Posts Tagged ‘printmaking’

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.

Graham Carter

Published April 13, 2010 by Molly

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We love Graham Carter’s lovely, colorful silkscreens on Japanese plywood. The images are painstakingly detailed and lively, and take inspiration from Carter’s illustrations.

Along with his partner Alice, Graham launched Boxbird Gallery & Studios, which represent a passel of illustrators and printmakers. Boxbird is also a working studio with full screen-printing facilities on site. Visit the Boxbird site as well as Graham’s site to check out some of the UK’s finest young printmaking talent.

Hannah Waldron

Published April 13, 2010 by Molly

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Lately we’ve been digging the work of London-based artist Hannah Waldron for its geometric complexity and beautiful palette. Her blog is a document of her work habits, experiments and obsessions: sea monsters, zoo structures, patternmaking, playing with various inks and design concepts, making silkscreens and drawing gridded rooftop patterns inspired by Berlin and Italian piazzas.

Waldron’s lovely book, Rain Day, was published by Duke Press and sold out in milliseconds, so keep your eyes peeled for the second edition.

Mark Giglio

Published December 8, 2009 by Molly

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Mark Giglio is a machine of productivity. The Southern California-born artist runs his studio and workshop, Pen Pencil Stencil, out of Oakland, and wastes no time in cranking out fine drawings, prints, photography, (see below) wallpaper, sculptures (like the nine-piece set of trees made from scrap wood above) limited-edition t-shirt designs, stickers, tote bags and zines. Whew.

Luckily, the quality of Giglio’s work more than matches the quantity. A preference for clean, colorful and minimalist shapes turns each image into a visual treat. Mark’s blog keeps things moving right along with travel bulletins, observations and experiments. It’s almost like being a fly on the workshop wall.

If you find yourself in San Francisco, check out Mark’s serigraphs in PRINTED MATTER 7, Giant Robot’s show that runs from December 5th through January 6th of next year.

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