Reblog: This Is Colossal – Tugboat Printshop’s Lush ‘Overlook’ Woodcut

Three. Years. To. Make. Wowzah. This is amazing:


Tugboat Printshop’s Lush ‘Overlook’ Woodcut Print Rolls off the Press After 3 Years of Carving and Preparation

 

Tugboat Printshop’s Lush ‘Overlook’ Woodcut Print Rolls off the Press After 3 Years of Carving and Preparation This Is ColossalOverlook is a color woodblock print created from 5 plates including 4 color blocks (yellow, red, light blue, dark blue) that define areas of color in the image with a 5th block (black) on top called the key block. All the woodblocks are entirely different carvings on 3/4″ birch plywood that contain different information. As each is printed in succession on handmade kozo fiber paper, the colors merge to produce additional hues, highlights, shadows, and other details of the final print. The splendidly detailed 46″ x 30″ artwork depicts a mid-day scenic view of a mountain range surrounded by dense forests, groves, and sprawling vegetation in a myriad of colors.

Video of the process:

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The Mash-Up

Without having even seen this yet (will be soon) I feel confident in recommending anyone living or visiting in NYC to go and enjoy. (On now through Sept 13th.)

MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Hip-Hop Revolution, opening at the City Museum tomorrow, April 1, 2015 showcases the work of New York-based photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper, who chronicled the evolution of hip hop in its first decades. Each artist presents a distinctive perspective; put together, their work traces the movement from nascent youth subculture to mainstream phenomenon.

From left to right, photos by Martha Cooper (1983), Joe Conzo (1981) and Janette Beckman (1987) From left to right, photos by Martha Cooper (1983), Joe Conzo (1981) and Janette Beckman (1987)

Just before Christmas 1982, Janette Beckman arrived in New York City from her native England, eager to explore the origins of the globally-expanding hip-hop movement. Already an established photographer of English youth culture and punk music for various magazines, she began photographing many of the seminal figures of hip hop, capturing artists like Run DMC, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, and the Beastie Boys at the beginnings of their careers. Her new work appeared in Esquire and Rolling…

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Countdown to Zero: Day 31

Khinkali

 

khachapuri

Homemade wine

another traveller

A month from now, I will be flying from Bucharest to Istanbul to Boston to Toronto. It’s a simultaneously frightening and comforting thought that almost a year and a half of travel around the world is coming to an end.

To commemorate, I would like to share with you each day something from these tales of travels, these trials and tribulations that went on somewhere in the world in that time span (really, just my misadventures). This will be in addition to my daily travel posts and updates. Each day, I would like to reflect on a memorable experience I had during the last year and a half of travel – something I did for the first time, something I learned from, something humbling, something that made me feel accomplished, something that made me feel a way I’ll never forget, something that impacted me and left me with an impassioned…

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