My friends had planned an exhibition based around the theme of cats. This was for various various reasons – one of which involved running the London Marathon – not me, my friend.
The brief was to design an A3 poster that was going to be printed using the risograph technique.
I have to confess I didn’t develop a particularly strong concept, other than to research the most popular cat breads in the UK. I identified 11 kinds. Am slightly suspicious the websites I looked at were never-the-less American influenced, as an ‘Maine Coon’ doesn’t very English.
I decided to start with a more complex illustration for each breed, and then break the shapes down to a more suitable format for the risograph printing technique. Unfortuntaely, due to work commitments, I missed the printing deadline by about 2 hours, and didn’t get my poster printed. Still I think there is a reason for these things, and as you will have seen from my previous post, I’ve simplified the images even further into some very basic lino cuts.