Sister Corita Kent
Now is Enough - Shell Writing #8, 1976
Silkscreen on paper

Sister Corita Kent

Now is Enough - Shell Writing #8, 1976

Silkscreen on paper

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We’ve recently been trawling through the Tarantino archives trying to dig up some visual gold for the Tarantino t-shirt print competition Arcade Screenprinting is running through November.

We’re sure there are other printers, designers, illustrators out there who will probably do a better design than us so we’re almost reluctant to share the info, but y’all should enter! There is cash to be won you won’t have to shoot anyone for! Check it out.  

In honor of this week’s Printer Matter NY Artist’s Book Fair at PS1, we’re sharing some bookie photos we took during our trip to Glasgow of Good Press. They’re a lovely independent book seller and gallery that stocks many, many terrific self-published books and zines. They live up to their name for sure. 

Andi Arnovitz
Cover Her Up, 2012, 
Silkscreen on paper

Andi Arnovitz

Cover Her Up, 2012, 

Silkscreen on paper

(Source: artsy.net)

Jochen Schmith
Chinese Whispers, 2010
Silkscreen on paper

Jochen Schmith

Chinese Whispers, 2010

Silkscreen on paper

(Source: artsy.net)

Jim Dine
The Yellow Belt, 2005
Woodcut, lithograph

Jim Dine

The Yellow Belt, 2005

Woodcut, lithograph

(Source: artsy.net)

After having lived there for a couple of years we are now total Ithaca devotees at Print Club. During a recent quick visit we stopped by to visit Kaleb at Standard Art Supply and Souvenir. We’ve posted about the great work going on there but figured why not share a tour of their screenprint set-up and shop. 

Standard is an artist-owned supply store/custom printing shop run by Kaleb Hunkele and they offer awesome workshops and help put on great art events in the area. Including their annual Open Season Invitational Show that we are psyched to be involved with for the first time later this year! 

Stephen Appleby-Barr
Pantyhose Lunaire, 2014
Drypoint, aquatint, spit bite etching

Stephen Appleby-Barr

Pantyhose Lunaire, 2014

Drypoint, aquatint, spit bite etching

Séripop
Toxic Event, Chemical Cloud, 2011
screenprint

Séripop

Toxic Event, Chemical Cloud, 2011

screenprint

For reasons completely unknown we had been putting off getting grown-up business cards for roughly the last ten months (our previous DIY efforts). Now that it was finally time to bite the bullet we headed over to our buddy Mike Dacey’s letterpress shop in Somerville, Repeat Press. We’re excited to share the result in a couple of weeks (spoiler alert, it’s black on white) but in the meantime take a nosey around Mike’s very nice printing set up.

A very long overdue print swap update - and one of our coolest! We swapped our pink/orange floral lovely with Melbourne label Kuwaii and scored this beautiful dress in exchange. Very excited to wear this once we’re safely away from our studio full of ink. 

We recently added Le Serigraphe to our print library, despite that fact that it is entirely in French. I had flicked through it while at the Pompidou bookstore earlier in the summer and was so taken with the easy to follow imagery and instructions I thought it would still be a must-have. It got me thinking about some other print titles I have enjoyed over the years too and I’ve shared a couple here.

Low Tech Print - a catalog of contemporary printmakers working in the handmade realm.

Dying and Screenprinting on Textiles - the name says it all! I never trained specifically in textile printing, so this book was super informative. 

Pulled - Another catalog of screenprinters but a totally different group, certainly a testament to the variety of work currently being produced in the medium. 

The Printmaking Bible - a constant go-to in the studio. Covers all print mediums and does so in a thorough and incredibly informative manner. 

Rob Ryan
It was Only the Beginning (blue), 2013
screenprint

Rob Ryan

It was Only the Beginning (blue), 2013

screenprint

Postcards/layout from the Walker Evans show at the Fotomuseum, Antwerpen. 

Postcards/layout from the Walker Evans show at the Fotomuseum, Antwerpen. 

Portraits of a print shop. Some pictures we took on a cloudy morning around the letterpress studio at the The Cracker Factory in Geneva, NY.