artist, designer and printmaker
Celia Hart

Celia Hart

February 2023

Linocut illustration for DukesHill

Last summer Springetts Brand Design asked me to create a large linocut illustration to be part of the rebranding of DukesHill, a long established company supplying high quality artisan foods.

In an online meeting I was introduced to the Dukeshill marketing team and together we came up with 'a slice of the Shropshire countryside' which could be used as a wide landscape illustration.

Once everyone was happy with the design I carved it into the lino block.

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I used a dark ink (mixed from Prussian Blue and Van Duck Brown which I find easier to work with than Black ink) to ink the block and take proofs on Japanese paper for scanning.

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After scanning and editing, my final illustration was supplied as a black and white digital file. The design team used this to create the new branding in a dark teal green colour.

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The illustration is printed on DukesHiil's new cardboard delivery boxes, thank you to Springetts Brand Design for the photos.

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And details can be used on the DukesHill web site, marketing emails and gift cards.

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Sandringham Estate Lavender

In spring last year I was asked by Peter, at Windett Design, to produce a linocut illustration for the packaging for Sandringham Estate's lavender products. The design is similar to my Lavender Hare design, but without the hare and with the iconic north-west Norfolk coastal landscape as the background.

The lavender products are now available in the Sandringham Estate shop (not yet in the online shop, hopefully they will be this year)

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The design started life as a sketch which after approval by the design team, I carved into the lino block.

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I inked the block with a dark colour mixed from Van Dyke Brown and Prussian Blue. I very rarely use black as I find the coloured inks much easier to work with.

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The final artwork was going to be digital and in specific 'spot colours', so I needed a clean dark print to scan in black and white (greyscale)

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This is the final digital two colour artwork I supplied for the designers to use for the packaging for the six different products made from lavender grown on the Sandringham Estate.

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