Posts Tagged ‘lithography’

Loren Filis

Published April 30, 2010 by Molly

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Loren Filis draws, photographs, makes prints, devises installations and noodles around in 3D. As if that weren’t enough, the artist also runs an independent screen-printing studio, Loligo, out of an old peanut factory in London. Oi! Is there anything more inspiring than a person who busies herself with such pursuits? We’re sold on Ms. Loren.

Go With The Guts

Published April 23, 2010 by Molly

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Go With The Guts is an excellently-titled online shop for purchasing limited edition prints. The pieces are hand-printed using traditional printmaking techniques like lithography, wood-block, monoprinting, etching or silkscreen. See guys, this is what the internet does best: collect and curate the best that’s out there and bring it to the world in controlled doses.

Contributors to the project include Lukas Zimmerman (prints from cardboard cutouts) Linus Bill (silkscreen prints), Eric Anderson (wood-block prints) and many more. If the individual efforts are all completely respectable, the cumulative effect is radder than rad.

Journal of Commercial Art

Published March 18, 2010 by Molly

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Founded in 1959 by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard, the Journal of Commercial Art was the first U.S. magazine printed by offset lithography. Devoted to graphic design, illustration and advertising, the journal was published by Stanford University Press (it still exists, but is called Communication Arts, and, well, the covers aren’t as good-looking.)

In celebration of the amazing early covers, Words and Eggs and Silver Lining have posted a selection of covers from the early 1960s. Have you ever seen covers so beautiful? Why don’t magazines still look like this? (Hint hint.)

Michael Krueger

Published February 5, 2010 by Molly

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Is it fair to call them the prettiest drawings in the world? Michael Krueger’s images of solitary figures in mystical landscapes are like encapsulations of the human struggle. Beautiful encapsulations! Each image is a mini-philosophical tract, doling out gentle lessons about vulnerability and progress and folly. Mapped against rainbow-striped skies, the figures contain all sorts of multitudes. Make sure your hankie is nearby, and don’t be surprised if a tear squeezes out.

Krueger teaches at the University of Kansas (count his students lucky) and churns out lithographs when he’s not putting pen to paper. Refer yourself to the great Fecal Face interview, and don’t forget that hankie!