‘Marilyn’ is a Screen Print by graphic designer Jake. Printed onto Fabriano 300gsm paper, and featuring two deckled edges, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed by the artist.
Falmouth University graduate and full-time graphic designer Jake has turned his sharp graphic sensibilities towards print making. Using clean, hard lines, minimalist compositions and monochrome palettes, Jake has followed in the footsteps of pop-art giant Andy Warhol, by translating the iconic into print - and what better icon to work with than Marilyn Monroe herself, the ultimate cult figurehead of graphic art. ‘Marilyn’ takes the famous face, reproducing it in shades of black, white and grey and splashing the image with large, pink, polkadots. The piece is rich in allusion and saturated with subtle references but, most importantly, ‘Marilyn’ is visually striking: a thing of beauty in its own right.