Printmaking and Book Art
Gelli Printing: Printing Without a Press on Paper and Fabric Using Gelli(r) Plate
Gelli Printing
Printing Without a Press on Paper and Fabric Using Gelli(r) Plate
Paperback      ISBN: 1574219138

Discover the amazing Gelli(R) plate--a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards, and much more.

Gelli printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. There's no need for an expensive or bulky press. Durable and reusable Gelli plates are easy to clean with water, so you can quickly change paint colors and move on to your next project. Wonderful results can be obtained quickly, and simple variations give each print its own unique personality.

Gelli Printing gives you all the basic information you need on supplies, how to get started, and the best techniques for making colorful backgrounds, textured pages, multiple layers, and basic borders. Get inspired to create your own Gelli masterpieces with 32 original projects. You'll learn how to use stencils, stamps, masks, and found objects to create interesting and innovative works of art.

Graphis Poster Annual 2016
Graphis Poster Annual 2016
Hardcover      ISBN: 1932026959

Winning Entrants: For Platinum Award winners, see the cover. Gold Award winners include Adam Waldman, Alt Group, Kari Piippo Oy, Jo o Machado Design, Coyne, Frost Collective, Michael Schwab Studio, Studio Hinrichs, Stephan Bundi, Fons Hickmann, Matt Johnson, Toshiake Ide and Pentagram Design, amongst many others. Thousands of posters are available in our online archive. Contents: Presenting some of the best work from some of the world's most talented poster designers. Also included is an interview with Finnish museum curator of the Lahti Poster Museum, Kari Savoleinen, who reveals the criteria for a poster to be selected. Credits & Commentary: This section gives the audience insight into the process behind the work: the assignment, the approach and the results. This Annual is an indispensable resource for professionals and students. Selling Points: This four-color coffee table book contains full-page images of extraordinary work. Audience: Graphic Designers, Clients, Photographers, Art Directors, Professors, Students, general Art enthusiasts and Museums worldwide.

Graphis Poster Annual 2017
Graphis Poster Annual 2017
Hardcover      ISBN: 193124152x

Winning Entrants: Platinum and Gold winners ARSONAL, Hoon-Dong Chung, IF Studio, Shine United, João Machado, Jisuke Matsuda, Marcos Minini, Sasha Vidakovic, Wesam Mazhar Haddad, Zulu Alpha Kilo, Skolos-Wedell, among many others. Contents: This year, Graphis awarded over 500 winners, many of whom receive full-page presentations of their entries. Also presented is a Q & A with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City, and a list of international poster museums. Credits & Commentary: This section gives the audience insight into the process behind the work: the assignment, the approach and the results. Selling Points: This book contains full-page images of many award-winning designs. Audience: Art Directors, Designers, Poster Enthusiasts, Teachers, Students, Curators and Museums worldwide.

Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art: Nearer to Art
Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art
Nearer to Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0890132526

Independent, prolific, and influential, Gustave Baumann stands at the center of American woodcut printmaking in the first half of the century. He created vivid, brilliantly colorful nature-inspired scenes of rural American life and Indian cultures. His prints are simple and elegant studies rooted in a landscape that is both delicate and rugged. This award-winning book--published in 1993--was the first published collection of his stunning oeuvre. This is the first paperbound edition of the book. Starting out as a commercial illustrator, at night Baumann studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, "to get nearer to art," and also briefly in Munich, refining the fundamentals of his artistic direction and creating his first woodcuts in a medium that would bring him international recognition. Baumann lived in Chicago and Brown County, Indiana, and then spent more than a half-century in Santa Fe, taking frequent side trips about the West and California and creating his most beloved prints.

Hand Printing from Nature: Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials
Hand Printing from Nature
Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials
Hardcover      ISBN: 1603425594

Discover how to use natural materials to print on any surface, from paper and fabric to ceramics, wood, and walls. With simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, Laura Bethmann encourages crafters of all levels to create original nature prints with leaves, flowers, fruits, shells, stones, and more. Her unique project ideas include stationery printed with maple leaves, a clothes hamper printed with scallop shells, and a pillow printed with cabbage. Before you know it, you'll be designing one-of-a-kind nature prints to reflect your unique personality and style.

Herschel V. Jones: The Imprint of a Great Collector
Herschel V. Jones
The Imprint of a Great Collector
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816649049

In 1916, Herschel V. Jones, a distinguished and passionate art collector, purchased 5,600 prints from William Mead Ladd of Portland, Oregon. Jones promptly gave his newly acquired etchings, engravings, woodcuts, and lithographs to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the museum's distinguished Ladd and Jones collection was born.

In Herschel V. Jones, Lisa Dickinson Michaux sheds new light on the creation of this extraordinary collection. Through in-depth essays, she reveals Jones's ambitious goals as well as his tenacity--he requested anonymity from the museum until he had "secured rare additional prints to fill in the gaps, making it a collection that represents the entire history of the graphic arts." Eventually Jones added more than six hundred prints.

