Showing posts from March, 2010

Elephant Man poster with type

This final version shows the block print-style text has been added. The artwork has also been cropped within the bleed area. The font I feel works very well with the intentionally 'fatigued' block printing style and crude linocut technique. Knowing the Sawbridgeworth Players (Herfordshire, UK) I am sure the play will be equally as atmospheric!

Elephant Man 2 colour block print

I hand-burnished (pressed) this two-colour linoprint last night, based on the approved sketch seen in previous posts (8 Feb 2010). There is alsominimal hand-colouring in the head area. The back image of a grey London, is actually a foamboard print. I removed the paper surface of the board and scratched it with my nails, depressed it in places and generally added some texture prior to inking with a grey waterbased paint. As this print is going to be used for a poster and the small body text will be produced by A Mac over the top of the print, there was no need to stick to lino, which would have been more wasteful when only a couple of prints are made (to be scanned). It's necessary for the type and figure, as you can't beat it for its resilience, but the background has more of a loose feel, so foamboard is ideal. Next stage, I'll be laying this image under the white type, which will be a stressed-style font so that it doesn't clash with the intentionally crude print sty…