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Posts tagged "printmaking"
Oct 28, 2013
Woodcuts by Matsubara Naoko
The distinguished woodcut print artist Naoko Matsubara was born on Shikoku Island into an old Shinto family, and grew up in Kyoto, where her father was a senior priest.
Amazing work! More about her here.
Sep 06, 2012
Test Prints by Aesthetic Apparatus
I saw these fellas speak this spring and forgot to post about their test prints — when they screenprint posters, they use the same sheets of paper to test their new screens, they layers of which result in these unpredictable collage images. They then sell these prints as one-of-a-kind art pieces:
All test prints are one-of-a-kind (monoprint) products of the screen printing process and are signed and editioned “1/1.” Because these prints serve a very specific, conventional function before they are crowned “beautiful”, there may likely be bent corners, smears, scuffs, dirt or all of the above on any test print. This is evidence of the print’s previous life and is considered a “character building” part of the process.
I tried to pair prints with similar imagery together so you can see the different results. What’s interesting to me is that it’s obvious that these test prints influence their more intentional designs — I had to check as to whether this Explosions in the Sky poster was a test print or not!
Also, a great example of selling by-products/artifacts of your process.
(Thx Kate for reminding me of their work.)
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
Anatomy of a Linocut
Here is a great video of the process of making a (really big) linoleum block print. The artist is my mentor and friend, Bill Fick, and this is one of his signature style prints. Gorgeous!
Dec 17, 2010
Woodblock Print Tutorial
This reminds me: one of my 2011 projects is gonna be making some linocuts. I have all the tools at home, I’m just lazy…
Dec 07, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Guided By Voices Posters printed by Satch Grimley
Here’s a little example of how small a town Austin is: I wasn’t smart enough (or greedy enough) to tear down one of these at the Austin GBV show, so I’ve been asking around whether anybody knows who printed them. Turns out, they were printed by Satch Grimley, a friend of mine, who I actually saw at the show!
Satch told me he still has a limited number available for $75 a set. You can contact him through his site.
Sep 07, 2010
Jim Flora :: Woodcuts
IN NOVEMBER 2006, Flora’s son Joel discovered in his garage attic a large box of his father’s original woodcuts and copper engravings, dating from around 1940 to 1960. The 15 or so blocks and plates appeared to be well-preserved, and included several works for which prints had not previously been found.
Above: woodcut on plywood from 1946, and an undated print.
Aug 30, 2010
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