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Illustrator, Printmaking

Colorful Patterns Created with Linocuts by Andrea Lauren

Andrea Lauren

Andrea Lau­ren is a pat­tern maker liv­ing in Asheville, North Car­olina.  Many of her col­or­ful, designy illus­tra­tions are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too.

Andrea uses a vari­ety of hand-rendered tech­niques in her pat­tern pro­duc­tion, and they’re meant for dig­i­tal tex­tile print­ing. “I’m par­tic­u­larly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut paper,” she writes on her web­site. Check out her Spoon­flower shop for more.

If you’re inter­ested in print­mak­ing, be sure to read Andrea’s blog, Ink Print Repeat. She shares help­ful tips (includ­ing sup­plies she uses) as well as fun in-progress work.

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Printmaking

Beautify Your Home with Unique Silkscreens from Side Effects Print

Side Effect Print

Lay­ers of Needs by San­dra Milanovic

Side Effects Print is a col­lec­tive that con­sists of young, aspir­ing artists from the Balkans region. They pro­duce large-format silk screen prints that’ll no doubt enhance your space. Art­work is sold exclu­sively in their shop, and it’s very diverse in terms of styles. You’ll find character-driven por­traits, bold geo­met­ric shapes, and hand­writ­ten notes.

Every­thing is pro­duced on high-quality paper using 2 to 6 col­ors. Each piece has a lim­ited run of 100 prints and isn’t repro­duced afterwards.

I’ve included some of my favorites here! And, espe­cially for Brown Paper Bag read­ers, Side Effects Print is offer­ing a spe­cial dis­count. Use the code SEP15 to get 20% off your order. Offer is valid until May 1, 2015. So, get on it!

Side Effect Print

Lay­ers of Needs by San­dra Milanovic

Untitled 001 by Stefan Unkovic

Unti­tled 001 by Ste­fan Unkovic

Untitled 001 by Stefan Unkovic

Unti­tled 001 by Ste­fan Unkovic

Untitled 15 by Jovan Trkulja

Unti­tled 15 by Jovan Trkulja

Where Am I by Milica Pantelic

Where Am I by Mil­ica Pantelic

Where Am I by Milica Pantelic

Where Am I by Mil­ica Pantelic

Field of Rhombus by Danijel Savovic

Field of Rhom­bus by Dani­jel Savovic

Power of Legacy by Lazar Bodroza

Power of Legacy by Lazar Bodroza

Power of Legacy by Lazar Bodroza

Power of Legacy by Lazar Bodroza

BeginningEnd by Bratislav Milenkovic

Begin­nin­gEnd by Bratislav Milenkovic

BeginningEnd by Bratislav Milenkovic

Begin­nin­gEnd by Bratislav Milenkovic

Land of the Lines by Zeljko Loncar

Land of the Lines by Zeljko Loncar

Illustrator, Printmaking

Simon Cheadle

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I’m not sure how I came across Simon Cheadle’s work, but I first pinned it because I liked the design of his lay­out. When I finally looked at his web­site, I dis­cov­ered he has cre­ated some pretty cool projects. Simon describes him­self as a designer, illus­tra­tor, and print­maker whose work is not dic­tated by per­sonal style. He writes, “…my work starts with an idea in accor­dance to the brief, with the medium and process that I use reflect­ing this concept.”

I per­son­ally love this approach, and so it’s no sur­prise that I really enjoy Simon’s projects, sev­eral of which are inter­ac­tive projects.

The fol­low­ing are some his projects, writ­ten by him on his web­site. (All images via his web­site, too!)

Make Mis­takes:An ongo­ing and inter­ac­tive project that explores the impor­tance of mak­ing mis­takes in the cre­ative process. Draw­ing tools that gen­er­ate mis­takes were designed and used to rein­ter­pret objects and ideas that are con­sid­ered per­fect. By then print­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing the, these notions of per­fec­tion are pushed back into the realm of cre­ativ­ity and the imper­fec­tions of the object are celebrated.

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Men­tal Block: ‘Usu­ally when I am stuck I either keep at it — think­ing of other pos­si­bilites from other per­spec­tives, flip­ping my ideas on their head, ques­tion­ing and scru­ti­n­is­ing the brief, chal­leng­ing the restric­tions of what is required, apply­ing the prop­er­ties of some­thing suc­cess­ful from another field to my prob­lem, ask­ing for advice from one of my friends, look­ing at another prob­lem I am try­ing to solve and see­ing if it applies well to my brief…or go for a beer.’

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Note­book CoverA ver­sa­tile note­book cover that pro­motes per­son­al­i­sa­tion and every­day use based on the fact that a plain note­book can be used by every­one for any­thing. If, how­ever, the user decides not to adapt it, then it can be left as a dec­o­ra­tive pattern.

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Also check out “How to be Great.”

 

Collage, Printmaking

Leah Durant

Based in Leeds, Leah Durant states that her pri­mary pas­sion is pho­tog­ra­phy, which is melded with print­mak­ing, col­lage, and drawing.

In col­laged pieces, Leah’s pho­tog­ra­phy is often non-specific and enlarged to high­light tex­ture. Aes­thet­i­cally, I love the dif­fused nature of her mark-making and pho­tos, which speaks to the larger scope of her work. She writes:

The inten­tion of my work is to visu­ally record the sub­tleties in every­day life that we do not always notice or appre­ci­ate. For exam­ple, the idea of paus­ing and enjoy­ing a moment that is right there in front of our eyes, such as a shadow on a wall, a piece of paper in the wind, or a reflec­tion in a win­dow. Through cap­tur­ing details of things that may seem insignif­i­cant in our daily lives, the frag­mented beauty of the sub­ject is brought to the fore­front and chaos is pushed back. Ulti­mately, the raw purity and fragility of the image is unravelled.

All images via her website/Tumblr.

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Artist, Printmaking

Casey Roberts

I’ve only recently begun to learn about cyan­otype, which is pho­to­graphic print­ing process that cre­ates a cyan-blue print. Pho­to­sen­si­tive solu­tion is applied to a sur­face (such as paper or fab­ric), and left to dry in a dark place. Based on the inten­sity of the ingre­di­ents in a solu­tion, dif­fer­ent tones of blues can be acheived. Casey Robert’s work exper­i­ments with this process, using it as an con­cep­tual ele­ment of her work. He writes:

My work illus­trates a fan­tas­tic land­scape. It rep­re­sents nature’s sub­tle way of deal­ing with the pecu­liar aspects in the rela­tion­ship with mankind. A giant glow-in-the-dark heart, or a pile of pre­cious gems tells us that we are loved, just as blood squirt­ing from an oak tree trunk says, all is not well. I am inspired by my con­ver­sa­tion with the land­scape, I imag­ine long mono­logues when pine forests make me laugh and moun­tains test my patience.

All images via his website.

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