The winner of the stencil design competition hosted by Crown Paint and the Royal College of Art 2010 was Nabil El-Nayal.
The Stencil Library are responsible for cutting and retailing the winning designs so I am pleased to tell you that Nabil's design is now available for sale. It's name ' The Consequences Of A House Party' is not quite as snappy as the design.
Nabil says...‘I wanted to encapsulate that precise moment when excitement leads to an object falling, smashing and breaking, and to celebrate that moment by projecting it larger than life on the walls of many homes; therefore providing a long lasting memory of both the party itself, but also, more hauntingly, the object that is no longer’.
We say 'This is an unusual and inexpensive stencil. It's fun, on trend and an eyecatching conversation piece'.
Whilst chatting to Nabil as we decorated boards for the Crown press launch I showed him how to shade the colour through the stencil. By stencilling the outline of a shape then fading the colour to nothing at the centre you get a lighter look to the image. This technique made Nabil's design look hand painted, it is a matter of preference whether to go for a solid or varied result.
Nabil is certainly a designer to look out for. At the time of winning the stencil competition he was studying for an MA in womenswear. His graduate collection won the Womenswear Gala Award at Graduate Fashion Week. He has designed a collection for River Island, won an award from The Royal Society of Arts, has been featured by Vogue.com, Drapers and Elle and promised to make a frock for me....
See Ramdaq's fab photography showing some of Nabil's gorgeous graduate collection here
Photos from me and Crown Paint.