Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Henry & Siân's Wedding Invitation

I was both honoured and delighted when my dear friends and close neighbours Henry and Siân asked if I would like to create the Invitation for their forthcoming Wedding later in the Summer.

The design includes many references to the pair, their family, their interests, this lovely market town where we live and to August when the union takes place.

Printed in a charming eau-de-nil on recycled greyboard - this design recto, the pertinent information verso - by print mæstro Martin Clark at Tilley Letterpress in Ledbury, Herefordshire, with whom I have had the pleasure to work many times.

Henry, Siân and their wonderful children,
Milo and Dolly Danger

Music and Nature

The Wedding Feast

The Book Hive, Henry's bookshop in Norwich and the
best independent bookshop in East Anglia

Magpies - Proofing & Printing

A lovely darting dash down yesterday for a day of colour proofing and printing with the amazing Suki Hayes-Watkins at the Print Block in Whitstable, before legging it back to East Anglia via Spitalfields in the afternoon. Exhausting but very, very rewarding. http://www.theprintblock.com

A detail of the final print

This new limited edition screen print is for an Exhibition, 'Nature is a Language' - work inspired by myth and the natural world, at The Gallery Norfolk, opening this coming week-end in Norwich. http://www.thegallerynorfolk.co.uk

Honing the colour palette
The selected hues

The second screen with the final two (of four) colour separations 

The first three colours, and a fourth, the green,
created by overlaying yellow on the blue

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing

My latest limited edition screen print, 'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing', was designed and printed to celebrate the 400th anniversary this month of the death of William Shakespeare, 'the Swan of Avon', and arguably the english language's finest writer. Here a poster for a fictitious Shakespeare Double-Bill (geddit?) - The Tempest (the storm) and Much Ado About Nothing, a storm in a tea-cup!

I have set my scene in the Fortune Theatre or Playhouse, a contemporary of the famous Globe, located outside the City of London near Clerkenwell. The plays are directed by Wilam Horzyca, one time director of the National Theatre in Warsaw and my great-uncle. https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilam_Horzyca&prev=search
'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing' is printed in a strictly limited edition of 50. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Heritage acid-free cartridge paper and measures 30 cm wide by 42 cm high (A3, a standard frame size!). The print is signed and numbered by the Artist and posted out in a stiff cardboard tube.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Norwich Pubs

A new limited edition screen print, designed especially for Norwich-based print collective Print To The People's Year in Print scheme. 

'Norwich Pubs' is a celebration of the public houses, inns, taverns, alehouses, tap-rooms, watering-holes & shabeens of old Norwich city, a town that once famously had a church for each week of the year and a pub for each day! Some are still very much in existence, others lost in the mists of Time, remembered only (if at all) by plaques in the pavement or by the names of Streets (Golden Dog Alley, Flower Pot Yard, Lobster Lane, Queen of Hungary Yard, etc., etc..)


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Stiffkey Stores

The letterpress flyer I designed for the sumptuous and delightful Stiffkey Stores, at Stiffkey on the stunning north Norfolk coastline.

The design shows an image of the counter and top there, made from old wooden fruit-crates, laden and filled with beautiful things - great coffee, delicious cakes, flowers, books, toys, bags, &c, &c.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Diamond Anniversary

An invitation I designed and printed to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of my lovely parents-in-law. Congratulations Pat and Chas!

A swan as symbol of their graceful journey through life, the flower in its bill for love's blooming and the crown for its nobility.

Year in Print - Proofing & Printing

A great day colour mixing, proofing and laying down the first two layers (of three) of a new limited edition screen print for the Year in Print scheme. Many thanks to Jo Stafford, Paul McNeill & Toby Rampton at Print to the People in Norwich!

Can you guess the theme? Hope to print the final, outline layer later this week.