“Screenadelica”, gig posters

 

 

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During the weekend I attended the “Screenadelica” gig poster event in Liverpool after keeping an eye out for the event ever since learning about it almost 2 years ago. It was a chance to meet like minded people like myself who share a similar passion in the gig posters and the screenprint industry. On show they had artists ranging from Luke Drozd, Drew Millward, Anonymous Ink plus many more, it was a chance to actually see posters in their full glory where you can truly appreciate the time and effort put into them, where as upon the computer screen alot of this is lost and often ignorance is shown to such a amazing art form.

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I myself happened to make a purchase of a stunning print for the band “Dinosaur Jr” by the ever so talented Luke Drozd, showing support for fellow printers that I hope to one day step into their league and appreciate the given support myself. As well as not being to help myself when surrounded by such lovely pieces on display and decided to add to the ever growing collection of mine now numbering over 7 prints.

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As a whole the day was both inspirational to me as someone who wants to go into such a field and educational towards the talent/opposition in the industry that I shall have to face sooner or later. But it gave a clear insight into what it is that I’m going to do with my future, and also spurred me into applying for a scholarship in print. Allowing great progression in my work and advancing in the techniques that I already know in screenprint, increasing my talent hopefully as well as works for when I step into the industry full time. More about the scholarship shall be done in greater detail within the next post, highlighting all criteria, demands and as well as what I will actually get out of it.

 

p.s wish I had now purchased this as well for “The Raconteurs”!

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First Thursday, Open Exhibition (illustration)

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By Karen Vaughan

Regent street the home of all creatives of glyndwr university, opened its doors allowing all to get a first had view of the wonderful and amazing pieces of works that the uni is producing, as well as meet the creative individuals behind each creation. Thus the open exhibition has been brought around as the perfect opportunity for expression and actually getting a chance to see what everyone is creating, which we don’t really ever et the chance to do, with the exhibition being every Thursday that lands within a 5 week bracket, ironically being dubbed the 1st Thursday.

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By Russell Mountford

The selection of works that I used as examples of the night consist of that produced by the illustrators, with these here being some of my favourites of the night. The illustrators I find are truly an awesome bunch of people both with what they create and how much of an influence they bring, however I wish that graphics were perhaps more connected with the illustrators as in 2nd year, it seems as though we don’t get to see their work which is a shame, unless you’re friends you don’t know what’s going on within each camp. This being where the exhibition was a great use of time and influence.

By Naz Mcdowell

By Naz Mcdowell

Overall, the illustrators were a success with what was put on show and displayed, I found it to be truly eye opening for me and giving me idea’s of perhaps eventually teaming up. With some collaboration idea’s in mind for a few projects involving gig posters and various other works, which should be a fun venture in the coming months perhaps.

By Rhi Moxon

By Rhi Moxon

 

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By Naomi Ward

Following up on this post will be a feature on the graphics pieces and displays from the night, so keep an eye out and see what awesomeness was produced  by my fellow classmates, with such a great show of variation and imagination.