Nick Loaring is the graphic designer and printmaker behind our wildly popular summer exhibition The Posters of Golden Cabinet. He established The Print Project, a studio in Shipley, West Yorkshire in 2010 using 500 year old printmaking technology to make punchy, crisp letterpress designs.
Reflecting upon how his practice evolved Nick said:
I found a half used tin of fluorescent red ink in a dusty box of inks I’d picked up somewhere which was duly slapped onto some type and I’ve been hooked ever since… Previously I was taken with letterpress being either finely printed metal type or large expressive wood type, but once I started doing the posters for Golden Cabinet I started to become more interested in pattern, repetition and geometry, which lead me to (accidentally) develop a way of working that involves saws, computers, laser cutters, bits of junk, lino cutting and the aforementioned vibrant colours.
Nick will be giving a talk about his work before demonstrating how his prints are made which will be followed by a question and answer session with refreshments.