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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Here is one of my original thumbnails, from a selection I chose this idea to develop into a cover.
As you can see there have been various changes and developments along the way. 

So this was my final entry to the Penguin Design Award.... Combining both printmaking and digital technology. This was obviously an uneasy task as printmaking takes much time and planning. I also find that once I  convert a purely hand rendered and crafted piece of work into a digital file, a new perfectionist kind of view of my work appears. Daunting me with new worries and issues that I had never considered before, but I think that this is all down to the sudden unrestrained freedom found in using a computer. However I am pleased with the simplistic design, and hope that it conveys what I was initially attempting to achieve. I added colour after etching, using the offset machine, which was very exciting and efficient... once I had made the stencils!! 
Thanks for taking an interest :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

For the love of printmaking!

Antique Key:

Handmade rubber stamps of keys:

Collagraph of various keys:

Collagraph of single key:

Catch up time!

it has been a long while! After handing in for yet another deadline yesterday, I have decided to regain control of my blog! Recently I haven't been able to do much practical work.. due to a dissertation and a big report. However before Easter I was concentrating on a book cover for Penguin Design Award... Spending time in the print room on the offset machine, which was lots of fun! Prior to this I have produced many prints, so I thought it was about time I started posting some of my creations.