It’s time you were be able to judge a book by its cover (something that I wished worked for wine, too). A handful of MFA Illustration grads from the School of Visual Arts decided to form a somewhat atypical book club by combining their interests for art and reading. The idea is a simple one: [...]
This is one of those crazy and brilliant ‘wouldn’t it be cool if …’ ideas that actually got to see the light of day. Kyle Durrie is touring America in her 1982 Chevrolet delivery truck that has been converted into a mobile letterpress print shop and is giving free, public printing demos as well as [...]
Keegan Onefoot has an exceptional knack for coupling intricate pen and ink illustrations with frustratingly smart calligraphy. Throw his ship-shape letterpress and silkscreen talents into the mix and you’ve got a whirlwind of talent and printing prowess.
I can’t seem to look at Matthew Lyons’ work enough. Equal parts structured genius and elegant whimsy, his illustrations show a future that the 1970s issues of Popular Mechanics had promised us.
There is an indescribable joy I get from Danny Gibson’s work. His art often appears to be a loose assemblage of gems found from the gutter, warmed twice over with markers, paint, stencils and colored tape. Whatever the case, there is no mistaking the passion and care he has for his little Frankensteins.
Doug Wilson, Brandon Goodwin, and Jess Heugel are currently putting together a feature-length documentary on the linotype machine, invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886: ‘The Linotype completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing communication again. Although these machines were revolutionary, technology began to supersede the Linotype and they [...]