Hey so the other day when I was in a horrible club feeling kinda like I wanted to not be there at all I had an idea which could be sa-weet. When you get real close to a massive billboard they are all printed with these layers of dots- obv, but they make up this weird pattern which looks kind of like circles- if you squint you can see them in the image below- my idea is for a wallpaper that looks like these dots/texture/pattern, larger than on the advert of course and in grayscale (perhaps lighter than shown here) for a club so in the day time- it could not look and feel like a fucking shit hole, and be a bar or function room or whatever, and then night time decends and the ravers come out and the crazy lights hit it up and trip that shit out. uns uns uns.
Was never to sure about this guy- but i like this video, served him drinks once ya know- and Hillman Curtis’s videos are worth checking out.
Found these from my time in the printers at the Victorian museum in Blists Hill. The second is Victorian Lamination i.e. dipped in a big vat o’ wax. It gives a beautifully see through quality and sets the ink instantly. I long for the olden days sometimes.
The new smiths magazine is out courtesy of the stoopdice crew. Pretty flouro spot colour, left in mistakes (some not so intentional) and some fucking hideous text on an american state shaped path make up the latest issue. Grab one now.
So thought i’d put some of my spare time to good use and learn to use my Adana: a small printing press with all the lead type trimmings- it’s an awesome machine. Anyway, i thought i’d make some business cards and once i started i couldn’t believe how long it took to typeset, print and crop them all. I was at it for nearly 2 days but now i know all my 20 fonts initmatley which is nice. The nice thing about hand printing every one is that you can vary the effect to create really layered typographic images.