Finally! I got it all photographed and put together. My Calendar! My first ever attempt at linoleum cutting and printing.
“Snacks and Naps For the Year 2011”
The calendar project is a project I collaborated on with thirteen great artists. I should say 15, including the printers. Thirteen artists carved illustrations in linoleum blocks. We then turned them over to the 2 printers and the calendars were printed on a Vandercook proofing press under the guidance of Master Printer Lynda Sherman at Bremelo Press in Seattle by Kyle Hanson. The month names are vintage woodcuts and the dates are perpetual calendar 18 point metal type. And together we produced a beautiful “Snacks and Naps For the Year 2011” wall calendar.
This was my first ever attempt at lino cuts. I decided to make mine with the image as white space and the background as dark. Then I tried to print it. No luck, what-so-ever! But the two printers were amazing and said no problem. And here is what became of my lino cut…
My image is from a photo of my son napping while dressed as Max, King of the Wild Things!
The calendars are printed on assorted colors of a high-cotton content, acid-free paper from Canson. The pages, 6 inches wide by 8.5 inches high, are loosely bound to a bookboard backer with black elastic bands.
Cover Curtis Taylor
January Magda Baker
February Emily Forland
March Gigi Grinstad
April Saya Moriyasu
May Molly Magai
June Sedora DeBondt
July Sara Varon
August Clyde Petersen
September Nine Frenkel
October Louise Wackerman
November Michael Getz
December Aya Kakeda
Calendars are ready for shipping in my etsy store.