Go behind the scenes in the creation of incredible pieces of design and art with Paper & Ink Workshop. This book discusses silkscreen, letterpress, and woodblock printing, and explains the techniques needed to produce the final prints. You will not only be amazed and inspired, but also able to quickly take the knowledge learned and apply it to your own work and projects. Get empowered with a new set of tools to help you tackle your client’s projects, or find the inspiration to finally start your own business. Either way, you will be forever indebted to this book for providing the spark to move you forward.
The market for hand-made prints has exploded, whether through cutting edge gigposters, folksy stationery, retro letterpress or Etsy crafters. Established design icons, experimental students, innovative artists, and brand new entrepreneurs all find the allure to be undeniable, for both those making the prints, and those purchasing them. Filled with unique characteristics, small signed and numbered editions, quirky printing processes, and the human touch, this has fast become one of the most important segments of both the design and small business worlds. Inside Paper & Ink Workshop you will find immediate tools that you can use to improve your skill set, find inspiration, and learn how to successfully create these items yourself. We’ll take you behind the scenes with many of the world’s leading creatives, as they show you how they brought their prints to life using silk-screening, letterpress, woodblock, and equal parts inspiration and elbow grease.
JOHN FOSTER is the Principal, Superintendent, and assorted other big words at Bad People Good Things. He is a world-renowned designer, illustrator, author and speaker on design issues. His work has been published in numerous books and every major industry magazine, hangs in galleries across the globe and is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. He is the proud recipient of a gold medal from the Art Directors Club as well as a Best of Show from the ADDYs and is a former President of ADCMW. Mr. Foster is the author of “New Masters of Poster Design” and “New Masters of Poster Design: Volume Two,” “1,000 Indie Posters,” “Dirty Fingernails,” “For Sale,” and “Maximum Page Design” as well as having the honor of penning the layout chapter of Debbie Millman’s “Principles of Graphic Design,” and is the man behind the “Dirty Work” and “Poster Of The Week” columns on rockpaperink.com. He sits at an enormous desk for drawing and thinking mostly, with the two goofiest foxhounds known to man below his feet. www.badpeoplegoodthings.com
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