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