Quyen-Dinh

"I never left that certain phase in childhood when bright colours, simple shapes and bold outlines of saturday morning cartoons and colouring books were the only images that captivated children for hours" 

 

Everyone that knows me, or knows me well enough, have a fair idea how much I have a passion for Muaythai (Thaiboxing). And then you will also know how much I love a bit of art, in its various forms. So when you get the two together, I'm pretty excited!

I came across this artist with a style I've been taking an interest and liking to lately. It has a hint of Norman Keith Collins style of tattoo art, more famously known as Sailor Jerry. Which I am a great fan of. Check out Quyen Dinh's tumblr , and some of the work below.

StrongArm Press at the Bacon Factor

Print's not dead. I decided to have some fun one cold, winter evening in an old 1930's restored bacon factory...

If you like print. If you like paper. If you like typography. And you don't mind getting your hands dirty. Then this restored 1930's bacon factory is a place for you to visit. Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, I managed to get in touch with Clint Harvey, a passionate man who knows more than a thing or two about letterpress. His workshop is eye candy for those who appreciate history, wood, and heavy machinery that makes letterpress possible. This was my first visit, and my first time at practising this fine art of print. I'll definitely be back again. In the meantime, read up on what they are about, here, and have a look at the pics below of me trying my hand at it.