Wednesday, 14 July 2010


Hi dudes.

So I said that a few weeks ago I'd be posting lots of exciting news; screen-prints and an interview amongst other 'exciting' things. Well, they all happened but I've just been a bit too busy to show them off on here.

Enough rambling and on to this little project that I completed for my now-Canadian buddy Paul Elam, better known as Fieldhead within the ambient / noise scene.

I was contacted by GZH records and Paul to screen-print an insert to accompany Fieldhead's upcoming release 'Riser'. The 10 inch EP would contain five tracks, each based around vocal recordings made by five female vocalists. With this in mind I wanted to create artwork that would represent the five female vocalists, a repetitive minimalist aesthetic (to illustrate the genre of music) and ultimately something that would look nice and that you'd like to get.

Enough rambling, some pictures please...

So above is the acetate for the print. Due to size of the print (having to be inserted into a 10 inch sleeve) I was able to print 4 to a sheet of A1, saving me a hefty slice of time.

I then burned the image onto a screen. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of this, so here is a shot of the screen with azocol emulsion drying... exciting!

Whilst this was doing it's business I got mixing the paint. When I made the file in Photoshop the print was intended to be pure black but upon arrival at the print studio I found some silver, which would give the print a nice metallic finish. Oh and yes, I am sponsored by Lucozade. It makes me go the extra mile, etc.

Printing the inserts, big and good!

Rows upon rows on the drying rack.

After the prints had dried, they were cropped to fit inside the 10 inch record sleeves.

A little close-up detail shot, showing the textures from the screen-printing process.

The Riser EP sleeve (designed by Rich from GZH records) and my print, side by side. Aww, nice...

Hope you enjoyed that little process, it was certainly an enjoyable and stress-free printing session.

If you fancy ordering a copy of Fieldhead's warm and fuzzy soundscapes (which comes with my personal stamp of approval) then you can do so from here. It of course comes with my screen-printed insert and download codes for MP3 heads, though it obviously deserves to be played on your record player to hear it in all it's glory.

Coming soon; that interview, posters for Dinosaur Pile-Up, Maps & Atlases and Esben & The Witch and a painting for a limited record release / exhibition but more on that soon.

Take care my little cherubs.


Sarah Reid said...

Totally awesome, my little cherub :) xxx

Sarah Reid said...

p.s. you new blog look is lovely xx

esker said...

Thats looks amazing, I can't wait to see it in real life!


Kal said...

awesome interpretation of the EPs theme Camo, love it!