To be honest, my girlfriend is tired of me using the expression 'to be honest' and 'frankly' and 'basically', which basically, to be honest with you, I find it frankly appalling. But, to be honest with you, I am over social media. I am frankly addicted to it. It is a great way to share the small stories of your day and the little wins of your business but it is fluff in my opinion. The only thing I can say in it's favour is that if a picture tells a thousand words then it is a very succinct message to people out there - telling them what you do and what you aspire to.
By all means have a look at our two accounts, some of which gives you a portal into what I am looking at but by no means am I done with the blog.
And, on another front, I would love some help from my blog readers. I cannot decide which of my two designs I prefer for my latest pocket square. If you could be so kind as to leave a comment below, perhaps it will help me make a final decision.
Any comments are more than welcome but do keep them constructive. The genesis of this new pocket square has come from Norman Lindsay's water colours (which I will discuss later) and John Keat's poem 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' both of whom have created works that have left a lasting impression on me.
We worked with a German illustrator in Cologne who has been so supportive in going back over the work until we were satisfied. We are now down to the last two iterations and I am looking forward to putting this new work into production.
The work started as a series of pencil illustrations which over time have been modified until we were happy. Once this process was completed, the illustrator, a man called Christian, spent a number of days vectorising the graphic until the entire process was shifted from a pencil drawing into an Adobe Illustrator file.
Eventually the design will be sent to our silk screen printers who will then transform the design into 6 different screens which will then be printed on layer by layer until the final silk is ready at which point the dye is set by a process of steaming the silk. This is a very laborious process and accordingly we will be charging more for these pocket squares.
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