Printmaking for Web Design


Crane Print

The crane print was designed during a workshop taught by visiting artist, Elise Ferguson.  It was made by carving the design into a linoleum block.  Once completed, the carving was covered using a rainbow roll of blue, black, and gold ink and was then pressed onto rice paper to create the print seen above.  While my print is fully representational of a crane, Ferguson’s work is abstract in nature.

While I make abstract images – things often begin to resemble “something.” Occasionally creating illusionistic space or a composition that appears representational.                      –Elise Ferguson

Prints like these can be displayed as works of art or can be used as backgrounds or patterning for logo work or web design. I have taken a pattern from this print and used it to create a background for a previously designed logo used in the dreamweaver assignment.

The pattern was taken from the moon seen on the crane print.  I first layered it behind my original logo “Eat More Cake” but the background was white and did not fit with the theme colors of the website created in dreamweaver.  Using color “eeeee” I filled the background of the pattern to match the background on the website and I brought the opacity of the print down to 64% to make the logo more pronounced.  Then the complete logo work was imported into the index file using dreamweaver and is shown in the images below.

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 4.27.34 PMScreen Shot 2017-04-05 at 4.29.09 PM


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