Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Successful Lino

New Print Design

For silkscreening, if I can ever manage to coat a screen without messing everything up. Hopefully to work as a 2 colour print on paper and possibly t-shirts.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Failed Printing

I decided to try making use of the print room at college and use lino printing to continue some of my typographic work, though this is the first attempt and it only clicked that I had carved the lino block back to front when I first inked up, but decided to carry on anyway just to try it out. I have since re-cut the block and re-printed, but as the inks are oil based it will be another day or so before they are completely dry. My hands feel pretty battered from all the carving and slips of the tool... I also got a new fish eye extension lens which has re-newed my photo taking habits.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

London Art Fair & Design Blogs

Over the Christmas holidays I got a bit obsessed with design blogs, which spread to interior design and DIY craft ideas, I think it all relates to DIY culture etc, its so interesting to see the way people can take something really old and beaten up/ugly then turn it into something aesthetically pleasing and functional. Or just make amazing things in general. Decor8, Design*Sponge, and More Ways to Waste Time are particularly good that I have found/read so far. This is all on top of blogs such as Monster Munch, Indie NC, FFFFOUND!, Fecal Face, OMG! Posters and quite a few more.

Burnt toast map.

I think this is a Swoon etching.

Michele del Campo - my new favourite painter. Kind of reminds me of Conor Harrington.

Geir Moseid

Kirsty got us free tickets to the London Art Fair in Angel this evening. It was so good, unfortunately I only found the section I really liked just as it was closing, heres some of my favourites, more on Flickr.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Tell it to the Street Preacher

Illustration for IP1 and a good find in my old room.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Type & Portrait.

A cure for insomnia: drawing challenges.


Clearly an influence. I think the first image is from the American version, but I like the design. Though when I used to watch it on British TV as a child I'm pretty sure I thought it was the most boring thing ever.

Patterns & Tiles.

Playing around with patterns and tiles, though I need to work on it to make the edges all match up. The top image works well as a desktop background, though ideally I need to properly align the shapes so it will work on a smaller, tiled scale.