Prints for sale!

http://matthewbrazier.bigcartel.com/

I now have a bigcartel shop where you can get your hands on some giclee prints or hand pulled screen prints!

There are some artist proofs of some sold out prints I’ve had at Gallery1988, as well as some old screenprints from my back catalogue on the cheap. Everything is signed and numbered.

At the moment I only ship to the UK, shoot me a message if you’re outside the UK and interested.

Please tell all your friends! Great summer presents!

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Books on show!
Hello! To anyone in Scotland, get yourselves down to the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh to check out some amazing books and things from some very talented people.
Mine’s the one in the bottom left of this photo, the beaten up, dejected looking boxer.
Details below, (and do check out the blog of Kalopsia Collective, great stuff!)

kalopsiacollective:

So many lovely books and there are more to come at Octavo Fika 3! 
This time Octavo Fika will be held at Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo PlaceEdinburghEH1 1EYOn July 29th-30thBetween 10am - 5pm

Books on show!


Hello! To anyone in Scotland, get yourselves down to the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh to check out some amazing books and things from some very talented people.

Mine’s the one in the bottom left of this photo, the beaten up, dejected looking boxer.

Details below, (and do check out the blog of Kalopsia Collective, great stuff!)

kalopsiacollective:

So many lovely books and there are more to come at Octavo Fika 3! 

This time Octavo Fika will be held at 
Forest Cafe, 
3 Bristo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 1EY

On July 29th-30th
Between 10am - 5pm

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Drive. Screenprint.

Here’s my final and ultimately unsuccessful entry into this year’s D&AD Illustration Student Competition. The deadline and results were a while ago, but I’m just starting to organise my file folders and clearing things out post assessment hand-in (and competition rules said they didn’t want finals going up online before the results were announced).

The Brief was to create a portrait for Little White Lies magazine of one of the main characters from their list of 5 ‘best’ films of 2011. The choices were Black Swan, Drive, The Tree of Life, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Super 8. I chose Drive. The Brief called for a straightforward depiction of the main character, but I thought that a bit too restricting. I thought that if I just drew an image of Ryan Gosling, and D&AD received hundreds of drawings of Ryan Gosling, there wouldn’t be much to set my work apart. So, I decided to construct his face out of Mustang car parts (apparently I like making faces out of other images)

The character doesn’t have a name, and cars are obviously a huge part of the film, so I thought this image made him seem anonymous, a bit cold, and it contains various other objects from the film - there’s a hammer, a bullet, a watch (and more) within the car parts. I wanted to make an image you’d have to look at for longer than just a drawing of his face.

Unfortunately, I suppose that really wasn’t what they were looking for, so it didn’t get shortlisted or nominated or anything. Disappointed, but to be expected - it was a little bit of a risk. Two of my very talented classmates did get nominated however, and you can see their work on their own blogs http://rupertsmissenillustration.tumblr.com/ and http://staceyknights.tumblr.com/

I was happy with my image, and it will hopefully be up on the wall at my Degree Show, but in a much larger format. I screenprinted a run of 25 of these images, and they’re A2 in size. They will be available to buy (and will hopefully sell) at the show, I just need to work out how much to price them at. I’ve never been good at that. Don’t want to overprice them as I want to sell them, (I have no room for them), but then I would like to make my money back on the expense of having to reprint acetate that the print technicians at uni got wrong.


Here’s the initial A4 print, how the image looked with the magazine logo on it, and a photo of the A2 print. It was too big to scan, and I’ve always wanted to have a photo holding a print like that, makes it seem artier, ha.

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Screen Print

Making *slight* progress with my boxing images project.

Think it’s fair to say I’d lost my way completely with this project. Must’ve had 12 different tutors/guest tutors/visiting illustrators suggest different ways of working/saying they didn’t like different approaches I had been doing. Really didn’t know who to go with, and it left me not knowing what I wanted to do, and I kinda lost sight of what I’d originally intended.

The other day I wanted to screen print a large version of my Drive D&AD entry in preparation for our end of year show, but there’d been a mixup with the printers, and the technician had printed off someone else’s work on my acetate. Seeing as I didn’t have anything with me that day as I’d wanted to screen print, I decided to chuck together some of the drawings I had on my desk, and this booklet type thing was born. I hadn’t originally intended to make a narrative or a sequential thing at all, but all the separate elements I had sort of made a mini story of a fight, I guess.

It got some positive feedback from a couple of tutors, which was surprising, but I’m just glad that I may have found a resolution for this project. It’s not what I originally had in mind, but if it works, I’ll go with it. Really disappointed it’s taken me this long, and got so close to hand in to figure this out, I really should’ve planned it better.

These are my initial pages. Lots of rough drawings and some pages don’t work, so hopefully I can redo them tonight and screen print again at some point this week!

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! What pages don’t work? What kinda do?

Cheers

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