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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...


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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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Yesterday I printed my first linocut – when I say my first I mean I haven’t PRINTED before, I have linocut before and failed miserably! I think it turned out quite nicely; I chose a bright blue ink which really stood out next to the black ink my friends used. You will need: – Lino thats been cut with your design –  oil based relief printing ink – a scraper thingy to get it out...


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I predicted/hoped yesterday that we would be printing our etching plates in today’s Printmaking lesson – and YAY we did! 🙂 I scanned these in, but I don’t think it really does them any justice… they look a lot better in person. I’m quite happy with how my print had turned out – I had 2 gos technically because Neil used my plate as an example to show everyone. Next week we are doing Linocut...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020