Self-Portrait Lino Print by Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett, aka Jagger Studio, is a graphic designer, artist and printmaker in Leeds, who did this linocut self-portrait for his new business card design. It’s a reduction print with four colors: orange, yellow, sky blue, and a darker blue. He made a mask on the linoleum block with tape to print the orange background, and I really like the effect that layer adds to the overall image.

Lino Print self-Portrait by steve Bennett

Lino Print self-Portrait by steve Bennett

Steve wrote a recent blog post about his method, which I encourage you to read. It’s useful if you want to learn a bit about masking and using an iPad in planning a print.

creating a mask on the Linoleum block

creating a mask on the Linoleum block

You can see other versions of Steve’s self-portrait on Instagram. He’s also done some excellent portraits of musicians like Thom Yorke and David Bowie.

Photos Courtesy of Steve Bennett

The Multi-Color Linocuts of Dan Howden

I recently stumbled across a short piece about the UK artist, Dan Howden in Creative Boom and immediately recognized his work from Instagram. Dan makes wonderfully detailed, multi-color linocut prints using the jigsaw technique. He’s done some prints in the last couple years, many of them with architectural themes, that are breathtaking in their complexity. In January, he had a profile in It’s Nice That where he talked in greater depth about his creative process and the future direction of his work. The articles have nice galleries of his prints to check out and you can follow him on Instagram.