For one more time Topo Copy and the MIAT bundled their forces to organise the 6th edition of DRUKOPSTRAAT steamroller printing festival, as part of the annual SORRY, NOT SORRY street art festival with murals, graffiti, performances and art installations, spread through the city of Gent.Read More
1. Letterpress Workers 2017, 28.06-02.07.17, Milan. Come and say 'hi' if you are around ;)
2. The René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking is open to printmakers and students of printmaking, of any nationality and with no age limit - link
3. Lovely work by Dmitry Sayenko (btw, one of his works is currently on display at the V&A)
4. Letterpress summer workshops at the Ink and Rolling, Paal (BE)
Last Sunday I attended an exhibition of the artist Sam Scarpulla (Ghent, BE), who presented his recent work, the 'Lightning Guitar', a graphic novel consisting from 34 large square linocut illustrations.
Mounted in transparent frames and exhibited in a row on the rough brick wall at the Kapow headquarters in Ghent the large black and white prints formed a striking contrast with the venue. I arrived just in time when Sam Scarpulla enthusiastically led the group of visitors explaining the (partially autobiographical) story behind the novel. 'Lightning Guitar' graphic novel is about the career and the road to success of a guitarist with all associated challenges, ambitions, failures, self-destruction and love. Each of these 34 illustrations was carefully cut by Sam out of lino and printed on Albion or Columbian handpress by Erik Desmyter at the Iron Handpress Studio and published by Sous-Sol Editions in Ghent.