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Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing

Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing

Laurence King

By Caspar Williamson


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Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft’s most
exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is
an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques
and how they are used in contemporary design and
illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence
in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on
screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other
printing methods.
The book shows how practitioners develop a love
affair with these hand-made techniques and use them
to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining
the process behind each technique and its historical
context. ‘In focus’ sections profile practitioners such
as the ‘Lambe Lambe’ hand-made letterpress printers
of São Paulo’s Grafica Fidalga studio, and cult printing
techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru).
Offering a unique showcase of contemporary handmade
printing, Low-Tech Print will be a must-have
for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking

• Packed with inspirational content from an international cast
of contemporary designers of hand-made printing

• Craft, hand-made products, letterpress and screenprinting
are all in the throes of a revival, so the book will appeal to
designers and crafters alike

• A must-have, tactile package, with strong gift book potential

More Details

Size: 11 x 7 3/4 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
250 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: October 2013
ISBN: 9781780672977
ISBN10: 1780672977
Caspar Williamson is a designer, illustrator, printmaker, and author based in London. He is heavily involved in the UK printmaking scene, lectures on the subject, and has taught both corporate and educational workshops throughout the UK. He has also exhibited widely and is represented by several galleries. Williamson’s first title Reinventing Screenprinting was published in 2011 by Bloomsbury in the UK and Europe, and under the title The Little Book of Screenprinting by Chronicle Books in the US.