Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image making and explores new ways of thinking about how linocut can be used. Detailed information on which tools to buy, where to find the best materials, and how to set up your working space are included. There are clear, step-by-step instructions to a series of projects that develop your techniques and ideas. Over 300 colour illustrations, and profiles of eight international linocut practitioners provide insight and inspiration. Nick Morley shares his experience and specialist knowledge to make this practical guide an essential companion for everyone interested in this addictive and absorbing medium.
Nick Morley is a linocut artist whose prints are collected internationally. As well as illustrating for leading publishing houses, he regularly teaches workshops, curates exhibitions and writes articles and a blog on printmaking. He recently set up Hello Print Studio, a printmaking studio in Margate, England, a communal studio for artists and designers who want to make prints.
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