Alternative Printmaking Nearly as good as time travel

While studying at TX State for my MFA, I was able to take advantage of their incredible printing facilities. To the left is a screen print I made as a counter-part to another print made by my friend Zachary Vernon, in the same class. The class was asked to pair up, and each pair was given a letter, ours was "D". We decided it stood for "Dimension", thus the "D" breaking the triangle's plain. Zachary's was a more clean, vector rendition of a similar design.

 

To the top right is a quote from "Gospel Plow" by Bob Dylan, which I use as a motivational phrase in my design practices. This piece was made with wooden, movable type. I was lucky enough to use the wood/metal movable type studio while it still existed at TX State. After taking the alternative printmaking class, I found out that the type collections would be going back home to their owners (who had generously lent them to the school). So with that in mind, I used the little time I had to experiment and make some really neat stuff. Locking myself in that room for hours on end and listening to Glenn Miller is something that I will always remember

 

At the bottom right is a wood-cut stamp I made for a typography class. It was toward the end of the semester and we were asked to create "any kind of type treatment" to describe our feelings about typography. Being a pretty big type-nerd, I can get pretty enthusiastic about interesting type, but I try to keep it cool. This print was cut by hand using various wood-carving tools and a hammer. However, the wood wasn't of the best quality, so I had to stand on the carved planks to get an even print. I then went back and traced the boarders of the original design to fill in the areas that didn't get printed. There are only 17 prints from the series, and each has it's own unique eye color.

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Alternative Printmaking Nearly as good as time travel
Alternative Printmaking Nearly as good as time travel
Alternative Printmaking Nearly as good as time travel
Alternative Printmaking Nearly as good as time travel