It’s been a long time coming, but we finally received a wonderful gift at the Bow & Arrow Press: It’s a Charles Brand etching press, donated by Betsyann Duval, a printmaker and artist in the north metro area and a fellow member at Bromfield Gallery. The Bow & Arrow Press is forever in her debt!
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
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
I posted about the conceptual print based on the Swadesh list used in linguistics studies some time back. Well, it’s been printed for a couple of weeks, I just never got around to photographing it. No longer! I might to another photoshoot just to see if I can get the embossing nailed down properly, but
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,
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.
I’d played around with lino blocks at the Bow and Arrow a couple months ago, and completely forgot I ran this one as an edition. So, I finally signed and numbered it, and it’s available to collectors. Look for it on my Etsy page.
This coming Thursday, February 21st, a printmaking show I organized with Carolyn Muskat as juror will open at the new Nave Annex, located in bustling Davis Square in Somerville, literally right next to Redbones BBQ. Any Boston folks will definitely want to go check it out. We’ll have a closing reception on Friday the 8th
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
I sent off for the plates today, so here’s a preview of a new letterpress edition I will be producing at the Bow and Arrow Press in the next couple of weeks: This will be printed on 20″ x 13″ Lettra 220# fluorescent white paper. The light gray words will not be printed, they will