It's been a very good and very hectic summer thus far. Much fun has been had, and much hard work has been done. Our band has recently completed the mammoth task of recording our 2nd album, entitled "Raise Ravens" and hand making cd cases over the kitchen table (and many a cup of coffee). Here's a wee peek at the artwork, done by yours truly, and the posters I made for some of our upcoming shows, including the album launch in Stereo, Glasgow, next Sunday. Get down there! It'll be good. Hopefully i'll have made a bunch of t shirts by then too. Yummy.
A series of linocuts as part of the final outcome of 'boy in the ditch'. A loose narrative is formed by exploring and abstracting the visual aspect of the theme. I also made a book, more of that later...
Some screen prints from the development process of our current self-initiated studio project. I have chosen to investigate printing techniques, using imagery/text related to the idea of humans being lost in natural forms. The screen printing process can be stressful but extremely rewarding when all goes to plan. I intend to be doing a lot more of it in future...
The results of my first session in the case room, experimenting with different fonts and word arrangements. The text is derived from recorded background conversations in studio. Although mistakes are evident (text being cut off at the edge of the paper/ insufficient pressure applied in the printing press) I enjoy the aesthetic of these imperfections.
Some attempts at making a horse stencil
for a t shirt.............................................
....................and the final result. I have realised that more detail and a cleaner edge can be achieved by using newsprint for stencils instead of cereal boxes. Who'd have thought it?
Now you can buy this t shirt here!
I discovered this Swedish artist/illustrator during a rummage in a bookshop in Stockholm. His drawings are simple, witty, stylish and at times a little dark. I am in love. You can see more of his stuff here.
Over the last while I've been attempting t-shirt printing in my free time. Me, a silk screen (some of the time), my ironing board, stencils....here are some of the first efforts. It's definitely a learning curve.