Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beginning work on new Penguin Print

Here is the Room of One's Own print
Note upright penguin!

Here is the screen used to make it.

Close up of Upright penguin on screen

Here is the title requested by Paul

Step1: Create your image.

Step 2: In Photoshop separate the image out into layers; one for each colour.

Step 3: Make each layer 100 % black as in below:

Layer one will be screened in orange Layer two will be screened in black

I am finally getting down to creating a custom print ordered by Paul Buckley, Creative Director of Penguin books USA. When I created my first series of prints I chose to use the "upright penguin"with all the titles which meant that I could use the same large screen for all 4 prints. The cover Paul has requested however contains the "chubby folded over penguin" rather than the upright one which means I need to make a brand new large screen. Above I have listed the steps in beginning to make a new screen. When you have completed the 3 steps as in above Step 4 is to create "film" by transfering the image onto acetate.

Because my image is so large I need go to a print shop to have it enlarged. My favourite printer for this task is Midtown reproductions on Adelaide St. in Toronto.


Reyes said...

They are so lovely! I am an admirer of your work and follow your blog regularly. I also have a blog and, if you do not mind, I would like to feature your work in one of my posts (the Penguin prints, I think they are amazing!). This is the link of my blog in case you want to check it out It’s bilingual (Spanish-English) as I am Spanish and live in Spain. Best regards, Reyes XXX

Alanna Cavanagh said...

Hi Reyes,
Would be happy to have you post some of my work on your blog. I checked it out and it is full of juicy inspirational stuff.
Alanna xx

Reyes said...

Hello! Thank you so much! I have already written and published the post. I hope you like it! Reyes XXX