Stuart's Critical Printing Blog
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Print is what I am and what I do. I work on the Art & Design Foundation course at Leeds College of Art, where I look after the Graphics, Illustration and Digital Media (GiD) specialist area. My personal interest is in anything printed. I make works which are printed and have a healthy obsession for beautiful and innovative printing, commercial or otherwise. I also like photography which is printed on lovely papers and surfaces.
‘Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.’ http://linotypefilm.com/
The trailer is available at the link and the film looks beautiful.
These are just three from Simon Page's designs for International Year of Chemistry 2011 of which there are ten at his portfolio site http://shop.excites.co.uk/
Also of note are his designs for International Year of Astronomy which are breathtaking. http://simoncpage.co.uk/blog/2009/11/19/international-year-of-astronomy-prints-available/
The original post just says ‘stormtrooper using a printing press’. The fact that he’s using wood letter seems to have passed the original blogger by.
I will be blogging loads of interesting print related stuff on the Leeds Print Festival Blog as well as here.
This is the first combined post with Leeds Print Festival. http://www.leedsprintfestival.com/
I first saw Andrew's work in a book called 'Pulled: A Catalogue of Screen Printing' by Mike Parry so when Leeds Print Festival started to take shape I thought I'd try and persuade Andrew to get involved. He's based in LA but has expressed his interest so I'm hoping he can make it or at least let us show some of his work. http://www.andrewholder.net/
On the one hand, orange cotton tents evoke fond memories of mould, half cooked sausages and coming home with a rash, but on the other they evoke great nostalgia. Properly cared for a canvas tent will outlast a synthetic one and is a more comfortable camping experience as the canvas is breathable. I was an Air Cadet and not a Scout but nevertheless I am still the owner of two orange cotton tents.
The print is also nostalgic. It it probably printed offset litho but it 'says' low fi screen print or even lino cut. The stock is a brown mill board, uncoated and probably tricky to print onto. The lettering is difficult to identify which is frustrating given the distinctive upper case E. It may not be a font of course but it is one of those problems which is reluctant to be solved. The actual tent images may well be clip art but it does not seem to matter. The misery of wet days camping and the joy of sunshine and warmth after the rain is what the card is all about.
20th Feb 2011, 14:24
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