happenings

documenting the work and activities of an artist + print freak.

exercises in doing

Book project from last year I never finished sharing the process photos for. 

Carved linoleum cut into 30 separate 1.5"x1.5" tiles.

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The tiles all laid out onto grid registration template to be printed on large sheet then torn down into individual pages.

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newsprint proof detail. 

newsprint proof detail. 

the newsprint proofs cut up to determine page order.

the newsprint proofs cut up to determine page order.

inside the bound mock up. 

inside the bound mock up. 

Mock up version cover. 

Mock up version cover. 

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. 

7.30.15 studio A.M.

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. 

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repurposed skyline

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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mixing and matching. 

mixing and matching. 

puzzle pieces. 

puzzle pieces. 

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Thanks for checking in. 

recent drawings

Some of things I've been throwing up on the Tumblr lately. More here

not exactly grounded. 4"x6"

not exactly grounded. 4"x6"

suspension clouds mini scape. 2"x2.5"

suspension clouds mini scape. 2"x2.5"

5"x7.5"

5"x7.5"

2.5"x3"

2.5"x3"

up and up. suspended. 3.5"x4"

up and up. suspended. 3.5"x4"

night shop

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!

bless this type for having tiny right reading raised letter identifiers

bless this type for having tiny right reading raised letter identifiers

2"×4" proof. definitely over inked. but how great is this typeface?! GREAT.

2"×4" proof. definitely over inked. but how great is this typeface?! GREAT.

Catching up and the L.A. Printers Fair

Hey all. I realize I've neglected this blog for Tumblr over the past few months so it's time to play a bit of catch up. 
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
result

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.
And on to the Printers Fair. Because I was busy throughout the day either behind my vendor table, performing print demos, or shopping (because it is difficult to be a printer at a printers fair and not shop), I only have a couple of images from the event below.
Table I shared with printer/illustrator/friend Alec Dye.
Personal highlights were as follows:
  • 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.
For some awesome photographs of the fair, check out Jim Whobrey's awesome coverage here.

Thanks for checking things out and scrolling to the end!
Cheers!