Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Project Printed Matter

I'm sure I've mentioned my background in printmaking before. And I'm sure you know how much I love needlework and textiles.

So of course I'm in love with Project Printed Matter, which is the work of Evelin Kasikov. 

According to Kasilov, "Printed Matter is a project about craft within the context of graphic design. My aim
     is to bring together craft and modern technology, and explore the possibilities for printing processes to be
     integrated with textile techniques. My main influences come from Swiss typography, Dutch book design
     and Estonian language – in no particular order. By mixing high and low tech, screen based media with
     slower crafts, I investigate different ways of seeing and experiencing visual messages."

first experiment with handmade CMYK half-toning (May 2007)

Letter Posters
584x821 mm | Hand embroidery on paper. 
All three posters are now in private collection

Set of hand embroidered posters based on Gill Sans Light. First poster shows the combinations of four CMYK colours. Second poster shows the increasing resolution through letterforms stitched with Cyan and Yellow thread. Green colour becomes visible from a distance as the blending of colours takes place in the eyes of the viewer. In the third poster a single large scale letterform is hand stitched using conventional screen angles and the equal blend of four CMYK colours.

There is so much interesting work in Evelin's site, it's definitely worth a good look. 

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