Craftsmanship is Key, Especially at These Sizes

Sponsored by a collaboration between the Duluth Folk School and Ecolibrium3, the Lincoln Park community kicked off their inaugural Solstice Street Party in 2018. As a “maker-focused” event, the Folk School hosted crafts and games; and local artist such as the Twin Ports Printmakers (members from Duluth, Superior, and surrounding areas) were making art for and with Lincoln Park community members. The Printmakers focused particularly on a large-print making area using a steamroller to create large wood block prints.

My work carved out some custom branding for the printmakers “Big Relief” area at this street fair. The work was designed to be inclusive of both analog (brayer) and mechanical (steamroller) elements, but also flexing the illustrated text to insinuate compression and larger scale. There’s nothing like the satisfying sound of steel scratching cement early in the morning.