Friday, October 21, 2011

Type in the World

I have a super nerdy obsession with finding letters out of their natural habitat. Here's a few examples:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OK so I may have been lying

There's still some more stuff to update but for the most part its up and running. Please check it out at I coded the whole thing and added my most recent work.


OK so I may have been slacking

I was super sick a couple weeks ago and I'm now running at the speed of light trying to catch up after being out of school for TWO WEEKS. Any who, I'm better now and have very few excuses for not blogging. I've been working on my website and I hope to have the new revamped and updated site working by next week.
So, now is the time for pictures. Like I said, I've been working like crazy so I have a lot to post!

The image I posted about before has taken developed a lot and while its still not finished, there's a lot to show.

Also, I started on a project right before I got sick involving every rule in the letterpress shop that fit on my paper printed in CMYK.

Mr. SP20 all inked up with an inordinate amount of rules locked up

First two layers next (left) and first three layers (right)
Final print (left) and one that ran through the press crooked (right)

I'm not entirely sure if this one is really finished or what to even call it; I go back and forth between "noise" and "looks like" but I'm sure there is a better title hiding deep within my brain.
These two pieces conjure the dialogue between digital media and traditional media, image making media specifically, that I have been struggling with as a mostly traditional printmaker in the digital age.

I have so much more to post but if I did it all now you would have nothing to look forward too, except the new site of course.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prints from Italy

These prints came all the way over from Italy and got to travel all throughout Europe on the way. They were printed in the Studio of Roberto Stelluti, a master printer in Fabriano, Italy. We worked with Roberto for our last three days in Fabriano, his studio is in an old church and he even has a fresco on the wall of his acid room. We worked on 5"x7" zinc plates that you could see yourself in. Roberto patiently put grounds on our plates and then smoked the ground with an oil lamp as the plate hung upside down.

Anywho, the prints came out great and I cant wait to try printing the plate here in the US. This print, and Roberto, are the inspiration for my thesis work this semester. More to come soon!

Current Project

This is a linocut for my advanced relief project. From left to right I have the sketch, the block, a proof on newsprint and two ghost prints. I think I was inspired by the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague, Nethrlands more than I realized and I also drew inspiration from Christiane Baumgartner, both artists really push relief printmaking to the next level. I hope one day I can do the same.

This year I will Blog

This year, Dolphin Press & Print is making the transition to Globe Collection & Press after MICA bought the Globe Collection. The type and cuts from Globe are now being housed in the Dolphin Building (MICA's printmaking department.) I've been selected to be the Globe Collection and Press Coordinator, so I will be living in the Dolphin Building as well. I'll be posting a lot on here about things pertaining to my senior year as well as things pertaining to cool stuff going on at Globe.