Hoot Hoot

At uni we have a new lecturer whos from the Czec Republic and she showed us some lino prints that shed done a few weeks ago and she was explaining that that lino which she used is proper floor lino but its not available anymore in the UK as the makers have stopped making it and its IMPOSSIBLE to find, so she gets it from Czec where they still have it. Today she braught some in for us to have a look at and a little go of cutting. It was lush. ALOT easier to cut than regular lino used in printing. also it was alot more plasticy and thinner. Juggling my brain sat at my desk I was trying to think what i could use with a similar texture of the lino she had braught in, when it dawned on me when i looked down. CUTTING MAT! So I got my cutters out and began chopping away. Its really good to use, so ill be getting myself a new cutting mat and buying many more rather than spending loads on normal lino which isn't as good. The last one didn't print as good, some proper black printing ink is on the shopping list. Also im going to add more leaves to it. Just thought id blog it as it is for the moment.


A New Image

New image to my blog. Was a bit bored of just the type at the top for my name, so I made up a little illustration for myself to go up top. Forgetting how long it takes to do shading with dots, meant it took alot longer than I thought. Here it is in the early stages:

Also been working a little on one of my uni assignments, did a photoshoot of my friend Jake during the week last week, dressed as Christopher Isherwood from many storys, the one in mind and aim is Goodbye to Berlin. I have made a lino cut from one of these photos but need to actually print it properly in the print workshop with the press and pressing with a book doesn't get as pleasing results.

Now, I wonder whats for tea?


Let's Make a Millionaire

Tonight I have watched 2 Marilyn films from the box set Andrew got me for christmas, Let's Make love and How to Marry a Millionaire. Re-discovering my love for Monroe and loving the lushness and class of the old times. Nothing really has class anymore as much as it did in those days. I just love it.

Land of Lost Lushness

At uni we've been given this online resource thing called The Land of Lost Content which is on our blackboard, not sure if just anyone can lookat it. But its where you can find basically anything ever, from objects to, well, anything really. I've been looking through and its just the best thing ever. I think its my new favorite thing. Here's something nice I found below.

P.S. Oh, also, im currently making a design for the heading of the blog, as I think just the type is very boring and it needs some sprucing up. Its taking forever though, shading with dots is a long job. Oh well, heres something from The Land of Lost Content:


Kat Von Art

As most people who know me will probably know, I'm a massive fan of Kat Von D (I was probably a fan and knew about her before you by the way). So a few weeks ago my friend Ben told me that he'd found one of my drawings on her website in her fan art section. I'm guessing someone stole this from my flickr and emailed it to the site passing it off as their own. Just to let you all know this my mine. Here it is on the site.


Type pipe

Currently working on a uni project, which is a typographic poster for the film Casablanca. Been doing some starting experiments with light and type. Type is not my strong point!


Get it away!

Heres one of the print from yesterday that I scanned now they are dry (a bit).
They turned out a bit 'bitty' but I think this adds to the effect. I can't wait to get back into the print room and use the proper printing press instead of using a roller!


Pritty Printy

Was really excited to start my print module yesterday, as I've only ever done the basics like pizza base print and a tiny bit of lino cutting and simple prints like that which can be done at home. We did dry point printing, I think I'm going to really take advantage of that print room. Anyway, today we had a new lecturer in showing us some print work she'd done which i really liked and after the sesson I rushed to go buy myself some lino and cutters, disappointed to find the uni shop has stopped selling them, so I went into town and all the shops were out of lino and cutters.
Desperate to do some sort of print work, I found an old piece of mountboard cut offs I'd kept from doing photography in college, I made my room into a little print studio and got cutting using a craft knife.