Image – letterpressmonster.com
Ian Gabb works as a technician at the Royal College of Art whilst also being a master of his craft. He creates wonderful and well executed prints. I am particularly drawn to his use of color and the effects he created through layering.
In an interview with ‘Its Nice That’ he stated that printing “can be time consuming” and that is part of the reason he thinks “its so good, because it forces people to slow down, it forces them to think about the words in their hands and the rhythm that they have.” I find this a really interesting way of looking at this particular creative field. Looking through images of his work definitely encouraged me to explore this field further.
The use of bright colors that are sometimes very highly contrasting with one and other seem to work really well together. This messy, yet neat style is very appealing.