REVIVAL! Uncharted Paths Give New Perspectives
Screened at the 2012 Southern Graphics Council International conference
New Orleans, LA
How can run-down letterpresses be restored and updated to work with new technologies?
This video serves as a guide for those who wish to renovate their equipment while incorporating new approaches to printmaking. Four students and their professor describe how they successfully brought several letterpresses back to working condition. They also show how to make a matrix on a computer-numerically-controlled router, highlighting design features that allow printing without a chase, backer, or quoins.
Revival! shows how charting familiar waters of traditional printmaking can yield fresh perspectives, cross currents of discovery, and ripples of excitement.