Le Clan Pompeux – Wood Prints

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As I had mentioned earlier this summer, I am planning on launching a new series of prints and tees available for purchase (thanks for your patience) and in preparation, I wanted to share my original post to serve as the clam and pleasant post, before the storm! :) Here you go… First of all, I want to thank you all for the great response, great comments and wonderful emails I’ve received. It only pushes me to work harder, improve and learn new things! Since my last identity project for Locos Por Juana (post here) , I noticed many of you, like me, enjoy seeing the whole process and work behind a finished project. So, today I want to share one of my latest adventures. Although this was a personal project/experiment at first, it has evolved into something bigger that I will soon share with you. Hope you enjoy it!

As I have mentioned before, documenting my step-by-step process when working on projects not only gives me a new and improved perspective on my work, but it has turned into a fun compliment to something I already love doing PLUS, thanks to this blog, it has become a window into that sometimes extenuating, definitely sleepless but wonderful world us designers live in – or tend to create when working ;)

These ‘portraits’ are part of a collection I have been working on for quite some time already. Not only I wanted to create unique pieces but I also wanted to experiment with new mediums that would allow me to compliment the style of work I had in mind. I researched numerous Civil War, Revolution and History books and sites looking for that perfect fit, or that one element that would make everything click. (In case you didn’t know, I am a sucker for anything vintage). Everything feel into place thanks to some irony, a small dose of dark humor, and a fair share of retouchin’. Yet I was still missing that final piece to my self-created puzzle, the medium that in my opinion would make these POP! Yes I said pop ;)

And then, I was presented with the opportunity to finally produce these pieces in a small limited quantity. I took part on an international art exchange with amazing ├╝ber talented designers, artists and friends. Still wanting to make them my own and based on the concept I had in mind, I chose to produce them on 9″x12″ wood boards. After some research, lots of testing and a few days and nights worth of work, I produced the first four pieces from the series! I got so into this project that I moved onto shirts and wood & canvas prints. If you like them, feel free to contact me, an online store is coming soon.

Math at the Lumber Store

Math at the Lumber Store

Next step, selecting the medium/wood

Next step, selecting the medium/wood

Oh! and had to be light and easy to mail...

Oh! and had to be light and easy to mail...

Thanks Bud!

Thanks Bud!

It starts as a huge panel...

It starts as a huge panel...

more cutting...

more cutting...

And finally, 9x12s ;)

And finally, 9x12s ;)

Typeface research and selection. Always fun.

Typeface research and selection. Always fun.

Test prints...

Test prints...

More test prints...

More test prints...

Prints

Prints

After a few tests, time to trim!

After a few tests, time to trim!

After a few tests, time to trim!

After a few tests, time to trim!

Print / Transfer process

Print / Transfer process

Drying and waiting...

Drying and waiting...

Drying

Drying

Dry and ready!

Dry and ready!

A closer look

A closer look

Perfect width and weight!

Perfect width and weight!

Next step, get them ready to ship!

Next step, get them ready to ship!

Packing...

Packing...

Ready to go.

Ready to go.

Le Clan Pompeux!

Le Clan Pompeux!

First four released!

First four released!

And why not make some tees...

And why not make some tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees...

Le Clan Pompeux tees...


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