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 - 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 - 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....