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At 9PM my giveaway closed and I’ve used a random number generator to find a winner: Soofiya, a Graphic Design student at Ravensbourne is the new owner of my print: She’s even promised to send me a photo of it on her wall when she receives it – I can’t wait 🙂 Thanks to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word for me.

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So I’m posting this A LOT later than I had planned – the event was like 3 weeks ago! So sorry, but better late than never, hey? It’s worth the wait anyway… So on Friday 9th November, Jack & I ventured to London for a day of letterpress talks. The event was brought to my attention by my tutor, Barrie, and I’m so glad that it was – it was such a great day! I’d...

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The past couple of weeks have been non-stop with this group magazine project. I know that I always say I’m busy, but this project is the busiest yet. This is the first ‘real’ group project we’ve had and it’s definitely been an eye opener. Working as a group takes a lot of planning, discussion, compromise and is just generally tiring. We’re aiming to impress too, so putting a lot of extra effort in… On Friday,...

At the weekend, I ventured further up North to Leeds for a weekend of printing fun. Held in Leeds Gallery at Munro House, this was the first ever Leeds Print Festival and hopefully not the last! With a print exhibition running from Fri 27th to Tues 31st, a print fair on Saturday and a talks from Generation Press, Si Scott and Anthony Burrill on Sunday, there was a lot going on(so I’ve split the weekend...

I’ve been a bit quiet this month, I know, but I am back as loud as ever with something exciting! So it’s the last day of 2011 and I’m looking forward to 2012 more than ever now. No, not because of the 2012 Olympics haha But this: Yes, I’m excited for the Leeds Print Festival!  At Leeds Gallery from the 27th to 31st January 2012 and ‘celebrating traditional and contemporary print process through type and image’, the festival...

Well, I mean squeegee. You might remember, Tuesday was P day – Print day! I booked into the print room to produce my final 6 limited edition posters After 8 hours of light box tracing and scalpal-ing, I had templates for the 2nd (black), 3rd (blue) and 4th (grey) colours of my poster. I had to hand cut my stencils because I wasn’t able to silk screen print due to the massive volume of 2nd years...

Yesterday I printed the first colour my Limited Edition Posters! In total I’m printing 3 colours and I started with the background red… Squelch Oooooh… Butcher’s stripes! I’m now very excited to print the black and blue on Tuesday and have the final posters! (Thanks to T-Bish for being my photographer) I love printmaking, but trying to remove my stencil from the screen was a bit of a pain though 🙁 Meanwhile, Sunjay couldn’t find his...

After a quite stressful re-branding lesson, it was nice to go up the hill to the Print rooms at the Greestone building this afternoon. I’ve really missed the print room at college, so jumped at the chance to have a play around with inks and screens. After an induction from Emma, the print technician, we had a go at some screen printing of sorts (we didn’t use the photochromic ink, but made stencils with newsprint)…...

What can you make with a cupboard that you found in a skip…? With some creative flair and elbow grease, you can produce something beautiful like this: Such precision! Lino is hard enough to work with so I am actually just amazed at how Luke managed to get his edges so sharp. It must have taken his forever and/or is truly skilled! And it’s even more beautiful printed: I love Luke’s choice of two-tone colours for...

Screen printing, old school banner styles, politics & controversy? Sounds great, looks great! Nick Adam is a graffiti artist/photographer/printmaker/general creative talent from the USA! His work caught my eye whilst browsing through the PrinterVention gallery. I was originally drooling over this mobile silkscreen by Mike Slattery and then my attention was swayed… I love the base poster, but then I love the hand drawn graffiti writing over the top too… I wish my hand writing...

Graphic design is often criticised nowadays for being too digital. In the early days everything was done by hand, then progressing onto printing presses and machinery and finally onto the digital age of today. LetterMpress, created by John Bonadies, is an ipad app which allows the experience of ‘old school’ printing without the mess(and bill for all of the equipment!). I for one am a big fan of silk screen printing, linocutting and wooden type...

I found Patrycja’s work when browsing the Penguin book cover competition website as she was one of the winners in 2010 with her hairy vision of ‘Perfume’… I think the design is really nice typographically, and was developed really well – definitely the best outcome! You can see the idea development on her blog here! I also really like her project In Other Words… … OMG! What a clever idea! She uses the ‘proper’ ways...

The bad news is that now I’m a student my shopping trolley doesn’t contain a lot of beautiful packaging examples, in fact probably none at all! The good news is that I can get my beautiful packaging fix thanks to Laura Berglund 🙂 I think her packaging for Reve is B-E-A-utiful and it has an unusual story behind it too… The Reve brand is in fact not about food, but a Hot Air Balloon company....

The last part of the multidisciplinary project – finally! I chose to do some stamps because they are important in travel and leisure I kept with the gambling/seaside theme and created a fruit machine inspired design from lino Here is the first of the series – 3 pairs (unusual as usually 2 is a pair!) I was glad to get to do some more linocutting before the end of the year – as I have said before, I...

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