Rachael Cliffe Graphic Design.

I am a 25 year old hands on graphic artist & designer, type enthusiast & print addict,
with a passion for collaboration & a need to make publications, zines, prints, cards & all sorts of printed ephemera.
An overall creative being.

I like to make pieces of work that don't need explaining, just the fact that a person likes it, is all the explanation that I need.

-Currently based in the North West.

I feel that collaboration is an inevitable & necessary part of design,
so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you feel the same.

Twitter: @Rachael_Cliffe
Instagram: @rachaellou_
www.rachaelcliffe.com
rachael_cliffe@hotmail.co.uk

Etsy Shop.x

I’ve finally decided to set up my own Etsy shop to sell all of my prints, cards, tote bags & other lovely printed items on, including custom pieces.
It’s about time! I’m just in the process of setting it up & getting it up & running… It’s called ‘Pieces Of Print” 

Looking forward to getting it off the ground in the very near future!!

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#etsy  #etsy shop  #etsy store  #pieces of print  #print  #print shop  #printmaker 
Small prints.x

Just a few small lino cuts i’ve done recently…

I really like this template above, I’ve been using it for lots of cards & adding my own type in the middle to fit the occasion.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#print  #printmaker  #Lino  #Lino Printing  #lino cut 
New Type Work.x

Some of the new type pieces I’ve been working on…

Been using a lot of lyrics in my design at the moment.
I’m constantly listening to music & writing things down that I like, or strike a reaction in me.
Also as things are bit rocky in my life at the mo, some of the type i’ve been writing is a tad on the ‘downer’ side. whoooops.

— 3 months ago
#hand drawn  #Typography  #type  #handdrawn type  #font 
Off the rails.x

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I’m having a bit of a hard time recently & my mum thinks i’ve gone slightly ‘off the rails’ as she puts it.
I went on a bit of a tattoo/piercing bender a few weeks ago, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, but I did get one that’s really special to me…

I wanted to symbolise the fact I’ve just quit my job, with nothing lined up to persue my design dream…
So I drew up some type, in a phrase & took it to a local tattoo shop.

My mum hates it, but I love it.

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— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#Typography  #type  #tattoo  #tattoos  #hand drawn 
Little print shop.x

There’s this lush print shop in Liverpool, just behind the Bluecoat
called Nook & Cranny…
It’s my print shop dream to have work sold in here/have a shop myself like this in the future…

— 3 months ago
#print  #printmaker  #print shop  #liverpool  #nook and cranny 

Letterpress at The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

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Letterpress at The Bluecoat Liverpool.x

I follow the Bluecoat, Liverpool’s creative & printing hub, on twitter & I am a member of the printing facilities there, I regularly use the screen print beds to create new work.

They have screen print facilities, etching & litho facilities.
& they now have their own letterpress facilities too! Which I’m really excited about using. They’ve set up their own collective, called “Juniper Press”

I went down to the open day the other week to have a gander…

It’s cost me £30 to join up to use the facilities! They haven’t got a huuuuge selection of woodblock type, but it’s really going to be great to be around letterpress again.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#letterpress  #woodblock type  #Typography  #graphic design  #print  #printmaker 

Manchester Print Fair at MadLab 12/4/14

— 3 months ago

Inprint print fair at Hause. 16/3/14

— 3 months ago
Apologies & more print fairs.x

Once again I’ve been ignoring my tumblr page which I apologise for…
Things in my life have not been going great the last few months, things have been a bit of a mess
in my personal & work life.
But in an attempt to get myself back on track I’ve quit my job in order to persue my design dream full time…
So I will be posting a lot more often from now on…

The last few weeks I’ve attended 2 print fairs…

The first was in Liverpool at Haus in the Baltic Quarter held by the lovely Inprint ladies once again.



For some reason this print fair didn’t go well at all for myself. I was so disheartened at the end of the day from it.
However I did meet a really lovely print maker- Alex Young who specialises in Lino cuts.

twitter- @alex__prints 

Then the weekend just gone I went to The Manchester Print Fair held in the Norther Quarter at MadLab on Edge Street.

I had such a great day!
It was great to interact with a different group of printmakers & designers. Also the vibe in Manchester just seems really different to liverpool, more creative & cultural. It seemed the crowd were more willing to give my design the time of day.

I haven’t got any more print fairs coming up as of yet…
but watch this space!!!

— 3 months ago
#print  #printmaker  #screen print  #lino print  #letterpress  #print fair  #Typography  #woodblock type  #graphic design