Thursday, 28 January 2010

'The Birds are back ..'

My bird prints are back in town, but this time they are one hundred percent hand silkscreened. Originally created for an in-house fashion brochure for Libertys back in the day, they were initially released as a low run Giclée print through my agents shop, Product of God. It always felt slightly incongruous to my work that I hadn't printed them myself. There was good reason for this... they are hugely time consuming to create! But in hindsight, most definitely worth it. They can be purchased online through my blog, or see them in the flesh at 'Elphicks', Columbia Road.

'Two Birds' / size - 372mm X 487mm / colours (layers) - 13 /
Edition - 6 / Price, £188.
Printed on 640gsm Archival Fabriano, Hot Pressed.

'One Bird' / size - 257mm X 365mm / colours (layers) - 10 / Printed on 640gsm Archival Fabriano, Hot Pressed. Edition - 12. Price, £118.
Enquiries, email here..

Sunday, 24 January 2010

An Auction with OXFAM, in Aid Of Haiti Earthquake.

Emily Eavis is working with OXFAM to create an online auction of one-off items from artists that money can't buy in the hope of raising funds to go quickly and directly to those that need it. She visited Haiti with Oxfam in 2002... "We witnessed some incredible people facing extreme hardship head-on with immense strength in spirit and no self pity. As we have all seen from the reports, Haiti simply does not have the resources to cope with a disaster on this scale and desperately needs our help now."
I'm happy to contribute a one-off Silkscreen Print commissioned by the Chemical Brothers for their Brotherhood Album in 2008. Whilst viewing the auction I noticed Tom & Ed (The Chemical Brothers) have donated a drum machine, pictured above.
Many more donations are coming in now from artists including Manic Street Preachers, Vivian Westwood, Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, Doves, DJ Shadow, Jeremy Deller, Magic Numbers and many more so please check OXFAMS shop on Ebay for regular updates.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

'WCRS' New Year Print

My final project for 2009 saw me working alongside Luke Williamson, from Ad Agency WCRS.
His brief for me was a joy. I was given carte blanche to create a kind of pseudo Christmas-cum-New Year Print to be sent out to all of their clients. The Edition was quite big, five hundred and fifty to be precise, so three colours were my limit. By using four different papers for my base colour, a little more variety was achieved. To finish, each print was hand trimmed, numbered, stamped and wrapped.

'Happy 2010'

I couldn't help but go break my golden Blog rule today, (one must try to only 'blog' about silkscreen printing & related artwork blah blah...) and upload these picture postcard views of one of my favourite places to be. Hampstead Heath. Pictured above is one of my 'tray' co-pilots, Freddie.