Category Archives: Printmaking

Hvass & Hannibal

Hvass&HannibalWish we had more bare walls in our studio so we can put up some of these prints, particularly the “We Love Graphic Design” print. They are the creations of Hvass & Hannibal, a multi-disciplinary arts and design studio based in Copenhagen. Some of these prints are available here in their shop at Big Cartel.

Images: Courtesy of Hvass & Hannibal.

Sudarshan

SudarshanThese amazing fabrics are the products of Sudarshan, a textile company in India that develops and produces high quality handcrafted textiles. These particular fabrics are handblock printed by skilled artisans who carve the hardwood and with skilled precision prints the inked hardwood to the fabric. The company was founded by textile designer, Hemangini Singh, who states:

“I started Sudarshan because I love textiles and wanted to make a difference in the lives of artisans in India by creating awareness and expanding markets for these beautiful textiles.”

Images: Courtesy of Sudarshan.

Giuliana Lazzerini

Guiliana-LazzeriniThese enticing linocut prints are the works of UK-based artist, Giuliana Lazzerini. The Italian artist was greatly influenced by the time spent in her father’s mosaic studio in Italy where: “The Tuscan landscape and her childhood memories bear a strong influence on Giuliana’s work and her use of colour plays an important role in conveying emotion in all her subjects.” You can view more of her work including her paintings on her website and some of her prints are available here in her Etsy shop, The Bluebird Gallery. She writes this about her linocut process:

“I carve my linocuts and woodcuts by hand and ink them, then individually print them myself on a hand operated machine (printing press) and sometimes burnishing them by hand. This process is repeated for every colour as prints are made of 3/4 plates.”

Images: Courtesy of Giuliana Lazzerini.