Kate has worked as a Printmaker & Illustrator for over fifteen years from a makeshift print studio in Paddington. A silkscreen obsessive, her early studies in Printed Textiles fuelled her inherent love of colour & pattern which continually provide the basis for the majority of her work. The kind of printing she is inspired by relies on chance, hiccups and happy accidents. Technically her practice is self taught, experimental and continually evolving.
Commercially she is renowned for her music-related sleeve artwork, most notably for a long standing relationship with The Chemical Brothers. Non-commercially she continues to explore the silk-screen process, its tactile nature and subtle nuances providing the many graphic characteristics typical of her one-off pieces and hand-screened Editions.
Past Clients Include..
180 Amsterdam, Apple, M&C Saatchi, Pentagram, SonyBMG, Virgin Records, EMI Music Publishing, Creative Review, Nike, Dries Van Noten, Levis, Penguin Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, The Guardian & Observer, Wired US, Stussy, Adidas Originals, V&A, ‘+81 Japan’, Bloomberg Financial, IDEA Magazine.
© Kate Gibb 2013
The silkscreen process departs from its traditional commercial roots, (as a print process used to create multiples of a chosen image) & takes on a unique appearance of its own as the ink applied becomes multilayered, over printed & mis-registered.
By documenting this process it becomes a graphic reminder of what gets lost along the way, the outcome often being a far cry from the initial applications.