This beautifully produced volume, abounding with full-color illustrations, reproduces over one hundred of the most important and interesting prints in the Institute's Ladd and Jones collection and paints a vivid picture of these pioneering collectors and the history of print collecting in America at the end of the nineteenth century.

Lisa Dickinson Michaux is associate curator of prints and drawings at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Distributed for The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Hiroshige Fan Prints
Hiroshige Fan Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810965763

No Japanese artist is more famous or more beloved than the 19th-century master of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Yet one important dimension of his work has never received the attention it merits -- the fan print. This exquisitely illustrated volume celebrates the outstanding collection of Hiroshige fan prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the largest known holding of its kind in the world.

Published here in its entirety for the first time, the Hiroshige collection at the V&A consists of 126 vivid and varied fan prints, all of which are remarkable for their vibrant colors and striking design. Depicting courtesans in gorgeous costumes, domestic architecture, and rural scenes with flowers and birds, the prints offer compelling insights into Japanese life. Hiroshige's rich, poetic works are as captivating today as when they were first created; they will delight collectors, students of Japanese culture, and all lovers of Japanese art.

Home Screen Printing Workshop: Do It Yourself Techniques, Design Ideas, and Tips for Graphic Prints
Home Screen Printing Workshop
Do It Yourself Techniques, Design Ideas, and Tips for Graphic Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 1592532713

Images produced by the process of screen-printing surround us everywhere we go, from the garments we wear to the pillows we put on our couches; from the bags we carry our belongings in to the mugs from which we drink coffee. Screen printing has a long history--it is the way Andy Warhol had his celebrity portraits produced. It can be done on a large scale, but it is also very easy to do with simple and affordable materials at home. With the increasing interest in personalization and in making a statement with your own customized clothes and artwork, screen printing is being rediscovered by the younger DIY audience. It is a technique with a long history--but suddenly lots of crafters are trying their hand at it at home.

The aim of this book is to simplify the process of screen-printing. Presented in a step-by-step format to show that it can be used in a variety of environments, whether they plan to print on a table in a kitchen (that's how Laura Ashley started her design empire in London), a longer table in a garage, or a full studio in a basement or loft. It will also include chapters on adapting screen-printing to special areas of artistic interest and suggestions for applying the technique to produce something beautiful and functional. Home Screen Printing Workshop shows them how to print their own designer T-shirts, tote bags, scarves or posters, banners and serigraphs. The sections include simple resist printing, making a direct block out screen, making a photographic screen with found objects, making a one color simple repeat design, printing a multicolor design, printing on t-shirts, creating an engineered print, using the drama of B&W, printing with three dimensional ink, discharge printing (ink-less printing), making a photographic screen with textures, and solving common screen print problems.

How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
How to Identify Prints
A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0500284806

Is a particular print a woodcut, an etching, or a lithograph? Is it an original stipple engraving or a photogravure reproduction? Is the color printed or added by hand? Arranged in self-contained sections that can be consulted individually or as part of a larger research operation, this book helps identify accurately any printed image. Included are all the manual methods and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images around us. In all, some ninety different techniques are described, both monochrome and color. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft receive full coverage, and examples are given of the features that reveal the type of print, such as varieties of line and tone. Of particular interest are the many illustrations of enlarged details showing the different appearance of various techniques under strong magnification. The one great change during the past twenty years has been the high-quality inkjet and laser prints that are now part of everyday life. How can one tell whether an attractive image is valuable in its own right or merely an appealing reproduction? As cheap printing becomes more sophisticated, it inevitably becomes harder to identify correctly an image of this kind. Bamber Gascoigne's new observations in this area, added for this revised edition, will prove invaluable. 275 illustrations, 40 in color.

If You Can Cut, You Can Collage: From Paper Scraps to Works of Art
If You Can Cut, You Can Collage
From Paper Scraps to Works of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1631593358
If You Can Cut, You Can Collage is specially designed for people who feel like they can't make art. Want to know a secret? You can You just need a little inspiration, instruction, and confidence.

Collage is a wonderful creative outlet, particularly for people who want to make art, but don't feel they have the skills or confidence for other endeavors. You can still explore and experiment with color, composition, and various themes and end up with exciting and often unexpected results.

If you Can Cut, You Can Collage takes some of the mystery out of collage through easy illustrated pages that show you the basic techniques of collecting and cutting imagery, composing and adhering compositions, and then provides a wealth of exercises that get readers going on their own creative projects.

We'll get you started with simple, focused, projects like making a collage with only circles, where you'll learn important concepts like how to create a focal point, how to use repetition successfully, how to achieve contrast, balance, symmetry, and more. You'll be incorporating vintage ephemera, typography and lettering, and even urban and found materials in no time