27 September 2013

Pay-What-You-Want Relief and Letterpress Prints

For more info on why I'm having this huge sale and how it works, please see this post.

The prints in this post are all relief prints -- mostly linocut -- and/or letterpress prints. All of the type was printed from hand-set vintage wood and metal type and the printing was done by hand on vintage presses. Many of these pieces in this batch were not editioned, and for some of them, the images may be re-used at a later date, however, none will be re-rrinted again in quite the same way, so you will be getting something original (and probably one-of-a-kind)

William Morris Wanted Poster



printed from vintage wood type and a lino block hand-cut by me
15 inches wide by 22 inches high, printed on 100% rag textweight paper made by St Armand
edition of 25, plus 2 shop proofs and 3 artist's proofs, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
3 left (numbers 11 and 13, and one proof) -- the numbered prints are slightly crinkled and bent on the corners, and one has tape damage on the back that does not affect the print)
original retail $35
I actually thought I had sold out on these, but found a few while organizing my prints for this sale

Kitsune Kage -- Fox Shadow



 6-colour linocut reduction print (all 6 colours printed from the same lino block, removing material for each subsequent colour)
15 inches wide by 12 inches high, printed on thin Japanese paper
edition of 12, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
8 left (numbers 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12)
original retail $85

Foxfire





1-colour linocut
12.5 inches wide by 19.4 inches high, printed on Annigoni printmaking paper (rag with subtle wool inclusions)
edition of 7, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
1 left (number 5); I also have two proofs printed on lightweight plain white paper, slightly smaller than the edition
original retail $45

Bran Mor





4-colour multi-plate linocut
15.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, printed on thin Japanese paper
edition of 10 + 2 proofs, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
9 left + one proof (numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
original retail $65

Fish Riddle





1-colour linocut with hand-set metal type and ornaments
8.5 inches wide by 12 inches high, printed on cardstock
edition of 3 on white and 3 on green, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
2 left (numbers 2, and 3 on green -- NO white left)
original retail $40

White Lino/White Rhino



1-colour linocut
12 inches wide by 16 inches high, printed 100% rag printmaking paper
edition of 5, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
3 left (numbers 2, 4, and 5)
original retail $35

Dragon




1-colour linocut
15 inches wide by 11 inches high, printed on 100% rag printmaking paper in purple ink
not editioned, but I printed 3 proofs in this colour, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
2 left (will probably be re-printed, but definitely not in this colour)
original retail $45



Some of my best friends are Books Poster




linocut with vintage wood type
19 inches wide by 9 inches high, printed on card stock
not editioned but I printed about a dozen (and will not be re-printing, though I may use the book image again), signed, and dated on the front
7 left
original retail $12

LivEviL version 2




vintage wood type, 2 layers joined with eyelets
11 inches wide by 17 inches high, printed on handmade paper with flower inclusions, with an acetate overlay
edition of 3, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
1 left (number 2)

Scarab




1-colour linocut
8 inches wide by 5 inches high, printed on handmade paper made by me from goldenrod
not editioned, but I printed half a dozen proofs, signed, and dated on the front (I have also used this image to print greeting cards and may use it again, but not on this paper)
4 left
original retail $6

Spring Peepers




1-colour linocut from two separate blocks printed simultaneously
8 inches wide by 5 inches high, printed on handmade paper made by me from recycled rag paper
not editioned, but I printed half a dozen proofs, signed, and dated on the front (I have also used this image to print greeting cards and may use it again, but not on this paper)
4 left on the paper shown, plus on eon the same paper as the Scarab above
original retail $6

Here There Be Dragons Dragonfly




linocut with hand-set vintage wood and metal type
5 inches wide by 8 inches high, printed on handmade paper made by me from recycled rag paper
not editioned, but I printed half a dozen proofs, signed, and dated on the front (I have also used this image to print notebook covers and may use it again, but not on this paper)
10 left
original retail $10

Specimen 1 Nautilus Mini-Print




relief print with faux plate indentation
3 inches wide by 5.5 inches high, printed on 100% rag watercolour paper
edition of 9, signed, numbered, and dated on the front (I have also used this image to print notebook covers and may use it again, but not on this paper or as an editioned print)
4 left (numbers 4, 7, 8, and 9)
original retail $5

Satyr Boy




3-colour linocut, all colours printed simultaneously
15.5 inches wide by 38 inches high (could be trimmed quite a bit smaller), printed on Japanese paper with botanical inclusions
edition of 7, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
6 left (numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 -- but I can only locate numbers 2 and 3) plus a proof on kozuke paper (smaller size than the edition)
original retail $75
I debated even including this print in the sale, since I've never actually had it for sale anywhere, but it's been hanging around the studio for so long I decided I might as well

Two Prints On Sale, But Not Pay-What-You-Want

I also have two newer prints that I'm not including in the pay-what-you-want sale, but which I am discounting for a short time.

They are a three-colour linocut based on my Winter Raven greeting card (but re-cut in lino), printed on 100% rag printmaking paper at 22 inches wide by 10 inches high, in an edition of 8. I have 3 left (4, 5, and 6) plus three proofs that have minor smudges on them. Retail on these was $75, but I'm marking them down to $45 for the sale.


And the second one is the Dodo from my Vanishing Bestiary Series, a one-colour lino printed on 100% rag printmaking paper at 11 inches high by 15 inches wide in an edition of 8. I have 7 left (numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). Retail on these was $45, but for the sale I'm marking them down to $25.



Next up: artist's books and blank notebooks.









2 comments:

Niko said...

One fish riddle print, one books poster, and one spring peepers poster have been spoken for.

Niko said...

Oops, also a William Morris spoken for, and one Winter Raven.