BuchDruckKunst Hamburg 2022

Menu of Printmaker‘s Day served from The Fork and Broom Press: Starter: News online – served on 15 March 2022 at www.forkandbroompress.netMain Course: Choice of books and prints – served at BuchDruckKunst from 1-3 April 2022 in HamburgDessert to be served in summer at The Fork and Broom Press in Oppenwehe– Stay tuned The fair „BuchDruckKunst“ (Outstanding Works on Paper) …

„Journeyman Years“ in Letterpress

The journeyman years (Wanderjahre) is a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. After completing their apprenticeship craftsmen went on a journey of working lasting three years and one day. This way of additional training was widespread in crafts like roofing and carpentery but also in the visual arts like masonry, painting and in goldsmiths. These artistic jounrmeymen made a …

BuchDruckKunst 2022

The „BuchDruckKunst“ fair runs from 1 to 3 April this year. As always during fair times the museum‘s dedicated volunteers show how work is done on the old printing presses and visitors will be able to see how lithography, intaglio and letterpress techniques work. Type casting and paper making are on show, too. Some 60 exhibitors on two floors of …

Printmaker’s Day 2022: buffet of starters

For the first course of the menu there is a rich choice of starters on our buffet here online. Some art work is hot off the press, some works from the backlist have become topical again by recent events. The new artist‘s book was published in November 2021. The title is „nichts bleibt wie es war“ (nothing remains as it …

The new book

Nichts bleibt wie es war (Nothing remains as it has been) Artist‘s BookSize: approx. 55x40cmPaper: antique wove for the text, Hahnemühle printmaking board 150 gsm for illustrationsText: handset from metal typePrinting: letterpress on manual cylinder proof pressIllustrations: 11 linocuts, printed from 1 to 4 blocksBinding: Japanese style binding with inner and outer binding, book clothEdition: 3 signed and numbered copies …

HitBox5

„Hits! Printmakers Top Ten“ is a collaboration initiated and edited by Annegret Frauenlob. Her idea was to use music & lyrics as an inspiration for printmaking artists. She started in 2017 and ever since has invited 10 colleagues every year to each choose one favourite song and create a print inspired by the music and/or lyrics. The print was to …

Kriegslied (Song of War)

BroadsheetText: poem „Kriegslied“Author: Matthias Claudius (1740-1815)Illustration: lino etching painted over with earthen pigmentsArtist: Annette C. DisslinMetal type: Semper-AntiquaPaper: deckled edge paperSize: 26x64cmYear: 2008Edition: 22 one-offs “It is war! It is war!And I wish forit please be not my fault.” More art work of similar context: Graf Mirabeau – On religious tolerance (2003) – artist‘s book – sold outDid you like …

Triptych 11 September

On 11 September 2001 an unprecedented act of terrorism destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York (USA) and killed thousends of people. Shortly after I came across this twin-trunk tree on an autumnal walk not far from a very special location: Nördlingen Ries, which is an impact crater formed by a meteorite crashing here around …