I received my new issue of Wrap through the door this morning, my scout print was featured in ‘Wrap loves’ which was really exciting.
I’m a massive fan of Wrap it’s one of the few design magazines that manages to showcase new and unique Illustrators and designers from all over the world with interesting interviews. And of course the biggest feature being you can use the pages inside as wrapping paper for those last minute birthday presents.
Screenprinting Nick Drake posters for Hyde Park Picture House Leeds
This week I’ve been screen printing some limited edition prints to sell on the 16th June @ Hyde Park Picture House Leeds.
I ended up printing the image in a very pale washed out blue and comparing it to the original image found it wasn’t quite dark enough, instead I tried using a dark blue/black and found that it was too dark! perhaps a two colour print would have worked best using both black and blue and changing the contrast.
I’m not a screen printing pro unlike many of the textile students @ Leeds College of Art where I was printing, they definitely know what they’re doing! it’s a really exciting process but it’s definitely about getting the technique down.
Hope to see some faces at the picture house! I’m selling the prints for £6 on the door.
I got back from a trip to Iceland a few weeks ago, as well as the amazing scenery there was an amazing community of independent designers and makers there, it’s great to see even through the economic crash that there are people still making and producing amazing handmade products.
I went to Mark Hearlds opening show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park last night, and as well as seeing his super collage/printmaking skills he’s also created some beautiful ceramic hares, originally created from a chocolate mould found in a Berlin flea market. Afterwards we celebrated with some YSP chips and a pint in the local pub.
Wishing a little that I hadn’t started working on the theme of ‘Wuthering Heights’ haven’t managed to master drawing a miserable face as of yet, with a little longer working in retail I should be a pro.
I visited London for the ELCAF comic book festival created by the guys at Nowbrow, and what a treat it was. There was some amazing work and I was lucky enough to walk away with the amazing new beautiful book by Blexbolex with a small drawing in the front, needless to say I geeked out over this for the rest of the day… and week.