32 Significant Moments — Lisa Watts
De-bossing covers over at ASAP Digital.
More pictures to follow.
Performing the Past.
Performing the Past is a collaborative research network between the Universities or Sheffield, Leeds and York. The project seeks to generate new ways of telling stories about the past by bringing together academics and professionals from Yorkshire’s cultural heritage industries.
This photo book evokes some of the themes of the project and records the richness and diversity of the workshops.
With thanks to Dr Vicky Crewe—University of Sheffield.
Gumming up the works.
Gumming Up the Works is the third instalment from Pam Flett Press—the writings of artist, writer and lecturer Joanne Lee. This third issue fantasizes about luminous constellations of dropped chewing gum on the street, confronts a horrible compulsion to seek out the hard stuff glued under desks or in the recesses of train carriages, before finding itself fixated upon various species of lumps, heaps and piles; ultimately the writing explores creative work as a sort of digestion or composting, and suggests we have quite a lot to learn from worms.
Sheffield Institute of Art
We were recently invited to a campaign tender by The Sheffield Institute of Art. Although the Institute didn’t pursue with our proposal, we were very happy with the central theme.
Our campaign focused on “Learning by making / doing” with the copy and wording setting the tone. Focusing on the maker, the making and the made.
This is what we make — work, art, practitioners, community, careers, an industry, friendship, experience, gold.
This is where we make — head, workspace, SIA, Sheffield.
This is how we make — technique, practice & theory.
2013 Project — website design/build for Lisa Watts.
“I am an artist that has an eclectic practice with a core of disciplines of performance, sculpture, photography and video. Within these disciplines I am constantly learning new techniques in the development of new art works and this keeps my practice alive, exploratory and contemporary.
In this research Skittish my art involves actions that entail the conversion of everyday objects and materials into magical events. These performances take place in galleries and they are curated in partnership with sculpture which is of similar artistic concerns and processes to the live actions.”
We are looking forward to working on Lisa’s book ‘32 Significant Moments in the Making of Art’ later this year.
Art Sheffield 2013
Last year we created the designs for the Art Sheffield festival and produced the 64 page newspaper guide which was distributed around the city. Here are some of the interior pages.
Printed by the Newspaper Club
Leeds Print Fair 2014
On Saturday we took part in the Leeds Print Fair, making friends and selling our goods. Here’s our stand.
Big thanks to Amber and the team for a great day!
Work! Work! Work!
A project working with local artist David McLeavy, this publication documents the event that ran during Art Sheffield 2013.
"The project was designed as an experiment into the way in which groups communicate with each other when placed within an alternative situation.
Artist groups from around the country were invited to participate in a sport/game that was specifically designed by David McLeavy.”
Printed by Unicorn Press
Researching Community Heritage — Sheffield University
We are very happy to have worked on this local and lovely project. Booklets, posters and website all designed and ready in time for last weeks Heritage Jamboree.
Digital print with 2/3rd cover (white ink). Printed by ASAP Digital. Photography: Gemma Thorpe
Special thanks to Kimberley Marwood.
Our recent Kickstarter project working with Folksy and Sheffield based photographer India Hobson.
We used a wide range of stocks and many printing techniques throughout, creating a lovely tactile object, with the main corpus of the book being newsprint. Having worked with newsprint in the past, we knew it would pair up perfectly with the content of the book—the everyday.
2 versions of the book will soon be available to buy online.
£15—Litho cover with metallic and laminated inner, newsprint book containing two litho inserts.
£75—The above option contained within a die cut and screen printed slip case and includes 13 soft touch photographic digital prints.
If you are interested please contact—email@example.com
Finally we would like to say a big THANK YOU to Unicorn Press, Newspaper Club, Evolution Print, NA Screenprinting and ASAP digital for all their help getting the Kickstarter funded books ready in time for Christmas.
Next week is the opening of the Printing Sheffield exhibition at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. We will be along side many Sheffield Printmakers exhibiting our recent letterpress piece.
Saturday 25 January 2014 — Sunday 15 June 2014.
Our tryptic (Left Step — Right) will be on sale along with an edition of letterpress prints.
See you there.
Leeds Print Festival 2014
This weekend sees the start of the third Leeds Print Festival. We will be there on Saturday the 25th selling our goods at the Print Fair along… Futile Vignette, The Print Project, Nomad Letterpress, Ditto and many other lovely people! Come and say hello!
Saturday 25th January 2014
10am – 6pm
See here for more details: http://www.leedsprintfestival.com/