• studio diary

    Risograph Printing & CFS Problems | Art School Diary #9

    This week I had a few really exciting workshops to attend. We were getting an introduction to risograph printing as well as a workshop on bookbinding. Both are going to be quite useful for the project we’ve just started. I was really excited about these workshops so of course, my chronic fatigue had to come along and ruin the fun. RISOGRAPH PRINTING I love risograph printing but I’ve never been able to give it a try. I actually talk about it quite often here, Ohh Deer does little riso printed calendars in each Papergang box. Risograph is a type of printer but is more like screen printing than digital printing.…

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    A New Design Brief | Art School Diary #6

    I was a little naughty this week and decided to skip a few days of class. There was a good reason for it and I didn’t actually miss any coursework. I have a feeling there are going to be a number of weeks like this. Laying out type in Adobe Illustrator isn’t very interesting compared to designing models and working in the photo studios. NEW PROJECT BRIEF I’m getting to the point where I’m a little bored of this project. It started in week 1 and it isn’t to be handed in till week 7. That’s a really long time for a project of this kind. It probably doesn’t help…

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    Under Camera Artwork | Art School Diary #5

    This was a pretty easy going week. I got to try out a few of the workshops the art school has available. As well as finishing my model and learning more about the process of designing for the student magazine. UNDER CAMERA ARTWORK Last week I finished my model. Etching the design into acrylic using the laser cutters. This week I got my hands on a strip of LED lights to finish off my model. So with acrylic, you can shine light into the plastic. Any etched parts of the acrylic will light up when a light is passed through. I bought a cheap set of LED lights on Amazon…

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    Visiting London Graphics Centre | Art Supply Haul

    I was in London over the summer and while there I visited the London Graphics Centre. This is one of my all-time favourite art shops. So I wanted to share more about it and also what I bought while I was there. ABOUT LONDON GRAPHICS London Graphics Centre is just a few minutes walk away from Covent Garden tube station. It’s actually on the same corner as the stage door for the Cambridge Theatre. So if you want to meet the actors in Matilda and buy art supplies at the same time this is the place to go. The actual store is huge and split over two levels. The bottom…

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    Stickii Club | October Sticker Subscription

    Today I want to share a slightly different kind of stationery subscription. A little while ago I came across Stickii Club. This is a sticker subscription, where each month you get sent a pack of stickers. Along with some other related goodies. I like having stickers to use in my planner. Though I also have a bad habit of buying stickers then forgetting to use them. WHAT IS STICKII CLUB Stickii Club is a sticker subscription service based in the US. Each month they send out a pack containing stickers and other related items. The stickers are all based around one theme, you can choose what sort of stickers you…