Golden Cabinet was a wildly experimental and acclaimed music night that took place at The Kirkgate Centre in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Printmaker Nick Loaring of The Print Project produced original letterpress posters for the event which have become collectors items in their own right.
This is one of the earlier Golden Cabinet posters and marked a year since it's launch in 2013.
Speaking about his process at the time Nick said, 'Initially the plan for this series of posters is to change tack somewhat with the objects used for printing. The first series used predominantly hand-cut or laser-cut shapes made out of MDF. This time I wanted to use ‘found objects’, and bring in textures to add another dimension to the overall effect. It also means I get to mess about with power tools, as everything is cut & drilled with a variety of power saws and hand drills.'
Edition of 30.
Hand cut OSB & MDF and hot metal type
Paper 48 x 32cm
Nick Loaring has been printing since his first experiments with a photocopier aged 13. Following a youth producing fanzines and an art college education alongside much time spent skateboarding and making music he became a graphic designer. His love for letterpress started in the late 1990s when he stumbled across some vintage wooden type in a shop in North Yorkshire.
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