Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Extensions’

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 […]


Visual Speculation – with forms and words.

  I was recently invited to write and illustrate an article for the Unconventional Cinematic Adventures Magazine Beneficial Shock. Each issue sets a theme and cinematic perspective for writers and illustrators to research and create responses of an unconventional nature. The first two issues have been under the themes of food and the mind. The […]


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.


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Drawing After Digital Exhibition

An exhibition curated by Klaus Speidel that explores what ‘the digital’ means for drawing today: http://xpo.studio/project/project2/ The below quote and conference offers a range of different perspectives where artists are both utilising the associated tools and processes but perhaps more interestingly responses are extending to ‘the digital’ as a subject to coment on. Speidel’s insights […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Master’s of the Printverse

Collaborative Print Studio Project: On numerous occasions I have witnessed academics, artists, commentators and students make links between new print technologies and Science Fiction. Whether or not this is a light hearted connection it is undoubtedly a reoccurring phenomenon for example; Sci Fi and Print from Printeresting, Sci Fi inspired Workshops at MIT, RISD & Brown and Workshop […]


Copy Shop

It’s about print but it’s not a print: I think it is fair to say that we all have pivotal moments as artists / makers / printmakers – I’m referring to the liberating ones. For instance when we encounter a process, person or artwork that appears to hold our attention in such a way that it starts […]


Bleeding Pixels

Came across the artist Paul Ferragut some time ago but as this specific work is time based then maybe this is a timely post! Ferragut’s Time Printing Machine creates a pixelated aesthetic that is realized through durational deposits of ink on paper. By using a time based algorythm to drive a mechanical plotter Ferragut has devised […]


Donwoods Woods

Collaborative Print Studio Project A little over a year ago I began discussing the possibility of producing a print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood as part of CFPR Editions. A year later we were pleased to edition two new laser engraved artworks (February Holloway, 2013 & Wait here we will come for you, 2013) that later coincided with Donwood’s […]


Just Press Print

Curated Traveling Exhibition: Over the last 25 years we have seen new digital tools and processes enter the traditional domain of the collaborative print studio. These developments have, to some degree brought into question the role of the traditional print studio model if we consider the ubiquitous nature of digital resources and their impact upon […]


Typo Topography Project

Collaborative Print Studio Project: I have always had a fascination with copies, reproductions, facsimilies, replica’s, translations and multiples in the visual art’s (and beyond). Perhaps an obvious link as to why I work in print. Anyway a few years ago I was incredibly fortunate to work on a fine art digital print edition with the late artist […]