The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PRINTFEAR!!!

 
TWO WEEKS OF PRINTFEAR UNTIL WE REACH HALLOWEEN...
 
 
 

John Hamilton Mortimer. 1740-1779. 

Revengeful Monsters. 1780. Etching. Plate: 6 5/8 x 9 1/8; etching:

 
 
Scene of Witchcraft, 1510
Hans Baldung, called Grien (German, 1484/85–1545)
Chiaroscuro woodcut in two blocks, printed in gray and black; 15 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (38.9 x 27 cm)
 
 
 
 

José Guadalupe Posada:

 
and finally... this one is almost too much for PRINTFEVER, and we have had some disturbing posts over the years. Click the title post to read about one of our Printmaking heroes James Gillray and his coverage of the LONDON MONSTER  from 1790. Seriously- it's creepy so don't continue if you don't want to.


Start planning those Scary Costumes!!
BPJ


16 comments:

Jenna Phish said...

Wow these are some pretty scary prints, but also badass. Speaking of ass...I would not want to go near "The Monster!!"

Well I'm pretty excited for Halloween and to see everyones scary costumes. I'm also excited to make that "awesome" still life BPJ set up for us babies..

Molly said...

That story was very interesting and disturbing at the same time. I have never heard of this "Monster" but I am glad he is no longer around. The prints referring to "The Monster", I must say, are pretty interesting. I enjoy the print titled "Swearing to the Cutting Monster".

Halloween is going to be GREAT! I am excited that Halloween is actually on a print day this year! Better have some good costumes and good treats!

Dani W said...

I cannot believe that halloween is just around the corner. I really do need to start thinking about my costume.
These prints are pretty freaky. That wood cut is pretty intense. I never really thought of doing two layers of different colors for a wood cut. Now the wheels are moving. So much to think about.

KirkyB said...

"Mass Hysteria"

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Christina said...

I LOVE the richness and depth of the woodcut on this post. I couldn't figure out how it was done before I read about it. The "Monster" guy is so weird, I don't get some people. I really liked the old newspaper depictions of him though, and I like that old-fashioned style of drawing people. They would translate to printmaking processes well.

Jules said...

Pretty neat stuff. Halloween is the best holiday. Can't wait to dress up for class.

The prints are great.

Sassalyn said...

well done. The monster almost sounds too creative to be any normal criminal. Perhaps, just insane, but the whole attaching sharp objects to his knees is quite unique to say the least.

So halloween is here once again and since the official day is on Monday I feel it is our duty to do it justice.

Elizabeth Rose Bowman said...

pert interesting article. That leviathan would have been great inspiration for the serpent dick we're rocking in our drawing.

megan said...

"The Monster" sounds like a weird, less letal version of The Ripper. Defintely think he was probably just a looney. The prints are pretty sweet though. I also really like the old-fashioned newspaper quality they have.
And I am so not prepared for Halloween. Have to come up with a costume pretty quick!

Britt Vogt said...

I have always loved old school etchings, something about the line. And to top it off these are some pretty nasty looking sea creatures! Can't wait to bring some Printfear to the shop on Halloween :D

Katie said...

I am always amazed at the amount of detail that artists are able to get in their prints. I aspire to being able to do that. At the moment I am working on 3 different projects to experiment with color, maybe next I will focus in on detail as well.

Keriann said...

The London Monster is pretty scary looking. I like the way this guy works with his prints though. His skeleton one reminds me of one of our print alum's print's.

I"m sad I won't be in the shop for Halloween. :(

Rachel Albrecht said...

The Monster is disturbing.. not what I would want to run into while out on all hallows eve.

Joanne said...

HALLOWEEN! print today was awesome. i'm definitely showing up to the monday/wednesdays halloween day. i love halloween. a lot. did i mention that? i also love pumpkin bars. perhaps i'll bring some to m/w as a peace offering for me gracing their presence.

Sikorski said...

Monsters rule all.