Matt H Booth is a freelance Designer and the 8th artist we would like to introduce you to who has created a limited edition cover for our Sketchpad range. For his cover Matt has experimented with using a minimal amount of information on the page to render a portrait of an animal.
Take a look at the full range of Sketchpads here.
We caught up with Matt to find out a bit more about him.
Tell us a bit about the idea behind your sketchbook covers?
I’ve recently created various animal portraits, experimenting with what’s the least that can be put on paper and still recognising what it is. So far these pieces have existed as full colour Gicleé prints. So having the opportunity to try out a different process more reminiscent of screen printing was interesting.
Have you used a Risograph printer before, and if yes what was it for?
I recently produced a series of single risograph prints for the music zine No Brainer, using sound data from songs to create the artwork.
Do you have any tips for artists or designers who are just starting out?
Just try things out, overlay colours, knockout colours. Just don’t be too precious about it. It’s takes practice to be ultra precise with it, and things don’t always go to plan, but that’s all part of the fun.
What are your specialisms?
I wouldn’t say I have a specialism as it’s hard to think of myself as a specialist in anything I do.
How would you describe your work?
Random. The majority of my work is created with code. The beauty of this, is that small changes in the code can take me in a totally different direction.
What inspires you?
The same as many designers/artists out there, seeing things around me.
What materials do you use?
Pen, paper, computer, wood, cotton, ceramics (soon)
Who is your favourite artist or maker?
If I could have one persons talent it would be Michael Kagan’s (michaelkagan.com). His abstract oil paintings are absolutely stunning.
What tip would you give to people about one of our products?
Get into the store and use experiment with the equipment you have, such as the laser engraver and Risograph.
Where can people see your work? Do you have a website?