Author and Master Printmaker Phil Sanders comes on the podcast today in a two-part episode to discuss his new book Prints and Their Makers, a book that weaves connections between the tradition and techniques of printmaking developed over the course of human history. Phil Sanders is a master printer and publisher at PS Marlowe in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a former printer at ULAE, and former director at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City.
His book features publishers and artists who push the boundaries of the seven major processes: Relief, Intaglio, Chine Collé, Photogravure, Lithography, Monotype & Monoprint, and Screen Print. It's like taking a tour of the best print workshops around the globe that are operating today.
While it offers historical context, the book also invites us press-side with artists and master printers, giving insight into the decision making processes involved in making some truly impressive artworks. It's a treat for anyone who enjoys peeling apart the layers of how monumental prints are made.
One of the best parts of the book are the images and the artists featured. The images are bright, bold, and well presented, and you'll see many new artists' work that will be sure to inspire and delight as you flip through the pages. It's a fantastic book and we have a really enjoyable chat regarding all things print.
Today's episode is Part 1 of my interview with Phil Sanders, with Part 2 coming next week.