SO OVERDUE. Some pretty big news been going on at my end…but here they finally are…examples of my Screen Prints ‘The Heygate Experience’, Bread and Butter Edition 270gsm paper (white), 81x126 cm, Available here - http://samuelcharleshampton.bigcartel.com
Next step : And semi final design. Here she is, the fragmented ‘cityscape’ that I landed on for a while. Built entirely from my own photographs mixed with Google Street View shots of the same areas of London. Next step revealed soon!
I won’t bore you with any more prep work (let’s just say theres a lot of it and it involved ALOT of photoshop) but heres what happened next! These three are examples of my further fracturing of my piece/design.
For now I’ll leave you with shot of the initial scape I built from my collage transfers…she’s looking rather different these days but this is only a teaser after all! I’m nearing the end of this project so shall reveal more soon…lets just say it involves double elephant prints!
I then took my collages and using a variety of Image Maker,acrylic paint and pva glue transferred them onto stretched paper…(it’s from these I started to build my cityscapes)
Come on then lets start revealing my final major project! It’s based around my extensive research into the idea’s of ‘supermodernity’ and our modern day experience of space (the deep bit) and the issues currently surrounding the Heygate Estate in London. Here’s a few pics of the initial stages, which comprised of combining hundreds of my own photos with just as many shots from street view.
Looking forward to revealing my current project…but while you wait heres some of my personal favourites from my evening mono printing sessions last month.
A few bits from today hanging out to dry…
FINALLY here we are! My book cover submission for ‘The Big Sleep’, designed for Penguin Book Awards - my cover is nearly all manually printed, only digital where necessary (readability issues) - the cityscape in mono print with solvent introduced and the main titles letterpress. Fingers crossed!
(Please note this is a low res version for online submission so colours appear slightly flatter)
This one cropped up on a blog post following a book project i was recently involved with…the book itself will be complete later this year, why not check out the other awesome people that took part in ‘The 360 project’ as well as other things going on at WSA here - http://www.winchesterstudio.soton.ac.uk
A few weeks back I discovered a banner of my work has been installed on the front of WSA, naturally I had my picture taken pulling a face…
(See Archive for the original, colours on the banner are much closer to the original in real life, but this is england after all!)
And number two! Actually felt better doing this one, loosened up abit with the black ink, closer to the way I’d normally start a print. Speaking of which i cannot wait to get into print and continue work on my street based imagery!
So heres number one. So like I said I made myself do these mainly to remind myself why I usually like to reduce shape/form in my work. It worked. Only took a few rows of bricks and I’d had enough! Looks abit darker than it does in real life, just a poor photo. Indian and Acrylic ink painting.
I made myself do some more detailed (for lack of a better word) ink paintings recently to remind myself why i work the way i do. Here’s some in progress pics! I’ll post the finals tomorrow…
Heres the book cover i designed for Penguin Books, The Big Sleep. This was the initial version presented - corrected/final versions to follow soon! The buildings were produced mainly in mono print, and the text was produced using letter press. The final image is a taster of the final design, and a hint at how many different prints/development went into this!