Linda Florence: Wallpaper printing for Shanghai

I had the pleasure this week of supporting Linda complete a wallpaper commission for a retail space in Shanghai. A stunning process of layers of interlocking colours in golds and shimmering metallics - specifically designed for the colours and effects to work with the space's lighting design.

 I have worked with Linda for the past eight years, and seen her work first hand - an example of beautiful modern/traditional designs and imaginative uses of design in a installation context.

Here is a little bit more about Linda's work:

"Linda Florence produces bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for public, commercial and private interiors.  Florence’s printing techniques incorporate a mixture of traditional and new technologies including silk screen-printing and laser cutting.

Florence draws inspiration from the materials, craft practice and historic and social context of the project site and builds a narrative for each project. Stories can play an important part in creating a sense of place, both as a design tool and a way to engage with everyone surrounding a project including clients, consultants and users."

You can also see her printing process in action below:


Sampling for Hatcham Studio

Just another little sneak peak at new design and print developments in Hatcham Studio - working hard on the official launch in 2015!

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Newest edition of Holdfast Magazine

Issue #5 Of Land, Sea and Sky has now hit the 'stands' of the internet, featuring my latest front page illustration.

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his issue examines the importance of location and landscape in speculative fiction. Check out some fantastic new short stories by Ian Whates, Arike Oke, Stephen Thom and Colleen Quinn in the Fiction section, read about space stations in TV and games, the joys of hubs in video games and our Mad Max movie marathon in Cross Media. 

Holdfast is a wonderful free online speculative fiction magazine, well worth a look:

www.holdfastmagazine.com

1-2-1 Acid Dye Course

In December 2014 I had the pleasure to teach Zoe, a Fabric Technologist working in the fashion industry. We spent the day exploring how acid dyes work with certain fibre types, how to expose silk screens, creating the dye pastes using recipes and how to colour match.

Zoe achieved some wonderful prints in an ambitious 6 colour design and printed them beautifully.  Below you can see the results of her hard work.

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Zoe will be continuing her one to one courses with me in the near future, and learning more exciting print processes that will help develop her industry knowledge and create designs she knows will work well when developing for Italian mills.