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Print is what I am and what I do. I teach on the Art & Design Foundation course at York College, where I look after the Visual Communication specialist area. My personal interest is in anything printed but type in particular. 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.


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Falmouth Butterfly

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Letterpress - and what is more, worn antique wood block type. But it might not be because looking at The Falmouth Butterfly on YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3ed-S3iJ0A - somebody is wiping off the inked up type before its printed. However, the wood block type that is used looks gorgeous. When I first saw the poster I thought 'Wow they have set a massive chase (the frame into which the type is clamped) and printed it' . Think again. That would be a pretty tall order. The much more sensible thing would be to print the words individually, scan them in and arrange in InDesign. Its a lovely poster though. I can live with the cliched butterfly as a metaphor - I like butterflies - but it is a beautiful piece of printed typography.
17th Jan 2010, 21:32  

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Dhamaka says:

it is

17th Jan 2010, 21:35

GiD says:

Nice detective skills!

17th Jan 2010, 21:54

cheese says:

More Stu! We want more entries lol

29th Apr 2010, 12:35

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