A lot of the projects I work on outside of the office involve some form of printmaking... I have a longstanding fascination with the range of processes that fall under this category and the look of printed imagery in all of its many forms. I also like to collaborate with my friends - as when I worked with my friends Chloe and Matthew to design the invitations and other printed ephemera for their wedding. We wanted to experiment with a layering of techniques and managed to include no less than five types of printmaking in the project as a whole--letterpress printing, traditional engraving, slikscreening, and rubber stamping. My favorite were the table runners, which we made from rolls of inexpensive, recycled industrial paper that we silkscreened and rubber stamped.
Below is an example of another silkscreening project of mine, decks of playing cards I made last Christmas. I printed an edition of 60. They were also an experiment... it took so long to get the elements right to form complete decks that could actually be used... these days I am trying to make use of my Print Gooco machine... more on that soon!