Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking
Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing
The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine
I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested
Friday, April 2, 2010
In recent months I have become a bit of a collector of art, mostly in the form of original prints but I lashed out the other day and bought myself a beautiful mirror off Arkmetal and as soon as I spotted this beautiful object at a recent market I knew I had to have it . .
These guys had their first market at the Eastside Makers market last weekend,thet didnt seem to sure sure about how popular they would be with the punters, but of course they were a hit and they had a fantastic day at the market.
I think these guys are going to kept very busy from now on designing and making things , they have an enthusiasm for what they do that is infectious and fun and it comes out in their work.
If you want to check Arkmetal out go down a few blogposts and click on their link to their blog and see what I mean but be warned you are going to find some pretty quirky stuff !