Sunday, July 17, 2011
I've been waiting on this, because it was a surprise for my brother and he's a somewhat faithful reader at the 'ole chateau. The surprise has been revealed, so now I can show you what I've been cooking up over here. I'm getting into the letterpress game. For my first real foray. I met up with John Cornelisse of Enkidu Press in Philippine, The Netherlands. We met on Drukwerk in de Marge, a press forum for Dutch type nerds. He offered to show me how to burn photopolymer plates and to use them for the press. Since there's no Boxcar Press in the NL and as far as I can figure, no one else who provides a similar service. I figured, I gotta learn how to do this shizzle meself. What better excuse to learn than an invite for an upcoming concert featuring my fabulously talented baby brother? So checkout the flickr set. There's also a much larger and less edited set here, if you're a type nut like me. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Remember when I positively gushed over Max Lipsey and his amazing Acciaio series, here? Well it seems the world has caught on. Check out this great article on our man, here at Sight Unseen an über-cool online magazine for art, design, etc. Great interview. He seems like such a cool interesting guy; and an American transplant to boot! I wish I could find more Americans setting up camp in the Netherlands doing totally great creative things. If you or anyone you know is one of these types. Send me a link or something. I would love to promote them over here.