Process and printmaking

Smith, Amber (2014) Process and printmaking. [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

The output is a curated project, Leeds Print Festival: Process and Printmaking, curated by Smith, 2014. Research process: The output is an archive of selected prints that showcases a range of processes and techniques from studios, collectives, and individuals regionally, nationally, and internationally. Process and Printmaking features traditional and contemporary printing processes such as collagraph, screenprint, letterpress, risograph, and woodcut. Research insights: There are creatives, on a global scale, that are reclaiming the press and embracing traditional methods of print. This is happening commercially, where the print work is produced on extended runs when the decision has been made to return to a print-based output opposed to working just digital for a client. Individuals are setting up workshops in their homes and garages with found or reconditioned presses or adapting presses that would have been once been originally used just for proofing such as the Adana. Design studios are also setting up printing spaces inside their agencies. They are challenging what print can do by introducing new technologies to traditional methods. Dissemination: The research was disseminated in Creative Review’s monthly publication, Monograph, in May 2014.

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