Saturday, 29 September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Prepping for new Editions, finally..

It's been thirteen months since I last released a Print Edition.  Mentally I've released many more since, unfortunately they never made the paper.  So now I'm preparing, testing & playing around with coloured textured stocks to avoid the blank white stare of my usual Fabriano and help shift me along a little.  I hope to get carried away with these twenty minute samples and before long turn around to a great pile of them.. probably after eyeing up this Wallpaper Sample book by Alex Girard.  

Thursday, 20 September 2012

'C, Y, M... K?'

Tonight I re-found this slightly bonkers image proposal for a 'Sonny J' single cover test, created a few years back.  Just as budgets for sleeve campaigns were truly dying out, myself & Patrick Duffy managed one last pop at silkscreening a set of sleeves, the starting point for each being the colour separation of various found photography.  (You definitely needed a decent expenses budget to tackle this.)  With my slightly self taught approach to the technical side of printing in CYMK in tact I took this shot after applying only the cyan, yellow & magenta.  When it looks like this, who needs the black? was my thinking.  Without its application it only enhanced an already pretty unusual image.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Hundreds & thousands..

I'm not exactly sure why I can't stop documenting these incidental details of recent prints in progress.  Working with pattern and layering up textures seems to conjure up a steady stream of printed revelations.  Each one a perfect & unique image to me, that would otherwise be lost.  It would be sad not to mention them..  ; -)

Friday, 7 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012


    .. is peeling back the masking film.