This flickbook by Michelle Shields for Lunchtime Cinema is of Ian Jones of Colourbooth demonstrating his unique proofing process.
This documentation supports the Colourbooth mirrors:
Lunchtime Cinema in their appreciation of small local manufacturers and makers have chosen to work with Ian Jones of Colourbooth. He’s owned his own business for over 20 years; a Commercial-Artist studio that specialises in mixing colour inks by hand – matching any pantone colour perfectly, and then creating dry transfers, print proofs, and mock-up packaging. The business also offered silk-screen printing done by the now retired George Younger, a printer who was well known amongst the East London print industry. With digital printing taking over, these hands-on workers have had to either adapt or disappear, along with their unique skills, processes and materials.
Lunchtime Cinema have created a set of mirrors that document Ian’s existence using the proof process developed by Ian himself, and his hand mixed colours. Each unique mirror documents a hand-mixed colour, and the silhouette of a tool that Ian would use on a day-to-day basis. The ink is hand screened onto the mirror and then cured in his custom-made UV light bed. The tool is placed on top of the mirror interfering with the process to leave a mark, a shadow of its impermanent presence. The mark becomes the reflective surface, void of colour.
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