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Illustration, 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

Illustration, 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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