Pressing Matters Magazine | Issue 08

We're delighted to house another epic Pressing Matters magazine issue here on Department Store. Issue 08 sees their featured artists and printmakers experimenting with their chosen techniques — be it Desiree deRuiter creating the blackest of blacks, Lauren Curl adding sculptural qualities to her work through laser etching or Claire Harrup exploring what printed mark-making brings to her illustrations. You can read about their fascinating creative journeys which are often ones of surprise, happy accidents and, more often than not, hard work.

"Through making this issue, I've encountered more and more makers keen to share their knowledge, to push themselves and their co-conspirators forward. We hear from printmakers using screenprint, woodcut, riso and more to ask questions, to work at the very edge of the techniques exploring what’s possible, engaging with their communities and further afield. It was in this spirit that I said yes to an invitation to the Letterpress Workers Summit in Milan, throwing myself in at the deep end technically, but coming away with a better appreciation of the technique and some firm friends too." John Coe Founder & Curator 


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