Paul Catherall

Paul Catherall is a London-based printmaker who uses the lino technique to create impressive geometric prints of iconic architectures and structures. His signature style consists of simplified versions of landmarks with two or three tones on the structure set against a flat, bold colour background. He works with the adage ‘less is more’ and describes his work as a pared down homage to the classic mid 20th Century poster designs. Paul Catherall was first attracted to linocut printmaking whilst studying for his degree in illustration. He enjoys the methodical, step-by-step process of lino printing and is mainly self-taught. Paul Catherall begins the lino printing process by carving a design into a sheet of linoleum with special tools of varying thicknesses. He will then cover the raised areas using high quality oil based inks and then impress it onto 100% cotton acid free paper. Paul Catherall uses this method as he finds it a relatively simple process and it is a direct form of printmaking, the downsides being that it can become quite complex and require a lot of patience.

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