I liked the original three shipping container prints so much I had to do four more. There was a brief delay when I accidentally ordered plates from Boxcar at half the size of the original three, but that was quickly corrected and I got the proper size plates soon enough. The delay was fortuitous, because that allowed the PANTONE mixing guide I had ordered for the Bow & Arrow Press to arrive, and I was able to mix PANTONE 540 for the NYK container print. I also went ahead and ordered the original three in half-size, which means I will be able to do a 13″ x 5″ edition as well as the present 20″ x 9″ edition.
The editions are numbered to 27. I will be selling numbers 1-13 in sets of seven, and numbers 14-27 individually. I haven’t figured out a price yet, but will post that soon.
Here are the new prints, freshly numbered and signed:
Evergreen in PANTONE Green
Today was a busy time at the Bow & Arrow Press, where I was not only running a four-color broadside for a poetry reading at Emory University, but also running editions of my long-waiting shipping container project. I pulled three sets of prints for the series, and each will be signed in an edition of 27 when they’re dry:
Cosco in Warm Grey 7
Back in 2006/2007 I did a series of prints based on cell towers that looked pleasing to me–usually with a triskelion arrangement, not a triangle of girders, which for some had a lyrical quality, kind of like a tree. One of the best ones was this particular tower, photographed in 2006, called “Cell Tower 05” because it was the fifth tower I cut from copper and printed. I later converted the digital photograph into an Illustrator drawing, in case I wanted to have it cut from plastic or metal in a size larger than I could do by hand:
Well, recently I got a current photo of the same tower, and re-created the artwork to reflect changes to the tower. Here is the new silhouette:
If you’re in Austin, and are curious to see the original, it’s right here (click to embiggen):