Mindhue Studio

Printmaking, conceptual and installation art

Tag: Adams House

Bow & Arrow Press Icosacomposites

Just for funsies I shot two icosacomposites of the Press during Open Press Night last Thursday. They turned out every bit as awesome as I hoped. Watch for people typesetting, running the press, wandering around, washing their hands, taking in the wonder of it all, and gesticulating. It’s hard to tell people apart but I’m

Student Documentary of the Bow & Arrow Press

Teaching summer school at the Bow & Arrow Press for Harvard was a fun time. Got lots of good students doing all sorts of fun things, and some of them even braved Open Press Night. One of them, a high school student from Korea, was also taking a film class, and produced a documentary about

Chalk Random Walk: Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge

As part of my ongoing investigation with random processes, I decided to take my random walk series into the streets. Using a stick obtained from the local environment (under the hedges of the Democracy Center, in fact) and some hopscotch chalk from Michael’s, I drew a random walk on the streetbed, to the enjoyment and

Bow & Arrow Spring Show plus Time-Lapse

Our Press Scholar, Gina Trakadis, decided a showcase of all the letterpress done at the Bow & Arrow over the last couple of years would be a good idea. So we got together as many samples as we could, and put them up in the ArtSpace in the Adams House residence hall at Harvard, where

Exquiste Corpse Letterpress Piece at the Bow & Arrow

We’re doing a Spring Show at the Bow and Arrow Press on Thursday, and in celebration we had people typeset anything they wanted, as long as it was 22 picas wide and about food. Here’s the resulting exquisite corpse, set up on a galley and ready for printing on the SP-20: I printed it using

Vertical Spectrum on the Letterpress, with String

Here’s a new Vertical Spectrum print, done on the Vandercook No. 4 at the Bow and Arrow Press today. New Layered Spectrum I is a concept print, done in several passes using PANTONE Warm Gray 7, which is somewhat transparent so the depth of the color builds up over time. What’s new about this spectrum,

A Couple More Letterpress Block Prints

Here are a couple more letterpress pieces from the Bow and Arrow Press. These were done with the same block; one was printed in an ink mixed from graphite powder and Van Son Transparent White, the other was printed by using PANTONE Yellow and PANTONE 7459 and flipping the block after the color change.

Fun with Powdered Graphite

I dug up my jar of powdered graphite recently, and figured, hey, we have transparent white at the Bow and Arrow for mixing purposes, maybe it would work as a pigment base? And it was so. Of course, once I mixed it up, I had to print something with the graphite ink, so I did