Lasercut Loveliness: Ian Penney’s Filigree Collection

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We have collaborated with paper artist Ian Penney to create the Filigree collection, an exquisitely dreamy quartet of lasercut Greeting Cards.

The Filigree collection is a dazzling interplay between the delicate and the bold, as the intricate lace-like lasercutting is drenched in punchy block colours that contrast crisply with the background. The resulting silhouette effect is simply sublime, particularly when the cards stand open and shadows add an extra dimension to the designs.

The cards feature matching illustrated panels on the reverse, for writing messages… although we think that handwriting peeking through lasercut looks really rather lovely! Either way, these cards truly do justice to Penney’s striking original artwork. Have a look:


See Filigree on the Roger la Borde Website

Visit Ian Penney’s Website

The Amazing Visible City exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers

Species of Space exhibition

Species of Space : The Amazing Visible City

2 - 9 April 2016

Time: 10am - 6pm each day excluding the 3 and 4 of April

Price: Free

Laser cut paper art by Robert Powell

Robert Powell - Species of Space

In partnership with Edinburgh Science Festival, for one week only, exhibiting artist Robert Powell will take up residency in Gallery 2 of Edinburgh Printmakers during opening hours for a durational laser cutting demonstration.

Edinburgh Printmakers’ second gallery space will be converted into a temporary artist’s studio where Robert will work to complete his most recent artwork Species of Space. Throughout this event, the artist will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss laser-cutting paper techniques, and answer any questions about the exhibition and his practice. Come along for a personal insight into this fantastic machinery and to find out more about the themes presented in the exhibition 'Species of Space'.

Robert will also be giving a talk on 1st April to discuss his inspiration and wider artistic practice.​

mekkit are proud to be supporting the exhibition through laser hire and guidance.

Species of Space exhibition

Robert Powell - Species of Space

Scott Campbell: Cut Currency «


Scott Campbell: Cut Currency «:
Currency art, tattoo art, skulls, dollars


Originally from New Orleans, but now living and working in New York, Scott Campbell studies and chronicles working-class iconography commonly found in tattoo culture. His work highlights the irony within much of that imagery.

In Campbell’s cut currency works, he sources uncut sheets of dollars directly from the U.S. Mint and creates intricate sculpture-like pieces with a sunken relief effect by laser cutting the stacks of bills.

You can see more of Scott Campbell’s work on his site as well as schedule an appointment for a tattoo.
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