Friday, October 30, 2009

complex video

Friend and old classmate, Abby Uhteg attended an artist's book residency at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She made an edition of books using etching, letterpress and handmade paper.
I enjoyed her photos as she posted them, but it turns out she took so many she compiled them in sort of a stop motion video of the construstion of her book, "The Complex of All Things".
And here's the moving picture reel,

Sunday, October 25, 2009

the poor man's art

I just saw a great documentary at the Roxy about Amos Kennedy , Jr. who is a letterpress printer. It was part of the SF Doc Fest (a documentary film festival) which is my first time attending a film festival. It was great having the director and Amos there answering questions at the end of the film.

Funny story, I was deciding on going to this film the other day and discussing it with my coworkers when it just so happens Amos walks into Hello Lucky and tells us to come to his movie and hands us some beautiful prints.

I really have to agree with his with his whole theory that selling prints for cheap is the gateway drug for collecting art. It makes people more interested in art knowing they can afford something that is handmade by an artist.

Well here's the short that was released before the full length documentary, enjoy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

a set of 4

I printed these for my partner in crime, Anna.

Done on Hello Lucky's Windmill, using Holyoke Paper Co.'s Cotton Rag paper. I was able to get some deep impression because of the softness of the paper and my use of soft packing behind the tympan (A combination of mylar, tracing, and letterhead).

Edition of 50, each hand signed and numbered by the designer and printer.

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