Reposted from @tshaw_designs I’m excited to share my first release of 2022, a minimalistic art print titled “Log Days”. I will be releasing four variations of this piece on my website this Saturday, January 22nd at 12:30pm EST. These are 3 color hand-pulled screen prints, created start-to-finish in my home studio. Each colorway is available in a signed and numbered edition of 24. They measure 18” x 24”, a standard size for easy framing. tshawdesigns.com/store #surf #surfing #surfart #minimalism #minimalist #minimalistic #printmaking #screenprinting #waves #surfboard #surfer #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #wrightsvillebeach #tshaw #tshawdesigns #papercrafts #frenchpaper #silkscreen #serigrafia #serigraph #ink #poster #posterdesign #graphicdesign https://www.instagram.com/p/CY75fKstsV5/?utm_medium=tumblr
#i say this to everyone i meet.... if you get the chance to take a printmaking class please do it #<3 <3 it changed my life for the better #like in a drastic way like finding printmaking is the reason i didnt drop out #asks
This picture is a contrast between masculine and feminine. In the culture of Japan, since ancient times, carp is a symbol and embodiment of the stronger sex, and the umbrella and fans send the viewer to the female nature. Like yin and yang, they can interact with each other and cannot exist separately.
Japanese maple ecoprinted on paper. A good example of positive and negative imprints! #thesilkthread #ecoprintonpaper #japanesemaple #printmaking (at The Silk Thread) https://www.instagram.com/p/CY6g2skLwEA/?utm_medium=tumblr
anyway thinking abt printmaking again what if i swapped from painting to printmaking
#i'll check if theres a printmaking elective this semester hangon. also im staring at this linoblock i want to do lino soo bad but i have no #ideas sob :( ive tracing out the lino block in my sketchbook over & over again trying to sketch something i could do
[video description: recording of printing a pattern of letterpress decorative materials in an irregular but specific shape. the repeating purple pattern of dotted arches and diamonds is set up to print a larger area, and then is printed through a hand-cut mylar frisket to protect the paper from impression and ink outside the boundaries of the desired shape. end description.]
[video description: timelapse recording of applying inks to a combination letterpress & hand-drawn illustration. the color elements of the decorative pattern on a blanket have already been printed from relief letterpress pieces. Taped to a light table, the print is laid over a mockup of the final lineart, and inks are drawn over the color passes. It illustrates a person wrapped in a pink- and purple-patterned blanket, listening to a podcast. end description.]
[image description: 4 photos of a combination letterpress-printed and hand-drawn illustration, and the handset formes of lead type used to print it. The illustration is of a person, wrapped in a blanket patterned in peach and pale purple, and listening to a podcast— “…and the knife was found in the back garden…” The podcast text and the color elements of the pattern on the blanket were printed from pieces of letterpress decorative material: randomized peach circles, and repeating lines of diamonds and dotted arches in purple. The relief pieces were set up to cover a larger area than the blanket, and then printed through a hand-cut mylar frisket, which protected the paper from being printed outside of the shape of the blanket. After the colors were printed, the black lineart of the illustration was drawn on top. end description.]
got to do this VERY sweet commission a couple of weeks ago, of the customer’s partner! requested elements included: their favorite peach color, a comfy blanket burrito, and listening to a true crime podcast.
I had to search a bit to find the right textures for the purple pass. The dotted arches were good, but it needed something else too and i sifted through the shop a bit before remembering the particular irregularity of Neuland—
(you might know Neuland even without knowing it by name; it’s a typeface used in a lot of promotional stuff for The Lion King musical—and woah do i hate what they did to those L& K caps??—or in the Inline version, or for Jurassic Park. anyway,)
i’m reasonably sure that what we have is og Neuland, that Rudolf Koch cut punches for himself, and there’s small variations between the same figure in different point sizes of the face. there’s a lot of hand in the shapes. so all the diamonds are Neuland periods and high dots, and they’re just a little bit softer than the perfect circles. that’s what was missing I think.