Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I've been trying to move the cut in half things on a bit! Not sure where I'm moving them to, mind...

Monday, 21 November 2011


Elle and I just finished off a little dog print that's been needing the final colour for about a month!

Yours for a paltry tenner in our Etsy shoppe!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas Turkey

The finished turkey Christmas card is now available on our Etsy shop!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas cards!

I'm aiming to have some Christmassy stuff up on the Etsy shop as soon as possible. I started printing card no. 1 today. Made the mistake of exposing all 3 separations on the same screen, which means I have to wait for it to dry between each colour.

Looking ok so far, though.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Exhibition - Bristol - Feb 2012

I'm part of an exhibition that will be on at Bristol's Centrespace gallery, next February. Irritatingly, I'll be out of the country for it's duration!

Very much excited/petrified by the prospect of getting stuck into producing work for this!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I know, I know. It's only just November!

...but I've been drawing Christmassy stuff in preparation for December, with a view to making cards and things like that and maybe a few presents for people.

Here's a Turkey.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Finished print

It's not -totally- what I had in mind. I definitely could have done with planning the colours through a lot better! As a process test it answered a few questions, though.

Sorry about the blurry photo. Not much light in the flat when it's gloomy outside! By the way, the paper actually is that colour - 'mushroom' apparently. It's not just bad white balance!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

More map screen print - process

This screen printed map thing I'm doing is made up of 6 separations (Or rather it's going to be; 3 more to do) that are all drawn in pencil, straight onto thick tracing paper. I find it far easier to draw straight onto tracing paper than muck around with scanning in and printing back out on to transparencies. I've tried a few different tracing papers and find that the Goldline 112gsm A3 pads are a good option if you're not up for forking out squillions of quids.

These are the 6 separations I drew, then exposed directly onto the screens. I find it nearly impossible to not smudge graphite all over the paper while I'm drawing, but then I suppose I don't have the cleanest style of drawing anyway so I don't worry about that too much.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Etsy shop!

Oh yeah, Elle and I now have an Etsy shop for Archive Print. It's here:

Archive Print Etsy Shop!

At the moment it's got the two prints I posted earlier, including a very nice framed 'Long Ears & Short Ears'. We'll be adding more stuff very soon, including cards, more prints, bags and all that jazz.

(No actual jazz for sale)

Map print - in progress

I've started work on a sort-of test print. I want to know how some ideas I have for Jim's map print will work out so I'm doing a 'dummy print,' to get a feel for the lay of the land!

This is colour 3 of at least 4. I want to do more layers over the top with details and roads and so-on. I'm basically making it up as I go along and treating this print as an extension of my sketchbook.

Anyone who's done any screenprinting before will no doubt be a-gape at my incredibly high-tech set-up!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Map sketches

Some planning sketches:
My friend James has commissioned me to do a large (250mmx500mm) print for him. Choosing a size that's larger than I can fit on my screens has possibly made things harder than they need to be for myself, but there we go!

I'm very much looking forward to getting stuck into making the print as I've not printed this big before. Slightly apprehensive about how on earth I'm actually going to go about it...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Long Ears, Short Ears screenprint

Some more screenprinted animals. Less ambiguous this time.
This is based on a diagram from The Wonder World of Snow and Ice, which has some very neat isotype illustrations (cheers for the lend, Anna!)

Another hand-screenprinted, signed and numbered 2 colour run of 15 that's yours for a paltry tenner - mail me at mail@alexd.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Ambiguous animal & rider screenprint

I've been enjoying drawing ambiguous animals recently, as per the card below. I suppose this one is some sort of camelweaselllama. With boots.

This is one of a short run of 15 hand-pulled 2-colour screenprints on nice 'wholemeal' A4 card. If you want one, they're £10 each (signed and numbered) - drop me an email at mail@alexd.co.uk

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thank-you cards

I did some thank-you cards for our friends (the same couple who we did wedding invites for) - guests to their wedding were asked to contribute towards their America tour honeymoon instead of giving wedding gifts.

Creature greetings cards

Some little beasties made their way on to some greetings cards. If anyone knows what kind of animal the last one is, please enlighten me!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Archive Print

Look for some of our consumables, at Anna's stall at Netil Market (London) this Saturday!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

MIX - Colawasps

Here's a short mix of summery, laid back, vaguely funky stuff. One of two I managed to do in the short space of time I had my decks set up today!
No tracklist, I'm afraid, but some featured artists are Pierre Henry, Spirit, Loading Zone, The Bee Gees, Sugarloaf, Las Grecas, James Gang, Small Faces and a few others...

Friday, 10 June 2011

Commission: Wedding Invites

Some friends are getting married and asked Elle and I to do their wedding invites.

The invites are screen-printed and then sealed with wax. the seal is made from lead type, taped together!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Begbrook Primary School Mural

So yeah, Martin Jones and I did a large mural for Begbrook Primary School. It was all four sides of a storage building and it was great fun to do. I've not got good shots of the completed mural yet, so I'm only uploading detail shots for now. Full shots and timelapse to follow.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Yet more birds, I'm afraid

A while ago myself and Martin Jones did a mural for Begbrook primary school in Bristol. I will put it up here soon, but wanted to get a timelapse wot I dun of us painting it sorted out first.

In the meantime, here are birds:

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Finished 'Signal' - poster illustration

Thought I'd upload the finished full illustration for this, seeing as it's all gone to print etc.

I thought the speech bubbles were a tiny bit twee, perhaps, but there we go.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

'Signal' - poster illustration

Part of an illustration I'm doing for a fold-out information sheet/poster type-thing.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


I've just had a look back at my previous posts and it turns out I've been following the current Hollywood trend for making EVERYTHING in shades of teal and orange.

I'll try and buck the trend by doing a drawing in turquoise and vermillion.

Save the Date

Elle and myself designed a 'save the date' card for our friends Simon and Annabelle's impending wedding bash. We based it on a library date card (the ones that went inside library books with the return date, before libraries went extinct).

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Adj Egy Percet

So my friend Jonny and I decided to do a CD swap. It was about fourty months ago we decided to do this and I've only just got round to doing it. Nevertheless, in the interest of utterly showing-off, I decided to make mine as lavish as possible and put loads of obscure stuff on it. It's a double CD gatefold; I had to stop myself from doing liner sleeves for each CD.