Archive for October, 2009

Embassy Court (finished)

28 October 2009

Embassy Court 2
At last, this print has a physical form! With John Dilnot‘s help, there is a digital print version, and I’m very pleased with the result. it’s A3+ size and printed in archival inks on Hahnemuhle William Turner 310g/m2 100% rag paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 200. Introductory mates-rates price is £35 unmounted and unframed, until 6 November 2009, thereafter £45. You may have noticed that it now has my trademark con-trail in the sky. Because these are digital prints (giclées), every one is the same and the colours are exactly what I wanted (and there are no inky fingerprints round the edge either).


Embassy Court

22 October 2009


Inspired by all those Art Deco programmes currently on BBC4, here’s a Modernist icon: Embassy Court in Brighton, from the back. It was designed by Wells Coates and built between 1934 and 1936. It was recently done up. Wells Coates was also famous for his round bakelite radios designed for EKCO. This virtual artwork was developed in Freehand and exported to Photoshop, where nothing was done to it! But I may well improve it at some point. You may have noticed there is no con-trail on it yet! The text is Gill Sans, which was used for the name over the entrance (in the restoration at least – not sure what it was on the original building). It may well become a linocut or screenprint in the future.


22 October 2009


As a tribute to Ed Ruscha, currently on show at the Hayward, I’m producing some pieces of virtual artwork (of course, they could always be giclees if there were a demand, but you know my views on those abominations!). This is the first. Is it too sparce? All done in Photoshop.