Today we had a refresher course on how to screenprint in order to print next week.
I think researching into printing quotes was the biggest wake up to reality I’ve ever gotten while in university. With a £500 budget, I was expecting to get quotes come out at around £700 and then we’d have to lower the paper quality or something but that was not the case.
The second designer we were given to look at was Dafi Kühne. We were given him to look at as we are also looking at letterpress over the next two weeks and his work beautifully combines analog and digital techniques.
In Studio Impression this week, we are going to be undertaking screenprinting workshops but before that we were given a couple of designers to look at for inspiration, the first of these designers was Kate Gibb.
For the last week and a bit we have been working in our groups to think about print specs and the anthology design. Today we had the chance to visit Four Corners Books to pick their brains and run our ideas past them.
From talking to our client Trevor from the English Literature Department one of the things that has been apparent to myself and Hannah is we can be pretty free with how we create this Anthology. So we have been looking at ways to mix up the traditional book.
Much like last week we started the session by showing each other our ‘Thought of the Week’ but with fewer people in this didn’t take up too much time. So we dove straight into layout design.
For us to make an anthology one of the main things that informs how we go about creating the design is the printing and production process of creating the physical book.
This week in CIP we were given another designer to look at as research for the collection project, and this was Kate Moross.
The second half of our day was an introduction to Alyson Hurst from G F Smith and the possibilities of paper!