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Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth of Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop (previously). The duo make some of the most stunning limited edition woodcut prints around, having churned out a number of new pieces since we last checked in including Woodcut Valley, Community, and Desert Island. The final color print of Overlook (above is just the woodblock used for printing) will be 28″ x 46″ and is available for pre-order.

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Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moths illustration butterflies

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moths illustration butterflies

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moths illustration butterflies

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moths illustration butterflies

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moths illustration butterflies

Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth over at Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop just announced a new woodcut print titled Moth. Shown in production here, the final piece will be a 2-color print measuring 18″ x 25″ and is now available for pre-order. Art and design blogs everywhere were smitten earlier this year with their equally beautiful Moon print. The duo also has an upcoming exhibition of woodcut prints at the Arm in Brooklyn, opening Thursday, November 7th.

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Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints “The Moon”

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Tugboat Printshop Carves and Prints The Moon  wood prints posters and prints moon

Back in December Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth over at Tugboat Printshop shared a tantalizing peek at their largest hand-carved relief print ever, The Moon. The print is finally complete and it’s gorgeous. The illustration of the moon was first drawn with a pen onto a piece of 3/4″ birch plywood incorporating various topographical features of the actual moon. After that was carved the stars were carved into the sky on the same piece of wood, but the moon was then cut out with a jigsaw prior to printing.

If you’re interested, the duo published the process of how everything came together over on their website, and 200 copies of the limited edition print are now shipping. Next up: Desert Island.

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Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moon illustration

Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moon illustration

Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moon illustration

Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moon illustration

Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop wood prints wood posters and prints moon illustration

Since 2006 Pittsburgh-based husband and wife Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth have run the Tugboat Printshop, a traditional printmaking studio where everything is made by hand, starting with the giant slabs of wood into which each of their images are carved. The Moon is their largest hand-carved relief print ever coming in at 36″ x 32″ (91 x 82 cm) and will printed using two colors. If you’re interested they documented the process of carving the beautiful illustration which is now available for pre-order, and I also recommend checking out their other prints. (via cloud junky)

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Wood Prints by Jason Dean

Wood Prints by Jason Dean wood prints wood printmaking posters and prints

Wood Prints by Jason Dean wood prints wood printmaking posters and prints

Wood Prints by Jason Dean wood prints wood printmaking posters and prints

Wood Prints by Jason Dean wood prints wood printmaking posters and prints

I’m a huge fan of Jason Dean’s blog The Best Part and have posted a number of great things found there recently. One thing Jason has yet to mention on his own blog are two stunning wood prints he’s just finished, the ink of which contains the burnt ash of the trees themselves.

These posters came to fruition through a complex process beginning with the creation of hand-rubbed relief prints from basic lumberyard 4 x 4’s. The individual relief prints were then scanned and used to create film for screen printing. The wood was then burned, meticulously ground and added to the ink mixture to literally impart wood into all aspects of every print. The result is a poster that reflects the many ways we process trees, including cutting it into commercial lumber, pressing it into paper and burning it into charcoal.

(via notcot)

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