‘Ray’ 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, to create a cult classic. ‘Ray’ takes as its muse the legendary Ray Charles, his face reproduced in shades of black, white and grey and splashed all over with sky-blue polka dots, for stunning contrast. The piece is rich with allusion, as traces of Warhol and Lichtenstein saturate the image but, most importantly, ‘Ray’ is visually arresting: an icon in its own right.