Saturday, 29 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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
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
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.. ; -)