DesignBridge Sinterklass Horse

In early September I was approached by DesignBridge Amsterdam who wanted to commission a typographic illustration of a white horse, as a way of a seasonal thank you and gift to all their clients & staff.

Sinterklaas is based on the historical figure of Saint Nicholas who traditionally rides a white horse called Amerigo. You can check out the story on the DesignBridge blog here.

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The following images show the design development of the horse.

Once the final design was approved 3 separate woodblocks were laser etched.

Once the blocks were etched the process moved on into the Print workshops.

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There were 3 separate colours used Red, Blue & Black

Here we have a short clip of the Red one being printed.

In total there were 150 original prints of each colour.

 Blue

Blue

 Black

Black

 Red

Red

 There were also a small run of embossed horses.

There were also a small run of embossed horses.

 My personal favourite was the Black & White version

My personal favourite was the Black & White version