Saturday, July 30, 2011
Marty invited me to view his newly restored Ludlow type caster. The pot that holds the molten type metal heats up to 600 degrees and then is ready to cast lines of type. With some experimentation with the type box, individual type may be cast.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Kelvin Tane looks at some biro drawings by Kerry Larkin while visiting the Homeprint Studio. Kelvin is working on a series of workshops to be held in conjunction with a new printmaking show due to open in October.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
'use A book' by Elisa Pellacani is a 428 page delight. Demonstrates and exhibits many creative ways of making , constructing, illustrating and publishing, then using, 'books'.
Most of the text is in Spanish with some English translation. The photographs and illustrations are in the universal language of the global village. Elisa is also the driving force behind the annual 'artist book' fairs that travel around Barcellona. She is looking for new material for the 2012 travelling show.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Setting lead type in preparation for locking up and printing onto a large variety of surfaces using the Hunters proof press. The Pearl Platen Press is a 100 year old platen press and Liz also printed 50 or so cards as a special product.