Wednesday, 12 March 2014

'Up Helly Aa' limited edition print

My 'Up Helly Aa' illustration is now available to buy as a high quality giclĂ©e print in a limited run of sixty all signed and numbered.  More info here.




Tuesday, 4 March 2014

ARTCRANK print

I've just collected my last remaining ARTCRANK prints from the 2013 London exhibition so they're available in my shop now!




Wednesday, 19 February 2014

'Woody Guthrie's New Years Rulins' illustrated book

Finally after what seems like a month of staring at the soulless hideous void that is InDesign my first ever book is printed and available to buy!  Well I say my book - it's mostly the brilliant words of Woody Guthrie accompanied by my illustrations - but you know I'm pretty excited about it.

'At the end of 1941 folk musician Woody Guthrie wrote thirty three inspiring rulins (resolutions) for the following year. They still stand-up as a an excellent set of ideals to try and live by. In an attempt to motivate myself in 2013 I decided to draw one of Woody's rulins every day during January.

This book compiles all of the rulins and illustrations. Rulins include;
'Work More and Better'
'Take Bath'
'Eat Good - Fruit, Vegetables, Milk'
'Drink Scant - if any'
'Wear Clean Clothes - Look Good'
'Learn People Better'
'Stay Glad'
'Dream Good'
'Save Dough'
'Dance Better'
'Love Everybody'
'Make Up Your Mind'

The book is seventy pages and measures 210mm x 148mm (A5). The cover is 300gsm full colour on the outside with a gloss laminate to protect it. The paper inside is 120gsm white matt printed all in black and white (high quality) throughout.'

I'll even draw Woody in your copy (or on an accompanying photo if you prefer) if you add a note to your order requesting one.  

Click here to buy one.














Thursday, 13 February 2014

'Giallo Uccello' linocut print

Giallo Uccello' is the second in a series of linocut prints I'm making throughout 2014. I intend to make one every fortnight and print very limited numbers of each. They will be inspired by my favourite things so broadly speaking; horror, folklore, cinema, comics, nature, the occult, cryptozoology, flora and fauna.

'Giallo Uccello' is broadly inspired by a memorable scene in Dario Argento's 'Profondo Rosso' movie.

Click here for more info.





Wednesday, 5 February 2014

'Madame Cthulhu' linocut print

'Madame Cthulhu' is the first in a series of linocut prints I'll be making this year.  I intend to make one every fortnight and print very limited numbers of each. They will be inspired by my favourite things so broadly speaking; horror, folklore, cinema, comics, nature, the occult, cryptozoology, flora and fauna. 

'Madame Cthulhu' is a [not-so-good] working title for the piece; I prefer the following lines that were spinning around my head when I was cutting the lino but they're a little too long for a title;

'People said she came from the sea.
I always felt the sea came from her.'
 
More info here.

The more observant amongst you will notice we're more than two weeks into 2014;  I have a small back-log of prints to put onto my shop.  It's the most joyless part of the process hence the delay...




Friday, 31 January 2014

'The Man Who Wasn't There' illustration

For all of his massive life failings (West Ham supporter) James Howard has conjured up some amazing art projects in his time and his latest is my favourite yet.  Draw Coen Brothers Characters has inspired contributions by a motley bunch of illustrators and designers including the likes of Stanley Chow and Jonathan Edwards.   Typically I went down a road less travelled by illustrating a piece inspired by 'The Man Who Wasn't There'.  Warning: contains mild spoilers and Billy Bob Thornton veers off slightly towards Lee Marvin and David Byrne.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

More January goodness!

All orders for the rest of January will come with an original illustration of whatever you want me to draw.  Drawn on postcards in dipping pen and Indian ink with additional ink wash here are a couple of examples to inspire.  

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MatPringle

I'm going to be making a new linocut print every fortnight in 2014 as well; the first one is done but I'm in Margate for a few days so there's been a delay with getting it online.  Each print will be from a small run of twenty and also be very cheap.  I may even do a yearly subscription thing which will be even cheaper.  More to follow...