Just arrived in stock, courtesy of the wonderful print guys and gals at Static Medium - James Dean Live Forvever print. If you preordered one of these they will be on their way this week.
Edition of 25 sized at 8 x 8” and available for the princely sum of £15 from my shop.
Apropos of nothing, but I was chatting with a friend and fellow illustrator this morning about initial sketches and it reminded me that I had this image sitting on my hard-drive.
This is the rough process for my North By Northwest illustration for Gallery1988 earlier in the year (a handful of copies still available here - and with a seasonal discount!). You’re looking at my inital scribble (probably about 1” high), rough photoshop sketch to get balance of color and final art. There were more stages in between, but these I think best sell the process.
I’m a big fan of looking at other artists sketchbooks (Chris Ware and Paul Hornschemeier have both had lovely collections published). It’s a great insight into the creative process and can show an idea from it’s inception on the back of a diary page to a finished illustration. I shall be making the effort to post more sketchbook work in the new year - apologies in advance for clogging up your timeline…
Right, this is the last time I go on about the book covers. Honest. But I’ve had a bunch of requests for prints, so it would seem that there is some demand out there to have these illustrations in a nice permanent format to put on your walls.
So for a limited time - for I am fickle - you can get this, the cover illustration to the most recent Penguin edition of Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy by John LeCarre as a lovely signed giclee print. It’s up for sale at shop.matttaylor.co.uk (along with some other things that were there already)
That is all.
A weeks worth of drawing, 400 stamps and envelopes, a relatively exhaustive mailing list and the new self promo is almost ready to fly! A5 booklet folding out to an A3 poster - if you’re an art director or commissioner reading this and you want one, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Printing done by Ripe Digital (and an excellent job as has come to be expected).
I’ve not picked up a piece of lino or a cutter for about fifteen years, so this afternoon was spent on a sharp learning curve, trying not to gouge holes out of my fingers.
Anyhow, this is the first fruit of my labors - a two color lino print of Hemingway, replete with hat, beard and pipe. The ink is bit uneven (which i’ll remedy when i print a bunch of them) and i need to make a few amendments to the cut itself, but overall it turned out nice.
These will be up in my web-shop quite soon in a small edition for a knock down price.