This blog has been quiet for quite while.
That’s all going to change.
it’s currently available as a pay what you want download here
The physical copies are:
a lovely “standard” edition
an even lovelier “special” edition – Limited to 100 copies and featuring 10 interchangeable front covers – each representing one of the 10 songs on the album)
Both are made of dark navy blue card, with original illustrations and hand drawn text, screen printed by hand in metallic gold ink
The physical copies will be available from the 11th of august (assuming the card we ordered a month ago arrives by then – seriously Atlantis art, what the hell?)
until then here’s a preview of what various unfinished bits of it look like….
my new website is…. well, not “finished” per se, but live, and it has a fully stocked shop, featuring everything I currently have for sale.
what are you wasting your time here for? get over to www.ConsumerRevolt.co.uk
My new website is currently under construction and should be here (www.consumerrevolt.co.uk) in the next week or so.
Apart from having more information, and looking nicer it will contain a proper shop where you’ll be able to buy everything I currently sell.
In the mean time, if you’ve seen something you want to buy at a market, craft fair, or on a friends wall which isn’t in my folksy shop, send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll make sure it’s available to buy within 24 hours.
Thanks, and please come back soon to check out the new site/mock me about my poor grasp of html
So as seems to be becoming more and more the norm, and with a craft fair on sunday looming, I’ve embarked on another weekend where I pretty much draw and print exclusively.
This is fast becoming the only way I can work efficiently, so yesterday and today I drew 9 new designs from the book where I write down/sketch the ideas I havent yet finalised (normally with such poor description that I have no idea what they are) and this evening I made up the first 3 screens and made my first print
there will be more pictures to follow (and soon a place for them in my shops) but for now, enjoy the little guy who lives in our bathroom
I havent forgotten about my post on why I love printing, it’ll be soon….
I promised myself I wouldn’t let my vitriol spill over onto this site, but it’s late, I cant sleep again, and I’m in quite a bit of pain, so here we are.
As you’ll undoubtably know if you’re reading this, I’ve recently opened shops on both Etsy and Folksy and this has exposed me to something I’m really hate, which I can no longer avoid: the idea that Giclee prints are in some way “printmaking”
What are Giclee prints?
They are prints made on inkjet printers, that’s it!
Giving it a french name wont make it any more legitimate, clicking OK/PRINT is not printmaking, true printmaking is reliant on human participation, this is what makes it wonderful; every printer’s (the human kind) work is unique. Unless you are moving the cartridge on your epson back and forth across the page with you bare hands, it doesnt count, it’s not printmaking.
Dont get me wrong, I embrace and enjoy technology, and I’m not about to claim that I print everything I’ve written in Microsoft word on my Adana 8×5, but Giclee is no more “printmaking” than printing out a spreadsheet of office finances.
Moreover, I’m not against Giclee printing, traditional printmaking is often expensive, and time-consuming, and I’m glad that people who would otherwise have no way of distributing their work can do so though digital reproduction,(the fact that Giclee is cheap and in no way time-consuming will always result in things that should have never been printed finding their way into the world, but this is a side note).
Giclee is digital reproduction, and so for me has more in common with uploading a photo to your ipod that it does with etching, letterpress or screenprinting
I love printmaking; this is why Gliclee makes me angry.
my next post will just be about why I love printmaking.
As well as buying us beer and sandwiches (and the slightly less helpful act of teaming up with Nick Gill to methodically sing their way through the entire beatles back catalogue, each time replacing the chorus with “Winkyface”) Ben documented the hell out of it. The fruits of which can bee seen here (in photos) and here (in video).
For some time now, Nick Gill and myself have been printing the new Monroe Transfer album.
I’m not allowed to show you any pictures of what we’re printing, yet. In fact, I’m not even sure I’m allowed to tell you what it’s called, but soon I will. Soon there will be more pictures, and videos and tediously detailed information than you could possibly want. Soon.
Needless to say, it’s unconventional.