americanprintmaker:

Flats and fills ready for paleolithic sink.  So ready so start proofing! Soon.

* the squares and rectangles with a x carve into the are positioned to hold the paper up while hand printing, otherwise certain papers sag and that can give you poor registration or double lines.  So the squares will not be printed.

(via printmakersopenforum)

Sample pages from Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point
"The man, who remains unnamed, seeks to advance his career and find love, but, like many of us, spends most of his time tending the minutiae of daily life…. Xu’s Everyman is an icon — that is, an actual icon."
— Sheila Melvin (full article linked here) 


Relief Print (linocut)

1.    Think of 3 simple icons that represent something important about you. Draw them on a sheet of scrap paper.

2.    Choose your favorite icon. Use a permanent marker to draw on your block. The icon should fill the block. Images will be reversed when you print them, so draw backwards if direction is important. 

3.    Carve out the white space on the block so your icon is the only flat raised area on your block. 

4.    Proof your icon 3 times

5.    Print your icon in combination with at least two other icons so that you have a simple sentence. You can mix and match by borrowing blocks from other students. 

6.    Use one color of ink per icon.

Sample pages from Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point

"The man, who remains unnamed, seeks to advance his career and find love, but, like many of us, spends most of his time tending the minutiae of daily life…. Xu’s Everyman is an icon — that is, an actual icon."

Relief Print (linocut)

1.    Think of 3 simple icons that represent something important about you. Draw them on a sheet of scrap paper.

2.    Choose your favorite icon. Use a permanent marker to draw on your block. The icon should fill the block. Images will be reversed when you print them, so draw backwards if direction is important.

3.    Carve out the white space on the block so your icon is the only flat raised area on your block.

4.    Proof your icon 3 times

5.    Print your icon in combination with at least two other icons so that you have a simple sentence. You can mix and match by borrowing blocks from other students.

6.    Use one color of ink per icon.

Working on a book for the floating library project. The book is designed to be water resistant (TW graphic ink on Tyvek) because it will be part of a library located on a raft on the middle of Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. The text is printed on vellum laser jet paper.

In order to produce the book within a week and a half I designed it so that I could print 6 pages per screen. I chose to print on the floor because of the screen size.

floatinglibrary2014 screenprint studio

jessicajoylondon:

After trying to document this painting inside and contending with uneven lighting and terrible shadows I turned to the lessons I learned as an art student. 
It is best to use natural lighting to document your work.

jessicajoylondon:

After trying to document this painting inside and contending with uneven lighting and terrible shadows I turned to the lessons I learned as an art student. 

It is best to use natural lighting to document your work.

umstampsschool:

In the spirit of fun jobs: alum shay spaniola (BFA ‘10) started her own company, bunglo, which “promotes a healthy and meditative lifestyle by designing peaceful textiles for the eyes and soul.”

Shay’s about to launch a bedding collection for NY designers. Go Stamps entrepreneurs!

For my students interested in textiles…