Heartstorm is what happens when a graphic designer decides to get his hands dirty.
After years of working primarily in pixels, artist Michael Buchino decided to give printmaking a try. He bought a slab of linoleum, painstakingly carved it by hand, and eventually ended up with this handsome print. Now he’s wondering if his new endeavor will find an audience.
Laura Brown is a printmaker who approaches her work like a musician. She spends hours improvising in the studio until new ideas begin to stick, then brings her work out on the road to share it with the public at art spaces across the Midwest.
With just three days left in her Kickstarter project, Brown is almost 70% of the way to her goal. Here’s to the homestretch.
Of all the enticing backer rewards for Ukiyo-e Heroes, one was unique: A “print party” at master printmaker David Bull’s studio in Ome City, Tokyo.
Two backers just visited last week and and project’s creators shared their story. Bull’s narrow home studio, perched on a grassy hill, seems like a surreal oasis of calm amid the world’s largest metropolis.
No Land Escapes is a collaborative exhibition featuring new work by six artists influenced by the natural world and concerned about its safety.
The photo above includes many of the rewards available to backers, including original prints by all six participating artists. With the pace of fossil-fuel extraction continuing to increase throughout upstate New York and across the country, these printmakers are asking viewers to look at their surroundings and imagine the impact of our decisions.
Printing Leipzig is “a series of lithographs exploring a city and its printers.”
Printmaker Sarah Pike is using her sojourn in Leipzig — the heart of Germany’s rich printing tradition — to transform conversations and encounters into printed matter. Her abstract maps draw from interviews, long walks, and old maps to chart her course through an unfamiliar city.
Her new Kickstarter project will help Pike raise funds for studio and material fees, supporting her fellow print artists in Leipzig while helping to create a new body of work.