3/26/15

CELEBRATING 100 TODAY!




100 woodcut prints made! 
100 newsletters sent!
We're celebrating big landmarks with a woodcut special! 

For the next 100 hours we are gifting $20 in T.B.P.S. gift certificates for every $100 spentA really great opportunity to invest in future prints!(Offer expires 3/31/15 at 2pm EST)

Visit our shop & take advantage of this (once every 100) special special! No coupons necessary, deal is automatic at checkout through the end date (3/31/15). Gift certificates will ship with orders. 

Thanks for all of your support!
Here's to another 100!

3/12/15

FINAL "COMMUNITY" PRINTS





















Printed the remaining limited edition prints in the "COMMUNITY" edition a couple weeks ago (sometimes, since it's just the two of us, we print big runs in a couple batches).

"COMMUNITY" is printed from 4 hand-drawn, hand-carved woodblocks. Here, Paul is pulling up the finished print on paper from the black (key) woodblock after a final run through the press.

The limited edition is now printed in full! Prints are available online, signed, dry & ready to ship!

"COMMUNITY" is a 16" x 20" color woodcut; order original prints here!

BIG DRAWING & CARVING


















The blue block is drawn in and we're already fast at the carving of it and the others, so excited & eager to finish so we can start proofing the "OVERLOOK"!



2/18/15

OVERLOOK BLUE

















Getting there! This is the most intense of all of the color blocks (1 of 4 total) for the "OVERLOOK" woodcut. Once this block drawing is finished, we'll begin carving all four color blocks. Hoping to start proofing & printing this March (2015)! 

2/12/15

COLORING "OVERLOOK"

















Coloring in the blue block for the "OVERLOOK" woodcut print in progress. Each of our wood blocks is hand-drawn before being hand-carved in low relief for printing. This print is sure to be unlike anything we've ever made before! We have been working on it alongside many of our other projects for the past 2 years.

Hoping to be printing by March!

2/5/15

SNEAK PEEK RUBBING
















The paper was a bit small, but it's neat to see how the image is shaping up! Once this key block is carved in full, we'll be moving on to making color blocks. Excited to add patterns and shape beyond the key in the colors! Special limited time pre-order is up on our site HERE.

1/14/15

MAKING COLOR BLOCKS


















We've rolled the 1st ink onto the "OVERLOOK"  key block. This first inking was done to create the 4 color blocks (now drying & soon ready to start drawing in!) Printing the edition waits until all of the color blocks are drawn & carved in full. Stay tuned for more on this process as it develops!

MAKING A RUBBING

Before rolling ink a carved block, we usually sneak in a quick rubbing to see how the carving went. Pictured here is the "OVERLOOK" key. It's so neat to see the carving appear on paper as a drawing once again!

12/16/14

HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP!























We teamed up with favorite pals Moop & Reiko Yamamoto for a special Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Pittsburgh's North Side last weekend--it was so fun! Here's a few shots we snapped of the set up in Moop's great new factory headquarters.

Pictured: (TOP) An AP of "THE MOON" framed in natural walnut. (2ND PIC) The "RV" & "MOTH" & "COMMUNITY" & "FARM BARGE" & "DESERT ISLAND" together. (3RD PIC) Reiko Ceramics & "FROND" Woodcut. (LAST) Bags by Moop, Reiko Yamamoto Ceramics, and Tugboat Printshop Woodcuts! 

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Join us for our last & very festive Holiday Open Studios at Tugboat Printshop this Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11am-4pm! Good vibes & good cheer! 

TBPS | 298 Main St. | Lawrenceville (PGH) 15201

PINK! MAMA BEARS!




















Limited number of copies from the 1st edition of "MAMA BEAR" are up for grabs in our online shop! Happy Holidays! (And remember, every online purchase through 12/25 is gifted a FREE SURPRISE PRINT!)

12/10/14

T.B.P.S. HOLIDAY SPECIALS!

Let us know what we can do for you this holiday season! We're in the spirit of giving!

Having lots of fun matching orders with free surprise prints! Take advantage of this special holiday opportunity and do some shopping at www.tugboatprintshop.com! (Good through 12/25!)

FREE U.S. SHIPPING
FREE INTL. EXPRESS SHIPPING for orders over $500!