Music's Leeds Print Festival posters
With a pertinent quote by Michaelangelo chosen to adorn the posters, Music worked with the printer and artists to create a process whereby the marbling print would resist the poster's lettering.
The actual process of creating the marbling effect is time consuming and rather wonderful to behold. Here's a glimpse of Lewis working on the prints:
"We encouraged Jemma to explore different marbling techniques, and the results have been astonishing," says Music's Craig Oldham of the project. " Each pattern is totally unique due to each poster requiring a completely new setup."
Here are some of the posters created:
For more information and details on LPF and to find out how to get hold of a limited edition poster, visit leedsprintfestival.com. Music's charity of choice for all proceeds of poster sales is The Christie Hospital in Manchester.
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There's nothing on that website about buying a print, would love to buy one but I won't be able to travel from London to Leeds because of university commitments, such a shame.
I thought the type was printed on top after the marbling.
What did she use to mask the type when marbling? Oil?
And the link to ASForPrint is dead (it's their fault, not yours)
Wonderful posters and images. Great quote. Thanks for that.
The marbling is really beautiful work. It's a long time since I've seen this used. I learnt the technique in College back in the 80's but it's fairly rare now days.
My only crit, and I'm afraid it's a big one is this. The text. It may be the fact that when viewed with reflected light rather than transmitted light they are eminently readable, (if they are, then ignore the rest of what I'm writing here) but on my computer screen they just don't really work as poster designed to be read.
'Function dictates format' was drummed into me as a design student and on this basis, I'm not sure that they work.
Really lovely to see something that's not mass produced, and takes care and knowledge to produce.
I too would love to own one, but the website has no purchasing function.
@ those unable to buy:
perhaps the personal, tangible nature of such intricate prints warrants actually buying them in person rather than the cold impersonal online transaction?
Beautiful! It says the prints are available by email request at £50 if you scroll down to the foot of the first post on the site.
These prints look great, It would be great to be able to buy one. I remember going to the "with you were here" exhibition in the George Orwell a few months back, and there was a very similar project done by a couple of guys. I bought a print from them.
I think this was the link :http://www.designweek.co.uk/home/blog/wish-you-were-here/3030971.article
and their prints are here: http://cargocollective.com/rainbow
It's stunning work but I have to say there is a surprising similarity to something I saw at an exhibition last year...http://cargocollective.com/rainbow#2146756/Poster-04
Lovely work, and the sort of thing that needs to be seen out there, so that this can become a bigger event each year. Especially important outside of London-centric limitations - but CR what's going on? I only got your email today 31st January, so the event is over. The first responses are from the 27th.
Look in any good paper/art/design shop in Florence or anywhere else in Italy for that matter and you'll realise that this unique work is still going strong.
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I was expecting to literally see an angel behind the marble designs. Haha! Anyways, I love all the marble ideas. These posters are brilliantly designed. I can't even pick one as a favorite. They're all amazing! :)
the result is amazing, I deal with the print in Italy and I had never seen a similar technique. The great value of this book is the work of artisans and manual printing high definition you get.
Is a pleasure to see that in times where everyone uses photoshop there are still these manual techniques.
Yet another case of severe design thievery. They didn't even have the creativity to change the typography, sad. Real geniuses can be found here as mentioned before: http://cargocollective.com/rainbow#2146756/Poster-04
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