The majority of Hugo’s work focuses around print and the physical process, he has been very passionate about print since starting at Brighton and finds screen-printing and other analogue processes some of the most enjoyable aspects of Graphic Design. He also enjoys interactive and online design, alongside Illustration, Photography and Moving Image.
The images below are in response to a summer project based around collections. Hugo describes his process:
"I responded to the brief by starting a small collection of stamps, picked up at a car-boot sale (something I would never have considered collecting). At first, relatively uninterested by the collection I was unsure how it would develop into a project. It wasn’t until I began examining each stamp that I really began to appreciate the design. I became strangely attached to the collection and it soon grew drastically in size, it was at this point I spotted the USAirmail stamp, a personal favourite from the collection. I decided the best way to commemorate its design was to simply enlarge it, split each colour layer and screen print it!"
The images above show the final outcome of this process. Once the designs had been printed they were sent to a laser cutter, where the perforations were made.
Hugo will be showing a selection of his more recent work at Now What, which will mainly consist of printed and editorial pieces. He also says, “I can be sure to say there will be more screen prints however, maybe even a few of my stamps will be on sale in the shop.”
Visit Hugo’s website to see more.