Stop flooding my record collection is an exhibition organised by our neighbour and good friend Gabriel Woodmansey of Spew Corp. The exhibition asks the contributors to create replacement jazz record covers for a collection destroyed in the recent floods in Brisbane.
For our submission we decided to go a bit experimental with letterpress. With a little help from a friend (and many prototypes), we laser cut a vinyl record which we then mounted onto a wooden block. We used this as a plate to print 180 limited edition prints. Each sheet was hand fed on a Chandler & Price Hand Platen (built sometime in the mid 1800s), with half printed in neon orange ink and the other half in neon pink. The resulting prints are a bit rough around the edges but we managed to create an impression that captures both the grooves in the record and our laser cut design.
The prints will be available at the exhibition and we’ve let the ink dry on the record which will be on display during the show for those that are curious.
The opening night is this Friday 6 May from 6pm at Smiley McSlidey – 124 Nicholson St, Brunswick East, Victoria. So if you are in Melbourne come along and check it out!
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