Pressing Matters Magazine Issue 5 is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). There is a real joy in creating something unexpected from a simple idea. That notion is echoed throughout issue five, be it an Argentinian artist bringing together a series of small printed pieces to create a breathtaking letterpress sculpture, or printmakers using overheard phrases as a jumping off point to create imagined worlds and bold poster prints.
Capturing a sense of place using relatively simple tools can be a real challenge, which many of our featured printmakers jump into head first, be it linocut, etching, screenprint and more. Seeing how an artist makes their marks, chooses colours, looks for balance (and sometimes discord) to create a print never fails to interest me. In some cases, working together on a shared creative idea, other times head down (locked in their shed with the radio on), making time to make their work and see it come to life.
I hope this issue gets you fired up to make more prints, sketch more sketches and make time to realise your ideas.
Pressing Matters magazine is an independently-run publication, honing in on the people, passion and processes behind the artform of printmaking. From curious beginners to those exploring the world of fine art editions, there are all sorts who are making their mark out of printmaking. We hope to inspire newcomers and give a voice and a face to the increasingly vast number of people calling printmaking their ‘thing’…
Atelier Indrukwekkend • Helen Bishop • Charlotte Biszewski • John Christopher • Hannah Cousins • Clare Curtis • Stanley Donwood • Carolina Fernandez • Kat Flint • Emily Harvey • Rita Laranja • Mama’s Sauce • Marco Lawrence • Milos Djordjevic • Jane McDevitt • Helen Murgatroyd • Ali Norman • Partisan Press • Penfold Press • Ellen Von Wiegand • Reinaldo Gil Zambrano
100 pages, perfect bound publication , 210 x 280 mm