Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing


My latest limited edition screen print, 'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing', was designed and printed to celebrate the 400th anniversary this month of the death of William Shakespeare, 'the Swan of Avon', and arguably the english language's finest writer. Here a poster for a fictitious Shakespeare Double-Bill (geddit?) - The Tempest (the storm) and Much Ado About Nothing, a storm in a tea-cup!





I have set my scene in the Fortune Theatre or Playhouse, a contemporary of the famous Globe, located outside the City of London near Clerkenwell. The plays are directed by Wilam Horzyca, one time director of the National Theatre in Warsaw and my great-uncle. https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilam_Horzyca&prev=search
'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing' is printed in a strictly limited edition of 50. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Heritage acid-free cartridge paper and measures 30 cm wide by 42 cm high (A3, a standard frame size!). The print is signed and numbered by the Artist and posted out in a stiff cardboard tube.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Norwich Pubs


A new limited edition screen print, designed especially for Norwich-based print collective Print To The People's Year in Print scheme. 


'Norwich Pubs' is a celebration of the public houses, inns, taverns, alehouses, tap-rooms, watering-holes & shabeens of old Norwich city, a town that once famously had a church for each week of the year and a pub for each day! Some are still very much in existence, others lost in the mists of Time, remembered only (if at all) by plaques in the pavement or by the names of Streets (Golden Dog Alley, Flower Pot Yard, Lobster Lane, Queen of Hungary Yard, etc., etc..)

http://paulbommer.bigcartel.com/product/norwich-pubs








Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Stiffkey Stores

The letterpress flyer I designed for the sumptuous and delightful Stiffkey Stores, at Stiffkey on the stunning north Norfolk coastline.


The design shows an image of the counter and top there, made from old wooden fruit-crates, laden and filled with beautiful things - great coffee, delicious cakes, flowers, books, toys, bags, &c, &c.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Diamond Anniversary

An invitation I designed and printed to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of my lovely parents-in-law. Congratulations Pat and Chas!

A swan as symbol of their graceful journey through life, the flower in its bill for love's blooming and the crown for its nobility.


Year in Print - Proofing & Printing


A great day colour mixing, proofing and laying down the first two layers (of three) of a new limited edition screen print for the Year in Print scheme. Many thanks to Jo Stafford, Paul McNeill & Toby Rampton at Print to the People in Norwich!

Can you guess the theme? Hope to print the final, outline layer later this week.






Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Bacchus


My latest mini-print shows Bacchus, Roman god of Wine and Vineyards, with a quote from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
'Come, thou Monarch of the Vine, Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne! In thy Vats our cares are drowned, with thy grapes our hairs be crowned.'


This three colour print measures 20 cm square and is printed in a strictly limited edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist and is part of a series of Shakespeare inspired mini-prints (see also Where the Bee Sucks, Puck and Cupid). Part of Shakespeare 400. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Cupid


My latest mini-print shows Cupid, spirit of Love, with a quote from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
'If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, that breathes upon a bank of violets, stealing and giving odour!'


This three colour print measures 20 cm square and is printed in a strictly limited edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist and is part of a series of Shakespeare inspired mini-prints (see also Where the Bee Sucks, Puck and Bacchus). Part of Shakespeare 400. The perfect gift to the love of your life, perhaps?