Kōkako Come Back mono editions

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I’ve just released a new open-run of my Kōkako Come Back print in some new colourways, only available at Endemic World. The original screenprint editions of 35 sold out really quickly so for those that missed out, here’s a chance to get one. These are gallery-quality giclée prints, using UltraChrome K3 archival inks on 210 gsm matt art paper. Available in three colours that match the respective bird’s wattles – Blue for the North Island, Yellow for the South, and a new Pink edition for the baby Kōkako.

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Kākā Squadron

No matter how many times I see a Kākā screech past my window it never gets old. I get the same buzz I did as a kid watching the RNZAF Skyhawks and Strikemasters blitz past my country school. This is the second in the series of my Squadron prints, the first being the Tuī-inspired Kowhai Squadron. Now I think Tuī are nutters, but Kākā take it to the next level – they are unhinged loons. They are involved in a lot of dogfights – usually with their mates – and they seem to think everyone in the area needs to know about it.

 

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This is a 3-colour screenprint on G.F Smith Colorplan 270gsm ‘Stone’ coloured stock, hand-signed, numbered and embossed edition of 100. 550 × 550 mm.

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Walter x Greenpeace

I had the privilege of designing the poster promoting the 2013 tour of the new Rainbow Warrior – make sure you get along and check out the state-of-the-art ship!

I was inspired by the great graphic designer and typographer Cassandre, and aimed to convey the history, future, and fight of the storied Rainbow Warrior. There are two versions, a limited-run offset print, and the street version you may see around town. The typeface in the limited version is Graphik by Christian Schwartz, and for the street version I used Jockey by Type Together.

Limited-run version:

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Street version:

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Tīeke Tour

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This is the third and final individual gig poster design in the Wattlebirds seriesThe Tīeke (aka Saddleback) were unceremoniously expatriated from mainland New Zealand due to the introduction of stoats, rats and other undesirables. Fortunately they didn’t go the way of their Huia relatives, and managed to survive on islands and continue to perform their popular tunes. A mainland comeback tour may be on the cards.

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The titling font is my custom design based on the proportions of Trade Gothic. This is an A4 letterpress piece, printed by Magpie Press on 500 gsm Somerset stock, signed and limited to 70.

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Sing II

This is the second edition of my first print, Sing. It’s printed in metallic silver and white inks on black Notturno 250gsm stock and looks lush. The typefaces are all designed by kiwi Joseph Churchward, and the birds,  in their Māori and English names, are all New Zealand natives. This is a hand-signed edition of 80 – it was supposed to be 87 in celebration of certain events featuring the same digits, but quality control took priority. Available soon now from my stockists Endemic World and the others mentioned in the Purchasing section to the right.

Red man’s your neighbour, call it behaviour

The days are getting longer and warmer, and the Pohutukawa edition Kowhai Squadron has bloomed. Screenprinted in silver on red Mohawk Via Felt, signed and embossed edition of 40.

Available at Endemicworld now.

Kaimoana

Introducing Kaimoana, another letterpress print. Like its airborne cousin Chirp it features typefaces by Joseph Churchward, is printed in two colours on 500gsm Somerset board, limited to 70 copies, and printed by Magpie Press. The mix of type is different to Chirp, with some lively and playful JC fonts that exude a bustling, bountiful ocean vibe. Or maybe a fish n chip shop at the beach vibe.

Some names may be cause for debate – who calls a Kahawai a Sea-trout? Hopefully some good can come of this raging debate, by helping promote awareness that an alarming number of these species are endangered, according to Forest & Bird.

Available online at Endemicworld and in the paper at Popup Gallery in Wellys.