Posts Tagged ‘Editions’

Mapping Post-digital Practice

Laidler, P. (2018) Mapping Post-digital Practice in the Graphic Arts, Printmaking Today, Vol 27 No 2 Summer, p.15 ISSN 0960 9253 Article Intro It has been suggested by a range of established commentators that digital technology may have potentially created a ‘mental change’ within the creative process of making images and objects. Although this statement […]


Post-digital Today

Many thanks to The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland for hosting an exceptional conference in December 2017. The team at the Wrocław School of Printmaking invited a range of speakers including artists, theoreticians, researchers and students to comment on the topic of Post-digital Printmaking. The event also included a number […]


This still means something. This is important.

This years miniature print is underway for the MA Printmaking course at UWE. Part continuation of last years 3D printed potato model (of Devils Tower) and part sketch for creating a billboard series of laser engraved film locations.


Postdigital Print Conference

            In December I will be attending and speaking at the Post-digital printmaking. Redefinition of print Conference in Poland. The conference is hosted at the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. The conference is a continuation of the numerous events […]


Madrid Symposium

The short video above offers an overview from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. I was invited by the two partners for a week long symposium in April 2017 […]


Speaking through the eyes of machines

  Next week (25th -28th April 2017) I will be speaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. The week long invitation is part of an international seminar that builds […]


Collaborative Print Practice

Laidler, P (2017) Collaborative Print Studio, g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine (www.grabadoyedicion.com), ISSUE 55, pp 27 – 40 ISSN 1886-2306.   The article Collaborative Print Studio in the March 2017 edition of the ‘g & e Print and Art Edition Magazine’ discusses the concept of the master printer and the collaborative model within the discipline […]


Looking through the eyes of machines as humans

Laidler. P (2016) Mapping a Mental Change: Beginnings and departure points, Working Proof, No2, pp 59 – 62. Looking through the eyes of machines as humans is a publication that has been developed and produced by myself as part of an academic role at UWE. The publication was initiated as part of an international student […]


This means something. This is important.

‘I can’t describe it, what I’m feeling and what I’m thinking, this means something! This is important’ are the words of Roy Neary played by the actor Richard Dreyfuss in the 1977 science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In the film Neary is depicted as an adult who never really grew up, […]


Students who have looked through the eyes of machines.

The digital version of the Looking through the eyes of machines as students publication is now (and finally) available to view on issuu. The publication includes work from fifteen selected students across three different Graphic Arts based programmes in Art and Design at UWE (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) and sixteen students […]


Gallery Twenty Two

  The international student print exchange exhibition #Looking Through These Eyes Of Machines As Students was recently exhibited at Gallery Twenty Two in Bristol. The reception was well attended on the opening night with lots of positive discussion and commentary about the printed work and the forthcoming student publication – not to mention a couple […]


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 […]


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  


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 […]