The Print Project aka Nick Loaring and his creative career have taken a varied path inspired by music, skateboarding and the opportunity to work with great people.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Nick Loaring – a letterpress printer based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. I design and print my own posters, prints and books and work with a range of clients in the music, art & cultural sectors. I also run letterpress workshops.
Did you study a creative subject? If so, what and where?
I got out of school at 16 and wanted to design record covers and skateboards after being inspired by the graphics of Jeff Nelson (Dischord Records), Jim Phillips (Santa Cruz Skateboards) and David Carson (Transworld Skateboarding), so ended up studying a BTEC Graphic Design at Stafford College and then many years later decided to go back and do an HND in Graphic Design at Calderdale College which lead to a full time job working as a Graphic Designer.
What printmaking techniques do you work with?
What inspires you?
Working with great people, music, skateboarding and reading books.