Close-ups of the hand cut monotype currently being transformed on my work table.
documenting the work and activities of an artist + print freak.
Book project from last year I never finished sharing the process photos for.
Carved linoleum cut into 30 separate 1.5"x1.5" tiles.
The tiles all laid out onto grid registration template to be printed on large sheet then torn down into individual pages.
The completed edition of 4 feature similar covers only with reductive monotype printed markings rather than additive ones shown above. Photos in the "bound" section of the site's gallery.
Progress in the studio this morning. I went back to spoon printing stencils on some monotype printed paper I’ve had stored away for a while. (I’m noticing old, unfinished/discarded work becomes more inspiring when I cut it down into neat little pieces.) Representational elements to follow.
Book(?) I've been working though. Started with the deconstruction of the packaging in a wine bottle case. Then the inking/printing of the individual pieces of chipboard as stencils onto various types and sizes of paper including border scrap bits of Rives. Then hand cut stencil printing on top of the results and cropping different dimensions to play around with possible layouts and compositions. Construction is ongoing here.
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Some type setting/proofing at IPM last night in the Book Arts Lab. Messing around and familiarizing. Also, hey. New website/blog initiation post. Cheers!
This year I've been volunteering regularly at the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA. In the last couple months the docents have shared a few lessons in type setting and using the museum's Vandercook cylinder press and Pearl platen press. (Using a platen press has been especially high on my learn-to list for the sake of being able to print small linocuts more quickly than I would be able to on my etching press at home.) Below is my first block to be printed via platen.
|chase lock up in the press and gauge pins holding my paper in registration|
Type set business cards were my next learn-by-doing project on the Pearl and printed just in time for the museum's annual L.A. Printers Fair this past Saturday.
|Type hand set in the composing stick. |
Hellenic Wide, top line: pt.14,
lines 2-5: pt.12
|Registration marked and first solid proof complete .|
|Finished stack of cards. The @ and _ symbols for e-mail and Twitter I added later by hand.|
|Table I shared with printer/illustrator/friend Alec Dye.|
- running into fellow vendor Eva Svitek, a printmaker + LAPS member I met last summer in a workshop I assisted at Idyllwild Arts
- meeting printmaker+illustrator Harry Diaz and obtaining this perfect zine of woodcuts-turned-risographs from him
- gabbing with Alex Jackson of Poet & Peasant Press about the horrors of Monopoly replacing the iron with a cat (and obtaining one of his prints of my go-to Monopoly piece, the wheelbarrow)
- pulling a proof for a man who brought in his own cut to the museum that he'd never seen printed
- receiving a free ice cream at my printing station from a fair patron as a thanks for doing demos.
|Proofing press print demo for a patron who brought in his own photo etched cut.|
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