Cinema Francais PrintAndy Smith
'Cinema Francais' screen print by Andy Smith.
Measures 47cm x 62cm.
Printed on GF Smith Colorplan
Signed and numbered in an edition of 80.
Text printed in blue and reads: Michel Ciment, Nicolas Klotz, Catherine Breillat, Jean-Michel Frodon, Eugene Green, Agnes Varda. Le Cinema Francais, The Legacy of 68.
The artwork of Andy Smith has at its core a sense of optimism and humour. This collection of work by the award winning illustrator revels in this and explores the theme of popular jokes, one liners, gags and puns.
Born and raised amongst the muddy fields of Norfolk, Andy Smith studied illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. Graduating in 1998 he established a client list of advertising, publishing and editorial clients including Orange, Mercedes, McDonalds, The Guardian, Expedia, Sony, Vodafone, Random House and Penguin Books, directing Run London a commercial for Nike in 2000. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism and all are executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. Quirky characters find themselves in absurd situations, often with a large piece of lettering nearby. When not producing commercial work for clients Andy can be found in the studio screen printing books and posters about Fatty, the Target People and the Hot Dog. He has exhibited in the UK, USA, France and Australia. He lives and pretends to work by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex. His favourite colour is blue.