Thursday, 26 January 2012

Upside Down, Left To Right

In stark contrast to the letterpress video I posted here last week is this fantastic film by Danny Cooke.

I discovered Danny's films after I watched his video about signartist David A Smith. Like that, this film is expertedly put together. It also captures perfectly the charm and the hypnotic quality of letterpress that I find so appealing. If only I had all that furniture and could lock up type like that!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Letterpress - A little taster

I was down at Dekkle Fine Art Printmaking Studios at the weekend as I'm hoping to get in their a bit more often this year and produce some more prints

As well as doing some etching for the first time I also did a little bit of letterpress. To jog the memory and get back involved I decided to set (very badly) some wood blocks, ink them up, and here are the results.

It's not very exciting but I was pleased to finally get my hands dirty again and I'm looking forward to producing some exciting (and more successfully executed) examples of my printing this year!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Copenhagen - Hot-Dogs and Gløgg

Happy 2012! Hopefully it'a good one for you all. I decided to use my first post of this year to do a bit of catching up as I've got quite a few photos sitting on my harddrive doing nothing that I wanted to feature.

First up is a trip to Copenhagen I made with anumber of friends to see a Noel Gallagher concert. As I'd missed out on tickets to see him in the UK we decided to get some cheap flights over to Copenhagen and make a weekend of it.

The majority of us had never been to Denmark and had no real idea of what to expect. I think because of this the trip was all the more fantastic; Christmas markets were in abundance, the hot-dog stands were a culinary delight and the Gløgg (similar to mulled wine) went down a treat.

The thing we all took away from the weekend however was how friendly and welcoming the danish people were, hats off to them, they really are amazing.

Anyway, here are a few snaps I took of the weekend…

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