Clothes Pins Print

ianphillipsillustration-framed clothespegs

Clothes pins make me think of dress shirts and bed sheets, frozen in the shapes of a windy afternoon. Memories from years long gone.

I bought a box of them at an antique store on a recent visit to Winnipeg. I found the exaggerated textures of the wood attractive, similar to the frame in the above photo; the results of weathering and the passage of time. When I got home I obsessively began drawing pictures of them. I picked out my favourites and arranged them for a three colour way silk-screen print.

Now available in my Etsy Shop.

I pulled all the colours in one go – placing all three colours of ink on the screen and pulled them together. The result is that each print is unique – in most prints the inks blend together, while in some, the prints are single solid colours.

Clockwise from top left: exposing screen, applying ink, pulling the print, and the results

Clockwise from top left: exposing screen, applying ink, pulling the print, and the results

I love the variation in these prints, where the three colours of ink blend and merge into all three of the pins:

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About Ian Phillips Illustration

I am an illustrator and book designer. View all posts by Ian Phillips Illustration

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