Tom Orr: “Waterfall”, 2008. Suite of three 2-color etchings printed in cool gray and warm black. Each 31 ½”x 23” image size, 37 ½” x 29” sheet size, editions of 20. Published by Manneken Press.
Dox Thrash and Claude Clark at the fine print wrk shop of Philly ca.1940 #arthistory #artists #printmaking #printmakers … Let the plate prep begin!
Woaw this is damn awesome.
Using new wood type that was CNC router cut with a modern typeface, 20 artists, printers, and studios produced print editions. The work and the printing processes that led to them have been collected for the publication. The variety of methods and techniques used in the portfolio of work is amazing, and the opportunity to have them collected into one book is really enticing.
We’ve been involved with this project for a while now, first creating an artist edition, and again in making a limited broadside as one of the kickstarter rewards.
The project is pretty interesting, and does a lot to address the gap between traditional hand-set letterpress printing and contemporary digital printing. In addition to a documentation of the work, there are some new essays from a number of amazing authors.
We’re really proud of the work we’ve done with these, and would love to see the book portion of this project come together. Please consider backing the project - maybe you’ll get a BPS print out of it!
I know a while ago I posted a link to a Kickstarter to fund the Vista Sans book. Well that never got funded but they’re trying again! So please consider helping out Tricia Treacy and all the other artists (like BPS!) involved in this great project.