"Back in 2017 I made this poster for Golden Cabinet and whilst some of the 30 posters were re-printed for ‘The Posters of Golden Cabinet’ exhibition in 2019, this one wasn't. I suspect my lack of enthusiasm for such a job was due to the warping of the original laser blocks and the melting down of the Ludlow slugs.
However when I was asked to contribute an article to Matrix 36 so arose the thorny issue of what poster should go with it...
So the type has been re-set, cast and printed and the block has been newly hand-cut in lino, producing an edition of 24 copies on Fedrigoni Materica paper that were printed here in Shipley on my SP20. The blocks and type have since been sent off to Whittington for a run of some 900+ copies on the Heidelberg Cylinder (which is a bit nuts...)." Nick Loaring
Edition of 24.
Relief and letterpress print
Paper 70 x 36.5cm
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.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.