prints, and the newest Paul had produced. They are for a yet to be publised cover of Wallpaper*, and are of the new Shard building in London Bridge. I cant wait to see the prints on the cover. They are really simple, but very graphic and archetectual, which will fit perfectly with the content of the magazine.
If you haven't had a chance to see Pauls work, then try to. The dodgy iPhone photos really don't do it justice!
Monday, 30 May 2011
A couple of weeks ago I went to see one of my favorite band's at the moment Wild Beasts at Wilton Music Hall. The venue was absolutely amazing and the acoustics just stunning. I later found this double sided poster by noted photographer Jason Evans whose work has graced the whole campaign. This was then screen printed with a 5 colour fade at Loligo, an independent screenprinting studio based in De Beauvoir, London.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
After an unsuccessful fishing trip in Wales last weekend we got back into London and decided to drown are sorrows. We headed down to Dave's local only to find that posterroast was sponsoring the one of the venues of the Camden Crawl 2011. They had a nice little set up with a screen bed set up and a array of posters including this Graham Coxon one by wethreeclub which is a well nice two colour A2 print with translucent red/glasses.
After the morning refresher we burnt are images and we finally got down to producing some prints. At first I found it a bit tricky getting the right pressure on the screen but soon nailed it. I went for a pastiche of the classic keep calm poster with a fishing twist and dave went for one of his unique illustrations.
After months of talking about how much we would love to get back into a print room me and my mate Dave decided to book ourselves in a screen print workshop at printclublondon. After year's of being out of the print room it was a great refresher and well recommended for brushing off the cobwebs and learning about screen printing...