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Sheffield Souvenir & Flag

Here’s my latest undertaking, this is the write up from the design sheet…my first Inspire by Kim clothing items. 

My ‘Forged in Sheffield’ flag design features a repeat pattern created in textured paper representing key Sheffield landmarks and it’s steel and cutlery heritage.

The design is in response to a call out for designs from Made North for Sheffield Design Week. 

Digital or screen printing would be used to create the flags. The flag graphic could be created in a range of colours to represent the vibrancy of the city and its people.

The pattern design can be used in a portrait or landscape format and the strap line can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The pattern emerged whilst I was working under the guidance from Jessica Swifts’s Pattern Camp

There is the potential to use flag graphic as a brand identity for the city and to be used on a range of clothing and souvenir gift items. I mocked up some items with the design to demonstrate how it could be used. 

Here are the pictures. 

Forged In Sheffield Tote Bag – Copyright Kim
My paper cut skyline design – Copyright Kim
Mock up of how the flags could fly by the Winter Gardens
My sample t-shirt on a black ground in a range of colours.
My Design Board – Copyright Kim
T-shirt and tote bag featuring the graphic
T-shirt mocked up with design on the sleeve

Based on feedback I plan to create a run of t-shirts and bags. Watch this space. 

Related posts: 

Sheffield Cheese Grater – Winning Souvenir Idea

Paper Cut Pictures

Dementia Competition

My Life In Paper 

My Story – From Art To Injury

Virtual Art Exhibition

Here is my 1 minute movie.of my first exhibition. The Inspire by Kim exhibition was held at Airy Fairy Cafe and Gift Shop in Sheffield from 29th March to 3rd May 2016.

You can see the one minute movie at this link 

https://youtu.be/yqX44q1yksA

The exhibition was a wonderful experience, being in a room with my art on each wall, brought together in one place creating an environment, an experience. It was a great way to reach people and hopefully,  as is my aim, to inspire them. 
Ready to hang the exhibition…

My exhibition in place…

Many friends and family came to see the exhibition which was wonderful and for which I am grateful. I also wanted to create a Virtual version for friends and family who live farther away. The video can bring the exhibition to them. 

I learned a great deal from my exhibition, which I have written at these posts these may provide some useful tips and advice for those looking  to exhibiting. 


First Art Exhibition Learnings – How To

Live Exhibition Learnings

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Lino Printing – Art Challenge 49

My first experience of lino printing proved enjoyable and productive.

Based on a digitally collaged image of an angel protected by a colour bubble and an outer bubble I drew the image onto tracing paper to transfer onto a piece of lino.

The lino was then placed on a warming plate until it was warmed enough to make etching the lino have a buttery feel.

I etched along the lines of the drawing and then added the word Peace.

Then wearing an apron, hair tied back and barrier cream on my hands I applied ink with a roller onto a second piece of lino to create a background. I put the background lino sheet and a piece of paper through the roller press.

I then inked my etched piece of lino and then put the roller press over this to transfer the etched design onto the background.

I tried different combinations of background colour and sometimes added neat ink and white to add tone to the background.

I created many different iterations to become accustomed to the process. I then began to pick out key elements of the design in different colours.

I quickly realised that I should have reversed the letters for the “Peace’ slogan, but the sake of effect i have reversed the photos.

I thoroughly enjoyed the process and hope to try collograph printing next.

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