Friday, 8 November 2013
On 16th October, after a good few months of preparation, the van had been hired, the hotel was booked, new editions had been completed and framed, the prints were safely wrapped, our bags were packed and CFPR Edition's were off to Multiplied 2013.
After arriving safely in London and dropping the work off at Christie's we were able to enjoy a few hours in Kensington soaking up the atmosphere and taking in our new surroundings.
The next morning we set off to hang the show and with only a few amendments to our post-it note plan, and some very kind help from CFPR Editions artists Andy Super and Cecilia Mandrile, the exhibition went up without a hitch.
The private view that evening had an amazing buzz. It was great to see so many of the CFPR artists there although we didn't get much time to chat as the work had created so much interest. Brownister Hen's new series of medium skulls went down a storm and we nearly sold out in the first hour.
During the course of the weekend the work continued to generate a lot of attention resulting in sales from visitors and collectors from around the world.
The addition of Cecilia to the team was fantastic and gave us all a chance to wonder round the other forty or so exhibits and look at the diverse mix of prints on display. This year there was a really interesting variety of stands from galleries such as Eyestorm, Riflemaker, Whitechaple Gallery, Flowers Gallery and Sims Reed Gallery to name but a few. It was also great to have fellow Bristol based Spike Print Studio opposite us.
I think my favourite work came from The Multiple Store who specialise in 3D editions and have worked with artists such as Langlands & Bell and Cornelia Parker. Paul seemed pretty keen on one of their Dan Hays screen-prints too. Cecilia had her eye on Grey Area Multiples from Paris; I think she would have liked to have taken home a few of Guy Allott’s robots.
It really was brilliant to be part of such an exciting event and it seemed a shame to pack up on the Monday evening. Hopefully CFPR Editions will be back for a third year in 2014.
Sunday, 22 September 2013
|Stanley Donwood's laser engraved prints produced in collaboration with CFPR Editions|
|Paul admiring one of Stan's Holloway Paintings|
It was also lovely to catch up with Stan and we even got to meet his dad! If you are in London in the next few weeks (the show runs until October 19th) I would defiantly recommend a visit, a real must see.
You can read more on this work and the exhibition on the following sites:
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Here is the poster I designed for the MA Curating course at UWE, Bristol. As this is a new course I had no imagery to play with so went for a typographic Swiss inspired feel and printed it using the risograph.
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Artist Stan Donwood talks about his upcoming show in London in a new blog post mentioning the two laser etchings that I have been helping to produce with CFPR Editions.
He is showing both pieces in this not to be missed exhibition.
Check it out - http://www.slowlydownward.com/anonews.html
Sunday, 28 July 2013
This week I had an amazing opportunity to meet with the artist Gordon Cheung in his studio in Victoria, London. Paul and I went up to discuss his new 3D printed bulb series which will soon be available through CFPR Editions. You can find out more about this project on the CFPR Editions blog and see more images of our visit on flickr.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
As I’m originally from Devon, I asked him about his time in Exeter and he talked about his dual honours degree in English Literature and Fine Art, which was split between Exeter University and Exeter Art College. He explained that in the first year all of the Fine Art students had to do a module in the different specialism’s - sculpture, painting, etc. In this instance Stan decided to do printmaking first, with a view to ‘getting it out of the way’ but as soon as he got started Stan instantly fell in love with it and never really left.
Although we tried not to mention Radiohead too much, he happily reminisced about his time with Thom Yorke who he meet whilst at college and their time playing on the original Apple Macs. He went on to talk about different cover designs, explaining the concepts and methods employed to achieve the diverse mix of results.
After a little while he was keen to see our handy work and seemed genuinely excited by the proofs. His work lends itself incredibly well to the laser-etching process giving a further organic feel to the result. Having given the green light to start the editions Stan and Paul then discussed edition sizes, substrates and presentation, I can’t wait to get the first one finished and framed. There was even talk about further collaboration opportunities and we hope to start some further testing, it really was a enlightening experience and an amazing day.
You can see more pictures of our visit on my flickr site
Saturday, 13 July 2013
So it was all going on last week, firstly I had some of my work shown at D&AD New Blood where the UWE stand was nominated for best in show.
Then on friday I went up to Pentagrams offices in London to the ISTD (International Society of Typographic designers) awards. It was a fantastic evening full of goodie bags, buffets and free booze, a good time was had by all!
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Last week my work was shown at UWE's degree show at Bower Ashton. It was great to see the diverse mix of outcomes that the year group had produced. I am now really looking forward to D&AD at Spitalfields Market and the International Society of Typographic Designers award ceremony which is taking place at Pentagram's offices in London in early July.