Hannah Dollery, a recent transplant from New Zealand to London, is a graphic designer who wanted to stand out in the CV crowd—why not print on a tea towel?
As part of a recent job I had to go through hoards of CVs to choose people to come in for an interview. I found many of them didn’t catch my eye and, in a creative environment, this wasn’t really ideal. I wanted to create something that people wanted to keep, surprised them when they viewed it, and made them interested to contact me.
I had never silk screened anything, but I had done some letterpress printing. I had read a couple of articles on the process, but it was all pretty new to me. A friend of mine, Amy Pyle, who is a wonderful textile designer, helped me with the printing of the tea towels. We had a couple of problems with the fine lines which I had used to create some of the patterns, and we solved this by being patient while pushing the ink through. It was great to use silk screen and I will definitely be using it again.
As it was a small production run, if I were to do it again, I would do about 50 more!
Patience is a virtue and a great asset for those who can afford the time—and most of the time, the extra time is well documented within an exceptional result.
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.