‘Muhammad Ali - Yellow’ is a Silkscreen Print by graphic designer Jake. Printed onto 300gsm Fabriano 5 paper, and featuring deckled edges, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed by the artist.
Falmouth University graduate and full-time graphic designer Jake Jeffries has turned his sharp graphic sensibilities towards print making. Using clean, hard lines, minimalist compositions and monochrome palettes, Jeffries has followed in the footsteps of Pop Art giant Andy Warhol, by translating the iconic into print to create a cult classic.
‘Muhammad Ali - Yellow’ takes a tongue-in-cheek photograph of the famous boxer’s face as its starting point: Ali stares out of the image, eyes wide and mouth agape as if in surprise.
Using only grey-scale shades, Jake contrasts the image with a sunshine-yellow background, adding streaks of polka-dotted yellow splashes to the portrait itself, as if heat-sensitive. The piece is rich with allusion, as traces of Warhol and Lichtenstein saturate the image to create a visually arresting print.