About Just Press P:
‘Just Press P’ has been created as an online space that engages with post digital practice in the graphic arts. In this instance the relationship with graphic arts practice relates to the discipline of printmaking and the realisation of physical artefacts in the digital age. Here the post digital emphasis does not negate the use of digital technology but seeks to consider its influence upon making and contemporary craft orientated pursuits. By embracing both physical rendering and digital thinking the blogs focus maybe best described as the period of analogue after digital.
About the Author of Just Press P:
Paul Laidler is a researcher and senior lecturer in Illustration and Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The main focus of Paul’s academic activities stem from the close relationships that exist between technology, ideas and making in the graphic arts – particularly in the area of digitally-mediated print and its many offshoots.
Paul is an artist who contributes to the critical discourse in print as a curator and arts writer, two roles that have developed from his collaborative studio productions at the Centre for Fine Print Research. Paul has published a number of peer reviewed journal articles, conference papers and is an associate editor for the Intellect Journal ‘Drawing Research Theory and Practice’. He has presented lectures at national and international venues and is the academic lead for a fine art digital print publishing practice (within UWE) entitled CFPR Editions. His artworks have also been recognised both nationally and internationally through a series of juried exhibitions and included in collections at The V & A, Tate Britain, School of the Art Institute Chicago, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, The Royal West of England Academy and The Print Centre Philadelphia.