This week sees the launch of Reinventing Screen-printing: a stunning book by London-based illustrator and screen-printer, Caspar Williamson, and designed by Stuart Tolley at Transmission.
Screen-printing is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, and this beautiful book shows how many innovative ways in which it can be used, from concertina books, to cushions to screen-printing onto wood.
Alongside images of contemporary works, the book profiles particularly striking screen-print practitioners. There are also handy, practical guidelines on various techniques and applications.
We love Robin & Mould’s Sleepy Owl and Sleepy Dog cushions. The pair are inspired by mid-20th century illustration and Scandinavian design, and the images for the cushions were hand-sketched before being reworked in Illustrator and printed onto acetate. The designs were then printed onto the fabric; with the hand-cut felt feet and wings sewn on.
Berlin-based Martin Ernstsen’s screen-printed concertina book - Kodok’s Run - consists of one massive 13m silk-screened image, which was then folded to form the book. He says, ‘I had to calculate a lot, and binding it was perhaps the biggest challenge.’
The Last Order series by London-based artist and designer Anna Lincoln aims to highlights the plight of London pubs, many of which are being forced to close down.
Lincoln looks into the ways the buildings are repurposed following their closures, first documenting the building in a photograph and then producing vector drawings, before screen-printing the final designs onto sanded wood.
Reinventing Screen-printing is published by A & C Black Publishers Ltd /Bloomsbury Publishing Plc priced £16.99