Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Work from Tugboat Printshop, Lawrenceville Pittsburgh PA




Check out Tugboat Printshop's newest work, Bonfire

from their website:

"BONFIRE" presents an idyllic nature-scape of ancient people joined together around the collective warmth of a blazing firepit at sunset. Lush greens, reds, oranges, and blues provide a rich, colorful backdrop to this vibrant dusk gathering."BONFIRE" serves as a reminder of a time when the struggle for survival alongside the elements was our prevailing predicament. People were different, naturally, but together they made us the societies and cultures that we are today. We all came from different incarnations of this same scenario, and are not so different from that today. "BONFIRE" made it's debut in the recent MANIFEST EQUALITY exhibition in Los Angeles, CA from March 3-7, 2010.

This is NOT a digitally reproduced print. After drawing our original designs on birch plywood, we hand-carve all the blocks (see pics below). We print the finished woodblocks through a press onto paper in our in-house printshop.

"BONFIRE" is a limited edition of 100 prints. Each print in the edition is signed, titled and numbered. Prints are packaged in clear, resealable sleeves with coroplast backing. Ready for gifting, propping up on a shelf, or safely transporting until framed!

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