Tag Archives: #printmaking

Oeda Letterpress

We are loving these simple and delicate stationery designs created by Oeda Letterpress, a small print shop located in Osaka, Japan. It was initially operated by two persons, a pressman and a designer. Together they produce letter sets, postcards, washi tapes and textiles. The graphic designer works freelance under her studio name, Forest Design.

You can view more of the work on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Oeda Letterpress.

Eyvind Earle (1916 – 2000)

Eyvind Earle was an American artist, author and illustrator, who began painting when he was 10 years old and had his first solo show in France when he was 14. The fine artist and printmaker produced distinctive interpretations of iconic American landscapes. He was already a well-established artist when he joined the staff at Walt Disney Productions in 1951 and was the lead stylist for the film, Sleeping Beauty. He also designed over 800 greeting cards for the American artist Group and continued to create independently after leaving Disney Studios. In 1966 he returned to full-time painting.

You can view more of his work on his website and some of his serigraphs are available on Gallery 21.

Images: Courtesy of Eyvind Earle Estate.

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Sabra Field

One of our favorite destination in the U.S. is Vermont so it is fitting that we feature one of their most prominent printmaker, Sabra Field. She was named “an Extraordinary Vermonter” by Governor Madeleine Kunin in 1990 and a “Vermont Living Treasure” by the Shelburne Craft School a decade later. We love her portrayals of the Vermont fields particularly her snow and evening landscapes. On Edgewater Gallery she says this about her career:

“Why did on earth I become a professional artist? No one said I couldn’t and I was too naive to realize the But mostly I wanted to spend all my time making images and I was willing to take the risk. I felt, in a sense, that I had no choice. I couldn’t be happy otherwise.”

“The career highs that sustain me are not glamorous by the standards of the wider world but they confirm that I made the right decision. I’ve reached the time of life artists dream of: a few commissions, sales of reproduction rights, a lot of time to think and dream and invent new images while I still have the strength and energy to make them come true. I hope you will find an image that speaks to you, that you will commit to it and live with it so that we may share that special relationship between artist and collector: I make it but you SEE it!”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Sabra Field.