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Katie | September 18, 2013

Imprint Craft Central LDF13

I was excited about Imprint at Craft Central, billed to be “a cross-disciplinary exhibition of printed design,” and it didn’t disappoint. I am a bit of a print-nerd, and I loved the different ways that “print” had been interpreted by the exhibitors. I hope to write more detailed posts in the future, but here are a few things that caught my eye, top to bottom, left to right:

  • Okay, so they had me at the poster! Neon orange on grey with a lovely printerly texture – what’s not to love?! (Designed by Turnbull Grey)
  • Janet Stahelin Edmondson has used lace to print into porcelain.
  • I loved Laura Slater‘s hand screen printed linen cushions.
  • I was really inspired by Hannah Victoria Locker‘s prints which were made of two overlaid sheets of opaque ‘trugrain,’ each with a different pattern, so the idea of printing colours in layers was taken even further than in traditional screen printing.
  • Kethi Copeland‘s collaboration with Dosmaquinas Monterrey, the Amsterdam Printed Chair, was another example of taking printing into 3D form.
  • I’m a big fan of Thornback & Peel and this gorgeous Stag and Dots was another masterpiece in grey and neon orange!
  • I like the idea of printing on found materials and Marby & Elm‘s letterpress (wooden Gill Sans type if you’re interested!) Sing With Me print is a lovely play on the old music sheet it’s printed on.
  • Last but not least, on the left is Joanna Ham‘s newest work developed especially for the show. They are created from a mixed media collage, which is then used to generate a photogram, which is digitally reconstructed and hand screen printed – the detail is incredible and having been privileged to see these in progress I was bowled over by the final result. And on the right, I loved the colour and texture in Katy Binks‘ abstract prints.

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Founding Editor – Katie Treggiden

Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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