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A Bristol Baltimore Print Exchange

This April will see an international student print exchange exhibition between MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA) and UWE (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK). Fifteen students from each University were invited to produce a print edition that would examine how technology has expanded conceptual and procedural possibilities for making prints. […]


Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s Typo-Topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass

Laidler, P (2016) Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s Typo-Topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass, Print Quarterly, Vol XXXIII / No1, pp 18-26 ISSN 0265-8305 The Journal article Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s Typo-Topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass in the March 2016 edition of Print Quarterly extends upon a case study from my PhD thesis and comments upon the […]


Looking through the eyes of machines as students

International Student Exchange Exhibition In January 2016 fifteen UWE Art and Design students were selected from Graphic Art disciplines to contribute to an international student exchange exhibition with Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) Baltimore USA. The exchange exhibition was developed as part of a touring exhibition (of US Universities between 2015 & 2017) entitled […]


Print on the wall

Curated Traveling Exhibition: The purpose of this curation project is to bring Just Press Print, a cutting-edge group exhibition from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of West England, Bristol (UWE, Bristol) to Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD; and to engage local, national, and international audiences through […]


Just Press Print in Print

  The Just Press Print exhibition publication now exists in physical form, a printed form. Link to the printed newspaper version of Working Proof: Featuring Just Press Print is now available to purchase courtesy of Newspaper Club


Press Print

Where it all began: The initial idea for the Just Press Print exhibition was inspired some 17 years ago after I attended a print exhibition by a highly acclaimed American artist at a prestigious museum in the USA. The exhibition in question would also later resonate with my research (and teaching) activity around the collaborative […]


Posting on Post-digital Printmaking

Recently been invited to exhibit my on going ‘Print is Dead series‘ (something I have written / talked about but never exhibited) in Poland at the Wrocław Academies Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation. The exhibition is in conjunction with the recent International Print Triennial in Krakow 2015  and will coincide with a symposium exploring the […]


Rewrites for Revisting.

Recent news for the news section. Had an article accepted by the journal Print Quarterly. I have been writing and rewriting this text for probably over two years, so pretty pleased for it to have found a home / house – publishing house. The narrative, title, word count and emphasis of the text has changed […]


Cocooning Cartography – a journey across a desktop

Jacked in, connected, online all the time …Cocooning! A mapping of yesterday’s desktop activity using the mouse tracking software Mouse Path.


Colourstory Collaboration Continued…

The continued collaboration with the Colourstory project has become possible after a second successful bid with REACT – through their Alumni Scheme. This time around the proposal will look to consolidate the project activity and foster further narrative based experiences that bolster the impact potential of the product. The academic collaboration includes myself with the added bonus of […]


Kickstarting a module

This academic year I had the pleasure of teaching into (then running) a 2nd year undergraduate professional practice module for UWE Illustration students. The majority of professional practice modules within the creative industries introduce students to a facet of their industry whilst enabling a broader understanding of professional life after University. This particular Illustration module had to […]


The world beyond the image

“One is playing with the world referred to by the image and the other world which is the image itself” Michael Craig Martin Some thoughts about Mr Martin’s observation on images and how they represent objects, albeit objects that we know primarily as images. Something interesting things about props: Many props are ordinary objects. However, […]


Hell Yeah!

Looks like we will be editioning another black laser engraving with the artist Stan Donwood in August 2015. When I say black I mean black paper, not a black laser – that would be pretty cool though. The laser process that I’m referring too begins with the scanning of a drawn image that is then translated […]


Chasing Petrol Stations

          A sneak preview of the next Carolyn Bunt petrol station to be developed and editioned as part of Carolyn’s on going dystopian series with CFPR Editions. The recent image was snapped in Lanzarotte adding to previous exotic destinations for capturing her source image, e.g. Argentina, Russia, Reykjavik and… Gloucester. The development of Carolyn’s Station to Station (Once […]


Do Androids dream of print?

This year was the first year CFPR Editions (officially) awarded a UWE (University of the West of England) graduate print prize. I had been thinking about involving more graduates within the editions practice after writing an article on MiAL (Made in Arts London) and their promotion of UAL graduate artwork at Art Fairs. To coincide […]


Peril Printed

  Pleased to announce that I have recently completed a new inkjet print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood as part of CFPR Editions. Donwood is best known for his work with the band Radiohead who he has created artwork for since the group’s inception in 1985. Donwood and frontman Thom Yorke met at Exeter […]


The Artist’s Multiple

Nicholas Sharp (of the Multiple Store) offers a succinct preview of the Print Edition and its cousin ‘the Multiple’. Good intro for next years students. 'THE ARTIST’S MULTIPLE…a brief history' by Nicholas Sharp, co founder of the amazing @MultipleStore http://t.co/krr5a97pin #edition #print — Paul Laidler (@palaidler) April 23, 2015


Print Peril

Will be heading across too Bath tomorrow to meet with Mr Donwood and get the ‘Peril’ prints signed before Stan leaves for Australia on the 4th May. Limited edition print 'Peril' by @StanleyDonwood now done. Will be on @CFPR_EDITIONS website soon. #radiohead #print pic.twitter.com/vQioSAVjdK — Paul Laidler (@palaidler) April 25, 2015  


“Printed’ 15”!

Mixer presents “Printed’15”! First couple of sentences will be a bit me, me… Early this year I was asked to be part of “Printed’15” – a Printmaking event organised by the Mixer Gallery in Istanbul. Therefore in June (cause I said yes) I will be speaking about producing digital print editions with artists and I’ll also […]


Working Proof

The proof of working or working proof! – Over the next few weeks / months I intend to review some of my past, current and future print related projects by producing what maybe best described as both a beginning and summary publication. In regard to the latter, the publication will consolidate some of my research […]


Fairing Well Redux:

Fairing well: Redux: Pu(bli)shing for Profit Publisher: Printeresting Co-authored: Andrew Super and Paul Laidler Continuing on the last installment’s theme of folk emerging from the Multiplied Art Fair at Christie’s (read more here), we’ll turn our sights away from the students and not-for-profits, and towards the ‘may-or-may-not-have-gone-to-school-onces’ and ‘yeah-we’d-really-like-to-turn-a-profits’. This means talking to publishers that have […]


Fairing Well

Fairing well: The university print publisher and its emerging artists Publisher: Printeresting Co-authored: Paul Laidler and Andrew Super                     The university as a producer and publisher of prints is not a new concept when we consider established US-based institutes such as Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida, (part […]


something about text and image

‘The best metaphoric analogies were the ‘graphic’ where the writers words should cause the listener to see things’. Aristotle suggested that metaphor by proportion or analogy is most significant to the visual arts. Although the word graphic has a number of definitions I thought it would be interesting to begin locating analogies (within fictional texts) that make use of […]


Nostalgic Returns

Recently had the pleasure of publishing a third fine art print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood. On this occasion I was interested in returning to our digital edition roots in inkjet printing – where it all began! After discussing this nostalgic trip Donwood decided that it would be in keeping for him to do the same. More over […]