A selection of posters and quotes designed with typography and illustrations. A mix of personal projects and privately commissioned graphic designs.
Taj Mahal screenprints
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a majestic, beautifully intricate, marble mausoleum that shimmers and seems to change colour as the sun rises and sets. I was lucky enough to visit this world heritage sight in 2013.
This screenprint was created from a personal photo I took there. The contrast of the image was digitally edited, then some details were drawn back in ink before creating the screen.
The colourful version of the Taj Mahal with a background gradient was created as a monoprint, a process of layering ink that produces a different, unique result for each version. The Taj Mahal image was then screen printed as a second layer.
An illustration of the giraffe, my favourite animal. This hand-drawing was reproduced as a funky pink and yellow screenprint.
These mandala illustrations were first hand-drawn, then scanned and reproduced as monoprints.
The process involves creating a stencil of the design then layering different colours of ink onto the stencil before pulling it across by hand (using a squeegee) so that the ink transfers onto the paper. Layering a few different colours of ink produces a new result each time the ink is pulled through, so every print is effectively unique.
I've always loved mandalas and find it quite meditative to create my own patterns. In Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are often created as spiritual or ritual symbols, representing the universe. Cool, huh?