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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New excerpt from "Study for the Possibility of Hope"


I gave my Book Making Projects class Dennis Phillips' poem to select an excerpt for a chapbook. I decided to do one, too, because I wanted to try out pressure printing with shapes cut from my new digital cutter. That's the birds on the spread image. The cover was printed in four colors without cleaning the press. It's a fun game to play, starting with one color, in this case the big blue-gray "2" and adding color as you go along. The second run was the green "birds" achieved by adding blue and yellow, then the brown "2" by adding red. I admit I had to take some ink off the drum for the final gray "rims" but then added transparent white and black. The color is nicely harmonious as one color leads to the next.




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