We are really pleased we have been shortlisted for the FESPA 2019 print awards in the silkscreen category.
Quentin and Caspar have been really busy over the last few months working with Maria Rivans to create this amazing mixed media print. Combining lenticular, silkscreen and digital flatbed printing technology to create a really ground-breaking print.
The initial Lenticular vignettes of the artwork were printed on an Arizona flatbed printer. A silkscreen white base was then printed over the face of the sheet to cover the lenticular plastic so that was to remain static. Each sheet of plastic had to be manually tagged to enable silkscreen registration. Twenty colours were then silkscreened over the top to create the static image. The outer edges have a silkscreen double bend to give a halo effect around the head. The pattern work created in Illustrator then screened using pearl ink. Maria was keen that the face had an alabaster appearance, so gouache a flat, matt paint was silk-screened in 5 colour greys to achieve this. Gold, silver and copper leaf and interference colours have been under-printed in the map, ship and other areas.
We now have to wait until 15th May to find out if we have won…