The typeface / final prints
Layers / colours and registration
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 :