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kodachrome

“They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away” -Paul Simon Kodachrome - a legend in the film world. Unpredictable, unique and unavailable since 2009 ...

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kids christmas presents

Back in 2001 I remembered from childhood the tradition of the children being allowed to take one present into the church on Christmas Day (to help try and avoid too many tantrums rather than God being genuinely interested, I suspect). The kids then came up to the front and explained ...

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logan and adam mix for dirk van dooren / aspesi

Here’s an unusual little thing. Created by myself and Mr Logan Fisher for Dirk Van Dooren inspired by cassettes Dirk had from years ago and his travels around the middle east. I think he got most of them off taxi drivers. We created ...

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new york city

New York is a funny old place. We know it so well, so intimately before we have ever even been there. It’s woven into our memories and culture through films and music and fashion and art. The first time you go there you have a strong feeling of deja vu. Steam coming ...

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gladiators

I liked Gladiators. I mean, really liked Gladiators. First of all there was American Gladiators, which was on about three in the morning after The Hitman And Her and we would wobble in from The End or somewhere equally confusing and there would be this incredible show about human strength and ...

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budweiser posters

Some old posters from back in the day when print advertising was still king.      

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doctor doctor!

Two drawings found in the back of a drawer from circa 1991.

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letterpress dance cards

A selection of letterpress cards that have come out of the iyrie! print studio over the years....

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drawing exhibition posters

These posters were produced for an exhibition celebrating the joy of drawing. Originally made on a small scale, they were then blown up to double A0 size using an old fashioned dye-line machine which used to be how they made architects blueprints. A happy side effect of this process is ...

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good santa

Ah, way back when early on in the millennium we produced this rather fun Christmas mailer. Consisting of a festive mix of treats, first of all there were two mix cds (assisted by the always reliable Mr Logan Fisher on the ones and twos) - Good Santa (proper Christmas party ...

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stop it and tidy up

It’s a chore isn’t it, the old tidying up? You get by for a while simply putting things in carefully arranged piles, but eventually it is inevitable that you have to actually have a proper sort out, which usually involves things getting in much more of a mess before putting ...

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fist of power!

Another entry from the halcyon days of the Royal College of Art. I don’t want to cast aspersions upon our willingness to take these things seriously, but this was a live brief for the Alfred Heineken Music Foundation to encourage people to take part in entering their musical scholarship scheme. ...

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where’s me keys, where’s me phone?

Well, that song could have never been written back when I got this, my very first mobile phone. It would have just been “Where’s me keys?” as the Nokia ‘brick’ was nothing if not substantial, and therefore impossible to lose. But what a great phone it was - with its ...

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royal college of art ‘time out’ postcards

It’s not easy to imagine now, what with our the Facebook and the Twitter and the Pinterest and all that, but in the days before the worldwide internet, letting people know about what was going on around town was a much more mechanical affair altogether. One of the most successful ...

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letterpress poems about air hostesses

You know those people who go on about what Dalston used to be like “before it was trendy”? Well, that's us I'm afraid. Back in the noughties we used to reside in the murky depths of E8, along with master typographer Mister Hugh Tarpey.  We had two principal forms of ...

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iyrie! remix project

One of the slightly frustrating things about all this screen printing and letterpress printing is that no matter how imaginative you are, no matter how creative you aspire to be and regardless of how much of a vision you have, the mistakes and happy accidents always turn out to be ...

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berlin late 80s screenprints

So it’s the end of the eighties, and the Berlin wall has just come down. So off we pop with our ideals, long hair and gung-ho spirit to live in what was until very recently East Berlin for a bit to go and see what’s what. An informative time of ...

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iyrie! letterpress cd covers poster

Those of you who have been friends of iyrie! for some time will be more than familiar with this format. For more years than we care to remember, we’ve been sending out cd mixes in limited editions of about 100 - 150, with handmade letterpress and/or screenprinted cd covers. This ...

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iyrie! comment card

Popular as the iyrie! cd mixes thankfully are, inevitably people come and people go, and we try and keep these things as a tight knit type of thing of about a hundred or so recipients. Not wanting to be uncharitable, but things can potentially snowball out of control on a ...

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good housekeeping

This book was something I made at the end of the eighties, when people were just starting to get into computers in a creative sense. And whilst this felt like 'the future', in its current form the future was terribly flawed. The biggest problem with the 1 megabyte monsters was ...

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waterstones bookshop photogram signage

Many moons ago when I was just a whippersnapper (I believe it was the early 1990s) I somehow contrived to be asked to design a series of signage for Waterstones book store (there was drink involved is all I remember). In those days these sorts of things used to tend ...

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gentlemen prefer blondes

This A3 screenprinted hand-bound book is printed with more colours and varnishes than it really bears thinking about.The lady in question was the star of a French perfume ad in the late 80s. The images of her face were shot from the tv screen onto slide film before being made ...

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