Sustainable printmaking

Sustainable printmaking
June 21, 2013 Calverts

Shiro

Fresh from the press room floor to computer screen we have this project catalogue from the print studio at London College of Communication. This beautiful two spot colour print, concertina folded piece, examines the notion of "studio" and how the outside environment, climatic changes and different materials can affect creative work. 
 

The catalogue documents three workshops – relief printing using mud sourced from Hampstead Heath, screenprinting from old picture frames and recycled mesh on the Heygate Estate in Walworth, and a final workshop at Dungness where sunlight and sea water were used to expose and develop solar printing plates.
 

What better way to showcase the subject matter than by using Shiro Alga Carta, a unique ecological paper made from the algal blooms that grow in the Venice lagoon. It's harvested and manufactured by Favini and distributed in the UK by Fenner paper. Check out Justin's Amazing World of Paper for more details and this link to a video of the project.

 

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