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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. 

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Paper Cut Pictures

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My Life In Paper 

My Story – From Art To Injury

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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