4/22/14

PROOFING "COMMUNITY"





















We rolled some ink on the "COMMUNITY" key woodblock today to proof & transfer the image to color blocks. We'll now be busy drawing & carving the 4 color blocks… onward!

4/17/14

TUGBOAT'S PRINTSHOP, PITTSBURGH
















Inside our little home-sweet-home printshop in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Where we print all of our woodcut print editions, on a 36" x 60" Conrad etching press. It's a small, tidy space and we make the most of it! The bulk of our carving we do down in our basement headquarters, photos of that to come. Maybe. 

















4/16/14

EAST LIBERTY STREET FESTIVAL























Saturday, April 26th, we'll be popping up at the East Liberty Street Festival with a booth of woodcut prints! Latest editions in tow. 

Stop on by, everyone's welcome ~ 5-9pm!

4/10/14

MORE ABOUT "COMMUNITY"





















"COMMUNITY", currently in progress here at Tugboat Printshop, is a ecclectic little neighborhood, a hodge podge of home styles & outdoor retreats. Gardens and porches, parks and fountains, rolling hills and treelines, the "COMMUNITY" is both the people (and organisms) and the place. Here, we focus more on the less transient place.  Isn't it interesting to think about land and history? How some way or another, others have shared the space we now occupy, walking & building upon it. Here we are, living alongside that immense and powerful history while at the same time building upon it, changing and adapting it to suit our future needs. How resourceful and wonderful! 

"COMMUNITY" will be a full color print, size is 16" x 20". Early intro pre-order is up online for just a little big longer HERE.(And here's the full photo of the block being carved, for some reason the new photo wouldn't load up.) More soon!

3/25/14

TRADE UNION * A CURATED TRUNK SHOW

Uniting the best in design and brand direction in PGH for a day. We'll be there, along with this great list of vendorsEvent Page << HERE! >>

"COMMUNITY" PRE-ORDER!




















There's a new pre-order in our online shop! The "COMMUNITY", currently in production here at Tugboat Printshop, will be a full color print, final size 16" x 20". Hard to describe our color plans at this point in time, but if you like what we did with "FARM BARGE" and "GARDEN" and "FOREST" and "BONFIRE", then we think you'll be in for a special treat!

Pictured above is the key block for "COMMUNITY". The key block is the detail block that prints last atop all of the printed color blocks. Be in touch if you have any questions - more soon!

More photos & info << HERE! >>

3/17/14

"COMMUNITY" KEY BLOCK















This print will be called "COMMUNITY".  It will be a full color print, about 16" x 20" when printed on paper. More thoughts to share in the coming days… Almost finished carving out the key block now, stay tuned for updates by joining our mailing list!

3/11/14

"OVERLOOK" WOODCUT



































A little sneak peek of a big print in the works! The block size is 40" x 28"! Stay tuned to www.tugboatprintshop.com for details about the "OVERLOOK" print's upcoming release, or join our mailing list!

And that's 3/4" birch plywood that we draw & carve on.

2/14/14

VALENTINE A "RUBY RED ROSE"!


















The final copies of the "RUBY RED ROSE"! The flower of romance & love, the color of passion & heart. Printed from two hand-drawn, hand-carved woodblocks onto 14" x 11" Natural Kitakata paper. Get one for yourself or get one for your near-and-dear! Edition of only 100 prints, exclusively available in our online shop & our etsy.