Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40565] Papers and Catalogs ("Sales")
  2. [Baren 40566] Re: Papers and Catalogs (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 40567] Papers and Catalogs (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 40568] RE: Papers and Catalogs ("Maria Arango Diener")
  5. [Baren 40569] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Sales"
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:08:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40565] Papers and Catalogs
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I do like to point out to those of you who aren't that familiar with
Graphic Chemical that we probably carry more papers than almost any
supplier. I've seen mentions in the last two days to Masa (got it),
Lenox (got it), Kitakata (got it) and, I believe, Stonehenge (got it).
It is our goal to not just have the greatest number of printmaking
supplies available anywhere, but to have the highest quality materials

For ease of use, until the new catalog is available, go to our website
(, and enter the name of the paper that you are
looking for in the "search" bar. I haven't counted lately, but we have
several hundred choices to pick from.

As many of you know, before Aiko's closed their doors, we worked closely
with them to identify the sheets that they recommended the most to add
to our line. Since then we have added many, many more sheets from Asia
and beyond.

Watch for the new catalog towards the end of this month or in early
March. I know we've been saying that for months, but proofreading is
done and a final proof should be ready in a week or so, then on to the
printers. Our 90th anniversary catalog will be different (a good
different we hope). There will be a separate price list, lots more
pictures and info - all as a result of feedback from customers like you.

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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:24:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40566] Re: Papers and Catalogs
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Speaking of GC online catalog...
I just called to place an order and mentioned I had a terrible time with their online catalog when ordering...the gal who answered the phone said use Firefox instead of there you go. I will do so from now on
Thanks for the info
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Message 3
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:18:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40567] Papers and Catalogs
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I want to say thank you again to Dean of Graphic Chemical, who came
forward to donate paper for those 25 members the Baren "Remember
the Firemen of 911" series, the idea of John Center..That was in 2002.
The prints were sold entirely for the benefit of the Firemen and travelled
across the US.

Then they were acquired by the NYC Public Library Print Collection.
20 of the images are in the virtual Museum --National September 11
Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.
Carol Lyons
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:38:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40568] RE: Papers and Catalogs
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And I will chime in and add that I used Graphic printmaking paper (house
brand) for the first puzzle print with much success:

The second puzzle print used Stonehenge tan, also purchased from GC at a
handsome quantity discount:

Projects like these would be impossible without support from Graphic
Chemical, in having all the right materials at very competitive prices and
in contributing directly with "help" for printmaking in general. A hearty
THANK YOU to Dean and crew.

For those that are interested in papers, may I suggest that you purchase the
paper samplers that are offered. There is really no description that can
match running the paper through your fingertips.

.and on that note, the THIRD and even GREATER puzzle print is in the works.
Sign ups will begin very soon!




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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Appropriation - An American Tradition
Posted by: Annie B

As I've been working on this series of "Pilgrim prints" I've drawn on any number of old colonial engravings and woodcuts both for style and content. No worries about copyright, as these items are old enough to have been in the public domain for centuries.


But I've noticed something along the way. Early American printers and publishers used to copy each other all the time. Above is a page from the book Colonial American Printers' Ornaments & Illustrations showing four different versions by four different 18th century engravers of the same illustration, an illustration of the martyrdom of John Rogers that's probably based on an even earlier 17th century English engraving. There are many examples of this throughout the book.

The First American copyright provision was the Copyright Act of 1790. This act, modeled on the English Statute of Anne, granted authors a monopoly on their writing for a period of fourteen years and the right to renew for another fourteen years. It was not until 1909 that the laws were expanded to include illustrations, maps and other graphics. And now look at the mess we're in.

So in the spirit of my forefathers, I have lifted the bottom portion of this 17th century Flemish engraving about God's judgment:


to create my own drawing of Native Americans burning in hell's fire:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Nude Linocut
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Nude
Linocut oil based ink on Masa paper
image size: 8.5X11 inches
paper size: 10.5X15.5 inches
edition: 100
print will be numbered and signed by artist

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Subject: HGS 2010 First Preps
Posted by: LAiNE

I just wanted to post a quick picture of this beautiful piece of wood that is all primed to be cut to bits in the next couple weeks as I get ready for this year's HGS moku hanga exchange in Japan. It has been sanded and treated with a few coats of gommalacca (shellac) and is a beauty in waiting!

This item is taken from the blog In The Studio.
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Subject: Back for 2010
Posted by: LAiNE

Ok, so it's been a little while!

After 6 months of travel I now have a new home in Italy where I'm studying print full time for the next year. That said, I have already been hard at it in the new year with lots of great new stuff I'm learning. Here is one of the first things off the press this year. It's my first dabble into etching... a bit of stray from woodcut, but I'll be doing this kind of straying quite a bit as I cover almost all print techniques this year.

Also I'm getting prepped for this year's HGS exchange so there should be some good posts to come regarding my prints that will journey to Japan. Stay tuned!

This item is taken from the blog In The Studio.
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