The making of ‘You Blow Me Away’
As one of my more ambitious pieces I thought I’d open with a behind the scenes look at how my recent collaboration with photographer Jason Tozer was created.
I conceived the piece towards the end of last year and set about looking for photographers who might be able to help me realise it. Jason appeared to be the go-to man for breaking things beautifully so I dropped him a line proposing we get together. We reasoned it could be a beautiful thing but, with no real reason to make it happen, decided to let it be for the meantime. Then, in January, I was approached by the organisers of The Art Mosh – a traveling exhibition in it’s second year who wanted me to create 10 new pieces for the end of March. Suddenly I had my reason…
We got the guys over at K2 to screen print my typography onto 20 sheets of 7mm glass. Jason put up the studio and lighting hire and we holed ourselves up in his Old St studio and broke glass for a few hours. I was delighted with the results. The images, whilst at once kinetic and exciting, are also studies in the boundaries of legibility as we managed to capture the glass at various stages of destruction.
I hope you like.
I’m an undergraduate on a BA Hons course for design for print and new media, and I came across your work and thought your arrangement and executions of typography was unique. Actually I didn’t think anything my eyes just popped and my jaw dropped but if you can cause a reaction with no sound then damn you must be doing something right. I put a link of your website on my blog so people can see my influences and I was hoping if you wasn’t too busy you could have a look at my blog with some of my work on there, which involves some typography; any feedback would be grateful. Don’t stop doing what you do because you’re making people like me want to do better work.
It would be so lovely to have a desktop wallpaper-sized version of these photos. They’re amazing and would like nice as wallpaper!
I LOVE these images and indeed all of the work I’ve seen on your site. Inspiring. Are these available to buy as prints?
I also took the liberty of blogging this piece – link here – if there’s anything you’d like amending or changing, or you just don’t want to be associated with someone who still watches Columbo, just let me know.
I did manage to resist the temptation to describe it as ‘smashing’ though.
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Very nice work. Inspirational. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
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good! now do the same thing with a a Acer GN245HQ monitor
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