Block Print

I’m getting back into block printing with linoleum. You carve an image into this soft material. Roll ink onto it, press a sheet of paper, and you get an inked illustration.

Old school and visceral. There’s a one-to-one relationship of your hand to paper.

Single color prints is one thing.

But I’m gearing up for multi color. And that’s a magnitude of complexity.

As each color is its own block. And you have to repeat the process for each layer.

And as you can imagine each print is fraught. So to come back to a print to add another layer of color doubles the chance of error.

It’s exponential in a way in how you can fuck up a print.

But that’s the craft to the art. Practice.