Author(s): Caspar Williamson
Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the crafts 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 Sao Paulos Grafica Fidalga studio and cult printing techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru). Low-Tech Print is a must-have for all design, illustration, craft and printmaking enthusiasts.
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.
Introduction Foreword An overview of disciplines Chapter 1: Letterpress Letterpress: The Process in Brief General Letterpress South-American Letterpress Brazilian Lambe-Lambe Letterpress 'In Focus' Letterpress Portfolios Chapter 2: Screenprinting Screenprinting: The Process in Brief General Screenprinting Screenprinted Book Art Hand-Carved Stencils Peruvian Chicha Printing Japanese Gocco printing Screenprinting 'In Focus' Screenprinting Portfolios Chapter 3: Relief Printing Relief Printing: The Process in Brief Block printing Woodcut Linocut Relief Printing 'In Focus' Relief Printing Portfolios Chapter 4: Further Printing Further Printing: The Processes in Brief Further printing methods Further printing 'In Focus' Further printing Portfolios Resources Practitioner listing Index Glossary Acknowledgements