An Evening of printmaking with Nick Loaring

An Evening of printmaking with Nick Loaring

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. 

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