The typeface / final prints

Layers / colours and registration

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Once my letterforms were drawn, redrawn in



Illustrator and laser cut in 3mm wood it was time



to attach them to 15mm MDF board in order to

get the right depth for the  printing pressure. The

difficult part was the registration of each

letterform as the layers need to be glued on in the

exact same positions as the rest in order to get a



perfect layered printing result.





Inspiration and designing process

The laser cut "stamps" and final prints

The colour combination was relying on the different areas in



nature I took the textures and letters from. Blue stands for the



sea and water, orange,brownish for animals, birds,..etc. and



green is for nature in general. It was interesting to see that the



blue one had to go in the middle in order to create the right



contrast between the layers.

 

All the coloures are mixed by myself with pantone picments and



medium.  On the basis of a swatch book it is quite easy to mix



them but takes a wile until you know how to do it and get the



right coloure tone.



In this image above I tried different colour combinations related



to nature, earth, water or everything together. Especially the



dark olive green one was very strong on the digital print but it



turned out to be rather boring when I "test-printed" it.



The visual summary shows a view digital prints on matt acetate



where you can see the layers working on top of each other. The



idea about the layers is still coming from my previous projects



about layers in anatomy.

Finding myself in one of our University videos, while working for my MA project. If you want to find out what I did, go to :