Design of Bricks - CASS Art Interview

CASS Art has done an interview with me, about my Bristol themed prints, which is up on the blog on their site (Click here). They have recently opened a new shop in Bristol on Park St, with a straight to the point shop front (see below).

The Bristol themed prints (below) are stocked at Co-lab in the centre of town as well as in Rise Independent Records on the Triangle. They're also available on my Big Cartel shop here.

Design of Bricks Work - Recent Stuff and In-Progress...

I've been working pretty solidly for the last few months on setting up the website, vectoring up old designs, sketching new ones, selling prints and writing content for the blog.  Being the first site I've set up its taken a load of Googling and watching tutorials on how to write small bits of code, linking domains and other proper nerdy stuff like that.

Some of my good mates have been a massive help, so cheers to you guys. Mr Baglow, who is half of Bee Outdoors (http://www.bee-outdoors.co.uk/ - check them out!) he's a giant nerd, both physically and mentally and has set me right on a the geeky side of things.  Also, Mr Joynes who loves all the social media stuff has helped out a load (His site is http://callumjoynes.flavors.me/). Thanks to you guys giving the facebook page likes, buying stuff and sharing posts it's always good getting feedback.

Blog posts are scheduled to go up every weekend for the next few months and aim to wack up a new design weekly too. My prints are being stocked in a few places across Bristol. I've got a few T-shirt projects in the pipeline with some Bristol locals which will hopefully be finished and being printed soon.

Cheers!

New stuff coming, in the meantime have a flick through the portfolio! 

Design of Bricks Work - Bristol Designs 3 Print Release (14th Feb 2015)

If you've got this far, you've probably seen on Instagram or Twitter that I've been working on designing three prints to represent three areas of Bristol. There might be other areas to follow but the areas I've covered so far are: Stokes Croft - 'Stokes Smokes', Clifton - 'Clifton Cigars' and Bedminster 'Bedmo - Bats'.

This 3 print release is limited to 25. They are 2-colour prints, screen printed locally (Cheers to Carillion, class job on the printing!) on A3 300gsm premium paper, hand finished with gold paint, signed and numbered.

They will be released on Friday 13th February 2015...

Until then you have a bloody good chance of winning a print by grabbing a sticker pack from the store here.

Design of Bricks Work - Win a Print - Sticker Packs Online (1 in 15 chance, or better!)

I'm currently hand finishing a set of 3 designs of limited edition screen prints which will be released for sale on Friday 13th (:S) February. The designs are themed around areas of Bristol, 'Stokes Smokes', 'Bedmo Bats' and 'Clifton Cigars'.

Here's how to win one of the limited edition prints....

The sticker packs (Only 15 in total) are up online NOW! One of the sticker packs bought before the release will be a winning pack and you have a 1 in 15 (or better) chance of winning a print (Not bad odds ehh!?).

So it’s random I will shuffle all the sticker packs bought and send them all out on the print release day (13th Feb).

You can get one of the limited number of sticker packs on my shop. TO GRAB ONE CLICK HERE!

Design of Bricks Work - Screen Printing

Until about 2 years ago I never understood the screen-printing process, and I became determined to teach myself. The first thing I did was to carry out some proper vigorous Googling, and eventually bought the book Silkscreen Basics by Matteo Cossu. After borrowing a floodlight, making some frames, buying a Diablo printing kit and creating a makeshift squeegee out of a milk bottle I just about managed to print some t-shirts. Considering my DIY approach the prints seemed surprisingly good to my untrained eye.

However, since learning how it works I've realized that drying prepped screens in your wardrobe, working out exposure times using a floodlight suspended between two chairs, and washing out exposed screens in the shower, is not an easy way to screen-print. To do it properly you need a decent area to set up your own kit, and for one design a month like I've been producing it isn't worth it.

As a result of having a crack at hillbilly screen-printing, and wanting to get my flat deposit back, the prints I'm working on will be printed professionally! Bristol themed prints to follow very soon....