Some of my works have been published in the last month. Firstly, I have written a paper for the latest issue of the Journal of Illustration titled On the use of vocabularies of geometric forms in ornamental pattern design. This has been developed from a talk I gave at the Decriminalising Ornament – the 9th… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Printmaking
Printing Islamic geometric patterns using lasercut tiles
“Geometry is an inexhaustible well of formal beauty with which to fill our bucket; but before the draught is fit for use it should be examined, analysed and filtered through the consciousness of the artist.” Claude Bragdon, from Projective Ornament (1915)
Ambigraph at the 3rd Annual Workshop on Geometric Pattern in Islamic Art, Istanbul
Over the summer months, I have been beavering away on a new body of print work created by relief printing from lasercut tiles. The shapes of the tiles arise from different symmetries and result in different vocabularies of form which can be configured into a rich language of pattern. The prints above are all available… Read more »
Lady of Shalott screenprint
Here are some photos of a screenprint I was recently commissioned to create of the first two verses of The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson. It’s a one-off screenprint printed onto Fabriano Rosapina 285gsm in silver and black ink.
Ambigraph Prints & collective box shop launch
Not only are we finally launching our online shop Ambigraph Prints, selling high quality art prints and greeting cards, we’re also selling them in a new collective box shop called Rock Paper Scissors in West Norwood. The shop is full of locally made and curated products from 25 local makers, who are running the shop… Read more »
Dan Mumford screen prints
… amazing Soundgarden poster by Dan Mumford …
I recently did another 3 day etching course. It was great to be back amongst the inks and smells of the etching studio at Camberwell College of Arts, but 3 days is hardly enough time to get your juices flowing with a process as slow and methodical as etching.
‘Isomorphology’ by Gemma Anderson – exhibition
I just visited an enthralling exhibition by artist Gemma Anderson at the Eb & Flow Gallery near Old Street in London. She has developed a focused artistic practice in which she takes an analytical approach that is similar to scientific research.
Hand Baked Arcade T-Shirts
I’ve just designed and screen-printed these babies for our friends at Hand Baked Arcade.
Withdrawing Room letterpress cards
After a few sessions tinkering with my Adana press I’m finally getting some decent results.
Tugboat Printshop’s amazing woodcuts
I am always in awe of folk who have the focus and patience to work with one technique and give it enough time to gain absolute mastery.
Digital letterpress block
I’ve just received my first custom-made letterpress block in the post!
I recently spent 3 days getting my hands dirty in the etching studio at Camberwell College of Arts.