Monday, 19 May 2014

Anti Copying in Design

I am now a member of ACID - Anti Copying in Design. ACID was created to uphold the value of original design and over the last two decades it has become a powerful campaigning voice within the design community. ACID is committed to raising awareness and a greater understanding of intellectual property. It's main priorities are prevention and deterrence against intellectual property infringement. As well as working hard to minimise IP infringement ACID offers a range of practical ways to help members like myself protect their designs. Through ACID I now have access to legal and IP advice from specialist Legal Affiliates. More information about ACID and membership can be found on it's website

Folk Art Forest at Prema Gallery

The new bird and flower designs I screen printed in March were for a small exhibition of my work at Prema Gallery in the Cotswolds. I enjoy working three dimensionally with paper and card so displaying my framed screen prints in large cabinets was the perfect opportunity to create a colourful installation. I managed to fill the cabinets with birds and flowers and even got to reuse some of the 3d Folk Trees I made for Unit Twelve Gallery last year. 

Prema is a lovely family friendly arts centre in an idyllic location not far from Stroud in Gloucestershire. They often have exhibitions by different illustrators and also have an amazing cafe with unbelievably good cakes so I was in heaven and can't wait to go back for another visit.

Bird Tree cards

My Bird Tree design is a couple of years old now but initially I wasn't happy with it and had to redraw some parts. I've screen printed the design a few times since then and recently decided to reprint it in three different colourways using metallic inks on recycled brown kraft card. It feels like I've spent most of 2014 reprinting cards but it's quite nice to finally have all my Folk Tree designs in stock. Other cards I've updated include these Folk Tree & Bird designs which also make use of my favorite metallic inks on ivory coloured recycled card.