Friday, December 3, 2010

Lily Inspiration: Tugboat Printshop

I've been following these artists online for a while and thought I'd give a shout out to the awesome Tugboat Printshop from Pittsburgh, PA. I started printing in college and tried out etching, lino cut, and various different kinds of screen printingvia photo emulsion, cut images that you stick to the screen and painting screen filler directly onto the screen (harder than you think because you have to remember that you're drawing the negative part of the image).

This printshop specializes in wood cut, one of the oldest of printing traditions. It's quite a long process (I've only ever done one small wood cut that was about 6" wide and 3" tall) and this husband and wife team (Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth) collaborate to do some incredible large scale wood cuts. Check it out:

Bonfire, 2010

Pulling up the black detail for America the Beautiful, 2009

Forest drawing.

You can see all of these images in higher quality and read lots more about Tugboat Printshop at their website

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