This is a Self Initiated Project about screen printing. I was fascinated by it since the first time I learnt about it. I remember when I was a complete beginner, many things were very foreign to me and there are a lot of different things I need to be familiar with before I can even print something decent. Therefore I wanted to create something that will help beginners gain more knowledge about printing before they start their own project. Another reason I wanted a project about screen printing is because I am very interested in this practice and I want to be more skilled in it.
This set is aimed at the beginners to screen printing who have just started to experiment with it. With information regarding the paper types and colours, hopefully this would be useful in helping beginners understand how to achieve what they intended to. As people that are used to digital printing, there are so many aspects of screen printing that may be foreign to beginners. Understanding how the colours would perform is essential to printing the ideal print. It could be a better starting point for beginners to practice their skills with one less thing to be concerned about.
The aim of this project is to edit and select information about Hubble telescope and create something relevant. I chose to work on the information about how the Hubble images were made. There are four parts to this project: an information book, an exhibition guide, the case that holds them and the model of the exhibition.
Recent trends are showing a comeback for the handcraft enthusiast, with more communities emerging that emphasizes hand made. This thesis aims to examine the value of handcraft and why is it still being valued. Through an extensive research done using mainly literature, critical writings and my own experience in digital printing and print making, I identified four different topics that are significant in this discussion. First, the differentiation between handcraft and machine made is identified with the craft knowledge the craftsman holds. Handcraft also poses as an agent for craftsman to fully explore their own existence. It is a lifestyle that both the craftsman and the consumer chose to participate. Handcraft still holds value because it is a representation and symbol of humanity and individuality.
The main title page is screen printed onto black paper while the chapter pages are digital printed to emphasise the different. I also included a small book "10 minutes in a frame" to show the time frame of screen printing the main title page.