Friday, 27 April 2012


Spent the day in Hull at various companies researching the various substrates that I'm planning to use for the future Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery.

Had a great meeting with Brian Campbell of W. Campbell Engineering who specialise in the Laser cutting of metals. I've designed and reduced some of my forms to their most basic shapes, almost like a logo or symbol, and I'm planning to have them laser cut out of alluminium. It was fascinating to see how my digital files can be translated and put through to the final cutter.

The big question is how thick, how heavy?

As my show is all about the proposed new motorway running through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, I've been planning to utilise the language of roadsigns. I've been looking at all sorts of different substrates, and one option I'm particularly keen to explore is the idea of print or sticking vinyls onto the highly reflective surfaces that are found on motorway signs. It's called 'Class 2 reflective'. And I now have a few companies lined up who can provide this service.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating. I'm really enjoying hearing a bit about the development of the motorway work, and becoming more and more curious to see what you produce, Ian.
    The engineering company's work looks very interesting too.