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Work in Progress: Koi Letterpress Plate Design
Work in Progress: Koi Pond
Letterpress Design

I have a tattoo of koi on my leg which was designed by me as my first ever thing I
designed in Illustrator, as a school project. It is rather rough, but it is a reminder of how far I have come. My daughter gave me that tattoo years ago. I have grown exponentially in skill since. I have always loved fish. My grandmother had a fish pond in her backyard when I was growing up, and I have a 1000 gallon one in mine. As another project I created for school, I had made a book for my Intro to InDesign class on Goldfish.  So, here I am 8 years later, where I own a letterpress print shop, and have created this piece. I wanted this to look like a cross between a Spoid dinner plate and a tattoo. I am currently unsure if I want to have a large photo-polymer plate of this made and print on fine art paper, probably Japanese, or if I want to continue with this as a greeting card. I was still inspired with modern day tattoo design, but I am very pleased with how this came out.  I will eventually add the printing result here, when I decide what I am going to do with this. When I do print it, I think I am going to special order French Blue ink.


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