Monday 7 March 2016

Screenprint - Antwerp Dockyard Crane

Last week I screenprinted this image of a beautiful dockyard crane in Antwerp, Belgium, from a photo I took while I was there a year or so ago. The process was the same as the pylon screenprints - using just two silkscreens, one for the background and one for the structure itself. Again the registration was pretty tricky but I'm pretty happy with the result. More to come, watch this space...

Pylon screenprint III

Another pylon screenprint, six colours, two screens.

Monday 8 February 2016

Screenprinting pylons

I produced these two screenprints of electricity pylons last week.

I've long had a "thing" about pylons and the lattices and negative space within them, so thought it was about time I produced some prints of them. It was also an opportunity to experiment with "reduction screenprinting" (does such a thing/term/process exist?).

Each print was produced with six colours but only two silkscreens - I used small pieces of tape to mask off small areas before printing each new colour over the last. It meant having to work fast before the ink dried in the screens, and also involved some very tricky and precise registration. As usual I used a heavy sheet of clear acetate to register each new colour.

I only printed a very small number of each image so won't be selling these, but I'm pleased with the technique and have plans for similar prints involving other similar structures - dockyard cranes, bridges, gasometers etc.

Thursday 12 November 2015

2016 Calendar - split fountain screenprint

I screenprinted this 2016 calendar last week using the "split fountain" technique, my first attempt at the process. I won't detail the process here as there are plenty of tutorials and lessons online which explain it in plenty of detail, but it basically involves screenprinting two colours simultaneously, ideally creating a smooth transition/blend between them.

In the case of these calendars, I printed two versions - a cyan/magenta split fountain with a black overlay, and a red/green split fountain, some with a silver overlay and some with a black one. The calendars are printed on Fabriano Liscia 300gsm paper and measure 50x70cm.

Monday 21 September 2015

Screenprint - The London Blend

A new A3 three colour hand printed screenprint celebrating London's "diversity". Kind of.

"The London Blend". Active ingredients: Cockneys, mockneys, wideboys, barrowboys, cowboys, spivs, shysters, insiders, outsiders, hopers, no-hopers, harlots, varlets and rogues. May also contain nuts.

This screen print is now available from my online shop .

Tuesday 1 September 2015

"Isle of Haringey" screenprint map

Freshly printed is this new "Isle of Haringey" screenprint, the second print in a series representing London's boroughs as individual islands in the style of old nautical maps. This print is a three colour screenprint on Fabriano 300gm paper and measures 30x40cm and is available from my online shop.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

"Isle of Hackney" screenprint map

I've just finished printing this new "Isle of Hackney" screenprint, the first in a series of prints representing London's boroughs as individual islands in the style of old nautical maps. This print is a three colour screenprint on Fabriano 300gm paper and measures 30x40cm and is available from my online shop.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

"Isle of London" - screenprint map of London as an island

London has long been considered an island, both culturally and politically, and perhaps that was never so clearly illustrated than in visual representations of the recent general election results, where London is shown to be a (mostly) left-voting city, surrounded by an ocean of Conservative voting sh*tbags.

I've spent the past couple of weeks working on this new screenprint, showing "The Isle of London" in the style of an old nautical map. It took me a few attempts to burn the screens successfully due to the level of detail and fine lines in the design, but I got there in the end and am pretty happy with it. It's a big screenprint by my standards, measuring A2 and is printed in 3 colours on Fabriano 5 300gsm paper.

I'll only be printing a very limited number of these, and will post again when they're in shops and available from my online shop.

Friday 10 April 2015

Screenprint - Ale - Great British Food & Drink Series

"Ale - Let's blow some froth!"

The third print in my "Great British Food & Drink" series of 1950s advertising style illustrations celebrates good old beer drinking.

The aim of this ongoing series is to mimic or pastiche the style of advertising images from the middle of the last century, while promoting fairly mundane but "classic" British food. So far I have illustrated Curry, Tea and Beer, and other prints I have in mind include Pie, Crisps, Kebabs, Trifle and the like.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Showcase 100 Exhibition

The Showcase 100 exhibition is is a juried exhibition and publication of 100 illustrations from some of the best professional illustrators working in the industry today, and I'm EXTREMELY pleased (and not a little surprised) that one of my illustrations has been selected for the show. The list of exhibiting illustrators is pretty amazing, and prints of the selected illustrations will be on sale.

It's organised by The Little Chimp Society and the exhibition is taking place from 7-11th April at The Framers Gallery in London's Fitzrovia. There's a private view on Thursday 9th from 6-8pm which is open to all, so please feel free to drop by if you're in the area.

And, hey, don't worry if you can't make it, you can still buy the book

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Visit Hackney Central screenprint

This is the latest addition to my "No Underground. Get Over It." series of London screenprints - Visit Hackney Central by motor-bus service No.55. As usual it's hand-printed on Fabriano 5 300gsm paper with non-toxic inks and is now available from my Etsy shop
So... where next?

Monday 9 February 2015

Screenprint - Tea - Great British Food & Drink series

Just completed, the second screenprint in my Great British Food & Drink series, this time featuring a good old cup of tea. How do you take yours?

More prints in this series to come... Chips? Pies? Crisps? Beer? Whisky?