Hannah Bigley recently graduated from the illustration course at Cambridge School of Art, where she began experimenting with different printmaking techniques such as: letterpress, relief printing, screen printing, etching and aquatint.
‘I enjoy the different textures that can be created with printing that aren’t often planned, for example, the way a relief print is hand pressed adds something to an image that I don’t think an entirely digital piece can.’
‘My work is generally influenced by music and film, my last project during university I recreated all the vinyl sleeves for Laura Marling’s fifth studio album ‘Short Movie’. Merging traditional printmaking techniques with digital media to fit with her folk-turned-electric album. Earlier this year I entered the D&AD New Blood Awards and won a graphite pencil for my work on the ‘Monotype’ brief – to promote a director, and their films, using only type. I chose the Coen Brothers and recreated posters and tickets using hand-drawn type to fit their ‘americana’ style films, taking colour swatches from particular scenes of each film.’
‘The latest project I am currently working on is a personal one based on the cult drama ‘This Is England’, creating relief prints of each of the characters in the latest series in the 90s ‘rave’ style.’