Monday, 31 May 2010

Co:Lab - Alphabet

Co:Lab's most ambitious project to date, Alphabet, where each member is asked to produce a custom typeface and produce three prints each with two colours showcasing their alphabet in different ways: Complete Alphabet, Pangram and Big Up a letter of your choice. Below is my alphabet process:

My plan here was to use existing typefaces, some standard, novelty, overused etc, cut them up and reconstruct them to make something new and exciting out of the original letters. Legibility is not an issue here, I want to destroy these typefaces!

The points were traced onto paper and I began the dissection process joining up the points, then cutting. This was also an experiment with papercut screenprinting separations (as opposed to printed acetates, which has always been a problem for me):

I kept the insides of the letters intact with the notion to use these to print too, but when it came to printing time I opted for acetate for the pangram and big letter print due to the time constraints of the project.

The final screenprints:

The Full Alphabet - which used the papercut to expose to screen.

Full Alphabet Close Up:

Big Letter:

Big Letter Close Up:


Co:Lab - Red & Blue

The most recently Co:Lab projects was the Red & Blue brief, completed during Co:Lab's two week residency at The Vunk Fest Pop-Up Shop in the Toll Clock Centre, Lerwick. The guidelines were simply to print using only the colours Red and Blue and to fit onto A6 sized stock. Below is my Red & Blue:

The rest can be seen on the Co:Lab blog.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Ping Pong tests!

I just updated The Art of Ping Pong blog with a new video test/prototype, you can head over there to have a look at what I've been working on:

For sale!

Week one of the Vunk Fest Pop-Up shop is over and Co:Lab and Vunk Fest have had a busy week! As well as looking forward to what looks set to be a busy final week in the shop, Co:Lab will also be working hard on producing another print in time to release on the last day of the Pop-Up shop, next Saturday, 15th May, be sure to come and have a look!

As well as that, I have made the Hurt Locker prints available for sale online, and you can get your own limited edition print simply by clicking here: BUY ONLINE!