I have had a couple of really nice weeks, which I have taken off work to get on with my degree.
It started with an amazing gift from the Centre for Fine Print Research who gave me a 3D printed hippo which has been produced as part of a three year research project where David Huson and Professor Stephen Hoskins are developing a process based upon historic Egyptian Faience techniques, which should enable ceramic artists, designers and craftspeople to print 3D objects that can be glazed and vitrified in one firing. You can read all about this project on their website. I have left him on my desk whilst I am away, I hope he is answering my email.
Yesterday I went into Uni to get a bit of scanning done for a new newspaper club publication I am putting together but also helped Paul in the laser studio with a new Stan Donwood edition which is being etched into black somerset paper and will become part of CFPR Editions. I, like most people, first came across Stan’s work on the iconic Radiohead covers but more recently have become aware of the beautiful limited edition prints that he has been producing.
I have been in the laser studio quite a bit of late so have got a bit more confident with the process but was a bit stumped when Paul said he was using a Tiff file as I have only ever used Illustrator documents. We had a bit of trouble with the setup at first but between me, Paul and Melissa Olen we managed to get it sorted and it looks like it is going to be a stunning edition.
Lastly, I found out that I have been accepted into the International Society of Typographic Designers! I put in a submission about a month a go (there are a few pictures in a previous post) and it has been a nervous wait but I am so pleased. UWE did amazingly again this year and all credit has to go to John Paul Dowling and Gabriel Solomons who I think must be putting something in the water. A big shout out has to go to Rose Tuffney who got a commendation and Leon Makari who got a merit – brilliant.