Tuesday, 23 September 2014

UK Sea Areas Map

I am currently working on a UK sea areas map. Inspiration for it is the BBC Radio4 shipping forecast. Named areas are Viking / North Utsire / South Utsire / Forties / Cromarty / Forth / Tyne / Dogger / Fisher / German Bight / Humber / Thames / Dover / Wight / Portland / Plymouth / Biscay / Trafalgar / FitzRoy / Sole / Lundy / Fastnet / Irish Sea / Shannon / Rockall / Malin / Hebrides / Bailey / Fair Isle / Faeroes / Southeast Iceland

Peter Jefferson's 'And now the shipping forecast' covers the subject from all angles. I also stumbled across this live ships map which tracks position of ships around the world. 

Any feedback, (especially from mariners off UK's shores) is much appreciated. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Crystal Palace FC Scarf - screen print

the screen

on the drying rack

I'm not much of a football fan but I admire my boyfriend's old Crystal Palace scarf. He wears it in one of his childhood photos. I love the old logo (1994 - 2013); with the not so agile looking eagle and face-on graphic image of the original glass palace. The resulting screen print is a limited edition of 95. Prints can be purchased on seagullhut.com for £85.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Name of the Rose - book cover design

I've always wanted to design covers for my favourite books. To start I chose Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Lettering is inspired by medieval black letter and floral ornaments (interwoven rose stems with thorns) since the story is set in1327. For texture and colour I tried out different worn textile covers, leather and gold leaf (a bit OTT I know..). More about the book.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Exit Sign - Limited Mini Edition

Exit Sign print
detail - Exit Sign print

#3 Exit mimics the glow of neon signage using a halftone pattern. Details: 2 colour (Green + Black) screen printed mini limited edition of 15. 17 cm x 30 cm. Screen print. More info

Forest - Limited Mini Edition

framed - Forest print
detail - Forest print
detail - Forest print

#2 Forest is made up of countless skeleton line drawings of trees. Looking closer, a pair of foxes and other wildlife can be spotted. Mini colour edition of 4, gold screen printed on A2 archival paper. Screen print. More info

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Looking Down

from Heloise's photo blog

The canvas under our feet is subject of Héloise Acher's expanding photo blog called regard/discard. Her photographs frame street surfaces as constantly evolving piece of accidental art. They portray the street; its harsh textures, cracks and blemishes. The close-ups also show the street as a display for apparently worthless, lost, used-up, discarded objects. Compositions of these elements which could be summarised as mainly junk, allude to countless untold urban stories. 
The scattered, trampled-on, damaged objects and surfaces are in juxtaposition with the careful way they have been photographed, creating an unsettling aesthetic quality. 
Héloise walks and takes pictures on London's and Paris' streets. regard/discard is part of the B-sights project. Visit the blog.

Jar of Medicine - Limited Mini Edition

framed - Jar of Medicine
detail - Jar of Medicine
#1 Jar of Medicine owes its vibrancy to overprinting primary (process) colours. Where printed colours overlap, green and purple are added to the palette. The muted brown of recycled pulp cardboard amplifies vibrancy of ink.
Details: 42 cm x 59.4 cm (A2). Mini limited edition of 5. Screen print. More info