Ta da, a papercut for Indica

Our latest commission, delivered today, was for Indica, a beautiful shop in St Peter Port, Guernsey. It is packed with homewares, art and gifts, which are handpicked by Amie, who asked us for the papercut.

Ta da, the finished article
Ta da, the finished article

We were pleased with it, but the main reason for sharing it with you is to give you some idea of how to go about a paper cut. We’ve been a bit screen-print crazy recently, what with the Arts Sunday workshop and all, but papercuts are the starting point for all of our screen prints.

They start off as sketches, drawn in reverse, which we then cut, using a scalpel.

First cuts, Indica commission
First cuts, Indica commission

Album cover design

Research for this latest project was easy — it involved listening to Jack McGahy’s songs over and over again. And he’s good!! (Though he is family, so we’re bound to like him.) He describes his music as folk pop and his tunes are extremely catchy.

Scary Love by Jack McGahy
Scary Love by Jack McGahy

So the album is called “Scary Love” and the design is Hammer-Horror style. Have a listen: http://jack-mcgahy.bandcamp.com/track/scary-love

And if you want to hear him live he is playing at our studio launch, 7th September, 2:30-6:30 at the Studio, Rex Stationers building, Ruette Bray, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Everyone welcome.