Coming Up For Air: Five layer screenprint 1/1
1984: six layer screenprint 1/1
Homage to Catalonia: five layer screenprint 1/1
The Essential Orwell x4: four layer screenprint 1/1
A suite of unique, one-off screenprints [no limited editions have been created]. These form part of a design proposal for a new series of covers for Orwell’s complete works. They have been based on both the graphic and physical qualities derived from the overlayerings, degradation and tearing/ripping of posters from billboards. Orwell’s finest writing has the graphic power and universal clarity of communication one finds in the best poster art. The figurative element was transferred from three different self-portrait drawings. These were ‘traced’ onto transparent acetate sheets using paint. When dry, they were each directly exposed onto separate silk screens using photo-emulsion. Together, they form the only element of the print requiring careful registration.
Liquitex acrylics on Seawhites 300gsm and Fabriano Artistico papers. A1 size
The prints were first publicly previewed at PRINTFEST 2017: Ulverston, Cumbria.
These four prints are now part of a private collection in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am delighted that they form part of a cultural protest on the front line against the doublespeak currently emanating from the White House…