PRESS & RELEASE 2012 ILLUSTRATION
ABOUT THE CLIENT
Phoenix Brighton is the largest artist-led arts organisation in the South East of England. Press & Release Artists’ Book Exhibition is a six week show held at Phoenix Brighton that celebrates the rich and multi-faceted world of artists’ books and self-publishing, with a focus on hand-made and limited edition books, and experimental formats. It places books into an imaginative, purpose-built installation within a gallery setting, and encourages visitors to linger and browse.
To create an arresting and memorable image for use in promoting the Press & Release exhibition guide in both printed and online formats. The image had to embody the spirit of the exhibition, which celebrates the imaginative, edgy world of artists’ books. The image was to feature on the cover of the exhibition guide, posters and e-invite. All art and design work had to adhere to Brighton Phoenix branding guidlines.
The main image is a speculative rendering of a mechanical print press with echoes of Hoe's six-cylinder and the Platen press. I created the illustration using a Wacom Intuous3 graphics tablet and Adobe Illustrator.
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